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Providing Great Travel Values for 10 Years

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Dear Fellow Traveler, Thanks to you, this has been a milestone year, marking our 10th Anniversary. With you, we’ve shared a decade of new experiences, made new friends and had a lot of fun along the way. Please join us as we continue the celebration into the holidays. Every trip provides fun and a way to meet new people while enjoying great activities designed just for you. The season begins with a special collection of festive holiday trips featuring the music, magic, sparkle and spirit of the season. Hopefully you’ll agree, there’s something – including a little holiday cheer - for everyone! Just for you, we’ve designed each trip to reflect our grandmother’s motto: “Of course it matters where you go. But what matters more is who you meet along the way.” We think this holds true even more during the holidays, have a special way of bringing people together. We look forward to celebrating the upcoming holidays and our 10 Year Anniversary together with you. Thanks to you – our Upper Class family – we’re looking forward to another ten years of fun and friendship – one trip at a time. Enjoy the season! Happy Holidays!

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Making New Memories... HOLIDAY TOURS

Page Christmas on Main St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The Vienna Boys Choir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Longwood Gardens: A Festive Christmas . . . 10 Radio City Christmas Spectacular. . . . . . . . . . 11 Christmas in our Nation’s Capital. . . . . . . 12-13 Christmas Celebration at Villa Roma. . . . . . . 14 Victorian Christmas in Cape May. . . . . . . . . . 15 Brooklyn’s Incredible Holiday Lights . . . . . . . 16 von Trapps in Christmas City, USA . . . . . . . . 17 The Nutcracker in a Newport Mansion . . 18-19

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular. . . . . . . . . . 11 Victorian Christmas in Cape May. . . . . . . . . . 15 101st National Cherry Blossom Festival. . 20-21 The Philadelphia Flower Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 America’s Majestic Bald Eagle. . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 61st Ottawa Tulip Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 The Wonders of the Chesapeake. . . . . . . . 42-43

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Expert Local Guides

You travel with the best local guides who give you insightful tours. Our guides win awards such as “Most Engaging Tour Guide;” they appear on TV programs (History Channel, CNN and Travel Channel, just to name a few!); they author books and host radio programs. They are the standard of which other tour guides are measured... in fact, one of our guides wrote the official NYC exam to become a tour guide.

Private Transportation

You travel on a private, climate-controlled motorcoach enhancing your comfort on tour.

Your Tour Director

Our professional tour directors accompany you throughout your trip. It’s like having your own personal concierge travel with you.

Inclusive Prices

The most complete travel packages of tours and events at prices that will surprise you Plus all gratuities are included.

Convenient Departure Locations

Easy to reach departure locations throughout Westchester County. Plus! You can leave your car at our pickup points, FREE.

Low Single Supplements

Single supplements with other companies can reach into the thousands of dollars. With The Upper Class, single supplements start as low as $50 a day.

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Christmas on Main St.

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Step directly into one of Norman Rockwell’s most enduring paintings “Christmas on Main St.” as you stroll along Main St. in Stockbridge, an inspiration for many of Norman Rockwell’s illustrations. Dine in the picture perfect New England Inn, the famed Red Lion as you enjoy a three course lunch. Next, we’re off for a special “Home for the Holidays” exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Featuring original Saturday Evening Post covers, tear sheets and many of Rockwell’s most memorable and enduring holiday images, you’ll be filled with the spirit of the season. Dine inside the Red Lion Inn’s main dining room amidst the splendor of the holidays

Who better to spend the day with during this Holiday season than America’s favorite artist, Norman Rockwell?

See the famed Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge all decked out for the holidays!

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Price: $109 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Yonkers 8:45 am, White Plains 9:00 am, Mt. Kisco 9:30 am Return: Mt. Kisco 7:30 pm, White Plains 7:45 pm, Yonkers 8:00 pm

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The Vienna Boys Choir

Don’t miss your chance to experience the world’s most beloved choir – the Vienna Boys Choir. They been thrilling audiences young and old, and have been a symbol of Austria for over 500 years. You’ll be smiling from ear to ear after witnessing this one-of-a-kind holiday program featuring classic and contemporary Christmas favorites. The Vienna Boys Choir is one of the oldest choirs in the world. This is your chance to see them at their only area performance at the Symphony Hall in Springfield, Massachusetts. Prior to the show, you’ll have lunch at The Student Prince , named by Gourmet Magazine as one of “21 Legendary Restaurants You Must Visit.” Locals call it The Fort. The site once held the only structure left standing after a fiery 1675 battle between colonists and Native Americans. Here, you’ll enjoy German food made from scratch and a retro atmosphere fueled by paneled walls, stained-glass windows, and hundreds of beer steins that keep loyal patrons coming back - some for more than 50 years.

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a wonderful day. The Vienna Choir was fabulous and such a great treat for the holiday season... I had a great time and look forward to our future trips with you.

- Marie F., Bronxville, NY

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Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Orchestra Seating for the Vienna Boys Choir Concert Lunch at The Student Prince Depart: Yonkers 8:15 am, White Plains 8:30 am, Mt. Kisco 9:00 am Upper Class Tour Director Return: Mt. Kisco 5:45 pm, White Plains 6:15 pm, Yonkers 6:30 pm All taxes and gratuities

Price: $139 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

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Longwood Gardens

A Festive Christmas

A Longwood Christmas is the Brandywine Valley’s most heralded event of the season! Wander through half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias and magnificent Christmas trees. Listen as carolers share the sounds of the season and beautifully lit fountains dance in a holiday wonderland. You’re in for a magical experience at Longwood Gardens’ annual Christmas celebration. Just outside Philadelphia, your visit to Longwood includes a guided tour led by a Garden docent. You’ll have plenty of time to visit the indoor conservatory gardens, see spectacular waterfalls, marvel at unique poinsettia displays, admire a 25-foot Christmas tree and sing along as illuminated fountains dance to holiday music. Prior to your Longwood visit, you’ll enjoy an elegant three-course lunch at the Kennett Square Inn, featuring great food and colonial charm dating back to 1835.

A great Holiday trip every year!

Millions of twinkling lights turn Longwood Gardens into a winter wonderland!

“My husband and I had a great time and are looking forward to traveling with The Upper Class again!”

- Marie N., Yorktown Heights, NY

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012 Price: $99 per person Optional Insurance only $10

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Guided Tour of Longwood Gardens Lunch at the Kennett Square Inn Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 8:00 am, White Plains 8:30 am, Yonkers 8:45 am All taxes and gratuities Return: Yonkers 9:00 pm, White Plains 9:15 pm, Mamaroneck 9:45 pm

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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Enjoy great orchestra seating for the world famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular. You’ll marvel at the flawless precision of the Radio City Rockettes as they perform:  • • • • •

The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers: Everybody’s favorite since 1933, polished up and brighter than ever! Connected by perfection, you’ll watch Rockettes parade their meticulous routine. Santa Flies to New York: 3-D animation puts you right into Santa’s sleigh as it zooms over the frozen north, past international borders, and right to the doors of Radio City Music Hall The Nutcracker: A sparkling new look at the Christmas classic – a cherished story of childhood dreams coming true. The Twelve Days of Christmas: The Rockettes bring the stage to life with a rhythmic, rousing tap rendition of the beloved carol. The Living Nativity: The show’s pinnacle since 1933, the beautiful and inspiring story of the first Christmas - told reverently in pageantry, music and scripture.

Relax in a cozy, French country atmosphere when you dine at Le Rivage this afternoon. A three-generation, family-owned restaurant, your hosts will expertly prepare traditional French cuisine for your pleasure.

Go home tapping your feet and humming a holiday tune!

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Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Thursday, December 6, 2012*, or Monday, December 10, 2012

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Orchestra Seating for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Price: $159 per person Optional Insurance only 10% Lunch at Le Rivage Depart: Mamaroneck 8:15 am, White Plains 8:45 am, Yonkers 9:00 am Upper Class Tour Director Return: Yonkers 4:30 pm, White Plains 4:45 pm, Mamaroneck 5:15 pm All taxes and gratuities *December 6 will only depart from White Plains

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Christmas in our Nation’s Capital

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Witness Washington, DC like you’ve never seen her before – all decked out for the Holidays!

Day 1: Washington, DC (D) Today we journey through the Mid-Atlantic States to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., allowing you plenty of time to meet new friends and get to know your Upper Class Tour Director. Arriving in Washington, you’re in for a treat – a tour of the United States Capitol Building. Entering through the new Visitor Center, with soaring spaces and skylight views of the Capitol dome, you are welcomed on a journey back through history. Through exhibits & tours, you will learn how this magnificent building was constructed, & the pivotal role MLK Jr. Monument it plays in our country’s democracy. After the tour, you check into your Hotel – the Hampton Inn. This prime location is only steps away from the Washington Monument, Smithsonian, Ford’s Theater, The White House and more! A host of extra amenities awaits you including high-speed internet access, a fitness center and an indoor pool! Tonight, we head uptown for dinner at Buca di Beppo, an Italian restaurant with dishes enjoyed for generations throughout Italy. Dine with your new friends in the spirit of Italian culture – food is served family style and is meant to be shared. You’re day’s not over yet! Tonight, we’ll meet our expert guide World War II Memorial for a Holiday Lights Tour of Washington, DC. You’ll see our nation’s capital decked out in all her holiday

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splendor. Stopping in front of the National Christmas Tree your camera is a must, as The White House sits behind the Tree, helping create the perfect Holiday picture that will make all your friends “wish they were here!” Day 2: Alexandria (B, L) This morning, we’ll meet up with our expert local guide for a tour along the National Mall and Monument Drive. You’ll stop for intimate tours of the brand new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, a fascinating look at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial and pay tribute to America’s Greatest Generation, at the awe-inspiring World War II Memorial. Next, we head south along the Potomac River, to the historic town of Alexandria. Following in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers, dine inside Gadsby’s Tavern. Enter and immediately feel the atmosphere of early America inside the Tavern. The tavern was a favorite of Revolutionary War patriots and several US Presidents. After lunch, you’ll enjoy time for shopping for holiday gifts in downtown Alexandria. This evening, you’ll find yourself in one of the most famous homes in America – George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Sparkling with Holiday cheer, you’ll enjoy an enchanting evening of candlelit tours, fireside Christmas caroling, hot cider and ginger cookies during your Mount Vernon by Candlelight tour. Featur-

