Introduction

Discovering New York for the first time is like being in a movie. New York, the city that never sleeps, with its fantastic atmosphere, its diversity and its mood, is fascinating to discover all year round.

Under the snow, New York is lit up by thousands of lights and decorated windows for the holiday season. In the spring, the city gets new life with the blossoming of flowers in Central park, open air cafés in Bryant Park, and roof-tops scattered throughout. In summertime you might want to escape from the heat and humidity by heading over to the Long Island beaches or to the beautiful countryside overlooking the Hudson River for some fresh excursion.
In the Fall, the Indian summer illuminates the woods of Connecticut, the Catskills or the Adirondacks and invites you to admire this incredible nature.

New York is also unique for its diversity, which turns the city into a sort of puzzle. From Harlem to Brooklyn, the history of New York is rich and attractive. The atmosphere will vary widely from the majestic 5th avenue to the narrow streets of Soho. But depending on the visitors’ interest, this great city has so much more to offer, a huge variety of museums, art galleries, music, secret gardens, mansions, and much more.

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Itineraries in New York City

Historical New York City

This itinerary will walk you through some of the Big Apple’s most famous highlights, while giving visitors a real glimpse of what life must have been like immigrating to America in the 19th century. From visits to the world-famous Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge to lesser known gems of New York, including a visit to the historical Morris Jumel Mansion and the Saint John the Divine Cathedral (an architectural wonder) in Harlem, this three-day tour will show new and old visitors an unforgettable perspective of the city that never sleeps.

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    Brooklyn Bridge

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New York City Art and Architecture Tour

New York a mecca for art. This three-day tour is a unique way to discover this city peppered with its art from all over. From world famous art museums like the Met, the Cloisters, and the Whitney museums, to East Village historical homes, trendy art galleries and the Highline, and architectural feats like Grand Central and the New York Public Library, this tour gives you a New York, even some New Yorkers might not know about.

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San Francisco Victorian Homes

Introduction

A visit to the legendary San Francisco remains as mythic today as it was in the 60s. Set on the Pacific ocean, and guarded by the famous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco will seduce you from the moment you arrive. With its famous steep streets and cable cars, its charming neighborhoods, and colorful Victorian houses, San Francisco is a way of life, fused with art and creativity, fantastic food and wine from Napa Valley, just an hour away.

Between the city’s famous landmarks–including Alcatraz Island, Telegraph Hill with its stunning views, and Chinatown–and its hidden gems, parks with incredible views of the Bay, little known neighborhoods boutiques, a day trip up to Point Reyes–it will be hard not to leave your heart in San Francisco.

Itinerary in San Francisco

San Francisco for Newcomers

This 5-day itinerary is perfect for new visitors to San Francisco. It will take visitors all around the city’s highlights, while giving visitors a good idea of what living in this magical city is like.

This itinerary includes, but is not limited to:

  • A private guided city tour by car or by minibus to see San Francisco’s highlights (one day).
  • Discover the famous Victorian houses facing Alamo park.
  • Guided tour down the famous Lombard street that has eight turns on a block!
  • Visit Chinatown — Atypical walking tour of the oldest and the largest Chinese community in North America.
  • Discover Sausalito — Take the ferry or cross the Golden Gate Bridge to discover this charming town. With its history as a fishing village and then as a hippie village and now an artistic community with unforgettable views of the bay, this excursion is not to be missed.
  • One day excursion to Mount Tamalpais Park, one of the highest peaks in the San Francisco Bay area. On a clear day, it is possible to see San Francisco and the Bay area. This excursion can include hiking, biking, and camping.
  • A one-day guided tour to the famous Napa Valley, considered one of the premier wine regions in the world. The day trip includes a visit to the wineries, a wine tasting, and lunch in a gourmet restaurant.
  • Dinner with a gorgeous view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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View of Canyons of Sedona in Arizona

View of Canyons of Sedona in Arizona

Introduction

Explore the scenic landscapes of the Canyons for a trip riddled in emotion. You will be awed by the grandeur of these Canyons. From the immense Grand Canyon and the golden towers of Bryce Canyon, to Sedona’s famous red stones and the contrasting colors of Arches National Park. Antelope Canyon will amaze with its fantastic lighting, while Lake Powell and Death Valley are not to be missed. Travel to the American West to discover its unique spirit and its spectacular panoramas!



Things to See and Do in the Canyons

Explore the Wondrous Grand Canyon


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Stretching almost 300 miles from end to end, the vast and stunningly beautiful Grand Canyon is one of the world’s seven natural wonders. With its awe-inspiring, steep, and rocky walls which descend a mile into the canyon’s floor, the Colorado River tracing through, this Arizona landmark is a sight not to be missed. 

Spend the Day Exploring the Lake Powell Area


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Lake Powell is an 186-mile long lake lying mostly in Utah and straddling the Utah/Arizona border. With its nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, this the desert oasis has so much to offer. Spend the day exploring the gorgeous scenery and beaches or go fishing. Hikers can enjoy access to dozens of canyons from here.

Soak up the Serene Vibes of Sedona


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With its glowing red rock formations, pine forests, and art scene, spending a few days in Sedona is a magical experience. Hike the notable red-rock buttes (Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Bear Mountain and Courthouse Rock), browse art galleries, discover Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona has so much to offer.

Discover the Party City of Las Vegas


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Discovering Las Vegas for the first time is like exploring a new planet. During the day, the city is asleep… But when the sun sets, Las Vegas wakes up: the casinos fill up and the games start!

Itineraries in the Canyons

Las Vegas is typically a good base to depart to the Canyons.  VeronicTravel has a multitude of itineraries in the Canyons varying based on your interests and your available time. Our itineraries can include such  activities as boat rental, rafting, helicopter rides, hiking, and biking.

