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Dear Fellow Traveler, Travel means so many things to so many people. An exciting visit to Broadway, a day cruising the Hudson River, an overnight to see the Newport mansions or a week’s adventure in Nashville to see Music City and the Smoky Mountains. But to our grandmother, the inspiration behind every trip, travel meant learning, exploring and meeting new friends. She always said, “Of course it matters where you go, but what matters most is who you meet along the way.” When we started more than ten years ago, our grandmother picked the name of our company. She said The Upper Class described the place she and her friends had achieved in life, as well as the service they deserve. Every day and on every trip, we work hard to live up to her vision. This catalog is full of more than 75 new and popular trips. To help you plan, see the full calendar of trips on page 4. We can’t wait to host you soon on one of our trips. Warmest regards,

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Upcoming Tours

Mighty Niagara Falls 5 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 The National 9/11 Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 West Point Military Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Explore Scenic Block Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Foliage on the Connecticut River . . . . . . . . 10 Tribute to Frankie Valli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Barnes Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 150th Gettysburg Reenactment 3 Days. 12-13 Discover Brooklyn’s Beauty . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Cruise. . . . 14 Tanglewood on Parade 2 Days. . . . . . . . . . . 15 Discover Chicago 7 Days. . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 NY’s Best: Grand Central Terminal. . . . . . . 18 Discover the United Nations . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 New York Yankees Game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Thimble Islands of New England. . . . . . . . . 19 Boston’s July 4th Celebration 3 Days. . . . . 20 Saratoga Thoroughbred Racing. . . . . . . . . . 21 Sight & Sound: Noah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 FDR Home and Culinary Institute . . . . . . . 22 The Big E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Bateaux NY Champagne Brunch. . . . . . . . . 23 The Nordic Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Oyster, Champagne and Lighthouses. . . . . 24 Oktoberfest at Villa Roma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Tanglewood Season Finale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Celebrate Autumn at Mohonk. . . . . . . . . . . 25 Nashville, Memphis, Smokies 10 Days. 26-27 Yankee Stadium Tour & Arthur Ave. . . . . . 28 The Great Gatsby Era: LI’s Gold Coast. . . . 28 Strolling the High Line. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Fall Foliage Hudson River Cruise . . . . . . . . 29 The Greenbrier Resort 5 Days. . . . . . . . 30-31 Discover the Cloisters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Once in a Lifetime in Newport 2 Days. . . . 33

ON BROADWAY Flashdance NEW..34 Jekyll & Hyde NEW.34 Phantom.................35 Newsies...................35 Pippen NEW..........36 Wicked....................36

Avenue Q NEW.....37 Jersey Boys.............37 Nice Work..............38 Cinderella...............38 Once........................39

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Sit Inside the Dugout at a Baseball Game . . 6 Medieval Times with Knight Training. . . . . 7 Essex Circus Train and Big Top Show. . . . . . 7 The Gazillion Bubble Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Broadway: Now and Forever . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Coastal Maine 3 Days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Hello Dolly at the Goodspeed Opera. . . . . 43 Lower East Side Eating Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Rail Journeys of New England 4 Days . 44-45 Discovering Block Island 3 Days. . . . . . . . . 46 Touring Wall Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Hudson River Discovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 A Mystery Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Philly’s Famed Murals and Markets. . . . . . 48 Exploring Bannerman’s Castle. . . . . . . . . . . 49 Maine’s Coast: Bar Harbor 5 Days. . . . . 50-51 New York’s Waterways 3 Days. . . . . . . . . . . 52 Best of the Berkshires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Glory in Gotham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Philadelphia: History in HD. . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 You’ve Seem It In The Movies 2 Days. . . . . 55 The du Pont Dynasty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Magical Quebec City 5 Days . . . . . . . . . 56-57 The Duprees: Live at Fox Theater. . . . . . . . 58 Simply Streisand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 High Society in the Hamptons. . . . . . . . . . . 59 Discovering Chinatown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 A Southern Christmas 6 Days. . . . . . . . 60-61 New Year’s Eve in Boston 3 Days. . . . . . . . . 62 Calendar of Upcoming Trips. . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Important Reservation Information. . . 40-41 Medical Cancellation Insurance . . . . 41 & 63 NEW Refer-A-Friend Savings. . . . . . . . . . . 63

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A Southern Christmas in Charleston pg. 60 New New Year’s Eve New in Boston pg. 62

Be the Coolest Grandparent on the Block! Share your grandchildren’s excitement, while building memories you’ll both enjoy for years to come. Now you can travel with them to special destinations designed just for you to experience together! These trips have passed the toughest test, our grandchildren, Madison and Carter, have approved each one! Each trip features exciting attractions and events that appeal to kids and the young at heart, on dates with no school. Of course the day is all about the kids, but we think the best part might be holding their hand as you enjoy the day together. We can’t wait to meet the next generation of your family!

Sit Inside the Dugout!

Experience the Thrill at a Boulders Baseball Game Take them out to the ball game! See your grandchild’s eyes open wide when they experience America’s favorite past time from their very own, private dug out. Together, root, root, root for the home team while your favorite little ball player sits right on the field watching the real baseball players during the game. While watching the game from the dugout, enjoy a private kid-friendly buffet of hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken, beverages, ice cream and more – everything your aspiring ball players could want. The Rockland Boulders play at Provident Bank Park, called “America’s Best New Ballpark” where the fun doesn’t stop on the field! Bring your grandchildren to try the free batting cage or to play on the climbing walls, slides and swings – where you can join them and show them how it’s done! They’ll be thanking you for years to come!

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Price: $109 per person for ages 6 and up Optional Insurance only 10%

Your Price Includes:

Game Tickets Inside the Dugout! Lunch Inside the Dugout Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 9:00 am, Yonkers 9:45 am, White Plains 10:00 am All taxes and gratuities Return: White Plains 3:00 pm, Yonkers 3:15 pm, Mamaroneck 3:45 pm

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Run Away to the Circus!

Circus Train and Big Top in Essex, CT

All Aboard! Run away to the circus with your grandchildren for an authentic Circus Train and Big Top Acrobatic Show in nearby Essex, CT! You’ll hear their oohs and aahs as they experience the thrills of a European-style Acrobat Show in the “Big Top Tent,” laugh together during the “Punch & Judy” puppet show and enjoy amusement rides, a petting zoo, live entertainment and so much more. You’ll even eat lunch together inside a dining car!

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013

Your Price Includes:

Price: $89 per person for ages 6 and up Optional Insurance only 10%

Essex Circus Train & Big Top Show Boxed Lunch Inside a Train Car Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Yonkers 8:15 am, White Plains 8:30 am, Mamaroneck 9:00 am All taxes and gratuities Return: Mamaroneck 5:00 pm, White Plains 5:30 pm, Yonkers 5:45 pm

Medieval Times

Private Knight Training for your Grandkids!

Do your grandchildren dream of knights, princesses and far away kingdoms? Take their hand and together, step into an age of bravery and honor at Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ, to witness knights jousting, galloping stallions and so much more. Through special arrangements, your grandchildren will not only get to watch the tournament, but they will join the action during a private Junior Knight Training session with a real Knight... perfect for your young prince or princess. Your day also includes a royal four-course meal.

Date: Monday, June 24, 2013

Your Price Includes:

Price: $99 per person for ages 6 and up Optional Insurance only 10%

Medieval Times Show and Lunch Private Knight Training Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 8:30 am, White Plains 9:15 am, Yonkers 9:30 am All taxes and gratuities Return: Yonkers 3:00 pm, White Plains 3:15 pm, Mamaroneck 3:45 pm

The Gazillion Bubble Show

Ready to show your grandkids some of your special grandparent magic? They won’t believe the mind blowing bubble magic you’ve brought them to see at The Gazillion Bubble Show. Together, step into an interactive world where they’ll be dazzled by lasers, lighting effects, and jaw-dropping bubble artistry. It will make you feel like a kid again when you see them amazed at the wonders on stage. Prior to the show, enjoy lunch at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, where you’ll sing along with their famed Singing Wait Staff!

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013

Your Price Includes:

Price: $119 per person for ages 6 and up Optional Insurance only 10%

Gazillion Bubble Show Orchestra Seats Lunch at Ellen’s Stardust Diner Depart: Mamaroneck 9:45 am, White Plains 10:15 am, Yonkers 10:30 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Return: Yonkers 4:45 pm, White Plains 5:00 pm, Mamaroneck 5:30 pm

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Mighty Niagara Falls

Featuring Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Fallsview Hotel Room! Maid of the Mist

Ride the famous Maid of the Mist

Day 1: Niagara Falls, Canada (D) You’ll journey through New York State today enroute to Niagara Falls. 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! Tonight, you’ll head to the world famous Skylon Tower for a welcome dinner. 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 Journey Behind the Falls and go deep below and behind the heart of Niagara, standing in the mist and viewing 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.

ADD TO YOUR FUN!

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. Tour Beautiful Toronto Only $89/person for orchestra seats!

Date: June 3-7, 2013

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

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. 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’ll enjoy 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, named “#1 of the top 10 Food and Wine Destinations in Canada.” 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! Day 5: Niagara Falls (B) After breakfast, you’ll begin your journey home. Share stories with your new friends as you arrive home today.

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Mamaroneck 8:00 am, Yonkers 8:45 am, White Plains 9:00 am, White Plains 6:00 pm, Yonkers 6:15 pm, Mamaroneck 6:45 pm

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Toronto Harbor Cruise & Tour Journey Behind the Falls

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Your Price Includes: 4 nights Fallsview Accommodations 4 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners Maid of the Mist Cruise Expert Tour Guides Round Trip Luggage Handling Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

The 9/11 Memorial

with NYPD & NYFD Memorials Visit the National 9/11 Memorial – honoring those fallen and remembering the unparalleled heroism of 9/11. Tour lower Manhattan with award-winning and nationally-noted tour guide, Justin Ferate as you learn about the area’s rich history; pay homage to the brave men and women of the NYPD and NYFD who lost their lives while saving others; and witness the dramatic rebirth of the World Financial Center. You will also visit the famed South Street Seaport this afternoon. Smell the salt air and feel the ocean breeze as you stroll along the majestic waterfront of Manhattan You’ll have the chance to do a little shopping and grab some lunch (on own). This tour involves walking - please inquire for details.

love him!” “Justin is great. I -just Virginia Z, Port Chster Your Price Includes:

Date: Monday, June 24, 2013 Price: $69 per person

Optional Insurance only $10

Depart: Mamaroneck 8:00 am, Bronxville 8:30 am; Yonkers 8:45 am Return: Yonkers 5:00 pm, Bronxville 5:15 pm, Mamaroneck 5:30 pm

Guided Tour of Lower Manhattan Admission to the 9/11 Memorial Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

West Point Military Academy Champagne Brunch at the Thayer Hotel

Join your private West Point tour guide as you listen to the story of West Point, its famous history and stories about graduates who shaped our nation. The tour brings the long grey line to the present as you learn about the cadet experience and West Point’s continuing role in training the leaders of tomorrow. Traveling around the post by private transportation, you’ll make stops at the Main Cadet Chapel, Trophy Point overlooking the Hudson River, the Marching Grounds, the West Point Cemetery and Old Cadet Chapel. The luxurious Champagne Brunch at the Thayer Hotel is legendary. Few brunches in the United States claim as many culinary awards and glowing reviews. With live-action cooking stations for everything from homemade waffles to traditional Bananas Foster, expect to leave very satisfied. Indulge in unlimited champagne, Mimosa, and Bloody Mary during your incredible brunch!

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013

Your Price Includes:

Price: $119 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Guided Tour of West Point Champagne Brunch at Thayer Hotel Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 8:00 am, Yonkers 8:45 am, White Plains 9:00 am All taxes and gratuities Return: White Plains 5:00 pm, Yonkers 5:15 pm, Mamaroneck 5:45 pm

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Explore Scenic Block Island

One of the Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere Nestled in the Atlantic Ocean 12 miles from the near- est land, Block Island offers simple relaxation in a unique beautiful place - it’s no wonder the Island was designated “One of the Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere” by the Nature Conservancy. This morning, you’ll relax on a ferry as you travel across Narragansett Bay and Block Island Sound to scenic Block Island. Arriving to the island, you’ll enjoy lunch at the National Hotel - the island’s flagship Victorian landmark - built in 1888. The National’s giant, wraparound porch is world famous with breathtaking views overlooking the Block Island Sound. Depart on a guided tour of the island as you discover miles of pristine beaches, sparkling clear waters, dramatic bluffs and preserved open spaces. You’ll visit the Great Salt Pond and the Island’s scenic lighthouses Later this afternoon, you’ll explore Old Harbor at your own pace.

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013

Your Price Includes:

Price: $139 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Yonkers 6:30 am, White Plains 6:45 am, Mamaroneck 7:15 am Return: Mamaroneck 8:45 pm, White Plains 9:00 pm, Yonkers 9:15 pm

Lunch at the National Hotel Ferry to and Tour of Block Island Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

Foliage on the Connecticut River featuring Elegant Brunch Cruise

Treat yourself to the exhilarating combination of brilliant fall colors and attentive service that defines luxury as you cruise the calm waters of the Connecticut River. From the decks of the elegant Mystique, you’ll indulge on a sumptuous all-you-can-eat brunch buffet, including a made-to-order omelet station, a multitude of hot and cold items, fresh fruit, pastries and much more. All meals are prepared aboard the boat and the consistent 5-star results are the reason the Mystique is not only considered the best brunch cruise in Connecticut, but one of the best restaurants in the state as well! As the largest and longest river in New England, the Connecticut River is ripe with unique marine biology and American heritage. During this two and a half hour cruise, you’ll learn about the River’s history from your onboard narrator, while seeing famous sites including the Goodspeed Opera House and Gillette Castle. The boat is fully enclosed and climate controlled for your comfort.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013 Price: $119 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Your Price Includes:

Connecticut River Brunch Cruise Narrated Tour of Connecticut River Depart: Yonkers 8:15 am, White Plains 8:30 am, Goldens Bridge 9:00 am Upper Class Tour Director Return: Goldens Bridge 4:45 pm, White Plains 5:15 pm, Yonkers 5:30 pm All taxes and gratuities

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Oh What A Night! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Sing along to such treasured hits as, Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, My Eyes Adored You, and more during this exciting tribute to those Jersey Boys, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Between the instantly recognizable tunes from their dynamic songs, Oh What A Night! delivers a glimpse into the personal lives of the Four Seasons. This show has thrilled audiences with great energy and humor. In fact, this trip sold out twice last year! You’ll receive a $25 slot bonus and an all-you-can-eat buffet at Mount Airy Casino Your Price Includes:

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Price: $109 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 8:30 pm

Matinee Tribute Show $25 Bonus + Lunch Buffet! Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

The Barnes Museum

Grand Opening in their New Home 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 - 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. 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 fourmasted sailing ship still afloat. Your Price Includes:

Date: Friday, June 14, 2013 Price: $129 per person

Optional Insurance only 10%

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

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

Learn what life was like during the Battle

Gettysburg “The trip was the best one I have had with The Upper Class!

