Sightseeing; Museum(; Bar Harbor; Gondola Ride; Lobster Bake; Mount Desert Island; Acadia National Park; Cadillac Mountain; Billings Farm; Fort Ticonderoga; Rockefeller Empire State Plaza; Norman Rockwell Museum; Minuteman Statue; Lexington Green; Concord Bridge; Lake George; Lake Champlain; Adirondack Mountains; Hudson River; Maine Coast; White Mountains;
Enjoy 8 Days Autumn Colors Escorted tour featuring sightseeing and many activities in Bar Harbor, Boston, Lake Placid, North Conway and Springfield.Read Full Description
- Trip Length:
- 8 days
- Best Time to Go:
- September, October
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Children (2 - 5)
Children (6 - 8)
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (25 - 29)
Family Trip, Group Retreat, Trip Around the World
Detailed Trip Description
Enjoy 8 Days Autumn Colors Escorted tour featuring sightseeing and many activities in Bar Harbor, Boston, Lake Placid, North Conway and Springfield.
Day 1 - Boston
Arrival In Boston.
Arrive today in the beautiful city of Boston. You have a complimentary transfer to your hotel, where the balance of the day is free.
Stay at Omni Parker House (SF).
Food and Dining
Tonight, gather with your travelling companions for a Welcome Reception.
Day 2 - Bar Harbor
Boston - Maine Coast - Bar Harbor.
This morning journey through Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and along the scenic shoreline of Maine. The quaint villages along the way portray the state’s rich past in whaling, shipbuilding and lobstering. Arrive at the seaside town of Bar Harbor.
Food and Dining
This evening, join your fellow travelers for a traditional Lobster Bake. (FB,D)
Stay at Bar Harbor Regency (F).
Day 3 - Bar Harbor
Acadia National Park Excursion.
Explore beautiful Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park this morning.
Its wooded roads offer views of quiet ponds and rocky beaches, highlighted by the blaze of autumn colors.
A visit to the top of Cadillac Mountain provides sweeping views of the park, Bar Harbor and the islands of French-man's Bay.
The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Perhaps shop, take an optional nature cruise or simply relax in this quaint village with its many shops. (FB)
Day 4 - Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor - Pinkham Notch - North Conway.
Leave the Maine Coast, traveling through the colorful woodlands of maple, birch and sumac.
Entering New Hampshire, stop at Pinkham Notch for a gondola ride (Sep - early Oct) to the top of Wildcat Mountain for incredible views of the White Mountains.
Food and Dining
Spend the night in the town of North Conway, a popular year-round resort. After dinner, enjoy a presentation on the flora and fauna of the White Mountains. (FB,D)
Stay at Fox Ridge Hotel (MF).
Day 5 - Vermont
North Conway - Woodstock - Killington.
More beautiful views today as you travel through New Hampshire into Vermont. Tiny villages and remote farmhouses are framed by the striking autumn colors on the way to picturesque Woodstock.
Visit Billings Farm and Museum for an engaging look back into rural New England farm life.
Then on to Killington, in the heart of the Green Mountains. (FB,D)
Stay at Killington Grand Resort Hotel & Spa (F).
Day 6 - Lake Placid
Killington - Fort Ticonderoga - Lake Placid.
First visit famous Fort Ticonderoga, at the southern tip of Lake Champlain. Built in the 1750s, the fort played a strategic role in colonial history. Then travel into New York State and the breathtaking Adirondack Mountains, dotted with sparkling lakes.
Overnight in the lively village of Lake Placid and view the 1980 Winter Olympic Arena. (FB) Stay at Lake Placid Crowne Plaza Resort (F).
Day 7 - Springfield
Lake Placid - Albany - Springfield.
Travel south today through spectacular scenery to the wooded shores of Lake George. Continue to the state capital, Albany, at the headwaters of the Hudson River and terminus of the Erie Canal. Visit the impressive Rockefeller Empire State Plaza before crossing into western Massachusetts and to the rolling countryside of the Berkshires.
Learn about the area's most famous artist on a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum. Then, on to Springfield. (FB,D)
Stay at Hilton Garden Inn Springfield (F).
Day 8 - Boston
Springfield - Lexington & Concord - Depart Boston.
This morning, drive into the heart of Revolutionary War country with a visit to the towns of Lexington and Concord. See the Minuteman Statue, Concord Bridge and Lexington Green. Then, return to Boston via the historic Back Bay and North End neighborhoods.
A complimentary transfer is provided to Boston Logan Airport as well as a stop at the Boston hotel for passengers wishing to enjoy more time in this historic city. Please do not schedule any flights before 4 p.m. (FB)
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