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The colours of Vermont & New Hampshire

In autumn, New England is famous for its glorious foliage as billions of leaves change from green to a kaleidoscope of colors.

Seven Days

 

NH 8091 SEP 19, 2018 TO SEP 25, 2018


 

Day 1 Southwestern Ontario to Lake Placid, NY
Today we begin a relaxing tour to the New England states of Vermont and New Hampshire. Crossing the border we travel east through the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Our destination is the Alpine village of Lake Placid, home of two Winter Olympic Games.

Day 2 Waterbury, VT
A casual morning departure before continuing along the scenic byways into Vermont. Our first stop will be for a tour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory to learn how they get so much deliciousness into every scoop, including a sample of their delicious creations. After lunch, watch apples transform into delicious cider at Cold Hollow Cider Mill where the presses have been in operation since the 1920’s. This evening we check into our hotel for a relaxing 2 night stay in the charming community of Waterbury. (B)

Day 3 Waterbury, VT
This morning our adventure takes us to the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry. A guided tour offers a glimpse from the overlook into Smith Granite Quarry. At nearly 600 feet deep, it is believed to be the largest operating deep-hole, dimension granite quarry in the world. Also, a visit to the 160,000 square-foot factory where artisans use current methods along with hand tools in much the same way as Michelangelo did centuries ago to create their masterpieces. This afternoon we experience another of Vermont’s natural products at Morse Farm and Sugar Works where we learn about the maple sugaring industry of New England. This evening a delightful Vermont dinner is included. (B,D)

Day 4 North Conway, NH
Our journey continues east along scenic secondary roads into New Hampshire. A unique stop will be at what might just be the oldest Country Store in the US. - a store since 1781 and one of the oldest surviving businesses of any kind! We then make our way to “Castle in the Clouds”, the mountain top estate of Thomas and Olive Plant, offering exceptional views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding mountains. We will enjoy a tour of this amazing home and gardens before making our way through the White Mountains to North Conway where we spend the next 2 nights. Dinner is included. (B, D)

Day 5 North Conway, NH
This morning we enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as we travel to the spectacular Crawford Notch aboard the North Conway Scenic Railroad. During the 5 hours trip you will want to keep your camera handy as we pass sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, and panoramic mountain vistas. A box lunch is included on the train. We arrive back in North Conway late afternoon. (B,L)

Day 6 Latham, NY
This morning we board the M/S Mount Washington for a relaxing cruise and experience the breathtaking scenery of Lake Winnipesaukee, declared the most beautiful scenic cruise in New England. Later we continue across the state of Vermont and on to Latham, NY for our final evening. (B)

Day 7 Home
Today we make our way home, crossing through New York State to the border at Buffalo. A stop for Duty Free shopping before we return to Canada and make our way home. (B)


Cost Includes:

  • Relaxing motor coach transportation
  • Six nights accommodation
  • All taxes
  • Luggage handling – one per person
  • 6 breakfasts- combination full or deluxe continental
  • 2 Dinners
  • Visit Cold Hollow Cider Mill
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream tour and tasting
  • Admission to Rock of Ages Granite Quarry
  • Tour Morse Farm and Sugar Works
  • Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Conway Scenic Railroad with box lunch
  • Visit Old Country Store & Museum
  • Tour “Castle in the Clouds” estate and gardens
  • Services of a Hanover Holidays Tour Director


Price (CDN) per person
Twin $1899.00
Triple $1639.00
Quad $1495.00
Single $2689.00
HST does not apply to this tour

Appalachian Gap Road

Autumn

Conway Scenic Train

Cows In Waits field Common

New England

New Hampshire

North Conway

North Conway Scenic Train

OldCountryStore

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