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Deluxe Guided Vacations and Cruises Since 1989!
New England Fall Foliage
Autumn Splendor

11 Day Package
Tour Dates: September 17 - 27, 2023
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19 Meals Included

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Price Per Person:

$3990.00 Double Occupancy
$3795.00 Triple Occupancy
$3795.00 Quad Occupancy
$4480.00 Single Occupancy

Price shown is based on departure from Chicago. Price will vary for other departure cities.

Activity Level:

Good mobility needed - stairs and prolonged standing - includes walking of longer distances potentially over some uneven landscapes - some shorter days with some longer days

Tour Highlights:

Cruising on the Maid of the Mist to the base of Horseshoe Falls
Tasting at the New England Maple Museum
Discovering history at Plymouth Notch
Taking a Loon Gondola ride for views of White Mountains National Forest
Traveling the Kancamagus Highway
Setting sail on a Boothbay Harbor cruise
Enjoying a traditional Maine lobster lunch
Stepping back in time at Old Sturbridge Village
Home Pick up and Return
Guidance of a Professional Tour Manager

Daily Itinerary:

Gathering Day - September 16
  • Travelers departing from IOWA & MINNESOTA take advantage of a transfer to our ‘gathering overnight’ hotel in the Chicagoland area. All remaining travelers can either arrive on your own at the hotel for a complimentary overnight, or choose to wait and join the group on September 17 from one of our identified Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana pick-up locations
  • For those spending the night at the Chicagoland area hotel, get acquainted with fellow travelers and your tour manager; and enjoy a complimentary breakfast the following morning

Day 1- September 17 (B,D)
  • Sit back, enjoy the scenery and leave the driving to us as we motor our way to Erie, PA
  • After our journey today, we’ll enjoy dinner together prior to a restful overnight at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel – Erie, PA

Day 2- September 18 (B)
  • This morning we start with a stop at the Made in America flagship store with its motto “For Country, For Soldier, For American Worker and For Our Children's Future". This store is the largest 100% American-made retailer in the USA
  • We may get a little wet – however, the Maid of the Mist boat ride is a “must-do”!
  • After Maid of the Mist, enjoy the rest of afternoon and evening to eat, shop and explore. [Guest note: From past traveler highlights, a couple of free time options to consider: 1) walk across bridge to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls for a different, yet stunning view – make sure you have your passport; or 2) purchase tickets to take a scenic narrated ride on the Niagara Park trolley]
  • Tonight, our restful overnight will be at the Comfort Inn “The Pointe”-Niagara Falls, NY

Day 3- September 19 (B,D)
  • We’ll enjoy a leisurely travel day as we make our way through New England’s scenic landscape to Vermont
  • Upon arrival, we’ll dine together prior to a relaxing evening and overnight at The Grand Hotel-Killington, VT

Day 4- September 20 (B,D)
  • Crisp Vermont air will greet us as we meet our local guide
  • Visiting the New England Maple Museum, we’ll learn maple syrup history and taste some samples!
  • We’ll travel back in time at Plymouth Notch, the birth place of our 30th President Calvin Coolidge
  • After a photo stop at Quechee Gorge (Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon), we’ll make our way to New Hampshire where we’ll enjoy dinner together prior to the first of our two-night stay at Towne Place Suites–Gilford, NH

Day 5- September 21 (B,D)
  • Our local New Hampshire guide will welcome us with historic and colorful stops, including a view of the Old Man of the Mountain at Franconia Notch State Park and a nature lover’s paradise at Crawford Notch
  • Vibrant colors and historic stops will continue as we travel along the Kancamagus National Scenic Byway
  • A sure memory-making moment - Loon Mountain Gondola Ride for breathtaking views of White Mountain National Forrest
  • Dinner together will be a perfect time to share your tour highlights thus far

Day 6- September 22 (B,D)
  • After traveling through New Hampshire’s beautiful lakes region we’ll arrive in Maine
  • Our local guide will greet us with a Kennebunkport tour to include a drive past the Bush compound
  • We’ll discover the history of Portland – boyhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and home to the Portland Head Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in America
  • Prior to a restful night – the first of two nights at the Hampton Inn-Portland, ME - we’ll dine together

Day 7- September 23 (B,L)
  • A wonderful way to start the day – setting sail on a scenic narrated Boothbay Harbor Cruise. We’ll view beautiful homes, lighthouses, and may even be greeted by "barks” from local seal residents
  • Donning our souvenir lobster hats (a truly unique fashion statement), we’ll be ready for our traditional Maine lobster lunch. (An alternate selection is available for “land-lubbers”)
  • Located on the Kennebec River, the Maine Maritime Museum depicts Maine’s shipbuilding industry
  • Enjoy a free evening to relax and enjoy dinner on your own

Day 8- September 24 (B,D)
  • We’ll step back in time when strolling through Old Sturbridge Village – a re-creation of an 1830s New England town
  • A truly mouth-watering dining experience awaits us at the Salem Cross Inn, starting with prime rib roasted over a crackling fire and ending with homemade deep dish apple pie with whipped cream
  • Enjoy a restful overnight at the Comfort Inn & Suites, Sturbridge

Day 9- September 25 (B,D)
  • We begin our journey home, traveling again through beautiful countryside to Pennsylvania
  • Prior to our overnight at the Best Western Hotel Plus in Lewisburg, PA, we’ll enjoy dining together

Day 10- September 26 (B)
  • Travelers departing the tour in INDIANA, welcome back to your departure locations!
  • Travelers continuing on to Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, enjoy a relaxing overnight in the Mishawaka area

Day 11- September 27 (B)
  • Travelers departing the tour in ILLINOIS, WISCONSIN, IOWA or MINNESOTA, welcome back to your departure locations!

Additional Tour Information:

Deposit: $500 per person plus additional premium for Trip Cancellation / Interruption Protection. 

Final Payment Due: August 3, 2023

Cancellation Policy: 120 days or more prior to departure: Admin Fee (25% of deposit) forfeited;  119- 75 days prior to departure: deposit forfeited; 74- 30 days prior to departure: 50% of tour price forfeited; 29 days or less: no refund. Cancellation / Interruption Protection could protect you from these charges. Protection payment is non refundable. Please read Protection terms:

Prices in our brochure and on our website were effective on April 1, 2021. At the time you purchase your tour, prices may be higher because of an increase in carrier charges. For current prices, please call us at 800-421-3330.
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