Day 1 London - New York
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow Airport and a direct, scheduled Virgin Atlantic flight to New York. On arrival, we transfer to the Hampton Inn Times Square (3T), where we stay for two nights.
Day 2 New York
This morning we embark on a tour of New York in the company of a local guide, taking in Central Park, the Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building and other major landmarks. You are free to explore at leisure this afternoon, or you may join one of our optional excursions.
Day 3 New York - Albany
We travel north today, through the scenic Hudson Valley towards the state capital of New York, Albany. Our first stop is at the village of Sleepy Hollow, immortalised in Washington Irving’s short story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, published in 1820. A local volunteer guide will take us on a tour of the cemetery, regaling us with tales of the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane. Moving on, we arrive at Hyde Park, an imposing mansion built during the ‘Gilded Age’ of the 1890s as a holiday home for the wealthy Vanderbilt family. We join a guided tour of the house, now listed as a National Historic Site, with free time to enjoy the extensive Italian-style gardens. Early this evening we arrive in Albany and check in to our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Downtown (3T).
Day 4 Albany - North Conway
Leaving New York State this morning, we journey through the beautiful Vermont countryside, stopping for lunch in the charming little town of Woodstock. This afternoon our route takes us through the scenic Lakes Region of New Hampshire to the village of North Conway, arriving at our hotel for the next two nights, the Hampton Inn & Suites (3T) this evening.
Day 5 White Mountains
We enjoy a scenic drive along the Kancamagus Highway, travelling through the spectacular scenery of the White Mountains. There will be free time for lunch in Littleton, where you might like to pay a visit to the statue of Pollyanna, the ever-cheerful fictional character created by former resident Eleanor H Porter. We continue through the heart of the White Mountains National Forest this afternoon, passing Mount Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern United States. Return to North Conway this afternoon, with time to explore this historic village by yourself or to visit the nearby outlet malls.
Day 6 North Conway - Boston - Providence
Driving south through New Hampshire we arrive in Boston late this morning. We will visit the city’s famous Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall and this afternoon, a local guide will take us on a tour of Boston’s highlights. Later, our journey continues to Rhode Island, arriving in the state capital, Providence, this evening. Our hotel for the next two nights will be the Providence Hilton (3T).
Day 7 Plymouth - New Bedford
Join us on a trip back in time this morning when we visit Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum on the site of the original Plymouth Colony, established here in 1620. Walk through the recreated village and learn about early colonial life from the costumed guides. We also visit the Pilgrim Hall Museum, which exhibits original objects used by the Pilgrims and their Wampanoag neighbours. There will be time for lunch and exploring independently in downtown Plymouth before moving on to New Bedford, once an important whaling port. We will explore that historic industry today at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, whose displays include the world’s largest model ship, the half-scale barque, Lagoda, and the world’s biggest collection of scrimshaw. We return to Providence early this evening.
Day 8 Providence - Newport - Mystic Seaport - New Haven
We depart this morning for charming Newport. Known as America’s first resort, this colonial coastal town is full of history, culture and art, as well as being in an enviable position with miles of unspoiled beaches and scenic trails nearby. We have time to explore and take lunch at leisure before we depart Rhode Island on our way to New Haven. We call in at Mystic Seaport, a living history museum set around a recreation of a typical 19th century seafront, complete with historic buildings and sailing ships. Later, we reach New Haven, where we will be staying at the New Haven Hotel (3T).
Day 9 New Haven - New York - In flight
We visit Yale University Art Gallery, which holds a vast collection of treasures from ancient Roman sculptures to Impressionist masterpieces, before making our way to New York JFK Airport for our direct, scheduled Virgin Atlantic flight back to London.
Day 10 London
Arrival at London Heathrow Airport where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.