Day 1 - Providence, RI /Lincoln Harbor, NJ.
After boarding your ship in Providence, enjoy a delightful afternoon of cruising along the Hudson River to Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey.
Day 2 - Troy / Albany, NY
The picturesque region of what is today the city of Albany was discovered by Henry Hudson in 1609 on a failed attempt to find a quick passage to China for the Dutch East India Company. Today the capital city of New York state welcomes visitors with majestic architecture and grand views of the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Be sure to explore the New York State Museum and the newly renovated State Capitol building, originally built in the late 1800's.
Day 3 - West Point, NY
Steeped in history and tradition, the United States Military Academy at West Point offers visitors the opportunity to walk on the grandiose grounds once trekked by some of the nation's greatest generals, like Patton, Eisenhower and MacArthur. Founded in 1802 by an act of Congress, the Academy has been of significant military importance to America since Revolutionary days. Tour the West Point Museum and Cadet Chapel and view magnificent vistas of the Hudson Valley from atop the campus grounds.
Day 4 - Kingston, NY / Catskill, NY
With the invention of the steamboat in 1807, the Hudson River became a waterway of leisurely travel with literally hundreds of vessels making their way up and down the picturesque passage. Originally the capital of New York in the late 1700's, today Kingston preserves the maritime heritage of the Hudson River at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Kingston is also located in an area of the Hudson River often referred to as "Millionaires Row" - with palatial estates and grand mansions reminiscent of the mid-1800's when wealthy New York businessmen began buying property in the beautiful valley for summer retreats. In Catskill, visit the Clarmont State Historic Site, home to Robert Livingston Jr., first minister of foregin affairs who negotiated the Louisiana Purchase and helped draft the Declaration of Independence.
Day 5 - Poughkeepsie, NY
Spared from battle during the Revolutionary War, Poughkeepsie became the second capital of New York. In the 1800’s, due to the area’s natural beauty and proximity to New York City, families such as the Astors and Vanderbilts built palatial weekend homes nearby. Hyde Park, located just north, was the birthplace of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His estate, Springwood, is now the site of the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.
Day 6 - Sleepy Hollow, NY
The riverside town of Sleepy Hollow is forever immortalized in the works of one of the country's first great writers, Washington Irving. The author found inspiration in the tales and scenery of the Hudson Valley as the basis for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Today Washington Irving's country home, Sunnyside, is a Registered National Historic Landmark and welcomes visitors with legends and lore.
Day 7 - New York City, NY
Day 8 - New York, NY
Discover the sights, sounds and history of this extraordinary city! From South Street Seaport to Central Park and the Museum of Natural History, New York encapsulates the culture and spirit of America. Explore the Big Apple on your own, or join a narrated tour of the city's biggest landmarks.
Experience the rich reds, bright oranges and golden yellows that flood the shores of the Hudson River during the vibrant autumn season. Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains on the western shore and the Taconic and Berkshire Hills to the east, the Hudson is rich in both history and beauty. The historic cities and towns along the way date back to Dutch and English rule, with some of the most magnificent architecture in America. End your voyage in the most stimulating city in the world, New York, docking in Manhattan with the enticements of renowned art and history museums, and a culture that is unsurpassed.
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