Grand NE Tauck 2016
Tauck- Grand New England

12-day/11-night escorted coach tour

There’s  something about New England that catches your fancy, whether it’s that no fuss, no nonsense Yankee sensibility that pervades country towns and “Rockwellesque” villages from Massachesetts to Maine…its pastoral landscapes, jewelled in stylish shades of green in summer and the crimson reds, fiery oranges and golden yellows of its cloaks of autumn, captivating every season…its coastal charms, playing out in waves of arts, architecture and seafaring legacies on island shores…wind-swept beaches…the oceans where whales and fishermen thrive…in regal sea captain’s homes keeping watch over shores…or its portrait of Americana, intimate and inviting in small towns enriched by artists, writers, filmmakers and naturalists, each waiting to share a glimpse of their daily lives with you.  Enjoy this escorted tour with America’s number one tour operator!

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  • Day 1. Arrive Boston.
    Day 2. Boston.
    Day 3. Lexington and Concord.
    Day 4. The Berkshires.
    Day 5. Vermont’s Green Mountains.
    Day 6. New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
    Day 7. New Hampshire.
    Day 8. Coastal Maine, Portland.
    Day 9. Bar Harbor.
    Day 10. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
    Day 11. Coastal Maine.
    Day 12. Depart Boston.

    Tauck Value Includes:

    √ Arrival and departure airport transfers in Boston
    √ Dedicated services of the same professional Tauck Tour Director and driver for the entire tour.
    √ A private lunch at Edith Wharton’s Berkshire home, The Mount.
    √ A horse-drawn carriage ride along historic roads in Acadia National Park.
    √ A private Tauck schooner cruise on the waters of beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine.
    √ Insider New England stories during filmed narratives from documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan .
    √ An exclusive hands-on lobstering experience in Portland with a local lobsterman.
    √ A visit with resident observatory personnel of the Mount Washington Observatory.
    √ All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
    √ All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.

    OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION
    √ Premium accommodation in Boston, Williamstown, Stowe, Bretton Woods, Brunswick, Bar Harbor, Cape Neddick.

    QUALITY DINING – INCLUDING 26 MEALS
    √ 11 breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), and 9 Dinners (D)

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    Boston

    Day 1. Arrive Boston.  Tour begins: The Langham, Boston at 5:30 PM.  A transfer is included from Logan International Airport to The Langham, Boston, a historic luxury hotel (and former Federal Reserve Bank) in the heart of the financial district, in easy reach of Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, the North End, the harbor waterfront, and many of downtown’s most exclusive shops and restaurants.  Join us at the hotel this evening for a welcome reception and dinner; the dazzling reds, golds and oranges that accent Boston’s cityscape are a colorful prelude to your fall foliage tour. Lodging: The Langham, Boston.  Meals D

    Day 2. Boston… the cradle of America.  History is alive and around every corner of the exciting city of Boston on an orientation tour this morning that includes Boston Common, Beacon Hill with its elegant townhouses and narrow cobblestone streets, the ethnic flavors of the North End and a visit to the USS Constitution Museum. Walk back in time in the footsteps of literary giants, artists, and visionaries who inspired and shaped America in its infancy. Later, explore on your own this city teeming with historic treasures and hip modern pleasures, where the venerable past is always present. Lodging: The Langham, Boston.  Meals B

    Massachusetts Fall pic
    Massachusetts

    Day 3. Revolutionary Lexington & Concord, and on to Williamstown.  The “shot heard ‘round the world” still resonates at tranquil Lexington Green, where British troops and American militiamen had their first bloody encounter in 1775; experience the place where the world turned upside down.  Stand at the site of the “rude bridge” in Concord, where British and colonials fought a pitched battle immortalized in Emerson’s hymn and where the iconic Minuteman sculpted by Daniel Chester French stands on a pedestal with musket in hand, stepping forward into history… quiet settings charged with emotion and poetry. Next, head west for lunch at the Salem Cross Inn, an impeccably restored colonial home built in 1705; the menu features traditional New England cuisine. Stop in historic Deerfield en route through luminous landscapes to The Orchards Hotel in Williamstown. Lodging: Orchards Hotel.  Meals B L D

