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New York City, Upstate & Niagara Search Tour Calendar
Featuring Manhattan, Hudson Valley, Cooperstown, 1000 Islands, Erie Canal, Niagara Falls

Tour Dates: September 6 - 14, 2022

9 Day Package
11 Meals Included

$2499 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$3299 Per Person / Single Occupancy

A unique itinerary featuring the hustle and bustle of New York City along with the sights, sounds, tastes and incredible experiences that abound in scenic Upstate New York. From the peace and tranquility of the beautiful Hudson Valley, to the incredible sights in 1000 Islands and Niagara Falls, to the history of Cooperstown and the Erie Canal, this comprehensive tour will truly put you in an Empire State of mind.

Tour Highlights:

  • Stay two nights in New York City at an upscale Times Square hotel with a comprehensive tour of Manhattan with a local guide, a visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and an optional Broadway musical

  • Stay two nights in New York’s Hudson Valley with visits to the West Point Military Academy, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (Val-Kill), Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Mohonk Mountain House and a tour and lunch at the Culinary Institute of America

  • Tour the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in Cooperstown

  • Stay two nights at an upscale hotel on the Canadian Side of Niagara Falls with a tour of the area with a local guide including the Voyage to the Falls boat ride
  • Stay overnight in the 1000 Islands region with a narrated two-nation boat cruise and a visit to Boldt Castle
  • Experience “Life in the Past Lane” when cruising on the historic Erie Canal, passing through two sets of locks

Fine Hotels / Great Locations:

  • Nights 1-2: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel  - New York City, NY
  • Nights 3-4: Poughkeepsie Grand -  Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Night 5: Best Western Plus - Cooperstown NY
  • Night 6: Riveredge Resort - 1000 Islands, NY
  • Nights 7-8: Hilton Fallsview -  Niagara Falls, ON
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Tuesday, 9/6/2022 - Arrive in New York City
Optional transfers from our departure points will have us at LAX this morning for a scheduled nonstop flight arriving in New York City this afternoon. Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air, should arrive at the Newark Airport by 5:00 p.m. to be included in the complimentary transfer to the hotel. Our deluxe motorcoach will transfer us from the airport to the heart of Manhattan and our stately, full-service hotel situated on 7th Avenue between 52nd and 53rd streets. Enjoy the balance of the evening at leisure – Times Square is just a few short walkable blocks from the hotel.
Day 2
Wednesday, 9/7/2022 - New York City
Join your tour director on an optional walking excursion to NBC Studios this morning to see the Today Show taping live! We’ll then board our motorcoach for an full-day tour of Manhattan with a local guide aboard. We’ll tour inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral and walk through Rockefeller Center before we continue with a short walk in Central Park to see Strawberry Fields – the tribute to the late John Lennon. See Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the celebrity apartments along Central Park East and West, the Plaza Hotel, the legendary Ed Sullivan Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, and much more in Midtown! We continue to Lower Manhattan and visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. We return to the hotel late this afternoon with the evening at leisure. Optional tickets for a variety of Broadway musicals are available for this evening (prices vary and show selection will be available with final invoice) – most theatres are just a short walk from the hotel.
Day 3
Thursday, 9/8/2022 - New York City to Hudson River Valley
This morning we travel out of Manhattan taking in views of Columbia University, Riverside Church and Grant’s Tomb before crossing the George Washington Bridge and continuing to the beautiful Hudson River Valley. We’ll enjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point which will showcase these hallowed grounds where American heroes like Generals Patton, Eisenhower and MacArthur graduated. We’ll take in the view from Trophy Point and see the Cadet Chapel and Michie Stadium – home of Army Football. We continue to Hyde Park and visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Home & Presidential Library. See his cluttered White House desk (left as it was the last day of his presidency), his beloved 1936 Ford Phaeton with the original hand controls, and the home where FDR and Eleanor entertained world leaders. Pay your respects to FDR and Eleanor, both laid to rest in the rose garden. This evening we’ll enjoy an included dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Hudson River before we begin a two-night stay at our downtown Poughkeepsie hotel.

