Icons of New England Escorted Tour
Relax and let someone else guide you around on this escorted tour of New England. Experience the iconic sites for which New England has become known and stay at typically New England hotels, each representative of its particular region. Dinners and breakfasts are included to make this holiday as easy as possible.Print this itinerary
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Arrive Boston where you will be met and shown where to board a shuttle to your hotel, centrally located near the city’s exclusive boutiques and fine restaurants. The Tour Manager will be available at the Tour Desk in the hotel lobby this evening.
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Boston to Ogunquit
Boston is a vibrant, thriving city renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, champion sports teams as well as its place at the forefront of American history. This morning, enjoy a tour of Boston’s historic sites, architecturally important neighborhoods, waterfront district and neighboring Cambridge, home to MIT and Harvard University. This afternoon spend time on own in Portsmouth, a charming seaport community that is the country’s third oldest city. Today it boasts an interesting mix of historic buildings, sidewalk cafes, art galleries, and distinctive artisans' boutiques, and has been listed as one of America's Prettiest Towns in the United States. Continue up the coast to Ogunquit, translated as “beautiful place by the sea”. Walk the Marginal Way, a mile-long paved foot path that winds along the rocky shore for some of the most scenic views along the New England coast.
1 night in Ogunquit
Ogunquit to Jackson
This morning travel into New Hampshire's White Mountains to Mount Washington. Upon arrival, board The Cog and ride the world's first mountain climbing cog railway. The almost 10km round trip includes admission to the Mt. Washington Observatory Museum and approximately one hour to enjoy the Summit of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the eastern United States.
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Jackson to North Adams
Travel along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway and through Franconia Notch, a major mountain pass. Visit Flume Gorge, a natural granite gorge extending 800 feet. You’ll walk among towering granite walls, cascading waterfalls, historic covered bridges, glacial boulders and much more.
This afternoon, continue through charming villages to the Berkshires for the overnight.
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North Adam to Cape Cod
Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. Rockwell used Stockbridge as his inspiration for life in small town America. Many of his LIFE Magazine covers were images from this typical New England village. Then, travel to Plymouth, “America’s hometown”. See Plymouth Rock and visit Plimoth Plantation, a recreated village of 1627. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Plantation.
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Travel along the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore to Provincetown, a unique artisan community. This afternoon, board a narrated Whale Watch Cruise for a cruise adventure to see whales and other marine life in their natural habitat. This evening, enjoy a traditional Lobsterbake dinner.Close
Board the ferry in Woods Hole to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. This popular island resort is the vacation home to many celebrities and politicians including President Clinton and President Obama. Tour the island’s six independent towns including exclusive Edgartown, Oak Bluffs – known for its Gingerbread cottages, and the Aquinnah Cliffs at Gay Head. This afternoon take the ferry back to the mainland and transfer to Newport for the overnight.
1 night in Newport
Begin the morning’s tour in Old Town to see St. Mary’s Church, where John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier. Known as a summer resort, Newport is most famous for its mansions, once the summer retreat of the very wealthiest American families. Tour along Ocean Drive and “Millionaire Row” and visit one of Newport’s most interesting mansions, Rosecliff, where many movies including “The Great Gatsby” and “High Society” were filmed.
Depart for New York City this afternoon. Coach will drop passengers at JFK Int’l Airport by late afternoon and midtown Manhattan by early evening.Close
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Escorted Holiday Information
• 7 night Accommodation
• 7 Breakfasts
• 6 Dinners including a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner and a Lobsterbake Dinner
• Mini-coach Transportation
• RT Airport Shuttle
• Baggage Handling at Hotels
• All Taxes
• Included attractions:Boston’s Freedom Trail, the Marginal Way, Mount Washington Cog Railway, Kancamagus Scenic Byway, Flume Gorge, Rockwell Museum, Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Plantation, Cape Cod National Seashore, Whale Watch, Martha’s Vineyard Gingerbread Cottages, Gay Head Light, Newport’s Ocean Drive and Millionaire’s Row, Rosecliff Mansion Pre Room Nights Available in Boston and Post Room Nights Available in New York City at a selection of hotels.
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