- Visit a historic foodie destination in the Hudson Valley
- Kayak past the iconic Bannerman’s Castle
A grand day out is assured with this New York gift experience that takes you out of the Big Apple and into the glorious scenery of the Hudson Valley. Travelling by luxury coach with a knowledgeable guide, you’ll pause for breakfast at the Jones Farm, open since 1914 and one of the last remaining family-run farms in the region. The Jones Farm is an enchanting place, known all around the Hudson Valley for the quality of its produce that makes it a major destination for foodies. Stop in at Grandma Phoebe’s bakery for a few freshly baked treats to enjoy with spectacular views of the Schunemunk Mountain off in the distance, before continuing.
Reaching the riverside, you’ll be handed a paddle and a life jacket, then embark on a three-hour, gentle kayaking excursion along the Hudson. You’ll enjoy stunning views of Bannerman’s Castle on Pollepel Island, a foreboding abandoned military structure that has appeared in or inspired many works of fiction over the years. If the weather conditions suit, you might even get a chance to swim. Afterwards, bring your trip upstate to a fitting end with a lunch voucher for the waterfront, where you can enjoy some fine seafood dining with stunning views before heading back to New York City.