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New England in the Fall
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New England in the Fall

  • 9 Night Holiday
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New England is truly one of the most picturesque and stunning places in the world to visit in the autumn months. This holiday takes you on a journey along some of the most incredible coastal roads, through breath taking mountains and into picturesque towns and villages.

You will explore the bustling metropolis of Boston; enjoy the kaleidoscope of stunning colours in the White Mountains and soak in the stunning coastal scenery of Rhode Island and Cape Cod.

Staying in centrally located, hand-picked hotels, you will be accompanied throughout your 9-night holiday by your guide who will share their local knowledge and show you the best places to eat, shop, sightsee and relax, all set against the backdrop of falling Autumn leaves and stunning colonial architecture. 

Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Chichester Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates. 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Dollar ($)   
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time -5 Hours
Passport
Irish / UK citizens are required to carry a machine-readable passport when travelling to the US. All passengers travelling to the United States are now required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program.  This is called ESTA - The Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Click here for more information
Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not required before your departure.

Flight Duration
Approx. 7 hours. Boston Logan International Airport is located approximately 6 km (4 miles) east of Boston. The journey to your hotel takes about 20 - 30 minutes.
Climate

The climate in Massachusetts is known for its unpredictability, and it varies throughout the region. Autumn is a relatively warm, but you should pack a warm rain proof coat just in case. 

Food & Drink
New England is a truly beautiful place, and famous for its food. Being mostly a coastal region, it is essential that you taste their famous New England Clam Chowder, a cream based seafood chowder, and the local fresh fish is also highly recommended. As a city, Boston has one of the highest populations of Irish American citizens in the country, so there are plenty of Irish pubs that serve traditional Irish grub at reasonable prices!
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: $3.70
  • Beer: $4.70
  • Glass of wine: $7.00
  • Meal: $12.00
  • Soft Drink: $2.00
  • Bottled Water: $2.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A Northern American plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A warm coat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne  

Holiday highlights

Boston

Enjoy a full day city tour with your local guide, visiting the highlights of this vibrant, thriving city, renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, and its prominent place at the forefront of American history. 

The White Mountains

Cut diagonally across the state of New Hampshire, the rugged granite peaks offer some of the best views in the Northeast. For centuries, the White Mountains have humbled and inspired their visitors. Native Americans consider Mount Washington the home of the Great Spirit.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island offers urban excitement, rural tranquillity, and of course 400 miles of gorgeous winding coastline!

Cape Cod 

Famous for its miles of warm-water beaches, freshly caught seafood, hiking & biking trails and distinctive architectural style of gable-roofed houses.

Photo Opportunities

Whether you’re a keen photographer or an amateur snapper, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to capture the incredible colours of the trees displaying their autumn colours.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Dollar ($)   
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time -5 Hours
Passport
Irish / UK citizens are required to carry a machine-readable passport when travelling to the US. All passengers travelling to the United States are now required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program.  This is called ESTA - The Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Click here for more information
Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not required before your departure.

Flight Duration
Approx. 7 hours. Boston Logan International Airport is located approximately 6 km (4 miles) east of Boston. The journey to your hotel takes about 20 - 30 minutes.
Climate

The climate in Massachusetts is known for its unpredictability, and it varies throughout the region. Autumn is a relatively warm, but you should pack a warm rain proof coat just in case. 

Food & Drink
New England is a truly beautiful place, and famous for its food. Being mostly a coastal region, it is essential that you taste their famous New England Clam Chowder, a cream based seafood chowder, and the local fresh fish is also highly recommended. As a city, Boston has one of the highest populations of Irish American citizens in the country, so there are plenty of Irish pubs that serve traditional Irish grub at reasonable prices!
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: $3.70
  • Beer: $4.70
  • Glass of wine: $7.00
  • Meal: $12.00
  • Soft Drink: $2.00
  • Bottled Water: $2.00
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • A Northern American plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • A warm coat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne  

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to the USA

Afternoon

Travel to the USA

Upon arrival in Boston, you will be met by our local representative at the airport for the transfer to your hotel. You will have the remainder of the day to explore Boston at your leisure.

Afternoon

At Leisure

With so many attractions on your doorstep, you will have the remainder of the day to explore Boston at your leisure. 

Day 2 - Boston City Tour

Full Day

Boston City Tour

Fuel up on an American breakfast at your hotel, before meeting your local guide and embarking on a full day tour of Boston. Visit the architecturally significant Back Bay neighbourhood, the historic Freedom Trail and Cambridge Universities. Then follow the ‘Battle Trail’ to Lexington, the site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War, and in Concord, visit the North Bridge and listen to the historic echo of “the shot heard round the world.”

Day 3 - Boston to Plymouth

Morning

John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

After breakfast check out of your hotel and start your day with a visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum which portrays the life, leadership and legacy of President Kennedy.

Afternoon

Plymouth

This afternoon travel to Plymouth, “America’s Hometown”, where you will check into your hotel for a three night stay. (Approximate distance covered: 64km)

Day 4 - Plymouth

Morning

Plymouth

This morning, following breakfast, enjoy a visit to Plimouth Plantation’s 1627 village and the Wampanoag Indian Campsite, a living history museum.

Afternoon

Harbour Cruise

This afternoon, cross over the Cape Cod Canal to Hyannis and enjoy a leisurely one-hour cruise around Hyannis Harbour and Lewis Bay to view Port Gammon Light and the Kennedy compound.

