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11 DAY NEW ENGLAND FALL FOLIAGE

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NEFF
STARTING FROM
$4,940 USD
PLACES VISITED
Boston, Cape Cod, Mystic, Springfield, Brandon,...
NEW ENGLAND TRIP
New England's fall foliage is legendary. Across the region, leaves turn from green to gold and scarlet. The show is magnificent - and free! Leaf chasers, tea parties and European heritage make New England an essential experience if you are interested in combining history with some exceptional countryside. Traversing several different northeastern states, the New England fall colours tour includes Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut, with the city of Boston providing enough interest for cultural visitors. From the charming beach towns of Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard to the hillsides of Vermont and New Hampshire, it is easy to see why this area is known as one of the best places to live in the whole of the USA.
Start Location: Boston End Location: Boston
TOP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Von Trapp “The Hills are Alive” Tour
  • Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruise
  • Green Mountains of Vermont
  • Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Steam Train Experience
  • Maritime Museum
  • The Breakers Tour
  • Newport
  • Edgartown
  • Martha’s Vineyard Tour
  • Cape Cod
  • Plymouth Rock
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ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive in Boston, MA

Arrive in Boston. There will be individual arrival transfers to hotel.
Overnight: Boston
Day 2: Boston - Cape Cod, MA

Visit Boston's Old North Church, where Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride. Visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace and drive by the State Capitol and the Boston Common. Continue to Lexington. Follow the route of Paul Revere from Lexington to Concord. Stop at the Old North Bridge, then head south and stop at Plymouth Rock. Next is Cape Cod's southern shore for a two-night stay near the community of Yarmouth or Hyannis.
Overnight: Cape Cod
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Martha\'s Vineyard Day Trip

Morning ferry from Woods Hole across the bay to Martha's Vineyard, named for a European sailor's daughter, Martha, who found wild grapes growing on the island. The island is a haven for artists, poets, singers and celebrities who are attracted to its laid-back, charming lifestyle. See Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Departing from scenic Woods Hole harbour for the "Storybook Island" of Martha's Vineyard, the tour includes the famous Gingerbread Houses, Island Tabernacle and Antique Carousel of Oak Bluffs, stories and views of well-known residents' homes with time to explore Edgartown, filled with many shops, eateries, attractions and extraordinary views of the Atlantic. Return by ferry to Cape Cod.
Overnight: Cape Cod
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Cape Cod - Mystic, CT

Drive to the sailing capital of the world: Newport, Rhode Island. Visit the historic Vanderbilt "summer cottage", The Breakers. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial pre-eminence in turn-of-the-century America. Take a self-guided audio tour through this Gilded Age home and enjoy the views from this sumptuous estate, perched high on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic. This Italian Renaissance-style palace has 70 rooms and is the grandest of all Newport estates. Then, on a sightseeing drive of Newport, see the mansions of the "400 Club" and St. Mary's Church, where Jacqueline Bouvier married John F. Kennedy. You will enter the world of the wealthiest of Gilded Age tycoons as you travel Newport's fabulous Bellevue Avenue, peppered with stunning mansions and gardens. Take in the rugged beauty of Ten-Mile Ocean Drive, featuring magnificent ocean views and historic Fort Adams.
Overnight: Mystic
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Mystic - Springfield, MA

Enter the "Age of Sail" at this world-renowned maritime museum featuring a true seaport village, exhibit halls and historical interpreters. This quintessential New England experience offers a wonderful link to America's seafaring past as you experience the lifestyle and artifacts of life in a New England sailing port. You will visit the Cooperage, learn about ship building, board a New England tall ship, and discover the dangers and adventures of whaling aboard the 19th century whaleship, Charles W. Morgan. Later, ride the rails aboard a true steam train with vintage rail cars. Depart from the historic 1892 Essex Station and travel from the beautiful countryside to the riverside, journeying along the picturesque Connecticut River Valley.
Overnight: Springfield
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Springfield - Brandon, VT

Drive to Woodstock, described as the prettiest small town in America, with a photo stop at a covered bridge. Next, tour Plymouth Notch, birthplace of President Calvin Coolidge. Drive into the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, and visit the Norman Rockwell Museum and Rockwell's studio, preserved exactly as it was when Rockwell painted here in Rutland.
Overnight: Brandon
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Brandon, VT

