Print Full Itinerary: Thursday, July 29, Morris, Chatham & South Plainfield
Print Full Itinerary: Friday, July 30, Ridgewood & Bloomfield
Itinerary: (Subject to change due to local conditions, unforeseen events, or more interesting, as-yet unplanned awesome experiences that become available)
French Heritage of the Hudson Valley
Historic Huguenot Street ~ Water Street Shops ~ Robibero Vineyards
One Day Tour ~ Thursday, July 29, 2021
or Friday, July 20, 2021
Today we’ll see history come to life at Historic Huguenot Street, nestled along the banks of the Wallkill River in the scenic Hudson Valley town of New Paltz. In this nationally recognized historic site, we’ll experience over 300 years of history throughout the 17th century community while also gaining a new understanding of the historical forces that have shaped America. The village tells the story of a French Huguenot settlement that evolved over time and reveals the history of the area’s Native and enslaved African peoples and Dutch settlers. After our guided tour of the church, homes, and replica wigwam, we’ll be inspired to think in new ways about American history and its relationship between past and present. Next, we’ll enjoy an included lunch and explore the vibrant village of New Paltz by strolling through the Water Street Market, a quaint, open air, European inspired shopping village. There will be time to browse the unique, locally owned boutiques, galleries and eateries. We’ll finish our day with a wine tasting at the family owned and operated, boutique winery, Robibero Vineyards. Here we’ll be surrounded by the stunning Shawangunk Mountain ridge while we enjoy our tastings on the pergola-covered patio or deck as we toast to the Huguenots who shaped New Paltz into what it is today.
Thursday, July 29:
Departs South Plainfield High School at the end of Lane Avenue at 7:00 AM and returns at approximately 6:45 PM.
Departs from The Chatham Middle School at 480 Main Street, Chatham at 7:45 AM and returns at approximately 6:00 PM.
Departs The Morris Plains Community Center, 51 Jim Fear Drive at 8:15 AM and returns at approximately 5:30 PM.
Cars may be parked at any location for the duration of the tour at your own risk.
Friday, July 30:
Departs from Brookdale Service Plaza South, Bloomfield at 8:15 AM and returns at approximately 5:45 PM. Enter off Garden State Parkway South or from Overlook Terrace off of Broad St in Bloomfield. Park to the left by the trees or on the right behind the Sunoco.
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot (corner of Linwood Avenue & Northern Parkway) at 8:45 AM and returns at approximately 5:15 PM.
Cars may be parked at either location for the duration of the tour at your own risk.
No reservations accepted without a payment of $180 per person. Make checks payable to “Group Tours & Travel” and mail to the above address. A full refund will be granted if canceled prior to June 17, 2021. No refund will be granted on a cancellation that occurs after June 17, 2021. Group Tours is not responsible for any delays, cancellations, injuries or circumstances beyond its control and reserves the right to change this itinerary. All trip components are subject to change in accordance with Government, State, and Local guidelines and/or mandates. This tour will run rain or shine.
Methods of Payment:
Pay by check: make payable to Group Tours & Travel, mail to 1710 E. Lancaster Ave. #319, Paoli, PA 19301
Call 973-513-9001 to pay by credit card over the phone (Credit Card payments have a 4% surcharge)
Please contact us with any questions regarding your payment.