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Tour 17 Details


We will start our tour at 7 am in midtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street on the East side of 8th Avenue, across the street from 5 Penn Plaza (Google Street address is 460 8th Ave. New York, NY10119. It is written 470 on the building) (Old Duane Reade building, we are not sure what it will be in 2024) DON'T BE LATE! Please come 15 minutes early to sign in.

You will be greeted by your tour guide for the day. You will sign our liability waiver, and after departure a light breakfast will be served on board the van.


Start the day at a farm in upstate NY where you can pick apples. The farm also has a store where you can buy fresh apple cider and other farm products.


Included in the tour price is 5 lbs of apples (You pay for any additional pickings).


We will leave the modern world behind us and drive to the Sterling Forest to experience the New York Renaissance Fair. A Renaissance Fair is a recreation of a Renaissance or Medieval village. It is filled with costumed actors, crafts and games to give you a true feeling that you have stepped back in time.
The New York Renaissance Fair offer continuous performances on eleven main stages by jugglers, jesters, minstrels and magicians, more than 100 crafts people, 16th Century games, rides, arts, food, music and dance. We will leave the modern world behind us and drive to the Sterling Forest to experience the New York Renaissance Fair. 
A good old Jousting competition is always exciting.
At the fair, you can for an additional fee try different games, including Archery, Knife Throw, Axe Throw, Star Throw, Test O' Strength, Dart Toss, Leapin' Lizards, Chinese Crossbows, Load the Pirate's Cannons & more!
Costumes: To truly experience the “going back in time feeling”, we highly encourage anyone who wishes to attend the Renaissance Faire in costumes. If you wear a sword or dagger with your costume, it has to be "peace-tied." This means they are sheathed in such a manner as to make them unable to draw. You can use rope, ribbon, leather or other means.
You will never get bored here, there are entertainment everywhere.
Food: This tour does not include lunch, but all around the Fair, there are many different foods to enjoy at reasonable prices: Food ranging from simple to exotic including vegetarian. Roasted Turkey Legs might be considered as the "don't leave without trying one" Renaissance food. To list some others served: Steak-on-a-Stake, Sausage-on-a-Stick, Greek Gyros, Fish & Chips, Falafel and other Mediterranean fare, Pizza, Fajitas, Grilled Chicken or Sausage Sandwiches, Barbecued Pork and Chicken, French Fries, Fried Cheese or Mushrooms and Vegetable or Cheese Pies.


Tour Price Includes: All transportation, a light breakfast, apple picking including 5 lbs of apples and entrance fee for the Renaissance Faire including all stage performances.

Not including in the tour price: Lunch and additional nominal charges for rides and games at the fair.


We will drive back to NYC.

Arrival back to NYC at approximately 6:30 pm.


Hines Tours reserves the right to alter the itinerary, plans and arrangements for the tour, if in the judgment of Hines Tours it becomes advisable to do so.



TOUR CONFIRMATION: Either on your phone or printed out.

ID: Please bring a valid government issued identification. (Adults only)

CLOTHES: According to the weather. We highly encourage anyone who wishes to attend the Renaissance Faire in costumes.

WATER: In a plastic bottle, especially on hot days. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

RAIN GEAR: Even with no rain in the forecast, we recommend you bring some rain gear.

PHONES/CAMERA: With extra memory/battery is highly recommended.

CASH: For lunch, additional fruits at the farm, souvenirs, snacks and gratuities for the guide which is left to your discretion.

INSURANCE: Even if this is just a day tour, if you are concern about losing money due to illness (including Covid-19) or other unpredictable matters, we highly recommend you buy a travel insurance. We can recommend www.insuremytrip.com or www.squaremouth.com (Hines Tours is not affiliated with either of these sites in any form). We do not give tour refunds or tour credits if you are not able to make the tour for any reasons.


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