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Fall Colors of New England

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10 Days from $1,849 per person
SEP - OCT 2022
Autumn colors in New England, USA

Countries Visited

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Locations Visited

Boston (MA), Hyannis, Plymouth (MA), Eastham, Providence, Stockbridge (MA), Wareham (MA), Killington, Bennington (VT), Burlington (VT), Montpelier (VA), North Conway, Portsmouth (NH) ...more Boston (MA), Hyannis, Plymouth (MA), Eastham, Providence, Stockbridge (MA), Wareham (MA), Killington, Bennington (VT), Burlington (VT), Montpelier (VA), North Conway, Portsmouth (NH)
  1. Day 1 Arrive Boston

    Welcome to the affectionately named ‘Beantown’, America’s oldest city. A key player in America’s battle for independence and the abolition movement, Boston’s historical significance can only be matched with its enthusiasm for sport; baseballs legends the Red Sox hail from here, as do the Celtics basketball team. After settling in to your hotel, you might want to head on down to the Seaport District to discover just how seriously Boston takes its reputation as a seafood capital. Local specialities include ‘sacred cod’, fresh lobster and creamy chowder, each cooked fresh, steaming and delicious.

    hotel Doubletree by Hilton Boston Bayside
  2. Day 2 Boston – Plymouth – Hyannis (2 Nights)

    This morning’s city tour will follow the path of the Freedom Trail, that winds its way through the city connecting 16 historically significant sites including Old North Church, Quincy Market, State Capitol and Boston Harbour. Leaving Boston behind you’ll then travel to ‘America’s Home Town’ of Plymouth, where you’ll visit the fascinating Plimoth Plantation. A meticulously recreated version of the original 17th century Plymouth Colony, the plantation tells the story of the first Pilgrim settlers who arrived in Plymouth in 1620, brought to life through costumed interpreters, original recipes and olde worlde language. From here head on to the pretty fishing villages and wealthy towns of Cape Cod, where you’ll arrive into Hyannis to spend the evening. Head down to one of the lovely waterfront eateries or take a peek at the Kennedy compound, where JFK and Jackie O spent their summers.

    hotel Riviera Beach Resort
  3. Day 3 Cape Cod and Provincetown Excursion

    Winding your way through some of the oldest villages in America via Old King’s Highway, you’ll make your way to the 40 glorious miles that make up the Cape Cod National Seashore, a pristine collection of beaches, sand dunes, salt marshes and nature trails. At the very tip of the Cape sits lively, artsy Provincetown, a place of pilgrimage for writers and artists who have been visiting here for the past century. Boasting a plethora of galleries, craft shops and cute cafes, you can happily wander away an afternoon here.

  4. Day 4 Hyannis - Providence

    Crossing the Cape Cod Canal, travel “off Cape” as we head to Rhode Island. Visit Newport, where you can spend time on the historic waterfront or in the Antiques District. Perhaps visit Newport Casino, the birthplace of tennis in the US. Highlight your visit with our Optional Experiences of The Breakers, a summer “cottage” of the Vanderbilt’s or sail on a Schooner. Continue this afternoon to Providence, home of Brown University.

    hotel Graduate Providence
  5. Day 5 Providence - Killington (2 Nights)

    First, drive along the Historic Mohawk Trail on the way to Bridge of Flowers. The Bridge of Flowers Committee was initiated by the Shelburne Falls Area Women's Club in 1929. It is nonprofit and its gardeners and volunteer members work hard to keep the Bridge's many flowers, plants, trees, shrubs and vines growing beautifully throughout the season. Next on your journey, you will visit Saxton's Distillery. Saxton's produces Sapling Vermont Maple Rye, Maple Bourbon and Maple Liqueur, Perc Coffee Liqueur and Snowdrop Gin. The multiple-award winning Sapling line uses locally-produced maple, Perc Coffee Liqueur features rich organic coffee, and Snowdrop Gin is a uniquely complex gin that is vacuum distilled to preserve and enhance the delicate flavors of the 18 botanicals used in distillation. Snowdrop has experienced tremendous growth since its introduction in 2016. It was recently awarded 93 points and a Top 100 Spirit in the World by Wine Enthusiast in 2017, making it their highest rated gin from New England. The distillery is an independently owned business operating since 2006.

    hotel Killington Mountain Lodge
  6. Day 6 Vermont's Green Mountains

    This morning we visit the famous resort town of Stowe before you travel past the appropriately named Green Mountains to Vermont's capital city of Montpelier. Visit the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks for a tasting of the unique “sugar on snow”. Before ending today's journey back in Killington, visit the state’s capital building.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Killington – North Conway (2 Nights)

