Presented with Saturday Evening Post
6 Days • 5 Nights • 10 Meals
Sep 26-Oct 1 in 2014
Depart/Return: Albany, NY
Price Per Person: Double: $1,427; Single: $1,795
Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $148/night
About the Tour
Over six days, we’ll follow in the footsteps of one of America’s most renowned illustrators. Starting from Rockwell’s birthplace in Albany, NY, you’ll journey to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., additional galleries and sites illuminating his extraordinary life and illustration craft, and the spectacular, open-air Cathedral of the Pines—featuring plaques designed by Rockwell.
En route, you’ll also experience the settings, flavors and people that inspired his iconic slices of American life – and even meet one of his living models! You’ll enjoy New England’s harvest bounty with a slice of pie at Lost Acres Orchard, where over 20 kinds of apples make for amazing pies...and savor Boston’s ethnic background with a lunch stop in the old Italian North End. You'll visit the JFK Presidential Library and see some of Rockwell's famous illustratipns and portraits featuring the president. Tour the famed mansion, The Breakers, spend a nostalgic day in the historic quarters of old Boston, and much more.
- Visit the Norman Rockwell Museums in Stockbridge, MA and Rutland, VT, and the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, RI
- Learn the stories behind famous images such as The 4 Freedoms, First Love and Saying Grace
- Explore the life and legacy of our 35th president at the official JFK Presidential Library
- Marvel at the grandeur of The Breakers, a 70-room Italian-style palazzo built by the Vanderbilts
- Enjoy a tasty sampling of fresh autumn pies at Lost Acres Orchard
high 65°/low 43°
Time Zone Eastern
Arrival Time Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel by 5:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Departure Time Schedule your flight home to depart after 6:00 p.m. on Day 6.
Airport-Hotel Shuttle Starting hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 Midnight.
Vehicle Parking Free parking is available during the tour at our starting hotel.
Walking Distance Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour.
Currency US Dollar
Hotel Amenities Hair dryers, irons, ironing boards & and coffee makers throughout tour. Guest laundry on Days 1, 2, 3, & 4. Exercise room and swimming pool available at most hotels.
Co-Presented by The Saturday Evening Post
Tracing its origin to Benjamin Franklin, The Saturday Evening Post has endured for nearly 300 years, thanks to the vision of its writers, editors and artists. The Post continues to distinguish itself through its covers, the most famous of which were painted by Norman Rockwell. We’re proud to team up with The Saturday Evening Post to explore the life and times of Norman Rockwell. Enjoy a trip into our past! (Cover copyright and courtesy of Saturday Evening Post Society.)
Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.
8 Days • 7 Nights • 14 Meals
Depart/Return: Hartford, CT
Explore the classic New England of storybooks and history – the rugged seafaring towns and the revolutionary spirits, the granite character and mountain splendor. You’ll be transported back to the 18th century in the authentically recreated Old Sturbridge Village, dine at the Salem Cross Inn, stand in the footsteps of the famed Minutemen of Lexington & Concord, then head into old Boston to visit landmarks from America’s founding. Navigating the scenic north shore, you’ll stop for a traditional lobster bake in the salty mariners’ town of Gloucester, then hug the rocky Atlantic coast up towards Maine’s charming Ogunquit. Head inland for a scenic back-roads journey we’ve charted to maximize fall’s colors!