Mayflower Tours – Tour Details 2018-12-11T02:25:27+00:00

Autumn in New England


Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Day 1 - 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. Meal: D

Day 2 - Kennebunkport and Portland, Maine
Traveling up the coast, stop at Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s coastal jewels and the summer home to many of America’s rich and famous, before making your way north to the seaside town of Portland, Maine. Rich in history and culture, Portland boasts a vibrant waterfront with one-of-a-kind shops, galleries and restaurants. After some free time for lunch and shopping, continue to the Bar Harbor area. Meal: B

Day 3 - Acadia National Park
A local guide joins you today for a narrated tour through Acadia National Park. Learn firsthand why people have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Ascend to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast for some of Maine’s most breathtaking seascapes and panoramic views of beautiful wooded hillsides and rugged coast. Also make a stop at The Jordan Pond House, and if you’re lucky you will hear the loud, thunderous “roar” of the waves crashing in the unique underwater cavern at Thunder Hole. Meals: B, D

Day 4 - North Conway and New Hampshire’s White Mountains
Leaving the coast today, travel west into New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Experience towering peaks, stunning scenery unrivaled anywhere in the Northeast, spectacular waterfalls and quaint towns and villages. Arrive in North Conway with time for shopping at some of the many outlet stores or browse the local shops. Tonight, dinner is in this quaint mountain town. Meals: B, D

Day 5 - The Kancamagus Scenic Byway and Quechee Gorge
This morning, travel the Kancamagus Scenic Byway as it follows a beautiful path through the White Mountains. It is one of the world’s most spectacular fall-foliage trips, where a stunning spectrum of color underscores the region’s natural beauty year round. The road meanders through vast forests, old logging roads, and Indian hunting paths. Cross into Vermont where quaint villages with the steeples of white clapboard churches rise above the colorful trees. Later, you’ll stop at Quechee Gorge to view the spectacular scenery of the area before arriving in Killington for the night. Meals: B, D

Day 6 - Norman Rockwell Museum and Mohegan Sun
Leaving Vermont this morning, travel to the town of Stockbridge in Massachusetts’ culturally rich Berkshires region. At the Norman Rockwell Museum see the world’s largest collection of the artist’s original artwork. From his beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post and the Four Freedoms to the best in the field of American Illustration. You’ll spend some free time in the quaint Berkshire town of Stockbridge before continuing to the incredible Mohegan Sun Resort, your home for the next two nights. Meal: B

Day 7 - The Essex Steam Train, Riverboat Becky Thatcher and Mystic Seaport
The Valley Railroad Company operates the coal-fired locomotives of the Essex Steam Train. Be swept away by the hiss of the steam and the blast of the whistle as you pass through some of the most beautiful country in the state. See forests and streams, beautiful vistas and nostalgic towns. At Deep River Landing, you board the Riverboat Becky Thatcher for a relaxing trip up the Connecticut River, before continuing to Mystic Seaport. Here, discover maritime history firsthand in a re-created seafaring village, working shipyard and historic maritime vessels. Meals: B, L

Day 8 - Newport and The Breakers Mansion
Entering the smallest New England state, you 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. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

Day 9 - Boston City Tour and Home
This morning, take a brisk panoramic city tour of Boston, the birthplace of American Freedom, before your included group transfer to Boston’s Logan Airport for flights out after 2:00 p.m. Meal: B