New England’s Magnificent Autumn

NEW FOR 2019 !

9 Night Luxury tour - Starting in Boston, Massachusettes - ending in New York City, New York.

A Gold Escorted Tour with Insight Vacations.

Insight Vacations Gold Escorted journeys offer the ultimate in luxury touring with each itinerary carefully crafted to ensure the finest hotels, epicurean delights and absolute comfort. Enjoy VIP return private UK airport transfers, luxury hotels, business class legroom and complimentary WiFi and water onboard luxury motorcoaches.

The autumn months are a very special time to visit America’s iconic Northeast. The tinted landscapes, quaint communities and bustling cities erupt in sensational color, making for some of the most spectacular drives imaginable. A wonderful blend of scenery, from coastal towns to lush valleys, dreamy resorts to captivating cities, offer a stunning backdrop to an array of VIP experiences and exceptional dining. With access out-of-hours, witness revolutionary history in Boston, iconic American art in Stockbridge and Gilded Age grandeur in the Hudson Valley. The season’s culinary specialties are equally enticing, with chefs serving up locally-inspired dishes to delight your taste buds.


BOOK EARLY FOR 2019 and SAVE 10%! (THIS TOUR WILL SELL OUT, TO SECURE YOUR PLACE IN 2019 PLEASE CALL US TO BOOK AND SAVE 10%)

2019 Guaranteed departure dates:

September 28th
October 05th
 
TO BOOK THIS TOUR: CALL US ON FREEPHONE 0800 0336 335 OR EMAIL US RESERVATIONS@PURELYTRAVELGROUP.CO.UK
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Day 1: WELCOME TO BOSTON

Welcome to Boston. On arrival you'll be taken to your hotel, a historic city landmark that characterizes the elegance and style of a decadent bygone age. Relax in your classically styled room before meeting your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers at 18.00 for a Welcome Dinner with wine at your hotel.

Hotel: The Langham, Boston

Welcome Dinner & Wine

Day 2: NAUTICAL BAR HARBOR

In the morning head to the Old North Church, an icon of the American Revolution, and be treated to a private tour before the church opens to the public. Depart Boston for the coastal scenes of New England, stopping to admire the fishing town of Portland, Maine's largest city, with a bustling waterfront and delicious seafood dining options. Arrive in Bar Harbor, known for its pastel-coloured harbour and quaint cobblestone streets. Your home is the West Street Hotel, situated downtown on the waterfront, with wonderful local flair and nautical vibes. Tonight, your Traveling Concierge can assist with reservations for dinner at your leisure.

Hotel: West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor

Full Breakfast

Day 3: THE MAINE DISH

Relaxed Start !. Visit breathtaking Acadia National Park. Abundant in wildlife and rich in rugged charm, it is the only national park in New England. The park protects the natural beauty of the highest headlands along the Atlantic coastline and offers an idyllic place to feel at one with nature. Join Captain John Nicolai, a lobsterman and expert on Maine's lobster industry to learn the secrets behind this delicious local specialty. Afterwards, indulge in a lobster feast at Stewman’s, the only authentic lobster pound in Bar Harbor.

Hotel: West Street Hotel, Bar Harbor

Full Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4: OLD WORLD CHARM IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Travel from Bar Harbor to the White Mountains along the colorful Kancamagus Highway, as you take in the beautiful autumn scenery and the land's lush citrus hues. You'll stop for lunch in the quaint village of North Conway, before arriving at your hotel in New Hampshire's White Mountains. This historic resort opened as an inn in 1866 and still boasts a captivating, old-world charm. In the evening why not make the most of the hotel's spa facilities or take a walk in its beautiful, storybook grounds?

Hotel: Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, Whitefield

Full Breakfast

Day 5: BACK TO NATURE IN WHITEFIELD

Relaxed Start !. Take a trip to the top of the famous Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeastern United States, this iconic mountain is a nature lover's dream. Outdoorsy types will be in their element as they take in the fresh air and glorious views of this beautiful part of the world. Tonight, prepare for a pleasant Highlight Dinner at your resort.

