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Autumn Colors

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $3,007 per person
SEP - OCT 2023
Barn with autumn colors, Vermont

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Boston (MA), Manchester (MA), Quechee, Burlington (VT), North Conway, Chatham (NH), Waterbury, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Portsmouth (NH) ...more Boston (MA), Manchester (MA), Quechee, Burlington (VT), North Conway, Chatham (NH), Waterbury, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Portsmouth (NH)
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  1. Day 1 Stroll Through The Red Streets Of Boston

    Welcome to Boston, the Cradle of Liberty and once home to such famous sons as Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin. Amble up and down the City on the Hill on your terms and immerse yourself in its revolutionary history or enjoy a stroll along the waterfront. This evening, we’ll meet our Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start our color-filled journey through New England landscapes.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Boston Park Plaza
  2. Day 2 Take A Historical Drive Through New England

    March to independence, exploring Boston's historic sites. We’ll spend the morning with our Dive Into Culture, weaving along the Freedom Trail which reveals the rich history of the American Revolution. Stop at Lexington and Concord, the site where "the shot heard round the world" was fired. In the afternoon we make our way to New England.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hampton Inn & Suites Manchester
  3. Day 3 Uncover The Craftmanship Of Vermont

    Today we will experience the best Yankee ingenuity has to offer with a visit to the Vermont Country Store opened In 1946 by Vrest and Ellen Orton in the quaint village of Weston, Vermont. Get a taste of all that Burlington has to offer both in the form of nature and delectable East Coast cuisine. Dine on favourites and Connect With Locals in a special Be My Guest experience and take in the serene surroundings that look out of a postcard.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Doubletree Burlington by Hilton
  4. Day 4 Discover Charming Stowe and Northern Vermont

    Today you are in for a treat as we make our first stop at Lake Champlain Chocolates for local artisan ice-ream and chocolate. We then head to Stowe, Vermont, a popular winter ski destination, this charming New England town comes to life with the quintessential red and orange hues during the Fall months. Explore the town and enjoy lunch before heading to North Conway for an experience with The Raven Wildlife Program, where a Local Specialist will give fascinating insight into the local ecology, wildlife, and even the science behind the famous colours of the fall foliage found here.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
  5. Day 5 Embrace Autumn Hues In North Conway

    Journey along "The Kanc", an American Scenic Byway that cuts through the White Mountain National Forest, admiring the glowing fall colors. Then this afternoon guests have the option to enjoy free time exploring shops and restaurants of North Conway or join a led hike to Diana's Baths - a series of small waterfalls located in the southeastern corner of the town of Bartlett, New Hampshire, near the village of North Conway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, United States.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Savour The Flavours Of Bar Harbor

    We continue through the lush pine forests, highlands and river valleys that define the rugged Maine landscape. Descending "Downeast", the looming Atlantic swells of Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island are our final destination for the day. Join a Local Specialist for insights into lobster fishing and tonight, we’ll savour a traditional lobster dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Bar Harbor Regency
  7. Day 7 Trek Through Colourful Acadia National Park

    Dive Into Culture during your visit to Acadia National Park, the first National Park established East of the Mississippi. Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the highest point along the Atlantic Seaboard and first spot in the United States where you’ll see the sunrise. Admire the magnificent view over the Schoodic Peninsula, pink granite cliffs and ancient maple forests – their leaves glowing fiery red, burnt orange and mustard yellow in the crisp autumn air. We’ll return to Bar Harbor for an afternoon at leisure or consider joining an optional nature cruise on Frenchman Bay.

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Take A Panoramic Drive Along the Marine Coast

    The intense hues of New England’s forests and mountains linger as we journey south past the rocky beaches and cliffs of Maine’s rugged coast. Make a stop and Dive Into Culture at the iconic Nubble Lighthouse. We also journey past fisheries and seaside dwellings that have sheltered everyone from local lobstermen to holidaying Presidents. Travel south to the mouth of the Piscataqua River and the historic seaport city of Portsmouth, one of the oldest cities in the United States. This evening, we join our fellow travelers for a memorable Farewell Dinner reminiscing over our fall foliage experience.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Sheraton Portsmouth Harbourside
  9. Day 9 Back To Boston And Beyond

    We’ll return to Boston and transfer to Boston Logan International Airport at 11:00 AM or to the hotel in Boston if you'd like to extend your stay.

    meals Breakfast
Autumn Colors
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 2 Dinners
  • 1 Farewell Dinner

First class travel Highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Boston with a Local Specialist
  • Visit Woodstock, Acadia National Park and Lexington Green and Concord Minute Man National Historical Park North Bridge
  • View Mount Washington
  • Scenic Drive along the Mohawk Trail, Kancamagus Highway
  • Dive Into Culture Weaving along the Freedom Trail, we delve into the rich history of the American Revolution. Stop at Lexington and Concord, the site where "the shot heard round the world" was fired.
  • Dive Into Culture Watch craftsmen create the delicate glassware that has made Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop famous, delving into the art and science of glassblowing.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit Acadia National Park, the first National Park established East of the Mississippi.
  • Dive Into Culture Make a stop at the iconic Portland Head (Nubble) Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Maine.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Bar Harbor

