Colours of New England
|Resort:||Colours of New England|
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Be charmed by the colors of New England on this 8-day tour that brings you from the heart of historic Boston to the farms, coast and mountains of the north. Tour historic Boston during a 2-night stay in the heart of the city. Explore Woodstock, Vermont, a quintessential New England village. Tour Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream Factory and sample some of its delicious creations. Watch apples transform into cider before your eyes at Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Learn about the maple sugaring industry of New England on a farm tour of the Rocks Estate. Relax as you cruise along Lake Winnipesaukee, admiring the splendid views. Dig in at a traditional New England lobster dinner. Admire Maines dramatic coast and discover the seaside communities of Boothbay Harbor and Kennebunkport. This is New England at its finest.
Day 1: Boston, Massachusetts – Tour Begins
Welcome to Massachusetts, where we begin our journey through New Englands charming and vibrant northern states. Relax during a 2-night stay in the heart of Boston.
Day 2: Boston
This morning meet your local guide for a sightseeing tour that features the Old South Meeting House, Public Gardens, Old North Church and Beacon Hill. Stop at the famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace, bustling with various street performers and colorful kiosks of local handiwork. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a favorite local restaurant.
Day 3: Boston – Woodstock, Vermont – Stowe
Set out for Vermont, the Green Mountain State. Traditional white steeple churches, quaint villages and tree-covered mountainsides dot the charming landscape of your journey. In Woodstock, a covered bridge in the town center along with the beautifully restored Georgian houses that surround the town green add credence to its reputation as the quintessential New England village. Visit the impressive 165′ deep, mile-long Quechee Gorge before continuing to Stowe for a 2-night stay.
Day 4: Stowe
Begin the day at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Learn how this historic mill makes their delicious cider when you witness apples being transformed into cider the old-fashioned way using a rack and cloth press a process that has been passed down for generations. A tour of Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream Factory teaches you about the ice cream process and ends with a delicious sample of their sweet treats. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Stowe.
Day 5: Stowe – North Conway, New Hampshire
Today we are New Hampshire bound! Soak in the lovely New England countryside as you journey through the White Mountains of New Hampshire to North Conway. En route, visit the Rocks Estate, home to the North Country Conservation & Education Center. Tour the farm and learn about the history and importance of maple sugaring in the region, including a visit to a virtual tap room.
Day 6: North Conway – Lake Winnipesaukee – North Conway
We begin the day with a visit to New Hampshires picturesque lakes region, a popular vacation spot for visitors year-round. Board the M/S Mount Washington and spend the next hour cruising stunning Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake. After your cruise, visit the charming town of Wolfeboro, the oldest summer resort in America. Later, return to North Conway via the Kancamagus Highway, a scenic byway offering spectacular views of the White Mountains region.
Day 7: North Conway – Boothbay Harbor, Maine – Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Depart New Hampshire for Maine, arriving in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, the boating capital of New England. View the rugged coastline on a drive along picturesque Ocean Point Road. This afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise through Boothbay Harbor for spectacular views of the coast, including lighthouses, summer homes and even local wildlife, such as the harbor seals. Learn about New Englands lobster industry and watch as a lobster trap is pulled aboard the boat to view the days catch. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a very special farewell dinner featuring the fresh native lobster for which coastal Maine is renowned.
Day 8: Portsmouth, NH – Kennebunkport, ME – Boston, MA – Tour Ends
Today you travel through the seaside community of Kennebunkport, Maine along spectacular Ocean Drive. See Walkers Point, former President George H. W. Bushs summer home, which is situated on a rocky promontory. Then, return to the Boston airport. The many wonderful memories of your adventure will last a lifetime.