Day 4
Friday, 9/9/2022 - Hudson River Valley
Following an included breakfast, we’ll be joined by a local guide for a full-day touring the Hudson River Valley. At Val-Kill National Historic Site, we’ll see where Eleanor Roosevelt lived and made her mark on civil rights and humanitarian issues. We’ll visit the Culinary Institute of America, the premier cooking school in the United States. Enjoy a student-guided tour followed by a student-made and student-served lunch here. At Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, a docent-guided tour will showcase this country castle containing 54 rooms and offering majestic views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains! This evening we’ll enjoy an included dinner at the Mohonk Mountain House, the iconic resort situated on a rocky ridge overlooking a glacial lake, pristine gardens, and the Mohonk Forest Preserve.
Day 5
Saturday, 9/10/2022 - Hudson River Valley to Cooperstown
After an included breakfast at the hotel, we’ll take a walk over the Hudson River via the “Walkway Over the Hudson” – the longest pedestrian bridge in the world! Late this afternoon we arrive in the small town of Cooperstown. Set along the edge of tranquil Otsego Lake, the little village of Cooperstown boasts an almost unfair amount of history for its size. Enjoy time at leisure for browsing and dinner on your own in this charming town that is home to tree-lined streets and beautiful Victorian-era houses.
Day 6
Sunday, 9/11/2022 - Cooperstown, 1000 Islands
Following an included breakfast, we’ll visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Enjoy ample time at leisure to explore this amazing museum that features entire exhibits devoted to Babe Ruth (complete with his bat and his locker), Hank Aaron, and the Hall of Fame Gallery where the bronze plaques for all the Hall of Famers are displayed. This afternoon we continue north to Alexandria Bay in the 1000 Island region. Situated at the southern end of the Saint Lawrence River and eastern shore of Lake Ontario, most people’s only knowledge of this area is the salad dressing that originated here. Enjoy an included dinner at our waterfront resort.
Day 7
Monday, 9/12/2022 - 1000 Islands, Niagara Falls
Enjoy an included breakfast before we begin a narrated two-nation boat cruise to discover this stunningly beautiful region known as the “Venice of the New World.” We’ll see Millionaire’s Row and enjoy time to explore Boldt Castle on Heart Island. This afternoon we continue west to the Canadian Side of Niagara Falls (a passport is required for this tour). Begin a two-night stay (with views of Niagara Falls from your room) at a hotel located in the heart of the entertainment district.
Day 8
Tuesday, 9/13/2022 - Niagara Falls
After an included breakfast we’ll join a local guide for a tour of the Niagara Falls area. We’ll visit the picturesque Floral Clock and take in views of the Falls from a variety of view points. We’ll then don our complimentary ponchos and board Hornblower’s 700-passenger boat for the awe-inspiring Voyage to the Falls. Enjoy a memorable included farewell dinner this evening.
Day 9
Wednesday, 9/14/2022 - Erie Canal, Journey Home
Following an included breakfast we’ll take a narrated cruise on the Erie Canal including “locking through” two sets of locks. We continue to Buffalo for an afternoon connecting flight returning us to LAX this evening. Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air, should depart Buffalo Airport no earlier than 3:00 p.m. Those with pre-arranged transfers will be returned to their respective drop-offs. Memories and images of your time in New York indelibly set in our minds.

Tour Inclusions:

  • 8 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 11 Meals: 4 dinners, 1 lunch, 6 breakfasts
  • Services of a professional Good Times Travel Travel tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with a local guide
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers (with purchase of group air)
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour

Additional Information:  

  • A valid passport is required for this tour
  • Join this tour from home or one of the following departure points: FV, LB, LHS, SBL or meet the group at LAX or in New York City
  • A deposit of $250 p.p. is required to reserve space
  • Balance payment due 90 days prior to departure
  • Roundtrip group airfare available from $695 p.p.
  • Optional LAX transfers available from $89 roundtrip (home pickup available call for a quote)
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Tour Pace: Moderate (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • Activity Level: Moderate (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
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