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Autumn Colours

9 day Escorted Tour - from £2495 £2196

With flights from £2656

As autumn arrives, admire the fiery red, orange and yellow flames of fall foliage on your scenic road trip from Boston to the rocky Atlantic headlands of Maine.

Highlights:

  • Visit the historic sites of Boston, Lexington and Concord
  • Travel along the Mohawk Trail and Kancamagus Highway scenic byways
  • Enjoy a guided tour of North Wood, led by a local ecologist
  • Soak in the stunning coastal scenery of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park
  • Visit the famous Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory

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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Boston

Welcome to Boston, the Cradle of Liberty and once home to such famous sons as Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin. Amble up and down the City on the Hill on your terms and immerse yourself in its revolutionary history or enjoy a stroll along the waterfront. This evening, you’ll meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a welcome reception to kick-start the colour-filled journey through New England landscapes.

Hotel: Boston Park Plaza
Meals:
Dinner

Day 2 - Manchester

March to independence, exploring Boston’s historic sites. You’ll spend the morning weaving along the Freedom Trail which reveals the rich history of the American revolution. Stop at Lexington and Concord, the site where ‘the shot heard round the world’ was fired. Embark on an afternoon drive along the Mohawk Trail, an early Native American and colonial trade route and the first designated scenic drive in New England.

Hotel: The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Burlington (via Quechee and Woodstock)

Today you will experience the best Yankee Ingenuity has to offer with a visit to the Vermont Country Store opened in 1946 by Vrest and Ellen Orton in the quaint village of Weston, Vermont. Next you’ll drive past picture-perfect farmlands and old-world towns en route to the historic wool mill in Quechee. Watch craftsmen create the delicate glassware that has made Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop famous, delving into the art and science of glassblowing. Then, savour a lunch featuring local ingredients arranged on Simon Pearce’s beautiful stem and flatware.

Hotel: Doubletree Burlington
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - North Conway

Visit Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, where you’ll have an opportunity to sample some of their uniquely named flavours. Venture into New Hampshire for views of Mount Washington en route to North Conway, where you’ll learn about the local flora and fauna with a local specialist for an ecological look at Autumn in the North Woods. You’ll be taken into the forest and valley below to take a closer look at some of the wildlife that calls New Hampshire home as well as an overview of the spectacular fall colours. The Mt Washington Valley provides the scenic backdrop as you take this fascinating closer look at Autumn.

Hotel: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - Kancamagus

Journey along ‘The Kanc’, an American Scenic Byway that cuts through the White Mountain National Forest, admiring the glowing fall colours. Then this afternoon you will have an optional opportunity to learn the true nature and history of Mount Washington and the historical Auto Road. Driven by accomplished and dedicated tour guides, your ‘stage driver’ will offer stories, anecdotes, legends, history and insight into the ecological wonder of Mount Washington, as well as point out interesting features and scenic opportunities from the base to the 6,288-foot summit.

Hotel: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Bar Harbor

Continue through the lush pine forests, highlands and river valleys that define the rugged Maine landscape. Descending ‘Downeast’, the looming Atlantic swells of Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island are your final destination for the day. Join a lobster fisherman and local specialist for insights into lobster fishing and tonight, you’ll savour a traditional lobster dinner.

Hotel: Bar Harbor Regency
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7 - Acadia National Park

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the highest point along the Atlantic Seaboard and first spot in the United States where you’ll see the sunrise. Admire the magnificent view over the Schoodic Peninsula, pink granite cliffs and ancient maple forests – their leaves glowing fiery red, burnt orange and mustard yellow in the crisp autumn air. You’ll return to Bar Harbor for an afternoon at leisure or consider joining an optional nature cruise on Frenchman Bay.

Hotel: Bar Harbor Regency
Meals:Breakfast

Day 8 - Portsmouth

The intense hues of New England’s forests and mountains linger as you travel south past the rocky beaches and cliffs of Maine’s rugged coast. You’ll journey past lighthouses, fisheries and seaside dwellings that have sheltered everyone from local lobstermen to holidaying presidents. Travel south to the mouth of the Piscataqua River and the historic seaport city of Portsmouth, one of the oldest cities in the United States. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a memorable farewell dinner reminiscing over your fall foliage experience.

Hotel: Sheraton Portsmouth Harbourside
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9 - Farewell from Boston

Return to Boston and bid farewell to your new friends. Transfer to Boston Logan International Airport or on to the hotel in Boston if you’d like to extend your stay.

Meals: Breakfast

9 day Escorted Tour - from £2495 £2196

With flights from £2656

OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in Boston from £193
  • Add a 3 night New York city stay from £335
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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*Early Bird Special* Save up to 12% when you book and pay a deposit by 3rd November 2020. Available on selected dates in 2021. Valid on new bookings. Subject to availability, seasonal variations may apply. Other offers are available. Price quoted includes discount.

All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply. Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1 April 2022 onwards.

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YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Enjoy first class touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your escorted tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Expert Travel Director
  • Dedicated Wellbeing Director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options

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