- Arrive in New York, NY
- Day: 1
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Arrive at the airport, pick-up your rental car and proceed to your hotel. There is much to see and do in this worldly metropolis. Tonight consider a visit to one of New York’s most popular destinations, Rockefeller Center. It is a hub of activity, with thousands of visitors and New Yorkers alike taking in an array of exciting attractions. Whether you’re looking to spend the afternoon ice-skating, joining the audience of a television show, or shopping at its world-class retail stores, the Rock has something for everyone. A one-night stay has been arranged.
Accommodations: (STD) Days Inn Newark or similar (1 night)
(SUP) Marriott Newark Airport Hotel or similar (1 night)
- New York – New Haven – Newport – Cape Cod/Falmouth, MA
- Day: 2
- 263 miles | 423.167 Km*
Travel north to Cape Cod. Along the way you will pass through New Haven, Connecticut home to prestigious Yale University. As you continue on your journey through Rhode Island you encounter Newport where, in the early 1800s, many wealthy New Yorkers made their second homes to pass the hot summer months. You will see a myriad of these exquisite estates, The Breakers is the most palatial of them all. Built in 1890, it was inspired by French and Italian design influences of the period. Continue to Cape Cod, one of the east coast’s most breathtaking locations. Cape Cod offers cool surf and wonderful scenery and has been a favorite vacation spot for centuries.
Accommodations: (STD) Shoreway Acres or similar (2 nights)
(SUP) Inn on the Square or similar (2 nights) .
- Falmouth – Cape Cod, MA
- Day: 3
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No trip to Cape Cod is complete without a whale watching cruise. No matter where you embark, your cruise will take you to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the whales’ favorite feeding grounds. Each year, beginning in late winter, whales return to The Sanctuary, which encompasses over 600 square nautical miles. Because the water is shallow here, plankton upon which whales feed rises closer to the surface. Just a short drive will take you into neighboring Hyannis, home to the famous JFK Museum. This multimedia exhibit is designed to open a window to the days JFK spent on Cape Cod. You may also want to travel to the outermost point of the cape where you can visit Provincetown. Provincetown is an artist’s haven, a historic and active seaport, and a shopping and dining paradise. Most activities center on Commercial Street, known for its galleries and shops, Portuguese bakeries, and restaurants catering to a variety of tastes line the streets. Visit the Provincetown Heritage Museum featuring Pilgrim artifacts and climb the Pilgrim Monument, the tallest granite structure in America. For a change of pace, take a short ferry ride to the world famous island of Martha’s Vineyard. Located just seven miles off Cape Cod’s coast line, lies this delightful place which is home to numerous vineyards and wineries.
- Falmouth/Cape Cod – Plymouth Rock – Boston, MA
- Day: 4
- 76 miles | 122.284 Km*
Leave the Cape behind and travel by way of Plymouth Rock to Boston. Pilgrims, fleeing religious persecution, left Europe on the Mayflower and landed at Plymouth Rock in December 1620. Visit the Plymouth National Monument, a tribute to the pilgrims. Become part of the living history experience at Plimoth Plantation. Through its primary living history exhibits, the 1627 Pilgrim Village and Hobbamock’s Home-site, Plimoth Plantation seeks to re-create the people, time and place of 17th-century. On the Mayflower II – a full-scale reproduction of a 17th-century vessel – visitors learn about the Pilgrims” 1620 ocean crossing. Continue on to Boston for a two night stay. Tonight, enjoy some local seafood at one of the many restaurants along the waterfront.
(STD) DoubleTree Club or similar (2 nights)
(SUP) Boston Park Plaza or similar (2 nights)
- Boston, MA
- Day: 5
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The historic landmarks of Boston have played important roles throughout American history. This tradition continues as Boston is a world leader in industry and financial power. Visit Boston Commons, the majestic U.S.S. Constitution Memorial and Beacon Hill, which is reminiscent of jolly old England. Walk the Freedom Trail, one of Americas’ first historic walking tours; this is the perfect introduction to Colonial and Revolutionary Boston. The walking tour takes visitors to 16 historical sites, covering two and a half centuries of America’s most significant past. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a collection of boutiques, eateries and pushcart vendors housed in converted 18th century warehouses. Enjoy the street entertainers that frequently perform outside. Visit Paul Revere’s House, the oldest building in downtown Boston. It served as the home of Paul Revere and his family from 1770 to 1800. Revere left here for his famous midnight ride. Walk through history as you visit each of Boston’s sites. Visit the dock where it all began, Boston Tea Party, the revolution that changed the world.
