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Welcome to New York City! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
This morning, 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.
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 LF 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.
This morning, your guided sightseeing focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks of the Freedom Trail. See Boston Common; the Old State House and Old North Church, Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall. The city has a wealth of museums and galleries.
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, it continues aiding mariners by light and horn. Continue north to the old port town of Portland for an orientation tour followed by a LF SPECIAL PRESENTATION to learn about a day in the life of Cape Neddick’s Nubble Lighthouse “keeper.” Your evening is free to enjoy Portland’s thriving culinary scene.
This morning, enjoy a morning at leisure before traveling to Freeport for free time to enjoy the Casco Bay Village, home to L.L. Bean for more than a century. Then, travel west into New Hampshire, visiting a picturesque covered bridge before continuing further into the White Mountains for your overnight stay at the historic Eagle Mountain House.
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 a 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 colors of food. The Essex is the perfect place for culinary exploration with the seasonally designed menus at the various onsite restaurants.
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 vineyard, 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 LF DEMONSTRATION CULINARY EXPERIENCE dinner.
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 or enjoy your lakeside resort?
This morning, visit the OLYMPIC JUMPING COMPLEX to experience the ski jumper’s perspective high above the Adirondack Mountains. Later, travel south 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.
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.
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 Jersey and on to Newark International Airport for guests who have 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 6 pm. The tour ends at the Sheraton New York Times Square in the late afternoon for those guests with extra nights.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
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 center, business center, concierge desk, theater ticket desk, gift shop, Link@Sheraton, restaurant, and lounge.
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 center, cocktail lounge, and on-site restaurant M&M Bistro offering American classics and contemporary cuisine.
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 or a coffee at the Starbucks in the lobby.
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 fitness center.
Built in 1879, Eagle Mountain House is one of the few remaining Grand Hotels in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Recognized 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.
With recently renovated rooms and a bolder focus on cuisine culture, The Essex offers a resort experience like no other. The hotel features culinary-themed public areas and guestrooms with décor inspired by the colors and textures of food.
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 center, restaurant, and nightclub.
Situated near many of the area's top attractions, the Holiday Inn & Suites Pittsfield-Berkshires features an on-site restaurant and bar, fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
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 center, indoor pool, award winning restaurant and lounge, and complimentary high-speed internet access.
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