Choose whatever you want; whenever you want! Customizable single or multi-day trips
(multiple options to choose from all throughout the New York area including: New York City, the Catskill Mountains, the Hudson Valley and New Jersey Beaches)
NEW YORK TRIP OPTIONS
Option 1/Day 1 - Jet Boating, Statue of Liberty and an Interactive Bus Tour! *NYC HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS INFORMATION
- Overview of New York City through an interactive tour & show through the streets of Manhattan
- Jet boating (with close views of the Statue of Liberty)
About "Experience the Ride"
"THE RIDE”! - a one-of-a-kind interactive entertainment experience where the streets of New York City are the stage, and you’ve got front row seats! Let the award-winning comedic hosts welcome you aboard the moving theater which navigates a 75-minute route through Midtown Manhattan and Times Square. The hilarious hosts are trained in improvisation so that each performance is fresh depending on what’s happening on the street that day.
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About “The Beast” Jet Boat
Get ready to be pumped up! The BEAST Speedboat is a thrill ride that zooms down the Hudson River at up to 45 mph. It stops within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty for your best selfie to make all your friends back home jealous! The BEAST Speedboat ride is the best way to see NYC at maximum speed.
About the accommodations
During your stay in New York City, you'll be staying at the gorgeous Hotel Edison. Inspired by the spirit of the city and infused with the exhilarating energy of Times Square (which is footsteps away), The Hotel Edison places guests in the heart of Manhattan. The hotel's Art Deco lobby and exterior details, recently renovated rooms and its amenities make stays seamless and convenient.
The Hotel Edison's Managers Reception is a hosted hospitality hour providing a taste of cosmopolitan life in the heart of America's most sophisticated city. Enjoy this complimentary reception’s light bites and music every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The history of this Art Deco masterpiece hotel dates to the early 1930s. It carries a glamorous history of hosting celebrities, movie shoots, and more. From its days as a "see and be seen" destination in Times Square to its updated status as a beautifully newly renovated Midtown Manhattan Hotel, it has embodied the bold spirit of New York City.
Option 2 - September 11th Ground Zero Site & Brooklyn Bridge Walk!
- One World Trade Center Observatory
- 9/11 Ground Zero Memorial
- Brooklyn Bridge walk
About One World Trade Center Observatory
Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center building, One World Observatory provides unique, panoramic views of New York City including its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters. You won't be disappointed!
Picture of the 9/11 Memorial
About the 9/11 Memorial
The National September 11 Memorial remembers and honors the 2,983 people killed in the horrific attacks. The two fountains together make up the nation’s largest manmade waterfalls, and are at the heart of the design of the memorial, called "Reflecting Absence."
About the Brooklyn Bridge walk
Walk the 1.3 miles (2.09 km) of one of the world's most iconic suspension bridges. The Brooklyn Bridge walk will give you excellent views of the East River and downtown Manhattan. You can check walking this historic bridge off your bucket list because you'll have amazing pictures to prove it!
Option 3 - Empire State Building, Chelsea Market & walk of the High Line!
- Empire State Building Observatory
- Chelsea Market
- Walk of the "High Line"
About the Empire State Building Observatory
Find yourself in the center of it all, above it all, when you visit the Empire State Building’s open-air 86th Floor Observation Deck! The observation deck is the tallest in NY and the most famous observatory in the world! The 86th Floor has been the setting of dozens of movie and television scenes, as well as tens of millions of unforgettable personal moments. The observation deck wraps around the building’s spire, providing 360-degree views of New York and beyond. From up there you’ll get one-of-a-kind views of Central Park, The Hudson and East Rivers, The Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty, and much more!
*Must bring valid photo ID to enter observatory.
Picture of the Empire State Building
About Chelsea Market
A block long and a block wide and just a short walk from the Hudson River in an area of Manhattan known as the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market has become in just 15 years one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with more than 35 vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake. Attracting 6 million visitors annually, it’s one of the most trafficked, and written-about, destinations of any kind in New York City. Chelsea Market is a neighborhood market with a global perspective.
About the High Line Park
The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail. It is America's first elevated park. It was created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan. The abandoned railway has been redesigned as a "living system" that draws from multiple disciplines including landscape architecture, urban design, and ecology. Since opening in 2009, the High Line has become an icon in contemporary landscape architecture and a must see if visiting New York!
Option 4 - Central Park Bike Ride, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral & Fifth Ave Day!
