Classic Fall Foliage (AB)

9 Day Tour from Boston to Boston

2020 Tour Details

New England is steeped in history and known for its amazing fall foliage, and on this fall foliage tour you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular beauty and historic places. A sightseeing tour in Boston highlights landmarks that were pivotal to the United States’ history, and a visit to Cornelius Vanderbilt’s mansion, The Breakers, gives you a taste for life in a bygone era.

History is not all you’ll experience on this marvelous fall foliage tour. You’ll also see spectacular beauty and amazing fall foliage. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited national parks and the first place in the United States to see the sunrise, where you’ll enjoy a local culinary delight at the historic waterfront Asticou Inn—a special experience offered by Globus. In New Hampshire, travel to the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground, and enjoy the Raven Interpretive Program. Take a beautiful drive through Franconia Notch, a New Hampshire region with breathtaking scenery, and along the Kancamagus Highway, well known as one of the country’s best fall foliage viewing areas. Throughout your tour, marvel at the scenic drives and stunning fall colors full of blazing red, orange, and yellow leaves (if Mother Nature permits).

In addition to the Raven Interpretive Program and the Asticou Inn culinary delight near Acadia National Park, Globus has included some other fun experiences on this fall foliage tour. Enjoy a Colonial-style dinner at the historic Salem Cross Inn near Sturbridge and a lobster bake in the seaside town of Bar Harbor. With the gorgeous scenery, interesting historic sights, and fun adventures, it’s a vacation not to be missed!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

BAR HARBOR
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Lobster bake
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite local treat at the historic Asticou Inn
NORTH CONWAY
Raven Interpretive Program
WOODSTOCK
Sightseeing; visit Billings Farm & Museum with ice cream
STOCKBRIDGE
Visit Norman Rockwell Studio & Museum
STURBRIDGE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Colonial-style dinner at the Salem Cross Inn
MYSTIC SEAPORT
Visit the Museum of America and the Sea; cruise on a historic steamboat
NEWPORT
Orientation tour; visit The Breakers mansion; farewell dinner
BOSTON
Sightseeing with a Local Guide

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

Notes:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a special lobster bake in Bar Harbor and a farewell dinner in Newport

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN BOSTON

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

Day 2 BOSTON–PORTLAND–BAR HARBOR

Head north via New Hampshire’s short shoreline and along Maine’s rocky coast to Portland, one of New England’s most famous cities. Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port Exchange, lined with its many boutiques, coffee houses, and art galleries. The next two nights are in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine’s oldest summer resort. Dinner tonight is a traditional Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOBSTER BAKE, featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.

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Day 3 BAR HARBOR. EXCURSION TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

This morning visit stunning ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s most visited national parks. During your visit, take the scenic park road for spectacular panoramas from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental U.S. to see the sunrise each day. Then, travel to the historic Asticou Inn, overlooking the picturesque waters of Northeast Harbor for a local Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite TREAT, a freshly made popover (pastry) and seafood chowder. Later, return to Bar Harbor for a free evening. Perhaps a leisurely stroll around the waterfront with its many galleries and boutiques.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 BAR HARBOR–NORTH CONWAY

Back to the mainland and west through Maine for vistas of sparkling lakes and forests. Then, on to New Hampshire and the scenic White Mountains, New England’s greatest range and premier outdoor playground. Later, enjoy the RAVEN INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM, a National Audubon Society expert presents the unique environs of northern New England and local wildlife.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 NORTH CONWAY–WOODSTOCK–KILLINGTON

This morning, visit an iconic covered bridge and take photos of the classic New England fall colors. Then, enjoy a beautiful drive through Franconia Notch and along the renowned Kancamagus Highway. Hugging the Connecticut River, cross into Vermont and visit Woodstock, its village green reminiscent of 19th-century England. Next, visit BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM, a living museum of Vermont’s rural past and working dairy farm. Enjoy a delicious, locally-made ice cream cone during your visit.

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Day 6 KILLINGTON–STOCKBRIDGE–STURBRIDGE

Journey south to Stockbridge in the Berkshire Mountains for a visit to the NORMAN ROCKWELL STUDIO & MUSEUM, housing a large collection of works by one of America’s favorite artists. This evening, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Colonial-style dinner at the historic SALEM CROSS INN, circa 1740. Be sure to save room for the freshly whipped cream—the perfect complement to New England’s best apple pie.

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Day 7 STURBRIDGE–MYSTIC SEAPORT–NEWPORT

This morning, visit MYSTIC SEAPORT, a living history museum showcasing the many activities that might have occurred in a New England coastal village in the 1800s. Enjoy a CRUISE of the historic Mystic River aboard the Sabino Steamboat, the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboat operating since 1908. On to Rhode Island, the “Ocean State.”

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 NEWPORT

Today, enjoy a Newport orientation tour and see the first state house, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and the St. Mary’s Church, Afterward, explore the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era when visiting THE BREAKERS, shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt’s turn-of-the-century mansion. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant.

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Day 9 NEWPORT–BOSTON

Depart this morning for Boston. Your guided walking tour of the city’s landmarks focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with the chance to browse in Quincy Market. After a transfer to the airport for guests with homebound flights, the motorcoach continues downtown to the Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends. Please schedule flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport after 3:30 pm.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HILLARY JOHNSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced... observing them from afar is not enough.

Tour Director - HILLARY JOHNSON

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

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When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

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