Sample Itinerary for Fall Foliage Tour
SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY 7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
Saturday Day One: Few sights on Earth can match the splendor and beauty of Autumn in New England. Your fall foliage tour begins today when you leave your home city and fly to Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut. Here you will be greeted in the luggage area by a tour representative of New England Vacation Tours Inc., where you will be transferred to your nearby airport hotel for your evening lodging. This evening you will join us for your Welcome to New England Seafood Dinner.
Sunday Day Two: Breakfast is on your own this morning as we check out of our hotel and board our deluxe motorcoach and head southeast to Mystic, Connecticut. This morning we shall visit Mystic Seaport, an experience you will remember. We shall explore the magnificent World of the great sailing vessels and the men and women who made them and took them to sea. Savor the life in the central coastal New England Village where the women managed the home and the children and were an integral part of life at sea and ashore. Lunch is your own today and can be purchased at the Village of Mystic. This afternoon we shall visit Groton, Connecticut the submarine base, and home of the USS Nautilus Submarine. Our lodging this evening will be at the Hilltop Inn & Suites Hotel located in North Stonington, Connecticut. This evening we shall visit the world’s second largest casino, The Mohegan Sun Casino which is located on the Mohegan Indian Reservation, with over 4,500 slot machines, and over 350 table games, from Black Jack to Poker, Craps, Roulette and Baccarat, plus a variety of shops for your browsing. A Dinner buffet is included this evening, and will be served at your own convenience right at the Mohegan Sun Casino. We shall leave the casino around 9:45pm.
Monday Day Three: Breakfast is on your own today, as we check out of our hotel and head northeast towards Boston, Massachusetts. This morning we shall visit and explore Olde Sturbridge Village, the entire village is typical of the 1800’s with more than 40 houses, shops and public buildings that vividly recreate the early American era. Lunch is on your own today, and can be purchased right at Olde Sturbridge Village. Early this afternoon, we leave for Boston, Massachusetts…the birthplace of the American Revolution. This afternoon we shall have a two hour guided tour of Boston and see such sites as; The First Church of Christ Scientist “Mother Church”, The Boston Freedom Trail, Old North Church, Quincy Hall Marketplace and visit and tour the USS Constitution which is more affectionately known as “Old Ironsides”, the oldest commissionable ship in the U.S. Navy fleet today. On Monday’s the USS Constitution is not open for public touring, however it is open for public viewing and you can get right up to the ship for photo taken. Our lodging this evening will be just north of Boston and dinner is included once again this evening.
Tuesday Day Four: Breakfast is on your own this morning as we check out of our hotel and head north to Montreal, Canada. Our first stop today will be in Concord, New Hampshire the state capital of New Hampshire. This morning we shall step back 200 years and experience the Shaker way of life. Today we shall visit the Canterbury Shaker Village, a national historic landmark with 25 original buildings situated on a rolling hilltop surrounded by open fields, woodlots and ponds. An informative and fascinating guided tour will introduce the customs, inventions, furniture, architecture and values of this utopian society. Watch crafts begin made in the Shaker tradition, including oval boxes, brooms, poplarware and dovetailed totes. A visit to Shaker Village depends upon if they are open today since this is a volunteer utopian society community. Lunch is on your own today and can be purchased in Concord, New Hampshire. From here we shall visit The Lava Mountain Ranges, of the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, with it’s spectacular view of New England’s Fall Foliage. This afternoon we shall visit the beautiful Franconia Notch State Park (The Home of The “Old Man of The Mountains”). From here we shall cross the Canadian border into Magog, Canada. Our lodging for the next two nights will be in downtown Montreal, Canada. Dinner is included this evening. On your own this evening, you can explore the beautiful nightlife of Montreal, Canada. Or you can visit the Casino De Montreal, a full service European style Casino. The Casino is open until 3:00 AM. (A valid US Passport or the new passport ID card is now needed to enter into Canada and re-entry back into the United States – for non US Citizens you will need a valid passport from country of origin & visa card as well as to enter Canada and return back into the United States you may need a multiply re-entry visa card for multiply entry into the USA and Canada. )
Wednesday Day Five: Breakfast is on your own this morning. This morning we shall have a three-hour city tour of the beautiful Cosmopolitan City of Montreal. Our tour this morning will begin in Old Montreal (The French Quarters) with its cobbled streets and classic architecture. We shall also visit Mount Royal, the famous lookout over the city with its spectacular view of Montreal and the surrounding countryside. We shall also pass Mc Gill University and Saint Joseph Oratory, a world renowned landmark which towers 500 feet above Montreal and attracts millions of pilgrims a year for the miraculous healings that have occurred there over the years, plus a guided tour of the underground city of Montreal and so much more to see and do. (Please be advised that both McGill University and Saint Joseph Oratory do not allow motorcoach tours any longer) This afternoon and evening is yours to enjoy as you see fit. We can drop you off in the French Quarters area where you can explore the beautiful Notre Dame Basilica, which was built in 1829 or you can leave us after your underground city tour of Montreal. Dinner will also be on your own this evening in the downtown Montreal area and our escort will show you a variety of great places to eat at.
Thursday Day Six: Breakfast is on your own this morning. This morning we leave Montreal and head south to the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. Lunch is on your own today and can be purchased in the beautiful township of Burlington, Vermont located on Lake Champlain. This afternoon we shall visit the famous Shelburne Museum. The Shelburne Museum is “a museum to make all collectors stand in amazement”. The museum is set in a 35 acre park-like arrangement of floral gardens, ornamental shrubs and fruit trees. Dinner is included once again this evening. Our lodging this evening will be in the Lake Champlain area.
Friday Day Seven: Breakfast is on your own again this morning. After we check out of our hotel, we shall visit the state capital of Vermont, Montpelier. Vermont’s state capital is the smallest capital city in America. Then we shall visit’s Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon, Quechee Gorge. Lunch is on your own today, and can be purchased in one of New England’s most beautiful and picturesque villages, Woodstock, Vermont. This afternoon we shall visit Plymouth, Vermont, the birthplace of our 30th President of The United States, President Calvin Coolidge…while at the restored village you will see the homestead, carriage barns, house of worship and the general store just as they were during the Coolidge era (time permitting). Late this afternoon we shall work our way down the mountains of Vermont, back our Bradley International Airport Hotel. We cap off our tour of New England USA and Montreal, Canada this evening with a refreshing and relaxing farewell dinner at our hotel.