The Best of New England in the Fall
|Resort:||The Best of New England in the Fall|
|Destination:||United States Of America|
Autumn is the ideal time of year to explore New England visit New England. The air is crisp and cool, theres pumpkin pie and apple cider in abundance, and the glorious fall foliage decorates the region in russet, ochre and gold. Travelling through five states, well take you to quaint mountain villages, college towns and coastal resorts. There are postcard-worthy views at every turn, from historic lighthouses and steeple-topped churches, to wooden covered bridges and rows of classic clapboard houses.
11 excursions and visits
Day 1 UK – Boston
Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Boston.
Day 2 Boston
This morning well enjoy a city tour of Boston with a local guide, taking in highlights such as the site of the Boston Tea Party, Back Bay and Beacon Hill, ending at Quincy Market.
Youre free to explore at leisure for the rest of the day. Its an easy, walkable city and enjoyable to explore – keep your eye out for the details and the odd quirk of architecture such as the brass plates and gas lamps at Beacon Hill. Or if shopping is your favourite, its also a great shopping city.
Day 3 West Yarmouth
Early this morning we head south towards Cape Cod. An optional excursion is available to Plimoth Plantation. Alternatively, spend your free time visiting the Pilgrim Hall Museum and walking around the village of Plymouth.
We arrive at our hotel in West Yarmouth later this afternoon. Early evening, well take you into Hyannis for the first of two free evenings spent in this charming harbour village. You can explore at leisure and perhaps dine at one of the local restaurants.
Day 4 Provincetown
Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod, is a small beach resort with a thriving artistic community. Well see historical villages and sandy beaches along Route 6A, and view areas of Cape Cod National Seashore including the great dunes of the Province lands, windmills, lighthouses and sea captains homes. In town, you can explore MacMillan Wharf, the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, art galleries and much more.
Early evening well head into Hyannis again for free time – another opportunity to enjoy this captivating village, whether revisiting some of your previous nights favourites or discovering some new ones.
Day 5 Newport – Mystic
We cross into Rhode Island and stop in Newport, where youll have free time. The city is famous for its grand mansions from the Gilded Age of the late 19th century, and you can choose an optional visit to one of them.
Later we arrive in Mystic, where therell be time to explore Mystic Seaport. This vast collection of sailing ships and boats forms the largest maritime museum in the USA. Wandering around the ships and through the 19-acre, 19th-century coastal village filled with 60 original historic buildings, is like taking a step back in time.
Day 6 Pittsfield
Leaving Mystic this morning, well make stops to try and capture views of the spectacular fall foliage of the surrounding forest. Later, we continue to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, which houses the worlds largest collection of Rockwells paintings and illustrations. We reach Pittsfield early this evening.
Day 7 Woodstock – Colchester
Today promises to be a scenic feast as we travel through the beautiful landscapes of Vermont with stops at Old Bennington to see its 200-year-old church, and the charming town of Woodstock. We arrive at our hotel in Colchester, early this evening.
Day 8 Burlington
This morning well explore Burlington a walking tour. This attractive college town is filled with historic buildings and plenty of green spaces. The rest of the day is free, with an optional tour to the pretty mountain village of Stowe, reached by gondola, another possibility this afternoon.
Day 9 Montpelier – North Conway
Our first stop today will be the family-run Morse Farm that has been producing maple syrup for generations. Therell be a chance to taste and buy their products before we travel on to the state capital, Montpelier for a tour of the grand Vermont State House. We arrive in North Conway this evening.
Day 10 Flume Gorge
Today, the wonderful White Mountains region of New Hampshire awaits. Well visit Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park – a spectacular natural chasm stretching for 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty, which can be explored along a wooden walkway.
Then we make our way to the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and take the cable car to the 4,080-ft summit of Cannon Mountain. At the summit, youll find spectacular views from the observation deck, perfect for leaf-peeping. On a clear day you can even see the mountains of four states and Canada. We return to the hotel this afternoon.
Day 11 Ogunquit
We make our way to Ogunquit in Maine, arriving late this afternoon. Well spend our last night in New England here, in the town known as the beautiful place by the sea. Well stay just a short walk from town, filled with restaurants, cafs and bars. Youll have time this afternoon to visit the sandy beach, take the Marginal Walk cliff walk or simply relax and enjoy your hotel facilities.
Day 12 Concord – Boston – In flight
Departing Ogunquit, we visit the town of Concord and the Minute Man National Historic Park. The first shots of the American Revolutionary War were fired here in 1775. Well continue Lexington Battle Green, site of the opening battle of the war.
From here we continue to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Day 13 UK
Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.