New England and the Hudson Valley (AE)

12 Day Tour from New York City to New York City

2019 Tour Details

Explore the beauty of America’s historic East Coast on your guided tour of New England and New York’s Hudson Valley. Your trip begins in the “Big Apple” of New York City, where you’ll see iconic sights—from Broadway to the Empire State Building. Visit the Hartford, Connecticut homes of legendary American authors, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain. Continue north to Lexington, Massachusetts, scene of the first battle of the American Revolution. Walk where history was made in Concord and Boston, and see the Old North Church of Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride. See the setting of the infamous Salem witch trials, a legendary lighthouse on Portland’s rocky shore, and New Hampshire’s charming covered bridges. Continue into the picturesque countryside of Vermont and learn the art of making maple syrup. You’ll spend two nights at the Essex Culinary Resort and Spa, and visit a local vineyard and heritage park reminiscent of old New England life.

Take the Lake Champlain ferry for a scenic crossing into New York, and travel through the Adirondack foothills to Lake Placid—host city of two winter Olympic Games. You’ll enjoy exploring the village, and spending the night in this lovely lakeside resort. On your way to the beautiful Berkshires, you’ll stop in Saratoga Springs for a tour of this favorite spa setting. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum in the Berkshires, and travel along the Hudson River to the lavish Vanderbilt Mansion, then to West Point to learn about the esteemed military academy. Stay overnight in the mythical locale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, before returning to New York City to conclude your guided tour of New England and the Hudson Valley. Consider taking your escorted vacation in New England during the stunning fall foliage season, for breathtaking autumn colors.

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 Destinations & Sightseeing

NEW YORK CITY
Welcome dinner; sightseeing with a Local Guide
HARTFORD
Visit Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and Mark Twain House & Museum
LEXINGTON
Visit Battle Green and the Buckman Tavern
CONCORD
Visit the Old North Bridge; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite lunch at historic Concord Colonial Inn
BOSTON
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including, the Old North Church
SALEM
Sightseeing with a Local Guide
PORTLAND
Sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special presentation
FREEPORT
Orientation tour
MONTPELIER
Orientation tour; visit a maple syrup farm and enjoy a local treat
SHELBURNE
Visit Shelburne Heritage Park; wine tasting at Shelburne Vineyard
ESSEX
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Demonstration dinner at Essex Culinary Resort
LAKE CHAMPLAIN
Scenic ferry crossing
LAKE PLACID
Visit and tour Olympic Jumping Complex
SARATOGA SPRINGS
Orientation tour
BERKSHIRES
Visit Norman Rockwell Museum; visit Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
WEST POINT MILITARY ACADEMY
Sightseeing with Local Guide
TARRYTOWN
Farewell dinner
Notes:

Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 17-October 15 (if Mother Nature permits).

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner in New York, a special demonstration dinner in Essex and a farewell dinner in Tarrytown

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN NEW YORK CITY

Welcome to New York City! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome dinner. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

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Day 2 NEW YORK-HARTFORD

This morning, a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide includes Broadway, the Empire State Building, City Hall, and Wall Street. Then, 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 HARTFORD-LEXINGTON-CONCORD-BOSTON

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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 4 BOSTON

This morning, your guided sightseeing focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; the Old State House; OLD NORTH CHURCH, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with a chance to browse through Quincy Market. The balance of your day is free to explore Boston. Be sure to visit the city’s wealth of museums and galleries.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 BOSTON-SALEM-PORTLAND

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, this historic lighthouse sits on a large rock just offshore and continues aiding mariners by light and horn. Continue north to the old port town of Portland for a city tour and a free evening

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 PORTLAND-FREEPORT-JACKSON

This morning, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SPECIAL PRESENTATION over breakfast to learn about a day in the life of Cape Neddick’s Nubble Lighthouse “keeper.” After breakfast, travel to Freeport for an orientation tour and free time to enjoy the Casco Bay Village. Then, travel west into New Hampshire, visiting the picturesque Albany Covered Bridge before continuing further into the White Mountains for your overnight stay at the historic Eagle Mountain House.

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DinnerDinner

Day 7 JACKSON-MONTPELIER-STOWE-ESSEX

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 the 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. With the famed Cook Academy onsite, the Essex is the perfect place for culinary exploration with the seasonally designed menus at the various onsite restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 ESSEX. EXCURSION TO SHELBURNE

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 winery, 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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DEMONSTRATION CULINARY EXPERIENCE dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 9 ESSEX-LAKE CHAMPLAIN-LAKE PLACID

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, shop for souvenirs on Main Street, dine at a local restaurant, or enjoy your lakeside resort.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 LAKE PLACID-SARATOGA SPRINGS-BERKSHIRES

This morning, visit the OLYMPIC JUMPING COMPLEX to experience the ski jumper’s perspective high above the Adirondack Mountains. Then, travel south to the “Queen of the Spas,” Saratoga Springs, for an orientation tour and free time to explore the rich heritage as a health resort. Later, continue 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 BERKSHIRES-WEST POINT-TARRYTOWN

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.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 12 TARRYTOWN-NEW YORK CITY

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.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HILLARY JOHNSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced... observing them from afar is not enough.

Tour Director - HILLARY JOHNSON

 Accommodations

New York City
Hartford
Boston
Portland
Jackson
Essex
Lake Placid
Berkshires
West Point

 Optional Excursions

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Price Ranges

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