Tours

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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
  • Tour Date: August 23, 2020
  • Destination: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park - Liberty Island, New York, NY
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $80. Senior / $75. Child / $60. Transportation Only

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Liberty Enlightening the World

"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.  It was designated as a National Monument in 1924.  Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933.

In May of 2019, Lady Liberty’s legacy expanded with the opening of the Statue of Liberty Museum. Housed within the Statue of Liberty Museum are three interactive galleries that tell the statue's history in thought-provoking ways. Each gallery is designed to inspire visitors. The museum replaced a small exhibition inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and allows millions of visitors to enjoy the Statue of Liberty experience and be inspired by the iconic statue.

Island of Hope, Island of Tears

How far would you travel to find a better life? What if the journey took weeks under difficult conditions?  If you answered "Whatever it takes," you echo the feelings of the 12 million immigrants who passed through these now quiet halls from 1892 to 1954. Ellis Island afforded them the opportunity to attain the American dream for themselves and their descendants. Come hear their stories.

Bronx Zoo
  • Tour Date: August 29, 2020
  • Destination: The Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $82. Senior / $80. Child / $60. Transportation Only

Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s flagship park, opened on November 8, 1899. Since then, the zoo has created a unique window into the natural world for city dwellers in the heart of the Bronx - and serves as a springboard and hub for conservation efforts across the entire planet.

The animals and exhibits at the Bronx Zoo span the globe and include tiny toads from Tanzania and big cats from the Russian Far East. With more than 700 species, the zoo is the perfect place to inspire animal lovers of all ages. Part of their mission is to connect visitors to wildlife and inspire them to join our conservation work. Scientists at the Bronx Zoo, and the Wildlife Conservation Society's four other zoos and aquarium, are working to protect the future of all species and the places they call home. Much of this work has recently been featured on the Animal Planet docuseries, THE ZOO, which has provided behind-the-scenes looks into their work like never before.

Through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s five parks, we are able to connect over 4 million visitors a year to impactful messaging on science, nature, and conservation. Across these facilities, we care for more than 17,000 mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. With a leading role in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), WCS sets the standard for animal care, zoological medicine, wildlife conservation, and innovative, naturalistic exhibits.

More information available at https://bronxzoo.com/

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New York Botanical Gardens
  • Tour Date: August 29, 2020
  • Destination: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $82. Adult / $78. Senior / $75. Child / $60. Transportation Only

New York Botanical Gardens

Established in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is distinguished by the beauty of its landscape, collections, and gardens, and the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. NYBG was inspired by an 1888 visit that eminent botanists Nathaniel Lord Britton and his wife, Elizabeth, took to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London. The Brittons believed New York should have a great botanical garden to advance public understanding of plants, be a repository of rare and valuable specimens, and lead original research in botanical science.

Today, the 250-acre Garden—the largest in any city in the United States—is a National Historic Landmark. In addition to the natural attributes that attracted the Brittons, NYBG encompasses 50 specialty gardens and collections comprising more than one million plants, the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections, and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the nation’s preeminent Victorian-style glasshouse. Highlights include the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, considered among the world’s most sustainable rose gardens; the Native Plant Garden, celebrating the diversity of northeastern North American plants; and 30,000 distinguished trees, many more than 200 years old. More than one million visitors annually enjoy the grounds, view innovative exhibitions, and participate in educational programs that are larger and more diverse than those of any other garden in the world.

More information available at https://www.nybg.org/

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MGM Casino & Lee Premium Outlets - September 5, 2020
  • Tour Date: September 04, 2020
  • Destination: MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, MA, Lee Premium Outlets, 50 Water Street, Lee, MA
  • Cost: $25.00 Per Person

MGM Casino & Lee Premium Outlets - September 5, 2020

MGM Springfield is situated in the heart of Metro Center, Springfield, Massachusetts. The resort casino, which opened on August 24, 2018, is the first resort casino in the Commonwealth and is situated in a block of buildings that are historically or culturally influential to Springfield. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.

No one under the age of 21 is permitted to game or be present in the gaming area. Children cannot be left alone while a parent is engaged in gaming, even nearby. Unaccompanied children are not permitted on property at any time and will be approached by Security to help find their parents.

We will be visiting the MGM Casino from 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Lee Premium Outlets®, a shopping destination in the beautiful Berkshires, is designed to mirror an outdoor, quaint New England village. This shopping mecca is conveniently located off exit 2 of Interstate 90 (MA Turnpike). With 60 stores including men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, and shoes, Lee Premium Outlets includes Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, J. Crew Factory Store, Lindt Chocolate, Nautica, Michael Kors, Aeropostale, PacSun, The Cosmetics Company Store  and Under Armour, just to name a few. At the scenic gateway to The Berkshires, the region features mountains, lakes, shopping and small town New England charm.

We will be visiting the Lee Premium Outlets from 4:00PM - 5:30PM

New England Aquarium
  • Tour Date: September 05, 2020
  • Destination: New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $80. Senior / $75. Child / $65 Transportation Only

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals—from northern fur seals to giant Pacific octopus to little blue penguins.

