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New England & the Hudson Valley

New for 2019

Price per person
from £3,148

Price based on
London Gatwick
9th Jul 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 13 days

  • USA

  • Active pace

  • Tour

Explore the beauty of America’s historic East Coast on your guided tour of New England and New York’s Hudson Valley. Your trip begins in the “Big Apple” of New York City, where you’ll see iconic sights — from Broadway to the Empire State Building. Visit the Hartford, Connecticut homes of legendary American authors, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain. Continue north to Lexington, Massachusetts, scene of the first battle of the American Revolution. Walk where history was made in Concord and Boston, and see the Old North Church of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride. See the setting of the infamous Salem witch trials, a legendary lighthouse on Portland’s rocky shore, and New Hampshire’s charming covered bridges. Continue into the picturesque countryside of Vermont and learn the art of making maple syrup. You’ll spend two nights at the Essex Culinary Resort and Spa, and visit a local vineyard and heritage park reminiscent of old New England life.

Take the Lake Champlain ferry for a scenic crossing into New York, and travel through the Adirondack foothills to Lake Placid — host city of two winter Olympic Games. You’ll enjoy exploring the village, and spending the night in this lovely lakeside resort. On your way to the beautiful Berkshires, you’ll stop in Saratoga Springs for a tour of this favourite spa setting. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum in the Berkshires, and travel along the Hudson River to the lavish Vanderbilt Mansion, then to West Point to learn about the esteemed military academy. Stay overnight in the mythical locale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, before returning to New York City to conclude your guided tour of New England and the Hudson Valley. Consider taking your escorted holiday in New England during the stunning fall foliage season, for breathtaking autumn colours.

At a glance

New York City Welcome dinner; sightseeing with a Local Guide

Hartford Visit Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and Mark Twain House & Museum

Lexington Visit Battle Green and the Buckman Tavern

Concord Visit the Old North Bridge; lunch at historic Concord Colonial Inn

Boston Sightseeing with a Local Guide including, the Old North Church

Salem Sightseeing with a Local Guide

Portland Sightseeing; special presentation

Freeport Orientation tour

Montpelier Orientation tour; visit a maple syrup farm and enjoy a local treat

Shelburne Visit Shelburne Heritage Park; wine tasting at Shelburne Vineyard

Essex Demonstration dinner at Essex Culinary Resort

Lake Champlain Scenic ferry crossing

Lake Placid Visit and tour Olympic Jumping Complex

Saratoga Springs Orientation tour

Berkshires Visit Norman Rockwell Museum; visit Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

West Point Military Academy Sightseeing with Local Guide

Tarrytown Farewell dinner

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Make your own way

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Overview

Explore the beauty of America’s historic East Coast on your guided tour of New England and New York’s Hudson Valley. Your trip begins in the “Big Apple” of New York City, where you’ll see iconic sights — from Broadway to the Empire State Building. Visit the Hartford, Connecticut homes of legendary American authors, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain. Continue north to Lexington, Massachusetts, scene of the first battle of the American Revolution. Walk where history was made in Concord and Boston, and see the Old North Church of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride. See the setting of the infamous Salem witch trials, a legendary lighthouse on Portland’s rocky shore, and New Hampshire’s charming covered bridges. Continue into the picturesque countryside of Vermont and learn the art of making maple syrup. You’ll spend two nights at the Essex Culinary Resort and Spa, and visit a local vineyard and heritage park reminiscent of old New England life.

Take the Lake Champlain ferry for a scenic crossing into New York, and travel through the Adirondack foothills to Lake Placid — host city of two winter Olympic Games. You’ll enjoy exploring the village, and spending the night in this lovely lakeside resort. On your way to the beautiful Berkshires, you’ll stop in Saratoga Springs for a tour of this favourite spa setting. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum in the Berkshires, and travel along the Hudson River to the lavish Vanderbilt Mansion, then to West Point to learn about the esteemed military academy. Stay overnight in the mythical locale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, before returning to New York City to conclude your guided tour of New England and the Hudson Valley. Consider taking your escorted holiday in New England during the stunning fall foliage season, for breathtaking autumn colours.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

