New York City & The Hudson Valley

9 night tour - starting in Montreal, Quebec - ending in New York City, New York.

2016 Early Booking Offer - Book before the 28th February 2016 and enjoy a free pre or post nights stay on us, making this an 10 night tour.

A Tauck World Discovery Tour.

Celebrating 90 years in the travel touring business, Tauck offer the ultimate in luxury touring. Throughout the years, ingenuity and innovation, plus a focus on customer servce and authentic experiences, have grown Tauck into one of the world's leading travel touring companies. On your tour you can expect an itinerary carefully designed to create an unforgetable experience, ensuring the finest hotels, luxury motorcoaches and highly experienced tour directors.

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... a cruise down the river to West Point... visits to the historic estates of the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts, a wine tasting, a farmers’ market in Red Hook, and overnight stays at elegant lakeside resorts and lodges... with the final stop at New York City and the electrifying Crossroads of the World.

2016 Guaranteed departure dates:
July 30th
August 27th
September 10th & 24th
October 8th
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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 Hotel Bonaventure Montreal. Please join us for a welcome reception and dinner at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Bonaventure Montreal


Day 2: Magnificent Montreal, gateway to the Adirondacks

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 dynamic bilingual city, a medley of European and North American influences. Views include McGill University’s downtown campus, which prides itself on drawing “no line between university life and the real world” and Mont Royal, the iconic summit and landscaped park visible from all parts of the city. In Old Montreal, between the St. Lawrence River and downtown skyscrapers, stroll with your guide through narrow streets that date back to the city’s founding in 1642. Galleries, cafés, shops and museums keep it a still-vibrant part of the city. Following lunch, depart Montreal for a drive through Québécois farmland to the U.S. border crossing and on through countryside that satiates with mountain views, foothill farms and orchards. A short stop at Ausable Chasm (a sandstone gorge two miles long carved by the Ausable River) reveals nature’s power in the roar of waterfalls set deep within towering cliffs; this natural wonder known as The Grand Canyon of the East was a major tourist draw in the 19th century. Your final destination is a classically elegant white clapboard resort and spa on Lake Placid; dinner is on your own tonight.

Lodging: Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Lake Placid cruise, an Olympic ski jump and 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 during a ski-jumping demonstration and drink in the area’s beauty over lunch – served in a private room at the top of a ski jump tower. Afterward, visit the nearby John Brown Farm, the historic home and burial site of the abolitionist who led the ill-fated raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry in 1859, prior to the start of the Civil War. Return to your hotel for time at leisure; a leisurely walk along Mirror Lake, the views from an Adirondack chair, and the alpine village of Lake Placid are all at your disposal. Have dinner at the hotel tonight.

Lodging: Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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, home to the renowned Adirondack Museum, where modern galleries and historic buildings tell the unique story of the Adirondacks' residents – how they have lived and worked, from logging to mining and railroads, and played – from hiking, to rock climbing, skiing and snowshoeing – over time. After lunch, stunning scenery continues on a drive to your accommodations, a gorgeous resort lodge in Bolton Landing on the shores of a private island at Lake George.

Lodging: The Sagamore Resort

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 Wilderstein Historic Site in Rhinebeck, New York, where you will tour the 19th-century Queen Anne-style country house that was home to Margaret (Daisy) Suckley, a close confidante and cousin of Franklin Roosevelt.  Ms. Suckley was featured prominently in the Ken Burns film “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” – along with a tour of her home, you’ll also enjoy lunch provided by the nearby and highly-regarded Gigi Market as well as a talk on sustainable agriculture by a local farmer. Your final destination is Mohonk Mountain House, a Victorian “castle” set on forested cliffs above Lake Mohonk – a resort once frequented by presidents, celebrities and turn-of-the-century industrialists.

Lodging: Mohonk Mountain House

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 National Historic Site today at Hyde Park, the lifelong home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his summer White House. A guided visit to Springwood, the family mansion, offers a window into an American way of life modeled on an English country estate – where the lives of the domestic staff and the home’s relationship to the local community were an integral part of the story. Afterward, a stop in historic Rhinebeck along the Hudson leaves time for lunch on your own and a chance to wander through a town designated as a National Landmark District and an au courant reputation for arts and culture. Return to Mohonk Mountain House late afternoon; enjoy dinner à la carte.

