Always one of our most popular trips, The Philadelphia Flower Show is the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show and features large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations. You’ll witness fabulous design, live entertainment, culinary demonstrations, gardening how-to workshops, and lectures by experts. The day is made even more special with a three-course lunch at the Moshulu featuring a unique performance of live music featuring your favorite movie songs and Hollywood hits.
Follow the Luck of the Irish to the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Li Grecci’s Staaten Restaurant. Celebrate the spirit of the Emerald Isle with a St. Paddy’s Irish Show, a musical trip to Ireland performed by local celebrity Jimmy Byrne! You’ll be touched by the old ballads, clap along to drinking songs and sing out loud with friends. Celebrate the spirit and culture of the Irish as you toast friends and meet new ones during the complimentary open bar cocktail reception, followed by your authentic, three-course Irish lunch served with wine!
Last Chance! Witness Moses before the limited run ends! Moses is an awe-inspiring, experience at the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA. Prior to the show, you’ll 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.
Brooklyn is famous for its iconic bridges, landmark amusement park, diverse neighborhoods, famous movie locations and of course, pizza, pizza and more pizza! Brooklyn’s most celebrated pizza can be found at Grimaldi’s under the Brooklyn Bridge and L&B Spumoni located in the famous neighborhood of Bensonhurst. You’ll savor delectable slices and incredible views at both pizzerias! In addition to your two main pizza courses, enjoy a guided tour of this incredible borough.
Be one of the first to see the curtain go up for the new Radio City Spring Spectacular, the Rockette’s first spring show in more than 20 years! The city will take center stage as the show takes you on a whirlwind adventure across New York City, following three New Yorkers who change each other’s lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways.
Join us for an afternoon of your favorite Doo Wop music with the one and only Belmonts. A group of friends from the neighborhood, The Belmonts have been singing together since they were in high school in the Bronx. Dance in the aisles and sing along to their greatest hits including “A Teenager In Love,” “I Wonder Why,” “The Wanderer,” “Runaround Sue” and more! Your day includes a $25 casino bonus and buffet lunch at the beautiful Mt. Airy Casino in the Poconos.
Join our noted urban historian and everyone’s favorite guide Justin Ferate as we view a glimpse of Harlem in the Jazz Age. Your tour includes renowned Sugar Hill and ends with one of New York’s most “secret” and beloved salon-style jazz events. In this case, a very special musical event will be created just for the Upper Class!
Spend a day at the farm during the New York Maple Festival! Since 1892, The Niese Family Maple Farm, located in the picturesque Putnam Valley, has been making handcrafted, New York State maple syrup. See how this local delicacy has been made for seven generations and taste one of nature’s sweetest gifts! Enjoy live music and even step into an authentic sugar house. After a tour of the farm, enjoy a homestyle pancake brunch served family style on rustic picnic tables in the family’s barn.
Head back to the old neighborhood! See the highlights and the secrets of the borough on a guided tour with Justin Ferate, one of New York’s most acclaimed tour guides. Travel up the Grand Concourse and Fordham Road, past Yankee Stadium, the Art Deco Bronx County Courthouse, the Bronx Museum of Art. You will visit many more historic landmarks and even Belmont, considered to be New York’s most authentic working class Italian neighborhood. A day in the Bronx wouldn’t be complete without a meal on Arthur Ave – a three course lunch at Ann & Tony’s!
Join us for Pennsylvania’s Spring Thaw Ice Sculpture and Wine Festival! Starring the country’s best professional ice sculptors, the festival’s Ice Carving Competition is the can’t-miss life experience you never knew about! Bask in the spring sunshine while enjoying the festival atmosphere filled with live music, dancing, a BBQ lunch and a wine tasting presented by 6 different wineries!
Staten Island was once a secret hideaway for the élite of New York society. Join with our noted historian and tour leader, Justin Ferate to discover the many hidden delights of this remarkable, but little-known, island in New York City. Lunch will be at the oldest restaurant on Staten Island, Basilio Inn.
Get an early taste of summer at the Lobsterfest at the one and only Platzl Brauhaus, with live music, dancing, comedy and much more! The Platzl is famous for fun entertainment, delicious food and large portions, but a Lobsterfest wouldn’t be complete without clam chowder, crab cakes, twin lobster tails and a standing roast carving station.