- Joan A., Katonah

Meet “Abraham Lincoln”

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 home of George Washington Shriver, 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

HIGHLIGHTS:  4 Days / 3 Nights 5 Meals

Pennsylvania Philadelphia

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

Gettysburg

Maryland Washington, DC

Baltimore Annapolis

Chesapeake Bay

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Witness the Grand Civil War Ball – a special event with period music and costumed civil war-era soldiers and civilians

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.

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Date: June 27-30, 2013

Special Battle of Gettysburg Reenactments 3 nights Accommodation 3 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners Expert Tour Guides Round Trip Luggage Handling Goldens Bridge 7:45 am, Mamaroneck 8:30 am, Yonkers 9:15 am Upper Class Tour Director Yonkers 7:00 pm, Mamaroneck 7:30 pm, Goldens Bridge 8:15 pm All taxes and gratuities

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

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Discover Brooklyn’s Beauty featuring lunch at Junior’s!

Brooklyn is an endlessly fascinating borough, rich with mansions, country houses, park lands, elegant brownstone neighborhoods, and breathtaking waterfront vistas. This morning, you’ll stroll the romantic row house streets of New York City’s first Landmark District – Brooklyn Heights. You’ll explore the rich architectural, social and histories of the neighborhood and its tremendous impact on American history. Stroll the Brooklyn Promenade to view the magnificent vistas of the Manhattan. This afternoon, you’ll bus and stroll the streets of a variety of Brooklyn neighborhoods rich in a diversity of cultures and scenery - from the demure grandeur and brownstone mansions of Park Slope, to the sand & surf of Coney Island. You’ll enjoy a three-course lunch at Brooklyn’s landmark restaurant, Junior’s! Bring a cooler and take home one of their “World Greatest Cheesecakes.” Please note this tour involves walking. Please inquire for details.

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013, or Saturday, October 12, 2013

TWO DATES!

Price: $109 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Mamaroneck 8:30 am, White Plains 9:00 am, Yonkers 9:15 am Return: Yonkers 6:15 pm, White Plains 6:30 pm, Mamaroneck 7:00 pm

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Your Price Includes: Guided Tour of Brooklyn Lunch at Junior’s Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

Essex Steam Train & River Cruise Featuring the Historic 1776 Griswold Inn

All Aboard! the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat for a 12-mile, narrated round-trip into the heart of the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley - designated “One of the Last Great Places on Earth” by the Nature Conservancy. The steam locomotive chugs along pulling you in a vintage coach car as you watch the picturesque countryside roll by – pristine meadows, quaint farms, trestles and bridges, rivers and creeks. At Deep River Landing, you’ll be escorted onto the Becky Thatcher riverboat for a cruise along the Connecticut River. The deep water, coves, inlets, marshes, wildlife, and rocky shoreline are all at once, simply breathtaking! Just as impressive are the historic sites along the way including Gillette Castle, Goodspeed Opera House, and the Haddam Swing Bridge. You’ll dine today at the Griswold Inn, located in historic Essex, CT. The Inn opened its doors in 1776 and has been catering to yachtsmen and travelers ever since.

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013, or Sunday, September 22, 2013

TWO DATES!

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Steam Train and Riverboat Cruise Lunch at Griswold Inn Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Yonkers 8:45 am, White Plains 9:00 am, Mamaroneck 9:30 am All taxes and gratuities Return: Mamaroneck 6:30 pm, White Plains 7:00 pm, Yonkers 7:15 pm

Price: $119 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

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Tanglewood on Parade The Annual Classic is Back!

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HIGHLIGHTS:  2 Days / 1 Night 3 Meals Witness the annual favorite Tanglewood on Parade!

Fireworks after the Concert Stroll quaint Stockbridge

Day 1: Lenox, MA (D) Today we journey to the picturesque Berkshires to experience the beauty and history of this wonderful area. You’ll check into the Comfort Inn Great Barrington featuring a heated indoor swimming pool! You’ll enjoy a welcome reception, giving you an opportunity to meet new friends and get to know your Upper Class Tour Director. Next, we head for the picturesque grounds of Tanglewood. for the annual Tanglewood on Parade - one of the highlights of the Tanglewood season. You’ll have the chance to stroll the scenic grounds and see the many special events held only today! Prior to the concert, you’ll enjoy a picnic dinner. Tanglewood on Parade is one of the festival’s most beloved traditions and a chance to see all its orchestras perform in a single extended concert! The Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Orchestra perform a selection of popular classics, and the traditional Tanglewood on Parade finale, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Fireworks follow the concert!

Edith Wharton’s The Mount Red Lion Inn Day 2: Stockbridge, MA (B, L) After breakfast and a leisurely morning, you’ll head to historic Stockbridge to explore her picture-perfect Main St. – right out of the famous Rockwell painting. Dine at the Red Lion Inn – a Berkshire landmark since 1773. Your lunch is prepared by the Inn’s renowned culinary team.

ADD TO YOUR FUN! Join your friends with an optional trip to the famed Norman Rockwell Museum. Highlights include Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers, renowned Four Freedoms series of paintings and his original art studio. Only $20 per person! This afternoon, tour Edith Wharton’s The Mount, a National Historic Landmark. This is the home she designed in 1902 based on the principles outlined in her famous book, The Decoration of Houses. Discover a Palladian-style English country estate, with gorgeous gardens and more. Later, head for home and say “until we meet again” on another wonderful tour. Your Price Includes:

Date: August 6-7, 2013

Tanglewood on Parade Seating in “The Shed” Overnight Accommodation 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner Round Trip Luggage Handling Yonkers 10:30 am, Mamaroneck 11:15 pm, Goldens Bridge 12:00 pm Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Goldens Bridge 6:00 pm, Mamaroneck 6:30 pm, Yonkers 7:00 pm

Price: $359 Double, $439 Single, $349 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

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Discover Chicago

The Magnificent Second City

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Discover the best Chicago has to offer during this wonderful vacation

Day 1: Sandusky, OH (D) Journey through four states today with time to catch up with friends and get to know your Upper Class Tour Director. Check into the Comfort Inn Sandusky before enjoying some good ole’ home cookin’ at Cracker Barrel. Day 2: Chicago, IL (B, D) Begin your exciting Chicago exploration with a fascinating River Cruise. An expert docent from the Chicago Architecture Foundation will describe the world-class architecture along the river. Enjoy both open-air Cruise the Chicago River & and climate-controlled seating as you see the famous architecture discover a new perspective on the city. Overlook beautiful Grant Park Enjoyed the tour and Lake Michigan from your Grant Park Hotel – your home for the next immensely! - Rosemarie C, Yonkers four nights. With comfortable lodging, friendly service and amenities galore, you’ll enjoy an ultra-convenient downtown location, close to the Chicago Museum, Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile. You can also stroll to beautiful Grant Park – right outside your front door! After relaxing at the hotel, you’ll dine at “Lawry’s The Prime Rib”, an extraordinary restaurant located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile. Housed in the 1890’s McCormick Mansion, that became world-famous as the Kungsholm light opera theatre. With the grand sweeping staircase and beautiful English manor house setting, enter a world of elegance while you enjoy an incredible dinner at one of Art Institute of Chicago Chicago’s finest restaurants.

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Day 3: Chicago (B, L) This morning you’ll discover the history, secrets and lore of one of America’s most intriguing and beautiful cities on a guided tour. Chicago comes alive with your expert guide highlighting its rich history and culture. Enjoy “The Magnificent Mile,” Chicago’s main shopping avenue and home to many of the world’s great designers and brand name retailers. Additional points of interest include Museum Campus, Buckingham Fountain, Millennium Park, and much more. For lunch, journey to the John Hancock Center’s elegant Signature Room at the 95th, offering contemporary American fare with sweeping views of the city. Bring your camera because the views don’t get better than this! This afternoon, you’ll become part of Chicago’s historical gangster past with a guided tour of the sites left by gangland riots, underhanded politicians and hidden speakeasies that tell Chicago’s flapper and Tommy gun tales. Head for Navy Pier tonight and enjoy the picturesque views from the banks of Lake Michigan. Day 4: Chicago (B) Explore one of the finest art museums in the world today – The Art Institute of Chicago - founded in 1879 and housing a collection of more than 5,000 years of human expression from around the world. You’ll enjoy an audio guide to experience the museum at your own pace. The afternoon you’ll explore Chicago and the famed Magnificent Mile.

HIGHLIGHTS:  7 Days / 6 Nights 10 Meals

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You’ll become part of Chicago’s historical past on your guided “Gangster” tour

Day 5: Oak Park, IL (B) Enjoy a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio today. This magnificent home served as his private residence and workplace for the first 20 years of his career. Here, Wright developed a new American architecture: the Prairie style, designing 125 famous structures, including the Robie House, the Larkin Building and Unity Temple. You’ll have time to explore Oak Park this afternoon.

ADD DINNER & A SHOW! Tonight, join your friends for a laugh a minute at Tommy Gun’s Garage, After a delicious sit-down dinner, you’ll join “Vito,” “Gloves,” da “gangsters” and da “flappers” for non-stop comedy & dangerous fun. You will be transported back to da 1920’s complete wit da boss’s 1928 Model “A” Ford, music and memorabilia from da Twenties! Only $69 per person!

Day 6: Cleveland, OH (B, D) Bid farewell to Chicago as you journey to Cleveland, Ohio. Today, you’ll visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Like the music showcased within, the Hall of Fame is alive with energy, passion and spirit. You’ll relive the music of some of the great artists of that generation – including the Beatles, Elvis, Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers. Tonight, stay at the beautiful La Quinta Suites hotel. Swim a few laps in the heated indoor swimming pool Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s or relax in the hot tub. Tonight, enjoy Home and Studio an included dinner. Day 7: Homeward Bound (B) After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, reluctantly you’ll head for home today. Bid farewell to your new friends, chat and share pictures and reminisce about your wonderful experience in the magnificent second city that is Chicago. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Date: July 27 - August 2, 2013

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Price: $1,199 Double, $1,699 Single, $1,099 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

Goldens Bridge 6:00 am, Mamaroneck 6:45 am, Yonkers 7:30 am Yonkers 6:00 pm, Mamaroneck 6:30 pm, Goldens Bridge 7:00 pm

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6 nights Accommodations 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 3 Dinners Expert Tour Guides Round Trip Luggage Handling Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

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Grand Central’s 100th Anniversary NY’s Best Walking Tour: & Brunch at Cipriani Dolci

Discover the revitalized Grand Central Terminal in time for her 100th Anniversary! You’ll discover parts of Grand Central that have been lost for decades. Delight in the medieval splendor of the Campbell Apartment, discover for yourself the legendary mysteries of the Whispering Gallery and see familiar places through new eyes as you learn the history and lore 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.” Your day includes an elegant brunch with a complimentary cocktail at one of NY’s finest restaurants, Cipriani Dolci – housed within Grand Central.

Justin Ferate is: “NYC’s revered Tour Guide among Tour Guides” - The NY Times Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Price: $135 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Goldens Bridge 9:15 am, White Plains 9:45 am, Yonkers 10:00 am Return: Yonkers 5:00 pm, White Plains 5:15 pm, Goldens Bridge 5:45 pm

NYC’s Best Walking Tour Brunch at Cipriani Dolci Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

Discover the United Nations Travel to 193 countries without a passport

Travel to 193 countries without needing a passport today. As you step onto the grounds of the United Nations, you leave the United States and enter land owned by all member nations. Today you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the United Nations, learn about its history, its structure, its composition, and who designed the famous buildings located by the East River. You’ll witness priceless works of art donated by member nations, view the Security Council, Trusteeship Council and the Economic and Social Council chambers, discuss the role of the Security Council and the contributions of peacekeepers. Guides at the United Nations are from various delegations around the world, adding to the international flavor of the tour. Later this afternoon, enjoy a spectacular four course lunch at Carmine’s with wonderful southern Italian food served in abundant portions – the old fashioned service, sounds, smells and flavors of your old neighborhood.

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Price: $109 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Mamaroneck 8:45 am, White Plains 9:15 am, Yonkers 9:30 am Return: Yonkers 4:00 pm, White Plains 4:15 pm, Mamaroneck 4:45 pm

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United Nations Tour Lunch at Carmine’s Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

The New York Yankees Join your friends for a great day at the ballpark as you cheer on our beloved New York Yankees! Watch the Bronx Bombers on their quest for another World Series Championship. Grab your own hot dog, peanuts and cracker jacks and root, root, root for the home team! There’s two exciting games to choose from:

Two Exciting Games!

