Duration: 12 Days
From the Salem Witch Trials to the Headless Horseman, New England is home to some of the nation’s oldest settings and stories. Fact, fiction, and fantastic scenery abound on this holiday to New England and the Hudson Valley. Boston and Lexington’s most significant sights of the American Revolution are balanced with the peaceful vistas of coastal Maine, rural New Hampshire, and mountainous Vermont. Charming seaport villages, bucolic covered bridges, and rolling maple syrup farms sweeten the storylines across America’s historic East Coast. The plot thickens as you ferry across Lake Champlain to immerse yourself in the scene-stealers of New York and Massachusetts, including the lakeside resort of Lake Placid, the picturesque Berkshire Mountains, and the orchard- and vineyard-dotted riverbanks of the Hudson Valley. Stand up straight as you visit the waterfront U.S. Military Academy at West Point. You wouldn’t want to miss the spectacular views.
Adding two nights in the “City That Never Sleeps” to the beginning of your Eastern U.S. tour makes this holiday an absolute dream. Enjoy a narrated, skyline harbour cruise with close-up views of Manhattan’s iconic sights before floating down Fifth Avenue, through Central Park, under the marquees of Broadway, or wherever else your cosmopolitan compass takes you.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to New York City! Your evening is free.
NEW YORK CITY Sightseeing cruise. Remainder of the day is free. The Tour Director will be available to provide recommendations for your free time. (B)
NEW YORK CITY Meet your Tour Director this morning and drive to Boston. BOSTON At 6 pm, join your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome drink. (B)
LEXINGTON Visit Lexington Common National Historic Site, including Battle Green, the Minuteman Statue, and the historic Buckman Tavern. Historic drive to Concord.
CONCORD Visit the Old North Bridge followed by lunch at the historic [LF] Concord Colonial Inn. Return to Boston.
BOSTON Sightseeing with a Local Guide. Free time this evening. (B,L)
SALEM Sightseeing with a Local Guide. Scenic drive along the coastline into Maine includes a stop at Cape Neddick's Nubble Lighthouse en route to Portland.
PORTLAND Orientation tour and an exclusive [LF] presentation from Cape Neddick's Nubble Lighthouse Keeper. Free time this evening. (B)
PORTLAND Free time this morning before driving to Freeport.
FREEPORT Orientation walk includes a regional treat tasting. Scenic drive through New Hampshire's White Mountains to Jackson.
JACKSON Free time this evening. (B,D)
JACKSON Scenic drive into the Green Mountains in Vermont.
MONTPELIER Visit a maple syrup farm for a local treat. Scenic drive to Ludlow.
LUDLOW Free time this evening. (B)
SHELBURNE Visit Shelburne Heritage Park to experience American history, art, and design. Wine tasting and discussion at the certified organic Shelburne Vineyard.
LAKE CHAMPLAIN Scenic ferry crossing on Lake Champlain to New York. Scenic drive through the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains to Lake Placid.
LAKE PLACID Free time this evening. (B,D)
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lake Placid with a walk along Mirror Lake. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
LAKE PLACID Guided visits of the Olympic Museum, Olympic centre Ice Rink, and the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex. Free time this evening. (B)
LAKE PLACID Scenic drive through the Adirondack Mountains to Saratoga Springs.
SARATOGA SPRINGS Free time. Scenic drive through the Berkshires, the highlands of Massachusetts.
BERKSHIRES Free time this evening. (B)
BERKSHIRES Guided visit of Chesterwood Residence and Gardens. Continue through the Hudson Valley en route to West Point.
WEST POINT United States Military Academy at West Point tour with a Local Guide.
TARRYTOWN Farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)
TARRYTOWN Free time this morning before driving to Newark.
NEWARK Your holiday ends at Newark International Airport or the New York City tour hotel for those with post-nights. Schedule departing flights from Newark after 4 pm. (B)