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  • Maine is the largest state in New England. In fact, it is almost as big as the other five states combined and an amazing 90% of it is covered by forest.

    • West Quoddy Lighthouse

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    • Screw Auger Falls

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    • Rockport Harbour

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    • Maine Seafood

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    • Sand Beach, Acadia State Park

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    • Bar Harbor

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    • Cape Neddick

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    Finding unspoiled landscapes and getting away from the holiday crowds is easy in this majestically scenic state known as ‘The Pine Tree State’.

    It has mountains and valleys, beautiful lakes and rushing rivers all guarded by those signature pine trees. However, the real appeal of Maine is its spectacular rugged coastline – nearly 3,500 miles of jagged headlands, secret coves, charming fishing villages and peppered with lighthouses which are a Maine trademark. Here the Atlantic surges past thousands of little islands to crash on to granite rocks. Invigorating, refreshing and inspiring, that’s Maine.

    Visit in the spring and autumn to experience beautiful New England foliage or in the winter when you can enjoy spectacular skiing and snowmobiling. The summer months are just idyllic and a perfect time to explore the natural beauty of the state.

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    • Top Tip 1

      Catch the Boston Red Sox in a game of baseball at their famous Fenway Park, which celebrated its millennium in 2012. Soak up the friendly but electric atmosphere as you try to work out the rules of the game!

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      Shopaholics should head to Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace for big-name as well as eclectic stores or to Newbury Street, the most exclusive shopping street in New England. Here you’ll find unique art and craft galleries, jewellery outlets and boutiques.

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      Cape Cod is one of the best places for a whale-watching boat trip (the season is from May to October). You may see dolphins as well as Humpback, Minke and Finback whales.

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      Escape the crowds on the more remote beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore coastline. Or, take the foot passenger ferry from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs on the boutique island of Martha's Vineyard. Hire bicycles and ride to the south shore for the beautiful beaches.

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      So much of New England is about food! Try clam chowder in famous Quincy Market Food Hall, fresh lobster anywhere in Maine and, of course, a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream made in Vermont.

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      Visit the Berkshires, Massachusetts in summer time and catch one of the many summer festivals. It’s the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the theatre festival in Stockbridge and the music festival in Tanglewood.

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      Ride the Cog Railway to the peak of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. You'll travel above the clouds and see some spectacular scenery along the way.

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      Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts is a living history museum which recreates an 1830’s New England rural village. Costumed staff perform the routines of everyday life of the 19th century.

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      Visit the breathtaking millionaires’ mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, built over 100 years ago by America's wealthiest families - the Vanderbilt’s, Astor’s and Belmont’s to name but a few.

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      Enjoy a summer boat ride aboard The Spirit of Ethan Allen or a lunch cruise on the Northern Lights cruise ship on the 125-mile long Lake Champlain.

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  • The Best of New England

    Begins in and ends in Boston, Massachusetts

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Coastal Maine

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    • Pretty Lighthouses

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    • Fall Colours

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    • Boston

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    • Kennebunkport

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    • Bretton Woods

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    • Vermont Church

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    • Bar Harbor

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    Arrive Boston

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival proceed to your hotel, the Fairmont Copley Plaza, an iconic hotel in a location central to many attractions.

    Hotel: Fairmont Copley Plaza

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    Boston

    The cosmopolitan city of Boston is a delight to visit. Great food, wonderful shopping and a wide array of attractions will keep you entertained. Explore the Freedom Trail, shop at Quincy Market or try a Boston 'Duck Tour' and get to see the city from land and water.

    Hotel: Fairmont Copley Plaza

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    Kennebunkport

    After collecting your rental car, this mornings drive takes you north into the coastal state of Maine. En route, visit Salem, known best as the home of witchcraft. Your drive takes you along the beautiful Massachusetts and Maine coastlines, scattered with small towns and villages to the pretty town of Kennebunkport.

    Hotel: Boathouse Waterfront

    86Mi/138Km

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    The White Mountains

    We suggest you take time today to journey further along the Maine coastline before heading inland and perhaps stopping in North Conway for fabulous outlet shopping or to travel the North Conway Railroad. Explore the White Mountain National Forest and take the Mount Washington toll road to the summit of New Hampshire's highest mountain. On your second day, why not make the journey south to Meredith? Perched on Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith has an idyllic setting and a warm personality.

