Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival, transfer to The Westin Copley Place. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day before joining your travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner.
Hidden Gems Of New England
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- September to October
- Roundtrip scheduled flights
- Accommodation for 7 nights as specified
- 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners
- Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
- Services of a Tauck Tour Director
- Classic tour
Start off your first full day in Boston with a walking tour of Fenway Park stadium where past glories come alive and you’ll see famous landmarks such as the Triangle, Pesky’s Pole, the former location of Duffy’s Cliff, and the legendary Green Monster of left field. Next, an orientation tour of the city follows the historic Freedom Trail from the Back Bay’s Copley Square to Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ memorial to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw in Boston Common, the State House, the Old North Church, the Old State House and the South Meeting House. Enjoy lunch at the Union Oyster House with a ‘foodie’ walking and tasting tour at Boston Public Market.
Depart the city of Boston for the nearby flashpoint of the American Revolution, the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord. First, travel to the Lexington Battle Green, where the ‘shot heard ‘round the world’ that signaled the beginning of hostilities was fired and also, where Concord’s Old North Bridge and iconic Minuteman statue, cast from the bronze of Civil War cannons, in Minute Man National Historic Park. Head west across the center of Massachusetts, stopping for lunch en route to the city of Pittsfield in the Berkshires, for a late afternoon arrival at your boutique hotel created from a pair of 19th-century commercial buildings on the National Historic Register.
Begin today’s discoveries in Stockbridge at the Norman Rockwell Museum, dedicated to the beloved illustrator whose hundreds of covers for the Saturday Evening Post depicting scenes from small-town America, including here in Stockbridge, where he spent the last 25 years of his life illuminating the lives of ordinary people with humour and pathos. You’ll have the opportunity to view many original works by Rockwell and visit his preserved studio. Next, head to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield for a private ‘Lunch, Grace & Song’ tour of this former Shaker settlement. Today it’s a living history museum featuring 20 authentic Shaker buildings, costumed interpreters, rich collections of Shaker furniture and artefacts, a working farm with extensive gardens and heritage-breed livestock and more. Continue on to Manchester, Vermont, for an overnight at a historic New England mountain resort, The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa.The Equinox (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Depart your Vermont resort and drive into the New Hampshire countryside for an exclusive insider look at Ken Burns’s private film studio in Walpole and some free time in town. Embracing ideas of sustainable land use and forest conservation from a book called Man and Nature, Frederick Billings created a model farm whose cows and produce gained national attention. Meet the Jersey cows at Billings Farm and Museum back in Vermont and get a firsthand look at its farming and forestry methods, which changed ideas about farming in turn-of-the-century New England. Have lunch in town and indulge in stunning panoramas of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, arriving for a two-night stay at a true New England classic, the spectacular Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, a National Historic Landmark.Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)
Your day in the beautiful White Mountains starts with a New Hampshire Maple Experience, an interactive virtual tour revealing the art of creating authentic New Hampshire maple syrup, including the sap-boiling process in the sugarhouse, a maple museum and, of course, a tasting of maple syrup, other maple sugar products, and homemade sour pickles. Back at the Omni Mount Washington, enjoy lunch and a free afternoon. If you wish, you may join us for a scenic drive through the White Mountains region or a hotel history tour of your famous Bretton Woods resort, where you’ll have dinner at your leisure tonight.Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)
A wildlife talk at your White Mountains resort this morning offers an appreciation of the ecology of the glorious landscapes that you’ll journey through today as you wind your way to Maine. You’ll arrive midday at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, named by the Abenaki tribe because the word means ‘beautiful place by the sea’. The area is known for its stunning walking trails which you’ll have an opportunity to explore with a walk along the famed Marginal Way trail that hugs the coast. Arrive for an overnight stay at your celebrated oceanfront resort, Cliff House, perched on the craggy cliffs of Cape Neddick. Cap your tour of New England with a farewell reception and classic lobster bake dinner at your resort tonight.
There may be time for some last minute sightseeing before you transfer back to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
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