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Overview

8 night Tour Begins and Ends Boston: 1 night Boston; 2 nights Bar Harbour; 1 night North Conway; 1 night Ludlow; 1 night Springfield; 2 nights Newport

New England is steeped in history and known for its amazing fall foliage, and on this holiday you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular beauty and historic places. A couple of living history museums will show you what life was like in New England’s past, including a living museum simulating life in a 1800s New England coastal village, a living history museum of Vermont’s rural past, and a living history museum showcasing 19th-century New England. A sightseeing tour in Boston highlights landmarks that were pivotal to the United States’ history, and a visit to Cornelius Vanderbilt’s mansion gives you a taste for life in a bygone era.



 

Details

DAY 1

Arrive in Boston
Welcome to “Bean Town!” At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Overnight: Sheraton Boston Hotel

DAY 2

Boston–Portland–Bar Harbor
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. (B,D)

Overnight: Bluenose Inn

DAY 3

Bar Harbor. Excursion to Acadia National Park
Nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the coast as picturesque as in ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s most visited national parks. Take the scenic park road for spectacular panoramas from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental U.S. to see the sunrise. Afternoon is at leisure to pursue your favorite interests. Maybe take a stroll around the waterfront with its many galleries and boutiques. This evening, enjoy a short CARRIAGE RIDE along the world-famous carriage roads in Acadia National Park, designed and built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Then, enjoy dinner at the historic Jordan Pond House inside the park. (B,D)

Overnight: Bluenose Inn

DAY 4

Bar Harbor–North Conway
Back to the mainland and west through Maine for vistas of sparkling lakes and forests. Then, on to New Hampshire and the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playgrounds. Later, enjoy the RAVEN INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM, focusing on the unique environs of northern New England and local wildlife. (B)

Overnight: North Conway Grand

DAY 5

North Conway–Dartmouth–Woodstock–Killington
Depart for a beautiful drive through Franconia Notch and along the renowned Kancamagus Highway. Hugging the Connecticut River, head south to Hanover to see the Dartmouth College campus, one of the nation’s eight prestigious Ivy League institutions. Cross the river 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 working dairy farm. Enjoy a delicious, locally made ice cream cone during your visit. (B,D)

Overnight: Grand Resort Hotel

DAY 6

Killington–Stockbridge–Springfield
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. Continue on to charming Sturbridge for 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 the cast-iron cauldron. Be sure to save room for the freshly whipped cream—the perfect complement to New England’s best apple pie. (B,D)

Overnight: Springfield Marriott

DAY 7

Springfield–Mystic Seaport–Newport
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. On to Rhode Island, the “Ocean State.” (B)

Overnight: Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

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. 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. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant. (B,D)

Overnight: Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

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, including the historic sites near 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. After a transfer to the airport for guests with homebound flights, the motorcoach continues downtown to the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, where the tour ends. Please schedule flights from Boston’s Logan Airport after 3:30 pm. (B)

DAY 10

Arrive back home

What's Included

  • Return transatlantic scheduled flights
  • Professional Tour Director throughout the tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Superior hotel accommodation in hotels listed or of a similar standard
  • Porterage of one Bag per person
  • Meals as detailed in itinerary


Activities & Sights Included in the price

  • Boston: Sightseeing tour
  • Bar Harbor: Lobster bake
  • Acadia National Park: Sightseeing tour; carriage ride with dinner at the historic Jordan Pond Restaurant
  • North Conway: Raven Interpretive Program
  • Woodstock: Sightseeing; visit Billings Farm & Museum with ice cream
  • Stockbridge: Visit Norman Rockwell Studio & Museum; Berkshires leaf peeping
  • Sturbridge: Dinner at the Colonial Salem Cross Inn; visit Sturbridge Village
  • Mystic Seaport: Sightseeing
  • Newport: Orientation tour; visit The Breakers; farewell dinner

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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