The undeniable highlight of this tour is Mother Natureâ€™s dazzling display of colorful foliage that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. The scenery ranges from the charming villages of Vermont to the Northeastâ€™s tallest peak and the rugged Atlantic coast.
Excursions & Sights
- Experience the quintessential fall foliage of New England and its historical attractions
- See some of Bostonâ€™s most famous and fascinating historic sites
- Stop at Quechee Gorge for fall foliage picture taking
- Visit quintessential New England Woodstock and see its famous covered bridge
- Visit the Cabot Creamery, learn about cheese making and sample products
- Visit the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks in Montpelier
- See the Silver Cascade Waterfall and travel through the White Mountains
- Enjoy the rugged scenery of the famous Maine coast
- Visit the seaside villages of Kennebunkport and Rockport
Guided City Tours
- In-depth sightseeing tours of the Green Mountains and the White Mountains
- Orientation tours of Boston, Woodstock, Stowe, Kennebunkport, Portsmouth & Rockport
Insight’s First Class Services
- Airport arrival and departure transfers on the first and last day of your tour
- Escorted by a professional Tour Director – maximum group size of 40 people
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with extra legroom and restroom facilities
- First-class hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage
- 7 Full Breakfasts, 2 Hotel Dinners and 2 Highlight Dinners in Stowe and Portsmouth
Luxurious hotels located right in city centers, such as the historic Omni Parker House in Boston and Sheraton in Portsmouth, combine with wonderful resorts and lodges, including the famous Trapp Family Lodge, owned by the family who inspired the classic musical.
Tour Pace –
This tour allows you to fully enjoy New Englandâ€™s unique fall foliage. Relax with two-night stays in Stowe and North Conway, explore historic attractions, discover quaint towns filled with Americana appeal and sample delectable local specialties.
Stops will be made at Boston International Airport and the Insight hotel in Boston. Please do not schedule fights before 4 p.m. (B)
Day 1 – Arrive Boston
Welcome to Boston! Your tour begins with a complimentary transfer from the airport to the tour hotel. Please join your Tour Director at 6 p.m. for a Welcome Reception at the hotel. Hotel: Omni Parker House
Day 2 – Boston – Williamstown
Discover some of the city’s most famous sights as your Tour Director takes you along the Freedom Trail. Then enjoy the colorful scenery as you travel west to Stockbridge for a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, the largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art.
Next, travel through the stunning rolling hills of the Berkshires to your wonderful hotel in the beautiful college town of Williamstown. Hotel: The Orchards Hotel (B,D)
Day 3 – Williamstown – Stowe
Leaving Massachusetts, journey through the fabulous fall foliage of Vermont. After a photo stop at Quechee Gorge, visit the Rockefellersâ€™ renowned Billings Farm & Museum, a working dairy farm and farm life museum. Next is the quintessential Vermont village of Woodstock with its picturesque covered bridge.
There is time to stroll the quaint streets before heading for Stowe for a two-night stay. It was the breathtaking alpine setting that attracted the Von Trapp family, of The Sound of Music fame, when they arrived from Austria in the late 40’s and built their fabulous hideaway.
This evening, enjoy a delicious five-course dinner at the lodge. Hotel: Trapp Family Lodge (B,HD)
Day 4 – Taste of Vermont Excusion
Enjoy beautiful rural scenery ablaze with fall colours and views of Vermont’s tallest peak, Mount Mansfield. Visit Cold Hollow Apple Cider Mill and taste fresh cider in the making, then sample flavours of a different kind on a guidedtour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory.
Learn all about cheese-making at the Cabot Creamery and nibble on the “World’s Best Cheddar.” Return to the charming town of Stowe where the rest of the day is free to wander the quaint streets, hike in the woods, or enjoy the lodge’s amenities. (B)
Day 5 – Stowe – North Conway
Visit Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and taste a Vermont tradition: “sugar on snow” – maple syrup served with a donut and pickle! Next, head for New Hampshire’s White Mountains and enter Franconia Notch. Get your cameras at the ready as you ride the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway for panoramic vistas over New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York, and Canada.
Then journey through the dazzling crimson and orange hues of the famed Kancamagus Scenic Byway to North Conway. After dinner, enjoy an interpretive presentation by a naturalist on the North Woods’ wildlife and ecology. Hotel: North Conway Grand Hotel (B,D)
Day 6 – White Mountains Excursion
Another morning of brilliant fall foliage colours as you journey through Crawford Notch. Stop for pictures at the beautiful Silver Cascade Waterfall and Breton Woods offering stunning views of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast at 6,288 ft. Back in North Conway, the afternoon is yours.
Explore the township, join your Tour Director on a walk through the woods, or shop at the tax-free outlet stores near the hotel. (B)
Day 7 – North Conway – Portsmouth
Leaving New Hampshire’s glorious fall foliage, enter the deep green pine forests of western Maine. At charming Kennebunkport, enjoy the scenic drive along Ocean Drive with stunning views of the Maine coastline and the palatial homes of Kennebunkport’s rich and famous, including the summer retreat of President George H.W. Bush.
There is time to browse the many galleries and shops, or walk along the waterfront before continuing on to the charming and historic port city of Portsmouth. Late afternoon, head for the seaside village of York and watch the sun set at Nubble Lighthouse, followed by a traditional “lobsta” dinner served at a delightful beach restaurant. Hotel: Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth. (B,HD)
Day 8 – Portsmouth – Depart Boston
Continue south to the charming seaside village of Rockport on Cape Anne. Stroll down flower-filled lanes lined with wooden fishing shacks, quaint stores, and art galleries before heading back to Boston.
This New England tour package has been put together by Insight Vacations. Contact one of our tour specialist and find the right tour package for you.