Winter is a perfect time to enjoy the festive atmosphere of any city but combine New York with Vermont and you’ll mix thrills and spills with genuine, warm hospitality. Start your trip in exciting New York, the city that never sleeps. There is nowhere better to shop til you drop; soak up the ambience in some of the best restaurants in the world; sip a cheeky cocktail overlooking the awesome Manhattan skyline; or mooch through some of the best museums in the country.
Arrive in time for the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, or the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in early December - a world-wide symbol of the start of the holidays. Or, wait until January and soak up the new year sales. Enjoy ice skating, a bundled up carriage ride in Central Park and a Broadway show before starting your scenic train journey along the Hudson River to the stunning winter wonderland scenery of Vermont.
Price per person includes*:
Return flights to New York
3 nights 4* hotel NYC /4 nights Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Vermont
Breakfasts and dinners during stay in Vermont
Return rail travel New York/Vermont including station transfers
Nordic ski and snowshoe passes whilst in Vermont and horse drawn sleigh ride
*This itinerary is based on Thursday departures November - March excluding Christmas and New Year
New York, Fifth Avenue and Macy's
Statue of Liberty and Empire States Building
Hudson River Valley and Nordic Skiing
Vermont and Green Mountain National Forest
Days 1 - 3 : New York
Arrive in NYC early afternoon and transfer to your hotel for a 3 night stay. Who can resist a bite of the Big Apple at any time but seeing it in the winter will be a very special experience. You have two full days to lap up the excitement of Christmas shopping. Don’t miss The Holiday Walk, a stretch of Fifth Avenue with the most spectacular winter window displays as the department stores celebrate the season. Visit Top of the Rock with some of the most stunning views of New York City. Throw on some ice skates and glide around Rockefeller Center or bundle up and enjoy a brisk walk through Central Park. To top off your stay, treat yourself to a Broadway show or maybe Radio City Musical Hall's Christmas Spectacular featuring the legendary Rockettes.
Days 4 - 7 : Vermont & Mountain Top Inn
Depart NYC in the afternoon by the Ethan Allen Express train to Rutland, Vermont. Relax and enjoy the views of the Hudson River Valley and Vermont’s farms and villages. Upon arrival you will be collected by the owners of The Mountain Top Inn. Located in quaint Chittenden, the winter wonderland setting is 350 acres of breath-taking views of the Green Mountain National Forest and Vermont hospitality at it's finest.
Experience Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, a traditional sleigh ride and ice skating. Breakfast and dinner are included during your stay and The Mountain Top Inn pride themselves on the freshly prepared sumptuous cuisine. The Mountain Top tavern offers a relaxed atmosphere to sip a Vermont micro brew, wine or signature cocktail all cosied up to the roaring fireplace.
Day 8 : New York
Depart this morning for your return train journey from Vermont back to New York before flying home. However your adventure doesn't have to end here, perhaps you may want to extend your stay and enjoy a few days of winter sun in Arizona or on the Florida beaches.
Call the USA travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your perfect New York & Vermont A Winter Wonderland adventure.