The Hamptons - Long Island
September 16 - 18, 2018
$570.00 Per Person, Twin Accommodations
$485.00 Per Person, Triple Accommodations
$465.00 Per Person, Quad Accommodations
- Round trip deluxe motor coach with Lodestar Bus Lines
- 2 night hotel accommodations at the Hotel Indigo East End in Riverhead
- 2 Full American Buffet Breakfasts
- 2 Dinners
- Guided tour of Southampton, Montauk Point Lighthouse, Sag Harbor
- Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard - presentation of wine, food and horses Wine tasting
and buffet lunch included
- Baggage Handling, all taxes and driver gratuity
Our 2016 two night Mystery Tour to the Hamptons was a huge hit, so we are offering
this tour in 2018. At just 100 miles long and 20 miles wide the island is diverse
in its variety of offerings. Explore quaint harbor side villages, drive through
Mansion Row and Southhampton Village, tour of the Montauk Point Lighthouse plus
Deposit of $100.00 per person is required to book your reservation
Balance is due by August 6, 2018
Day One - Sunday, September 16, 2018
Check into the four star Hotel Indigo East End in Riverhead where you will
enjoy your accommodations for the next two nights. Dinner will be served
at the hotel, the meal will be served poolside, weather permitting.
Day Two - Monday, September 17, 2018
7:30 am Enjoy a full American buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Arrive in the pristine village of Southampton. Your guide will take you on an informative
tour that will include such sights as historical homes, museums, Main Street, churches
and mansions. You will have the opportunity to see some of the most elaborate homes
in America owned by some of the world's wealthiest people. Many of these homes line
the magnificent shores of the South Fork overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean.
Our next stop will be Long Island's eastern most point where the majestic Montauk
Point Lighthouse stands tall and proud. In 1792, President George Washington signed
an order to have the Montauk Point Lighthouse built and it is now the oldest operating
lighthouse in New York State and the fourth oldest in the country. Lighthouses have
always played a significant role on Long Island. They have been the guardians of
our waters for hundreds of years and now you will have the opportunity to experience
one of the country's most famous lighthouses firsthand.
A visit to Montauk would not be complete without a stop at Gosman's Dock. This is
a combination of a working fishing port and a shopping area. You will have time
to visit the shops and also will have "free time" to enjoy lunch on your own at
this waterfront center.
Tour Sag Harbor. Sag Harbor was one of the main ports of entry into the U.S. It
has a fascinating history of whaling and is still to this day, one of Long Island's
most popular maritime villages. During your tour, you will see the town's centuries-old
streets lined with ancient trees and inviting homes along with the many antique
shops and boutiques that line the village's Main Street. Your tour will include
a stop at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum and the Old Whaler's Church. Enjoy some
free time within Sag Harbor and enjoy the sights and sounds of this old maritime
village. You will have an opportunity to visit a variety of local shops including
the local five & dime. Stop by one of the local attractions such as the Old Custom
House or spend some time down by the water's edge on the town dock.
Return to the hotel, relax and enjoy the amenities the inn offers before your departure
for dinner. Dinner tonight will be offered at Jerry and the Mermaid, in Riverhead.
It is one of our favorites and can also be one of yours. It is an establishment
that offers an original Long Island experience in a casual atmosphere. It is sure
to be enjoyed by all.
Day Three - Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Enjoy a full American buffet breakfast
Next you will visit an unusual presentation of wine, food, and horses. During the
1980's, Sam Rubin, founder, ventured to eastern Long Island and acquired what has
since become the beautiful Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard. Sam, a lifelong farmer
and naturalist, began to till the soil, the basis for all great wines, using only
organic compost and other natural ingredients. This approach, the acquisition of
fine French vines, the rather hospitable climate of the region, along with his vision
and hard work, remain the foundation for the vineyard's rather exceptional wine.
You'll be introduced to their wines and taste them along with your buffet lunch
while a question & answer period takes place. Enjoy a brief private walking tour
of the vineyard, which includes visiting with the horses that have been rescued.
Here, among the warm atmosphere and bucolic setting lies a horse haven unlike any
other on Long Island. Horses whose lives were at risk have, through love and dedication,
been given a second chance. Here, they not only find sanctuary, but are given the
opportunity to become ambassadors, helping to educate the public about the need
for legislation to protect horses. At the conclusion of the tour, you'll return
to the Tasting House where you may visit the gift shop, prior to departing.