    Day 4. Stockbridge, Lenox & Williamstown in the artful, literary Berkshires.   The Berkshires of western Massachusetts glow with autumn colors on a fall foliage tour that shows you why this area has long been a retreat for artists and writers. Begin today’s discoveries in Stockbridge at the Norman Rockwell Museum, dedicated to the beloved illustrator whose hundreds of covers for the Saturday Evening Post depicting scenes from small-town America – including here in Stockbridge, where he spent the last 25 years of his life – illuminated the lives of ordinary people with humor and pathos; view many original works by Rockwell, and visit his preserved studio. A short drive to Lenox brings you to The Mount, the hilltop Georgian mansion of Edith Wharton, which the celebrated author of The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence called her “first real home.” The house and gardens were built to her own meticulous designs in 1902, and reflect the taste and personality of the author. Edith Wharton was also a consummate entertainer – you’ll feel like one of her guests at a private lunch overlooking her bucolic grounds. Continue on to Williamstown for a docent-led tour of the internationally renowned Clark Art Institute (better known simply as “The Clark”), one of the few institutions in the U.S. combining a public art museum with research and academic programs. Note: On Mondays and holidays when The Clark is closed, an alternate visit will be made to Chesterwood, the historic Stockbridge home and studio of noted sculptor Daniel Chester French.  Lodging: Orchards Hotel.  Meals B L D

    Day 5. American icons in Bennington, Shelburne & Stowe, Vermont.  Depart for Vermont, where your fall foliage tour includes sites rich with Americana. A towering stone obelisk in Bennington commemorates a little-known battle in 1777 that led to the British surrender at Saratoga, a turning point in the War for Independence. Arrive in Shelburne for a visit to the Shelburne Museum of Art and Americana. Spread over 45 acres, this unique museum holds a vast collection of prints, paintings, folk art and quilts reflecting 19th-century American life, in historic buildings – including barns, a meeting house, a jail, a lighthouse, and a railroad station – in a village-like setting around the Ticonderoga, a 220-ft. steamboat that once ferried passengers and livestock on Lake Champlain. Today’s final destination is Stowe, a classic New England town tucked away in the Green Mountains, for an overnight at a resort in the foothills of Mount Mansfield.  Lodging: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa.  Meals B L D

    New Hampshire fall
    New Hampshire

    Day 6. From the Green Mountains to the White Mountains.  Head out from the Green Mountains of Vermont via the state capital, Montpelier, and the elegant gold-domed State House. Just outside the city, Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks offers you a taste of pure maple syrup and an education in how it’s made, from the tapping of trees to the distillation of sap and the subtle shades and grades that result from an art they’ve perfected over eight generations in the family business. Continue on out of Vermont and into the White Mountains of New Hampshire, arriving in Bretton Woods for a two-night stay at the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort, one of New England’s last grand resort hotels. Since its opening in 1902, this palatial hotel has been a magnet for presidents, robber barons and celebrities; Babe Ruth and Thomas Edison loved to golf here; in 1944, the World Bank was established in the Gold Room; the stunning mountain landscapes outside glow with the same color.Lodging: Omni Mount Washington Resort.  Meals B L D

    Day 7. The view from Mount Washington.    The harshest winter weather on the planet can be found at the summit of Mount Washington, where a wind speed of 231 mph was once recorded in 1932, and the stone houses are anchored to the ground with chains. But at this time of year, you’ll meet only temperate temperatures and magnificent views, as well as the scientists at the meteorological observatory who will brief you on their work in this unique environment. It’s a day for indulging in the colorful quintessence of a fall foliage tour as you wind down New England back roads to return to your luxury resort at Bretton Woods, where you’ll enjoy a presentation on the local ecology and wildlife; have dinner à la carte at the hotel tonight.  Lodging: Omni Mount Washington Resort.  Meals B D

