How Brooklyn began and developed is an exciting social history and a feast for the eyes. Experience several 19th century neighborhoods with wonderful row houses, mansions and churches in a variety of styles.
Founded in 1706 on the banks of the Chester River, Chestertown, Maryland, has been described as an “architectural tour de force.” Most of the homes, built in the 18th and 19th centuries, had at one time been the residences of watermen and seafarers, and many of these homes have since been expanded and adapted to today’s lifestyle.
Travel with us to the fashion capital, New York City, to experience different visions of style and design. First we’ll see the Costume Institute’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This day promises to be a “Wow moment!” Our bus will take us to the famous High Line, a fabulous elevated landscaped park created on abandoned elevated rail lines above the Gansevoort Meat Packing District.
The Lower East side was the traditional home to immigrants from every ethnic group who journeyed to America - from the Irish and Germans, to the Eastern European Jews and Italians, to the newer populations of Hispanics and Asians.
Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage as we drive through the Hudson Valley to the Culinary Institute of America, the premier training school for aspiring chefs. We start with a guided tour of the Institute, overlooking the Hudson River, and then dine in the American Bounty Restaurant whose menu focuses on the seasons and products of the Hudson Valley.