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Itinerary

Day 1 | October 3 | Marshall, MN to Davenport, IA

Sit back and relax aboard our luxury motor coach and enjoy the beautiful autumn scenery as you begin your journey to New England. Best Western Plus Steeplegate Inn.

Day 2 | October 4 | Davenport, IA to Sandusky, OH

Your tour director will be sure to keep you entertained as well as point out all the interesting sites along the way as you continue traveling toward the East Coast. Best Western Plus Sandusky * Breakfast Included

Day 3 | October 5 | Sandusky, OH to Geneva, NY

You’ll arrive in New York this afternoon and begin with a guided tour of the Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion. Sonnenberg, meaning “sunny hill” in German sums up perfectly this 40-room estate, greenhouse, and themed gardens. The mansion was once home to some of New York’s most prominent families. This evening, at beautiful Belhurst Castle, overlooking Seneca Lake, experience a local wine tasting followed by a delicious dinner. Holiday Inn & Suites * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 4 | October 6 | Geneva, NY to Malone, NY

Arriving in Alexandria Bay, you’ll depart on an Uncle Sam Boat Tour and cruise the St. Lawrence River and explore the 1000 Islands. As you sail both American and Canadian waters, enjoy the onboard lunch service. Your cruise will also stop at Heart Island for a tour through the impressive Boldt Castle. Built and owned by millionaire proprietor of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel, it was built to replicate a full-size Rhineland Castle, rising a remarkable six stories! Holiday Inn Express & Suites * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 5 | October 7 | Malone, NY to West Lebanon, NH

Today enjoy a bit of Vermont beginning with a cruise on Lake Champlain, Vermont’s Great Lake! While onboard the Ethan Allen, enjoy the stunning views of the majestic Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Also, a delectable brunch, complete with champagne, will be served. Following our cruise, you’ll take a guided Von Trapp Historic Tour where you will learn about the “Sound of Music” family as you tour the property and grounds. The Green Mountains provide a magnificent backdrop to the property. Fireside Inn & Suites * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 6 | October 8 | West Lebanon, NH to Gifford, NH

All aboard for fabulous views today as you travel on what was once the Maine Central Railroad’s famed Mountain Division Line, built in the 1870s. Enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the east as you travel through spectacular Crawford Notch, past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading streams, and panoramic mountain vistas. Following lunch at Crawford Notch in the White Mountains, you’ll continue your journey to The Rocks Estate for their Maple Experience. Explore the estate which includes a giant Christmas tree farm, maple sugar house, gift shop, and more. At the Woodstock Inn & Brewery, a delicious included dinner will complete your day. Fireside Inn and Suites * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 7 | October 9 | Gifford, NH to Dover, NH

Today begins with a New Hampshire Lakes Region Tour, including Squam Lake, the location of the “On Golden Pond” film. Find unique boutiques and eateries at Mill Falls Marketplace, located on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. Mill Falls is the perfect location for lunch, with time allowed for you to explore on your own. After lunch, you’ll tour Castle in the Clouds, a 16-room mansion built on 5,500 acres overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains. This location will give you an excellent opportunity to capture some beautiful autumn photographs. Comfort Inn & Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 8 | October 10 | Dover, NH

You’ll enjoy a full day of sightseeing beginning with a guided Southern Maine Coast Tour. The tour includes York Beach with the Nubble Lighthouse, the quaint seaside town of Ogunquit, the fishing village of Perkins Cove, and much more. Be sure to explore the many shops and galleries in Kennebunkport as well. Lunch today will include a traditional Maine Lobsterbake complete with Entertainment! This afternoon you’ll cruise Maine’s rugged, rocky coast with a Lighthouse Lover’s Cruise. Your cruise includes the Calendar Islands, coastal forts, as many as seven lighthouses, and perhaps wildlife often found along the shores. Dinner this evening will be in Portland’s historic waterfront district where you can choose from a variety of local favorites. Comfort Inn & Suites * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 9 | October 11 | Dover, NH to Danvers, MA

