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Welcome to “Beantown!” At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
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 LF LOBSTER BAKE, featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.
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 LF TREAT, a freshly made popover (pastry) and seafood chowder. Later, return to Bar Harbor for a free evening. Perhaps a leisurely stroll around the waterfront with its many galleries and boutiques.
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.
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.
Journey south to Stockbridge in the Berkshire Mountains for a visit to the NORMAN ROCKWELL STUDIO & MUSEUM, housing a large collection of works by one of America’s favorite artists. This evening, enjoy a LF 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.
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.”
Today, enjoy a Newport orientation tour and see the first state house, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and the St. Mary’s Church, 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.
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.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Sheraton Boston is a 1220 room hotel located just four miles from the Boston Logan Airport in Back Bay Boston. Rooms have fantastic views of the Charles River or Historic Back Bay. Enjoy indoor access to shopping and restaurants at the Prudential Center or Copley Place, both connected to the Sheraton Boston. The hotel has an Indoor/Outdoor saline heated swimming pool. Enjoy local New England fare at the Side Bar & Grille or a coffee at the Starbucks in the lobby.
Situated on Maine's Mount Desert Island in the Acadia National Park, this luxury hotel boasts beautiful views. All 97 guest accommodations are elegant and include a microwave, refrigerator, phone, and television.
A premium hotel situated on Settlers Green Outlet Village, this hotel is located minutes away from outlet shops and within approximately 30 minutes of Story Land. The hotel also features an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness center, and 200 spacious guestrooms.
This full-service mountainside hotel features clean, modern and updated guestrooms and is situated only 200 yards from the first tee of the Killington Golf Course. A wide range of amenities are available including free wireless Internet, Prestons Restaurant & Rendezvous Lounge, lobby with mountain views and a relaxing wood burning fireplace, convenience store, and game room. The world class health club features mountain views and includes weight and cardiovascular equipment, sauna, steam room and a 75-foot outdoor heated pool with two hot tubs featuring views of Killington. A relaxing retreat while you enjoy the beauty of Vermont.
Built in 1771, the Publick House Historic Inn maintains its 18th century ambiance while providing 21st century comforts. The hotel features comfortable accommodations, outdoor pool, two restaurants, bar, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Harbor front hotel and marina located in the heart of Newport, within walking distance of shops, beaches and historic buildings.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.