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort

    102Mi/164Km

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    Stowe & The Green Mountains

    Crossing the state line into Vermont today takes you into Green Mountain country. No matter what time of year you visit there's a lot to keep you entertained, from hiking and skiing to browsing the quaint village shops.

    Hotel: Green Mountain Inn

    91Mi/146Km

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    Stockbridge

    Today visit Shelbourne Museum's collection of Americana, scenic gardens and the side-wheeler SS Ticonderoga. Perhaps take a detour to Woodstock, a quintessential New England village with traditional shops and covered bridges. Tonight, you'll stay in the beautiful town of Stockbridge, giving you time to rest before tomorrows travels to Connecticut.

    Hotel: The Red Lion Inn

    229Mi/369Km

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    Danbury

    This morning visit the Francine Clarke Art Institute or the Hancock Shaker Village, a restored 19th century settlement before journeying south into Connecticut. As a result of its close proximity to New York City, Connecticut assumes some of the Big Apple cosmopolitan chic whilst retaining its distinctive New England character.

    Hotel: Ethan Allen Hotel

    61Mi/98Km

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    Newport

    Enjoy a relaxing morning in Washington, Connecticut before continuing your journey into New England's smallest state Rhode Island. Newport was the summer resort of the first millionaires. Spend a day by the beach or tour the Cliff Walk and Ten Mile Drive with its extravagant mansions.

    Hotel: Hotel Viking

    134Mi/216Km

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    Cape Cod

    Journeying east today you leave Rhode Island and return once again into Massachusetts, and on to ever popular Cape Cod. We've allowed three nights so you get the opportunity to explore this wonderful area. Take a trip to Provincetown and enjoy a whale-watching cruise, take a ferry across to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket Islands and a day strolling the historic town of Chatham.

    Hotel: Chatham Bars Inn

    77Mi/124Km

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    Journey Home

    Make the final journey back to Boston Airport. En route, visit Sandwich and Plimoth Plantation, a living museum depicting life in 1627. Return your car and check-in for your flight to the UK.

    72Mi/116Km

    Prices

    From £2195 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Cycling Vermont’s Green Glory

    Begins and ends in Burlington, Vermont

    13 days/12 nights

    Departures: September and October 2019

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • 5 night/6day Cycle Tour
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Services of a cycling specialist and support staff
    • Garmin GPS preloaded with daily routes
    • Private transportation in a custom-designed vehicle
    • Daily luggage transfers
    • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, and daily nutritional stops included
    • Point to point rides with specialist cycling guide

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    • Beautiful surroundings

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    • Mount Mansfield

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    • Green Mountain Road

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    Arrive Boston

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival, you will collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel, the Fairmont Copley Plaza, an iconic hotel in a location central to many attractions.

    Hotel: Fairmont Copley Plaza

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    Boston

    Boston is a city rich in history and culture, so head out and explore. Take time to visit the waterfront, where seafood restaurants overlook the bustling harbour bringing the freshest ingredients to the table. From here you can take a whale watch boat tour or perhaps a catamaran trip out to the islands, and you can also find the city's Aquarium. Follow the Freedom Trail, a walking route which starts at Copley Park and traces many historical attractions. Your hotel is located a few steps from the great shopping of Copley Place Mall and eateries of Newbury Street.

    Hotel: Fairmont Copley Plaza

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    Stockbridge

    Today visit Shelbourne Museum's collection of Americana, scenic gardens and the side-wheeler SS Ticonderoga. Perhaps take a detour to Woodstock, a quintessential New England village with traditional shops and covered bridges. Tonight, you'll stay in the beautiful town of Stockbridge, giving you time to rest before tomorrows travels to Connecticut.