A full day of northern Vermont discovery begins this morning when you drive north through some spectacular scenery of the Green Mountains to picturesque Stowe, Vermont. The village of Stowe is featured on many postcards of New England. Also visit the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and see how these famous, quality bears are created. On the Spirit of Ethan Allen, go for a gentle cruise on scenic Lake Champlain with great views of the majestic Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont. On the Von Trapp "The Hills are Alive" one-of-a-kind guided tour, you will learn all about the "Sound of Music" family as you tour the property and grounds, with the majestic Green Mountains providing the magnificent backdrop.
Overnight: Brandon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Brandon - North Conway, NH

Another high point of this fabulous New England Fall Foliage tour is the trip on the Mount Washington Cog Railway to the summit of the highest mountain in the northeast U.S. A ride up Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway remains, as it has for well over a century, an exciting and unforgettable experience. The ever-changing surroundings, the magnificent views, the sights and sounds of nine unique steam locomotives in action, and some of the steepest railway tracks in existence, combine to place it among the best of the world's great railway journeys. Some days the view from the summit of Mount Washington spans four states, Québec, and the Atlantic Ocean, limited only by the curvature of the earth.
Overnight: North Conway
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: North Conway - Ogunquit, ME

The day begins with a Castle in the Clouds presentation, learning about the history of this magnificent and picturesque estate perched high above the lakes and surrounded by three mountains. A great photo-op for foliage vistas. Later, drive to Mill Falls Marketplace, a quaint marketplace filled with shops, unique boutiques and eateries, located on the shore of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. On the Lakes Region tour you will see Squam Lake, the location of the "On Golden Pond" film, and hear about the history, geography, and wildlife of this area while enjoying the incredible scenery. On the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad ride discover New Hampshire's largest lake by rail while enjoying a hand-carved, roast turkey dinner (prepared by the famous Hart's Turkey Farm) aboard vintage coaches of the Winnipesaukee Railway. Enjoy this scenic ride hugging the picturesque shoreline, surrounded by mountain outcrops, with views of "Grand Style Resorts", pristine woodlands and lake wildlife.
Overnight: Ogunquit
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Kennebunkport Day Trip

Travel to Maine's rugged and wild coast dotted with picturesque lighthouses, quaint villages and magnificent coastal scenery, ending by the water in Kennebunkport. With your guide discover charming Kennebunkport's 300-year history, from the Native Americans and early settlers to the shipbuilding era. Enjoy views of the presidential summer home - the Bush Estate, Wedding Cake House and a visit to the Franciscan Monastery.
Overnight: Ogunquit
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11: Ogunquit - Boston, MA

After breakfast, we make our way back to Boston. Along the way we stop to see Maine's most photographed lighthouse at Nubble Light.
Meals: Breakfast
DATES & PRICES
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Tue, 18 Oct 2022
Fri, 28 Oct 2022
$4,940 USD
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WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Transportation on train and motorcoach
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • 10 nights of accommodation (3-4 star)
  • 21 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 10 dinners
EXCLUSIONS
  • Gratuities to driver (Recommend $3-$4 per person per day)
  • Gratuities to guide (Recommend $5-$7 per person per day)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed
  • Attractions not listed
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare — domestic and international (Unless Specified)
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)

Why Take An Anderson Tour?

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Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't

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Tour Questions

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a 'Classic Tour', up to of 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. However, if the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction, only up to of 18 persons join the tour and many Tours of Distinction travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's Pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Select departures of many tours are 'Pre- Guaranteed'.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

What is your recommended spending amount for non-included meals?

The suggested allowance for non-included meals is $40.00 – $60.00 CAD per day (with tipping).

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, but within reason. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes! We can help with booking airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please ask for details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes! We can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. Please inquire for further information and prices.

Can you assist with booking airline flights?

Yes! We can help with booking your flights for you. We do not recommend you book any flights until you receive your booking confirmation from Anderson Vacations including specific confirmation that your tour is 'Guaranteed'. Please be aware that you may be liable for airline cancellation costs should your tour not become guaranteed and your travel dates need to be amended or cancelled.

I am a solo traveler. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel rooms with another same gender traveller. No Single Supplement payment is charged to you in this case.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire about this option, as prices and availability varies from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to travellers needs. Please ask us for details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate)and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.
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Seasoned Tour Guides Get a deeper understanding with storytelling tailored to your interests.
Space To Breathe We never max out buses even if we use the same size bus as the competition.
All Inclusive No hidden expenses along the way. Competitors offer activities as an extra - we don't
CLASSIC TOURS

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

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TOURS OF DISTINCTION

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

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CUSTOM TRIPS

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

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BUBBLE TOURS

Types of Bubble Tours: Independent Travel (FIT), Self-Drive Small Custom Groups limited to 12 persons

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