Classic Fall Foliage

  • 10 Days

  • Eastern USA

  • Steady pace

With its striking kaleidoscope of colour, a journey through America’s eastern states in the fall is a special experience. Venture across Maine, Connecticut and New Hampshire to explore living-history attractions, early-settler towns and gentle coastal villages.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
All airport taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

of 10 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 8th October 2018

Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Overview

With its striking kaleidoscope of colour, a journey through America’s eastern states in the fall is a special experience. Venture across Maine, Connecticut and New Hampshire to explore living-history attractions, early-settler towns and gentle coastal villages.

At a glance

  • Boston sightseeing Visit the historic landmarks of Boston Common and the Old State House.
  • Bar Harbor Lobster Bake Sample some classic local cuisine in Maine's oldest summer resort.
  • Acadia National Park Take a sightseeing carriage ride through this scenic park.
  • Norman Rockwell Studio Tour this impressive tribute to one of America’s most beloved artists.
  • Mystic Seaport Explore this living museum showcasing a 19th century New England village.
  • The Breakers Experience the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era.

Extensions

  • 2 nights hotel stay in Boston

Please call out Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Boston

Fly to Boston where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your tour director for a welcome drink.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Boston - Portland - Bar Harbor

From Massachusetts, 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 boutiques, coffee houses and art galleries. The next two nights are in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine's oldest summer resort. Dinner this evening is a typical lobster bake featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels and delicious corn on the cob.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor

This morning visit picturesque Acadia National Park, where dramatic granite cliffs tumble down steeply forested slopes into the Atlantic Ocean. Take the scenic park road and enjoy the spectacular panorama from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental United States to see the sunrise. Enjoy a short carriage ride in Acadia National Park at the historic Jordan Pond house located inside the park.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Bar Harbor - North Conway

After breakfast journey through Maine, passing sparkling lakes and lush forests to New Hampshire and the scenic White Mountains. Later, enjoy the Raven Wildlife Programme which offers an insight into the birds, animals and ecology of northern New England.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

North Conway - Killington

Travel through Franconia Notch. Cross the river into Vermont and visit Woodstock, its village green reminiscent of 19th century England. Next visit Billings Farm & Museum, a living museum about Vermont's rural past as well as a working dairy farm. Enjoy, a locally made ice cream cone during your visit.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Killington - Stockbridge - Southbridge

Continue to Stockbridge in the Berkshire Mountains for a visit to the Norman Rockwell Studio & Museum, which houses a large collection of works by one of America's favourite artists. This evening enhoy a colonial style dinner at Salem Cross Inn. See the prime rib roasted to a turn as the only known authentic Roasting Jack still operating in America rotates slowly over a crackling fire, or stir the chowder as it bubbles in the cast-iron cauldron.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Sturbridge - Mystic Seaport - Newport

Start your day with a visit to Sturbridge Village, a 19th century living history museum where you can explore early New England in the company of farmers, craftsmen and fascinating characters. Next head south to explore Mystic Seaport, another living museum showcasing the many activities of a New England coastal village in the 1800s. Afterwards travel to Rhode Island, the 'Ocean State'.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Newport

The day begins with an orientation tour of Newport, including the first state house, the nation's oldest synagogue, and the city's oldest meeting house and library. Then explore the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era when you visit The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt's turn of the century mansion. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration before enjoying a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant, hosted by your tour director.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Newport - Boston - UK

Depart for Boston this morning and enjoy a tour of the city's most prominent landmarks, including the historic sites near Boston Common, the Old State House, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and the Old North Church where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride. You will also have the opportunity to browse through Quincy Market. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your holiday with two nights in Boston.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Boston: Sheraton Boston
  • Bar Harbor: Bluenose Inn
  • North Conway: North Conway Grand
  • Killington: Killington Grand Resort
  • Southbridge: Southbridge Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Newport: Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
  • Boston: Sheraton Boston

Notes

Chosen departure dates are historically the best dates to see the autumn foliage - weather permitting.

Accommodation as stated or similar

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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