Colours of New England tour
- OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
- Full day excursion with ferry to Martha's Vineyard
- Whale watching excursion off of Cape Cod
- "All-American" Picnic at a surprise destination en route
- TOUR HIGHLIGHT INCLUSIONS
- Enjoy a guided walking tour of Boston's historic Freedom Trail
- Full day on Cape Cod or optional to visit Martha's vineyard
- Tour one of the opulent mansions in Newport,RI
- Visit Hancock Shaker Village, home of the Quakers
- Sample Vermont cheese and maple syrup
- Drive the picturesque White Mountains
- Aerial tramway to Cannon Mountain for incredible views
- Enjoy a traditional New England Clambake
- Visit a coast lighthouse
- View the Legacy of the Old Man of the Mountain
Flights will be quoted at time of enquiry to ensure you get the best price.
Day 1: BOSTON ARRIVAL
Welcome to Boston, the Cradle of American Liberty. Upon arrival at Logan International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel where will you will meet your tour director.
Hotel: The Midtown Hotel
Day 2: BOSTON - SALEM - KENNEBUNKPORT - BAR HARBOR
Along the route north of Boston lies almost four centuries of history as well as some of the East Coast's finest beaches and seascapes. Your first stop today is Salem, the site of the infamous 17th century witch trials and birthplace of American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. Continuing along the coast you'll stop to gaze at Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in America. Passing through Portsmouth, the oldest community in New Hampshire known for its thriving fishing community and historic buildings, your next stop will be Kennebunkport, home to the palatial summer estates of prominent politicians, including the 41st U.S. President, George Herbert Walker Bush. From Kennebunkport you'll pass through quaint villages where local fishermen mark their grounds with colorful bouys prior to arriving in Bar Harbor.
Hotel: Acadia Inn
Day 3: BAR HARBOR - ACADIA NATIONAL PARK - BAR HARBOR
Today, enjoy a full day exploring one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in America. Discover soaring peaks, dramatic glacier-carved valleys, clear lakes, rugged shoreline, and the only true fjord on the Atlantic Coast. Witness outstanding views along Park Loop Road and climb to the summit of Cadillac Mountain. At 1,530 feet Cadillac Mountain is not only the tallest mountain in the park, but also the tallest mountain along the eastern seaboard. This evening, join us for a traditional lobster dinner (optional).
Hotel: Acadia Inn
Day 4: BAR HARBOR - WHITE MOUNTAINS
Your journey today takes you inland 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, and historic sites. En route experience breathtaking mountain vistas, pristine forestry and world renowned foliage.
Hotel: Lodge at Bretton Woods
Day 5: WHITE MOUNTAINS - STOWE - GREEN MOUNTAINS
Today, traverse the White Mountains that divide the states of New Hampshire and Vermont to Stowe, a classic 200-year-old village nestled beside Vermont's highest peak, majestic Mt. Mansfield. Continue through Burlington on Lake Champlain and stunning views of open meadows, farmlands and forests to Vermont's Green Mountains. With their dense forests, the Green Mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington Area
Day 6: GREEN MOUNTAINS - NEWPORT
Leaving Vermont, you'll enter the smallest state in the Union, Rhode Island. Home to spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture, Newport is considered by many a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. And nowhere is Newport's natural beauty more on display than on its Cliff Walk. Here, between the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean and sprawling lawns sit the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playgrounds for socialite families such as the Astor's and Vanderbilt's. Visit one of these opulent mansions for a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the privileged from a bygone era. This evening, a classic New England Clam Bake brings the shore to straight to your table (optional).
Hotel: Newport Beach Hotel & Suites
Day 7: NEWPORT - CAPE COD
From the opulence of Newport you'll continue to the unspoiled natural beauty of Cape Cod where picturesque beaches with high sand dunes, never-ending sea, lighthouses rising along the coast, and gorgeous sunsets await.
Hotel: Riviera Beach Resort
Day 8: CAPE COD - MARTHAS VINEYARD - CAPE COD
A short 45 minute ferry ride from Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard is the jewel of New England. 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, five majestic lighthouses and the nation's oldest operating carousel. While exploring miles of pristine beaches, dramatic clay cliffs, rural landscapes and picturesque waterways you'll find Martha's Vineyard is more than just lobsters and clams.
Hotel: Riviera Beach Resort
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 according to tradition, the passengers of the Mayflower first set foot in the "New World," views of Plymouth Harbor and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower (onboard admission not included). Returning to Boston, 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 (not included). Afterward, explore Boston's first marketplace from the 1800's, Quincy Market, which today is home to boutiques, cafes and shops.
Hotel: Boston Marriott Quincy
Day 10: BOSTON
Transfer independently to Logan International Airport for your departure flight.