    Hotel: The Red Lion Inn

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    Burlington

    A vibrant, historic yet modern and hip. Burlington is what you seek in a destination, with a walkable downtown and lots of choices for recreation, shopping or browsing, just minutes from Vermont’s lake and mountain regions. (You will leave your car in Burlington during your cycle tour)

    Hotel: Comfort Suites South Burlington

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    Cycling Burlington to St Albans

    Meet with your group and cycling specialist this morning for a custom bike fitting and tour briefing. Begin your journey with an incredibly scenic ride around Lake Champlain, and keep your eyes open for Champ, the local equivalent to the Loch Ness monster. Enter the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge. End the first night of your adventure in St. Albans, a charming village peppered with breweries, coffee shops, and gift shops. Bonus Miles: If you’re feeling good, take on additional 15 miles to ride along the coast and into Vermont Farm country before returning to St. Albans. ROUTE: VIA LAKE CHAMPLAIN AND MISSIQUOI WILDLIFE REFUGE Distance: 33 miles Elevation Gain: 711ft

    Hotel: Hampton Inn

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    Cycling Stowe

    Put the relatively flat ride of yesterday behind you because today you will conquer Smugglers’ Notch. Set off through the rolling hills and farmland surrounding St Albans, while keeping an eye on the shadow of the Green Mountains and Mt. Mansfield looming ahead. Stunning waterfalls, huge cliffs, and an incredible summit vista will be your reward. You will end today’s ride in the beautiful mountain town of Stowe. ROUTE: VIA SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH Distance: 46 miles Elevation Gain: 3825ft AFTERNOON EXTENSION: TRAPP FAMILY LODGE Distance: 10 Miles Elevation: 1025ft

    Hotel: Green Mountain Inn

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    Cycling Stowe

    This days’ round trip to the adorable community of Morrisville could be completed in enough time for a free afternoon hike or activity around Stowe. Hike the Stow Pinnacles, or venture up to the Trapp Family Lodge. If you’d like to stay in the saddle, extend your ride along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail for spectacular views of the Green Mountains and Vermont’s farm country. ROUTE: STAGECOACH LOOP Distance: 18 miles Elevation Gain: 1150ft

    Hotel: Green Mountain Inn

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    Cycling Middlebury

    Begin today’s ride heading south between the spine of the northern Green Mountains and the peaks of the Worcester Range on Vermont’s Green Mountain Byway. The Byway will provide you with a spectacular mountain backdrop laced with historic homes, farmsteads, and villages. Passing through Waterbury, you will follow the Winooski River along the scenic River Road. After enjoying even more stunning exposure to the Green Mountains and a climb up Hinnesburg Road, you will be rewarded with a relaxing downhill, and cruise through the charming town of Bristol. Continuing south along the edge of the Green Mountains will bring you to our destination for the night, the town of Middlebury. Rejoin your group later in the evening for an included dinner and delicious beers from the local Otter Creek Brewery. MAIN ROUTE: VIA RIVER ROAD Distance: 60miles Elevation Gain: 3025ft BURNER ROUTE: VIA MAD RIVER GLEN AND CAMEL’S HUMP SP Distance: 56 miles Elevation Gain: 4365ft

    Hotel: The Middlebury Inn

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    Cycling Middlebury

    Our main route will start your day off with a 3000ft climb before beginning the ride down to one of the most beautiful journeys in this region. Goshen Ripton Road is an 8 mile long partial dirt path with rolling hills and incredible views, taking you through the quaint towns of Ripton and Goshen. The rocky, rolling hillsides of the oddly named Satan’s Kingdom give way to the beautiful shoreline of Lake Dunmore. If you chose the main route today, you’ll have some time to relax by the lake or walk through the beautiful Branbury State Park. ROUTE: VIA GOSHEN-RIPTON ROAD Distance: 35 miles Elevation Gain: 3446ft BURNER ROUTE: VIA ROCHESTER AND DUNMORE LAKE Distance: 55 miles Elevation Gain: 4100ft

    Hotel: The Middlebury Inn

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    Cycle Middlebury to Burlington

    All good things must come to an end as you begin the final ride of our trip. We hope you saved some energy, as today’s route truly embraces the rolling hillsides of Vermont’s farm country. Cross the iconic Pulp Mill covered bridge, built in the early 19th century. Weave through wide fertile valleys, pastures, and farms on your way to the town of Vergennes, and the incredible Lake Champlain Bikeway. Celebrate your successful adventure with your group in this fun and funky college town over an included lunch, and cold beer at a local brewery. ROUTE: VIA VERGENNES AND SHELBURNE Distance: 38 miles Elevation Gain: 1800ft

    Hotel: Comfort Suites South Burlington

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    Jackson

    This morning you will get back behind the wheel and set off on your drive to Jackson which is located in the beautiful White Mountains. In summer hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding and golfing are just some of the outdoor activities available. Take the cogwheel train to Mount Washington, New England’s highest peak and walk around the observatory.

