Multi-Day Trips

Beginning and the End of the Civil War
Thursday/Friday - April 2-3, 2020
2-days, 1-night

We begin in Harper's Ferry. Historically, Harper's Ferry is best known for John Brown's raid in 1859, in which Brown attempted to use the town and the weapons in its Federal Armory (munitions plant) as the base for a slave revolt, planned to expand south into Virginia. A contingent of United States Marines under the command of Colonel Robert E. Lee captured Brown. Brown stood trial and was executed. To many, Brown's raid signaled the Civil War's imminence. 

After lunch in Harper's Ferry, we'll tour Manassas National Battlefield Park which is a unit of the National Park Service located in Prince William County, Virginia, north of Manassas that preserves the site of two major American Civil War battles: the First Battle of Bull Run, also called the First Battle of Manassas, and the Second Battle of Bull Run or Second Battle of Manassas. It was also where Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson acquired his nickname "Stonewall." 

After dinner at the Bavarian Chef, we'll check into our hotel. On day two we'll travel to Appomattox where the Battle of Appomattox Court House, fought on the morning of April 9, 1865, was one of the last battles of the American Civil War. 

Reservations and payment in full are due by February 14, 2020.
 
(Call for availability after this date.)

Note: This trip will depart from and return to the CCBC Essex

Cost:

  • $337 – Double (per person, 2 people share a room.)
  • $373 — Single
Includes
  • Coach1-nights' accommodations
  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • Gratuities and host



Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY
Sunday - Wednesday, May 17 - 20, 2020 - New dates!
4-day, 3-night trip

One of our favorite and most popular sites! Treat yourself to a mini-vacation—a romantic get-away—or a girlfriend’s retreat! Experience the magnificent enchantment of Mohonk Mountain House. Built on the deep-blue waters of Lake Mohonk in 1869, this grand 259-room Victorian castle is one of America's oldest family-owned resorts. 

Come relax in the beautifully appointed accommodations, and experience rejuvenation of body, mind, and spirit in an incomparable setting. Surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled forest and winding trails, this seven-story New York castle has successfully maintained its distinct 19th-century character into the 21st-century. 

Enjoy the beautiful indoor pool and state-of-the-art spa or just sit in a rocking chair on the veranda overlooking the lake or hike around the lake or up to the top of Mohonk Mountain. The spa was voted #2 in the top 100 spas in the US by Condé Nast Traveler! Breakfast, lunch are presented in extensive buffets along with made-to-order items, and dinner will be a sit-down meal offering a limited menu - all prepared by award-winning chefs.

To see this beautiful setting and all the amenities that the inn offers visit www.mohonk.com

Reservations and payment in full are due by February 14, 2020.

(Call for availability after this date.) 

Note: This trip will depart from and return to the CCBC Essex.

Cost:
  • $1317 – Double (per person, 2 people share a room.)
  • $1585 —Single

Includes: 

  • Coach
  • 3-nights' accommodations
  • Baggage handling (1 bag per person)
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 afternoon teas
  • Gratuities and host



Virginia History Adventure
Wednesday - Saturday, May 17 - 20, 2020

Tour the White House of the Confederacy in Richmond and visit Berkeley Plantation. Lunch is at Berkeley. Choices are: Chicken Caesar wrap, Vegan wrap, ham & cheese sandwich, chicken salad sandwich, turkey and cheese wrap.

You'll tour Sherwood Forest Plantation home of President John Tyler and visit James Madison’s Montpelier Plantation. Lunch will be at the plantation. Choices are: chicken salad wrap, roast beef & provolone and roasted veggie wrap.

Tour Historic Jamestown and visit the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown. Dinner will be at Whaling Company. Choices are: shrimp tempura, pork loin chops and lemon herb chicken. Tour James Monroe’s Ashlawn; Michie Tavern for buffet lunch, and guided tour of Jefferson’s Monticello before heading home. This trip is packed with all things Virginia – lots of history and Civil War information!

Please choose all meal options when making your reservation.

Reservations and payment in full are due by April 1, 2020.
(Call for availability after this date.)

Note: This trip will depart from and return to the CCBC Essex.

Cost:
  • $868 — Double (per person, 2 people sharing a room).
  • $1047 — Single
Includes:
  • Coach
  • 3-nights' accommodations
  • Baggage handling (1 per person)
  • 3 continental breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Gratuities and host



Hudson Valley/Woodstock, NY
Sunday - Wednesday, June 7 - 10, 2020

We will see just about everything there is to see in this area!
  • Philipsburg Manor — a late 17th/early 18th century milling and trading complex.
  • Kykuit — legendary Rockefeller estate.
  • Walkway over the Hudson.
  • Culinary Institute of America – for tour and lunch made by the students.
  • FDR Museum & Library.
  • Sunnyside — home of the noted American author, Washington Irving.
  • Lyndhurst — a Gothic Revival country house that sits on its own 67-acre park.
  • Union Church — an unassuming country church, filled with colorful stained glass windows.
  • The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located in Bethel, NY on the site of 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.

Reservations and payment in full are due by April 1, 2020.
(Call for availability after this date.)

Note: This trip will depart from and return to the CCBC Essex.

Cost:
  • $1133 — Double (per person, 2 people sharing a room).
  • $1307 — Single
Includes:
  • Coach
  • 3 nights lodging
  • Breakfast snack on departure day
  • 3 breakfasts at hotel
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • Admissions/tours and guides
  • Gratuities and host

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