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9 Day New England Tour from Boston to Maine

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9 Days
1 Country

United States

7 Cities

Boston, Burlington, North Conway, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Kennebunkport, Rockport

12 Meals

3 Dinners, 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

Comfortable

Mainly 2 and 3 night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 48-52
Tour brand Trafalgar

Trafalgar

If you like hassle free travel with everything handled for you – looking to meet great people, eat great food, enjoy great sightseeing, and have immersive experiences, Trafalgar is for you.  From the iconic not-to-be-missed to one-of-a-kind local experiences, including Be-my-Guest dining and stays with stories, you’ll connect deeper to your destination, and every tour has at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER immersive impact experience included advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), offering you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community. As the world’s leading tour company and trusted by more than 5 million guests, Trafalgar tours are simply the best value for your vacation dollar.

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As autumn arrives, admire the fiery foliage flames of New England on your fall tour from Beantown to the rocky headlands of Maine. Scenic drives along Kancamagus Highway, ice-cream tastings and insight into the nature of this beautiful corner of the U.S. is the best way to spend this season.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Boston

Boston, known as the 'Cradle of Liberty', was once home to famous sons such as Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin. Immerse yourself in its revolutionary history or stroll along the waterfront. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your New England tour.

Jogger in Boston, USA
Accommodation Westin Copley Place Boston
Included Meals Dinner
Stays With Stories Enjoy a Stays with Stories experience at Boston Marriott Copley Place. Set in the Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Westin Copley Place

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Day 2

Take a Historical Drive Through New England

Unlock the best of Boston walking along parts of the Freedom Trail. Stroll through Boston Common, Massachusetts State House, Granary Burying Ground established in 1660 by some of America’s most notable citizens, Old State House -- the site of the Boston Massacre and the oldest surviving public house in Boston and Faneuil Hall -- America's first Town Meeting and vital location in revolutionary politics). You'll love following the brick and cobblestone streets to historic sites that reveal the history of the American Revolution. Stop at Lexington and Concord, the site where "the shot heard round the world" was fired, marking the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. In the afternoon make your way to Vermont, driving past picturesque New England farmlands and old-world towns.

Freedom Trail Marker in Boston, USA
Accommodation DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture City tour of Boston, USA
Discover Boston's Historic Sites

Boston's colonial past comes to life as you walk portions of the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile-long path that encompasses significant locations to the ...

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Day 3

Uncover the best of Vermont

Get a taste of delectable East Coast cuisine among some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes on your New England tour. In Northfield, Vermont, try local produce over a Be My Guest Experience including lunch at Green Mountain Girls Farm. Learn about regenerative and sustainable farming and how they raise healthy and free-range animals including pigs, chicken, turkey and goat as well as vegetables in Central Vermont before a farmhouse lunch. Bellies full and ready for more exploration, take in the Burlington waterfront with a scenic cruise around Lake Champlain. Aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen, enjoy your host’s storytelling as you enjoy the tranquil scenery from the indoor and outdoor decks surrounded by beautiful foliage.

View of Vermont, USA
Accommodation DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Be My Guest
Green Mountain Girls

Dive into the local products over a farm tour at Green Mountain Girls Farm. After a warm welcome from owners Mari Omland and Laura Olsen – who retu...

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Be My Guest

Iconic Experience
Ethan Allen Foliage Cruise

Sit back and relax on a relaxing cruise on Lake Champlain as you gaze out at the shore and the changing colors of the leaves. Lake Champlain is an ...

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Day 4

Discover Charming Stowe and Northern Vermont

Get ready for more local flavors and tempting treats as you make a stop at Lake Champlain Chocolates for local artisan ice cream and chocolates including sea salt caramels, dark chocolate truffles and peanut butter cups. Then head to Stowe, Vermont, a quintessential fall foliage destination for red and orange hues. Learn from your Travel Director how the von Trapp family, made famous in “The Sound of Music” settled here after fleeing Austria. This afternoon, join a gentle guided hike to Diana's Baths, a series of small waterfalls within the White Mountain National Forest. It’s the perfect escape to nature, finding peace in many picturesque spots along the rocks, ledges, falls and pools in the brook.

Ben and Jerry's ice cream factory in Waterbury, USA
Accommodation Hampton Inn and Suites
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Hike on Diana's Baths in North Conway, USA
Diana's Baths Hike

From brilliant foliage to tumbling waterfalls, New Hampshire is an endless playground. Join an easy paced guided hike to Diana's Baths - a series o...

