A blended tour, including the summer playground of the rich & famous and the third largest wine making region in North America.
Long Island is 118 miles long. Seventy-nine miles to the east it forks. The south fork, known as "The Hamptons, " is named for the towns there-Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, etc. The North Fork is an agricultural area and home to 29 wineries.
Long Island's moderate ocean climate and glacial soil allows grapes to ripen well, including a wide vareity of reds and whites.
We spend the morning in The Hamptons, visiting the picturesque Village of Southampton with its quaint shops, cafes, lovely beaches and 5-mile stretch of ocean front mansions referred to as "Billionaires Lane. " Then on to 18th Century whaling village Sag Harbor to explore and have a harbor-side lunch.
After lunch, we take a ferry to idyllic Shelter Island. We cross the island and take a second ferry to the North Fork, with its small towns, farm stands, vineyards and 29 wineries. Regardless of your pleasure in wines, there will surely be ones here to satisfy your palate and in an environment certain to leave your soul at rest.
-Shinnicock Hills Golf Club (if you are a golfer, you what this means. if not, we do not have to visit)
-Village of Southampton, with its cute shops, boutique and cafes
-Meadown Lane / AKA "Billionaire's Lane" (5-mile stretch of ocean-side mansions)
-Cooper's Beach (named by Conde Nast as one of the top 10 beaches in the USA)
-Gin Lane (similar to Meadow Lane above)
-Parrish Art Museum (for art lovers - $10 pp admission charged)
SAG HARBOR (or on the way):
-Wolffer Estate Vineyard and Winery
-18th Century Main Street & neighborhoods
-Long Warf and Sag Harbor Yacht Club
-Sag Harbor Cove
-Harbor Side Lunch
-South Ferry to Shelter Island; Drive across Shelter Island; North Ferry to the North Fork of Long Island
-Visits to three different vineyards and wineries
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any New York City location.
End location: Any New York City location.
Duration: 12 hours
Transportation Method: 2015 Toyota mini-van - air conditioned, leather seats, electric windows & amplifying system.
I operate in full compliance with the law, requiring both drivers and their 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 for commercial purposes.
All transportation, tolls, ferry crossings, parking and guiding services.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 USA Dollars. - Local payments for lunch and wine tastings.
Food, refresthments and wine tastings.