Be charmed by the colors of New England on this 8-day tour that brings you from the heart of historic Boston to the farms, coast and mountains of the north. Tour historic Boston during a 2-night stay in the heart of the city. Explore Woodstock, Vermont, a quintessential New England village. Tour Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory and sample some of its delicious creations. Watch apples transform into cider before your eyes at Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Learn about the maple sugaring industry of New England on a farm tour of the Rocks Estate. Relax as you cruise along Lake Winnipesaukee, admiring the splendid views. Dig in at a traditional New England lobster dinner. Admire Maine's dramatic coast and discover the seaside communities of Boothbay Harbor and Kennebunkport. This is New England at its finest.
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2017
- 8 Days
|Day 1||Boston||Boston, Massachusetts - Tour Begins: Welcome to Massachusetts, where we begin our journey through New England's charming and vibrant northern states. Relax during a 2-night stay in the heart of Boston.|
|Day 2||Boston||Boston: This morning meet your local guide for a sightseeing tour that features the Old South Meeting House, Public Gardens, Old North Church and Beacon Hill. Stop at the famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace, bustling with various street performers and colorful kiosks of local handiwork. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a favorite local restaurant.|
|Day 3||Boston||Boston - Woodstock, Vermont - Stowe: Set out for Vermont, the 'Green Mountain State.' Traditional white steeple churches, quaint villages and tree-covered mountainsides dot the charming landscape of your journey. In Woodstock, a covered bridge in the town center - along with the beautifully restored Georgian houses that surround the town green - add credence to its reputation as 'the quintessential New England village.' Visit the impressive 165' deep, mile-long Quechee Gorge before continuing to Stowe for a 2-night stay.|
|Day 4||Stowe||Stowe: Begin the day at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Learn how this historic mill makes their delicious cider when you witness apples being transformed into cider the old-fashioned way - using a rack and cloth press - a process that has been passed down for generations. A tour of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory teaches you about the ice cream process and ends with a delicious sample of their sweet treats. This afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Stowe.|
|Day 5||Stowe||Stowe - North Conway, New Hampshire: Today we are New Hampshire bound! Soak in the lovely New England countryside as you journey through the White Mountains of New Hampshire to North Conway. En route, visit the Rocks Estate, home to the North Country Conservation & Education Center. Tour the farm and learn about the history and importance of maple sugaring in the region, including a visit to a virtual tap room.|
|Day 6||North Conway||North Conway - Lake Winnipesaukee - North Conway: We begin the day with a visit to New Hampshire's picturesque lakes region, a popular vacation spot for visitors year-round. Board the M/S Mount Washington and spend the next hour cruising stunning Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake. After your cruise, visit the charming town of Wolfeboro, the 'oldest summer resort in America.' Later, return to North Conway via the Kancamagus Highway, a scenic byway offering spectacular views of the White Mountains region.|
|Day 7||North Conway||North Conway - Boothbay Harbor, Maine: Depart New Hampshire for Maine, arriving in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, the 'boating capital of New England.' View the rugged coastline on a drive along picturesque Ocean Point Road. This afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise through Boothbay Harbor for spectacular views of the coast, including lighthouses, summer homes and even local wildlife, such as the harbor seals. Learn about New England's lobster industry and watch as a lobster trap is pulled aboard the boat to view the day's catch. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a very special farewell dinner featuring the fresh native lobster for which coastal Maine is renowned.|
|Day 8||Boothbay Harbor||Boothbay Harbor - Kennebunkport - Boston, MA - Tour Ends: Today you travel through the seaside community of Kennebunkport, along spectacular Ocean Drive. See Walker's Point, former President George H. W. Bush's summer home, which is situated on a rocky promontory. Then, return to the Boston airport. The many wonderful memories of your adventure will last a lifetime.|
- Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa Boothbay Harbor , United States
- The Boston Park Plaza Hotel Boston, United States
- Red Jacket Resorts - Mountain View North Conway, United States
- Stowe Mountain Lodge Stowe, United States
- Westin Portland Harborview Hotel Portland, United States
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.