Massachusetts is your destination today beginning with a guided historic tour of Boston. You’ll follow the Freedom Trail, see historical sites such as the USS Constitution, Boston Common, Bunker Hill, Old Granary Burial Ground, and more. Then take part in one of the most pivotal events of the Revolutionary War that forever changed the course of American history. Meet the colonists, explore the shops, and dump tea overboard during your Boston Tea Party Ships & Reenactment. At the JFK Library and Museum, follow our country’s 35th President from childhood to the White House. You will find Presidential artifacts, video presentations, and interactive exhibits that will bring history alive. In Boston’s historic North-End, take time for dinner and exploring on your own. You’ll find the area steeped in both Italian-American and Colonial Era history. Best Western Plus North Shore Hotel * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 10 | October 12 | Danvers, MA to West Yarmouth, MA

You will meet your guide this morning for a tour of Plymouth, “America’s Hometown.” Hear stories of the journey our forefathers took aboard the Mayflower as you view the Mayflower II afloat in Plymouth Harbor. There will be time to explore and see Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims landing site. During your Pilgrim Experience, your costumed pilgrim guide will share with you stories of survival and the Pilgrim’s relationships with the Native Americans. Get a glimpse into the Pilgrim life with a tour of the oldest remaining house, the 1640 Richard Sparrow House. Later today, in Cranberry Country, in addition to a guided tour through the bogs, learn about the history surrounding this famous fruit, and see the harvest process in person! Hampton Inn and Suites * Breakfast Included

Day 11 | October 13 | West Yarmouth, MA

Discover the hub of Cape Cod on a Hyannis Highlight Tour before departing for Martha’s Vineyard. Your Martha’s Vine- yard tour will include the famous Gingerbread Houses, Island Tabernacle, and Antique Carousel of Oak Bluffs. It also includes Edgartown, filled with quaint shops, eateries, and attractions. Throughout the tour, your guide will entertain you with the history and stories of Martha’s Vineyard. The ferry then will take you to Oak Bluffs, known for “gingerbread cottages” and well-preserved mid-to-late-nineteenth-century buildings. There is plenty of time to explore on your own before gathering for an included dinner. Hampton Inn and Suites * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 12 | October 14 | West Yarmouth, MA to Painted Post, NY

Relax aboard your luxury motor coach and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the New England states as you begin your journey home. Holiday Inn Express * Breakfast Included

Day 13 | October 15 | Painted Post, NY to Westlake, OH

Today includes a self-guided tour of the Corning Museum of Glass. You’ll find the museum filled with historic art glass and offers  opportunities to see demos and learn through hands-on exhibits. Doubletree by Hilton Cleveland-Westlake * Breakfast Included 

Day 14 | October 16 | West Lake, OH to Davenport, IA

As you draw closer to home, you’ll stop for a guided tour of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, it has over 44 large stained glass windows and murals completed over 17 years by the Vatican painter Luigi Gregori. You join together this evening for a farewell dinner. Best Western Plus Steeplegate Inn * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 15 | October 17 | Davenport, IA to Home

Your Grand New England tour comes to a close today as you arrive home this afternoon. Breakfast Included

Video – Pictures from our 2019 New England Tour

Mode of Travel

Pricing Per Person Cash Or Check

  • $2,880 – Dble
  • $2,585 – Triple
  • $2,435 – Quad
  • $3,885 – Single

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

  • $2,995 – Dble
  • $2,690 – Triple
  • $2,530 – Quad
  • $4,045 – Single

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Itinerary, Pricing and Availability are subject to change without notice. Tours are subject to energy surcharges and other factors beyond our control.

Departure Date

10/03/2020

Return Date

10/17/2020

Tour Highlights

  • Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion
  • 1000 Islands Lunch Cruise
  • Boldt Castle
  • Champagne on Champlain Lunch Cruise
  • Von Trapp Historic Tour
  • North Conway Village
  • Conway Scenic Railway Crawford Notch Excursion
  • The Rocks Estate Maple Experience
  • Kancamagus Highway
  • Dinner at New England Inn
  • New Hampshire Lakes Region Tour
  • Mill Falls Marketplace
  • Castle in the Clouds
  • Southern Maine Coast Tour
  • Kennebunkport Waterfront
  • Lighthouse Lovers Cruise
  • Maine Lobster Bake
  • Boston Historic Tour
  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Reenactment
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market
  • JFK Library and Museum
  • Plymouth Guided Tour
  • The Pilgrim Experience
  • Cranberry Harvest
    Martha’s Vineyard Cruise and Tour
  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • Cathedral at Notre Dame
  • 14 Breakfasts / 4 Lunches / 4 Dinners
Hosted by Southwest Tour and Travel Tour Director (Activity Level: Moderate) Guests should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing, or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening.