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10 Day Tour from New York City to New York City

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Charming New England comes to life on this scenic and historic vacation. Start your trip in New York City, then travel to Newport, Rhode Island, home to magnificent mansions, skilled sailing, and fresh seafood. Continue to Plymouth, Massachusetts, for two overnights and plenty of time to sightsee. Visit Plimoth Plantation, where costumed interpreters portray the early 17th-century lifestyle of the Pilgrims, and see Plymouth Rock, the spot where the Pilgrims landed in 1620.

Travel to historic Boston for a sightseeing tour of the major sites before spending an overnight in the oceanfront village of Ogunquit, Maine. Marvel at New England’s glorious fall foliage as you travel to Lake Winnipesaukee for a scenic cruise and an overnight in North Conway, New Hampshire. In Vermont, taste local maple syrup before boarding a ferry across Lake Champlain into New York. The foothills of the Adirondack Mountains guide you to Lake Placid, a former Winter Olympic site. Enjoy an orientation tour in Saratoga, known for its Victorian estates, before arriving in the capital of New York—Albany. From here, travel back to New York City for the end of your New England vacation.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

Sightseeing:
In Boston; orientation tours in Saratoga Springs and Albany; The Breakers mansion, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, Beacon Hill, the Old North Church, Freedom Trail, Boston Common, cruise on the MS Mount Washington, maple syrup farm, and scenic ferry crossing into the state of New York. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Scenic Highlights:
Newport, Village of Ogunquit, Lake Winnipesaukee, North Conway, Lake Champlain, Adirondack Mountains, and Lake Placid village.

NOTE:
Enjoy the spectacular colors of New York and New England on this vacation (if Mother Nature permits).

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

5 continental breakfasts

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 New York City

Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 New York City–Newport–Plymouth

Depart Manhattan this morning and follow the Connecticut shore via New Haven, of Yale University fame. Enter the tiny state of Rhode Island and see the sights in Newport, the Great Gatsby resort of spendthrift tycoons. Visit THE BREAKERS, Cornelius Vanderbilt’s magnificent 70-room Italian palazzo, then head north into Massachusetts. Spend the next two nights in the historic seaside port of Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers landed aboard the Mayflower in 1620.

BreakfastContinental Breakfast

Day 3 Plymouth

Begin the day with a visit to PLIMOTH PLANTATION, a living history museum of 17th-century Plymouth, where costumed interpreters portray residents of the colony. This afternoon, why not join the optional whale-watching expedition? Board a cruise boat and head out to sea for an exciting adventure with commentary by a local marine biologist. Keep your eyes peeled because these Atlantic waters are prime feeding ground for finback and humpback whales, as well as dolphins. Afterward, time to visit the historic town of Plymouth and Plymouth Rock, the spot where the Pilgrims landed. The evening is yours to relax or explore more of Plymouth.

Day 4 Plymouth–Boston

This morning, visit the MAYFLOWER II and explore a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World. Afterward, head for Boston, the “Cradle of American Liberty,” where your afternoon and evening are open for independent activities. Your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions for things to do and see.

Day 5 Boston–Ogunquit

This morning, included sightseeing with a Local Guide shows off many of the major highlights—Beacon Hill, the National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation Old North Church (where Paul Revere was signaled of the departure of British troops to Lexington), the National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation Freedom Trail, Boston Common, and the Public Gardens. Afterward, time to explore National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation Faneuil Hall before traveling for an overnight to the picture-perfect oceanfront village of Ogunquit, a haven for writers and artists. In the evening, sample the delicious local fare on an optional lobster bake excursion that includes steamed clams, Maine lobster, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.

Day 6 Ogunquit–Lake Winnipesaukee–North Conway

Marvel at New England’s autumn splendor as we head northwest to Lake Winnipesaukee, one of the region’s largest and most beautiful stretches of water. Cruise across this island-dotted lake aboard the historic MS MOUNT WASHINGTON to the lake resort of Wolfeboro. Your overnight is in North Conway, with a backdrop of over 700,000 acres of protected White Mountain National Forest,which boasts the tallest peak in the East—Mount Washington at 6,288 feet. Your evening is free.

