Fall Foliage Voyage« All Yorktown cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
Day 1 Providence, Rhode Island
Fly to Providence and transfer to the pier to embark Yorktown.
Day 2 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 our full day in Nantucket you may wish to visit the impressive whaling museum, with its skeleton of a 43-foot finback whale; Hadwen House, a grand 19th-century Greek Revival home; or Jethro Coffin House, built in 1696 and the oldest standing building on the island.
Day 3 Martha's Vineyard
Over a century ago, Martha’s Vineyard was one of the world’s most important whaling centers. Today, its picturesque landscape of fishing villages and beautiful beaches is home to local, summertime, and celebrity residents. Spend the day in Edgartown, an architectural gem of 18th and 19th-century sea captains’ houses and other historic buildings. Visit the Vincent House, built in 1672 and the oldest residence on Martha’s Vineyard, and the Old Whaling Church, built in 1843 and considered one of New England’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture. Later, you will have the opportunity to stroll along the harbor or discover the town’s fine boutiques and restaurants.
Day 4 Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Visit the quintessential New England towns of Old Saybrook and Essex. Yorktown docks in delightful Old Saybrook, located on the mouth of the Connecticut River. Its streets are lined with Victorian and Colonial houses as well as charming antique shops and art galleries. Later in the afternoon, visit nearby Essex, which has been called “the prettiest town in America.” The first
ship of the Continental Navy, the Oliver Cromwell, was built in Essex during the Revolutionary War. Historic New England churches, stone homes, and saltboxes, as well as lovely local shops, are all part of what makes Essex so charming.
Day 5 Tarrytown, New York / Pocantico Hills
Yorktown enters the Hudson River to arrive in Westchester County. From Tarrytown, 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 6 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. Enjoy lunch at the renowned Culinary Institute of America before continuing to Olana, home of the painter Frederick Church, who belonged to the Hudson River School. The Persian-inspired home was co-designed by Church himself, and the interior has been remarkably preserved. Alternatively, visit the Dia Art Foundation in Beacon, whose works include art from the 1960s to the present. Later, visit the incredible and unique 500-acre sculpture and landscape garden at Storm King Art Center.
Day 7 Westpoint
Today we’ll visit the United States Military Academy at West Point, whose campus, which consists of many historic sites and monuments, is a designated National Historic Landmark. Sitting upon a hill that overlooks the Hudson River, the expansive grounds at West Point are among the most scenic in the area. We’ll tour many of the sites, including the West Point Museum and there will also be an opportunity to explore the area on your own. In the afternoon, cross the river for a visit to the Boscobel House and Gardens, among the most exceptional examples of Federalist architecture in the United States. Tour the decorative house, its current art exhibition, and the grounds whose apple orchard will be in its prime upon your visit.
Day 8 New York City / Disembark
Disembark in New York and transfer to the airport for return flights home.
Itinerary NotesPROGRAM INCLUSIONS:
- 7-night cruise aboard the 138-guest Yorktown
- Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions aboard ship
- All meals aboard ship
- Complete program of tours and excursions
- Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying guest lecturer
- Professional tour staff
- Complete pre-departure materials
- Baggage handling and transfers abroad on the designated program arrival date
- Gratuities to porters, 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