The Hudson Valley 2017

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Stories by Ken Burns - Discover the Hudson River's heart, soul and history on a Hudson Valley tour that starts in romantic Montreal... winds through the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks, Lake Placid and Lake George... includes a Hudson River cruise, visits to historic estates and stays at elegant lakeside resorts... and ends in legendary New York City.


Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level


    • Exclusive filmed narratives by Ken Burns; classic resort stays on Lake Placid
    • Lake George & Lake Mohonk; private Hudson River cruise; visits to John Brown Farm
    • Boscobel Mansion
    • FDR Nat'l Historic Site
    • Kykuit
    • Lake Placid Olympic Center & Adirondack Museum; meeting with sustainable farming expert

What's this trip about?

    Stories by Ken Burns - Discover the Hudson River's heart, soul and history on a Hudson Valley tour that starts in romantic Montreal... winds through the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks, Lake Placid and Lake George... includes a Hudson River cruise, visits to historic estates and stays at elegant lakeside resorts... and ends in legendary New York City.

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Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityMontreal
End CityNew York, New York

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • North America
  • Canada
  • United States


  • Lake George
  • Lake Placid
  • Montreal
  • New York
  • Quebec


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • Insider stories during filmed narratives by filmmaker Ken Burns TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - A private Hudson River cruise to a guided tour of West Point A visit to Boscobel Mansion, including lunch on the grounds of this Hudson River landmark Classic New York resort stays on crystal-clear Lake Placid, Lake George & Lake Mohonk Ski jumping thrills at the Lake Placid Olympic Center & a visit to the Adirondack Museum Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted 21 meals, gratuities to local guides, drivers, taxes, service charges, admission fees & porterage

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Day 1 Arrive Montreal

Tour begins: 5:30 PM, Hotel Bonaventure Montreal. A transfer is included from Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal. Please join us for a welcome reception and dinner at the hotel this evening.


LODGING : Hotel Bonaventure Montreal

PORTOFCALL : Montreal, Quebec

Day 2 Montreal, gateway to the Adirondacks

From gleaming skyscrapers to the timeless charm of 17th-century cobblestone lanes, a city tour introduces highlights of this dynamic bilingual city, a medley of European and North American influences. View McGill University's downtown campus, which prides itself on it...

Day 3 Lake Placid cruise, an Olympic ski jump & John Brown's farm

The day begins serenely with a private boat cruise on Lake Placid, a "clear, cold jewel" in the Adirondack wilderness and then steps up in pace at the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center with a thrilling ski-jumping demonstration during lunch on the observation deck a...

Day 4 Blue Mountain Lake, the Adirondack Museum and Lake George

Known as a year-round playground for outdoor enthusiasts, the Adirondack mountains and forests have also long been home to lakeside villages and quaint towns. A morning drive through the region ends at Blue Mountain Lake, home to the renowned Adirondack Museum, where ...

Day 5 The hip Hudson Valley, Wilderstein Historic Site & Lake Mohonk

From Lake George, your Hudson River tour heads south through rolling countryside that is home to small farms, wineries and villages, with a stop in the hamlet of Annandale-on-Hudson, home to Bard College on the east bank of the Hudson River. Next up - a visit to the W...

Day 6 FDR's Hyde Park and old Rhinebeck

Leave your views of Mohonk Lake behind for those of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains on a drive to the Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park on the Hudson, the lifelong home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. A guided visit to Springwood, the family mansion, off...

Day 7 Boscobel Mansion to West Point and Tarrytown

This morning features a view of upscale Hudson Valley life in the 19th century on a visit to critically acclaimed Boscobel Mansion. Completed in 1808, this elegant home was built by a gentleman farmer who outfitted it with furnishings from the most fashionable shops i...

Day 8 Rockefeller's Kykuit to New York City's heart

Named after the Afrikaans word for "lookout," Kykuit was the name given by John D. Rockefeller to his six-story stone home which looks impressively out over the Hudson River and to the New York skyline in the distance. This morning's visit takes you through terraced g...

Day 9 New York, New York... it's a glamorous town

Feel the energy of Manhattan on this morning's New York City tour, accompanied by a local expert who maps out landmark sights and the stories behind them. Head to Lower Manhattan to view St. Paul's Chapel and the 9/11 Memorial, honoring those who were lost - and expre...

Day 10 Journey Home

Tour ends: New York City. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Le Parker Meridien to La Guardia, JFK or Newark International Airport. Please allow a minimum of two 2 hours for flight check-in.


PORTOFCALL : New York, New York

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Last Updated: 2/22/2018

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