Fall Colors of New England, Quebec & Montreal
Scenic rail excursions, superb hotels, and vibrant autumn foliage are the hallmarks of this 11-day escorted tour through the fall colors in New England and French Canada.
Discover the fall colors of New England and Eastern Canada on this 11-day tour featuring acclaimed rail excursions, grand hotel stays, and brilliant autumn scenery. Soak up the history of Boston, the starting point of your fall foliage adventure, before traveling to New Hampshire for excursions aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, and Mt. Washington Cog Railway.
Highlights and Inclusions
- VIA Rail - Montreal to Quebec City
- Rail excursions aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, and Mt. Washington Cog Railway
- Hotel accommodations for 10 nights
- 14 meals including New England Lobster Bake
- Montreal city tour
- Quebec City tour
- Montmorency Falls and dinner
- Visit to Acadia National Park
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Baggage handling
Day 1 - Boston
Arrive in Boston and transfer on your own to your hotel. Meet your tour manager and fellow travelers at 6:00 pm for a brief meeting followed by dinner on your own at the hotel, or venture to a Boston restaurant for dinner. Overnight Boston, MA
Day 2 - Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad / Kancamangus Highway
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, we'll board our deluxe motorcoach and travel to Meredith, NH for a fall foliage train excursion aboard the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Sit back and relax as the train travels along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee with the vibrant colors of the surrounding foliage the perfect backdrop for the day's journey. Following our train ride, we will enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant.
Next, we board our motorcoach and make the scenic drive to Bretton Woods. We will go along the Kancanmagus Highway, a scenic 34-mile highway known as one of the best fall foliage drives in the country. Overnight Bretton Woods, NH (B, L)
Day 3 - Mt. Washington Cog Railway / Mount Washington Resort
We begin with an early morning excursion aboard the Mt. Washington Cog Railway. You'll learn about the area's history and travel to the highest peak in the northeast on North America's steepest train. At the 6,288-foot summit of Mt. Washington you'll have plenty of time for photographs of the panoramic view that span the mountains of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and beyond. Enjoy lunch at the base of Mount Washington before returning to the Mount Washington Resort for an afternoon at leisure to participate in the resort's activities. Overnight Bretton Woods, NH (L)
Day 4 - Vermont / Montreal
Following breakfast in the elegant main dining room of the Historic Mount Washington Hotel, our day continues by motorcoach through New Hampshire and then into Vermont. We will stop at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, a 200-year-old family farm, where you will learn about maple syrup and even taste a few varieties. Our day's journey concludes as we cross the border into the Province of Quebec and check into our hotel. Overnight Montreal, QC (B)
Day 5 - Montreal Sightseeing
This morning we depart on a sightseeing tour of Montreal, which includes must-see sights such as the Notre Dame Basilica, historic Old Montreal and Mont Royal. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to shop in the city's fashionable boutiques, explore the colorful neighborhoods, and indulge in some culinary delights. Overnight Montreal, QC
Day 6 - Montreal/Quebec City
After breakfast, we'll board a VIA Rail train for Quebec City, the capital of Quebec Province and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy an included lunch upon arrival, followed by a guided tour of Quebec City. This evening explore the city and enjoy one of the area's restaurants. Overnight Quebec City, QC (B, L)
Day 7 - Quebec City
You'll have the entire day to explore Old Quebec City and its surroundings. Have breakfast at one of the many French cafes before walking through the historic streets and along the fortified wall. There is so much to see in a city that showcases its well-preserved past—dating back to 1608—alongside its modern day achievements. Dinner this evening is at the Parc de la Chutes-Montmorency, where we'll dine with breathtaking views of the great Montmorency Falls and Ile d'Orleans. Overnight Quebec City, QC (D)
Day 8 - Quebec City / Bar Harbor
After breakfast, we travel the Old Canadian Scenic Byway as we make our way across the border and into the lovely state of Maine. We will enjoy an included lunch before making our way to Bar Harbor, the gateway to Acadia National Park. Upon arrival, the evening is yours to enjoy Bar Harbor's shopping and dining scene, which is famous for local lobster. Overnight Bar Harbor, ME (B, L)
Day 9 - Acadia National Park
This morning we visit the oldest national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park. This seaside park takes in Mount Desert Island and surrounding smaller islands. During our guided tour, we'll travel to the top of Cadillac Mountain for fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. We'll return to Bar Harbor this afternoon with the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the town's shops and harbor views. This evening we'll enjoy a traditional New England Lobster Bake. Overnight Bar Harbor, ME (B, D)
Day 10 - Scenic Drive to Salem
After breakfast, we embark on a scenic drive through Maine to Salem, MA. We'll stop at Portland's waterfront district for some free time and lunch before continuing to Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse in York, ME. Enjoy a farewell dinner tonight with your fellow travelers as our tour comes to an end. Overnight Salem, MA (B, D)
Day 11 - Tour Conclusion
After breakfast, our motorcoach transfers everyone to Logan International Airport for flights departing after 1:00 pm or to Boston's South Station for trains departing after 1:30 pm. (B)
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Hotels include Boston Park Plaza (Boston), Omni Mt. Washington Resort (Bretton Woods), Hyatt Regency (Montreal)***; Hotel Manoir Victoria (Quebec City)*, Bar Harbor Grand Hotel (Bar Harbor)** and Hawthorne Hotel (Salem)
*9/21/18 Departure the Quebec City Hotel is the Hilton Quebec Hotel (Quebec City)
**9/28/18 Departure the Bar Harbor Hotel is the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel (Bar Harbor )
***10/8/18 Departure the Montreal, QC Hotel is the Omni Mount Royal Hotel (Montreal QC)
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Loved it. The fall colors were beautiful. Nice group of people.
It was a great tour, lots of fun and varied experiences.
Overall, I felt the price of the tour was excellent considering the number of days, hotels and activities. I was thankful to have someone else handle the driving and the luggage. All I had to do was show up.
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