LIRR Escorted Tour: Gatsby Mansion & Oyster Fest

Escorted Tour

93 days left (10/20/24)

Photo credit: Viviana Rishe / Unsplash

Revisit an era of lavish country mansions, elegant estates, breathtaking architecture, and picturesque landscapes on Long Island’s Gold Coast, plus visit the East Coast's largest waterfront festival. Start your tour with a visit to either the Vanderbilt Museum, the summer home of William K. Vanderbilt: a Spanish-style mansion named Eagle's Nest, originally built in 1910 as a small English cottage, or Old Westbury Gardens, the backdrop for several popular movies, such as Age of Innocence, Cruel Intentions and American Gangster, where you will delight in the elegant furnishings and beautifully landscaped gardens. Then, enjoy lunch on your own at the Oyster Bay Oyster Festival, where the oyster is celebrated (and served!) in every form: on the half shell, fried, wood-fired and chowder.

2024 Schedule:
Saturday, October 19, 2024: The Vanderbilt Museum & the Oyster Fest
Sunday, October 20, 2024: Old Westbury Gardens & the Oyster Fest

The MTA Deal

$85.75 per person ($77.50 for children 5-11) for Saturday, October 19th, which includes discounted round-trip rail, bus transportation, admission to the Vanderbilt Museum, and the Oyster Fest.

$81.75 per person ($69.50 for children 5-11) for Sunday, October 20th, which includes discounted round-trip rail, bus transportation, admission to Old Westbury Gardens, and the Oyster Fest.

How to Get Your Tickets

Tickets may be purchased at Gray, Green or Blue Ticket Machines and ticket windows at LIRR stations*.

Select "MTA Away Deals," then, "Escorted Tours," then the tour. Multiple tickets/vouchers will print. Be sure to take all items dispensed and board the rear train car. This tour has limited space availability.

* Tickets will be available at ticket vending machines up to the Wednesday before the tour and available at ticket windows until the day of the tour.

Important Information

Please check for train times and track assignments on the TrainTime App, digital signage, or information booth on the day of tour. Remember to board the rear car of the Huntington train at Jamaica. Tours are subject to cancellation, please check the status of the tour on the web or by calling (718) 217-5477. Also, customers are encouraged to call (718) 558-7419 to confirm their attendance prior to the tour. All train times, prices and dates may be subject to change. There is a transfer to a bus at Huntington Station. This escorted tour involves considerable walking to fully experience the destination.

Get Going

Train Schedule*
Penn Station
: departs @ 9:08 AM
Grand Central: departs @ 8:47 AM**
Atlantic Terminal
: departs @ 9:01 AM**
Woodside: departs @ 9:20 AM
departs @ 9:30 AM
Mineola: departs @ 9:52 AM
Hicksville: departs @ 10:04 AM

* Customers can return on any train of their choosing from Oyster Bay Station
** transfer at Jamaica to the rear car of the Huntington train


Port Jefferson

Board the rear car of the Huntington train at Jamaica

Plan Trip