Why not make this the year, and this fall the time, to come with Shockey Tours to New England, where quaint villages, picturesque mountain towns, historic cities, and a dazzling array of autumn colors await.
Day 1 – Hagerstown, Maryland – Our first overnight will be in Hagerstown.
Day 2 – West Haven, Connecticut – An included breakfast this morning, we continue through the “Empire State” of New York, continuing to our hotel in West Haven to overnight.
Day 3 – Mystic Seaport Museum – Newport, Rhode Island – Mystic Seaport Museum, the nation’s largest maritime museum, accurately portrays life as it was on the New England coast 200 years ago. This recreated seaport village allows you to walk through the actual homes in which seafaring New Englanders once lived. Be sure to visit the Charles W. Morgan, the only surviving wooden whaling ship in the world. Later on today we visit legendary Newport, Rhode Island, “the city by the sea,” whose mansions best illustrate the “gilded age.” We overnight in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Day 4 – Hyannis – Plymouth Rock – Boston – This morning, we visit the John F. Kennedy Memorial that overlooks the beautiful harbor of Hyannis. We continue through Massachusetts via historic Sandwich, the oldest town in Cape Cod, where we will stop for some photo opportunities. Next, a short drive will bring us to the town of Plymouth to view Plymouth Rock. In the afternoon, we travel to Boston to visit, among other places, the Old North Church, which has the actual window from where Paul Revere’s signal lanterns flashed. We will spend the next two nights in the Boston area.
Day 5 – Boston Sights – Quincy Market – Our professionally guided tour of Boston begins at Boston Common, the oldest public park in the country. Historical sights abound in this great 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 on to Concord, we will see the homes of literary greats Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louisa Mae Alcott. In Concord, at the Old North Bridge, the Minuteman Statue stands on the site where the “shot heard around the world” was fired. Our tour concludes back in Boston at famous Fanueil Hall Marketplace, opened in 1742, and Quincy Market, its neighbor since 1825. This place was the scene of many stirring gatherings during the Revolutionary movement. Here visitors and locals alike shop, mingle, and enjoy a tremendous variety of food. Overnight same hotel.
Day 6 – Acadia National Park – Bar Harbour, Maine – This morning, we travel to the lovely seaside village of Bar Harbor, Maine. The beauty of the sea, mountains, lake, and forest has made this area world-famous as a summer resort. Here we visit Acadia National Park, which has the most breathtaking combination of ocean and mountain scenery north of Rio de Janeiro. Hotel accommodations for the next two nights will be in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Day 7 – Leisure Day in Bar Harbour – Today will be at your leisure to do whatever most appeals to you in Bar Harbor. Overnight same hotel.
Day 8 – New Hampshire’s White Mountains – Today we continue into New Hampshire, through White Mountain National Forest, known for its spectacular fall foliage. Experience a visual masterpiece as you witness the white birch trees putting on a display of dazzling golden hues intermingled with the green New England spruce. Dinner is included this evening. We overnight in Lincoln, New Hampshire.
Day 9 – Hildene Mansion – This morning, we depart our hotel and cross into Vermont. In Manchester, we take a tour of Hildene Mansion, the beautiful home of Robert Todd Lincoln. Our overnight accommodations will be in Albany, New York.
Day 10 – Hagerstown, Maryland – This morning we drive through Pennsylvania, skirting along the edges of the Pocono Mountains on our way to Hagerstown, to overnight.
Day 11 – Home – We share an included breakfast, and then board our coach for home. While our time in New England has come to an end, we have many fall foliage memories to share with family and friends. Meals: 8B, 1D
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