Travel 2 Touring 18/19

LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

UNITED STATES

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Baxter State Park

3

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

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MAINE

VERMONT

White Mountains National Forest

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

Acadia National Park

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2

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Stowe

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HEW HAMPSHIRE

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

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Boston

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ACTIVE SMALL GROUP TOUR

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 1

PRICES FROM £2399pp

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED • Explore the valleys and peaks of America’s oldest mountains, the Appalachians • Charming back-roads and small towns of New England • Scenic day walks and hikes in and around Stowe, White Mountains, Baxter State Park and Acadia National Park • Plentiful wildlife viewing and bird watching opportunities • Outstanding New England fall foliage • Sundowners evening with beer and wine 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

11 day Appalachian & New England Walk Boston • Stowe • White Mountain National Forest • Baxter State Park • Mount Desert Island • Acadia National Park

Day 1: Arrive Boston Welcome to Boston, the largest city in New England, on arrival transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free before a Welcome Meeting this evening to meet your fellow walkers and Tour Leaders. The Midtown Hotel Days 2 & 3: Boston - Stowe Head to Stowe and hike to the Mount Hunge Trail. Lying in a broad, fertile valley, Stowe will be your base for the next 2 days, where it’s easy to fill your time with a walk by the river or explore the local crafts and cuisine. The Worcester via Skyline Trail is nearby, rated as strenuous, your efforts will quickly be rewarded with chances to spot wildlife such as moose and bear and some of Vermont’s most scenic ridges. (B) Northern Lights Lodge (2 nights) Days 4 & 5: White Mountain National Forest Over 2 days you’ll have the chance to explore the backbone of the Northern Appalachians, the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On arrival, you delve straight into the beauty of this area with a hike to Lonesome Lake with various options to extend further if feeling energetic. On day 5, you have the option of hiking the Franconia Ridge trail, which is rated as one of the best in New England and includes the opportunity to scale 3 peaks offering wonderful views. Another option is heading up the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, for panoramic views of three states, so it is most definitely worth a trip. (B) Lodge at Breton Woods (2 nights) Day 6: White Mountain National Forest - Baxter State Park Today, you travel from one of the most well-known segments of the Appalachian Trail, to the most pristine. Baxter State Park is home to Mount Katahdin, the finishing point of the 3,500km long Appalachian The next 2 days are filled with walks to enjoy one of the largest and most remote wilderness areas in eastern USA. A strenuous but rewarding hike to Mt Katahdin on day 7 offers some of the finest views in New England; alternatively take one of the more leisurely options through undisturbed forest and along the crystal clear lakes and streams. Day 8 features a Trail. (B) Baxter Park Inn (3 nights) Days 7 & 8: Baxter State Park

nature trail to Daicey and Kidney Ponds, canoes can be rented (optional) after a couple of miles for a very different and unique experience. (B) Day 9: Baxter SP - Acadia National Park Continue your journey by visiting the incredible Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. In the afternoon walk an easy trail but one of the best of its class in this area. The scenic Ocean Path trail meanders along the eastern shore of Mount Desert Island, until it arrives at Otter Cliff and Otter Point where one can stop for the perfect picture. For those not wanting to walk, you can explore the town of Bar Harbor or try one of the optional activities or grab an authentic Maine Clam Chowder. (B) Bar Harbor Motel (2 nights) Day 10: Acadia National Park Today, you will walk one of Acadia’s most beautiful and famous hiking trails, the Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail. The trail features numerous scenic lookouts over Frenchman Bay in Bar Harbor, as well as interesting groves of stunted pine fit for a hobbit. (B) Day 11: Acadia National Park - Boston Depart Bar Harbor for Boston, en route drive up Mount Battie for magnificent views over Camden and the islands around Penobscot Bay. Your journey ends in Boston, one of America’s oldest cities. (B)

TOUR DETAILS

£2399 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 10 nights’ accommodation in named hotels, lodges and motels or similar (camping option also available) • Meals as specified: 9 breakfasts • Touring by private air-conditioned small group vehicle with free wi-fi • Services of 2 professional Tour Leaders • Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary

DEPARTURES 2019: Sep 15, 22, 27; Oct 4, 9

TOUR STYLE: Active Small Group

GROUP SIZE: 12 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 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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