New England & Cape Cod

Thursday, October 3 - Thursday, October 10, 2019

Motor Coach Tour

Tour Highlights / Inclusions:   (Subject to change)

 -  8 Days, 13 Meals (7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners)

 -  Round trip airport transfers

 -  City tour of Boston with a local guide including the 

     Freedom Trail and Boston Common

 -  See Plymouth Rock, where our forefathers first landed on 

      American soil

 -  On Cape Cod enjoy a delicious New England lobsterbake

 -  Take the ferry to the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard with 

    its astounding cliffs at Gay’s Head and quaint gingerbread 

    houses of Edgartown

 -  Guided tour of Newport, Rhode Island, a fascinating seaport 

    famous for its maritime history

 -  Visit the Vanderbilt’s famed Breakers mansion, a testament to America’s glamorous “Gilded Age”

 -  Travel the “Backroads of Vermont,” with its beautiful mountain villages, Vermont Country Store, 

     maple syrup and ice cream

 -  See beautiful Quechee Gorge State Park, Vermont’s “Little Grand Canyon”

 -  Climb aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway for an exciting trip to the top of New England’s

     highest mountain

 -  Travel the Kancamagus Scenic Byway through the White Mountains on one of the world’s most

     spectacular fall-foliage trips

 -  Cruise across scenic Lake Winnipesaukee on what has been called the “most beautiful cruise in 

     New England”

 -  Visit the town of Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s coastal jewels

 -  Seven Nights Lodging

 - Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

 - Trip Cancellation Insurance included

Departure Points: 

 - Mid-American Coaches, Washington:  Depart TBD / Return TBD

 - Lowe’s Store, Kirkwood:  Depart TBD / Return TBD

Featuring Martha’s Vineyard and Mount Washington Cog Railway

Enjoy the tranquil backroads of Vermont, the monumental mansions of Rhode Island, gingerbread cottages of Martha’s Vineyard and the history of Boston while taking in the best autumn colors New England has to offer.

Thursday, October 3 - Arrive in Boston

Arrive in Boston, Massachusetts with an included transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner.  (Dinner)

Friday, October 4 - Boston City Tour and Plymouth Rock

Over 350 years of history await you on a sightseeing tour of Boston’s historic Freedom Trail, from the Public Garden to the Old North Church. Enjoy free time for lunch at Faneuil Hall before heading to the historic town of Plymouth, site of the “Rock,” and where our forefathers first landed on American soil. Later, make your way onto Cape Cod. As the sun sets this evening, prepare for a delicious lobsterbake - a New England tradition and the perfect close to this unforgettable day.  (Breakfast / Dinner)

Saturday, October 5 -   Martha’s Vineyard

This morning, ferry to the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard, a playground for many rich and famous, including former President Clinton. The island’s coast has astounding cliffs at Gay’s Head with spectacular shoreline views. Visit the village of Edgartown with its quaint gingerbread cottages and narrow streets.  (Breakfast / Dinner)

Sunday, October 6 - Newport and Breakers Mansion

Entering the smallest New England state, arrive in Newport, Rhode Island. This fascinating seaport is famous not only for its maritime history, but also for the fabulous summer homes built there during America’s glamorous “Gilded Age.” Visit Vanderbilt’s Breakers Mansion and get a glimpse of how America’s most elite families lived at the turn of the century. After free time in Newport, continue to Vermont, your home for the night. (Breakfast)

Monday, October 7 - The Back Roads of Vermont

This morning, set out along the scenic back roads of Vermont, which take you through such beautiful mountain villages as Newfane and Grafton. Weston is home to the Vermont Country Store, “Purveyors of the Practical and Hard-To-Find,” and Woodstock has been called the “prettiest small town in America.” While Vermont’s maple syrup season takes place in the spring, maple syrup products are readily available. Also enjoy a stop at Quechee Gorge State Park. This impressive river chasm is often referred to as Vermont’s “Little Grand Canyon” and offers spectacular views. Later, continue on to Lincoln, New Hampshire, your home for the next two nights.  (Breakfast / Dinner)

 Tuesday, October 8 - Mount Washington Cog Railway and Kancamagus Scenic Byway

This morning, travel through Franconia Notch to see where the Old Man of the Mountain used to be and come to Mount Washington, the highest peak in New England. Here, ride the world’s first mountain climbing train, The Cog Railway, to the top for incredible views. Then, stop for an included lunch before coming to the quaint town of North Conway, with its outlet shopping. You’ll take the Kancamagus Scenic Byway through the White Mountains. Considered one of the world’s most spectacular fall-foliage trips, the road meanders through vast forests, old logging roads, and Indian hunting paths. (Breakfast / Lunch)

Wednesday, October 9 - Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise and Kennebunkport

Today, set sail for a journey across Lake Winnipesaukee on what has been called the “most beautiful cruise in New England.” Sail from the home port of Weirs Beach aboard the M/S Mount Washington to Wolfeboro, known as the oldest resort town in New Hampshire. Continue to Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s coastal jewels and the summer home to many of America's rich and famous. Adorned with stately homes, Kennebunkport seems to wait breathlessly for its captains to return from sea. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner to share memories with our traveling companions. (Breakfast / Dinner)

Thursday, October 10 - Travel Home

After breakfast, your group transfer brings you to Boston’s Logan Airport for flights out after 1:00 p.m.  (Breakfast)

Hotel Accommodations

Day One – Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts

Days Two and Three – Red Jacket Blue Water Resort, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Day Four – Hampton Inn, Brattleboro, Vermont

Days Five and Six – Mountain Club at Loon, Lincoln, New Hampshire

Day Seven – Hampton Inn, Kennebunkport, Maine

Things to know

Tour Activity Level:      1   2   3   4   5

LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.

Tour Cost before March 31, 2019 (Free Airfare):

$3,129.00 Per Person - Double Room (Includes Insurance)

$4,098.00 Per Person - Single Room (Includes Insurance)

Tour Cost after March 31, 2019:

$3,779.00 Per Person - Double Room (Includes Insurance)

$4,748.00 Per Person - Single Room (Includes Insurance)

$350.00 per person deposit due with reservation.

Final Payment Due:     July 26, 2019