If you are looking for a relaxed vacation that includes fall colours, seashores, mountains and an interesting mix of history from whaling to the lives of The Rich & Famous – you will enjoy this tour.
Day 1: Tues., Oct. 17 – The tour will depart from Orillia at 7:00a.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 7:30a.m. & the Tour Office at 8:00a.m. A shuttle van will be picking up customers in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach & Elmvale (with a minimum of 6 passengers) upon request and transferred to meet the coach in Barrie. (Overnight parking is available at our Tour Office) A Canadian Passport will be required for the border crossing into the USA. We will allow time for duty free shopping. Today we travel to Albany, New York for our overnight stay.
Day 2: Wed., Oct. 18 – Today we are off to Newport, Rhode Island – America’s first resort and yachting capitol of the world. We will have a guided tour of this Nautical Playground for the rich and famous! Journey along the magnificent Ten Mile Drive for a step back in time to the opulent era of the Gilded age. Elite families such as the Vanderbilt’s and Astor have built their “summer cottages” to retreat from the city life. After our tour, we’ll visit the grand dame of all the Mansions – The Breakers. In the late afternoon we will travel to Yarmouth, Massachusetts where you can unpack and relax for our 4-night stay. Enjoy an evening dinner at our hotel, The Red Jacket Inn, located at 1 South Shore Drive, South Yarmouth, MA. (B & D)
Day 3: Thurs., Oct. 19 – After breakfast, we will depart for a day on the beautiful storybook island of “Martha’s Vineyard”. Located 7 miles off coastline, this Island offers a vacation ambience unlike any other. Once an early refuge for coastal ship traffic, it blossomed into a whaling community in the 18th and 19th century and evolved to what is now a popular tourist destination of today. We’ll take our own guide and coach to the island and enjoy a guided tour of Oak Bluffs which is noted for its collection of small Carpenter Gothic cottages clustered in the Methodist Camp Meeting Grounds, and Edgartown, known for its stately Greek revival homes built by sea captains of years ago. There will be free time in Edgartown for shopping and lunch on own. We will continue our tour of the island, returning on the afternoon ferry. Dinner will be served before returning to the hotel. (B & D)
Day 4: Fri., Oct. 20 – Today is a day at leisure at the resort. You will have time to walk on the beach, enjoy the pools and relax. Enjoy an evening dinner at our hotel at 6:00p.m. (B & D)
Day 5: Sat., Oct. 21 – It’s Saturday morning and we are going to enjoy a leisurely drive and a day filled with Kennedy history. Today’s highlights will include: guided tour of Hyannis, a visit to St. Francis Xavier Church, the JFK Memorial, free time over lunch to explore the town, driving tour with picture stops along the Old Kings Highway with Lighthouse stops. Tonight we will enjoy a lobster dinner – alternate entrée choices are available. (B & D)
Day 6: Sun., Oct. 22 – After breakfast, we bid farewell to the Cape and head for the city of Boston. We will make a brief stop in Plymouth enroute. This morning we will visit the JFK Library followed by free time at Quincy Market and Fanueil Hall for lunch on own. In the afternoon there will be a guided city tour which includes the Freedom Trail.
We will overnight in Bedford, Mass. (B)
Day 7: Mon., Oct. 23 – A group breakfast will be served before departing for St. Albans, Vermont. We’ll enjoy a leisurely drive through the picturesque White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Green
Mountains of Vermont as we start our journey homeward. A group farewell dinner is planned for this evening. (B & D)
Day 8: Tues., Oct. 24 – A group breakfast will be served before departing for home. We will stop at the Duty Free shop before entering Canada. Our return to Barrie will be at approximately 8:30p.m & Orillia at 9:00p.m. (B)
Tour includes: motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 7 nights hotel & taxes, baggage handling (including a 4-night stay at The Red Jacket Inn an ocean front property) 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners, guided tours, a full day on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard, 1 ferry crossing, admissions as outlined in the itinerary, duty free shopping & HST EXEMPT.
Cost per person: Twin $2210.00 & Single $2920.00
A deposit of $600.00 is required at the time of booking, with the 2nd deposit of $600.00 due by June 1st and the balance due in full one month prior to departure.
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.