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Covered Bridge in New Hampshire
The Tower of Old State House, Boston
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Kancamagus Scenic Highway
Hancock Shaker Village
The Statue of Liberty and New York City
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Departs: September 29th, 2022 Tour Dates & Pricing
Experience the breathtaking beauty of autumn in historic New England. Begin with a tour of Boston including visits to the JFK Presidential Library, famed Quincy Market, and sites on the Freedom Trail. Travel through New Hampshire’s White Mountains, admire the changing colors of the season, and browse a substantial collection of Norman Rockwell paintings in his hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. For the finale, spend two days in New York City including a Liberty Cruise and tickets to a Broadway musical!
Hosted By: Jeff Thompson
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Day 1 : Fly to Boston
Upon arrival on the East Coast, we check in for a two-night stay in Boston.
Day 2 : JFK Library & Boston Sights
We begin our discoveries of New England at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. An insightful documentary film and nostalgic exhibits celebrate JFK and the glamorous Camelot era. After, we head into Boston and enjoy lunch at Quincy Market. Later, we join a guide on a tour exploring sites on the Freedom Trail and learn about the crucial role they played in our colonial history. View Paul Revere's home and Old North Church where signal lanterns ignited the American Revolution. Enjoy a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director and traveling companions this evening.
Day 3 : Salem
This morning board a ferry and cruise to the city of Salem, home to the infamous Salem witch trials. Tour the city and see the Witch Trials Memorial, the House of Seven Gables, the Salem Witch Museum and more. Enjoy leisure time in Salem where we enjoy lunch, then explore and shop before departing for Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Upon arrival, tour the Strawbery Banke Museum, a wonderful heritage park and history museum with dozens of restored buildings and exhibits on colonial life. We arrive in North Conway this evening and check in to our overnight accommodations.
Day 4 : Kancamagus Highway
Some of New England’s most beloved vistas unfold before us today on the Kancamagus Highway, amidst the lush foliage and towering White Mountains of New Hampshire. Here, pristine brooks babble under covered bridges that hearken to simpler times. For more charm on our woodland excursion, we'll also take a ride on the Hobo Railroad. We continue our afternoon with a tour of Fadden’s Sugarhouse to learn about maple syrup production, from tapping the trees to the final product. Dinner is included tonight with time to unwind at our accommodations in Ludlow, Vermont.
Day 5 : Hildene – The Lincoln Family Home
This morning tour the home of Robert Lincoln, the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to live to adulthood, and later became Chairman of the Pullman Company. His Georgian Revival mansion was built in 1905 and is nestled in a valley surrounded by the scenic Green Mountain National Forest. Tour the mansion, the grounds, explore the 1903 Pullman Palace Car, Sunbeam, and much more. After, we visit the Bennington Battle Monument. This memorial stands over 300 feet tall and is made of bluish-grey magnesian limestone, built to commemorate the Battle of Bennington on August 16, 1777, which historians consider the defining turning point in the Revolutionary War. Later, visit Bennington Pottery to learn about their hands-on approach to the pottery-making process. We spend the next two nights in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the heart of the Berkshires.
Day 6 : Norman Rockwell Museum & Shaker Village
After breakfast we visit The Mount, a country house that belonged to author Edith Wharton. Wharton is best known for being the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1921 for her novel The Age of Innocence. Next, we visit Norman Rockwell’s former home and studio, now a fascinating museum of his life, art, and legacy. We continue to the Hancock Shaker Village to admire the famous Roundstone Barn and enjoy a typical Shaker lunch. A guided tour sheds light on the pacifist, communal Shaker lifestyle and some of their handmade furniture. This evening is yours to relax.
Day 7 : New York City & Broadway Musical
Today we trade nature’s grand panorama for the exciting cityscape of The Big Apple. Discover many Manhattan landmarks on a driving tour with an expert local guide and view Central Park, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and other iconic venues. Once we check in to our hotel, prepare to get swept away with the bright lights and big personalities of a Broadway Musical, a performance like none other.
Day 8 : Liberty Cruise & NYC Your Way
Today we see New York from the water during a Liberty Cruise. We pass the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and have spectacular views of the One World Trade Center. Engage with your fellow travelers over an exciting Holiday Vacations Farewell Lunch and spend the rest of your last day in NYC with free time for more exploration, relaxation or both.
Day 9 : Fly Home
We arrive home with wonderful memories to cherish.
September 29th, 2022 - October 7th, 2022
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 07/16/2022
KOLO TV Pickup Locations:
Reno, NV - Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Jeff has forecasted weather for northern Nevada and the Sierra for more than a decade. Studying weather is a passion for Jeff, from the strongest of storms to beautiful sunny days. He always had something exciting to talk about!
He got his start in Helena, Montana, and came to Reno in the fall of 2001. He has been a busy guy ever since, proudly working with and learning from legendary figures in Reno television. Along the way, Jeff earned his master’s degree in atmospheric science at the University of Nevada, worked as Assistant Nevada State Climatologist, served on the state drought committee, taught at the University, commuted to Sacramento to forecast at KCRA, and fell in love with and married Miss Nevada.
Jeff holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society and has the National Weather Association Seal of Approval.
Jeff and his wife have four children and two chihuahuas.
Join Jeff and KOLO viewers on this exciting fabulous trip of a lifetime.
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Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.