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Hudson Valley Tours

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Hudson Valley
Overview
New York’s Hudson Valley has long inspired artists and writers with its peaceful winding river, forested hills, and sleepy towns. Set just 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Manhattan, the historic valley is a peaceful escape famous for its art, local culinary offerings, and opportunities for outdoor adventure. 
 
The Basics
Step back in time at the medieval Castle-on-Hudson, a 19th-century luxury hotel sitting atop a scenic Tarrytown hillside, or tour New Rochelle, the city that inspired some of Norman Rockwell’s most memorable illustrations. Canoeing, kayaking, and sailing are popular outdoor activities, and easy access to the Appalachian Trail allows travelers to get their fill of nature.
 
Most Hudson Valley tours depart from New York City and include round-trip transportation, making for an easy day trip. The region is dotted with wineries and breweries, and culinary excursions allow you to avoid the hassle of driving, explore the countryside, and taste local wines, beers, or ciders. Bike tours are a good option for travelers who want to get some exercise and explore the countryside up-close, while helicopter and hang-gliding tours provide sweeping views over the entire region. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Hudson Valley is a must-see for history buffs, foodies, and nature lovers. 
  • The valley’s restaurant scene is famous for its talented chefs and abundance of local ingredients. Be sure to grab a bite at a local establishment. 
  • Most Hudson Valley towns feature bike-friendly streets, while scenic off-road bike trails are often easily accessible. 

How to Get There
Hudson Valley is located just north of Manhattan and ecompasses New Paltz, Nyack, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, and Beacon. The Metro North train connects the Big Apple to multiple Hudson Valley cities, while guided tours typically provide round-trip transportation from Manhattan. 
 
When to Get There
Spring and summer weather is typically pleasant in the Hudson Valley, making those seasons ideal for outdoor activities. While temperatures may be crisp in autumn, the region’s spectacular fall foliage is a draw for many travelers. 
 
Wine, Beer, and Spirits in the Hudson Valley
The Hudson Valley is an East Coast hotbed for wine production, putting out award-winning cabernet francs, chardonnays, and merlots. The region is home to some of America’s oldest vineyards, which were operating before California’s Sonoma and Napa valleys rose to fame. Craft beer breweries, cider orchards, and boutique distilleries also populate the valley. 

Address: Cortlandt, New York 10567, USA
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Private Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour from Westchester (4-5 People)

Private Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour from Westchester (4-5 People)

Hover over the flame-red leaves of the Hudson Valley’s fall foliage on a seasonal helicopter tour. Fly over Westchester County landmarks such as the Yonkers Waterfront and Tappan Zee Bridge, or upgrade to include a Bear Mountain flyover. This tour is ideal for fall foliage pilgrims; plus, the a private pilot ensures you'll receive undivided attention.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,460.00
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Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour from Westchester (Shared)

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour from Westchester (Shared)

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Experience the brilliant colors of fall in the Hudson Valley on a fall foliage helicopter tour. Beginning at the Westchester County Airport in White Plains, choose from a three- or six-passenger helicopter, then listen as the pilot narrates the journey over landmarks like Tarrytown Castle and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Select from a 30- or 45-minute flight, the latter featuring views of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Bear Mountain Ski Resort and more. An additional airport fee is due at the time of check-in.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$305.00
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$305.00
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Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Wine and Local Cheese Tour

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Wine and Local Cheese Tour

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Experience the spectacular colors of fall foliage in New York state on a full-day Hudson Valley tour from Beacon. Visit picturesque small towns and farms, and stop at three boutique wineries for wine tastings paired with local cheeses. You’ll also have a gourmet picnic lunch at a scenic spot. Bring your camera to capture the spectacular fall color, and purchase local products to take home.
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  • 6 hours
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