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Ports & Peaks - New York & Vermont

Jun 13, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022

Lakes & Mountains - a perfect combination! Travel to the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid, NY and the Green Mountains, Burlington, VT.

5 Day(s) | 9 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Safe Journeys by Friendship Tours: our commitment to a safe journey protocols will be implemented
  • 3 Nights at the Brand New Grand Adirondack Hotel, Lake Placid, NY
  • 1 Night Double Tree Burlington, VT
  • Olympic Ski Jumping Center & Olympic Center
  • Adirondack Museum
  • Great Camp Sagamore
  • Shelburne Museum
  • 9 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Lakes & Mountains - a perfect combination! Travel to the heart of The Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid, NY to enjoy scenic beauty and great sightseeing. 3 nights accommodations at the BRAND NEW GRAND ADIRONDACK HOTEL. ROOFTOP WELCOME RECEPTION marks our arrival (weather permitting) before dinner.

Day 2

LAKE PLACID gained international fame as host of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games and today we’ll learn about the Olympic experience. Drive up VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY to WHITEFACE SUMMIT for views as far as Vermont and Canada. Enjoy a scenic visit to HIGH FALLS GORGE where walking trails offer views of 4 impressive waterfalls. Box Lunch today. Join our local guide as we head to the Olympic Sports Complex and take a 26 story glass elevator to the top of the 120 meter tower at the OLYMPIC SKI JUMPING COMPLEX. Then visit the OLYMPIC CENTER AND MUSEUM and experience the exhibits of competitions past, rinks where gold medals were won, the arena where the “Miracle on Ice” game was played. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3

Experience the Gilded Age in the ADIRONDACKS today. During the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, wealthy tycoons such as Alfred G. Vanderbilt and Andrew Carnegie built wilderness estates and lived luxuriously in the remote wilderness. Marvel at the rustic elegance enjoyed by the Vanderbilt family on our tour of the GREAT CAMP SAGAMORE. Learn the history of the region and enjoy a LUNCH CRUISE while you go by the wilderness estates of industrial giants. Discover more than 200 years of Adirondack history at the ADIRONDACK MUSEUM. Return to Lake Placid to stroll Main Street for dinner on own.

Day 4

We say goodbye to the Adirondack Mountains as we head to the Green Mountains - BURLINGTON, VT. Visit the SHELBURNE MUSEUM, one of North America’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Watch demonstrations in the blacksmith, printing and weaving shops, ride on a vintage carousel, stroll the decks of the 220 foot steamboat Ticonderoga and enjoy the museum’s stunning gardens. Overnight at the DOUBLETREE HOTEL in Burlington, VT. SPIRIT OF ETHAN ALLEN DINNER CRUISE tonight along Lake Champlain.

Day 5

Visit MORSE FARM MAPLE SUGARWORKS in MONTPELIER, VT to learn about the maple sugaring experience, time to shop and enjoy a treat for all. Head for home with memories of our Ports & Peaks adventures.

Departure Locations

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 6:15 PM

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.


Depart: 8:00 AM

Return: 5:45 PM

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

West Springfield, MA - Quality Inn, Riverdale St

Depart: 8:45 AM

Return: 5:00 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: $400 per person due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: May 2, 2022

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to May 2, 2022 fee of $150.00 pp; May 3, 2022 to May 26, 2022 fee of $400.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on May 27, 2022 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage through Travel Insured International is available when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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