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New England's Spectacular Fall Foliage

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Experience the beautiful autumn leaves in quintessential New England, a truly picturesque corner of North America that is alive with vibrant colours. Starting and ending in the historical city of Boston you will follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail, travel through the rolling hills of the Berkshires and journey through the dazzling crimson and orange hues of the famed Kancamagus Scenic Byway. You will truly see why New England’s fall is so spectacular.

What's included

• 7 nights’ accommodation
• 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners
• Tour director throughout
• Tour along the Freedom Trail in Boston
• Visit to Norman Rockwell Museum
• Cider tasting at Cold Hollow Apple Cider Mill
• Guided tour of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory

Itinerary

Day 1 - Boston

Welcome to Boston! On arrival at Boston Logan International Airport, there is a transfer to your downtown hotel. Maybe take a stroll to Downtown Crossing or historic Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over drinks and a light meal.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Boston
Welcome Dinner

Day 2 - Boston to Williamstown

Discover some of Boston's most famous sights as your Tour Director takes you along a portion of the Freedom Trail. Then enjoy the colourful scenery as you travel west to Stockbridge for a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, the largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art. Next, travel through the stunning rolling hills of the Berkshires to your hotel in the beautiful college town of Williamstown.

Hotel: The Orchards Hotel
Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 – Williamstown to Stowe

Leave Massachusetts to journey through the legendary fall foliage of Vermont. After a photo stop at Quechee Gorge, visit the Rockefellers' renowned Billings Farm and Museum, a working dairy and farm life museum. Next is the quintessential Vermont village of Woodstock with its picturesque covered bridge. There is time to stroll the quaint streets before heading to Stowe for a two-night stay. It was the breathtaking alpine setting that attracted the Von Trapp family, of ‘The Sound of Music' fame, when they arrived from Austria in the late 40s and built their wonderful hideaway. At tonight's Highlight Dinner, each of the three inspired courses is perfectly paired with a lager tasting from your resort's on-site microbrewery.

Hotel: Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe
Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 4 - Stowe

Today, enjoy beautiful scenery ablaze with fall colours and views of Vermont's tallest peak, Mount Mansfield. Visit Cold Hollow Apple Cider Mill and taste fresh cider in the making, then sample flavours of a different kind on a guided tour of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory. Return to the charming town of Stowe where the rest of the day is free to wander the quaint streets, hike in the woods, or enjoy the lodge's amenities.

Hotel: Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe
Full Breakfast

Day 5 – Stowe to North Conway

Near Montpelier, visit Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and taste a Vermont tradition: “sugar on snow” - maple syrup served with a doughnut and pickle! Then head for New Hampshire's White Mountains and enter Franconia Notch. Get your cameras ready for a ride on the aerial tramway offering superb panoramic views. Later, journey through the dazzling crimson and orange hues of the famed Kancamagus Scenic Byway for two nights in North Conway.

Hotel: White Mountain Hotel and Resort, North Conway
Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - White Mountains

This morning, enjoy an interpretive presentation by a naturalist on the North Woods' wildlife and ecology. Then, more spectacular fall foliage awaits as you journey through Crawford Notch. Stop for pictures at the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods, offering stunning views of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the northeast at 6,288 ft (1,917 metres). Return to your hotel where your evening is at leisure.

Hotel: White Mountain Hotel and Resort, North Conway
Full Breakfast

Day 7 – North Conway to Portland

Leaving New Hampshire's glorious fall foliage, enter the deep green pine forests of western Maine. At charming Kennebunkport, travel along Ocean Drive with stunning views of the Maine coastline and the homes of Kennebunkport's rich and famous, including the summer retreat of former President George H.W. Bush. Browse the many galleries and shops or walk along the waterfront before continuing to charming and historic Portland. Tonight, enjoy a Celebration Dinner served at a local restaurant.

Hotel: Westin Portland
Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

Day 8 - Portland to Boston

Continue south to the charming seaside village of Rockport on Cape Ann. Stroll down flower-filled lanes lined with wooden fishing shacks, quaint stores and art galleries before heading back to Boston. Stops will be made at Boston Logan International Airport and the Boston tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay.

Full Breakfast

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Dates

Tour Dates 2016

September 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30 Boston
October 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15 Boston

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  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Tour director throughout
  • Visit to Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Does not include flights

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At a glance


  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Tour director throughout
  • Visit to Norman Rockwell Museum
  • Does not include flights

Trusted travel partner


Winner of British Travel Awards 2016

Silver award for Best Holiday Company to Canada (Large)


Fully Protected

We are members of ATOL, ABTA and IATA.

Why book with American Affair


  • Expert Knowledge
  • 20 Years Travel Experience
  • ATOL & IATA Protected
  • Tailor Made Holidays

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