Gardens of New England - Sun, June 27-Wed, June 30, 2021
Gardens of New England
Sun, June 27-Wed, June 30, 2021
$689pp Double, $839 Single
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Travel to Hartford, CT to tour the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden at the height of the blooming season! With an amazing array of 15,000 rose bushes and 900 varieties! Besides roses there are many other dedicated gardens; Robert Prill Annual, Perennial, Heritage Rose, Julian & Edith Eddy Rock, Horticultural, Charlie Ortiz Hosta Gardens. Explore this beautiful park, designed in 1904 and is one of the oldest public rose gardens! Travel to Walpole, MA for a 3-night stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Dinner is included.
June 28, 2021
Enjoy a breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast begin your day of touring in Boston.
The Emerald Necklace – In the heart of Boston and extending to Brookline, the historic Emerald Necklace park system serves as the backyard for city residents and a destination for more than one million visitors each year. Stretching from Back Bay to Dorchester, this inviting green space connects people and nature, just as landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted intended when he designed it more than 100 years ago. A visit to the Frederick Law Olmstead Historic Site will round out the tour.
Boston Harbor Front – Time for lunch on your own at the many restaurants along the waterfront. After lunch, meet your local tour guide for a Boston “Grows” tour and discover the gardens, parks and beauty of this Capitol City with a slice of history. Check out the charming window boxes and displays of Beacon Hill brownstones. Visit Boston Common, America’s oldest park, practical and pastoral, it represents the heart of Boston. Neighboring the Boston Common, is the Boston Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in the country. The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is a collection of landscaped gardens, fountains, plazas and more that stretches over 1 mile, crossing several different neighborhoods.
Boston Public Garden and Swan Boat Ride-This is a Boston tradition since 1877! Located in the magnificent Public Garden, enjoy a Swan Boat ride on the platoon boat as the driver pedals the boat around the lagoon. Today the fourth generation of the Paget family continues to preserve the tradition that has grown to become a symbol of City of Boston.
Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market Dinner-Time to explore on your own and have dinner at Quincy Market (dinner vouchers are included) this historic center is filled with shops, eateries and carts of hand-crafted gifts.
Return to the hotel for a relaxing evening.
June 29, 2021
Enjoy a breakfast at the hotel before heading to Martha’s Vineyard.
Cranberry Bogs in Bloom- Travel to Woods Hole Harbor for a ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard. As you arrive in Martha’s Vineyard you can smell the sweet scent of the bogs in bloom! Did you know Massachusetts is known for cranberries? Cape Cod is one of the largest producers of the berries in the United States. On island, is one of the few certified organic commercial cranberry bogs in the country, located at the Vineyard Open Lands Foundation (VOLF) in Vineyard Haven. The cranberry bog is located on 23 acres of conservation land and consists of 2.5+ acres and three reservoir ponds. During your guided tour on the island you will see the famous Gingerbread Houses, Island Tabernacle, antique carousel of Oak Bluffs, hear about the well-known resident’s homes and more. You will have time on your own in Edgartown which is filled with shops, eateries, attractions and in full view of the Atlantic Ocean! Lunch is own your own. After touring later in the day, you will enjoy dinner on Martha’s Vineyard at one of our favorite restaurants.
June 30, 2021
Before breakfast place luggage in designated area. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading home.