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New England Summer and Fall Foliage

Caravan Tours
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
8 days
From: $ 1,295 $ 162 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit the historic whaling town of Edgartown
  • Enjoy the sailing to Rhode Island
  • Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum.
  • Visit Portland’s waterfront.

Short Description

Welcome to a great fall foliage vacation and an affordable tour. Your New England tour features complete sightseeing, professional Tour Directors and great itineraries, operated by one of the country’s oldest and most respected guided tour companies. Discover for yourself why smart shoppers and experienced travelers have chosen their travel packages from Caravan Tours since 1952.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Boston
End City Boston

Trip Includes

  • Hotels
  • Most meals
  • All of the activities described in the itinerary pages
  • Airport transfers in select cities
  • Gratuities to hotel porters
  • Restaurant staff and local guides.
  • Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Boston, Massachusetts

Visit all six New England states! Your vacation begins in Boston, the “Cradle of Liberty.” Transfer from Boston’s Logan Airport by hotel courtesy shuttle to your hotel. Rooms are available for check in after 3:00 p.m. Join Caravan for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing.

Day 2: Plymouth Rock, Hyannis

Accommodation: Breakfast and Dinner

Stop this morning at Boston’s Old North Church, where Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride. Brief visit to Fanueil Hall Marketplace. Drive by the State Capitol and the Boston Commons. Continue to Lexington, where the Minutemen had their first Revolutionary skirmish. See the Battle Green, where “the shot heard around the world” signaled the start of the American Revolution. Follow the route of Paul Revere from Lexington to Concord. Stop at the Old North Bridge. Then, head south and stop at Plymouth Rock, where pilgrims from the Mayflower landed in 1620. Next, to Cape Cod’s southern shore for a two night stay in the popular vacation community of Hyannis. Hyannis was the site of President John F. Kennedy’s summer White House. Enjoy dinner.

Day 3: Martha’s Vineyard

Accommodation: Breakfast

Morning ferry from Woods Hole across the bay to Martha’s Vineyard, named for a European sailor’s daughter, Martha, who found wild grapes growing on the island. The island is a haven for artists, poets, singers and celebrities who are attracted to its laid-back, charming lifestyle. Here, enjoy an island tour of sweeping vistas. See Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Visit the historic whaling town of Edgartown with its narrow streets and elegant homes. Enjoy leisure time to wander, shop and visit the art galleries. Return by ferry to Cape Cod.

Day 4: Rhode Island, Connecticut

Accommodation: Breakfast

Journey this morning to the sailing capital of the world, Newport, Rhode Island. Visit the historic Vanderbilt “summer cottage,” The Breakers. This Italian Renaissance style palace has 70 rooms and is the grandest of all Newport estates. Then, on a sightseeing drive of Newport, see the mansions of the “400 Club” and St. Mary’s Church, where Jacqueline Bouvier married John F. Kennedy. Continue to the seaport of Mystic, Connecticut. Visit Mystic Seaport, the nation’s leading maritime museum, dedicated to the golden age of seafaring. View impressive tall ships.

Day 5: Norman Rockwell, Vermont

Accommodation: Breakfast

This morning, into the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, where Norman Rockwell spent the last 25 years of his life. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum. Admire the collection of Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers which extol the virtues of everyday Americans. Visit Rockwell’s studio, preserved exactly as it was when Rockwell painted here. Then, overnight in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Day 6: Vermont, New Hampshire

Accommodation: Breakfast and Dinner

A scenic mountain drive this morning along country roads takes you by Plymouth Notch, birthplace of President Calvin Coolidge. Our 30th President took the oath of office from his father, by the light of a kerosene lamp. Continue to Woodstock, described as “the prettiest small town in America.” Photo stop at a covered bridge. This afternoon, journey through the White Mountains of New Hampshire to your resort in North Conway. Enjoy dinner.

Day 7: Portland, Maine

Accommodation: Breakfast and Dinner

This morning, travel past Maine’s lakes to Portland, on the rocky Atlantic coast. Visit Portland’s waterfront. Continue to the resort of Kennebunkport. Free time to explore this quaint small town. Tonight enjoy a farewell Maine lobster dinner. Maine’s rocky coast, strong wave action, and cold, nutrient-rich waters help create the world’s sweetest and best-tasting lobsters.

Day 8: Kennebunkport, Boston

Accommodation: Breakfast

After breakfast, Caravan transfers you to the Boston airport, arriving at 10:00 a.m. Please schedule flights after 12:00 p.m. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan.

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New England Summer and Fall Foliage

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Go on this trip, you won't be dissapointed!

