Insight VacationsNew England's Fall Foliage (Summer 2019)
Embark on a colourful autumnal journey through this picturesque corner of North America and experience an Indian Summer in all its glory. Along the way you'll delve into Boston's transformative past as you follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail. You'll visit the quintessential Vermont village of Woodstock and capture the Silver Cascade waterfall and Bretton Woods, which offers stunning views of Mount Washington, all while staying at the best addresses, with the best company.
- Bennington: Taste fresh cider at the Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop.
- Stowe: At your Highlight Dinner, taste the product of artisan brewers during a three-course meal.
- Waterbury: Learn the secrets behind the most famous ice cream in America and sample delicious flavours at Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory.
- Montpelier: Visit Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks and taste a Vermont tradition: ‘sugar on snow’.
- Portland: Toast to your fond travel memories over a Celebration Dinner at one of Portland's renowned restaurants.
- Dining Summary: 7 Breakfasts (B) and 5 Dinners with wine (DW).
- North Conway: With an expert naturalist, learn about the wildlife and ecology of the North Woods.
- Boston: Located in the heart of downtown, the Hyatt Regency Boston is just steps away from some of the city's most famous sites.
- Williamstown: The Orchards Hotel is an oasis of quiet charm and set against the backdrop of the magnificent Berkshire Mountains.
- Stowe: Enjoy a stay at the European-style Trapp Family Lodge, owned by the family who inspired 'The Sound of Music'.
- North Conway: The White Mountain Hotel and Resort is a warm and comfortable retreat with a breathtakingly beautiful setting and scenic mountain views.
- Portland: The Westin Portland Harborview brings the best of downtown Portland to your doorstep.
- Boston: Follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings to life the story of the American Revolution.
- Stockbridge: Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, a wonderful snapshot of Americana, built to showcase the amazing artwork produced during his long career.
- Woodstock: Explore one of the finest operating dairy farms in America and also a museum of Vermont’s rural past at the Billings Farm and Museum.
- Franconia Notch: Enjoy superb panoramic views onboard the aerial tramway.
- Quechee Gorge: Stop for fall foliage picture-taking at the Silver Cascade Waterfall and Bretton Woods.
- White Mountains: Travel through Crawford Notch. Enjoy views of Mount Washington.
- Kennebunkport: Drive along Ocean Drive. See the homes of the rich and famous, including the summer retreat of former President George H.W. Bush. Browse in the galleries and shops.
- Woodstock: See the famous covered bridge.
Included Insight Services
- Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
- Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
- Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
- We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
- Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
- We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
- Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
- From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
- If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times
- If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
BostonThe history and bricklaid beauty of Boston is easy to enjoy. Follow the Freedom Trail past Old North Church, Paul Revere Park, Fanieul Hall, the Commons, Old Ironsides and more landmarks of America's birth. Across the Charles River is Cambridge and Harvard. Venture to Marblehead and Salem to the south, or Lexington and Concord to the north. Back in town, have clam chowder at the warf or great Italian food in North End.
Williamstown, MATwo roads lead to Williamstown which are of romantic beauty. One is old stage-road through New Ashford and lovely valley of South Williamstown. A deliciously cool stream parallels the road with the ruins of the old saw-mill and the curious abyss of Baker's Cave with springs at the bottom. The other Old Path to Williamstown is more rugged and goes through Cheshire within view of Fort Massachusetts. Cheshire, where President Jefferson's huge Cheshire cheese was created, is among the mountains. Berkshire's first Baptist church stood on Stafford's Hill (with glorious views). Charms belie prosaic Pork Lane. The town's fine statue of McKinley is a memory of his visit. Famous Old Notch road leads to North Adams. Excursions from "Tunnel City" obtain a bird's-eye view of Greylock and the inter-clustered mountains and Natural Bridge on Hudson Brook, with its marble pool. Hike the Indian's Forbidden Mountain. Visit Hoosac Valley and the pastures of northwestern Berkshire. See marble-caverns and sweet paths that lead to Aurora's lake.
StoweStowe joins elite company as a four season. world class resort destination. Stowe lodging includes more than 65 luxury resorts, spas, romantic country inns, and B&Bs. The town has won more awards for culinary excellence than any New England town of similar size. Every one of Stowe's 100 shops and boutiques is unique and owner-operated - not a franchise to be found. Visitors have flocked to Stowe for years to hike, bike, fish, sightsee, golf, play tennis and more. Fall foliage is unparalleled. Stowe's famous winter alllows skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. Majestic Mt. Mansfield is Vermont's highest peak and one of the world's most famous ski and snowboarding mountains offering the finest above-timberline hiking in Vermont. From Mansfield's summit, visitors can see three states, two countries, and Great Champlain Lake. The historical and charming Stowe village is where guests find shopping, music, theater, and much more. The Stowe Experience: one great mountain, one magic town. Unforgettable.
North Conway is nestled along the White Mountain National Forest and the tallest peak on the East Coast, Mt. Washington. Outdoors activities are never-ending, such as skiing, hiking, camping and canoeing. After a day in the rugged outdoors, enjoy shopping and dining at the many local shops and eateries.
Portland, MEMaine's largest city, Portland is known for its stately elms, historic homes and restored waterfront area. Considered the gateway to "Down East" Maine, this coastal city is a great spot to enjoy Maine lobster fresh from the sea. Visit Longfellow's boyhood home or explore Portland Headlight, the oldest lighthouse in constant use today. Nearby is Freeport, home of a large selection of discount and outlet stores.