$3579 - Double (per person)
$4697 - Single
Includes: 13 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 4 Dinners
April 15-May 5, 2024............$250*
May 6-21, 2024..................$1790*
May 22-31, 2024................$2685*
After May 31, 2024.........No Refund
*Per person plus any cancellation fees charged by vendors.
*Plus single supplement if applicable.
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Day 1: Some of the treasures of the Northeast United States await us as we leave Kansas and head east for exciting visits in Providence, RI; Cape Cod, MA; and into New York’s Hudson Valley. Today we travel through Missouri to Collinsville, IL, for night.
2: Our trip today takes us through the fertile farmland of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Night in Columbus, capital of Ohio.
3: Our drive this morning brings us to Pittsburgh, PA. Our afternoon is dedicated to having a local guide give us a tour of this city which is famous for its three rivers: Allegheny, Monongahela and the Ohio. Night in New Stanton.
4: As we continue east through Pennsylvania we make a stop in Hershey which is known worldwide for its chocolate. We visit Hershey’s Chocolate World which is the visitor center for the Hershey Foods Corporation. In the afternoon we continue our drive to Mahwah, NJ, where we spend the night.
5: Our destination this morning is Newport, RI. Once the hub of Colonial commerce, Newport is now known as the hot spot for the elite. A local guide comes aboard our motorcoach for a tour through Newport’s Old Town, Ocean Drive and “Millionaires Row”. We stop for a tour at The Breakers known as Newport’s most opulent mansion. Following our time in Newport we continue on to Hyannis, MA, where we spend the next four nights. Dinner included.
6: We travel the Old Kings Highway winding through centuries of Cape Cod history on our way to Provincetown at the extreme tip of Cape Cod. We take time to enjoy the shops and galleries that make this artists/fisherman village so unique. This afternoon we board an excursion vessel for an amazing whale watching experience. Dinner is included in Provincetown before we return to Hyannis.
7: Our local guide brings us to HY-Line Docks where we board the ferry to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Upon arrival we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island where we learn about the history and lifestyles of the islanders. Before boarding the ferry back to the mainland we visit Oak Bluffs with its brightly painted cottages and decorative “gingerbread” trim. Dinner is included this evening.
8: We meet a local guide and travel to America’s Hometown, Plymouth. Home of the Pilgrim Fathers and one of the country’s first settlements, it is well know in the United States for its historical value. We make picture stops at the Forefathers Monument, Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of the disembarkation of the Pilgrims in 1620, and the Newly restored Mayflower II. After free time we board a Lobster Tales Cruise to learn about the many creatures that live in the Plymouth Harbor. We even have opportunity to help haul in lobster traps. Later our guide gives us a tour of Hyannis including the John F. Kennedy Memorial, Korean War Memorial and a view of the St. Francis Xavier Church, the summer parish of the Kennedy family. This evening we enjoy a lobster dinner (or alternate menu for those who don’t want lobster).
9: Today we travel through Massachusetts west into New York state. In the afternoon we make a stop in Stockbridge to visit the Norman Rockwell Museum which is said to house the largest collection of original artwork by the beloved illustrator. Later we continue west for our overnight in East Greenbush, a suburb of Albany.
10: This morning we make the drive to Albany, New York's capital city. We visit the Capitol Plaza and visitor center. Later we continue west to Herkimer for a cruise on the Erie Canal, lunch included. The cruise takes us through Lock 18 which raises and lowers vessels 20-feet. The fully narrated cruise features the past, present and future of the world's most iconic waterway. Night in Geneva.
11: The Finger Lakes region of northern New York is known for its scenic beauty, its quaint towns and villages and its many museums. Today a local guide shows us around the area and helps us enjoy some of the charm of the region. In late afternoon we travel to Bradford, PA, for the night.
12: This morning we drive to Titusville where we board the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad for a three-hour ride through the countryside, lunch included. Traveling in vintage train cars we learn about the people and places that made up Pennsylvania Oil Country where oil history began. After our train excursion we board our motorcoach and continue to Dublin, OH, for night.
13: Our travel today takes us through western Ohio, Indiana and Illinois as we are headed to St. Peters, MO, for the night.
14: We have time today to reflect on the many new and wonderful experiences as we return home to Kansas.