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Cosmos Classic New England (8100)

8 days from Boston to Boston 
Known for its historic sites and stunning fall foliage, New England in fall delights all of the senses. On this fall foliage tour, experience the spectacular beauty and historic places. Your tour starts and ends in New York City and overnights along the way in Plymouth, Boston, Ogunquit, North Conway, Burlington, Lake Placid, and Saratoga Springs.

History comes alive in Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in 1620. Visit Plimoth Plantation, where costumed interpreters show you what life was like for the Pilgrims in the 17th century, and Plimoth Grist Mill, a working reconstruction of the Pilgrims’ original mill. In Newport, visit The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt’s 70-room mansion that will give you a taste for life in a bygone era. In Boston, see where history unfolded at sites such as the Old North Church, the Freedom Trail, and more.

History is not all you’ll experience on this marvelous fall foliage tour. You’ll also see spectacular beauty. Enjoy the picture-perfect oceanfront village of Ogunquit, Maine. Marvel at the amazing scenery as you cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake located at the foothills of the White Mountains. You’ll also cruise on Vermont’s Lake Champlain, the country’s sixth-largest lake with views of the Green Mountains and Adirondack Mountains. Overnight in scenic North Conway, with a backdrop of more than 700,000 acres of protected forest. In New York’s Adirondack Mountains, enjoy the fresh mountain air and time on your own to explore Lake Placid, home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Throughout the tour, admire the fall foliage—where the trees pop with brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds!

All of this and more—including a visit to a Vermont maple syrup farm—are featured on this value-minded, fall foliage tour. It’s a dream vacation!

Cosmos Highlights & Sightseeing

PORTLAND
Sightseeing

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing

FRANCONIA NOTCH
Kancamagus Scenic Byway

MONTPELIER
Visit the oldest Sugarhouse

BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM
Visit Vermont’s rural dairy farm

QUECHEE GORGE STATE PARK
Photo opportunity

NEWPORT
Sightseeing; Visit The Breakers Mansion

BOSTON
Sightseeing with Local Guide

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1BOSTON.
 Welcome to Boston! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2BOSTON-PORTLAND-BAR HARBOR.
 Head north into Maine, with a stop in the historic Maritime city of Portland. An included city sightseeing tour upon arrival shows the beautiful coastal region, including lighthouses and the local lobster fishermen. Time to stroll the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port waterfront, lined with working fishing wharves and converted warehouses with restaurants and shops. Continue northeast via Bangor, to Bar Harbor, a popular seaside resort and gateway to Acadia National Park. This evening feast on steamed mussels, Maine lobster, and delicious corn on the cob at an optional lobster bake. (CB)
Day 3BAR HARBOR. EXCURSION TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK.
 Bar Harbor is situated on Mount Desert Island, one of the most beautiful Atlantic Island’s and site of ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, a landscape marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain. Among the wildlife are moose, beaver, whales, and seabirds. Drive through the park, passing Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic Coast, to see some of New England’s most spectacular scenery. Your afternoon is free to explore the quaint village of Bar Harbor on your own. You may decide to go whale-watching or take a nature cruise. Tour boats leave several times a day from the pier. End the day with a micro-brewery tour at some of the area’s award-winning micro-breweries. Gift shops, galleries, and boutiques line the village of Bar Harbor, if you prefer some souvenir shopping. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing and dining. (CB)
Day 4BAR HARBOR-WHITE MOUNTAINS-BETHEL AREA.
 Travel inland through the Longfellow Mountains and head for the fabulous White Mountains of New Hampshire. Admire the land of covered bridges, quaint towns, and forests noted for their vibrant colors during fall foliage. Overnight at the Sunday River Resort located in classic New England. (CB)
Day 5BETHEL AREA-MONTPELIER-STOWE.
 Today you are greeted with the deep forest smells of the pines and changing leaves. A beautiful drive through Franconia Notch, along New Hampshire’s Kancamagus Scenic Byway, and the White Mountain National Forest, is renowned for its fall leaf viewing. The “Kanc,” as the locals call it, remains unspoiled by homes or service stations, allowing you to watch the maple, beech, and birch trees burst into a brilliant kaleidoscope of yellows, browns, oranges, and reds. Stop in Montpelier, and visit Vermont’s oldest SUGARHOUSE before ending the day in Stowe, one of America’s most popular ski resorts as well as a favorite summer destination.
Day 6STOWE-WOODSTOCK-BRATTLEBORO-SPRINGFIELD.
 This morning visit Woodstock, its village green reminiscent of 19th-century England. Next, visit BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM, a living museum of Vermont’s rural past and working dairy farm. At QUECHEE GORGE STATE PARK, Vermont’s little Grand Canyon see fabulous views of the gorge, and in Rockingham visit the charming Vermont Country Store. This afternoon enjoy some time in downtown Brattleboro named one of the top ten small art towns in the country. Overnight in the city of Springfield located on the shores of the Connecticut River. (CB)
Day 7SPRINGFIELD-NEWPORT AREA.
 On to Rhode Island, the “Ocean State.” Upon arrival, a city sightseeing tour that takes in the first state house, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and the bustling harbor once frequented by rum runners and slave traders. Afterward, explore the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era when visiting THE BREAKERS, shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt’s turn-of-the-century mansion. Your afternoon is free for exploring on your own. (CB)
Day 8NEWPORT AREA-BOSTON.
 Depart this morning for Boston. Your guided focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with the chance to browse in Quincy Market. A stop at Boston Logan International Airport for those with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 3:30 pm.

Included Cosmos Meals

5 continental breakfasts

Cosmos Pricing Details

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$610

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$160

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Cosmos Notes

Enjoy the fall colors of New York and New England on this vacation (if Mother Nature permits).

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Guaranteed Departure 10/07/2018 $1,849.00
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