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  • Hartford

    Hartford has become not only the state capital but also the insurance capital of the world, with a slew of historical attractions, a thriving arts and entertainment center, a revitalized riverfront and beautiful parks and public gardens.

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    Hartford has become not only the state capital but also the insurance capital of the world, with a slew of historical attractions, a thriving arts and entertainment center, a revitalized riverfront and beautiful parks and public gardens.

    Stroll around the Front Street district near the riverfront section of the city with its shops, restaurants and entertainment.

    Visit the Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, which was the home of Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. It is also where he wrote his most important works, including Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

    Tour the fanciful Connecticut State Capitol and Legislative offices, visit the Connecticut Science Center or the Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest public art museum in the U.S.

    If your timing is right (end of June, beginning of July), you'll catch the Elizabeth Park rose gardens in bloom, but fall is also great for brilliant leaf colors, and spring yields colorful gardens and blossoming trees. For a bird's-eye view of the city, visit the observation deck of Travelers Tower, where you might also spot two resident falcons.

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    • Top Tip 1

      Catch the Boston Red Sox in a game of baseball at their famous Fenway Park, which celebrated its millennium in 2012. Soak up the friendly but electric atmosphere as you try to work out the rules of the game!

    • Top Tip 2

      Shopaholics should head to Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace for big-name as well as eclectic stores or to Newbury Street, the most exclusive shopping street in New England. Here you’ll find unique art and craft galleries, jewellery outlets and boutiques.

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      Cape Cod is one of the best places for a whale-watching boat trip (the season is from May to October). You may see dolphins as well as Humpback, Minke and Finback whales.

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      Escape the crowds on the more remote beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore coastline. Or, take the foot passenger ferry from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs on the boutique island of Martha's Vineyard. Hire bicycles and ride to the south shore for the beautiful beaches.

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      So much of New England is about food! Try clam chowder in famous Quincy Market Food Hall, fresh lobster anywhere in Maine and, of course, a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream made in Vermont.

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      Visit the Berkshires, Massachusetts in summer time and catch one of the many summer festivals. It’s the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the theatre festival in Stockbridge and the music festival in Tanglewood.

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      Ride the Cog Railway to the peak of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. You'll travel above the clouds and see some spectacular scenery along the way.

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      Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts is a living history museum which recreates an 1830’s New England rural village. Costumed staff perform the routines of everyday life of the 19th century.

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      Visit the breathtaking millionaires’ mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, built over 100 years ago by America's wealthiest families - the Vanderbilt’s, Astor’s and Belmont’s to name but a few.

    • Top Tip 10

      Enjoy a summer boat ride aboard The Spirit of Ethan Allen or a lunch cruise on the Northern Lights cruise ship on the 125-mile long Lake Champlain.

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  • Grand New England

    Begins and ends in Boston, Massachusetts

    12 Days / 11 Nights

    Departures: June, September and October

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    Your escorted tour includes

    • Round Trip Scheduled Flights
    • Accommodation for 11 nights as specified
    • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Edgartown Lighthouse


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    • Bar Harbor


    • Ogunquit



    Arrive Boston

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, The Langham, Boston. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day familiarising yourself with this wonderful walking city. This evening join your travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner.

    Hotel: The Langham, Boston (Dinner included)



    There’s so much to see this morning as you embark on an orientation tour of Boston, visiting Boston Common, Beacon Hill and the USS Constitution Museum. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Walk the Freedom Trail, shop at famous Quincy Market or join a ‘Duck Tour’ to see the city from both land and water.

    Hotel: The Langham, Boston (Breakfast included)


    Concord & Williamstown

    You’ll learn about the American Revolution today as you visit the battle sites of Lexington Green and Concord, before enjoying a traditional New England lunch in a restored 1705 colonial home. There’s time for a stop in historic Deerfield this afternoon before arriving at your hotel in Williamstown.

    Hotel: Orchards Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)


    Stockbridge & Williamstown

    Following breakfast you’ll enjoy a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and Edith Wharton’s mansion in Lenox, best known as the author of The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence. Continuing on to Williamstown you’ll tour the Clark Art Institute then have some free time to explore this historic area.

    Hotel: Orchards Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)



    Leaving Massachusetts, it is on to New England state. In Vermont, you’ll visit the Shelburne Museum of Art and Americana, spreading over 45 acres, before arriving in the picture postcard town of Stowe in the Green Mountains. Spend the afternoon exploring this classic New England town with its quaint shops and restaurants. 

    Hotel: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)


    Montpelier & Bretton Woods

    Following breakfast, this morning you’ll visit Vermont’s state capital; Montpelier, before learning how maple syrup is made at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. Continuing out of Vermont and into the White Mountains of New Hampshire, you’ll arrive at Bretton Woods, where you’ll spend the next two nights at the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort. 

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)


    White Mountains

    Get your camera ready today for magnificent views of Mount Washington. Next you embark on a fall foliage tour, winding down New England’s back roads seeing the fabulous crimson reds and orange leaves. Arriving back at your hotel you’ll enjoy a presentation on the local ecology and wildlife, before enjoying a sumptuous dinner. 

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)


    Portland & Brunswick

    Arriving in Portland, Maine, this morning you’ll have a hands-on experience in the lobster trade as a local lobsterman takes you into the harbour on his working boat. Back on land a guided tour will introduce you to the historic Old Port area of Portland, then, the afternoon is yours to explore and settle into your hotel before a fabulous dinner in a local lobster house.

    Hotel: The Inn at Brunswick Station (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)


    Bar Harbor

    Travelling up the rugged Maine coastline you’ll arrive at the historic town of Bar Harbor, where you’ll spend the next two nights in a luxury cliff-side inn. After lunch you’ll cruise the harbour aboard a traditional wooden schooner, experiencing the picturesque coves, islands, lighthouses and seaside cottages. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. 

    Hotel: Bar Harbor Inn & Spa (Breakfast and lunch included)


    Acadia National Park

    Today is all about scenery! You’ll visit Acadia National Park, where autumn colours cover the pristine forests, beaches, plunging cliffs and rock islands. A highlight is a horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic roadways within the park. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing in your hotel’s spa, or explore Bar Harbor’s charming shops, galleries and restaurants.

    Hotel: Bar Harbor Inn & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)


    Camden & Ogunquit

    Following lunch in Camden, it’s on to your final destination of Ogunquit, whose name translates to beautiful place by the sea. This evening you’ll share a farewell reception and dinner with your new-found friends. 

    Hotel: The Cliff House Resort & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)


    Journey Home

    After breakfast, it’s just a short journey to Boston Airport, where you check in for your flight back to the UK.


    From £4399 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

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