    Day 8. A lobster experience in Portland, Maine.  Arrive this morning in Portland, Maine where a local lobsterman takes you out into the harbor aboard his working boat for an authentic, hands-on experience in the lobstering trade. Back on land, a guided tour introduces you to the historic Old Port area along the waterfront, rich with restored 19th-century architecture and cobblestone streets. Enjoy time to explore on your own and settle in at your hotel before joining us for dinner tonight at – where else? – a Bailey Island lobster house overlooking Casco Bay, a favorite of local residents.  Lodging: The Inn at Brunswick Station.  Meals B L D

    Day 9. On to Bar Harbor for a schooner sailing.  Make your way up the rugged Maine coast today, arriving in historic Bar Harbor – and your luxury cliffside inn featuring lush gardens and panoramic waterfront views – in time for lunch. This afternoon, cruise the harbor aboard a traditional wooden schooner, experiencing the picturesque coves, islands, lighthouses, and seaside cottages with the romance of a windjammer under sail. Spend the rest of the day and evening as you please in Bar Harbor.  Lodging: Bar Harbor Inn & Spa.  Meals B L

    Maine Acadia Ntl Park in the fall
    Acadia National Park

    Day 10. Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park.  Luminist painters like Thomas Cole and Fitz Hugh Lane were among the first to document the awesome beauty of Bar Harbor, attracting Gilded Age high society who created an exclusive summer resort community to rival Newport. Discover exquisite examples of Victorian architecture that adorn the area en route to exploring the natural wonders of nearby Acadia National Park (color-drenched in autumn, the highlight of any fall foliage tour). You’ll love today, from the coves, pristine forests, beaches, plunging cliffs and rocky islands to the stunning view from the summit of Cadillac Mountain… plus a horse-drawn carriage ride along historic roadways within the park. Return to your hotel with time at leisure; soothe at the spa, or explore the town with its charming shops, galleries, and superb seafood restaurants. Or… stand just about anywhere and admire the view.  Lodging: Bar Harbor Inn & Spa.  Meals B D

    Day 11.Along the beautiful coastline of Maine to a classic oceanside resort.  Journey southward this morning from Bar Harbor along the beautiful, rugged Maine coast; following lunch and some free time in Camden, arrive in Cape Neddick, near the quaint coastal town of Ogunquit – whose name translates as “beautiful place by the sea.” Classically New England, the region boasts tranquil coves and beaches and was once a fishing and shipbuilding center. Today, it thrives on wowing visitors with its picturesque beauty as a summer resort destination. Settle in at The Cliff House Resort & Spa, a seaside hotel that opened in 1872; join us this evening for a farewell reception and dinner as we celebrate grand New England.  Lodging:  The Cliff House Resort & Spa.   Meals B D

    Day 12. Journey home.  After breakfast, travel from The Cliff House Resort & Spa to Boston (approx. 80 miles). Tour ends: 11:30 AM at Logan International Airport, Boston or 12:30 PM at The Langham, Boston. Airport transfers are included.  Flights shouldn’t be booked before 2:00 PM; allow a minimum of 2 hours for check-in.  Check with Just America at the time of booking if you would like to extend your stay with additional hotel nights (rooms may not be ready until 3:00 PM).  Meals B

     

    Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email enquiries@justamerica.co.uk

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  • 12 Day/11 night escorted tour
    2017
    Tour prices in £’s per person based
    on two adults sharing a double room
    Double
    £
    23, 27 Sep: 01, 04, 08, 11 Oct 2925
    25 Sep 3299
    Prices include:
    11-nights hotel accommodation, 26 meals, escorted coach tour transportation, transfers, excursions as per the itinerary.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Small Group Departures – Select small group departures shown in blue, averaging 24 Tauck guests.

    Prices for single and triple room occupation available on request. Triples are accommodated at most hotels in either two beds or a king plus a rollaway: due to fire codes rooms are restricted to two beds.

    Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email enquiries@justamerica.co.uk

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