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New England's Fall Foliage

Operated by: Insight Vacations

8 Days from $3,492 per person
SEP - OCT 2023
Usa New England Fall Foliage Autumn Creek

Countries Visited

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Locations Visited

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

    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 and onto your upstate New York hotel, situated within the Saratoga Spa State Park.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs
  3. Day 3 The Legends of the Fall and Stowe

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    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. Stop by Lake Champlain Chocolates for a taste of their award-winning ice cream. Like their chocolates, their ice cream is crafted with only the best local ingredients — including fresh cream, maple syrup, and honey. Next, 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’, a combination of maple syrup and packed snow. This tasty treat is traditionally served with a doughnut and pickle. 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. 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. 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

Dining Summary

  • 4 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 7 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Dinner (D)

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Stockbridge: Enjoy the warm, colorful scenery as you travel west to Stockbridge for a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, home to the largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art, including enduring favorites from Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Postcovers, together with changing exhibitions of works by American illustrators past and present
  • Stockbridge: Guided tour of Chesterwood, the former summer home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost 20th century public sculptor. Daniel Chester French is best known for the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. Visitors to Chesterwood will experience the life and work of this prolific and successful artist.

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.
  • : 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).

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.

Insight Choice

  • Stockbridge: Enjoy the warm, colorful scenery as you travel west to Stockbridge for a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, home to the largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art, including enduring favorites from Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Postcovers, together with changing exhibitions of works by American illustrators past and present
  • Stockbridge: Guided tour of Chesterwood, the former summer home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost 20th century public sculptor. Daniel Chester French is best known for the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. Visitors to Chesterwood will experience the life and work of this prolific and successful 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

Top Rated Highlights

  • Boston: Explore the great city of Boston, with your Travel Director and learn about its transformative past. You’ll follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. Journeying to other historically significant sights that include the Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. View the colorful neighborhood of Back Bay and the lively North End, otherwise known as Boston’s Little Italy.
  • 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.
  • : Visit the quintessential Vermont village of Woodstock. Then explore the Rockefeller's renowned Billings Farm and Museum, a captivating working dairy farm which also serves as a museum showcasing Vermont's rural past.
  • Burlington (VT): Stop by Lake Champlain Chocolates to satisfy your sweet tooth with a taste of their award-winning ice cream. Like their decadent chocolates, their ice cream is crafted with only the best local ingredients — including fresh cream, maple syrup, and honey.
  • 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: More spectacular fall foliage awaits as you journey through Crawford Notch, a scenic 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).
  • North Conway: Enjoy a scenic hike to Diana's Baths, which features a small series of captivating cascading waterfalls. This historic site is within the White Mountain National Forest and easy paced.
  • : This morning visit the iconic Portland Head Light on the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park.

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."

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.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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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.

Stowe

Available on Day 4

History and Sound of Music Tour (IV AENE)

Sitting on 2,500 acres of pure Vermont, Trapp Family Lodge is home to numerous wildlife and plant life species. Take a guided hike through our picturesque forests this afternoon to learn what makes these woods unique and sustainable. *Activity level: easy to moderate. Privately guided.
Adult Price: $33

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Beverly R Johnson
Monday, October 31, 2022
Service
Very helpful thru entire process. Initial trip was to Ireland/Scotland & due to COVID rescheduled several times. Opted for a domestic trip.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad you enjoyed viewing New England's Fall Foliage! Autumn is such an incredible time to see the colors of nature. Thank you for leaving a review. We appreciate your feedback. Take care!
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Vacation
It was everything as advertised and more. Tour Director &staff went out of their way to make it so.
Cheryl Werth
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Service
Excellent service from our tour guide, Robin, and driver, Joseph. Every part of the trip was well organized. We knew what time we were arriving and leaving each day and had great descriptions of the up coming events. Robin and Joseph were very friendly and personable. The scenery was beautiful.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love that you were able to enjoy your experience in New England. You just can't beat that part of the country when it comes to colorful fall foliage. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your business and your feedback.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Vacation
great trip great scenery
Trusted Customer
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Service
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.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you! We look forward to helping you plan that next trip!
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Vacation
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.
Vacation
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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Comprehensive look at the NE.
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