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Colours of New England

Classic Package, Escorted Tour, History Enthusiast
From £995 per person
10 Sep 2021 - 15 Oct 2021

Colors of New England Tour Highlights

  • 1 complimentary breakfast*
  • Capture New England’s coastline and perhaps Instagram one of America’s most photographed lighthouses
  • Drive through Kennebunkport, a Summer retreat for American political elites
  • Experience that natural wonder of Acadia National Park and traverse to the top of Cadillac Mountain
  • Witness the fall foliage change colors as your drive through Vermont’s White Mountains
  • Ride the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway for spectacular views (weather permitting)
  • Savor the flavors of famed Vermont cheese and sweet maple syrup
  • Take in the culture of America’s Quakers with an up-close tour of the Hancock Shaker Village
  • Relive the splendor and opulence of America’s Gilded Age with a Mansion tour in Newport
  • Go back to the beginning of the American colonies with a photo opportunity at Plymouth Rock, landing spot of the Mayflower
  • Retrace the start of the American Revolution by experiencing Boston’s historic Freedom Trail
Quick facts
Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
Holiday Type: Escorted Coach Tour
Grade: Standard/Superior
Start / Finish: Boston
Flights: Additional Cost

Itinerary


Day 01 / Fri:
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 / Sat:
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 / Sun:
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 / Mon:
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 / Tue:
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 / Wed:
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 / Thr:
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 / Fri:
Cape Cod – Martha’s 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 / Sat:
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 / Sun:
Boston Departure
Transfer independently to Logan International Airport for your departure flight.

NEW YORK EXTENSION – OPTIONAL

Day 10 / Sun:
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 / Mon:
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 / Tue:
New York City Departure
Transfer independently to the airport for your departure flight.

Accommodation


Day City Standard/Superior
01 Boston The Midtown Hotel
02 Portland Best Western Merry Manor Inn
03 Bar Harbor Wonderview Inn/Acadia Inn
04 White Mountains The Lodge at Bretton Woods
05 Green Mountains Best Western Inn & Suites Rutland-Killington
06 Newport Wyndham Newport Hotel & Conference Center
07-08 Cape Cod Cape Codder Resort & Spa
09 Boston Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport
10-12 New York* The Roosevelt Hotel

* Optional add-on (additional cost).

Standard Hotels

Standard hotels offer quality, style, comfortable accommodations, yet they are still considered “affordable”. Typically located in central areas.

Superior Hotels

With above-average service, upscale, high quality and comfortable, with a variety of amenities located in town. Rooms will be well furnished to a high standard.

National Parks Accommodations

Please be advised that accommodations near and in the National Parks are rustic in nature and not always of the same level of comfort as accommodations in metropolitan areas.

Info & Extras


Optional Experiences

  • Dine like a local at a Maine boiled lobster dinner
  • Enjoy the flavors of a traditional New England Clambake
  • Hop aboard a ferry to another all American summer retreat, Martha’s Vineyard, where you can bike along the scenic coastal pathway (weather permitting)
  • Enjoy lunch at the famous Von Trapp Lodge, a unique mountain resort surrounded by beautiful fall foliage
  • Hop aboard one of New England’s First and Finest Whale Watch vessels and enjoy Marine Life Adventures
  • Visit the grounds of renowned Harvard University followed by a farewell dinner in Boston
International long-haul flights and pre/post tour hotels available at additional cost

Minimum Participation
Minimum participation on all motor coach tours is 20 passengers unless the tour is identified as a guaranteed. For non-guaranteed departure dates, we reserve the right to cancel or operate the departure by van.

Breakfast
Hotel services in the US customarily do not include breakfast. If you do not wish to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant (where available), you may frequently find coffee shops and restaurants close by which serve good and inexpensive breakfasts. Some hotels do offer a continental breakfast. Usually, this continental breakfast is basic and contains coffee, pastries and sometimes cereal, cheese or fruit. Complimentary breakfast offered by a hotel may be discontinued at any time with or without notice.

Luggage
Each passenger traveling on an escorted motor-coach tour is allowed one piece of checked baggage per person due to space limitations. Additional luggage will be charged at $7.00 per person per day.

Operates & Prices


Departures:

Friday Departures – English Narration  
2021  
September 10*, 17*, 24*    
October 1*, 8*, 15*    

* Guaranteed to operate.

Standard/Superior Hotels
From £995.00 Share Twin/Double

  • Lead prices per person based on a Twin/Double Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Pre/post touring accommodation available
Special Discounted airfares available if booked as part of this package – request a quote.

Inclusions
  • Information kit
  • Services of a Tour Director throughout (excluding Hawaii)
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage, per person – from the first morning the coach departs (excluding Hawaii)
  • Accommodation, Sightseeing and Excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • All State & Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Long-haul International Flights
  • Meals, admissions and/or optional tours unless specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Transportation upon arrival to/from airport (available at additional cost)
  • Gratuities to driver and guide at travelers discretion
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times and resort fees if applicable
  • No refunds for unused services or hotel nights

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