June 27th vs. Texas Rangers Field Level - Section 107

August 15th vs. Anaheim Angels Field Level - Section 107

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Your Price Includes:

Price: $115 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013

Price: $115 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

New York Yankees Tickets Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

Depart: Mamaroneck 10:45 am, White Plains 11:15 am, Yonkers 11:30 am Return: Yonkers 5:30 pm, White Plains 5:45 pm, Mamaroneck 6:15 pm

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Thimble Islands of New England

Private Cruise with the Trolley Museum First discovered in 1614 by Adrien Block, the Thimble Islands have been used for everything from farming to quarrying granite, to bootlegging and to hiding Captain Kidd’s treasure. Today, you’ll board the Sea Mist, a 40foot, double-decker boat for a private cruise of these historic islands off the coast of Branford, Connecticut. During your cruise, you’ll hear stories of pirates, local lore and learn about the rich and reclusive residents – from President William Howard Taft to P.T. Barnum’s circus star Tom Thumb to journalist Jane Pauley. Prior to your cruise, you’ll visit the Connecticut Trolley Museum for a journey back in time to experience the transportation of yesterday. Featuring a variety of restored streetcars dating from the 1890s through the 1950s, you’ll take a narrated ride inside an antique trolley car. To make sure you don’t go hungry, enjoy a threecourse lunch at the U.S.S. Chowder Pot, voted “Best Seafood in Connecticut” for the past 7 years! Your Price Includes:

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Price: $115 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: White Plains 8:45 am, Mamaroneck 9:15 am Return: Mamaroneck 6:15 pm, White Plains 6:45 pm

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Boston’s July 4th Celebration

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HIGHLIGHTS:  3 Days / 2 Nights 4 Meals Private July 4th Cruise and Boston Pops Concert Day 1: Boston, Massachusetts (D) Welcome aboard as we celebrate America’s birthday in Historic Boston. Your tour begins at historic Faneuil Hall, where you’ll be guided through over 250 years of history. Next, you’ll discover a city bursting with beautiTour Historic Faneuil Hall ful neighborhoods, history, and Old World charm. Visit Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail, the Old Granary The trip Burying Ground, the Old South Meetwas great! ing House, the Old North Church and - Elaine K, West Nyack much more. Crossing over the Charles River, you’ll visit the former Navy Yard and “Old Ironsides.” You’ll check into the Holiday Inn Express in nearby Cambridge before you head to dinner at Skipjack’s restaurant. You’ll enjoy a seasonally inspired menu.

Witness Boston’s colonial history come alive!

Day 2: Boston (B, D) Happy Fourth of July! Celebrate Independence Day in patriotic style as you witness our nation’s largest July 4th celebration. From its early Colonial Days to today, Boston is bursting with Old World charm. You’ll attend special Independence Day-only events including a reading of the Declaration of Independence from the Old State House, just as it was in 1776. Tonight, we celebrate the birth of

Date: July 3-5, 2013

our nation aboard a private boat cruising into the Charles River to witness the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, known as the premier Independence Day celebration in the nation. On board, enjoy a catered dinner and indulge in a premium bar with two complimentary drinks on our privately chartered boat exclusively for you! During the cruise while we listen to the Boston Pops performing such patriotic songs as Let Freedom Ring, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Stars and Stripes Forever, the Star Spangled Banner and a special tribute to the United States Military - a truly once-in-a-lifetime event that you will never forget. Day 3: Gloucester and Rockport (B) Discover Gloucester, where fishing has been the leading industry since 1630. See why this granite seacoast has attracted famous artists. Stroll Rockport’s Bear Skin Neck, where fishermen’s homes have been converted into quaint shops, artists’ studios, galleries, and antique shops and see the famous “Man at the Wheel” memorial. After touring the area, we head for home. Share your favorite memories of Boston with your new friends. Your Price Includes:

Price: $699 Double, $849 Single, $669 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

Largest July 4th Celebration Tour scenic Gloucester

July 4th Fireworks Cruise with Dinner & Drinks 2 Nights Accommodations & Luggage Handling 2 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners Expert Tour Guides Yonkers 6:30 am, Mamaroneck 7:15 am, Goldens Bridge 8:00 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Goldens Bridge 6:30 pm, Mamaroneck 7:00 pm, Yonkers 7:30 pm

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Saratoga Thoroughbred Racing Celebrating the 150th Anniversary

Thoroughbred racing has no finer setting than Saratoga Race Course, which this year will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of its opening. Named one of the “World’s Greatest Sporting Venues” by Sports Illustrated, the past comes alive in the historic grandstand every summer as you experience not only the best in racing, but the unmatched ambience and charm of historic Saratoga Springs. Today, experience that tradition! Begin with a delicious buffet luncheon at The Carousel, located on the 2nd floor of the Clubhouse including a carved meat selection, a variety of hot and cold foods, salads and scrumptious desserts. The Carousel is also equipped with televisions and betting windows for your comfort. This afternoon, relax in reserved seats, perfectly located along the home stretch. You’ll cheer on your favorite horses as they race for the finish line. Please note, there is a dress code for the Saratoga Clubhouse: Business casual, no jeans, shorts or other abbreviated wear, collared shirts for gentlemen.

Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Price: $129 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Clubhouse Admission and Reserved Seating Buffet Lunch at The Carousel Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 7:00 am, Yonkers 7:45 am, White Plains 8:00 am All taxes and gratuities Return: White Plains 9:30 pm, Yonkers 9:45 pm, Mamaroneck 10:15 pm

Sight & Sound Noah One Season Only!

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! With the theater’s unique 180-degree stage, 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:

Date: Friday, August 2, 2013 Price: $145 per person Optional Insurance only $10

Orchestra Seats Lunch at Miller’s Smorgasbord Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 8:15 am, White Plains 8:45 am, Yonkers 9:00 am Return: Yonkers 10:00 pm, White Plains 10:15 pm, Mamaroneck 10:45 pm All taxes and gratuities

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FDR’s Home and Museum featuring Culinary Institute of America Begin your day with a guided tour of the Culinary Institute of America. See future chefs in training as you witness the classroom kitchens. Next, savor the aroma as you dine on a three-course menu prepared by students of the Culinary Institute of America’s award-winning Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici. This afternoon, you’ll tour “Springwood,” the estate FDR loved and considered home. You’ll visit FDR’s home and Presidential Library & Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms. You’ll then visit the Presidential Library, operated by the National Archives. FDR himself created this library – the very first U.S. Presidential Library. Here, you’ll enjoy artifcacts, photographs and exhibits showcasing the behind the scenes life and the public careers of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Your Price Includes:

Date: Friday, September 20, 2013 Price: $119 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Tour of the Culinary Institute of America Lunch at the CIA’s Caterina de’ Medici FDR Home, Museum & House Tour Depart: Yonkers 8:00 am, White Plains 8:15 am, Mt. Kisco 8:45 am Upper Class Tour Director Return: Mt. Kisco 6:15 pm, White Plains 6:45 pm, Yonkers 7:00 pm All taxes and gratuities

The Big E

A New England Tradition Since 1916! Indulge in piping hot clam chowder from Boston while shopping for Vermont-made maple syrup and Rhode Island coastal-inspired jewelry – all at The Big E in Springfield, MA – a New England tradition since 1916 and one of the largest fairs in the country. Shoppers Delight! as you find artisans from around the world – including Irish memorabilia from the Emerald Isle to exquisitely beaded products from India – you never know what treasures you’ll find! Agriculture has always been one of The Big E’s oldest traditions. You’ll see live animals, giant crops, landscape ideas and 4-H livestock competitions. Witness the Big E Daily Parade with marching bands, the Budweiser Clydesdales and much more!

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013 Price: $69 per person Optional Insurance only $10

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

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Bateaux NY Champagne Brunch

featuring the new “Eataly” Join your friends, or make new ones, on a marvelous Sunday Brunch cruise aboard the fabulous European-inspired Bateaux New York. You can be certain the magnificent all-glass vessel will leave a lasting impression. Witness the most up-close views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, separated only by glass windows and water. Stepping aboard, you’ll be treated to a complimentary glass of champagne. You’ll then savor wonderful menu selections enhanced by attentive service, the lighthearted sounds of Bateaux New York’s own live pianist and stunning, wide-open views. Truly, this is one of Manhattan’s ultimate afternoon delights. During brunch, indulge in scrumptious breakfast and lunch selections, but you’ll want to save room for the desserts and chocolate fountain! After the cruise, we’ll stop at “Eataly,” the new overthe-top Italian shopping complex by Mario Batali. Return home with fun memories and a basket of goodies!

Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013

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Price: $149 per person Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Mamaroneck 9:45 am, White Plains 10:15 am, Yonkers 10:30 am Return: Yonkers 5:00 pm, White Plains 5:15 pm, Mamaroneck 5:45 pm

Champagne Brunch Cruise Visit the new “Eataly” Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

The Nordic Lodge

Featuring $35 Bonus at Mohegan Sun Casino A truly unique dining experience awaits you today at the famed Nordic Lodge in Rhode Island. Family owned and operated since 1963, the Nordic Lodge is famous for their all-you-can-eat buffet. Their extensive menu includes: Boiled Lobster, Alaskan Crab, Black Angus Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, Crab Cakes, Oysters on the Half Shell, Smoked Fish, Jumbo Shrimp, Lobster Bisque, Dozens of Delightful Desserts and much, much more! Your day also includes a visit to Mohegan Sun Casino where you’ll receive a $35 bonus package with includes a complimentary buffet and $25 in gaming bonuses. (Bonus package subject to the casino’s discretion) Make sure you come hungry and don’t make any plans for the next few nights as you will never see as much phenomenal food in one place as what you’ll see, smell and taste today! All you can eat… more than you can imagine.

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Date: Friday, August 9, 2013

Price: $149 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Two Meals - Dinner at the Nordic Lodge and Lunch at the Casino $25 Casino Bonus Depart: Yonkers 7:45 am, White Plains 8:00 am, Mamaroneck 8:30 am Return: Mamaroneck 8:30 pm, White Plains 9:00 pm, Yonkers 9:15 pm Tour Director, taxes & gratuities

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Oysters, Champagne & Lighthouses
 Meet an Oyster Farmer and Enjoy Farm Fresh Oysters! Journey to the picturesque coastline of Rhode Island to meet the owner of an oyster farm today. You’ll learn about the unique marine biology of Rhode Island, as well as the gear and methods used for oyster farming. After you chat with the owner, he’ll bring out samples of the farm’s oysters for you to enjoy as you sip a glass of champagne. You’ll enjoy lunch at the farm’s restaurant. This afternoon, you’ll take to the seas. You’ll board a catamaran for a scenic cruise through Narragansett Bay. Your captain will narrate the voyage bringing you up close and personal to ten of the most picturesque and historic lighthouses in Rhode Island. These lighthouses date back to the early 1820’s. During your cruise, you’ll also see historic Newport Harbor, Fort Adams and sail under the Newport Pell Bridge. Be sure to bring your camera as this truly is a oneof-a-kind cruise that you will remember forever.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2013

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Meet an Oyster Farmer Lunch with Champagne & Oyster Samples Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise Depart: Yonkers 7:00 am, White Plains 7:15 am, Mamaroneck 7:45 am Return: Mamaroneck 7:15 pm, White Plains 7:45 pm, Yonkers 8:00 pm Tour Director, taxes and gratuities

Oktoberfest at Villa Roma Resort Don’t Miss the Annual Favorite!

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience Oktoberfest at Villa Roma Resort, set amid the beautiful Catskill Mountains. You’ll enjoy a rousing show filled with German musicians and dancers and a complimentary glass of beer. Your day at Villa Roma includes: • Refreshments on arrival • Musical interlude and Bingo with prizes • 3-course sit-down lunch As an added bonus, you will also receive an all-access pass to the Resort’s many amenities, such as bocce, shuffleboard, an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fully equipped fitness center and much more.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Price: $99 per person Optional Insurance only $10

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Octoberfest Show at Villa Roma Three-Course Lunch with Beer 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 6:15 pm, Yonkers 6:30 pm, Mamaroneck 7:00 pm

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Tanglewood Season Finale featuring The Boston Pops

Today we head for the picturesque grounds of Tanglewood, located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. You’ll enjoy seats “Under The Shed” as you listen to the alwaysentertaining Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra performing in the Tanglewood Season Finale. You’ll have time to explore Stockbridge for shopping on her picture-perfect Main St. – right out of the famous Norman Rockwell painting. You’ll dine at the Red Lion Inn – a Berkshire landmark since 1773 and a charter member of Historic Hotels of America. Your lunch is artfully prepared by the Inn’s renowned culinary team.

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Price: $159 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Yonkers 8:30 am, White Plains 8:45 am, Goldens Bridge 9:30 am Return: Goldens Bridge 7:45 pm, White Plains 8:15 pm, Yonkers 8:30 pm

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Celebrate Autumn at Mohonk One of “America’s Best” raves Travel + Leisure magazine

“2nd Best Resort in the U.S.” says Conde Naste Traveler

ADD TO YOUR FUN

Join your friends for an optional horse drawn carriage tour of the Mohonk property for only $20 when making your reservation!

Treat yourself to the magical enchantment of the Mohonk Mountain House – a Victorian castle built in 1869 on spectacular cliffs above the deep-blue waters of Lake Mohonk – a truly timeless classic located in the heart of upstate New York’s scenic Hudson Valley. You’ll meet Mohonk’s head chef and delight in his culinary expertise during an elegant lunch buffet of emphasizing seasonal, local ingredients. This afternoon is yours to enjoy the resort. Choose to stroll through Mohonk’s signature Gardens and Greenhouse, tour the Barn Museum, or treat yourself to the spa (spa is additional).

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013

Your Price Includes:

Price: $129 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Mamaroneck 8:15 am, White Plains 9:00 am Return: White Plains 6:00 pm, Mamaroneck 6:45 pm

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From Music City to the Mountains The Best of Tennessee featuring Memphis, Nashville and the Smoky Mountains

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Be Inspired in Tennessee - from the music of Memphis and Nashville to the majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains

Day 1: Roanoke, VA (D) Today we journey to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia as you have time to meet new friends and get to know your Upper Class Tour Director. You’ll check into the Inn at Valley View and enjoy dinner this evening.