    Hotel: Eagle Mountain House

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    Kennebunkport

    Just two hours from Boston and you are at the stunning craggy coastline with crashing surf of New England and Kennebunkport, a haven of peace and beauty. Take to the sea for a sailing excursion and watch the whales at play, or spend the day boating and fishing or just enjoying the water sports available. On land explore the region walking, biking or horseback riding on the many trails or enjoy a round of golf on the scenic golf courses.

    Hotel: The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel

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    Journey Home

    Make the final journey back to Boston Airport. Return your car and check-in for your flight to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3719 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices are available on request.

    Please note that due to the remote locations visited, some accommodation is below the standard that we would normally recommend

  • Grand New England

    Begins and ends in Boston, Massachusetts

    12 Days / 11 Nights

    Departures: September and October

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round Trip Scheduled Flights
    • Accommodation for 11 nights as specified
    • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Edgartown Lighthouse

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    • Boston

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    • Bar Harbor

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    • Ogunquit

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    • Authentic Lobster House in Maine

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    • Portland Head Light Sunset

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    Arrive Boston

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, The Langham, Boston. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day familiarising yourself with this wonderful walking city. This evening join your travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner.

    Hotel: The Langham, Boston (Dinner included)

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    Boston

    There’s so much to see this morning as you embark on an orientation tour of Boston, visiting Boston Common and Beacon Hill, with its elegant townhouses and narrow cobblestone streets, North End and the USS Constitution Museum. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Walk the Freedom Trail, shop at famous Quincy Market or join a ‘Duck Tour’ to see the city from both land and water.

    Hotel: The Langham, Boston (Breakfast included)

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    Concord & Williamstown

    The Berkshires of western Massachusetts glow with autumn colours on a fall foliage tour that shows you why this area has long been a retreat for artists and writers. You'll begin today's discoveries in Lenox at The Mount, the hilltop Georgian mansion of Edith Wharton, which the celebrated author of The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence called her 'first real home.' The house and gardens were built to her own meticulous designs in 1902, and reflect the taste and personality of the author. Next, you continue on to Williamstown for a docent-led tour of the internationally renowned Clark Art Institute, an institution which combines a public art museum with research and academic programs. You'll arrive late afternoon at your historic resort in Manchester, Vermont, for a two-night stay.

    Hotel: The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Stockbridge & Williamstown

    The classic New England town of Manchester, Vermont is tucked between the Green Mountains and the Taconic Range and is home to Equinox Mountain, the Taconics’ tallest peak. After a morning at leisure, followed by lunch, you'll set off on a self-guided visit to Hildene. This is the former summer estate of Robert Todd Lincoln, US President Abraham Lincoln’s eldest son, who himself served as US Secretary of War and minister to Great Britain. The 1905 Georgian Revival-style mansion, today on the National Register of Historic Places, is furnished largely with Lincoln family furniture and artefacts. This evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration and locally sourced farm-to-table dinner at the Manchester Country Club.

    Hotel: The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Stowe

    Today you depart Manchester and stop at the iconic Vermont Country Store before heading out across Vermont's classic New England landscapes. After lunch, arrive in Shelburne for a visit to the Shelburne Museum of Art and Americana. Spread over 45 acres, this unique museum holds a vast collection of prints, paintings, folk art and quilts reflecting 19th-century American life, in historic buildings which include barns, a meeting house, a jail, a lighthouse, and a railroad station. The village is set around the Ticonderoga, a 220-ft. steamboat that once ferried passengers and livestock on Lake Champlain. Today’s final destination is Stowe, an iconic Vermont ski resort town tucked away in the Green Mountains, for an overnight at a resort in the foothills of Mount Mansfield.

