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Classic Fall Foliage Tours 4.1 feefo-stars

Colors of New England

8 DAYS
$3,999 pp*
*Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy, tour inclusions and available options may vary based on departure date.
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Be charmed by the colors of New England from the heart of historic Boston to the farms, mountains, and coast of the North. Begin your journey in historic Boston. Explore Woodstock, Vermont, a quintessential New England village. Watch apples transform into cider before your eyes at Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Learn about the maple sugaring industry of New England on a farm tour of the Rocks Estate. Relax as you cruise along Lake Winnipesaukee and admire the splendid views. Dig in at a traditional New England lobster dinner. Travel up the winding Auto Road to see the stunning views from the summit of Mount Washington. Marvel at Maine’s dramatic coast and discover the seaside communities of Ogunquit, Portland and Kennebunkport. This is New England at its finest.

Your Tour Includes
  • 4 Handpicked Accommodations
  • 12 Meals
  • 2 Choice on Tour Options
Included Highlights
  • Boston
  • Simon Pearce
  • Quechee Gorge
  • Stowe

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Your Tour at a Glance

Stay

8 Days

7 Nights


Meals

12 Meals

7 Breakfasts

1 Lunches

4 Dinners


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Pre Night: Marriott Copley Place Boston
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Marriott Copley Place Boston

Night 1

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Stoweflake Mountain Resort

Nights 2-3

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White Mountain Hotel & Resort