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ing characters in original costumes guiding you through the home, you’ll feel like you’re spending a traditional Christmas evening at Mount Vernon. You’ll have plenty of time to explore and enjoy dinner (on own) in either the restaurant or café. Day 3: Washington, DC (B, L) This morning, you’ll visit Washington’s newest Museum – the Newseum. Become immersed in the world’s greatest news stories. Some of the must see exhibits include: the Berlin Wall, the 9/11 Gallery, Watergate, Pulitzer Prize Gallery, the Unabomber’s Cabin, the most famous newspaper headlines in world history, artifacts from the FBI’s archives, and much more! In fact, the Newseum was just named #1 on the Boston Globe’s list of “Capital Additions to D.C.” Visit the new Newseum

Tour the United States Capitol Building

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at Thunder Grill – a magnificent restaurant housed within the historic Union Station. As you walk into Union Station, marvel at the white granite from Vermont and imagine the historic events that have happened here – Presidents, Kings and Queens have all walked across this marble floor, as well as troops from World War I being mobilized here. It’s then time to head for home. As you sink into your chair, the culmination of events that have taken place over the past three days begins to settle in. Bid farewell to Washington DC with lasting memories and new friends. Your Price Includes:

Date: December 8-10, 2012

2 Nights Accommodations & Luggage Handling Price: $549 Double, $699 Single, 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner $519 Triple (prices per person) Candlelight Tour of Mount Vernon Optional Insurance only 10% Admission to Newseum Expert Tour guides Depart: Mamaroneck 7:00 am, White Plains 7:30 am, Yonkers 8:00 am Upper Class Tour Director Return: Yonkers 7:30 pm, White Plains 7:45 pm, Mamaroneck 8:00 pm All taxes and gratuities

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A Christmas Celebration at Villa Roma Resort

w e N Don’t miss out on your chance to experience Christmas at beautiful Villa Roma Resort, set amid the beautiful Catskill Mountains. You’ll enjoy an inspiring holiday show featuring the musical duo of Mary Mancini and Mario Taca performing your favorite holiday classics! Your day at Villa Roma includes: • Refreshments on arrival • Musical interlude • Three-course sit-down lunch in the Grand Dining Room • Complimentary egg nog • Bingo with prizes As an added bonus, you will also receive an allaccess pass to the Resort’s many amenities, such as indoor sport complex with bocce, shuffleboard, ping pong, table and video games, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and fully equipped fitness center and much more. Eat, play, shop, listen,…HAVE FUN!!!

“I’m very grateful to The Upper Class for another wonderful travel experience.”

- Larry M., Patterson, NY

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Price: $89 per person Optional Insurance only $10

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Holiday Show at Villa Roma Three-Course Lunch with Egg Nog Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 7:30 am, Yonkers 8:15 am, White Plains 8:30 am All taxes and gratuities Return: White Plains 7:00 pm, Yonkers 7:15 pm, Mamaroneck 7:45 pm

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Victorian Christmas in Cape May

Strolling through Cape May, you stop to admire a few intricate holiday decorations. As the innkeeper notices you from inside, he opens the front door. The smell of a newly cut pine trees and fresh baked gingerbread cookies is intoxicating. Stepping inside, the innkeeper welcomes you and your friends and begins sharing holiday stories and traditions as you marvel at the opulence inside. Is this the 1840’s or today? In Cape May, it’s both! Known as the epicenter of Victorian architecture, you’ll meet two modern day innkeepers who open their homes to you. Discover first-hand Victorian holiday traditions inside Cape May’s beautifully decorated Inns, dated back to the mid-1800s. Your lunch is at the charming Washington Inn, nestled on a tree-lined Street in the heart of the Cape May Historic District. Built in 1840 as a Plantation home, the Inn has undergone very few changes since its original owners. As the sun begins to set, you’ll board an antique trolley car for a narrated holiday lights tour. Riding through the Historic District, you’ll see festively decorated inns and homes as your expert narrator describes Victorian traditions, leads sing-alongs, and plays Christmas music. You will have plenty of time for shopping in Cape May’s quaint stores and boutiques – the perfect place for those last few gifts for the grandkids! Your Price Includes:

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012 Price: $115 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Mamaroneck 7:45 am, White Plains 8:15 am, Yonkers 8:30 am Return: Yonkers 9:30 pm, White Plains 9:45 pm, Mamaroneck 10:00 pm

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Tour Cape May Historic Inns Lights Tour of Historic District Lunch at the Washington Inn Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

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Brooklyn’s Incredible

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Imagine thousands of dazzling white and colored lights, 12-foot snowmen, reindeer, gigantic nutcrackers, 30-foot tall toy soldiers, Holiday carols, and much, much more. Join your friends and nationally-noted tour guide Justin Ferate for an exciting Holiday Tour to experience the season’s festivities. You’ll view the remarkable holiday displays and decorations of the stately homes of Dyker Heights, made famous in the PBS documentary “Dyker Lights” and from TLC’s “Crazy Christmas Lights”. You’ll enjoy a three-course dinner at Brooklyn’s landmark restaurant, Junior’s! Bring a cooler and take home one of their world famous cheesecakes for your own holiday celebration. Sure to bring out your inner child as you’ll love this genuinely homegrown, over-the-top Brooklyn celebration. What a way to celebrate the Holiday season!

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012 Price: $99 per person Optional Insurance only $10

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Guided Tour of Brooklyn & Dyker Heights Early Dinner at Junior’s Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 12:45 pm, White Plains 1:15 pm, Yonkers 1:30 pm All taxes and gratuities Return: Yonkers 9:00 pm, White Plains 9:15 pm, Mamaroneck 9:45 pm

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Special Return Performance!

von Trapps in Christmas City, USA

Featuring the Great-Grandchildren of Maria and Baron von Trapp

Limited Engagement After five years of delighting audiences around the world, don’t miss the world-renowned von Trapp Children as they return to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for a very limited engagement. They’re back in “Christmas City, USA” for only 3 shows and you can be part of the excitement! Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and Justin - the great-grandchildren of Maria and Baron von Trapp of The Sound of Music - will capture your heart performing timeless holiday classics, favorites from the world-famous musical and the most beloved folk and Broadway tunes of all time. Prior to the show, you’ll feast on a delicious Italian lunch at Stefano’s Restaurant. You’ll also have time to shop for that ideal holiday gift as you stroll along Bethlehem’s picture-perfect Main St. You can even visit the oldest bookstore in America right here in Christmas City! The Upper Class has hosted hundreds of guests for this endearing holiday concert. This special event is sure to sell out quickly!

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012 Price: $139 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Mamaroneck 8:15 am, White Plains 8:45 am, Yonkers 9:00 am Return: Yonkers 7:30 pm, White Plains 7:45 pm, Mamaroneck 8:00 pm

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A Once in a Lifetime Event

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See Tchaikovsky’s famous Christmas ballet, the Nutcracker, presented in a way you’ve never experienced before – inside Rosecliff, one of the famed Newport Mansions. Through special arrangements, The Upper Class has arranged this intimate setting, limited to only 100 people, guaranteeing a once in a lifetime event you’ll never forget! Day 1: Newport, Rhode Island (B, D) You’ll discover legendary Newport today. Newport recalls its Colonial and Victorian days with a Christmas celebration featuring timeless holiday traditions amid elegantly decorated surroundings. Discover “America’s First Resort” as you explore Newport during a narrated tour with your local guide. From colonial beginnings through the opulence of the “Gilded Age,” witness a colorful slice of American life including Ocean Drive and the Bellevue Ave mansions. You lunch today is at Brick Alley, one of Newport’s most popular restaurants for more than 30 years.

You’ll stay at the spectacular Hotel Viking in the heart of downYou’ve never seen The town Newport and member of the Nutcracker like this before! prestigious Historic Hotels of America.

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Hotel Viking has been voted “Best Accommodations” by Newport Life Magazine for the past six years! Your opulently-decorated, period-inspired room reflects the hotel’s historic character. Cozy accommodations reflect the classic history and charm of Newport. Pillow top mattresses are draped with Egyptian cotton bed linens and a rich satin duvet. Your room features period furniture reminiscent of those found in elegant manor houses. This is the benchmark of luxury and elegance. You can’t help but feel pampered in old-world style!

Tonight, you’ll dine at the elegant Atlantic Beach Club.

All Mansions: Ira Kerns photo courtesy of The Preservation Society of Newport County

The Nutcracker inside a Newport Mansion!

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Guided Tour of Newport

The Nutcracker inside a Newport Mansion and limited to only 100 guests!

Day 2: Newport (B) Breakfast is enjoyed inside the hotel’s award-winning restaurant before you’ll head down historic Ocean Dr. this morning for a tour of The Breakers, undoubtedly the most famous and opulent of all the Newport mansions. The glitter of gold and silver will dazzle you as you tour this mansion decked out in Yuletide finery. Enter into an elegant wonderland featuring: thousands of poinsettia plants, wreaths, fresh flowers, 19th century style ornaments, period silver and china.

sion! Be a part of the classic holiday tale as you follow the ballet’s dazzling performers through the spectacular setting of Newport’s most romantic mansion. The first act is held in a series of rooms throughout the mansion’s first floor. The second act takes place inside Rosecliff’s grand ballroom. Limited to only 100 people, this intimate setting guarantees a special event you’ll never forget. As you board your bus home with your new friends, you’ll bid farewell to Newport. Once you get home, you won’t be able to wait to share all the wonderful stories about your Upper Class experience.

You’ll enjoy free time to explore downtown Newport’s famed Bannister’s and Bowen’s Wharfs. Grab lunch (on own) at one of the Harborside restaurants and shop for unique holiday gifts. This afternoon is the event you’ve been waiting for… Witness Tchaikovsky’s famous Christmas ballet, the Nutcracker, presented in a way you’ve never experienced before – inside Rosecliff, a famed Newport Man-

Tour The Breakers - the most famous of all the Newport mansions

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Date: November 26-27 , 2012

The Nutcracker Inside a Newport Mansion Price: $399 Double, $459 Single, Overnight Accommodations at Hotel Viking $389 Triple (prices per person) Audio Tour of The Breakers Guided Tour of Historic Newport Optional Insurance only 10% 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner Depart: Yonkers 8:15 am; White Plains 8:30 am, Mamaroneck 9:00 am Upper Class Tour Director Return: Mamaroneck 9:00 pm; White Plains 9:30 pm, Yonkers 9:45 pm All taxes and gratuities

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101st National Cherry Blossom Festival

New Witness the famed Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Festival, the annual spring celebration in DC over a five day tour!

