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Classic New England

Offer

Price per person
from £1,897

Price based on
London Heathrow
1st Oct 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • USA

  • Active pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

Known for its historic sites and stunning fall foliage, New England in the fall delights all of the senses. On this fall foliage tour, experience the spectacular beauty of autumn displays in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Your colourful tour of New England begins in the historic city of Boston. You’ll head north into Maine, for a visit to the cobblestones of the maritime city of Portland—complete with lighthouses and lobster fisherman. Head to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island—gateway to the woodlands and rocky seashores of Acadia National Park. Keep an eye out for local residents, including moose, beaver, whales, and seabirds on your drive through the park. Your guided tour of New England continues inland through the Longfellow Mountains to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Step back in time through classic covered bridges, quaint towns, and forests bursting with seasonal colours. Next, you’ll drive along New Hampshire’s Kancamagus Scenic Byway through the fragrant pine and colourful deciduous forests of Franconia Notch and White Mountain National Forest. You’ll be enthralled with the kaleidoscope of fall colours presented by birch, beech, and maple trees on your way to Vermont’s oldest sugarhouse. From Stowe—popular ski resort and summer favourite—you’ll visit Woodstock, Billings Farm & Museum, and Quechee Gorge State Park. Enjoy a visit to Brattleboro on the shores of the Connecticut River.

Venture on to Rhode Island—the ‘Ocean State’—for a sightseeing tour of the Newport harbour town to hear about its fascinating history. You’ll also tour The Breakers—the turn-of-the-century mansion of shipping magnate, Cornelius Vanderbilt. You’ll return to Boston for a sightseeing adventure to trace the steps of Paul Revere near the Old North Church; see the Boston Common; the old State House; and other locations that are significant to U.S. history along Boston’s Freedom Trail. From colourful American history to colourful fall scenes beyond compare, your escorted holiday in New England is a trip to create memories for all seasons!

At a glance

Portland Sightseeing

Acadia National Park Sightseeing

Franconia Notch Kancamagus Scenic Byway

Montpelier Visit the oldest Sugarhouse

Billings Farm & Museum Visit Vermont’s rural dairy farm

Quechee Gorge State Park Photo opportunity

Newport Sightseeing; Visit The Breakers Mansion

Boston Sightseeing with Local Guide

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • 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.

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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

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

Great purchase. Great trip....

15th October 2018
Mrs Dianne Martin-Summers

Great purchase. Great trip.

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

...

7th October 2017
Mrs Sarah Levine

Overview

Known for its historic sites and stunning fall foliage, New England in the fall delights all of the senses. On this fall foliage tour, experience the spectacular beauty of autumn displays in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Your colourful tour of New England begins in the historic city of Boston. You’ll head north into Maine, for a visit to the cobblestones of the maritime city of Portland—complete with lighthouses and lobster fisherman. Head to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island—gateway to the woodlands and rocky seashores of Acadia National Park. Keep an eye out for local residents, including moose, beaver, whales, and seabirds on your drive through the park. Your guided tour of New England continues inland through the Longfellow Mountains to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Step back in time through classic covered bridges, quaint towns, and forests bursting with seasonal colours. Next, you’ll drive along New Hampshire’s Kancamagus Scenic Byway through the fragrant pine and colourful deciduous forests of Franconia Notch and White Mountain National Forest. You’ll be enthralled with the kaleidoscope of fall colours presented by birch, beech, and maple trees on your way to Vermont’s oldest sugarhouse. From Stowe—popular ski resort and summer favourite—you’ll visit Woodstock, Billings Farm & Museum, and Quechee Gorge State Park. Enjoy a visit to Brattleboro on the shores of the Connecticut River.

Venture on to Rhode Island—the ‘Ocean State’—for a sightseeing tour of the Newport harbour town to hear about its fascinating history. You’ll also tour The Breakers—the turn-of-the-century mansion of shipping magnate, Cornelius Vanderbilt. You’ll return to Boston for a sightseeing adventure to trace the steps of Paul Revere near the Old North Church; see the Boston Common; the old State House; and other locations that are significant to U.S. history along Boston’s Freedom Trail. From colourful American history to colourful fall scenes beyond compare, your escorted holiday in New England is a trip to create memories for all seasons!

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:

  • Continental Breakfast

Bar Harbor. Excursion to Acadia National Park

Day
3

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:

  • Continental 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:

  • Continental 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:

  • Continental 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:

  • Continental 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

Print itinerary

Things to note

Fall Foliage: Enjoy the fall colours of New York and New England on this holiday (if Mother Nature permits).

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Boston - Comfort Inn Boston

Comfort Inn Boston is located a few miles from downtown Boston, Fenway Park sports events, and the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This smoke-free hotel features complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel and a 24-hour fitness room. The air-conditioned guestrooms offer coffee/tea makers, in-room safes, desks and sitting areas with upholstered chairs.

  • Location

    900 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA United States

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Bar Harbor - Acadia Inn

The Acadia Inn sits on four acres of land bordering Acadia National Park and the charming coastal village of Bar Harbor. Whether you are visiting Bar Harbor for a classic Maine family holiday or seeking adventure in Acadia National Park, the Acadia Inn is the perfect fit for you.

  • Location

    98 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Newry - Sunday River Resort

Set in the most spectacular mountain location in New England, enjoy sweeping views of Sunday River's western peaks and across the valley toward the Mahoosuc Range.

  • Location

    15 S. Ridge Road, Newry, ME USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Stowe - Commodores Inn

Situated on 30 private acres, the Commodores Inn features country charm and year-round activities. This hotel includes an outdoor and indoor pool, fitness center, game room, and private lake with the use of canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats.

  • Location

    823 South Main Street, Stowe, VT 05672, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Springfield - La Quinta Inn & Suites Springfield

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Springfield Hotel, Massachusetts is the ideal location for exploring Springfield.

  • Location

    100 Congress Street, Springfield, MA 01104, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Newport - Courtyard By Marriott Middleton

The hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, guest laundry, business center, and breakfast café. Guestrooms feature cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, and Internet access.

  • Location

    9 Commerce Drive, Middletown, RI 02842, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

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