- Boston – Salem – Rockport, MA
- Day: 6
- 42 miles | 67.578 Km*
Leave Boston and continue towards Rockport stopping at Salem on the way. Salem was home to the witch trials of 1692. A group of girls and women in Salem Village, who had been dabbling with the occult, began acting in a strange manner; a local doctor claimed they were afflicted by the “evil hand” setting the stage for the accusation of approximately 190 people of witchcraft. The trials ended after 15 months. Well aware of its infamy, Salem has a number of attractions centered on this uneasy time, including haunted tours and re-enactments. Rockport is a beautiful coastal Massachusetts village with over 170 upscale outlets, designer shops, eclectic boutiques, B&B’s, hotels, fantastic restaurants & casual cafes. This lovely town at the tip of Cape Ann was settled in 1690. Over the years it has been an active fishing port, a center of granite excavation and a thriving artistic community with multiple galleries. The most artistically reproduced item in Rockport is a wooden fish warehouse on the town wharf. The red shack is known as Motif No. 1. Visit Thatcher Island to see the Twin Lighthouses. Among the oldest American lighthouses, these twin lights are the only surviving multiple lights on U.S Coastline. The original 45-foot towers were constructed and lit in 1789. The Bearskin Neck area is where you will find multiple shops and galleries. Movies like “The Perfect Storm” and “The Love Letter” were filmed in this area.
Accommodations: (STD & SUP) Emerson Inn by the Sea or similar (1 night)
- Rockport – Kennebunkport – Bar Harbor, ME
- Day: 7
- 292 miles | 469.828 Km*
Continue north towards Kennebunkport, Maine and enjoy the natural beauty of the scenery that surrounds you. Filled with historic and fun-filled attractions, Kennebunkport is one of Maine’s most popular summer vacation destinations. Visit Dock Square and see the colorful monument that resides here. Two miles east of Kennebunkport’s Dock Square is the fishing village of Cape Porpoise. At Cape Porpoise Pier, you can watch lobstermen unloading their catch and view Goat Island Lighthouse. Enjoy the beauty of this quiet seaside village with its charming shops and galleries, country grocery store, lobster pounds, fish markets and restaurants known for their fabulous fresh seafood. Located on Mount Desert Island, home of the spectacular Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor is a historic tourist town, offering salty sea air, soft sandy beaches, and granite cliffs. As a 19th century resort for the wealthy, the town has several mansions, old majestic hotels and other vestiges of its heyday. On both sea and land, you can explore the area, or let experienced islanders show you their environment. Ride a bicycle along beside crystal lakes and rose-colored mountains. For a different view, take a bus or trolley tour and hear about the local history. There are also walking tours of downtown that can tell you for example which industrial magnate died from the complications of dropping a pair of scissors. On the water, paddle a canoe or kayak either on your own or in the company of Maine Guides and explore Mount Desert Island’s fascinating coastlineAccommodations: (STD) Best Western Acadia Park Inn or similar (2 nights) (SUP) Bluenose Inn or similar (2 Nights)
- Bar Harbor, ME
- Day: 8
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Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is the state’s sole national park. This 35,000-acre park is graced with natural scenic beauty. Within its boundaries you will find 120 miles of hiking trails and 27 miles of carriage trails. Acadia National Park is best known for its pine-covered forests and rugged coastline. Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States Eastern Seaboard is also located here. At 1,530 feet, Cadillac Mountain offers magnificent views of the Porcupine Islands and Frenchman Bay. Explore the summit of this granite mountain along a .3-mile trail, which includes wayside exhibits about natural and human history. See Hull’s Cove Visitor’s Center where you can watch a video explaining the wonders of the park, then board a trolley for a guided tour. Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse is the only lighthouse on Mount Desert Island. Currently a private residence, the lighthouse has short trails on either side that provide spectacular views.
- Bar Harbor – White Mountains, NH
- Day: 9
- 263 miles | 423.167 Km*
Depart Bar Harbor and head toward The White Mountains National Forest. Better known as the Whites, in central New Hampshire is one of America’s most popular public lands. Take a train ride, you can choose one of the Valley routes to Conway or Bartlett, or the legendary Crawford Notch excursion. Experience the excitement of rail travel in the comfort of open or enclosed restored passenger cars. Or take an aerial tram ride above timberline to the 4, 200-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains and into Maine, Vermont and even Canada. Take as little as an hour or as long as a day to enjoy summit walking paths, an observation deck, cafeterias, swimming at Echo Lake, boat rentals, a free eight-mile recreation path, “Old Man of the Mountain” Museum, and the New England Ski Museum. Continue on to the White Mountains for a two-night stay.
Accommodations: (STD SUP) Sunset Hill House or similar (2 nights)
- White Mountains, NH
- Day: 10
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Visit Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in the state of New Hampshire and the 6th largest lake in the United States that lies within the boundaries of one state. Surrounded by three mountain ranges, the wooded shoreline and crystal clear water of this spring-fed lake make it a popular year round resort, a place to rest and relax in beautiful surroundings.
