EXPERIENCE NEW ENGLAND - MYSTIC, CT & NEWPORT, RI
MAY 13 - 18, 2019 $1225.00
A breath of fresh air between New York and Boston and the relaxed New England charm that has made Mystic a well-known destination can be felt all through the area. As a result, it has become known as Mystic Country. Overnight in the Ocean State, Rhode Island, and experience the beautiful city of Newport.
Day 1: Join us as we travel east to Wilkes-Barre, PA for our overnight stay. Take the shuttle to the Mohegan Sun Casino and try your luck.
Day 2: Continuing east to Connecticut, the “Constitution State” we will visit Mystic Seaport, the museum of America and The Sea. Stroll through the recreated seafaring village and meet craftspeople who bring our past to life. We meet up with a local guide and take a driving tour of Mystic, CT. Overnight at the Great Cedar Hotel at Foxwoods Resort Casino and enjoy gaming at the casino or shop at the Tanger Outlets. A buffet dinner is included at the hotel at your leisure.
Day 3: Breakfast is included before we travel to Rhode Island, the “Ocean State”. Welcome to Newport, the “City by the Sea”. We will arrive at the Visitors’ Center to meet our local guide, Mrs. Caroline Astor, the Grande Dame of Newport and NY Society in the Gilded Age of the late 1800’s. Take in the rugged beauty of Ten-Mile and enjoy the charm of Newport’s historic buildings and restored homes. We will tour The Elms mansion and enjoy some free time in downtown Newport. We overnight for 2 nights at the Newport Harbor Hotel, with a welcome reception and dinner included at the hotel.
Day 4: Breakfast is included before boarding the Rum Runner II for a lighthouses and Mimosas cruise, a 90-minute narrated boat ride in the southern end of Narragansett Bay. Back on land we will take an easy ½ mile walk on the Cliff Walk and enjoy the beauty of the stunning coastline with waves crashing on the magnificent bluffs, and century-old celebrated mansions! You are cordially invited to Royal Tea, a light lunch at the Historic Hotel Viking, known for its special place in history. Relax and enjoy wine tasting at Newport Vineyard and an outdoor tour of the vineyards. Dinner is included and enjoy a re-creation of a Newport Cotillion.
Day 5: Breakfast is included before we travel west to Wilkes-Barre, PA for the night.
Day 6: Enjoy the ride home while remembering the great time we had in New England experiencing New York Society in the late 1800’s.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners, a 90-minute cruise, wine tour and tasting, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and meal tips.
PICTURESQUE CAPE COD, MARTHA’S VINEYARD,
PLYMOUTH & PROVINCETOWN
SEPTEMBER 22 - 28 – $1040.00 (early bird pricing $975.00 before Feb 15th)
Join us as we travel across Pennsylvania and New England states to Cape Cod, touring Hyannis, Plymouth, Provincetown, and much more. This year we venture into an exciting territory of Cape Cod, experiencing Martha’s Vineyard and the beautiful cottages, visit a Cranberry farm to learn how they are harvested, learn how to haul in lobster traps and so much more!
Day 1: Today we travel through Pennsylvania and enjoy the beautiful fall colors, with an overnight in Wilkes-Barre at the Hampton inn. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Day 2: Enjoy the great Fall scenery while traveling eastward through New England to our destination of Hyannis, MA, our home for the next 4 nights at the Hyannis Harbor Hotel; dinner is on your own near the hotel.
Day 3: Our day begins with a tour of Flax Pond Farms (cranberry bogs), learning the stages of the cranberry growing process and seeing existing bog currently in production. We cross the Cape Cod Canal to tour America’s hometown and one of the country’s first settlements – Plymouth. Lunch is on your own with some shopping time on this great waterfront area. We will make a stop at Plymouth Rock before boarding for our “Lobster Tales Cruise” to learn about the many creatures that live in Plymouth Harbor. Experience a “hands on” approach to see how lobsters are harvested from their natural environment. Visit the oldest city of the Cape, Sandwich. A stop at the Cape Cod Canal Visitors’ Center this afternoon to explore the rich history and vigilant operations of the Cape Cod Canal. We will view the Village Green, the Great Salt Marsh, a cranberry bog, and Cape Cod Bay before returning to our hotel. Dinner on your own near the hotel.
Day 4: A short drive on the Old King’s Highway, visiting the Eastham Windmill, Cape Cod Lighthouse and the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitors Center, on our way to “Land’s End”, Provincetown, the extreme tip of Cape Cod. Free time to enjoy the wonderful variety of shops and have lunch on your own, before an afternoon Dune Tour through the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Lunch is on your own. Tour the JFK Museum. Dinner is on your own near the hotel.
Day 5: Tour Hyannis including the John F Kennedy Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Hyannisport and view of the St. Francis Xavier Church, summer parish of the Kennedy Family. A trip to Woods Hole and the center of discovery of the HMS Titanic, where we will board the ferry to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Our local guide will give us a “Down Island” tour of the island, learning about the lifestyles of the islanders as we pass through the picturesque villages. Enjoy free time for lunch in the historic whaling town of Edgartown. Complete your day on the island with a stroll through “Cottage City” with its brightly painted cottages and decorative “gingerbread” trim. Dinner included this evening at Wimpy’s Seafood Café.
Day 6: Visit the Whydah Pirate Museum, where you learn about this fully rigged British built galley ship and its historic voyage in 1717, where it was captured by Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. See and touch real pirate treasure! Relax and enjoy the ride as we travel to Wilkes-Barre, PA to overnight for the night. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Day 7: Depart for home with great memories of Cape Cod and the New England area. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 6 nights lodging, 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner, Lobster cruise, dune tour, admission to listed attractions, local guide services, luggage handling, taxes and included meal tips.