Take in the gorgeous views and exciting atmosphere as you ring in the new racing season at Belmont Race Track, located in nearby Belmont, Long Island. Witness all the live action throughout the day from the Garden Terrace located on the home stretch with perfect views of the finish line! Enjoy several races and a buffet lunch, with private betting windows, closed circuit tv and of course, clubhouse admission.
Taste the wines and enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Hudson Valley region at the Magnanini Winery. Everything that you will eat and drink today is handmade right on the property - just like Mom used to make! Your day begins with a Wine & Cheese tasting at the Magnanini family’s Wallkill, NY winery. After visiting the Winery and tasting the wonderful wines, you’ll enjoy a spectacular six-course dinner of Northern Italian cuisine in the Winery Restaurant overlooking the picturesque vineyards. Served family-style and freshly prepared by the Magnanini chefs, your meal includes assorted antipasto, homemade soup, mixed salad, homemade pasta, choice of entrées, delicious side dishes, dessert, coffee and much more! Today, enjoy entertainment all day long featuring the talented and world-renowned accordionist Mario Tacca.
Come hungry for a gourmet, three-course lunch presented by the students at the world’s premiere culinary college. Lunch will be prepared by the CIA’s student-chefs at Caterina de’Medici, featuring authentic regional Italian cuisine with a sophisticated twist. This afternoon, be awed at the area’s newest attraction, the Walkway Over the Hudson, the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.
The famous host of The Tonight Show for more than 20 years, Jay Leno is a member of the Television Hall of Fame and is one of the country’s most beloved TV personalities. Includes four-course dinner.
The Downton Abbey TV series has taken the world by storm, but did you know our very own, real life version took place right here in the US? See an entirely new side of the famous summer cottages as you step into 1800’s Newport, where each mansion was the seat of American Royal families like the Astors, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and many more. During your tour, step into the lives of these aristocratic families and their servants during the Gilded Age.
Just saying the words Cape May, NJ conjures up visions of beaches, boats, boardwalks and beautiful Victorian buildings. Start summer early this year with a day at the sea, featuring the best of this charming shore town.
Murder, mystery and the mafia! It’s up to you to solve the case in a parody of HBO’s megahit, The Soprano’s! The day will feature a three-course lunch at the Cock-n-Bull Restaurant with time to shop after the murder mystery show.
Twenty-three Renaissance Masterpieces – most never seen outside Italy – will take your breath away and transport you back in time to the 1400’s. This exclusive exhibit, Sculpture in the Age of Donatello will be featured for a limited time at the Museum of Biblical Art and not shown anywhere else in the world. Your Upper West Side experience includes an extensive brunch at Henry’s, a neighborhood favorite, plus a guided tour of the neighborhood, led by acclaimed NYC urban historian, Justin Ferate.
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. Enjoy a cruise along the Connecticut River and lunch at the famed Griswold Inn – dating back to 1776.
Oheka Castle is the second largest private home in America and is one of the country’s most recognizable estates. Explore the estate on a private, docent led tour through the main rooms and gardens including the library, original ballroom, the Charlie Chaplin room, newly renovated hotel suites and the restaurant, where you will enjoy a delicious two course lunch topped off by homemade cookies later this afternoon from the Oheka Pastry Kitchen.
Nationally acclaimed guide Justin Ferate leads us through the incredible transformation of the City of Yonkers. Quickly becoming one of the cultural, natural and environmental centers of the county, you’ll see wonders you didn’t know existed right under our noses!
On the Flight Deck aboard the mighty Intrepid Aircraft Carrier, give thanks to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country during the Intrepid’s Annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony. A poignant and stirring event that will give you chills, this is an experience you’ll never forget. After the ceremony, gather for a three course lunch at the Tuscan-inspired Bottino restaurant.
Enjoy the spectacular views and the crisp autumn air as you take a guided stroll across one of the world’s most famous landmarks, The Brooklyn Bridge. A unique life experience many only dream about, you’ll walk the span that connects the island of Manhattan to the chic borough of Brooklyn.