Day 4: Graceland to Nashville (B, L) Don your blue suede shoes when you visit Graceland, the palatial home of Elvis Presley. Tour Elvis’ 14-acre estate and home. You’ll enjoy lunch at the Chrome Grill , tour Elvis’ two custom jets, his automobile collection and much more! Continue to Nashville this Day 2: Memphis, TN (B, D) afternoon and check into the Holiday The music awaits you in Mem- Inn in downtown Nashville. phis today. First, you’ll check in to the Comfort Inn overlooking the Day 5: Nashville, TN (B, L) Meet your local guide for a tour might Mississippi River in down- town Memphis - you’re just steps from of Music City. See the Ryman Audiworld-famous Beale Street, Memphis’ torium, view the State Capitol, Music lively and historic entertainment dis- Row and the Parthenon. Enjoy lunch at trict, alive with the buzz of live music, the famous Wildhorse Saloon and hear a special Minnie Pearl Tribute concert! Stroll famed Beale Street throngs of music lovers and the glow of Explore the Country Music Hall city lights. Tonight, you’ll dine at leg- of Fame, the largest museum of popular endary King’s Palace Café, a Memphis music in the world. Later, you’ll tour the landmark, as you tap your feet to the historic RCA Studio B for an up-close live entertainment. look at Nashville’s oldest remaining record studio where Elvis Presley, Dolly Day 3: Memphis (B) After breakfast, meet your local Parton and Charlie Pride once recorded guide for a fascinating tour of the “City some of their classic hits! Learn the seon the Bluff,” whose history is forever crets of how each artist recorded their chart topping music in this famous linked to cotton and to music. You’ll tour Sun Studios, the studio, where you may even have the “Birthplace of Rock N’ Roll” and the opportunity to record your own hit. most famous recording studio in the Day 6: Nashville (B) world. Hear outtakes from sessions, Today is yours to explore Nashville. touch Elvis’ first microphone, see loads Tonight you’ll take your reserved seat at of memorabilia and hear the story of the renowned Grand Ole Opry. the studio that launched the careers of Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl PerADD TO YOUR FUN! kins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley & Today you can join your friends for many others! a tour of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery Spend the evening exploring Beale with lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s Street’s vibrant musical clubs! Restaurant, now in its 100th year! Only $49 per person! Tour Elvis’ Graceland

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Day 7: Smoky Mountains, TN (B, D) ENHANCE YOUR TOUR! The magnificent Smoky MounDolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede tains await today. Arriving in Gatlin- awaits you tonight. Filled with thrillburg, you’ll take a cable car for a ing horse riding stunts, music and a breathtaking ride to one of the most mouth-watering four-course feast, stunning vistas in the world. You’ll you won’t want to miss this show! then check into The Park Vista hotel Only $69 per person! and be in awe of the views from your private balcony overlooking the stun- Day 9: Chimney Rock (B, D) Visit Chimney Rock, the 535-milning Smoky Mountains. Dinner is in- lion-year-old monolith considered one cluded tonight at the Park Grill. of the most iconic sites in North Caro- Witness the jaw-dropping 75 lina. You’ll ride the 26-story elevator mile view at Chimney Rock! Day 8: Smoky Mountains (B) Explore the Smoky Mountains through the inside of the mountain, with your local guide today. You’ll offering safe and easy access to the travel the scenic mountain road around jaw-dropping 75-mile panoramic the famous “Loop” by way of the high- views of the Hickory Nut Gorge. A rising Chimney Tops and Sugarland. special farewell dinner is included At the top of the mountain stop at tonight in Roanoke. Newfound Gap before arriving at the largest independent artisans commu- Day 10: Roanoke, VA (B) Share pictures with your friends nity in North America. Meet some of the local artists at the Cliff Dwellers and recall the music of Nashville, the Gallery. You’ll then hit the back roads sounds of Memphis and the scenery and visit Bush Beans for some tasty of the Smoky Mountain... a journey samples and visit their original general full of experiences that will have you You’ll sing along at a special smiling long after you return. store. Minnie Pearl Tribute

Date: September 16-25, 2013

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Yankee Stadium Tour

with Lunch at the Stadium & Arthur Ave Shopping! Experience the legend of Yankees baseball by taking the ultimate Behind-The-Scenes tour of Yankees Stadium. You’ll walk in the footsteps of the all-time Yankee greats and visit the New York Yankees Museum, Monument Park, Yankees Dugout and the Yankees Clubhouse. After the tour, you’ll have time to search for the perfect souvenir at the Yankees Store before having lunch at the Hard Rock Café Yankee Stadium. You’ll dine on a two-course lunch here amid the Yankee and Music memorabilia. This afternoon, you’ll enjoy time to shop on Arthur Avenue. Bring a cooler to take home some fresh pasta, cheese, bread, pastries, Italian delicacies and much more. Please note, the Stadium tour route is subject to change at the New York Yankees sole discretion.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013

Your Price Includes:

Price: $99 per person Optional Insurance only $10

Yankee Stadium Tour Lunch at Yankee’s Hard Rock Cafe Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Goldens Bridge 9:15 am, White Plains 9:45 am, Yonkers 10:00 am Return: Yonkers 4:00 pm, White Plains 4:15 pm, Mamaroneck 4:45 pm All taxes and gratuities

The Great Gatsby Era

LI’s Gold Coast with Coe Hall & Westbury Gardens Join noted tour guide Justin Ferate to experience the beauty, opulence and history of Long Island’s magnificent Northern shore, nicknamed the “Gold Coast.” Your first stop will be Coe Hall, a 65 room Tudor Gothic summer “cottage” inspired by the English Manor houses of the 16th and 17th centuries. You’ll head into picturesque Cold Spring Harbor to dine on Italian cuisine during lunch at Grasso’s. This afternoon finds us at Old Westbury Gardens. Here, you’ll experience one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Used for many film locations, the majestic estate were magnificently displayed in the movie, “Age of Innocence.” You’ll stroll through jewel-like outdoor rooms with ever-changing formal displays, intimate gardens and sparkling pools. You’ll also tour the house itself. Conceived as an English Charles II manor house, the magnificent interiors have stayed untouched for 75 years!

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, or Wednesday, September 11, 2013

TWO DATES!

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Long Island Gold Coast Tour Tours of Westbury Gardens & Coe Hall Lunch at Grasso’s Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Yonkers 8:30 am, White Plains 8:45 am, Mamaroneck 9:15 am All taxes and gratuities Return: Mamaroneck 6:00 pm, White Plains 6:30 pm, Yonkers 6:45 pm

Price: $129 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

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Strolling the High Line

Discover Manhattan’s new ribbon park Stroll the new High Line — a stunning new elevated “ribbon park” thirty feet in the air and overlooking the Hudson River, Chelsea, and the Gansevoort Market with noted tour guide Justin Ferate. Modeled after the Promenade Plantée in Paris, the arresting beauty and delightful vistas of the High Line have impressively transformed the neighborhood! During this guided tour, you’ll walk a portion of the startlingly delightful new High Line. Possibly, the most exciting new Manhattan addition, the High Line is a “must do!” After dining on a three-course lunch of Tuscan-inspired cuisine at Bottino, you’ll visit the remarkable Heller Gallery, dedicated entirely to the premier international contemporary artists who work in glass. Your day concludes with a visit to “Eataly,” the new over-the-top Italian shopping complex by Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich, and Joe Bastianich. Return home with a basket of goodies!

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013

“The tour was

absolutely great!”

- Betsy R, Yonkers

Your Price Includes:

Price: $125 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Mamaroneck 8:15 am, White Plains 8:45 am, Yonkers 9:00 am Return: Yonkers 6:30 pm, White Plains 6:45 pm, Mamaroneck 7:00 pm

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Fall Foliage Hudson River Cruise with Elegant Brunch at the ‘76 House Step back in time over 300 years as you enter the historic ‘76 House in nearby Tappan! Built in 1668, discover how this meeting place for American patriots, including George Washington, established itself as safe ground for Americans. In fact, the tavern served as the “prison” for the Revolution’s most notorious spy, Major John Andre. Today, you’ll enjoy a delicious brunch including omelet and carving stations. You’ll indulge in a glass of champagne or a mimosa during your fabulous brunch! This afternoon, you’ll experience colorful fall vistas on a narrated cruise along the Hudson River on board “The Pride of the Hudson.” Cruise through the majestic Hudson Highlands as your captain narrates the sights along the way, including: Washington’s Headquarters, Bannerman Island, Cold Spring, World’s End, Constitution Island and West Point. Bask in the open air on the spacious sundeck or enjoy the climate controlled main deck.

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013, or Sunday, October 20, 2013

TWO DATES!

Your Price Includes:

Brunch at the ‘76 House Glass of Champagne or Mimosa Fall Foliage Hudson River Cruise Depart: Yonkers 8:30 am (10/5 only), Mamaroneck 9:15 am, White Plains 9:45 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Return: White Plains 4:15 pm, Mamaroneck 4:45 pm, Yonkers 5:15 pm

Price: $119 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

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Pamper Yourself at The Greenbrier! featuring Historic Trains of West Virginia

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Now’s your chance! Stay at The Greenbrier, a Mobil Four-Star and AAA Five-Diamond winner and a National Historic Landmark.

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Day 1: Buckhannon, WV (D) Today we journey through the Allegheny Mountains en route to West Virginia. You’ll have a chance to meet new friends and get to know your Upper Class Tour Director. Experience the “Switzerland of the U.S.” as you arrive in quaint Buckhannon and check into the Hampton Inn. Home for the next two nights, you’ll enjoy a workout in the fitness center, refresh with a swim in the indoor pool or simply relax in the whirlpool tub. Dinner is included tonight.

Day 2 Elkins, WV (B, L, D) experience Today, enjoy two of the most diswe had at the tinctive and scenic rail excursions in the world. First, travel into the high country Greenbrier. forests of legendary Cheat Mountain on the most distinctive rail excursion in the Thank you! - Meredith S, White Plains Eastern United States, the Cheat Mountain Salamander. This 45 mile trip includes unspoiled mountain scenery with lunch on the train, a stop at the inspirational High Falls of the Cheat in the heart of the Cheat Mountain Wilderness. Next experience the sights and sounds of one of the rarest steam locomotives in existence – the Durbin Rocket. Powered by “Old #3,” you’ll ride behind this antique locomotive in authentic 1920-era coaches and vintage cabooses. Puffing her way along beautiful rivers and breathtaking mountain views, you’ll experience the magnificent Monongahela National Forest. Tour the President’s Tonight, enjoy dinner before you Cottage - Home to 26 relax at the American Mountain Theater US Presidents! for a toe-tapping, hands-clapping concert featuring a mix of music and comic variety.

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Day 3: The Greenbrier Resort (B, T) Experience the timeless elegance of The Greenbrier, which hosted 26 of our country’s Presidents, and is your home for the next two nights! Set amid 6,500 acres in the pristine Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a Mobil FourStar and AAA Five-Diamond winner and a National Historic Landmark.

Your stay at The Greenbrier includes: • • • • • • •

Daily Afternoon Tea Evening Entertainment Casino Club Access Nightly Champagne Toast Daily Culinary Demonstrations A Historical Estate Tour Tour the Presidents’ Cottage Museum to see where 26 Presidents have stayed

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Enjoy two of the most distinctive and scenic rail excursions in the world - including the Durbin Rocket, one of the rarest steam locomotives in existence.

Widely regarded as one of the finest luxury resorts in the world. The Greenbrier offers exclusive services and amenities such as more than 50 activities, designer boutiques, a world-class spa and a 103,000 square-foot gaming and entertainment venue. Combining the graciousness of the past with exceptional comforts of today, your room includes a TV, internet access, hair dryer, in-room safe, turn-down service and personal concierge services. Still have energy left? Take advantage of the indoor, heated pool and exercise room. With 13 unique restaurants - from light snacks to elegant dining – there is something for everyone. Day 4: The Greenbrier (T) Today is yours to enjoy endless activities at your leisure, such as golf, tennis, the spa, an Off-Road Driving School, indoor and outdoor pools, croquet, trap and skeet shooting, bowling, hiking, horse-drawn carriage rides, fishing and more. Some activities require additional fees.

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Join your friends for an optional tour of the famous declassified “Bunker.” Carved into the mountainside beneath the resort is the once top secret U.S. Government Cold War shelter - hidden for 30+ years! Your guide gives you a look behind these hidden doors to relive a fascinating period in our nation’s history. Only $20 per person!

Poolside at the Greenbrier

Day 5: Drive Home Spend a leisurely morning enjoying the gardens or relaxing on the veranda to soak in a trip you’ll long remember. We begin the drive home mid-morning. Arrive home today with new friends and wonderful memories of West Virginia.

This tour was wonderful. “The Greenbrier was great!”

- Leona C, Eastchester

Date: October 25-29, 2013

The Bunker - a 30 year secret!

Your Price Includes:

Price: $999 Double, $1,499 Single, $979 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10%

Four nights including two at the Greenbrier! Two Historic Trains in West Virginia 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Teas, 2 Dinners Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Goldens Bridge 6:30 am, Mamaroneck 7:15 am, Yonkers 8:00 am All taxes and gratuities Return: Yonkers 7:30 pm, Mamaroneck 8:15 pm; Goldens Bridge 9:00 pm

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Discover The Cloisters

featuring Fort Tryon Park and Washington Heights Travel to Washington Heights with award-winning urban historian, Justin Ferate to visit that romantic Gothic complex, The Cloisters. High atop Manhattan Island, The Cloisters house the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of approximately five thousand works of art and architecture from medieval Europe. Best known for the beautiful tapestries and stained-glass windows on display, The Cloisters also offer architectural installations and fantastic views of the Hudson River. We will take a special guided tour of this remarkable institution. You’ll also stroll Fort Tryon Park, the former site of an American Revolutionary fort, and later the summer estate of newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett. Later, take a driving tour of the interesting Washington Heights neighborhood. Lunch will be at Bette Midler’s popular new restaurant, New Leaf Café, where all restaurant profits go toward restoring New York City parks!