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It was a terrific experience. I would do it again in a heart beat. Our tour guide, Rolando Meneses, was the best. We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. I went with my wife, her brother and my mother-in-law. Ages, 60 to 85. We had no problem getting around. Our ages and various problems like arthritis were not a problem. Every place we stayed was very good. Some were exceptionally good.

All meals and tips were paid for by the tour company. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. All included. I've been on other tours with a different company but Caravan was definitely better in every way.

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Wonderful tour to Costa Rica

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I wanted to give some feedback on our Caravan tour to Costa Rica. We went this route for the following reasons:

1. Price – most other companies quoted a much higher price for a similar itinerary and accommodations. Caravan was priced extremely reasonably.

2. Ease – no worries about how to get from A to B. I wouldn’t want to drive on some of those mountain roads and I felt safer in a larger vehicle. Bus was secure so we could bring whatever we needed for the day and just take with us what was necessary for each outing and leave everything else safely on the bus. Check-in, baggage, and entrance fees – everything was taken care of for us. We didn’t have to think twice about what we were eating or drinking – important when traveling with kids! The itinerary included rest stops at least every two hours so we knew would have food or a bathroom before it became an emergency.

3. Tour guides – our Caravan tour director was a nature specialist (which was especially wonderful) and we had excellent local guides in each location.

4. Company – I really enjoyed traveling with a group of people all of whom loved to travel. Hubby and I don’t see eye to eye on how to vacation so this took a lot of the stress away. My mother and brother also joined us so this way I didn’t have to worry that each person in our party wanted to do something else – it was already planned for us!

Drawbacks:

1. Loss of flexibility – can’t stop anywhere for a picture or can’t linger – always on a schedule.

2. Up early every morning to cover the distances and beat the crowds (though the latter was a plus in my book)

3. Exposed to a lesser variety of local food though Caravan doesn’t do a bad job on the whole.
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Fun trip with Caravan Tours!

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This tour was a 10-day trip covering San Jose to Tortuguero to Arenal to Manuel Antonio and many places in between (It has been a while since I was on the tour, so the exact route may have changed by now). Although the bus fits 44 people we had just 34 due to last minute cancellations (another plus is an inexpensive trip insurance of $100 which allows you to cancel with almost no penalty). Age ranged from 6 (my younger son) to a very fit 88-year-old woman. Most people were over 50 and well traveled. This made for a very laid-back group with an open mind. Food was great for lunches when were served ‘tipico’ Costa Rican food and just okay for dinners when it was mostly Americanized food. Fruit was always available – just wish we had mangoes and papaya more often. Desserts are not a fine culinary skill here but that was okay with me. Lots of variety for vegetarians, mostly chicken and fish served (almost always a choice in meats) and beef was rarely served. Loved the variety and freshness of all the fruit juices served at meals – mango, soursop, tamarind, strawberry, blackberry, guava, fruit punch. My family and I really enjoyed this trip with Caravan Tours, and we would definitely look at taking another trip with them in the future.
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Worth the cost

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I first did a bit of research on Costa Rica before looking at any tour companies and made a list of the places I really wanted to visit. Initially, I was looking at smaller tour companies that would have more of a personalized tour for our family but the prices were quite high. I came across the Caravan tour package and it included the places on my list and it was at a very good price. I must also add here that our family is not highly adventurous in the sense that we were not looking for activities like zip-lines, rafting or off the beaten path wilderness experiences. You really make the most of your time on an organized tour but you do lose a bit in terms in getting closer in with the local culture. We like to travel a lot so in the end the deciding factor was price and the fact that I had not found any negative reviews for this company.
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Caravan gets my stamp of approval!

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The Caravan team was super organized in planning my trip- a 10 day tour of Costa Rica. I traveled during the month December and had a most memorable time in this natural paradise. They were a pleasure to plan with and were A-mazing from start to finish. They offer a variety of all inclusive tours in natural paradises throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, and more. Prices are affordable and you can opt to price your trip according to the "Value" dates price table and occupancy rate. Fantastic accommodations, dining, and service. Great for friends, families, coworkers, and colleagues. If you're single and want to travel, you'll enjoy the privacy and alone time you crave while getting a healthy dose of interaction... you'll be in good company on this trip. Caravan gets my stamp of approval- highly recommended.
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A tour that is truly worth its value!

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The hotels were very good. Several hotels also had free drinks for all Caravan clients, which was a premium Caravan did not advertise. The Tortuguero hotel is comfortable and perfect for the location. Also liked other hotels. All meals were included on tour, and, they are all good meals. The tour director was very professional and good at people skills. They just added the rainforest aerial tram, since my tour, so I am looking forward to that. I would say Caravan is a very straight shooting company, they deliver what they say, and a bit more. Most people on tour were delighted with the price and what they got for that price. You will have a good time and see a good part of the country. Don't let the low price fool you, the tour is really top quality. One thing, though, is since they are lower priced their tours all have groups are bigger. But, I like it met a lot of nice people.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Arrival Transfers
Caravan’s Boston, Massachusetts hotel the Embassy Suites Logan Airport, provides 24 hour courtesy shuttles from Logan Airport (BOS). Upon arrival at the airport, request a pickup using the hotel courtesy phone at the baggage claim area. Because the hotel is located on airport property, taxi service is of limited availability and costs an $8.00 flat fee.

