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New England's Magnificent Autumn

10 Days from $5,036 per person

Style: Luxury | Pace: Active

The autumn months are a very special time to visit America’s iconic Northeast. The tinted landscapes, quaint communities and bustling cities erupt in sensational color, making for some of the most spectacular drives imaginable. A wonderful blend of scenery, from coastal towns to lush valleys, dreamy resorts to captivating cities, offer a stunning backdrop to an array of VIP experiences and exceptional dining. With access out-of-hours, witness revolutionary history in Boston, iconic American art in Stockbridge and Gilded Age grandeur in the Hudson Valley. The season’s culinary specialties are equally enticing, with chefs serving up locally-inspired dishes to delight your taste buds.

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The autumn months are a very special time to visit America’s iconic Northeast. The tinted landscapes, quaint communities and bustling cities erupt in sensational color, making for some of the most spectacular drives imaginable. A wonderful blend of scenery, from coastal towns to lush valleys, dreamy resorts to captivating cities, offer a stunning backdrop to an array of VIP experiences and exceptional dining. With access out-of-hours, witness revolutionary history in Boston, iconic American art in Stockbridge and Gilded Age grandeur in the Hudson Valley. The season’s culinary specialties are equally enticing, with chefs serving up locally-inspired dishes to delight your taste buds.

  1. Welcome to Boston. On arrival, you'll be taken to your hotel, a historic city landmark that characterizes the elegance and style of a decadent bygone age. Relax in your classically styled room before meeting your Travelling Concierge and fellow travelers at 6:00 pm for a Welcome Dinner with wine at your hotel.

    meal(s):Dinner with Wine
    hotel:The Langham
  2. In the morning head to the Old North Church, an icon of the American Revolution, and be treated to a private tour before the church opens to the public. Depart Boston for the coastal scenes of New England, stopping to admire the fishing town of Portland, Maine's largest city, with a bustling waterfront and delicious seafood dining options. Arrive in Bar Harbor, known for its pastel-colored harbor and quaint cobblestone streets. Your home is the West Street Hotel, situated downtown on the waterfront, with wonderful local flair and nautical vibes. Tonight, your Traveling Concierge can assist with reservations for dinner at your leisure.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:West Street Hotel
  3. Visit breathtaking Acadia National Park. Abundant in wildlife and rich in rugged charm, it is the only national park in New England. The park protects the natural beauty of the highest headlands along the Atlantic coastline and offers an idyllic place to feel at one with nature. Join Captain John Nicolai, a lobsterman and expert on Maine's lobster industry to learn the secrets behind this delicious local specialty. Afterward, indulge in a lobster feast at Stewman’s, the only authentic lobster pound in Bar Harbor.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:West Street Hotel
  4. Travel from Bar Harbor to the White Mountains along the colorful Kancamagus Highway, as you take in the beautiful autumn scenery and the land's lush citrus hues. You'll stop for lunch in the quaint village of North Conway, before arriving at your hotel in New Hampshire's White Mountains. This historic resort opened as an inn in 1866 and still boasts a captivating, old-world charm. In the evening why not make the most of the hotel's spa facilities or take a walk in its beautiful, storybook grounds?

