Join us as we travel through Boston and New England for the beautiful Fall Colors. Enjoy great cuisine including a lobster dinner. One of the greatest shows in the natural world occurs yearly in the forests and fields of the eastern United States as prolific flowers, turning leaves and colorful creatures paint the Autumn landscape. Nature's annual autumn color festival is certainly one of the greatest shows on earth. Each fall, millions of trees in the eastern deciduous forests respond to the shorter days and cooler nights by beginning preparations for their dormant winter period.
It is just business as usual for the trees, but for us, it is a spectacular display of the beauty and diversity of nature. Every fall, nature paints the East Coast landscape with brilliant red, orange and yellow colors. Temperatures determine how bright the Fall Season will be. Cool nights and sunny days cause chemical reactions within leaves. During summer months, a leaf is green thanks to an abundance of pigments in the chlorophyll.
These green pigments gather energy from the sun, using it to manufacture sugars necessary for the tree's growth. Photosynthesis consumes the leaf's supply of chlorophylls, which trees replenish at a steady rate through summer months. When days grow short and nights are cool, trees slow their chlorophyll pigment production. As demand outstrips supply, the green begins to fade. That allows other pigments to show through the fading green.
Day 1 - Home Airport to Boston Logan Airport
Your journey today begins at Rapid City Regional Airport, please see your individual travel itinerary. After check-in pass through TSA security and then await boarding of your flight. For connecting flights to Boston Logan airport check the electronic departure information board for gate information as sometimes gates can and do change. On arrival in Boston, please go to the baggage reclaim area for your flight and look for Stuart who will be wearing a black cowboy hat. Once all bags have been accounted for, we will transfer to the hotel for overnight. The hotel has a restaurant and bar for your pleasure.
Overnight Boston area – No meals included
Day 2 - Boston to Kennebunkport – 85 miles
A morning exploring Boston before leaving for Kennebunkport. Please have your bags in the hotel lobby by 8.15am for an 8.30am departure from the hotel. This afternoon we head to Kennebunkport before enjoying our superb Lobster Bake… (Substitutes are available)
Overnight Kennebunkport, Maine - Breakfast and Lobster Bake Supper included.
Day 3 - Kennebunkport to Littleton, NH – 130 miles
Please have your bags ready in the hotel lobby to load at 8.15am for an 8.45am departure from the hotel. Our journey takes us in a north westerly direction to Conway, NH where we will take an early lunch break and have a little time to explore. After lunch we embark on our journey through the White Mountains via the Kancamagus Scenic Byway (Hwy 112) into Lincoln and then head north to Littleton, NH.
Overnight Hampton Inn, Littleton, NH – Breakfast & Supper included
Day 4 - Littleton, NH to Lake Placid, NY via Charlotte, VT
Please have your bags ready in the hotel lobby to load at 7.30am for a 7.45am departure from the hotel. Today we travel from Littleton, NH to Lake Placid, NY via Charlotte, VT - with a Short Ferry ride to Essex, NY (Littleton, VT to Charlotte, NY) – 110 miles followed by a 25 minute ferry crossing to Essex, NY. Continuing our journey we arrive into Lake Placid mid-afternoon and you are then free to explore at your leisure. Our hotel is in the heart of downtown where you have many shops and restaurants to choose from.
Overnight High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid – Breakfast included
Day 5 - Lake Placid – NO BAGS TODAY
After breakfast, you have a full day to explore the delightful town of Lake Placid. A surprise awaits us today – Time to be advised.
Overnight Lake Placid – Breakfast included
Day 6 - Lake Placid to Kingston Ontario via Prescott International Bridge – 165 miles
Please have your bags in the hotel lobby ready to load at 8.00am for an 8.15am departure from the hotel. After breakfast it’s time to get your passports ready as we journey to the US / Canadian Border crossing point at Prescott International Bridge. Once in Canada we head south to Kingston, Ontario and the delightful Best Western Fireside Inn. Our estimated time of arrival is early afternoon when we have time to explore this delightful Canadian city on the shores of Lake Ontario. Before we check into our hotel for overnight. Supper tonight is at the hotel so a relaxing evening is ahead of you.
Overnight Best Western Fireside Inn – Kingston Ontario - Breakfast & Supper included today
Day 7 - Kingston Ontario to Niagara Falls – 246 miles
Please have your bags ready in the hotel lobby at 7.30am for a 7.45am departure. Breakfast starts at 6.30am (buffet style – don’t forget your coupons) This is our longest driving day of the tour and our lunch break will be in Toronto at the Yorkdale Shopping Center (166 miles) Our drive takes us along the shore of Lake Ontario and then south into Niagara Falls. The Embassy Suites Hotel overlooking Niagara Falls is located in the heart of the Niagara Falls and is very close to the new Fallsview Casino and Resort. On arrival at the hotel, we check in to our rooms and then in your key packet you will have 2 free drinks coupons for the Managers Reception commencing at 4.30pm. There are two great restaurants in the hotel… maybe make a reservation in the KEG Restaurant overlooking the Falls. (Fireworks at 10pm)
Overnight Embassy Suites Hotel Niagara Falls - Breakfast included today
Day 8 - Niagara Falls – Touring 8.45am for 9am departure - NO BAGS TODAY!!!
Please be ready to leave the hotel at 9.00am this morning as we embark on a full day of seeing the sights together with a trip on The Maid of the Mist…. you may get wet but it’s well worth the experience! During our stay here we’ll visit the Floral Clock, visit a winery and of course, yet another surprise awaits you today. As for evening dinner arrangements, we have something special in mind… please meet in the hotel lobby (ground floor) at 5.45pm for our departure from the hotel. Dress is casual as always and a short walk is involved. After supper, we return back to the hotel for overnight. (Fireworks at 10pm)
Overnight Embassy Suites Hotel Niagara Falls - Breakfast & Supper included today
Day 9 - Niagara Falls, ON to Grand Rapids, MI & Home (360 miles) - (Port Huron – Bluewater Bridge)
Please have your bags ready in the hotel lobby at 7.45am for an 8.00am departure and your passports at the ready for re-entry to the USA. This morning it’s time to say farewell to the awesome Niagara Falls and head for Grand Rapids, MI airport where you board your flight for the return journey home.
Starts: Saturday October 3rd 2020
Ends: Sunday October 11th 2020
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