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Collette Introduces America’s Historic Hotels Tour for 2017

by Amelia Sugerman

October 04, 2016

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Collette Introduces America’s Historic Hotels Tour for 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Collette Introduces America’s Historic Hotels Tour for 2017 Pawtucket, RI (October 4, 2016) – Collette, Rhode Island-based international tour operator, invites travelers to step back in time and enjoy their luxuriously crafted new package, America’s Historic Hotels.

“During this tour our guests will walk in the footsteps of celebrities and dignitaries through our lineup of opulent and grand hotels of the eastern United States,” said Jaclyn Leibl-Cote, President of Collette. “This itinerary provides a hands on look into archaically significant hotels and the historic events they have hosted. Four out of the seven hotels featured in this package are even known to be haunted!”

Highlights include:

• Spend 10 days exploring America’s history and scenic landscapes on this tour that showcases the grand hotels of the eastern United States.

• Set off to Saratoga Springs, New York, home to the famed racetrack, for time to explore its tree-lined streets, charming shops and restaurants.

• Enjoy a stay at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C., a hotel has seen many celebrities and dignitaries over its more than 80 years including Judy Garland, the Beatles, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

• Explore Woodstock, named the “quintessential New England village” and full of true Americana, including a covered bridge and a lovely village green lined with historic homes.

• Stop at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous creation that is now a National Historic Landmark in Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania.

• Travel to New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley and pause along the way in the charming historic city center of Bethlehem, named on Christmas Eve by the Moravians who settled here in 1741.

• Leisurely enjoy a tour of the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia opening ten years before the Declaration of Independence was signed and has host of presidents, royalty and celebrities over the years.

• Set off on an adventure to explore the local trails of Hot Springs, Virginia by mountain bike at your own pace.

• Be amazed with the traditional white steeple churches, quaint villages and unspoiled tree-covered mountainsides doting the landscape when visiting the “Green Mountain State” (VT).

• Understand the birthplace and lifelong home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Springwood Estate as you receive a first-hand look into this important president’s history.

• Step into the 200-year-old Omni Bedford Springs Resort boasting eight mineral springs on its property that have been a popular retreat for the rich and famous since its opening.

• Embark on a guided tour of Washington, D.C. affording wonderful views of the Mall, the White House, monuments and museums.

• Enjoy a tranquil stay at the Equinox Resort & Spa in the bucolic town of Manchester, Vermont.

• Come to know the long history of the iconic U.S. Military Academy at West Point that dates back to the Revolutionary War while on a tour with an expert guide.

• Settle in for a 2-night stay at the luxurious 250-year-old Omni Homestead Resort. In the evening gather for a cocktail followed by dinner in one of the resort’s timeless restaurants.

• Spend some free time in Bethlehem, New York discovering its rich history and browsing the shops.

• Visit the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. ending with a photo stop at the U.S. Capitol building.

• Soak up the warm, rich mineral waters in the springs near the Omni Resort that Thomas Jefferson enjoyed centuries ago.

• Cross the border into historic Boston, Massachusetts and follow a local guide through this historic city on a sightseeing tour featuring the Old South Meeting House, Public Gardens, Old North Church, Beacon Hill and the famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

• Step back in time during dinner at a charming historic tavern dating back to the 1700s.

• Experience the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the first of its kind in the country, and discover the story of this fascinating man and his dynamic wife who won the heart of the American people.

• Visit Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home and the former home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the only adult child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln and former Chairman of the Pullman Company.

• Unwind during a leisure afternoon in Hot Springs as you enjoy some of the amenities at your resort which include golf, spa treatments, and falconry; or, simply relax and take in the beauty of your surroundings.

• Marvel at the architectural creation of Fallingwater, floating over a 30-foot waterfall.

• Starting at $3,649 per person, land only, double occupancy.

About Collette

Collette has been a major worldwide tour operator since 1918 and offers more than 160 tours to destinations on all seven continents. It is a third generation, family-owned company headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island with additional divisions in Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. With a wide collection of land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, and small group tours, Collette provides its guests with cultural experiences that go far beyond an ordinary vacation. Its knowledgeable Tour Managers, an industry-leading travel protection plan, and roundtrip home to airport sedan service are some of the many ways Collette handles all the details allowing its guests to simply sit back and enjoy the adventure.

Media Contact:

Amelia Sugerman, Collette

Phone: 401.642.4521

asugerman@collette.com

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