4 Days – 3 Nights
$698 per person double occupancy
$50 per person deposit required at sign up
Final payment due 30 days prior to departure
Day 1-An early departure has you heading for Upstate New York. A stop will be made along the way at Black Bear Winery for an opportunity to sample some of the best wines, then continue north to the Alexandria Bay area near the Canadian border where lodging has been arranged. You will have time to freshen up before enjoying a delicious dinner, which is followed by a relaxing evening.
Day 2-After a buffet breakfast, you will depart for the dock in downtown Alexandria Bay to begin Uncle Sam’s boat tour of two castles, located on the St. Lawrence River. Your first stop will beat Dark Island for a tour of Singer Castle which was built by the Bourne Family. Afterwards, enjoy the beautiful scenery as you cruise along the St. Lawrence River on the way to Boldt Castle. A boxed lunch will be provided. Arrive on Heart Island to visit Boldt Castle for a self-guided tour. The Castle was built as a monument of love by George Boldt for his wife, Louise. After your visit, you will cruise back to the dock. Return to your hotel to freshen up before departing for another delicious dinner at a popular restaurant in the area.
Day 3-Following a buffet breakfast, check-out and depart for Albany, NY with a lunch stop on your own along the way. Upon arrival you will check into your hotel and prepare for another delicious dinner.
Day 4-Enjoy a full breakfast at the hotel, then check-out and depart for downtown Albany to meet your guide for a tour of the New York State Capital Building. After the tour, depart for Millbrook, NY with a lunch stop on your own along the way. Arrive in Millbrook for a tour of Wing’s Castle, a unique architectural marvel located on the Hudson River. Peter and Toni Wing built the castle with salvaged materials from antique buildings. After the tour, travel to the Millbrook Vineyards & Winery for a tour and sampling. The winery is regarded as one of the top wineries in New York. After the tour, depart for home with lasting memories of the Castles of New York.
*3 Nights lodging
*Boldt Castle (located on Heart Island on the St. Lawrence River;it was built by George Boldt for his wife Louise as a monument of love and a remembrance of the magnificence of a bygone era.)
*Singer Castle (located on Dark Island on the St. Lawrence River. It was built in 1905 by the Bourne Family.)
*Wing’s Castle (a unique architectural marvel on the Hudson River which was built by Peter & Toni Wing using salvaged materials from antique buildings).
*Millbrook Vineyards & Winery Tour with sampling (The Winery is located on the Hudson River and produces world-class wines, making it on of the top wineries in New York State.)
*Black Bear Winery with sampling (Located in Chenago Forks, this unique winery specializes in whole fruite fermentation assuring that each vintage will have a singular personality.)
*St. Lawrence River Cruise (Travel through the very heart of central Canad’s most scenic and historic route aboard a replica steamboat.)
*Guided tour of the New York State Capitol Building ( a beautiful example of 19th century architecture)
*Taxes & standard gratuities