Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse
Sands Point LIghthouse
Tarrytown Lighthouse
West Point Military Academy


2022 Hudson River Lighthouse Tour
Jun 18, 2022 to Jun 26, 2022

Nothing shows off the lighthouses of New York like our tour of the Hudson River. Don't miss this one week trip to see 19 lighthouses including the Statue of Liberty, the first lighthouse in the U.S. to use electricity.

Join us on our Hudson River Tour as we explore this key location the way it began – visiting the same lighthouses that have guided sailors on the river for centuries. We will begin the tour in New York City with a visit to the Statue of Liberty and Jeffrey's Hook (aka the Little Red Lighthouse). We will depart New York and head north along the river, ending up in Burlington, Vermont and a visit to the lighthouses on Lake Champlain, which is often referred to as the sixth Great Lake. We have also included a variety of historic and fun stops along the way to make this trip a spectacular adventure.

The Hudson River is best known today as the political dividing line between New York and New Jersey, but its history sheds light on America’s rich past of exploration and revolution. Originating from lakes in the high Adirondack Mountains, the Hudson River flows south, creating one of the most predominant waterways on the East Coast. Once the accidental destination of navigators searching for the Northwest Passage and later serving as an important battleground during the Revolutionary war, the Hudson River brings America’s colonial past to life.

The itinerary below is based on a previous tour so some things such as hotels and restaurants may change.  

Day 1 - Saturday June 18 - Arrival at JFK, LaGuardia or Newark Airport.  Voucher will be provided to shuttle to the hotel and check in at Wall Street Inn.  We will walk to the welcome dinner at the Nebraska Steakhouse.

Day 2 - Sunday June 19 - An early start to walk to Battery Park and board the ferry to the Statue of Liberty.  Upon our return you will have the rest of the day to explore New York City, which may include the 911 Memorial, Lightship Ambrose E. River or do a hop on hop off bus or taxi to see the original National Lighthouse Museum.

Day 3 - Monday - June 20 - Today we pack our bags for Fort Washington Park to see Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse.  We will then depart via water taxi to see Sands Point Lightouse, Execution Rocks Lighthouse, Stepping Stone Lighthouse and Throgs Neck Lighthouse.  After lunch from the Harbor Deli we will depart for Tarrytown Lighthouse in Sleepy Hollow.  We will stay at a hotel in Tarrytown and have dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4 - Tuesday - June 21 - Depart with bags to Stony Point Lighthouse in Stony Point, NY.  After a stop for lunch we will depart for West Point Military Academy and tour the facility.  We will stay in West Point, NY that evening and have dinner in the Thayer hotel.

Day 5 - Wednesday - June 22 - Take our bags to Franklin D. Rossevel Mansion and tour the mansion.  We will have lunch at the Ole Savannah Souther Table and Bar and then head to the Hudson River Cruises for a 2 hour cruise to view Esopus Meadows Lighthouse and Rondout Creek Lighthouse.  We will visit the Hudson Maritime Museum upon our return.  We will spend the night in Kingston, NY and have dinner at hotel or local restaurant.

Day 6 - Thursday - June 23 - Depart with bags for Saugerties Lighthouse.  Lunch will be at Black Eyed Susie's.  Then on to another 2 hour cruise to view Hudson Athens Lighthouse.  Then on to the hotel at Ticonderoga, NY.  Dinner will be at the hotel.

Day 7 - Friday - June 24 - This day we will depart for Crown Point Lighthouse.  After picking up a box lunch we will head for Barber Point Lighthouse for a photo op.  Then on to Essex-Charlotte Ferry and arrive in Charlotte VT to view Cholchester Reef Lighthouse which is on the ground of the Shelbourne Museum. We will stay at Burlington, VT this evening and have dinner at the hotel.

Day 8 - Saturday - June 25 - Pack up again and head for Gordon Landing to catch the Grand Isle ferry.  We board the ferry and land at Cumberland Head and then board the Mikey Maynard boat shuttle to Bluff Point LIghthouse.  Once back from the ferry we will go to Inca's Sandwich Shop for box lunch.  Then we head for Point Au Rocher Lighthouse where we will have our lunch.  After lunch we will go to Windmill Point Lighthouse for a photo op and then on to Isle La Motte Lighthouse.  On to our hotel in Burlington, VT where we will have our Farewell Dinner.

Day 9 - Sunday - June 26 - Breakfast at hotel and flights home.  

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Hudson River Tour


Double (per person): $5,175
Single: $6,184
What's Included: 

Transportation on Cruises/Ferries

Breakfasts - 8
Lunches - 6
Dinners - 7


Fitness Level: 

Mild Level - Short walks, few stairs

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