Join us as we travel the back roads of Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts and Maine on this glorious discovery adventure to see first-hand where Norman Rockwell got much of his inspiration. Get to know more about Rockwell as we visit his museums, studio and former homes and peruse over 700 of his original works. How many Saturday Evening Post covers do you remember?
Not only will we have intensive city tours, but we will also enjoy the glorious fall foliage through the Berkshires, Adirondacks, and both the Green and the White Mountains. The hills should be ablaze with color as we savor the countryside. A visit to Lake Placid and also the quaint village of Stowe are all part of this splendid Interlude.
New England hosts picturesque covered bridges, delightful coastal villages, the infamous witch trials and elegant colonial mansions, but it is most memorable in the fall when the color is simply magnificent. All this, plus a stupendous lobster dinner, and this trip has everything that New England in the fall has to offer…and then some on your New England Guided Vacation
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
|Final Balance Due||75 days before departure|
|Travel Insurance||Call for quote|
|Vacation Pace||Moderately Active Pace|
*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Payment schedule: 2nd deposit of $500 due 121 days prior to departure; final payment 76 days prior to departure.
Day 1: Fly to Boston, MA
Upon your arrival at the Boston airport, transfer to your downtown hotel. Hilton Woburn, Boston, MA
Day 2: Boston City Tour
Your city tour will show you the Freedom Trail, Old North Church, Boston Common, MIT & Harvard i n Cambridge, the USS Constitution “Old Ironsides” ship, Boston Tea Party ship, New Statehouse and Faneuil Hall. Free time for lunch on your own at Quincy Market & downtown. Return to your hotel prior to your Get Acquainted Dinner. Hilton Woburn, Boston, MA (B,D)
Day 3: Boston / Berkshires
Motor to nearby Lexington & Concord, site of the first shots of the Revolutionary War, for a tour. Continue west through countryside ablaze with color as we travel through the Berkshire Mountains. Stop in quaint Stockbridge to tour the Norman Rockwell Museum, with over 700 of his original works. Later, arrive at your hotel. Relax prior to an included dinner. Berkshire Plaza Hotel, Pittsfield, MA (B,D)
Day 4: Pittsfield / Lake Placid
Motor north into Vermont to visit the Grandma Moses Museum in Bennington. Next, see Rockwell’s former home and studio in Arlington and meet a former model of the famous artist. Finally, we drive up into the Adirondack Mountains for a 2 night stay in Lake Placid. High Peaks, Lake Placid, NY (B,D)
Day 5: Lake Placid Cruise / Free Time
Morning cruise on Lake Placid, dotted with fall colors and surrounded by expensive homes. Lake Placid, a famous ski resort area, has hosted the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Visit the Ice Skating Fieldhouse and ascend the Ski Jumping Tower. Free time for shopping in town or relaxing at your lakefront hotel. Dinner tonight is on your own. High Peaks, Lake Placid, NY (B)
Day 6: Lake Placid / Stowe
Enjoy a picturesque drive this morning to Essex and board a ferry for your cruise across Lake Champlain to Burlington, VT. Enjoy some free time and lunch on your own before driving into the Green Mountains, where you will be delighted with tours of the Cold Hollow Cider Press and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream store. Later, arrive in quaint Stowe village, home to the Von Trapp family of The Sound of Music fame. Dinner tonight at your hotel. Best Western Waterbudry-Stowe (B, D)
Day 7: Stowe / Ogunquit
This morning, travel to Montpelier to tour the Morse Maple Syrup Farm. Cross the Connecticut River and enter New Hampshire. Drive along Mt. Washington Highway over Crawford Notch. Revel in the finest fall foliage in New England. Stop in North Conway for lunch on your own and see the rustic covered bridge. Then, cross the Maine border and drive through scenic Lake County to the coastal town of Ogunquit. This evening, you’ll savor your Farewell Lobster Dinner overlooking the ocean. Norseman Resort, Ogunquit (B,D)
Day 8: Salem / Boston / Fly Home
Motor south to Salem, infamous for the witch trials of the 1600’s, elegant colonial mansions, and Hawthorne’s House of Seven Gables. Then it’s on to Boston airport for your return flight home. (B)