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5-Day Boston, Niagara Falls, Thousand Island, Martha's Vineyard Tour from New York

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Our Price: from $440 (per person, based on double occupancy) Available: Sun (4/15 - 10/14) Depart from: New York, NY Highlights:  Visit Niagara Falls (Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls Adventure Movie, Niagara Falls Illumination, Old Fort Niagara, Thundering Water Cultural Show), Boston (Boston Duck Tour, Boston Harbor Cruise, Massachusetts State House, MIT, Quincy Market, Trinity Church), Marthas Vineyard, Thousand Islands.

Day 1: New York - Boston (190 miles)

In the morning, we will travel from New York City to Boston, where we will visit the New England Aquarium. We will also take a famous Boston Duck Tour to see the city from the land and water.

Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

  • Considered one of the most enrapturing aquariums in the country, the New England Aquarium houses all manner of aquatic life in its Giant Ocean Tank and also features a large IMAX theater.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $32.50; Child (3-11 yrs) $23.50; Senior (Over 60 yrs) $30.50|Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25.
  • Boston's famous Duck Tours are a way unlike any other to see the best the city has to offer! The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $47; Child (Under 12 yrs) $33; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $39|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 20 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or equivalent

Day 2: Boston - Niagara Falls (467 miles)

We will leave Boston at 7:00am for the Niagara Falls. When we arrive, we will ride the Maid of the Mist cruise to explore the beauty of Niagara Falls, guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy a native journey Indian Show - The Spirit of the Mist, Niagara Falls night tour and Niagara Falls Adventure Movie.

Among the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls are comprised of three waterfalls that thunder and astound, producing a higher flow rate than any other waterfall in the world and standing at a height of 167 feet.

  • Fort Niagara and its pivotal location at the mouth of the Niagara River played a key role in the history of the US and Canada. The fort was central to struggles between the French, British, and Iroquois for the area.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (Under 11 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12
  • This famous boat ride is perhaps Niagara Falls' most popular attraction. Get ready to get wet: the Maid of the Mist takes its passengers as close to the falls themselves as it is possible for anyone to get.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $19.25; Child (3-12 yrs) $11.65; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19.25|Duration: Approx. 20 Minutes
  • This performance is a celebration of Native American culture and their interaction with the Falls throughout their history. "The Spirit of the Mist" show is performed in time with the falls via a method known as hoop dancing.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 11 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 7:00pm - 8:30pm|Duration: Approx. 40 Minutes
  • For more than 75 years, visitors to Niagara Falls have been able to enjoy a nighttime illumination of the impressive American and Horseshoe falls. Every night of the year at dusk, visitors can experience the falls a new way.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20
  • This movie and its accompanying exhibit look back on the history of human interaction with the glorious Niagara Falls, focusing heavily on the "Daredevils" who have tried to cross, jump, and throw themselves down its waters.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Rochester Airport or similar

Day 3: Niagara Falls - Thousand Islands - Boston (550 miles)

Today, we will drive to the Thousand Islands region to take a cruise. Afterwards, we will head back to Boston.

Available for departures from Apr thru Nov. The Thousand Islands is an archipelago at the Canada-U.S. border from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50 miles. The U.S. islands are in the state of New York and the Canadian islands are in Ontario. The smaller islands only have single residences.

  • See the thousand islands of Alexandria Bay up close with this fun and educational boat tour of the area. From the incredible Bolt Castle to the mysterious Deer Island, there is so much to see in the St. Lawrence!
    Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27|Duration: Approx. 50 Minutes
  • Built by the original manager of New York City's famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel, Bolt Castle is on Heart Island in the 1000 Islands area of the St. Lawrence River. The massive stone masonry structure is a sight to behold.

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similar

Day 4: Martha's Vineyard (187 miles)

Today, we will leave Boston and drive down the Massachusetts coastline, boarding a ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Once there, we will take a tour of the island, visiting places like an Alpaca Farm. We will also visit the villages of Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, and have a Mini Island tour. In the evening, we will return to Boston.

The largest island not connected to mainland by a bridge or tunnel on the East Coast of the United States. Beautiful beaches, grand mansions, great restaurants and shops are all around on the island.

  • The Martha's Vineyard Ferry carries passengers between the island and the shores of Cape Cod, the only way for tourists to reach the island if they do not own a private vessel.
    Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child (5-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20
  • This farm is a truly unique location on Martha's Vineyard, where alpacas are bred and raised. Come visit these unique, quirky animals and walk the quaint, open farmlands.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Sep - May 10:00am - 4:00pm, Mon - Sun Jun - Aug 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • This tiny town on the island of Martha's Vineyard is the first thing many people see when they arrive for their vacation. It most loved for its "gingerbread cottages" and other historic buildings from the late 1800s.
  • This small town comprises the eastern part of Martha's Vineyard. It is an extremely popular tourist spot due to its ease of access, historical significance as a whaling town, and gorgeous beaches and other ocean scenery.
  • This is a quick but comprehensive way to see the island of Martha's Vineyard. We will see one of the island's quaint lighthouses and visit the local alpaca farm, as well as receiving a bus pass for our time.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (Under 12 yrs) $27; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27; Mini Island Tour

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similar

Day 5: Boston - New York (216 miles)

Today, we will take a city tour of Boston, making stops at MIT and the Massachusetts State House and then take a Harvard University in-depth tour. We may also visit Skywalk Observation Deck at prudential center. Later, guests can choose to take either a self-guided tour or a Boston Harbor cruise. We will also visit Trinity Church, Quincy Market and have Boston Lobster Meal. In the end, guests will have option to choose to return to New York.

Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

  • One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Our unique student led campus tour will tell you the most interesting stories of both history and the architecture.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (Under 12 yrs) $7; Senior $12|Opening Hours: closed on 12/25 and 1/1|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.
  • This iconic Boston skyscraper is the second-tallest building in the city at 750 feet tall and with 54 floors. Completed in 1964, the building has been a staple of the Boston skyline for nearly a half century.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $21; Child (Under 12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $17
  • Perched grandly atop Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts State House has been the location of Massachusetts government since 1798. This iconic domed building houses the governor's offices and the state legislature. Tours must be scheduled in advance.
  • For hundred of years, Boston Harbor has been a place of dramatic importance in the United States. Now guests can experience it in a whole new way with an exciting boat tour of the area.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (Under 11 yrs) $23; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
  • Trinity Church is located in Boston's upscale Back Bay neighborhood. It is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and the elaborate and ornate building has become a landmark and icon in downtown Boston.
  • Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.
  • At one time, lobster was considered low-class food, barely fit to be used as fertilizer. Not so today-- the most elite are willing to shell out a fortune for a good lobster, and Massachusetts is famous for its shellfish.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child $35; Senior $35

 

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