Step into the heritage of the sea and the magic of the movies in Mystic Connecticut! Your day is chock full of the best Mystic has to offer, beginning with a delicious lunch straight out of Hollywood, featuring the legendary Mystic Pizza. Will you be able to figure out their secret ingredient? Cruise the Mystic River aboard Sabino, one of the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboats still in operation, step aboard the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world and explore Mystic Seaport, a 19th century seaport village during a guided tour. A complete, New England seaport experience with extra cheese!
Steam back to the 1940’s and relive the quiet ambiance of the Golden Age of Railroading in an authentic, meticulously restored Pullman Dining Car powered by a locomotive from 1946. Take in the million-dollar views of Narragansett Bay and Newport, Rhode Island during your three course luncheon in the dining car selected by the Food Network for dining excellence. Hold onto your hat for more than 150 attractions throughout the charming and historic Newport, seen with your local guide.
The American Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty at Lincoln Center. A classic story of good, evil, love, loss and new beginnings, you’ll delight in the breathtaking dance, music and sets that tell this favorite fairy tale. Set on the incomparable stage of Lincoln Center’s famous Metropolitan Opera House, the story will only be magnified by the special nature of this iconic theater and its world class ballerinas.
You’ve never seen New York’s world-renowned skyline quite like this! Join your friends, or make new ones, on a marvelous Sunday Brunch cruise aboard the fabulous European-inspired Bateaux New York. Indulge in a complimentary glass of champagne, a live pianist and stunning, wide-open views of Manhattan. After the cruise, we’ll stop at “Eataly,” the new over-the-top Italian shopping complex by Mario Batali, Lidia, and Joe Bastianich. Return home with great memories and a basket of goodies!
Step back in time and be transported to 1943 by the music, food, dress and surroundings of the 25th Annual World War II Weekend. Held at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania, this special tribute is one of the largest of its kind in the country.
On a guided tour led by Justin Ferate, see how architects created 843 acres of meadows, placid lakes, woodlands, waterfalls – all man-made! During the course of the tour, we will stop to view or visit: Strawberry Fields, Central Park Lake, Belvedere Castle, the Conservatory Waters, Alice in Wonderland with the finale coming at the beautiful Conservatory Gardens at 105th and Fifth Avenue.
Famous chef Mario Batali, calls Federal Hill “One of the Five Best Little Italys in the U.S.” Located in Providence, RI, the neighborhood is famous for authentic shops, bakeries and Italian culture. During lunch, enjoy a cooking demonstration by a local Italian chef, who will answer your questions and share their cooking secrets. Mangia! For dessert, go into the kitchen at Scialo Brother’s Bakery, celebrating their 99th anniversary. A floating finale on the Providence River features a relaxing ride in an authentic Venetian gondola ride. Eccellente!
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!
Be one of the first to experience the new 9/11 Memorial Museum, just opened in May 2014. Honor the fallen and the heroes, embrace the hope and rebirth. The new Museum is dedicated to remembering the events of 9/11, their impact and their continuing significance. Explore both the Museum and the Memorial on your own, reliving the heart wrenching stories of loss while being uplifted by those promising recovery, hope and peace. Witness artifacts, photographs, audio and video tapes, personal effects and memorabilia, along with expressions of tribute and remembrance. Enjoy a three course lunch at Le Rivage, a wonderful family-owned French restaurant.
Get ready for the Glitz and Glam of a Las Vegas Show honoring Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe - The Crooner and The Bombshell! This show is filled with romance, music, comedy and fun! Your day includes a $20 casino bonus and buffet lunch at the beautiful Mt. Airy Casino in the Poconos.
Welcome aboard The River Rose, an authentic, 100 foot paddle boat from New Orleans. Dating back to the early 1800’s, paddle river boats were the preferred mode of the elegant traveler and often the scene of parties, parasols and southern charm. Your day starts with a three-course lunch at the beautiful River Grill, located directly on the waterfront with majestic views of the Hudson River Valley. Then, step aboard your ship for a paddle wheel cruise, fully narrated by your captain, along the Hudson River for an ideal summer day on the water. Featuring indoor and outdoor observation decks, The River Rose will cruise by favorite sites including West Point, World’s End, Bannerman’s Island, the Catskill Water Aqueduct, and more.
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 40-foot, double-decker boat for a private cruise of these historic islands off the coast of Branford, Connecticut.
