Best of Times - West Point - Home of FDR & Vanderbilt Mansion (copy)

      West Point, NY, USA

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      Aug 17 - 18, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 40
      Best of Times - West Point - Home of FDR & Vanderbilt Mansion (copy)
      West Point, NY, USA

      Best of Times Travel
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      141 reviews

      Aug 17 - 18, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 40

      About this trip

      Join Best of Times Travel on this wonderful patriotic program.  Experience the home that molds then men and women that protect our nation - West Point Military Academy.  Then we enjoy two additional historical sights - Home & Museum of the United States  longest- serving President (FDR) and the Vanderbilt Mansion both located in Hyde Park, NY   


      Here's a rundown of this wonderful program:


      Day One: After an early morning departure we arrive at West Point Military Academy. Since its founding two centuries ago, it has accomplished its mission by developing cadets through extensive moral and ethical development. We begin with our professionally conducted, fully guided tour of the Academy. This is a riding tour aboard our coach with several stops included: Old Cadet Chapel rich in history, The Plain (where George Washington drilled the American forces – now the parade ground for the Academy) and Trophy Point (site of relics of wars dating back to the Revolution). This is the best way to experience this historic United States Military Academy.  After our guided tour we will arrive back at the welcome center for a self-guided tour of the Museum. Here we’ll view the oldest and largest diversified public collection of militaria in the Western Hemisphere.  Highlights also include some special collections of General Douglas MacArthur, George Patton and President Dwight Eisenhower (all graduates of West Point).  Enjoy lunch on your own this afternoon at your choice of the many restaurants within steps of the museum and welcome center.  This evening enjoy our comfortabel area accommodations for the night.  Following some time to freshen up enjoy our INCLUDED evening dinner.



      Day Two: This morning enjoy our included breakfast at the hotel.  Then we board our coach heading to Hyde Park, New York where we will enjoy a visit and tour of  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Home.  Home to the 32nd and longest-serving president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt returned to Hyde Park often, drawing on this place to renew his spirit during times of personal and political crisis. Explore the Roosevelt saga in the homes of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the exhibits at the nation’s first Presidential Library, and over a thousand acres of gardens and trails.  Our final stop for the day is The Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.  The estate illustrates a way of life modeled on the English country house and is unusual today because so few examples survive in the 21st century. More than a place to discuss the lifestyles of the rich and famous, the park offers a window into the philosophy of the American country house, the lives of its domestic staff, and its relationship to the surrounding community.  We depart late afternoon with supper on our own en-route home.  

           *Please note that the order of touring may be subject to change.

      What's Included

      • Roundtrip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

      • 1 Nights Lodging 

      • 2 Meals (Breakfast and Dinner)

      • Tour of West Point Military Academy

      • Admission to Home of FDR - National Historic Site

      • Admission to Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park NY - National Historic Site
      • Services of a Best of Times Professional Tour Director

      • Luggage Handling & Taxes

      • Best of Times Travel Tour Director Gratuities and West Point Guide Are Included


      • Optional Travelers Insurance by Chubb is offered - Click Here for Details on Chubb Travel Insurance Program


      *Best of Times Travel will notify you of the closest departure point to where you live approximately 3 weeks prior to the trip departure date.   


      Terms and Conditions of Sale

      Purchasing your trip on-line incurs bank service fees that are charged at the time of check-out and will also be charged on any installment payments as well.  


      Here are the Specific Terms & Conditions of Sale For this program.