World War II Memorial

We will definitely “travel again and enjoyed the trip very much. I can’t say enough about your guides – just great. It couldn’t be better!

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Day 1: Washington, DC (D) You’re in for a special treat today as you enjoy Hello Dolly at Ford’s Theater - the same theater where President Lincoln was assassinated. You’ll visit the Museum and the Petersen House to discover how a single gunshot forever altered the course of history. You’ll visit the house where Lincoln died and learn about the people with the President in his final hours. Check into your home for the next four nights – the Hilton Hotel in nearby Arlington, Virginia. You’ll enjoy a spacious room as well as a fitness center and rooftop heated indoor pool. After time to unpack and relax, you’ll enjoy a welcome reception to get to know your fellow travelers, followed by dinner at Café Italia, voted the Best Neighborhood Restaurant.

Day 2: Cherry Blossom Parade (B, D) Watch the Parade in comfort from your VIP seating at the National Cherry Blossom Parade. Giant colorful balloons, marching bands, and performers burst down Constitution Avenue in a spectacle of music and showmanship celebrating the 101st Anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The afternoon is yours to explore Washington. Choose to visit the National Archives, the National Gallery of Art, home to over 3,000 years of art, or browse the many museums “Oh say can you see” during of the Smithsonian Institute, such as the Natural History, Air & Space, a tour of Fort McHenry American Indian, American History

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and National Portrait Galleries. It’s all up to you! Tonight, you’ll dine at Washington’s oldest and most historic saloon, Old Ebbitt Grill, founded in 1856 and a favorite dining location for Washington’s politicians and power brokers. After a lovely dinner, you’ll enjoy a special Washington, DC Illumination tour. Witness the memorials, museums, US Capitol Building, White House and more illuminated in their magnificent splendor. Day 3: Fredericksburg, VA (B, D) You’ll head to historic Fredericksburg to explore the area’s rich colonial and civil war history. Beginning at Ferry Farm, the boyhood home of George Washington, you’ll find countless colonial and Civil War artifacts, all discovered on the property during a guided tour of the home, then discover the beautiful, Georgian-style mansion, called Kenmore, the home of George Washington’s sister. This afternoon, meet your local guide for a tour through the Historic District to discuss the Revolutionary War events that happened in and around the area. Walk along one of the battleground sites from the Civil War, which raged in Fredericksburg over 18 months. Tonight, you’ll enjoy outstanding German food at The Bavarian Chef, a favorite of locals, set in downtown’s historic train station. Acclaimed in magazines such as Bon Appetit, you’ll be yodeling with delight after your fantastic three-course dinner.

HIGHLIGHTS:  5 Days / 4 Nights 8 Meals

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Gettysburg

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VIP Seats for the Cherry Blossom Parade! Hello Dolly at Ford’s Theater! United States Naval Academy Evening Illumination Tour Baltimore & Fort McHenry Smithsonian Museums

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Enjoy VIP seating to witness the pageantry of the National Cherry Blossom Parade

Day 4: Annapolis, Maryland (B, D) Head to nearby Annapolis today and visit key sites that are part of Maryland’s Colonial past and our nation’s history. You’ll begin at the United States Naval Academy and learn about life at the Academy, both past and present. Your tour includes Lejeune Hall, Bancroft Hall, Tecumseh Court, Herndon Monument, Main Chapel (when open) and Crypt of Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones, the father of the US Navy. Tour the Maryland State House crucial to the founding of our great nation. Tonight, you’ll enjoy a special farewell dinner at the Chart House, featuring fantastic waterfront views. We’ll be pouring both red and white wine tonight as you join your fellow travelers in saluting a great trip.

Day 5: Baltimore, Maryland (B) Explore one of the oldest cities in the U.S. and the birthplace of our national anthem today in Baltimore. You’ll experience history firsthand as you visit The Star Spangled Banner Flag House where the flag that flew over Fort McHenry was made. See the Capitol Building You’ll meet your local guide for a during an Illumination Tour narrated tour of Baltimore as you hear stories and anecdotes about famous residents and important landmarks. Oh, say can you see… your final stop is Fort McHenry National Monument. You’ll enjoy some time exploring Baltimore’s revitalized Inner Harbor before you head for home. Bid farewell to your new friends and arrive home with wonderful memories of Washington, DC and the 101st Anniversary Tour the US Naval Academy of the Cherry Blossoms.

Date: April 12-16, 2013

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Price: $945 Double, $1,249 Single, $899 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

VIP Seats at the Cherry Blossom Parade 4 nights Accommodations, 4 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners Expert Tour Guides Round trip luggage handling Mamaroneck 6:15 am, White Plains 6:45 am, Yonkers 7:00 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Yonkers 7:00 pm, White Plains 7:15 pm, Mamaroneck, 7:45 pm

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Sight & Sound On Golden Pond Live on Stage Noah

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One Season Only!

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Back by Popular Demand for One Season Only Don’t Miss Your Chance! Experience the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA. Embark on a journey with Noah and his family as they uphold the call of God to build a boat in a land that has never seen rain! You will be surrounded by a great ark as you watch hundreds of animals embark on this historic journey. If you’re heading to Amish Country, what do you expect? Good Food! That’s just what you’ll get today as we dine at Miller’s Smorgasbord. Miller’s cooks food from scratch and get their ingredients from Amos, Ben, Manny and Elmer, their Amish neighbors, whose farms surround the restaurant. They’re “PA Preferred,” “AAA Recommended” and “Reader’s Choice Award” Winners. Good food is guaranteed! Your Price Includes:

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Orchestra Seats at Sight & Sound Theater Lunch at Miller’s Smorgasbord Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

Orchestra Seating for On Golden Pond Lunch at Historic Barnsboro Inn Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013

Price: $145 per person Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Mamaroneck 8:15 am White Plains 8:45 am Yonkers 9:00 am

Price: $119 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Return: Yonkers 10:00 pm White Plains 10:15 pm Mamaroneck 10:45 pm

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You may remember the classic movie with Henry Fonda and Kathryn Hepburn - well, now’s your chance to see it live on stage. This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor with heart palpitations and a failing memory - she is still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as always. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who are off to Europe, leaving a teenage son behind for the summer. Experience a touching and funny observance of life, family and the “golden years” that follow. Enjoy orchestra seating for this fun and witty production at the Broadway Theater in Pitman, New Jersey. Tavern Fare ~ With Flair! You’ll dine on a three-course lunch at the Barnsboro Inn. Built as a log cabin in 1720, the Inn is rich in history. The dining room is adorned with beautiful murals of country scenes.

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Depart: Mamaroneck 8:15 am White Plains 8:45 am Yonkers 9:00 am

Return: Yonkers 7:00 pm White Plains 7:15 pm Mamaroneck 7:45 pm

Philadelphia Flower Show

Featuring Lunch on the Moshulu

Prepare yourself for a British Invasion as the culture and horticulture of the United Kingdom takes center stage at the 2013 Philadelphia International Flower Show. You’ll explore great English gardens and learn from the world’s most celebrated growers and designers. You’ll have time to shop from more than 140 vendors, sample wine and spirits from around the world, and see floral and garden experts in their glory. Celebrate the natural beauty, art, food, music and people of England; be inspired at the Gardener’s Studios; and watch master chefs at work in cooking demonstrations Prior to the show, you’ll be welcomed aboard the Moshulu, one of Philadelphia’s best restaurants with AAA Four Diamond ratings and many “best of” honors. The Moshulu, built in 1904, is unique because this Four Diamond restaurant is housed inside the world’s largest four-masted sailing ship still afloat. Visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show and dining on the world’s largest four-masted sailing ship… you’ll feel like a member of the royal family!

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Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013 or Saturday, March 9, 2013 Price: $139 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Your Price Includes: Flower Show Admission; Lunch on the Moshulu Upper Class Tour Director; All taxes and gratuities

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Georgia On My Mind w e N featuring Atlanta & Gone with the Wind

Discover Atlanta - an amazing city rich in history and southern hospitality

Day 1: Roanoke, Virginia (D) Journey through the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains to Roanoke, the “Capital of the Blue Ridge.” You’ll enjoy a special welcome dinner this evening. Day 2: Atlanta, Georgia (B, D) Arrive in Atlanta and check into the Embassy Suites Hotel Downtown, located on the edge of Centennial Olympic Park. You’ll relax in style in your spacious two-room suite with breathtaking skyline views, a heated, rooftop pool, sauna and fitness center. Every morning, you’ll be treated to a cooked-to-order breakfast and every evening, you’ll toast the day’s events with complimentary beer, wine, mixed Discover FDR’s famed drinks, soda and snacks. Little White House in Dine at Sweet Georgia’s Juke Warm Springs, GA! Joint, a dinner and musical experience. Dine on great food while you enjoy the live music showcasing popular hits throughout American history. Day 3: Atlanta (B, L) Today, tour CNN’s global headquarters to see live programming, learn how a broadcast is produced and see CNN’s next-generation HD Studio. You’ll meet your local guide for a tour through Atlanta’s storied history and culture. Through anecdotes, legends and little-known facts, learn about the burning of Atlanta in the Civil War and its wonderful re-birth. After lunch at the iconic Swan Coach Restaurant, you’ll tour the Swan Witness live TV during House Estate - one of the most recogyour CNN Studio tour nized and photographed landmarks in

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Atlanta. Next, visit the Atlanta History Center, home to one of the largest Civil War exhibitions. Day 4: Gone With The Wind (B, D)

You’ll begin today in nearby Jonesboro, where the story of Gone With The Wind began. A costumed tour guide accompanies you as you visit locations from Gone With The Wind. You’ll learn the tales that relate the romantic and tragic lives of an era that is truly Gone With The Wind. You’ll visit the Road to Tara Museum, with its book and movie memorabilia, including original props and costumes. Visit Stately Oaks Plantation, an 1839 Greek Revival antebellum home, believed to be one of the inspirations for Mitchell’s Tara. A tour of the Margaret Mitchell House concludes our day. Tonight, you’ll feel like Scarlett and Rhett as you dine at Pittypat’s Porch, Atlanta’s oldest Restaurant. What better way to enjoy true southern cooking then in a Pre-Civil War setting with southern ambiance, complete with a front porch and rocking chairs.

