Remembering JFK: The 100th Bday of Pres. Kennedy

Remembering JFK: The 100th Bday of Pres. Kennedy

Remembering JFK: The 2017 Centenary of President John F. Kennedy’s Birth

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Remembering JFK: The 2017 Centenary of President John F. Kennedy’s Birth

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$519 per person/Double

$639pp/Single - $499pp/Triple - $479pp/Quad

 

Born & raised in Massachusetts, John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy (JFK) was the 35th President of the U

nited States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. At age 43, he was the youngest person and the first Roman Catholic ever elected President. JFK’s presidency was very active and addressed many major issues of the day – the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Latin America and the spread of Communism, Civil Rights, and he is credited with establishing the Space Program and the Peace Corps. Tour the Cape, Boston, and Newport on this once in a lifetime tour that celebrates and remembers one our greatest presidents in three regions he held dear.  

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book and Pay in full by June 22, 2017 and receive $25 off per person!

Departure Points:

Former Walmart Lot, Latham Farms - 6:30am
Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 7:00am

Sunday, Oct. 22

We will begin our three day adventure when you board the bus and travel to the sandy shores of Cape Cod, MA. Upon arrival our arrival in Hyannis, MA we will travel to our accommodations for the next two nights at the all new Fairfield Inn Cape Cod (508-771-6100) which is located in the heart of town, and features an indoor pool. Our local guide will meet us at the hotel, and will conduct a narrated tour of Hyannis. We will begin with the John F. Kennedy Memorial; visit this contemplative site which pays tribute to the man who created “Camelot”. The memorial includes a fountain and a field-stone monument with the Presidential seal and inscription: “I believe it is important that this country sail and not lie still in the harbor.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Next we will see Hyannis Port. In 1928, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy & Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. purchased their Hyannis Port summer home, now known as the Kennedy Compound. It has served as a getaway for the Kennedys for generations. Next see St. Francis Xavier Church where Rose Kennedy always sat in the front row. She considered the church as the catholic spiritual center. When their oldest son Joe Jr. died after his plane was shot down during World War II the service was held here. The main altar is a memorial to him. John F. Kennedy attended the Sunday mass in this church during the summertime. Next up is the Hyannis Armory where John F. Kennedy accepted the 35th presidential nomination. After JFK and wife Jacqueline voted in Boston, they flew to Cape Cod to await the election results at the Kennedy Compound. When it was announced that Richard Nixon conceded, the family formed a cavalcade and rode down to the Hyannis Armory, where Kennedy delivered his acceptance speech.Our final destination on the tour is JOHN F. KENNEDY HYANNIS MUSEUM (admission included). The seas and shores of Hyannis Port inspired our 35th President like no other place on earth, it was here that he contemplated and accepted his run for office. Discover why he loved this place so, and how he spent his time on Cape Cod. “I always go to Hyannis Port to be revived, to know again the power of the sea and the master who rules over it and all of us.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy. After our time at the museum we will return to the hotel to relax after a day of touring. Tonight we will celebrate JFK’s birthday with dinner with dancing (1950’s and 60’s tunes) included; complete with birthday cake for dessert.

Monday, Oct. 23


An extended continental breakfast is included this morning at your hotel. Your local guide will then meet us and we will travel to Boston, the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the largest city in New England, and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Upon arrival we will visit the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Relive the powerful story of the Kennedy years. You will enter the re-created world of the Kennedy Presidency for a first hand” experience of John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and leadership and special Centenary Anniversary exhibits.

After our time at the museum we will have free time for lunch on our own at Quincy Market and visit Faneuil Hall where JFK delivered his final speech of his 1960 presidential campaign. After lunch we will board the bus for a city tour. View sites and landmarks in the city which played an important role in JFK’s rise to the White House. The tour explores the emergence of an Irish political machine in Boston-led by JFK’s grandfathers, P.J. Kennedy and John F. “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald. Your guide will point out sights along the Freedom Trail as well as the Boston Common and Public Gardens. Highlights include:

Rose Kennedy Greenway Park - named for the matriarch of the Kennedy Family. This beautiful park affords a moment to reflect on the Kennedy legacy. Old City Hall - (now a restaurant/offices) where JFK’s grandfather governed as the first Mayor of Boston, born to Irish immigrants. Omni Parker House - the longest continuously operating hotel in the US, where John announced his bid for Congress in 1946, also where he proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953. This is also where his bachelor party was held.
Old Hotel Bellevue and 122 Bowdoin Street Apartment – These adjacent locations served as Kennedy’s residences when he moved to Boston to run for the US Congress in 1946 under the slogan of “The New Generation Offers a Leader” Kennedy initially lived at the Bellevue, where his grandfather was spending his retirement years.Massachusetts State House - designed by Charles Bulfinch and was completed in 1798. It measured only sixty-five feet wide. The cornerstone was laid on July 4th of 1795 by Governor Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. The State House occupies the former site of John Hancock’s cow pasture. The State House is where president-elect Kennedy delivered a speech called the “City upon the Hill” to a joint session of the Massachusetts legislature on January 9, 1961. JFK Statue - on the State House Lawn stands where both of Kennedy’s grandfathers served in the late 19th century. After our tour dinner is included at the Union Oyster House. The oldest continuously operated restaurant in the United States, and a favorite of President Kennedy. Booth #18 is the” Kennedy Booth”. We will return to the hotel after dinner.

Tuesday, Oct. 24


An extended continental breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Then will bid farewell to the Cape and will travel to Newport, RI. Upon arrival a local guide will meet at the Visitors Information Center and after a short break we’ll begin our narrated city tour. The legacy of John F. Kennedy is synonymous with the City by the Sea; hear the history of his wartime training at the Newport Naval Station, watching the America’s Cup races off the shores and his “Summer White House years” at Hammersmith Farm. The tour also includes historic landmarks, picture perfect vistas and incredible architecture; true examples of why the Kennedys fell in love with Newport. Lunch will be on your own on the historic downtown waterfront filled with cobblestone shopping wharves lined with antique stores, art galleries, specialty shops and restaurants. After lunch we’re in for a treat with an exclusive visit to St. Mary’s Church. On September 12, 1953 more than 750 guests filled the church to watch as then-Senator John Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier said I do. Sit back and enjoy the Return to Camelot, a live musical and video presentation. We will depart Newport after the tour at approximately 3pm, with an arrival in the Capital District at 7:30pm. One stop each way.

Tour Includes:

 

  • Round Trip Transportation

  • 2 Nights of Accommodations at the FAIRFIELD INN CAPE COD HYANNIS

  • Baggage Handling & Taxes

  • Guided Tour of Hyannis

  • Admission to the John F. Kennedy Museum

  • Guided Tour of Boston

  • Admission to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

  • Guided Tour of Newport, RI

  • Admission to St. Mary’s Church “Return to Camelot”

  • 2 Breakfasts

  • 1 Dinner/Dance Birthday Party

  • 1 Dinner at the Union Oyster House

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails World Travel
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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