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Iconic Experience

Day 5

Embrace Autumn Hues in North Conway

See how the foliage of New England is in a league of its own journeying along "The Kanc", an American Scenic Byway that cuts through the White Mountain National Forest. Admire the glowing fall colors on this untouched stretch of road and snap postcard-worthy pics at the many overlooks to remember your New England tour. In the afternoon, join Raven Wildlife Programs for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with a Local Specialist who gives you all the fascinating intel into the local ecology, wildlife, and even the science behind the famous colors of the fall foliage found here.

Train in Mount Washington, USA
Accommodation Hampton Inn and Suites
Included Meals Breakfast
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Take guided walk at Raven Wildlife Interpretation, North Conway New Hampshire, USA
Raven Wildlife Program

Unlock the secrets of the local flora and fauna at Raven Wildlife Program. A Local Specialist provides a historical and ecological look at the dive...

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Iconic Experience
Scenic Drive of Kancamagus Highway

The fall colors of New England spring to life on the Kancamagus Highway, a 34.5-mile scenic drive along Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire known as ...

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Iconic Experience

Day 6

Savor the Flavors of Bar Harbor

From the mountains of New Hampshire to the pine forests, highlands and river valleys of Maine, New England is a classic. Descending "Downeast", the looming Atlantic swells of Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island are our destination for the day. Join a Local Specialist and naturalist for insights into the lobster fishing industry, marine ecology and local ecosystems. Further your lobster “education” with a classic lobster dinner complete with traditional sides.

Visit Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbour, Maine USA
Accommodation Bar Harbor Regency
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture Boats in Cape Cod, USA
Lobster Presentation and Dinner

Join a Local Specialist and naturalist for a one-of-a-kind look into lobster fishing, marine ecology and local ecosystems. After you’ve gotten an u...

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Dive Into Culture

Day 7

Trek Through Colorful Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park promises sweeping coastal vistas. Visit the park's Cadillac Mountain, the highest point along the Atlantic Seaboard and the first spot in the United States where the sun rises. Take in a 360-degree panoramic view of the park and the surrounding coastal landscapes. Admire the magnificent pink granite cliffs and ancient maple forests – their leaves glowing fiery red, burnt orange and mustard yellow in the crisp autumn air. Return to Bar Harbor for a free afternoon or consider joining an optional nature cruise on Frenchman Bay. This afternoon, visit the Bar Harbor Historical Society’s charming waterfront building to meet a local Wabanaki storyteller for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience of Indigenous oral traditional music.

View of Acadia National Park, USA
Accommodation Bar Harbor Regency
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Visit Acadia National Park in Maine, USA
Acadia National Park Excursion

Acadia National Park, the first National Park established East of the Mississippi and home to Cadillac Mountain, the highest point along the Atlant...

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Iconic Experience

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Visit a Wabanaki storyteller, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience

Unlock indigenous history and make a positive impact on the local community meeting a local Wabanaki storyteller. Set within the Bar Harbor Histori...

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Iconic Experience
Scenic Drive along the Maine Coast & Nubble Lighthouse

There’s no better way to experience Maine than on a scenic drive. On your coastal drive to Nubble Lighthouse, embrace the power of the Atlantic and...

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Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Enjoy a sightseeing and Nature Cruise with Acadian Boat Tours in Bar Harbor, USA
Bar Harbor Nature Cruise

Get ready for an epic cruise along the islands and shorelines of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Cruise past shear granite cliffs, sm...

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Optional Experiences

Day 8

Take a Panoramic Drive Along the Marine Coast

Maine. A state where rocky beaches and cliffs make up a coastline like nowhere else. The intense hues of New England’s forests and mountains linger as you journey south to make a stop at the iconic Nubble Lighthouse. Snap a photo of this classic lighthouse built in 1879 before journeying past fisheries and seaside dwellings that have sheltered everyone from local lobstermen to holidaying presidents. In historic Rockport, a seaside town full of charm, try local food, enjoy shopping and admire talented artists. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a memorable Farewell Dinner reminiscing over your fall foliage experience.

View of Bar Harbor, USA
Accommodation Rockport Inn & Suites
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Back to Boston and Beyond

We’ll return to Boston and transfer to Boston Logan International Airport at 11:00 AM or to the hotel in Boston if you'd like to extend your stay.

Street in Boston, USA
Included Meals Breakfast

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Stays With Stories
Westin Copley Place

Unlock quintessential Boston over your Stays with Stories experience at The Westin Copley Place. Set in the Back Bay, your accommodations are surro...

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Dive Into Culture
Discover Boston's Historic Sites

Boston's colonial past comes to life as you walk portions of the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile-long path that encompasses significant locations to the ...