Lodging: Mohonk Mountain House

Breakfast, Dinner

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 his home from the most fashionable shops in London. A century later, the house lingered in a state of neglect until local architects and citizens rallied efforts for its rescue in the late 1950s. A tour of the house brings with it a trove of Federal antiques, spectacular Hudson views and the story of its rescue. Next up, get a close-up view of the Hudson River itself on a cruise from Cold Spring to West Point. See the military academy on a guided tour that tells the story of its historic role in the Revolution, the contemporary experience of its cadets, and of those who have left their mark here – including George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Douglas MacArthur and Dwight Eisenhower. Your accommodations tonight are in the historic town of Tarrytown, where Washington Irving’s Ichabod Crane first encountered the Headless Horseman; the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Knickerbocker Tales did much to enlarge the myths, legends and Dutch history you'll find on this segment of your Hudson Valley tour.

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 distance. This morning’s visit takes you through terraced gardens, where fountains, pavilions and sculptures include the work of Alexander Calder and Henry Moore, and art galleries featuring 20th-century art. Hear stories of the Rockefeller legacy in business, government, philanthropy and the arts. After lunch on your own, depart for the final, but certainly no less dramatic, leg of your Hudson River tour: a two-night stay at Le Parker Meridien, just steps away from New York City’s Central Park; dinner is on your own tonight in the heart of the "Big Apple."

Lodging: Le Parker Meridien


Day 9: The fabulous Big Apple on the Hudson

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. See Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, and the Chrysler and Empire State buildings. Next up is an unobstructed view of the city’s sensational man-made peaks and valleys, from 70 floors up. A visit to the Top of the Rock atop a Rockefeller Center skyscraper includes the story of its construction, which put thousands of people to work just after the 1929 stock market crash – an initiative credited to John D. Rockefeller. From Midtown, head to Lower Manhattan to view St. Paul’s Chapel and the 9/11 Memorial, honoring those who were lost – and expressing hope for the future. Meet a NYPD detective who interprets the poignant events of September 11th and recovery efforts. Tonight, please join us for a farewell reception and dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Le Parker Meridien

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Journey home or extend your stay

Tauck's new Hudson Valley tour ends: New York City. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Le Parker Meridien to La Guardia, JFK or Newark International Airport. Allow a minimum of 2 hours for flight check-in.


Your Tauck Tour Highlights

Insider stories about Prohibition during filmed narratives by filmmaker Ken Burns
TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - Meet a sustainable farming expert at the renowned Gigi Market
TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - A private Hudson River cruise to 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 and visits to the John Brown Farm and the Adirondack Museum
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
21 meals (9 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 7 dinners), gratuities to local guides, drivers, taxes, service charges, admission fees & porterage

Your Hotels....

Night 1 : Hotel Bonaventure Montreal - Montreal, PQ -Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, Hotel Montreal Bonaventure features a unique landscaped rooftop garden with waterfalls and year-round heated swimming pool. From windows that open to The Serenity Bath collection of Crabtree & Evelyn bath amenities to 32-inch LCD TV with cable channels, mahogany furniture, coffee maker, in-room safe and the plush bedding, guest rooms warmly welcome you home after a busy day. The award-winning Restaurant-Jardins le Castillon offers tempting cuisine with a view of the garden and the river that runs through it while the Le Belvedere bistro bar features light meals as well as beverages of all kinds.

Nights 2 - 3 : Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa - Lake Placid, New York - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

Situated on the shore of a lovely lake, the beautiful Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa is just a block from Main Street in the Olympic village of Lake Placid. Comfortable, tastefully decorated guest rooms face Mirror Lake with the Adirondack Mountains in the background. A heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts offer opportunities to enjoy leisure time and the lovely indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna give a sense of being outdoors amidst the area’s natural beauty while relaxation and rejuvenation await in the plush spa. Enjoy your favorite libation or sample a local brew in the warm and friendly Taste Bistro & Bar. The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa was voted one of the 500 best hotels in the world by the readers of Travel + Leisure and one of the world’s 50 best ski resorts by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.