HIGHLIGHTS:  8 Days / 7 Nights 14 Meals

Cincinnati Staunton

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FDR’s Little White House Gone With The Wind Tour Historic Swan House CNN Studio Tour Five Nights in Downtown Atlanta

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North Carolina

Knoxville

South Carolina

Atlanta

Jonesboro Warm Springs

Georgia

Atlantic Ocean

Visit Centennial Olympic Park, just steps from your hotel!

Day 5: The Little White House (B, L) This morning, you’ll head for the town of Warm Springs, Georgia, made famous when FDR visited the town’s naturally heated mineral springs as treatment for his polio. You’ll tour FDR’s Little White House for a unique glimpse into the life of our late President. You’ll tour the springs President Roosevelt used during his treatments. Day 6: Stone Mountain (B, D) Visit Stone Mountain Park is home to the largest relief carving in the world - The Confederate Memorial. You’ll board a Swiss cable car, providing a stunning view of the Memorial, as it transports to the Mountain top where you’ll experience amazing views of the Atlanta skyline and Appalachian Mountains. Dinner is at Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Since 1945, Mary Mac’s has served made-from-scratch fare with true southern hospitality.

Day 7: Knoxville, Tennessee (B, D) Say “So long y’all” to Atlanta as you head to Knoxville. You’ll visit 1982 World’s Fair Park site. Travel to the top of the Sun- Tour the iconic Swan House Estate sphere, with 360° views of Knoxville. Travel north and check into your Staunton, VA hotel before you’re off to Emilio’s. Your chef has prepared a four-course farewell dinner for you as you join your fellow travelers toasting “E state una bella experienza!” (It has been a beautiful experience). Day 8: Staunton, Virginia (B) This morning, you’ll retrace the inspiring journey of our 28th President at The Woodrow Wilson Museum. Share stories and wonderful Swiss Cable Car to the top memories of Georgia on your mind. of Stone Mountain

Date: March 9-16, 2013

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Price: $1,375 Double, $1,945 Single, $1,280 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

7 nights Accommodations including 5 nights in Atlanta 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 5 Dinners Expert Tour Guides Round trip luggage handling Mamaroneck 7:15 am, White Plains 7:45 am, Yonkers 8:00 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Yonkers 6:15 pm, White Plains 6:30 pm, Mamaroneck 7:00 pm

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America’s Majestic Bald Eagle

The Kings of Country A Special Tribute

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Witness dozens of migrating and resident Bald Eagles and Osprey today in the beauty and solitude of the Connecticut River. Extraordinarily rich in cultural history and biological bounty, the River has been labeled “One of the Last Great Places” by The Nature Conservancy. Your cruise is scheduled for the peak of prime eagle and osprey watching, as the birds migrate south from Canada to enjoy the open water and abundant forage found in the lower CT valley. In fact, last year’s cruise saw nearly 30 bald eagles – from chicks to mature adults! During your cruise, an experienced naturalist will describe eagle biology and ecology as you learn about their amazing comeback story while getting a unique view aboard a special research vessel with a heated cabin for your comfort. Your lunch is at The Griswold Inn, one of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country,. Nestled in the historic hamlet of Essex, the Inn exudes the charm of days gone by. The boat has an enclosed heated cabin, but dress warmly because you will want to step outside during your journey to observe the wildlife up close. Binoculars will be provided.

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Date: Friday, March 1, 2013

Prior to the concert, you’ll enjoy free time to shop and grab lunch (on own) at Olde Mystic Village – a collection of more than forty stores and restaurants offering unique items from the world. When it comes to American country music classics, it just doesn’t get any bigger than this! Your Price Includes:

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Price: $125 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Price: $99 per person Optional Insurance only $10

Return: Mamaroneck 6:30 pm White Plains 7:00 pm Yonkers 7:15 pm

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The Kings of Country bring you the experience of their individual concerts with live performances by three of the world’s best impersonators. As sold out performances across the United States and Canada can attest, these three artists’ looks and voices are dead-on - you’ll swear Willie, Johnny and Kenny are right in front of you!

Orchestra Seating for Kings of Country Shopping Time at Olde Mystic Village Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

Bald Eagle & Osprey Cruise with a Naturalist Lunch at the Griswold Inn Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

Depart: Yonkers 8:00 am White Plains 8:15 am Mamaroneck 8:45 am

As you relax in your prime orchestra seating at the Garde Arts Theater in New London, CT, you’ll delight in an unforgettable tribute to country music royalty – Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers.

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Depart: Yonkers 8:00 am White Plains 8:15 am Mamaroneck 8:45 am

Return: Mamaroneck 7:15 pm White Plains 7:30 pm Yonkers 7:45 pm

The Barnes Museum

Grand Opening in their New Home

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Be one of the first to experience the new Barnes Museum having recently opened its doors for the first time in more than a year. Entirely rebuilt in a new location, the $150 million museum glistens with an eye-popping trove of more than 600 works by European and American greats.

Be One of the 1st to See the Barnes Museum’s New Home in Downtown Philadelphia

The Barnes Collection is legendary, with an unequaled concentration of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings that far exceed most major art museums. Join us to see 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 46 Picassos, 59 Matisses and 18 Rousseaus, and hundreds of eclectic holdings like African sculptures and Native American jewelry.

You’ll explore the museum with your own audio guide to discover more insights into these incredible works of art. Welcome aboard the Moshulu for lunch at one of Philadelphia’s best restaurants with AAA Four Diamond ratings and many “best of” honors. The Moshulu is unique because this Four Diamond restaurant is housed inside the world’s largest four-masted sailing ship still afloat. Built in 1904, the Moshulu has had a long and exciting career on the seas working the ports of Europe, South America, Australia, America and Africa. She was confiscated by the Americans in one war and by the Germans in the next and has traveled around Cape Horn 54 times. A visit to the new Barnes Museum and dine on the world’s largest four-masted sailing ship…it doesn’t get much better than this!

4-Masted Ship & AAA 4-Diamond Winner!

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Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Price: $129 per person

Dine in the Moshulu - the World’s Largest

Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Mamaroneck 8:15 am, White Plains 8:45 am, Yonkers 9:00 am Return: Yonkers 7:30 pm, White Plains 7:45 pm, Mamaroneck 8:15 pm

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Barnes Museum Admission Audio Guided Tour of the Museum Three-Course Lunch on the Moshulu Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

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The Nantucket Daffodil Festival

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Get into the act and wear your own wacky hat at the Nantucket Daffodil Festival

Even the lighthouses are decorated!

Over three million daffodils in bloom!

Day 1: Hyannis, Massachusetts (D) Travel up the southern New England coastline today and enjoy time to meet new friends and get to know your Upper Class Tour Director. Once you arrive on the Cape, you’ll board a Duckmobile, a military amphibious vehicle. You’ll ride the streets of downtown Hyannis and learn about the early settlers of Cape Cod, see a light house, some of the best beaches and sites made famous by the Kennedys. This afternoon, you’ll visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window on the days JFK spent on Cape Cod; relaxing with family, playing football and sailing on the ocean to which he was so constantly drawn. The exhibit features photographs spanning the years 1934 to 1963, depicting this special time in JFK’s life. Check into the Doubletree Hotel in Hyannis, your “Home Away From Home” for the next two nights. Your room features modern amenities, including a flat screen TV and complimentary internet access. You can also take a dip in the indoor, heated pool! After relaxing, you’ll enjoy a special Lobster Bake dinner at the Paddock Restaurant in Hyannis, considered a Cape Cod institution. The Paddock is a combination of southern coastal European and New York “private club” with upholstered seating, white linen tablecloths, fresh cut flowers, candlelight and dark wood paneling. Of course there are non-seafood options available for you land lubbers.

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Day 2: Nantucket Daffodil Festival (B) After breakfast, we board a hispeed catamaran to Nantucket – thirty miles off the Massachusetts coast. You can’t cross Cape Cod Bay any quicker as the boat makes the journey in only one hour. Arriving to the island, you’ll marvel at one of the most unique, historic and visually stunning places in the world. Cobblestone streets and an array of stately Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival homes reflect the town’s history as a prosperous whaling port. As April’s gentle sea breezes and warming sunshine coax new growth from Nantucket’s sandy soil, over three million daffodils in every color, shape and size bloom just in time for the island’s annual Daffodil Festival. These daffodils adorn roadsides and gardens with astonishing variety. Come wear your daffy hat, watch the antique car parade and welcome spring on one of the most enchanting islands in the country!

Nantucket’s charm and beauty are irresistible

HIGHLIGHTS:  3 Days / 2 Nights 3 Meals

Boston

Massachusetts

Daffodil Antique Car Parade JFK Hyannis Museum Hyannis “Duck” Tour Elegant Sunday Brunch

Hartford

Sandwich Hyannis

Newport

White Plains

Martha’s Nantucket Vineyard

Atlantic Ocean

Enjoy a Lobster Bake dinner! Witness the always entertaining Antique Car Parade on Nantucket Island!

The Daffodil Festival’s grand event is the annual Antique Car Parade, featuring over 100 daffodil-bedecked antique cars and motorcycles parading down Main Street. In addition to the Parade, there’s so much to do and see, such as: • Daffy Hat Pageant: Festively decorated hats are worn by islanders and visitors • Daffodil Marketplace: Food, crafts, gifts and more • Annual Daffodil Flower Show • Daffodil Festival Weekend Children’s Parade: Kids bring bikes decorated for Daffodil Weekend • Annual Daffy Dog Parade: Prizes to the best daffodil-themed pups This afternoon, meet your local guide and board a bus for a guided bus tour of the island and Historic District. Little has changed since the 17th century, as seaside cottages and old-fashioned lamps line the streets. After free time to explore Nantucket, it’s back to the mainland.

