Join us as we travel the back roads from Boston to Acadia National Park, and Woodstock to Newport on this glorious discovery adventure. Find out why Acadia National Park is our most visited national park. Get to know more about Rockwell when we visit his museums.
Not only will we have city tours, but we will also enjoy the glorious fall foliage, and enjoy a Bar Harbor cruise with breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine. Later motorcoach into New Hampshire’s scenic White Mountains to picturesque North Conway.
New England hosts picturesque covered bridges, delightful coastal villages, the infamous witch trials and elegant colonial mansions, but it is most memorable in the fall when the color is simply magnificent. This trip has everything that New England in the fall has to offer…and then some.
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
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|Vacation Pace||Moderately Active Pace|
*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Payment schedule: 2nd deposit of $500 due 121 days prior to departure; final payment 76 days prior to departure.
Day 1: Fly to Boston, MA
Upon arrival, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Doubletree or Marriott, Boston or similar (D)
Day 2 – Boston Sightseeing
Today enjoy a Boston city tour. See Boston Commons, Old State House, Old North Church from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride, Old South Meeting House, Beacon Hill, and Old Ironsides. Visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace, near the waterfront. Later visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, dedicated to the memory of our nation’s thirty-fifth president. Enjoy the evening at leisure in this historic city filled with amazing restaurants. Doubletree or Marriott, Boston or similar (B,D)
Day 3 – To Bar Harbor
This morning travel north into Maine. Stop in Kennebunkport, the summer home of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush. Next visit scenic Portland, Maine’s largest city on island filled Casco Bay. See Portland Head Lighthouse, one of America’s oldest and most photographed. Later arrive in Bar Harbor for a two night stay. The town of Bar Harbor sits on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s Frenchman Bay. Hampton or Holiday Inn, Bar Harbor or similar (B)
Day 4 – Acadia National Park
Today enjoy Acadia National Park. Comprised of a cluster of islands on the jagged Maine coast, Acadia National Park has a variety of landscapes including granite-domed mountains, woodlands, lakes, ponds, and ocean shoreline. Diverse habitats create striking scenery and make the park a haven for wildlife and plants. Stunning scenic stops include the summit of Cadillac Mountain, which at 1,530 feet is the highest point on the U.S. Atlantic Coast, and Thunder Hole, an oceanside stop. Later return to Bar Harbor and enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers. Hampton or Holiday Inn, Bar Harbor or similar (B,D)
Day 5 – To North Conway, NH
This morning enjoy a Bar Harbor cruise with breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine as you sail past lovely cottages, huge mansions, lighthouses, fishing boats, birds, seals and other wildlife. Later motorcoach into New Hampshire’s scenic White Mountains & arrive in picturesque North Conway, Situated in the heart of Mt. Washington Valley, Enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers tonight. Residence Inn or Red Jacket Mountain View, North Conway or similar (B,D)
Day 6 – Scenic Drive to Vermont
This morning motorcoach along one of New England’s most popular scenic drives, the Kancamagus Highway. The drive connects North Conway with Lincoln and offers spectacular views of rushing rivers and covered bridges. Continue to Quechee Gorge, “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon.” Later arrive in the scenic town of Woodstock to visit the Billings Farm & Museum, a modern working dairy farm and museum of Vermont life in the 1890’s. Later arrive in the Killington/Rutland area for an overnight stay. Hampton or Holiday Inn, Rutland, VT or similar (B)
Day 7 – Rockwell / To Connecticut
This morning visit the Norman Rockwell Museum and enjoy the nationally recognized collection of Norman Rockwell’s art, established in 1976, commemorating Rockwell’s Vermont years and the entire span and diversity of his career (1911-1978). Later travel to the Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino for a two night stay. The resort is nestled amid rolling hills in picturesque Connecticut and is bordered by the Thames River. The resort features a spa, different dining options, exciting nightlife and a full casino. Mohegan Sun Resort, Uncasville, CT or similar (B)
Day 8 – Newport / Mystic Seaport
Today visit Newport, Rhode Island, a favorite vacation site of affluent socialites and yachting enthusiasts. On your city tour drive by Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in America, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and the splendid estates along Bellevue Avenue. Marvel at the extravagance of a bygone era with a guided tour of The Breakers Mansion, the Vanderbilt’s lavishly decorated turn of the century mansion. Follow “Ten-Mile-Drive” along the magnificent rocky coast which boasts exquisite estates from the early 1900’s. Later visit Mystic Seaport Village, a replica of a 19th c. New England fishing village with ship models, boats, and other relics tracing the history of shipbuilding and maritime activities. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Mohegan Sun Resort, Uncasville, CT or similar (B,D)
Day 9 – Boston / Fly Home
Travel to Boston and fly home with wonderful memories of your Classic New England tour. (B)