- White Mountains – Montpelier – Middlebury, VT
- Day: 11
- 137 miles | 220.433 Km*
Leave the White Mountains behind and drive toward Montpelier, Vermont. One of the most unique state capitals in all of the United States, Montpelier does not possess a large, intimidating skyline. The predominant building here is the Vermont State House. The gold dome that tops the capitol is visible from the outskirts of the city. Continue on to Burlington. The Lake Champlain area of Vermont encompasses Burlington and South Burlington, where the Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory can be found. Burlington has a charming pedestrian Main Street, where you can find many shops and restaurants. You might also consider a visit to the Shelburne Museum. Spanning some 45 acres and featuring 37 buildings, the Shelburne Museum preserves New England’s proud, pre-industrial traditions, like the historic Lake Champlain Lighthouse, an old-fashioned covered bridge, carriages and sleighs, 18th and 19th century furniture, and even the remains of an old jail cell. Continue on to Middlebury, Vermont’s largest ante-bellum town.
Accommodations: (STD & SUP) Middlebury Inn or similar (1 Night)
- Middlebury – Green Mountains, VT
- Day: 12
- 106 miles | 170.554 Km*
Middlebury is home to the Henry Sheldon Museum, the Vermont State Frog Hollow Craft Center, VermontFolklife Center and Middlebury College. There are exhibits and archives available for viewing and research atthe Vermont Folklife Center and the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History preserve the folk art, traditionsand everyday life in the Middlebury region. Depart Middlebury through the Green Mountain NationalForest. The Green Mountains, a signature symbol for the state of Vermont itself, are a premier, four-seasontravel destination. Viewing the maple leaves – resplendent in their changing fall colors, is a favorite activity.
Accommodations: (STD) Williams Inn or similar (1 night) (SUP) Equinox Resort or similar (1 Night)
- Green Mountains – Hartford, CT
- Day: 13
- 84 miles | 135.156 Km*
Leave the Green Mountain behind an continue on to Hartford stopping along the way at Hancock Shaker Village, it is set among low hills and meadows, and the carefully considered placement of the buildings and their relationships with each other are the essence of Shaker philosophy, “Order is Heaven’s law.” Of the 20 restored buildings that make up the village, its signature structure is easily the 1826 round stone barn. Enjoy the rivers, lakes and hills abound in this region that borders New York State. Hartford was founded in 1636 and is now metropolitan city that serves as Connecticut’s state capital. Visitors enjoy touring the Old State House, which was completed in 1796 and is considered the oldest statehouse in the United States. Bushnell Park is another historic site, as it is the nation’s oldest public park. Visit Elizabeth Park Rose Gardens. The centerpiece of this 102 acre park is its 15,000 bush rose garden. The park also has annual, perennial, shade, and herb gardens as well as a greenhouse.
Accommodations: (STD) Avon Old Farms or similar (SUP) Simsbury 1820 House or similar (1 Night)
- Hartford – New York, NY
- Day: 14
- 127 miles | 204.343 Km*
Depart Hartford this morning in route to New York City and drop-off the rental car. New York is full of wonderful establishments, monuments and countless sights. Tour the United Nations, the Whitney Museum of Art and the world class Metropolitan Museum of Art. All of these wonderful places make New York the dazzling international city that is known throughout the world. Admire the lights of the Brooklyn Bridge from the South Street Seaport which boasts numerous retail shops, restaurants and outdoor cafes. Still, New York remains a city of neighborhoods, whether it’s avant-garde Greenwich Village, bustling Harlem, the ultra-sophisticated TriBeCa, or one of the ethnic enclaves such as Little Italy or Chinatown, there is much to explore and learn in “the city that never sleeps.” Visit the Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece of modern architecture. The museum is home to a fine collection of 20th century art, including works by Chagall, Degas, Kadinsky, Picasso and Van Gogh. See Radio City Music Hall where America’s most popular entertainers have thrilled audiences at since its doors opened in 1932. Radio City Music Hall is also home to the world-famous Radio City Rockettes.
Accommodations: (STD) Travel Inn or similar (2 nights) (SUP) Warwick New York or similar (2 Nights)
- New York, NY
- Day: 15
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Get ready for an unforgettable day of sightseeing. New York City, deservingly called “the city that never sleeps”, offers something for everyone at all times of the day or night. Among the most visited attractions are Time Square, Central Park which houses the City Zoo, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the famous Brooklyn Bridge where after dark, the twin Gothic towers and strong steel cables make a striking silhouette against the night sky. Walking across the bridge is a huge thrill, particularly if you start from the Brooklyn side and view the Manhattan skyline as your stroll across. For a fun time, take a ride through Central Park on a horse drawn carriage. Of course, no tour of New York would be complete without a visit to America’s highest representation of freedom, the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, and the Empire State Building. For the artist at heart, the more established arts like dance, theater, and music are superbly catered for. If shopping is what you fancy, you have come to the right place; the choice of shops is so extensive that it is almost numbingly exhaustive. In between sights, you can eat just about anything, at any time, cooked in any style.
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This tour passes through all the six states which together comprise New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Drive along the breathtaking New England coast all the way up to Bar Harbor. Visit New England’s only National Park, Acadia.