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The following is included in the price of all our public full day tours:
        
  • Transportation with deluxe air conditioned van/bus from NYC
  • Friendly and professional tour guide
  • A light breakfast
  • Lunch incl. non-alcoholic beverage (Except for Tour 20 & 16) 
  • Snacks on the van/bus
  • Admission to all attractions
  • Equipment usage (if any) for primary tour activity
  • All taxes and fees

Not included: Gratuities are left to your discretion


2019 TOUR SCHEDULE


  Saturday May 18th - SOLD OUT 
Mystic Seaport & Submarine Force Museum
(Tour 20 – Connecticut)
 
Visit Mystic Seaport. The nations leading maritime museum. Climb aboard tall ships, stroll through a 19th-century coastal village and watch interpreters demonstrate maritime skills. Explore the Submarine Force Museum, thousands of submarine artifacts, including the first nuclear-powered submarine in the world. This tour does NOT include lunch.
Detailed tour itinerary                 
 
Tour Time: 7 am to app. 7:30 pm.       Physical Grade: 1
Departure from NYC: 8th Ave Between 33rd & 34th Street.
                                      (By the Duane Reade)
Restrictions: Children must be 4 years old.
$119* (Children age 4-15 pays $109*)   Click here to reserve your seat
 
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Saturday May 25th - SOLD OUT
Kaaterskill Falls & Howe Caverns 
(Tour 1 - The Catskill Mountains)
 
Experience some of the most spectacular natural wonders that New York State has to offer. Hike to the 260 ft. Kaaterskill Falls, taller than even the Niagara Falls.Visit Howe Caverns, the largest cave in the North East open to the public. Enjoy a boat ride 180 feet below the ground on an underground lake.
Detailed tour itinerary            
 
Tour Time: 7 am to app. 8 pm.    Physical Grade: 3
Departure from NYC: 8th Ave Between 33rd & 34th Street.
                                      (By the Duane Reade)
Restrictions: Children must be 6 years old.

$139* (Children age 6-15 pays $129*)   Click here to reserve your seat

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Saturday June 8th - SOLD OUT
Fire Tower, Wine Tasting & Castle
(Tour 9 - Putnam & Dutchess County, NY)

Experience the tallest existing fire tower within the state of New York and enjoy the amazing views.Visit the Millbrook Winery receive a guided tour and enjoy a wine tasting. Experience a castle build using 80% recycled materials by artists Peter Wing. The castle is a home/museum with many antique memorabilia and collectibles. Detailed tour itinerary    

Tour Time: 7 am to app. 7 pm.       Physical Grade: 2
Departure from NYC: 8th Ave. between 33rd & 34th Street. (By the Duane Reade)
 
Restrictions: Children must be 5 years old. (21 years old for the wine tasting)
$129 (Children age 5-15 pays $119)   Click here to reserve your seat
 

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SOLD OUT
June Fri 14th - Sun 16th
Lake Placid Adirondacks Weekend Tour – "Almost" All Inclusive
 
A weekend in Lake Placid located in the Adirondacks Mtns, best known for being the site of two Winter Olympics. We will visit a couple of Olympic sites and some of NY State’s most amazing natural wonders. Price incl. 2 nights in a basic 2-3 star hotel right by the lake with AC and private bath, 5 full meals, activities every day, all transportation, all admission fees and taxes.
 
 
Tour Time: 7 am Friday to app. 7:30 pm Sunday.  Physical Grade: 1 – 2.5
Departure from NYC: 8th Ave between 33/34th Street.
                                      (By the Duane Reade)
Restrictions: Children must be 5 years old.          Click here to reserve your seat
$499* (Per person based on double occupancy)
Single supplement $100  (Sorry, no child discount)

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Saturday June 29th.
Canoeing/Kayaking - Washington Rock - Rockingham Historic Site
(Tour 38 - NJ)

Visit Washington Rock Park, famous for a scenic overlook used by General George Washington. Receive a guided tour of the historic Rockingham House. This was George Washington's final headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Canoe or Kayak on the historic Delaware and Raritan Canal. The price is for a shared Canoe, you can also pay an additional $10 for a single Kayak. Tour includes lunch.      Detailed tour itinerary                  

 
Tour Time: 7:30 am to app. 5 pm.   Physical Grade: 1.5 - 3
Departure from NYC: 8th Ave between 33rd & 34th Street.
                                       (By the Duane Reade)
Restrictions: Children must be 5 years old.

