Rail, River, Hudson with AOA

aoa hudson tour 2014

Tickets are now sale!

Back in the day you could day trip to the edges of what we now call the Capital Region and never use a car. You could hop a trolley or a train, or take a boat along the Hudson. That sort of trip sounds fun to us -- and it inspired this year's AOA summer tour.

This July we've lined up an AOA day trip to Hudson -- a train ride down, a sunset cruise on the Dutch Apple for the return -- with a lot of fun and surprises along the way. We'd love for you to come along.

Because these tours have been so popular in the past, we're giving you the early heads up now so that you'll be ready when tickets go sale on later this week.

Here are the details...

What

A day trip to Hudson via Amtrak® with a return sunset boat ride on The Dutch Apple Cruise Line.

When

Saturday July 12, 2014.

Itinerary and details

+ We'll meet in downtown Albany at the footbridge to the Corning Preserve/Jennings Landing at 10:30 am and take a shuttle to the Albany-Rensselaer Rail Station, and then catch an Amtrak® train to Hudson. (There's a large parking garage near the footbridge where you can stash your car for the day.)

+ We arrive in Hudson, and you'll have a time to shop, browse, take in the architecture, and have lunch.

+ You'll get a Hudson Passport filled with discounts at shops and restaurants throughout downtown Hudson. The passport will be good from July 12 through August 12, so if there's someplace you want to check out later, you'll have a whole month to claim your discounts.

+ Later in the afternoon we'll gather at Etsy's awesome building just off Warren Street -- it's a former cannonball factory -- for drinks, snacks, and a craft.

+ We'll then head to the Hudson riverfront for a sunset cruise home to Albany on The Dutch Apple, including a light dinner.

+ We'll arrive back in Albany at the Corning Preserve around 10:30 pm. It's a short walk across the pedestrian bridge to the parking garage.

+ More swag and surprises TBA.

Tickets

Tickets for this full day of fun, food and travel: $60 per person. Update: They are now on sale!

We're giving the heads up now about the tour so that you have a few days to check your calendar and arrange with friends. Past AOA tours have been very popular and tickets tend to sell quickly.

Important to know

+ Wear your walking shoes. Downtown Hudson is less than a mile from the train station, but you'll be getting there on foot.

+ The return cruise is about 3 hours long, depending on the tide. That part of that Hudson River valley is beautiful.

+ Parking in the garage is $5 for the day. (Not included in the ticket.)

Sponsors

amtrak empire service and adirondack badgesThis event is possible thanks to the following sponsors:

+ Dutch Apple Cruise lines

+ Amtrak®

+ Nine Pin Cider Works

+ The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District

Comments

Very nice. Same day as the The Hudson Music Project, awwww, the choices...

During the World Cup? Maybe next year :(

We are interested in this tour down the Hudson. How much are 3 year olds?

What a great idea, AOA!

Looks awesome!

Great idea! Hudson is fabulous.

Very cool! Can't be there, but it looks like fun.

Oh, this looks like FUN! :)

Holly, I don't believe children are for sale in Hudson.

Hi, Holly
Unfortunately since we are being charged adult fares, we can't offer a discount
for kids. At $60 we've discounted the trip as far as we are able.

@ Craig Patik: That weekend is the World Cup Finals on Sunday, July 13th. I think the consolation game is on Saturday, but that's it. You won't be missing much.

This is a long 12.5 hour day concluding at 10:30 at night. It doesn't seem like it would be a good fit for young children.

I think people should be able to decide whether or not its appropriate for their own children. Your comments were not needed for my question "J".

This sounds so awesome!!!! I want to go!!!! so cool :-)

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