Fall Foliage Getaway (AE) - 2014

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8 days from Boston to Boston


Fall Foliage Getaway
Boston Skyline
Boston Skyline
Boston Commons and skyline
The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of the 24 acres of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States
See the beautiful colors of the fall leaves while in Vermont
Built in 1713, the Old State House is Bostons oldest surviving public building

Vacation Overview

Witness the magnificent fall colors and sample fresh maple syrup as you make your way through classic New England on this glorious fall foliage vacation. You’ve heard about the blazing orange, red, and yellow colors that light up the trees during fall in New England, and now’s your chance to experience them. Let Globus handle the details and driving, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Spend time in the small towns of North Conway, Stowe, Lake Placid, and Stockbridge. Enjoy the Raven Interpretive Program to learn about northern New England’s unique environs and local wildlife; visit a maple syrup farm to learn how maple syrup is produced; stop for lunch at the Trapp Family Lodge, owned and operated by the famous Trapp family; cruise on Lake Placid and enjoy the serene beauty; learn about early New England life at the Shelburne Heritage Park and about the Shakers at the Hancock Shaker Village; and visit the Norman Rockwell Studio and Museum, housing works by the famous artist.

This vacation through New England is a perfect way to see the beautiful fall foliage for which New England is famous, plus you’ll learn more about New England’s history. Just imagine the spectacular photos you’ll be able to take on this wonderful vacation filled with beautiful sights and splendid colors.

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BOSTON
Orientation

FRANCONIA NOTCH
Visit Flume Gorge

NORTH CONWAY
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy the Raven Interpretive Program

STOWE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit a maple syrup farm; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a tour and lunch at the Trapp Family Lodge

VERGENESS
Visit Shelburne Heritage Park

LAKE PLACID
Cruise on the lake; visit the Olympic Ski Jump Complex

SARATOGA SPRINGS
Orientation

STOCKBRIDGE
Visit Hancock Shaker Village and Norman Rockwell Studio & Museum; guided tour of Chesterwood; farewell dinner at the historic Red Lion Inn

NOTE:

  • Enjoy spectacular fall colors on this vacation (if Mother Nature permits).


DAY 1Arrive in Boston

Welcome to “Bean Town!” At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

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DAY 2Boston–Franconia Notch–North Conway

Depart bustling Boston and head north through Massachusetts and into New Hampshire. Visit Franconia Notch State Park and see spectacular FLUME GORGE, a natural gorge extending 800 feet. Walk among towering, moss-covered granite walls past cascading waterfalls, historic covered bridges, and glacial boulders. Continue to North Conway, northern New England’s outdoor adventure capital in the heart of the White Mountains. This evening, enjoy the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite RAVEN INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM, focusing on the unique environs of northern New England and local wildlife. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Beautiful autumn colors in the White Mountains of New Hampshire Seasons changing in the Acadia National Park The patriotic streets of Boston The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of the 24 acres of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States 
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DAY 3North Conway–Stowe–Vergennes

This morning, visit a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite MAPLE SYRUP FARM to learn how maple syrup is produced and tastes. Then, travel the scenic Kancamagus Highway for incredible leaf-peeping possibilities. Stop for a tour and lunch at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TRAPP FAMILY LODGE—owned and operated by the Trapp family, which was made famous in The Sound of Music. Enjoy some free time in Stowe to explore this classic 200-year-old village with character reminiscent of great European mountain resorts. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the historic Basin Harbor Club. Situated on the shore of Lake Champlain, this inn offers a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere among spectacular Vermont scenery.

Enjoy Fall Folliage in beautiful Vermont 
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DAY 4Vergennes–Shelburne–Lake Placid

Visit nearby SHELBURNE HERITAGE PARK, a fascinating 45-acre outdoor museum depicting early New England life. Later, cross Lake Champlain by FERRY, travel into the Adirondacks, and arrive in the village of Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. (Breakfast, Dinner)

See the beautiful colors of the fall leaves while in Vermont Seasons changing in the Acadia National Park 
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DAY 5Lake Placid

A morning boat CRUISE on the lake takes in the serene and stunning beauty of the area. Then, enjoy a visit to the OLYMPIC SKI JUMP COMPLEX, where you’ll see up close the ramp that ski jumpers launch from, and will enjoy panoramic views of the Adirondack High Peaks. The remainder of the day is yours to explore more of this quaint town. Stroll along the lake, visit the Winter Olympic Museum, shop for a favorite souvenir, or perhaps enjoy a relaxing spa treatment. (Breakfast)

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DAY 6Lake Placid–Saratoga Springs–Hancock–Stockbridge

This morning we visit Saratoga Springs, famous for its natural hot springs and exciting horse racing history. Enjoy an orientation tour and learn how the area was once considered one of the most prominent travel destination in America and hear about the famous visitors that came to relax at the spas or place a bet on a race. We then continue into the Berkshire Mountains and through valleys of unspoiled New England villages. Visit HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE, a restored village consisting of 20 buildings, including its famed 1826 Round Stone Barn. Learn about the Shaker’s way of everyday life through interactive demonstrations and by visiting various historic dwellings. We end our day in the picturesque village of Stockbridge for a 2-night stay. (Breakfast)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Nestled in the heart of downtown Stockbridge, the Red Lion Inn combines Old World charm with many modern amenities. The Red Lion Inn has been welcoming travelers to the Berkshires for more than two centuries.

Seasons changing in the Acadia National Park See the beautiful colors of the fall leaves while in Vermont A misty morning in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains 
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DAY 7Stockbridge

This morning we visit the NORMAN ROCKWELL STUDIO & MUSEUM, housing a large collection of works by one of America’s favorite artists. Also visit CHESTERWOOD, home to sculptor Daniel Chester French, best known for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC and the Minute Man statue in Concord. See the stately home, visit the studio, and spend time walking the beautiful grounds and admiring some of the sculptures. Afterward, there’s time to stroll the sidewalks of the village, enjoy a little shopping, snap some photos, or just sit on the hotel’s front porch and do some people watching. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner, the perfect ending to your Fall Foliage Getaway. (Breakfast, Dinner)

The United States Capitol in Washington DC The Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC Washington, D.C. 
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DAY 8Stockbridge–Boston

Depart Stockbridge for Boston Logan International Airport and your flight home. Please schedule flights after 1 pm. (Breakfast)

The patriotic streets of Boston The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of the 24 acres of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States The city lights of Boston 
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Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Stockbridge


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PATRICK NEILSON

Years of Experience: 16 years

An educator by trade, I hold post-graduate degrees in English Emersion and Tourism & Marketing. I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese. I use my training and experience to bring the history and culture of each place alive. I love to share my passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge with guests while providing a unique local perspective.

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