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Price: $125 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Tours of the Cloisters & Ft. Tryon Park Lunch at New Leaf Cafe Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 9:15 am, White Plains 9:45 am, Yonkers 10:00 am All taxes and gratuities Return: Yonkers 5:00 pm, White Plains 5:15 pm, Mamaroneck 5:45 pm

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kil featuring the Culinary Institute of America

Don’t be left behind…this trip is a perennial best seller! The only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady, you’ll enjoy a rare and intimate private tour of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kil, her retreat, her office, her home, and her “laboratory” for social change. You’ll tour Mrs. Roosevelt’s Cottage and view the lovely gardens and grounds where she strolled. The cultural heritage and wealth of the regional diversity of foods of the Americas is brought to life by the imaginative cuisine at American Bounty restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America. You’ll enjoy a three-course lunch in this award-winning restaurant, now celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013 Price: $109 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

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Private Tour of Eleanor’s Val-Kill Home Lunch at the Culinary Institute Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 8:30 am, Yonkers 9:15 am, White Plains 9:30 am All taxes and gratuities Return: White Plains 6:15 pm, Yonkers 6:30 pm Mamaroneck 7:00 pm

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A Once in a Lifetime Event

The Nutcracker inside a Newport Mansion!

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HIGHLIGHTS:  2 Days / 1 Nights 2 Meals The Nutcracker Inside a Mansion Holiday Tour of The Breakers Day 1: Newport, Rhode Island (L) Discover legendary Newport, which recalls its Colonial and Victorian days with a Christmas celebration Tour The Breakers - New- featuring timeless holiday traditions port’s most famous mansion amid elegantly decorated surroundings. Your lunch today is at Brick Alley, one of Newport’s most popular I will definitely restaurants for more than 30 years. You’ll check into the Hotel Vitravel again. king in the heart of downtown NewLoved the trip! port and member of the prestigious - Mary S., Irvington Historic Hotels of America. In fact, Hotel Viking has been voted “Best Accommodations” by Newport Life Magazine for the past seven years! You can’t help but feel pampered in old-world style! This evening 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 Mansion! 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. You’ve never seen The

Nutcracker like this before!

Limited to only 100 people, the intimate setting and limited capacity guarantees a special event you’ll never forget. Tonight is yours to explore downtown Newport’s famed Bannister’s and Bowen’s Wharfs. Day 2: Newport (B) Breakfast is enjoyed inside the hotel’s award-winning restaurant before you meet your local guide and discover “America’s First Resort” during a narrated tour where you’ll see Newport’s colonial beginnings through the opulence of the “Gilded Age.” You’ll witness a colorful slice of American life including Ocean Drive and the Bellevue Ave mansions. For lunch, you’ll dine at the elegant Atlantic Beach Club. This afternoon, you’ll tour 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 featuring thousands of poinsettia plants, wreaths, fresh flowers, 19th century style ornaments, period silver, elegant china and so much more. Once you get home, you won’t be able to wait to share all the wonderful stories about your experience. Your Price Includes:

Date: December 3-4, 2013

Price: $399 Double, $459 Single, $389 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Yonkers 7:15 am; Mamaroneck 8:00 am Return: Mamaroneck 7:45 pm, Yonkers 8:15 pm

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On Broadway

Flashdance What a Feeling!

The pop culture phenomenon and runaway international success is now live on stage!

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Flashdance tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. She works by day as a steel mill welder, and a bar dancer at night while aspiring to be accepted at a prestigious ballet academy. When Alex catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley, their romance shows her the meaning of love and drives her ambition to pursue her dream. Your Price Includes:

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013 Price: $189 per person Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

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Jekyll & Hyde The Musical Returns!

Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages) and Grammy nominee Deborah Cox (Aida) star in the Broadway revival of this classic tale of good and evil. Based on the book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Jekyll & Hyde is the story of a London doctor who creates an alternate personality in an attempt to cure his father’s mental illness. The result is Mr. Hyde, an evil alter ego that causes violence and destruction. This show is currently touring the US and has garnered great reviews, such as : “This production totally blew me away. The entire show will keep you at the edge of your seat!”

Your Price Includes:

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013

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On Broadway Celebrate 25 Years on Broadway!

The Phantom of the Opera Celebrating 25 Years, this haunting love story is Broadway’s longest-running show! The New York Times agrees this is the show you can see again and again and again: “Phantom still delivers the goods! Judging by sheer invention, emotional punch and onstage talent, the venerable blockbuster still beats out almost all of the whippersnappers currently on Broadway.” Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterwork is a timeless story of seduction and despair. Set at the Paris opera house, a beautiful soprano becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius. The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway’s longest-running hit. Ever. Your Price Includes:

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013 Price: $169 per person Optional Insurance only 10% 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, crowd-pleasing 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, heartstirring 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. Your Price Includes:

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013

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On Broadway

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Pippen

The Hit Musical is Back! After 40 years, Stephen Schwartz’s beloved musical Pippin is returning to Broadway…with a circusinspired twist! See Patina Miller, Matthew James Thomas, Andrea Martin and the star-studded cast show off their moves in a bold new staging of the existential musical you thought you knew. Pippin, on a death-defying journey to find his “corner of the sky,” must choose between a life that’s ordinary or a flash of singular glory.

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Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013 Price: $199 per person Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

Mamaroneck 9:45 am, White Plains 10:15 am, Yonkers 10:30 am Yonkers 6:00 pm, White Plains 6:15 pm, Mamaroneck 6:45 pm

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Wicked

“The best musical of the decade.”

- Entertainment Weekly

The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good... before Dorothy dropped in. Based on the imaginative Gregory Maguire novel, Wicked takes a fantasy journey through the unseen side of Oz, sharing a tale of unexpected friendship and love. Visually stunning, Wicked boasts a soaring score from Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin), Tony Award winning sets and costumes and some of the most gravity-defying moments the Great White Way.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013, or Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Price: $209 per person Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

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On Broadway New

Avenue Q

Tony Award Winner! Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q is the hilarious and heartfelt story of a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York with big dreams and little money. He can only afford to live on Avenue Q but—good news!—his neighbors turn out to be a remarkably funny bunch of characters. Picture a grown-up episode of Sesame Street, with satirical songs and jokes replacing preschool-style banter. The actors remain visible at all times and mimic the action of their puppets, adding yet another level of humor. Avenue Q is fast-moving and laugh-packed, particularly for audiences willing to embrace its rebellious, politically incorrect spirit.

Your Price Includes:

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013 Price: $169 per person Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

Mamaroneck 9:45 am, White Plains 10:15 am, Yonkers 10:30 am Yonkers 6:00 pm, White Plains 6:15 pm, Mamaroneck 6:45 pm

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Jersey Boys It’s Too Good to Be True! Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons—the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation - how Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons went from being unknown New Jersey kids to international pop superstars. The show features over 30 beautifully sung tunes, including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

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Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Price: $199 per person Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

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On Broadway Nice Work If You Can Get It Hilarious Broadway entertainment is back in high style with Nice Work If You Can Get It. Overflowing with 15 great songs, including “But Not For Me,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” this brandnew Gershwin musical comedy combines laughter, romance and high-stepping musical magic. Nice Work If You Can Get It is a 20s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between Jimmy (Matthew Broderick) and Billie (Kelli O’Hara).

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Price: $189 per person Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

Mamaroneck 9:45 am, White Plains 10:15 am, Yonkers 10:30 am Yonkers 6:00 pm, White Plains 6:15 pm, Mamaroneck 6:45 pm

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Roger and Hammerstein’s

Cinderella Laura Osnes (South Pacific, Anything Goes, Grease!) and Santino Fontana (Billy Elliot) star in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s take on the classic tale. Director Douglas Carter Beane has waved his magic wand over the world’s most treasured fairy tale, and his delightfully romantic take on the ultimate makeover story promises some hilarious new twists! Discover Cinderella’s sassier side in this outrageously fun Broadway musical for dreamers of all ages. And not to worry, you’ll be home well before the stroke of midnight!

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Price: $199 per person Optional Insurance only 10% 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, September 25, 2013 Price: $209 per person Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

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Broadway: Now and Forever Debuts in 2013 in Amish Country !

Immerse yourself in magnificent music from Chicago, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia, CATS, Billy Elliot, Les Misérables, Evita, The Lion King, and many more as you join your friends for the spectacular American Music Theater’s NEW Show Broadway: Now & Forever in Lancaster, Pa. Experience a larger-than-life theatrical compilation of unforgettable music from the hottest new blockbusters to your all-time favorite classics. Featuring a full, on-stage orchestra, the show recreates the greatest moments ever on stage. Join yoru friends for the ultimate Broadway showcase. If you’re heading to Amish Country, what do you expect? Good Food! That’s just what you’ll receive today as you dine at Miller’s Smorgasbord. Miller’s cooks food from scratch and has received many awards, such as the coveted “AAA Recommended” award.

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013

Your Price Includes:

Price: $129 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

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

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GENERAL INFORMATION

One-Day Tours: For one-day tours, full payment is due within seven days of making a reservation. If a guest elects to purchase Travel Insurance, the insurance cost is due within seven days of making a reservation.

Prices are per person, per trip and include all round trip transportation, accommodations, meals, entertainment, admissions, tour escorts, guides, taxes and gratuities as per the unique itinerary of each trip, unless otherwise stated.

Multiple-Day Tours: For multiple-day tours, a 20% per person deposit is due within seven days of making a reservation. Balance is then due 90 days prior to departure. If a guest elects to purchase Travel Insurance, the insurance cost is due within seven days of making a reservation.

It is the travelers’ responsibility to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to designated departure times. Any guest not arriving in time for departure may be left behind. The Upper Class, LLC assumes no responsibility for guests arriving late at departure points at any location.

Payments may be made by MasterCard, Visa, or by sending a check or money order. All rates are guaranteed upon payment or deposit.

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Please make personal checks payable to: The Upper Class, LLC.

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Please include the name, address and phone number of each traveler; along with date of trip with your check to ensure reservation.

To be fair to all guests, The Upper Class, LLC assigns seats for motor coach travel in order of payment received. President’s Club members may receive preferential seating. The Upper Class will try to accommodate seating and room requests, however seating assignments on motor coach travel or any other seating or room arrangements will be at the sole discretion of The Upper Class.

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Important Reservation Information MEDICAL CANCELLATION INSURANCE PROTECTION 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. 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.

GENERAL DISCLAIMERS Neither The Upper Class, LLC, its affiliated entities and its and their employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents, and assigns (collectively “The Upper Class”), own or operate any person or entity which is to or does provide goods or services for these trips. Because neither maintains any control over the personnel, equipment, or operations of these suppliers, The Upper Class, LLC assumes no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any personal injury, death, property damage or loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of (1) any wrongful, negligent, willful or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any of the suppliers or other employees or agents, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, or instrument owned, operated or otherwise used by any of these suppliers, or (3) any wrongful, or negligent act or omission on the part of any other party not under the direct supervision and control of The Upper Class, LLC.

CANCELLATIONS 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. 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. 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.

PERSONAL PROPERTY DISCLAIMER The Upper Class, LLC is not responsible for, and does not assume any liability or accept claims for loss of, or damage to automobiles or personal property due to vandalism, breakage, theft, or wear and tear.

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Coastal Maine

featuring Kennebunkport, Ogunquit and York

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HIGHLIGHTS:  3 Days / 2 Nights 3 Meals Best Beach in New England Lobster Boat Experience Day 1: Portsmouth & Ogunquit (D)

A delicious Maine Lobster Journey to the charming town of dinner is included Portsmouth, NH where you’ll enjoy

a fully narrated Harbor Cruise. With I enjoyed myself wonderful photo opportunities of lighthouses, mansions and forts, make immensely and sure your camera is ready! You’ll wouldn’t hesitate to then head up the coast and check into travel again - truly Ogunquit’s most renowned oceanfront resort, The Anchorage By the Upper Class ! - Edwina P, Greenwich Sea. The sea’s spectacular beauty is the focal point from most anywhere on the grounds of this picturesque property. The resort features both indoor and outdoor pools! You’ll enjoy a special welcome reception 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 just named The Pound’s crustacean creation as the “Best Lobster in New England!”

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Day 2: Perkins Cove and York (B) You’ll find yourself in the picturesque town of Perkins Cove this morning. 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.

Date: June 12-14, 2013

Discover the town of York during a guided tour, including the famous Nubble Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the country. This afternoon, rest and relaxation is in order You’re just steps from all the shops, galleries, museums and restaurants in downtown Ogunquit. Don’t miss the beautiful white sandy beach which is ranked as one of the “Top 10 American Beaches,” or stroll the Marginal Way- where the land meets the sea and one of the most picturesque walks in the country.

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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: Kennebunkport (B) Meet your local guide for a tour of Kennebunkport. Drive past the sandy beaches and rocky coastline, past the George Bush estate at Walker’s Point, hear the history of these shipbuilding towns and the legend of the Wedding Cake House. Don’t forget to take off your lobster bib when you arrive home today and say “Until next time.” Your Price Includes:

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

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2 Nights Accommodations Overlooking the Ocean 2 Breakfasts and 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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Hello Dolly at the Goodspeed Celebrate Goodspeed’s 50th Anniversary!

You’ll immediately feel the history of the Goodspeed Opera House as you enter the beautiful lobby. Join your friends and head to your Orchestra seats. Today you’re in for a treat as one of the greatest musicals ever written lights up the Goodspeed stage for the very first time - Hello Dolly! You’re just in time to celebrate the Goodspeed’s 50th Anniversary! Grin from ear to ear as Dolly Levi meddles in many a persons’ affairs while at the same time seeking her own “half a millionaire.” Jerry Herman’s rousing score is bursting with joy and tunes like “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.” Sparkling, dazzling, delightful – one musical that you cannot miss! For those who like their dining experience steeped in tradition, you’ll love your pre-theater lunch at the famed Gelston House featuring a wonderful view of the Connecticut River.

Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Depart: Yonkers 8:45 am, White Plains 9:00 am, Mamaroneck 9:30 am Return: Mamaroneck 6:30 pm, White Plains 7:00 pm, Yonkers 7:15 pm

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Lower East Side Eating Tour A New Gastronomical Adventure!

