September 30 - October 9, 2021
Fall Colors of New England
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All non-members must add $60 to the above rates.
Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 15 passengers.
- Free parking with roundtrip transfers from Central Pennsylvania to local airport
- Roundtrip transfers – airport/hotel
- 9 night hotel accommodations
- Meals: 7 Breakfasts
- All hotel and restaurant gratuities
- Services of a Costsaver Travel Director and Driver
- Gratuities for Travel Director and Driver
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one bag per person
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
Airfare will be added when fares and schedules become available.
- Boston, MA
- Freedom Trail, Boston
- Plymouth, MA
- Cape Cod, MA
- Hyannis, MA
- Newport, RI
- Saxton’s Distillery, VT
- Green Mountains, VT
- Stowe, VT
- North Conway, VT
- Kennebunkport, ME
- Portsmouth, NH
Thursday, September 30: Depart for Boston MA
Motorcoach from Central PA to a local airport for your flight to Boston.
Welcome to the affectionately named ‘Beantown’, Boston; America’s oldest city. A key player in America’s battle for independence and the abolition movement, Boston’s historical significance can only be matched with its enthusiasm for sports. Baseballs legends from the Red Sox’s hail from here, as do the Celtics basketball team. After settling in to your hotel, you might want to head down to the Seaport District to discover just how seriously Boston takes its reputation as a seafood capital. Local specialties include ‘sacred cod’, fresh lobster and creamy chowder, each cooked fresh, steaming and delicious.
Hotel: Doubletree Boston Bayside, Boston
Friday, October 1: Boston – Plymouth – Hyannis
This morning’s city tour will follow the path of the Freedom Trail, that winds its way through the city connecting 16 historically significant sites including Old North Church, Quincy Market, State Capitol and Boston Harbor. Leaving Boston behind you’ll then travel to ‘America’s Home Town’ of Plymouth, where you’ll visit the fascinating Plimoth Plantation. A meticulously recreated version of the original 17th century Plymouth Colony, the plantation tells the story of the first Pilgrim settlers who arrived in Plymouth in 1620, brought to life through costumed interpreters, original recipes, and olde world language. From there head on to the fishing villages and wealthy towns of Cape Cod, where you’ll arrive into Hyannis to spend the evening. Head down to one of the lovely waterfront eateries or take a peek at the Kennedy compound, where JFK and Jackie O spent their summers. Hotel: Riviera Beach Resort, Plymouth
Saturday, October 2: Cape Cod and Provincetown Excursion
Winding your way through some of the oldest villages in America via Old King’s Highway, you’ll make your way to the 40 glorious miles that make up the Cape Cod National Seashore, a pristine collection of beaches, sand dunes, salt marshes and nature trails. At the very tip of the Cape sits lively, artsy Provincetown, a of pilgrimage for writers and artists who have been visiting here for the past century. Boasting a plethora of galleries, craft shops and cute cafes, you can happily wander away an afternoon here. Nature enthusiasts, join our experience for a chance to hit the waters surrounding Provincetown to try and spot the humpback, minke and pilot whales who migrate here. (Breakfast)
Sunday, October 3: Hyannis – Providence
Crossing the Cape Cod Canal, travel “off Cape” as we head to Rhode Island. We will visit Newport, where you can spend time on the historic waterfront, in the Antiques District or perhaps the Newport Casino, the birthplace of tennis in the US. Highlight your visit with our Optional Experiences of The Breakers, a summer “cottage” of the Vanderbilt’s or sail on a Schooner. This afternoon we will continue to Providence, home of Brown University. Hotel: The Graduate, Providence (Breakfast)
Monday, October 4: Providence – Killington
We will be heading to the Bridge of Flowers. The Bridge of Flowers Committee was initiated by the Shelburne Falls Area Women’s Club in 1929. Its gardeners and volunteer members work hard to keep the Bridge’s many flowers, plants, trees, shrubs and vines growing beautifully throughout the season. Next on our journey, we will visit Saxtons Distillery. Saxton’s produces Sapling Vermont Maple Rye, Maple Bourbon and Maple Liqueur, Perc Coffee Liqueur and Snowdrop Gin. The multiple-award winning Sapling line uses locally-produced maple, Perc Coffee Liqueur features rich organic coffee, and Snowdrop Gin is a uniquely complex gin that is vacuum distilled to preserve and enhance the delicate flavors of the 18 botanicals used in distillation. Snowdrop has experienced tremendous growth since its introduction in 2016. It was recently awarded 93 points and a Top 100 Spirit in the World by Wine Enthusiast in 2017, making it their highest rated gin from New England. The distillery is an independently owned business operating since 2006. Hotel: Killington Mountain Lodge, Killington
