Colors of New England

Classic Package, Historical and Cultural, Scenery and Nature
From £1149 per person
Aug 2017 - Oct 2017

Tour Highlights Inclusions

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Boston’s historic Freedom Trail. Full day on Cape Cod. Tour one of the opulent mansions in Newport. 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. Visit a coast lighthouse. View the Legacy of “Old Man of the Mountain”. Full day excursion with ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. View the legacy of “Old Man of the Mountain”.

Optional Experiences

Whale watching excursion off of Cape Cod. “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route. Lobster boat sunset cruise. Enjoy a traditional New England Clambake. Note: Admission fees not included.

Quick facts
Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
Type: Escorted Coach Tour
Operator: American Tours International
Grade: 3 ½ Star
Start/Finish: Boston / Boston

Itinerary


DAY 01 / THR
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.


DAY 02 / FRI
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 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. Kennebunkport is home to the palatial summer estates of prominent politicians, including the 41st U.S. President, George Herbert Walker Bush. From Kennebunkport it’s on to Portland, Maine’s largest city and home to the state’s oldest lighthouse and one of its most beloved.


DAY 03 / SAT
Portland – Bar Harbor
The drive northeast on Route 1 from Portland to Bar Harbor is nothing short of enjoyable. Out the window you’ll see the state’s jagged coastline and rocky beaches lapped by rhythmic waves of the Atlantic. You’ll pass through quaint villages where local fishermen mark their grounds with colorful bouys prior to 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, join us for a traditional lobster dinner (optional).


DAY 04 / SUN
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 breath taking mountain vistas, pristine forestry and world renowned foliage.


DAY 05 / MON
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.


DAY 06 / TUE
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).


DAY 07 / WED
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.


DAY 08 / THR
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.


DAY 09 / FRI
Cape Code – 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.


DAY 10 / SAT
Boston Departure
Transfer independently to Logan International Airport for your departure flight.

NEW YORK EXTENSION – OPTIONAL

DAY 10 / SAT
Boston – New York City
Today you’ll board Amtrak for the short but scenic rail journey into Manhattan. Upon arrival, transfer independently to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure.


DAY 11 / SUN
New York City
From the United Nations to Times Square, Harlem to Battery Park, Chinatown to Museum Mile, and the Empire State Building to the World Trade Center Site, a hop-on, hop-off double-decker All Loops Tour will provide a terrific introduction to the city. Should assistance be required, an ATI Tour Director will be available throughout the day.


DAY 12 / MON
New York City Departure
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight.

Accommodation


DAY CITY HOTEL

 

01 Boston Midtown Boston
02 Portland Best Western Merry Manor Inn
03 Bar Harbor Blue Nose Inn
04 White Mountains The Lodge at Bretton Woods
05 Green Mountains Holiday Inn Rutland
06 Newport Newport Beach Hotel
07-08 Cape Cod Rivera Beach Resort
09 Boston Four Points Sheraton Revere
10-12 New York* Affinia Manhattan

* Optional

Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard hotels during high demand periods or for operational reasons.

Info & Extras


International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.

Pre & Post Tour Hotels available on request.

Optional New York Extension – pricing on request.

Operates & Prices


Departures:

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OCT 5* OCT 5

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Starts: Boston Ends: Boston – 10 Days / 9 Nights
From £1149.00 Twin Share

New York extension £349 Twin Share – optional

  • Lead prices per person based on a Double/Twin Room.
  • Single, Triple/Quad and Child Rates on request.
  • Pre and Post Tour Hotel Accommodation available on request.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without notice.

Offers


Special Offer Airfare available with this package for a limited period. View the Special Offer or contact us for a quotation.

Inclusions
  • Welcome kit and day-to-day itinerary with points of interest.
  • Passenger Assistance and Service Desk Hotline.
  • Motor coach with Tour Director/Escort.
  • Porterage for one piece of luggage, per person (from the first morning the coach departs).
  • Sightseeing and Excursions as specified in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation x9 Nights including sales tax as specified.
Exclusions
  • International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times.
  • Admissions &/or optional experiences unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel upon arrival.
  • Tips for Escorts and Drivers.
  • Compulsory Daily Resort Fee if applicable payable locally will be advised at time of booking.

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