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Lake George Weekend

 

Lake George All-Inclusive Weekend Tour - July 25th - 26th, 2020 (Sat – Sun)

 

$349 (Per person based on double occupancy)

$399 (Single room, must be 18 years old)

Sorry, but no child discount on this tour.

 

To reserve a seat for this tour you must pay a$100 deposit per person. Remaining balance is due latest July 3rd 2020. If the remaining balance is not received latest July 3rd, the reservation will be considered cancelled with loss of the deposit. Reservations for this weekend tour made after July 3rd. must be paid in full at time of reservation. (If seats are still available)

The following is included in the price of this 2 days/1 night Lake George Weekend Tour:             

  • 1 nights accommodations at a 2-3 Star comfortable hotel
  • 4 full meals – Saturday lunch through Sunday lunch
  • A light breakfast to start the day with Saturday morning
  • Transportation with air conditioned vehicle roundtrip from NYC
  • Lake George Steam Boat cruise ticket
  • Entrance fee for Fort William Henry
  • Entrance fee for hiking at Ausable Chasm
  • Entrance fee for Prospect Mountain Memorial Highway
  • Friendly and professional tour guide
  • Free Wifi in your room
  • All taxes and fees

Not included in price:

  • Any food/snacks/beverage between the main meals
  • Optional rafting or tubing at Ausable Chasm ($12)
  • Alternative activities to what we are planning
  • Gratuities for your guides/driver (Tipping your tour guide is left to your discretion)

 

We will start our tour at 7 am. We will meet at 8th. Ave between 33th and 34th Street in Manhattan by the Duane Reade. DON'T BE LATE! Please come 20 minutes early to check in. You will be greeted by your tour guide for the weekend. You will sign our liability waiver and after departure a light breakfast be served onboard the van.

 

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LAKE GEORGE
Lake George, is a 32 miles long and 1-3 miles wide lake located at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains. The lake is situated along the historical natural path between the valleys of the Hudson and St. Lawrence Rivers.

 

Lake George Steam Boat Cruise
For us to really experience the majesty of Lake George, we will go on a steam boat tour of Lake George.  Steam boats have been operating on Lake George since the early 1800’s.

 

We will go on a historic one hour narrated sightseeing cruise with the Minne Ha Ha steam boat and enjoy the spectacular views. The Minne Ha Ha is an authentic paddlewheel steamship; one of only 5 left in all of America.

 

Fort William Henry Museum
Fort William Henry was a British fort at the southern end of Lake George. Step back in time at Fort William Henry and experience what it was like to be at the outpost in 1757; the hardships and fears of being the front line in defense of the British Colonies from French invaders.
 

Learn about how the soldiers fought and died at this wilderness outpost and learn the real history behind the surrender and massacre made famous by James Fennimore Cooper's, "Last of the Mohicans".

The fort's construction was ordered by Sir William Johnson in September 1755, during the French and Indian War, as a staging ground for attacks against the French Fort St. Frédéric. It was part of a chain of British and French forts along the important inland waterway from New York City to Montreal.

The fort is a reconstruction of an original fort that lied on the same spot. The fort is operated as a living museum and is a popular tourist attraction in the village of Lake George

 

Lake George Village.
Lake George Village is the name of the town at the most southern point of Lake George. The village was originally known as Caldwell. The village and surrounding area were on the route between the British and French colonies, and were often traversed by military forces during the Colonial wars. In the last quarter of the 19th century the area began to become an important tourist destination. You will be given ample time to explore the town’s small quaint stores and scenic area.

 

Prospect Mountain.
In 1895 an incline railway was build to access a house at the top of Prospect Mountain where people could come to dance and eat. After failing financially, the railway system ceased operation in 1903.The area was bought and soon donated to the State of New York.

 

In 1969 the Prospect Mountain Memorial Highway was opened, dedicated to war veterans and providing access to the 2,021-foot summit with amazing views at its peak. We will drive up the 6 miles long road to enjoy the view.

 

Ausable Chasm
Ausable Chasm is a sandstone gorge; also known as the “Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks”. This gorge is one of the oldest natural attractions in the US.

 

The Gorge was created when moving and melting of glaciers created a series of caves and tunnels, which the Ausable River linked up and exploited on its one mile journey to Lake Champlain. Explore some of the amazing rock formations on hiking trails. Some of the rock formations have been given names such as Cathedral, The Devil's Oven, Elephant's Head, The Flume, Sentinel Rock, and Table Rock. The photo above and below are from ausablechasm.com

We will pay for the entrance fee for you to enjoy the hiking trails. But you can also “upgrade” your experience by paying an additional $12 to go on a raft or an inner tube down the river from about the midpoint of the gorge.

The Photo above is from ausablechasm.com

 

Shepard Park Beach
You will also have time to enjoy a beach conveniently located in the heart of Lake George Village. Sit by the beach in a classic Adirondack chair and read in the shade or find a place in the sun and work on your tan and swim in the nice refreshing clear water of the lake. You will find public restrooms and lifeguards are on duty.
 
Accommodation
To make this tour affordable for everyone, we will choose a basic but comfortable 2-3-star hotel with a minimum Google & TripAdvisor guest rating of 3.5 (on a 1 to 5 scale). Your room will have a private bath, AC and comes with free Wifi.
 
 

We anticipate to be back in NYC Sunday evening at approximately 9 pm. 

 

 

Lake George Weekend - Suggested Packing List

BAGS: We have limited space in our transportation vehicle. Please don’t bring more than one small to medium size duffel bag or suitcase and one small backpack for day tours per person.

 

DOCUMENTS

□   A valid government issued identification

□   Email or letter confirmation from Hines Tours

 

CLOTHES

□   Underclothes and socks

□   T-shirts

□   Sweater/Sweatshirts

□   Light jacket

□   Light hiking pants

□   Shorts

□   Swimsuit

□   Sneakers or other good Walking Shoes

□   Rain Gear

 

ELECTRONICS

□   Phone and charger

□   Camera + charger and maybe extra memory

□   Flashlight

 

MEDICATION

□  Allergy medicine if needed

□  Pain relievers

□  Band-aids

□  Motion sickness medicine if needed

□   Any prescribed medication

 

TOILETRIES

□   Toothbrush and Toothpaste

□   Travel-sized lotion, shampoo, and body wash

□   Contact lens case and solution

□   Hand sanitizer

 

MISCELLANEOUS

□   Water

□   Food / Snacks for the first afternoon

□   Insect repellant

□   A Towel

□   Bottled water

□   Sun block and sunglasses

□   Cash and a credit card/debit card

(We will pay for the hotel room, but you will have to give the hotel your credit card which only will be used for incidentals such as long distance phone calls or any damages done to the hotel room incl. cleaning after smoking)

 

 

MULTI DAY DRIVING TOURS CANCELLATION FEES (Per Person)

61 days or more before departure - $25

22 – 60 days before departure - Loss of deposit.

8 – 21 days before departure - 50% of tour price

7 days or less before departure - No refund or tour credit.

   

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