Village of OGUNQUIT, LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, NORTH CONWAY, LAKE CHAMPLAIN,
ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS and LAKE PLACID Village
New England comes to life on this scenic and historic vacation. Start
your trip in New York City, then travel to Newport, Rhode Island, home
to magnificent mansions, skilled sailing, and fresh seafood. Continue
to Plymouth, Massachusetts, for two overnights and plenty of time to
sightsee. Visit Plimoth Plantation, where costumed interpreters portray
the early 17th-century lifestyle of the Pilgrims, and see Plymouth
Rock, the spot where the Pilgrims landed in 1620.
Travel to historic Boston for a sightseeing tour of the major sites
before spending an overnight in the oceanfront village of Ogunquit,
Maine. Marvel at New England’s glorious fall foliage as you travel to
Lake Winnipesaukee for a scenic cruise and an overnight in North
Conway, New Hampshire. In Vermont, taste local maple syrup before
boarding a ferry across Lake Champlain into New York. The foothills of
the Adirondack Mountains guide you to Lake Placid, a former Winter
Olympic site. Enjoy an orientation tour in Saratoga, known for its
Victorian estates, before arriving in the capital of New York—Albany.
From here, travel back to New York City for the end of your New England
SIGHTSEEING In Boston; orientation tours in
Saratoga Springs and Albany; The Breakers mansion, Plimoth Plantation,
Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, Beacon Hill, the Old North Church, Freedom
Trail, Boston Common, cruise on the MS Mount Washington, maple syrup
farm, and scenic ferry crossing into the state of New York. Inside
visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including
admission charges where applicable.
SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS Newport, Village of Ogunquit, Lake
Winnipesaukee, North Conway, Lake Champlain, Adirondack Mountains, and
Lake Placid village.
the spectacular colors of New York and New England on this vacation (if
Mother Nature permits).
LOCAL FAVORITE Globus
helps you get out there and really experience your destination! We take
you behind the scenes to spotlight
what makes this exciting destination unique - and to introduce you to
its local flavors.TRANSPORTATION Private,
deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring. GUIDES Local Guide for
sightseeing in Boston; services of a professional Tour Director.
Choice of optional excursions at reasonable prices to customize your
own experience. Please find a detailed list in your travel documents
may be included when you make your flight arrangements.
YORK CITY Holiday Inn Express Manhattan West Side (ST) PLYMOUTH
Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor (F) BOSTON
Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline (MF) OGUNQUIT
Ogunquit River Inn & Suites (ST) NORTH CONWAY
Hampton Inn & Suites (ST) BURLINGTON
Holiday Inn Burlington (F) LAKE PLACID
Quality Inn Lake Placid (ST) SARATOGA SPRINGS
Comfort Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs (ST)
HOTELS - (F) First-Class, (MF) Moderate First-Class, (ST)
Superior Tourist, (T) Tourist
Day 1 New York City Welcome to the “Big Apple!”
at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour
Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.
City-Newport-Plymouth Depart Manhattan this morning and follow
the Connecticut shore via New Haven, of Yale University fame. Enter the
tiny state of Rhode Island and see the sights in Newport, the Great
Gatsby resort of spendthrift tycoons. Visit THE BREAKERS, Cornelius
Vanderbilt's magnificent 70-room Italian palazzo, then head
Massachusetts. Spend the next two nights in the historic seaside port
of Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers landed aboard the Mayflower in
Day 3 PlymouthBegin the day with a visit to
PLANTATION, a living history museum of 17th-century Plymouth, where
costumed interpreters portray residents of the colony. This afternoon,
board a cruise boat and head out to sea for a true highlight of your
trip—an exciting WHALE-WATCHING expedition with commentary by a local
marine biologist. Keep your eyes peeled because these Atlantic waters
are prime feeding ground for finback and humpback whales, as well as
dolphins. Afterward, time to visit the historic town of Plymouth and
Plymouth Rock, the spot where the Pilgrims landed. The evening is yours
to relax or explore more of Plymouth.
morning, visit the
MAYFLOWER II and
explore a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New
World. Afterward, head for Boston, the “Cradle of American Liberty,”
where your afternoon and evening are open for independent activities.
Your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions for things to do and
Day 5 Boston-Ogunquit
a Local Guide will show off many of the major highlights—Beacon Hill,
the Old North Church (where Paul Revere was signaled of the departure
of British troops to Lexington), Boston Common, and the Public Gardens.
