Autumn Tour in New England
Let the brilliant hues of autumn and the stunning scenery of the northeastern coastline capture your soul on this trip through New England.
Immerse yourself in New England's annual display of fall colors. Reds, oranges, yellows and more are on full display as you make your way into the heart of the fall splendor. Visit quaint New England towns and varying landscapes as you travel from the city of Boston to the shores of Cape Cod, to the heart of the shipbuilding past in Mystic, to the picturesque town of Stockbridge, MA, made famous by Norman Rockwell. You’ll experience the best of New England on this incredible journey.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Excursion aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad
- Vermont’s Green Mountain Flyer Scenic Railroad
- Foliage viewing from the Conway Scenic Railroad
- Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
- 10 meals
- Boston City Tour
- Plimoth Plantation
- John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum
- Hyannis Harbor Cruise past the shores of Cape Cod
- Newport Mansion Tour
- Mystic Seaport
- Norman Rockwell Museum
- Hildene, the Lincoln Family summer home
- America's top foliage drive, the Kancamagus Highway
- 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. The remainder of the day can be spent exploring the city, taking a trolley tour or just relaxing in your room. Meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers in the lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a short meeting before heading out for dinner at your choice of local restaurants. Overnight Boston, MA
Day 2 - Boston/Cape Cod
One of the most influential cities in America's past, Boston is filled with historic sites and landmarks pivotal to America’s history. Walk along the streets of the "Cradle of Liberty" on this morning's city tour, which highlights “Bean Town’s” best. After lunch at Quincy Market, begin your journey south where we'll step back in time at Plimoth Plantation. Hear the complex and interwoven stories of two distinct groups – the English and the Native as you explore 17th century Massachusetts. Your journey then continues to Cape Cod. Overnight Hyannis, MA (B)
Day 3 - Cape Cod
Today, learn more about one of America's most beloved presidents at the JFK Hyannis Museum. Hear about JFK’s personal life, his life before the presidency and life as a member of Hyannis’ most prominent family. This afternoon, we’ll enjoy a cruise around Hyannis Harbor. Learn about the history of Hyannis and view local landmarks, including the Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport. Our day continues with free time in downtown Hyannis. Tonight, board the Cape Cod Central Railroad's Dinner Train for an excursion through cranberry bogs and lush marshes. Dinner is served as the train crosses the famous Cape Cod Canal railroad bridge into the historic village of Buzzard's Bay. Overnight Hyannis, MA (B, D)
Day 4 - Newport/Mystic
Today finds you traveling to Newport, RI, yachting capital of the world. A trip down Ocean Drive reveals the splendor of this playground of the rich and famous. Tour one of Newport's summer "cottages" and see how the elite lived during Newport's Gilded Age. Our tour continues to Mystic, CT, home of the world's largest maritime museum, Mystic Seaport. Founded in 1929, this prominent museum offers tall ships, a recreated 19th-century maritime village, and a preservation shipyard. Relax on the motorcoach as we make a short drive to Springfield, MA, our home for the night. The evening is yours to relax in your hotel room or to venture out to explore the city. Overnight Springfield, MA (B)
Day 5 – Stockbridge/Manchester
Today we journey to the Berkshires and Norman Rockwell’s hometown of Stockbridge, MA. Here we will take some time to enjoy and appreciate the work of this amazing artist at the Norman Rockwell Museum. The museum contains the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including his famous Saturday Evening Post covers.
This afternoon you'll enjoy a visit to Hildene, the Lincoln Family's summer home. Here, breathtaking gardens meet a well-preserved estate for a beautiful overall picture. You can also tour a Pullman car, the Sunbeam, which was built in 1888. Now fully restored, this wooden Pullman car is an example of the finest travel luxury of its time. Afterward, we will make our way to our hotel for the evening. Overnight West Dover, VT (B, L)
Day 6 - Chester/Montpelier/Lincoln
This morning we’ll take a short drive to Chester, Vermont, where we will board the Green Mountain Flyer Fall Foliage Express Scenic Railroad. Sit back, relax and enjoy spectacular fall colors as we journey through southern Vermont. On our arrival back in Chester, you’ll have some time for lunch and a little exploring before we continue on our journey north. The afternoon finds us at the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks in Montpelier. Here, you will learn about Vermont’s No. 1 export – Maple Syrup. Take some time to explore the farm and the maple products store before we make our way to New Hampshire for the night. Overnight Lincoln, NH or Littleton, NH. (B)
Day 7 - Conway/Lincoln
Today begins with a beautiful drive through the White Mountains of New Hampshire on the way to North Conway. This morning, we will enjoy a ride on one of New England’s most iconic trains, the Conway Scenic Railroad. The carefully restored railcars provide a one-of-a-kind look at the dramatic fall colors in New England. We’ll take some time in North Conway to explore the quaint shops along Main Street before we continue with our fall foliage drive. This afternoon, we travel along the famed Kancamagus Highway – the top destination for leaf peeping in the United States. There will be plenty of stops for pictures along the way. Overnight Lincoln, NH or Littleton, NH. (B, D)
Day 8 - End of Tour
Our fall foliage journey concludes this morning. After breakfast, we will make our way back to Boston. Transfers to Boston Logan Airport and South Street Terminal for planes and trains departing after 1:00 p.m. (B)
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Hotels include the Boston Park Plaza (Boston), Holiday Inn Hyannis (Hyannis), Hilton Garden Inn (Springfield), Mount Snow Grand Summit Hotel (West Dover), Mountain Club on Loon (Lincoln)*
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be similar in quality and amenities.
* The September 17, 2019 departure will stay at the Hampton Inn Littleton instead of the Mountain Club on Loon.
+Vacations By Rail can supply connecting rail from your closest Amtrak Station.
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Very well done. Professional. We had a great group of 50 people. Really worth the $$. Exceeded expectations with tour guide (Kim), itinerary and accommodations.
This tour was a first for me by rail/bus. The accommodations were wonderful. The interaction with the group was great. It was an experience that I really enjoyed.
It was very enjoyable, well run and filled with good excursions. Kim was a great tour operator.
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|17th September 2019||$2,179||Book Now|
|19th September 2019||Sold Out|
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