NEW About the tour: Colours of New England

If you’re looking for a truly scenic American road trip, then the stunning north-eastern region of the USA has it all. On this colourful escorted tour of New England you’ll enjoy the spectacular Autumnal scenery, bracing Atlantic coastlines and explore the unique cities and the old-world charm of this idyllic area. From your starting point at the historical city of Boston, the oldest city in America, you will embark on a truly memorable journey through this charming corner of The States. Visit fascinating towns and cities such as Salem, infamous for the 17th century witch trials, Portland, Maine’s largest city, and Cape Cod, the stunning south-eastern arm of Massachusetts, reaching into the Atlantic Ocean. Picturesque scenery is one thing this tour has in abundance, as we make our way to the New Hampshire’s breath-taking White Mountains to the Green Mountains of Vermont, home to a host of species ranging from deer to bears! Indulge in some of New England’s famous delicacies, such as a delicious clam chowder, or you can even enjoy a traditional clam bake, bringing the shore straight to your table. This charming holiday will tick every box for the perfect scenic tour of New England.

Tour Includes


  • 9 Nights Hotel
  • Return Flights to Boston
  • Airport transfers in the USA
  • Fully escorted in the USA by a Tour Manager
  • Air-conditioned coach travel

11 days from £1,999 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Fly to Boston, the Cradle of American Liberty. Upon arrival at Logan International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Along the route north of Boston lies almost four centuries of history as well as some of the East Coast's finest beaches and seascapes.

    Our first stop today is Salem, the site of the infamous 17th century witch trials, and birthplace of American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne.

    Continuing along the coast, we will stop to gaze at Cape Neddick 'Nubble' Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in America! Passing through Portsmouth, the oldest community in New Hampshire, known for its thriving fishing community and historic buildings, your next stop will be Kennebunkport.

    Kennebunkport is home to the palatial summer estates of prominent politicians, including the 41st U.S. President, George Herbert Walker Bush. From Kennebunkport, it's on to Portland for a one night stay, Maine's largest city and home to the state's oldest and most beloved lighthouse.

    Kennebunkport
    Kennebunkport

    Included highlights

    • Salem
    • Cape Neddick
    • Kennebunkport
    • Portland, Maine

    The drive northeast on Route 1 from Portland to Bar Harbor is simply stunning.

    Out of the window we will see the state's incredible jagged coastline and rocky beaches, lapped by rhythmic waves of the Atlantic.

    We will pass through quaint villages where local fishermen mark their grounds with colourful buoys, prior to arriving in the small town of Bar Harbor where we will stay overnight.

    Known for its stunning coastal beauty, Bar Harbor has a world renowned ambiance that blends seashore community, DownEast character, and the famous Maine Lobster. This evening, why not join us for an optional traditional lobster dinner?

    Maine Lobster
    Maine Lobster

    Included highlights

    • Bar Harbor

    Optional highlights

    • Traditional Lobster Dinner

    Today, our journey takes us inland towards the breath-taking scenery of the White Mountains. Known as the "rooftop of New England," the surrounding landscape is dotted with enchanting covered bridges, picturesque towns and villages, and fascinating historic sites.

    En-route, experience jaw-dropping mountain vistas, pristine forestry and the world renowned foliage. In Autumn, the canopy of tree tops covering New England turn into a carpet of red, orange and golden hues that, each year, delights tourists from all over the world.

    The magnificent colours come from the native sugar maples and the area is only one of a few places in the world to have such a dense and perfect concentrations of this type of tree, making the sight of the foliage incredibly special. We stay in the area for one night.

    White Mountain National Park
    The White Mountains

    Included highlights

    • The White Mountains

    Today, we cross the White Mountains that divide the states of New Hampshire and Vermont to Stowe, a classic 200-year-old village nestled beside Vermont's highest peak, majestic Mt. Mansfield.

    We continue through Burlington on Lake Champlain and stunning views of open meadows, farmlands and forests to Vermont's Green Mountains. With their dense forests, the Green Mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer. We will stay overnight in the area.