Nights 4-5

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Anchorage by the Sea

Nights 6-7

Trip Reviews

Live, Unedited, & Independent Traveler Reviews

Rating

61 reviews
Overall Trip Rating
4.1
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Based on 61 independent reviews
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, loved they cemetery for the retired flavors.
    James Mccloskey
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I enjoyed tasting fresh apple cider and seeing how it was made, even though it was hard to see through the display windows. My trip was especially enjoyable because we explored and ate and relaxed with folks in our group from Hardin-Simmons University.
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    5 stars
    The colors were wonderful.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The Kancamagus Highway through New Hampshire was spectacular!
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I enjoyed the places we visited. Most of the time was on our own and it was easy to get around in the small towns.
    Barbara Carr
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    We loved Boothbay, in particular and it would have been perfect except for the weather, and no hot water in our rooms because of the storm. That aside, we enjoyed it anyway. The accommodations were comfortable and the staff worked very hard during the power outage. The timing, however, after Columbus Day, was not great, as many of the shops in the town had closed after the holiday.
    Patricia Webb
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The tour was wonderful (ignoring the service). It isn’t receiving 5 stars because we had a couple stops that were in great areas where we had too little time - I’ve.1/2 hour to shop or sightsee (Kennebunk). On another day, we spent more than 2 hours at a single gift shop and cider mill (sans apple orchard).
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The colors. I had never seen so many beautiful colors. The colors of New England was an appropriate title.
    Judith Steffen
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    It was not the best tour I’ve been on. The tour manager gave very little information about the states and locations that we visited.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Beautiful foliage throughout tour
    Bruce Herron
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    This was an expensive tour - at least for us. It was a once in a lifetime vacation and the reason we invested with a travel agency is so we wouldn't have to worry. Well, our tour guide was so awful - we had numerous questions that went unanswered. Starting right off the bat - he didn't know where the bus would load the following morning when our tour was supposed to start.
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    The boat tour at Boothbay was the best part.
    Debra Davis
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    The most memorable experience was the lovely colored leaves which were at their prime during our tour.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    I especially enjoyed the times we stopped at places with natural beauty and would have liked more of these experiences.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Loved the Kancamgus byway and walk in area among the river and beautiful trees. Loved the covered bridges, old churches and lighthouses. Would have loved to have an added day and go into Acadia National Park.
    Marlene Boehmer
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    bus tour of Boston--the group that walked the tour also indicated they enjoyed..
    Viola Dorrian
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I thoroughly enjoy the architecture and scenery of the area.
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Difficult to choose a favorite. Foliage was beautiful & tour group was lots of fun. The Von Trap Lodge was wonderful and cruise in New Hampshire plus boat ride in Boothbay Maine were great.
    Carol Breish
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The Stowe Resort was great and the mountain area was breathtaking there.
    Alvin Hagseth
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    We loved the boat rides and catching the lobster.
    Deborah Pickrell
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Tour guide was tired from previous tour. The tour did not allow enough time during stops Some of the hotels were remote and not convined to restaurants or any other activities
    Constantine Vrailas
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    perfect time of year as the colors were outstanding and so was our guide
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Stopping by a serene location that had a covered bridge. It was beautiful and peaceful.
    Kathleen Williams Price
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Weather in Vermont did not cooperate
    Wesley Kuenemann
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Von Trapp and Salem tour extras
    Krista Chaffee
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Wonderful tour. Enjoyed fellow travelers very much. Nice sized group (24). You could teach your guides some manners. Not mention of appreciation when she was tipped money (according to guidelines) at end of tour.
    Walter Chaffee
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Excellent value - got to see all of the highlights of the northeast!
    Sally Henry
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Salem, Woodstock & Boothbay Harbor.
    Gladys Zitelli
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    I felt that there was too much duplication in our itinerary. Would have liked a little more unusual things to do rather than two boat trips, every day shopping in small towns, etc. How about a train ride/dinner on one of the local depots?
    Elaine Greb
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    the landscape and the different attractions along the tour route and the hotels were first rate
    Ronald Cole
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Kangamagus Highway! Glorious fall colors
    Loretta DeLange
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Enjoyed lake cruise, and might have liked more "free time" in village visits.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    We did see some wonderful colors on the hill and valleys
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    If there had been a different bus, it would have been better. There other tour members were very nice. I liked the New England area, the scenery, no bill boards, quaint towns.
    Gloria Osborn
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  • Trip Rating:
    1star
    the best part of the tour was the fall colors were close to peak
    Denise Hodges
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Too many to name. The fall colors were gorgeous. Enjoyed the New England architecture.
    Dena Jastroch
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The historical areas visited were excellent. The hotels great and the food (I gained 4 pounds) was deliciousl
    Anna Brewin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    See above. The comraderie (sp?) experienced with the fellow travelers was a true pleasure. A very good group.
    Christopher Jastroch
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    See other comments - enjoyed Stowe lodge
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Both tour guide and bus drivers were fabulous in their friendly and knowledge about the New England Area. The covered bridges were beautiful. The scenery was breathe taking.
    Bobby Allen
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Outdoor heated pool at Stowe Mountain Inn
    William Cox
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Knowledgeable tour manager - Events went smoothly. Great bus driver. Details well taken care of. Got to know fellow travelers.
    Susan Hoblit
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    Our trip was 9/30-10/8//17. Colors became prettier as we moved north. New Hampshire and Maine were very nice. Loved eating at the first restaurant in American, The Union Oyster House in Boston. The North Church in Boston was beautiful (Paul Revere saw the lantern from this Church). The small towns throughout the tour were beautiful. Stowe, Vermont and Boothbay Harbor, Maine were lovely (also the two nicest places we stayed: Stowe Mountain Lodge and Spruce Point Inn, Resort and Spa.)
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    House of the Seven Cables, after reading the story and actually being able to be in the house was a great experience. The bus tour route was well planned we saw way more things and places than if we were to attempt this trip on our own.
    Allan Schultz
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Bit too much 'Ben and Jerrys' and not enough about the colours. Two out of four hotels were good - the other two a disappointment. Tour was too busy - not enough time to explore places ourselves.
    David Davison
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The visit & tour of the maple syrup farm was excellent. The other stops were also very interesting. unfortunately the colors changed for the better 2 days after the bus trip.
    Roger Warren
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Spruce Lodge was gorgeous.
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Too much time on the bus!
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  • Trip Rating:
    3star
    Two nights in New Hampshire and the group we had at the lunch at the top of Ski lift. Made several new friends. Resort was great!!
    Edwin Smith
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Small towns and the beautiful foliage.
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  • Trip Rating:
    4 stars
    The tour of Boston was very interesting but the beautiful colors was the best part of the tour for us.
    William Zimmer
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Maple sugar local guide was excellent
    Merrikay Compton
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    I had so many memorable moments. Liked the bus tour through downtown Boston and getting inside the Old North Church.
    Larry Theel
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  • Trip Rating:
    2star
    Maine...would have loved to spend more time there.
    Rosemary Beede
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    The leaves were better than we expected, and the stowe lodge was a real treat for luxury.
    Glenn Martin
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Just an outstanding adventure! Our tour guide was VERY knowledgeable, very friendly and outgoing. Our bus driver was great - very safe. It really was an education - my first trip to the New England area. Will recommend Collette to all my friends! And will keep my eyes open for other tours!!
    Beverly Romph
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  • Trip Rating:
    5 stars
    Everything went as planned, thanks to Stacey and to the bus driver Rafael.
    Dennis Kriewald
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