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Spectacular colours and beautiful mountain scenery

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2021 Tour code: 21NEC

About the tour

Spectacular colours and beautiful mountain scenery come together on an autumn adventure along America's East Coast. This seasonal holiday brings out the very best of stunning New England.

Highlights

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 - London & Cape Cod

Depart London Heathrow for Boston, transferring to the town of Hyannis on Cape Cod on arrival. Pretty Hyannis is perfectly-placed for your explorations of New England. The town is famous as the spot where the Kennedy's used to holiday every year, and was even the location of John F. Kennedy's 'Summer White House.'

Day 2 is spent exploring Martha's Vineyard. The darling of Massachusetts, this idyllic island is made up of coastal towns and white sand beaches. Charming colonial era buildings dot the verdant landscape, and brisk walks along the dunes and through the harbours grant sublime views across the wild Atlantic Ocean.

Martha’s Vineyard
Day 3 - Rhode Island

Your excursion today takes you to pretty Rhode Island, arriving at fashionable Newport in the morning. Long a destination for rich visitors from across America, Newport is home to some impressive mansions and to an annual sailing regatta that attracts thousands of competitors and spectators from across the globe.  It was also one of the first cities built in America by European settlers. 

Your time is free to take in the historic beauty of the city, including Hammersmith Farm, the childhood home of Jacqueline Bouvier, later Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at leisure in Hyannis.

Newport
Day 4 - Boston & Salem

This morning, transfer to Boston, where you take a guided walking tour, seeing Quincy Market, a historical market comprised of 3 buildings which house a plethora of fascinating shops, food stalls, and restaurants. You also see the fascinating Freedom Trail, which uncovers part of this history, revealing the locations and battles which took part in the city. 

Boston is one of the most important cities in the young history of the United States. Founded in 1630 by the British colonisers, it is also one of America's oldest cities and played a vital role in the American Revolution, with iconic events including the Tea Party and the Siege of Boston taking part in the harbour and city outskirts.

Following your visit, transfer to Salem where you have time to explore. Salem is infamous for its witch trials held in the late 17th century, during which time more than 200 men and women were accused of witchcraft. It is now widely recognised as having a connection with the paranormal, one which often dwarfs the significance of Salem as an early American seaport. This afternoon, continue to North Conway where you spend 2 nights.

Boston
Day 5 - Mount Washington

Discover the awe-inspiring scenery that makes New England such a beloved place to be in during the fall whilst on a journey aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway. Travelling up to a spectacular vantage point that looks out over the golden-hued trees blanketing the surrounding hills, this is truly the perfect way to see up to 5 different states at one time.

Red, yellows and greens are sewn into the fabric of the fall tapestry in New England, and you enjoy splendid views on your ascent to the summit of Mount Washington. You have plenty of time here to soak in your surroundings, before your train makes the descent through the Arcadian Forest.

On your return to the hotel, enjoy a scenic route that takes in the White Mountains, Crawford Notch, and the Kancamangus Scenic Highway, all of which look resplendent in their autumn dress.

Please note that outside the main fall season (mid-September to mid-October), the fall foliage is unlikely to be as visible.

Mount Washington Cog Railway
Day 6 - To Boston

Transfer by coach to Portland this morning, travelling through stunning fall foliage of gold-bearing branches beneath a crisp North American sky. This afternoon, join the Amtrak service back to Boston and check into your hotel in the heart of the downtown.

With free time to explore, perhaps head to Copley Square, a lively square which boasts stunning fountains and beautiful green space, surrounded by grand buildings including the famous Boston Public Library and the Trinity Church.

Trinity Church in Copley Square, Boston
Days 7-8 - Boston & London

You are at leisure to discover more of Boston today. Perhaps wrap up for a stroll around Boston Common, the oldest city park in the USA. Originally used by the British as a camp during the American Revolution before it was reclaimed and given as a public area to the people of the city.

Later, head to the airport to board your flight back to London Heathrow. Upon arrival on Day 8, your American adventure comes to a close.

Boston Common

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown Hotel, Boston

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown Hotel, Boston

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Courtyard by Marriott Cape Cod Hotel, Hyannis

Courtyard by Marriott Cape Cod Hotel, Hyannis

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Fox Ridge Resort

Fox Ridge Resort, North Conway

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Mount Washington Cog Railway

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