Day 3: Sandwich, MA (Br) After a leisurely morning, we’ll head to the 300 year old Dan’l Webster Inn for a wonderful Sunday Brunch. Recently recognized as one of the “Distinguished Inns of North America,” here you’ll enjoy a delicious brunch crafted by the Inn’s award-winning culinary team. After brunch, enjoy free time to explore Sandwich, the oldest town on the Cape, before you begin the journey home. Bid farewell to your new friends as you arrive home with wonderful memories of Cape Sunday Brunch in charming Sandwich Cod and Nantucket.

Date: April 26-28, 2013

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Price: $499 Double, $599 Single, $469 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

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Mighty Niagara Falls

Featuring Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake

Enjoy a memorable journey exploring one of the world’s most inspiring locations – Niagara Falls

Ride the Maid of the Mist to the base of thundering Niagara Falls!

Tour Toronto and see the CN Tower during your Harbor Cruise

Day 1: Niagara Falls, Canada (D) You’ll journey through New York State today, past meadows, rolling hills and meandering rivers. Meet your fellow travelers and get to know your Upper Class tour director. This afternoon, you’ll cross the Rainbow Bridge into Canada and check into the Radisson Fallsview, featuring breathtaking views of Horseshoe Falls from your window! Having just completed a multi-million dollar renovation, your hotel was recently honored with the 2011 President’s Award. A state-of-the-art fitness center and complimentary shuttle service to the Niagara Casino will make your stay even more enjoyable. Tonight, you’ll head to the world famous Skylon Tower for a welcome dinner. Here you’ll travel by elevator up 775 ft. above the Falls to the Revolving Dining Room. Dine and trade stories with your new friends and marvel at the Fall’s majestic beauty from your table or the observation level. Day 2: Niagara Falls (B) This morning, meet your local guide for a sightseeing tour of Niagara Falls. You’ll hear stories and learn interesting facts about one of the most visually stunning places on earth. You’ll visit Table Rock this afternoon, a collection of shops and restaurants located on the edge of the mighty Niagara Falls. After free time to shop for that perfect souvenir and lunch (on own), you’ll Journey Behind the Falls. Go deep below and behind the heart of Niagara, and stand in the mist viewing

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the awesome spectacle of the mighty Horseshoe Falls as it tumbles from 13 stories above! Next, board the famous Maid of the Mist! Sail past the American Falls and into the basin of the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

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Join your friends tonight and enhance your vacation with an optional performance at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake - one of the world’s great theater companies. Only $89/person for orchestra seats!

Day 3: Toronto, Ontario (B, D) After breakfast, you’ll head to Toronto to discover this wonderful, cosmopolitan city. You’ll meet your local guide and embark on a full day tour which includes CN Tower, China Town, Queen’s Park, Yorkville, Eaton Center, Skydome and City Hall. One of the highlights is sure to be your tour of Casa Loma, Canada’s Majestic Castle. Step back in time to a period of European elegance and splendor. Canada’s foremost castle is complete with secret passages, an 800’ tunnel, towers, stables and beautiful 5-acre estate gardens.

HIGHLIGHTS:  5 Days / 4 Nights 7 Meals

Lake Ontario

Toronto

View the Falls from your Hotel Room! Maid of the Mist Casa Lomo & Toronto Harbor Cruise Journey Behind the Falls

Niagara-on-the-Lake Niagara Falls

Rochester

Buffalo

New York Lake Erie

Corning

Enjoy a welcome dinner overlooking the falls at famed Skylon Tower!

This afternoon, you enjoy a narrated sightseeing cruise through Toronto’s scenic Harbor and Island Parklands. Thrill at Toronto’s breathtaking skyline and take in the sights and sounds of the Toronto Islands. Before heading back to Niagara Falls, we have a wonderful dinner at one of Toronto’s great restaurants. Day 4: Niagara-on-the-Lake (B, D) Enjoy a leisurely morning before you head for Niagara-on-the-Lake. Set on the shores of the Niagara River, in the heart of Niagara Wine Country, this old town abounds with historic buildings, beautiful landscapes and a lively main street with great shopping. Niagara-on-the-Lake was just named “#1 of the top 10 Food and Wine Destinations in Canada” by Travelers’ Choice and often called “one of the loveliest towns in Ontario.” After time to explore this picturesque town and

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enjoy lunch (on own), we return to Niagara Falls. Tonight, you’ll head to a special farewell dinner at Queenston Heights Restaurant. Your meal will capture the essence of Niagara’s bountiful farms and include three wines paired for you by the Chef! Situated as the Gateway to Niagara wine country, this beauti- Tour Majestic Casa Lomo ful and serene setting is a historic War of 1812 heritage site. Day 5: Niagara Falls (B) After breakfast, you’ll depart Niagara Falls. You’ll pause to spend some time shopping in the Duty Free store before beginning your journey home. Share stories with your new friends as you arrive home with a new appreciation and wonderful memories of Niagara Falls and Toronto .

Price: $849 Double, $1,149 Single, $799 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

PASSPORT REQUIRED

Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake

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On Broadway Andrew Lloyd Webber’s

Evita

Returns to Broadway Witness the revival of Evita, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary Tony Award-winning musical. Starring Olivier Award winner Elena Roger, international superstar Ricky Martin and Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris, Evita tells Eva Perun’s passionate and unforgettable story and features some of the theatre’s best-loved songs, including “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.”

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013 Price: $209 per person Depart: Return:

Optional Insurance only 10%

Somers 9:30 am, White Plains 10:10 am, Yonkers 10:30 am Yonkers 6:00 pm, White Plains 6:15 pm, Somers 7:00 pm

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Annie

Winner of Seven Tony Awards! Be one of the first to see the new production of one of the most acclaimed musicals of the past 35 years! Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Annie makes its triumphant return to Broadway in a brand new production from three time Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize-winning Director James Lapine. This inspiring musical brims with pluck and positivity as little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite her “hard knock life” in 1930’s New York City. Now, alongside her pal dog, Sandy, and seemingly cold-hearted benefactor Daddy Warbucks, she’s set her sights on making you grin “from ear to ear!”

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013 Price: $199 per person Depart: Return:

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On Broadway

Once

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical! On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music. ‘‘The show wins its standing ovations the old-fashioned way: with a love story, great songs, compelling characters and inventive stagecraft. ’’ - New York Post

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Price: $189 per person Depart: Return:

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Disney’s

Newsies

Winner of Two Tony Awards! Based upon the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ NEWSIES is a high-energy, crowdpleasing new musical from Disney telling the story of a band of teenaged newspaper boys who become unlikely heroes when they courageously take on the biggest names in publishing. Their battle for justice and fair pay rocks the city of New York and sparks a movement for social change that sweeps across a nation. Filled with heart-pounding dance, heart-stirring songs, with an incredible breakout cast, NEWSIES is the new musical that delivers a powerful and inspiring tale about standing up today to create a better tomorrow.

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Price: $179 per person Depart: Return:

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Secret World of Espionage Limited Engagement

New Forget what you think you know about spies from movies and novels. This interactive new exhibit will take you beyond the Hollywood fiction and put you face to face with the secret truth that goes on behind the scenes. You’ve always wondered - now you no longer have to. Discover the never-before-seen tools and ideas that have shaped the course of history as we know it. No fiction can compare: • • •

Encounter real declassified gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the world’s leading intelligence agencies Experience firsthand what it’s like to be a spy - test your spy skills by navigating your way through an actual laser field. Create your own disguise and alter your voice - even your family and friends won’t recognize you! Witness the evolution of spy technology with over 200 historical artifacts, including a collapsible motorbike from World War II, a robotic flying dragonfly, a German ENIGMA machine, and the ice axe that killed Trotsky Hear facts about these incredible artifacts as you browse the exhibit at your own pace with an audio guided tour. Only at the Discovery Exhibition Center in Times Square for limited time, so book fast to ensure your spot. Relax in a cozy, French country atmosphere when you dine at Le Rivage on your three-course lunch. A third-generation, family-owned restaurant, your hosts will expertly prepare traditional French cuisine for your pleasure.

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Date: Friday, February 22, 2013 Price: $115 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Mamaroneck 10:00 am, White Plains 10:30 am, Yonkers 10:45 am Return: Yonkers 5:30 pm, White Plains 5:45 pm, Mamaroneck 6:15 pm

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Admission to Spy Exhibit Audio Guided Tour Lunch at Le Rivage Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

New York’s Best Walking Tour: Grand Central Terminal featuring Cipriani Dolci

New Discover the newly revitalized Grand Central Terminal. Recently, the legendary railroad terminal underwent a tremendous $300 million dollar restoration and refurbishing. You’ll see familiar places through new eyes as you learn the history and lore of this newly glistening landmark — the centerpiece of Manhattan – with nationally-noted tour guide Justin Ferate. This tour was honored in The AAA Guide to New York as “New York’s Best Walking Tour.” During the tour, you’ll discover parts of Grand Central that have been lost for decades. Delight in the medieval splendor of the Campbell Apartment, formally the luxurious office and salon of ‘20’s mogul John Campbell, you’ll marvel at the lifestyle of that splendid era. View the glittering new array of shops and restaurants and discover for yourself the legendary mysteries of the Whispering Gallery. Your day also includes one of New York’s finest restaurants – Cipriani Dolci. Housed within Grand Central, Dolci features a dramatic design by Arturo di Modica (sculptor of the Wall Street Bull), Cipriani Dolci blends gracefully into the land-marked beauty of the magnificent Grand Central Terminal. You’ll be catered to with the finest cuisine, impeccable attention to detail and classic service during your lunch at Cipriani Dolci.

Justin Ferate is: “New York City’s revered Tour Guide among Tour Guides,” - The New York Times “New York’s Most Engaging Tour Guide.” - Governor George Pataki Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013

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The Arctic Harbor Seal Witness their Winter Home

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Board a special scientific sailing vessel called Project Oceanology (pictured below) and embark on voyage to see the magnificent Atlantic Harbor Seal. Every year, thousands of these marine mammals migrate from their summer homes in northern Maine, Canada and the Arctic Circle to “winter” in the Long Island Sound. See them in their natural habitat! Prior to your cruise, you’ll enjoy a multi-media presentation about one of America’s favorite marine mammals, the Harbor Seal. After the presentation, travel to popular winter seal haunts as the captain narrates your journey. The boat’s cabin is heated, but dress warmly and bring a camera to get the most out of your adventure. You’ll enjoy a hearty lunch at the Fisherman Restaurant of Noank, CT, overlooking the pristine waters of Palmers Cove, Fishers Island Sound and Esker Point beach. The chef will prepare a special menu for you featuring the best fresh and flavorful ingredients.

