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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 29th, 2020 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.
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Hosted By: Chad Evans
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Day 1 : Fly to Boston
Upon arrival on the East Coast, check-in for a two-night stay in Boston.
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 head into Boston and pause for lunch in the dining halls of Quincy Market, a National Historic Landmark where the pushcart was invented.
This morning we join an 18th-century costumed guide on a tour exploring sites on the Freedom Trail and learn about the crucial role they played in in our colonial history. View Paul Revere's home and Old North Church where signal lanterns ignited the American Revolution.
Enjoy a special Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner with your Tour Director 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 to eat, 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.
Tour Fadden’s Sugarhouse and learn about maple syrup production, from tapping the trees all the way to the final product.
This afternoon stop at the King Arthur Flour Bakery and enjoy time to shop and snack.
Our accommodations tonight are in White River Junction.
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 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 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 you will 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. 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.
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
Arrive home with wonderful memories to cherish.
September 29th, 2020 - October 7th, 2020
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 07/16/2020
WLFI TV Pickup Locations:
West Lafayette, IN - Walmart
Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
With 14 years of on-air forecasting experience, Chad Evans returns as WLFI’s chief meteorologist after holding the position from 2009 to 2015. Chad is originally from southwestern Indiana’s Daviess County. He has Hoosier roots with a strong interest in Midwest weather, climate, and the natural world. Chad was in 4-H for ten years and was a member of FFA for four. He is a proud supporter of these organizations and has a love for agriculture and agriculture education to youth.
A graduate from Indiana State University, Chad worked as a meteorologist in Terre Haute and Evansville in addition to his time at WLFI. It was the quality of life from both a personal and professional standpoint as well as the family-friendly community that brought Chad back to Lafayette.
Chad is married to Liz and they have two children, Hadley and Ryland, and an Alaskan Husky named Balto.
He has lots of interests including native landscaping, gardening, climate and wildfire reconstruction based on tree rings, and all things weather related. Of course, being Hoosier, he loves basketball.
Join Chad and WLFI TV viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime!
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