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.

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- Available within 50 miles of your UK departure airport

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11 days from


per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 02/10/2017 from London Heathrow Airport

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

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 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.

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. Includes Breakfast

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. Includes Breakfast

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. Includes Breakfast

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. Includes Breakfast

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. Includes Breakfast

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:Hampton Inn Vermont Event Centre
  • Lake Placid:Quality Inn on Lake Placid
  • Saratoga Springs:Comfort Inn & Suites
  • NOTE:Accommodation is as stated or similar
  • New York:Holiday Inn Express Manhattan West Side
  • Plymouth:Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbour
  • Boston:Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton
  • 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?

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage
  • Transfers
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Single share option

Holiday Highlights

  • The Breakers
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Lake Placid
  • Cruise of Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Adirondack Mountains
  • Maple Syrup Farm

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

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  • Great for single travellers
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Our Customers Rate this holiday 93% (15 reviews)

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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...


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. ...


Fantastic holiday, tour director and driver excellent


Exceptionally colourful.


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...


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 ...




Airport shuttle transfers very poor.


Varied places visited. Interesting geography and history of the area. good hotels

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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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