Embark on a colourful autumnal journey through this picturesque corner of North America and experience an Indian Summer in all its glory. Along the way you'll delve into Boston's transformative past as you follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail. You'll visit the quintessential Vermont village of Woodstock and capture the Silver Cascade waterfall and Bretton Woods, which offers stunning views of Mount Washington, all while staying at the best addresses, with the best company.

• Boston: 1 night
• Williamstown: 1 night
• Stowe: 2 nights
• White Mountains: 2 nights
• Portland: 1 night

7nights
 
 
ITINERARY

DAY 1 WELCOME TO BOSTON
Affectionately known as Beantown, this revolutionary city is one of the oldest in the United States. On arrival at Boston Logan International Airport, a transfer will take you to your centrally-located hotel, which is situated next to Boston Common, the city's largest park. After settling in, perhaps take a stroll to Downtown Crossing or historic Faneuil Hall. For those looking to shop, Quincy Market offers big brands and local products, set indoors and surrounding the columns of a regal 19th century building. At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests at your hotel.
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Boston
Meals: Dinner with Wine

DAY 2 BEANTOWN TO WILLIAMSTOWN
Today you’ll discover some of Boston’s most famous sights as you delve into the city’s transformative past. You’ll follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. Sights include Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Enjoy the warm, colourful scenery as you travel west to Stockbridge for a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, home to the largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art. Travel on through the rolling hills of the Berkshires to your boutique hotel. Tucked away in the heart of Williamstown, this beautiful property is a prime example of timeless elegance.
Hotel: The Orchards Hotel, Williamstown
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 3 THE LEGENDS OF THE FALL AND STOWE
Say goodbye to Massachusetts and journey through the bronze fall foliage of Vermont, where you’ll visit The Apple Barn Country Bake Shop for a revitalising pit stop of baked goods and fresh cider. Explore the Rockefellers' renowned Billings Farm and Museum, a captivating working dairy and farm life museum, before a stop in the quintessential Vermont village of Woodstock with its picturesque covered bridge. End your day in the northern Vermont town of Stowe, home to the breathtaking alpine setting that attracted the real Von Trapp family of ‘The Sound of Music’ fame in the late 1940s. You’ll stay at the family’s Austrian-style lodge and indulge in a three-course Highlight Dinner, paired with a lager tasting from the on-site microbrewery.
Hotel: Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 4 A TASTE OF VERMONT
Enjoy beautiful scenery ablaze with fall’s golden red colours as you continue to savour Vermont’s raw appeal. Prepare your taste buds for a guided tour of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, where you’ll be able to relish the quirky and fun flavours of the brand’s best products, including the Boston Cream Pie. Return to the enchanting town of Stowe where the rest of the day is yours. From wandering its quaint streets to hiking in the woods or relaxing back at your lodge, make the most of your last evening at this mountain resort.
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 NORTH CONWAY AND THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
Move on to Vermont’s pretty capital, Montpelier. You'll travel to Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and taste a Vermont tradition, the unusually named ‘sugar on snow’, which is maple syrup drizzled over packed snow. This tasty treat is usually served with a doughnut and pickle. Journey to New Hampshire’s White Mountains and enter striking Franconia Notch. Have your cameras on standby for a scenic ride on the Gondola SkyRide at Loon Mountain Resort (weather permitting). On a clear day you'll have superb panoramic views of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York and Canada. Later, journey through the dazzling crimson and orange hues of the famed Kancamagus Scenic Byway to North Conway. This spectacular section of Route 112 is unspoiled by industry and boasts 34.5 miles of untouched natural beauty.
Hotel: White Mountain Hotel and Resort, North Conway
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 6 SIGHTSEEING IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
This morning, enjoy an insightful presentation by a naturalist on the North Woods' wildlife and ecology. Then, more spectacular fall foliage awaits as you journey through Crawford Notch, an arresting pass through the White Mountains. Stop for pictures at the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods, which offers stunning views of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast at 6,288 feet (1,917 metres). Return to your hotel in the idyllic village of North Conway where you can enjoy an evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 - RELAXED START THE RUGGED MAINE COAST TO PORTLAND
Leave behind New Hampshire's colourful leaves as you enter the deep green pine forests of western Maine. In Kennebunkport, travel along Ocean Drive with stunning views of the Maine coastline. This coastal town houses the rich and famous, even serving as the summer retreat of former President George H.W. Bush. There will be time to browse the many galleries and shops, or walk along the waterfront before continuing to historic Portland. In the evening, enjoy a Celebration Dinner at Tiqa, a Mediterranean restaurant, with your fellow travellers.
Hotel: Westin Portland Harborview
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

DAY 8 BACK TO BOSTON
Continue south to the charming Nubble Lighthouse, situated just metres from Cape Neddick Point, before driving back to Boston. Guests departing Boston will arrive at Boston Logan International Airport at 14:30. Those extending their stay will return to the Hyatt Regency Boston hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

ABOUT THIS TOUR

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INSIGHT EXPERIENCES

North Conway: With an expert naturalist, learn about the wildlife and ecology of the North Woods.

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS
Boston:
Follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings to life the story of the American Revolution.
Stockbridge: Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, a wonderful snapshot of Americana, built to showcase the amazing artwork produced during his long career.
Woodstock: Explore one of the finest operating dairy farms in America and also a museum of Vermont’s rural past at the Billings Farm and Museum.
Franconia Notch: Enjoy superb panoramic views onboard the aerial tramway.
Quechee Gorge: Stop for fall foliage picture-taking at the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods.
White Mountains: Travel through Crawford Notch. Enjoy views of Mount Washington.
Kennebunkport: Drive along Ocean Drive. See the homes of the rich and famous, including the summer retreat of former President George H.W. Bush. Browse in the galleries and shops.
Woodstock: See the famous covered bridge.

AUTHENTIC DINING
Bennington:
Taste fresh cider at the Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop.
Stowe: At your Highlight Dinner, taste the product of artisan brewers during a three-course meal.
Waterbury: Learn the secrets behind the most famous ice cream in America and sample delicious flavours at Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory.
Montpelier: Visit Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and taste a Vermont tradition: ‘sugar on snow’.
Portland: Toast to your fond travel memories over a Celebration Dinner at one of Portland's renowned restaurants.

Accommodation on tour

Boston: Located in the heart of downtown, the Hyatt Regency Boston is just steps away from some of the city's most famous sites.
Williamstown: The Orchards Hotel is an oasis of quiet charm and set against the backdrop of the magnificent Berkshire Mountains.
Stowe: Enjoy a stay at the European-style Trapp Family Lodge, owned by the family who inspired 'The Sound of Music'.
North Conway: The White Mountain Hotel and Resort is a warm and comfortable retreat with a breathtakingly beautiful setting and scenic mountain views.
Portland: The Westin Portland Harborview brings the best of downtown Portland to your doorstep.

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Tour dates

Tours depart in Sep, Oct; please speak to a Personal Travel Expert for more details.

Included in price

• An expert Insight Tour Director will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'
• Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort
• A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries
• Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
• Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
• All taxes and porterage charges at hotels.Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi
• Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination
• Airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 8.
• 7 Full Breakfasts, 5 Dinners with Wine .

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