Afterward, time to explore Faneuil Hall before traveling for an
overnight to the picture-perfect oceanfront village of Ogunquit, a
haven for writers and artists. In the evening, sample the delicious
local fare on an optional lobster bake excursion that includes steamed
clams, Maine lobster, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.
Winnipesaukee- North Conway
at New England’s autumn
as we head northwest to Lake Winnipesaukee, one of the region’s largest
and most beautiful stretches of water. Cruise across this island-dotted
lake aboard the historic MS MOUNT WASHINGTON to the lake resort of
Wolfeboro. Your overnight is in North Conway, with a backdrop of over
700,000 acres of protected White Mountain National Forest, which boasts
the tallest peak in the East—Mount Washington at 6,288 feet. Your
evening is free. (CB)
Day 7 North
Conway-Montpelier -Burlington Travel through colorful
and continue across New Hampshire. Next stop: Vermont, where birch,
oak, and maple leaves form a kaleidoscope of brilliant yellows,
oranges, and reds. After a stop in Montpelier, Vermont’s capital city,
we visit a nearby MAPLE SYRUP FARM. Next, a visit of COLD Hollow Cider
Mill, one of New England’s top producers of fresh apple cider. See how
cider is made, wander through the store, and sample many of the other
goodies produced there. Next up: Burlington on the shores of Lake
to the shores of Lake
and board the ferry for the SCENIC CROSSING into the state of New York.
Travel through the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains to the village
of Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics.
Day9Lake Placid–Saratoga Springs This morning, continue your
exploration of the village to shop for souvenirs on Main Street, enjoy
a leisurely stroll along Mirror Lake, or visit the Olympic Skating
Center, where you can watch future Olympic athletes train. A late
arrival in historic Saratoga in upstate New York. An orientation tour
shows off the beautiful Victorian estates, downtown with its tree-lined
streets, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and gorgeous floral plantings.
Balance of the day and evening at leisure. (CB)
Day10Saratoga Springs–Albany–New York City The final leg of your journey
south into New York City. A stop at Newark International Airport for
those with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 4 pm. For
guests with flights out of Kennedy or LaGuardia International Airports,
transfers are not included and it is suggested to book flights after 7
pm. The trip ends in Manhattan for those guests with extra nights. (CB)
10 Day Tour
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your interest in this quality tour by The GLOBUS Family
Gardner President Gardner Travel
and The Globus Family of
More than 75
years ago, Antonio Mantegazza bought a rowboat to transport commercial
goods across Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Who could know that rowboat
would launch the world's leading escorted travel company? Today Globus
is a global, family-owned company reaching every corner of the world.
Globus is now the first choice among individuals looking for vacations
with both domestic and international travel in a variety of styles to
six continents and hundreds of itineraries to choose from (see Globus History video right).
frequent trips across the scenic lake led him to
consider opportunities in a different market - tourism. His
entrepreneurial instinct pushed him to gradually acquire some
motorcoaches to transport tourists around the Lake Lugano area. In
1928, Antonio opened a company specializing in motorcoach touring
called Globus Viaggi. The company began with a fleet of 12 coaches
which operated local excursions for European tourists in Switzerland.
1950, Globus Viaggi had grown to a fleet of 33 coaches
and featured overnight excursions to Rome, Venice, the Dolomites and
the French Riviera. Gradually, these became regularly scheduled tours
and grew longer to cover more ground. Later that decade, under the
leadership of Werner Albek, Antonio's business partner, Globus
pioneered the concept of Grand European Touring by offering first-class
European tours to North Americans. By 1961, the company launched its
Cosmos arm, which featured affordable, value-priced European touring
for the cost-conscious British traveler.
coach tours were so successful that Cosmos soon
introduced another form of travel for the British market: air holiday
packages to the sunny destinations of southern Europe. By 1968, Cosmos
air holidays became so popular the company formed its own airline,
Monarch Airlines. Monarch Airlines started out modestly with two used
Britannia aircraft and eventually blossomed into one of the most
successful European charter companies with a large fleet of modern jets
and its own engineering division.
the flagship of Sergio Mantegazza, current president
and son of Antonio, Globus began expanding its markets beyond Great
Britain and North America. Since 1974, travel packages have been sold
in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most recently in Southeast Asia.