“Astoundingly informative tour” - Time Out New York

Join your friends for an historic and gastronomic tour through Chinatown, Little Italy and the Jewish East Side. Combine the history of the wonderfully diverse Lower East Side with a series of small food sampling, or “noshing” stops, from local shops and markets. During the course of your walking tour, you’ll sample about 10 different foods, representing the Italian, Jewish, Dominican & Chinese communities of the Lower East Side. Historic stops may include: Hester Street, the Jewish Daily Forward building, the infamous Bowery, Mulberry Bend, and sites associated with “Boss” Tweed, Jacob Riis, “Master” Juba, Emma Goldman and Bill “The Butcher” Poole. Food stops will include (among other things): Dominican plantains, fresh Italian mozzarella, Chinese ice cream, and traditional Jewish pickles. Please note, this is a leisurely walking tour. All food sampling will be done outdoors. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Price: $89 per person Optional Insurance only $10

Depart: Mamaroneck 12:30 pm, White Plains 1:00 pm, Yonkers 1:15 pm Return: Yonkers 5:45 pm, White Plains 6:00 pm, Mamaroneck 6:30 pm

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Great Rail Journeys of New England Featuring Cog Railroad and “The Notch”

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Stay in the lap of luxury at Historic Eagle Mtn Resort

Day 1: Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro & Jackson, NH (L, D) All Aboard! Over the next four days, you will witness some of the most dramatic scenery in the United States. Today you’ll journey to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. While in route you’ll have plenty of time to catch up with friends and get to know your Upper Class Tour Director. Arriving in this quaint town, you’ll board the Winnipesaukee Belle, a 65-foot turnof-the-century paddle boat for a narrated cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee. Discover why the clear, crisp water and fresh mountain air has been drawing vacationers to the Lake for centuries as you enjoy a lite lunch on board. Heading a bit north, you’ll come to the Eagle Mountain House, located in the heart of the White Mountains, on a scenic hilltop in Jackson, New Hampshire. With her distinctive 280 foot veranda this grand lady has been hosting guests since 1879. There’s no question that this hotel is among the most distinguished properties of the Historic Hotels of America. Originally established as a farm, this pastoral setting is perched above the picturesque village of Jackson. The “Eagle” endures as one of the few original grand resorts still remaining. Your home for the next three nights exemplifies New England charm with four-poster beds, period fixtures &and furnishings. During your stay, you’ll have access to the exercise room, tennis courts, hot tub, saunas, game room & outdoor pool with magnificent views.

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Day 2: Conway & “The Notch” (B, L) This morning, you’ll depart for one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world – the Conway Railroad and Crawford Notch. You’ll travel in the First Class Cabin featuring upgraded seating, cheese and crackers and a 3-course luncheon on board, harkening back to the golden day of rail travel.

Travel First Class & dine on board the train

One of the premier scenic train rides in the East, the Crawford Notch excursion provides you the opportunity to relive the annals of railroad history, when the first train traveled through Crawford Notch over 132 years ago. Boarding in the heart of North Conway Village, you’ll embark on a journey through the finest scenery in the East - past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas, and across the famed Frankenstein Trestle and Willey Brook Bridge. As you travel through this rugged terrain, listen to the conductor narrate your journey including history and folklore of the railroad and surrounding area.

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Day 3: Mt. Washington and the Cog Railway (B, D) After breakfast this morning, you’re in store for another of the world’s great railway adventures as you journey above the clouds on board the world’s first mountain-climbing Cog train. The beauty of the mountains and the thrill of ascending the Northeast’s highest peak are just as enchanting today as they were in 1869, when Sylvester Marsh opened the world’s first mountain-climbing railroad on Mount Washington. You’ll witness amazing vistas during a scenic ride to the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. There, visitors can take in the spectacular panoramic view, spanning the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, north into Canada, and east to the Atlantic Ocean. While at the summit, visit the Weather Museum

and see the Weather Observatory to learn about Mount Washington’s legendary weather patterns which rank with the most severe in the world. Returning to the Eagle Mountain House this afternoon, relax on the veranda and soak in the beauty of the Mountains. Dinner is included at your leisure this evening. Day 4: Castle in the Clouds (B, L) After breakfast this morning, we head for the Castle in the Clouds, an iconic, turnof-the-century mansion perched high on a spectacular mountaintop setting overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. You’ll hear stories of art, architecture and the gilded age lifestyle on a guided tour. Then enjoy lunch on the property. As we begin our journey home, you’ll have time to bid farewell to your new friends and share your wonderful memories of the greatest rail journeys in New England. Bring Your Camera! Your Price Includes:

Date: July 16-19, 2013

3 Nights Accommodations at “The Eagle” Price: $799 Double, $999 Single, 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 2 Dinners $769 Triple (prices per person) First Class Seating Aboard “The Notch” Train Optional Insurance only 10% Expert Tour Guides Round Trip Luggage Handling Depart: Yonkers 6:15 am, Mamaroneck 7:00 am, Goldens Bridge 7:30 am Upper Class Tour Director Return: Goldens Bridge 7:00 pm, Mamaroneck 7:30 pm, Yonkers 8:00 pm All taxes and gratuities

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Discovering Block Island

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HIGHLIGHTS:  3 Days / 2 Nights 4 Meals Historic National Hotel Tour Block Island Day 1: Block Island (D) Nestled in the Atlantic Ocean, Block Island offers you what does not seem possible anymore - simple relaxation in a startling beautiful place. The Island is famous for its miles of beaches, sparkling clear waters, draGuided tour of matic bluffs, preserved open spaces, Block Island and fun-filled activities. It’s no wonder that the Nature Conservancy has Excellent from designated Block Island “One of the start to finish last great places in the Western Hemi- Ray C, Mamaroneck sphere.” Block Island evokes memories of a simpler life in New England. Relax on a ferry across Narragansett Bay and Block Island Sound to the Island where you’ll check into the National Hotel - the island’s flagship Victorian landmark - built in 1888 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National’s giant, wrap-around porch is world famous with breathtaking views overlooking the Sound and is your home for the next two nights. Located in the heart of Old Harbor, you’ll enjoy dinner tonight in the National Hotel’s Victorian dining room.

Stay at the National Hotel overlooking BI Sound

Due to the historic nature of this hotel, there are only a limited number of rooms with two beds and some rooms may be located on the second floor. Please inquire for more details.

Date: September 8-10, 2013

Majestic Mohegan Bluffs Stroll Picturesque Old Harbor Day 2: Block Island (B, D) Enjoy a guided tour of the island as you discover miles of pristine beaches, sparkling clear waters, dramatic bluffs and preserved open spaces. You’ll visit the Great Salt Pond, the Island’s scenic lighthouses, majestic 200’ tall Mohegan Bluffs and Clayhead. This 11 square mile island offers both the rare and the wonderful. This afternoon is yours to enjoy the island. Let the concierge help you set up a nature walk, stroll the beach, go fishing, smell the wild flowers, tour a historic lighthouse, shop in Old Harbor or relax harbor side on the National hotel’s porch and watch the sailboats glide past – today is up to you. Dinner is in the Hotel’s Victorian dining room tonight. DAY 3: Block Island (B) Spend a leisurely morning strolling Block Island’s pristine beaches, protected by lighthouses and spectacular bluffs surrounded by rolling roads and winding paths. We’ll meet up in the early afternoon for the trip back to reality. Bid farewell to your friends as you arrive home with memories of “One of the Last Great Places.” Your Price Includes:

Price: $499 Double, $629 Single, $479 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10%

2 Nights Accommodations & Luggage Handling 2 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners Block Island Ferry and Island Tour Expert Tour Guides Depart: Yonkers 9:00 am, White Plains 9:30 am, Mamaroneck 10:00 am Upper Class Tour Director Return: Mamaroneck 6:00 pm, White Plains 6:30 pm, Yonkers 6:45 pm All taxes and gratuities

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Touring Wall Street:

Heroes, Scoundrels and Scandals

The world has its eye on Wall Street today: watching for the next trend, the next opportunity…the next scoundrel. How did this happen? What is the story behind this fabled thoroughfare and its larger-than-life personalities? Enjoy this unique opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of Wall Street today from a industry insider and former Wall Street professional. You’ll learn the stories BEHIND the stories! From “The Street’s” simple beginnings under a tree in the 1700s to the latest corporate mega-mergers, you’ll see where robber barons and financial icons like J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller made history. Don’t forget your camera to take a picture next to the famous Wall Street Bull. Explore the celebrated landmarks that occupy Wall Street, such as The New York Stock Exchange, Trinity Church, The Federal Reserve and much more. You’ll have time to grab lunch at the South Street Seaport (on own). You’ll also visit the Mu$eum of American Finance. From Alexander Hamilton to the recent credit crisis, you’ll witness artifacts from nearly 250 years of Wall Street History.

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Wall Street Walking Tour Admission to Mu$eum of Finance Depart: Goldens Bridge 8:30 am, White Plains 9:00 am, Yonkers 9:15 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Return: Yonkers 5:30 pm, White Plains 5:45 pm, Goldens Bridge 6:15 pm

River Discovery w AlongHudson NeCruise of Shores of Kingston and Rhinebeck From the decks of the venerable Rip Van Winkle cruise boat, relax and enjoy pristine views of the historic Hudson River during your narrated cruise. You’ll glide past lighthouses, waterfront mansions, and other notable locations, such as: Wyndcliff Mansion, Dinsmore, Wilderstein, and the Vanderbilt Mansion. You’ll view several Hudson River lighthouses, which offer an intriguing glimpse into the past…see the Rondout Lighthouse, watching patiently over the entrance to Rondout Harbor since 1837, and the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse, the second oldest lighthouse still on the job. Your experienced guide will point out sumptuous estates, picturesque and quaint sleepy villages surrounded by the natural beauty of vineyards, orchards and scenic preservation sites. Prior to the cruise, you’ll reminisce about mom’s cooking when you dine at Frank Guido’s Little Italy, where the slogan is “He Who Eats Well, Lives Well”.

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Scenic Hudson River Cruise Lunch at Frank Guido’s Little Italy Depart: Yonkers 9:45 am, White Plains 10:00 am, Goldens Bridge 10:30 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Return: Goldens Bridge 6:00 pm, White Plains 6:30 pm, Yonkers 6:45 pm

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A Mystery Tour

Indulge Your Spirit of Adventure!

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Looking for a totally new “Mystery” vacation experience? Join your friends on a fun-filled surprise day trip to “Who-Knows-Where!” You’ll make some wonderful new memories. Where? Sorry, you just have to trust us... you’ll have the time of your life without ever knowing in advance where you are going! Here’s one hint – The Upper Class has never been here before! Where will we go? What will we see? What will you do?

If we told you too much, it wouldn’t be a mystery…would it?

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013

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Price: $99 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Depart: Mamaroneck 9:00 am, Bronxville 9:30 am, Yonkers 9:45 am Return: Yonkers 6:30 pm, Bronxville 6:45 pm, Mamaroneck 7:15 pm

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Philly’s Famed Murals & Markets You Won’t Believe Your Eyes or your Tastebuds! Today you’ll get to know the noises, aromas and sights of the famous 9th Street Italian Market – the oldest open-air market in the USA. With your local guide leading the way, tempt your taste buds as you wander past cheeses, chocolates, spices and olive oils. Chat with the owners of these shops, taste a variety of foods, and hear stories of the market’s 100+ year history. After leaving the market, arrive at Pat’s, where you’ll enjoy a famed Philly Cheesesteak – a quintessential Philly experience. It’s a delicious way to end your tour! This afternoon, join your local guide to witness the world’s largest collection of outdoor public art. You’ll learn fascinating details about the murals, the artistic process and the history of the diverse communities that serve as the backdrop for this unique art form. After the driving tour, you’ll talk with an artist while you learn intimate details about their current mural project. Please note, this tour involves walking at a leisurely pace.

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013

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Price: $109 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

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

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9th St. Italian Market Tour Cheesesteak Lunch at Pat’s Mural Tour and Artist Meeting Tour Director, All taxes & gratuities

Exploring Bannerman’s Castle

Inside A Jewel of the Hudson River Valley

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A jewel of the Hudson Highlands, Bannerman’s Castle is an iconic landmark with a history integral to the birth of our nation. During the American Revolution, the island served as a protector of the Highlands against the British fleet in 1777. Later it was used as a thriving military arsenal after the Spanish-American War through World War I. Accessible only by boat, you’ll indulge your sense of adventure today with a short boat ride to the island. Upon reaching the island you will be greeted by your tour guide and be given an escorted tour of this rugged little island. Your tour will include a lecture about the island’s history and plenty of opportunities for photographs of the unique scenery. See for yourself why this island will always have its place in history and in legend, and will forever be a jewel in its Hudson Highland setting. Set on the Historic Hudson River, you’ll enjoy a delicious Sunday Brunch at the Torches on the Hudson restaurant where floor to ceiling windows provide spectacular views of the Hudson River. You’ll indulge in a mimosa before you browse the expansive brunch buffet featuring carving, omelet and waffle stations! Due to the unique nature of this tour, only a limited number of seats are available. Please also be advised this tour includes walking on uneven paths and trails. Please wear the proper shoes and attire for a walk in the woods. The island is still as primitive as it was in the early 1900’s and there is no electricity and no running water on the island.

Experience historic Bannerman’s Castle on a guided tour

I have always marveled at the wonderful job you do at “planning everything so well. I just came back from the Show and once again, I HAD THE GREATEST TIME EVER!! I can’t wait to bring a group of friends to see it next year. Our tour director was just incredible - so professional and handled everything with such grace.

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Date: Sunday, July 28, 2013

Price: $129 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Bannerman Island Cruise & Tour Brunch at Torches on the Hudson Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Yonkers 8:15 am, White Plains 8:30 am, Goldens Bridge 9:00 am All taxes and gratuities Return: Goldens Bridge 4:00 pm, White Plains 4:30 pm, Yonkers 4:45 pm

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Maine’s Rugged Coastline

Bar Harbor, Acadia Park & Mt. Desert Island

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Amazing vistas await at the top of Cadillac Mtn.

