Why not make this fall the time to go to New England, where the beauty of quaint fishing villages, historic cities, lovely mountains and dazzl
ing autumn colors await. As our exciting tour continues, we will see more and more of the fall colors that make this area such a popular tourist attraction.
Day 1 — Hagerstown, Maryland – Our first overnight will be in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Day 2 — West Haven, Connecticut – An included breakfast this morning, we continue through the “Empire State” of New York to our hotel in West Haven, Connecticut to overnight.
Day 3 — Mystic Seaport Museum — Newport — Hyannis, Massachessetts — After an included breakfast, we visit the Mystic Seaport Museum, the nation’s largest maritime museum. This recreated seaport village allows you to walk through the actual homes in which seafaring New Englanders lived in the 1800s. We will be able to visit the many exhibit buildings filled with collections of ship models, figureheads, scrimshaws, marine paintings, and other historic artifacts. Later today, we will drive through legendary Newport, Rhode Island, whose mansions best illustrate the Gilded Age. In the 19th century before income tax, the nation’s wealthiest families built their summer homes here in the yachting capital of the world. We overnight in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Day 4 — Kennedy Memorial — Plymouth Rock — Boston, Massachusetts — This morning, we visit the Kennedy Memorial, built by the people of Massachusetts in honor of their native son, and placed by the waterfront because of his love for the sea. Next, we continue to historic Sandwich, Massachusetts, the oldest town on Cape Cod where we will stop for some photo opportunities. A short drive will bring us to the town of Plymouth, to view Plymouth Rock, the famous rock on which the Pilgrims stepped out onto the “New World.” In the afternoon, we travel to the Boston area, where we spend the next two nights.
Day 5 — Boston City Tour — Quincy Market — After an included breakfast, our guided city tour of Boston begins at Boston Common, the oldest public park in the country. Historical sights abound in this great city. On our way to visit the site of the first conflict of the Revolutionary War, in Lexington, Massachusetts, we will pass Harvard University in Cambridge. Continuing on to Concord, we will see the homes of literary greats Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa Mae Alcott. In Concord, at the Old North Bridge, the Minuteman Statue stands on the site where the “shot heard around the world” was fired. Our tour concludes back in Boston at famous Fanueil Hall Marketplace, opened in 1742, and Quincy Market, its neighbor since 1825. This place was the scene of many stirring gatherings during the Revolutionary movement. Here visitors and locals alike shop, mingle and enjoy a tremendous variety of food. Overnight same hotel.
Day 6 — Acadia National Park — Bar Harbor, Maine – After an included breakfast, we travel to the lovely seaside village of Bar Harbor, Maine. The beauty of the sea, mountains, lake and forest has made this area world-famous as a summer resort. Here we visit Acadia National Park, which has the most breathtaking combination of ocean and mountain scenery north of Rio de Janeiro. Hotel accommodations for the next two nights will be in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Day 7 — Leisure Day in Bar Harbor — A continental breakfast is included at the hotel. Today will be at your leisure to do whatever most appeals to you in Bar Harbor. Overnight same hotel.
Day 8 — White Mountain National Forest — Lincoln, New Hampshire — After an included continental breakfast, we continue into New Hampshire, through White Mountain National Forest, known for its spectacular fall foliage. Experience a visual masterpiece as you witness the white birch trees putting on a display of dazzling golden hues intermingled with the green New England spruce. Dinner is included this evening. We overnight in Lincoln, New Hampshire.
Day 9 — Hildene Mansion — After an included breakfast, we depart our hotel and cross into Vermont. In Manchester, Vermont, we take a tour of Hildene Mansion, the beautiful home of Robert Todd Lincoln. Our overnight accommodations will be in Albany, New York.
Day 10 — Hagerstown, Maryland — After an included breakfast, we drive through Pennsylvania, skirting along the edges of the Pocono Mountains on our way to Hagerstown, Maryland to overnight.
Day 11 — Home – We share an included breakfast, and then board our coach for home. While our time in New England has come to an end, we have many fall foliage memories to share with family and friends. Meals: 9B, ID