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11 Day New England Fall Foliage

11 Days / 10 Nights | From $6025

Day 1: Arrive in Boston, MA

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Arrive in Boston. There will be individual arrival transfers to hotel.

Overnight: Westin Copley Place (Dinner)


Day 2: Boston – Cape Cod, MA

 

Visit Boston’s Old North Church, where Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride. Visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace and drive by the State Capitol and the Boston Common. Continue to Lexington. Follow the route of Paul Revere from Lexington to Concord. Stop at the Old North Bridge, then head south and stop at Plymouth Rock. Next is Cape Cod’s southern shore for a two-night stay near the community of Yarmouth or Hyannis.

Overnight: Cape Codder Resort & Spa (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 3: Martha’s Vineyard Day Trip

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Morning ferry from Woods Hole across the bay to Martha’s Vineyard, named for a European sailor’s daughter, Martha, who found wild grapes growing on the island. The island is a haven for artists, poets, singers and celebrities who are attracted to its laid-back, charming lifestyle. See Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Departing from scenic Woods Hole harbour for the “Storybook Island” of Martha’s Vineyard, the tour includes the famous Gingerbread Houses, Island Tabernacle and Antique Carousel of Oak Bluffs, stories and views of well-known residents’ homes with time to explore Edgartown, filled with many shops, eateries, attractions and extraordinary views of the Atlantic. Return by ferry to Cape Cod.

Overnight: Cape Codder Resort & Spa (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 4: Cape Cod – Mystic, CT

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Drive to the sailing capital of the world: Newport, Rhode Island. Visit the historic Vanderbilt “summer cottage,” The Breakers. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial pre-eminence in turn-of-the-century America. Take a self-guided audio tour through this Gilded Age home and enjoy the views from this sumptuous estate, perched high on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic. This Italian Renaissance-style palace has 70 rooms and is the grandest of all Newport estates. Then, on a sightseeing drive of Newport, see the mansions of the “400 Club” and St. Mary’s Church, where Jacqueline Bouvier married John F. Kennedy. You will enter the world of the wealthiest of Gilded Age tycoons as you travel Newport's fabulous Bellevue Avenue, peppered with stunning mansions and gardens. Take in the rugged beauty of Ten-Mile Ocean Drive, featuring magnificent ocean views and historic Fort Adams.

Overnight: Inn at Mystic (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 5: Mystic – Springfield, MA

 

Enter the "Age of Sail" at this world-renowned maritime museum featuring a true seaport village, exhibit halls and historical interpreters. This quintessential New England experience offers a wonderful link to America’s seafaring past as you experience the lifestyle and artifacts of life in a New England sailing port. You will visit the Cooperage, learn about ship building, board a New England tall ship, and discover the dangers and adventures of whaling aboard the 19th century whaleship, Charles W. Morgan. Later, ride the rails aboard a true steam train with vintage rail cars. Depart from the historic 1892 Essex Station and travel from the beautiful countryside to the riverside, journeying along the picturesque Connecticut River Valley.

Overnight: La Quinta Inn & Suites (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 6: Springfield – Brandon, VT

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Drive to Woodstock, described as the prettiest small town in America, with a photo stop at a covered bridge. Next, tour Plymouth Notch, birthplace of President Calvin Coolidge. Drive into the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, and visit the Norman Rockwell Museum and Rockwell’s studio, preserved exactly as it was when Rockwell painted here in Rutland.

Overnight: Brandon Inn (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 7: Brandon, VT

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A full day of northern Vermont discovery begins this morning when you drive north through some spectacular scenery of the Green Mountains to picturesque Stowe, Vermont. The village of Stowe is featured on many postcards of New England. Also visit the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and see how these famous, quality bears are created.  On the Spirit of Ethan Allen, go for a gentle cruise on scenic Lake Champlain with great views of the majestic Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont. On the Von Trapp “The Hills are Alive” one-of-a-kind guided tour, you will learn all about the “Sound of Music” family as you tour the property and grounds, with the majestic Green Mountains providing the magnificent backdrop.

Overnight: Brandon Inn (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 8: Brandon – North Conway, NH

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Another high point of this fabulous New England Fall Foliage tour is the trip on the Mount Washington Cog Railway to the summit of the highest mountain in the northeast U.S. A ride up Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway remains, as it has for well over a century, an exciting and unforgettable experience. The ever-changing surroundings, the magnificent views, the sights and sounds of nine unique steam locomotives in action, and some of the steepest railway tracks in existence, combine to place it among the best of the world's great railway journeys. Some days the view from the summit of Mount Washington spans four states, Québec, and the Atlantic Ocean, limited only by the curvature of the earth.

Overnight: Fox Ridge Resort (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 9: North Conway – Ogunquit, ME

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The day begins with a Castle in the Clouds presentation, learning about the history of this magnificent and picturesque estate perched high above the lakes and surrounded by three mountains. A great photo-op for foliage vistas. Later, drive to Mill Falls Marketplace, a quaint marketplace filled with shops, unique boutiques and eateries, located on the shore of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. On the Lakes Region tour you will see Squam Lake, the location of the “On Golden Pond” film, and hear about the history, geography, and wildlife of this area while enjoying the incredible scenery. On the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad ride discover New Hampshire's largest lake by rail while enjoying a hand-carved, roast turkey dinner (prepared by the famous Hart’s Turkey Farm) aboard vintage coaches of the Winnipesaukee Railway. Enjoy this scenic ride hugging the picturesque shoreline, surrounded by mountain outcrops, with views of "Grand Style Resorts", pristine woodlands and lake wildlife.

Overnight: Meadowmere Resort (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 10: Kennebunkport Day Trip

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Travel to Maine’s rugged and wild coast dotted with picturesque lighthouses, quaint villages and magnificent coastal scenery, ending by the water in Kennebunkport. With your guide discover charming Kennebunkport's 300-year history, from the Native Americans and early settlers to the shipbuilding era. Enjoy views of the presidential summer home – the Bush Estate, Wedding Cake House and a visit to the Franciscan Monastery.

Overnight: Meadowmere Resort (Breakfast, Dinner)


Day 11: Ogunquit – Boston, MA

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After breakfast, we make our way back to Boston. Along the way we stop to see Maine’s most photographed lighthouse at Nubble Light.

(Breakfast)

Tour Includes: 10 nights of accommodation (3–4 star), professional Tour Leader, transportation on train and motorcoach, 21 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 10 dinners.

Highlights:

  • Old North Church
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Old North Bridge
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Cape Cod
  • Martha’s Vineyard Tour
  • Edgartown
  • Newport
  • The Breakers Tour
  • Maritime Museum “Age of Sail”
  • Steam Train Experience
  • Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Green Mountains of Vermont
  • Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruise
  • Von Trapp “The Hills are Alive” Tour
  • Mount Washington Cog Railway
  • Castle in the Clouds
  • Mills Falls Marketplace
  • Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Squam Lake
  • Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Ride
11 Day New England Fall Foliage
Style: Tour of Distinction Start: Boston
Days: 11   End: Boston
         
Start End Code Double/Twin Single
         
28-Sep-19 8-Oct-19 NEFF01-19 $6,025.00 $7,325.00
         
Pricing is per person
CAD (taxes included)
 
Note: Flights can be booked to arrive at any time on the first day. Please do not book flights leaving Boston before 1:00pm on the last day.

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