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Harbor Seal Cruise Lunch at Fisherman’s Restaurant Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

A Chorus Line Matisse at the at West Point Metropolitan with Sunday Brunch at the ’76 House

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Enjoy a special opportunity to see one of the most popular musicals of all-time – A Chorus Line – at Eisenhower Hall on the picturesque grounds of West Point. In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed -- to have the chance to dance. Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. “The singular sensation” returns for an all new tour with this special production at West Point! Step back in time over 300 years at the historic ‘76 House in nearby Tappan, NY. Experience this meeting place for Revolutionary War patriots, including George Washington, and learn how the ‘76 House established itself as safe ground for Americans when the air was rife with revolution. Today, you’ll enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch including omelet and carving stations and you’ll indulge in a complimentary glass of champagne or a mimosa during your fabulous brunch!

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Throughout his long career, Henri Matisse continually expanded the boundaries of his art. Today, you’ll experience his innovative, often radical, solutions to such problems as how to portray light, handle paint, select colors, and manipulate perspective. Your day includes access to this special Matisse exhibit, along with the highlights of the Museum’s collection, including: • An extraordinary collection of Old Masters, as well as Impressionist art • The Temple of Dendur and Egyptian art • The American Wing You’ll enjoy an audio guided tour of the Matisse exhibit and the Museum’s entire collection, allowing you to appreciate the Museum at your own pace. Experience authentic New York cuisine at its finest when you dine at 21 Club. Lunch is served in the main dining room where you’ll experience the same superb service enjoyed by celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and nearly every U.S. President since FDR. Your Price Includes:

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Orchestra Seating at Eisenhower Hall in West Point Sunday Brunch at the ‘76 House Glass of Champagne or Mimosa Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

Date: Sunday, March 3, 2013 Price: $140 per person Optional Insurance only $10 Depart: Mamaroneck 10:30 am Bronxville 11:00 am White Plains 11:30 am

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Price: $135 per person Optional Insurance only $10

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61st Ottawa Tulip Festival featuring Alexandria Bay and the 1,000 Islands

You’ll experience the largest tulip festival in the world and much more during your four days in Canada’s Capital City

Your stay is at the historic Lord Elgin hotel

The tour was “absolutely great! ” This is a “terrific tour! ”

- Betsy R, Yonkers

- Beverly A, White Plains

Day 1: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (D) Welcome aboard with The Upper Class as you celebrate the 61st Anniversary of the Ottawa Tulip Festival, the world’s largest Tulip Festival. Witness stunning architecture set as the backdrop of nearly three million tulips in Canada’s capital city. On arrival in Ottawa, you’ll check into the Lord Elgin Hotel, which is one of the Ottawa’s finest hotels. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Ottawa - directly across from Confederation Park and the National Arts Centre, this is your home for the next three nights. You cannot help but feel pampered with an indoor, heated pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness center. After time to relax, you’ll enjoy a drink and hors d’oeuvres at a private reception as you to get to know your fellow travelers. Tonight, dine at Ottawa’s original and most popular restaurant, The Fish Market. This Maritime-themed restaurant serves a great assortment of fresh seafood (of course, there’s also non-seafood options).

After lunch, you’ll meet your local guide for a tour of Ottawa including wondrous panoramas of the Capital City, famed Sussex Drive with its museums, churches, embassies, Royal Canadian Mint and the Prime Minister’s home. You’ll also visit several locations for the best views of the millions of tulips in Ottawa. Discover how the Festival, which grew from a Dutch gift of friendship, became the world’s largest Tulip Festival with millions of tulips in 50 varieties in bloom! Day 3: Ottawa Tulip Festival (B, D) After a leisurely morning, you’ll journey to the Canadian Museum of Civilization, an architectural jewel. Here, you’ll experience a remarkable guided journey of discovery through the wealth of Canada’s culture, traveling across 1,000 years of history. See the history of this land vividly brought to life through the many exhibitions. Later, marvel at Rideau Hall, the official residence and workplace of the Governor General of Canada - an impressive 1867 mansion surrounded by 79 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens.

Day 2: Ottawa Tulip Festival (B) Begin your exploration of Ottawa with a guided tour of Parliament Hill, known for its regal architecture. You’ll visit the Canadian Senate and House of Commons. Be on the lookout for “mounties” and great photo opportunities. Truly a must-see! Head for Byward Market, one of Canada’s oldest and largest public Guided tour of beautiful markets, one of those uniquely Ottawa Parliament Hill neighborhoods not to be missed. Tour beautiful Rideau Hall

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World’s Largest Tulip Festival Parliament Hill 1,000 Island’s Cruise Byward Market Museum of Civilization Rideau Hall Tour

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Witness over three million tulips in bloom through Ottawa

Tonight, you’ll enjoy a special farewell dinner at one of the most elegant and historic restaurants in Ottawa – The Courtyard. You’ll dine on white linen tablecloths and fine English china while enjoying locally-sourced cuisine as the chef has prepared a special meal for you tonight. Day 4: Alexandria Bay & The 1,000 Islands, New York (B) After breakfast, you’ll depart for Alexandria Bay. With a brief stop at the duty free shop, you reenter the United States for a guided cruise through the 1,000 Islands to discover “Millionaires Row.” These islands were developed during the turn of the century by the very wealthy as their playground and retreat. With so many people of power and prestige in the area during “the season,” The New York Times kept a correspondent in the area to report on their activities.

Date: May 3-6, 2013

Step back in time on this very unique tour, including views of Casa Blanca on Cherry Island, Stoney Crest Island, Pullman Island, Knobby Island, Florence Island, Belle Isle, Deer Island and the Skull & Bones Society and of course, the View remarkable Boldt Castle during your most famous of all – Boldt 1000 Islands cruise Castle. Enjoy quaint Alexandria Bay, before you head home. You’ll arrive home with new friends and wonderful memories of the beauty of Ottawa and the 1000 Islands.

Price: $685 Double, $945 Single, $649 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

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Uncover the Secrets of Princeton University

Explore the Ivy League as never have before on a private tour of the Princeton University campus. Enjoy an insider’s look at Princeton University today as you explore one of the world’s most prestigious and famous schools. Sit back and relax as your Princeton historian takes you on tour to witness this Ivy League school’s famed historic, academic and cultural sites. Dine Inside the Nassau Club - the First Private Club in America

Laugh and learn as your expert guide shares anecdotes from Princeton’s famous personalities, such as T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Brooke Shields, Charlie Gibson, Jimmy Stewart and others who placed their marks on Princeton’s history! You’ll see the homes of Presidents and Nobel Prize Winners including Albert Einstein, George Washington, John F. Kennedy, John Addams and Woodrow Wilson. Marvel at the beautiful antiques and smell the history as you enjoy lunch inside the Nassau Club, the first private club in America. Famous members include Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson.

Visit the Princeton Art Museum

After lunch, you’ll visit the Princeton Art Museum, featuring an impressive range of art from Roman mosaics, Chinese tomb figurines, and pre-Columbian sculptures to famed modern-day artists, such as Cezanne, Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, Remington, O’Keeffe and Warhol.

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012 Price: $109 per person

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Depart: Goldens Bridge 7:45 am, White Plains 8:15 am, Yonkers 8:30 am Return: Yonkers 6:30 pm, White Plains 6:45 pm, Goldens Bridge 7:15 pm This tour involves some walking. Please inquire for details.

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The Ultimate Elvis Tribute $25 Bonus at Mount Airy Casino!

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You “Can’t Help Falling In Love” with Elvis Presley. After you witness today’s show, you’ll swear Elvis is ”In the Building”! Jay Allan is the ultimate Elvis tribute artist! Backed by his band, “Elvis” will put on a performance that will leave you “All Shook Up”. His vocals are haunting and the resemblance is downright shocking. You’ll feel like you’re back in time as the excitement and energy of an Elvis concert is recreated right before your eyes. “Elvis” is so good, he was featured in the movie “3000 Miles To Graceland!” Your day includes a $25 casino bonus and buffet lunch at the beautiful Mt. Airy Casino in the Poconos. Recently awarded a AAA Four-Diamond award, the excitement is at its peak with over 2,000 slot machines and 72 table games. Take down a poker pot, hit a blackjack or double your dollars with a roll of the dice. Put on your “Blue Suede Shoes” and hit the Jackpot!

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Relive as the excitement and energy of an Elvis concert

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Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Price: $99 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

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Elvis tribute Show $25 Casino Bonus Buffet Lunch is Included! Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

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The Wonders of the Chesapeake

Featuring Wild Horses and Crab Capital of the World

You’ll uncover sights around every turn as you explore the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Amazing vistas await you on Chincoteague Island

Day 1: Ocean City, Maryland (T, D) Discover the beauty and relaxed pace of the Chesapeake Bay and Ocean City to experience the sun, surf & history of this wonderful area. Check into the Dunes Manor Hotel, built in the grand style of Ocean City’s Victorian era. See how close you are to the beach as soon as you enter the lobby. During your stay, enjoy afternoon tea on the large Verandah overlooking the ocean. Once in your room, you’ll welcome the oceanfront view from your private balcony. When you’re ready for excitement, the famous Ocean City Boardwalk is only one block away...and the rest of Ocean City awaits you. Dine at your leisure inside the Victorian Dining Room.

Day 2: Crisfield, Maryland (B, L, T) Today we begin in the Crab Capital of the World, Crisfield. You’ll visit the J. Millard Tawes Museum for a narrated tour. The museum traces the history of the Lower Shore and Chesapeake Bay and the influence of Native Americans on the early colonists. Meet your local guide for a driving tour and learn how Crisfield become the top exporter of this tasty Maryland crustacean. For lunch, you’re in for a treat! The chef of The Crab Place will teach you a special recipe for making a Maryland Crab Cake. Watch the chef demonstrate how to properly steam fresh Maryland Blue Crabs! Next, you’ll View the iconic Assateague learn how to make Maryland’s Official Island Lighthouse State Dessert, the Smith Island Cake.