    Hotel: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Montpelier & Bretton Woods

    Head out from the Green Mountains of Vermont via the state capital, Montpelier, and the elegant gold-domed State House. Just outside the city, Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks offers you a taste of pure maple syrup and an education in how it’s made, from the tapping of trees to the distillation of sap and the subtle shades and grades that result from an art they’ve perfected over eight generations in the family business. Continue on out of Vermont and into the White Mountains of New Hampshire, arriving in Bretton Woods for a two-night stay at the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort, one of New England's last grand resort hotels. Since its opening in 1902, this palatial hotel has been a magnet for presidents, robber barons and celebrities. Babe Ruth and Thomas Edison loved to golf here.

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    White Mountains

    The harshest winter weather on the planet can be found at the summit of Mount Washington, where a wind speed of 231 mph was once recorded in 1932, and the stone houses are anchored to the ground with chains. But at this time of year, you’ll meet only temperate temperatures and magnificent views, as well as the scientists at the meteorological observatory who will brief you on their work in this unique environment. It’s a day for indulging in the colourful quintessence of a fall foliage tour as you wind down New England back roads to return to your luxury resort at Bretton Woods, where you'll enjoy a presentation on the local ecology and wildlife and enjoy dinner.

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Portland & Brunswick

    This morning it is on to Portland, Maine where a local lobsterman takes you out into the harbour aboard his working boat for an authentic, hands-on experience in the lobstering trade. Back on land, enjoy time on your own along the waterfront, rich with restored 19th-century architecture and cobblestone streets, and settle in at your hotel before dinner, which is at a Bailey Island lobster house overlooking Casco Bay.

    Hotel: Brunswick Hotel & Tavern (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Bar Harbor

    Today you make your way up to historic Bar Harbor, home to your luxury cliffside inn featuring lush gardens and panoramic waterfront views. This afternoon, you'll cruise the harbor aboard a traditional wooden schooner, experiencing the picturesque coves, islands, lighthouses, and seaside cottages with the romance of a windjammer under sail. Spend the rest of the day and evening as you please in Bar Harbor.

     

    Hotel: Bar Harbor Inn & Spa (Breakfast and lunch included)

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    Acadia National Park

    Luminist painters like Thomas Cole and Fitz Hugh Lane were among the first to document the awesome beauty of Bar Harbor, attracting Gilded Age high society who created an exclusive summer resort community to rival Newport. Discover exquisite examples of Victorian architecture that adorn the area en route to exploring the natural wonders of nearby Acadia National Park, colour-drenched in autumn, the highlight of any fall foliage tour. Today is filled with coves, pristine forests, beaches, plunging cliffs and rocky islands. You'll also enjoy the stunning view from the summit of Cadillac Mountain and a horse-drawn carriage ride along historic roadways within the park.

    Hotel: Bar Harbor Inn & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Camden & Ogunquit

    Your journeying southward this morning from Bar Harbor along the beautiful, rugged Maine coast. Following lunch and some free time in Camden, you'll arrive in Cape Neddick, near the quaint coastal town of Ogunquit – whose name translates as 'Beautiful place by the sea.' Classically New England, the region boasts tranquil coves and beaches and was once a fishing and shipbuilding center. Settle in at The Cliff House, a legendary seaside resort hotel that opened in 1872. This evening you join your new found friends for a farewell reception and dinner.

    Hotel: The Cliff House Resort & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Journey Home

    After breakfast, it’s just a short journey to Boston Airport, where you check in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £4434 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Hidden Gems of New England

    Begins and end in Boston, Massachusetts

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: September and October

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • 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 
    • Evening in Boston

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    • Maple Trees in Vermont

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    • Boston City

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    • Mount Washington

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    • Cape Neddick

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    Arrive Boston

    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.

    Hotel: The Westin Copley Place (Dinner included )

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    Boston

    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. 

    Hotel: The Westin Copley Place (Breakfast and lunch included )

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    The Berkshires

    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.

    Hotel: Hotel On North (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Manchester

    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.

    Hotel: The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included )

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    Walpole and Mount Washington

    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.

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast and dinner included )

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    White Mountains

    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.

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast and dinner included )

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    Cape Neddick

    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.

    Hotel: The Cliff House Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included )

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    Journey Home

    There may be time for some last minute sightseeing before you transfer back to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

    Prices