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MA9106            Oct 5 to Oct 11, 2019

Day 1 Southern Ontario to Syracuse, NY
Join us this morning as we board our motor coach and cross at Fort Erie into New York State. This afternoon we take in the Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park. A guided tour of this 50-acre estate with flower filled gardens and magnificent mansion is included. Continue on to Syracuse for overnight. For those who wish, a visit to Destiny USA this evening.

Day 2 Great Barrington, MA
Following a later breakfast, a quick drive brings us to the Erie Canal Cruise docks. Here we enjoy a 90-minute guided cruise of the Historic Erie Canal. Continue to Stockbridge, and check into our hotel before we set off to an included dinner at the Historic Red Lion Inn. Take time to stroll the inn, see the antique furniture and admire the famous “teapot collection”. (B,D)

Day 3 Great Barrington, MA
Breakfast at our hotel before our local guide joins us for a full day of touring. Here the stories about the characters and explore the era of the “Gilded Age.” The Berkshires are known as the Inland Newport and display mansions built during the turn of the century before the days of income tax. These estates, also called cottages, were the homes of Andrew Carnegie, Harley Proctor of Proctor and Gamble Co., George Westinghouse, the Vanderbilt’s and many others. A tour of Chesterwood is included. A guided tour of Stockbridge is included before free time on your own. Our tour concludes with an afternoon guided tour of the Mount, Edith Wharton’s summer home. Dinner is included this evening. (B,D)

Day 4 Sturbridge, MA
Following breakfast, a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, to enjoy at your own pace. Continue to Deerfield and Lunch at the Historic Deerfield Inn. A guided tour where our docent will present an overview of Historic Deerfield. She will then share some “Mystery Objects” with you, for you to learn what they are and about life in the village. There will be a cooking demonstration at a fireside hearth, before we tour the Stebbins House. Dinner included tonight at the Historic Publick House Inn (B,L,D)

Day 5 Sturbridge, MA
Breakfast before our day begins with admission to Old Sturbridge Village. The village is an authentic recreation of a rural New England Community in the transformative years between 1790 and 1840. Each historic building has been carefully restored and the costumed villagers go about daily life just as their New England ancestors did. Lunch on your own prior to our departure for Spencer and a stop at the Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn – an old fashion Christmas shop that will put you in the spirit of the season any time of year! This 160-year old barn features a dazzling display of ornaments, nativities, Santa’s and carolers. The vintage decorations on display will bring back memories of Christmas past. Continue to West Brookfield to the Historic Salem Cross Inn. Following our visit Back at the Inn you are welcome to take a Wagon Ride around the grounds. Tonight, a special made from scratch dinner. (B,D)

Day 6 Kingston, ON
An included breakfast before we begin our return journey, heading towards Alexandria and crossing the border back into Canada for our final night together. Farewell Dinner included this evening. (B,D)

Day 7 Home
Breakfast included before our final stop at the Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville. Glanmore was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1969 in recognition of its exceptional 2nd Empire architecture. Built in 1882-1883 for wealthy banker J.P.C. Phillips the grand interior features beautiful hand-painted ceilings and ornate woodwork. Many of Glanmore’s rooms have been restored to the 1890s. Continue to our joining points. (B)

Cost Includes:

  • Relaxing Motor Coach Transportation
  • Six nights’ accommodation
  • Taxes and US exchange
  • Luggage handling – one per person
  • 6 Breakfasts - some Continental
  • Admission to Sonnenberg Gardens
  • Erie Canal Cruise
  • Full day local guide service in Stockbridge
  • Berkshires Cottages Tour
  • Trinity Church Tour
  • Admission to Chesterwood
  • Guided tour of Stockbridge
  • Admission to the Mount
  • Admission to Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Historic Deerfield House Tour
  • Admission to Old Sturbridge Village and guided tour
  • Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn visit
  • Guided tour of Quabbin Reservoir
  • Wagon Ride at Salem Cross Inn
  • 3 Dinners
  • Fireplace Feast at Salem Cross Inn
  • 1 Lunch
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Glanmore Historic Site Admission
  • HST
  • Services of a Hanover Holidays Tour Director

Cost per person (CDN)
Twin $2399.00 (21.98 HST incl.)
Triple $2229.00 (19.27 HST incl.)
Single $3079.00 (31.82 HST incl.)

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