billionaires and barons

Embark on a journey back into the Gilded Age of the great entrepreneurs, industrialists, and leaders of the 19th and 20th Century.   Learn from their successes as well as their failures and live as they lived in the grandest of fashions. History shows that these men were true captains of industry, without whom the United States could not have taken its place as a great industrial power.

Each stage of this luxurious didactic journey will be accompanied by inspiring teaching, themed events, and the opportunity to dine and explore the mansions, factories and towns where the great men of America's past lived and worked.

 

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A Tale of Two Cities

Learn from the great entreprenuers and leaders of the gilded age and celebrate the splendor of New York and New England's great entrepreneurs on this historic journey, with stops and stays at historic hotels and houses along the way. Explore the genius of John Jacob Astor the 'creator' of Manhattan, the unmatched wealth of John D. Rockefeller, the relentless brilliance of inventor Thomas Edison, and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. Attend members-only festivities at the Waldorf Astoria Presidents Dinner, held in the very room that has played host to Presidents and dignitaries. We will travel to Newport where you will experience life in the glorious Gilded Age.  Our time will end with a marvelous celebration on the seashore in Newport.   

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8 Day Great Industrialists and Innovators

At the heart of assembly line technique of mass production in Dearborn, Michigan, meet the great American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company: Henry Ford. Then travel to Pittsburgh and meet and learn from the great man who spread the Gospel of Wealth while ruling the world of industry and steel: philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. At the town named after him, meet the man of chocolate and a pioneer for employee relations: Milton Hershey. In Philadelphia, the historic meeting place of the Declaration of Independence signers, be introduced to one of the greatest forward thinking inventors of all time: Benjamin Franklin.

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6 Day Founding Fathers of Florida

Florida has long been the winter time retreat of the rich, famous, and pioneering. Become up close and personal with the great inventors, Thomas Edison & Henry Ford and their families at their Ft. Myers estate and gardens. Marvel at the grand and expansive estate of the king of the circus and the highlight of Sarasota, John Ringling. Explore the dream of Walt Disney and his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT) and also at man's incredible ingenuity at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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8 Day Founding Fathers of Florida

Arriving at Palm Beach, the playground for the wealthy, meet the man that literally invented modern Florida, Henry Flagler. Then get up close and personal with the great inventors, Thomas Edison & Henry Ford and their families at their Ft. Myers estate and gardens. Marvel at the grand and expansive estate of the king of the circus and the highlight of Sarasota, John Ringling. Explore the dream of Walt Disney and his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT) and also at man's incredible ingenuity at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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8 Day Moguls and Paradigm Creators

Welcome to the historic and famous Hollywood, where success as well as tragedies abound. Nearby will be the beautiful Santa Barbara, where we will travel to Reagan Ranch and meet the man, President Ronald Reagan, who destroyed an empire and shifted paradigms throughout the world. At San Simeon, we will discover the legend of business magnate William Randolph Hearst and experience Hearst Castle. As we travel up the Paso Robles wine country, we will learn the lessons from the infamous Winchester Estate. As we gaze over the edge of the cliff on the Califoria coast, we will complemplate our role in the world and our legacy for future generations.

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11 Day Billionaires, Lost Dreams, and Visionaries

Embrace the wealth and splendor that is the Vanderbilt legacy, The Biltmore Estate, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Follow the Vanderbilt bloodline flow by traveling to the low country of the American South at the Wilson Estate in Palmetto Bluff. We will then embark a private jet and fly to New Orleans to meet the King of class warfare, Huey P. Long, a man from humble beginnings who rose to become Governor of the State of Louisiana - and quite nearly the President of the United States. We will embark our private jet once again and fly to Sarasota, Florida to meet the kind king of the circus, John Ringling and stand in awe of his expansive estate and Art Museum. Dreaming and doing are the next steps as we visit the culmination of creativity and vision in Walt Disney's Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT) in Orlando.

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19 Day Grand Visionary Expedition

This grand expedition starts at the historic and famous Hollywood, where success as well as tragedies abound. Nearby will be the beautiful Santa Barbara, where we will travel to Reagan Ranch and meet the world changing President, Ronald Reagan. Continuing up the California coast to San Simeon, we will discover the legend and realities of business magnate William Randolph Hearst and experience Hearst Castle. As we travel up the Paso Robles wine country, we will learn the lessons from the infamous Winchester Estate. The expedition continues via private jet toward the eastern United States to meet the great industrialists such as Henry Ford, John Jacob Astor, John D. Rockefeller, Thomas Edison, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Ringling and the creative Walt Disney. Then marvel at the incredible ingenuity at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where incredible ingenuity, vision, and bravery took man for the first time in history to the moon.

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