Christmas in New England – 5 Days
December 23, 2018 Double: $1,795, Single: $2,295 (Route C) Oh by golly we’ll have a holly jolly Christmas this year in the Berkshires! Stately, friendly, and nestled in a valley, Williamstown was made for blankets of snow and hot chocolate by warm fires….
December 23, 2018
Double: $1,795, Single: $2,295
Oh by golly we’ll have a holly jolly Christmas this year in the Berkshires! Stately, friendly, and nestled in a valley, Williamstown was made for blankets of snow and hot chocolate by warm fires. This cozy college town holds an impressive collection of theatres, galleries, museums, festivals, poets, and professors in an intimate pastoral setting. We’ll absorb New England’s charm by day, staying at the lovely Williams Inn at night.
We’ve packed your Christmas in Williamstown with tradition: tree decorating, a holiday movie, candlelight services, Christmas presents, and a midday Christmas feast. But you’re also in for a rich cultural experience of exceptional art institutions, exhibits, and festivals. “The Clark” features a collection of European and American works of art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century – Degas, Monet, and over thirty Renoirs! In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas as we enjoy three miles of light works that make the night merry and bright. One of the Northeast’s holiday traditions and a magical experience, Bright Nights strings 650,000 twinkling bulbs in 450 displays. There’s still so much to see! The Berkshire Museum’s Festival of Trees, the Berkshire Cottages and Stockbridge including the Norman Rockwell Museum all dressed in holiday style!
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 4 nights accommodation, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, all highlights listed, a DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and HST does not apply.
• Christmas Tree Decorating Party
• Guided tour of Williamstown
• Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
• Wine and cheese reception
• Optional St. John’s Anglican Church candle light service
• Optional Christmas Mass
• Midday Christmas Dinner
• Bright Nights Holiday Light Display
• Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees
• Berkshire Cottages
• Norman Rockwell Museum
Williamstown, MA: The Williams Inn (4 nights)
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Christmas in New England – 5 Days
Day 1: Williamstown, MA
Begin your vacation aboard the DeNureTours luxury coach. Enjoy our complimentary entertainment options, such as Wi-Fi, satellite radio and movies. Get to know your fellow travellers over an included dinner prior to arriving into your hotel in the scenic Berkshires.
Stay: Williams Inn, Williamstown, MA
Day 2: Christmas Eve
After breakfast have some fun with a Christmas Tree decorating. We’ll then head out on a guided tour of the area with a local guide. We will stop in at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, commonly referred to as “the Clark”, featuring European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. You may choose to have lunch at the institute or explore some of the local restaurants in town.
Your Christmas eve festivities kick off this evening with a wine & cheese reception including a hot wassail toast for good luck, followed by a Boar’s Head Feast. Those who wish may attend church services this evening may do so, or join fellow guests for a holiday movie.
Meals: B, D
Day 3: Christmas Day
After breakfast you can take part of Christmas mass service offered at a local church, or spend the morning at your leisure.
Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings will be served at midday.
In the early evening enjoy a short journey to Bright Nights Holiday Light Display in Springfield’s historic Forest Park – birth place of Dr. Seuss. Boasting 450 displays with approximately 650,000 lights this nearly three miles of lighting displays is not to be missed, it’s the Northeast’s premiere holiday lighting experience: fun to see. For many, it’s a family tradition and visitors are always looking for something new as the staff here are constantly adding and updating the lighting displays.
Return to the Inn for a light supper and spend the evening with new friends.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees, Norman Rockwell Museum
Start your day with a one of a kind visit to The Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees. With over 100 uniquely decorated Christmas trees, the event draws in many eyes, alive with wonder. A lovely venue awaits you for lunch in the heart of the beautiful Berkshires with a breathtaking view of Laurel Lake.
Enjoy a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum. The Museum has largest collection of his work. Weather permitting enjoy a stroll around the quaint village of Stockbridge. A Year round resort area and artistic colony in the Berkshires.
A farewell dinner this evening will be at the beautiful Apple Tree Inn. The Main House was built in 1885 as a private residence. It has been an inn since 1937. The Inn is filled with history good food and wonderful stories.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Return Home
Sit back relax and enjoy the drive home and your memories of a wonderful holiday getaway.