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Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Green Mountain Girls

Dive into the local products over a farm tour at Green Mountain Girls Farm. After a warm welcome from owners Mari Omland and Laura Olsen – who retu...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Ethan Allen Foliage Cruise

Sit back and relax on a relaxing cruise on Lake Champlain as you gaze out at the shore and the changing colors of the leaves. Lake Champlain is an ...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Diana's Baths Hike

From brilliant foliage to tumbling waterfalls, New Hampshire is an endless playground. Join an easy paced guided hike to Diana's Baths - a series o...

See More
Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Raven Wildlife Program

Unlock the secrets of the local flora and fauna at Raven Wildlife Program. A Local Specialist provides a historical and ecological look at the dive...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Scenic Drive of Kancamagus Highway

The fall colors of New England spring to life on the Kancamagus Highway, a 34.5-mile scenic drive along Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire known as ...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Lobster Presentation and Dinner

Join a Local Specialist and naturalist for a one-of-a-kind look into lobster fishing, marine ecology and local ecosystems. After you’ve gotten an u...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Acadia National Park Excursion

Acadia National Park, the first National Park established East of the Mississippi and home to Cadillac Mountain, the highest point along the Atlant...

See More
Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Visit a Wabanaki storyteller, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience

Unlock indigenous history and make a positive impact on the local community meeting a local Wabanaki storyteller. Set within the Bar Harbor Histori...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Scenic Drive along the Maine Coast & Nubble Lighthouse

There’s no better way to experience Maine than on a scenic drive. On your coastal drive to Nubble Lighthouse, embrace the power of the Atlantic and...

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Included in Trip

About this trip

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

What to expect

Explore Waterbury, Naturalist Guide in North Conway, Lobster Presentation and Wabanaki Storyteller in Bar Harbor
Visit Nubble Lighthouse, Kennebunkport, Acadia National Park and Lexington Battle Green Park, Boston Commons and Stowe
View The Green Mountains, Mount Washington, White Mountains National Forest and Cadillac Mountain
Scenic Drive along the Kancamagus Highway, Route 100, a classic Vermont drive that stretches from Canada to Massachusetts
Scenic Cruise along Lake Champlain

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Bar Harbor Nature Cruise

Get ready for an epic cruise along the islands and shorelines of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Cruise past shear granite cliffs, sm...

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Additional Cost Applies

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USA

  • Official Languages across USA: English the official language of USA.
  • Currency used in USA: The currency of USA is the American Dollar ($).
  • Capital:: The capital of USA is Washington, DC.
  • Time Zone(s) in USA: Several time zones are used across different regions of the USAs to establish standard time: Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Pacific Standard Time (PST), Alaska Standard Time (AKST), Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST). It's important to note that some regions within each time zone may observe daylight saving time, which would result in a one-hour shift during the daylight saving time period.

The climate and weather in the United States vary greatly due to its large size and diverse geography. The country experiences a wide range of climate types, including temperate, Mediterranean, subtropical, arid, and alpine climates. In general, the eastern and central parts of the United States have a humid continental climate, characterized by hot and humid summers, and cold winters. The western coastal regions, such as California and the Pacific Northwest, have a more Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The southern states have a subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. The southwestern and western regions, including states like Arizona and Nevada, have a desert or arid climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. The northernmost parts of the country, particularly Alaska, have a subarctic and alpine climate, with extremely cold winters and cool summers.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Comfortable walking shoes. North and Central America, along with Canada, offer a vast range of terrains. To make the most of your trip, it is vital to pack shoes that can cater to all your activities, from strolling on Hawaii's beaches to dining at a sophisticated restaurant in Toronto.
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: From the snowy peaks of the Rockies to the steamy jungles of Costa Rica, you’ll encounter a myriad of climates. To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing. We advise you to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall. 
  • Modest attire: In some religious sites, modest clothing is required, so we suggest carrying a shawl or scarf to cover your shoulders or legs when necessary.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

As an American traveler going on a guided tour within the USA, there are a few essential things to know about electricity and adaptors to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Since you are traveling within the USA, you won't need to worry about voltage and plug type differences. Just pack your electronic devices as you would for any domestic trip, and you'll be all set to enjoy your guided tour in the United States!

