From stunning landscapes to its remarkable people and rich history, journey along New England's coastline and take the road less traveled through its mountains uncovering its many unique charms. Take your seat at two local summer stock theater performances. Discover the grandeur of historic Newport, RI. Explore the impressive Hildene House and the estate's vintage Pullman car. Stop in Woodstock, VT. Learn about the state's long-standing farming culture at Billings Farm and Museum. Explore the charming seaside community of Kennebunkport, ME. Spend 2 nights in coastal Portsmouth, NH and discover its long history your way: at Strawbery Banke or on a narrated harbor cruise. Savor a taste of New England and try the local delicacy - lobster! As you discover New England's charms, the region is sure to capture your heart.
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- 8 Days
|Day 1||Providence||Providence, Rhode Island - Tour Begins: Take a journey amid New England's natural beauty, Yankee charm and friendly people. Your tour opens in historic Providence, the capital of Rhode Island.|
|Day 2||Providence||Providence - Newport - Providence: Set off for Newport, the 'Yachting Capital of the East.' Return to America's Gilded Age as you make your way along breathtaking Ocean Drive en route to Bellevue Avenue. Lined with extraordinary 19th century summer "cottages," this road is home to seven mansions designated National Historic Landmarks. It's your choice! Explore stunning Marble House. built by Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt and modeled after the Petit Trianon at Versailles. Or, tour Rosecliff, the former residence of silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs who hosted many lavish parties. Then, take your seat at a Broadway-style show at a local summer theater company before returning to Providence.|
|Day 3||Providence||Providence - Manchester Village, Vermont: Tour Providence, 'America's Renaissance City.' Get to know the history of one of New England's oldest cities. See prestigious Brown University and learn about the city's vibrant art, cultural, and culinary scenes. Then, set out for Vermont, the 'Green Mountain State.' Traditional white steeple churches, quaint villages and tree-covered mountainsides create a charming landscape. Make a stop at one of Vermont's regional theaters and take your seat for a theater performance by a talented local company. Later, arrive at your tranquil mountain resort where you will spend two nights surrounded by nature. Tonight, savor a private dinner while overlooking the beautiful mountain ranges.|
|Day 4||Manchester||Manchester Village: Make your way to Hildene House, The Lincoln Family Home, the former home of Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, and the former Chairman of the Pullman Company. Explore this impressive home, the magnificent gardens, and the estate's vintage Pullman car. Then, return to town for some free time to get to know this historic village and take advantage of the town's popular outlet stores and boutique shops.|
|Day 5||Manchester||Manchester Village - Woodstock - Bethel, Maine: Travel through the beautiful Green Mountains to western Vermont's Billings Farm and Museum. At this working dairy farm, learn about the livestock they keep, the state's agricultural culture, and 19th century farming methods. Stop in Woodstock, the 'quintessential New England village,' with its lovely village green lined with historic homes. Continue on through the Green Mountains and arrive at the quaint village of Bethel. Settle in for your overnight stay before dinner this evening.|
|Day 6||Bethel||Bethel - Kennebunkport - Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Today we head to the seaside resort town of Kennebunkport. Travel along its spectacular Ocean Drive. See Walker's Point, former President George H. W. Bush's summer home, situated on a rocky promontory. Then, enjoy some time to explore the quaint town center on your own. Continue on to charming coastal Portsmouth, New Hampshire, one of America's oldest cities and a thriving port city during the revolutionary period.|
|Day 7||Portsmouth||Portsmouth: It's your choice! Get a glimpse into the lives of early American settlers at Strawbery Banke; see what life was like in the 17th and 18th centuries in this historic neighborhood, now an outdoor museum that brings history to life. Or, take to the water for a narrated harbor cruise;* hear stories of this important port city from settlement in 1623 through today while taking in stunning coastal views. Spend some time independently exploring the many specialty shops and restaurants of this traditional New England waterfront community. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a true taste of New England during your farewell dinner featuring the local delicacy - lobster!|
|Day 8||Portsmouth||Portsmouth - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today.|
- Omni Hotel Providence Providence, United States
- The Equinox Manchester Village, United States
- Bethel Inn Resort Bethel, United States
- Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel Portsmouth , United States
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.