Dear Hauenstein Friends & History Buffs,

I wanted to bring to your attention, in recognition of the close friendship we share with the Hauenstein Center, two 2013 unique history tours that may be of interest to you.  The first, Mr. Lincoln’s War, is a Civil War-themed trip inspired by the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. The second, our flagship A Presidential Tour of New York, New England & the Hudson Valley – Eleven Presidents in Nine Days, replete with historic five-star hotels, unforgettable meals, and two-night stays in a majority of destinations. These are both very special trips, the products of over twenty years of our travel experiences.

Our deluxe motor coach tours are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind, and our small group setting creates a much more intimate, personal setting when compared with other tours.  In fact, many of our guests are repeat participants. This, combined with a shared interest in the history being experienced, makes for an unusually relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere.

If you are a C-SPAN viewer, you may have seen one or more of our itineraries featured over the past several years.  C-SPAN has been along with us on several past trips, and has broadcast segments on their history channel, C-SPAN 3.

 What our guided tours include:

·Outstanding overnight accommodations, many in historic settings, and including all taxes and gratuities.

·Nearly all meals, including all breakfasts and lunches and most dinners (we do this to allow, at your option, some free time to explore, apart from the group setting).

·Special extras available nowhere else – from a poolside barbeque at the LBJ Ranch to informal encounters with world-renowned scholars or a behind-the-scenes history of the Waldorf’s Presidential   Suite from inside the suite itself.

·Admission fees to all historic sites, museums and attractions listed on the itinerary.

·Complete baggage handling throughout the tour for your primary piece of luggage.

·All taxes, fees and gratuities for all group functions, including meals, guides,  bellmen, and motor coach driver.

·Deluxe ground transportation via climate controlled motor coach, featuring on-board restroom and the latest amenities, including 110-volt power supply (for cell phones, DVD players, iPads or lap tops), as well as free Wi-Fi (wireless internet) throughout the coach.

Complete details can be found on-line, at www.presidentsandpatriots.com. You should also feel free to contact my colleague Erik Nelson at (202) 657-7444 if you have any questions.  Your suggestions on future tours are also always welcome.

Wishing you happy travels in 2013.

With warm regards,

Richard Norton Smith

 

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