Hudson Valley
Region
2 to 3 hours
Distance from NY

The Hudson Valley teems with history and hops! Take the bus from NYC to the place Eleanor Roosevelt called her own home, Val Kill Cottage, the only National Historic Site dedicated to a first lady. In the large home, she could entertain who she wanted, stay up reading as late as she liked, and be alone if she chose. Take a walk through history and enjoy a gourmet locally-sourced boxed lunch on the lovely grounds.

From there, we are off to tour the Springwood Estate, home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), and location of the first US Presidential Library. Listen to historic stories, and explore the beautiful grounds of this national treasure.

Afterwards, we’ll head to Hyde Park Brewing Co. for a crash course in brewing, beer sampler and a gourmet dinner (vegetarian option available) before heading back to the city. Brewmaster John Eccles, incorporates techniques passed down from 19th century German brewing style. Each beer has it’s own unique flavor profile and characteristics. The selection offers a number of fine beers to compliment the wide variety of dishes we have to offer.

 

TOUR DATES:

Sat. July 21st:
Val Kill, FDR Home, Hyde Park Brewery, lunch (vegetarian option available), dinner (vegetarian option available), beer sampler and crash course in brewing. 
Sun., July 22nd
Val Kill, FDR Home, Hyde Park Brewery, lunch (vegetarian option available), dinner (vegetarian option available), beer sampler and crash course in brewing.

DETAILS:

SCHEDULE – Tours run 9:30am-9PM.

PICK UP – 33 West 42nd St. between 5th & 6th Avenues
(Northeast corner of Bryant Park)

REFUNDS – Refunds are issued up to 1 week (Monday before your tour date), if given cancellation notice via email to to reservations@escapemaker.com, otherwise, non refundable but transferable to another guest.

Also, if you’re looking for a great food and craft beverage walking tours of NYC check out our partner company Urban Adventures

Additional information

DateJuly 21, July 22

AREA INFO:

Listed as one of National Geographic Traveler’s Top 20 Must-See Places, the Hudson Valley is as scenic and hospitable as it is cultural and delicious. Just a couple hours from New York City, this picturesque and colorful region is filled with sweeping rivers, small towns, local farms and incredible culinary and craft beverage scenes. Come back on your own and spend a day, weekend, or week exploring all there is to do in Dutchess County! Check out some of the area’s special annual events below and plan your return trip to join in the fun.

Top 10 Dutchess County Events:

  1. Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck. First weekend in June at the Dutchess Fairgrounds.
  2. Discover Hudson Valley Bike Ride. Last Sunday in June.
  3. Big Gay Hudson Valley’s Queen City Pride Weekend Poughkeepsie in June.
  4. Good Guys East Coast Nationals classic car show in Rhinebeck in June.
  5. Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Balloon Festival in July.
  6. Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition & Festival. First weekend in August.
  7. Jazz in the Valley jazz festival in Poughkeepsie in August.
  8. Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck. Last full week in August.
  9. Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival & HV Craft Beer Festival in Rhinebeck in September.
  10. New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck in October.

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Thank you for reserving the “Pints & Political Figures Tour.”  The following schedule outlines each stop that the Farm Fresh bus will be making throughout the day, along with the approximate time at each stop.

Sat. July 21st  NYC Pick up, Val Kill, FDR Home. Hyde Park Brewery, NYC Drop Off
Sun., July 22nd
NYC Pick up, Val Kill, FDR Home. Hyde Park Brewery, NYC Drop Off

Sample Itinerary
10:30 am Departure from NYC
12:45 Arrival at Valkill for lunch
1:30 Valkill Tour
2:30 Departure
2:45 Arrival at FDR home
3:00 Tour of FDR Home
4:30pm  Departure for Hyde Park Brewery
4:45pm  Arrival Hyde Park Brewery for tours, tasting and dinner
6:45pm Departure for NYC