The autumn leaves of New England in the Eastern United States are one of the natural wonders of the world and to experience their beauty is an overwhelmingly marvellous experience.
Although the tour will have an autumn theme there will also be an emphasis on the history, art and architecture of the area concentrated around the regions of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Our tour will start in Boston where we will enjoy a student-guided tour of Harvard University where we will learn about Harvard’s history, untold stories and lore surrounding the “Harvard Culture”. Other places we visit are Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II where the Pilgrims landed and a tour of Plimoth Plantation which shows us how they lived and their relationship with the local Indian Tribe.
Newport, Rhode Island, is home to some of the most magnificent mansions in the US including the Breakers, the home of the Vanderbilts, off whose shores the Americas’ Cup first sailed. A visit to Martha’s Vineyard with its colourful “gingerbread” houses is a marvellous experience.
As we journey through Vermont we begin the see the beautiful autumn foliage, small towns with colourful houses surrounded by trees showing their leaves in shades of yellow and red. We drive through wooden bridges painted in red and as we move into New Hampshire we pass by lakes where we see the leaves reflected in their breathtaking beauty.
These are just some of the delights of this tour of New England.
Day 1 – Boston
Day 2 – Boston
Day 3 – Boston
Day 4 – Boston to Sandwich
Day 5 – Sandwich to Martha’s Vineyard
Day 6 – Sandwich to Newport
Day 7 – Newport to Pittsfield
Day 8 – Pittsfield to Burlington
Day 9 – Sightseeing
Day 10 – North Conway
Day 11 – Portsmouth
Day 12 – Boston
Day 13 – Departure
Enquiries/Bookings – David Smith – Travel on Capri – 1800 679 066.
Tour Leader – Lorraine Collins 0439 947479