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NEW ENGLAND TRADITIONS - 2017

Tour Code - 8100 10 days - NEW YORK to NEW YORK $2359 AUD
From New York City, travel to Newport, Rhode Island, home to magnificent mansions, skilled sailing, and fresh seafood. On to Plymouth, Massachusetts, where you'll spend two overnights, ensuring plenty of time to sightsee. A major highlight is a whale-watching expedition for finbacks and humpbacks, as well as dolphins. Stop in historic Boston before spending an overnight in the oceanfront village of Ogunquit, Maine. Travel through colourful forests to enjoy a scenic cruise across Lake Winnipesaukee, and overnight in North Conway, New Hampshire. Glorious rolling countryside connects Montpelier and Burlington, Vermont-your next two stops along the way. Taste local maple syrup before boarding a ferry across Lake Champlain into New York. The foothills of the Adirondack Mountains guide you to Lake Placid, a former Winter Olympic site. Stop in Saratoga, known for its Victorian estates, before arriving in the capital of New York, Albany-the final leg of this 10-day New England passage.

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Destinations

  • SIGHTSEEING
    In Boston; orientation tours in Saratoga Springs and Albany; The Breakers mansion, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, Plimoth Grist Mill, Beacon Hill, the Old North Church, Freedom Trail, Boston Common, cruise on the MS Mount Washington, maple syrup farm, and scenic ferry crossing into the state of New York.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Newport, Village of Ogunquit, Lake Winnipesaukee, North Conway, Lake Champlain, Adirondack Mountains, and Lake Placid village.
  • GUIDES
    Local Guide for sightseeing in Boston; services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS
    Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MY ACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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6 continental breakfasts (CB).

Day by Day

  1. NEW YORK CITY.
    Welcome to the "Big Apple!" Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

  2. NEW YORK CITY-NEWPORT-PLYMOUTH.
    Depart Manhattan this morning and follow the Connecticut shore via New Haven, of Yale University fame. Enter the tiny state of Rhode Island and see the sights in Newport, the Great Gatsby resort of spendthrift tycoons. Visit THE BREAKERS, Cornelius Vanderbilt's magnificent 70-room Italian palazzo, then head north into Massachusetts. Spend the next two nights in the historic seaside port of Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers landed aboard the Mayflower in 1620. (CB)

  3. PLYMOUTH.
    Begin the day with a visit to PLIMOTH PLANTATION, a living history museum of 17th-century Plymouth, where costumed interpreters portray residents of the colony. This afternoon, why not join the optional whale-watching expedition? Board a cruise boat and head out to sea for an exciting adventure with commentary by a local marine biologist. Keep your eyes peeled because these Atlantic waters are prime feeding ground for finback and humpback whales, as well as dolphins. Afterward, time to visit the historic town of Plymouth and Plymouth Rock, the spot where the Pilgrims landed. The evening is yours to relax or explore more of Plymouth.

  4. PLYMOUTH-BOSTON.
    This morning, visit the PLIMOTH GRIST MILL, a working reconstruction of the original mill built by the Pilgrims in 1636, and located on the original site in Plymouth Colony. Afterward, head for Boston, the "Cradle of American Liberty," where your afternoon and evening are open for independent activities. Your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions for things to do and see.

  5. BOSTON-OGUNQUIT.
    This morning, included sightseeing with a Local Guide shows off many of the major highlights- Beacon Hill, the Old North Church (where Paul Revere was signaled of the departure of British troops to Lexington), the Freedom Trail, Boston Common, and the Public Gardens. Afterward, time to explore Faneuil Hall before travelling for an overnight to the picture-perfect oceanfront village of Ogunquit, a haven for writers and artists. In the evening, sample the delicious local fare on an optional lobster bake excursion that includes steamed clams, Maine lobster, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.

  6. OGUNQUIT-LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE-NORTH CONWAY.
    Marvel at New England's autumn splendour as we head northwest to Lake Winnipesaukee, one of the region's largest and most beautiful stretches of water. Cruise across this island-dotted lake aboard the historic MS MOUNT WASHINGTON to the lake resort of Wolfeboro. Your overnight is in North Conway, with a backdrop of more than 700,000 acres of protected White Mountain National Forest, which boasts the tallest peak in the East-Mount Washington, at 1,917 metres (6,288 feet). Your evening is free. (CB)

  7. NORTH CONWAY-MONTPELIER-BURLINGTON.
    Travel through colourful autumnal forests and continue across New Hampshire. Next stop: Vermont, where birch, oak, and maple leaves form a kaleidoscope of brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds. After a stop in Montpelier, Vermont's capital city, we visit a nearby MAPLE SYRUP FARM. Next up: Burlington on the shores of Lake Champlain. (CB)

  8. BURLINGTON-LAKE CHAMPLAIN-LAKE PLACID.
    Drive to the shores of Lake Champlain and board the ferry for the SCENIC CROSSING into the state of New York. Travel through the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains to the village of Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. (CB)

  9. LAKE PLACID-SARATOGA SPRINGS.
    This morning, continue your exploration of the village to shop for souvenirs on Main Street, enjoy a leisurely stroll along Mirror Lake, or visit the Olympic Skating Centre, where you can watch future Olympic athletes train. A late arrival in historic Saratoga in upstate New York. An orientation tour shows off the beautiful Victorian estates, downtown with its tree-lined streets, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and gorgeous floral plantings. Balance of the day and evening at leisure. (CB)

  10. SARATOGA SPRINGS-ALBANY-NEW YORK CITY.
    A quick visit to Albany, the historic capital of New York, for an orientation tour. The final leg of your journey takes you south into New York City. A stop at Newark International Airport for those with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 4 pm. For guests with flights out of Kennedy or LaGuardia International Airports, transfers are not included, and it is suggested to book flights after 7 pm. The trip ends in Manhattan for those guests with extra nights. (CB)

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Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Triple Price
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PRE NEW YORK 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $488 AUD $251 AUD $178 AUD
PRE NEW YORK 01 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 $382 AUD $198 AUD $138 AUD
PRE NEW YORK 01 May 2017 30 Jun 2017 $417 AUD $216 AUD $150 AUD
POST NEW YORK 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $488 AUD $251 AUD $178 AUD
POST NEW YORK 01 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 $382 AUD $198 AUD $138 AUD
POST NEW YORK 01 May 2017 30 Jun 2017 $417 AUD $216 AUD $150 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $148 AUD

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