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New England's Fall Foliage

Operated by: Insight Vacations

8 Days from $3,417 per person
SEP - OCT 2022
Usa New England Fall Foliage Autumn Creek

Countries Visited

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Locations Visited

Boston, Saratoga Springs, Bennington (VT), Billings, Waterbury, Montpelier (VT), Franconia Notch State Park, North Conway, Kennebunkport, Portland ...more Boston, Saratoga Springs, Bennington (VT), Billings, Waterbury, Montpelier (VT), Franconia Notch State Park, North Conway, Kennebunkport, Portland
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Boston

    Affectionately known as Beantown, this revolutionary city is one of the oldest in the United States. On arrival at Boston Logan International Airport, a transfer will take you to your centrally located hotel, which is situated next to Boston Common, the city's largest park. After settling in, perhaps take a stroll to Downtown Crossing or historic Faneuil Hall. For those looking to shop, Quincy Market offers big brands and local products, set indoors and surrounding the columns of a regal 19th century building. At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests at your hotel.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Hyatt Regency Boston.
  2. Day 2 Beantown to Williamstown

    Today you’ll discover some of Boston’s most famous sights as you delve into the city’s transformative past. You’ll follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. Sights include Beacon Hill, Newbury Street, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Old South Meeting House. This afternoon, explore Stockbridge with an Insight Choice. Choose to visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, home to the largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art. Alternatively, choose to take a guided tour of Chesterwood, the former summer home and studio of renowned 20th century sculptor Daniel Chester French. Travel on through the rolling hills of the Berkshires to your boutique hotel. Tucked away in the heart of Williamstown, this beautiful property is a prime example of timeless elegance.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Orchards Hotel, Williamstown.
  3. Day 3 The Legends of the Fall and Stowe

    Say goodbye to Massachusetts and journey through the bronze fall foliage of Vermont. Visit the Vermont Country Store for a unique shopping experience - you'll step back into history with their nostalgic assortment of products. Explore the Rockefellers' renowned Billings Farm and Museum, a captivating working dairy and farm life museum, followed by a stop in the quintessential Vermont village of Woodstock with its picturesque, covered bridge. End your day in the northern Vermont town of Stowe, home to the breathtaking alpine setting that attracted the real Von Trapp family of "The Sound of Music." Enjoy Austrian-style lagers during your Highlight Dinner at Bierhall Restaurant, followed by a tour of the on-site microbrewery.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe.
  4. Day 4 A Taste of Vermont Relaxed Start

    Enjoy Vermont’s beautiful scenery ablaze with fall’s golden red colours. Experience a guided tour of the Ben and Jerry's Factory and get behind the scenes of their iconic flavours. Return to the enchanting town of Stowe where the rest of the day is yours. From wandering its quaint streets to hiking in the woods or relaxing back at your lodge, make the most of your last evening at this mountain resort.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe.
  5. Day 5 North Conway and the White Mountains

    Move on to Vermont’s pretty capital, Montpelier. You'll travel to Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, where maple syrup is "tapped" from the trees. Taste a Vermont tradition, the unusually named ‘sugar on snow’, which is maple syrup drizzled over packed snow. This tasty treat is traditionally served with a doughnut and pickle. Journey to New Hampshire’s White Mountains and enter striking Franconia Notch. Take a scenic ride on the Gondola SkyRide at Loon Mountain Resort. On a clear day, you'll have superb panoramic views of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York and Canada. Later, journey through the dazzling crimson and orange hues of the famed Kancamagus Scenic Byway to North Conway. This spectacular section of Route 112 is unspoiled by industry and boasts 34.5 miles of untouched natural beauty.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel North Conway Grand Hotel, North Conway.
  6. Day 6 Sightseeing in the White Mountains Relaxed Start

    In the morning, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you enjoy an insightful talk by a naturalist on the North Woods' wildlife and ecology. Expert Chris Lewey is the Executive Director and Founder of Raven Interpretive Programs. He holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Studies and will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. Then, more spectacular fall foliage awaits as you journey through Crawford Notch, an arresting pass through the White Mountains. Stop for pictures at the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods, which offers stunning views of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast at 6,288 feet (1,917 metres). Your Travel Director will guide you on a scenic hike to Diana's Baths, which features a series of small cascading waterfalls. Return to your hotel where you can enjoy an evening at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel North Conway Grand Hotel, North Conway.
  7. Day 7 The Rugged Maine Coast Relaxed Start

    Cross from New Hampshire into Maine this morning as you visit the jagged coastline and Portland Head Light on the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park. This popular landmark is one of the most visited lighthouses in the country and is the oldest lighthouse in the state. Explore the historic town of Cape Elizabeth, then spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Celebration Dinner featuring Maine lobster with your fellow travellers.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Westin Portland Harborview, Portland.
  8. Day 8 Back to Boston

    Known for its sandy beaches, Kennebunkport is a year-round coastal destination that houses the rich and famous, even serving as the summer retreat of former President George H.W. Bush. Travel along Ocean Drive with more stunning views of the Maine coastline, before driving back to Boston. Guests departing Boston will arrive at Boston Logan International Airport at 12:30. Those extending their stay will return to the Hyatt Regency Boston hotel.

    meals Breakfast
New Englands Fall Foliage Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Additional Included Highlights

  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • : Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, a wonderful snapshot of Americana, built to showcase the amazing artwork produced during his long career.
  • : Take a guided tour of Chesterwood, the former summer home and studio of prominent 20th century public sculptor Daniel Chester French. Best known for his seated figure of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial, you'll get a glimpse at the life and work of this prolific artist.

