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Welcome to Boston. On arrival, you'll be taken to your hotel, a historic city landmark that characterizes the elegance and style of a decadent bygone age. Relax in your classically styled room before meeting your Travelling Concierge and fellow travelers at 6:00 pm for a Welcome Dinner with wine at your hotel.
In the morning head to the Old North Church, an icon of the American Revolution, and be treated to a private tour before the church opens to the public. Depart Boston for the coastal scenes of New England, stopping to admire the fishing town of Portland, Maine's largest city, with a bustling waterfront and delicious seafood dining options. Arrive in Bar Harbor, known for its pastel-colored harbor and quaint cobblestone streets. Your home is the West Street Hotel, situated downtown on the waterfront, with wonderful local flair and nautical vibes. Tonight, your Traveling Concierge can assist with reservations for dinner at your leisure.
Visit breathtaking Acadia National Park. Abundant in wildlife and rich in rugged charm, it is the only national park in New England. The park protects the natural beauty of the highest headlands along the Atlantic coastline and offers an idyllic place to feel at one with nature. Join Captain John Nicolai, a lobsterman and expert on Maine's lobster industry to learn the secrets behind this delicious local specialty. Afterward, indulge in a lobster feast at Stewman’s, the only authentic lobster pound in Bar Harbor.
Travel from Bar Harbor to the White Mountains along the colorful Kancamagus Highway, as you take in the beautiful autumn scenery and the land's lush citrus hues. You'll stop for lunch in the quaint village of North Conway, before arriving at your hotel in New Hampshire's White Mountains. This historic resort opened as an inn in 1866 and still boasts a captivating, old-world charm. In the evening why not make the most of the hotel's spa facilities or take a walk in its beautiful, storybook grounds?
Take a trip to the top of the famous Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States, this iconic mountain is a nature lover's dream. Outdoorsy types will be in their element as they take in the fresh air and glorious views of this beautiful part of the world. Tonight, prepare for a pleasant Highlight Dinner at your resort.
Start your day by satisfying your sweet tooth with a visit to Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. Learn about the history of the farm and how the Morse family's ancestors were influenced by Native Americans to produce the delicious treats they do today. Explore the northern Vermont town of Stowe Your Way. This afternoon foodies can enjoy a tasting of cider at a local cidery, while eager adventurers have the chance to take a scenic guided hike from the luxury Stowe Mountain Lodge.
Visit Montpelier, the capital city of Vermont. The destination offers interesting shops for those who enjoy browsing small boutiques and bookstores, while its traditional architecture makes it a great place for those just looking to explore and take in the scenery. You'll move on to the unusual Hope Cemetery in Barre, known for its uniquely crafted granite memorials and tombstones, before ending up at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Famous for housing some of America's best illustrations, and of course the largest collection of original Rockwell art, you'll check out the museum after-hours on a private tour. End the day with a Highlight Dinner at the exceptional Table Six, where flawless service and world-class dishes with local flair await you. This esteemed venue is a top-rated fine dining restaurant in the Berkshires.
Travel through the lush Hudson Valley, before joining a docent for a private tour of Wilderstein before it opens. The iconic gilded age mansion and National Historic Landmark dates back to 1852. In the evening you’ll dine in the home of local New Yorkers as you join an EatWith dinner in Manhattan. A selection of hosts open their homes (and their kitchens) so you can get a taste of local life. After an eventful day in the Big Apple, get some shuteye at luxurious Essex House. A member of the Historic Hotels of America, this upscale, Art Deco hotel is in a grand location overlooking Central Park and just minutes away from elegant Fifth Avenue shops.
What better way to spend your final full day in this vibrant city than by taking in some of its most famous sights? Discover the Broadway District with a working actor on a walking tour. Take a trip to the One World Observatory, atop One World Trade Center (the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere) and appreciate marvelous views of the iconic N.Y.C. cityscape. End your day with a Celebration Dinner at Trattoria Dell'Arte, where you can indulge in fine Italian cuisine as you toast to your travels with your new friends and Traveling Concierge.
Bid farewell to your traveling companions as you are transferred to JFK, LaGuardia or Newark Airport for your onward journey.
9 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners.
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