Delve into the fascinating mosaic that is Sicily. Explore this beautiful Mediterranean island on this grand tour and discover the influences left by ancient Greeks and Romans, Arabs and Normans. Get acquainted with Palermo's colorful markets and the city's famous 'street food.' Spend time at Monreale's 12th-century cathedral and come to know Catania. Meet a local enterpreneur and learn what ordinary Sicilians are doing to combat the Mafia. Enjoy Agrigento's spectacular Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Reflect on the grandeur of ancient Greece during an included excursion to the historical sites in Siracusa, another UNESCO World Heritage site, whose archaeological treasures rival those in Athens. Meet a countess in her beautiful palace and visit a family-operated farm to learn about ricotta cheese. Explore Taormina, the jewel of Sicily, perched above the Ionian Sea.
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- 8 Days
|Day 1||Boston||Boston, Massachusetts - Tour Begins: Welcome to Massachusetts, where we begin our journey through New England's charming and vibrant northern states. Relax during your stay in the heart of Boston.|
|Day 2||Boston||Boston - Boothbay Harbor, Maine - Portland: This morning you travel through the seaside community of Kennebunkport, along spectacular Ocean Drive. See Walker's Point, former President George H. W. Bush's summer home, which is situated on a rocky promontory. This afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise through Boothbay Harbor for spectacular views of the coast, including lighthouses, summer homes and even local wildlife, such as the harbor seals. Learn about New England's lobster industry and watch as a lobster trap is pulled aboard the boat to view the day's catch. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a very special dinner featuring the fresh native lobster for which coastal Maine is renowned.|
|Day 3||Portland||Portland - Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire - North Conway: Today we are New Hampshire bound! We begin the day with a visit to New Hampshire's picturesque lakes region, a popular vacation spot for visitors year-round. Board the M/S Mount Washington and spend the next hour cruising stunning Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake. After your cruise, visit the charming town of Wolfeboro, the 'oldest summer resort in America.' Soak in the lovely New England countryside as you journey through the White Mountains of New Hampshire to North Conway.|
|Day 4||North Conway||North Conway - Bethlehem - North Conway: Begin the day at the Rocks Estate, home to the North Country Conservation & Education Center. Tour the farm and learn about the history and importance of maple sugaring in the region, including a visit to a virtual tap room. Return to the hotel via the Kancamagus Highway. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure to experience North Conway on your own.|
|Day 5||North Conway||North Conway - Stowe, Vermont - Manchester: Drive through Vermont, the 'Green Mountain State.' Traditional white steeple churches, quaint villages and tree-covered mountainsides dot the charming landscape of your journey. A stop at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill will teach you how this historic mill makes their delicious cider. You will witness apples being transformed into cider the old-fashioned way - using a rack and cloth press - a process that has been passed down for generations. A tour of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory teaches you about the ice cream process and ends with a delicious sample of their sweet treats. In Woodstock, a covered bridge in the town center - along with the beautifully restored Georgian houses that surround the town green - add credence to its reputation as 'the quintessential New England village.' Later, visit the impressive 165' deep, mile-long Quechee Gorge before continuing to Equinox Resort & Spa for a 2-night stay in the bucolic town of Manchester.|
|Day 6||Manchester||Manchester: This morning you visit Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, the former home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the only adult child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and former Chairman of the Pullman Company. Explore the impressive home, magnificent gardens, and vintage Pullman car. Return to Manchester with time to relax before enjoying dinner at your resort.|
|Day 7||Manchester||Manchester - Boston, MA: Depart Manchester for Boston. Arriving back in beautiful Boston, meet your local guide for a sightseeing tour that features the Old South Meeting House, Public Gardens, Old North Church and Beacon Hill. Stop at the famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace, bustling with various street performers and colorful kiosks of local handiwork. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a favorite local restaurant.|
|Day 8||Boston||Boston - Tour Ends: Today your tour comes to an end with time to reflect on the many wonderful memories of your adventure that will last a lifetime.|
- Red Jacket Resorts - Mountain View North Conway, United States
- Hilton Boston Downtown Boston, United States
- Equinox Resort & Spa Manchester Village, United States
- Hyatt Place Portland Old Port Portland , United States
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.