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.
Washington Park Historic District
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
Albany Tulip Festival
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.
New York State Museum
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
Empire State Plaza
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.
New York State Capitol
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.
Saratoga Springs, NY
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
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.
Herkimer Diamond Mines
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.
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