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Experience America’s Natural Beauty During Fall Foliage

Many regions of the United Sates experience a vibrant Fall Foliage season. New England is the most popular and we offer a plethora of ways to journey through the beautiful scenery. Beyond New England, there are many other incredible fall destinations like the Great Lakes, Smoky Mountains, and Eastern Canada.

  • Recommended Destinations: New England, The Great Lakes, Smoky Mountains, Eastern Canada, and more.
  • Ride Famous Trains: Cape Cod Central Railroad, the Conway Scenic Railroad, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway and the Essex Steam Train.
  • Explore with a Guide: Escorted tours are guided by a professional tour manager.

When Should You Book a Fall Foliage Tour? Due to high demand and a short foliage season, Fall Foliage tours typically sell out early. We recommend booking early to secure your seat on your preferred date of travel.

Our Recommended Fall Foliage Tours

Kancamagus Highway During Foliage Season
Nearly Sold Out
4.3 stars(56 reviews)
Escorted
2024Sep
2025SepOct
6 days from
$2,795 pp
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Mt Washington Cog Railway
4.5 stars(117 reviews)
Escorted
2024SepOct
2025SepOct
10 days from
$4,195 pp
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Vermont Early Autumn Rural Scene
No Single Supp
4.5 stars(62 reviews)
Escorted
2024SepOct
8 days from
$2,995 pp
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Boston Massachusetts
Last 100 Spaces
No Single Supp
4.5 stars(64 reviews)
Escorted
2024SepOct
2025SepOct
7 days from
$2,995 pp
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Kancamagus Highway During Foliage Season
Nearly Sold Out
4.3 stars(56 reviews)
Escorted
2024Sep
2025SepOct
Escorted
6 days from
$2,795 pp
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6 days from
$2,795
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Vermont Early Autumn Rural Scene
No Single Supp
4.5 stars(62 reviews)
Escorted
2024SepOct
Escorted
8 days from
$2,995 pp
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No Single Supp
8 days from
$2,995
per person
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  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Mt Washington Cog Railway
4.5 stars(117 reviews)
Escorted
2024SepOct
2025SepOct
Escorted
10 days from
$4,195 pp
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10 days from
$4,195
per person
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  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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No Single Supp
10 days from
$3,995
per person
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  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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No Single Supp
13 days from
$4,295
per person
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  • TransportRail, Cruise
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North Conway Scenic Railroad
Escorted
2024SepOct
Escorted
9 days from
$3,095 pp
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9 days from
$3,095
per person
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  • AccommodationHotel
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Save $200
8 days from
$3,795
per person
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  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Boston Massachusetts
Last 100 Spaces
No Single Supp
4.5 stars(64 reviews)
Escorted
2024SepOct
2025SepOct
Escorted
7 days from
$2,995 pp
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No Single Supp
7 days from
$2,995
per person
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  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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8 days from
$3,395
per person
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  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Escorted
2024Oct
2025SepOct
Escorted
13 days from
$4,495 pp
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13 days from
$4,495
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No Single Supp
11 days from
$4,495
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Kancamagus Highway
Independent
2024JunJulAugSepOct
2025MayJunJulAugSepOct
Independent
8 days from
$2,702 pp
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Our customers love our Fall Foliage tours
Smoky Mountain Rail Adventure
16/May
John Bielot
5 stars
“What an amazing trip! The train rides were super. Our tour guide, Ed, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Our bus driver, Vic, was beyond words - I don't know how he drove that bus on some of the streets, especially in Nashville. The included meals were fine. I really liked the location of the Nashville hotel as it was within walking distance to many restaurants and museums. Dollywood's Dream More Resort was beyond words! The Biltmore Mansion is a sight to see; I've been to the Newport mansions ("summer cottages") many times, and they are very tiny compared to the Biltmore. I would highly recommend a Vacations by Rail trip, and plan to do one again, hopefully next year.
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New England Autumn Foliage Express
13 Nov 2023
SAMANTHA RUBIO
5 stars
“Exploring by train the romantic countryside painted with green fields, covered bridges, quaint running streams, and enchantingly fiery foliage. This trip had been in my manifestation journal for years, and it DELIVERS. Our trip was the week of October 8-15, 2023 and the foliage was PEAK! The whole trip is jam packed with activities, you really feel you're getting the most out of your experience and the best of New England because you're jumping from spot to spot. Mary Reed our guide was so considerate, always cautioning us what few activities could possibly pose a challenge to those with mobility issues, which most did very well with and had a great experience regardless. Mary was great, making sure we were all on schedule, pointed out remarkable sights, and made the experience informational, fun, humorous, and full of great surprises. Our driver Tom from Brown Coach was so great and personable. We were traveling by motor coach the whole trip, taking us from hotel to train and train to hotel, each train ride lasting 2-3 hours. We had a seat rotation to make sure there is no fighting for the "best seat". Tips: - Italian food in Boston Day 1 (we had Famiglia Di Gorgio, Incredible!) - I found the most unique shopping was in Mystic, Ct. Make time to roam around in it. - Wear really good walking shoes - Bring gloves, a warm hat, and extra layers for day 4 as you go on the Mt. Washington train. - Bring lots of vitamin D and C to maintain your health, everyone was sniffling and sneezing by the end
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Fall Colors of New England, Quebec & Montreal
23 Oct 2023
Tawny Cleveland
5 stars
“What a beautiful and well run trip. Our guide, Mark Jacobson, was kind, attentive, informative, and funny. That accommodations were wonderful and the itinerary was just perfect. We appreciated time to our selves to explore as well. Our driver, Patrick, was absolutely amazing. So grateful to have him at the wheel.
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New England Autumn Rails & Sails
22 Oct 2023
LESLIE MILLER
5 stars
“Mary made it a fun trip!
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New England in a Nutshell
21 Oct 2023
Stephanie Koch-Prest
5 stars
“Christine very personable and Vincent very attentive driver.
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Autumn at the Greenbrier & Historic Trains
20 Oct 2023
Peter Thompson
4 stars
“Would recommend.
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Fall Foliage Train Tours

Envelop yourself in one of nature's most delightful annual events: America's fall foliage season. And what better way to experience it than with a fall foliage train tour, where the only thing more brilliant than the fall colors are the scenic trains that take you through these dazzling displays of nature. With a wide variety of rail vacations from which to choose, the question is not how to see the vivid colors but where. Each region in the United States presents its own unique combination of autumn hues, so no two fall color tours are alike.

New England fall foliage tours take travelers through impressive destinations like Boston, MA; Newport, RI; Montpelier, VT; North Conway, NH, and Bath, ME aboard amazing rail lines, including the Cape Cod Central Railroad, the Conway Scenic Railroad, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway and the Essex Steam Train. Crimson, gold and orange leaves pave the way for each journey, which includes a mixture of history and sightseeing through nature. These fall tours may also venture out of the U.S. to Canada, exploring scenic destinations from Quebec City and Montreal to the lovely Maritime region. 

Travelers may select from fall tours to other parts of the country, as well. Marvel at the warm hues of the Great Smoky Mountains while traveling through Tennessee or explore the colors of the Allegheny Mountains in Maryland and the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia while learning about the birth of railroading in America. Your foliage tour may even take you through the Great Lakes region to places like Door County, Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where the gold and orange colors of fall beckon. No matter which region you choose, each thoughtful itinerary makes all of your travel dreams come true.