Fall Foliage: Oct. 5 – 13, 2016 = $2385**

Fall Foliage

9 Day Tour from Boston to Boston

Oct. 5 – 13, 2016

**$2589. If booked by April 26, 2016 = $2385.*

*Based on double occupancy (two to a room). Seats are limited. Air fare is not included in price but is available for purchase.

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Vacation Overview

New England is steeped in history and known for its amazing fall foliage, and on this fall foliage tour you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular beauty and historic places. Some 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, The Breakers, gives you a taste for life in a bygone era.

History is not all you’ll experience on this marvelous fall foliage tour. You’ll also see spectacular beauty and amazing fall foliage. In Maine, you’ll visit Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited national parks, where you’ll take a carriage ride before enjoying dinner at the historic Jordan Pond Restaurant located inside the park—a special experience offered by us.

In New Hampshire, travel to the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground, and enjoy the Raven Interpretive Program. 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 fall foliage viewing areas. Throughout your tour, marvel at the scenic drives and stunning fall colors full of blazing red, orange, and yellow leaves (if Mother Nature permits).

In addition to the carriage ride in Acadia National Park, we have included some other fun experiences on this fall foliage tour. Enjoy a Colonial-style dinner at the historic Salem Cross Inn in Sturbridge and a lobster bake in the seaside town of Bar Harbor. With the gorgeous scenery, interesting historic sights, and fun adventures, it’s a vacation not to be missed!

 

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Itinerary

 
Day 1Arrive in Boston

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

Day 2Boston–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.

Day 3Bar Harbor. Excursion to Acadia National Park

Morning is at leisure to pursue your favorite interests. Maybe 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, 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. Afterward, enjoy a short CARRIAGE RIDE along the world-famous carriage roads in Acadia National Park, designed and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Dinner is at the historic Jordan Pond House inside the park.

Day 4Bar 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 playground. Later, enjoy the RAVEN INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM, focusing on the unique environs of northern New England and local wildlife.

Day 5North 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.

Day 6Killington–Stockbridge–Southbridge

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 the cast-iron cauldron. Be sure to save room for the freshly whipped cream—the perfect complement to New England’s best apple pie.

Day 7Southbridge–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.”

Day 8Newport

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.

Day 9Newport–Boston

Depart this morning for Boston. Your guided tour of the city’s landmarks focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks, including the sites of the BOSTON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK. See 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 Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends. Please schedule flights from Boston’s Logan Airport after 3:30 pm.

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Vacation Highlights

BOSTON
Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide

BAR HARBOR
[LF] Lobster bake

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing tour; [LF] 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
[LF] Dinner at the Colonial Salem Cross Inn; visit Sturbridge Village

MYSTIC SEAPORT
Sightseeing

NEWPORT
Orientation tour; visit The Breakers; farewell dinner

NOTE:

  • Enjoy spectacular fall colors on this vacation (if Mother Nature permits).

Meals

Breakfast daily, 5 three-course dinners including a special lobster bake in Bar Harbor and a farewell dinner in Newport

 

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Hotels

Boston

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Superior First-Class

Sheraton Boston is a 1220 room hotel located just four miles from the Boston Logan Airport in Back Bay Boston. Rooms have fantastic views of the Charles River or Historic Back Bay. Enjoy indoor access to shopping and restaurants at the Prudential Center or Copley Place, both connected to the Sheraton Boston. The hotel has an Indoor/Outdoor saline heated swimming pool. Enjoy local New England fare at the Side Bar & Grille, breakfast in Cafe Apropos, or a coffee at the Starbucks in the lobby.

Bar Harbor

Bluenose Inn

Superior First-Class

Situated on Maine’s Mount Desert Island in the Acadia National Park, this luxury hotel boasts beautiful views. All 97 guest accommodations are elegant and include a microwave, refrigerator, phone, and television.

North Conway

North Conway Grand Hotel

Superior First-Class

A premium hotel situated on Settlers Green Outlet Village, this hotel is located minutes away from outlet shops and Story Land. The hotel also features an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness center, and 200 spacious guestrooms.

Killington

Killington Grand Resort Hotel

Moderate First-Class

This full-service mountainside hotel features clean, modern and updated guestrooms and is situated only 200 yards from the first tee of the Killington Golf Course. A wide range of amenities are available including free wireless Internet, Ovations Restaurant & Rendezvous Lounge, lobby with mountain views and a relaxing wood burning fireplace, convenience store, and game room. The world class health club features mountain views and includes weight and cardiovascular equipment, sauna, steam room and a 75-foot outdoor heated pool with two hot tubs featuring views of Killington. A relaxing retreat while you enjoy the beauty of Vermont.

Southbridge

Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center

First-Class

Originally constructed as an optical factory, the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center building has been beautifully restored and remodeled to include the finest amenities. Unwind with a modern fitness center, sauna, sports courts, steam room, hot tub and indoor pool or relax at the hotel’s full-service lounge. Positioned alongside the Quinebaug River in the charming Massachusetts town of Southbridge, the hotel’s acclaimed property provides an ideal setting for a relaxing retreat. You’ll be welcomed by friendly staff and spacious guest rooms, designed with comfort and convenience in mind — a perfect New England getaway!

Newport

Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina

First-Class

Harborfront hotel and marina located in the heart of Newport, within walking distance of shops, beaches and historic buildings.

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$790

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$195

Extra Nights per person in Boston:
in single room $296; in twin room $171; in triple room $134

 

 

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