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Autumn Colours Summer 2019 - Escorted Tour

Autumn Colours Summer 2019 - Escorted Tour
Duration: 9 Days
Countries: USA
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: - USA, Canada and Central America 2019
Descriptions: As autumn arrives, admire the fiery red, orange and yellow flames of fall foliage on your scenic road trip from Beantown Boston to the rocky Atlantic headlands of Maine.
from €2,350 pp Tour Only

Call 01 2311889 to book

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Boston
Welcome to Boston, the Cradle of Liberty and once home to such famous sons as Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin. Amble up and down the City on the Hill on your terms and immerse yourself in its revolutionary history or enjoy a stroll along the waterfront. This evening, we"ll meet our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start our colour-filled journey through New England landscapes.

Accommodation at Boston Marriott Copley Place

Day 2

Boston – Lexington And Concord – Pittsfield
March to independence, exploring Boston"s historic sites. We"ll spend the morning weaving along the Freedom Trail which reveals the rich history of the American revolution. Stop at Lexington and Concord, the site where "the shot heard round the world" was fired. We"ll embark on an afternoon drive along the Mohawk Trail, an early Native American and colonial trade route, and the first designated scenic drive in New England.

Accommodation at Hilton Garden Inn Lenox/Pittsfield

Day 3

Pittsfield – Quechee – Woodstock – Burlington
Drive past picture-perfect farmlands and old-world towns en route to the historic wool mill in Quechee. Watch craftsmen create the delicate glassware that has made Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop famous, delving into the art and science of glassblowing. Then, savour a Regional Meal lunch featuring local ingredients arranged on Simon Pearce"s beautiful stem and flatware. After a stop in the historic farming community of Woodstock, we"ll continue to our hotel located at a nearby mountain resort.

Accommodation at The Essex - Vermont"s Culinary Resort & Spa

Day 4

Burlington – Stowe – White Mountains – North Conway (2 Nights)
Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia and Chocolate Therapy - if the very thought of these tickles your sweet tooth, you"ll delight in a visit to Ben and Jerry"s Ice Cream Factory today, where you"ll have an opportunity to sample some of their uniquely named flavours. Venture into New Hampshire, the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and Bretton Woods for a stunning glimpse of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast. We"ll continue to North Conway on the edge of White Mountain National Forest, renowned as a popular adventure holiday hub. Later, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna during an engaging talk by a Local Specialist, followed by dinner at your hotel.

Accommodation at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

Day 5

Kancamagus Excursion
Journey along "The Kanc", an American Scenic Byway that cuts through the White Mountain National Forest and provides exquisite views of the White Mountains, Rocky Gorge and several waterfalls. But the star of the show is undoubtedly the glowing fall display that dots scenic New England. Spend your afternoon at leisure, immersing yourself in the blazing natural beauty of the area.

Day 6

North Conway – Bar Harbor (2 Nights)
We continue through the lush pine forests, highlands and river valleys that define the rugged Maine landscape. Descending "Downeast", the looming Atlantic swells of Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island are our final destination for the day. This evening, we"ll join our travel companions for a traditional lobster dinner. Enjoy the juicy flavours of local seafood with a fisherman and Local Specialist who will share insights into lobster fishing.

Accommodation at Bar Harbor Regency

Day 7

Acadia National Park Excursion
Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the highest point along the Atlantic Seaboard and first spot in the United States where you"ll see the sunrise. Admire the magnificent view over the Schoodic Peninsula, pink granite cliffs and ancient maple forests - their leaves glowing fiery red, burnt orange and mustard yellow in the crisp autumn air. We"ll return to Bar Harbor for an afternoon at leisure or consider joining an optional nature cruise on Frenchman Bay.

Day 8

Bar Harbor – Maine Coast – Portsmouth
The intense hues of New England"s forests and mountains linger as we journey south past the rocky beaches and cliffs of Maine"s rugged coast. We journey past lighthouses, fisheries and seaside dwellings that have sheltered everyone from local lobstermen to holidaying presidents. Travel south to the mouth of the Piscataqua River and the historic seaport city of Portsmouth, one of the oldest cities in the United States. This evening, we join our fellow travellers for a memorable Farewell Dinner reminiscing over our fall foliage experience.

Accommodation at Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside

Day 9

Portsmouth – Depart Boston
We"ll return to Boston and bid farewell to new friends. Transfer to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel in Boston if you"d like to extend your stay.

To book or for more information, please call us on 01 2311889

What's included

Dining Highlights

  • 8 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 dinners


First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights


Not included

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Any internal air unless otherwise stated
  • Meals (not specified)
  • Transfers (not specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal items
  • Meals (not specified)


Sightseeing Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tour in Boston
  • Scenic Drive along the Mohawk Trail, Kancamagus Highway
  • View Lexington and Concord where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired
  • Visit Woodstock, Ben and Jerry"s Ice Cream Factory, Acadia National Park

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