GLOBUS 2024: Classic Fall Foliage (AB)
9 Day Tour from Boston to Boston
Mother Nature meets our Founding Fathers on this electrifying fall foliage tour through historic and bucolic New England. As you witness the blazing reds, oranges, and yellows of autumn's turning leaves, you'll also be introduced to the country's early trailblazers and most curious of characters. Trace the steps of Paul Revere, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin through the storied streets of Boston. Walk the halls of Cornelius Vanderbilt's opulent Newport mansion. Feast your eyes on the world's largest collection of Rockwell originals at the Norman Rockwell Studio & Museum in Stockbridge. Yet no palette is as bright as the fiery leaves of the oaks, poplars, and maples that line the striking Maine coastline, adorn the rocky headlands of Acadia National Park, and shelter the quaint, covered-bridge countryside of Vermont and New Hampshire. This is leaf peeping and sightseeing at its absolute finest.
|Offer valid through 6/30/2023|
|Day 1||Boston||, MASSACHUSSETS Welcome to Beantown! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.|
|Day 2||Bar Harbor||Sea Treasure Head north through New Hampshire and into Maine for Portland, one of New England's most famous cities. Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Portland's famous Old Port Exchange, lined with its many boutiques, coffee houses, and art galleries. Continue to Bar Harbor, on Mount Desert Island, Maine's oldest summer resort. Join us for dinner tonight with a traditional [LF] lobster bake. (B,D)LOCAL FAVORITE LOCAL TASTES Taste the traditions of the Atlantic seaports with a lobster-bake dinner in historic Bar Harbor, featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels, and fresh corn-on-the-cob. Delicious! |
|Day 3||Bar Harbor||Atlantic Adventures Visit stunning Acadia National Park. Warm up with a treat featuring a [LF] bowl of chowder, a favorite of the locals. Free time this evening. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHTNATURAL WONDERS Explore one of America's most loved natural treasures with a visit to Acadia National Park. During your visit, take the scenic park road for spectacular panoramas from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental U.S. to see the sunrise each day.|
|Day 4||North Conway||, NEW HAMPSHIRE Naturally Beautiful New England Back to the mainland and west through Maine for vistas of sparkling lakes and forests. Then, on to New Hampshire and the scenic White Mountains, New England's greatest range and premier outdoor playground. Later, enjoy the [LF] Raven Interpretive Program with a Local Naturalist. Free time this evening. (B)LOCAL FAVORITEWILD & WONDERFUL Travel through New England's great White Mountains including the unique topography and wildlife on your way to New Hampshire's Raven Interpretive Program site. Join a Local Naturalist to hear the fascinating stories about the unique environs of northern New England and the wealth of local wildlife here.|
|Day 5||Killington||Spectacular Sights & Bites Visit an iconic covered bridge and take photos of the classic New England fall colors. Then, enjoy a beautiful drive through Franconia Notch and along the renowned Kancamagus Highway. Hugging the Connecticut River, cross into Vermont and visit Woodstock, its village green reminiscent of 19th-century England. Visit Billings Farm & Museum. Continue to Killington for a free evening. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTLOCAL TRADITIONS Visit beautiful Billings Farm & Museum for a glimpse into Vermont's rural traditions of the past. You'll witness life on a working dairy farm and enjoy a locally made treat to make your visit even sweeter! |
|Day 6||Sturbridge||Classic Americana Journey south to Stockbridge in the Berkshire Mountains for a visit to the Norman Rockwell Studio & Museum, housing a large collection of works by one of America's most iconic artists. Continue to Sturbridge for an overnight and a memorable [LF] Colonial style dinner at the historic Publick House. (B,D)LOCAL FAVORITELOCAL TASTES Enjoy a traditional Colonial-style dinner, served New England-style with true Yankee hospitality. Dine in an atmosphere that has maintained its 18th-century ambiance, furnished with oversized wingback chairs and couches by the fireplace, and vintage brass beer taps and rum barrels.TOUR HIGLIGHTCULTURAL GEM Perhaps no other American artist has captured the time in which he lived than Norman Rockwell. HIs paintings of American life bear the strokes of a simpler life that evoke deep emotion by those who view it. Capture the illustrations of Americana with a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum and experience moments of American life preserved for future generations. |
|Day 7||Newport||, RHODE ISLAND Into the Mystic After a leisure morning, visit Mystic Seaport and the Museum of America and the Sea. On to Rhode Island, the 'Ocean State' for a free evening. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORY & HERITAGE The Museum of America and the Sea is a living testament to life in the 1800s and the traditions of this New England coastal village on the bracing Mystic Seaport. Learn about whaling life and seafarer tales of old with a fascinating look at life on the New England coast. |
|Day 8||Newport||American Dreams Today, enjoy a Newport orientation tour and see the first state house, the nation's oldest synagogue, and St. Mary's Church. Afterward, visit the Vanderbilt home at the Breakers. Then, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTLEGENDARY LIVES Explore the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era with a visit to the Breakers, shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt's historic mansion. Marvel at the lavish residence and artistic collection in this example of American industry and wealth at the turn of the century. |
|Day 9||Boston||Boston's Bold History Depart this morning for Boston and take a guided walking tour of the city's landmarks. After a transfer to the airport for guests with homebound flights, the motorcoach continues downtown to the tour hotel, where the tour ends. Please schedule flights from Boston's Logan International Airport after 3:30 pm. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT ICONIC FOOTSTEPS Listen, my children, and you shall hear about the midnight ride of Paul Revere! Take a guided walking tour of the legendary landmarks of Boston. Here, in the cradle of liberty, you'll walk in the iconic footsteps of American forefathers along the Boston Common, the Old State House, Old North Church (where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride), Freedom Trail, and Faneuil Hall - with the opportunity to browse in Quincy Market.|
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