- Columbus Circle
- Central Park Bike Rentals (or walking alternative)
- St. Patrick's Cathedral
- Rockefeller Center
- Fifth Avenue
Central Park pictures
About Central Park
Enjoy a day in arguably the most famous park in the world! Central Park was the first public landscaped park in all the United States. It takes up roughly 843 acres of land and is larger than the principality of Monaco. Since 1908, Central Park has appeared in over 240 feature films, thereby making it the most filmed public park in the world!
*If riding bikes, closed toe sneakers/gym shoes are required.
About St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is one of New York City’s finest buildings and most spectacular churches as well as being the largest Gothic Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States! It took 21 years to build and was finally opened to the people in the spring of 1879. The church takes up one whole city block! The spires rise 330 feet above street level and it seats 2,400 people. More than a million prayer candles are lit at St. Patrick’s every year and 5 million people visit every year.
About Rockefeller Center
Rockefeller Center is home to the world's most recognizable symbols of Christmas. See where the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree gets displayed during Christmastime. Enjoy this 22-acre piece of land in the heart of New York City. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of art and stroll past the famous NBC Studios where Jimmy Fallon films The Tonight Show.
About Fifth Avenue
Shop till ya drop! One of the most famous shopping areas in the world! Shopping at the New York stores on Fifth Avenue is a definite must during your stay in the Big Apple. New York City shopping is an entirely different experience than shopping in any other city, especially along this historical road. Whether you’re searching for the latest fashions, New York souvenirs, or useful housewares, New York outlets on Fifth Avenue cater to every taste and budget.
Option 5 - Sandy Hook, New Jersey Beach Day!
- Ferry from New York City to Sandy Hook Beach, New Jersey
About Sandy Hook Beach, New Jersey
Let's enjoy a relaxing beach day! This stretch of 7 mile (11.3km) spectacular pristine ocean and bay beaches are excellent for swimming, relaxing and catching a tan. For nature lovers, there are extensive hiking trails, running and bike paths, a spectacular holly forest and more than 300 species of birds. You will also find old military forts and the country's oldest lighthouse. If you're feeling extra adventurous you can also discover New Jersey's only legal nude beach, Gunnison Beach, which is one of the top 10 famous nude beaches in the world.
UPSTATE NEW YORK TRIP OPTIONS
Day 6 - Hunter Mountain Ziplining Day!
- Hunter Mountain, New York
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The New York Zipline Adventure Tour at Hunter Mountain is the highest, fastest, and longest zipline canopy tour in North America! It’s also the second largest zipline in the world! Designed to challenge and exhilarate, you’ll love this activity and make all your friends want to hear your stories! The Sky Rider Tour soars 600 feet (.183 km) above the ground with crisscrossing twin ziplines! Soar for over 4 miles (over 6 km) through the Catskills, from mountain peak to mountain peak and back again, reaching speeds of up to 50 miles per hour (80 KPH). The Sky Rider Tour lasts 3 hours. Each participant is attached to the course by a safe and secure harness and receives a safety course prior to zipping away!
*Closed toe shoes/gym sneakers AND long shorts or pants are required for this activity.
About Hunter Mountain, New York
A scenic 3-hour drive north on the beautiful New York State Thruway to Hunter Mountain! The highest peaks of the Catskill Mountains offer outdoor recreation and the chance to reconnect with nature, each other and yourself! Base elevation is at 1,600 feet (.48 km) and the summit reaches up to 3,200 feet (.97 km).
About the Accommodations
During our 2-night stay at Hunter Mountain, we'll stay at the Kaatskill Mountain Club Resort and Spa. It offers a luxurious stay in nature located adjacent to Hunter Mountain. This features a 4-season outdoor heated pool, 2 outdoor hot tubs, game room, full service spa, fitness room, and a full-service restaurant. Enjoy exploring the unique local towns of Hunter and Tannersville.
*Spa services are not included.
Day 7 - Hiking and Kaaterskill Waterfalls Day!
- Hike to the falls- 3 mile (4.8 km) roundtrip (moderate hike)
- alternative to the hike is staying at the hotel and enjoying the amenities (swimming pool, hot tubs, spa, etc.) and checking out the local towns.
About Kaaterskill Falls
Perhaps the crowning jewel of the Northern Catskill Mountains is the highest cascading waterfall in New York State! Dropping in two tiers over 260 feet, Kaaterskill Falls has been one of the region's most popular destinations for centuries. It's 90 feet higher than Niagara Falls! The Kaaterskill Falls have captivated the hearts, pens and paintbrushes of poets, painters, filmmakers and photographers – becoming part of a larger, artistic folklore spreading from the Catskills to the rest of the world.
