Day One - Saturday October 5
Today we will fly into Boston’s Logan airport. Our Tour Guide and deluxe Motorcoach will greet us at the airport. Depending on our final flight schedule we may have time to do some Boston touring before heading to our hotel for the next two nights.
Day Two - Sunday October 6: Boston (B, D)
Following Breakfast, we will enjoy a city tour of Boston, the capital and largest city in Massachusetts and one of the nation's oldest cities spanning a history of 350 years in a distance of less than three miles. We will have some free time for lunch on our own in the 150 year-old restored buildings of the famous Quincy Market, which faces Faneuil Hall and houses a cheerful and colorful confusion of chic shops, specialty pushcart vendors, cafes, restaurants, and street performers. We will see how the past intertwines with the present as we tour portions of the famous Freedom Trail winding its way through the downtown area around the many historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, the Boston Commons and the Public Gardens. We will then head out of the city to our hotel north of Boston for the night and dinner is included this evening.
Day Three - Monday October 7: Maine to NH (B, Lobster Lunch)
Once again enjoy breakfast. Then we are off to the great state of Maine on our way to our next two nights in the lakes and mountains of New Hampshire. We will travel along the Massachusetts and New Hampshire coastlines to Maine. We will enjoy a traditional Maine Clam (Lobster) Bake in the seaside village of York. Clam Chowder, Clams, Mussels, Lobster (or Hickory BBQ Chicken), Corn on the cob, potatoes and so on - a real New England tradition. Following lunch, we will head to Portland Maine and visit the Portland Head Lighthouse, commissioned by George Washington. From here we will head towards the White Mountains and drive along the Kancamagus Highway, one of New England's most spectacular scenic highways. During fall foliage season, the mountains are ablaze with yellows, oranges, and reds. We will spend the night in the Lakes Region with dinner on our own.
Day Four - Tuesday October 8: NH to Vermont (B, D)
This morning we will tour through New Hampshire into Vermont. We will visit Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon – Quechee Gorge before heading into the quintessential New England village of Woodstock with time for lunch and shopping on our own. We then head through the north country into Vermont and to Montpelier, Vermont where we will see the gold-leafed dome of the Capitol Building and see how Maple Sugar is made at the Morse Farm Sugar Shack, where we will enjoy “Sugar on Snow.” We will continue on to our hotel for the next two nights in Essex Junction, VT. Dinner is included this evening.
Day Five - Wednesday October 9: Vermont (B, D)
We are off for a full day of touring in Northern Vermont today as we will travel to Burlington and the Stowe area. First stop will be the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, where we will actually have a tour showing how these cute and cuddly bears are made. We dare you to visit the gift shop and not buy one for a loved one! Following lunch on our own in downtown Burlington along famous Church Street, we will head to Waterbury for a couple of fun afternoon culinary experiences. We will stop at Cold Hollow Cider Mill; New England’s most famous cider mill. We will observe apple cider being made and perhaps even have the chance to taste the final product! Of course, no trip is complete without stopping for some ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. This evening we will take a dinner cruise on Lake Champlain - the 6th great lake!
Day Six - Thursday October 10: Sturbridge, Massachusetts (B, D)
This morning our destination is Sturbridge Village a post revolutionary living history village. Along the way we will enjoy a visit to the Yankee Candle Shoppe. Far more than just candle stores, it is a special place where magic comes to life. From watching animated, singing characters to celebrating Christmas year 'round, it is the headquarters for Yankee Candle where everyone can experience an enchanting mix of shopping and entertainment. A trip to Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, is a journey through time to a rural New England town of the 1830s. Visitors are invited into more than 40 original buildings, each carefully researched, restored, and brought to the museum site from towns throughout New England. This evening for our farewell dinner we will enjoy an authentic New England dining experience.
Day Seven - Friday October 11: Home (B)
Today drive back to Boston and fly home from our New England Fall Foliage tour with many fine memories of a bygone era in the flush of fall colors. Depending on our flight time, we may have time to enjoy touring enroute back to Boston.
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30+ Paying Passengers