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Taftsville Vermont Bridge
The Tower of Old State House, Boston
JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Kancamagus Scenic Highway
Hancock Shaker Village
Radio City Music Hall
The Statue of Liberty and New York City
New York City
Departs: October 1st, 2019 Tour Dates & Pricing
Journey into rich colonial history, vibrant cities, and the breathtaking beauty of autumn! Kick off the adventure with a tour of Boston, including visits to the JFK Library, Quincy Market, and historic sites on the Freedom Trail with a costumed guide. Travel through New Hampshire’s White Mountains and browse a large collection of Norman Rockwell paintings in his hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Spend two nights sightseeing in New York City including a Lower Manhattan Bay cruise, a behind-the-scenes tour of Radio City Music Hall, and tickets to a Broadway musical.
Hosted By: John Carney
Host of The Carney Show
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Day 1 : Fly to Boston
Upon arrival on the East Coast, we check-in for a two-night stay at the Embassy Suites Boston Logan.
Day 2 : JFK Library & Boston Sights
We begin our discoveries of Boston at the John F. Kennedy Library. Here, a documentary film and exhibits provide insight into the Kennedy Era with personal and historic artifacts shedding light on the life of JFK and his family. Afterwards we head into Boston and pause for lunch in the dining halls of Quincy Market, a National Historic Landmark where the pushcart was invented. Later, we join an 18th century costumed guide on a tour exploring the historic sites of the Freedom Trail and their crucial role in the American Revolution. Visit the Granary Burying Ground, were some of America’s most notable citizens rest including Paul Revere and Samuel Adams; and enter the Old North Church, where signal lanterns ignited the American Revolution. Enjoy a special Sweet Tea & Carolina Country Dinner with your Tour Director this evening.
Day 3 : Salem
This morning we 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 to eat, explore, and shop before departing for Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Upon arrival we 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 harken to simpler times. Tour Fadden’s Sugarhouse and learn about maple syrup production, from tapping the trees all the way to the final product. This afternoon we stop at the King Arthur Flour Bakery and enjoy time to shop and snack. Our accommodations tonight are at the Hampton Inn White River Junction.
Day 5 : Hildene – The Lincoln Family Home
This morning we tour the home of Robert Lincoln. He was the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to live to adulthood who 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. Later, visit Bennington Pottery to learn about their ‘hands-on’ approach to the pottery-making process. We spend the next two nights amidst the comfort and luxury of the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the heart of the Berkshires.
Day 6 : Norman Rockwell Museum & Shaker Village
After breakfast 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, visit Norman Rockwell’s former home and studio, now housing a fascinating museum of his life, art and legacy. We continue to the Hancock Shaker Village, where we 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.
Day 7 : New York City
Today we trade nature’s grand panorama for the exciting cityscape of The Big Apple. Join a narrated tour with a local guide, passing such landmarks as Times Square, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, and Fifth Avenue. For the next two nights we stay in the heart of Times Square.
Day 8 : NYC Cruise & Broadway Musical
Today we see New York from the water during a one-hour Lower Manhattan Harbor cruise. We pass the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and have spectacular views of the newly risen One World Trade Center. Then, go behind the scenes at Radio City Music Hall. An insider’s view raises the curtain on the city’s most iconic theater. Tonight, share a Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers and end with a Broadway musical performance.
Day 9 : Fly Home
We arrive home with wonderful memories to cherish.
October 1st, 2019 - October 9th, 2019
Category - Occupancy
Price (Per Person)
Final Payment Date: 07/18/2019
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St Louis, MO - St Louis Lambert International Airport
For over 50 years, people have found comfort in the fact that there has been a Carney on the radiowaves.
In 1997 and 2000, John received the Air Award for talk show host of the year and was chosen as one of St. Louis’ top radio personalities by the St. Louis media five different times. John received Media Personality of the Year in 1999, 2002, and 2007 by the National Restaurant Association for his frequent culinary features on the show. Expansion of sports programming lead to John returning
to the KTRS station in the 90’s.
John has two girls and two boys. His other kids are the ones served by his foundation; Carney’s Kids, an organization that raises money and awareness for several area charities whose focus is improving the lives of children. Fundraising efforts have included the publishing of two cookbooks and an annual Halloween party.
Join John and other KTRS listeners on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.