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2-Days New York State capital historical and cultural tour from New York

  • Tour code: 355-3211
  • Available: 5/4; 5/11
  • Depart from: New York, NY; Flushing, NY; Brooklyn, NY
  • Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
From USD$168

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Highlights:

Visit Albany (Albany Tulip Festival, New York State Capitol, New York State Museum, Washington Park Historic District), Herkimer (Herkimer Diamond Mines), Cooperstown (Farmers' Museum), Saratoga Springs.

Special Remarks:

  • Visit one of the oldest settlements in the United States - New York's origin, Albany
  • Appreciate the Washington Park Tulips - a warm blessing for your mother
  • Taste the natural mineral springs of the town of Saratoga
  • "Through" at the Farmers Museum to the 19th century in the United States and experience life at that time

Pricing Details

Single: $218
Double (/Person): $168
Third Person Adult: $100
Child (Age 0-12): $100
Fourth Person Adult: $100
Child (Age 0-12): $100

Note: *Price in USD is based on the lowest price per person per room over the next 30 days. Exact prices are displayed when you select a date.

  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 years old. Child above 2 years must take the seat. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses for the infant under 2 years.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 New York - Albany - Saratoga Springs(188 miles)
  • Day 2 Herkimer - New York(167 miles)
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Day 1 New York - Albany - Saratoga Springs(188 miles)

In the morning, guests will be picked up from the specified departure location in New York City. Then, drive to Albany, stop by Washington Park, where the Tulip Festival is held, coinciding with Mother's Day. After that, visit the New York State Museum downtown and the New York State Capitol. Next, we will travel to Saratoga Springs for the night.

Albany is the capital city of the U.S. state of New York. Roughly 150 miles (240 km) north of New York City, Albany sits on the west bank of the Hudson River, about 10 miles (16 km) south of its confluence with the Mohawk River.

  • Always Visit
    The major park in the city of Albany, Washington Park hosts numerous local festivals and gatherings. In the 1970s, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
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    This highly anticipated spring tradition occurs in Albany's Washington Park when thousands of tulip bulbs blossom into a sea of colors just in time for Mother's Day. Many smaller events make up the greater tulip festival.
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    This museum is a research-backed institution in Albany, located on Madison Avenue, attached to the south side of the Empire State Plaza. It features exhibits detailing the political, social, and cultural history of New York State.
    Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 9:30am - 5:00pm, Closed Monday
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    It was marketed as a "Design for the Future". Now, the Plaza as an icon of 20th century Modernist architecture. It features 10 state government buildings set on a six-story platform connected by a quarter mile long underground concourse.
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    This building in Albany houses the New York State Legislature and is located in the Empire State Plaza on State Street in Capitol Park. It is was the most expensive government building of its time at $25 million.

This town in upstate New York is named for the famous mineral springs near which it was settled. The streets downtown have many high end shops and entertainment.

Standard Hotel: Ramada Plaza Albany, NY, Comfort Inn-Cohoes/Latham, NY, Econolodge, NY or similar

Day 2 Herkimer - New York(167 miles)

In the morning, we will go to the famous Herkimer Diamond Mines in Herkimer, NY. After that, we will visit the Farmers' Museum. Then, return to New York City, where this tour will come to an end. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

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    It is really faceted quartz crystals with points at both ends, and this is supposedly one of the few places in the world where they can be found.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (5-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

This town in upstate New York is best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It also has a historic district that is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

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    All 23,000 exhibits reflect 19th century American rural life, reproduction of the scene to show the real time of people's lives. The museum is more than two dozens historic buildings, including pubs, inns, farms, printing, pharmacy, blacksmith, treatment rooms, grocery stores, barns etc.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10.50|Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm, Seasonal Times and Dates Vary|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

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Booking changes
A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.

Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

Cancellation penalties per person for 1-4 days tours(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free / Get 4th Free : (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $100 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.

Itinerary Variations
We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.

Tour Cancellation:
We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.

We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Oanh on 2015-09-28

My friend and I took this tour in May 2015. It was a very nice one. I love the ride in the Erie Canal and the visit to the Diamond Mines. The tulips were nice too, even though they would have been much nicer if we had come one week earlier. Overall, I like the tour and would recommend it.

I recommend this tour!

Posted by: Milton on 2015-05-18

The tour guide Jerry was great; we were the only non-Mandarin speakers but the translations were very decent. The accommodations were okay for what the tour cost so no complaints. The transportation was also good, but the air conditioner did not compensate enough for a couple of hours on the road while temperatures peaked outside ( near 90 degrees). Itinerary was also very nice; only Saratoga Springs took about 1 hour ride for only 30 minutes in a park, doesn't seem efficient. Overall, very nice 2 days getaway for the value.

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