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa
  5. Take a trip to the top of the famous Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States, this iconic mountain is a nature lover's dream. Outdoorsy types will be in their element as they take in the fresh air and glorious views of this beautiful part of the world. Tonight, prepare for a pleasant Highlight Dinner at your resort.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa
  6. Start your day by satisfying your sweet tooth with a visit to Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. Learn about the history of the farm and how the Morse family's ancestors were influenced by Native Americans to produce the delicious treats they do today. Explore the northern Vermont town of Stowe Your Way. This afternoon foodies can enjoy a tasting of cider at a local cidery, while eager adventurers have the chance to take a scenic guided hike from the luxury Stowe Mountain Lodge.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Stowe Mountain Resort
  7. Visit Montpelier, the capital city of Vermont. The destination offers interesting shops for those who enjoy browsing small boutiques and bookstores, while its traditional architecture makes it a great place for those just looking to explore and take in the scenery. You'll move on to the unusual Hope Cemetery in Barre, known for its uniquely crafted granite memorials and tombstones, before ending up at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Famous for housing some of America's best illustrations, and of course the largest collection of original Rockwell art, you'll check out the museum after-hours on a private tour. End the day with a Highlight Dinner at the exceptional Table Six, where flawless service and world-class dishes with local flair await you. This esteemed venue is a top-rated fine dining restaurant in the Berkshires.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort
  8. Travel through the lush Hudson Valley, before joining a docent for a private tour of Wilderstein before it opens. The iconic gilded age mansion and National Historic Landmark dates back to 1852. In the evening you’ll dine in the home of local New Yorkers as you join an EatWith dinner in Manhattan. A selection of hosts open their homes (and their kitchens) so you can get a taste of local life. After an eventful day in the Big Apple, get some shuteye at luxurious Essex House. A member of the Historic Hotels of America, this upscale, Art Deco hotel is in a grand location overlooking Central Park and just minutes away from elegant Fifth Avenue shops.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Essex House
  9. What better way to spend your final full day in this vibrant city than by taking in some of its most famous sights? Discover the Broadway District with a working actor on a walking tour. Take a trip to the One World Observatory, atop One World Trade Center (the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere) and appreciate marvelous views of the iconic N.Y.C. cityscape. End your day with a Celebration Dinner at Trattoria Dell'Arte, where you can indulge in fine Italian cuisine as you toast to your travels with your new friends and Traveling Concierge.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Essex House
  10. Bid farewell to your traveling companions as you are transferred to JFK, LaGuardia or Newark Airport for your onward journey.

    meal(s):Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $2,275.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Traveling Concierge and Driver $114 per person.

Private Door to Door: Private door-to-door transfer service is available for guests traveling in a party of three or fewer on vacations to Europe, US, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and India. Private door-to-door transfers are not available on vacations to Australia and New Zealand. Private door-to-door transfers are limited from/to one address within a 50 miles radius of an international airport within the USA and include the gratuity for the driver with 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag per person permitted. No additional stops and/or drop-offs are permitted. All private door-to-door transfers are subject to availability and must be confirmed at time of booking. If private door-to-door transfers cannot be provided, a credit will be applied to the booking.

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  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels

Included Dining

9 Breakfasts, 6 Dinners.

Signature Highlights

Stockbridge:

  • Without a doubt, Norman Rockwell captured the spirit and culture of twentieth-century America like few artists could. Enjoy a private, after-hours, docent-led tour of the Norman Rockwell Museum, housing the largest collection of his illustrations, photographs and memorabilia.

Hudson Valley:

  • Travel through the Hudson Valley and experience Wilderstein, a Queen Anne Style historic mansion dating back to 1852. Visit before hours when you will take a private, curator-led tour of this National Historic Landmark.

Boston:

  • An icon of the American Revolution, the Old North Church welcomes thousands of travelers each year as they follow the Freedom Trail. You'll enjoy VIP early entry and a private tour of this National Historic Landmark.

Bar Harbor:

  • Meet Captain John Nicolai, a lobsterman and expert on Maine's lobster industry for a Q&A.

New Hampshire:

  • Travel along the panoramic Kancamagus Highway, a 34.5 mile American Scenic Byway that is well known as one of the best areas in the country for viewing fall foliage.

White Mountains:

  • Take a trip to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak and most prominent mountain in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.2 ft

Barre:

  • Barre, Vermont is known as the “Granite Capital of the World.” True to its name, the town is home to the Hope Cemetery, an unusual gallery of striking artwork which stands as a tribute to the artisans laid to rest among their own creations.

New York:

  • Take a private walking tour of the Theater District and learn about Broadway's history.
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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

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