Classic Fall Foliage

Offer

Price per person
from £2,458

Price based on
London Heathrow
8th Oct 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book a USA tour before 28 February and you can upgrade your inbound flight to premium economy for just £69 per person when you fly with Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. Offer subject to availability. When booking, click 'view alternative flights' if the first option returned is not a BA or Virgin flight.

More details
  • 10 days

  • Eastern USA

  • Steady pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

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.

What's included

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

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Boston

Day
1

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.

No meals included

Boston - Portland - Bar Harbor

Day
2

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

Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor

Day
3

Morning is at leisure to pursue your favourite interests. Maybe take a stroll around the waterfront with its many galleries and boutiques. Nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the coast as picturesque as in Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited national parks. This afternoon, 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. Enjoy a short carriage ride along the world-famous carriage roads in Acadia National Park, designed and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Afterward, enjoy a freshly made popover (pastry) at the historic Jordan Pond House inside the park.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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, focusing on the unique environs of northern New England and local wildlife.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

North Conway - Killington

Day
5

Depart for 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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Killington - Stockbridge - Southbridge

Day
6

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 favourite artists. This evening, enjoy a Colonial-style dinner at the historic 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. Be sure to save room for the freshly whipped cream—the perfect complement to New England’s best apple pie.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sturbridge - Mystic Seaport - Newport

Day
7

This morning, visit Sturbridge Village, a 19th-century living history museum filled with farmers, craftsmen, and fascinating characters. Next, explore Mystic Seaport, a living history museum showcasing the many activities that might have occurred in a New England coastal village in the 1800s. On to Rhode Island, the “Ocean State.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Newport

Day
8

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

Newport - Boston - UK

Day
9

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. This is where your tour will end.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your holiday with two nights in Boston.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home landing in the UK

Day
10

No meals included

Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • 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

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