Culinary Institute of America

Hudson Valley
Monday-Thursday, July 18-21, 2022
$998
INCLUDES:
Three Nights Hotel Accommodations
Eight Meals
The Famous Culinary institute of America (CIA) Tour & Lunch
Mills Estate
Boscobel a Federal Style Home & Garden
Free Time in Cold Springs
Cruise on the Pride of the Hudson with Lunch
Brotherhood Winery Tour & Tasting
West Point Tour
Thayer Hotel Lunch

Franklin D. Roosevelt Home Springwood & FDR Museum
Home to the 32nd and longest-serving president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt returned to Hyde Park often, drawing on this place to renew his spirit during times of personal and political crisis. Explore the Roosevelt saga in the home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the exhibits at the nation’s first Presidential Library, and over a thousand acres of gardens and trails.

The Famous Culinary institute of America (CIA)
Tour the Culinary Institute of America, overlooking the Hudson River,  in Hyde Park NY.  The CIA is an American private college and culinary school specializing in culinary, baking, and pastry arts education.   In 1897 the Jesuits subsequently constructed the present-day Roth Hall and other buildings, operating the property as the novitiate named St. Andrew-on-Hudson from 1903 to 1970. In 1970, the Culinary Institute of America purchased the property and moved its school there from New Haven, Connecticut.   You will have a wonderful lunch prepared for you by some of the best in the industry.

Staatsburg, formally the Mills Estate
Originally built in 1832 and greatly expanded in the 1890’s, the mansion at Staatsburg State Historic Site is emblematic of the great country estates built in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to house America’s wealthiest families. Referred to locally as Mills Mansion, it is an elegant example of the beautiful homes built by America’s financial and industrial leaders during the Gilded Age.

Boscobel a Federal Style Home & Garden
Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel was originally the dream house of Loyalists Elizabeth and States Dyckman. In 1955, after falling into disrepair, the house was sold to a wrecker for $35 and demolished. Preservationists leapt into action, and with generous support from Lila Acheson Wallace, they raised the funding to restore the Neoclassical mansion back to—and even beyond—its original grandeur. Today, Boscobel’s interiors showcase one of the finest collections of New York furniture from the Federal period, including documented examples by America’s most celebrated cabinetmaker, Duncan Phyfe. The view from Boscobel of the Hudson River as it winds south to Bear Mountain inspires awe, overlooking Constitution Marsh toward the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Free Time in Cold Springs
Cold Spring, NY is a small village perched on the Hudson River. The historic village was founded by European settlers in the early 18th century. Today, its central downtown is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places as the Cold Spring Historic District. Cold Spring is known for its antique shops. On your way back into town for supper, take a little time to peruse the local antique stores and curio shops that line Main Street. The Cold Spring Antique Center is a great place to stop and dive headfirst into the treasures of the past in the Hudson Valley.

Cruise on the Pride of the Hudson with lunch
Cruise through the majestic Hudson Highlands aboard the luxurious Pride of the Hudson on the Hudson River! Your adventure will begin at Pride’s Landing in Newburgh, NY and your captain will narrate the sights along the way! Bask in the open air on the spacious sundeck or enjoy the comfort of our climate controlled main salon featuring huge wrap-around windows. Our friendly and professional crew will respond to all of your needs.

Brotherhood Winery tour & tasting
Experience the historic atmosphere of the quaint Brotherhood Winery dating to 1839.  Taking a leisurely stroll through our vast network of underground cellars. Excavated by hand in the late 19th Century, the dimly lit cellars house over two hundred oak barrels and feature a crested vault containing some of the oldest vintages in America.

West Point Tour
Learn the story of West Point and the United States Military Academy beginning in 1778 during the Revolutionary War, to the present role of the United States Military Academy as the premier training facility for leaders who mold the future of our country.  Along the way, historical figures such as George Washington, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, and even Benedict Arnold help bring the story of West Point and our nation to life.  The tour makes stops at Trophy Point, Battle Monument, the Plain and the Cadet Chapel. 

Thayer Hotel  Buffet Lunch
Seated on a hilltop in Upstate West Point, NY, with commanding views of the Hudson River and the United States Military Academy, The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point has been a national treasure since opening in 1926. Visited by past U.S. Presidents, international leaders and celebrities alike, this hotel is like no other in the world. Come and discover a captivating blend of over 200 years of military history combined with a full array of modern comforts and amenities.
Pick-up Locations

Kittanning - Franklin Village Mall, Tractor Supply lot across from McDonalds, 8 Franklin Village Mall, Kittanning, PA 16201  

Leechburg - Giant Eagle Plaza, near Wendy's, 41 Towne Center Dr, Leechburg, PA 15656

New Kensington - Giant Eagle Plaza, top of isle A, 270 Tarentum Bridge Rd. New Kensington., PA 15068

Harmar – Target Lot, near Giant Eagle Exp./Get Go,  2661 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Monroeville - Giant Eagle Lot, between rows L and M,  4010 Monroeville Blvd, Monroeville PA  15146

Irwin - Kohl's, back of lot facing Giant Eagle, 88 Rocky Rd, North Huntingdon, PA 15642

New Stanton - Cracker Barrel, 154 W. Pennsylvania Ave. New Stanton PA 15672



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Monday - Friday    9AM-6PM
Saturday     9AM-2 PM
Sunday     Resting
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New Kensington, PA 15068
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