Nestled in the Atlantic Ocean 12 miles from the nearest land, Block Island offers simple relaxation in a unique beautiful place. With 17 miles of pristine beaches, protected by lighthouses, spectacular bluffs and winding paths, it's no wonder the Island was designated "One of the Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere" by the Nature Conservancy. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of the island and dine at the historic 1888 National Hotel.
See a different side of Philadelphia today, with a limited-time exhibit and an elegant afternoon luncheon. Featuring the best of the city, you’ll be treated to culinary and artistic masterpieces!
Get ready for this moving performance by the The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which has been one of the most celebrated choirs in the world for more than a century.
A star-studded Tanglewood during Stars and Stripes weekend! The perfect finale to your July 4th weekend, celebrate our country with the world famous Boston Pops and special guest star Bernadette Peters!
Join our noted urban historian, Justin Ferate, recently named “New York’s Most Engaging Tour Guide,” to discover some of the great waterfront communities of Brighton Beach and Coney Island.
Relax and enjoy pristine views of the historic Hudson River during a narrated cruise as you glide past lighthouses, waterfront mansions, and other notable locations. 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. Dine at Frank Guido's Little Italy, where the slogan is “He Who Eats Well, Lives Well”.
All aboard! Ride the same rails as President Lincoln on his way to deliver The Gettysburg Address in 1863.
Escape to Newport for a day of sun, sea, shopping and summer wine!
Enjoy an incredible dinner featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet at the famous Nordic Lodge. Enjoy your fill of endless lobster, prime rib, shrimp, clams, oysters, filet mignon and the seemingly mile long desert table. Prior to dinner, you’ll spend time at Mohegan Sun and enjoy a $30 bonus package* including (2) $10 free bets, and a $10 meal voucher.
Performing at the famous American Music Theater in Pennsylvania, you’ll be dancing in the aisles!
Meet your local guide for a tour of The End including the landing of the historic Amistad, Teddy Roosevelt’s encampment, Deep Hollow Ranch, Montauk Harbor and more!
Watch night fall on the world’s most famous skyline as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty. Cruise the waters surrounding Manhattan on your tall masted, full sailing schooner inspired by the cargo vessels of the 1800’s. As the sun goes down and the lights go up, see the city that never sleeps from your unique vantage point on the harbor. Enjoy the wind in your face on the open air top deck, or head below for a climate controlled cabin with full city views. Begin your sailing experience with a pre-sail dinner at the favorite country French restaurant, Le Rivage.
You’ve never seen Philadelphia quite like this! Join your friends for a fun filled “Duck” tour of historic Philadelphia. You’ll board an amphibious vehicle for a journey through the most historic square mile in America. You’ll pass by over 100 sightseeing landmarks such as: Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, City Hall, The Philadelphia Mint, National Constitution Center, Ben Franklin’s Grave and much more. You’ll then splashdown into the Delaware River for a cruise including views of Penn’s Landing and the Battleship New Jersey. Quack along with the captain and the music - history has never been this fun! Prior to your afternoon “Duck” tour, you’ll visit the home of America’s most famous flagmaker - Betsy Ross. Meet Betsy in person in her upholstery shop and learn about her fascinating life and career. You’ll then enjoy lunch at Positano Coast where you’ll experience a taste of the Amalfi Coast, in Old City Philadelphia by award-winning chef Aldo Lamberti.
Travel back generations on a journey of heritage, culture and history! Retrace the steps taken by the immigrants who have helped make this country what it is today. A very special private tour will be led by Tom Bernardin, the acclaimed author known as “Mr. Ellis Island.” From Ellis Island, we head to the Statue of Liberty. Walk around the statue’s base and enter into the pedestal during an audio guided tour. Be awed by the enormity of the statue, but even more so by what she stands for!
Relive Atlantic City’s Golden Era when it was the playground of starlets, aristocrats and the most-wanted gangsters led by Al Capone!
Step into the pages of the Bible as the famous Sight & Sound Theater brings the beloved story of Joseph to life!
What do you get when you mix nine tents, the world’s largest lobster cooker, a sea goddess, a parade and more than 20,000 pounds of lobster? The Maine Lobster Festival, listed in Fodor’s as one of the top 10 best US summer food festivals of 2014!