Welcome to Albany
Built between 1965 and 1976, the architectural ensemble of government buildings in Albany's central Empire State Plaza is a sight to behold and includes the excellent New York State Museum as well as a fine collection of modern public art. Downtown and around leafy Washington Park, stately buildings and gracious brownstones speak to the state capital's wealthy past.Albany became state capital in 1797 because of its... Read More
Top experiences in Albany
Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise from Albany
The Dutch Apple II, a 65-foot boat, is derived from popular Hudson River Dayliners which used to ferry people from New York City to Albany. Today it is used for comfortable 90-minute cruises to show off the splendid nature and landscape around the Hudson River. Hop on the Dutch Apple II to begin the 90-minute cruise on the Hudson River. The guide, a Hudson River historian, regales you with interesting tales of Albany’s past and discusses the historic homes that line the riverbanks. Keep your eyes open and your binoculars out to spot eagles and other wildlife. At Van Weis Point, the boat makes a slow U-turn and heads back to Albany, as the guide continues to share the history of the area. Sit back on a comfortable seat, perhaps enjoying a drink or refreshment from the cash bar.
Tour East Coast USA
From big city bustle in New York to anachronistic Amish communities in rural Pennsylvania, this nine-day trip captures the rollicking history and modern energy of the East Coast. Relive the revolution in Boston, explore the great museums of Washington DC, and get soaked on the boat at Niagara Falls. You’ll travel by private van and stay in central hotels so that you’re always in the heart of the action. This trip is compact enough for those short on time, but long enough to make some new friends while discovering America’s past.