October 7-19 Tour #20171003 13 Days
Double: $2059 Triple: $1839 Single: $2959 Deposit: $350
Join Shockey Tours as we head to the beauty and bounty of New England. Its mountains ablaze with autumn’s golden colors and its cities brimming with history, we will have a splendid time on our fall foliage spectacular.
Day 1 – DUBOIS, PENNSYLVANIA – Today, we step aboard our deluxe motorcoach and depart for the beauty and bounty of New England. Its mountains ablaze with autumn’s golden colors and its cities brimming with history, we will have a splendid time on our fall foliage spectacular. Our first day’s journey will take us to Dubois, Pennsylvania to overnight.
Day 2 – ALBANY, NEW YORK – This morning we travel by the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York, making our way through the breathtaking beauty of the Adirondack Mountains. When we arrive in Hyde Park, New York, we visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library before continuing to Albany, New York to overnight.
Day 3 – FORT TICONDEROGA – LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK – We take a morning break stop in Lake George, New York and then continue to Fort Ticonderoga, where we stop for a guided tour of the 1755 fort and visit the museum with its collection of Colonial and Revolutionary weapons, paintings and artifacts. Next we continue to Lake Placid for a two-night stay. Lake Placid was the host of the 1980 Winter Olympics and is in the heart of the Adirondack resort country. After checking in the hotel for some rest and relaxation, we will enjoy an included dinner at the hotel this evening.
Day 4 – CITY TOUR – MIRROR LAKE BOAT RIDE– After an included breakfast at the hotel, a local guide will step aboard our motorcoach and provide a city tour of Lake Placid, showing us some of the Olympic sights around town. This afternoon, we have included a boat ride on beautiful Mirror Lake. Our narrated tour travels on one of the world’s most scenic lakes, passing by stately homes along the shore, Adirondack wildlife and Whiteface Mountain. The rest of the evening is at your leisure to take in the loveliness of this peaceful resort town.
Day 5 – BAR HARBOR, MAINE – Today we leave lovely Lake Placid and continue to another unique resort town – magnificent Bar Harbor, Maine. The beauties of sea, mountain, lake and forest have made this area world-famous as a summer resort. Bar Harbor was once the summer playground for wealthy millionaires such as J.P. Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer and John D. Rockefeller. On our way to Bar Harbor, we’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the colorful birch, oak and maple trees showing off their autumn splendor. We enjoy a two-night stay in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine.
Day 6 – ACADIA NATIONAL PARK – This morning we tour Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine – where the mountains meet the sea, exhibiting an unusual combination of granite cliffs and pounding surf – nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the coastline more picturesque. We make a stop at Thunder Hole and also drive up Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic seaboard. A free afternoon will allow you to browse the shops in this quaint little village of Bar Harbor.
Day 7 – FREEPORT, MAINE – BOSTON – This morning, we continue our touring through the unequalled scenery of New England to Boston, Massachusetts. We make a stop en route for outlet shopping in Freeport, Maine and stop at Portland Head Lighthouse, commissioned by George Washington. Next, we check into our hotel for the next two nights in the Boston area.
Day 8 – CAMBRIDGE – LEXINGTON – CONCORD – Today, History Comes Alive! We begin touring with a local guide in Boston, where we see the downtown area, the Boston Common, the oldest public park in the country, and the many historical sights of the city. On our way to visit the site of the first conflict of the Revolutionary War, in Lexington, Massachusetts, we will pass Harvard University in Cambridge. Continuing to Concord, we will see the homes of such literary greats as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa Mae Alcott. At the Old North Bridge, the Minuteman Statue stands on the site where the “shot heard around the world” was fired. Our tour concludes at Quincy Market in downtown Boston, adjacent to Fanueil Hall. This meeting place was the scene of many stirring gatherings during the Revolutionary movement. We will have time for lunch and shopping in the many boutiques.
Day 9 – PLIMOTH PLANTATION – FLAX POND CRANBERRY FARM – This morning, we visit Plimoth Plantation, a recreated 1627 Pilgrim Village, where we can walk with the Pilgrims as they go about their daily tasks – cooking, harvesting, gardening and tending farm animals. This afternoon, we rediscover our country’s beginnings as we visit Plymouth Rock, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to see where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. Next, we visit the Flax Pond Cranberry Farm to see a real working cranberry bog and discover how the cranberries are grown and harvested. Next, we check into our hotel, where we have the luxury of spending three nights in a hotel in downtown Hyannis.
Day 10 – NANTUCKET ISLAND – KENNEDY MEMORIAL – This morning, we visit the John F. Kennedy Memorial that overlooks the beautiful harbor. Next, we embark on a journey to the “Far-Away Isle” of Nantucket. Our two-hour cruise from Hyannis brings us to this once great whaling center, still surrounded in the charm and beauty of its unique homes and cobblestone streets. We will take a guided tour of the island and have plenty of time to explore Nantucket’s exciting shops, boutiques and the many fascinating sights before catching our return ferry back to Hyannis.
Day 11 – MARTHA’S VINEYARD – EDGARTOWN – This morning we cruise to the “Storybook Island” of Martha’s Vineyard to explore the charm of yesteryear while enjoying the modern, sophisticated shops and intriguing restaurants. We will take a two-hour narrated tour of the island and have time for lunch and shopping in Edgartown. In the late afternoon, we cruise back to Hyannis and return to our hotel.
Day 12 – HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND – Today we drive through the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania, continuing to enjoy the splendid autumn colors, and into the “Old Line State” of Maryland. We overnight in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Day 13 – HOME – After an included breakfast, we travel home with wonderful fall foliage memories and newfound pride in our forefathers that we can share with family and friends. Meals: 8B, 1D