Albany Tulip Festival Tour
Two Day * One Night * Suggested Itinerary
Voted Top 100 ABA Event for Groups in 2008!
TULIP FESTIVAL IS AN ANNUAL EVENT THAT TAKES PLACE ON MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND EACH YEAR
1:00 PM Group arrives at hotel for welcome reception.
2:00 PM Depart for Albany Heritage Area Visitor Center located in Quackenbush Square in downtown Albany. Tour the exhibit gallery and the USS Albany Display, view a 15 minute orientation film, “Albany: A Cultural Crossroads,” and take time to
explore the shop for Distinctive Albany items and unique gift ideas.
3:00 PM Board the Albany Aqua DUCK Tour – History and highlights tour complete with a fun splash down in the Hudson River and DUCK whistles!
4:45 PM Return to the hotel or go directly to dinner.
5:45 PM Dine at a group friendly Albany County restaurant.
7:30 PM Depart from restaurant and return to hotel for a restful evening or take in a concert, musical or play at one of our eight performing arts centers.
10:30 PM After evening festivities return to your hotel for the rest of the evening.
8:00 AM Breakfast at hotel.
9:30 AM Meet your Albany step-on-guide in the lobby of your hotel for a special tour highlighting the tulips of the city en route to the Tulip Festival.
10:00 AM Arrive at Albany’s Tulip Festival in Washington Park motorcoach drop-off point. Learn about Albany’s Dutch heritage, the Tulip Festival and see the colorful array of tulips in the park.
10:30 AM Coronation of the Tulip Queen at the Washington Park Lake House begins at noon and includes choral performances culminating with the crowning of the new Tulip Queen.
12:30 PM Have a bite to eat at one of the 100 international food vendors. Afterwards visit the juried art vendors at the festival and purchase a gift for yourself or for some else!
2:00 PM Many choices in the afternoon and here are just a few activities to choose from: visit the New York State Museum, one of our historic Dutch homes and gardens, First Church of Albany (Dutch), the Albany Institute of History and Art or take a cruise on the Hudson River aboard the Dutch Apple or the Captain J.P. For a listing of attractions visit: www.albany.org
Before leaving, stop for a light dinner at one of our friendly group restaurants or at one of our three shopping malls for a bite to eat at the food court. Do some shopping and bring home some treasures from Albany!