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Lake Placid, NY

Sep 18, 2024 - Sep 20, 2024

Travel to the heart of the Adirondack Mountains - Lake Placid, NY. Lake Placid gained international fame as host of the 1932 & 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Enjoy scenic beauty and great sightseeing.

3 Day(s) | 4 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 2 Nights at the Grand Adirondack Hotel
  • Olympic Athlete Meet & Greet
  • Olympic Ski Jumping Complex
  • Olympic Center Museum
  • High Falls Gorge
  • 4 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Travel to the heart of The Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid, NY to enjoy scenic beauty and great sightseeing as we take an Olympic Journey. En route we’ll stop in LAKE GEORGE VILLAGE for lunch on own. 2 nights accommodations at the GRAND ADIRONDACK HOTEL, ideally located on Main Street in the iconic village of Lake Placid. MEET & GREET with a past or current local OLYMPIC ATHLETE during our welcome reception. WELCOME DINNER marks our arrival.

Day 2

Lake Placid has had the privilege of hosting two Olympic Winter Games, first in 1932 and again in 1980. The venues used for the Games are collectively known as the Lake Placid Legacy Sites, and include: Olympic Center, Olympic Jumping Complex, Mt Van Hoevenberg, and Whiteface Mountain. Our local guide will begin with a scenic drive up VETERAN’S MEMORIAL HIGHWAY TO WHITEFACE SUMMIT - dedicated to veterans of all wars by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935. Next head to beautiful MT VAN HOEVENBERG where the bobsled track and cross-country ski trails are located. After our included LUNCH, visit the OLYMPIC SKI JUMPING COMPLEX. Hop on the Skyride Gondola to the base of the jump towers, then, take the glass elevator up to the platform of the 128 meter jump tower. Our last stop will be where the Miracle on Ice took place, the LAKE PLACID OLYMPIC CENTER. Journey through the historic halls, visit ice inks immersed in Olympic Legacy and explore the OLYMPIC MUSEUM. This evening is free to stroll Main Street for shopping and dinner on own.

Day 3

Visit to HIGH FALLS GORGE, the Adirondack’s most breathtaking walk. Witness majestic waterfalls cascading over rocks into a deep crevice carved a billion years ago while walking along accessible walkways. We’ll stop in downtown SARATOGA SPRINGS for lunch on own before heading home with memories of our trip to the Great Adirondack Mountains.

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:00 AM

Return: 7:30 PM

Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride, 709 Chase Parkway, across from Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT


Depart: 7:45 AM

Return: 7:00 PM

Farmington Park & Ride Commuter Lot, 575 Colt Highway (Rte 6) & South Rd, Farmington, CT


Depart: 8:15 AM

Return: 6:30 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

West Springfield, MA

Depart: 9:00 AM

Return: 6:00 PM

Quality Inn, 1150 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA
Exit 10B from I-91 / Riverdale St (Rte 5) / park in the back of the hotel parking lot









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $250 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: August 7, 2024

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to August 7, 2024 fee of $75.00 pp; August 8, 2024 to September 4, 2024 fee of $250.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on September 5, 2024 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost.

To enroll: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068 OR call AON 1-800-388-1470.

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