Escorted Tours › New England's Back Roads


Explore the abundant charms of New England along its winding back roads. Get to know historic Boston with a locally guided tour. Wander Vermont’s Shelburne Museum’s thirty-seven carefully restored buildings. Visit a picturesque working farm. Follow the famous Molly Stark Trail. Cruise on Lake Champlain, lined with the striking Adirondacks. Dig in at a traditional New England lobster dinner. Hug Maine’s dramatic coast and discover the communities of Boothbay Harbor and Kennebunkport. Watch apples transform into cider at Cold Hollow Cider Mill.



Itinerary

Day 1: Boston Area, Massachusetts - Tour Begins
From country stores to covered bridges, and rugged coastlines to remarkable mountains, welcome to New England's back roads. Collette is pleased to offer this exciting adventure which showcases the best of New England.
Accommodations

Doubletree Guest Suites Boston
Massachusetts, USA

The Doubletree Guest Suites Boston is the city's premier hotel located beside the scenic Charles River and Boston Esplanade recreational trails. All 308 guestrooms have modern decor including two-toned, contemporary-style wood furniture amid earthy hues of amber and blue.

Hotel Room Amenities
Air Conditioned Room    
Coffee/Tea Maker    
Hairdryer    
Handicap Rooms with roll in Shower     5 rooms available
Internet Access    
Irons    
Refrigerator    
Safe     Inquire at front desk
Smoking Rooms    
Telephone    
Television    
Triple Rooms w Cot    
Handicap Rooms with Hand Grips     12 rooms available
Wake Up Call    
Hotel Amenities
Bar    
Lift    
Internet Access    
Laundry    
Pool    
Restaurant    
Room Service    
Shuttle     Complementary shuttle to downtown Boston and Harvard Square
Fitness Centre     Complementary
Maximum Room Occupancy     4
ATM    

City Center

    * 2 miles

 
Day 2: Boston - Southern Vermont
A sightseeing tour of Boston features the Old South Meeting House, gathering place of patriots, the Public Gardens, the Old North Church, Beacon Hill, and the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. Later, stop at the famed Faneuil Hall marketplace with its eclectic and tempting assortment of food and shops, before departing for Vermont, known as “The Green Mountain State.” En route, you will pass traditional white steeple churches, quaint villages and tree covered mountainsides which in autumn are often ablaze with color.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express Springfield
Vermont, USA

The Holiday Inn Express is located in close proximity to Hoyt’s Landing and North Springfield Lake. All of the comfortable guest rooms are equipped with modern amenities for an enjoyable stay.

Hotel Room Amenities
Internet Access     complimentary in rooms
Refrigerator    
Telephone    
Hotel Amenities
Fitness Centre    
Internet Access     complimentary in rooms
Pool     indoor heated

 
Day 3: Bennington - Southern Vermont
Enjoy the beauty of Vermont. First, explore the town of Bennington where you will see the gravesite of Robert Frost as well as the historic 306’ stone obelisk known as the Bennington Battle Monument. Next, enjoy a highlight as you drive along the famed Molly Stark Trail, where every turn brings a breathtaking vista. Visit Hildene House, the stunning summer home of Abraham Lincoln’s eldest son, whose historic home, gardens and farm are set on over 412 picturesque acres. This afternoon arrive at Honoura Winery for a wine and cheese pairing, followed by dinner. Enjoy a presentation on this locally-owned winery’s winemaking process – and sample wine during its aging stage to learn more about this fascinating industry.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express Springfield
Vermont, USA

The Holiday Inn Express is located in close proximity to Hoyt’s Landing and North Springfield Lake. All of the comfortable guest rooms are equipped with modern amenities for an enjoyable stay.

Hotel Room Amenities
Internet Access     complimentary in rooms
Refrigerator    
Telephone    
Hotel Amenities
Fitness Centre    
Internet Access     complimentary in rooms
Pool     indoor heated

 
Day 4: Southern Vermont - Burlington
This morning, journey to northern Vermont for a visit to the exceptional Shelburne Museum. This museum showcases a complex of 37 historic buildings, many of which were relocated from other parts of New England, which are now home to vast collections of fine and decorative art, paintings and folk sculptures. The afternoon is at leisure to explore vibrant Burlington.

