Hudson Valley Sights & Bites Day Trip: Culinary Institute Lunch, Hudson Walkway, Wine Tasting

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  • 06/05/2022
    9:45 am - 5:45 pm

Join us for a beautiful spring day out of the city and enjoy 4 things that the Hudson Valley is famous for; The Culinary Institute of America, Wine, and The Walkway Over The Hudson Historic Park.

How it works:

  • Your day will begin with the beautiful ride up the Hudson River Train line on Metro North.  Your guide will pick you up in Poughkeepsie, NY to start you adventure!
  • Our first stop will be lunch at “The Egg” at the Culinary Institute of America for the most amazing burgers, sandwiches, salads and grilled specials you will ever have overlooking the Hudson River (cafeteria style service). We’ll also take you through the main classroom area and see where the students learn their craft.
  • After your trip to the CIA you can walk off some more calories on The Walkway Across the Hudson Park.  This was an old train trestle that has been converted into a park 200 feet above the river
  • Once across your guide will bring you to a local winery for a flight of homemade wines.

**Please note that since everyone has different dietary needs and not everyone drinks alcohol, the lunch and wine tasting will be pay as you go**.

What is included? transportation to and from Poughkeepsie train to all attractions, lunch at the CIA, wine samples, host fee, taxes and tips.

Not Included: Train fare (you may also drive to Poughkeepsie)

Admission: $125  ($115 for VIP members)

You will likely be back on the 5:50 train to NYC at the latest.

COVID-19 Protocols

In accordance with current city and state protocols vaccination status is not mandatory for this event.  However, we do ask that participants act in a responsible manner and do not attend if feeling ill, showing symptoms or have been recently exposed.  Mask wearing is optional unless the venue or city has mandated that.  Everyone should respect the comfort levels of others as we transition into this next phase of socializing in the Covid era.
This event is nonrefundable.  If you have tested positive for Covid and cannot attend, we will do our best to provide you with credits to select future events with a copy of your positive test results. Please note that due to the cost involved in some activities credits may not be used for the event you missed.


Can I come alone? Yes, most of the people attending come on their own. Our staff is great at introducing you to others at the event and keeping the conversations lively!

How much walking is there? The Walkway is 1.5 miles (all flat)

What to wear: comfortable walking shoes

What to bring:  bottled water

What if it rains?  Refunds are only given if the trip is canceled due to rain.


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from Grand Central, Your guide will meet you in Pougkeepsie, New York, New York, 10019


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