New England in the Fall
A feast of contrasts; from bustling New York to the refinement and history of Boston, and then on to the lakes and mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. Experience the beauty and explosion of Fall colours on this tour of New England.
11 days from
per person, for 2 people
Based on departing 03/10/2017 from London Heathrow AirportView Dates
Fly to New York where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Take the New England Thruway via New Haven, home of Yale University and New London, then into the tiny state of Rhode Island to Newport, home of the world famous jazz festival and millionaire mansions. Here visit The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt's magnificent Italian palazzo, before heading north into Massachusetts to the historic seaside port of Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in the Mayflower in 1620. Includes Breakfast
Begin the day with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum of 17th century Plymouth where costumed interpreters portray past residents of the colony. This afternoon why not join an optional excursion for an exciting whale watching expedition with commentary by a local marine biologist? Afterwards, visit the historic town of Plymouth and Plymouth Rock, the spot where the Pilgrims landed. The evening is at leisure.
This morning, enjoy a visit to the Plimoth Grist Mill, a working, reconstruction of the original mill built by the Pilgrims in 1636 and located on the original site in Plymouth Colony. Later head for Boston, the 'Cradle of American Liberty', where the rest of the day is at leisure.
Boston has numerous impressive landmarks which reflect the role the city has played in the history of the United States. Enjoy an included guided sightseeing tour that takes in many of the major sights, including Beacon Hill, the Old North Church, Boston Common and the Public Gardens. Afterwards there is time to explore Faneuil Hall before travelling to the picture perfect ocean front village of Ogunquit, a haven for writers and artists. In the evening, why not sample the delicious local fare on an optional lobster bake excursion?
Today marvel at New England's autumn splendour as you head through forests ablaze with colour to Lake Winnipesaukee, one of the region's largest and most beautiful stretches of water. Enjoy a cruise across this island-studded lake aboard the historic MS Mount Washington to the resort of Wolfeboro. Overnight is in North Conway, with a backdrop of over 700,000 acres of protected White Mountain National Forest. Includes Breakfast
Travel through glorious rolling countryside and continue across New Hampshire into Vermont, where the birch, oak and maple leaves form a brilliant kaleidoscope of colour. After a stop in Montpelier, there is a visit to a nearby maple syrup farm. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Includes Breakfast
This morning drive to the shores of Lake Champlain and board the ferry for the scenic crossing into the state of New York. Driving through the rugged foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, reach the village of Lake Placid. The rest of the day is leisure so perhaps take a stroll along Mirror Lake, or visit the Olympic Skating Centre. Includes Breakfast
This morning is at leisure, so why not indulge in some souvenir shopping on Main Street? An orientation tour shows off Saratoga's charming downtown with its Victorian buildings and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Includes Breakfast
Enjoy a short stop in Albany, the State Capital of New York for an orientation tour. Later, continue to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in New York. Includes Breakfast
Note: Chosen departure dates are historically the best dates to see the autumn foliage - weather permitting.
Why not enjoy an optional whale watching cruise from Plymouth in search of the world's largest mammals. Humpback and finback whales are found in the area, along with porpoises and many other marine mammals and birds?
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Great Tour Manager (Doris Walker) and tour good value. Only one optional extra I thought was poor value was the Lobster meal at Ogonuquit. At $50 per person I thought it too expensive, otherwise we were pleased.
The Tour Director & the driver were excellent. We were given all the information that we needed along the way by our Tour Director. She was friendly and very efficient.The tour itself, whilst very intense, was excellent. We arrived in New Hampshire o...
The Tour Director & the driver were excellent. We were given all the information that we needed along the way by our Tour Director. She was friendly and very efficient.The tour itself, whilst very intense, was excellent. We arrived in New Hampshire on just the right day in order to ess the foliage at its best. This was the highlight of the tour. There were many "wow" factors on the tour:-<br/>1. Kankamagus highway for the scenery<br/>2. Lake Placid cruise<br/>3. Lobster bake<br/>4. Lake Winnipesaukee cruise<br/>5. Adirondack Mountains<br/>However, as in all things, there were a few downsides:-<br/>1. Late flight from Heathrow meant we did not arrive at the hotel in New York until 23:00 hrs. Too late to have a meal or even take a walk around the city. British Airways have many daily flights, some around noon. This would give more time to explore New York.<br/>2. For the price we paid for the holiday, breakfast should be included at ALL hotels.<br/>3. The 3 hour locally guided tour of Boston was a complete waste of time.<br/>4. Not all hotels were within "easy walking distance" of restaurants, particularly for those who are partially disabled and cannot walk all that far<br/><br/>However, having said that, we survived the holiday and will no doubt use Archers again in the future
Unfortunately the Tour Director was poorly briefed on the tour and seemed disorganised and her information and delivery disjointed. The hotel positioning was awful, sometimes without on site catering and situated miles from any restaurants and bars. ...
Unfortunately the Tour Director was poorly briefed on the tour and seemed disorganised and her information and delivery disjointed. The hotel positioning was awful, sometimes without on site catering and situated miles from any restaurants and bars. Also we were not informed of this until just arriving at the hotel so having no chance to buy food or drink at a rest stop.
Fantastic holiday, tour director and driver excellent
Loved the New England hotels and tours except having no alternative in a soaking wet Ogonquin but to traipse round for 3 hours getting wetter.
Interesting tour but our guide,although helpful, talked too much, continually digressed from the point and was not always clear in his instructions.
We caught the foliage just right and it is a sight to see. I don't like the arrangement of not being met by an Archers rep at the airport or not being dropped off after the holidays. Shuttles may be easy for the tour company but the are quite frankly...
We caught the foliage just right and it is a sight to see. I don't like the arrangement of not being met by an Archers rep at the airport or not being dropped off after the holidays. Shuttles may be easy for the tour company but the are quite frankly a bind to the traveller
Wonderful holiday but sometimes the hotels are not very central
A most enjoyable trip, if I was to name one area of improvement it would be the airport transfers. Although we were picked up and delivered to our hotel, on both outward and inward journeys the drivers queried the vouchers we had been given and were ...
A most enjoyable trip, if I was to name one area of improvement it would be the airport transfers. Although we were picked up and delivered to our hotel, on both outward and inward journeys the drivers queried the vouchers we had been given and were not very communicative,
Airport shuttle transfers very poor.
Varied places visited. Interesting geography and history of the area. good hotels
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