Colours of New England Escorted Coach Tour
Travel 10 Sep 2020
Book by 30 Jun 2020
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- 9 nights Colours of New England Escorted Tour, New England - in standard rooms
- Flights to Boston with British Airways, accommodation in a standard room, services of a tour guide, sightseeing and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
in standard rooms
1nt Boston ~ 1nt Portland ~ 1nt Bar Harbor
1nt White Mountains ~ 1nt Green Mountains
1nt Newport ~ 2nts Cape Cod ~ 1nt Boston
Day 1: Fly to Boston. On arrival make your way to your hotel to meet your tour escort and fellow travellers.
Day 2 Boston/Portland: Today’s first stop is Salem, the site of the infamous 17th century witch trials. Continue along the coast to gaze at Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in America. Pass through Portsmouth in New Hampshire, which is known for its thriving fishing community and historic buildings, before continuing to Kennebunkport, home to palatial summer estates. Then, it’s on to Portland, Maine’s largest city. This evening join fellow travellers for an optional traditional lobster dinner (additional expense).
Day 3 Portland/Bar Harbor: The drive northeast on Route 1 from Portland to Bar Harbor takes in the state’s jagged coastline and rocky beaches. You’ll pass through quaint villages where local fishermen mark their grounds with colourful buoys prior to arriving in the small town of Bar Harbor, known for its stunning coastal beauty. This evening, a classic New England Clam Bake brings the shore straight to your table (optional and additional expense).
Day 4 Bar Harbor/White Mountains: Travel inland towards the spectacular White Mountains, known as the “rooftop of New England”, whose landscape is dotted with enchanting covered bridges, picturesque towns, villages and historic sites. En route experience breathtaking mountain vistas, pristine forestry and world-renowned foliage.
Day 5 White Mountains/Green Mountains: 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 Mount Mansfield. Continue through Burlington on Lake Champlain and soak up the stunning views of open meadows, farmlands and forests to Vermont’s Green Mountains, home to bears, moose, wild turkey and deer.
Day 6 Green Mountains/Newport: Leaving Vermont, you’ll enter the smallest state in the USA, Rhode Island. Home to incredible coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture, Newport is considered by many a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. Nowhere is Newport’s natural beauty more on display than on Cliff Walk. Here, between the pounding surf of the Atlantic 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.
Day 7 Newport/Cape Cod: From the opulence of Newport 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 8 Cape Cod: At leisure to explore or sit back and relax. Alternatively, join an optional tour to Martha’s Vineyard (additional expense). 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 cottages; five majestic lighthouses and the nation’s oldest operating carousel.
Day 9 Cape Cod/Boston: Begin with a visit to Plymouth 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”. Returning to Boston, you’ll retrace the steps of the Freedom Trail, which may include a stroll beside Boston Common, King’s Chapel and numerous taverns where America’s Founding Fathers toasted freedom. Afterwards, taking time for lunch and perhaps explore Quincy Market.
Day 10 Boston: Time at leisure before you transfer to the airport where your tour concludes.
Flights to Boston with British Airways, accommodation in a standard room, services of a tour guide, sightseeing and prepayable taxes.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
in standard rooms
The area surrounding Boston is known as New England and covers the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont. Here you'll find glorious beaches, brilliant fall foliage, expansive lakes, scenic villages, covered bridges and soaring mountains along with distinctive food, such as clam chowder.
In Massachusetts, several historic towns are within easy reach of Boston including Salem, known for its witch trials of 1692; Concord and Lexington, which are richly imbued with Revolutionary War history; and Plymouth, the site of the Pilgrims' first settlement in 1620, while further insights to New England's history are on show at Old Sturbridge Village and at Historic Deerfield. Don't miss the dazzling 300-mile coastline of Cape Cod, where you'll find some of the best beaches in New England and the relatively unspoiled islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Western Massachusetts is best known for the beautiful Berkshires, which host the celebrated Tanglewood summer music festival.
Just 90 miles long by 55 miles, Connecticut is New England's southernmost state and the most influenced by New York City. The coast is studded with enticing small towns, from the colonial charms of Mystic where the Mystic Seaport alone can easily occupy most of the day - and tranquil Stonington, to hip New London and intellectual New Haven, home of Yale University.
New Hampshire's short Atlantic coastline is a stretch of mellow, sun-drenched beaches capped by Portsmouth, a colonial town with a crop of excellent restaurants and stylish inns. Inland, there are over 1,300 lakes, including the largest, Lake Winnipesaukee, while the magnificent White Mountains spread across northern New Hampshire, culminating in the highest peak in New England, Mount Washington.
The state of Maine is filled with lobster shacks, dense forests, scenic lakes and seaside enclaves, with ample opportunities to explore, or just lounge in Adirondack chairs as the scenery unfolds before you. Portland is the state's cosmopolitan city, bustling Bar Harbor is a wonderful summer retreat and Acadia National Park is the state's most popular outdoor escape.
Vermont probably fulfils the quintessential image of small-town America with its white churches, red barns, covered bridges, clapboard houses, snowy woods and maple syrup. The lively city of Burlington is worth a visit, Woodstock has a stunning village green and a whole range of 19th century homes, while in winter, the resorts of Killington and Stowe come to life.
A mere 48 miles long by 37 miles wide, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the USA. The colonial college town of Providence and the well-heeled yachting centre of Newport, home to extravagant mansions that once belonged to prominent American families, are the principal places to visit.
Premier Holidays offer a fabulous range of hotels for your tour across New England, see our brochure for further details.