New York, New England, Nova Scotia 2018 - Itinerary
12 day escorted tour from £3,331pp
Thu 12 Apr - UK to NYC
Our escorted flight departs from London Heathrow late-morning, and arrives New York City mid-afternoon, local time. We transfer to our 4-star Manhattan hotel for a three-night stay. Dinner is included. Flights from other UK airports may be available, please ask.
Fri 13 Apr - New York City Tour
Join us at a typical New York Diner for breakfast as-the-locals-do, before we head-off to enjoy a city tour escorted by a local guide. Dinner is included at a local restaurant this evening.
Sat 14 Apr - Exploring the Big Apple
Another local breakfast this morning, before we invite you to join an escorted Saturday morning walk in Manhattan. Alternatively take the whole day and explore ... perhaps a visit to the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square or Grand Central Terminal? We’ll circulate some ideas well in advance, and we can even book tickets if you fancy seeing a Broadway show.
Sun 15 Apr - Free Day
Breakfast included, before a free morning prior to transferring to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal to embark MV FRAM. Be sure to be on deck as we sail past the Statue of Liberty on our way out to sea.
Mon 16 Apr - Newport, Rhode Island
Founded in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island is considered one of the gems of New England. It’s famous for century-old mansion houses and a stunning coastline. Join us on a “must do” legendary cliff walk, or explore the distinctive shopping opportunities, from antiques to fashion, footwear to original art.
Tue 17 Apr - Boston, Massachusetts
A full-day in town. Boston has a wealth of museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the State House, and the oldest commissioned warship in the world, the USS Constitution. There is also a variety of free walks and trails throughout the city. Optional tours today include an Old Town Trolley Ride, and Skyline View Kayaking!
Wed 18 Apr - Rockland, Maine
Alongside the clear blue waters of Penobscot Bay, the town of Rockland boasts a classic working harbour, home to the area’s largest windjammer fleet and also the nation’s most famous lighthouse museum. Join an optional tour to nearby Camden Hill State Recreational Park this morning, or take a stroll with the Furlongs team through the historic downtown district. FRAM sets sail after lunch, bound for the town of Bucksport.
Thu 19 Apr - Bucksport
Nestled at the meeting point of the Penobscot River and Penobscot Bay, Bucksport has a mile-long waterfront walkway, complete with the town’s old railroad station that now houses the local Historical Society. Free time today to explore the town, or you may care to join an optional canoe trip on one of the picturesque Lakes of Maine.
Fri 20 Apr - Bar Harbor
Located on Mount Desert Island, alongside Maine’s Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor is the gateway to the beautiful landscapes of Acadia National Park, a 47,000 acre coast recreation area marked by woodland, rocky beaches and granite peaks - including Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Optional tours today include a sunrise trip to Cadillac Mountain and a day-tour into Acadia National Park.
Sat 21 Apr - Expedition Day
We’ll sail from Maine to explore the rugged coastline of Nova Scotia, accompanied by our on-board expedition team. Keep a look-out for marine mammals and birds, including the Double-Crested Cormorant, Atlantic Puffin, Bald Eagle, and the provincial bird of Nova Scotia, the Osprey.
Sun 22 Apr - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Passing Peggy’s Cove en-route, we’re scheduled to sail into Halifax around midday. The provincial capital of Nova Scotia is well-known for its maritime connections, and you’re invited to join our escorted walk of Halifax’s Historic Properties along the famous waterfront. Plenty of free time, too, to explore the famous Citadel, do some shopping, and enjoy some lunch. Fresh lobster, anyone? Later, we’ll gather for a transfer to Halifax Airport and our evening flight departure.
Mon 23 Apr - Arrive UK
Our direct, non-stop Air Canada service lands at Heathrow Airport at approximately 9.30am this morning. We’re homebound with fascinating stories of New York, New England, and Nova Scotia!
Flights feature a direct, non-stop service from London Heathrow to Newark New York with United Airlines, and a direct, non-stop service from Halifax Nova Scotia back to Heathrow with Air Canada. Flights in economy class are included in the advertised tour price. Upgrades to business class, subject to availability, may be available at extra cost - please enquire. Flights from alternative UK airports may also be available, please ask for further details and prices.