AN EXPLORATION OF ALBANY, NEW YORK AND THE CAPITAL REGION
Suggested Itinerary - A Three Day Tour
9:00 AM Arrive at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center at Quackenbush Square for an orientation of the history of New York’s capital city. Tour the exhibit gallery, and the USS Albany Display; view a 15 minute orientation film, “Albany: A Cultural Crossroads”, and take time to explore the shop for Distinctive Albany items and unique gift ideas.
10:00 AM Take an Albany Aqua DUCKS tour on an amphibious vehicle on land and water or board your bus with a step-on guide for a tour of historic downtown Albany.
11:30 AM Have lunch at Quackenbush Square. See how the Albany Pump Station makes their award-winning micro brewed beer while enjoying a hearty lunch or dine at one of our other group friendly restaurants. Full listing available.
1:00 PM Arrive at the Capitol Building for a guided tour of this fascinating, hand-carved pinnacle of state government and then take
the elevator to the Observation Deck on the 42nd floor of the Corning Tower where on a clear day you can see three states.
3:00 PM Arrive at the New York State Museum. Stroll through turn of the century Manhattan and experience the Adirondack Wilderness then visit the permanent September 11th exhibit entitled: The World Trade Center: Rescue Recovery Response.
4:30 PM Hotel for check-in and relax for the evening at your Albany County hotel.
5:30 PM Enjoy a dinner cruise aboard the Captain JP or the Dutch Apple on the Hudson River or a unique Albany restaurant.
8:00 PM Enjoy an evening show at Times Union Center (Entertainment & Sports Arena) Proctor’s Theatre, Cohoes Music Hall, The Egg (Empire State Performing Arts Center, Capital Repertory Theatre, NYS Theatre Institute, Troy Music Hall or the Palace Performing Arts Center.
10:30 PM Return to hotel for overnight.
9:00 AM Breakfast at hotel.
10:00 AM Begin the day by touring historic Cherry Hill, Schuyler Mansion or Ten Broeck Mansion. Learn about the people and families that founded Albany as you tour these lovely historic homes and gardens.
12:30 PM Take a sight-seeing lunch cruise on the Dutch Apple, the Captain JP or have lunch at one of our downtown eateries.
2:30 PM Guided tour of the USS Slater DE 766 for a tour of this WWII Destroyer Escort (DE) or the Albany Institute of History & Art to view the collections that highlight more than four centuries of art and culture of the Upper Hudson Valley Region. Traveling exhibitions visit often so call the ACCVB for upcoming shows.
4:30 PM Return to the hotel.
5:30 PM Group dinner at your hotel or dine prior to your evening’s entertainment at a lovely group friendly restaurant.
7:00 PM Enjoy nightlife in the Capital-Saratoga region! Take a trip to the Saratoga Gaming Raceway or plan night out on the town at one of our great nightlife venues or one of our creative gathering spots (museums, shops or art galleries).
10:00 PM Return to hotel for overnight.
9:00 AM Check out of hotel and enjoy breakfast.
10:00 AM Before departing from the Albany area shop at one of our diverse malls or unique shops plus stop at the only Christmas Tree Shop in the region.
On the way home choose from a wide variety of regional attractions to explore in region from Saratoga, Schenectady, Troy, Cooperstown/Schoharie County and Lake George and throughout the Hudson Valley.