Day 1: Bar Harbor, ME (D) Be awed by the beauty and diversity of Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park over the next five days and see why people have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. During our drive to Maine you will have plenty of time to meet new friends and get to know your Upper Class Tour Director. Arriving in Bar Harbor, Maine, you’ll immediately understand why this town was originally called Eden… from the Downeast character, to the rocky shores, to the famous Maine Lobster. You’ll check into to your AAA Three-Diamond Bar Harbor Grand Hotel. With its great downtown location, the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel offers first class amenities and personal service as you enjoy four nights on “the most beautiful Island in America.” Tonight a special welcome dinner is in store as you head for that quintessential Maine tradition – a Downeast Lobster Bake. Gather around the steamers with your appetite and camera when the covers are lifted to reveal a colorful blend of lobsters, mussels, corn on the cob and red potatoes amidst a cloud of steam. Non-seafood options are available. Day 2: Bar Harbor, ME (B) Meet your local guide for a morning tour of Acadia National Park. See the beauty that has attracted folks to this area for years. Keep your camera handy for photo stops atop Cadillac Mountain, at Thunder Hole and Sandy

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Beach. You’ll drive the Park Loop Road for breathtaking views of ocean, mountains, and forests. The park is home to a wide variety of plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. After lunch on your own in Bar Harbor, you’ll visit one of Bar Harbor’s most popular museums and enjoy an entertaining and educational presentation on lobstering from a local fisherman at the The Mount Desert Oceanarium, one of the few remaining lobster hatcheries in the world. The Lobster Hatchery and Museum is heralded for its support of education and preserving a Maine way of life. At the Maine Lobster Museum, you’ll view a retired Lobster boat and other tools of the trade and enjoy the stories and company of local and retired lobstermen. Here you will learn about Maine’s lobster industry and about the lobster’s life outside of the kitchen. Then tour the adjacent Maine Lobster Hatchery to see how baby lobsters are raised from eggs to the stage where they can survive easily on their own in the wild. Day 3: Portland, ME (B, D) This morning, we’ll head for historic Portland for a guided tour, including a stop at Portland Head lighthouse – Maine’s oldest and also the most photographed! Next you’ll take a private, guided tour of another nearby lighthouse that is not normally open to the public. This lighthouse is accessed via a granite jetty (those un-

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able to climb stairs or manage the uneven terrain to the lighthouse will be offered an alternate activity). See how the lighthouse keepers lived on the Maine coast and enjoy the scenic view of Casco Bay when you walk out on the top of this two story beacon. Enjoy a Maine lobster roll for dinner tonight at the wonderful Old Port Sea Grill, located in historic Portland Harbor (non-lobster option available). Day 4: Bar Harbor, ME (B) This morning, you’ll embark on a cruise along Maine’s rugged coastline to visit five offshore island lighthouses. Learn about these legendary lighthouses and the brave men and women who maintained them. Along the way you will have an opportunity to see some of Acadia National Park’s most scenic highlights. This trip is fully narrated and offers ample time for the many excellent photo opportunities. Returning to the mainland, you’ll

spend the afternoon discovering the magic of Bar Harbor…romance, adventure, the rock-bound coast and soaring granite cliffs. From the stonewall-lined and tree-covered roads, to the sweeping vistas from atop Cadillac Mountain, to the quaint shops and one-of-akind stores, there is a spe- Learn about the lobstering industry cial mystique to Bar Harbor. Day 5: Bar Harbor (B) After a leisurely morning, we begin the journey home. We’ll make a rest stop along the way to stretch our legs. Bid farewell to your new friends as you arrive home with wonderful memories of Bar Harbor, Portland, Acadia National Park and the rugged Maine Coastline. Enjoy a Down East Lobsterbake!

Date: September 26-30, 2013

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4 Nights in Downtown Bar Harbor & Luggage Handling 4 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners including a Lobster Bake Cruise Maine’s Rugged Coastline Expert Tour Guides Yonkers 6:30 am, Mamaroneck 7:15 am, Somers 8:00 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Somers 6:30 pm, Mamaroneck 7:00 pm, Yonkers 7:30 pm

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New York’s Waterways

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Day 1: Erie Canal (L, D) New York’s Finger Lakes region has been described by Wine Spectator as the “wine and culinary epicenter of New York”. Join your friends to discover the vineyards, history, culture, gardens, lakes, shops and great restaurants – what more could you ask for! Travel back in history along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor today and enjoy a narrated cruise traveling through the historic Lock 18, using all original equipment. Lunch is at the Canal Side Inn, a recent AAA 3-Diamond winner. Check into the Ramada Geneva Lakefront, your Finger Lakes home for the next two nights. Surrounded by the shimmering waters and panoramic views of Seneca Lake, your AAA 3-Diamond hotel is just steps from downtown Geneva. Tonight, you’re in for a special treat – dinner inside Belhurst Castle – a century-old Gothic-style Castle overlooking the pristine waters of Seneca Lake. You’ll dine in luxury!

Day 2: Finger Lakes (B, L) After a hearty breakfast, you’re off on an exploration of the best of the Enjoy world-class wines on Finger Lakes. You’ll learn about famed a Finger Lakes Wine Tour Geneva Cobblestone Houses as you

Date: October 1-3, 2013

drive past these beautiful homes which always bring oohs and aahs. Traveling along the west side of Seneca Lake, you’ll arrive at Glenora Wine Cellars, the oldest winery on Seneca Lake, for a tasting of a variety of their artisian wines paired with local cheeses. You’ll board a boat for a delicious lunch cruise as you sail along the still waters of Seneca Lake. Your captain will provides narration as you witness the beautiful scenery and wineries from a unique perspective. This afternoon, you’ll head over to Cayuga Lake and tour the quaint village of Seneca Falls, inspiration for the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. DAY 3: Corning (B, L) After breakfast, we’ll meet our local guide for a tour of Watkins Glen and three amazing waterfalls. You’ll learn about the geologic history of the falls as well as several local legends. Continue south to the fascinating Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 35 centuries of glassmaking - from the pharaohs to the finest Renaissance Venetian glass to larger-than-life contemporary sculptures. You’ll also witness a live glass blowing demonstrations and enjoy lunch at the Museum. Your Price Includes:

Price: $599 Double, $739 Single, $569 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10% Depart: Return:

Seneca Lake Lunch Cruise Dinner inside Belhurst Castle

2 Nights Accommodations & Luggage Handling 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 1 Dinner Lunch Cruise on Seneca Lake Wine Tastings and Expert Tour Guides Yonkers 7:30 am, Mamaroneck 8:15 am, Goldens Bridge 9:00 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Goldens Bridge 6:30 pm, Mamaroneck 7:00 pm, Yonkers 7:30 pm

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Best of the Berkshires

with Apple Squeeze Festival and Lunch at The Mount Meet your guide this morning for a tour of Lenox, MA including the Berkshire Cottages. On this driving tour you will hear stories about the characters and explore the era of the “Gilded Age”. The Berkshires are known as the Inland Newport and display mansions built during the turn of the century… before the days of income tax. These estates, also called cottages, were the homes of the Carnegie’s, Proctor’s, Westinghouse’s, Vanderbilt’s and many others who formed the American Aristocracy. Next, you’ll tour The Mount, the home of Edith Wharton. A National Historic Landmark, you will enjoy a Picnic Lunch here at The Mount. This afternoon explore the many booths and attractions at the Lenox Apple Squeeze Festival. There are apple pies, apple cakes, apple cider, even apple pizza, a Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, pie contests, dog contests, clowns, face painting, crafts, sidewalk sales, bands, dancers, singers. This fall celebration started twenty years ago as a tribute to autumn in the Berkshires.

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Berkshire Guided Tour Lunch at The Mount Apple Squeeze Festival Depart: Yonkers 7:45 am, White Plains 8:00 am, Goldens Bridge 8:30 am Return: Goldens Bridge 6:00 pm, White Plains 6:30 pm, Yonkers 6:45 pm Tour Director, Taxes & Gratuities

Glory in Gotham w NeExplore the Influence of Religion on NY’s History New York City is often defined by the word “Skyscraper”. But our great city also offers a beautiful collection of religious buildings. Each of them feature spectacular architecture and design. Join your friends for our new Glory in Gotham tour as we explore some of the most beautiful houses of worship in the city. From Catholicism to Judaism and from Buddhism to Islam, you’ll learn how religion and these great houses of worship shaped much of NYC’s history. You’ll enjoy lunch today in a relaxed, cozy, French country atmosphere when you dine at Le Rivage. A three-generation, family-owned restaurant, your hosts will expertly prepare traditional French cuisine for your pleasure. A donation will be made to each house of worship we visit on your behalf.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2013

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Houses of Worship Guided Tours Lunch at Le Rivage Depart: Mamaroneck 9:45 am, White Plains 10:15 am, Yonkers 10:30 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Return: Yonkers 6:30 pm, White Plains 6:45 pm, Mamaroneck 7:15 pm

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Philadelphia: History in HD

History, QVC & More in the City of Brotherly Love

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HIGHLIGHTS:  2 Days / 1 Night 3 Meals QVC Studio Tour Dinner on the Moshulu Day 1: Philadelphia and QVC (D) As you arrive in Philadelphia today, you’ll have a chance to grab lunch at the Reading Terminal Market with its’ mouth-watering aromas, Tour QVC Studios - you fresh produce, Amish specialties and may meet your favorite host! unique, hand-made crafts from around the world. It’s all here! Next, you head for the QVC Everything Studio Park in West Chester, PA. The QVC Studio Tour is a one-of-awas great! kind guided walking tour through the - George E, Amawalk fantastic world of multimedia retailing. Experience how QVC products brought to life on air. Get a spectacular view from the Observation Deck where you’ll see live programming. You may even catch a glimpse of a favorite host! You’ll have time to browse in the QVC Studio Store, grab today’s Deal of the Day and get some early holiday shopping done! Next, check into the Crown Plaza. After relaxing, we head out for dinner. Tonight you’ll be welcomed aboard the Moshulu. As one of Philadelphia’s best restaurants, the Moshulu has been honored with AAA Four Diamond Dinner on board the ratings and many “best of” honors. Moshulu is a special This unique restaurant is housed inside the world’s largest four-masted sailing experience ship still afloat, dating back to 1904.

Date: November 2-3, 2013

Independence Mall Historic Philly Guided Tour Day 2: Philadelphia (B, L) You’ll meet your local guide this morning for a tour of Philadelphia’s Historic Downtown. Start at the Independence Visitor Center and walk out of the door with instant views of Independence Mall. Stroll past the Liberty Bell, then onto Washington Square for stories of William Penn and a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Philosophical Society, and Carpenter’s Hall. You’ll visit the Arch Street Meeting House, the largest Quaker Meeting House in the world. Hear stories of the birth of the American Flag at the Betsy Ross House. From there, we weave through the charming back alleys of the Old City, and wind up walking down Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest residential street in the country. As the tour winds down, you’ll be treated to a visit inside Christ Church where you’ll hear stories of our founding fathers with worshipped here. Next, you’ll experience a taste of the Amalfi Coast, Italy right in Old City Philadelphia when you dine on a three course meal at Positano Coast by award-winning chef Aldo Lamberti. Your Price Includes:

Price: $269 Double, $329 Single, $259 Triple (prices per person) Optional Insurance only 10%

1 Nights Accommodations at the Crowne Plaza 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner Expert Tour Guides QVC Studio Tour Depart: Goldens Bridge 7:30 am, Mamaroneck 8:15 am, Yonkers 9:00 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Return: Yonkers 6:30 pm, Mamaroneck 7:00 pm, Goldens Bridge 7:30 pm

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You’ve Seen It In The Movies New York City ranks just after Hollywood as the movie capital of the world. Many first time New York visitors know the city because of all the wonderful locations they have seen in the movies. During your guided tour be able to answer: What instantly recognizable building is from a recent superhero trilogy? What famous star from the golden age of Hollywood worked there as an elevator operator before he went to Hollywood? Gene Wilder embraced a life of crime in front of which legendary opera house in a Mel Brooks comedy? What two lovers met here for their first date in a 1987 Academy Award-winning romance? Which legendary luxury apartment building has been home to many movie stars? And what 1968 horror movie classic was set here? This afternoon, you’ll dine at the exquisite Firebird Restaurant. As you step through the two-story high entrance into the Dining Rooms adorned with exquisite china, crystal, artwork and antique books, you know you’re in for a unique dining experience. In fact, a recent episode of the hit series Mad Men was filmed here.

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Depart: Mamaroneck 9:45 am, White Plains 10:15 am, Yonkers 10:30 am Return: Yonkers 6:30 pm, White Plains 6:45 pm, Mamaroneck 7:15 pm

NYC TV & Movie Guided Tour Lunch at Firebird Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities

du Pont Dynasty NewAfternoon TeaThe at the Historic Hotel du Pont Nemours Mansion and Gardens is an American Versailles, set just outside Philadelphia. Built in 1910 by the late industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont, this 300acre country estate features a magnificent mansion as well as dazzling fountains, vistas and sculptures. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of the 77-room home and experience turn-of-the-century opulence. Learn how the home was technologically ahead of its time, with the latest “gadgets,” along with some of Mr. du Pont’s own inventions, many of which we still use every day. After marveling at the late-18thcentury French style home, you’ll take a driving tour of the expansive gardens and beautiful landscaping. The opulence continues as you enjoy the elegance and style of a classic Afternoon Tea at the Hotel du Pont, modeled after the great hotels of Europe. You’ll enjoy tea in the Green Room, an unforgettable setting of oak paneling, gold chandeliers, Italian mosaics and original oil paintings. In fact, the Hotel du Pont is winner of the prestigious FourDiamond AAA Award for 27 consecutive years! Your Price Includes:

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2013 Price: $119 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

Tour Neumours House and Gardens Afternoon Tea at Dupont Hotel Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 7:30 am, White Plains 8:00 am, Yonkers 8:15 am All taxes and gratuities Return: Yonkers 7:30 pm, White Plains 7:45 pm, Mamaroneck 8:15 pm

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Magical Quebec City

Featuring St. Lawrence River Cruise & Islé of Orleans

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Day 1: Quebec City (D) Today we head to Quebec City where you’re sure to enjoy the European charm resonating throughout the the ancient stone houses huddled beside venerable churches, evoking memories of 18th-century Europe. Arriving in Quebec City, you’ll check into your hotel this afternoon – I’m very happy I found you! The trip the Delta Québec. Located just steps from the heart of downtown and feawas wonderful. I turing exceptional views of the Laucan tell that a lot of rentian Mountains and Parliament Hill. You’ll love the heated outdoor thought went into pool and terrace offering spectacuthe planning. I will lar views of the Mountains. Tonight, be sure to spread the enjoy dinner at Le Bistro featuring regionally-inspired cuisine. word! Thank you!

