Day 1: High Tea, Tanglewood and a Lion’s Meal (T, D)
Your Berkshire bounty begins in Lenox, MA, recently named the Best Northeastern Town in the US by USA Today. With your expert guide, tour Ventfort Hall, one of the last remaining Gilded Age Cottages. For a rare, once-in-a-lifetime experience, savor a Victorian-style afternoon tea in the Hall’s elegant dining room, recently renovated to its original glory. Eat to your heart’s content with finger sandwiches, cookies, cider and of course, hot tea!
This afternoon, the landscape comes to you on a walking and driving tour through the Stockbridge-Lenox countryside. One of the many highlights will include a guided tour of Tanglewood, which dates back to the 1800’s and has become one of the most famous cultural venues in the world.
Check into the prestigious Red Lion Inn, known as one of the premiere destinations in the Berkshires. Relax before joining your fellow travelers for a hearty, three-course dinner to finish your evening.
Day 2: Gilded to Renaissance (B)
Begin with breakfast at the hotel before heading to another Berkshires Jewel, the famous Clark Museum. Founded to unveil a private collection held by heirs of the Singer Sewing family, the Clark boasts exceptional pieces set against striking architecture. On a guided tour, see the Clark’s many highlights from the Renaissance through the early 20th Century including paintings from Degas, Renoir, Monet, Manet and even a Botticelli!
Spend the afternoon getting to know Williamstown, the northernmost town in the Berkshires and according to the New York Times, "one of the loveliest communities in New England."
Finish your bounty at Ioka Valley Farm, a family owned and operated working farm. All of fall’s signature flavors are your to choose, from maple sugar, pumpkin, apple and more. Find your taste of the Berkshires – and a yummy souvenir!