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Autumn Colours

9 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

Discover Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire on this picturesque tour, be sure to have your camera ready.

"Trip was magic, scenery stunning"

Tracy

About this trip

The sights of the East Coast are set to its dazzling fall foliage on this trip around New England, featuring classics from Acadia National Park to North Conway and Woodstock.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... hearing first-hand about the traditional way of life in the pretty town of Bar Harbor, where calm harbour waters open into a wild sea, and fishermen toil to satisfy the region's love for lobster rolls. It's meeting an expert in North Conway, on the edge of the scenic White Mountains. And it's stepping into a historic woollen mill, perched over the edge of a waterfall in Quechee, to discover the craftsmanship of glassblowing and the tastes of Vermont, as our hosts invite us to join them for a meal of local favourites.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DACO

8 Nights

accommodation

13 Meals
  • 8 full breakfasts.

  • 1 Be My Guest lunch.

  • 4 dinners.

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Autumn Colours

Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Boston

Welcome to Boston. Get settled at your hotel and then set out on your own to spot some of Boston's historic sites or enjoy a stroll along the waterfront before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Meal(s)
Welcome Reception
Hotel
Aloft Boston Seaport

2. Boston - Lexington and Concord – Williamstown

Begin the day with a city tour of Boston's historic sites including several along the famous Freedom Trail. Continue your journey into history with stops at Lexington and Concord, where the first battles of the American Revolution were fought and made famous with “the shot heard round the world.” The afternoon's drive takes you along the Mohawk Trail, an early Native American and colonial trade route, and the first designated scenic drive in New England. Enjoy the stunning vistas before arriving in the quaint university town of Williamstown nestled in the western Massachusetts mountains known as the Berkshires.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Hotel
Williams Inn

3. Williamstown – Quechee – Woodstock – Ludlow

Head for the Green Mountain State of Vermont, driving through small towns and villages en route to the historic woollen mill in Quechee that now houses the Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop. Relish a Be My Guest lunch featuring local ingredients arranged on Simon Pearce's beautiful stem and flatware before delving into the art and science of glassblowing. After a stop in the quaint and picturesque town of Woodstock, continue to your hotel located at a mountain resort in Ludlow. 

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining
Dinner
Hotel
Jackson Gore Inn

4. Ludlow – Stowe – White Mountains – North Conway (2 nights)

Continue up into the forests of Vermont as you travel to Stowe, home of the famous Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory where you'll savour some of their famous and uniquely named flavours. Pass into New Hampshire, the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and the Bretton Woods for a stunning glimpse of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast, before descending into the pretty town of North Conway on the edge of White Mountain National Forest. After dinner, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna during an engaging talk by a Local Specialist.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

5. Kancamagus Excursion

Spend the morning along the most famous and picturesque foliage destination in New England: the Kancamagus Highway. This American Scenic Byway, affectionately called “The Kanc”, has scenic vistas and prime foliage viewing abound, and the morning is dedicated to finding the best spots for viewing the vibrant fall colours. Your afternoon is free to spend at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a stroll through town or stop and take in the natural beauty of the area.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

6. North Conway - Bar Harbor (2 nights)

Bid farewell to the White Mountains as you head into the pine forests of the Maine interior. The mountains and forests of Maine soon give way to the “Downeast” coast and the Atlantic swells of Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island. This evening, join your travelling companions for a traditional lobster dinner and learn about lobster fishing from a local fisherman, your Local Specialist.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Dinner
Hotel
Bar Harbor Regency

7. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor Free Time

At 1,523 feet (464 metres), Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the first spot in the United States where you can see the sunrise. You won't be getting up that early, but you'll still have plenty of time to admire the view from the top of the peak before descending to discover the natural riches of New England's only National Park. Marvel at granite cliffs overlooking dramatic, windswept beaches, graceful stone bridges arching over rushing streams and stands of ancient maples, their leaves glowing fiery red, burnt orange and mustard yellow in the crisp autumn air. Back in Bar Harbor, enjoy an afternoon on your own. Sip a coffee by the sea, stroll the quaint Main Street or take an optional nature cruise on Frenchman Bay.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

8. Bar Harbor - Portsmouth

After experiencing the majestic colours of New England's forests and mountains in the autumn, it's time to embark on a rambling journey down the rocky beaches and cliffs of Maine's coast. Head down the coastal Highway 1 past lighthouses, fisheries and seaside dwellings that are home to everyone from local lobstermen to vacationing presidents. Travel south to Portsmouth which sits on near the mouth of the Piscataqua River that divides New Hampshire and Maine. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Portsmouth to its list of Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant and toast your fellow travellers as you end your fall foliage experience.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

9. Portsmouth - Depart Boston

Today's last route passes through Cape Ann and Rockport, a lovely seaside village on the Massachusetts coast with quaint homes and charming art galleries. Then it's back to Boston where you are transferred to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel in Boston if you'd like to extend your stay.

Meal(s)
Full Breakfast

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • Visit Woodstock, Acadia National Park, the top of Cadillac Mountain and Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory

    • View Lexington and Concord where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired

    • Scenic drives along the Kancamagus Highway and Mohawk Trail


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 full breakfasts.

    • 1 Be My Guest lunch.

    • 4 dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • 8 nights First Class accommodation


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 8 Reviews

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : Our tour director was extremely well organised and knowledgeable. The bus driver was skilled and always a very positive presence on the trip. Both were always cheerful and helpful.Product : In what was looking like being a late year we managed to see the colours at their peak

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    Service:

    Service rating : The best vacation experience me and my mom had. A tour guide Jackie and bus driver Don was the best in knowledge and knew what they were doing.Product : My mom and I've seen the most beautiful places in the US and we have the pictures to prove it.

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    Service:

    Service rating : I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everything was first rate in my opinion.Product : Perfect ! Skilled driver, excellent tour guide, fantastic sights, scenic drives and loved that they stopped so frequently for photo opportunities and gave us time to explore small,

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    Service rating : It couldn't have been better. Great travel director, great coach driver. We felt very cared for and safe. Can't wait to book our next trip with you!Product : WONDERFUL. WE WERE SO PLEASED WITH EVERYTHING!Thank you Trafalgar.

  • Trip:

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    Service rating : I don't understand this question. The Tour Guide was adequate, and she was always helpful if you asked her anything. There were snacks and drinks on the bus.The Bus Driver did a good job (I guess?), but seldom talked at stops.Product : This was too long a tour. There was

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