Night 4 : The Sagamore Resort - Bolton Landing, New York -Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

For over a century, The Sagamore, a legend in and of itself, has been accommodating guests on the shores of Lake George. Four Philadelphia millionaires of the era who were summer residents of this beautiful area contributed their support to Myron O. Brown’s dream to establish an exclusive resort community on Lake George in the Adirondacks and, together, they bought Green Island, where The Sagamore Resort proudly stands today. Its stunning views, prime location and “elegantly Adirondack” ambiance continue to make it a favorite destination for discerning vacationers seeking a traditional, luxurious “grand hotel” experience. Richly appointed guest rooms create a club-style environment with original art and decorative accessories, marble baths and all the modern amenities that today’s sophisticated travelers expect. From tennis to croquet to horseshoes to hiking to boating to fishing to swimming to the state-of-the-art Fitness Center to the all-new Sagamore Mini Golf Course and more, it may be hard to decide just what you’d like to do most. If you just can’t make up your mind, relax and think it over during a pampering treatment at The Spa. Six distinctive restaurants will seek to tempt you; La Bella Vita with its Italian cuisine; Caldwell’s extending out to the grand front porch for panoramic lake views; the Pavilion offering a lakeside lunch or dinner; Veranda Terraces with rocking chairs and lighter fare; Mr. Brown’s Pub with a casual Adirondack-Camp atmosphere (July 1 – September 5); and the LakeHouse with its open-air venue under the shade of a giant oak tree and casual light bites. Once you stay at The Sagamore Resort, you’ll know why guests return here again and again.

Nights 5 - 6 : Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz, New York -Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

Voted the “# 2 Spa Resort in the U.S.” for 2012 by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and “One of America’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts” by Travel + Leisure, the Mohonk Mountain House in the heart of the Hudson Valley has been welcoming generations of very-well-satisfied guests. What began as a Victorian castle built on spectacular cliffs high above Lake Mohonk is today a grand hotel… and a veritable institution. Guest rooms honor the hotel’s rich history in their décor while providing all the modern amenities you’ll need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. During the spring, summer and fall, take your pick from activities like horseback riding, bicycling, playing a round on the Mohonk Golf Course, which has celebrated 115 years of continuous use making it one of the oldest courses in the county, hit some balls on the two red-clay (circa 1910) or four green Har-Tru® tennis courts, go rock climbing, play a friendly game of croquet, lawn bowling or shuffleboard, go fishing or swimming in the lake, take a dip in the heated indoor pool, take a walk through the award-winning gardens and the Victorian maze… or, do nothing at all – it’s your choice. And, of course, that award-winning Spa is waiting with all sorts of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. It’s little wonder that Mohonk Mountain House is as popular today as it was with generations past yesterday!

Night 7 : DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown - Tarrytown, New York - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

There just may be a warm chocolate chip cookie waiting for you when you arrive at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown. Distinctively designed by the McClusky Design Group of New York City, guest rooms welcome you with amenities such as the Signature Doubletree Sweet Dreams® bed, 32-inch flat-screen TV, coffee maker, hairdryer and an iron and ironing board. Make use of the Fitness Room, swim a lap or two in the seasonal outdoor swimming pool or the heated indoor pool… or just relax in the steam room or sauna. Bistro Z, a modern, upscale bistro, serves fresh and creative seasonal specialties and the Bistro Z Lounge offers pub-style menu options.

Nights 8 - 9 : Le Parker Meridien - New York, New York

Just steps from Central Park, Carnegie Hall and Broadway, Le Parker Meridien puts you in the heart of the Big Apple. Sleek guest rooms welcome with a 32-inch TV, minibar, air conditioning, iron and ironing board, high-speed Internet access, a hair dryer and more. The Burger Joint, hidden behind a curtain just off the lobby, is famous for its burgers, while Norma’s, serving breakfast and lunch, is rumored to have “the best breakfast in NYC.” Knave offers great coffee made with the finest Counter Culture Beans as well as croissants, satisfying sandwiches, cocktails and assorted tempting nibbles. Gravity Fitness & Spa, the hotel’s gym, has everything you could want for a workout, including a basketball court. And there’s an indoor, rooftop swimming pool... a welcome oasis right in the middle of the city.

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
All departures in 2016 £3890 £3085 £2950 Please call
2016 Early Booking Offer - Tauck's most popular tours fill very quickly. Don't be disappointed, book before the 28th February 2016 and enjoy a free pre or post nights stay on us!.
Special Solo Traveller Savings – save up to £130 off the single room price on select departure dates – Please call us for more details. 
Children - may qualify for a discount when sharing a room with 2 adults - Please call us for details. 
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Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included.
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