Hotel: Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, Whitefield

Full Breakfast,  Dinner with Wine

Day 6: A SWEET SERVING OF STOWE

Start your day by satisfying your sweet tooth with a visit to Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. Learn about the history of the farm and how the Morse family's ancestors were influenced by Native Americans to produce the delicious treats they do today. Explore the northern Vermont town of Stowe Your Way. This afternoon foodies can enjoy a tasting of cider at a local cidery, while eager adventurers have the chance to take a scenic guided hike from the the luxury Stowe Mountain Lodge.

Hotel: Stowe Mountain Resort

Full Breakfast

Day 7: ONE FOR THE ART LOVERS

Visit Montpelier, the capital city of Vermont. The destination offers interesting shops for those who enjoy browsing small boutiques and bookstores, while its traditional architecture makes it a great place for those just looking to explore and take in the scenery. You'll move on to the unusual Hope Cemetery in Barre, known for its uniquely crafted granite memorials and tombstones, before ending up at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Famous for housing some of America's best illustrations, and of course the largest collection of original Rockwell art, you'll check out the museum after-hours on a private tour. End the day with a Highlight Dinner at the exceptional Table Six, where flawless service and world-class dishes with local flair await you. This esteemed venue is a top-rated fine dining restaurant in the Berkshires.

Hotel: The Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort, Lenox

Full Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 8: A BITE OF THE BIG APPLE

Travel through the lush Hudson Valley, before joining a docent for a private tour of Wilderstein before it opens. The iconic gilded age mansion and National Historic Landmark dates back to 1852. In the evening you’ll dine in the home of local New Yorkers as you join an EatWith dinner in Manhattan. A selection of hosts open their homes (and their kitchens) so you can get a taste of local life. After an eventful day in the Big Apple, get some shuteye at luxurious Essex House. A member of the Historic Hotels of America, this upscale, Art Deco hotel is in a grand location overlooking Central Park and just minutes away from elegant Fifth Avenue shops.

Hotel: Essex House, New York City

Full Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 9: SIGHTSEEING IN N.Y.C

Relaxed Start !. What better way to spend your final full day in this vibrant city than by taking in some of its most famous sights? Discover the Broadway District with a working actor on a walking tour. Take a trip to the One World Observatory, atop One World Trade Center (the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere) and appreciate marvelous views of the iconic N.Y.C. cityscape. End your day with a Celebration Dinner at Trattoria Dell'Arte, where you can indulge in fine Italian cuisine as you toast to your travels with your new friends and Travelling Concierge.

Hotel: Essex House, New York City

Full Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 10: FAREWELL NEW YORK OR EXTEND YOUR STAY

Bid farewell to your travelling companions as you are transferred to JFK, LaGuardia or Newark Airport for your onward journey. Or why not extend your tour and stay for a few more days !.

On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

Full Breakfast

Your Insight Vacations Tour Highlights

VIP EXPERIENCES

Stockbridge: Without a doubt, Norman Rockwell captured the spirit and culture of twentieth century America like few artists could. Enjoy a private, after-hours, docent-led tour of the Norman Rockwell Museum, housing the largest collection of his illustrations, photographs and memorabilia.
 
Hudson Valley: Travel through the Hudson Valley and experience Wilderstein, a Queen Anne Style historic mansion dating back to 1852. Visit before hours when you will take a private, curator-led tour of this National Historic Landmark.
 
JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

Boston: An icon of the American Revolution, the Old North Church welcome thousands of travelers each year as they follow the Freedom Trail. Luxury Gold guests enjoy VIP early entry and a private tour of this National Historic Landmark.
 
Bar Harbor: Meet Captain John Nicolai, a lobsterman and expert on Maine's lobster industry for a Q&A.
 
New Hampshire: Travel along the panoramic Kancamagus Highway, a 34.5 mile American Scenic Byway that is well known as one of the best areas in the country for viewing fall foliage.
 
White Mountains: Take a trip to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak and most prominent mountain in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m).

Barre: Barre, Vermont is known as the “Granite Capital of the World”. True to its name, the town is home to the Hope Cemetery, an unusual gallery of striking artwork which stands as a tribute to the artisans laid to rest among their own creations.
 
New York: Take a private walking tour of the Theater District and learn about Broadway's history.
 
EXCEPTIONAL DINING

Bar Harbor: Join us for a lobster feast at Stewman's, the only authentic oceanfront lobster pound in Bar Harbor.
 
