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Woman on the Bridge in Giverny Home of Monet on tour for Women

Gilded Age Mansions of Newport

Hudson River Valley Tour

Hudson River Valley & Berkshires

Ladies Enjoying the Louvre on a Traveling Professor Small Group Tour

Dupont's Delaware

Presented by Our Travel Partner, McAndrews & Smith

About Our Great American Tours

Follow in the footsteps of the men and women who helped build America.  This is a breathtaking journey of discovery through the Hudson River Valley of New York and deep into the Berkshire Hills of rural Massachusetts.

Travel along the Hudson River to discover the historic homes, gardens and cultural treasures built by the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, and more. 

Stand where George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and patriots of the Revolutionary War stood to admire the same breathtaking views of the Hudson River Valley - views that inspired The Hudson River School of landscape painting. 

Relax in the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Berkshires.  Melville, Wharton, and Rockwell found inspiration here.  So will you.

Enjoy a scenic train ride along the Hudson River past West Point down to New York City.  This rail journey is considered one of the best in the country especially as the autumn leaves begin to turn.

Our Great American Offerings for 2022

Featured Great American Experiences

Hudson River Valley + Berkshires
Sunday, September 18 ~ Saturday, September 24, 2022

Gilded Age Mansions of Newport
Summer 2022

The Du Pont’s of Delaware: Industry, History, Regal Estates, and Grand Gardens ~ Brandywine Valley, Delaware
Summer 2022

Other Offerings from McAndrews and Smith

Gilded Age Mansions of Long Island’s Gold Coast
Gilded Age Mansions of the Hudson River Valley
East End Getaways including the Hamptons, Montauk & the North Fork
Luxury Golf Packages

Want to Go or Have a Question?
Hotels and Important Info
  • Travelers depart from their home city and meet at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY.  Airfare is not included.  However, The Traveling Professor is happy to assist in making flight arrangements.
  • Do not book airfare until the trip has been designated as a "go".
  • Tour ends at Penn Station, New York City.  However, arrangements may be made for travelers to return to Albany, NY. 
  • Travelers must be able to walk 2-4 miles daily and have no mobility issues.
  • Extra nights available upon request.  An additional 4-day touring program is forthcoming.
  • This tour is operated by The Professor's travel partner, McAndrews & Smith.  They are responsible for the trip in its entirety.   All inquiries will be referred to McAndrews & Smith.

2021 Tour Dates and Pricing
  • Sunday, September 19, 2021 to Saturday, September 25, 2021
  • Price: Price is $2899 per person, double occupancy. Have your own room for only $399 more.