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Hudson River Fall Foliage

New York Roundtrip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard American Glory
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Embark on an 8-day Hudson River Fall Foliage cruise roundtrip from New York aboard American Glory. Experience the vibrant autumn colors along the Hudson River, surrounded by the Catskill Mountains and Taconic and Berkshire Hills. Explore historic ports of call with guided shore excursions to iconic sites like the Vanderbilt Mansion and West Point. Learn about the region's rich legacy through carefully selected local guides. Relax on the brand-new American Liberty, sharing adventures with fellow travelers over cocktails and regionally-inspired cuisine.
Hudson River cruiseAerial view of New York City at duskHyde Park MansionVanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  • Visit the Kaaterskill Falls Viewing Platform
  • Explore the New York State Museum, a center of art, science, and history
  • Expand your knowledge of Hudson Valley foods during cheese & apple tasting
  • Discover the unique marine history of the Hudson River
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Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.

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Day 1: New York, NY | Embark

New York City is the perfect destination to start your cruise along the Hudson River. Referred to as the city that doesn’t sleep, New York City is home to Broadway theaters, world-famous museums, iconic department stores, and Radio City Music Hall.  

After boarding your ship, enjoy a delightful afternoon cruising from this bustling metropolitan area to the idyllic Hudson River region.

Day 2: Catskill, NY

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The scenic beauty of the Catskills has long been an inspiration to artists, writers, and naturalists who draw inspiration from its tranquil forests and expansive mountain landscapes. Explore the Hudson River School Art Trail, which includes the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill Village, and sites like Kaaterskill Falls and Sunset Rock, which inspired 19th-century landscape painters.

Day 3: Albany, NY

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The city of Albany was discovered by Henry Hudson in 1609 in a failed attempt to find an expedited passage to China for the Dutch East India Company. Today, the capital city of New York welcomes visitors with majestic architecture and grand views of the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Be sure to explore the New York State Museum and the newly renovated State Capitol building, originally built in the late 1800s.

Day 4: Kingston, NY | Hyde Park, NY

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
When the steamboat debuted in 1807, the Hudson River became a waterway of leisurely travel. Kingston preserves the heritage of the region at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Kingston is also located in an area of the Hudson River often referred to as "Millionaires Row," replete with palatial estates and grand mansions built by wealthy New York businessmen as a summer retreat.

Due to Hyde Park’s natural beauty and proximity to the city, families such as the Astors and Vanderbilts built weekend homes nearby. The area is most famously known as the birthplace of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and is the site of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, as well as his home, Springwood Estate, which is designated as a National Historic Site.

Day 5: West Point, NY

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The United States Military Academy at West Point offers visitors the opportunity to walk on the hallowed grounds once traversed by some of the nation's greatest generals. Founded in 1802 by an act of Congress, the Academy has been of significant military importance to America. Tour the West Point Museum and Cadet Chapel, while viewing magnificent vistas of the Hudson Valley from atop the campus grounds.

Day 6: Sleepy Hollow, NY

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The riverside town of Sleepy Hollow is forever immortalized in the works of one of the country's first great writers, Washington Irving. The author found inspiration in the Hudson Valley, creating legendary stories like Rip Van Winkle. Today, Irving's country home, Sunnyside, is a National Historic Landmark and welcomes visitors with tales of the man himself.

Day 7: New York, NY

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
As we approach New York City, admire its famous skyline with buildings that disappear into the clouds. Once you have docked in Manhattan, experience all that this vibrant city has to offer. American Cruise Lines has a variety of shore excursions to suit your preferences, from freestyle exploration to guided excursions.

Day 8: New York, NY | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
End your journey, where it began in the vibrant city of Manhattan. Reflect upon your wonderful adventure as you begin your travels home. Or, stay an extra day or two to explore more.


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310 square feet of interior space. Each main deck room features large picture windows with water views and a built-in reading nook. AAA rooms can be configured with a king or two twin beds. Each room has a large bathroom, wardrobe, ample drawer storage, under bed suitcase storage, 54” inch led TV, writing desk, safe, and complimentary WiFi.
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