Classic Fall Foliage


  • 9 days

  • Eastern USA

  • Steady pace

Tour : AB

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£1,956 pp

Tour only

Based on 12th Oct 2020

From

£2,679 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

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New England is steeped in history and known for its amazing fall foliage, and on this fall foliage tour you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular beauty and historic places. A sightseeing tour in Boston highlights landmarks that were pivotal to the United States’ history, and a visit to Cornelius Vanderbilt’s mansion, The Breakers, gives you a taste for life in a bygone era.

History is not all you’ll experience on this marvelous fall foliage tour. You’ll also see spectacular beauty and amazing fall foliage. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited national parks and the first place in the United States to see the sunrise, where you’ll enjoy a local culinary delight at the historic waterfront Asticou Inn—a special experience offered by Globus. In New Hampshire, travel to the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground, and enjoy the Raven Interpretive Program. Take a beautiful drive through Franconia Notch, a New Hampshire region with breathtaking scenery, and along the Kancamagus Highway, well known as one of the country’s best fall foliage viewing areas. Throughout your tour, marvel at the scenic drives and stunning fall colors full of blazing red, orange, and yellow leaves (if Mother Nature permits).

In addition to the Raven Interpretive Program and the Asticou Inn culinary delight near Acadia National Park, Globus has included some other fun experiences on this fall foliage tour. Enjoy a Colonial-style dinner at the historic Salem Cross Inn near Sturbridge and a lobster bake in the seaside town of Bar Harbor. With the gorgeous scenery, interesting historic sights, and fun adventures, it’s a vacation not to be missed!

Highlights

BAR HARBOR Lobster bake

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing; local treat at the historic Asticou Inn

NORTH CONWAY Raven Interpretive Program

WOODSTOCK Sightseeing; visit Billings Farm & Museum with ice cream

STOCKBRIDGE Visit Norman Rockwell Studio & Museum

STURBRIDGE Colonial-style dinner at the Salem Cross Inn

MYSTIC SEAPORT Visit the Museum of America and the Sea; cruise on a historic steamboat

NEWPORT Orientation tour; visit The Breakers mansion; farewell dinner

BOSTON Sightseeing with a Local Guide

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN BOSTON

Day
1

Welcome to “Beantown!” At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

BOSTON–PORTLAND–BAR HARBOR

Day
2

Head north via New Hampshire’s short shoreline and along Maine’s rocky coast to Portland, one of New England’s most famous cities. Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port Exchange, lined with its many boutiques, coffee houses, and art galleries. The next two nights are in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine’s oldest summer resort. Dinner tonight is a traditional LOBSTER BAKE, featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BAR HARBOR. EXCURSION TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK.

Day
3

This morning visit stunning ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s most visited national parks. During your visit, take the scenic park road for spectacular panoramas from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental U.S. to see the sunrise each day. Then, travel to the historic Asticou Inn, overlooking the picturesque waters of Northeast Harbor for a local TREAT, a freshly made popover (pastry) and clam chowder. Later, return to Bar Harbor for a free evening. Perhaps a leisurely stroll around the waterfront with its many galleries and boutiques.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BAR HARBOR–NORTH CONWAY

Day
4

Back to the mainland and west through Maine for vistas of sparkling lakes and forests. Then, on to New Hampshire and the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground. Later, enjoy the RAVEN INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM, a National Audubon Society expert presents the unique environs of northern New England and local wildlife.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

NORTH CONWAY–WOODSTOCK–KILLINGTON

Day
5

This morning, visit an iconic covered bridge and take photos of the classic New England fall colors. Then, enjoy a beautiful drive through Franconia Notch and along the renowned Kancamagus Highway. Hugging the Connecticut River, cross into Vermont and visit Woodstock, its village green reminiscent of 19th-century England. Next, visit BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM, a living museum of Vermont’s rural past and working dairy farm. Enjoy a delicious, locally-made ice cream cone during your visit.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

KILLINGTON–STOCKBRIDGE–STURBRIDGE.

Day
6

Journey south to Stockbridge in the Berkshire Mountains for a visit to the NORMAN ROCKWELL STUDIO and MUSEUM, housing a large collection of works by one of America’s favorite artists. This evening, enjoy a Colonial-style dinner at the historic SALEM CROSS INN, circa 1740. Be sure to save room for the freshly whipped cream—the perfect complement to New England’s best apple pie.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

STURBRIDGE–MYSTIC SEAPORT–NEWPORT

Day
7

This morning, visit MYSTIC SEAPORT, a living history museum showcasing the many activities that might have occurred in a New England coastal village in the 1800s. Enjoy a CRUISE of the historic Mystic River aboard the Sabino Steamboat, the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboat operating since 1908. On to Rhode Island, the “Ocean State.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

NEWPORT.

Day
8

Today, enjoy a Newport orientation tour and see the first state house, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and the St. Mary’s Church, the location of John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier’s wedding in 1953. Afterward, explore the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era when visiting THE BREAKERS, shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt’s turn-of-the-century mansion. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

NEWPORT–BOSTON

Day
9

Depart this morning for Boston. Your guided walking tour of the city’s landmarks focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with the chance to browse in Quincy Market. After a transfer to the airport for guests with homebound flights, the motorcoach continues downtown to the Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends. Please schedule flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport after 3:30 pm.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Enjoy spectacular fall colours on this vacation (if Mother Nature permits).

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,956 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£2,679 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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