Lenox: There are good restaurants in Lenox. There is one that is exceptional. See why Table Six is the top-rated fine dining restaurant in the Berkshires featuring amazing ambiance, flawless service, and world-class dishes with a local flair.
 
New York: In the evening you’ll dine in the home of local New Yorkers as you join an EatWith dinner in Manhattan. A selection of hosts open their homes (and their kitchens) so you can get a taste of local flavors, life, and culture.

New York: Trattoria Dell'Arte is an iconic New York fine dining Italian restaurant located across the street from famous Carnegie Hall.
 
Dining Summary: 9 Breakfasts (B) and 6 Dinners (DW)
 
LUXURY HOTELS

Boston: Formerly the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, this historic landmark has been magnificently reimagined as a luxury hotel, The Langham. Expect legendary hospitality at this charming accommodation in the heart of the city. Befitting its old school elegance, its rooms are classically styled but with the latest amenities to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. Sip on creative cocktails at the stylish Bond Lounge or take a well-deserved break at its spa and fitness centre.
 
Bar Harbor: Situated downtown on Bar Harbor's beautiful waterfront, West Street Hotel is the perfect mix of modernity and tradition. Its quaint backdrop and small size of just 85 guest rooms, provides travellers the perfect intimacy needed for a tranquil getaway.
 
Whitefield: Mountain View Resort opened in 1866, and since then this picturesque hotel offers the perfect storybook setting for an idyllic mountain retreat, with sweeping views over the New Hampshire countryside. Guests can enjoy locally grown, farm-to-table cuisine at its inhouse venue, Harvest Tavern.

Stowe: Based in Vermont, this luxury hotel is more than just a popular ski resort. Stowe Mountain Resort's striking panoramic views make it an ideal location all year round. Having opened in June 2008, it prides itself on its modern aesthetics and setting a new standard of luxury.
 
New York: Elegance, plush décor, marble bathrooms and striking Art Deco touches can be found at Essex House. Spread across 44 floors, you'll be presented with stunning views at this upscale Manhattan hotel, including of one of New York's finest treasures, Central Park. You'll be situated just moments away from Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle and Fifth Avenue.

INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES
 
You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.

Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
 
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
 
At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
 
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
 
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
 
From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.

Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.
 
VIP DOOR TO DOOR RETURN UK AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Your holiday begins in true style from the moment we collect you from your front door for a relaxed journey to your choice of departure airport. Your wonderfully appointed executive car is reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport.

Each and every Insight tour begins and ends with our unique and truly unrivalled private car door to door transfer service. You will be met at your front door by your driver who will assist with your bags before whisking you to your choice of departure airport in a private executive saloon car, all in plenty of time to make your way to your check-in desk. With Insight you really will experience an exclusive service, enjoying your journey in a standard of car that you would expect to associate with Insight standards. All of our cars are up-to-date models and maintained to the highest standards. We will arrange a convenient pick-up time from your home that suits you, not us or other passengers. Each car is equipped with the latest satellite navigation intelligence to ensure your continued peace of mind and a speedy journey.

At the end of your tour, on arrival at your chosen UK airport, you will be greeted by your waiting driver in the arrivals hall and escorted to your car for the smooth and comfortable journey directly back home.

Should you wish to make your own way to the airport, all you need do is advise us at the time of making your reservation and a discount will be offered.

Terms and conditions apply.

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
All departures in 2019 £5900* £4200* £3800* Please call
 
* EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT FOR 2019 DEPARTURES - Book early and SAVE 10% off the above prices by paying a 10% deposit at time of booking and the tour balance by the 28th Feb 2019.
 
Repeat Client Discount - Have you travelled with Insight Vactions before, within the last 5 years ! - if so you qualify for a 5% discount - Ask us at time of booking.
 
Children aged 5-17 may qualify for a discount off up to 10% when sharing a room with 2 adults - Please call us for details. 
 
Not included in your tour cost:
Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.
Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included and are paid locally, if you prefer these can be pre-paid to us in advance for £90.00 per person.
 
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TO BOOK YOUR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS:

Please call us on FREEPHONE 0800 0336 335 or EMAIL us reservations@purelytravelgroup.co.uk we are open 7 days a week.

We will be happy to answer any questions, check the availability of your tour, offer a quote for flights and any pre or post nights you would like to add.

When you are ready to go ahead with the booking, a non-refundable deposit of 20% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.