Departing September 29, 2017 - 8 Days
Today we will fly to Boston as we begin our journey to New England to view the magnificent Fall Colors.
This morning, we will sightsee historic Boston and the communities of Charlestown and Cambridge. You will view the Freedom Trail, the U.S.S. Constitution, the Old North Church, Faneuil Hall, Harvard University, the Boston Commons, and the site of the Boston Tea Party. This afternoon, we will follow the route of Paul Revere's immortal ride of "April 18th, 1775" through Lexington and Concord. The dramatic events which led to our Revolutionary War will unfold at every turn in the road and be climaxed by a visit to Concord's renowned Minute Man Statue. We'll also see Walden Pond and the homes of Hawthorne, Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott, Concord's literary legends.
This morning, we will tour through upstate Massachusetts, the southeast edge of New Hampshire and southern Maine enroute to Bar Harbor. One of our sightseeing highlights today will be in the quaint seaport village of Kennebunkport, where we will get a glimpse of the home of former President George H.W. Bush. Then, it's on to Portland, where we will tour the charming Old Port area of the city before we tour along the scenic Maine coast.
We will take a little time this morning to explore beautiful Bar Harbor before we tour through the heart of Maine vis Bangor, Skowhegan, Farmington, Rumford and bethel enroute to Gorham, New Hampshire. There will even be a picture stop at Stephen King's home in Bangor, Wait 'til you see his fence.
After breakfast, we'll whistle through the Mt.Washington Valley on the Conway Scenic Railroad. You'll love its Historic 1874 North Conway Depot, listed in the National Register of historic places. This afternoon, we'll sightsee the Lake Winnipesaukee area, Franconia Notch, Crawford Notch, and Bretton Woods, site of the 1944 Bretton Woods Monetary Conference.
Today, we will sightsee northern New Hampshire and Vermont as we visit its state capital, Montpelier, and Burlington, the shores of Lake Champlain. At the Shelburne Museum, you can see 10 acres of Americana, including the side-wheeler steamboat Ticonderoga, a covered bridge, a country store, an old schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, a jail, a stagecoach depot, and authentically furnished 18th and 19th century houses. Later, we'll visit Middlebury and Rutland enroute to our hotel.
Our Fall foliage extravaganza will continue for one more day as we sightsee the countryside of Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts on our way to Boston. We'll tour through lovely Hanover, New Hampshire home of Dartmouth College. In Concord, New Hampshire we'll view the New Hampshire Capitol before we drive to Boston for our flight home.