New York City & the Hudson River Valley | Our State (2024)

From the dazzling lights of Broadway to the scenic landscapes, towns, and hamlets along the Hudson River, this trip is filled with fascinating history, heritage, and vibrant cultural traditions, including a visit to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

New York City is one of the most exciting cities in the world, and our jam-packed itinerary will fulfill numerous bucket list items for many as we visit Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center. Then, we will discover the historic gems along the tranquil Hudson River Valley, an area known as a National Heritage Area, including the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site and a cruise on the Hudson River.

May 16 – 22, 2025

Package Includes:

  • New York City & the Hudson River Valley | Our State (1)Round-trip airfare — Raleigh/Durham or Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • Eight meals: six breakfasts and three dinners
  • Wine and beer reception
  • Professional tour director
  • Our State host
  • Motor coach transportation
  • Hotel transfers
  • All admissions per itinerary
  • All sightseeing per itinerary
  • Baggage handling at hotels

Itinerary Highlights:

  • New York City Tour
  • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Broadway Show
  • One World Trade Center Observation Deck
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Times Square and Central Park
  • West Point Tour
  • New Paltz & Historic Huguenot Street
  • Hyde Park – FDR Historic Site
  • Maple Syrup Farm
  • Boscobel House & Gardens
  • Hudson River Cruise
  • Kingston
  • Manhattan

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Streets of New York City Photography courtesy of Premier World Discovery

Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: ARRIVE NEW YORK CITY

Today depart on your flight to the New York City area. Upon arrival meet your tour director and transfer to your hotel in Manhattan to begin a three-night stay. Tonight enjoy a wine and beer reception with your fellow Our State travelers.

Overnight: New York City

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Times Square Photography courtesy of Premier World Discovery

DAY 2: NEW YORK CITY SIGHTSEEING — BROADWAY SHOW

Today enjoy a New York City tour featuring many of Manhattan’s most famous attractions and areas. Join your local guide to learn more about this great city and see Greenwich Village, Chinatown, Times Square, Little Italy, Central Park, and famous landmarks like the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Make a stop at Rockefeller Center, a famous venue for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Tonight “head out in the city” for a fun-filled evening. Start with a pre-theatre welcome dinner at a popular local restaurant. Later see an exciting Broadway show with your fellow travelers in the world’s most famous theatre district.

Overnight: New York City
Meals: B, D

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DAY 3: STATUE OF LIBERTY AND ELLIS ISLAND — 911 MEMORIAL

This morning board a ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty has become a global symbol of freedom. Ellis Island was the first stop in the American journey for millions of immigrants from around the world. This afternoon visit the 9/11 Memorial, a tribute of remembrance to the victims and events of 9/11. Next, travel to the top of the One World Trade Center Observation Deck for stunning views of the New York City skyline. This evening is at leisure to enjoy the wonders of the “Big Apple” on your own.

Overnight: New York City
Meals: B

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Boscobel House and Gardens Photography courtesy of Premier World Discovery

DAY 4: NEW YORK CITY — HUDSON VALLEY— WEST POINT — BOSCOBEL

Depart New York City and begin your journey to the scenic Hudson Valley, which extends 150 miles above the tip of Manhattan and is designated as a National Heritage Area steeped in history, natural beauty, and culture. Visit the famous and historic U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the oldest military academy in the country. Trace the footsteps of presidents, generals, and other great leaders as you tour the campus and enjoy a brief film presentation about this prestigious institution. Later visit the historic and scenic Boscobel House and Gardens. This 1808 house is located in the heart of the Hudson Valley and is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture, furniture, and decorative arts. Later this afternoon, check into your Hudson Valley area property for a three night stay. Dinner is included tonight.

