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Autumn Colors

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $3,009 per person
SEP - OCT 2022
Barn with autumn colors, Vermont

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Boston (MA), Manchester, Burlington (VT), Quechee, Chatham (NH), North Conway, Waterbury, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Portsmouth (NH) ...more Boston (MA), Manchester, Burlington (VT), Quechee, Chatham (NH), North Conway, Waterbury, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Portsmouth (NH)
  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. Next, we will continue to Dive Into Culture at Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum which recreates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s. In the afternoon, drive along the Mohawk Trail, an early Native American and colonial trade route, and the first designated scenic drive in 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. Next we'll drive past picture-perfect farmlands and old-world towns en route to the historic Quechee. Dive Into Culture and watch craftsmen create the delicate glassware that has made Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop famous, delving into the art and science of glassblowing. Then, savor a Regional Meal lunch featuring local ingredients arranged on Simon Pearce's beautiful stem and flatware.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Doubletree Burlington by Hilton
  4. Day 4 Start Your Day With Ice Cream

    Visit Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory during your Dive Into Culture, where you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the company's history, a peek into the manufacturing process, and a Q&A in their flavor room with of course, a sample of one of their euphoric flavors. We continue today's adventure to North Conway, where you'll learn about the local flora and fauna with a Local Specialist for an ecological look at Autumn in the North Woods. Begin the adventure at the summit of Mt. Washington where man has been able to adapt in order to survive some of the most severe weather ever recorded. Then descend into the forest and valley below to take a closer look at some of the wildlife that calls New Hampshire home as well as an overview of the spectacular fall colors. The Mt. Washington Valley provides the scenic backdrop as we take this fascinating closer look at autumn.

    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 you will have an optional opportunity to learn the true nature and history of Mount Washington and the historical Auto Road. Driven by accomplished and dedicated tour guides, your “stage driver” will offer stories, anecdotes, legends, history and insight into the ecological wonder of Mount Washington, as well as point out interesting features and scenic opportunities from the base to the 6,288-foot summit.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
  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, Regional Dinner
    hotel Bar Harbour 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
    hotel Bar Harbour Regency
  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 at our Dive Into Culture, the iconic Portland Head (Nubble) Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Maine. 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 bid farewell to new friends. Transfer to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel in Boston if you'd like to extend your stay. Airport arrival will be at 11 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

    meals Breakfast
Autumn Colors
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 8 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Boston with a Local Specialist
  • Scenic Drive along the Mohawk Trail, Kancamagus Highway
  • View Mount Washington
  • Visit Woodstock, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Acadia National Park and Lexington Green and the Concord Minute Man National Historical Park North Bridge
  • 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 Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum which recreates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, where you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the company's history, a peek into the manufacturing process, and a Q&A in their flavor room with of course, a sample of one of their euphoric flavors.
  • Dive Into Culture Make a stop at the iconic Portland Head (Nubble) Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Maine.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit Acadia National Park, the first National Park established East of the Mississippi.
  • 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.

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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

Bar Harbor Nature Cruise (Seasonal)

Bar Harbor was once the playground of the industrial moguls of the 19th century. This cruise highlights the history and ecology of this enchanting old harbor. Keep your eyes peeled for seals, porpoises, whales and eagles along with the picturesque mansions and lighthouses that dot the phenomenally scenic coastline of ‘Down East’ Maine! Adults must show ID to board. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours. (Minimum: 15 passengers) Subject to weather conditions.
Adult Price: $35

Reviews
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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
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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
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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.
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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Each individual was polite, eager and efficient. I would use GET again.
Vacation
I have taken other bus vacations, but Dave was tops! He really made up for the lack of Autumn Colors. I felt safe with Josh at the wheel.
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