Charming New England: Fall Foliage
|Resort:||Charming New England: Fall Foliage|
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Brilliant red, orange and gold – New England is famous around the world for its spectacular fall foliage. Travelling only on the picturesque back roads, this seasonal tour takes in the region’s most scenic towns, mountain forests and ports, with an emphasis on seeking out the unique colours of each breathtaking destination.
Take part in a cooking class at The Essex, Vermont’s famous Culinary Resort and Spa
Enjoy a cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee
Ride the famous Mt Washington Cog Railway
Day 1 Boston – Williamstown, MA
This tour kicks off in historic Boston where well meet the group, board the coach and prepare for the adventure ahead. Our first stop? Unspoiled Westminster, Massachusetts. After taking our first glimpse of the areas spectacular fall foliage, well move on to Williamstown.
Day 2 Williamstown – Woodstock, VT
After this mornings breakfast, well hit the road through the Green Mountain National Forest to our next stop: Manchester, a famed fishing and hiking hotspot. When weve had ample time to take in the areas remarkable scenery, well move on to colourful Woodstock with a stop at the town of Rockingham along the way.
Day 3 Woodstock – Burlington
The smallest state capital in the US, charming Montpelier is steeped in old-world New England heritage. Well take some time to explore the city before making our way to our hotel in beautiful Burlington an artsy, cultured town perched at the edge of the peaceful Lake Champlain.
Day 4 Burlington
Today theres a treat in store for the aspiring chefs among us. Before lunchtime, well visit The Essex Culinary Resort and Spa for a hands-on cooking class conducted by a foodie expert. Then: Burlington is yours to roam as you please. Take it from us this town really does look its best during the autumn months!
Day 5 Burlington – Jackson, NH
Before we say goodbye to the Green Mountain State, theres just enough time to fit in a visit to Stowe, the quintessential Vermont slopeside village. This afternoon, well take in some magnificent views of the White Mountain National Forest from the comfort of a steam train, winding up to the peak of Mt Washington along the famous Cog Railway. Tonight, well rest our heads in old-fashioned Jackson.
Day 6 Jackson
The town of Jackson looks like something from a movie set with breathtaking peaks and valleys in every direction. Why not make the most of your seasonal surroundings with a hike along one of the areas many mountain trails? If youd rather take things easy, there are plenty of welcoming inns and restaurants where you can pull up a chair and take in the atmosphere.
Day 7 Jackson – Lake Winnipesaukee
Vast and serene, Lake Winnipesaukee was named Smile of the Great Spirit by the Native Americans and today well experience its majesty first-hand on a cruise through its 44,000 acres of sparkling waters. Back on dry land, this afternoon will be yours to spend exploring the area at your leisure.
Day 8 Lake Winnipesaukee – Portland, ME
Today well make the scenic drive from the National Forest of Hampshire to Portland, in the state of Maine. From the Old Port to the beach and the buzzing arts district, youll find that this lively town has plenty to keep you occupied (not to mention an abundance of fresh seafood to try).
Day 9 Portland
Today well board the coach for a short drive to the picture-perfect Casco Bay, whose many islands are sometimes referred to as The Calendar Islands. After taking some time to spot the bays lobster boats, lighthouses and playful harbour seals, well return to Portland for our grand finale: a sumptuous farewell dinner.
Day 10 Portland – Boston, MA
Today well come full circle as we make the journey back to Boston. Time to say goodbye!