Classic New England

Offer

Price per person
from £1,897

Price based on
London Heathrow
1st Oct 2019 departure

Key inclusions

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

Offer valid on new bookings made before 28 August, departing in September and October 2018 to any destination outside of Europe. Offer subject to availability.

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  • 9 days

  • Eastern USA

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Known for its historic sites and stunning fall foliage, New England in fall delights all the senses. On this fall foliage tour, experience the spectacular beauty and historic places. Your tour starts and ends in Boston and overnights along the way in Bar Harbor, Bethel area Stowe, Springfield and Newport area. In Newport, visit The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt’s 70-room mansion that will give you a taste for life in a bygone era. In Boston, see where history unfolded at sites such as the Old North Church, the Freedom Trail, and more.

At a glance

  • The Breakers The Italian palazzo of philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt.
  • Plimoth Plantation Meet past residents at the living history museum of 17th century Plymouth.
  • Lake Placid Visit the host town of the 1980 Winter Olympics.
  • Cruise of Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise across this island-studded lake aboard the historic MS Mount Washington.
  • Adirondack Mountains Experience the glory of New England in the fall.

What's included

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

Private home pick-up service

Our private 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.

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Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

A very good tour such good colours & views...

17th October 2017
Mrs Vera Donegan

A very good tour such good colours & views

Excellent tour very varied with informative guide, fantastic scenery, time...

10th October 2017
Trusted Customer

Excellent tour very varied with informative guide, fantastic scenery, time by yourself, great cities

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7th October 2017
Mrs Sarah Levine

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Known for its historic sites and stunning fall foliage, New England in fall delights all the senses. On this fall foliage tour, experience the spectacular beauty and historic places. Your tour starts and ends in Boston and overnights along the way in Bar Harbor, Bethel area Stowe, Springfield and Newport area. In Newport, visit The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt’s 70-room mansion that will give you a taste for life in a bygone era. In Boston, see where history unfolded at sites such as the Old North Church, the Freedom Trail, and more.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

UK - Boston

Day
1

Fly to New York where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

 Welcome to Boston! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Boston - Portland - Bar Harbor

Day
2

 Head north into Maine, with a stop in the historic Maritime city of Portland. An included city sightseeing tour upon arrival shows the beautiful coastal region, including lighthouses and the local lobster fishermen. Time to stroll the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port waterfront, lined with working fishing wharves and converted warehouses with restaurants and shops. Continue northeast via Bangor, to Bar Harbor, a popular seaside resort and gateway to Acadia National Park. This evening feast on steamed mussels, Maine lobster, and delicious corn-on-the-cob at an optional lobster bake.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bar Harbor

Day
3

. Excursion to Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor is situated on Mount Desert Island, one of the most beautiful Atlantic Islands and site of ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, a landscape marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain. Among the wildlife are moose, beaver, whales, and sea birds. Drive through the park, passing Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic Coast, to see some of New England’s most spectacular scenery. Your afternoon is free to explore the quaint village of Bar Harbor on your own. You may decide to go whale-watching or take a nature cruise. Tour boats leave several times a day from the pier. End the day with a microbrewery tour at some of the area’s award-winning micro-breweries. Gift shops, galleries, and boutiques line the village of Bar Harbor, if you prefer some souvenir shopping. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing and dining.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bar Harbor → White Mountains → Bethel area

Day
4

 Travel inland through the Longfellow Mountains and head for the fabulous White Mountains of New Hampshire. Admire the land of covered bridges, quaint towns, and forests noted for their vibrant colours during autumn. Overnight at the Sunday River Resort located in classic New England.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bethel area - Montpelier - Stowe

Day
5

. Today you are greeted with the deep forest smells of the pines and changing leaves. A beautiful drive through Franconia Notch, along New Hampshire’s Kancamagus Scenic Byway, and the White Mountain National Forest, is renowned for its autumn leaf viewing. The “Kanc,” as the locals call it, remains unspoiled by homes or service stations, allowing you to watch the maple, beech, and birch trees burst into a brilliant kaleidoscope of yellows, browns, oranges, and reds. Stop in Montpelier, and visit Vermont’s oldest SUGARHOUSE before ending the day in Stowe, one of America’s most popular ski resorts as well as a favourite summer destination.

Sotwe - Woodstock - Brattleboro - Springfield

Day
6

 This morning visit Woodstock, its village green reminiscent of 19thcentury England. Next, visit BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM, a living museum of Vermont’s rural past and working dairy farm. At QUECHEE GORGE STATE PARK, Vermont’s little Grand Canyon, see fabulous views of the gorge, and in Rockingham visit the charming Vermont Country Store. This afternoon enjoy some time in downtown Brattleboro named one of the top ten small art towns in the country. Overnight in the city of Springfield located on the shores of the Connecticut River.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Springfield → Newport area

Day
7

 On to Rhode Island, the “Ocean State.” Upon arrival, a city sightseeing tour that takes in the first state house, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and the bustling harbour once frequented by rum runners and slave traders. Afterward, explore the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era when visiting THE BREAKERS, shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt’s turn-of-the-century mansion. Your afternoon is free for exploring on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Newport area → Boston

Day
8

 Depart this morning for Boston. Your guided 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. A stop at Boston Logan International Airport for those with homebound flights.

Home landing in the UK

Day
9

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