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America's Historic Hotels

10 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Days 1 - 3 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Washington, D.C., United States.

Day 4 Washington, D.C. - Tour Begins
Explore America’s history and scenic landscapes on this tour that showcases the grand hotels of the eastern United States. Your tour opens in America’s capital city, Washington, D.C. Your accommodations for the evening are at the Omni Shoreham. This hotel has seen many celebrities and dignitaries over its more than 80 years including Judy Garland, the Beatles, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers and toast to the beginning of the amazing adventure ahead during your welcome cocktail reception.

Day 5 Washington D.C. - Hot Springs, Virginia
This morning, a guided tour of Washington, D.C. affords wonderful views of the Mall, the White House, monuments and museums. Visit the moving World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. Your tour ends with a photo stop at the U.S. Capitol building. Leave the city behind and make your way to Hot Springs, Virginia. Arrive at the 250-year-old Omni Homestead Resort and settle in for a luxurious 2-night stay. This evening we gather for a cocktail followed by dinner in one of the resort’s restaurants. (B,D)

Day 6 Hot Springs
Begin your day with a tour of your resort which opened ten years before the Declaration of Independence was signed and has hosted presidents, royalty and celebrities over the years. Then, choose your activity! Perhaps you will choose to soak up the warm, rich mineral waters in the springs near your resort that Thomas Jefferson enjoyed centuries ago. Or, perhaps you’d prefer a more adventurous day exploring the local trails by mountain bike at your own pace. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may decide to enjoy some of the amenities at your resort which include golf, spa treatments, and falconry; or, simply relax and take in the beauty of your surroundings. (B)

Day 7 Hot Springs - Fallingwater - Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania
Today we travel to Pennsylvania. En route, we’ll stop at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous creation that is now a National Historic Landmark. This architectural marvel seemingly floats over a 30-foot waterfall. Continue on to the 200-year-old Omni Bedford Springs Resort. This hotel boasts eight mineral springs on its property that have been a popular retreat for the rich and famous since its opening. This evening, step back in time during dinner at a charming historic tavern dating back to the 1700s. (B,D)

Day 8 Manchester - Woodstock - Manchester
Travel through the beautiful Green Mountains to Billings Farm and Museum, a working dairy farm, and learn about the variety of livestock they keep, the state’s farming culture, and the 19th century farming methods. Then, visit the village of Quechee. Here you will go to the Quechee Gorge Village Vermont Antique mall. You will have a chance to sample some New England treats such as cheeses and spirits, and take some time for lunch and shopping. Next, stop at the impressive 165' deep, mile-long Quechee Gorge. Return to Manchester with time to relax before enjoying dinner at your resort. (B,D)

Day 9 Manchester - Boston, Massachusetts
This morning cross the border into historic Massachusetts, arriving in the lively city of Boston. A local guide will show you this historic city on a sightseeing tour featuring 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, gather for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant steeped in tradition. (B,D)

Day 10 Boston - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today in Boston. (B)
Map
All This Included
Indulge in luxury as you step back in time at some of America’s most historic hotels. Begin at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, visited by celebrities and dignitaries, and join a local guide on a tour of Washington, D.C. Stay at the 250-year-old Omni Homestead Resort and step back in time during dinner at a historic tavern. Choose from soaking in the waters of the Jefferson Pools or embarking on a bike tour. Tour Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural marvel and a National Historic Landmark. Overnight at the 200-year-old Omni Bedford Springs Resort. Spend two nights at an elegant property in the breathtaking Hudson River Valley. Explore the iconic U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Savor a farm to table dinner. Stop in charming Saratoga Springs, New York. Discover the quintessential New England villages of Manchester and Woodstock, Vermont during a stay at the Equinox Resort and Spa. Tour Hildene House, the former home of Robert Todd Lincoln. Spend time at Billings Farm and Museum in Vermont. Choose from visiting the popular Harpoon Brewery or Silo Distillery. End your discovery of America’s historic hotels with a tour and overnight in Boston.
  • 14 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Highlights
  • Discover America’s grand hotels of the eastern United States.
  • Behold Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous architectural marvel.
  • Choose to either soak in the warm, rich mineral springs at your resort or take a self-guided bike exploration.
  • Tour the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
  • Explore Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidential Library and Museum.
  • Wander through Hildene House, the former home of the Lincoln family.
  • Visit a working dairy farm and restored 1890’s farm house.
Accommodations
Washington, D.C.: Omni Homestead Resort
West Point: The Thayer Hotel
Manchester: The Equinox
Boston: The Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Omni Shoreham Hotel
Post Night Hotel:
  • The Boston Park Plaza Hotel
Notes
  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
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