WESTPORT, Conn. -- Tauck World Discovery unveiled a Personal
Discovery tour to New England.
The New York, Newport & Boston program is one of 10 tours of
North America and Europe in Tauck's new series for 2003.
Designed for a generation accustomed to travel, the programs
concentrate on a single region, with minimal movement from hotel to
hotel, more free time built into the itinerary and more choice and
flexibility in scheduled activities, according to company president
New York, Newport & Boston is a six-night itinerary
featuring three nights in New York, three in Boston, a drive
through Connecticut and Rhode Island and a day tour of Newport,
The program is aimed at independent travelers who want to
experience the destinations in depth and need little hand-holding,
The trip begins in New York with an evening reception and dinner
at the Drake Hotel, followed by a day of sightseeing and a Broadway
show. The next day, clients can choose between a tour of the Hudson
River Valley or an exploration of the art history of the city. The
day ends with a cruise of New York harbor.
The next stop is Newport, home to some of the most opulent
estates of the early 20th century.
The tour explores the city's history from colonial times through
the Gilded Age, with a trip along the "Ten-Mile Drive," where many
of the estates stand.
The itinerary offers a choice between a visit to the Marble
House mansion of William Vanderbilt or Cliff Walk, a pedestrian
walkway that borders the shoreline and the back lawns of many of
the mansions that overlook the Atlantic Ocean.
The final two days of the tour are spent exploring Boston. A
sightseeing tour features Back Bay, Copley Square, Boston Public
Garden, Boston Common, Old South Meeting House, Fanueil Hall and
The last day offers a choice from three alternatives: a trip to
Provincetown on Cape Cod, a tour of Boston's literary heritage
guided by a historian or a fine arts tour, including the Boston
Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum.
The tour is priced from $1,995 per person, double. Commission is
10%. For additional information, call (800) 468-2825 or visit www.tauck.com.