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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: September 26th, 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 explore historic sites with a costumed guide on the Freedom Trail. Travel through the New Hampshire’s White Mountains and the Crawford & Franconia Notch and browse a large collection of Norman Rockwell paintings in his hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Spend two nights in New York City and relax on a Lower Manhattan Bay Cruise, a behind-the-scenes tour of Radio City Music Hall, and an incredible Broadway musical.
Hosted By: Jack Sand
Retired Television Weatherman
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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.
September 26th, 2019 - October 4th, 2019
Category - Occupancy
Price (Per Person)
Final Payment Date: 07/13/2019
WDAY TV Pickup Locations:
Fargo, ND - Hector International Airport
Grand Forks, ND - Grand Forks International Airport
Jack Sand was a television weatherman for 25 years on WDAY-TV, Fargo and WDAZ-TV, Grand Forks.
In the early years a magic trick was often part of his weather show. Many still ask Jack about Gwendolyn the Weather Duck who would “grade” the forecast. Jack hosted a number of local TV shows including Noonday, and the children’s programs, Santa’s Toyland and The Magic Shop.
Jack was TV spokesperson for Muscatell Automotive Group for 12 years, Country Hearth Bread for 16 years and he has appeared in hundreds of other TV commercials. Jack retired from television in 2004, but continues to perform his magic and comedy.
He has been a professional magician for over 40 years and has entertained thousands of children and adults with his magic and comedy. Every July and August Jack entertains at Jasper’s Theater, Park Rapids, MN, in a two-hour show of music, magic and comedy.
Jack lives in Moorhead with his wife, Rochelle, where they enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren.
Jack and Rochelle have previously hosted several Holiday Vacations tours.
Join them and other WDAY viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.