New Englands Spectacular Fall Foliage (Summer 2017)

An 8-Day Insight Tours tour starting from $2,795

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Tour Length: 8 Days
Countries Visited: United States
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Tour Operator: Insight Tours
Tour Code: AENEN12
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Embark on the quintessential autumn holiday in this truly picturesque corner of North America, brimming with Americana and alive with the spectacular colours of an Indian Summer.This tour allows you to fully enjoy New England's unique fall foliage at a moderate pace. Relax with two-night stays in Stowe and North Conway, explore historic attractions, discover quaint towns filled with Americana appeal and sample delectable local specialities.

 
ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES
An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'. Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort. A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries. Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel. Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels. Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi. Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination. Included airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8.

 
Day 1: Arrive Boston
Welcome to Boston. On arrival at Boston Logan International Airport where you will be met and taken to your centrally located hotel. Perhaps take a stroll to Downtown Crossing or historic Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle over drinks and a light meal.(WD)

Day 2: Beantown to Williamstown
Discover some of Boston's most famous sights as your Tour Director takes you along a section of the Freedom Trail. Then, enjoy the colourful scenery as you travel west to Stockbridge for a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, the largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art. Next, travel through the stunning rolling hills of the Berkshires to your hotel in the beautiful college town of Williamstown.(FB / D)

Day 3: The Legends of the Fall and Stowe
Leave Massachusetts to journey through the legendary fall foliage of Vermont. Visit The Apple Barn Country Bake Shop and taste fresh cider in the making. After a photo stop at Quechee Gorge, visit the Rockefeller's renowned Billings Farm and Museum, a working dairy and farm life museum. Next is the quintessential Vermont village of Woodstock with its picturesque covered bridge. There is time to stroll the quaint streets before heading to Stowe, Vermont. It was the breathtaking alpine setting that attracted the Von Trapp family of 'The Sound of Music' fame when they arrived from Austria in the late 1940s and built this wonderful hideaway. At tonight's Highlight Dinner, each of the three inspired courses are perfectly paired with a lager tasting from your resort's on-site microbrewery.(FB / HD)

Day 4: Tastes of Vermont
Today, enjoy beautiful scenery ablaze with fall colours and views of Vermont's tallest peak, Mount Mansfield. Then sample flavours of a different kind on a guided tour of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory. Return to the charming town of Stowe where the rest of the day is free to wander the quaint streets, hike in the woods, or enjoy your lodge's amenities.(FB)

Day 5: North Conway and the White Mountains
Near Montpelier, visit Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and taste a Vermont tradition: 'sugar on snow''maple syrup served with a doughnut and pickle. Then head for New Hampshire's White Mountains and enter Franconia Notch. Get your cameras ready for a ride on the aerial tramway offering superb panoramic views. Later, journey through the dazzling crimson and orange hues of the famed Kancamagus Scenic Byway to North Conway.(FB / D)

Day 6: Sightseeing in the White Mountains
This morning, enjoy an interpretive presentation by a naturalist on the North Woods' wildlife and ecology. Then, more spectacular fall foliage awaits as you journey through Crawford Notch. Stop for pictures at the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods, offering stunning views of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast at 6,288 feet (1,917 metres). Return to your hotel where the evening is at leisure.(FB)

Day 7: The rugged Maine Coast to Portland
(Relaxed Start) Leaving New Hampshire's glorious fall foliage, enter the deep green pine forests of western Maine. At charming Kennebunkport, travel along Ocean Drive with stunning views of the Maine coastline and the homes of Kennebunkport's rich and famous, including the summer retreat of former President George H.W. Bush. Browse the many galleries and shops, or walk along the waterfront before continuing to charming and historic Portland. In the evening, enjoy a Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant collaborating with local farms and fisheries to provide a farm-to-table experience.(FB / CD)

Day 8: Back to Boston
Continue south to the charming seaside village of Rockport on Cape Ann. Stroll down flower-filled lanes lined with wooden fishing shacks, whimsical stores and art galleries before heading back to Boston. Stops will be made at Boston Logan International Airport and the Boston tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay. Airport arrival will be 14:30pm.(FB)

 
         
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ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
Quechee Gorge: Stop for fall foliage picture-taking. Woodstock: See the famous covered bridge. White Mountains: Travel through Crawford Notch. Stop for photos at the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods. Enjoy views of Mount Washington. Kennebunkport: Drive along Ocean Drive. See the homes of the rich and famous, including the summer retreat of former President George H.W. Bush. Browse in the galleries and shops. Rockport: Stroll down flower-filled lanes of this charming seaside town. See the wooden fishing shacks, quaint stores and art galleries. Scenic Drives: Berkshire Hills, the Kancamagus Scenic Byway and the rugged scenery of the Maine coast.

AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS
Stowe: Taste the produce of artisan brewers during a three-course meal with tastings of Austrian inspired lagers. Vermont: Visit the Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop and taste fresh cider in the making. Vermont: Sample flavours of a different kind on a guided tour of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory. Montpelier: Visit Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and taste a Vermont tradition: 'sugar on snow' - maple syrup served with a doughnut and pickle. Portland: Enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine at a farm-to-table experience in one of Portland's renowned restaurants. 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 7 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 2 Dinners (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES
North Conway: From black bears to bobcats and beavers, learn about the wildlife of the North Woods from an expert naturalist. Franconia Notch: Enjoy superb panoramic views on-board the aerial tramway. Boston: Follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings to life the story of the American Revolution. Stockbridge: Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, a wonderful snapshot of Americana, built to showcase the amazing artwork produced during his long career. Billings Farm and Museum: Explore one of the finest operating dairy farms in America and also a museum of Vermont's rural past.

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES
Stowe: Enjoy a stay at the European-style Trapp Family Lodge, owned by the family who inspired the classic musical, 'The Sound of Music'.

 

 
 

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