      Rates and itineraries shown here were in effect at the time of printing and no changes are anticipated; however, Best of Times Travel reserves the right to withdraw any tour or to make any rate changes, as necessary.  Prices are subject to change.  A deposit is always required to confirm a reservation. A Deposit of $50pp, plus insurance premium (if selected) is due upon registration to confirm your reservation.  Travel Insurance: We recommend your purchase of optional travel insurance.  This optional travel insurance is per person and the premium is based on the overall trip cost.  Travelers MUST purchase the plan at the time of initial deposit.  Coverage will not be in place unless your full Deposit is received.   Cancellation schedule and fees are in place regardless of cancellation reason (including, but not limited to, force majeure, health pandemics or government restrictions).  Travel Insurance Premium is also Non-Refundable regardless of cancellation reason.   Payment in full must be received by March 17th, 2023 or this may result in an automatic cancellation.   Please note:  All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to Best of Times Travel.  The date of cancellation is deemed to be the date received by Best of Times Travel.  Cancellation Charges for this programs are as follows:  Cancellations from date of booking until 3/17/23 have no cancellation fee. Cancellations from 3/18/23 until 4/7/23 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare.  Cancellations after 4/7/23 will receive no refund, 100% of total fare.  Best of Times Travel is not responsible for any refunds over and above said amount.  Best of Times Travel reserves the right to issue any refunds, in whole or in part, in the form of future travel credit.


      *Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver has the following stipulations: plan must be purchased within 15 days of initial trip payment, insured must be medically able to travel at time of purchasing the plan, all pre-paid, non-refundable trip costs need to be insured.  This information is a brief description of the features of this insurance program. Coverage & pricing may vary by state. The provision of this document is for informational purposes only and is not an insurance contract. Coverage is being marketed by Chubb Insurance Solutions Agency, Inc. located at 202 Halls Mills Road, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey 08889. Insurance benefits are underwritten by ACE Property & Casualty Insurance Company located at 436 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.

      What’s included

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      What’s not included

      • Driver Gratuity
        Your Bus Driver Gratuity is NOT included in your package price. Our suggested gratuity amount is $10 - $15 per person for the entire program.

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy Rate

      This is for 2 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with either 1 King Bed or 2 Queens.  Best of Times Travel will make every effort to have passengers sharing a room with different last names have 2 beds in the room.

      $489
      Deposit: $50
      Single Occupancy

      This is for 1 Person Occupying a room with No Roommate.  

      $589
      Deposit: $50
      Triple Occupancy

       This is for 3 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with 2 Queens.  This will require that 2 passengers must share a bed together.  Roll-away cots are Not Available.

      $479
      Deposit: $50
      Quad Occupancy

      This is for 4 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with 2 Queens.  This will require that 2 passengers must share each bed in the room.  Roll-away cots are Not Available. 

      $479
      Deposit: $50

      Available options



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      BD
      As usual Best of Times and Danversport rose to the occasion and put on a GREAT Irish Celebration! The food was delicious and served quickly and very hot. The wait staff were great What a fun, entertaining show. I had a pleasant surprise personally, because over 40 years ago I used to go out of my way to see George Casey on Cape Cod perform at the steakhouse and here he was in Danversport great comedian.!
      By Barbara D for Best of Times Trvl - Andy Cooney Irish Celeb - Wednesday 3/6/24 on Apr 02, 2024
      MS
      We had a great time, comfortable travel. Enjoyed the whole trip.
      By Mary S for Clinton COA - Andy Cooney Irish Celeb - Wed 3/6/24 on Mar 18, 2024
      Our group had a wonderful time. The performers were spectacular, the food and staff was amazing. It really made this St. Patrick's day special and memorable!
      By Natalia M for Rose Baker Senior Center- Andy Cooney Irish Celeb - Wednesday 3/6/24 on Mar 15, 2024
      We had a great time. The food was excellent, and the entertainment was outstanding. Thank you.
      By Arlyne R for Best of Times Trvl w/Cathy - Andy Cooney Irish Celeb - Wed 3/6/24 on Mar 15, 2024
      The food was tasty (Haddock), the show was varied: singers, comic, Irish dancers and the venue was scenic and accommodating such a large group of persons. Good time had by my table!
      By Susan Y for Best of Times Trvl - Andy Cooney Irish Celeb - Wednesday 3/6/24 on Mar 09, 2024
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