Duration: Approx. 10 hours
Enjoy an exclusive day excursion to Long Island’s Gold Coast where you will visit some of the most luxury and elite mansions and estates. Your private vehicle will pick up at your hotel and your guide will join your party once you reach Long Island. Long Island is the home to mansions and preserves such as Coe Hall & Plantation, Sands Point Preserve and Westbury Garden just to name a few. Your private guide will give you a comprehensive tour of the areas you are passing by on your way and once get to the Mansion you will get an exclusive tour of the estate by a local guide or docent. For your excursion you will visit TWO of the below mentioned Estates. After than you will enjoy lunch on own followed by a 1-hour tour and wine tasting by a wine expert at one of North Shore’s top wineries.
Old Westbury Gardens:
Nestled among 200 acres of formal garden, woodlands, lakes, and ponds, Old Westbury Gardens was the estate of John Shaffer Phipps. Construction on the estate began in 1903, when Phipps promised his British fiancée, he would build her a home in the United States similar to her family estate in Battle Abbey. After Phipps’ death in 1958. Old Westbury Gardens is possibly the most well-preserved of the Golden Coast Estates. Tour of house and garden is approx. 1.5 hours.
Falaise (Guggenheim Estate) at Sands Point Preserve:
Falaise, the third mansion on the Guggenheim Estate, was built by Daniel Guggenheim’s son Harry on the 90 acres of the estate presented to him by his father upon his marriage. The waterfront, 13th century Norman style manor is one of the few intact historic houses on the North Shore of Long Island. The house contains many distinctive features such as an enclosed cobblestone courtyard, mortared brick walls, and a round tower. The interior evokes a medieval atmosphere–thick wood beams across the ceiling, door with archways, and fireplace carved stone mantels. In addition to the style of architecture, Harry and his wife Caroline adorned the house with various pieces of art from the Renaissance and medieval period, such as paintings, sculptures, and woodcarvings. This is quintessential Golden Coast mansion. Tour is approx. 1.5 hours and involves climbing several stairs.
Coe Hall & The Planting Fields:
Located in Oyster Bay, New York and originally landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers, Planting Fields features 409 acres of greenhouses, rolling lawns, formal gardens, woodland paths and outstanding plant collections. The original historic estate buildings remain intact including Coe Hall, a 65-room Tudor Revival mansion designed by Walker & Gillette. The interior of the house is a showcase of artistry and craftsmanship and features a distinctly American aesthetic through original ironwork. In addition to the house there is also a about 409 acers of private farmland to explore. Approx. 1-hour visit.
- English speaking tour guide
- 10-hour private transportation via luxury vehicle, driver gratuity
- Wine tour & tasting at a premier winery
- Entrance fees included
- 24/7 Support Line
- Lunch (can be added at additional cost)
- Any additional wines aside from the ones presented at the tasting
Level of Physical Difficulty:
Moderate. There will be a fair bit of walking and the mansions will have stairs.
Rates are based on pick up at a/any centrally located hotel in Manhattan (Times Square located).
Recommended pick-up time at hotel around 8:00am or 8:30am.
Please contact us for pricing information.