The Hudson Valley 2021

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Discover the Hudson River's heart, soul and history as you tour the Hudson Valley starting 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 the "Big Apple," legendary New York City.
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    • Like the luminous landscapes of 19th-century artists like Thomas Cole and Asher Durand
    • the Hudson River has the power to enthrall with its deep forests
    • plunging waterfalls
    • wandering tributaries
    • cliffs and rugged mountain vistas... not to mention the cultural currents
    • castles
    • vineyards and fabulous estates that follow its wandering path down from Canada to the sea.Enjoy exclusive filmed vignettes by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan that share personal stories and take you behind the scenes of their films such as The Roosevelts and Brooklyn Bridge. Discover the heart
    • soul and history of this legendary waterway on a Hudson Valley tour that begins in romantic Montreal and winds through the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks... rambles in Lake Placid (with an Olympic ski jump demonstration)
    • the farm of John Brown and an island retreat at Lake George... visits to the historic estates of the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts
    • a wine tasting

What's this trip about?

    Discover the Hudson River's heart, soul and history as you tour the Hudson Valley starting 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 the "Big Apple," legendary New York City.

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Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Montreal, Canada
End CityNew York City

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • North America
  • Canada
  • United States


  • Lake George
  • Lake Placid
  • Montreal
  • New York


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Insider stories during filmed narratives by filmmaker Ken Burns TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private visit to Olana State Historic Site, former riverside estate of Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, including lunch in the Wagon House A visit to Boscobel Mansion, including lunch on the grounds of this Hudson River landmark Tours of famed Hudson Valley estates including the Rockefellers' Kykuit and FDR National Historic Site (Springwood) in Hyde Park Classic New York resort stays on crystal-clear Lake Placid, Lake George & Lake Mohonk

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Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive Montreal

Tour begins: 5:30 PM, Le Westin Montreal.

A transfer is included from Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to Le Westin Montreal, set in the heart of Old Montreal, just a short walk from world-class museums and shopping, vibrant nightlife and centuries-old historic sites. Please join us for a we...
Day 2 Magnificent Montreal to Lake Placid

Your Hudson Valley tour begins with an exploration of romantic, beguiling Montreal; from gleaming skyscrapers to the timeless charm of 17th-century cobblestone lanes, this morning’s city tour introduces the highlights of this dynami...

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

The day begins serenely on a private boat cruise on Lake Placid, described as “a clear, cold jewel” in the Adirondack wilderness, and then steps up in pace at the Lake Placid Olympic Center. Watch the thrilling hurl-into-flight duri...

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

A year-round playground for outdoor enthusiasts, the Adirondacks' rugged mountains and vast forests have also long been home to lakeside villages and quaint towns. A drive through the region’s beauties ends at Blue Mountain Lake, ho...

Day 5 The hip Hudson Valley, Olana & Lake Mohonk

From Lake George, head south through rolling countryside that is home to small farms, wineries and villages, with a stop in the resort town of Saratoga Springs. Continue on to Olana State Historic Site in Greenport, the former river...

Day 6 FDR's Hyde Park and old Rhinebeck

Fantastically wealthy retreats of statesmen and robber barons preside on the cliffs along the river like castles on the Rhine, and your Hudson River tour includes visits to several of the most famous of them. Explore the Roosevelt N...

Day 7 Boscobel Mansion to West Point and Tarrytown

This morning features an upscale 19th-century view of Hudson Valley life on a visit to critically acclaimed Boscobel Mansion. Completed in 1808, this elegant home was built by a gentleman farmer (and British loyalist) who furnished ...

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 mansion (on 3,000 acres) which looks impressively out over the Hudson River and the New York skyline in the distan...

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. Start with an unobstructed view of the city’s sensational man-made peaks and ...

Day 10 Journey Home

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


PORTOFCALL : New York City, New York, USA

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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