Image Courtesy Mount Washington Cog Railway
The problem with fall in New England is choosing among the endless options of where to enjoy it. So we’ve figured it all out for you on this 8-day epic journey to see the highlights of all four New England states by motorcoach and daylight rail. At almost every stop, there’s an opportunity to experience more.
The diversity is endless. From cosmopolitan Boston to the rocky shorelines of Maine and the colorful mountains of North Conway and Vermont. Travel the Kancamagus Highway in Northern New Hampshire, well known as one of the best Fall Foliage viewing areas in the country. Indulge your taste buds at a Cider Mill, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Maple Sugar Farm.
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
|Travel Insurance||Call for quote|
|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
Upon arrival in Boston, transfer to your hotel. This evening, join your vacation manager for a welcome dinner, and meet your traveling companions. Hyatt Place, Boston Area (D)
Day 2: Boston / To North Conway
This morning enjoy a Boston city tour featuring Boston Commons, the Old State House, the Old North Church from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride, the Old South Meeting House, Beacon Hill and Old Ironsides. Visit the Faneuil Hall Marketplace for leisure time to grab a bite to eat, wander, people watch, and shop. Later, coach to North Conway in New Hampshire’s scenic White Mountains. Fox Ridge Resort, North Conway, NH (B,D)
Day 3: Mt. Washington Cog Railway / Conway Scenic Railroad
This morning board the historic Mount Washington Cog Railway. Enjoy breathtaking vistas during your three-hour rail experience aboard the world’s first (1869) mountain-climbing Cog Railway to the top of the highest peak in the Northeast, Mount Washington. Then return to North Conway to board the Conway Scenic Railroad for a nostalgic ride through the scenic Mt. Washington Valley countryside in the restored historic railcars. Enjoy the evening at your own pace. Fox Ridge Resort, North Conway, NH (B)
Day 4: Scenic Drive / Woodstock
This morning motorcoach along one of New England’s most popular scenic drives, the Kancamagus Highway now designated an American Scenic Byway for its rich history, aesthetic beauty and culture. 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. This afternoon, pass through quaint villages and mountain scenery before arriving in Burlington for a two night stay in the famous and historic Vermont mountain town. Doubletree by Hilton, Burlington, VT (B,D)
Day 5: Vermont Sightseeing
Visit Shelburne Museum, in the scenic Lake Champlain Valley, one of the nation’s finest, most unconventional museums of art and Americana. Later, visit Cold Hollow Cider Mill, known for their cold-pressed cider and visit Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, founded in 1978 in a renovated gas station. Enjoy a tour and a scoop of one of the creative flavors. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. Doubletree by Hilton, Burlington, VT (B)
Day 6: To Portland, Maine
This morning, visit a Maple Sugar Farm. Sample some authentic Vermont Maple sweets and learn about the sugaring process. Later relax and enjoy the spectacular New England scenery enroute to the Maine Coast. Arrive in scenic Portland, Maine, on island-filled Casco Bay. Hyatt Place, Portland, ME (B)
Day 7: Portland / Lobster Dinner
Today enjoy a scenic Casco Bay Cruise past lovely Victorian cottages on the shorelines of Little & Great Diamond Island. Then enjoy some leisure time in Old Port, Portland’s historic waterfront. Later, visit the Portland Head Lighthouse & Museum in Cape Elizabeth, one of America’s oldest and most photographed lighthouses. Tonight enjoy a Lobster Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers. Hyatt Place, Portland, ME (B,D)
Day 8: Fly Home
After a hearty breakfast take time to reflect on the exciting memories you’ll cherish from your travels through New England. Transfer to the Boston airport for your return flight home. (B)