Day 5 – Chatham & Provincetown

Full Day

Cape Experience Tour

Today you will embark on a Cape Experience Tour as you travel along the Cape Cod National Seashore. Today’s excursion will include visits to the charming village of Chatham and the artistic seaside town of Provincetown.

Day 6 – Newport & Pittsfield

Morning

Rhode Island

Today, you will travel to Newport, Rhode Island, a legendary, nautical town filled with the opulence and grandeur of an earlier colonial period. Firstly you will tour along Ocean Drive, a national historic landmark, where you can admire sights such as Fort Adams, King Park and Gooseberry Beach. Continue on along ‘Millionaire's Row,’ where you can see the opulent ‘summer cottages’ of the Gilded Age. Visit the Breakers Mansion, a famous Renaissance house that once belonged to the renowned Vanderbilt family. There’ll be free time for lunch and shopping along Newport’s waterfront and the historic Brick marketplace.

Afternoon

Pittsfield

After lunch, tour the historic centre and visit sites such as the Old Grist Mill, believed to be built by the Vikings; and St. Mary’s Church, where JFK and Jacqueline Bouvier were married. This afternoon travel onwards to Pittsfield for an overnight stay. (Approximate distance covered: 271km)

Day 7 - Pittsfield to Meredith

Full Day

Williamstown & Meredith

After breakfast, check out of your hotel for your journey to Meredith where you will spend the next two nights. Along the way, stop in Manchester for coffee and a visit to a traditional country store, and travel through Williamstown, a quintessential New England village, home to ivy-league Williams College. (Approximate distance covered: 291km

Day 8 - White Mountains

Morning

White Mountains

Following breakfast, meet your local guide for a full day excursion to the glorious White Mountain area. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the trees displaying their kaleidoscope of autumnal colour. Don’t forget your camera to photograph the pretty foliage, locally known as ‘leaf peeping’.

Afternoon

Kancamagus Scenic Byway & Flume Gorge

Travel along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway and through Franconia Notch, a major mountain pass. Visit the Flume Gorge, a natural granite gorge extending 800 feet. You’ll walk among towering granite walls, cascading waterfalls, historic covered bridges, glacial boulders and much more.

Day 9 – Meredith & Return Home

Morning

Ogunquit

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and travel to Ogunquit, translated as ‘beautiful place by the sea’. Take time to walk the Marginal Way, a mile-long paved footpath that winds along the rocky shore, for some of the most scenic views along the New England coast. Then spend time at Perkins Cove, a tiny hamlet with lobster shacks, art galleries, and souvenir shops.

Afternoon

Return Home

In the afternoon you will be transferred, with guide assistance, to the airport for your flight home. (Approximate distance covered: 173km)

Day 10 - Arrive Home

Arrive Home

Arrive Home

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer reviews

Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor Superior Tourist Class

Situated across the street from Plymouth Bay, Hotel 1620 is an ideal stop as you travel through New England. With comfortable, well equipped guest rooms, up to date amenities and numerous dining choices on the doorstep it is the ideal place to unwind after a busy day of sightseei... read more read more read more

Situated across the street from Plymouth Bay, Hotel 1620 is an ideal stop as you travel through New England. With comfortable, well equipped guest rooms, up to date amenities and numerous dining choices on the doorstep it is the ideal place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.

 

Hotel address
Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor
180 Water St
Plymouth
Massachusetts 02360
Plymouth
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Inn At Mill Falls Superior Tourist Class

The Inn At Mill Falls offers guests a unique stay in the historically restored 19th century linen mill where many original features have been preserved. The ‘Marketplace’ at Mill Falls, adjacent to your hotel, offers shopping and dining experiences with views of Lake Winnipesauke... read more read more read more

The Inn At Mill Falls offers guests a unique stay in the historically restored 19th century linen mill where many original features have been preserved. The ‘Marketplace’ at Mill Falls, adjacent to your hotel, offers shopping and dining experiences with views of Lake Winnipesaukee. With comfortable, well equipped guest rooms and up to date amenities your accommodation is an ideal touring base located in the quaint town of Meredith. 

Hotel address
Inn At Mill Falls
Mill Falls Marketplace
312 Daniel Webster Hwy
Meredith
Meredith
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Berkshire Plaza Pittsfield Superior Tourist Class

Centrally located close to many art and history sites, the Berkshire Plaza Pittsfiled has a laid back restaurant and many facilities for a relaxing stay.... read more read more read more

Centrally located close to many art and history sites, the Berkshire Plaza Pittsfiled has a laid back restaurant and many facilities for a relaxing stay.

Hotel address
Berkshire Plaza Pittsfield
1 West St, Pittsfield
MA 01201

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Sheraton Hotel Boston 4

Located in the heart of Back Bay in downtown Boston, your hotel offers easy access to an array of shopping, dining and sightseeing options. The Sheraton Boston Hotel is contemporary and stylish, with comfortable bedrooms and facilities that include an onsite restaurant, coffee sh... read more read more read more

Located in the heart of Back Bay in downtown Boston, your hotel offers easy access to an array of shopping, dining and sightseeing options.

The Sheraton Boston Hotel is contemporary and stylish, with comfortable bedrooms and facilities that include an onsite restaurant, coffee shop and bar.

Hotel address
Sheraton Hotel Boston
39 Dalton St
Boston
MA 02199
Boston
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