Globus Classic Fall Foliage
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 the area has to offer. Amazing history museums will show you what life was like in New England's past, including three different living history museums showcasing what life was like in a 1800s New England coastal village, Vermont's rural past, and one showcases 19th-century New England. A sightseeing tour in Boston highlights landmarks that were pivotal in 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 see spectacular beauty and amazing fall foliage. In Maine, you'll visit Acadia National Park, one of America's most visited national parks, where you'll take a carriage ride before enjoying dinner at the historic Jordan Pond Restaurant located inside the park, 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 carriage ride in 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 in 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!
DEPARTURES 2017: September 26, October 10
Day 1 | Arrive in Boston
Welcome to "Bean Town!" At 6 pm, meet your travel 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 typical LOBSTER BAKE, featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.
Day 3 | Bar Harbor Excursion to Acadia National Park
Morning is at leisure to pursue your favorite interests. Maybe take a stroll around the waterfront with its many galleries and boutiques. Nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the coast as picturesque as in ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, one of America's most visited national parks. This afternoon, 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. Afterward, enjoy a short CARRIAGE RIDE along the world-famous carriage roads in Acadia National Park, designed and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. Dinner is at the historic Jordan Pond House inside the park.
Day 4 | Bar Harbor-North Conway
Back to the mainland and west through Main 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, focusing on the unique environments of northern New England and local wildlife.
Day 5 | North Conway-Dartmouth-Woodstock-Killington
Depart for a beautiful drive through Franconia Notch and along the renowned Kancamagus Highway. Hugging the Connecticut River, head south to Hanover to see the Dartmouth College campus, one of the nation's eight prestigious Ivy League institutions. Cross the river 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.
Day 6 | Killington-Stockbridge-Southbridge
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 even,enjoy a Colonial-style dinner at the historic SALEM CROSS INN. See the prime rib roasted "to a turn," as the only authentic Roasting Jack still operating in America rotates slowly over a crackling fire, or stir the chowder as it bubbles in the cast-iron cauldron. Be sure to save room for freshly whipped cream, the perfect complement to New England's best apple pie.
Day 7 | Southbridge-Mystic Seaport-Newport
This morning, visit STURBRIDGE VILLAGE, a 19th-century living history museum filled with farmers, craftsmen, and fascinating characters. Next, explore MYSTIC SEAPORT, a living history museum showcasing the many activities that might have occurred in a New England coastal village in the 1800s. On to Rhode Island, the "Ocean State."
Day 8 | Newport
Today, enjoy a Newport orientation tour and see the first state house, the nation's oldest synagogue, and the city's oldest meeting house and library. Afterward, explore the extravagant lifestyle lifestyle of a bygone era when visiting THE BREAKERS, shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt's turn-of-the-century mansion. Your afternoon is free for exploring on your own. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant.
Day 9 | Newport-Boston
Depart this morning for Boston. Your guided tour of the city's landmarks focuses on the city's most prominent landmarks, including the sites of the BOSTON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK. See Boston Common, Old State House, Old North Church where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride, Freedom Trail, and Faneuil Hall which allows for a chance to browse in Quincy Market. After a transfer to the airport for guests with homebound flights, the motor coach continues downtown to Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends. Please schedule flights from Boston's Logan Airport after 3:30 pm.
Sightseeing tour with a Local Guide
[LF] Lobster Bake
ARCADIA NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing tour; [LF] carriage ride with dinner at the historic Jordan Pond Restaurant
Raven Interpretive Program
Sightseeing; visit Billings Farm & Museum with ice cream
[LF] Dinner at the Colonial Salem Cross Inn; visit Sturbridge Village
Orientation tour; visit The Breakers; farewell dinner
When we envision the perfect vacation, we see great hotels, amazing food, incredible sightseeing, and above all, we imagine creating memories galore! What we don't picture is what it takes to organize a jaw-dropping, stress-free getaway. From transportation to hotels; and from researching must-see attractions to organizing daily schedules, planning a vacation is no easy task.
That's where escorted tour packages come in. With escorted travel, you sit back and leave everything to us. A professional handles all the details, logistics, and scheduling of your escorted tour for you.
Plus, an escorted tour package offers travelers several benefits they wouldn't get if traveling on their own. Below are eight benefits of – and reasons to take – an escorted tour vacation:
1. We're all about hidden gems, not hidden charges.
Everyone loves extras – until they're charged extra. So we throw in more visits, toss in more experiences, and include more sightseeing, all in the price of the vacation. So the only surprises you'll encounter are the ones we have thoughtfully planned for you.
2. We rest where the action is.
A hotel can have the crispest sheets, the fluffiest towels, and the tastiest pillow mints, but if it's not near the sights, what good is it? Not much, in our opinion. We look for crisp sheets and fluffy towels in the heart of our destinations. Because what you love just as much as the sights is waking up right next to them.
3. Roam if you want to.
Many travel operators tend to over-schedule, instilling the need for a vacation after your vacation. We weave in just the right amount of free time for individual exploration, quiet reflection, or a book and a latte at a sidewalk café.
4. There's scenery – and then there's the scene.
No one is more immersed in local culture than Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides. Our experts bring our destinations to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge of their cities, towns, and neighborhoods. They speak the language. They know the history. They know where to find the legendary pastries.
5. When you know the ropes of travel, you know how to get in front of them.
We don't just travel, we travel right. We work hard behind the scenes to get you front and center at the world's greatest sights. We minimize lines, minimize wait times, and maximize fun.
6. Let's make it personal.
A night at the theatre in London? A serenaded canal cruise in Venice? With MyGlobus, you can plan your dream experiences before you arrive at your destinations. In addition to the excursions we have in store, you can preview and preregister for more magical moments tailored to your specific tastes.
7. You can look in. Or you can jump in.
An overnight stay at a French château. A fishing lesson in Vietnam. A cooking class at the home of a Cape Town family. These are just a few of the out-of-the ordinary adventures we call Local Favorites. No cookie-cutter itineraries here. Just delicious experiences that will give you a true local perspective.
8. Stay connected while disconnecting.
While disconnecting from the stresses of life on vacation, you still want instant access to weather, maps, reviews, and more. With free Wi-Fi on the coach and in most of our hotels, you get the tips you need immediately. And there's no waiting to instill envy among friends, as you can share your photos while you're there.
Dates and Prices
When you book your flights with us, you'll find we offer competitive and hassle-free airfares, plus you'll receive free airport transfers and flights coordinated with vacation dates.
Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Prices based on double room occupancy.
Single Room Supplement:
Triple Room Reduction per person:
Extra Nights per person in Boston:
in single room $296; in twin rooms $171; in triple room $134