August 31-September 3, 2020
Enchanting Long Island - The Hamptons, NY
Explore Long Island "The Hamptons" which has been known as the summer playground of the rich and famous. We'll also enjoy charming villages, seaside communities, Montauk Point Lighthouse and much more.
Booking Deadline: July 10, 2020
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Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 25 passengers.
- Free parking with roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Three night hotel accommodations
- Baggage handling (1 bag per person)
- Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
- Wine tastings
- All tours and admissions as listed per itinerary
- Local step-on guide
- All taxes and gratuities
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
- Old Wesbury Gardens
- North Fork Tour of Long Island
- Visit two Vineyards for Tour and Tasting
- Southhold Historical Society
- Estates of the Rich & Famous Driving Tour
- The Hamptons Tour
- Long Island Aquarium
- Sag Harbor Tour
- Sag Harbor Whaling Museum
- Montauk Point Lighhouse Museum
- Gold Coast Mansion Tour
- Oheka Castle Tour
Monday, August 31: Travel to Long Island, Visit Old Westbury Gardens
7:00AM: Motorcoach will depart from Lancaster, AC Moore store located in Lancaster Shopping Center on the Oregon Pike/ Route 272 side of the store.
8:00AM: Depart from Harrisburg, AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Rd; travel to Long Island, NY with appropriate rest and meal stops en route.
Welcome to Long Island! Magnificent discoveries await you as you experience the lifestyle of some of Long Island’s famous residents: Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Joel, Calvin Klein, Martha Stewart and more! Long Island’s charming 125 mile stretch boasts quaint villages, cultural treasures, boutique shopping, pristine beaches and exceptional vineyards. We begin with a delightful afternoon visit to Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the former home of the Phipps Family. Nestled amid the 200 acres of beautiful formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes stands their Charles II-style mansion. A perfect start to our Long Island escape! Later, we’ll arrive at the hotel to check in for a three night stay, and freshen up before dinner.
Hotel: Hyatt Place East End, Riverhead, NY (Dinner)Tuesday, September 1: “North Fork” Vineyard Tours and Wine Tasting
Tuesday, September 1: “North Fork” Vineyard Tours and Wine Tasting
After breakfast meet our guide for a day of sightseeing and exploring Long Island’s “North Fork”. Tour through charming villages and seaside communities as well as visit the Southhold Historical Society. This afternoon you’ll have free time to enjoy this charming village and have lunch on your own. Following lunch we’ll explore the North Fork’s wine region, recently named one of the Top Ten Wine Regions in the World. We will stop at two of Long Islands wonderful vineyards for tours and wine tastings. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Wednesday, September 2: “South Fork” The Hamptons, Sag Harbor, Whaling Musuem and Montauk Point
After breakfast, we’ll meet our local guide for a day of sightseeing and touring “South Fork”. Most notably known as ‘The Hamptons’, we will explore what is considered the summer playground of the rich and famous, where today’s most wellknown celebrities own summer homes. We’ll also enjoy a stop at one of America’s “top 10 beaches” and visit Sag Harbor, once a bustling port town where whalers of all nationalities converge. Enjoy some free time to stroll up Main Street and visit its old-time storefronts, antique shops, and lunch on your own. We’ll visit the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum and learn about local history as you walk through exhibits housed in a 19th century mansion. Our journey continues at Montauk Point State Park for a visit to the Montauk Point Lighthouse, commissioned by George Washington in 1792. With its breathtaking views, the Montauk Point Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in New York State and majestically stands at Long Island’s easternmost point. Tonight, we’ll be treated to a private dinner at the Long Island Aquarium followed by VIP ‘after hours’ access to the Aquarium! On 3.2 acres along the scenic Peconic River, the aquarium is home to one of the Western Hemisphere’s largest all-living coral reef displays. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Thursday, September 3: “Gold Coast” Mansions Tour and Depart for Central Pennsylvania
Enjoy breakfast this morning, before departing our hotel and touring along Long Island’s Gold Coast, a virtual Who’s Who of High Society. From the turn of the century through the 1930s, this North Shore was THE place to be for some of the most notable Americans, including the Astor’s to the Vanderbilt’s. Also, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous historical novel, The Great Gatsby was inspired by one or more of Long Island’s Gold Coast Mansions! We’ll have a tour of the grandest of
them all the Oheka Castle!
This afternoon depart for Central Pennsylvania with appropriate rest and meal stops enroute. (Breakfast,)
Hotel and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.
Tour Activity Level:2
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
A state issued photo I.D. is required ( such as a valid driver’s license.) Must be 21 years old for wine tasting.
$300 per person deposit due at the time of booking to confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by July 10, 2020.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $50
A $25 per person cancellation fee will be charged by Discoveries in addition to any other supplier’s fees.
From July 10, 2020 to day of departure no refunds.
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent.
AAA recommends Allianz.
Temperatures for Long Island in September average in the 80s. Casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended; be prepared for potential inclement weather.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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