Well-being

  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.

Travel Director

  • : "It’s magical to see how a group of guests come together over the course of our trip. I can always tell when that’s happening because they start planning their own ‘post-arrival’ activities before the travel day has finished."

Authentic Dining

  • Boston: At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests at your hotel.
  • : At your Highlight Dinner, taste the creations of artisan brewers with Austrian-style lagers.
  • : Enjoy an authentic Maine lobster dinner as you feast on the fresh and local delicacy known for its tender and rich flavour. Raise a glass as you mingle with new friends over this delectable Celebration Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Breakfast (B), and 5 Dinner with Wine (DW)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Boston: Join your Travel Director as they guide you along the Freedom Trail, a route that leads you through historically significant sites in the city.
  • : Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, a wonderful snapshot of Americana, built to showcase the amazing artwork produced during his long career.
  • Weston (VT): Step back into history with a visit to the Vermont Country Store where you'll find a nostalgic assortment of products ranging from local cheeses to whiskey pecan pie.
  • : Explore the Billings Farm and Museum- of the finest operating dairy farms in America, which also serves as a museum of Vermont's rural past.
  • Waterbury: Experience a guided tour of the Ben and Jerry's Factory, where you will learn from Caring Dairy farmers about the sustainable farming practices that goes into their ice cream production.
  • Montpelier (VT): Travel to Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, where maple syrup is "tapped" from the trees. Taste a Vermont tradition, the unusually named "sugar on snow’" which is maple syrup drizzled over packed snow. This tasty treat is traditionally served with a doughnut and pickle.
  • Franconia Notch State Park: Take a scenic ride on the Gondola SkyRide at Loon Mountain Resort (weather permitting). On a clear day, you'll have superb panoramic views of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York and Canada.
  • Bretton Woods: Stop for pictures at the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods, which offers stunning views of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast at 6,288 feet (1,917 metres).
  • North Conway: Enjoy a scenic hike to Diana's Baths, which is features a small series of cascading waterfalls.
  • : This morning visit the iconic Portland Head Light on the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park.

Insight Choice

  • : Take a guided tour of Chesterwood, the former summer home and studio of prominent 20th century public sculptor Daniel Chester French. Best known for his seated figure of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial, you'll get a glimpse at the life and work of this prolific artist.

Make Travel Matter

  • North Conway: Enjoy an insightful talk by a naturalist on the North Woods' wildlife and ecology. Expert Chris Lewey is an Executive Director and Founder of Raven Interpretive Programs. Then, more spectacular fall foliage awaits as you journey through Crawford Notch, an arresting pass through the White Mountains. Stop for pictures at the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods, which offers stunning views of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast at 6,288 feet

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Trusted Customer
Thursday, October 7, 2021
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I will definitely use GET in booking future travel. Every Travel Specialist I dealt with was friendly and courteous and responded to my concerns in a timely fashion.
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Thank you! We look forward to helping you plan that next trip!
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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Overall, the trip was very enjoyable. Fellow travelers were great and the food was fantastic. The hotels were really nice. My favorite was the VonTrapp Family Lodge.The trees, unfortunately, had just started turning so we didn't see much color. Boston was great!! My favorite! We were taken on a walking tour and learned a lot about its history. But we were also for the most part just dropped off in these quaint little towns and told to browse. I am not a shopper so I didn't much enjoy this. I would rather have had more historica/town history walking tours.. Two main things that bothered me were: 1) Water was not provided on the bus for the travelers and 2) We were told to use the onboard restroom only if it was an emergency. Another thing I was bothered about was that we weren't given daily itineraries even though the Travel Director said he would get them to us. He made an announcement before we got off the bus each day as to what we were doing the next day. I would have much preferred to have a printed copy. And then we went on "adventures" twice when the driver made a wrong turn and we spent an hour total driving in the wrong direction and turning back to get on the route we were supposed to be on. That's very tiring when in a bus! Plus it threw the whole day's schedule off. What impressed me the most was that their COVID protocols were excellent. It was required that travelers be vaccinated and that masks be worn at all times while traveling on the bus.. We had a Wellness Director who advised us what the local protocol was as far a wearing masks, etc., whenever we stopped. We were given a squirt of hand santizer each time we boarded and the bus was wiped down each time we exited.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Service was fine.
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The fall colors were brilliant.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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Lots of interesting places to see despite the lack of color in the hills. Howie was excellent, knowledgable, personable. Hotels were first rate. Coach was top of the line. "Extras" were delicious, & surprising. We'd go again with Insight.
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