BOSTON, PORTLAND, NORTH CONWAY, STOWE & THE BERKSHIRES
You’ll definitely fall in love with New England as you journey from Boston to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. You’ll embrace centuries of history as you walk the Freedom Trail in Boston and visit the Salem Witch Museum further north. You’ll enjoy breathtaking mountain views and awe-inspiring beaches and seascapes. And the vibrant colors and majesty of the fall foliage make this a trip of a lifetime.
For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours requires all travelers to provide a negative, viral COVID-19 antigen or PCR test issued no more than 3 days prior to departure, documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from your healthcare provider, or proof of full vaccination before departure.
- 3 nights in Boston
- 1 night in Portland
- 2 nights in North Conway
- 1 night in Stowe
- 1 night in the Berkshires
- Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
- Accommodations at first-class hotels
- Porterage (1 bag per person)
- 11 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional Tour Director
Arrive in Boston
Welcome to Boston, the largest city in New England and one of the oldest in the United States, founded by Puritan colonists in 1630. Boston is also filled with history from the American Revolution. Tonight you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner with the other smarTours travelers.
AC Hotel or similar | Dinner
Start your day with a 90 minute guided Freedom Trail walking and bus tour steeped in history from the American Revolution. The tour starts at Boston Common and passes many of the city’s historic landmarks including: Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel, Benjamin Franklin Statue, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Boston Massacre Site and Faneuil Hall. You’ll then have the afternoon to explore Boston at your leisure.
Enjoy your journey north along some of the coast’s finest beaches and seascapes. Your first stop is Salem, the location of the infamous witch trials, where you’ll visit the Salem Witch Museum & The House of the Seven Gables. Next, you’ll continue to the charming harbor town of Portsmouth, NH and enjoy the old time seaport atmosphere and its wealth of historic buildings before crossing into Maine. During your journey you’ll drive through the popular resort of Kennebunkport – a haven for writers and artists – as you head to your final destination of…
Embrace some of New England’s most beautiful scenery as you traverse the White Mountains that divide the New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont. You’ll drive along the famous and scenic Kancamagus Highway which offers not only beautiful vistas, but also one of the best fall foliage viewing areas in the world. You’ll also visit the picturesque Albany Covered Bridge, witness the beauty of the Lower Falls and Rocky Gorge scenic areas as well as Sabbady Falls & Upper Lady’s Bath as you head to North Conway.
North Conway Grand Hotel or similar | Breakfast
Today begins with a 10-minute ride to the summit of Loon Peak in a Gondola Skyride. At the end, you’ll enter a high alpine world of refreshing breezes and stunning mountain views. You’ll then continue to Montpelier, Vermont’s Capital, a small town known for its historic sites, maple syrup farms & fantastic food. Here you’ll enjoy a Maple Syrup tour & tasting at a local farm. You’ll continue your drive back to North Conway via Franconia Notch State Park.
Journey to Stowe, VT where you are free to enjoy this idyllic New England town at your leisure. We recommended a hike on the ‘Bingham Falls Trail’ – a 0.5 miles out and back trail located near Stowe, that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking & nature trips. You might also wish to visit the Von Trapp Family Lodge, established by the family made famous in the Sound of Music.
Golden Eagle Resort or similar | Breakfast
Continue south, where you will take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Vermont’s Green Mountains. With their dense forests, the mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey and deer. You’ll see picture-perfect villages and some of Vermont’s famous covered bridges before crossing into Massachusetts’ Berkshires, known for their rural beauty and cultural assets.
Hilton Garden Inn Lenox-Pittsfield or similar | Breakfast, Lunch
Begin your day in Stockbridge and visit the Norman Rockwell Museum on your journey back to Boston. The Museum houses the world’s largest and most significant collection of Rockwell’s work, including 998 original paintings and drawings. Rockwell lived in Stockbridge for the last 25 years of his life and the museum is the most popular year-round cultural attraction in the Berkshires. You’ll then head to Boston where you’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner with the other smarTours travelers, and hopefully new friends, at a local restaurant.
AC Hotel or similar…
After breakfast, you’ll begin your journey home filled with lasting memories from your time in beautiful New England.
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Sep. 16 ’21 & Oct. 28 ’21 Departures: Single room supplement is $749
Sep. 30 ’21 Departure: Single room supplement is $849
Oct. 14 ’21 Departure: Single room supplement is $799
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Optional tours are subject to a minimum number of participants and may, therefore, be cancelled if this minimum is not met.
Whale Watching Tour in Provincetown
- From approx. $55 Per Person
Whale watching started in Provincetown in 1975 and has grown into one of the town’s most popular activities. On this 3-4 hour tour people can expect to see humpback and fin whales off the coast. Because of the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a good idea to dress warmly, but most importantly take photos and make memories.
Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
- From approx. $17 Per Person
On this self-guided tour, you’ll explore the Pilgrim monument and Provincetown Museum. The Pilgrim Monument was founded to commemorate the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in the New World in Provincetown, in November 1620. The Provincetown Museum is a charming mix of the old and the new. Exhibits highlight the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims, the town’s rich maritime history, the early days of modern American theater in Provincetown, and the building of the monument.
- Boston, Massachusetts
Conveniently located just minutes from the heart of the city, this hotel is defined by thoughtful service & a modern mindset. Amenities include European-inspired breakfast, free WiFi, 50-inch TVs, mini-fridges and a 24-hour fitness center.
225 Albany St, Boston, MA 02118
Best Western Merry Manor South Portland
- South Portland, Maine
The Best Western Merry Manor Inn features friendly service and comfortable and affordable accommodations and is conveniently located near many local attractions in and around Portland. Guests enjoy charming guest rooms with free high-speed internet access.
700 Main Street
South Portland, ME 04106
North Conway Grand Hotel
- North Conway, New Hampshire
Located in the heart of the White Mountains, New Hampshire, the North Conway Grand Hotel is the finest resort in North Conway. Wake up to mountain views in our renovated rooms and suites, with charming New England inspired décor, custom-designed furniture, and marble baths.
72 Common Ct. North Conway, New Hampshire 03860
Golden Eagle Resort
- Stowe, Vermont
Experience the beauty and serenity of Vermont and the New England area from our hotel in Stowe. A perfect destination from which to explore and discover nearby attractions, mountains, and the iconic life of Vermont.
511 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672
Hilton Garden Inn Lenox-Pittsfield
- Pittsfield, Massachusetts
This hotel is nestled between downtown Pittsfield and Lenox and features updated, comfortable rooms. Amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, and free WiFi.
1032 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
TRANSPORTATION & ACCOMMODATIONS
Airfare is not included on this tour. Upon independent arrival in the destination, please make your own way to the hotel.
REAL ID ACT
Beginning October 1, 2021, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. Click here for more information.
Before you depart, we’ll send you detailed tour information including directions, meeting times, routes, places of interest, recommendations, and more. We look forward to being your trusted guide on this remarkable journey.
Please make sure you arrive in Boston by the afternoon in order to attend the orientation meeting and Welcome Dinner at approximately 7pm. The smarTours Tour Director will be available in the hotel lobby during the afternoon of Day 1 to assist with local sightseeing or answer any questions. Further details will be provided on the final travel documents.