Colours of New England Escorted Tour
Included on your escorted tour
All travel by air conditioned luxury coach
Services of a Tour Director
Accommodation in a twin bedded room with private facilities
Admissions as shown in the itinerary
State and Local Taxes
Porterage (1 bag)
Day 1 of Land Tour - Boston
Today, enjoy time at leisure exploring the cosmopolitan city of Boston. Take advantage of the Metro system to get about or ask our agents about tour tickets. This afternoon meet your Tour Director who will give you your travel information regarding New England in the Fall.
Day 2 of Land Tour – Boston – Salem – Kennebunkport – Portland
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. Continue along the coast 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. Kennebunkport is home to the palatial summer estates of prominent politicians, including the 41st U.S. President, George H. Bush. From Kennebunkport arrive in Portland, Maine’s largest city and home to the state’s oldest lighthouse.
Day 3 of Land Tour – Portland – Bar Harbor
The drive northeast on Route 1 from Portland to Bar Harbor is unforgettable. See the state’s jagged coastline and rocky beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Pass through quaint villages where local fishermen mark their grounds with colourful bouys before arriving in the small town of Bar Harbor. Known for its stunning coastal beauty, Bar Harbor has a world renowned ambiance that blends seashore community, Downeast character and the famous Maine Lobster. This evening, perhaps join an optional excursion for a traditional lobster dinner.
Day 4 of Land Tour – Bar Harbor – White Mountains, NH
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, villages and historic sites. En-route experience breath-taking mountain vistas, pristine forestry and the world renowned Fall foliage of New England.
Day 5 of Land Tour – White Mountains – Stowe – Green Mountains
Today, traverse the White Mountains that divide the states of New Hampshire and Vermont to Stowe, a classic 200-yearold village nestled beside Vermont’s highest peak, 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.
Day 6 of Land Tour – Green Mountains – Newport
Leaving Vermont, arrive in 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. 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. Why join an optional excursion for a New England Clam Bake?
Day 7 of Land Tour – Newport – Cape Cod
From the opulence of Newport continue to the unspoiled natural beauty of Cape Cod where picturesque beaches with high sand dunes, lighthouses rising along the coast and stunning sunsets await.
Day 8 of Land Tour – Cape Cod – Marthas Vineyard – Cape Cod
This morning take the 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 discover that Martha’s Vineyard is more than just lobsters and clams.
Day 9 of Land Tour – 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 Harbour and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower. There is an additional charge to see Mayflower II. Returning to Boston, 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. Later, explore Quincy Market, Boston’s first marketplace from the 1800’s, now home to boutiques, cafés and shops.
Day 10 of Land Tour - Boston
This morning transfer to the airport or to the cruise port for embarkation.