Overnight: Hudson Valley Area
Meals: B, D

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Hudson River Valley Photography courtesy of Premier World Discovery

DAY 5: HUDSON VALLEY — HYDE PARK — CROWN MAPLE SYRUP

This morning travel to Hyde Park for a visit to the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site to learn more about the lives and careers of President FDR and his wife, Eleanor. Enjoy a tour of the well-preserved estate featuring the home, museum, library, and graves of Franklin and Eleanor. This afternoon, visit and tour a maple syrup farm, a state-of-the-art sugar house where you’ll trace the miles-long journey of organic maple sap from tree to barrel. The popular sweet tour culminates with a tasting and a view into the bottling and sugar making operation.

Overnight: Hudson Valley Area
Meals: B

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Hudson River lighthouse Photography courtesy of Premier World Discovery

DAY 6: HUDSON VALLEY — NEW PALTZ — KINGSTON — HUDSON RIVER CRUISE

This morning, visit New Paltz to tour Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District featuring the oldest street in America including original architecture dating to the early 1700s. Later visit the quaint and former railroad hub city of Kingston, New York’s first capital city that was burned by the British on October 16, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. This afternoon, depart out of Kingston on a scenic Hudson River Cruise. Relax and enjoy clear views of historic Hudson River lighthouses, waterfront mansions, and other notable locations on this sightseeing cruise. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow Our State travelers at a popular local restaurant.

Overnight: Hudson Valley Area
Meals: B, D

DAY 7: DEPART FOR HOME

Today travel back to the New York City area to fly home filled with wonderful memories of New York City and the Hudson River Valley.

Sightseeing per Itinerary

Baggage Handling at Hotels

Accommodations:

  • 6 nights’ Accommodations
  • 3 nights – Westin Times Square, New York, Marriott Marquis, Sheraton New York or Times Square, New York City (Manhattan)
  • 3 nights – Hyatt Place, Poughkeepsie or Courtyard by Marriott, Kingston (Hudson River Valley)

Expenses:

Booking Discount*: $4,449 per person based on double occupancy
Regular Rate: $4,549 per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement: $1,550

*Make your final payment by check prior to the final payment due date and receive a $200 per couple or $100 per single booking discount.

For reservations and more information:

Premier World Discovery
Melissa Grant
(877) 953-8687, ext. 238 (Pacific Time)
mgrant@premierworlddiscovery.com

Online Booking Option: Save time, postage, and secure your seat for this group departure. Click here and use the booking number (#183271 – Web Code) to make your deposit online in just a few minutes.

Additional Information:

What to expect on an Our State trip:

Traveling with a group of Our State readers is an enriching, enjoyable, and safe way to experience new cultures, people, and places. In addition to the informative narration from the tour director and local guides, an Our State host will be available to assist in making your trip successful.

We usually fly to our destination, then travel by a comfortable motor coach with anywhere from 35 to 50 people who appreciate learning about new regions. Your entire trip will be guided, planned, and arranged for your upmost enjoyment. Many activities are things you can only do because you are traveling with Our State. There is some free time built in for you to explore on your own.

You can also choose not to attend an activity if you prefer something different. Please let your tour director know if you are not coming on a scheduled day.

Many meals are included. Where you have meals on your own, suggestions will be provided.

Most of the motor coaches have restrooms but every effort will be made to make regular rest stops.

One of the best parts of traveling with Our State is that you will meet new people, many of whom you will already have much in common with since most travelers read the magazine. Many guests often develop friendships that go on long after the tour is finished. Our State trips are generally filled with dynamic and friendly people.

Physical requirements:

Our tours are physically active but not meant to be strenuous.

Please be aware you will be on your feet, walking and standing for much of the day, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions and terrains. There will also be extended time on the motor coach when we travel from place to place. If there are any mobility issues you will need to have an able-bodied traveling companion to accompany and assist you.

Most days are moderately paced with approximately two to three total miles of walking, possibly including some hills and stairs.

We regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Trip Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it.

If you have additional questions, please call Our State’s Travel Director Amy Wood Pasquini at 336-286-0600, or email apasquini@ourstate.com.

New York City & the Hudson River Valley | Our State (2024)

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