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Colors of New England featuring Portland, Maine tour
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Colors of New England featuring Portland, Maine

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Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
8 days
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Highlights (Bullets)

  • Taste the essence of New England at a dinner featuring succulent fresh lobster.
  • Visit Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, learn about their ice cream and sample the sweet treat.
  • Watch apple cider made the old-fashioned way.
  • Explore the Rocks Estate and learn the importance of maple sugaring in the region on a farm tour.
  • View the most photographed lighthouse in America, the Portland Head Light.
  • Spend two nights in the quaint New England town of Stowe.
  • Embark on a cruise of stunning Lake Winnipesaukee.

Short Description

From historic Boston to the green farms and mountains of the north, every day is special in charming New England.

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3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
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Boston Portland

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Itinerary

Day 1 Boston, Massachusetts - Tour Begins

Welcome to Massachusetts, where your journey through charming and vibrant New England begins. Relax during a 2-night stay in the heart of Boston.

Day 2 Boston

Today, the choice is yours! Walk the Freedom Trail with a local guide following in the footsteps of those who shaped America during the Revolutionary War -OR- ride with your local guide to see Boston’s iconic treasures, including the Old South Meeting House, Public Gardens, and Beacon Hill. Either way, you’ll make a stop at the famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace, where colorful kiosks of local handiwork mix with bustling crowds and street performers. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3 Boston - Woodstock, Vermont - Stowe

Set out for Vermont, the “Green Mountain State,” where tree-covered mountainsides dot a charming landscape of quaint villages with traditional, white steeple churches. Arrive in Woodstock, “the quintessential New England village” with its beautifully restored Georgian homes, a covered bridge, and even a town green. Visit the impressive 165-foot deep, mile-long Quechee Gorge before continuing to your resort in Stowe, nestled in the tranquil Green Mountains.

Day 4 Stowe

We’re off to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. In this historic mill, watch – and learn – how fresh cider is produced the old-fashioned way, via rack and cloth press; a process that’s been passed down for generations. A tour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory fills you in on the process of making ice cream and ends with a sample of their world-famous scoops. This afternoon, enjoy some leisure time discovering Stowe. Or, take an optional tour of the Trapp Family Lodge, where you'll learn the fascinating history of this local treasure before heading to the von Trapp brewery for a traditional beer flight tasting followed by dinner.*

Day 5 Stowe - North Conway, New Hampshire

Today we are New Hampshire bound! Soak in the lovely New England countryside as you journey through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Make a stop to explore the Rocks Estate, home to the North Country Conservation & Education Center. On a tour of the farm, learn about the history and importance of maple sugaring in the region and visit a virtual tap room. Later, continue to North Conway via the Kancamagus Highway, a scenic byway offering spectacular views of the White Mountains region.

Day 6 North Conway - Lake Winnipesaukee - Portland, Maine

Journey to New Hampshire’s picturesque lakes region, a popular vacation spot for visitors year-round. Board the M/S Mount Washington and spend the next hour cruising stunning Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake. Then, visit the charming town of Wolfeboro, the “oldest summer resort in America.” Later, travel southeast to Maine’s seacoast. Arrive in Portland, once home to sea captains and now known as one of “America’s coolest cities.”

Day 7 Portland

This morning, a locally guided tour includes Fort Williams Park to view the Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in America and the oldest in Maine. As you take in the views of Portland Harbor and Casco Bay, four more lighthouses can be seen. Enjoy some free time this afternoon in beautiful Portland to stroll the historic Old Port neighborhood’s many shops and restaurants, or check out one of the city’s many museums or historical sites. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a very special farewell dinner featuring fresh native lobster, for which coastal Maine is renowned.

Day 8 Portland - Kennebunkport - Boston, Massachusetts - Tour Ends

Today, travel along spectacular Ocean Drive through the seaside community of Kennebunkport. See Walker’s Point, the home on a rocky promontory that’s a summer residence to the family of the late President George H.W. Bush. Return to the Boston airport with the many wonderful memories of your adventure.

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