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1000 Islands - June 19, 2021
  • Tour Date: June 19, 2021
  • Destination: Uncle Sam Boat Tours, 45 James St, Alexandria Bay, NY
  • Cost: $120. Adult / $105. Senior / $95. Child

1000 Islands - June 19, 2021

The 1000 Islands (pronounced “Thousand Islands,” not “One Thousand Islands”) is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (USA) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.

Uncle Sam Boat Tours Two Nation Tour takes you on a 22-mile journey through what is considered the heart of the Thousand Islands and into American and Canadian waters. This scenic trip gives you the best view of this truly unique geographical area shared by two nations and you don’t even need a passport!

Professional, live, tour guides provide a lively narrative as you cruise through the narrow channels, over historic sunken wrecks, and by magnificent summer homes of the rich and famous. They provide you with local historical facts and folk lore as well as information about the area’s geology, environment, and native wildlife.

As you cruise on the emerald green waters of the mighty St. Lawrence River, you see international ships from all over the world either heading upriver to ports ringing the Great Lakes or heading downriver to the ocean and ports in distant lands. You also see many pleasure boats, from kayaks cruising along the shoreline to high-performance powerboats criss-crossing the main shipping channel. Your tour guide even points out the exact location of the international boundary line between the U.S. and Canada, so be ready to look!

At the end of the cruise, there is the option to disembark at Heart Island to enjoy a self-guided tour of Boldt Castle at an additional admission fee. (Option available when Boldt Castle is open.)

9/11 Memorial & Museum - June 20, 2021
  • Tour Date: June 20, 2021
  • Destination: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St, New York, NY
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $80. Senior / $76. Child / $65. Transportation Only

9/11 Memorial & Museum - June 20, 2021

A visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is widely regarded as one of the most essential experiences in New York City. 

Visitors are welcome to explore the Museum at their own pace. An average visit can take about two hours. The historical exhibition may not be appropriate for visitors younger than 10 years of age. Adults accompanying younger visitors should exercise discretion before entering. All visitors are asked to respect this place made sacred through tragic loss.

The historical exhibition has three parts that examine the day of 9/11, before 9/11 and after 9/11. It tells the story of what happened on 9/11, including the events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93.

The exhibition explores the background leading up to the events and examines their aftermath and continuing implications. The memorial exhibition, which is named In Memoriam, commemorates the lives of those who perished on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 and provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about the men, women and children who died.

New England Aquarium - July 10, 2021
  • Tour Date: July 10, 2021
  • Destination: New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $80. Senior / $75. Child / $65 Transportation Only

New England Aquarium - July 10, 2021

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
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Boston Whale Watch - July 10, 2021
  • Tour Date: July 10, 2021
  • Destination: Boston Harbor Cruises, One Long Wharf Boston, MA
  • Cost: $95. Adult / $90 Senior / $85 Child / $65 Transportation Only

Boston Whale Watch - July 10, 2021

Set sail with us for the whale watch experience of a lifetime. Our destination: Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine creatures. You’ll have a good chance to view several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, finbacks and minkes, and the critically endangered right whales. And you’ll learn about them from New England Aquarium naturalists who are always on board to share knowledge, answer your questions and explain the mind-blowing behaviors of these truly magnificent mammals.

Finger Lakes Wine Festival - July 11, 2021
  • Tour Date: July 11, 2021
  • Destination: Watkins Glen International, 2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY
  • Cost: $105. Adult / $98. Senior / $75. Transportation Only

Finger Lakes Wine Festival - July 11, 2021

Watkins Glen International will welcome wineries, musicians, regional chefs, food and craft vendors for the Finger Lakes Wine Festival. More than 80 wineries join numerous vendors and restaurants for the Finger Lakes Wine Festival.

Bronx Zoo - July 14, 2021
  • Tour Date: July 14, 2021
  • Destination: The Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $82. Senior / $80. Child / $65. Transportation Only

Bronx Zoo - July 14, 2021

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 - July 14, 2021
  • Tour Date: July 14, 2021
  • Destination: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $82. Adult / $79. Senior / $75. Child / $65. Transportation Only

New York Botanical Gardens - July 14, 2021

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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Syracuse Nationals / Destiny USA - July 17, 2021
  • Tour Date: July 17, 2021
  • Destination: Syracuse Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY, Desinty USA, 9090 Destiny USA Dr, Syracuse, NY
  • Cost: $48. per person

Syracuse Nationals / Destiny USA - July 17, 2021

It's a car collector's dream. The Syracuse Nationals Car Show brings about 8,000 gleaming hot rods to the Syracuse State Fair Grounds each year. The  festival will also display muscle cars, antique cars, trucks and other collector vehicles. The show also features special events, vendors, awards shows and seminars. Activities include Artie’s Party, Gasoline Alley, displaying more than 40 vintage race cars  and much more.

