Experience the beauty of the holidays throughout New England

Highlights

  • The holidays are, quite simply, a magical time throughout New England. It is a time when everything is aglow. Christmas trees made out of lobster traps, sparkling lighthouses and church steeples covered with snow that stand out against the deep blue sky are only some of the winter scenes perfect for photographs. Need more holiday spirit? Let the sweet music of the Boston Pops, the Newport Mansions filled with thousands of poinsettias, evergreens and wreaths and the sparkling holiday lights of New York City put you in a joyous holiday frame of mind.

Itinerary for Holiday Traditions, New England to New York City

DAY 1: Friday, November 30, 2018  – Arrive into Boston’s Logan International Airport and make your way to the Westin Copley Hotel, your home for the next two nights. After check in, the afternoon is yours at leisure. Perhaps you may want to explore Boston’s iconic Back Bay, filled with shopping and entertainment possibilities!

DAY 2: Saturday, December 1, 2018 – After breakfast, meet your local Boston guide and kick off the holiday celebration! This morning’s Stocking Stuffer Tour begins with a short tour of Boston’s historic sites and an exploration of local holiday traditions. At each stop along the way you’ll receive a special stocking stuffer! Enjoy lunch on your own during a stop at Quincy Market. For over 250 years the marketplace has played an integral role in the life of Boston’s residents. Decorated for the holidays, Quincy market will wow you with roaming performers; outstanding shopping and delicious treats! This evening enjoy a delicious dinner at Cheers, the original Beacon Hill pub that inspired the legendary TV show. Top the evening off with a New England holiday must-see – the Boston Pops Holiday Concert at Symphony Hall! Then it’s back to your hotel to nestle in bed with visions of sugar plums (and the Boston Pops) dancing in your head!  Today’s included amenities: breakfast at the hotel, Stocking Stuffer Tour, dinner at Cheers restaurant. 

DAY 3: Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Today you will travel to Newport, Rhode Island where you will join your local Guide for a Newport Mansions Driving Tour. This scenic drive also known as Ten Mile Drive will take you along the water where the most famous of the “American Aristocracy” built their splendid summer palaces. Be prepared for breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean as you tour Marble House and Breakers Mansion. Discover the beauty and extravagance of these historic homes as they are impeccably adorned for the holidays. Inside, you will find thousands of poinsettias, evergreens and wreaths as well as decorated Christmas trees reflecting each individual mansion’s style. Enjoy lunch on your own at the Brick Market Place. Located between Thames Street and America’s Cup Ave., the marketplace contains over 25 unique shops and places to eat. The marketplace has three rows of buildings where you can find everything your heart desires! Later, check in at your hotel, freshen up and join your fellow travelers for dinner at a favorite local restaurant.  Today’s included amenities: breakfast at the hotel, Newport mansion tour, dinner at a local restaurant 

DAY 4: Monday, December 3, 2018 – Bid farewell to the charm of Newport as you travel to New York City this morning. Upon arrival, enjoy time for lunch on your own. This afternoon, set off on a tour of New York City’s iconic sites, including Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, the Empire State Building and more! A visit inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral is included. After your tour, check in to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a spectacular Holiday Lights Tour. Revel in the beauty of the holidays as all of the stores try to outdo each other with sparkling window displays. After the tour, dine on your own at one the many sumptuous New York restaurants.  Today’s included amenities: breakfast at the hotel, New York City tour, Holiday Lights tour.

DAY 5:Tuesday, December 4, 2018 – Today is yours to explore the Big Apple on your own. Enjoy the timeless traditions of this spectacular city. Perhaps you will choose to take a horse drawn carriage ride through Central Park, take part in some holiday shopping on 5th avenue or venture to Ground Zero. Our holiday experience culminates this evening with a memorable performance at the Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes .  Today’s included amenities: breakfast at the hotel, performance of The Radio City Rockettes 

DAY 6: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – Enjoy breakfast this morning before transferring to the airport for your flight home with wonderful memories of the holidays in New England.  Today’s included amenities: breakfast at the hotel

6 days, from $2,499 USD