NEW IN 2013: Philadelphia Flower Show & New York City

NEW IN 2013: Philadelphia Flower Show & New York City

Join Tracy Jessen of our very own Halifax Public Gardens on this tour to the 2013 Philadelphia International Flower Show. En route, enjoy three nights in the heart of Manhattan to explore New York's gardens, parks and other city highlights.

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

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Themes: New York, Tours & Vacations

Tracy Jessen has worked for the Halifax Regional Municipality for 9 years, the last 5 of which have been at the Public Gardens. With a degree in Biology, a diploma in Landscape Horticulture and 18 years of gardening experience, Tracy's knowledge is sure to add to your enjoyment of this adventure to Philadelphia and New York.


  • 3 Nights in Manhattan
  • 2 Nights in Philadelphia
  • Guided Tour of New York City
  • Empire State Building
  • Broadway Performance
  • New York Botanical Gardens
  • Highline Park
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Philadelphia International Flower Show
  • Shopping in Wrentham Village
  • 10 Meals: 8 Continental Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Baggage Handling
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Deluxe Motorcoach

Destinations: Nova Scotia: Halifax, Maine: Bangor, New York: New York City, Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Massachusetts: Milford

Day 1: Halifax, NS - Bangor, ME

Depart Halifax for Bangor with pickups en route.

Day 2: Bangor, ME - New York, NY

Travel from Bangor to New York and check into your accommodations for a three night stay. Your hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan New York City, is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan's fashionable East Side. (CB, D)

Day 3: New York City

Start your day with a guided tour of the city including time at Central Park. This afternoon, see New York from the sky on a visit to the Empire State Building. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy New York City at your leisure. (CB)

Day 4: New York City

Experience the New York Botanical Garden for the 11th Annual Orchid Show. You will be amazed at the living tapestries that form the backdrop for thousands of brilliant orchids in the midst of tropical foliage. Later, visit the High Line, a one mile linear park built on a section of former freight railroad spur along the lower west side of Manhattan. (CB, L)

Day 5: New York, NY - Philadelphia, PA

A fun filled day is upon you after travelling from New York to Philadelphia, where you will spend the next two nights. Enjoy over 11,000 types of exotic plants and trees at Kennett Square's Longwood Gardens, one of the premier botanical gardens in the United States. A guided tour of "The City of Brotherly Love" is next which will focus on "America's Most Historic Square Mile" as you drive by such attractions as Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall and the US Mint. Later, visit King of Prussia Mall, the largest shopping complex on the east coast of the United States. (CB)

Day 6: Philadelphia International Flower Show

Enjoy the 2013 Philadelphia International Flower Show. From towering waterfalls and waves of orchids, to glowing volcanoes and serene sunsets, this year's show is an immersion in the dramatic landscapes and tranquil spirit of Hawaii. (CB)

Day 7: Philadelphia, PA - Milford, MA

Travel from Philadelphia to Milford where you will overnight. En route, stop at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, home to over 170 factory outlet stores. (CB)

Day 8: Milford, MA - Bangor, ME

Travel from Milford to Bangor. (CB)

Day 9: Bangor, ME - Halifax, NS

You are homeward bound today as you make your way back to the Maritimes with fond memories of New York and Philadelphia. (CB)

Please Note: the order of activities in the above itinerary is subject to change.


Sorry no departure dates are available for this tour.

Note: Prices shown are per person and based on occupancy category

  • March 2 departure date and itinerary is subject to change at this time. Please contact us to express interest in this exciting new tour.

* Note: Actual route may vary

March 3
Country Inn at the Mall
Bangor, Maine

March 4, 5 & 6
DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan New York City
New York, New York

March 7 & 8
Hampton Inn
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

March 9
La Quinta Inn
Milford, Massachusetts

March 10
Comfort Inn
Bangor, Maine


A non-refundable $200 deposit per person is payable upon booking with the remaining balance due 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Terms

In the event of cancellation, the following penalties will apply:

- Between 45 and 31 days prior to departure: 50% of the total tour price will be retained.

- Between 30 days to day of departure and after departure: 100% of the total tour price will be retained.

Cancellation Insurance is available and strongly recommended.

Itinerary Variations

If unforeseen circumstances beyond our control necessitate changes, we reserve the right to vary itineraries/accommodations and substitute the best alternative available.

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