We also offer a wide range of exhibits, including the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef home to Myrtle the green sea turtle and hundreds of other Caribbean animals.

More information available at https://www.neaq.org/

Photo credit: Beyond My Ken
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Feast of San Gennaro
  • Tour Date: September 18, 2020
  • Destination: Mulberry St, New York, NY
  • Cost: $60. Per Person

Feast of San Gennaro

Although the Feast of San Gennaro is a celebration of faith (folks tip their hats to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy) the festive atmosphere, delicious food and colorful processions are what it’s known for. For 11 days, Little Italy is transformed into a red, white and green bash with special guests & live music. The Feast of San Gennaro is located along Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets.

The most important question is also tricky to answer: Which vendor deserves the first bite? Lucy’s Palace, one of the most popular stalls, crafts worth-the-wait sausage-and-pepper sandwiches. Serving cheesy and meat-filled Italian egg rolls, Roll Up is not afraid of deep-frying its delights until super crispy. Alleva Dairy, the oldest cheese shop in the U.S., will provide eggplant, chicken and meatball parms for you to get your teeth around. Plus, swing by the cannoli king Caffé Palermo, which dishes out fried pastries and a unique almond-spun cheesecake cone.

New Meadowlands Flea Market
  • Tour Date: October 16, 2020
  • Destination: Metlife Stadium, One MetLife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford, NJ
  • Cost: $60. Transportation Only

New Meadowlands Flea Market

The New Meadowlands Flea Market is located in the heart of Bergen County in The Meadowlands Sports Complex, Plaza J, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Open Saturdays, Special Event Days and Holidays, you will find hundreds of merchandise vendors along with delicious food, free entertainment and games. The New Meadowlands Flea Market is located in the heart of Bergen County in The Meadowlands Sports Complex, Plaza J, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Open Saturdays, Special Event Days and Holidays, you will find hundreds of merchandise vendors along with delicious food, free entertainment and games.

Bowen's Wharf 30th Annual Seafood Festival
  • Tour Date: October 17, 2020
  • Destination: Bowen's Wharf, 13 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI
  • Cost: $65.00 Per Person

Bowen's Wharf 30th Annual Seafood Festival

Named one of the “10 Fabulous Fall Festivals on the Coast,” by Coastal Living Magazine, this event is an open invitation to come back to the waterfront after the rush of the summer season!

Honoring the “Harvest of the Sea,” the Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival offers fresh, local seafood. Fish tacos, lobster rolls, fried calamari, oysters, signature cocktails and cold Whaler’s Brewing beer accompany continuous live music, and family fun, all beneath the Wharf’s colorful tents. Other neighboring restaurants and fisherman’s associations serve up their most celebrated seafood dishes (lobster dinners, clam chowder, stuffed quahogs, clam cakes, shrimp, scallops, raw oysters and clams, as well as a few dishes for landlubbers and kids). Fresh smoothies, donuts and kettle corn for your sweet tooth. Cafe-style seating is set up throughout the Wharf and proceeds from festival bars benefit Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s 200-foot official sailing education vessel.

Canyon Country feat. Arizona & Utah
  • Tour Date: October 22, 2020
    October 23, 2020
    October 24, 2020
    October 25, 2020
    October 26, 2020
    October 27, 2020
    October 28, 2020
    October 29, 2020
  • Destination: Scottsdale, AZ, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, Lake Powell, AZ, Bryce Canyon, UT, Zion National Park, UT, Las Vegas, NV
  • Cost: $4379. Single / $3479. Double / $3429. Triple - Per Person

Canyon Country feat. Arizona & Utah

A journey through Canyon Country brings you into a colorful world of stunning southwestern vistas and the unique topography of three national parks: Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon. Take time to shop in Sedona's marketplace and travel through Kaibab National Forest. Spend a night at the South Rim of the magnificent Grand Canyon. Luxuriate at the Lake Powell Resort for two nights. Personalize your Arizona travel by choosing to either take in the stark beauty of Monument Valley on a narrated ride or take a cruise through the canyons for a different perspective on the spectacular scenery. End in the neon-lit spectacle of Las Vegas.

This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.

Air passengers will arrive into Phoenix, Arizona airport. All transfers will depart from Phoenix airport for Scottsdale.

 

Salem, MA
  • Tour Date: October 23, 2020
  • Destination: Salem, MA
  • Cost: $65. Per Person

Salem, MA

Quaint shops, fine restaurants, a multitude of attractions, live music and great nightlife make Salem a vibrant city with a cool urban feel. Salem is experiencing an incredible resurgence, new retail stores and restaurants are opening every month, attracting more year-round residents.

Salem is known worldwide as a historical and cultural tourist destination, and is the heart of the tourist community in the region north of Boston. There’s always something happening in Salem. Whether it’s a festival at the Willows, music at the farmers market on Derby Square, the annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade, or fireworks over Salem Harbor, it is easy to enjoy Salem. Salem is also known as the restaurant destination north of Boston, and celebrates its culinary attraction during the spring and fall restaurant weeks.