UK - New York City

Day
1

Fly to New York where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to New York City! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome dinner. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

New York - Hartford

Day
2

This morning, a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes Broadway, the Empire State Building, City Hall, and Wall Street. Then, travel north to Connecticut for Nook Farm, Hartford’s tightly knit historical community of intellectuals, leaders, and reformers. Visit the HARRIET BEECHER STOWE CENTER, the modest home of the author who penned Uncle Tom’s Cabin and became known as “the little lady who started the Civil War.” Then, visit MARK TWAIN’S HOUSE & MUSEUM, for a guided tour of the writer’s opulent 19-room home.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hartford - Lexington - Concord - Boston

Day
3

This morning, continue north into Massachusetts to Lexington, the “birthplace of America” and the location of the first battle of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775. Visit Battle Green and the Minuteman Statue, a life-size representation of a colonial farmer with musket, and a tribute to the Lexington militia. Then on to historic BUCKMAN TAVERN, used as the headquarters to the militia during the American Revolution. Continue onto Concord visiting the Old North Bridge, site of the infamous “shot heard round the world” before enjoying lunch at the historic CONCORD COLONIAL INN. After lunch, continue to Boston for a free evening to explore this vibrant historic city. Perhaps enjoy one of the many popular restaurants in the North End.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Boston

Day
4

This morning, your guided sightseeing focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; the Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with a chance to browse through Quincy Market. The balance of your day is free to explore Boston. Be sure to visit the city’s wealth of museums and galleries.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Boston - Salem - Portland

Day
5

Today, we travel to Salem, famous for the 1692 witch trials, for a tour with a Local Guide. Next, follow the coast into Maine and stop at Cape Neddick’s Nubble Lighthouse. Admired by painters and photographers, this historic lighthouse sits on a large rock just offshore and continues aiding mariners by light and horn. Continue north to the old port town of Portland for a city tour and a free evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Portland - Freeport - Jackson

Day
6

This morning, enjoy a SPECIAL PRESENTATION over breakfast to learn about a day in the life of Cape Neddick’s Nubble Lighthouse “keeper.” After breakfast, travel to Freeport for an orientation tour and free time to enjoy the Casco Bay Village. Then, travel west into New Hampshire, visiting the picturesque Albany Covered Bridge before continuing further into the White Mountains for your overnight stay at the historic Eagle Mountain House.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jackson - Montpelier - Stowe - Essex

Day
7

After breakfast, travel to Montpelier, the capital of Vermont, for an orientation tour and free time. Then, visit a MAPLE SYRUP FARM, where you’ll learn the art of making maple syrup and enjoy a local treat. Continue west through the Green Mountains, stopping in beautiful Stowe with time to explore the quintessential New England village. Then, onto Essex where you will spend the next two nights at the countryside resort. SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the elegant Essex, Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa. Nestled in the countryside, the resort offers bold rooms with culinary themed decor highlighted with the textures and colours of food. With the famed Cook Academy onsite, the Essex is the perfect place for culinary exploration with the seasonally designed menus at the various onsite restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Essex. Excursion to Shelburne

Day
8

This morning, visit the SHELBURNE HERITAGE PARK, a unique experience of American history, art, and design. In addition to the decorative, folk, and fine art, you can explore the museum’s multiple distinct New England structures, each filled with beautiful, fascinating, and whimsical objects. This afternoon, visit a certified sustainable winery, the SHELBURNE VINEYARD, for a sampling of Vermont’s finest quality wine while learning of the vineyard’s admirable practices. This afternoon, return to the resort for leisure time before a special DEMONSTRATION CULINARY EXPERINCE dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Essex - Lake Champlain - Lake Placid

Day
9

Today, continue to the shores of Lake Champlain and board a FERRY for the scenic crossing into New York. Travel through the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains to the village of Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. This afternoon is free to explore the village. Why not visit the Olympic Center, shop for souvenirs on Main Street, dine at a local restaurant, or enjoy your lakeside resort?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lake Placid - Saratoga Springs - Berkshires

