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Experience the breathtaking beauty of autumn in historic New England. Begin with a tour of Boston including visits to the 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!
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October 5, 2023 - October 13, 2023
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 07/22/2023
October 6, 2023 - October 14, 2023
Final Payment Date: 07/23/2023
September 24, 2024 - October 2, 2024
Final Payment Date: 07/11/2024
September 25, 2024 - October 3, 2024
Final Payment Date: 07/12/2024
October 1, 2024 - October 9, 2024
Final Payment Date: 07/18/2024
October 2, 2024 - October 10, 2024
Final Payment Date: 07/19/2024
Day 1 : Fly to Boston
Upon arrival on the East Coast, we check in for a two-night stay in Boston.
Day 2 : Boston Sights
We begin our discoveries of New England at the Boston Tea Party Museum to learn about the daring actions of the Sons of Liberty which lead to the birth of the nation. We join a historic reenactment of the town meeting held just hours before the Boston Tea Party, storm the wharf to destroy the Crown’s tea aboard an authentic 18th century replica vessel, and attend the award-winning, multi-sensory film Let It Begin Here. After, we stop for 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 the 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 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. 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 Round Stone 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 : Harbor Cruise & NYC Your Way
Discover New York from the water during a harbor cruise witnessing the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and 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
Upon arrival on the East Coast we check in for a two-night stay in Boston.
We begin our discoveries of New England with a guided tour of Boston. Explore sites on the Freedom Trail to 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, and much more. Our tour ends at Faneuil Hall, with time for us to stroll through the iconic marketplace and grab lunch on our own. Afterward, we visit the Boston Tea Party Museum or the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. At the Boston Tea Party Museum, we learn about the Sons of Liberty and join a historic reeactment of that momumental day. At the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, we browse nostalgic exhibits and watch an insightful documentary that celebrates JFK and the glamorous Camelot era. Tonight, we enjoy a Welcome Dinner with our Tour Director and traveling companions.
This morning we visit Salem, home to the infamous Salem witch trials. Tour the city and see the Witch Trials Memorial, the Salem Witch Museum, and more. We enjoy a guided tour of The House of Seven Gables, a historic home built in 1668 on Salem Harbor. It is best known as the setting of American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel of the same name. Enjoy leisure time in Salem where we have lunch with time to explore and shop. We arrive in North Conway this evening and check in to our overnight accommodations.
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 iconic covered bridges. Adding more charm to our woodland excursion, we also take a ride on the Hobo Railroad along the winding Pemigewasset River. 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.
We tour the home of Robert Lincoln this morning, the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to live to adulthood. He 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 and 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 was built to commemorate the Battle of Bennington on August 16, 1777, which historians consider the defining turning point in the Revolutionary War. We spend the next two nights in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the heart of the Berkshires.
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 by the bright lights and big personalities at a Broadway Musical.
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 One World Trade Center. Engage with your fellow travelers over an exciting Farewell Lunch and spend the rest of your last day in NYC with time at leisure for more exploration, relaxation, or both.
Choose a State:
Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Fayetteville/Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport
Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport
Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport
Orange County - John Wayne Airport
San Diego - San Diego International Airport
San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport
Denver - Denver International Airport
Hartford - Bradley International Airport
Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport
Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport
Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport
Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport
Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport
Miami - Miami International Airport
Orlando - Orlando International Airport
Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport
Tampa - Tampa International Airport
West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport
Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport
Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport
Boise - Boise Airport
Chicago - O'Hare International Airport
Moline - Quad City International Airport
Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport
Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport
Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport
South Bend - South Bend International Airport
Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport
Lexington - Blue Grass Airport
Louisville - Louisville International Airport
Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport
New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport
Boston - Boston Logan International Airport
Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Kalamazoo - Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Airport
Saginaw - MBS International Airport
Duluth - Duluth International Airport
Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport
Rochester - Rochester International Airport
Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport
Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport
St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport
Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport
Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport
Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport
Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport
Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Bismarck - Bismarck Airport
Fargo - Hector International Airport
Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport
Lincoln - Lincoln Airport
Omaha - Eppley Airfield
Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport
Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport
Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport
Albany - Albany International Airport
Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport
New York - Kennedy International Airport
New York - La Guardia Airport
Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport
Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport
Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport
Dayton - Dayton International Airport
Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport
Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport
Portland - Portland International Airport
Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport
Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport
Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport
Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport
Charleston - Charleston International Airport
Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport
Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport
Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport
Memphis - Memphis International Airport
Nashville - Nashville International Airport
Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport
San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport
Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport
Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport
Richmond - Richmond International Airport
Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Spokane - Spokane International Airport
Appleton - Appleton International Airport
Baldwin - Groome Transportation
Eau Claire - Groome Transportation
Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport
Hudson - Groome Transportation
Madison - Dane County Regional Airport
Menomonie - Groome Transportation
Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
Charleston - Yeager Airport
Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
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.