Discover why the rich and famous flock to the quaint villages and towns of Long Island's East End.
The Hamptons are geographically closer to New England than mainland New York. Given their locale, the towns and villages, both architecturally and aesthetically, bear a strong likeness to those of New England. The countryside and seascapes are dotted with farms, vineyards, beaches, old harbors, marinas, fishing boats, yachts, lighthouses, wooded rolling hills and stonewalls. There is no wonder why America's most affluent find a haven of rest in the Hamptons.
We will see some of the most expensive and luxurious residential properties in the USA on our tour, with beautiful mansions and estates that slope down to the ocean's edge. We will wander the streets of small villages, with quaint shops, boutiques, galleries and cafes. Perhaps, a winery stop is to your liking?
We leave New York City in the morning; drive just over 2 hours to the Hamptons; spend the day exploring the area and return to the city in the evening. It is a longer day, but one that is relaxing and sure to be remembered.
Our Hamptons tour includes:
-Meadow Lane (aka "Billionaire's Lane") and Gin Lane;
-Village of Southampton with its quaint shops and cafes;
-Parrish Art Museum is an option, featuring the work of Long Island artists
-Sag Harbor, old whaling harbor and seaport village
-Wolffer Estate Vineyard, with tastings and tours available
-Picturesque Village of East Hampton
-Further Lane with its beautiful estates and lovely beaches
-Pollock and Krasner's house and studio is an option for those who appreciate abstract expressionist art
-Montauk Point Light House and State Park
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at any New York City location of your choice.
End location: I will drop you at any New York City location of your choice.
Duration: 12 hours
2 hours 15 minutes travel time to the Hamptons; 7 hours there and 2 hours 45 minutes travel time back.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TOUR DOES NOT OPERATE SUNDAYS IN THE SUMMER, DUE TO HEAVY INBOUND CITY TRAFFIC ON SUNDAY NIGHTS.
Transportation Method: 2015 Toyota mini-van - air conditioned, leather seats, electric windows & amplifying system. I operate in full compliance with the law, requiring drivers & vehicles engaged in sightseeing to be licensed by the Taxi & Limousine Commission. There are unscrupulous guides who illegally use a personal vehicle to conduct tours. In an accident, that vehicle and driver is uninsured. Private passenger car insurance is void, if the vehicle is being used in commerce.
The price is all inclusive. The only additional cost is any food or refreshments.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USA dollars per person - Food and refreshments.
If guests choose to stop at a beach with a parking fee, the guests will be responsible for the fee.
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Excellent tour. Highly recommended. Ronald provided a superb experience.