Duration: 6 hours with a Licensed NYC Tour Guide
A two-and-a-half-hour drive from New York City or a 30-minute helicopter ride will whisk you to a wonderland of opulence, exquisite scenery, magical forests and world-class beaches and charming villages known as The Hamptons -the playground of the rich and famous.
You will enjoy a day in Long Island with a professional guide learning the history along with the very newest updates of life and happenings in the area. Your guide will escort you through the historic Southampton Village, the oldest English settlement in New York State you will see former farmlands which is now the location of the many estates owned often by celebrity residents.
Making a stop at America’s Number 1 beach – Cooper’s Beach is a must. Strolling on Cooper’s is a sublime experience allowing you a firsthand look at where Southampton Village’s residents like to relax. Should you wish you can enjoy a swim or eat at its renowned café. .From here you will head towards the heart of Southampton Village’s shopping district where your guide will point out Village landmarks including, Hildreth’s, America’s oldest department store, the charming boutiques of Job’s Lane and the delightful eateries that line the tree-lined and lushly planted streets. From Southampton Village, you will travel the route to Conscience Point, the location where the English settlers landed in 1640. A short walk to the Point gives you the opportunity to take in the natural beauty of Southampton’s Peconic Bay. Our journey continues to Sag Harbor, once the center of the whaling industry, now the home of historic neighborhoods, fabulous yachts, excellent restaurants, and wonderful shops. There is an option to stop at the Whaling Museum where you will hear the amazing history of whaling in Sag Harbor and or the Whaler’s Church. Guests will enjoy lunch (on own) in Sag Harbor Village which has the largest concentration of restaurants in the Hamptons including the historic American Hotel among many other fine eateries. Places for lunch may differ depending on guests final itinerary.
After lunch guests will continue to Sagaponack – America’s most expensive zip code and Bridgehampton. Once again you will pass some of the most beautiful homes in the country. Owned by celebs such as Steve Spielberg to Ina Garten, your guide will make sure to tell you who lives in many of the homes on the route. While in East Hampton and if time permits, you will stop at the Ladies Village Improvement Society Thrift Shop where many celebrated locals donate items that are practically new. A purchase from this famed thrift store is the perfect souvenir of your day in the Hamptons and helps sustain National Geographic’s description of East Hampton as one of the most beautiful Villages in the United States.
- As there are many touring options on the East End of Long Island encompassing the Villages that are known as The Hamptons and the North Fork, home of 40 wineries, tours can be tailored to your interests. From private gardens to renowned museums and galleries and high profile social and cultural events, a visit to the East of Long Island will be a memorable experience.
- English speaking tour guide
- Driver, vehicle and gratuity
- 24/7 Support Line
Level of Physical Difficulty:
Easy. The guide can modify the tour to fit all needs.
Rates are based on pick up at a/any centrally located hotel in Manhattan (Times Square located).
Recommended pick-up time at the hotel around 8:00am.
Please contact us for pricing information.