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Day 7 North Conway–Montpelier–Burlington

Travel through colorful autumnal forests and continue across New Hampshire. Next stop: Vermont, where birch, oak, and maple leaves form a kaleidoscope of brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds. After a stop in Montpelier, Vermont’s capital city, we visit a nearby MAPLE SYRUP FARM. Next up: Burlington on the shores of Lake Champlain.

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Day 8 Burlington–Lake Champlain–Lake Placid

Drive to the shores of Lake Champlain and board the ferry for the SCENIC CROSSING into the state of New York. Travel through the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains to the village of Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.

Day 9 Lake Placid–Saratoga Springs

This morning, continue your exploration of the village to shop for souvenirs on Main Street, enjoy a leisurely stroll along Mirror Lake, or visit the Olympic Skating Center, where you can watch future Olympic athletes train. A late arrival in historic Saratoga in upstate New York. An orientation tour shows off the beautiful Victorian estates, downtown with its tree-lined streets, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and gorgeous floral plantings. Balance of the day and evening at leisure.

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Day 10 Saratoga Springs–Albany–New York City

A quick visit to Albany, the historic capital of New York, for an orientation tour. The final leg of your journey takes you south into New York City. A stop at Newark International Airport for those with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 4 pm. For guests with flights out of Kennedy or LaGuardia International Airports, transfers are not included (but passengers can purchase a shuttle transfer from Newark Airport on their own), and it is suggested to book flights after 7 pm. The trip ends in Manhattan for those guests with extra nights.

BreakfastContinental Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, 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

Years of Experience: 30

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 Holiday Inn Express Manhattan West Side (ST)
PLYMOUTH Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor (F)
BOSTON Holiday Inn Boston–Brookline (MF)
OGUNQUIT Ogunquit River Inn & Suites (ST)
NORTH CONWAY Hampton Inn & Suites (ST)
BURLINGTON Holiday Inn Burlington (F)
LAKE PLACID Quality Inn Lake Placid (ST)
SARATOGA SPRINGS Comfort Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs (ST)

 Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Plymouth
Ogunquit
Lake Placid

Plymouth

CaptainJohnWhaleWatch

Captain John Whale Watch

Knowledgeable naturalists will guide you on an experience that is educational, exciting and exhilarating. Imagine yourself within feet of some of the most graceful, rare mammals in the world. The excursions depart from Town Wharf in Plymouth and give you the opportunity to view sights that you will never forget. Your whale watch cruise will head out to Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank, a marine sanctuary and one of the primary feeding grounds for Humpback Whales, Finback Whales, Pilot Whales, Minke Whales and the endangered Right Whales.

Approximate value: $40 USD per person

WalkingTourJenneyHouseMuseum

Walking Tour & Jenney House Museum

Wrap up your day in America's original settlement with a historic walking tour along the waterfront while hearing intriguing tales of this historic town's past and ending with a talk about the Jenney Grist Mill.

Approximate value: $18 USD per person

Ogunquit

DowneastLobsterBake

Downeast Lobster Bake

Enjoy a true Down East Lobster Dinner at that includes Clam Chowder, Salad, 1 lb. lobster, steamed mussels, corn on the cobb, baked potato, bread and butter and chef's choice of dessert. A beef or vegetarian option will be available. Enjoy the casual ambiance of this family owned restaurant which began 37 years ago.

Approximate value: $50 USD per person

Lake Placid

LakePlacidCruiseOlympicJumpingComplex

Lake Placid Cruise & Olympic Jumping Complex

The Lake Placid Marina features a one-hour narrated cruise aboard an all-weather scenic boat. Enjoy listening to the history of the stately manors that were built along the shore. This cruise takes the visitor from Lake Placid through the Adirondack wildlife and the magnificent Whiteface Mountain settings where the alpine events of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games were held. Next visit the Olympic Jumping Complex where in the summer or fall you might see young aspiring Olympians practicing ski jumping on plastic mats. Ride in an elevator ride to the top of 20-story jump tower and enjoy the great view!

Approximate value: $29 USD per person

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