*Closed toe shoes/gym sneakers are required for this activity.
*For those wishing to relax a little bit more, feel free to enjoy the hotels amenities as well as checking out the local towns!
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Day 8 - Rail Bike Exploring, Walkway Over the Hudson & Beacon, NY Day! (Alternative- Emerson Spa day)
- Rail Bike Exploring
- Emerson Spa, fitness classes, shops & restaurants (as alternative to biking)
- Walkway Over the Hudson
- Beacon, New York
About Rail Bike Exploring
Experience the magic of the railroad like never before! You'll travel alongside the Esopus Creek through the beautiful woods of the Catskill Mountains on an 8 mile (12 km) total round trip. Ride the rails on the pedal powered 'Rail Explorers' - a unique activity suitable for everyone.
The Rail Explorers are easy to pedal, the terrain is mostly flat and the ride is an enjoyable workout. Riding in doubles or quads, you’ll certainly enjoy this activity.
*Closed toe shoes/gym sneakers are required for this activity.
About the Walkway Over the Hudson
The Walkway over the Hudson provides access to the Hudson River's breathtaking landscape for pedestrians, hikers, joggers and bicyclists. Feel free to take a jog here or just stroll at your leisure. The bridge deck stands 212 feet (.06 km) above the Hudson River's surface and is 6,768 feet (2.06 km) long, making it the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world!
About Beacon, New York
You'll love this town! Beacon has solidified itself as one of the "hippest" cities in the Hudson Valley. Beacon has it all- shopping, dining, bar-hopping, hiking, a contemporary art museum and much more! Aside from all the great stuff to do, it’s a beautiful and picturesque place as well. Main Street is set at the foot of Mt. Beacon, the highest summit in the Hudson Valley.
About Your Accommodations
Enjoy this beautiful hotel! During our stay in Beacon, we'll be staying at the Roundhouse Hotel. The Roundhouse is a unique, historic property overlooking a beautiful waterfall, rushing creek and bustling street corner in charming Beacon, NY. The hotel represents several masterfully restored buildings that offer a full-service experience, including a boutique hotel, award-winning American restaurant, great views and excellent location to the town.
Day 9 - Hiking and Exploring Wineries Day!
- Mount Beacon Hike 2 1/2 mile (4 km) roundtrip moderate to difficult hike
- Benmarl Winery (oldest Vineyard in America) as well as another winery stop
*Alternative to the hike is staying back to enjoy the town of Beacon & the Roundhouse Hotel.
Pictures of the Mount Beacon Hike
About the Mount Beacon Hike
See the Hudson River in all its beauty starting the day with a morning moderate to difficult challenging 2 1/2-mile (4 km) hike. We'll be 2,210 feet (.67 km) above sea level and this approximate 2 1/2-hour round trip hike will certainly make you marvel at the highest summit in the Hudson Highlands Mountains. Gorgeous views await you at one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Hudson River Valley!
*Closed toe shoes/gym sneakers are required for this activity.
About Benmarl Winery
Enjoy some wine with us! Nestled in the lush green hills of Marlboro, NY and overlooking the historic Hudson River Valley, this 37-acre estate lays claim to the oldest vineyard in America! Although history runs deep here, it is the tireless commitment to quality and consistency that has made Benmarl one of the premier wineries in the region. New York wines are making a name for themselves on the world stage and Benmarl is proud to be a leader in that movement.
Option 10 - Complete Customization!
Anything you want! We would be happy to book anything that you or your group would like for any date that you desire. Pick out specific tour options that you like and we can build your itinerary based off what you want! Do you have an upcoming corporate, family or friends outing that you’re planning and want something new and exciting to do? Don’t miss out on your group having an absolute blast! Let us help you book the epic trip that everyone will always remember. We are experts at creating custom New York trips. We can easily tailor to your wants and needs for single day trips to multi-day trips.
What is included in the price of a trip:
- Group activities listed
- Hot breakfasts at hotels (only for multi-day trips only)
- Lodging (only for multi-day trips only)
- Trip Leaders
- Wi-Fi in hotels and some transportation vehicles
- Applicable taxes
What is not included in the price of a trip:
- Transportation between airport and hotel
- Lunches, dinners, beverages, snacks, room service
- All types of personal insurance/travel insurance
- *upon request, many of the above not included we can give you a quote to include in the price of your trip upon