Starting in the 70s, the company also aggressively expanded its
offerings, introducing travelers to more countries than any other tour
operator with packages to Africa, South and North America, Europe, the
South Pacific and Asia.
the Globus family of brands is marketed and operated
by a network of more than 32 independent tourism and aviation
businesses, serviced by a group of more than 5,000 professionals
worldwide. Combined, Globus, Cosmos, and Monograms carry over 500,000
passengers a year, making the organization the leading operator of
guided vacations worldwide. Globus attributes its success to the ideals
of founder Antonio Mantegazza. For three generations, his vision, hard
work, love for travel, and commitment have guided the company. These
values are the cornerstone on which Globus was built and will continue
than three decades ago Cosmos
pioneered the idea of quality value
to Europe. Since then we've developed and refined the concept of
packages. Over a million people have come back to us for a second or
repeat business is the best testimony to the incredible value and
If you've never
taken a package vacation, consider this: Traveling with Cosmos is less
expensive, more comfortable, and far easier than going it alone. Our
contracting for hotels and services provides you with travel at
prices. A Cosmos package is carefully planned to make the best possible
use of your time.
Our team of
experts has refined our itineraries to combine the must-see sights with
significant time on your own, offering more choice and flexibility. You
can travel relaxed and hassle-free, knowing that we've taken care of
discovered the special advantages of traveling with Cosmos, you'll
want to travel any other way again. Cosmos is "A Smart Way To Go."
Care of Your
you stay makes all the difference After a day's
traveling you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive
We have chosen hotels with the best rooms, service, and food for the
Of course, they vary as different countries have different standards.
we ensure that everywhere you get the best available in cleanliness and
are always located in good neighborhoods, some more centrally and
in residential areas. Especially in large cities we sometimes prefer
hotels in residential areas on the outskirts to less desirable or
Rooms at all
our hotels include private facilities: private bath or shower and a
are usually no larger than twin rooms and the third bed is often a
bed put into a twin-bedded room just for the night.
your hotels Our hotels
are mainly superior tourist-class (ST) and tourist-class (T)
but we also feature some first-class (F) hotels. Cosmos hotel ratings
standards set by the independent Official Hotel Guide (OHG) or by
tourist boards. The specific rating for each contract hotel is
by our quality controllers.
the right to substitute hotels listed on the tour pages with hotels of
equivalent standard. With your Cosmos travel documents you'll receive a
list of hotel addresses, telephone numbers, and fax numbers for your
vacations at bargain prices With Cosmos,
a company that specializes in package travel arrangements, you'll visit
the world without spending a fortune. Because all our buying power is
to package travel, our clout with suppliers is powerfully concentrated
-- and we pass the savings on to you with affordable vacation packages
for every budget.
with "guaranteed share" rates More than one-third
of all people traveling with Cosmos are traveling independently. We
accept reservations on a "guaranteed share" basis. We charge singles
basic price and match up singles of the same gender in twin-bedded
For mutual comfort we adopt a no-smoking rule in shared rooms.
shares" are not available for extra nights before or after your tour,
tours with overnight trains, or on train or cruise extensions. If we cannot
find a roommate for a traveler who has booked on a "guaranteed share"
we'll absorb the single room supplement, and that traveler will be
in a single room at no extra charge. Of course we
do offer single rooms when available to those who prefer to travel solo
and pay the single supplement.
reduction Cosmos grants
a reduction to three people who travel together and share the same
Triple room reductions, when available, are listed in the Dates and
box on the tour page.
A word of caution:
Triple rooms usually are no larger than twin rooms, and the third bed,
if there is one, is often a rollaway bed put in a twin-bedded room for
young tour members Cosmos grants
a 10 percent discount on the land tour price to travelers who are under
18 years old on the tour departure date, provided they are accompanied
by an adult. We do not accept children under eight on our tours because
we have found that they are too young to enjoy these vacations.
planning your annual vacation, or the vacation of a lifetime. Either
you don't want to think about canceling or interrupting your trip. Or
sick. Or losing your luggage.
