Arrive into Boston and settle in at your hotel for your overnight stay. The remainder of the day can be spent exploring the historic sights of Boston or heading out for a gentle stroll along the waterfront before meeting with your group and tour guide for a welcome reception in the evening.
2019: Boston Marriott Copley Place
2020: Boston Park Plaza
Boston – Lexington and Concord – Williamstown
Start today with a tour of the historic sites in Boston including some along the Freedom Trail, then continue your journey into the area’s historic past with stops at Lexington and Concord where the first battles of the American Revolution where fought. In the afternoon you’ll drive along the Mohawk Trail, an early Native American and colonial trade route, and the first designated scenic drive in New England. Admire the picturesque vistas along the way as you venture towards Williamstown which is set within the western Massachusetts mountains known as the Berkshires.
Overnight: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsfield (Breakfast included)
Williamstown – Quechee – Woodstock – Burlington
Today sees you make your way to the Green Mountain State of Vermont via the historic woollen mill in Quechee. You’ll be treated to a lunch at the beautiful Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop before learning more about the art of this unique skill, delving into the science behind glassblowing. Stop off at the charming town of Woodstock afterwards before heading to Burlington for your overnight stay.
2019: Essex Vermont Culinary Resort and Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
2020: Hilton Garden Inn Burlington (Breakfast and lunch included)
Ludlow – Stowe – White Mountains – North Conway
This morning you will travel as a group to the forests of Vermont on your way to Stowe to visit one of the world’s most famous factories – the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory. Here you’ll have a tour of the building and be given a chance to sample some of the unique flavour combinations. Afterwards, head into New Hampshire, home to the White Mountains and Bretton Woods, to glimpse Mount Washington – the tallest peak in the northeast. After dinner there will be a talk with a local specialist where you can learn about the local flora and fauna that makes this area so special.
Overnight: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)
In the morning, take to one of the most beautiful and well-known foliage destinations in New England – the Kancamagus Highway. Known to locals as ‘The Kanc’, this area offers scenic views for miles and this morning will be dedicated to seeking out the best spots for incredible views of the renowned autumn foliage. The afternoon is free to do as you wish, perhaps taking a walk through the town or a chance to admire more of the scenic vistas.
Overnight: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort (Breakfast included)
North Conway – Bar Harbour
Depart from the White Mountains and make your way into Maine’s pine forests and onwards to Bar Harbour on Mount Desert Island. In the evening you’ll join your group for a traditional lobster dinner and learn more about the process of lobster fishing from a local fisherman.
Overnight: Bar Harbour Regency (Breakfast and dinner included)
Acadia National Park
This morning sees you visit Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, one of the best spots for seeing the sunrise in America. While you won’t have to get up that early today, you will be given plenty of time to admire the breath-taking views from the top of the peak. Descend from the mountain to explore the natural attractions of the park, from the granite cliffs to the windswept beaches and autumnal colours from ancient maples. Back in Bar Harbour, you’ll have time to yourself to explore the area and enjoy a coffee in one of the charming cafés along the coast.
Overnight: Bar Harbour Regency (Breakfast included)
Bar Harbour – Maine Coast – Portsmouth
Take a coastal excursion today along Maine’s coast with a journey along Highway 1 past the lighthouses and fisheries of the seaside towns. You’ll journey south towards Portsmouth for your overnight stay this evening, a distinctive location which sits on the Piscataqua River. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group to commemorate your trip.
Overnight: Sheraton Portsmouth Harbourside (Breakfast and dinner included)
Portsmouth – Rockport – Boston
Your final route of the trip takes you through Cape Ann and Rockport, which is a beautiful Massachusetts coastal village with lovely galleries and quaint homes. From here make your way to Boston for your departing flight home.
Airport arrival will be at 11 a.m, please be aware when booking your flights