Autumn in the White Mountains
Autumn in the White Mountains

Colours of New England

9 nights from £2,149 per person Including Flights


This escorted tour highlights the best of New England, not just the spectacular autumn colours, but also the stunning coastline of Maine, the beauty of the Cape Cod peninsula and the opulent mansions of Newport Rhode Island. Starting and ending in the historic and hospitable city of Boston, you will marvel at the beauty of the New Hampshire Mountains and the stunning Acadia National Park. Take time to enjoy the gorgeous coast of Cape Cod, and perhaps take a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard. (ATI)


  • Witness the changing colours of the autumn foliage as you drive through the White Mountains of New Hampshire
  • Savour the flavours of famed New England sweet maple syrup and learn about how it is made
  • Relive the splendour and opulence of America’s Gilded Age strolling the Cliff Walk in Newport
  • Go back to the beginning of the American colonies with a photo opportunity at Plymouth Rock, landing spot of the Mayflower

Itinerary Overview

Fly to Boston Airport MA 1 night – Portland Maine 1 night – Bar Harbor Maine 1 night – White Mountains 2 nights – Middletown Rhode Island 1 night – Hyannis Cape Cod MA 2 nights – Boston MA 1 night

Pre and post tour hotel nights are available for you to maximise your time away and explore the start and end cities independently. Speak to our sales agents if you would like to add this on.

2024 Departure Dates
Oct: 18

2025 Departure Dates
Sep: 18, 19, 25, 26
Oct: 02, 03, 10, 17

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  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Fly to Boston

Arrive at Logan International Airport and transfer via the airport shuttle to your first night hotel where you will meet your Tour Manager.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill Area or similar

Day 2

Boston – Cape Neddick Lighthouse – Kennebunkport – Portland

This morning you will travel north to discover the beautiful coastline and fascinating history of this region. You will pass through the oldest community in New Hampshire known for its historic and thriving fishing community – Portsmouth. The stop at New England’s most iconic lighthouse on the summit of Cape Neddick – a small off-shore rocky island. Nicknamed “The Nubble”, the Cape Neddick Lighthouse is one of the most photographed in America. The next stop is Kennbunkport, a small charming coastal town and home to the palatial summer estates of prominent politicians such as George Bush Senior. Your overnight stop is Portland where you will have time to stroll the delightful cobbled streets of the Old Port waterfront  district and have dinner (not included) at your leisure to perhaps sample the famous Maine lobster.

Overnight: Best Western Merry Manor Inn/Portland Fireside or similar, breakfast included

Day 3

Portland – Acadia  National Park - Bar Harbour

It’s a really enjoyable drive northeast on Route 1 from Portland to Bar, from the window you'll see the jagged coastline and rocky beaches of the Atlantic and the glorious Acadia National Park. Pass through quaint villages where local fishermen mark their grounds with colourful buoys, then arrive in the small town of Bar Harbor. Known for its stunning coastal beauty, Bar Harbor is famous for it’s charming ambience and the famous Maine Lobster.

Overnight: Best Western Acadia Park Inn, Bar Harbour or similar

Day 4

Bar Harbour – White Mountains

Embark on an inland adventure towards the White Mountains, often referred to as the 'rooftop of New England'. Traverse through the untarnished and picturesque woodlands along the Kancamagus Highway, leading to the breathtaking Franconia Notch, an eight-mile pass nestled between two mountain ranges celebrated for their renowned foliage and captivating natural vistas. Anticipate a spellbinding encounter with one of nature's marvels at Franconia Notch State Park, home to the awe-inspiring Flume Gorge State Park, where a miraculous view awaits to leave you in awe.

Overnight: Woodwards White Mountain Resort, Lincoln or similar

Day 5

White Mountains

The White Mountains of New Hampshire offer a splendid refuge to unwind, discover, and craft enduring memories. Begin your day by venturing towards the renowned Flume Gorge, nestled within the bounds of Franconia Notch State Park. This natural wonder stretches an impressive 800 feet horizontally at the foot of Mount Liberty, providing a mesmerizing spectacle. Enjoy a visit to a local Maple Farm and how the famous maple syrup is made, with traditional methods paring with technology.

Overnight: Woodwards White Mountain Resort, Lincoln or similar

Day 6

White Mountains – Newport

Journey south through pristine forests and onto Rhode Island – “The Ocean State” – home to spectacular scenery and awe-inspiring architecture. Arrive in Newport where you have free time to explore the “Sailing Capital of the World” and stroll the Cliff Walk where you will find the famed Gilded Age mansions of wealth families such as the Astor’s and the Vanderbilts.

Overnight: Wyndham Newport Hotel & Conference Center, Middletown or similar

Day 7

Newport – Cape Cod

From the opulence of Newport you'll continue to the unspoiled natural beauty of Cape Cod where you will find picturesque beaches with rolling sand dunes, beautiful seascapes, and gorgeous sunsets.

Overnight: Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis or similar

Day 8

Cape Cod

Today you can choose to take a well-recommended optional excursion to Martha’s Vineyard (extra charge). A short 45 minute ferry ride from Cape Cod is the island of Martha's Vineyard, spread over 100 square miles are six towns, each with its own proud history and unique character, historic sea captains' homes, charming gingerbread cottages, a quaint fishing village and five majestic lighthouses. Or you can choose to relax in your Cape Cod resort and enjoy a day on the beaches.

Overnight: Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis or similar

Day 9

Cape Cod – Plymouth - Boston

Today begins with a visit to Plymouth, the town where English colonists first made a home in New England. See Plymouth Rock, where the passengers of the Mayflower first set foot in the New World. Enjoy views of Plymouth Harbor and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower (onboard admission not included). You’ll then return to Boston, where you'll retrace the steps of the Freedom Trail which may include a stroll beside Boston Common, King's Chapel, the Boston Massacre site, and numerous pubs and taverns where America's Founding Fathers toasted freedom. Enjoy lunch at one of Boston's many restaurants where you may wish to try a steaming hot cup of traditional New England Clam Chowder (optional – extra charge). Afterwards, explore Quincy Market, Boston's first marketplace from the 1800's, now home to boutiques, cafes and shops.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill Area or similar

Day 10

Fly home

It's the end of your tour, time to transfer independently to the airport and fly home

  • Return scheduled transatlantic flights
  • Services of a Tour Manager throughout
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Hotel accommodation as per hotels listed or similar
  • Breakfast included on Day 2*
  • Guided Newport Mansion Tour
  • Visit Flume Gorge State Park
  • Visit Local Maple Farm

*Please note the breakfast at each hotel are subject to change at any time and are not guaranteed meals. Your hotel may change which therefore will impact whether the hotel will offer a complimentary breakfast.

What’s not included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Optional excursions

Experience More (Optional extras) from prices:

  • Newport 1-hour Harbor Cruise (Seasonal) - $30pp
  • Day excursion by ferry to Martha’s Vineyard - $70pp
  • Provincetown Day Trip - $50pp
  • Whale Watching and Provincetown - $110pp
  • Mayflower II Visit - $20pp

Rates are approximate prices and can be subject to change and availability. Speak to your Tour Director to book these locally.


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