Fall Colours of New England

Boston • Plymouth • Cape Cod • Hyannis • Portsmouth

New England is famous for picturesque towns that showcase the spectacular colours of fall, a striking background for you to enjoy a state steeped in rich US history on this escorted tour.
Enjoy some of Boston’s most famous sights that takes you along the Freedom Trail. Then set out for Cape Cod, an area of both natural beauty and quaint colonial villages, including Hyannis, made famous by the Kennedy’s. Visit the seashore with its massive sand dunes and long sandy beaches. Leave Cape Cod behind and travel on through the rich colours of Vermont through the Green Mountain National Forest to Burlington, set on the shores of glittering Lake Champlain.
Take the quintessential fall colour excursion to the White Mountains past Mount Washington-the tallest peak in the northeast at 6,288 feet (1,917 metres)-through Crawford Notch State Park. Snap a photo at Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods, offering stunning views of Mount Washington. Then continue on through New Hampshire before crossing the state border into Maine where you will arrive in charming Kennebunkport. Enjoy as much of the stunning waterfront as you can before returning to Boston.
From £1920pp

What's Included

  • Return flights to/from Boston
  • 9 NIGHTS in selected tour hotels including breakfast
  • Transport in luxury air-conditioned coach with on-board Wi-Fi
  • Escorted by a professional Tour Director who will act as your personal concierge
  • 2018 departure dates: Sept 26,27,28,29,30 / Oct 1,2,3,4,5
  • Quote Ref: 1531559

The Exciting Parts

  • Bennington - Iconic Breakfast at the Apple Barn to taste freshly made cider donuts, Vermont cheddar and fresh picked apples
  • Boston - Set out along the Freedom Trail to see the historic sites
  • Montpelier - Stop at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks for a sugar house visit and tasting of "sugar on snow," maple sugar served on ice with a pickle
  • North Conway - Discover this quintessential New England town full of historic buildings, quaint antique shops, bookstores and bakeries
  • Portsmouth - See the city sitting near the mouth of the Piscataqua River, a short, wide river that divides New Hampshire and Maine
  • Woodstock - Visit the town considered part of the "Quiet Corner," known for its "tranquility, history and pastoral good looks"

Your Adventure...

Arrival Boston
Boston - Plymouth - Hyannis (2 nights)
Cape Cod and Provincetown Excursion
Hyannis - Pittsfield
Pittsfield - Burlington (2 nights)
Burlington Free Time
Burlington - North Conway (2 nights)
North Conway Sightseeing and Free Time
North Conway - Portsmouth
Portsmouth - Depart Boston
  • Day 1 Arrival Boston

    Welcome to Boston, known as "Beantown." Get settled in at your hotel before meeting your Travel Director this afternoon.
    Hotel: Holiday Inn Express, Saugus

  • Day 2 Boston - Plymouth - Hyannis (2 nights)

    This morning, enjoy a city tour of Boston's historic sites. Head out along the Freedom Trail to see Old North Church, Quincy Market and the site of the Boston Massacre. Drive by historic buildings including the Massachusetts State House and the impressive State Capitol near the top of Beacon Hill. From Boston, travel to Plymouth and Plymouth Plantation, a recreated 17th century village where costumed reenactors bring to life the history of the Plymouth Colon. Then set out for Cape Cod, an area of both natural beauty and quaint colonial villages. Arrive in Hyannis, made famous by the Kennedys.
    Hotel: Riviera Beach Resort

  • Day 3 Cape Cod and Provincetown Excursion

    This morning, travel along historic Old King's Highway, a scenic byway winding through centuries of Cape Cod history. Visit Cape Cod National Seashore, with massive sand dunes and long sandy beaches. Visit Provincetown at the tip of the Cape. Once a whaling town, it has become a popular summer resort. Enjoy some leisure time to browse through the galleries and arts and crafts shops or perhaps take an optional whale watching excursion.
    Hotel: Riviera Beach Resort

  • Day 4 Hyannis - Pittsfield

    Leave the Cape and head west to the towns and villages of Southeastern Massachusetts-home to over 14,000 acres (5,665 hectares) of working cranberry bogs. Visit a bog and learn all about Massachusetts' number one agricultural commodity crop. Continue along a portion of the Mohawk Trail, the first scenic road in New England, which officially opened in 1914. Continue through the rolling hills of the Berkshire Mountains.
    Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Lenox Pittsfield

  • Day 5 Pittsfield - Burlington (2 nights)

    Drive on through the rich colours of Vermont and stop at the Apple Barn in Bennington for an Iconic Breakfast including fresh picked apples, apple cider and Vermont cheddar. Then it's on to Rockingham to visit the family-owned and operated Vermont Country Store, a general store of yesteryear with practical and hard-to-find products from around the block and around the world. Next, stop is in Woodstock, a charming town with quaint houses, churches and a picturesque covered bridge. Then it's onto Quechee Gorge for breathtaking views of Vermont's deepest gorge, formed by glacial activity over 13,000 years ago. Drive through the Green Mountain National Forest to Burlington, set on the shores of glittering Lake Champlain.
    Hotel: Holiday Inn Burlington

  • Day 6 Burlington Free Time

    Enjoy a free day in Burlington, ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the prettiest towns in America. The city's location on Lake Champlain provides a scenic backdrop to a lively and charming downtown, Church Street Marketplace, full of shops, restaurants, bars and culture. As an option, join a luncheon cruise aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen.
    Hotel: Holiday Inn Burlington

  • Day 7 Burlington - North Conway (2 nights)

    Travel to Stowe, a wonderfully eclectic New England town tucked away in the Green Mountains. Continue on to Montpelier, the nation's smallest capital city with its elegant gold-domed state house. Stop at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks for a sugar house visit and tasting of "sugar on snow," maple sugar served on ice with a pickle. Cross the state border into New Hampshire and enter the White Mountains, travelling through Franconia Notch State Park. Drive along the Kancamagus Highway, called "The Kanc," New England's most scenic byway.
    Hotel: Fox Ridge Resort

  • Day 8 North Conway Sightseeing and Free Time

    This morning, take the quintessential fall colour excursion to the White Mountains past Mount Washington-the tallest peak in the northeast at 6,288 feet (1,917 metres)-through Crawford Notch State Park. Snap a photo at Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods, offering stunning views of Mount Washington. Back in North Conway, the rest of the day is yours to do as you please.
    Hotel: Fox Ridge Resort

  • Day 9 North Conway - Portsmouth

    Continue through New Hampshire before crossing the state border into Maine where you will arrive in charming Kennebunkport. After, travel along Ocean Drive with stunning views of the Maine coastline and the homes of the rich and famous, including the summer retreat of former President George H.W. Bush. Take a walk along the waterfront before continuing to charming Portsmouth.
    Hotel: Holiday Inn Portsmouth

  • Day 10 Portsmouth - Depart Boston

    Continue south to Boston Logan International Airport or the Boston hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay.

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