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Departs: October 3rd, 2021 Tour Dates & Pricing
Experience the breathtaking beauty of autumn in historic New England’s vibrant cities and quaint villages. 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: Richard Rogers
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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 Boston at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. 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 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 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.
To add even more charm to our woodland excursion, we'll also take a ride on the Hobo Railroad.
We'll 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 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.
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 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.
This evening is yours to relax and decompress.
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 Times Square hotel, prepare to get swept away with the bright lights and big personalities of a Broadway Musical, a performance like none other.
For the next two nights we stay in the heart of Times Square.
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 newly risen 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 further exploration, relaxation, or both.
Day 9 : Fly Home
Arrive home with wonderful memories to cherish.
October 3rd, 2021 - October 11th, 2021
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 07/20/2021
Richard Rogers is the anchor for News 12 First at 5, News 12 at 6 O’Clock, & 11 o’clock. He’s been a member of the News 12 Team since October 1993 and has been in TV news since 1981.
Richard has won a number of awards over the years. He earned a Silver Circle Lifetime Achievement award by the National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter in 2017. He’s been named Best Anchor by the Georgia Associated Press and Best TV Personality by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters. Richard’s awards include a GABBY for his tour of the James Brown Estate and AP awards for “Best Newscast,” “Best Feature” and “Best Series.” Richard has also been voted Best Of Augusta and “Best TV Personality” by readers of Columbia County Magazine.
Richard is a Georgia native who grew up grew up on the coast in Brunswick. Before coming to News 12, he worked as a news anchor at WTLV-TV in Jacksonville, Fla., WWAY-TV in Wilmington, N.C., and WTOC-TV and WSAV-TV in Savannah, Ga. Richard is a member of North Augusta’s First Baptist Church and the Augusta Rotary Club. He’s a volunteer reader for local schools and community organizations including United Way, The Alzheimer’s Association, The Lydia Project and Special Olympics. He’s also a drummer who’s performed with the Augusta Amusements Big Band, and News 12’s in-house band “Breaking News.” He has also volunteered as a narrator for Symphony Orchestra Augusta and the Savannah River Winds.
Richard graduated with honors from Truett McConnel College in Cleveland, Ga., and Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. He’s the founding chairman of the Broadcast Advisory Board at GSU. In 2005 he was named Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
He met his wife, Jill, when they were both on the air at WTOC-TV in Savannah, Ga. She’s a former news anchor and weather forecaster and now a full-time mom. When Richard isn’t spending time with his family or playing the drums, he likes to listen to music (preferably on vinyl) , play golf and hang out on the Georgia coast.
Join Richard and other WRDW TV viewers on this incredible 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.