Available on Day 7

Bar Harbor Nature Cruise

Join us for a spectacular 2-hour nature cruise among the islands and shorelines of beautiful Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. We’ll cruise past some of the most breathtaking scenery in New England. From the sheer granite cliffs of Great Head to smooth rock beaches, you’ll see a rugged maritime landscape etched by glaciers and battered by sea & wind. Here, the ocean teems with life; seals raise their pups on ledges, eagles build enormous nests and pods of porpoise chase schools of herring. We stay in the protected waters of Frenchman Bay, home to the Abanaki Indians for 1000’s of years, and first discovered by French explorers Champlain and Cadillac in the 1600s. Your guide will point out magnificent summer homes along millionaires’ row, built during the “summer cottage” era of Bar Harbor. Since 1875, Egg Rock Island Lighthouse has served as a sentinel to mariners; today, it is part of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and is an important stop on our tour. Your cruise will feature a professional naturalist who is excited to share interesting stories of natural and human history, provide a running narrative, and answer your questions.
Adult Price: $41

Acadian Boat Tours

Sightseeing and Nature Cruise - Our Nature Cruises leave daily from Bar Harbor, Maine, in search of eagles, porpoises, seals, and other interesting marine mammals and birds. We also feature views of timeless mansions, Egg Rock lighthouse and occasionally migrating birds that have ventured into Frenchman Bay. The Acadian has a snack bar, restrooms, and a heated cabin. However, dress warmly. Please bring a warm jacket with you on all our cruises. Handicap accessible and pet-friendly.
Adult Price: $39

Reviews
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Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Service
We had an excellent guide (Jack Larson) . Variety of stops. Good hotel rooms.
Vacation
Overall the trip offered enough activities to keep my interest and not tire me out.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Service
No problem with GET customer service. Trafalgar tour guides are not very well trained. Had problems with flight reservations, as well as not seeing all points in our tour. Delta is a terrible airline!!!!! Changed our reservation on four different occasions, which led to a 12 hour delay, getting us into Boston at 1:30am! Truly pathetic!!!!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about your issues with your flights and the delays. We do hope that despite your late arrival you were able to enjoy the beautiful sites and the tour itself provided some happy memories.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Vacation
Beautiful country! Very little time on our own.
Rodney Wolverton
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Service
Whenever we call with a question or with the booking process your representatives have been efficient and courteous
Vacation
Because of Covid there were a couple of kinks in the sight Seeing plan. But that is no reflection on our tour guide or your company. We still had a very enjoyable experience and would book again.
Norman Williams Sr
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Service
They are very helpful and knowledgeable about the tours. This is our fifth with GET. Plan on doing more.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your business and look forward to helping you plan that next trip. Thank you!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Vacation
We were very fortunate to have perfect weather so great autumn color. Our tour director was great as well as our well being director and driver.
Emma Pagan
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Service
We had an excellent travel director who went above and beyond to make our experience fantastic and unique. Our driver was also very safety conscious and studied his routes to make sure he knew where to go the next day.
Response from Grand European Travel:
That's fantastic to hear! Thank you for sharing your experiences and we hope to be able to plan another trip for you very soon.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Vacation
Although there were inconveniences due to COVID, our trsvel director was able to find situations and options to get arpund it.
Trusted Customer
Monday, October 18, 2021
Service
My friends were in contact with GET and they seemed to have good things to say.
Vacation
Driver experience was absolutely terrible.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Service
GET staff were wonderful. Trafalgar people left something to be desired.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are terribly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. We will be sharing this with Trafalgar for immediate review.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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Tommy Knowles
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Service
Booking our trip was extremely easy and the travel specialist did a great job explaining all of the details and answering our questions.
Vacation
We enjoyed our trip very much. We met a lot of nice people and saw some beautiful countryside. The leaves were just beginning to turn color which was disappointing, but something that can't be controlled. It would have been nicer if we did not have to start so early each morning. Also, travel logistics were sometimes challenging when we were "on our own for dinner", etc.
Mary Zdrojewski
Monday, October 4, 2021
Service
The views were breathtaking.
Vacation
It was relaxing to have someone else do the driving
Pequeeta Renfroe
Friday, October 1, 2021
Service
It was relatively easy to book the tour, the agent was very helpful. I received plenty of information via email so I would know what to expect and look forward to.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry that Mother Nature didn't cooperate but at least you were able to enjoy yourselves along the way. Thank you!
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Vacation
Our tour director David did an outstanding job in spite of the challenges caused by the pandemic. Lucy, the well being director, was a nice addition even though she was in charge of reminding us to wear our masks on the bus and use hand sanitizer. All for our health. All of our accommodations were very nice, especially the Equinox Resort in Manchester. Mother nature wasn't ready to show all her colors but we had a glimpse of them . David gave us lots of information about all the places we traveled such as Simon Pearce's art gallery and glass blowing, pink granite shores in Acadia Park and the lighthouse to name a few. The scenery was beautiful and it was interesting to get to know the other passengers on the tour. We all felt we were in good hands with our excellent , very capable driver Josh.
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