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(Tour code: 20NEC)

Discover the almost indescribable beauty of New England in the Fall season

Discover the almost indescribable beauty of New England in the Fall season. Explore the historic wonder of Falmoth and Martha's Vineyard, enjoying both heritage and Amtrak rail journeys along the way.

Rail Discoveries Value Tour

This tour is part of our ‘Great value & highly inclusive’ range operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

Highlights
  • Hyannis
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Newport
  • Boston & Salem
  • Mount Washington Cog Railway
  • Fall colours of New England
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Journey on the Mount Washington Cog Railway
  • 6 night’s hotel accommodation
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Fall Colours of New England 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 To Hyannis
To Hyannis

To Hyannis

Meet your group and Tour Manger at your hotel in Hyannis. Here, enjoy a welcome drink, and take some time to settle in to your surroundings.

Day 2 Martha’s Vineyard
Martha’s Vineyard

Visit to Martha’s Vineyard

Today, venture forth from the hotel to take a ferry to nearby Martha's Vineyard. This beautiful New England resort is known to be the summer escape for New England's elite, and is therefore an incredibly beautiful and elegant place.

The 'Vineyarders', as the island's residents are known, are extremely protective of their heritage and traditions, making Martha's Vineyard seem gorgeously historic with a relaxing atmosphere. This island is also fairly untouched by the 'big businesses', which gives it a delightfully smalltown feel.

In the 'up island' area, you can find lovely, but sparsely-populated towns, with the more busy and fashionable area of Martha's Vineyard being known as 'down island'. You enjoy a coach tour of the sights of Martha's Vineyard before you cross back to the mainland and return to the hotel.

Day 3 Newport
Newport

Newport

Your excursion begins with a visit to pretty Rhode Island, starting at fashionable Newport in the morning. Long a destination for rich visitors from across American, Newport is home to some marvellous mansions and to an annual sailing regatta which attract thousands of competitors and spectators from across the globe. Like many towns and cities in the region, Newport was one of the first cities built in American by European settlers.

Your time spent is free to take in the historic beauty of the city, including Hammersmith Farm, the childhood home of Jacqueline Bouvier, later Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Day 4 Boston
Boston

Boston and Salem

This morning, transfer to Boston, where you take a guided walking tour of the Freedom Trail and Quincy Market. Boston is one of the most important cities in the young history of the United States. Founded back in 1630 by the British colonisers, it is also one of America's oldest cities, and played a vital role in the American Revolution with such iconic events as the Tea Party and Siege of Boston taking part in the harbour and city outskirts. The Freedom Trail reveals part of this history, revealing the locations and battles which took part in the city.

Following your visit here, transfer to Salem, where you have time to explore. Salem is infamous for its witch trials in the late 17th century, during which time more than 200 men and women were accused of witchcraft. It is now widely recognised as having a connection with the paranormal, a connection which often dwarfs the significance of Salem as an early American seaport.

Day 5 Mount Washington Cog Railway
Mount Washington Cog Railway

Mount Washington Cog Railway

Discover the awe-inspiring scenery that makes New England such a beloved place to be in the fall season whilst on a journey aboard the Mount Washington Cog Railway. Taking you up to a spectacular vantage point that looks out over the golden-hued trees blanketing the surrounding hills, this is truly the perfect way to enjoy autumn.

Red, yellows and greens are sewn into the fabric of the fall tapestry in New England, and we travel through this beautiful world to the summit of Mount Washington We have time to soak in our surroundings before our train makes the descent through the Arcadian forests.

On your return to the hotel, you enjoy a scenic route that takes in the White Mountains, Crawford Notch, and the Kancamangus Scenic Highway, all of which look resplendent in their autumn dress.

Day 6 Quechee Gorge, Vermont
Quechee Gorge, Vermont

Vermont’s Fall foliage

Board your coach for a full-day fall foliage tour in and around Vermont. Discover Woodstock as well as the awesome Quechee Gorge which spans the rushing Ottauquechee River.

We also enjoy another drive on the glorious Kancamangus Highway which winds its way through the deep forest, under the gold-bearing branches and under the crisp north American sky.

Day 7 Amtrak
Amtrak

Homeward bound

After breakfast, transfer to Portland where you join the Amtrak service to Boston. Your afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take the time to venture to the huge expanse of parkland at Boston Common, the oldest city park in the USA. It was originally used by the British as a camp during the American Revolution before it was reclaimed and given as a public area to the people of the city.

After time to explore Boston your tour concludes and you are free to make your way to the airport for your flight home.

Recommended Airports

For this tour, we recommend you arrive into Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA), which is approximately 2 miles from your first hotel. Our recommended departure airport is Boston Airport (BOS), which is situated approximately 3 miles away from your end point.

Departure Times

You may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; this is where you will meet your Tour Manager.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • 6 night's hotel accommodation
  • Visit to Martha's Vineyard
  • Walking tour of Boston and the Freedom Trail
  • Journey on the Mount Washington Cog Railway
  • Amtrak journey from Portland to Boston
  • Full-day Fall Foliage tour, including Woodstock and the Kancamagus Highway
  • Excursion and free time in fashionable Newport

Not Included

  • Flights and Airport transfers
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