New York - New Haven - Newport - Providence (189 miles)
Today, we will visit the beautiful campus of Yale University and Mystic Village and the USS Nautilus(optional). After lunch, we will continue to Newport, RI to visit Breakers Mansion. Then, we will continue to Providence for dinner.
New Haven, CT
New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. Besides, New Haven is the home of Yale University.
Founded in 1701, this world-famous university is the third-oldest in the United States. This Ivy-League school is consistently ranked as one of the best institutions of higher learning in the entire world, and admission is extremely competitive.
Admission (Optional): Adult $11; Child (3-12 yrs) $7; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $11; Museum Admission|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
A town in New London County, Connecticut which is home to General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Naval Submarine Base New London.
USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
The world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine. The vessel was the first submarine to complete a submerged transit of the North Pole on 3 August 1958. It was decommissioned in 1980 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1982. The submarine has been preserved as a museum ship in Groton, Connecticut, where the vessel receives around 250,000 visitors per year.
Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $8
Newport is a high end New England seaport town, extremely popular among the mega-rich of America. Travel along Ocean Drive to get beautiful scenic views and see the magnificent Breakers Mansion. It is a short drive from Boston.
The Breakers mansion is not just one of the most famous, but is the largest and grandest of the several historical Newport "cottages" that dot the ritzy coastline. The four-story building is located on 14 acres of waterfront property.
Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (6-17 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26|Opening Hours: Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Providence, founded in 1636, is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay.
Deluxe Hotel: Holiday Inn Mansfield - Foxboro Area/Red Roof Inn Boston - Mansfield/Foxboro or similar
Providence - Plymouth - Boston (94 miles)
Today, we will visit Plimoth Plantation and Plymouth Rock. Then, we will take a famous Boston Duck Tour before visiting the Harvard Natural History Museum as well as the beautiful campuses of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lastly, we will go to Quincy Market to enjoy a delicious lobster meal.
Plymouth is a coastal town in Massachusetts, south of Boston. It is the site of the first Pilgrim settlement, founded in 1620. Plymouth Rock, a boulder in Pilgrim Memorial State Park, marks the place where settlers are thought to have landed on shore.
The Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA is a fully-functioning historical town set in the year 1627. The complex also contains a recreation of the Mayflower, a craft center, a small farm animal zoo, and a movie theater.
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts is an important cultural landmark in the Unites States. It is considered to be the place where European pilgrims first landed and established what would become the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1620.
Duration: Approx. 15 Minutes
Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.
Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.
Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
Boston Duck Tour
With their signature World War II amphibious landing vehicles, Boston Duck Tours are one of the most unique ways to tour this magnificent city, by land and sea.
Admission (Optional): Adult $47.17; Child (3-11 yrs) $32.44; Child (0-3 yrs) $10.50; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $47.17|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Harvard Natural History Museum
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It displays a sampling of specimens drawn from the collections of the University's three natural history research museums:the Harvard University Herbaria,
the Museum of Comparative Zoology,the Harvard Mineralogical Museum.
Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-18 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10|Opening Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm
One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Tourists come for both history and the architecture.
Admission (Optional): Adult $14; Child (3-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.
Boston Lobster Meal
At one time, lobster was considered low-class food, barely fit to be used as fertilizer. Not so today-- the most elite are willing to shell out a fortune for a good lobster, and Massachusetts is famous for its shellfish.
Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (3-12 yrs) $32; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32
Standard Hotel: Radisson Hotel Nashua/ Crowne Plaza Nashua or similar
Nashua - Portland (86 miles)
In the morning, we will tour the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Brewery before visiting the Portland Head Lighthouse in Portland, ME.
Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a population of 67,067 as of 2017. Portland's economy is mostly dependent on tourism and the Old Port district is a popular destination.
Portland Head Light
For more than 200 years, the lighthouse known as the Portland Head Light has been a beacon for ships off the coast of New England. Construction on the lighthouse began in 1787 under the direction of not-yet-president George Washington.
