Hudson Valley Brewery Tour & Walkway over the Hudson

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Tour description

Departing most Saturdays from New York City. A full day to explore the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York. Located only 90 miles (150km) north but feels like a world away from the city as we leave behind skyscrapers for rolling farmland and high mountain peaks. Hudson Valley farms feed the New York City area and the region is the epicenter for the farm-to-table movement and an exciting, growing brewery scene.Designated as a National Heritage Area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and food. Among many attributes, it’s the oldest wine producing area in the country, and the magnificent scenery inspired artists whose works became the Hudson River School of Painters. Lonely Planet describes the Hudson River Valley as “a real city break, with leafy drives, wineries and plenty of farm-to-table foodie options.” National Geographic Traveler named the Hudson Valley one of the top 20 must-see destinations in the world.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Poughkeepsie, New YorkAfter departing from the city in the morning, we will make a stop along the route for coffee and a meet & greet with your fellow travelers for the day. Continuing on to Poughkeepsie, we arrive at Walkway Over the Hudson State Park. This historic decommissioned rail bridge turned elevated pedestrian park has quickly become the most visited state park in New York. Crossing the bridge that spans nearly one and quarter miles across the river we will walk across the span; taking in gorgeous views of the city of Poughkeepsie, the Hudson River, and the Catskill and Shawangunk mountains.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hudson Valley, New YorkOnce on the other side of the bridge, we spend the afternoon exploring two different breweries in the area. Ample time to enjoy flights and activities at each brewery will be given at each stop.After our brewery explorations, we will stop in one of the quaint Hudson Valley villages for a group dinner before returning to Manhattan.We will choose different breweries to visit each week, allowing you to join us on a different trip every week. Depending on group interest, we may also stop at a cidery or distillery in the area. The days itinerary will be determined by each specific days weather as some breweries have great outdoor spaces and other are enjoyed indoors.Duration: 6 hours

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned 15 passenger van

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities