Tour 17 Details
APPLE PICKING and RENAISSANCE FAIR

 

We will start our tour at 8:00 am in midtown Manhattan. 2nd Ave between 80th & 81st Street. (By the H&H Midtown Bagels East) DON'T BE LATE! 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 coach/van.

 

Start the day at a farm in upstate NY where you can pick apples. Included in the tour price is 10 lbs of apples (You pay for any additional pickings) The farm also has a store where you can buy fresh apple cider and other farm products.

 

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.

 

 

Games includes:  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

Food: This tour does not include lunch, but all around the Fair, there are 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 Chees Pies.
If you are on a very special diet, the fair can make an exceptions to their "no outside food or beverage" policy if you are only bringing in small quantities for yourself.

Tour Price Includes: All transportation, a light breakfast, apple picking including 10 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.

 

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR ON THE TOUR:

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.

CAMERA: With extra memory/film is highly recommended.

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

   

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