  • Voltage and Plug Type: As an American traveler, you won't need a voltage converter or plug adapter for your electronic devices within the country.
  • Compatibility: Since you are traveling within the USA, your electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and camera chargers, should be compatible with the standard voltage and plug type used in the country. You can use your regular chargers and power cords without any issues.
  • Hotels and Accommodations: Most hotels and accommodations in the USA provide electrical outlets compatible with American plugs. You won't need to worry about adaptors or converters within the country.
  • Airports and Public Places: Airports, train stations, and other public places in the USA will have outlets that match the American standard, so you can quickly charge your devices while on the go.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are standard accessories in hotels. Since you don't have to worry about converting the voltage, you can bring a travel dryer or pack one from home. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in most hotels, restaurants, and public spaces in the USA, especially in major cities and tourist areas.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. 

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included or available on tours that operate in the United States and Canada. Guests will be provided local transfer options after booking so they can make their travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

It is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses while traveling.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack a plentiful supply of any medication you may need while on vacation. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these.

It's essential to ensure that your routine vaccinations are up-to-date before traveling to any destination. Routine vaccinations may include COVID, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and influenza.

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Chun Kim
Review date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Service
He and She were kind and were professional.
Vacation
It was a good vacation for us. Only thing I didn’t like was there were too many people on bus without any empty seats, and many peoples were sick from very beginning, and many turned out to be COVID+.
Carla
Review date: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Service
I booked by phone and had a followup call. The agents I spoke with were top notch. Knowledgeable, professional, friendly and patient.
Response from Grand European Travel:
On behalf of the whole team at GET, we thank you! So nice to see that you enjoyed your trip!
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Vacation
The tour director and driver were wonderful. Good humor, organized, knowledgeable and went the extra mile in every way.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Service
Had a few issues but GET came through for me.
Vacation
Would have liked a little more of the history of New England as well. A lot of time for shopping where I would have enjoyed more time for experiencing New England.
Margit Evensta
Review date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Service
Easy to deal with, took care of everything.
Vacation
Excellent overall, with amazing tour guide, bus driver and wellness director. So knowledgeable and such great people. Beautiful scenery and loved the stops that portrayed history and nature so well. Several of us had trouble the night after the tour ended with the Boston Park Plaza not having our reservations in their system. Also the Park Plaza was not the best hotel - fire alarms three times, twice in the middle of the night, issues with outlets, TV, clock and phone not working. It was not worth $460/night and I would recommend choosing a different hotel. Good location, though.
Cheryl Huffman
Review date: Monday, October 24, 2022
Service
My booking experience was 'average' due to understaffing at the booking level. I appreciated everything Alyssa did to help, but I could tell she was overworked.
Vacation
Beautiful tour of the New England states. Our tour guide, Drew, was the absolute best I've had (in America or Europe) and JR, our driver, was great.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Service
Booking experience was easy. GET staff were always available to assist. Helped with changes right up to departure. When I left tour early because of a COVID test, GET checked on my health numerous times.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear you came down with Covid on your tour but happy to hear you enjoyed the Autumn Colors during the part of the tour you were able to participate in. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback. Take care!
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Vacation
Perfect timing to see brilliant fall color. Tour Director was "six stars"! Coach nice and driver very safe.
Judith McGee
Review date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Service
While I appreciate Grand European's desire to eliminate paper and do everything electronically, not all of us are entirely a part of the 21st century. A few of your folks need to have the patience to explain how travel currently works as the "rules" and technology seem to change every year (or more often).
Vacation
Trafalgar's travel director, driver, and local people were informed, informative, humorous, patient, and very pleasant. Loved everywhere we went and everything we did. We had a good group.
Doris Arnold
Review date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Service
Our third trip with GET. This particular trip was planned two years ago but postponed because of Covid and you stood behind our paid trip and took us for another great experience with first class tour director and driver. Thank you!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for hanging in there with us through the pandemic. We certainly appreciate your patience, and it sounds like it paid off with a wonderful tour of the northeast US. Thank you for your repeat business--it is very much appreciated. Take care!
Monday, October 17, 2022
Vacation
First class itinerary, lodging, meals, sites and fun people.
Sandra Hahn
Review date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Service
The customer service before the trip was very helpful. They answered all my questions. Their help making the airline reservations was great.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a fun experiencing the Autumn Colors of the northeast. We are so glad we were able to help you plan and book this beautiful trip. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We appreciate your comments.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Vacation
The trip was good. The weather didn't cooperate with all of the events. But there isn't anything that can be done about that. The tour director and the bus driver were wonderful. The only thing I think would be better is if the tour director with give more information as we are driving. Names of rivers & etc.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Service
We had an excellent guide (Jack Larson) . Variety of stops. Good hotel rooms.
Vacation
Overall the trip offered enough activities to keep my interest and not tire me out.
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