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A local resident will demonstrate the steps in putting together this 10-layer cake. After your taste buds have been sufficiently whetted, you’ll dine on crab cakes and the Smith Island cake (nonseafood option available). You’ll have time to browse the local shops before we head back to Ocean City for afternoon tea at your hotel. Tonight, dine at your leisure inside the Victorian Dining Room. Day 3: Assateague and Chincoteague Islands (B, T, D) Meet your local guide for a sightseeing tour of Ocean City, Chincoteague Island, Assateague Island National Seashore and historic Berlin. You’ll discover why the sun and surf of Ocean City has been attracting visitors since Algonquian tribes first came to the beaches to fish. Heading to nearby Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague Island, you’ll discover a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax and enjoy your time on the edge of the continent. Of course, our exploration of these barrier islands includes searching for wild ponies and some 320 species of migratory birds as we journey into secluded wildlife refuge areas. Assateague’s wild horses are well known, even to many people who have never been to this remote, windswept barrier island. We’ll hear the local lore about how these horses got on the island and how they continue to thrive.

HIGHLIGHTS:  4 Days / 3 Nights 10 Meals

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Oceanfront views from your Private Balcony Learn how to make Maryland’s official state dessert - the Smith Island cake from a local Search for Wild Ponies Discover the Crab Capital of the World Longwood Gardens

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Your room features a oceanfront balcony and you can step right on the beach!

Next, you’ll head to the historic and picturesque town of Berlin where two feature length movies were recently filmed here - Tuck Everlasting and Runaway Bride. Spend the rest of today exploring Ocean City and the Boardwalk: stroll the beautiful sandy beach, take a dip in the Ocean, enjoy afternoon tea, or relax on your private balcony overlooking the Ocean - it’s all up to you! Day 4: Longwood Gardens (B, L) Depart Ocean City for Longwood Gardens, just outside of Philadelphia. Once the private gardens for the DuPont family, you’ll encounter a new vista at each turn: the Italian Water Garden, Flower Garden Walk, aquatic display gardens and many others. Your visit coincides with the annual Spring Bloom Festival.

Thousands of flowers in bloom at Longwood Gardens

After lunch at the Garden, enjoy a guided tour of the property. Explore the wonderful gardens and the recently renovated Conservatory, a lush world of exotic flowers, cacti, bromeliads, ferns and bonsai. Departing for home, you’ll take time to bid farewell to new friends as you arrive home with great memories of the Chesapeake Bay and Taste the famed MD Blue Crab Ocean City, Maryland.

Date: June 2-5, 2013

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Price: $599 Double, $785 Single, $545 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

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150th Anniversary Historic Reenactment w of The Battle of Gettysburg

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You’ll be on the field to witness the reenactments of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

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Day 1 Gettysburg (D) Discover the amazing history and stories of heroic struggles which occurred in Gettysburg during one of the bloodiest Civil War battles when you visit the Gettysburg Museum and Cyclorama. The “Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama,” places you in the middle of the action during Pickett’s Charge. In the Gettysburg Museum, enjoy a film, A New Birth of Freedom and galleries, artifacts and interactive displays. You’ll check into the historic Hotel Gettysburg, built in 1797 and continually voted the best hotel in Gettysburg. A member of the exclusive Historic Hotels of America, you’ll stay in the heart of Gettysburg, only steps to the battlefield, attractions, shops and restaurants. Enjoy the perfect location for your Gettysburg experience. After relaxing, we dine at the historic Inn at Herr Ridge, an 1815 country inn used as the first Confederate hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg. Tonight, you’ll meet “Abraham Lincoln” during a private performance. Mr. Lincoln is portrayed by Jim Getty, who has been featured on the History Channel, as well as numerous documentaries. You’ll see and hear the President recount his homespun stories of youth, his recollections of his personal and political life, and his special anguish for Gettysburg.

Day 2: Gettysburg (B) Begin this morning inside the Witness the famed home of George Washington Shriver, Gettysburg Cyclorama built in 1860 and located in the heart of the historic district. Here, you’ll gain

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a unique perspective of the Battle of Gettysburg, “The Civilian Experience.” Your guide, dressed in period attire, tells the Shriver’s story as you walk with them through their home. You’ll also visit the garret, used by Confederate sharpshooters during the battle, and the cellar where the saloon is located and locals gathered to escape the fighting. This afternoon, meet your local guide for a Battlefield tour. Witness the locations instrumental to the Battle, such as Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Wheatfield, Peach Orchard and Pickett’s Charge. Listen as your expert guide describes the battle in vivid detail. See where President Lincoln gave his most famous address. The rest of the day is yours to explore Gettysburg. There are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance, or choose to dine inside your hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Day 3: 150th Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment (B, D) Today, you’ll be on the field for the 150th Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment. This is where those old history books come alive! There will be spectacular Battle Reenactments, Field Demonstrations, a Living History Village, Guest Speakers and an extensive Sutler Area. Thousands of re-enactors from around the world will be staging battle reenactments for this very special event. Hear the thundering roar of artillery, the pounding of cavalry hooves and the Rebel Yell! You are invited to

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Battle of Gettysburg Reenactments Meet “Abraham Lincoln” Gettysburg Cyclorama Grand Civil War Ball Historic Hotel Gettysburg

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Hear the thundering roar of artillery and pounding of cavalry hooves during the reenactment

visit the military camps and see how the soldiers spent their time away from the battlefield. Learn about Civil War Medicine, Music, Weapons and Daily Life. The Upper Class will provide you with a special lightweight, folding chair so you can watch the reenactment battles in comfort. An event of this scale won’t be held for another 50 years! Enjoy a special farewell dinner at the historic Dobbin House Tavern, a colonial restaurant where candlelit elegance, superior food in abundance, and gracious service bring back the sights, sounds and tastes of two centuries ago. It consistently wins Mobil Guide’s highest area rating. Tonight also holds in store another special treat – you’ll witness the Grand Civil War Ball – a special event with period music and costumed civil war-era soldiers and civilians, re-creating a Grand Ball direct from the 1860’s.

Day 4: Gettysburg Reenactment (B) After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll return to the 150th Gettysburg Anniversary Civil War Battle Reenactment to witness the high point of the weekend – Pickett’s Charge – the pivotal battle of Gettysburg. Witness thousands of “Confederate” re-enacters charge the “Union” troops. Feel the cannon and musket fire and imagine what our forefathers endured to reunite our great nation. Heading home, you’ll have plenty of time to relive this wonderful trip with your new friends as you arrive home with renewed patriotism and appreciation for the sacrifices of our forefathers.

Meet “Abraham Lincoln”

Tour the historic Gettysburg Battlefield

Date: June 27-30, 2013

Your Price Includes:

Price: $850 Double, $1,175 Single, $799 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

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Coastal Maine

featuring Kennebunkport, Ogunquit and York

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Your hotel is just steps from Ogunquit Beach - named The Best Beach in New England!

Day 1: Portsmouth, NH and Ogunquit, Maine (D) Today you’ll journey through New England to the charming town of Portsmouth, NH allowing you plenty of time to meet new friends and get to know your Upper Class Tour Director. This afternoon, you’ll enjoy a fully narrated Harbor Cruise as you’re transported through nearly 400 years A delicious Maine Lobster of local and American history. With dinner is included wonderful photo opportunities of lighthouses, mansions and forts, make I enjoyed myself sure your camera is ready! We head just across the Maine immensely and border and check into Ogunquit’s wouldn’t hesitate to most renowned oceanfront resort, The travel again - truly Anchorage By the Sea. The sea’s spectacular beauty is the focal point from Upper Class ! - Edwina P, Greenwich most anywhere on the grounds of this picturesque property. Beautifully decorated rooms opening onto unforgettable views of the ocean are only the beginning. The resort features hot tubs, indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and was just awarded the prestigious Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor! You’ll enjoy a special welcome reception with wine and cheese this evening with time to get to know your fellow travelers before we’re off to dinner at the renowned Ogunquit Lobster Pound for a succulent Lobster Bake dinner! Phantom Gourmet named The Pound’s crustacean creation as the “Best Lobster in New England!”

Day 2: Perkins Cove and York (B) This morning brings us to the picturesque town of Perkins Cove. OrigiNubble Lighthouse nally a fishing village, Perkins Cove is

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a quaint seaside experience. From the manually operated drawbridge to the many working fishing and lobstering boats that fill this small harbor, Perkins Cove is a true picture of quintessential Maine. Here, you’ll board a boat for a first hand lobstering experience (while also combining the scenic beauty of Ogunquit’s shoreline). See traps hauled and lobsters caught by Maine lobstermen. Your tour guide will discuss the lobster fishing industry and the many scenic points of interest along the way, providing you insights into life along the Maine coast. Next, you’re off to the town of York, for a guided tour including the famous Nubble Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the country. Located entirely on a rocky bit of an island off Cape Neddick, this cast iron and brick lighthouse has been safely guiding mariners along the treacherous Maine Coastline for nearly 125 years. After free time to explore York, you’ll return to your oceanfront resort for rest and relaxation. You’re just steps from all the shops, galleries, museums and restaurants in downtown Ogunquit. Don’t miss the beautiful white sandy beach which stretches for miles along this perfect nook in Maine. In fact, the Ogunquit Beach is ranked as one of the “Top 10 American Beaches” by Ladies Home Journal, “Best Beach in New England” by NECN TV and “#1 Beach in New England” by Boston Magazine. You couldn’t be in a better spot!

HIGHLIGHTS:  3 Days / 2 Nights 3 Meals

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Best Beach in New England Lobster Boat Experience Portsmouth Harbor Cruise Kennebunkport tour including Bush estate Lobster Bake dinner

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The Anchorage by the Sea offers amazing views of the Maine Coastline

You can also choose to stroll the Marginal Way- a timeless place where the land meets the sea and one of the most picturesque stretches of land in the country. Breathe in the fresh ocean air, watch tidal pools appear like hidden jewels, and witness how the ocean’s moods have carved the granite coastline over thousands of years. A walk down the Marginal Way is an escape from the frantic world and something not to be missed during your Maine vacation.

