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A feast of contrasts; from bustling New York to the refinement and history of Boston, and then on to the lakes and mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. Experience the beauty and explosion of Fall colours on this tour of New England.
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Fly to New York where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Take the New England Thruway via New Haven, home of Yale University and New London, then into the tiny state of Rhode Island to Newport, home of the world-famous jazz festival and millionaire mansions. Spend time exploring The Breakers, the magnificent Italian palazzo of business magnate and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt. Head north into Massachusetts to the historic seaside port of Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in the Mayflower in 1620.
Begin the day with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum of 17th century Plymouth where you'll meet past residents of the colony, engagingly portrayed by costumed interpreters. You can take an optional whale-watching expedition in the afternoon, with commentary by a local marine biologist. Afterwards, visit the historic town of Plymouth and Plymouth Rock, the spot where the Pilgrims landed. Your evening is free.
Round off your visit to Plymouth with a morning trip to the Plimoth Grist Mill, a working reconstruction of the original mill built by the Pilgrims in 1636 and located on the original site in Plymouth Colony. Later head for Boston, the 'Cradle of American Liberty', where the rest of your day is free.
Get up close to the interesting and impressive historical landmarks of Boston on a guided sightseeing tour, including Beacon Hill, the Old North Church, Boston Common and the Public Gardens. Then explore Faneuil Hall before travelling to the elegant ocean-front village of Ogunquit, a haven for writers and artists. In the evening, why not sample the delicious local fare on an optional lobster bake excursion?
Journey through New England’s autumnal embrace as you head through forests and valleys ablaze with orange, red and gold leaves to Lake Winnipesaukee; one of the region's largest and most beautiful stretches of water. Enjoy a cruise across this island-studded lake aboard the historic MS Mount Washington to the resort of Wolfeboro. Overnight is in North Conway, with a backdrop of over 700,000 acres of protected White Mountain National Forest.
Travel through glorious rolling countryside and continue across New Hampshire into Vermont, where the birch, oak and maple leaves form a brilliant kaleidoscope of colour. After a stop in Montpelier, there is a visit to a nearby maple syrup farm. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Arrive at the shores of Lake Champlain for a scenic ferry-crossing into the state of New York. Drive through the pristine and virgin foothills of the Adirondack Mountains to reach the village of Lake Placid. Your day is then free to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Mirror Lake, or visit the Olympic Skating Centre.
This morning is at leisure, so why not indulge in some souvenir shopping on Main Street? An orientation tour shows off Saratoga's charming downtown with its Victorian buildings and one-of-a-kind boutiques.
Enjoy a short stop in Albany, the State Capital of New York for an orientation tour. Later, continue to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in New York.
Chosen departure dates are historically the best dates to see the autumn foliage - weather permitting
Accommodation is as stated or similar
Our first coach tour and the excellent tour guide (Georgina) made this a memorable trip.
Tour was great but flights from Newark would have been preferable to flights from JFK
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for- like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
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