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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The Great New York State Fair
  • Tour Date: August 29, 2020
  • Destination: NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, NY
  • Cost: $45.00

The Great New York State Fair

The glittering lights, the thrilling coasters, and the promise of new memories are just a few reasons that thousands are attracted to the State Fair in Syracuse each summer. Whatever your reason, there's a lot of fun in store. What started as a nod to the agricultural community in the 1800s has evolved into a colorful 13-day celebration of New York's outstanding food, entertainment, and technology. So whether you're here for a cultural awakening or to eat fried Oreos by the handful, the Great New York State Fair will take you on a journey.

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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
  • Tour Date: September 05, 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

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

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
  • Tour Date: September 05, 2020
  • Destination: Hampton Beach, Hampton, NH
  • Cost: $65. Per Person

Hampton Beach Seafood Festival

Over 50 of the Seacoast’s top restaurants serving an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies; 80 Arts & Crafts vendors promoting locally made products; hundreds of Ocean Boulevard merchants offering end-of-the-season sidewalk sales; continuous culinary chef demonstrations produced by Pat Whitley; and two stages of continuous entertainment with 15 bands and orchestras.

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 19, 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.

Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil
  • Tour Date: September 20, 2020
  • Destination: Maple Grove Raceway, 30 Stauffer Park Lane, Mohnton, PA
  • Cost: $140. Per Person / $80. Transportation Only

Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals Presented By Pennzoil

The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series tour includes 24 events that pass through 21 cities in all regions of the United States, bringing its excitement to millions each year. The events are spectacles of color and speed, chrome and flash, and ingenuity and engineering.

Although the tracks measure the same length at each stop, each venue is different.  Conditions such as elevation, weather, and time of year makes each stop a unique one.

Every Mello Yello National event includes both pros and competitors from the NHRA Lucas Oil Series.  The fastest and most exciting rounds are the Nitro rounds, which include Top Fuel and Funny Car.  In these rounds you’ll see cars going over 300mph.

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The Big E - Eastern States Exposition
  • Tour Date: September 20, 2020
  • Destination: Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA
  • Cost: $70. Adult / $65. Child / $45. Transportation Only

The Big E - Eastern States Exposition

"New England's Great State fair"

The largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the sixth-largest fair in the nation. The Big E is inclusive of all six of the New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Each of the New England states is prominently represented at the fair.

Located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, a short distance from the Memorial Bridge spanning the Connecticut River, The Big E is held every autumn in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Each year, the fair opens on the second Friday after Labor Day and runs for seventeen days.

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New Meadowlands Flea Market
  • Tour Date: October 17, 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 18, 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.

Salem, MA
  • Tour Date: October 24, 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!

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