Autumn in the White Mountains
Autumn in the White Mountains

Colours of New England

9 nights from £1,829 per person Including Flights

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • 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

2021 Departure Dates

  • 10 September
  • 17 September
  • 24 September
  • 01 October
  • 08 October
  • 15 October

Itinerary Overview

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


 

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  • Accommodation
  • Checked baggage
  • 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: Hampton Inn Boston Logan Airport (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, South Portland (or similar)

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 New Hampshire

Journey inland today towards the spectacular scenery of the White Mountains, the "rooftop of New England," whose landscape is dotted with enchanting covered bridges, picturesque towns and villages. En route experience the breathtaking mountain vistas, pristine forests and renowned foliage. Admire the spectacular views in the Franconia Notch State Park and the 800 feet Flume Gorge. Tonight you will be staying in the Lodge at Bretton Woods which is part of the renowned Omni Mount Washington Resort.

Overnight: The Lodge at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire (or similar)

Day 5

White Mountains

Enjoy a visit to a local Maple Farm and how the famous maple syrup is made, with traditional methods paring with technology.

Overnight: The Lodge at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire (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, 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 – Pymouth - 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: Cambria Hotel Boston Downtown South (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
  • Tour Director
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach transportation throughout the tour
  • Hotel accommodation as listed above (or similar) on a room only basis, breakfast included on days 2 and 3
  • Tour as described above

What’s not included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Day excursion by ferry to Martha’s Vineyard
  • Newport Harbor Cruise (Seasonal) - $22pp
  • Martha's Vineyard - $52pp
  • Provincetown Day Trip - $42pp

Rates are approximate prices and can be subject to change and availability

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