Rail, River, Hudson tickets now on sale!

aoa hudson tour 2014

Update: Tickets are now sold out!!!


Tickets for this year's AOA summer tour -- Rail, River, Hudson -- are on sale now!

Many details are after the jump (with updates from the original announcement), but the super short summary for the July 12 tour: We've organized a day trip to Hudson -- riding down on Amtrak, an afternoon in Hudson that includes an event at Etsy's building there, and then a sunset cruise on the Hudson River back to Albany on the Dutch Apple.


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


Saturday July 12, 2014.

Itinerary and details

+ We'll meet in downtown Albany on Broadway at the footbridge to the Corning Preserve/Jennings Landing at 10:30 am (see the map on this page) 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 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 for this full day of fun, food and travel: $60 per person. They are on sale now via this link.

Tickets include the train ride to Hudson, the boat ride back, a light dinner on the boat, the Hudson passport discount card, and the Etsy event.

Past AOA tours have been very popular and tickets tend to sell quickly.

Important to know

+ This is a rain or shine event. And tickets cannot be refunded.

+ Wear your walking shoes. Downtown Hudson is less than a mile from the train station, but you'll be getting there on foot and some of the walk is uphill. We'll also be walking back to the riverfront to catch the boat.

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

+ The parking garage in Albany near the shuttle pick-up spot/boat landing is the Albany Park Authority's Riverfront Garage. Parking in the garage is $5 for the day. (Not included in the ticket.)


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

+ Dutch Apple Cruise lines

+ Amtrak®

+ CDTA: The Capital District Transportation Authority.

+The Columbia County Tourism Bureau.
Columbia County Tourism Logo.jpg

+ Nine Pin Cider Works

+The Lofts at Harmony Mills

+The Honest Weight Food Co-op

+ The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District


Please mention that you are on the tour and you will receive a 10% discount on your purchase at Five and DIamond Vintage. We are off the main drag (one block from the Etsy building, one block from Warren Street, one block from Club Helsinki).

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