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Saratoga Springs, NY: Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Saratoga Springs, NY: Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Enjoy endless excitement in Saratoga Springs! From live thoroughbred racing to casino action to the beauty of Upstate New York, there's something for everyone and everyone's a winner!

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Saratoga Springs, NY: Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Trip Duration: 3 Days



Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts

  • Tour Director

  • Overnight accommodations

  • Deluxe overnight accommodations

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

  • Taxes



Trip Highlights:


Saratoga Thoroughbred Horse Racing at Saratoga Race Course

See thoroughbred racing at one of the oldest and most charming horse racing tracks in the country. A day at Saratoga Race Course is not to be missed. Named one of the "top ten sporting venues in the world" in Sports Illustrated Magazine, Saratoga Race Course is an architectural and cultural treasure.


Package includes Grandstand Admission and Reserved Seating.


Saratoga Casino & Raceway

Saratoga Casino and Raceway, located in historic Saratoga Springs, is the Capital Region's premier entertainment destination. The property offers a 100,000 square foot gaming floor with over 1,700 coinless, touch-screen slots, live harness racing, live simulcast coverage, and an array of delicious dining options.


National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

Welcome to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame where the mission is to honor the achievements of those horses, jockeys, and trainers whose records and reputations have with stood the difficult test of time.


Saratoga Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Saratoga with a popular local area historian and author, Hollis Palmer. The history and background of all included attractions will be described on a personal level, incorporating the author's colorful story-telling abilities and his first-hand knowledge of the Saratoga Springs area (he is, after all, 8th generation Saratogian). Tour includes the Race Track, Congress Park, Saratoga Spa State Park, the area's mineral springs with a quick stop to taste the water (cups to be provided), Race track, the horse farm purchased by the Shah of Dubai, and viewing of the numerous Gilded Age Mansions in the area of North Broadway, Skidmore College, Clinton Street, Greenfield Avenue, the entire length of Broadway and Union Avenue.



Need to Know:


Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses; 21 to enter Vapor at Saratoga Gaming.


There could be up to 3 blocks of walking from the parking lot to the racetrack entrance gate.




Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

Day 1:

Travel to Albany, NY
Lunch on own en route
Check in for two overnights at Hampton Inn Albany Downtown
Visit Saratoga Casino & Raceway
Dinner on own
Return to hotel

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Admission and Self-Guided tour of National Museum of Racing
Admission and Grandstand seating at Saratoga Race Track
Return to hotel
Dinner on own

Day 3:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out
Guided tour of Saratoga Springs
Lunch on own in Saratoga Springs
Travel home


Itinerary subject to change

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany Downtown

The Hampton Inn Albany Downtown is conveniently located to local theaters, the State Capitol and boutiques. Th hotel offers a fitness room and hot breakfast is served daily. Yono’s Restaurant, and dp, an American Brasserie, share space near the entrance of the hotel. Guestrooms include coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron/board, mini-fridge.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

City, State Address Approximate Times
Bensalem, PA (MAIN) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Chester, PA (MAIN) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino (MAIN)
777 Harrah's Blvd
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN/HUB) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN/HUB)
800 Sloan Avenue
Iselin, NJ (MAIN/HUB) APA Hotel Woodbridge (MAIN/HUB)
120 S Wood Avenue Iselin, NJ
Toms River, NJ (SHUTTLE) Toms River Park & Ride (SHUTTLE)
400 Highland Parkway S. Toms River, NJ

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