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Colours of New England Escorted Tour

  • Boston
  • Portland
  • Bar Harbor
  • White Mountains
  • Killington
  • Newport
  • Cape Cod
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • 9 nights from
  • £2,775 per person
  • Trip Code: ES-1011

Holiday Overview

Colours of New England - a fantastic USA Escorted Tour


If you are keen to see the vibrant colour changes of the fall in New England then this is the trip for you. This escorted trip will take you to some of the best places to witness this in the north east of the US. It's not only about the changing of the colours as you will discover lots more about the history of this area, be it following the coast or heading inland to the mountains. 

10 days / 9 nights

Start: Boston Finish: Boston

US States you will visit: Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Maine

A few highlights of the holiday are:

- Capture New England’s coastline and perhaps Instagram one of America’s most photographed lighthouses - Drive through Kennebunkport, a Summer retreat for American political elites - Experience that natural wonder of Acadia National Park and traverse to the top of Cadillac Mountain - Witness the fall foliage change colours as your drive through Vermont’s White Mountains

This tour departures on various dates in September and October. Call our USA Experts for more details. 

Colours of New England Escorted Tour includes:

  • Return flights from the UK
  • Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
  • Deluxe transportation throughout
  • Hotel accommodations as specified, or similar on a room only basis
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

Day 1 - Arrive in Boston

Welcome to Boston, the Cradle of American liberty. Upon arrival at Logan International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel where will you will meet your ATI Tour Director

Featured accommodation

The Midtown Hotel


Day 2 - Boston - Cape Neddick Lighthouse -Kennebunkport - Portland

Along the route north of Boston lies over centuries of history as well as some of the East Coast's finest beaches and seascapes. After passing through Portsmouth, the oldest community in New Hampshire knows for its thriving fishing community and historic buildings, you will stop at New England's most iconic light that sits on the summit of Cape Neddick, a small off-shore rocky island. The Cape Neddick Lighthouse (also called 'the Nubble') is considered the most photographed lighthouse in America. Your next stop will be Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport is a small, charming coastal town and home to the palatial summer estates of prominent politicians, including the 41st U.S. President, George Herbert Walker Bush. You will experience first-hand why it was voted 'the place to be all year'. From Kennebunkport, it's on to Portland, Maine's largest city. You will enjoy the beauty of this coastal region, including lighthouses and local lobster fishermen. Afterwards, you are free to explore Portland, stroll the cobblestone streets of Portland's famous Old Port waterfront and perhaps you may wish to enjoy the famous Maine lobster roll!

Featured accommodation

Best Western Merry Manor Inn


Day 3 - Portland - Bar Harbor

Journey to the North today to the "Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast": - Acadia National Park. Situated on the coast of Maine and home to stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife, Acadia National Park is beautiful year-round and gorgeous in every season. You'll pass through quaint villages where local fishermen mark their grounds with colorful buoys prior to arriving in the small town of Bar Harbor. Known for its stunning coastal beauty, Bar Harbor has a world renowned ambiance that blends seashore community, Downeast character, and the fresh Maine Lobsters. Your afternoon is free to explore the quaint village of Bar Harbor on your own. Galleries, boutiques line the village of Bar Harbor.

Featured accommodation

Bluenose Inn

Unmissable Experiences

Bar Harbor Experiences


Day 4 - Bar Harbor - White Mountains

Travel inland and head for the White Mountains, the "rooftop of New England". This journey will take you through the pristine and scenic woodlands along the Kancamagus Highway to Franconia Notch which is an eight mile pass between two mountain ranges, both known for their renowned foliage areas and natural landscapes. Be prepared for a miraculous view which is the natural wonder in Franconia Notch State Park, the Flume Gorge State Park. The Flume Gorge is a natural gorge extending 800 ft horizontally at the base of Mount Liberty in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire.

Featured accommodation

The Lodge at Bretton Woods

Unmissable Experiences

White Mountains Experiences


Day 5 - White Mountains

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are a wonderful place to escape, explore and create unforgettable memories. Experience towering peaks, stunning scenery unrivaled anywhere in the Northeast, spectacular waterfalls and tax-free shopping. Enjoy a visit to a local Maple Farm and watch how the famous 100% pure Maple Syrup is being made. Tradition pairs with the latest advancements in technology to produce the finest maple syrup and product from the healthiest trees.

Featured accommodation

The Lodge at Bretton Woods


Day 6 - Green Mountains - Newport

Today we journey south and experience many miles of forest scenery before leaving New Hampshire. We then enter Rhode Island, the 'Ocean State',-home to spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture. We then arrive at our destination for today:,- Newport is considered by many as the Sailing Capital of the World. Here you may wish to explore Newport's natural beauty along its Cliff Walk. Here, between the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean and sprawling lawns, sit the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playgrounds for socialite families such as the Astor's and Vanderbilt's. Visit one of these opulent mansions for a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle.

Featured accommodation

Wyndham Newport

Unmissable Experiences

Newport Experiences


Day 7 - Newport - Cape Cod

From the opulence of Newport you'll continue onward today to the natural beauty of Cape Cod where beaches with high sand dunes, beautiful rocks and the never-ending sea awaits. Beachcombing in Cape Cod is a wonderful pastime. While there are plenty of shells to discover, there are also many unique sea stones to be found on the shores of Cape Cod.

Featured accommodation

Cape Codder Resort

Unmissable Experiences

Cape Cod Experiences


Day 8 - Cape Cod

Today is your day to explore or to rest in the beauty of Cape Cod. Your Tour Director will have plenty of suggestions which may include, weather permitting, a ferry ride to Martha's Vineyard (optional, fee applies) that is known for its proud history and unique character or perhaps a journey to experience the magic of Provincetown, an oasis on the Cape that sits on the edge of the continent, 60 miles out of seas and is truly a small haven at the end of the world, with the most beautiful beaches of New England. Provincetown also offers a glimpse as the history and legacy of the US 35th president John F. Kennedy.

Featured accommodation

Cape Codder Resort


Day 9 - Cape Cod - Plymouth - Boston

Today you will have the opportunity to visit Plymouth, the town where English colonists first made a home in New England. Discover Plymouth Rock, which was the landing place of the Pilgrims and the famous Mayflower (onboard admission not included), the ship that carried the Pilgrims from England to Plymouth before heading to Boston. Here you may retrace portions of the Freedom Trail which could include such experiences as a stroll beside Boston Common, King's Chapel, the Boston Massacre site and numerous pubs and taverns where America's Founding Fathers toasted freedom! Perhaps you may wish to try a local cup of clam chowder ("chowdah") while there. Explore Quincy Market, Boston's first marketplace from the 1800's, now home to boutiques, cafes and shops.

Featured accommodation

Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport Revere


Day 10 - Depart from Boston

Transfer independently to Logan International Airport for your departure flight.

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