Day 1: Boston, Massachusetts. Visit all six New England states! Your vacation begins in Boston, the "Cradle of Liberty." Transfer from Boston's Logan Airport by hotel courtesy shuttle to your hotel. Rooms are available for check in after 3:00 p.m. Join the Tour Operator for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing.
Day 2: Plymouth Rock, Hyannis. Stop this morning at Boston's Old North Church, where Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride. Brief visit to Fanueil Hall Marketplace. Drive by the State Capitol and the Boston Commons. Continue to Lexington, where the Minutemen had their first Revolutionary skirmish. See the Battle Green where "the shot heard around the world" signaled the start of the American Revolution. Follow the route of Paul Revere from Lexington to Concord. Stop at the Old North Bridge. Then, head south and stop at Plymouth Rock, where pilgrims from the Mayflower landed in 1620. Next, to Cape Cod's southern shore for a two night stay at your resort in the popular vacation community of Hyannis. Hyannis was the site of President John F. Kennedy's summer White House. Enjoy dinner. BD.
Day 3: Martha's Vineyard. Morning ferry from Woods Hole across the bay to Martha's Vineyard, named for a European sailor's daughter, Martha, who found wild grapes growing on the island. The island is a haven for artists, poets, singers and celebrities who are attracted to its laid-back, charming lifestyle. Here, enjoy an island tour of sweeping vistas. See Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Visit the historic whaling town of Edgartown with its narrow streets and elegant homes. Enjoy leisure time to wander, shop and visit the art galleries. Return by ferry to Cape Cod. B.
Day 4: Rhode Island, Connecticut. Journey this morning to the sailing capital of the world, Newport, Rhode Island. Visit the historic Vanderbilt "summer cottage," The Breakers. This Italian Renaissance style palace has 70 rooms and is the grandest of all Newport estates. Then, on a sightseeing drive of Newport, see the mansions of the "400 Club" and St. Mary's Church, where Jacqueline Bouvier married John F. Kennedy. Continue to the seaport of Mystic, Connecticut. Visit Mystic Seaport, the nation's leading maritime museum, dedicated to the golden age of seafaring. View impressive tall ships. B.
Day 5: Norman Rockwell, Vermont. This morning, into the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, where Norman Rockwell spent the last 25 years of his life. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum. Admire the collection of Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post covers which extol the virtues of everyday Americans. Visit Rockwell's studio, preserved exactly as it was when Rockwell painted here. Then, overnight in the Green Mountains of Vermont. B.
Day 6: Vermont, New Hampshire. A scenic mountain drive this morning along country roads to Plymouth Notch, birthplace of President Calvin Coolidge. See the home where our 30th President took the oath of office from his father, by the light of a kerosene lamp. The village of Plymouth Notch is unchanged since the early 20th century. Your next stop is the village of Woodstock, described as "the prettiest small town in America." Photo stop at a covered bridge. Next, through the White Mountains of New Hampshire to Franconia Notch. Then, follow the Kancamagus Highway to your hotel in North Conway. Enjoy dinner. BD.
Day 7: Portland, Maine. This morning, travel past Maine's lakes to Portland on the rocky Atlantic coast. Visit Portland's waterfront. Continue to the resort of Kennebunkport. Free time to explore this quaint small town. Tonight enjoy a farewell Maine lobster dinner. Maine's rocky coast, strong wave action and cold, nutrient-rich waters help create the world's sweetest and best-tasting lobsters. BD.
Day 8: Kennebunkport, Boston. After breakfast, the tour operator transfers you to the Boston airport, arriving at 10:00 a.m. Please schedule flights after 12:00 p.m. Thanks for vacationing with us. B.
Hotels used for the tour: Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway.
Day 1: Boston. Hilton Boston Logan Airport. The Hilton is conveniently located at Boston Logan Airport. This modern Four Diamond property has comfortably appointed guest rooms featuring items from Hilton's Serenity Collection including their acclaimed Serenity Bed. The Hilton has a restaurant, pub and cafe. The Hilton's complimentary health club features a lap pool, whirlpool, steam room, sauna and a variety of fitness equipment. Massage and spa treatments are available for a fee and can be arranged by calling a couple of hours in advance. Treatments include: Full Body Massage, Ancient Sea Salt Glow, Paraffin for Hands or Feet and Happy Feet.
Days 2-3: Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Doubletree Hilton Hyannis. The Doubletree Hilton Hyannis is located on Cape Cod. This full service hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool, fitness center and an on site restaurant.
Holiday Inn Hyannis: The Holiday Inn Hyannis is located on Cape Cod. This full service hotel features a heated indoor swimming pool and fitness center. The hotel also has a restaurant and a bar/lounge.
Day 4: Mystic, Connecticut. Hilton Mystic. The Hilton Mystic offers impeccable service and outstanding amenities, with a heated indoor pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. All standard rooms have coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, remote control cable tv's and high-speed internet access. A strong Connecticut nautical influence is reflected throughout the hotel. From the rich navy blues in the lobby, to the dark woods, brass and fireplaces in the lounge, the Mystic Hilton hotel is the perfect place to stay in this charming seaside Connecticut town.
Day 5: Stratton, Vermont. Long Trail House. This mountain resort hotel is nestled onto the hillside of Stratton Mountain. Amenities include pool, hot tub and sauna. Rooms include in room gas fireplaces and high speed internet service. Located on the Village Common of Stratton Mountain for an easy stroll to shops and restaurants.
Day 6: North Conway, New Hampshire. Fox Ridge. The Tour Operator welcomes you to the top of the White Mountains. Fox Ridge is located on 30 sprawling acres with a relaxed and peaceful ambience in an exhilarating setting. The White Mountains are silhouetted against a breathtaking sky.
Day 7: Kennebunkport, Maine. Nonantum Resort. The Nonantum Resort is in the picturesque, historic town of Kennebunkport on the spectacular rocky coast of Maine. The resort is situated on spacious grounds overlooking the river. It is a short walk to the center of Kennebunkport, with its fine shops, art galleries and historic landmarks. The beautiful Nonantum is a traditional 4 story boutique hotel of traditional New England style operating since 1884. The resort has an outdoor heated pool and hot tub.
Airport Transfer Information:
Arrival Transfers: The Boston, Massachusetts hotels and the Hilton Logan Airport, provide 24 hour courtesy shuttles from Logan Airport (BOS). Upon arrival at the airport, request a pickup from the hotel assigned to your tour using the hotel courtesy phone at the baggage claim area. Because both hotels are located on airport property, taxi service is of limited availability and costs an $8.00 flat fee.
Departure Transfers: This vacation package provides a departure transfer to Logan Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts, arriving at 10:00 a.m. on the day the tour ends.
Please schedule flights after 12:00 p.m.
Are meals included? Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). Most meals are included in the USA and Canada. Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included everywhere. Coffee and tea are provided at all meals. Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified.
Prices are based on double occupancy land only and vary on departure dates.
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