Travel 2 Touring 18/19

UNITED STATES

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

Mount Washington

Franconia Notch

Crawford Notch

Maine

Stowe

White Mountains

2

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

Montpelier

North Conway

2

Stunning Fall Foliage

Vermont

1

Nubble Lighthouse Kennebunkport Portland 1

Billings Farm & Museum

New Hampshire

Green Mountains LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

V

1

Boston

1

Massachusetts

1

Williamstown

V

Stockbridge

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

PREMIUM ESCORTED TOUR

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1

PRICES FROM £2179pp

• Stay at the Trapp Family Lodge, owned by the family who inspired ‘The Sound of Music’ • Follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail in Boston • Guided tours of Cold Hollow Apple Cider Mill and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory • Enjoy superb panoramic views aboard the aerial tramway in Franconia Notch • Learn about the wildlife of the North Woods from an expert LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

8 day New England’s Fall Foliage Boston • Williamstown • Stowe • Vermont • North Conway • Portland

Day 1: Arrive Boston Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. On arrival at Boston Logan International Airport, there is a transfer to your downtown hotel. Why not take a stroll to Downtown Crossing or historic Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market? At 6.00pm, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over drinks and a light meal. (D) Hyatt Regency Boston Day 2: Beantown to Williamstown Discover some of Boston’s most famous sights as your Travel Director takes you along a section of the Freedom Trail. Then enjoy the colourful scenery as you travel west to Stockbridge for a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, the largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art. Next, travel through the stunning rolling hills of the Berkshires to your hotel in the beautiful college town of Williamstown. (BD) The Orchards Hotel Day 3: Williamstown – Stowe Leave Massachusetts to journey through the legendary fall foliage of Vermont. After a photo stop at Quechee Gorge, visit the Rockefellers’ renowned Billings Farm and Museum, a working dairy and farm life museum. Next is the quintessential Vermont village of Woodstock with its picturesque covered bridge. There is time to stroll the quaint streets before heading to Stowe, Vermont. It was the breathtaking alpine setting that attracted the Von Trapp family of ‘The Sound of Music’ fame when they arrived from Austria in the late 1940s and built their wonderful hideaway. That night’s Highlight Dinner, each of the 3 inspired courses are perfectly paired with a lager tasting from your resort’s on-site microbrewery. (BHD) Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe (2 nights) Day 4: Vermont Enjoy beautiful scenery ablaze with fall colours and views of Vermont’s tallest peak, Mount Mansfield. Visit Cold Hollow Apple Cider Mill and taste fresh cider in the making, then sample flavours of a different kind on a guided tour of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory. Return to the charming town of Stowe where the rest of the day is free to wander the quaint streets, hike in the woods, or enjoy the lodge’s amenities. (B)

Day 5: Stowe – North Conway Near Montpelier, visit Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and taste a Vermont tradition: ‘sugar on snow’ – maple syrup served with a doughnut and pickle. Then head for New Hampshire’s White Mountains and enter Franconia Notch. Get your cameras ready for a ride on the aerial tramway offering superb panoramic views. Later, journey through the dazzling crimson and orange hues of the famed Kancamagus Scenic Byway to North Conway. (BD) White Mountain Hotel and Resort (2 nights) Day 6: White Mountains Enjoy an interpretive presentation by a naturalist on the North Woods’ wildlife and ecology. Then, more spectacular fall foliage awaits as you journey through Crawford Notch. Stop for pictures at the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods, offering stunning views of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast at 6,288 feet (1,917 metres). Return to your hotel where your evening is at leisure. (B) Day 7: Conway – Portland Leaving New Hampshire’s glorious fall foliage, enter the deep green pine forests of western Maine. At charming Kennebunkport, travel along Ocean Drive with stunning views of the Maine coastline and the homes of Kennebunkport’s rich and famous, including the summer retreat of former President George H.W. Bush. Browse the many galleries and shops, or walk along the waterfront before continuing to charming and historic Portland. In the evening, enjoy a Celebration Dinner served at a local restaurant. (BHD) Westin Portland Day 8: Portland to Boston depart Continue south to the charming seaside village of Rockport on Cape Ann. Stroll down flower-filled lanes lined with wooden fishing shacks, whimsical stores and art galleries before heading back to Boston. Stops will be made at Boston Logan International Airport and the Boston tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 5.00pm. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. transfer home. (B)

TOUR DETAILS

£2179 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 7 nights’ premium accommodation • Meals as specified: 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine • Travel by air-conditioned motorcoach with business-class legroom and free wi-fi • Passionate and expertly-trained Travel Directors • Airport transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary • Private VIP door-to-door UK airport transfers on arrival and departure

DEPARTURES 2019: Select dates Sep & Oct

TOUR STYLE: Premium Escorted

GROUP SIZE: 40 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 5 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Boston. Please call for details.

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