Admission (Optional): Adult $5; Child (3-12 yrs) $5; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $5|Duration: Approx. 30 Minutes
Harbor Lights and Sights Cruise
This unique opportunity to experience the iconic lighthouses and sights of Portland Harbor and the picturesque waterway known as Diamond Pass. Our cruise first explores the bustling inner harbor and main shipping channel to get close up views of lighthouses.
Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (3-12 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $29
Deluxe Hotel: Ramada Plaza Portland/ Fireside Inn & Suites Portland or similar
Portland - Franconia Notch - White Mountain National Forest (151 miles)
In the morning, we will go to Flume Gorge, where we will be able to walk along the narrow passageway that contains over 20 distinct waterfalls. After lunch, we will take the aerial tramway to the summit of Cannon Mountain, which offers views of four surrounding states and Canada. After that, we will explore the White Mountain National Forest, home to Mount Washington, the region's highest peak. We will take the famous cog railway to the summit.
Franconia Notch State Park, NH
located in the White Mountains in northern New Hampshire, United States. The park is home to Cannon Mountain, a state-owned ski resort started in the 1930s. Cannon is also famous for being one of the most challenging hills in New England.
The Flume Gorge-- or simply "The Flume"-- is a natural, 800-foot-long gorge at the foot of Mount Liberty in New Hampshire's Franconia Notch State Park. Visitors may walk through the gorge and see the Flume Brook waterfall.
Admission (Optional): Adult $16; Child (6-12 yrs) $14; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $16
Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway
This 80-passenger cable car brings guests more than 2,000 feet in the air to the top of Cannon Mountain. Located in Franconia Notch State Park, Cannon Mountain is famous for its alpine skiing trails and rock climbing.
If the Tramway is closed, we will go to Winnipesaukee Lake Cruise.
Admission (Optional): Adult $19; Child (6-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19
White Mountain National Forest, NH
New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest is home to Polar Caves Park and the beautiful views of the Kancamagus Highway. Be sure to ride the Mount Washington Cog Railway, a train that uses special tracks to climb the mountain!
Mount Washington Cog Railway
The Mount Washington Cog Railway was the first mountain-climbing cog railway, and has been humming along since 1868. It is still the second-steepest railway of its kind in the world, climbing at as much as a 37% incline.
Admission (Optional): Adult $72; Child (4-12 yrs) $41; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $68
Ellacoya State Park, NH
A 65-acre state park in Gilford, New Hampshire, located on the southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. The park has 600 feet (180 m) of beachfront. There is a pavilion, an accessible bathhouse with showers and a changing area for swimmers.
Winnipesaukee Lake Cruise
(Optional if time permits)
The largest lake in New Hampshire and third-largest in New England, Lake Winnipesaukee has been a vacation destination for more than a century. Guests on the boats can see sights like the Eagle Island Narrows and Diamond Island.
Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (5-12 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32
Deluxe Hotel: Baymont Inn&Suites West Lebanon or similar
Hartford - New York (99 miles)
After departing from our hotel, we will drive along Vermont Route 100, enjoying the scenery along the way. After lunch, we will visit the Mark Twain House and Museum. Afterwards, we will return to New York City, where the tour will come to an end.
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Hartford is the historic international center of the insurance industry, with companies such as Travelers, Aetna, The Hartford, The Phoenix Companies, Uniprise and Hartford Steam Boiler based in the city.
Mark Twain House and Museum
Mark Twain was one of the premier writers of late 19th century America. He based his fictional works "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" on his hometown. Mark Twain House & Museum has restored the author's Hartford, Connecticut, home, where the author and his family lived from 1874 to 1891. Twain wrote his most important works during the years he lived there.
Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (6-16 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20; Mark Twain House & Museum|Opening Hours: Closed Tuesdays from January to March, Jan 1, Easter Sunday, July 4, Thanksgiving,Nov 28, Dec 24, Dec 25, Dec 26.