TAPESTRY | Colors of New England |

Featuring Legendary Fall Foliage and Trapp Family Lodge
October 8 - 14, 2022

Tapestry Series| Small Group Tour Begins and Ends in Boston, Massachusetts

$2,950 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$1000.00 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

Small Group; < 24 guests, In-depth experiences,  independent exploration time, more 1-on-1 time with your guide

Hotel accommodations, including porterage

American breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch (L); 2 dinners (D)

Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.

Return transportation to Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) | 2:00 PM Arrival

Full time throughout the trip

Tour Highlights

  • Full-time Tour Manager
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Local NH Farmstand
  • Pickity Place Luncheon & Gardens
  • LaBelle Winery Tour & Wine Tasting
  • Canterbury Shaker Village
  • Quilted Threads Fabric Shop
  • Shelburne Museum
  • Burlington, Vermont
  • Stowe, Vermont
  • Trapp Family Lodge Dinner
  • Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks
  • Woodstock, Vermont
  • Quechee Gorge
  • Kennebunkport, Maine
  • The Marginal Way
  • Perkin’s Cove
  • Nubble Lighthouse
  • Walker’s Point Panoramic Drive
  • Boston Panoramic City Tour
  • Historic Faneuil Hall
  • The Old North Church
  • Freedom Trail
  • Baggage Handling
  • Nine Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners

Hand Selected Hotels

Loews Boston Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Nashua

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain

Anchorage by the Sea

On our small group trips, you will not only spend more time with our Country Heritage Tour Managers, experts at orchestrating seamless travel as they share their insights, but you will also have an opportunity to foster camaraderie and lasting friendships with like-minded travelers and local guides as you engage and share enriching experiences and perspectives on a deeper level. Spontaneous discoveries and unexpected experiences are bountiful.

Day 1

Arrive Boston – Tour Begins

New England’s spectacular fall foliage is legendary!  Steepled churches and white-washed villages nestle among rolling hills, farmhouses sit amidst fields of ripening pumpkins, orchards of shiny red apples await pressing into cider. Share the anticipation with your traveling companions and your Tour Manager at tonight’s Welcome Meeting.

Day 2

Boston – Nashua

Our journey begins as we travel north to beautiful New Hampshire visiting a locally owned farm stand brimming with an autumn harvest of pumpkins and mums. Watch and learn how fresh, local cider is produced the old-fashioned way, via rack and cloth press; a process that’s been passed down for generations. Enjoy a cup of hot cider and a still-warm cider donut while taking in the vibrant views of sunflower fields and endless rows of apple orchard at Lull Farm.  Next, travel over the river and through the woods (literally) where a farm to fork lunch of the season awaits us at a 200-year-old shingled cottage hidden deep in the woods named Pickity Place. Built in 1786 and now a mecca for gardeners and foodies, the cottage is more famously recognized as the model for the illustrations in the children’s book Little Red Riding Hood. Be sure to visit the gardens dedicated to fragrance, flavor, and witches’ herbs after browsing the spice shop.  Later, our guided tour of LaBelle Winery provides an overview of the vineyards and winemaking process before venturing to the wine cellar for an expert led tasting from a selection of their wines. (B, L)

Day 3

Nashua – Canterbury – Burlington

This morning, travel through pastoral countryside to Canterbury Shaker Village where time seems to have stood still. Our guided tour, led by a Shaker Historian, brings us into the village where vegetable and flower gardens are still tended and harvested. Step inside their simple dwellings discovering their ingenuity and craftsmanship that have become their legacy. Learn about the Shaker’s radical thinking while enjoying the peaceful open-sky views of the 700-acre preserved establishment.  After a locally prepared lunch at Shaker Village, travel to the more modern village of Henniker visiting Quilted Threads, a Quilt Sampler Top 10 Shop.  Be dazzled by gorgeous quilts on display, and hundreds of bolts of fabrics, books, notions and needlework supplies curated for today’s active quilter. Later, settle in for a panoramic scenic drive through the Green Mountains where the vibrant colors of the season are revealed before arriving in the lakefront city of Burlington, our home for the next two nights.  B, L

Day 4

Burlington – Stowe – Burlington

An unforgettable morning awaits us as at the extraordinary Shelburne Museum. Affectionately known as Vermont’s Smithsonian, the museum is one of the nation’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works from quilts to weathervanes are exhibited in a remarkable setting overlooking Lake Champlain. Here you’ll explore yesterday’s New England in gardens and dozens of vintage buildings and barns filled with rare needlework, dolls, dollhouses and paintings by artists as diverse as Wyeth, Monet and Grandma Moses. This afternoon, enjoy independent time to explore. bohemian Downtown Burlington. This evening, venture to the majestic town of Stowe and the Trapp Family Lodge to savor an Austrian inspired dinner in the main lodge.  B, D

Day 5

Burlington – Montpelier – Woodstock – Ogunquit

After a hearty breakfast, our scenic drive through Montpelier, Vermont‘s charming capital city, reveals Victorian homes dripping with gingerbread and the historic 1859 Vermont State House.  Arriving at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, learn about The Morse family’s eight generations of maple sugaring with a live presentation in the farm’s Sugarhouse. Indulge in samples of Vermont Maple syrup, jams, jellies and more while shopping Vermont specialty foods, produce in season, and a full array of craft and gift items in the sugarworks store. Admire the tree sculptures and tree elves carved by Burr Morse, before sampling a Vermont famous maple cremee.  Next, depart for the “quintessential New England village” of Woodstock, Vermont.  The town of Woodstock is chock full of charming Americana, including a covered bridge smack in the center of town and a village green surrounded by restored Georgian, Federal Style and Greek Revival homes. Browse in local stores and boutiques showcasing quilts and local pottery before enjoying a cafe lunch on your own. Later, travel across Quechee Gorge as we cross through the colorful New England countryside en route to Maine’s Coast. B

Day 6

Ogunquit – Kennebunkport

Awake to sounds of the sea at our oceanfront hotel in beautiful Ogunquit, Maine. Explore the village streets lined with white clapboard cottages and picket fences. Inhale the fragrance of beach roses as you stroll an ocean path to wharf-side cafes and artisan shops. Our mid-day trip to the seaside town of Kennebunkport provides iconic views of cedar-shake homes and colonial town centers and a chance to savor a fresh lobster roll at the popular, long-lined, waterside “hole in the wall” Clam Shack.  Our scenic drive along the coast brings us past Walker Point to Nubble Lighthouse before returning to our Ogunquit hotel. Later, walk the famous Marginal Way footpath where famous artists and writers found inspiration while residing in Ogunquit, Native American for “beautiful place by the sea.” Discover Perkins Cove at the end of the footpath where Finestkind shrimp and lobster boats depart daily bringing fresh seafood to their famous dockside restaurant, Barnacle Billy’s.  This evening we pay a visit to our favorite local restaurant to enjoy celebrating our journey at our Farewell Dinner. B, D

Day 7

Ogunquit – Boston – Tour Ends

Tour Boston’s narrow streets to visit the historic Old North Church and witness the birthplace of the American Revolution. Walk the Freedom Trail stopping at the home of Paul Revere before arriving at Faneuil Hall Marketplace for lunch on your own. Swap addresses before saying goodbye to your new friends at Boston’s Logan Airport to begin your journey home. B

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