Premium Escorted Tour
BOSTON | PITTSFIELD | BURLINGTON | NORTH CONWAY | BAR HARBOR | PORTSMOUTH
Discover Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire on this picturesque tour, be sure to have your camera ready and as autumn arrives, admire the fiery red, orange and yellow flames of fall foliage on this scenic road trip.
- Witness the beautiful scenery of New England
- Indulge as you visit the Ben and Jerry’s factory
- View Lexington and Concord where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired
Day 1 : Arrive Boston
Upon arrival into Boston make your own way to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your colour-filled journey through New England landscapes.
Hotel: Boston Marriott Copley Place
Day 2 : Boston – Pittsfield
March to independence, exploring Boston’s historic sites. You’ll spend the morning weaving along the Freedom Trail which reveals the rich history of the American revolution. Stop at Lexington and Concord, the site where “the shot heard round the world” was fired. This afternoon continue the scenic drive onto Pittsfield.
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Lenox/Pittsfield
Day 3 : Pittsfield – Burlington
Drive past picture-perfect farmlands and old-world towns en route to the historic wool mill in Quechee. Watch craftsmen create the delicate glassware that has made Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop famous, delving into the art and science of glassblowing. Then, savour a Regional Meal lunch featuring local ingredients arranged on Simon Pearce’s beautiful stem and flatware. After a stop in the historic farming community of Woodstock, continue to your hotel.
Hotel: The Essex - Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa
Day 4 : Burlington – North Conway
Delight in a visit to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory today, where you’ll have an opportunity to sample some of their uniquely named flavours. Venture into New Hampshire, the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and Bretton Woods for a stunning glimpse of Mount Washington; continue to North Conway. Later, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna during an engaging talk by a Local Specialist, followed by dinner at your hotel.
Hotel for 2 nights: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
Day 5 : Kancamagus Excursion
Journey along “The Kanc”, an American Scenic Byway that cuts through the White Mountain National Forest and provides exquisite views of the White Mountains, Rocky Gorge and several waterfalls. But the star of the show is undoubtedly the glowing fall display that dots scenic New England. Spend your afternoon at leisure, immersing yourself in the blazing natural beauty of the area.
Day 6 : North Conway – Bar Harbor
Continue through the lush pine forests, highlands and river valleys to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island your final destination for the day. This evening, your travel companions for a traditional lobster dinner.
Hotel for 2 nights: Bar Harbor Regency
Day 7 : Acadia National Park Excursion
Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the highest point along the Atlantic Seaboard. Admire the magnificent view over the Schoodic Peninsula, pink granite cliffs and ancient maple. Return to Bar Harbor for an afternoon at leisure.
Day 8 : Bar Harbor – Portsmouth
The intense hues of New England’s forests and mountains linger as you journey south past the rocky beaches and cliffs of Maine’s rugged coast. Travel south to the mouth of the Piscataqua River and the historic seaport city of Portsmouth, one of the oldest cities in the United States. This evening, enjoy a memorable Farewell Dinner reminiscing over our fall foliage experience.
Hotel: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside
Day 9 : Portsmouth – Depart Boston
You’ll return to Boston and bid farewell to new friends. Transfer to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel in Boston if you’d like to extend your stay.