Fall Foliage: New England and the Hudson River« All Yorktown cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Oct 12 '13
|Port charges & taxes: $195 per person|
Day 1 Gloucester, Massachusetts / Embark
Arrive in Gloucester and transfer to the pier to embark the Yorktown.
Day 2 Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park
Today explore Bar Harbor, one of the loveliest towns on Maine’s coast. Surrounded by Acadia National Park, this quaint fishing village on Mount Desert Island was a fashionable resort town in the late 1800s and the summer home of influential families, including the Astors and Rockefellers. In the afternoon, tour Acadia National Park to discover the Wild Gardens of Acadia, showcasing over 300 native plant species. Also visit the Abbe Museum’s collections chronicling Maine’s 10,000 years of Native American culture and history.
Day 3 Bath
Call at the Maine Maritime Museum, in the town of Bath, on the banks of the Kennebec River. See the displays on shipbuilding and lobstering, and boats that once cruised the Grand Banks off of Newfoundland in search of cod.
Day 4 Nantucket, Massechusetts
Nantucket is one of the premier destinations along the eastern seaboard, where seaside cottages and old-fashioned lamps still illuminate the streets. Named a National Historic District, the island has retained much of its 17th-century architecture and today nearly 40 percent of the island is protected conservation land. During your full day in Nantucket you may wish to visit the impressive whaling museum, with its skeleton of a 43-foot finback whale; and Hadwen House, a grand 19th-century Greek Revival home.
Day 5 Newport, Rhode Island
Sail into the yacht-filled harbor of Newport, the one-time summer playground of New York’s wealthiest families. Many of the grand “cottages” they built are now cared for by The Preservation Society of Newport County and are open to the public. See The Breakers, the 70-room Italian Renaissance mansion of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Also explore the historic center of Newport with its fine architecture and enjoy time at leisure.
Day 6 Yonkers, New York / Pocantico Hills
Yorktown enters the Hudson River to arrive in Westchester County. From Yonkers, travel to Pocantico Hills for an excursion to Kykuit, home to four generations of Rockefellers whose mansion and surrounding grounds is a National Trust for Historic Preservation site. Explore the impressive sculpture garden, with works by David Smith and Henry Moore, and the six-story stone mansion which houses many works of art, including beautiful tapestries by Picasso. Later, visit the Union Church, unassuming and charming upon first glance, but a closer look reveals a gem for art enthusiasts. As requested by the Rockefeller siblings following their mother’s death, Henri Matisse, who was a close friend of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, agreed to create the beautiful stained glass Rose Window as a memorial to the matriarch. The siblings later commissioned Marc Chagall to create a memorial window for their father upon his death. Chagall went on to create eight additional windows for the church, all of which are beautifully displayed today.
Day 7 Poughkeepsie / Hyde Park
Visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, conceived by FDR to house the many historical papers, books, and memorabilia throughout his life. After privately raising funds to build the site, he donated it to the National Archives to ensure that the public would have access to such important historical documents. Also visit Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill, a National Historic Site. Wander the bucolic grounds and visit the cottage where Eleanor lived until her death. Continue to the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Purchased by Frederick Vanderbilt in 1895, the mansion was home the socially distinguished for nearly two centuries, and is an exceptional monument of the Gilded Age. Explore the mansion and its lovely grounds, which offer stunning views of the Hudson River. Also visit the Dia Art Foundation in Beacon, whose works include art from the 1960s to the present.
Day 8 New York City / Disembark
Disembark in New York and transfer to the airport for return flights.
Itinerary NotesPROGRAM INCLUSIONS
• 7-night cruise aboard the 138-guest Yorktown
• Complete program of tours and excursions
• Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
• All meals aboard ship, including house wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
• Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying study leaders
• Professional tour staff
• Complete pre-departure materials
• Gratuities to guides and drivers
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $950, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|91 days or more||$500|
|90-61 days||55% cruise cost|
|60-0 days||100% cruise cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 138
The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America’s great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. 257 feet long, 43 feet wide, with a draft of 8 feet, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. And Yorktown’s American registry makes it possible to operate domestic itineraries unavailable to foreign-flag ships.
In addition to a large sun deck, the Yorktown boasts a spacious lounge for social gatherings and lectures as well as quiet space for private conversation. The ship’s cuisine, served in a dining room large enough to accommodate all guests at once, emphasizes American regional culinary traditions and specialties. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed
views of the passing scenery.
Accommodating 138 guests in 69 exterior cabins, the Yorktown enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality that endears it to repeat and new guests alike.
Measuring 257 feet long, 43 feet wide, and with a draft of just eight feet, the ship's easy maneuverability and shallow draft enable exploration of secluded waterways beyond the reach of bigger ships. A fleet of motorized landing craft can be launched in minutes for spontaneous landings on small islands and deserted beaches.
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two portholes, private shower & toilet. Cabins M11-M17
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L43-48
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins P49-P76
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins M18-M26
Outside cabins with two lower beds, two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L29-L42
Outside cabins with two lower beds (converts to queen), two picture windows, private shower & toilet. Cabins L27-28, P59-60
Superior outside cabins with walk-out balcony, queen bed, private shower & toilet. Cabins S77-S80