New England in the Fall

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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 - 2016 itinerary.

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Departure Details

Departing on 27/09/2016 from London Heathrow Apt

  • New Hampshire
  • Boston State house
  • Boston Common
  • The Mayflower II, Plymouth
  • Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Whale watching, Plymouth
  • Lake Champlain

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - New York.

Fly to New York where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 2 : New York City - Newport - Plymouth.

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.

DAY 3 : Plymouth.

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.

DAY 4 : Plymouth - Boston.

This morning enjoy a visit to the Mayflower II to explore a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World. Later head for Boston, the 'Cradle of American Liberty', where the rest of the day is at leisure.

DAY 5 : Boston - Ogunquit.

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?

DAY 6 : Ogunquit - Lake Winnipesaukee cruise - North Conway.

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.

DAY 7 : North Conway - Montpelier - Burlington.

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.

DAY 8 : Burlington - Lake Champlain - Lake Placid.

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.

DAY 9 : Lake Placid - Saratoga Springs.

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.

DAY 10 : Saratoga Springs - New York - UK.

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.

DAY 11 : Home landing in the UK.

Note: Chosen departure dates are historically the best dates to see the autumn foliage - weather permitting.

Hotels on Tour

  • Burlington:Holiday Inn Burlington
  • Lake Placid:Quality Inn on Lake Placid
  • Saratoga Springs:Comfort Inn & Suites. <note>
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.</note>
  • New York:Holiday Inn Express Manhattan West Side
  • Plymouth:Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbour
  • Boston:Holiday Inn Boston - Brookline
  • Ogunquit:Ogunquit River Inn & Suites
  • North Conway:Hampton Inn & Suites

Whale Watching

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?

FREE Extension Offer

FREE 2 night extension in New York on the following departure: 20 September. Subject to availability and not combinable with any other offer.

Travel Insurance for just £9

Book by 18 December 2015 and receive our recommended Travel Insurance with Rock Insurance for just £9 per person. This offer is open to all ages although some customers with pre-existing medical conditions may need to pay an extra fee. Please call us for full details or see our FAQ's pages.

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage
  • Start in Style included door-to-door home pick up, book by 18th December 2015. Free within a 50 mile radius. Conditions apply.
  • Transfers
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges

Holiday Highlights

  • The Breakers
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Old State House
  • Cruise of Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Adirondack Mountains
  • Maple Syrup Farm

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Our Customers Rate this holiday 100% (10 reviews)

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Much better than Great Rail journeys


Execellent Driver and Tour Guide.


The places we visited and the hotels were lovely but unfortunately the tour director detracted from this as we felt we missed out on quite a lot of relavent information and places especially in Boston, we didn't even get to see the harbour where the ...


well worth going to see


This was my holiday of a lifetime - so much to see and do - beautiful scenery, amazing experiences and lovely hotels - the whale watching experience was the most humbling thing I've ever experienced - totally incredible


Enjoyable holiday. Opportunity to see lots


Excellent, would suggest that with Boston, instead of dropping us mid-day to explore Boston until late afternoon, then taking us on a coach tour of Boston the next morning, would be more beneficial to everyone if this was done in reverse, i.e. arrive...


The service was second to none nothing was to much trouble and staff were friendly and helpful


Transfer from JFK to hotel was poor in comparison to other tour operators


The first week was excellent, but the locations visited during the second week were less impressive.

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New England in the Fall

Peter Kenyon 22/11/2011

What a brilliant holiday, with scenery to die for. We could not have had better weather and the colour of the foliage was outstanding.

The holiday was well organised, if not a bit hectic, as we were on the go early every day but it is the only way to see what New England has to offer. The highlight of the tour has to be the Whale watch as we saw Humpback and Minkie whales as well as dolphins, it was breathtaking.

The quality of the hotels was good apart from the last hotel in Albany, which was new for this year, changing from a previous Best Western on the outskirts of Albany to another Best Western ( or should that be Worst Western), it was appalling, the bedroom and corridors were dirty and the bedding felt like it was not changed from the previous guest. 

That didn't affect the overal; holiday though; a fantastic trip.

New England in the Fall

Dave Bradley 21/01/2012

I returned the other day from the New England in the Fall tour, feeling tired but happy.
We spent our first night in Manhattan where just walking around that amazing place with all the sights and sounds that New York is famous for, was really something special.
5th Avenue, Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, Rockerfeller Center, Central Park and Times Square. What an evening and that was just day one.
We proceeded on through Connecticutt to Rhode Island and the lovely town of Newport, home of the America's Cup and "The Breakers" summer home of Mr Vanderbilt.
From there we moved on to Plymouth where the Pilgrims original settlement has been recreated. One of the 'pilgrims' even greeted us at our hotel! We had a walking tour of the town, went on board Mayflower 2 and went whale watching. THE highlight on a tour filled with highlights.
After Plymouth we meandered up to Maine, via the lovely almost "English" city of Boston  with its beautiful rugged coastline and where we had an unforgetable lobster bake- deliceous.
From here we moved inland to New Hampshire where we had a gondola ride up to the  top of Mount Washington from where we had a magnificent view. We also saw some of the covered bridges New England is famed for.
We crossed Lake Winnipesaukee into Vermont where, apart from the beautiful scenery, we saw how maple syrup is made. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup and that's why the real article is somewhat expensive.
Finally we sailed over Lake Champlain to upstate New York and the Adirondack mountains and Lake Placid and on our final morning in the state capital, Albany we visited the stupendous Museum of New York State. I wish I could have stayed there all day!


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