8-Night Classic Fall Foliage Guided Tour, round trip from Boston
2019 DEPARTURES: Daily departures from September 21 through October 14
From $2,749(1)(2) per person, based on double occupancy (airfare not included)
Includes hotel accommodations; 12 meals; on-tour motorcoach transportation
Single and triple accommodations are available on this tour; call for pricing. Extra nights in Boston are also available for an additional charge.
New England is steeped in history and known for its brilliant fall foliage. On this Globus guided fall foliage tour you’ll experience the region’s spectacular beauty and historic places. Sightseeing in Boston highlights landmarks that were pivotal to U.S. history, and a visit to Cornelius Vanderbilt’s mansion, The Breakers, gives you a taste for life in a bygone era. You’ll also see autumn’s colors as you head north up the Atlantic coastline. In Maine visit Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited national parks, where you’ll take a carriage ride along the park’s historic trails before enjoying a delicious local treat at the historic Jordan Pond Restaurant inside the park. In New Hampshire travel to the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground, and visit the Raven Interpretive Program for information on northern New England’s unique environment and wildlife. Take a beautiful drive through Franconia Notch, a New Hampshire region with breathtaking scenery, and along the Kancamagus Highway, well known as one of the country’s best leaf-peeping areas with its blazing red, orange and yellow leaves (if Mother Nature permits). Savor a Colonial-style dinner at the historic Salem Cross Inn in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and a lobster bake in the seaside town of Bar Harbor, Maine. With its gorgeous scenery, historic sights and fun adventures, this New England tour is a vacation not to be missed!
- Hotel accommodations in Boston, Massachusetts; Bar Harbor, Maine; North Conway, New Hampshire; Killington, Vermont; Southbridge, Massachusetts; and Newport, Rhone Island
- Breakfast daily, plus four 3-course dinners
- Welcome Drink in Boston
- Lobster Bake in Bar Harbor
- Farewell Dinner in Newport
- Carriage ride in Acadia National Park
- Tour Director & Local Guides
- VIP Access at must-see attractions
- Motorcoach transportation
- Airport transfer at end of tour in Boston
- Taxes and service fees
Day 1 — Boston, Massachusetts
Welcome to “Bean Town!” Meet your traveling companions for a Welcome Drink this evening. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 — Boston – Portland, Maine – Bar Harbor, Maine
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 its many boutiques, coffee houses and art galleries. The next two nights are in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine’s oldest summer resort. Dinner tonight is a typical lobster bake featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels and delicious corn-on-the-cob.
Day 3 — Bar Harbor – Acadia National Park – Bar Harbor
Morning is at leisure to pursue your interests; you might 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 drive along the scenic park road for spectacular panoramas from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental United States to see the sunrise. Enjoy a short carriage ride along the world-famous carriage roads in the park, designed and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Afterward savor a freshly made popover at the historic Jordan Pond House restaurant inside the park.
Day 4 — Bar Harbor – North Conway, New Hampshire
Back to the mainland and west through Maine for vistas of sparkling lakes and forests. Then it’s on to New Hampshire and the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground. Later stop at the Raven Interpretive Program, which focuses on the unique environment of northern New England and local wildlife.
Day 5 — North Conway – Woodstock, Vermont – Killington, Vermont
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 a working dairy farm. Enjoy locally made ice cream during your visit.
Day 6 — Killington – Stockbridge, Massachusetts – Southbridge, Massachusetts
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 favorite 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 a cast-iron cauldron. Be sure to save room for freshly whipped cream, the perfect complement to New England’s best apple pie.
Day 7 — Southbridge – Mystic Seaport, Connecticut – Newport, Rhode Island
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. Then it’s on to Rhode Island, the “Ocean State.”
Day 8 — Newport
Today enjoy a Newport orientation tour and see 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 at The Breakers, shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt’s turn-of-the-century mansion. Your afternoon is free for exploring on your own. This evening your Tour Director hosts a special Farewell Dinner at a waterfront restaurant.
Day 9 — Newport – Boston
Depart this morning for Boston. Your guided tour of the city’s landmarks focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common, the Old State House, the Old North Church (where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride), the Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall. You’ll also have a chance to browse in Quincy Market. After a transfer to the airport for guests with homebound flights, the motorcoach continues downtown to the Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends.
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