Hit the Big Apple before meandering up the Hudson River
8 Nights From €1769 (Per Person)
Fly Drive Holidays
Hit the Big Apple and explore the town before meandering up the peaceful Hudson River to historic Kingston and Albany. After that, special Upstate New York landscapes that enamoured the painters of the Hudson River School just keep coming; Saratoga Springs, Lake George, the Adirondacks and finally Alexandria Bay, where the 1000 Islands dot the St. Lawrence River like jewels. Thrill to the 6 million gallons of water rushing over the rocks at Niagara Falls and stay for the illumination. Explore the Finger Lakes and Catskills before returning to New York.
Total price – €1769 per person based on 2 sharing
Other dates also available and family packages also available.
NY City, Hudson Valley & Long Island
01 May – 09 May 2020
Start your trip with a direct flight to The Big Apple and settle in for 2 days of fun an excitement exploring this amazing city.
Then it is time to escape to the stunning Hudson Valley countryside and beautiful Long Island beaches of New York State. Only a stones throw from the city by train and car, but yet both feel a million worlds away. A perfect way to escape after a busy city break!!
Day 1 – 3
Fly Dublin to New York on direct flight
Transfer to your Manhattan Hotel
Enjoy all the sights and sounds of this vibrant city. From Times Square to Liberty Island, Cruising around Manhattan Island, visiting outstanding Museums or just sitting sipping a Manhattan Cocktail, you will be spoiled for things to do.
Stay 2 nights Midtown Manhattan
Day 3 -5
Today you will take a train from Penn Station Manhattan to Poughkeepsie NY. Train takes approximately 1hr 30mins.
On arrival then take a quick 15 min taxi to pick up your car so you can start exploring the wonderful Hudson Valley Area
The natural beauty of the Hudson Valley has inspired generations for centuries. It’s the birthplace of America’s first arts movement, the motherland of winemaking in America, home to America’s first culinary college, a Revolutionary War arena, and the landscape where the country’s founding families established lavish estates. The valley is dotted with quaint boutique shopping villages, spa retreats, farm markets, farm fresh eateries, and year-round festivals and events. There’s plenty of outdoor activities in the hills, on the water, or in the air, and all of it - surrounded by the stunning scenery with a Catskill Mountain backdrop. Enjoy a birds' eye view on the Walkway Over the Hudson, a former historic railroad bridge spanning over 2 kilometers across and nearly 65 meters above the Hudson River. It is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.
The region’s most iconic figure is President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the only U.S. president elected to four terms. FDR was paralyzed by polio at age 39, led the country out of the Great Depression, and guided America through WWII. A highlight to his estate is the FDR Presidential Library & Museum. The interactive museum is the first and only presidential library used by a sitting president.
Stay 2 nights Poughkeepsie, NY
Drive a little further North East, approximately 1hr and stay in a wonderful Bed & Breakfast in Amenia
The Hudson Valley’s picturesque landscapes are a truly stunning sight. Explore the Appalachian Trail or marvel at a stunning cave at Dover Stone Church. You’ll find riverfront paddle boarding and kayaking and hiking trails with fire tower views.
Farm-to-table dining is a way of life in the Hudson Valley. Known as the country’s first wine region, you can now tour and taste your way through wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries on the Dutchess Craft Beverage Trail.
Stay 1 night Amenia, NY
Day 6 – 9
Check out of your B/B after a homemade breakfast and today you will head for the beautiful beaches of Long Island.
Just outside of New York City you’ll find an entire island of surprises. Long Island offers diverse attractions coupled with premiere accommodations. The region is home to the famed Hamptons, Montauk, Fire Island and Wine Country. Gatsby-era Gold Coast Mansions, championship golf courses, ocean beaches and vibrant downtowns are favourited spots.
Long Island’s 120 miles of coastline offers unparalleled adventure. Surf East Coast waves at Corey’s Wave in Montauk and Skudin Surf in Long Beach, go sailing on the Long Island Sound, or head out on a deep-sea fishing charter. Unleash your inner daredevil with zip lines, adventure and water parks, hiking trails and I.FLY Trapeze
Stay 3 nights Southampton, NY
Today its time to say goodbye to Long Island and head home. Drive to JFK and drop your car rental off.
Fly direct from JFK to Dublin (arriving in the 10th May)
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