Autumn Colours

8 night tour - Starting in Boston, Massachusetts - ending in Boston, Massachusetts.

Escorted Tour with Trafalgar.

Trafalgar has been creating exceptional Escorted journeys for nearly 70 years, enjoy VIP return private UK airport transfers, first class hotels, complimentary WiFi on-board comfortable motorcoaches with restrooms and panoramic windows.

The sights of the east coast are set to its dazzling fall foliage on this trip around New England, featuring classics from Acadia National Park to North Conway and Woodstock.

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

2019 Guaranteed departure dates:
September 21st - Available
September 24th - Available

September 28th - Available
September 30th - Available
October 02nd - Available
October 06th - Available
October 08th - Available
October 12th - Available
 
The above tours are guaranteed to depart.
 
TO BOOK THIS TOUR: CALL US ON FREEPHONE 0800 0336 335 OR EMAIL US RESERVATIONS@PURELYTRAVELGROUP.CO.UK
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Day 1: ARRIVE BOSTON

Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. 

Welcome to Boston. Get settled at your hotel and then set out on your own to spot some of Boston's historic sites or enjoy a stroll along the waterfront before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Meal(s) Welcome Reception

Hotel Boston Marriott Copley Place

Day 2: BOSTON ­ - LEXINGTON & CONCORD - WILLIAMSTOWN  

Begin the day with a city tour of Boston's historic sites including several along the famous Freedom Trail. Continue your journey into history with stops at Lexington and Concord, where the first battles of the American Revolution were fought and made famous with “the shot heard round the world.” The afternoon's drive takes you along the Mohawk Trail, an early Native American and colonial trade route, and the first designated scenic drive in New England. Enjoy the stunning vistas before arriving in the quaint university town of Williamstown nestled in the western Massachusetts mountains known as the Berkshires.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast

Hotel Williams Inn

Day 3WILLIAMSTOWN – QUECHEE – WOODSTOCK – LUDLOW

Head for the Green Mountain State of Vermont, driving through small towns and villages en route to the historic woollen mill in Quechee that now houses the Simon Pearce glassblowing workshop. Relish a Be My Guest lunch featuring local ingredients arranged on Simon Pearce's beautiful stem and flatware before delving into the art and science of glassblowing. After a stop in the quaint and picturesque town of Woodstock, continue to your hotel located at a mountain resort in Ludlow. 

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining, Dinner

Hotel Essex Resort & Spa

Day 4LUDLOW – STOWE – WHITE MOUNTAINS – NORTH CONWAY (2 NIGHTS)

Continue up into the forests of Vermont as you travel to Stowe, home of the famous Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory where you'll savour some of their famous and uniquely named flavours. Pass into New Hampshire, the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and the Bretton Woods for a stunning glimpse of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast, before descending into the pretty town of North Conway on the edge of White Mountain National Forest. After dinner, get acquainted with the local flora and fauna during an engaging talk by a Local Specialist.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

Day 5KANCAMAGUS EXCURSION

Spend the morning along the most famous and picturesque foliage destination in New England: the Kancamagus Highway. This American Scenic Byway, affectionately called “The Kanc”, has scenic vistas and prime foliage viewing abound, and the morning is dedicated to finding the best spots for viewing the vibrant fall colours. Your afternoon is free to spend at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a stroll through town or stop and take in the natural beauty of the area.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast

Hotel Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

Day 6NORTH CONWAY - BAR HARBOR (2 NIGHTS)

Bid farewell to the White Mountains as you head into the pine forests of the Maine interior. The mountains and forests of Maine soon give way to the “Downeast” coast and the Atlantic swells of Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island. This evening, join your travelling companions for a traditional lobster dinner and learn about lobster fishing from a local fisherman, your Local Specialist.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Bar Harbor Regency

Day 7ACADIA NATIONAL PARK AND BAR HARBOR FREE TIME

At 1,523 feet (464 metres), Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the first spot in the United States where you can see the sunrise. You won't be getting up that early, but you'll still have plenty of time to admire the view from the top of the peak before descending to discover the natural riches of New England's only National Park. Marvel at granite cliffs overlooking dramatic, windswept beaches, graceful stone bridges arching over rushing streams and stands of ancient maples, their leaves glowing fiery red, burnt orange and mustard yellow in the crisp autumn air. Back in Bar Harbor, enjoy an afternoon on your own. Sip a coffee by the sea, stroll the quaint Main Street or take an optional nature cruise on Frenchman Bay.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast

Hotel Bar Harbor Regency

Day 8: BAR HARBOR - PORTSMOUTH

After experiencing the majestic colours of New England's forests and mountains in the autumn, it's time to embark on a rambling journey down the rocky beaches and cliffs of Maine's coast. Head down the coastal Highway 1 past lighthouses, fisheries and seaside dwellings that are home to everyone from local lobstermen to vacationing presidents. Travel south to Portsmouth which sits on near the mouth of the Piscataqua River that divides New Hampshire and Maine. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Portsmouth to its list of Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant and toast your fellow travellers as you end your fall foliage experience.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Hotel Sheraton Portsmouth

Day 9: PORTSMOUTH - BOSTON, ­ DEPART BOSTON OR EXTEND YOUR STAY

Today's last route passes through Cape Ann and Rockport, a lovely seaside village on the Massachusetts coast with quaint homes and charming art galleries. Then it's back to Boston where you are transferred to Boston Logan International Airport or to the hotel in Boston if you'd like to extend your stay.

Meal(s) Full Breakfast

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.

Your Trafalgar Tour Highlights

Hidden Treasures - Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Be My Guest - lunch at Simon Pearce glassblowing.

Local Specialists - on North Conway flora and fauna and a lobster fisherman in Bar Harbor.

Sightseeing Highlights

Visit Woodstock, Acadia National Park, the top of Cadillac Mountain and Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
View Lexington and Concord where the first shots of the American Revolution were fired
Scenic drives along the Kancamagus Highway and Mohawk Trail

Dining

8 full breakfasts,1 Be My Guest lunch, 4 dinners (2016) / 3 dinners (2017).

Travel Highlights

Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Hand-picked 4 star accommodation
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
VIP entry to many sights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
8 nights First Class accommodation
 

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 chauffer-driven car is reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport.

Each and every Trafalgar 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 car, all in plenty of time to make your way to your check-in desk. With Trafalgar you really will experience an exclusive service, enjoying your journey in a standard of car that you would expect to associate with Trafalgar 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
21st September 2019 £2,927* £2,118* £1,856* Please call
24th September 2019 £2,950* £2,140* £1,880* Please call
All other departures in 2019 £2,975* £2,165* £1,900* 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 Trafalgar Tours 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 £78.00 per person.
 
FAQs:
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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 10% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.