Tour Takes Approximately 5.5 Hours
Lunch and Afternoon Snack Included in Price
Appropriate for All Ages
Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
There is no better way to view the beautiful fall foliage than a view from the water aboard this comfortable ship, which features a sun deck and fully enclosed, climate-controlled decks. Cruising the Hudson River Valley, you will see the city and more draped in reds, oranges, and yellows for a truly spectacular sight as the trees go through their world-famous seasonal change. Sail by numerous famous historic sights and landmarks, all set against fall colors. As you enjoy this panoramic wonder of spectacular colors, you can enjoy lunch, an afternoon snack, and drinks available at the cash bar. An audio tour will provide you with interesting information on the sights seen, as well as information about some of the trees you will see changing color, including red maple, yellow birch, tulip tree, flowering dogwood, and more.
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Drive By South Street Seaport
Start your tour at Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport in Downtown Manhattan. Once a noisy, gritty wholesale fish market, this port is now historically preserved and has a legacy of retail and tourism. In the 1960s, the South Street Seaport Museum was founded, and even today, preservation and development exist side by side.
Drive By Grant's Tomb in Riverside Park
Dedicated in 1897 in the Neoclassical style, Grant's Tomb is the second largest mausoleum in the Western Hemisphere. As Grant was one of the great captains and a preeminent American, it was important that he be buried somewhere that reflected his stature. The tomb rises 150 feet above the ground, putting it more than 280 feet over the Hudson River banks, making it easily visible from the water.
Drive By The Little Red Lighthouse
As the only remaining lighthouse in Manhattan, the Little Red Lighthouse was built in 1880 and was moved in 1921 to Jeffrey's Hook, a rocky point on the Hudson River. The George Washington Bridge was built by the lighthouse in 1931, and its 600-foot towers were overwhelmed by the bright lights of the bridge. Twenty years later, the lighthouse was decommissioned, and visitors today can climb to the top of the tower.
Drive By Bear Mountain Bridge
First opened to the public in 1942, the Bear Mountain Bridge spans a total length of 2,255 feet. As the first vehicular river-crossing between New York City and Albany, the bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time of its construction, and it is also the first suspension bridge to have a concrete deck.
Drive By Sleepy Hollow
Well known for Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleep Hollow, this quiet town coats a peaceful, beautiful, and historical setting. The small town charm of Sleepy Hollow brings in visitors to the parks, forests, rivers, lakes, streams, and trails along the Hudson River. It has a population of around 9,000 people and is a very diverse community that is full of life.
Drive By George Washington Bridge
High above the Hudson River, linking the shores of Manhattan and the bluffs of New Jersey's Palisades, stands the George Washington Bridge. Completed in 1962, the bridge spans a distance of 4,760 feet and has two levels of toll lanes.
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