Couple walking in Home Gardening Center with small purple flowers

Member Trips, Luncheons, and Walking Tours

To reserve, please email or call 718.817.8703. When reserving a trip of program, you agree to our Member Trip Reservation Conditions and Cancellation Policy.


Fairmount Park Historic Houses

November 30, 7 a.m.–6 p.m. 
Meet at NYBG
$135; includes transportation, continental breakfast, lunch, admission, 3 guided tours

Discover the fascinating stories of Strawberry Mansion, Woodford, and Cedar Grove, located in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. Each house has its own personality and offers a glimpse into the intriguing public and private lives of prominent Philadelphians during the American Revolution. The houses, maintained as historic museums, served as the rural summer villas for well-to-do families during the 18th and early 19th century, and are considered among the most significant architectural examples of their time. Enjoy a guided tour of each house along with lunch at City Tavern, a reconstructed Colonial tavern that dates back to 1773.

Longwood Gardens’ Holiday 

December 8, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. 
Meet at NYBG
$145; includes transportation Yuletide luncheon, admission, guided tour

Get a full view of dazzling twinkling lights, beautifully lit fountain performances, and magnificently adorned trees. Delight in the holiday horticulture showcasing more than 6,000 seasonal plants that flourish inside acres of heated glass conservatories. Enjoy this annual holiday event, a day and night of beauty and leisure that includes a delicious gourmet Yuletide luncheon and guided tour.

NYC Ballet: Romeo & Juliet
February 14, 7–10 p.m.
Meet at Lincoln Center
$135; includes admission, pre-performance drink, and special gift

This Valentine’s Day enjoy a night out with that special someone at Lincoln Center when they showcase New York City Ballet’s retelling of the classic story of star-crossed lovers. In defiance of its tragic ending, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet remains the greatest romance of all time, demonstrating the power of love in its many forms. Peter Martins’ staging of this eternal classic, set to Prokofiev’s glorious accompaniment, embraces naïve excitement, betrayal, despair, and steadfast resolution, emphasizing the innocence and youthful optimism of its two heroes while proving that even in death true love cannot be overcome. Members can enjoy a drink and a special valentine’s day gift prior to the performance. Seats are located in the middle second ring (balcony) of the theater. PerformanceDuration: 2 hr. 10 min

Two Dates!
Philadelphia International Flower Show 2018: Wonders of Water
March 7 or 8, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$105; includes continental breakfast, snacks, transportation, and admission

The Philadelphia International Flower Show is the most popular flower show in the US. This annual indoor flower show is the largest in the world, stretching across 10-acres of beautiful displays of creative garden designs and flower crafts. The 2018 show, “Wonders of Water,” will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water. America’s leading floral and garden designer will create tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands and arid landscapes, showcasing the astounding plants that thrive in each environment, from exquisite orchids and flowering vines to luminescent desert blooms.  Join us for a full day of shopping and exploring this grand exhibition.

Grand Central Terminal Tour   
March 29; 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Meet at Grand Central Terminal
$50; includes two-hour walking tour of Grand Central

To most New Yorkers, Grand Central Terminal is simply a midpoint stop before getting to work or home, but this historic national landmark has great architectural and cultural significance. Join us on this two-hour walking tour to learn about Grand Central’s remarkable history, stunning Paris-inspired Beaux-Arts design architecture, and its central role in creating midtown Manhattan.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
April 5, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$135; includes continental breakfast, transportation, admissions, guided tour, lunch, and gratuities

Start the day with a tour of the newly renovated Staatsburgh State Historic Site, an elegant country home of Ogden Mills and his wife Ruth Livingston Mills. The lavish Beaux-Arts mansion is a fine example of a great estate built by America’s financial and industrial leaders during the Gilded Age (1876 – 1917). Then take a pay a visit to The Culinary Institute of America, the world’s oldest culinary school, to enjoy a gourmet lunch at American Bounty restaurant. Conclude the day by experiencing an era of wealth and privilege at “Springwood,” the historic estate and lifelong home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Enjoy a guided walking tour of his home, a self-guided tour of the Museum on the 300-acre site.

Newport, RI – Three-Day Escape

April 13–April 15, 2018
Early Bird Rates
Double: $860 per person
Single: $1,085 per person

Join us this spring on a breathtaking getaway to Newport, Rhode Island. This three day adventure will explore historical and extravagant mansions and landscapes of the Gilded Age—with transportation, hotel accommodations, and most meals provided. Discover highlights of this wonderful weekend below.

Your Trip Includes:

  • Charter bus transportation
  • Admission to The Elms, Marble House, The Breakers, Trolley Tour, and Rough Point
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 1 Dinner
  • Two-nights at Newport Marriot
  • All taxes, gratuities, porter, and service fees

Book Now and Save! Early Bird Savings are guaranteed until Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Prices increases $100 on February 1, 2018. A deposit is due immediately at booking and payment plans are available. For more information or to make a reservation please e-mail or call 718.817.8703. When reserving for this trip you agree to our Overnight Tours Member Trip Reservation Conditions and Cancellation Policy.

Historic Central Park Tour
May 3, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Meet at Central Park
$50; includes two-hour guided tour

For over a century, Central Park has offered refuge and recreation to New Yorkers seeking a haven from a city of brick, steel and, concrete. Today, the 873-acre park welcomes over 40 million visitors each year and is one of the most filmed locations in the world. Your tour will cover highlights of this National Historic Landmark, its extensive history, and foliage in popular areas including the Pond, Mall, Sheep’s Meadow, Bethesda Terrace, Lake, and Ramble.

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950
May 4, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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$135; includes continental breakfast, transportation, admissions, guided tour, lunch, and gratuities

From jazz and the jitterbug to assembly lines and skylines: the early twentieth century was a time of great social, artistic, and technological change. The new exhibition, Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950 at the landmark Philadelphia Museum of Art, explores how artists at the time responded with a revolutionary language of shapes and colors. See how Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Jacob Lawrence, and others challenged convention and forged bold new styles to fit the times. After your guided tour of this exhibition, a delicious lunch will be provided. Conclude the day by exploring the museum’s rich art collections of more than 227,000 works of art from around the world and more than 200 galleries at your leisure.

Caramoor & John Jay Homestead
May 30, 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Meet at NYBG
$135; includes transportation, admissions, guided tours, lunch, and gratuities

Enjoy a day amid Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts architecture and sprawling grounds with the dance and song of Spain, bursting with passion, color, and rhythm. Explore Our Wednesday Morning Concerts feature a 45-minute concert, followed by a tour of the Mediterranean-style Rosen House and its collection of fine and decorative art amassed by our founders, Walter and Lucie Rosen, and an optional buffet lunch inspired by Spanish cuisine. Then, take a quick trip to the nearby John Jay Homestead, the gracious home and farm of John Jay (1745-1829), one of America’s principal Founding Fathers. The historic house’s interior has been restored to reflect its appearance during John Jay’s lifetime. Well over 50% of the furnishings are original to John Jay and his family.