The legendary fall colours of New England are a near certainty on this leisurely nine day guided tour through the charming New England states.
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Daily departures from 18th September until 17th October. Please call Bon Voyage to check availability for your dates of travel. All tours and inclusions are subject to change. Pre/post travel options are available.
Kick off your New England holiday with a guided tour of Boston's historic sites dotted along the famous Freedom Trail. Travel east to see the birthplace of the American Revolution and the "shot heard around the world". The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first skirmishes in the American war for independence, these quaint towns are still rich in history.This afternoon's leisurely drive takes you along the Mohawk Trail, an early Native American and colonial trade route and now a designated scenic drive.
Visit Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, where you'll have an opportunity to sample some of their uniquely named flavours. Venture into New Hampshire for views of Mount Washington. Continue to North Conway, where you'll learn about the local flora and fauna with a Local Specialist for an ecological look at Autumn in the North Woods.
Begin the adventure at the summit of Mt. Washington where man has been able to adapt in order to survive some of the most severe weather ever recorded. Then descend into the forest and valley below to take a closer look at some of the wildlife that calls New Hampshire home as well as an overview of the spectacular fall colors. What strategies are adopted to survive the drastic changes in New England's seasons and how birds, mammals, and plants are shaped by this northern environment will be some of the questions answered. The Mt Washington Valley provides the scenic backdrop as we take this fascinating closer look at Autumn.
Journey along "The Kanc", an American Scenic Byway that cuts through the White Mountain National Forest, admiring the glowing fall colours. Enjoy an easy hike to Diana's Baths, a series of small waterfalls and the site of a sawmill powered by turbines from the 1930s, (no longer there) built by George Lucy.
The intense hues of New England's forests and mountains linger as we journey south past the rocky beaches and cliffs of Maine's rugged coast. We journey past lighthouses, fisheries and seaside dwellings that have sheltered everyone from local lobstermen to holidaying presidents. Travel south to the mouth of the Piscataqua River and the historic seaport city of Portsmouth, one of the oldest cities in the United States. This evening, we join our fellow travellers for a memorable Farewell Dinner reminiscing over our fall foliage experience.
We'll return to Boston and bid farewell to new friends. Transfer to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel in Boston if you'd like to extend your stay.
This is the last day of your escorted tour, however your adventure doesn't have to end here. Perhaps you'd like to extend your stay and travel to Washington DC and explore the country's capital or maybe head to New York city for some shopping and sightseeing.
Call the travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your perfect Autumn Colours tour of New England.