Here are two very basic examples of itineraries in the American Canyons we can build for you:

Starting in Las Vegas:


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Phoenix | Sedona | Flagstaff | Canyon de Chelly | Arches National Park | Salt Lake City

Drive down Route 1 California

Introduction

While it is possible to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles in a day, it would be a shame to miss one of the most spectacular roads of the U.S. Indeed, the legendary Route 1 with its breathtaking views of California’s mountains and cliffs plunging into the Pacific is not to be missed. On this road, you will truly have the opportunity to disconnect, by going on stunning hikes through the cliffs and wilderness, bask in the sun on the beautiful beaches, and stroll along the charming towns that dot the coastline.

Itinerary Down the California Coast

Road trip Along Route 1

This 5-day itinerary is concocted so that you will hit all the must-sees of the famous Route 1, while also discovering the more unknown gems. Take your time to discover one of the most breathtaking roads of the world. This tour includes:

  • An unforgettable romantic retreat on the cliff of Big Sur embracing the beauty of the Pacific Ocean
  • A picturesque and fantastic drive on the famous coastal scenic road to Big Sur.
  • A stop at Point Lobos — Sit on a terrace with a unique view on the ocean and savor your breakfast.
  • A night or two in Carmel — Authentic Relais-Chateaux or typical and comfortable inns by the sea.
  • Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach — Drive through this 17-mile scenic road on the coast from Monterey to Carmel and discover the incredible golf course of Pebble Beach.
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Rockefeller Mansion

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Introduction

Just North of New York City, Westchester County and the Hudson Valley are rich with wonderful sites to visit.

Between the historical mansions, art centers, gourmet restaurants, antique shops, authentic villages, beautiful nature along the Hudson river, and the Military Academy ”West Point”, there is something for everyone.

The road between New York and Boston is also dotted with numerous universities that are full of history, museums, gorgeous architecture, and also contemporary art.

Day Excursion to Westchester County

Westchester Sunset Boats Long Island Sound

North of New York City, an “art de vivre” one day excursion. Discover residential neighborhoods, a lovely seaside promenade along the Long Island Sound, art exhibitions, gourmet restaurants, and one of the most famous wine shops in the New York region.

Itineraries Beyond New York City

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This week-long tour of parts of New England and the Hudson Valley will start off with a day discovering Hudson Valley’s spectacular homes including Rockefeller and Boscobel mansions. This itinerary will include a visit to the gorgeous open-air museum Storm King Art Center, prestigious West Point Military Academy, and the spectacular Hyde Park Mansions. The tour will continue onto to the historical seaport of Mystic, followed by a full day in Newport to see the impressive 19th century mansions. The last day will be spent relaxing on the charming vacation island of Martha’s Vineyard.

 

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New York City – Newport – Boston

This week long tour of New England will start off in New Haven visiting the prestigious Yale University, followed by a a night in Newport to discover the old mansions, summer residences, of American wealthy families of the 19th century. From here, you’ll take the ferry to Nantucket where you will spend the next three days discovering the island and whale watching. The tour will conclude in Boston where you will discover the impressive history here and Harvard University.

 

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Testimonial

Introduction

Only a two-hour train ride from New York, Philadelphia makes for a great weekend escape on beautiful September and October days. Philadelphia is a must-see city for its rich history and culture, but also for its more laid-back lifestyle. Come to Philadelphia to discover the early history of the United States, to discover the European-like small city vibe, to discover the famous South Street with its boutiques and alternative culture. From BYO’s to the famous Steven Starr restaurants, Philadelphia has a fantastic restaurant scene worth exploring, too. Our favorite season to visit this city is in the Fall. There’s nothing like a brisk walk around Philadelphia the autumn, when colorful trees enchant this lovely city.

 

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Day Trips From Philadelphia

Washington’s Headquarters at Valley Forge Park

About an hour north west of central Philadelphia is Valley Forge Park where you can visit Washington’s Headquarters, also known as Isaac Pott’s house. Built around 1773, George Washington made his headquarters here during the encampment at Valley Forge of the Continental Army between December 1777 and June 1778. The historical monument is open to the public and the Valley Forge Park itself is worth a wander.

 

Strasburg Rail Road

Strasburg railroad

Enjoy a 45-minute roundtrip ride through the peaceful Amish Countryside on America’s oldest operating railroad. This is a unique opportunity to ride a real steam railroad and discover Lancaster farm countryside.

 

Amish Country

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Go back into time two hours away in one of the largest Amish communities in the country. You will be amazed to discover the Amish culture that has hardly changed in the last 300 years. You can visit farmhouses, local schools, go on buggy rides, and even stay with an Amish family overnight.

 

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

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Built to resemble a French château, the Nemours Mansion and Gardens is a 300-acre country estate with a jardin à la française formal gardens and a classical French mansion in Wilmington, Delaware.  Come here to visit the mansion’s rare French 18th-century furniture and eclectic antique collection, and the stunning landscape gardens, which will make you think you are in Versailles.

 

National Aquarium in Baltimore

National Aquarium Baltimore

About a two hour journey from Philadelphia, the National Aquarium offers a three-hour showcase with close to 20,000 animals, including birds, frogs, sharks, dolphins and jellies.

 

Historic Ships in Baltimore

Historic Ships Baltimore

One of the most impressive collections of military vessels in the world, these historic ships are part of a maritime museum located in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Beaches on the New Jersey Shore

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The south New Jersey coastline is home to some of the best and most beautiful beaches in the country attracting hundreds of thousands visitors each summer.