$135* (Children age 5-15 pays $125)   Click here to reserve your seat

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July 12th. - 14th. (Fri-Sun) - SOLD OUT 

Finger Lakes Weekend Tour - All Inclusive (Upstate NY)
 
A weekend in the beautiful Finger Lake Region, a must-see destination for any outdoor enthusiast with many gorges, waterfalls and wineries. We will visit four of the most impressive State Parks in NY, a local park and a winery. Price incl. 2 nights in a comfortable 2-3 star hotel with AC and private bath, 7 full meals, all transportation, all admission fees and taxes.
 
Tour Time: 7:30 am Fri. to app. 7:30 pm Sun.  Physical Grade: 1 - 3
Departure from NYC: 8th Ave Between 33rd & 34th Street.
                                      (By the Duane Reade)
Restrictions: Children must be 5 years old.
 
$469* (Per person based on double occupancy)
Single supplement $100  (Sorry, no child discount)  Click here to reserve your seat

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Saturday July 27th
Lyndhurst– John Jay Homestead – Teatown Lake Reservation
(Tour 42 – Westchester County NY)

Visit the Teatown Lake Reservation. Explore hiking trails, an environmental education center and enclosed areas with rescued raptors. Visit the John Jay Homestead State Historic Site. Home of the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and governor of New York State. Receive a guided tour Lyndhurst Mansion, considered one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. Tour includes lunch.

Detailed tour itinerary

Tour Time: 7:30 am to app. 6:30 pm.  Physical Grade: 1-3
Departure from NYC: 8th Ave Between 33rd & 34th Street.
                                      (By the Duane Reade)
Restrictions: Children must be at least 4 years old.

$135 Children age 4-15 pays $125*)   Click here to reserve your seat

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August 2nd - 4th (Fri-Sun)  SOLD OUT
Catskills Weekend Tour
 
An adventurous/relaxing all inclusive weekend in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Outdoor and an indoor pool, hot tub, tennis, paddle boats, golf driving range. Guided hikes to waterfalls, historic site and swim holes. Price includes 2 nights accommodation, 6 meals, all transportation and admission fees.
Click here for details          
 
Tour Time: 11 am Friday to app. 7 pm Sunday. 
Physical Grade: 1 - 3
Departure from NYC: 2nd Ave between 80th & 81st Street.
                                      (By the H&H Midtown Bagels East)
Restrictions: Children must be 5 years old.
 
$439 (Per person based on double occupancy. Children age 5-11 pays $369)
Single supplement $100   Click here to reserve your seat
 

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SOLD OUT - Please call or email us if you want to be added to a waiting list
Saturday Sept. 7th
Alpaca Farm & Waterloo Village
(Tour 30 – NJ)                                                                      
 

Visit an Alpaca Farm. Receive a guided tour of the farm, learn about the alpacas, their care, breeding, natural history and fleece use. You will have opportunities to interact with the beautiful alpacas including hand feeding them. Experience Popcorn Park, this is a small sanctuary/zoo for rescued animals. Visit Allaire Village, this is a historic village from the early 19th century. Tour includes lunch.

Detailed tour itinerary                  Click here for tour photos
 
Tour Time: 7:30 am to app. 5:30 pm.      Physical Grade: 1
Departure from NYC:  8th Ave between 33rd & 34th Street.
                                       (By the Duane Reade)
Restrictions: Children must be 4 years old.
$129* (Children age 4-15 pays $119*)   Click here to reserve your seat
 

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SOLD OUT !
Sept. 21nd - 25th   (Sat-Wed. 4 days/3nights)
Utah - Zion and Bryce National Parks Tour

4 days in beautiful Utah, a true outdoor person’s paradise. We will visit Zion and Bryce National Parks and Snow Canyon State Park. Price incl. airfare from NYC, 3 nights in a hotel, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, activities every day, all ground transportation, all admission fees and taxes.        Detailed tour itinerary                 

Tour Time: 4:26 am Sat. to 7:52 am Wed.      Physical Grade: 1.5 - 4
Departure from NYC:  JFK Airport
Restrictions: Children must be 6 years old.
 
