Welcome to Hudson Valley


The eastern side of the river is more populated thanks to the commuter train line between NYC and Albany. Several magnificent homes can be found near Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. The formerly industrial town of Beacon has become an outpost of contemporary art, while the galleries and antique shops of historic Hudson attract a wealthier set of weekenders.

The Hudson's west bank is experiencing a boom thanks to its cheaper real estate. Head across the river to explore several state parks, West Point military academy, and New Paltz with its access to superb rock climbing in the Minnewaska State Park Preserve and Mohonk Preserve.


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$326 Day Trips & Excursions

7 Lakes Drive Hudson Valley Private Tour from New York City

1st Stop: Weehawken, New Jersey, which is located at the top of a hill overlooking the entire island of Manhattan for a really spectacular view of the New York Skyline that not many tourist know about.2nd Stop: Scenic view alongside Palisades Parkway on top of the Hudson River where it is overlooking the Island of Manhattan from the George Washington Bridge side.3rd and Final Stop: Drive alongside the beautiful lakes. This 2 lane roadway stretches just under 18 miles (29 km) is a north–south parkway located in the Hudson Valley region of New York. The drive takes you towards Harriman State Park, located in Rockland and Orange counties, is the second-largest park in the parks system featuring 31 lakes and reservoirs and approximately 200 miles of hiking trails. The Harriman State Park also includes two beaches, public camping areas, streams and scenic roads, and plenty vistas and vantage points.

$160 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Hudson Valley Vineyard and Wine Tasting Experience

The day begins with local hotel or train pick up by mini coach. Take a scenic drive to the first destination; the oldest continuously operating winery or vineyard in America. Experience wine cellars that were excavated by hand in the 18th century containing some of the oldest vintages. Hear stories old and new. You'll leave with a greater understanding of the wine making process and the lore of one of the oldest wine making regions in the U.S complete with a flight of wine to taste and savor. You'll have the opportunity to bring home your favorite vintage and shop in their quaint gift shop full of reminders of the region. While driving to the second unique winery, we'll give you great insight on the region's history and stories that even most locals don't know about while taking in the breathtaking views. We arrive to see a real N.Y. vineyard while picnicking and enjoy a delicious lunch of gourmet sandwiches, local cheese platters, green and pasta salad, flavored water, and a homemade sweet treat to finish it off. We use as much of the local bounties for you to get a true sense of the Hudson Valley.  After lunch, we'll have some time to relax, sit back, and enjoy the ride to the last winery. Throughout the day, we'll show off the unforgettable views, quaint towns, farm stands, and gorgeous landscapes of the Hudson Valley. You'll experience your last flight of wines at our last handpicked winery. Our day ends with many memories of a great experience and a new-found love for NY wine. The day ends where it began at your pick-up locations.

$165 Cultural & Theme Tours

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Wine and Local Cheese Tour

The day begins with local hotel or train pick up by mini coach. We'll take a scenic drive to our first destination; the oldest continuously operating winery in America. Experience wine cellars that were excavated by hand in the 18th century containing some of the oldest vintages. Hear stories old and new. You'll leave with a greater understanding of the wine making process and the lore of one of the oldest wine making regions in the U.S. This experience wouldn't be complete without a flight of wine to taste and savor. You'll have the opportunity to bring home your favorite vintage and shop in their quaint gift shop full of reminders of the region. Our experience continues taking you to another unique winery. We'll give you great insight on the region's history and stories that even most locals don't know about while taking in the breathtaking views. When we arrive you'll be able to see a real New York vineyard. We'll have some time to picnic and enjoy a delicious lunch of gourmet sandwiches, local cheese platters, green and pasta salad, flavored water, and a homemade sweet treat to finish it off. We use as much of the local bounties for you to get a true sense of the Hudson Valley.  After lunch we'll have some time to relax, sit back, and enjoy the ride to the last winery. We'll have opportunities throughout the day showing off the unforgettable views, quaint towns, farm stands, and gorgeous landscapes of the Hudson Valley. You'll experience your last flight of wines at our last handpicked winery. Our day ends with many memories of a great experience and a new found love for New York wine. The day ends where it began at your pick up locations.

$90 Walking & Biking Tours

Paired Tasting Walking Tour in Rhinebeck

Our small towns of the Hudson Valley should be on your bucket list when visiting the region. There is a deep connection to the history, culture, artisanal goods, and local vibe that can be experienced with short walk. Some of the stops may include the oldest inn in the U.S., Beekman Arms, the Amsterdam known for their house made charcuterie, and a local sweet shop. This guided walk is 3-hours and 30-minutes to 4-hours and starts in front of the Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce at 23 E Market Street.  Hosted Walking Tour in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Starting this spring is a special tour series of 5-7 edible locations paired with three beverage tastings. These intricate pairings will be selected to give you a taste of Rhinebeck's flavors and delectable history. Some stops may include the following. The Amsterdam Taste. New American classics re-imagined with a focus on hyper locality of the rich agricultural region. Dishes are classics with a twist, always imbued with a sense of place and purpose. Beekman Arms Taste & Tour. Visit the oldest inn in America with an impressive history and past guest list including George Washington, the Clintons, and singer Billy Joel.    Krause's Chocolate Shop Taste. Guests travel from all over to enjoy Tom's specialties like old fashioned peanut brittle, chocolate covered almond butter toffee, rich dark chocolate fudge and hundreds of other handmade treats. CinnamonTaste. Flavors of India’s many regions to the Hudson Valley so guests can explore the traditional dishes of  their childhoods. They offer inventive cocktails and modern plates that combine the authentic flavors, aromas and spices of India with contemporary American ingredients. Terrapin Taste. committed to providing guests with a delightfully unique dining experience. As a Hudson Valley dining destination, they strive to consistently provide you with the freshest, highest quality food; celebrating the robust local bounty.. Our small towns of the Hudson Valley should be on your bucket list when visiting the region. There is a deep connection to the history, culture, artisanal goods, and local vibe that can be experienced with short walk.

$196.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Historic Hudson Valley Day Tour from NYC

Begin your tour with a pickup at your hotel in style on a luxury coach at 8am across the scenic Hudson Valley Region. See the following sites afterwards: West Point Museum Washington Headquarters Historic Huguenot Street Authentic German Cuisine at Historic Eatery Visitation to a Local Farm Luxury return coach trip to NYC End your tour with a visit to one of the few operational family farms in the Hudson Valley. Relax afterwards on your comfortable coach ride back to NYC with arrival around 6pm.

$224.25 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Wine Tasting & Waterfront Dining From NYC

This wine-tasting escape takes you from NYC to the Hudson Valley to some of the most sensational wineries.  At 11:00 am  your transportation takes you to a scenic paradise for a wine-tasting treat.  Tour the winery and learn about the mixology that make these wine a tasters choice.  Then it's off to the historic Newburgh Waterfront for a delightful meal with a laid back ambiance that will compliment your tastebuds from the decadent wine flavors.   Transportation leaves NYC at 11:00 am in front of 101 East 41st Street between Lexington and Park Avenue in NYC, with pick up stops in Westchester and Orange county NY.  Choose your Saturday now to be a part of this wine tasting adventure.

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