Boston 1 night
Williamstown1 night
Stowe 2 nights
North Conway 2 nights
Portland 1 night

Day 1: Fly to Boston. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your tour director for a welcome dinner and the opportunity to mingle with your fellow travellers.

Day 2 Boston/Williamstown: Discover some of Boston's most famous sights as your tour director takes you along a section of 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. Travel through the stunning rolling hills of the Berkshires to your hotel in the beautiful college town of Williamstown. 

Day 3 Williamstown/Stowe: Leave Massachusetts to journey through the legendary fall foliage of Vermont. Visit The Apple Barn Country Bake Shop and taste fresh cider in the making. Visit the Rockefellers' renowned Billings Farm and Museum, a working dairy and farm life museum, before a stop in the quintessential Vermont village of Woodstock with its picturesque covered bridge. Arrive in Stowe, Vermont, the breathtaking alpine setting that attracted the real Von Trapp family of 'The Sound of Music' fame when they travelled from Austria in the late 1940s. At tonight's dinner each of the three inspired courses are perfectly paired with a lager testing from your resort's on site microbrewery.

Day 4 Stowe: Enjoy beautiful scenery ablaze with fall colours before you 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 yours to wander the quaint streets, hike in the woods or enjoy the comfort of your lodge.

Day 5 Stowe/North Conway: Near Montpelier, visit Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and taste a Vermont tradition: 'sugar on snow' - maple syrup served with a doughnut and pickle. 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 to North Conway.

Day 6 North Conway: This morning, enjoy an insightful presentation by a naturalist on the North Woods' wildlife and ecology. 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.

Day 7 North Conway/Portland: Leaving New Hampshire's glorious fall foliage, enter the deep green pine forests of western Maine. In 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. There will be time to browse the many galleries and shops, or walk along the waterfront before continuing to historic Portland. In the evening enjoy a celebration dinner.

Day 8 Portland/Boston: Continue south to the charming Nubble Lighthouse before driving back to Boston. Your tour concludes at the airport for your onward journey.

What you need to know

Departures: Tour departs on specific dates between 14 Sep16 Oct 18.

Accommodation: In 4-5* hotels.

Meals: Breakfast. Dinner is also included on days 1-3. 5 & 7. Wine is included for all dinners except day 2.

Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes return VIP door-to-door VIP airport transfers, international flights to and from Boston, return airport transfers, services of a tour guide, travel by luxury 40 seater coach with extended leg room, personal radio headset during sightseeing, baggage handling, hotel and restaurant tips, sightseeing as stated and 7 nights accommodation.