$899 (Per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement $150 Sorry no child discount for this tour
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SOLD OUT - Please call or email us if you want to be added to a waiting list
Saturday Oct. 12th
Scenic Train Ride, Skyride & Octoberfest 
(Tour 16 – Catskills Fall Foliage Tour)
 
This tour is the ultimate Fall Foliage experience. Drive to the Catskills and enjoy a historic scenic train ride where you sit in an outside or inside car. Enjoy Octoberfest featuring authentic German and German-American entertainment. Experience also the longest and highest skyride in the Catskills, providing some of the greatest panoramic views. Tour does NOT include lunch.
Detailed tour itinerary                  Click here for tour photos
 
Tour Time: 7:30 am to app. 8 pm.      Physical Grade: 1
Departure from NYC:  8th Ave. between 33/34 Street.
                                      (By the Duane Reade)
Restrictions: Children must be 4 years old.

$119* (Children age 4-15 pays $109*)   Click here to reserve your seat

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Saturday Dec. 7th 
Lake Mohawk Christmas Market & Christmas Lights
(Tour 43 – NJ)

Visit the annual German Christmas market at Lake Mohawk. This is the largest Christmas Market in New Jersey. Set along a picturesque lakefront, you will find many vendors selling crafts, food and Christmas items. Experience some of the most spectacular private Christmas lights displays that New Jerseyhas to offer, some made out of several hundred thousands of lights. Tour includes lunch.   Detailed tour itinerary

Tour Time: 11 am to app. 10 pm.  Physical Grade: 1
Departure from NYC: 8th Ave Between 33rd & 34th Street.
                                      (By the Duane Reade)
 
Restrictions: Children must be at least 4 years old.
$125 Children age 5-15 pays $115*)   Click here to reserve your seat
 
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* Please note that all prices are for online and mail reservations. A $6 surcharge applies for all phone reservations.

 

 

This is either a completely new tour, or a revised tour with a majority of new venues.

 

 

 This is a tour which has a revised itinerary.

 

Multiple Tour Discount

Make reservations and pay for more than one tour at the same time and you will receive a significant discount. If you make the reservations online, please wait up to 4 business days for the discount to be credited to your card. If you make a phone reservations the discount will be applied immediately and the normal phone reservation surcharge will be waived. Multiple tour discounts can not be combined with any other offers. Note: If multiple tour discount is used with any of our multiple day tours, the multiple tour discount will not be applied before the full balance is paid. Multiple tour discount cannot be used with our half day tours since these are very inexpensive already.

Book 2 tours: Get $8 off per tour
Book 3 tours: Get $12 off per tour
Book 4 tours: Get $16 off per tour
Book 5 or more tours: Get $20 off per tour

 

Physical Levels

All our tours have been evaluated based on its general physical demands and we have made a grading system. If a tour has a physical grad range (e.g. 1-3) that means you have the choice of the tours physical level. Please note, many of our adventures include only one activity that may significantly effect the physical grading. You may choose not to participate in any of our activities. For specific tour details, please contact us.

1. Very easy. Suitable for people of all ages and experience levels, these trips include only a minimal element of physical activity such as little walking and possible have to climb a few steps.

2. Easy. Suitable for most fitness levels. Your itinerary may include easy paced hiking with only minimal elevation.

3. Moderate. Suitable for people with an average level of fitness. May include 1-2  hours of hiking, hiking with moderate elevation gain or 3-4 hours of slow pace kayaking/canoeing or equivalent activity. You will raise your heart rate on these tours, so a basic level of aerobic fitness is required.

4. Challenging. Suitable for people with good physical fitness. Includes at least one activity with physical exertion above the daily average, possibly for extended lengths of time such as 3-4 hours of hiking or hiking/rock scrambling with high elevation gain.

5. Strenuous. Suitable only for those with a very high level of physical fitness and endurance. Activities may include 4-8 hours of hiking over steep terrain or other very strenuous activities.

 

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