Day
10

This morning, visit the OLYMPIC JUMPING COMPLEX to experience the ski jumper’s perspective high above the Adirondack Mountains. Then, travel south to the “Queen of the Spas,” Saratoga Springs, for an orientation tour and free time to explore the rich heritage as a health resort. Later, continue into the Berkshires for a visit to the NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM and enjoy the artist’s works including his iconic Saturday Evening Post covers depicting small-town Americana.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Berkshires - West Point - Tarrytown

Day
11

After breakfast, travel along the Hudson River to VANDERBILT MANSION HISTORIC SITE for a private guided tour. The gilded age mansion, known as “Hyde Park” was home to Frederick William Vanderbilt and his family for nearly fifty years. After lunch, travel to WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY for a tour with a Local Guide. Learn the story of West Point, its role in the Revolution, stories of the graduates that shaped our nation, and the cadet experience. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Tarrytown - New York City - UK

Day
12

After breakfast, time for independent exploration of Tarrytown, home to the fabled Sleepy Hollow Cemetery made famous by Washington Irving’s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Continue to New York City for your homebound flight. The tour ends at the Sheraton New York Times Square in the late afternoon for those guests with extra nights.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
13

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Things to note

Enjoy spectacular fall colours on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 17-October 15 2019 (if Mother Nature permits).

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

New York City - Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

Ideally located near Times Square between 52nd & 53rd Streets, the hotel recently underwent a $160 million dollar renovation to all guest rooms as well as the public spaces. This full service hotel offers a fitness centre, business centre, concierge desk, theatre ticket desk, gift shop, Link@Sheraton, restaurant, and lounge.

  • Location

    811 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Hartford - Hilton Hartford Hotel

Situated in the heart of the business and dining district of Hartford, the Hilton Hartford hotel features modern and spacious guestrooms, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, cocktail lounge, and on-site restaurant M&M Bistro offering American classics and contemporary cuisine.

  • Location

    315 Trumbull Street Hartford, CT USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Boston - Sheraton Boston Hotel

Sheraton Boston is a 1220 room hotel located just four miles from the Boston Logan Airport in Back Bay Boston. Rooms have fantastic views of the Charles River or Historic Back Bay. Enjoy indoor access to shopping and restaurants at the Prudential Center or Copley Place, both connected to the Sheraton Boston. The hotel has an Indoor/Outdoor saline heated swimming pool. Enjoy local New England fare at the Side Bar & Grille, breakfast in Cafe Apropos, or a coffee at the Starbucks in the lobby.

  • Location

    39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Portland - Holiday Inn By The Bay

Set along the picturesque shores of Casco Bay, Holiday Inn by the Bay offers a waterfront view that extends to the Calendar Islands. Convenient to downtown, the hotel features an indoor pool, sauna, on-site Port of Call restaurant, gift shop, and a fitness centre.

  • Location

    88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Jackson - Eagle Mountain House

Built in 1879, Eagle Mountain House is one of the few remaining Grand Hotels in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Recognised as a Historic Hotel of America, the hotel has maintained its 19th century charm while offering modern conveniences including complimentary Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, on-site golf course, on-site restaurant and bar, and an expansive verandah with rocking chairs to relax and take in the view.

  • Location

    179 Carter Notch Road, Jackson, NH 03846, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Essex - The Essex, Vermont's Culinary Resort & Spa

With recently renovated rooms and a bolder focus on cuisine culture, The Essex offers a resort experience unlike no other. The hotel features culinary-themed public areas and guestrooms with décor inspired by the colours and textures of food.

  • Location

    70 Essex Way Essex, VT USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Pool

Lake Placid - Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort

Surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort sits on the shores of Mirror Lake offering sweeping views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The hotel features a private beach, indoor pool, fitness centre, restaurant, and nightclub.

  • Location

    2559 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Berkshires - Berkshire Plaza Hotel

Situated near many of the area's top attractions, the Berkshire Plaza Hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, fitness centre, indoor pool and hot tub, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Location

    One West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

West Point - Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Tarrytown

Situated in Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow, home to Washington Irving's Legend of Sleepy Hollow, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown is surrounded by charming shops and restaurants. The hotel features 246 guestrooms, a fitness centre, indoor pool, award winning restaurant and lounge, and complimentary high-speed internet access.

  • Location

    455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

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