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Nestled on the eastern coastline of Maine adjacent to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor has a mystique all its own. It is home to excellent New England seafood; a collection of distinctive lighthouses; Millionaire's Row, opulent summer estates owned by America's elite in the 19th century; brilliant fall foliage; and Mount Cadillac, the first spot in the U.S. where the sunrise can be seen each morning. An exciting artist community appeals to the culturally minded, while museums teach about the island's Native American heritage and unique ecosystems. Biking, kayaking, hiking, and whale watching are popular among outdoor adventurers, and wildlife safaris seek out the area's diverse animal populations—moose, lynx, snowy owl, black bear, bald eagle, beaver, otter, fox, and wild turkey.
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Historic and hip, Boston is the city that tells the tales of American freedom. The Freedom Trail is a showcase of places that played important roles in the colonies' drive for independence, from the Old North Church and the Old South Meeting House (which launched the Boston Tea Party) to Paul Revere's House and the site of the Boston Massacre. Other popular highlights: a trolley tour through the Old Town, Boston Common, the Battle of Bunker Hill Monument, Fenway Park, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, the USS Constitution (built from 1794-1797 using parts from Paul Revere's foundry), and Faneuil Hall & Marketplace.
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Darlyn trained in tourism in 1990 and then began working as a Tour Director for the Globus family of brands. Boston has been her home for most of her life, and she is proud to show visitors this vibrant city at the very forefront of American history. In her spare time, Darlyn enjoys collecting Mexican folk art, photography, and new culinary adventures in her travels to familiar and off-beat places.
Situated on a dramatic arm-shaped peninsula in southeastern Massachusetts, beautiful Cape Cod is a playground filled with natural attractions, historic sites, miles of beaches, a thriving art scene, and exceptional restaurants featuring fresh New England seafood. Major attractions include the Cape Cod National Seashore with its dramatic cliffs, freshwater "kettle ponds," dunes, and nature trails; Provincetown at the northern tip of the peninsula, site of the first Pilgrim landing; and the many charming Cape Cod lighthouses. This is also an outstanding area for golf, fishing, sailing, and whale- and seal-watching cruises.
Part of the Appalachian Mountains, the scenic Green Mountains are a signature symbol for Vermont and the peaks that gave the state its name. A haven for top-notch ski resorts, fishing, hiking, biking, and fall foliage viewing, the Green Mountains are covered by a verdant national forest and dotted with orchards, covered bridges, charming inns, and quaint towns such as Stowe and Montgomery. Popular attractions include a stop at Ben & Jerry's for ice cream tasting, a cruise on sparkling Lake Champlain, and a tour of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory.
Ever evolving yet consistently amazing, New York City easily lives up to its bigger-than-life reputation. Home to more soaring skyscrapers, fascinating museums, haute cuisine, dazzling Broadway shows, and gritty personality than anyplace else, the "Big Apple" is a destination worth exploring. The city's major attractions are among the most recognizable landmarks in the world: the Statue of Liberty; Ellis Island with its Immigration History Center; Central Park; Times Square; the Empire State Building, Battery Park with its moving monuments and memorials; beautifully restored Grand Central Station; the iconic Chrysler Building; Radio City Music Hall; Brooklyn Bridge; the Neo-Gothic-style St. Patrick's Cathedral; the United Nations; and Yankee Stadium.
To help you further personalize your New York vacation package, you'll have access to a toll-free Service On Call helpline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Customer service representatives are on call for anything you need to make your New York vacation worry free.
Mark has lived in New York City for more than 25 years and has been a licensed New York City Guide since 1992. Like many New Yorkers, he moved here from his small home town. Today he loves helping visitors realize how accessible this big city can be.
Picturesque scenery, rich history, a thriving waterfront, quaint shops and bistros—Newport, Rhode Island, is one of New England's beautiful coastal gems…and the yachting capital of the world. Home to America's Cup for over a century, the waters off Narragansett Bay deliver some of the best winds for sailing. A harbor tour is simply a must because there are some fascinating things that can only be seen from the water, including the stunning grounds of Hammersmith Farm, former home of Jacqueline Bouvier. Other highlights include tastings at three local vineyards and the city's microbrewery, and tours of the many Gilded Age seaside mansions that were the summer "cottages" of the nation's wealthiest families in the 19th century.
Whether "mountains" or "hills," the beautiful terrain of western Massachusetts is known collectively as "The Berkshires"—and is dotted with charming hamlets, quaint villages, and the life-sustaining Housatonic River and its tributaries. With numerous trails, including part of the Appalachian Trail, and large tracts of wilderness, the Berkshires are popular with nature lovers, outdoor adventurers, and culture enthusiasts alike. Attractions include the restored 19th-century Hancock Shaker Village; Lenox, summer home of the Boston Symphony; the famous covered bridges of Kent and West Cornwall; the Norman Rockwell Museum; and abundant recreational activities such as skiing, hiking, biking, rafting, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, and golf.
As a city that makes history—and is filled with memorials to history—America's capital is like no other place on Earth. Situated on the banks of the Potomac River, Washington DC is an exciting city simply overflowing with grand government buildings, monuments, and museums. In fact, there's so much to see and do here that packing it all into one trip is virtually impossible. Major points of interest: Arlington National Cemetery with the Tomb of the Unknowns and the JFK gravesite eternal flame; the International Spy Museum; Jefferson, Washington & Lincoln Memorials; National WWII, Korean War Veterans & Vietnam Veterans Memorials; National Archives; Smithsonian Museums; the Capitol, Supreme Court & White House; and the Washington National Cathedral, the sixth-largest cathedral in the world.
To help you further personalize your Washington DC vacation package, you'll have access to a toll-free Service On Call helpline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Customer service representatives are on call for anything you need to make your Washington DC vacation worry free.
After a career in education and graduating from the International Tour Management Institute, Faye is excited about introducing Monograms travelers to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As a foodie with an interest in pubic memorials, she enjoys sharing her love and experience. In addition to tour directing, Faye writes curriculum for educational tours.
Northern New England's rugged White Mountains are a welcoming world of outdoor adventure, ideal for kayaking, climbing, skiing, mountain biking, bird watching, and hiking. Hundreds of thousands of acres of forest reveal waterfalls, backcountry lakes, dazzling brooks, and more than 1,000 miles of hiking trails. Popular highlights include a gondola ride up Wildcat Mountain for majestic mountain views; a train trip up Mount Washington on some of the steepest railway tracks in the world; and visits to some of the area's historical covered bridges.
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