Tuesday, October 5: Vermont Green Mountains
This morning we will visit the famous resort town of Stowe before traveling past the appropriately named Green Mountains to Vermont’s capital city of Montpelier. We will visit the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks for a tasting of the unique “sugar on snow”. Ending our day with a journey back in Killington and a visit the state’s capital building. (Breakfast)
Wednesday, October 6: Killington – North Conway
As we cross from the Green Mountains to the White Mountains, we leave Vermont and head to New Hampshire. Traveling along the dramatic Franconia Notch mountain pass before entering the scenic byway known locally as “The Kanc”. Emerging from the Kancamagus into North Conway your home for the next 2 evenings. Hotel: Fox Ridge Resort, North Conway (Breakfast)
Thursday, October 7: North Conway
Blazing red, burnt orange, and vibrant yellow fall foliage will stretch out in every direction as you head into the White Mountains this morning. Few places in the world offer such a stunning display of autumn colors, with people travelling from all over to enjoy and photograph this sublime landscape. You’ll pass by the tallest peak in the Northeast, Mount Washington, as you journey through Crawford Notch State Park and stop off at Silver Cascade waterfall, which twists, turns, and cascades 4000 feet down the side of Mount Jackson. Once back in North Conway later today, take a stroll around the restored buildings, antique shops and treasure trove bookshops that make up the historic downtown. (Breakfast)
Friday, October 8: North Conway – Portsmouth
Cross the state border into Maine today, taking in the vast forests, pretty seaside villages and cliff lined shores of this affluent adventure playground. Stopping off in chic, preppy Kennebunkport, enjoy a glimpse of a coastal town as you explore the upscale boutiques and flashy art galleries. For a true display of this region’s wealth, head to Ocean Drive for a shameless snoop at the grand mansions that line the road, each boasting stunning views that overlook the surf. So fancy is Ocean Drive in fact, that George HW Bush even has his summer retreat here, set on a protected stretch of land called Walker’s Point. Allow yourself one final daydreaming moment before travelling on to Portsmouth, which sits perched on the Piscataqua River and is one of the most elegant towns in all of New Hampshire. Take in the beautiful 18th century buildings and historical center. Hotel: Hampton Inn Portsmouth, Portsmouth (Breakfast)
Saturday, October 9: Depart for Home
Taking one last morning stroll around Portsmouth, before you return to Boston today. Make the most of the drive and the bursts of color that will accompany you along the way before your trip comes to an end at Boston Logan International Airport for your flight and transportation back to Central, PA. (Breakfast)
Hotels and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.
Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.
A government-issued photo I.D. that is REAL ID compliant, or a passport will be required for airport security.
Deposit of $200 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by July 15, 2021.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100.00
Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...
From deposit date-Aug 1, 2021-$200 per person, plus additional suppliers fees
Aug 2-Sept 14, 2021-30% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
Sept 15-22, 2021-50% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
Sept 23-29, 2021-90% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
After Sept 29, 2021-NON-REFUNDABLE
*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flights schedules may contain code share agreements.
Temperatures in New England in September and October average in the 60s. Casual clothes that can be layered and comfortable walking shoes are recommended; be prepared for potential inclement weather.
One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees are not included in the cost of the trip. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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