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Fall Foliage Tour: Vermont to Massachusetts

8 days |  10 days with Boston, Massachusetts extension
8 days |  10 days with Boston, Massachusetts extension
Group size1535 travelers
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woman standing in autumn forest
white lighthouse on coast in portland maine
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new hampshire white mountains
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    See New England at its most vibrant.

    Each Autumn in the American Northeast, Mother Nature puts on a seasonal spectacular, tinging green forests with bursts of red, orange, and yellow. What better time, then, to set out on this special version of our New England: Vermont, Maine Coast & Massachusetts tour? From Vermont’s rustic allure to Massachusetts’ colonial roots, take in the region’s history and charm, all under a vibrant canopy of color. And for an extra hit of history, extend your trip to Boston—the “City on a Hill” that nurtured the American Revolution.

    Your tour package includes

    • 7 nights in handpicked hotels
    • 7 breakfasts
    • 2 dinners with beer or wine
    • 2 food tastings
    • 6 guided sightseeing tours
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    Included highlights

    • Trapp Family Lodge
    • Ben & Jerry's factory tour
    • Cider Mill visit & tasting
    • Mount Washington Cog Railway
    • Kennebunkport
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    Burlington, Vermont2 nights
    Day 1: Arrival in Burlington

    Welcome to Vermont! After arriving in Burlington, make your way to your hotel to get settled in.

    Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Vermont
    Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Welcome dinner

    An all-day foliage tour introduces you to Vermont’s delicious local fare and small towns.

    • Stop in Stowe to enjoy a guided tour of the Trapp Family Lodge with a member of the Von Trapp family.
    • See how apple cider is produced during a visit to a cider mill and enjoy a tasting of the refreshing drink.
    • Tour the Ben & Jerry’s Factory and enjoy samples of ice cream in Waterbury.
    • Enjoy a walk led by your Tour Director through the quaint town of Burlington followed by free time to explore at your leisure.

    Join your group for a welcome dinner this evening.

    North Conway, New Hampshire2 nights
    Day 3: North Conway via the White Mountains
    Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

    Travel east to New Hampshire today, taking in breathtaking scenery as you go.

    • Before leaving Vermont, pay a visit to a sugarbush to learn about Vermont maple syrup production.
    • Stop at a local family-owned sugar shack stand for sugaring presentation.
    • Enjoy free time to explore the sugar shack’s grounds and for a chance to shop for locally made maple and sugar products.
    • Pass through the White Mountains, stopping at the Franconia Notch along the way.
    • Drive through the landscapes of the state’s most famous scenic byway, the Kancamagus Highway.

    Then, continue on to North Conway and enjoy a free evening or add an excursion.

    Omni Mount Washington Resort Dinner & Tour

    From $145 per person

    Day 4: Mount Washington & foliage tour
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Make your way to Mount Washington, located in the beautiful White Mountains. Board the Mount Washington Cog Railway for a scenic train ride to the region’s highest summit. Then, take in the beautiful foliage and incredible vistas that the region is known for, like Owl’s Head, Bretton Woods, and the historic “notches”.

    Maine Coast1 night
    Day 5: Maine Coast via Portland & Kennebunkport
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Transfer to the coast of Maine by way of the state's picturesque Lakes District.

    • Stop in Portland and join your Tour Director on a tour of the city.
    • Pass the Portland Observatory and Fort Allen Park.
    • Visit the Old Port neighborhood, filled with independent bookshops and quaint local boutiques.
    • Travel to Kennebunkport and pass by Walker's Point Estate, the Bush family’s summer home.

    Continue on to the Maine Coast and enjoy a free evening.

    Please note: On some departures, the sightseeing tour of Portland may take place after the stop in Kennebunkport depending on hotel location.

    Boston, Massachusetts2 nights
    Day 6: Boston via Salem
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Stop in Salem, the Witch City, to visit the famed House of Seven Gables.

    Continue on to Boston and enjoy free time for the rest of the day.

    Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Boston
    Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

    Spend the morning getting to know Boston, one of the oldest cities in America, on a guided tour.

    • Sweep through 250 years of American history on the Freedom Trail.
    • Visit the Bunker Hill Monument and view the USS Constitution located in Charlestown Navy Yard.
    • View Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, and King’s Chapel.
    • Pass by Boston Common, Paul Revere’s House and the Old North Church.
    • End your tour in the North End, where you’ll have free time to explore the charming Italian neighborhood.

    Enjoy a free afternoon in Boston or add an excursion.

    Later this evening, celebrate your trip at a farewell dinner with your group.

    Revolutionary New England: Lexington & Concord

    From $95 per person

    Flight Home
    Day 8: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Boston.

    Extension to Boston, Massachusetts
    Continue exploring Boston, and lean on your Tour Director to point you toward the city's best sights. Then, get a look at life in colonial New England with a tour of Plimoth Plantation.
    Boston, Massachusetts2 nights
    Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Plymouth
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Head to Plymouth and spend the morning getting to know the coastal town.

    • Enter historic Plimouth Patuxet Museum to learn about both the native Wampanoag people and the colonial English settlers.
    • Stop in Pilgrim Memorial National Park to take a picture with Plymouth Rock.

    Enjoy free time for lunch before returning to Boston.

    Day 9: Free day in Boston
    Included meal: Breakfast

    Spend a free day in Boston or add an excursion.

    This evening, sip a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

    Wang Theatre & Boston Common Walking Tour

    From $55 per person

    Flight Home
    Day 10: Departure
    Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    Reviews

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Overall rating 4.5 out of 5

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      5 out of 5 stars

      Spectacular Fall in New England
      10/2/23 by 1st-time traveler Marilyn

      Our tour of New England was truly “spectacular” which was one of our favorite words used by our tour guide Ciarran. He truly made the tour an amazing experience. His background knowledge and little tidbits he shared about the areas we visited added so much to the entire experience. His boisterous an...

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      EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 12/5/23

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      5 out of 5 stars

      9/25/23 by 2nd-time traveler Jo Lynn

      What a trip! Loved the scenery and our guide was wonderful!

      5 out of 5 stars

      9/25/23 by 38th-time traveler Judy
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      Hotels, flights & FAQ

      Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

      Hotels

      We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
      Doubletree Burlington
      Doubletree Burlington

      This modern hotel is located in the South Burlington neighborhood. Guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a garden courtyard. Nearby, you’...

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      Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway
      Residence Inn by Marriott North Conway

      This comfortable hotel is located on the edge of the White Mountain National Forest in North Conway. Guests enjoy the indoor pool, fitness center, and...

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      Anchorage Inn
      Anchorage Inn

      This friendly hotel is located in the York Beach neighborhood. Guests enjoy a swimming pool, a fitness room, and a poolside café. Nearby, you’ll find ...

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      Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown-North Station
      Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown-North Station

      This contemporary hotel is located in the West End neighborhood. Guests enjoy a bar, gym, and café. Nearby, you’ll find Faneuil Hall, Old North Church...

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