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island - July 18, 2021
  • Tour Date: July 18, 2021
  • Destination: Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Castle Clinton National Monument, Battery Park - Liberty Island, New York, NY
  • Cost: $90. Adult / $85. Senior / $80. Child / $65. Transportation Only

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island - July 18, 2021

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.

New York City - July 18, 2021
  • Tour Date: July 18, 2021
  • Destination: Manhattan, NY
  • Cost: $65. Transportation Only

New York City - July 18, 2021

Whatever your retail pleasure, you’ll find it in NYC. Stores across the five boroughs carry the finest in luxury apparel, plus gourmet goods, books, tech, gear and much more. There’s a reason why the City is known as a global shopping capital. With so many possibilities, there’s just one problem—where to begin?

Photo Credit: Sam valadi/Flickr
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

MGM Casino & Lee Premium Outlets - July 24, 2021
  • Tour Date: July 24, 2021
  • Destination: MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, MA, Lee Premium Outlets, 50 Water Street, Lee, MA
  • Cost: $30. Per Person

MGM Casino & Lee Premium Outlets - July 24, 2021

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

Mystic Aquarium & Seaport - July 25, 2021
  • Tour Date: July 25, 2021
  • Destination: Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT, Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT
  • Cost: $115. Adult / $110. Child / $70. Transportation Only

Mystic Aquarium & Seaport - July 25, 2021

Get closer to an incredible variety of marine life than you ever thought possible at the Mystic Aquarium! See New England’s only beluga whale exhibit, a full one acre habitat viewed through 20 ft. long underwater windows. Visit the historical maritime museum that brings you back to life on the coast in the 19th century. Venture aboard historic ships, take a walk down a re-created 19th century village, and watch vessel restoration in action at the preservation shipyard.

Rock Island Lighthouse Tour - August 7, 2021
  • Tour Date: August 07, 2021
  • Destination: Clayton Island Tours, 39611 Chateau Lane, Clayton, NY
  • Cost: $120. Adult / $105. Senior / $99. Child

Rock Island Lighthouse Tour - August 7, 2021

Board the Night Heron, our incredible glass-bottomed boat, and get an unparalleled view of underwater life in the clean waters of the St. Lawrence River.

Travel to Rock Island and spend one hour visiting the island where you can climb up in the lighthouse tower and look over the St. Lawrence River. Visit the lighthouse keeper’s home that is now a museum and gift shop.

Walk the island and see the building once used to store whale oil for burning in the lighthouse. Peer through the unique glass bottom boat to see native fish of the St. Lawrence, as well as countless other natural wonders beneath the waves of the Saint Lawrence River. The tour is guided by our historical and naturalist narrators with unique knowledge of the Thousand Islands.

Rock Island Lighthouse is located in the Thousand Islands about 4.5 miles northeast of Clayton, Jefferson County, New York, off of Fisher’s Landing. Originally commissioned in 1847, it is one of six lights put up along the St. Lawrence River to guide traffic to and from Lake Ontario through the waterway.

The Rock Island station is the best preserved, as all of its structures still survive. It was refitted in 1855, rebuilt in 1882, and moved in 1903. The light was closed in 1955 after more a century of service. Today, the lighthouse and island are maintained by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.

In 2010, restoration of Rock Island and its structures began, using federal and state funds. The goal of the work is to make Rock Island a tourist destination that describes the station and its keepers and gives a glimpse into life on the St. Lawrence.

New England Aquarium - August 8, 2021
  • Tour Date: August 08, 2021
  • Destination: New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $80. Senior / $75. Child / $65 Transportation Only

New England Aquarium - August 8, 2021

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
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Bronx Zoo - August 11, 2021
  • Tour Date: August 11, 2021
  • Destination: The Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $82. Senior / $80. Child / $65. Transportation Only

Bronx Zoo - August 11, 2021

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/

Photo Credit: Postdlf
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icense: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en

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