We know these
things happen and we provide travelers peace of mind with a Travel
Up to $1,000 $79 for Tours Up to $1,000 $79
Over $1,000 $99 for Tours Over $1,000
Protection - Part ATrip
and Interruption Protection up to $10,000
cancel or interrupt your Cosmos travel package due to a covered injury,
sickness, death — your own, or that of a Traveling Companion, or of a
of the Immediate Family — or for Other Covered Events as defined, you
the case of your death, your estate) will be reimbursed up to $10,000:
1) for cancellation charges imposed by Cosmos and/or by any airline
provided direct flight connections to join your Cosmos travel package,
if you cancel prior to departure; or, 2) the unused, non-refundable
portion of your Cosmos travel package costs and the additional
charges paid to return home or to rejoin your original Cosmos travel
(limited to the cost of economy one-way airfare by scheduled carrier,
the point of destination to the point of origin shown on your original
travel tickets) if you must interrupt your trip after departure.
and Missed Connection Coverage up to $1,000
miss a scheduled flight or your land tour departure because of delay or
a public conveyance due to inclement weather, mechanical breakdown, or
strike that affects public transportation, you will be reimbursed up to
$1,000 for the cost of the extra fare paid to join your Cosmos travel
(limited to the cost of the most economical air or service transport
Airline-required legal minimum connection times must be observed and
scheduled time between arrival at the tour departure city and the land
tour departure must be four hours or longer.
up to $1,000
Traveling Companion cancel or interrupt a Cosmos travel package due to
a covered injury, sickness, death or for Other Covered Events, you will
be reimbursed up to $1,000 for Cosmos charges to change your hotel
for twin to single occupancy (or from triple to twin).
Protection up to $1,000
interrupt a Cosmos travel package due to a covered injury or sickness
by you or a Traveling Companion, you will be reimbursed up to $1,000
accommodations and meals. Coverage begins 12 hours after the tour
the location where you are detained. There is a maximum limit of $100
Benefits - Part B Baggage and
Travel Documents up to $2,500
lost, stolen or broken on your trip. Includes borrowed or rented
Restrictions may apply; please refer to your coverage certificate.
up to $250
purchase of essential items if your bags are delayed for more than 24
Expense up to $10,000
medical expenses with no daily limits or deductibles.
Expense up to $10,000
medical expenses with no daily limits or deductibles.
up to $1,000
dental expenses with no daily limits or deductibles.
Medical Transportation up to $15,000
and transportation expenses as directed by a doctor to the nearest
medical facility or home.
Death and Dismemberment up to $25,000
accidental death or dismemberment 24 hours a day while you are on your
up to $15,000
and necessary services for transportation of the insured's remains to
or her place of residence.
up to $100,000
accidents that occur when traveling on a regularly scheduled flight or
for your peace of mind anywhere in the world!
of funds to cover emergency medical expenses on your trip.
interpretation in major languages.
with replacement of travel documents.
Help in locating
local doctors, dentists, or medical facilities
Assistance New Feature!
— 24-hour hotline to make emergency travel changes, such as rebooking
hotel reservations, tracking lost luggage and more!
— relay of e-mail or phone message to family, friends or business
Advice — around-the-clock access to passport, visa, inoculation and
requirements; travel advisories; embassy and consulate contacts; travel
health advisories; weather and currency information — all for your
Cash Transfer — assistance in coordinating an emergency cash advance.
Pre-existing Medical Conditions
medical conditions exclusion is waived if insurance is purchased within
24 hours of initial trip deposit.
apply. Please refer to your Certificate of Insurance for complete
For those who
have selected the Travel Protection Plan on their booking, we will
the option to purchase our Travel Protection Plus Plan, at an
cost of only $20.00* per person. Once this coverage has been selected,
Globus and Cosmos will allow you to cancel your vacation up to 24 hours
(or the prior business day, whichever is farther out) before the
departure for any reason.
If the reason
for the cancellation is covered under the normal Travel Protection Plan
provisions, the passenger should file a claim with the plan's
Travel Guard 1-866-729-5220, for the penalty retained. In the event the
reason for the cancellation is not covered, the cancellation penalty as
retained by Globus or Cosmos will be reimbursed in the form of Travel
(less the Travel Protection Plan premium and the Plus supplement). The
certificates are non-refundable, non-transferable and will be valid for
one year from the date of the originally confirmed departure date.
Travel Protection Plan premium and the $20.00* supplement for the Plus
Plan are non-refundable. This supplement must be added and confirmed on
the booking within the original deposit period of the booking. The
Protection Plus Plan does not cover penalties associated with air not
through Globus and Cosmos or cancellation made within 24 hours (or the
prior business day, whichever is farther out).
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