The legendary fall colours of New England are a near certainty on this leisurely nine day guided tour through the charming New England states.
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Kick off your New England holiday with a guided tour of Boston's historic sites dotted along the famous Freedom Trail. Travel east to see the birthplace of the American Revolution and the "shot heard around the world". The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first skirmishes in the American war for independence, these quaint towns are still rich in history.
Spend the morning along the most famous and picturesque foliage destination in New England: the Kancamagus Highway. This American Scenic Byway, affectionately called "The Kanc", has scenic vistas and prime foliage viewing abound, and the morning is dedicated to finding the best spots for viewing the vibrant fall colours. Your afternoon is free to spend as you wish. Perhaps enjoy a stroll through town or stop and take in the natural beauty of the area.
It's time to leave the mountains behind and head for the wild and rugged coast of Maine, New England's largest state. Journey through dense pine forests before arriving at Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island. Tonight, it's only fitting that you enjoy a traditional lobster dinner as you look out over the Atlantic Ocean.
Tomorrow, at 1,523 feet, Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the first place in the USA where you can see the sunrise. The views of the fall colours will be breathtaking. Take in the fiery reds, burnt oranges and deep golden yellow hues as you look out over granite cliffs and dramatic windswept beaches. You'll have free time in Arcadia National Park to relax by the sea, stroll along Main Street or hop-on a nature cruise on Frenchman Bay.
After experiencing the majestic colours of New England's forests and mountains, it's time to embark on a rambling journey down the rocky beaches and cliffs of Maine's coast. Head down coastal Highway 1 past lighthouses, fisheries and seaside dwellings - home to everyone from local lobstermen to presidents.
Travel south to Portsmouth, near the mouth of the Piscataqua River which divides New Hampshire and Maine. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travellers and new friends.
This is your last day of your escorted tour, however your adventure doesn't have to end here. Perhaps you may want to extend your stay and travel to Washington DC and explore the country's capital or maybe head to New York city for some shopping and sightseeing.
Call the travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your perfect Autumn Colours tour of New England.