Depart London Heathrow – 11:20
Arrive Boston – 13:20
Journey Time – 7 hours
Welcome to Boston and welcome aboard the New England fall foliage tour! On arrival at Boston Logan International Airport, there is a transfer to your tour downtown hotel. Maybe take a stroll to Downtown Crossing or historic Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Later, gather with your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.
Overnight – Boston (Welcome Reception and Welcome Dinner included)
Discover some of Boston’s most famous sights as your Tour Director takes you along 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.
Overnight – Williamstown (Breakfast and Dinner included)
Day 3 & 4
Leave Massachusetts to journey through the legendary fall foliage of Vermont. After a photo stop at Quechee Gorge, visit the Rockefellers’ renowned Billings Farm and Museum, a working dairy farm 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 for a two-night stay. 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 40’s and built their 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. The next day enjoy beautiful scenery ablaze with fall colours and views of Vermont’s tallest peak, Mount Mansfield. Visit Cold Hollow Apple Cider Mill and taste fresh cider in the making, 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 the lodge’s amenities.
Overnight – Stowe (Breakast / Highlight Dinner / Breakfast included)
Day 5 & 6
Near Montpelier visit Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and taste a Vermont tradition: “sugar on snow” – maple syrup served with a doughnut and pickle! Next, learn all about cheese-making at the Cabot Creamery and nibble on the “World’s Best Cheddar.” 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 for two-nights in North Conway. 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 ft. (1,917 metres). Return to your hotel where you are at leisure this evening.
Overnight – North Conway (Breakfast / Dinner / Breakfast incuded)
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.
Overnight – Portland (Breakfast and Celebration Dinner included)
Continue south to the charming seaside village of Rockport on Cape Ann. Stroll down flower-filled lanes lined with wooden fishing shacks, quaint stores and art galleries before heading back to Boston and ending your New England fall foliage tour. Stops will be made at Boston Logan International Airport and the Boston tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay.
Depart Boston – 21:30
Arrive London Heathrow – 08:05 (Next Day)
Journey time – 6 hours 35 minutes