- Teri R., Mamaroneck

Stroll the charming streets of Old Quebec

Day 2: Quebec City (B) After breakfast at the hotel, tour La Citadelle, an active military garrison dating back to the mid-1700’s. You’ll learn about the garrison’s place as a military site in Quebec City history. Discover how the buildings, bastions and strongholds of La Citadelle were used in fortification of the city. As your tour concludes, you’ll find yourself on the parade grounds for the awe-inspiring Changing of the Guard Ceremony. This colorful, precisely choreographed ceremony involves the inspection of the troops by the officers, music by the Régiment Band, and the regimental mascot, Batisse the goat. It’s easy to understand why this is a must-see event and one of the highlights of your vacation!

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Follow your local guide off the beaten path and be charmed by Old Quebec, as you relive 400 years of action-packed history! You will be impressed by this UNESCO World Heritage site where fine old buildings and proud monuments line winding streets and picturesque places such as the National Assembly and Parliament Hill, Battlefields Park, Château Frontenac, Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica and Place d’Armes. We also visit the Place Royale, the cradle of French civilization in North America, in the heart of the old Lower Town along the St. Lawrence river-front. Tonight, stroll among the charming open air cafes and shops of the Old City – you won’t be able to avoid the irresistible allure of Quebec City. Day 3: Islé of Orleans and Montmorency Falls (B, L) After breakfast, you’ll meet up with your local guide who will lead you on a tour of the Islé of Orleans. Inhabited by Native Americans long before Jacques Cartier set foot on it in 1535 and named it in honor of the Duc d’Orleans, son of François 1er, King of France. Its rich natural elements and outstanding architectural treasures offer a diverse collection of charming and breathtaking landscapes. Known as the “Garden of Quebec,” the rich soil has contributed to a long-standing agricultural industry. Lunch today inside in a magnificent old flour mill dating back to 1720

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in Moulin de St Laurent. Later this afternoon, find yourself at a family-run Cider Mill for a tour and tasting of their scrumptious products. You will also discover the Parcde-la-Chute-Montmorency: the most spectacular water falls in the province, one and a half times higher than Niagara Falls! Marvel at the outstanding view from both the cable car and the suspended bridge overlooking the St. Lawrence River! Day 4: Grosse Île (B, D) After breakfast, you’ll board a boat for a full day narrated cruise up the St. Laurence River to the picturesque island of Grosse Île, a National Historic Site. This is an exceptional place, where you will experience Quebec from a very different perspective! Part nature, part history, the true essence of Grosse Île is the breathtaking natural landscapes. You’ll take a narrated Trolley ride and

Date: August 25-29, 2013

see over forty historic buildings, animation with period costumes, pedestrian trails, central exhibit on village life, guided tours and much more. Tonight, let yourself be charmed by the intimate and inviting environment of La Crémaillère in Old Quebec City during your special farewell dinner where your chef has expertly prepared a unique gastronomic experience blending French and Italian traditions. Day 5: Quebec City (B) You’ll stop at the duty free store, allowing time to stock up on a variety of tax-free items. You will have time to re-live this wonderful trip with your new friends as you Witness stunning Montmorency Falls, arrive home with fond memo1.5 time higher than Niagara Falls! ries of Quebec City.

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The Duprees: Live at Fox Theater Featuring Casino Bonus at Foxwoods Casino Join your friends for The Duprees performing their biggest hits of the past half-century in this matinee show. The Duprees are known for their romantic interpretations of the most beautiful love songs ever written. Starting with their first single and major hit “You Belong To Me.” The Duprees recorded hit after hit, making a name for themselves as one of the most successful and creative doowop groups of their time. Their recordings “My Own True Love,” “Have You Heard,” and “Why Don’t You Believe Me” all became major hits. They bring romance to the stage, invigorating old hits with the fresh vocals and their doo-wop sound with major big band arrangements. As a special treat, you’ll receive a $25 casino bonus, which includes a $10 slot play and a complimentary all-you-can-eat buffet when you arrive at Foxwoods Casino. (Bonus package is subject to the casino’s discretion)

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013 Price: $89 per person Optional Insurance only $10

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

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Simply Streisand w NAeTribute to Barbra Streisand at Mt. Airy Casino This award winning Tribute Artist, Sharon Owens, has the look and sound of “the Greatest Star”, the incomparable Barbra Streisand. You will be wowed by her mannerisms, beautiful vocals, and even her nose. You will feel as if you are seeing the real Barbra. Sharon will be accompanied by a beautiful musical trio to add elegance and grace to this legendary Simply Streisand Concert. Your day includes a $25 casino bonus and buffet lunch at the beautiful Mt. Airy Casino in the Poconos. Recently awarded the AAA Four-Diamond award, the excitement is always 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.

Sharon came onto the stage, I almost “fellWhen off my chair, She’s a dead ringer” - Jerry Greenburg, Former President of Atlantic Records Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Price: $99 per person Optional Insurance only 10%

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

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High Society in the Hamptons featuring Jackson Pollack’s Home and Studio

Join your friends for a trip out east to the Hamptons. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of the Hamptons to appreciate why many famous people choose to make the Hamptons their own personal playground. In famed Southhampton, you’ll see where residents such as Jerry Seinfeld, Paris Hilton, David Letterman, Steven Spielberg and others have made it their home. This is definitely the place to see and be seen. This afternoon, you’ll tour the National Historic Landmark home and studio of the famed artist, Jackson Pollock. Regarded as the leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Pollack created many of his most famous paintings in this studio. In fact, the studio remains relatively untouched since the car crash, which claimed his life in 1956. Today, you’ll dine at Saltwater Grill – a favorite Westhampton restaurant. You’ll enjoy lunch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean’s magnificent sand dunes and vistas.

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Tour of Jackson Pollack’s Studio Guided Tour of the Hamptons Lunch at Saltwater Grill Depart: Yonkers 8:45 am, White Plains 9:00 am, Mamaroneck 9:30 am Return: Mamaroneck 7:00 pm, White Plains 7:30 pm, Yonkers 7:45 pm Tour Director, taxes and gratuities

Discovering Chinatown w Ne featuring the MOCA and Dim Sum Lunch Join your friends as we discover the history of Manhattan’s Chinatown as well as the history of the Chinese community in the United States. Your private tour guide will be nationally-noted urban historian Justin Ferate, called “New York’s Most Engaging Tour Guide.” You’ll begin with a private guided tour of the new Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) designed by the internationally acclaimed artist and designer Maya Lin. Explore this new Manhattan architectural treasure as we discover the exhibit, With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America. This gallery talk will provide an overview of Chinese in America from the 19th century to present day. After the gallery tour, we will stroll the streets of Chinatown for time to shop and discover some of its social and cultural sites (including a secret underground tunnel) ending with a Dim Sum luncheon at the Golden Unicorn (Vegetarian options available).

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Chinatown and MOCA Tours Dim Sum Lunch at Golden Unicorn Upper Class Tour Director Depart: Mamaroneck 8:30 am, White Plains 9:00 am, Yonkers 9:15 am Return: Yonkers 4:15 pm, White Plains 4:30 pm, Mamaroneck 5:00 pm All taxes and gratuities

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A Southern Christmas

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View the centuries old Charleston homes decorated for the holidays

Christmas Charm comes in spades in Charleston

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Experience Southern Hospitality at its’ Best!

Day 1: Richmond, Virginia (D) Today we head to Richmond where you’ll meet your local guide and enjoy a historic and sightseeing tour of the city. Tonight, we dine inside a restored tobacco warehouse in Richmond’s historic district. During the day, meet new friends as you get to know your fellow travlers and your Upper Class Tour Director. You’ll spend the night at the Holiday Inn. Day 2: Charleston, SC (B, D) Enjoy the Christmas spirit, southern hospitality and relaxed pace of Charleston today. You will experience old-world charm as you stroll down cobblestone streets where century-old oaks shade magnificent homes and the past and present meet right before your eyes. You’ll check into the Holiday Inn Riverfront, a unique 14-story circular high rise hotel located on the banks of the Ashley River overlooking the sky lights of historic downtown Charleston. The perfect setting to unwind and enjoy the holiday lights of Charleston. Tonight, you’ll dine at Hyman’s Seafood, named the #1 Southeast Restaurant by Southern Living Magazine and the “Top 5 Best Seafood” restaurants by the Food Network. Day 3: Charleston (B) After breakfast, you’ll discover Charleston up close and personal on a guided tour. Since her founding in 1670, “Historic Charleston” has known

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greatness and tragedy, abundance mingled with despair and triumph tempered by defeat. Charlestonians are proud of their heritage reflected in the many beautifully preserved 18th and 19th century buildings which retain the grace and grandeur of Colonial America. Charleston is equally acclaimed for its contributions to the arts and humanities, and is often viewed as a “living museum.” This afternoon, you’ll tour Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, Magnolia Plantation has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold. It is the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. You’ll take a special tram tour of the Gardens and a guided tour of the plantation.

ENHANCE YOUR TRIP!

Join your friends and enjoy Charleston’s beautiful Harbor and City Christmas Lights during a threehour dinner cruise complete with a multi-course gourmet meal and live music – it’s a present for yourself! Only $79 per person! Day 4: Charleston or Beaufort (B, D) Today is yours to explore Charleston. Enjoy Shrimp and grits, shop for Special “Lowcountry” made stocking stuffers, take a stroll to view the centuries old antebellum homes decorated for the holidays – it’s all up to you!

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Tonight, we meet up for dinner at the Charleston Crab House, family owned for 20 years. After dinner, let the spirit of the season embrace you as James Island comes alive with the Festival of Lights illumination - Charleston’s most beloved nighttime event and one of the most spectacular in the country.

ADD TO YOUR FUN! Today, you can join your friends and travel to Beaufort, the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands.” After meeting your local guide, step back in time to recapture a history dating as far back as the 1500’s. Witness the classic architecture of regal antebellum homes and learn about the local history of African-Americans of the Sea Islands, known as “Gullah” today, during your special tour. Only $69 per person!

Day 5: Charleston to Reston (B, D) Bid farewell to the southern charms of Charleston as we head north today. You’ll spend the night at the Sheraton Hotel in Reston, Virginia. After checking in, you’ll enjoy dinner at your leisure at the hotel’s restaurant. Day 6: Washington, DC (B, L) Today, you’ll visit our country’s capitol and enjoy a guided tour of the United States Capitol Building. You’ll see the Crypt of the Capitol, the soaring Rotunda, and National Statuary Hall during your guided tour. Enjoy free time to visit the Capitol Museum and grab an included lunch in the Capitol Café before we head for home. Even the Lighthouses are decorated in Charleston!

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5 Nights Accommodations 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 4 Dinners Expert Local Tour Guides Festival of Lights Depart: Goldens Bridge 6:15 am, Mamaroneck 7:00 am, Yonkers 7:45 am Upper Class Tour Director All taxes and gratuities Return: Yonkers 7:30 pm, Mamaroneck 8:00 pm, Goldens Bridge 8:30 pm

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New Year’s Eve in Boston

Boston Harbor Dinner Cruise with Fireworks!

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You’ll Love the Samuel Adams Brewery Tour

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- Elaine K., West Nyack

Discover Boston’s Colonial Past on a Guided Tour

Day 1: Boston (L) Experience “First Night” in Boston on a brand new Upper Class tour! Begin your New Year’s Getaway with lunch at Skipjack’s, an award winning seafood restaurant. This afternoon, you’ll tour the “pilot plant” at Sam Adams Brewery. On the tour you will get the history of the well-known Brewery at and see how they make their wonderful beer. Check into the Colonade Hotel, across from the Prudential Center and in the middle of downtown Boston! Your exquisitely appointed accommodations at this Four Diamond hotel is in the heart of everything. Day 2: Boston (B, D) After a full breakfast at the hotel, you meet your guide for a late morning tour. Your Historic Boston Tour includes parts of the Freedom Trail, a visit to the Old North Church, Cambridge and Harvard University to see “Hahvahd” as the locals say it! You’ll also visit the Charleston Navy Yard for a picture stop of the USS Constitution, affectionately known as “Old Ironsides,” the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. You’ll have free time at Quincy

Date: December 30 - January 1, 2014

Historic Boston Tour Samuel Adams Brewery Tour Market this afternoon. See the preparations for First Night, enjoy the ice sculptures, shop, dine and more. Tonight, you’re in for a treat as you cruise Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston for the Midnight Fireworks Display and New Year’s Festivities. This magical setting is enhanced by dazzling city sights and harbor lights. An evening filled to the brim with wonderful cuisine, live music and dancing under a canopy of stars. You’ll know you’re in for a special evening the moment you step aboard the elegant boat and are escorted to your candlelit table. Your waiter will invite you to the Grande Dinner Buffet. After dinner while you relax over coffee and dessert, the Broadway-quality performers will dazzle you with song and dance while you “Rock The Boat!” You’ll enjoy a Champagne Toast and party favors at Midnight! Ring in the New Year by watching the New Year’s Eve Fireworks explode over the Boston Harbor. The perfect end to a perfect night! Day 3: Boston (B) After a leisurely breakfast, we head home. Share pictures with your friends about another great Upper Class trip. Your Price Includes:

2 Nights Accommodations & Luggage Handling Price: $699 Double, $899 Single, 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 1 Dinner $669 Triple (prices per person) New Year’s Eve Cruise with Champagne & Fireworks Optional Insurance only 10% Historic Boston Tour Depart: Yonkers 7:30 am, Mamaroneck 8:15 am, Goldens Bridge 9:00 am Upper Class Tour Director Return: Goldens Bridge 2:00 pm, Mamaroneck 2:45 pm, Yonkers 3:15 pm All taxes and gratuities

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