    Stowe
    Stowe

    Included highlights

    • Stowe
    • Green Mountains

    Leaving Vermont, we'll enter the smallest state in the Union, Rhode Island where we will stay for one night.

    Home to spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture, Newport is considered by many a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. And, nowhere is Newport's natural beauty more on display than on its Cliff Walk.

    Here, between the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean and sprawling lawns, sit the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playgrounds for socialite families such as the Astor's and Vanderbilt's. Visit one of these opulent mansions for a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the privileged from a bygone era.

    This evening, you can join an optional Clambake, a classic New England tradition that brings the shore to straight to your table.

    Newport
    Newport

    Included highlights

    • Newport

    Optional highlights

    • New England Clambake

    From the opulence of Newport, we'll continue to the unspoiled natural beauty of Cape Cod where picturesque beaches with high sand dunes, maritime character, and gorgeous sunsets await for our 2-night stay.

    Sprinkled with picturesque light houses, rising along the coast line, Cape Cod is a popular destination attracting many tourists throughout the summer months due to its stunning location and coastal charm, but autumn certainly brings a special time to the area.

    Whilst the warmth of summer still lingers, the stunning foliage offers a wonderful accent to the Cape’s unmistakeable natural beauty.

    Cape Cod
    Cape Cod

    Included highlights

    • Cape Cod

    A short 45-minute ferry ride from Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard is the jewel of New England. Spread over 100 square miles are six towns, each with its own proud history and unique character.

    Reachable only by air or boat, the high-profile island boasts historic sea captains' homes, charming gingerbread cottages, a quaint fishing village, five majestic lighthouses and the nation's oldest operating carousel.

    Becoming a household name following the release of Steven Spielberg’s film, “Jaws”, the islands natural beauty, rich heritage and vibrant cultural scene is what makes the isle so magical.

    While exploring miles of pristine beaches, dramatic clay cliffs, rural landscapes and picturesque waterways, you'll find Martha's Vineyard is more than just an island.

    Martha's Vineyard
    Marthas Vineyard

    Included highlights

    • Martha’s Vineyard

    Today begins with a visit to Plymouth, the town where English colonists first made a home in New England.

    See Plymouth Rock, where according to tradition the passengers of the Mayflower first set foot in the "New World," views of Plymouth Harbour and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower (on board admission not included).

    Returning to Boston, where you will stay for one night, you'll retrace the steps of the Freedom Trail which may include a stroll beside Boston Common, King's Chapel, the Boston Massacre site, and numerous pubs and taverns where America's Founding Fathers toasted freedom.

    Enjoy an optional lunch at one of Boston's many restaurants where you may wish to try a steaming hot cup of traditional New England clam chowder. Afterwards, explore Quincy Market, Boston's first marketplace from the 1800's, now home to boutiques, cafes and shops.

    Boston
    Boston

    Included highlights

    • Boston
    • Plymouth

    Optional highlights

    • Boston Lunch

    Transfer to Logan International Airport for your return overnight flight to the U.K.

    Arrival in the U.K.


      

    Single Room Supplement from £599.00 (11 days).

    NEW Colours of New England 11 days from £1,999pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    Throughout your holiday, you will stay at the hotels detailed below, or similar.

    You will stay for one-night at the Holiday Inn Brookline, Boston, moving on to overnight stays at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn, Portland, Wonderview Inn, Bar Harbor, The Lodge at Bretton Woods in the White Mountains, the Best Western, Rutland and the Holiday Inn Express, Middletown. You will stay for 2 nights in Cape Cod at the Heritage House Hyannis and complete your tour with a one-night stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Logan, Boston. 

    All hotels are of European minimum 3-star standard and have a restaurant or bar on site or nearby.

    Please note: due to local laws at least one person in each room booked must be 21 years of age or over. 

    Your Flights

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.
    Flights are available from Heathrow. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

    Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss.

    All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

    This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880. 


    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

    Customer Reviews

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