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Autumn Foliage in New England and Cape Cod

Featuring Martha’s Vineyard and Mount Washington Cog Railway

8 DAYS • 13 MEALS Enjoy the tranquil backroads of Vermont, the monumental mansions of Rhode Island, and the history of Boston while taking in the best autumn colors New England has to offer.

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The Mayflower Tours Way
  • 13 Meals (5 dinners, 1 lunch and 7 breakfasts)
  • 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 lobster bake
  • 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
  • $45 in Mayflower Money
Day One — 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 Day Two — 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, we make our way onto Cape Cod. As the sun sets this evening, we’ll prepare for a delicious lobster bake — a New England tradition and the perfect close to this unforgettable day. Breakfast and dinner Day Three — Martha’s Vineyard This morning we 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. We visit the village of Edgartown with its quaint gingerbread cottages and narrow streets. Breakfast and dinner Day Four — Newport and Breakers Mansion Entering the smallest New England state, we land 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.” We 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, we continue to Vermont, our home for the night. Breakfast Day Five — The Back Roads of Vermont This morning we set out along the scenic back roads of Vermont, which takes us 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. We also make 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, we continue on to Lincoln, New Hampshire, our home for the next two nights. Breakfast and dinner Day Six — Mount Washington Cog Railway and Kancamagus Scenic Byway This morning we 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, we stop for an included lunch before coming to the quaint town of North Conway, with its outlet shopping. We 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 and lunch Day Seven — Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise and Kennebunkport Today we 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. We 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, we gather for a farewell dinner to share memories with our traveling companions. Breakfast and dinner Day Eight — Travel Home After breakfast, your group transfer brings you to Boston’s Logan Airport for flights out after 1:00 p.m. Breakfast
Day One Boston Marriott Quincy, 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, Dover, New Hampshire
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Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in Boston is $399, tax included.

Tour Activity Level
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.