New England in the Fall

  • 11 Days

  • Eastern USA

  • Active pace

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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Flights
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Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
All airport taxes
Single share option
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  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

of 11 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 02nd October 2017

Meals included: 6 breakfasts,

Overview

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.

At a glance

  • The Breakers The Italian palazzo of philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt.
  • Plimoth Plantation Meet past residents at the living history museum of 17th century Plymouth.
  • Lake Placid Visit the host town of the 1980 Winter Olympics.
  • Cruise of Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise across this island-studded lake aboard the historic MS Mount Washington.
  • Adirondack Mountains Experience the glory of New England in the fall.

Extensions

  • 2 nights hotel stay in New York City
  • 4 nights hotel stay in New York City

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - New York

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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. Spend time exploring The Breakers, the magnificent Italian palazzo of business magnate and philanthropist Cornelius Vanderbilt. Head north into Massachusetts to the historic seaside port of Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in the Mayflower in 1620.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Plymouth

Begin the day with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum of 17th century Plymouth where you'll meet past residents of the colony, engagingly portrayed by costumed interpreters. You can take an optional whale-watching expedition in the afternoon, with commentary by a local marine biologist. Afterwards, visit the historic town of Plymouth and Plymouth Rock, the spot where the Pilgrims landed. Your evening is free.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Plymouth - Boston

Round off your visit to Plymouth with a morning trip 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 your day is free.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Boston - Ogunquit

Get up close to the interesting and impressive historical landmarks of Boston on a guided sightseeing tour, including Beacon Hill, the Old North Church, Boston Common and the Public Gardens. Then explore Faneuil Hall before travelling to the elegant 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?

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Ogunquit - Lake Winnipesaukee cruise - North Conway

Journey through New England’s autumnal embrace as you head through forests and valleys ablaze with orange, red and gold leaves 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Burlington - Lake Champlain - Lake Placid

Arrive at the shores of Lake Champlain for a scenic ferry-crossing into the state of New York. Drive through the pristine and virgin foothills of the Adirondack Mountains to reach the village of Lake Placid. Your day is then free to enjoy a pleasant stroll around Mirror Lake, or visit the Olympic Skating Centre.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • New York: Holiday Inn Express Manhattan West Side
  • Plymouth: Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbour (2017) / John Carver Inn & Spa (2018)
  • Boston: Crowne Plaza Boston - Newton
  • Ogunquit: Ogunquit River Inn & Suites
  • North Conway: Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Burlington: Hampton Inn Vermont Event Centre
  • Lake Placid: Quality Inn on Lake Placid
  • Saratoga Springs: Comfort Inn & Suites

Notes

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

Accommodation is as stated or similar

 

Latest customer reviews

23/10/2016

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.

19/10/2016

Excellent

17/10/2016

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:- 1. Kankamagus highway for the scenery 2. Lake Placid cruise 3. Lobster bake 4. Lake Winnipesaukee cruise 5. Adirondack Mountains However, as in all things, there were a few downsides:- 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. 2. For the price we paid for the holiday, breakfast should be included at ALL hotels. 3. The 3 hour locally guided tour of Boston was a complete waste of time. 4. Not all hotels were within "easy walking distance" of restaurants, particularly for those who are partially disabled and cannot walk all that far However, having said that, we survived the holiday and will no doubt use Archers again in the future

17/10/2016

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.

12/10/2016

Fantastic holiday, tour director and driver excellent

11/10/2016

Exceptionally colourful.

11/10/2016

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.

10/10/2016

Interesting tour but our guide,although helpful, talked too much, continually digressed from the point and was not always clear in his instructions.

10/10/2016

Excellent

10/10/2016

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

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