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The Best of NEW ENGLAND in the Fall
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The Best of NEW ENGLAND in the Fall

...the birthplace of the United States

OCTOBER
from Friday 6th
until Tuesday 17th
12 Day Spectacular Colours Tour
Direct flights from Dublin with transfers from N. Ireland

Welcome to New England, the cradle of the United Sates. As well as history and tradition the region has mile upon mile of unspoiled countryside with soft hills and rugged mountains, sandy beaches and rocky shores. Although they are next door neighbours, the six states that make up New England are all different in character and landscape. They are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. New England has so many colourful byways, it would be impossible to visit them all however this tour includes the Best of New England during the peak fall foliage season. New England is seventy five percent forested primarily with northern hardwoods, maple, birch, beech and oak. Spruce, pine, hemlock, sumach and fir are also plentiful and during our tour there will be no shortage of colourful landscapes as trees begin their winter hibernation. Red, yellow, orange and brown leaves will grace the hillsides as we wind our way through small villages, picturesque valleys and grand tree-covered mountains.

Following coach transfers to Dublin Airport on Friday 6th October our direct flight is due to arrive Boston midday (local time). We transfer to our hotel with the remainder of the day free to settle in and then a welcome dinner. Our return flight from Boston on Monday 16th October gets into Dublin on Wednesday morning 17th October at 8.40am with coach transfers back to your setdown point in Northern Ireland.

Space here does not permit a full description of this spectacular tour but here are some of the highlights:
 Boston and the Freedom Trail – guided tour learning about America’s quest for independence.
 Plimoth Plantation – living history museum where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in America in 1620.
 Cranberry farm – Massachusetts is America’s largest producer of cranberries – hands on demonstration.
 Berkshire Mansions, Rhode Island – many historic homes built during the ‘Gilded Age’ in America.
 Hancock Shaker Village – depicting utopian religious life during 18th / 19th centuries, simple ways.
 Dairy and fruit farm – learn about current American farming practices and times – talk to the owners.
 The Berkshires Massachusetts – the leafy lanes and attractive villages around Lenox and Stockbridge.
 Killington Peak in Green Mountains of Vermont – cable-car ride to the top for aerial extravaganza.
 Morgan Horse Farm – devoted to the maintenance and improvement of Vermont’s own horse breed.
 Kennebunkport, Maine – summer residence of the Bush family – loaded with boutiques and restaurants.
 Whale watch trip and guided tour of Portland Head Lighthouse – thrilling trip off coastal Maine.

LEAF-PEEPING IN NEW ENGLAND In Old England, autumn means dull brown leaves and misty mornings; in New England, fall signals a rash of brightly-coloured leaves, clear sunny days and crisp nights. Glorious! Rudyard Kipling, who lived for four years in Vermont called New England’s blaze of autumn colour, the ‘insurrection of the tree people against the waning year.’ Only in the northeast corner of the USA do you get the variety and intensity of colour. And only in New England does it serve as a backdrop to villages with white church steeples, traditional greens and centuries-old homes and inns. Starting late in September, leaves on millions of trees change colour in northern Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Then this colour moves south through Massachusetts to Connecticut and Rhode Island. More often than not, the display peaks during the first two weeks of October, with the Columbus Day national holiday weekend a great excuse for ‘leaf-peepers’ to clog up the popular driving routes. Autumn is a favourite season in New England, thanks to clear blue skies, crisp clean air – and the colour.

VERMONT’S MORGAN HORSE The UVM (University of Vermont) Morgan Horse Farm is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the Morgan Horse through breeding and selection. Designated as a site on the National Register of Historic Places, the farm is also home to significant Morgan history and a variety of educational programs. For over 60 years, the farm has provided educational experiences and training for students and visitors while perpetuating the Battell, Government, and UVM bloodlines. UVM Morgans are prized as superb pleasure horses for recreational use and as foundation broodstock.

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE began in the late 1780s, when nearly 100 Believers consolidated a community on land donated by local farmers who had converted to the Shaker movement. By the 1830s, with a great many more conversions and additional land acquisitions, the Shaker community peaked in population with more than 300 Believers and more than 3,000 acres. During the height of their growth, religious fervour and influence, the Hancock Shakers erected communal dwelling houses, barns, workshops and developed a large and successful farm. With the 1826 Round Stone Barn as the centre of a thriving dairy industry, the Hancock Shakers enjoyed a simple, peaceful, and hard-working life, separated from the ways of “The World.” The Shakers were highly regarded for their honesty and industriousness, and for the quality of their products, which became an important source of income.

Tour Leader: Greylock Discovery Tours.

TOUR COST:  £2699 per person sharing
                       £600 single supplement
TOUR CODE:  BNE/17
INSURANCE: £126
DEPOSIT:      £500 per person

PRICE INCLUDES:
 Coach transfers between N Ireland/Dublin Airport.
 Direct flights between Dublin and Boston Airports.
 Travel by luxury motor coach throughout itinerary.
 10 Nights accommodation in 3 and 4****hotels.
 10 Breakfasts and 8 Dinners throughout the tour.
 Admission to all visits described in itinerary.
 Services of Greylock Discovery Tours Manager.

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