Return to the Hudson Valley
We are returning to the beautiful Hudson Valley with our first stop at the Culinary Institute of America, the premier training school for aspiring chefs. We start with a guided tour of the Institute, which overlooks the Hudson River, and then we dine in the American Bounty Restaurant where the menu focuses on the seasons and products of the Hudson Valley. After lunch we travel to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center on the campus of Vassar College. Their permanent collection spans the history of art from ancient Egypt to contemporary American, including old masters, 20th – century artists and paintings from the Hudson River School. A special exhibit of Helen Frankenthaler’s prints as well as an outdoor sculpture garden complete this treasure. Our final stop is the Walkway over the Hudson. This steel cantilever railroad bridge, built in the late 19th century and then abandoned after a fire in 1974, was turned into the world’s longest (1.3 miles) elevated pedestrian bridge and opened to the public in 2009. We will have plenty of time to walk on the bridge, which is over 200 feet above the Hudson River. For those who prefer, there are places to sit and admire the spectacular views of the river and the fall foliage.
Cost includes transportation, entrances fees, guides, lunch*, snacks and gratuities.
*If you have special dietary requirements, please inform us at the time of registration. The CIA has informed us that dietary restrictions must be stated in advance or an additional $10 will be charged. Please call the CTAS office for further details.
504 – $146
6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High
School promptly at 6:30 a.m.