    This morning, cross from the Green Mountains to the White Mountains as we leave Vermont and head to New Hampshire. Travel along the dramatic Franconia Notch mountain pass before entering the scenic byway known locally as “The Kanc”, a historic National scenic byway (34 miles). Emerging from the Kancamagus, North Conway will be your home for the next 2 evenings.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Fox Ridge Resort
  8. Day 8 North Conway Sightseeing and Free Time

    Blazing red, burnt orange and vibrant yellow fall foliage will stretch out in every direction as you head into the White Mountains this morning. Few places in the world offer such a stunning display of autumn colours, with people travelling from all over to enjoy and photograph this sublime landscape. You’ll pass by the tallest peak in the Northeast, Mount Washington, as you journey through Crawford Notch State Park and stop off at Silver Cascade Falls, which twists, turns and cascades 4000 feet (1219 metres) down the side of Mount Jackson. Once back in North Conway later today, take a stroll around the restored buildings, antique shops and treasure trove bookshops that make up the historic downtown.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 North Conway – Portsmouth

    Cross the state border into Maine today, taking in the vast forests, pretty seaside villages and cliff lined shores of this affluent adventure playground. Stopping off in chic, preppy Kennebunkport, enjoy a glimpse of a coastal town as you explore the upscale boutiques and flashy art galleries. For a true display of this region’s wealth, head to Ocean Drive for a shameless snoop at the grand mansions that line the road, each boasting stunning views that overlook the surf. So fancy is Ocean Drive in fact, that George HW Bush even had his summer retreat here, set on a protected stretch of land called Walker’s Point. Allow yourself one final daydreaming moment before travelling on to Portsmouth, which sits perched on the Piscataqua River and is one of the most elegant towns in all of New Hampshire. Take in the beautiful 18th century buildings and historical centre.

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    hotel Hampton Inn Portsmouth Central
  10. Day 10 Portsmouth – Depart Boston

    Taking one last morning stroll around Portsmouth, you’ll head back to Boston today. Make the most of the drive and the bursts of colour that will accompany you along the way before your trip will come to an end at Boston Logan International Airport. Airport arrival will be at approximately 12 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights. If you feel like Boston still has more you’d like to discover, you’ve also got the option of extending your stay a few more days.

    meals Breakfast
Fall Colors of New England
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Dining Highlights

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First class travel Highlights

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • City orientation tours
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Many meals included
  • Variety of Optional Experiences

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Boston Set out along the Freedom Trail to see the historic sites
  • Cape Cod Visit the seashore with its massive sand dunes and long sandy beaches
  • 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

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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.

Hyannis

Sunset Cruise and Dinner

Enjoy a 75-minute scenic sunset catamaran cruise around Hyannis Harbor, followed by waterfront dining at Bluewater Grille, located just a few minutes away from port.
Adult Price: $100

Hungry in Hyannis

"Hungry in Hyannis" walking foodie tour includes 7 tastings from local eateries and includes dishes like New England clam chowder. Guests will also be given commentary on local architecture, history, culture and culinary insight. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours
Adult Price: $56

Art's Dune Tours

Historical Sightseeing Cruise – we’ll regale you with hero tales of the Revolutionary War and local legends of the sea on this fully narrated 90-minute tour through Boston’s inner and outer harbors. Learn how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest waterways in the country. Other highlights include the nation’s oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park, Boston’s working port and example of extravagant waterfront living. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours
Adult Price: $35

Newport

Newport Mansions - The Gilded Age

No visit to Newport is complete without seeing the city’s magnificent collection of mansions, built on Bellevue Avenue by the wealthiest New York families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt, who in the late 19th century, chose Newport as their summer resort. These “cottages,” as they were called, were built with no expense spared, commissioning designers to create innovative architectural showcases with lavish interiors filled with imported gold and marble and appointed with hand-painted murals. The grounds themselves are equally impressive in their design and execution, with beautiful terraces and stunning gardens. Visit The Breakers, the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Approx. duration: 1 hour
Adult Price: $27

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Marcia Leibson
Friday, October 15, 2021
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We had no idea it was a Cost Saver trip until we checked in with our tour guide. Weren’t happy with all the hotels & lack of meals.
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Friday, October 15, 2021
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Didn’t know it was a Cost Saver trip until we checked in with our guide. Some of the accommodations were less than desirable & the lack of meals was not acceptable. The tour guide & driver were fine but for most of the trip we had no WiFi on the bus & the mic didn’t work well at all. Happy with Covid protocols! Will not do another Cost Saver trip. This isn’t the trip we originally signed up for but we understand things had to change due to Covid. Our othe trips with Trafalgar were A plus.
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