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Fall For New England 2021

Fall For New England 2021

Champagne on the Champlain, Mount Washington Cruise, Maine Lobster Dinner, Kennebunkport, and More!

Fall For New England

  • Back by Popular Demand!

  • October 2-8 OR October 9-15 OR October 16 -22

  • 7 Days, 12 Meals


This tour was such a hit in 2019, that we had to bring it back for 2021! Hurry and book your seat now … last time we had over 100 people on our waitlist!


What's in store for you? Crisp, cool nights. Sunny, kaleidoscope days. Colorful cruises and a nostalgic railroad. The smell of maple in the air. And, most importantly, the charm of fall in New England.


USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM: New this year! Old Ironsides, as the ship is known, was named by George Washington and is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. (She was launched in 1797!) With 3,000 original artifacts and 200 years of history.



LUDLOW, VT: Make a stop in this charming, 150-year-old village with unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. It's the quintessential New England town.

VERMONT COUNTRY STORE: Stop in the 1946 New England Country Store, on the National Historic Register. It's like shopping in a museum with fascinating merchandise and New England antiques.

WILSON CASTLE: Tour through this 1867 authentic manor known for its inticate architectural design, 84 stained glass windows and extensive art collection.
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COOLIDGE BIRTHPLACE, HOMESTEAD, & PLYMOUTH CHEESE: Nestled in the beautiful Green Mountians of Vermont, visit the quaint village where our 30th president was raised. Stroll through picturesque grounds, visit the Carriage Barn, Church and Summer White House. Stop in the Plymouth's Cheese Store - some of Vermont's finest!

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DAKIN FARM: See how time-honored skills and century-old tradition combine with the most modern smokehouse facilities to produce ham, cheddar cheese, pure Vermont maple syrup, and other specialty foods known all over the world.

CHAMPAGNE ON THE CHAMPLAIN: Sip champagne while you cruise along Lake Champlain, enjoying the spectacular views of the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

VON TRAPP HISTORIC TOUR: Today, you get the chance to tour the Von Trapp's property and grounds, learning all about the "Sound of Music" family.

MONTPELIER: Home to the US's smallest, domed capital building.

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NH LAKES REGION: See Squam Lake, the location of the "On Golden Pond" film with the fall colors reflecting off the water, take in the dramatic views, and learn of the history and geography in this area.

MOUNT WASHINGTON CRUISE and LUNCH: Did you know that Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire? Today, embark on a journey to see its 72-square-mile stretch and take in the breathtaking mountain views along the way.

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FADDEN'S GENERAL STORE: Named New Hampshire's BEST five times, this place is famous for its delicious maple syrup.

FRANCONIA NOTCH: It's time to capture those picture perfect fall foliage photos! Drive through one of the area's most scenic passages and take in the amazing sheer rock walls that reach right up to the sky!

MOUNT WASHINGTON HOTEL TOUR AND CHEESE RECEPTION: Perfectly perched in the White Mountains, this grand New England resort is as historic as it is beautiful. Enjoy a guided hotel along with a delicious wine and cheese reception!

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BOOTHBAY HARBOR: At the "Soul of the Maine Coast," tour the quiet coves, country roads, beautiful lighthouses, and rocky shores with a local guide. Afterward, spend time in the Harbor Center's fun shops and eateries.

LIGHTHOUSE LOVER'S CRUISE: Cruise from Portland's scenic harbor and see the Calendar Islands, Maine lobster boats, seals, seabirds, and coastal forts. Look for the seven beautiful lighthouses dotted along the way.

MAINE LOBSTER DINNER: Truly experience Maine with a quintessential lobster dinner. Pass the drawn butter!

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KENNEBUNKPORT: Enjoy a bit of time in this quaint area, before heading to the airport. Maybe you'll pick up that last minute souvenir or snap that last perfect photo.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

DEPOSIT: $100 per person deposit at time of reservation; final payment is due July 1, 2021. Once final payments have been received, stringent cancellation penalties apply.


ACCOMMODATIONS: La Quinta Inn & Suites, Springfield, MA (1 night); Holiday Inn, Rutland, VT (2 nights); Fireside Inn & Suites, Gilford, NH (1 night); and Hampton Inn, Saco, ME (2 nights).


TOUR INCLUSIONS: Professional tour director, roundtrip motorcoach transportation/airport/hotel/airport, roundtrip air, accommodations, luggage handling at hotels, admissions, and 12 meals, including 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners.


TRAVEL INSURANCE: Optional, but highly recommended.


ACTIVITY LEVEL 3 / HEAVY WALKING: Physical stamina required. Stair climbing, longer periods of walking and/or standing may be involved, along with higher elevations and longer days. Participants must be able to keep up with group.


ADDITIONAL FEES: Airline luggage fees and fuel surcharges, if applicable, are additional and vary by airline.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville WI
Madison, WI Dutch Mill Park & Ride
4545 East Broadway, Madison WI
Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St., Rockford IL
South Beloit, IL Fas Mart/McDonald's ($3 per day)
Hwy 75 and I90, South Beloit IL
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Oct 02 2021 $2,079.00 Loading
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Janesville WI 53548

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