Experience everything Boston has to offer, a favourite US city steeped in history and culture that has style and an appeal that will leave you wanting more. Board your Amtark train and journey to New York where you will have an overnight stay, before boarding your coach for a tour of Niagara Falls. Here you will be wowed by the stunning waterfalls, a top natural wonder of the world, or stroll through the vineyards of the nearby Inniskillin Winery which is truly romantic. Spend three nights in New York, inarguably the USA’s most iconic city, with the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty all gracing Hollywood films throughout history, before you set sail on the Queen Mary 2 as she makes her iconic Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton.
Upon arrival in Boston transfer to your hotel for a two night stay. Your time is at leisure here to explore this city known as ‘America’s Walking City’. Discover various neighbourhoods on foot. The downtown areas feature many historic sites as well as the elegant Beacon Hill neighbourhood. The Back Bay is a treasure-trove of architectural variety, the vibrant North End is home to Little Italy with its lively cafés, the South End is home to intimate restaurants for discerning foodies, and the new Seaport district is alive with a youthful vibe. On Day 2 board a Hop-on/ Hop-off Trolley tour to learn about the city’s historic sites and modern gems. Visit some of the highlights that are of most interest; perhaps a tour of America’s oldest commission warship, the USS Constitution, or a visit to the Mapparium, the world’s only stained-glass globe to see the world from the inside. Why not take the T to Cambridge or stroll around Harvard Square, stomping ground of students from Harvard University, MIT and more.
Make your way independently to Long Wharf for a morning departure aboard the ferry to Provincetown for a three night stay. Spend time exploring Provincetown, the northern tip of Cape Cod. This seaside town is on the site of the Mayflowers landing in 1620, commemorated by the towering Pilgrim Monument and neighbouring Provincetown Museum, but is most notable for its beautiful beaches and as a longtime haven for artists. Galleries, specialty shops and restaurants abound, as well as nightclubs and cabarets that cater to a large LGBTQ+ community. On Day 4, board a Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch cruise ship. Lasting approximately 3.5 hours, a state of the art vessel whisks passengers to Stellwagon Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Naturalists are on board to educate passengers on what they are seeing; a plethora of marine life that may include not only humpback whales, but also mink whales, pilot whales, dolphins, porpoises, birds and more. On Day 5, choose to stroll through Provincetown’s unique galleries, relax on the beach, or board the local bus transit to other Cape Cod towns.
Spend the morning in Provincetown before boarding the ferry from Long Wharf to Boston. Transfer independently to South Station to join your Amtrak train travelling to New York. Upon arrival in New York, make your own way independently to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your time is at leisure to explore this iconic city.
Depart from your hotel in the morning and head north on your two day coach trip to Niagara Falls where you will pass beautiful Delaware Gap to Watkins Glen State Park in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Walk through Watkins Glen Canyon to visit the spectacular waterfalls and then continue to Niagara Falls passing Seneca Lake, arriving in the late afternoon. Tour the American Side of the Falls including the American Falls, Goat Island and Sister Island. At night, tour Niagara Falls where guests can appreciate colourful lighting of the waters before heading to your hotel for an overnight stay. In the morning, depart your hotel and view the Falls up close from the Horseshoe Falls and experience power aboard the Maid of the Mist. Stop off at one of the largest malls on your way back to New York for a spot of shopping arriving into New York in the evening for a three night stay. Maid of Mist operates May - October. During winter months guests will visit Journey behind the Falls (Scenic Tunnels)
Vibrant New York buzzes with excitement day and night, offering an abundance of theatres and shows, a fine collection of world-class museums and art galleries as well as great dining and shopping. Watch a Broadway Show for a once in a life time experience and perhaps enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park or go shopping on iconic 5th Avenue.
Transfer from your hotel to the cruise port in New York and embark Queen Mary 2 for your seven night Transatlantic crossing. (LD)
Experience all that Queen Mary 2 has to offer on her iconic Transatlantic Crossing. Step into a world of effortless indulgence and inspiration, savouring the most exquisite, timeless restaurants at sea, from the Steakhouse at the verandah inspired by both sides of the Atlantic, and the enticing world cuisine of King’s court, to 24- hour dining. A Transatlantic crossing is a welcome chance to escape into a world of pure indulgence and excitement, and feel totally relaxed. (BLD)
Disembark the ship in Southampton. (B)
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