Mother Nature meets our Founding Fathers on this electrifying fall foliage tour through historic and bucolic New England. As you witness the blazing reds, oranges, and yellows of autumn’s turning leaves, you’ll also be introduced to the country’s early trailblazers and most colorful of characters. Trace the steps of Paul Revere, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin through the storied streets of Boston. Walk the halls of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s opulent Newport mansion. Feast your eyes on the world’s largest collection of Rockwell originals at the Norman Rockwell Studio & Museum in Stockbridge. Yet no palette is as bright as the fiery leaves of the oaks, poplars, and maples that line the striking Maine coastline, adorn the rocky headlands of Acadia National Park, and shelter the quaint, covered-bridge countryside of Vermont and New Hampshire. This is leaf peeping and sightseeing at its absolute finest.
Location: Arrive In Boston
Welcome to Boston! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.
Location: Boston–Portland–Bar Harbor
BOSTON Scenic drive on the coasts of New Hampshire and Maine en route to Portland.PORTLAND Free time this afternoon before scenic drive to Bar Harbor.BAR HARBOR Traditional LF lobster bake this evening. ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Portland with a walk through the Old Port Exchange. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Location: Bar Harbor. Excursion To Acadia National Park
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK Visit the park and the historic Asticou Inn for LF authentic popover pastry and seafood chowder.BAR HARBOR Free time this evening.
Location: Bar Harbor–North Conway
BAR HARBOR Scenic drive through Maine to New Hampshire’s White Mountains.NORTH CONWAY Private Raven Interpretive Program with a Local Naturalist. Free time this evening.
Location: North Conway–Woodstock–Killington
NORTH CONWAY Scenic drive includes photo stop at a covered bridge, followed by Franconia Notch and Kancamagus Highway. Scenic drive along the Connecticut River en route to Woodstock, Vermont.WOODSTOCK Visit to Billings Farm and Museum includes locally made ice cream.KILLINGTON Free time this evening.
KILLINGTON Scenic drive through the Berkshires en route to Stockbridge.STOCKBRIDGE Visit the Norman Rockwell Studio and Museum.STURBRIDGE LF Colonial-style dinner at the historic Publick House.
Location: Sturbridge–Mystic Seaport–Newport
STURBRIDGE Free time this morning.MYSTIC SEAPORT Visit the Museum of America and the Sea.NEWPORT Free time this evening.
NEWPORT Orientation tour includes the first state house, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and St. Mary’s Church. Visit the Vanderbilt mansion, The Breakers. Farewell dinner this evening at a waterfront restaurant.
BOSTON Guided walking tour includes the Freedom Trail: Boston Common, Old State House, Old North Church, and Faneuil Hall. Your vacation ends with a motorcoach drop at the Boston Park Plaza or the Boston Logan International Airport. Schedule departing flights after 3:30 pm.
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