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Colours of New England

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  • Date: September
  • Destination: New England, USA
  • Duration: 9 nights
  • Price: 2299
Destination New England, USA
From Dublin or Shannon
Date September to October 2018
Duration 9 Nights
Price From €2,299 pp
Flight Details To Be Confirmed
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Details are for guidance only and are subject to change

Introduction to Colours of New England

New England is a spectacle to behold in fall when the colours of the trees start to change into a captivating collage of red, yellow, orange and gold. This tour allows you to experience the beautiful scenery for yourself. Visit four states on this tour which takes you on a historical trip around some of America’s famous landmarks. Visit quaint Cape Cod, taste authentic maple syrup and take a gander at the majestic Green and White Mountains.

Itinerary

Day 01: DUBLIN – BOSTON

Fly from Dublin or Shannon to Boston. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will meet your Travel Escapes escort.

Day 02: BOSTON – SALEM – KENNEBUNKPORT – PORTLAND

Along the route north of Boston lies almost four centuries of history as well as some of the East Coast’s finest beaches and seascapes. Your first stop today is Salem, the site of the infamous 17th-century witch trials and birthplace of American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. Continuing along the coast you’ll stop to gaze at Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in America. Passing through Portsmouth, the oldest community in New Hampshire known for its thriving fishing community and historic buildings, your next stop will be Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport is home to the palatial summer estates of prominent politicians, including the 41st U.S. President, George Herbert Walker Bush. From Kennebunkport, it’s on to Portland, Maine’s largest city and home to the state’s oldest lighthouse and one of its most beloved.

Day 03: PORTLAND – BAR HARBOUR

The drive northeast on Route 1 from Portland to Bar Harbor is nothing short of enjoyable. Out the window, you’ll see the state’s jagged coastline and rocky beaches lapped by rhythmic waves of the Atlantic. You’ll pass through quaint villages where local fishermen mark their grounds with colourful bouys prior to arriving in the small town of Bar Harbor. Known for its stunning coastal beauty, Bar Harbor has a world renowned ambience that blends seashore community, Downeast character, and the famous Maine Lobster. This evening, join us for a traditional lobster dinner (optional).

Day 04: BAR HARBOUR – WHITE MOUNTAINS

Your journey today takes you inland towards the spectacular scenery of the White Mountains, the “rooftop of New England,” whose landscape is dotted with enchanting covered bridges, picturesque towns and villages, and historic sites. En route experience breathtaking mountain vistas, pristine forestry and world renowned foliage.

Day 05: WHITE MOUNTAINS – STOWE – GREEN MOUNTAINS

Today, traverse the White Mountains that divide the states of New Hampshire and Vermont to Stowe, a classic 200-year-old village nestled beside Vermont’s highest peak, majestic Mt. Mansfield. Continue through Burlington on Lake Champlain and stunning views of open meadows, farmlands and forests to Vermont’s Green Mountains. With their dense forests, the Green Mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer.

Day 06: GREEN MOUNTAINS – NEWPORT

Leaving Vermont, you’ll enter the smallest state in the Union, Rhode Island. Home to spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture, Newport is considered by many a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. And nowhere is Newport’s natural beauty more on display than on 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 of the privileged from a bygone era. This evening, a classic New England Clam Bake brings the shore to straight to your table (optional).

Day 07: NEWPORT – CAPE COD

From the opulence of Newport, you’ll continue to the unspoilt natural beauty of Cape Cod where picturesque beaches with high sand dunes, never-ending sea, lighthouses rising along the coast, and gorgeous sunsets await.

Day 08: CAPE COD – MARTHAS VINEYARD – CAPE COD

A short 45-minute ferry ride from Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is the jewel of New England. Spread over 100 square miles are six towns, each with its own proud history and unique character, historic sea captains’ homes, charming gingerbread cottages, a quaint fishing village, five majestic lighthouses and the nation’s oldest operating carousel. While exploring miles of pristine beaches, dramatic clay cliffs, rural landscapes and picturesque waterways you’ll find Martha’s Vineyard is more than just lobsters and clams.

Day 09: CAPE COD – PLYMOUTH – BOSTON

Today begins with a visit to Plymouth, the town where English colonists first made a home in New England. See Plymouth Rock, where according to tradition the passengers of the Mayflower first set foot in the “New World,” views of Plymouth Harbor and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower (onboard admission not included). Returning to Boston, you’ll retrace the steps of the Freedom Trail which may include a stroll beside Boston Common, King’s Chapel, the Boston Massacre site, and numerous pubs and taverns where America’s Founding Fathers toasted freedom. Enjoy lunch at one of Boston’s many restaurants where you may wish to try a steaming hot cup of traditional New England Clam Chowder (optional). Afterwards, explore Quincy Market, Boston’s first marketplace from the 1800’s, now home to boutiques, cafes and shops.

Day 10: BOSTON – DUBLIN

Transfer today to the airport for your return flight to Dublin or Shannon.

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Inclusionslusions

  • Flight Dublin or Shannon to Boston
  • Transfers on luxury coaches throughout
  • 9 nights accommodation, staying in centrally located hotels
  • Room only basis
  • Tours and excursions, outlined in the itinerary
  • Flight Boston to Dublin or Shannon (overnight)
  • Services of guide and local representatives
  • One 20kg check-in baggage per person
  • Taxes and charges

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Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Single room supplement €740
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% per person
  • Full payment due on confirmation
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price
  • Dates are subject to confirmation at time of booking. Flight dates, times and airlines are subject to availability and may require extra nights before or after your tour.

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Accommodation details

Boston : Midtown Boston or similar – 1 Night

Portland: Hotel – 1 Night

Bar Harbour : Acadia Park Inn or similar – 1 Night

White Mountains : The Lodge at Bretton Woods or similar – 1 night

Green Mountains : Holiday Inn Rutland or similar – 1 night

Newport : Newport Beach Hotel & Suites or similar – 1 night

Cape Cod : Riviera Beach Resort or similar – 2 Nights

Boston : Boston Midtown or similar – 1 Night

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Dates and Prices

Date Price
06 September 2018 €2,299
13 September 2018 €2,299
20 September 2018 €2,299
22 September 2018 €2,299
27 September 2018 €2,299
29 September 2018 €2,299
04 October 2018 €2,299

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