ADD TO YOUR FUN!

Enjoy an optional evening at the Ogunquit Playhouse, one of Maine’s cultural jewels, called “America’s Foremost Summer Theater.” Only $79 per person!

Day 3: Kennebunk and Kennebunkport (B) Meet your local guide for a tour through the historic sites in and around Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. Drive past the sandy beaches and rocky coastline, past the George Bush estate at Walker’s Point, hear the Meet a Maine Lobsterman and learn history of these shipbuild- about the lobster industy ing towns and the legend of the Wedding Cake House. You’ll visit the seaside Franciscan Monastery with its beautiful landscaping, outdoor shrines and chapel. This afternoon, explore historic Dock Street before you head for home. Don’t forget to take of your lobster bib when we arrive home today – you’ll say “Until next time” to your friends and hurry to share all the great pictures you’ve taken in one of the prettiest Don’t miss strolling the places on earth. picturesque Marginal Way

Date: June 12-14, 2013

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Price: $499 Double, $665 Single, $479 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

2 nights Accommodations 2 Breakfasts & a Lobster Bake Dinner! Expert Tour Guides Round trip luggage handling Yonkers 6:30 am, Mamaroneck 7:15 am, Goldens Bridge 8:00 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Goldens Bridge 7:00 pm, Mamaroneck 7:30 pm, Yonkers 8:00 pm

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If a guest is unable to travel due to illness or other health issues, The Upper Class Medical Cancellation Insurance program provides a refund for the cost of any trip, minus the price of the insurance.

One-Day Tours: Guests may cancel reservations up to 30 days prior to departure on one-day motor coach tour for a full credit, minus any unrecoverable charges (i.e. Theater tickets). There will be no credit or refund for any cancellation made after this time, unless The Upper Class Travel Insurance has been purchased and the Insurance terms have been complied with. Credits are valid for 12 months from the date issued.

The refund will be made upon receipt of a doctor’s note. The note must state that, based on an office visit, the guest was not able to travel. The note must be signed by the doctor and dated on or before the trip’s departure date. Insurance is available for purchase within seven days of making your reservation. Insurance claims must be received within 14 days after the departure date of the tour. Insurance is available for cancellations due to medical reasons only. Once purchased, insurance is non-refundable and non-transferable. The Insurance fee does not cover any changes in tour prices which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel prior to departure. In this case, the price difference will be deducted from the refund of the person who cancels. Division of these charges between the passengers involved is solely their responsibility. *Please call for cruise insurance details.

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Multiple-Day Tours: Guests may cancel reservations up to 90 days prior to departure on a multiday motor coach tour for a full credit, minus any unrecoverable charges (i.e. Theater tickets). There will be no credit or refund for any cancellation made after this time, unless The Upper Class Travel Insurance has been purchased and the Travel Insurance terms have been complied with. Credits are valid for 12 months from the date issued. *Please call for cruise cancellation details. The Upper Class, LLC is not responsible for events cancelled out of our control. Where possible, The Upper Class will make efforts to secure alternate arrangements at our discretion. If The Upper Class, LLC is provided a rain check for a cancelled event, the rain check becomes the property of the traveler and The Upper Class assumes no further responsibility. The Upper Class, LLC reserves the right to cancel a tour for any reason. Refunds will be given for trips cancelled by The Upper Class. If The Upper Class is forced to cancel a tour due to an Act of God, compensation is at the sole discretion of The Upper Class. Guests may be photographed for the promotional purposes of The Upper Class, LLC. Payment of any amount to The Upper Class, LLC constitutes acceptance of these terms.

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When you give an Upper Class Gift Certificate to a friend or family member, you share the joy of travel with those closest to you. Gift certificates are available in any amount, or for a specific trip you know your loved one would like. Gift Certificates never expire, making them the ideal present for you to give for any occasion! Don’t forget about yourself... Tell your family and friends that an Upper Class Gift Certificate is the perfect idea for your own holiday or special occasion wish list! Have a personalized Gift Certificate created for your loved one by calling us at (914) 725-5640.

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Don’t worry - you’re covered! The Upper Class understands that medical circumstances may arise out of your control which could result in you being forced to cancel your trip. In the event of medical emergency or an illness, Medical Cancellation Insurance enables you to receive a full refund. We strongly advise you to protect your travel plans with this option.

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Group Travel Specialist Whether you’re arranging an outing for your church, club or other organization, The Upper Class can help you! With more than a decade of experience planning travel for private groups, we’ll make sure your group’s next outing is an unforgettable experience. Let us do all the work, while you sit back and enjoy the trip. We understand each group is as different as its’ members. Groups with as few as 10 people can take advantage of great savings and amenities all while receiving the exceptional service and friendly, family atmosphere you’ve come to expect with The Upper Class.

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Choose your own departure date from over 200 unique itineraries or join a regularly scheduled tours and receive special pricing Complimentary transportation from the location you choose We help you fill the bus to reduce your cost

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Customized itineraries reflecting the specific A Recent Group Enjoys a Private Tour of the interests of your group Magnificent West Point Chapel Private tour exclusively for your group Complimentary transportation from the location you choose

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Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Canada’s Maritime Provinces

New Enjoy a magical journey through the Maritime Provinces of Canada: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia

Day 1: Bar Harbor, Maine (D) Experience the rugged coast at the Atlantic Oceanside hotel, overlooking Frenchman Bay. Enjoy a Lobster Bake & get to know your fellow travelers.

fingers along the rough striations created by the highest tides on earth. This will be one of the highlights of your trip! Cruise scenic Shediac Bay with a local fisherman and help haul in a lobster trap. Learn how to crack and savor freshly cooked lobster during your mouth-watering lobster feast on board the boat! Head to Prince Edward Island, “the island cradled in the waves.” Check into the Delta Prince Edward Hotel and enjoy your premier waterview room! This perfectly located hotel is your home for the next three nights.

Day 2: Campobello Island (B, L, D) Discover Campobello Island, the summer home of President FDR. See the unspoiled beauty of the Bay of Fundy that brought FDR back year after year. Enjoy “Lunch with Eleanor,” discussing her life on the Island. Arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick and check into the Chateau Saint John, your home for the next three nights. Day 6: Charlottetown, P.E.I. (B) Discover narrow streets lined with Day 3: Saint John (B) quaint homes on a guided tour of this Picturesque Peggy’s Cove Discover why this is “the greatest historic gem. See Historic Great George little city in the east” on a guided tour. Street, Victoria Park, and tour Province Experience the Reversing Rapids where House – where Canada was born. the tides cause the River to reverse its direction. Visit Martello Tower and Day 7: Cavendish & Avonlea (B, D) see the Bay of Fundy from Fort Howe. Enjoy the rolling landscape as vistas of red cliffs, fishing villages, and quaint Day 4: The Fundy Trail (B, L) family farms surround you. At spec Tour the Fundy Trail and see tacular Delvay-by-the-Sea, you’ll enjoy the unspoiled coast line. We’ll make breakfast and a tour of this estate. Visit spectacular photo stops, so bring your Rustico’s celebrated wharf, dotted with camera as marine wildlife, pristine fishing boats and lobster traps. Arrive beaches, covered bridges, lighthouses in Cavendish and visit the the Anne of and waterfalls abound. Green Gables House. This evening, you find yourself Day 5: Hopewell Rocks, Shediac & in the village of Avonlea and the local Charlottetown, P.E.I. (B, L, D) “fishing shanty” to learn oyster shuck You’re off to one of the most reing from a local expert! Experience a markable places on earth – Hopewell true island feast with P.E.I. Mussels and Rocks. Walk with your guide on the another unique tradition – a Kitchen ocean floor and imagine in less than six Party. Dance along to the fiddles, guihours you would be under 40’ of water! tars and accordions playing traditional Stroll along the beach, peering at the Acadian music! Changing of the Guard towering “flower pots” and run your

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HIGHLIGHTS:  13 Days / 12 Nights 23 Meals

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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Hopewell Rocks Lunenburg & Peggy’s Cove Whale Watching in the Bay of Fundy A Kitchen Party on Prince Edward Island

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Walk on the Ocean Floor at the amazing Hopewell Rocks

Day 8: Halifax, Nova Scotia (B, D) Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you head for Nova Scotia. Check into the Courtyard by Marriott, adjacent to the famed Halifax wharf and your home for the next three nights. Dine overlooking the Harbor tonight.

Day 11: Grand Pre, Digby & St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, NB (B, L) Tour the National Historic Site of Grand Pre before you arrive in picturesque Digby. Enjoy lunch featuring famous Digby scallops. Board a ferry for a cruise through the Bay of Fundy en route to charming St. Andrews-byDay 9: Halifax (B, L) the-Sea where you’ll check into the Discover Halifax’s charm during famed Algonquin Hotel. a guided city tour and be witness the Changing of The Guard Ceremony at Day 12: St. Andrews-by-the-Sea and Whale Watching in the Bay of Citadel. Tonight, enjoy another tour Portland, Maine (B, D) Fundy on board a sail boat! highlights – the Royal Nova Scotia In- Embark on an amazing voyage ternational Tattoo featuring bagpipes, aboard a 72’ sailing vessel past sunhighland dancers, la culture de l’acadie ning seals and beautiful landscapes to & military traditions! the playground of the Bay of Fundy’s porpoises and whales. Keep a watch Day 10: Lunenburg & Peggy’s Cove (B) out for these marine mammals as you Discover the magic of Lunenburg, a enjoy breakfast on board. Arriving UNESCO World Heritage Site. Expe- in Portland enjoy a farewell dinner rience the sites on a stroll with a 7th overlooking the waterfront. generation resident, including historic buildings and fascinating folklore only Day 13: Kennebunkport (B) a local can provide! You’ll visit one Tour Kennebunkport’s sandy of the prettiest places on the planet – beaches, rocky coastline and hear the Peggy’s Cove. This will be the picture history of this shipbuilding town. Royal Nova Scotia Tattoo you’ll show your friends back home.

Date: June 27 - July 9, 2013

Price: $2,485 Double, $3,499 Single, $2,299 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

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