Departure Transfers
Caravan's vacation packages provide a departure transfer to Logan Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts, arriving at 10:00 a.m. on the day the tour ends. Please schedule flights after 12:00 p.m.

Group Size:

Standard Group

Maximum Number of People in Group: 44

Maximum size will range from 36 to 44 passengers.

Accomodations

Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway.

Day 1 – Boston
Embassy Suites Logan Airport
The Embassy Suites is conveniently located next to Boston Logan Airport. This all-suite hotel features spacious two room suites with free WiFi. The indoor pool and whirlpool are open until midnight and the fitness center is available 24-hours daily. The Embassy Suites hosts a reception open to all guests, every evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. Porter's Bar and Grill serves food until 11 p.m. and drinks until 11:45 p.m. nightly. The hotel is less than 2 miles from the Boston city center. Free 24-hour shuttle service is available from Boston Logan Airport and to the nearby MBTA Blue Line Subway and water taxis to downtown Boston.

Days 2, 3 – Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Doubletree Hilton Hyannis
The Doubletree Hilton is located in Hyannis on Cape Cod. This hotel has a fitness center along with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. On site dining options include the Ivy Room for breakfast, the Vyne Bistro for dinner, and a lobby lounge. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor fire pit in the courtyard adjacent to the lounge. Free WiFi is included in all guest rooms.

Cape Codder Resort
The Cape Codder Resort & Spa is located in Hyannis on Cape Cod. This full service hotel features an indoor wave pool, a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel also has a full service spa offering manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and organic full body treatments. The Cape Codder offers two on-site dining options — the Hearth 'n Kettle Restaurant and the Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill. Outdoor deck dining is available in July and August. Free WiFi is included in all guest rooms.

Day 4 – Mystic, Connecticut
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
The Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa is located in Groton, Connecticut in the greater Mystic area. The hotel has a heated indoor pool, whirlpool and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The on-site Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa offers nail care, face and body treatments, makeup and hair design. Guest rooms feature luxurious bedding, coffee maker/tea service, iron and ironing board, and a hair dryer. A Starbucks Coffee House and the Octagon Steakhouse are located on the hotel premises.
 
Day 5 – Stratton, Vermont
Long Trail House
This mountain resort hotel is nestled onto the hillside of Stratton Mountain's Village Common and is an easy stroll to shops and restaurants. Amenities include a heated pool, sauna and hot tubs. Rooms feature in room gas fireplaces and free WiFi.

Day 6 – North Conway, New Hampshire
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
The Red Jacket Resort is located in North Conway, overlooking the Moat Mountain Range and Saco River Valley. Hotel features include a lounge, heated outdoor pool (seasonal), fitness room, arcade game room and a full service spa. Free WiFi is included in all guest rooms.

Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel is located in North Conway, in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire. The hotel's Mountainside Tavern offers drinks in a northern lodge setting. The Grand features both an indoor pool and a year-round outdoor pool and jacuzzi with a heated patio area. The hotel also has a game room and a fitness center with men and women's saunas. Free WiFi is included in all guest rooms.

Day 7 – Kennebunkport, Maine
Nonantum Resort
The Nonantum Resort is located in the picturesque, historic town of Kennebunkport on the spectacular rocky coast of Maine. The resort is situated on spacious grounds overlooking the Kennebunk River. It is a short walk to the center of Kennebunkport, with its fine shops, art galleries and historic landmarks. The beautiful Nonantum is a traditional 4 story boutique hotel of traditional New England style operating since 1884. The resort has an outdoor heated pool and hot tub. Free WiFi is located in all guest rooms.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Fees

If you do not purchase Caravan’s Travel Protection Plan at time of deposit, cancellations will be charged the per person fees listed below. In fairness to others and because of expenses incurred, we cannot make exceptions:

61 or more days prior to start of tour: Fee is $300

60-8 days prior to start of tour: Fee is 50% of tour price.

7 days or less prior to start of tour or during tour: Fee is 100% of tour price.

Time of cancellation will be when notice is received in Caravan’s office. Cancellation fees apply even if a person transfers to another tour or start date

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Air travel
  • Country entry or departure fees
  • Airport porter fees
  • Visas, phones, valet, all items of a personal nature
  • Food and beverages not on the regular menu and tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver. General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.

Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners

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