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  • Rhinebeck

    Just 100 miles north of New York City, this pretty historic town nestled in the Northern New York Hudson Valley reveals majestic views of the Catskill Mountains, the Hudson River and is a mecca for art and culture.

    • Rhinebeck Historic District


    Stroll around the village and visit the quaint shops and delightful restaurants ranging from upscale French to the casual diner.

    The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is famous worldwide for its daredevil sky show and vintage World War I planes and museum. One can even take a ride in a biplane!

    You can always find something to do in the Rhinebeck area! Numerous recreational opportunities and year-round events abound. The Hudson River offers opportunities for sailing, cruising, and kayaking and the open space found in Northern Dutchess County provides some of the best hiking areas, and cross-country skiing.

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    • Top Tip 1

      Aside from incredible Manhattan, it's also worth visiting the neighbouring boroughs of Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. They have a wealth of different cultures and sights to explore. See the Manhattan skyline from the Promenade in Brooklyn.

    • Top Tip 2

      Take a bicycle tour around Central Park. It's great fun and a wonderful way to see so much of this unique landmark in the heart of Manhattan.

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      The Finger Lakes of upstate New York are beautiful. Tour the 'wine trail' along the coast of Seneca Lake, with over 31 wineries and their enticing tasting rooms. Sample award-winning wine that never goes beyond New York State!

    • Top Tip 4

      The US side of Niagara Falls lies within a state park. Get up close to the thundering water at the Cave of the Winds or cross over the border to Canada for the best vista.

    • Top Tip 5

      The George Eastman House in Rochester is the former home of Kodak’s founder. It now houses the leading museum of photography, set in the historical mansion.

    • Top Tip 6

      Travel north of Manhattan into the Hudson Valley and visit Kykuit, home of the Rockefeller family (it’s closed on Tuesday to allow a day of privacy for the current generation of the family in residence).

    • Top Tip 7

      On the Hudson River is the former home of President Franklin D Roosevelt; take a guided tour and learn why this four-term president was so beloved of the American public.

    • Top Tip 8

      Stony Brook, a small town on Long Island, dates back to the 17th century. Book a horse and carriage ride for a suitably slow-paced tour of this quaint and historical gem.

    • Top Tip 9

      The best beaches are in the Hamptons, they are uncrowded and unspoilt (but car-parking is extortionate!). You can take the Hamptons Jitney bus from Manhattan if you prefer not to drive.

    • Top Tip 10

      Visit the ‘Grand Canyon of the East’ in Letchworth State Park in the western region of New York state. Go biking, hiking and white water rafting in one of eastern USA’s most scenically magnificent areas.

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  • New York Skyline & Scenery

    Begins in Buffalo, New York and ends in New York City, New York

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights with Virgin Atlantic / Delta Air Lines
    • Intermediate 4 door  car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • River Gorge


    • George Eastman House, Finger Lakes


    • Statue of Liberty


    • Buffalo


    • Rochester


    • Long Island Beach


    • Niagara Falls



    Arrive Buffalo

    Depart the UK on your Virgin Atlantic / Delta Air Lines flight to Buffalo. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and drive to your hotel, where you spend the first two nights of your adventure.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Buffalo


    Buffalo & Niagara Falls

    Today is yours to visit the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. Take time to digest the magnificent sight of the thunderous falls. Take a boat ride into the falls for a closer look, but be sure to pack a waterproof jacket as you may get wet! Whilst in Buffalo, enjoy a downtown architectural walking tour, visit Canalside on Lake Erie, enjoy culture, great sunsets on the lake, dining, breweries, and a vibrant city centre.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Buffalo




    Today, leave Buffalo and drive along the scenic Great Lakes Seaway Trail to Rochester. The scenery is stunning as you meander along the lakeside. Rochester is a bustling small town with a variety of quaint shops, restaurants and museums such as George Eastman House, the home and museum of Kodak’s founder. Heading south, your journey takes you past Lethworth State Park. Well worth a visit, it is known as the Grand Canyon of the east.

    Hotel: Woodcliff Hotel & Spa



    Finger Lakes Region

    Today’s journey is short, but wonderfully scenic, into the Finger Lakes region. Rolling hills, waterfalls and deep gorges accompany your drive to Seneca Lake. Home to 31 wineries, it has a myriad of wine trails to explore. Your next two nights are at the small town of Geneva, where you’ll find quaint shops, restaurants, art galleries and museums. Why not take a hike through Watkins Glen Gorge and State Park or visit the Montezuma National Wildlife Museum?

    Hotel: Geneva on the Lake Resort




    An early start this morning as you travel across the north east of the state bound for Rhinebeck in the Hudson Valley. This is the longest journey of your itinerary, but once again you’re going to be driving through some breath-taking scenery. The Rhinecliff Hotel, your base for the next two nights, was built in 1854 as a railway hotel and it still as charming today. Located just a few miles from the Catskill Mountains and a five minute drive from the market town of Rhinebeck, which is also wonderfully historic and boasts 437 sites on the National Historic Register.

    Hotel: The Rhinecliff Hotel




    Follow the Hudson River south today to Tarrytown, which offers the perfect complement of history, dining, shopping and nature. En route, perhaps make stops at the towns of Poughkeepsie and West Point. Sitting on the majestic Hudson River, West Point offers superb views across the Tappan Zee Bridge to historic districts made up of 19th and 20th century architecture. Whilst in Tarrytown visit the Rockefeller estate of Kykuit, Sleepy Hollow and Lyndhurst, America’s greatest Gothic revival castle.

    Hotel: Sheraton Tarrytown



    Long Island

    Hauppauge is your base for the next three nights as you discover the jewel that is Long Island. One of the many places of interest worth visiting is Stony Brook. If you call ahead you can be shown around this picture postcard village in a horse-drawn carriage! Known for its grand estates and as a summer playground for the rich and famous The Hamptons are a must see. Comprising Northampton and Southampton, they showcase sophistication and elegance at its best. Sample exquisite fine wines at Martha Clara Vineyard and Borghese Vineyard, or drive to Green Port, a charming and bustling fishing port with a myriad of private yachts and boats.

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Long Island



    New York

    Return your car rental as you arrive at the famous Big Apple, the most exciting, cosmopolitan city in the world. New York City is home to the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Empire State Building, Times Square and much, much more. Your hotel sits in a great position just a short stroll from Central Park and Fifth Avenue, where great shopping and tempting dining options await.

    Hotel: Stewart Hotel


    Journey home

    There’s time for some last minute shopping this morning before you make your way back to the airport to check-in for your Virgin Atlantic / Delta Air Lines flight back to the UK.


    From £1969 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    A one way drop off fee on the car hire is not included and payable locally.

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