Today breakfast will be included.
Accommodations

Burlington, VT Hotel
Vermont, USA

Hotel Room Amenities
Hotel Amenities

 
Day 5: Burlington - Stowe - Lincoln, New Hampshire
Watch apples transform into cider the old-fashioned way - using a rack and cloth press - during a trip to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. A visit and tour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory teaches you about the ice cream process and ends with a delicious sample of their sweet treats. Next, enjoy a short visit to Stowe, a quintessential New England town, where you will have time to explore. You then journey through the lovely New England countryside to New Hampshire, your home for the next two nights.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Accommodations

Mountain Club on Loon
New Hampshire, USA

The Mountain Club on Loon is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, on the slope side at Loon Mountain on a bluff overlooking the Pemi River. The resort's location offers optional on-site activities for any age such as mountain biking, hiking, gondola skyride and winter snow sports.

Hotel Room Amenities
Air Conditioned Room    
Coffee/Tea Maker    
Hairdryer    
Internet Access    
Irons    
Refrigerator     50% of rooms have refrigerators; request if needed
Smoking Rooms    
Telephone    
Television    
Triple Rooms w Cot    
Handicap Rooms with Hand Grips     can be in any room
Wake Up Call    
Hotel Amenities
Bar    
Lift    
Internet Access    
Laundry    
Pool     indoor and outdoor
Restaurant    
Room Service    
Shuttle    
Fitness Centre    
Maximum Room Occupancy     4

City Center

    * 2 miles

 
Day 6: Lincoln - North Conway - Lincoln
This morning you depart for a full day of sightseeing in the scenic White Mountains of New Hampshire. You will take the Kancamagus Highway, recently declared a Scenic Byway by the U.S. Forest Service, to North Conway where you can stroll through the quaint village before returning to Lincoln. This afternoon, visit the Rocks Estate, home to the North Country Conservation & Education Center. Tour the farm and learn about the history and importance of maple sugaring in the region, including a visit to a virtual tap room.

Today breakfast will be included.
Accommodations

Mountain Club on Loon
New Hampshire, USA

The Mountain Club on Loon is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, on the slope side at Loon Mountain on a bluff overlooking the Pemi River. The resort's location offers optional on-site activities for any age such as mountain biking, hiking, gondola skyride and winter snow sports.

Hotel Room Amenities
Air Conditioned Room    
Coffee/Tea Maker    
Hairdryer    
Internet Access    
Irons    
Refrigerator     50% of rooms have refrigerators; request if needed
Smoking Rooms    
Telephone    
Television    
Triple Rooms w Cot    
Handicap Rooms with Hand Grips     can be in any room
Wake Up Call    
Hotel Amenities
Bar    
Lift    
Internet Access    
Laundry    
Pool     indoor and outdoor
Restaurant    
Room Service    
Shuttle    
Fitness Centre    
Maximum Room Occupancy     4

City Center

    * 2 miles

 
Day 7: Lincoln - Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Depart New Hampshire for Maine, arriving in beautiful Boothbay Harbor, the “boating capital of New England.” You will view the rugged coastline while on a drive along picturesque Ocean Point Road. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure…perhaps you will stroll through this quaint town or just relax at your hotel. Later tonight, join your fellow travellers for a very special farewell dinner featuring the fresh native lobster for which coastal Maine is renowned.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Accommodations

Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa
Maine, USA

The Spruce Point Inn is located on a peninsula overlooking the ocean with unsurpassed views of Boothbay Harbor. The restaurant is recognized as one of the finest dining spots on the Maine Coast. The menu is a mix of traditional favorites and savory native dishes. Each room is unique and carefully decorated.

Hotel Room Amenities
Coffee/Tea Maker    
Internet Access    
Irons    
Refrigerator    
Television    
Hotel Amenities
Bar    
Internet Access    
Pool     Oceanfront saltwater pool and heated freshwater pool
Restaurant    
Spa    

 
Day 8: Boothbay Harbor - Kennebunkport - Boston, MA - Tour Ends
Today you travel through the seaside community of Kennebunkport, along spectacular Ocean Drive. See Walker’s Point, former President George Bush’s summer home, which is situated on a rocky promontory, before returning to the Boston airport. The many pleasant memories of your New England Back Roads adventure will last a lifetime.

Today breakfast will be included.

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