And, of course, Salem is the only city in the world that celebrates five seasons each year – winter, spring, summer, fall, and Haunted Happenings in October!

Today, as you walk the streets of Salem, you can see the best of four centuries of architecture contained within the one-mile-wide center of historic Salem. From the 1668 House of the Seven Gables, to the grand mansions of Chestnut Street, to the charming Victorian cottages near the Salem Common, the city of Salem has a wealth of architectural treasures.

Salem has a culturally diverse population, a rich maritime heritage, and amazing stories that span almost four centuries. During your visit, stop by at The National Park Service Regional Visitor Center or the Salem Maritime National Historic Site on the Salem Waterfront. It’s time to discover the magic of Salem!

Spotlight on Santa Fe Holiday
  • Tour Date: December 12, 2020
    December 13, 2020
    December 14, 2020
    December 15, 2020
    December 16, 2020
    December 17, 2020
  • Destination: Santa Fe, NM
  • Cost: $2799. Single / $2399. Double / $2369. Triple - Per Person

Spotlight on Santa Fe Holiday

Discover how “The City Different” does the holidays on this Southwestern getaway. Kick off your journey with a locally guided walking tour through the Santa Fe Plaza, the historic heart of the city where you’ll stop at some of the city’s landmark sites like the Santa Fe Indian Market, Palace of the Governors, and Loretto Chapel. Visit the Georgia O’Keeffe museum and discover thousands of works from the artist many refer to as the “Mother of American Modernism.” Uncover cliff dwellings once inhabited by the Pueblo Indians at Bandelier National Monument. Santa Fe’s flourishing art scene, Native American roots and festive charm await.

The overall activity level of this tour is a level 3. This means you’re an on-the-go traveler. You don’t want to miss a thing, so walking and standing for longer periods of time (1-2 hours) isn’t a big deal. You can navigate hills and uneven ground, climb into various modes of transportation, and could possibly anticipate changes in elevation. You can expect some longer days balanced with free-time to recharge or set out on your own adventure.

Discover Panama: The Land Between the Seas - 2021
  • Tour Date: February 24, 2021
    February 25, 2021
    February 26, 2021
    February 27, 2021
    February 28, 2021
    March 01, 2021
    March 02, 2021
    March 03, 2021
    March 04, 2021
  • Destination: Panama City, Panama, Anton Valley, Panama, Chitré, Panama, Playa Bonita, Panama
  • Cost: $3649. Single / $3049. Double / $3019. Triple - Per Person

Discover Panama: The Land Between the Seas - 2021

Explore the colors and natural beauty of Panama – a land between the seas. Cruise through the canal aboard the Pacific Queen on a partial transit and stay in the heart of Panama City. Travel via dugout canoe to meet the indigenous Emberá people. Explore bustling local markets. Visit the historic district in Panama City, Casco Viejo, and the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center. Hike along rainforest trails to a waterfall. Stay in Anton Valley, a community nestled entirely within a volcano crater. Meet the locals and learn about Panamanian folklore and artisan crafts, including the traditional pollera dress. Enjoy a farm-to-table experience at a finca in Chitré. Complete your Panama experience with a final night in your resort overlooking Playa Bonita.

The overall activity level of this tour is a level 2. This means you like a balanced approach to travel. You feel confident walking at least 30-45 minutes at a time over a variety of terrains – from cobblestone streets to easy straightaways to a couple hills or flights of stairs. You’re comfortable walking a few city blocks at a time, but need some time to unwind and relax.

America's Music Cities Feat. New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville - 2021
  • Tour Date: April 10, 2021
    April 11, 2021
    April 12, 2021
    April 13, 2021
    April 14, 2021
    April 15, 2021
    April 16, 2021
    April 17, 2021
  • Destination: New Orleans, LA, Memphis, TN, Nashville, TN
  • Cost: $4149. Single / $3249. Double / $3019. Triple - Per Person

America's Music Cities Feat. New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville - 2021

Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on a tour of America’s most famed musical cities – New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville. Experience New Orleans, where jazz, food and fun are always on the menu. Take advantage of your choice on tour, whether it’s a stroll through New Orleans’ famous French Quarter alongside a local expert -OR- a panoramic motor coach tour for a different perspective of the city. Discover Mardi Gras World, where the massive, magical parade floats are crafted. Taste a classic NOLA dessert – beignets at Café Du Monde. Spend two nights in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues," and tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. See where country legends recorded hit tunes at RCA Studio B. You’ll be hummin’ and strummin’ long after you’ve returned home.

The overall activity level of this tour is a level 2. This means you like a balanced approach to travel. You feel confident walking at least 30-45 minutes at a time over a variety of terrains – from cobblestone streets to easy straightaways to a couple hills or flights of stairs. You’re comfortable walking a few city blocks at a time, but need some time to unwind and relax.