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Hudson River Valley Tour

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Presented by Our Travel Partner, McAndrews & Smith

The Great American Experience: New York's Hudson River Valley and Berkshires of Massachusetts

Follow in the footsteps of the men and women who helped build America.  This is a breathtaking journey of discovery through the Hudson River Valley of New York and deep into the Berkshire Hills of rural Massachusetts.

Travel along the Hudson River to discover the historic homes, gardens and cultural treasures built by the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, and more. 

Stand where George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and patriots of the Revolutionary War stood to admire the same breathtaking views of the Hudson River Valley - views that inspired The Hudson River School of landscape painting. 

Relax in the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Berkshires.  Melville, Wharton, and Rockwell found inspiration here.  So will you.

Enjoy a scenic train ride along the Hudson River past West Point down to New York City.  This rail journey is considered one of the best in the country especially as the autumn leaves begin to turn.

What's Included?
  • 6 nights of accommodations at centrally located hotels in Albany NY, Rhinebeck NY, and Stockbridge MA.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private tours at historic sites and museums.
  • Rich, ambitious, and smartly planned itinerary.
  • Professional guide services.  A tour leader accompanies the group 24/7.  Please note that this is NOT a Traveling Professor tour. Steve and Linda will not be on this trip.  It is solely operated by our travel partners, McAndrews & Smith.
  • Private transportation between cities and for excursions. 
  • Scenic Hudson Valley train ride to New York City. 
What Makes this Tour So Special?
  • Everyone feels welcome with a small group of 10-20 friendly travelers. 
  • A rare trip including both the historic Hudson River Valley and the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts.
  • A well-planned itienary allowing the traveler to slow down or do and see as much as possible.
  • Exciting custom experiences to extend and enhance your visit.
  • Personal Service: The Professor makes sure you are well-prepared for the tour. We advise on all aspects of the trip such as air itineraries, money matters, packing, passports, and what to expect on this tour.  We are here to help - call us (413.528.2125) or email us with your questions.
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Hotels and Important Info
  • Travelers depart from their home city and meet at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY.  Airfare is not included.  However, The Traveling Professor is happy to assist in making flight arrangements.
  • Do not book airfare until the trip has been designated as a "go".
  • Tour ends at Penn Station, New York City.  However, arrangements may be made for travelers to return to Albany, NY. 
  • Travelers must be able to walk 2-4 miles daily and have no mobility issues.
  • Extra nights available upon request.  An additional 4-day touring program is forthcoming.
  • This tour is operated by The Professor's travel partner, McAndrews & Smith.  They are responsible for the trip in its entirety.   All inquiries will be referred to McAndrews & Smith.

2021 Tour Dates and Pricing
  • Sunday, September 19, 2021 to Saturday, September 25, 2021
  • Price: Price is $2899 per person, double occupancy. Have your own room for only $399 more.