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Spectacular colours and beautiful mountain scenery come together on an autumn adventure along America's East Coast. We stay in Cape Cod, Boston and the White Mountains, experiencing the region's terriﬁc scenic railways on a seasonal tour that brings out the very best of stunning New England.
- Falmouth and Cape Cod
- Martha's Vineyard
- Amtrak’s Downeaster Railway journey
- Mount Washington Cog Railway
- North Conway Scenic Railroad
- Mount Washington Valley
- White Mountains
- Boston including a sightseeing tour
- Whale watching cruise by catamaran
- The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to ﬁnish
- Scheduled ﬂights in Economy Class from London to Boston and return
- Rail, coach and ferry travel as described
- 8 nights' hotel accommodation
- Exciting excursions
- Guided tour of Boston
- Excursion on the Mount Washington Cog Railway
- Round trip on the North Conway Scenic Railroad
- Tour of Martha's Vineyard including 'up-island' and 'down-island'
- Whale-watching by catamaran
- Excursion to Salem
- Journey through the White Mountains
- At leisure in Cape Cod
- Free morning in Boston
Day 1: London to Cape Cod
We depart London Heathrow for Boston Airport, from where we transfer to the town of Falmouth on Cape Cod. Named for its peculiar shape, Cape Cod is a popular summer resort and offers stunning scenic beauty year-round.
Day 2: Cape Cod at leisure
Our first full day in New England is free to explore Cape Cod and the surrounding region at leisure. You could remain in Falmouth itself, enjoying the pristine beaches, historic buildings and green parkland.
Day 3: Martha’s Vineyard
Today's excursion begins with a morning departure by ferry to Martha's Vineyard, a summer resort for New England's wealthy population. "Vineyarders", as the island's residents are known, are fiercely protective of the island's traditions and heritage, giving Martha's Vineyard the look and feel of a bygone age.
Day 4: To the White Mountains
This morning we transfer to Boston, and join Amtrak's Downeaster service for the journey north. Named after the sailing vessels built by Maine's shipbuilders, the Downeaster takes us on a 116-mile journey through beautiful New England to Portland, Maine. From here we continue by coach into the White Mountains, one of North America's most beautiful landscapes.
Day 5: Mount Washington Cog Railway
This morning we board the Mount Washington Cog Railway - the world's first cog railway. It opened in 1869 and climbs the 6,228ft (1,898m) up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Eastern States. During the fascinating steam-hauled journey*, we enjoy a short stop at the summit to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding White Mountain Range.
Day 6: The North Conway Scenic Railroad
Today we enjoy a round trip on board North Conway's Scenic Railroad 'Notch Train'. We relive the legend written in the annals of railroad history as we follow a route first taken by train over 132 years ago. We pass some of the finest natural scenery in New England as the train takes us through the spectacular scenery of Crawford Notch - past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and panoramic mountain vistas.
Day 7: Via Salem to Boston
This morning we leave North Conway, travelling by coach on a scenic route through New Hampshire to Boston. During the journey we stop in the historic city of Salem, renowned for the infamous Salem Witch Trials, one of America's darker chapters that took place in the seventeenth century. On our arrival in Boston we check in to the Revere Hotel Boston for a two-night stay.
Day 8: Boston and whale-watching
Today we enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Boston, taking in the main sights of a city known for its 'old world' charm. Our tour takes in selected parts of the city's famed Freedom Trail. We travel through the Back Bay past the historic USS Constitution, to Copley Square and Beacon Hill, for an insight into stylish Boston's history.
Days 9-10: Boston to London
We bid a fond farewell to the States today. Our final day of the tour begins with a free morning, allowing you the opportunity to pick up souvenirs, for friends, family or even just yourself, before we begin our journey home. We transfer to Logan International Airport, where we board our flight back to London, arriving on Day 10.
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