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New England Fall Foliage

6 Days from

$1249

Boston Portland

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1 (800) 268-7252
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New England Fall Foliage

6 Days from

$1249

Boston, MA Portland, ME

Reservations:
1 (800) 268-7252
Request a Quote
from your Amtrak Station:
Click Here

Trip Overview

Calling all leaf peepers! You won’t want to miss this journey through two of New England’s most beloved cities: Boston and Portland. Explore Boston on a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour. Relive history as you follow the Battle Train through Historic Lexington, Concord, and Cambridge. See New England’s magnificent fall colors on a Gray Line Fall Foliage Tour. Discover Portland, “New England’s Best Kept Secret,” on a Land and Sea Discovery expedition. This fall foliage excursion through New England’s Boston and Portland is the perfect way to spend 6 days during this colorful season.

Highlights

  • Explore Boston on a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Follow the Battle Train on a Gray Line tour through Historic Lexington and Concord with Cambridge
  • See the season's colors in New England on a Gray Line Fall Foliage Tour
  • Tour Portland on a Land and Sea Discovery expedition

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® from Boston to Portland on the Downeaster® in Coach accommodations
  • 5 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 1 meal included (1 dinner in Portland)

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1 BOSTON
Welcome to the Boston! This historic coastal city is full of sights you won't want to miss. Begin to explore “Beantown” today on your hop-on/hop-off trolley tour of the city. Visit historic sites, like Paul Revere's House, the Boston Common, and the Old State House. Take a leisurely stroll through the gorgeous Public Garden and enjoy a swan boat ride. You'll also have the chance to see Boston's modern marvels, including Copley Square and the Boston Christian Science Center's magnificent reflecting pool. (Overnight in Boston)

DAY 2 BOSTON
Today you will relive history with a journey back in time to the Revolutionary War era as you follow the route of Paul Revere as he warned the countryside with his infamous cry of "the British are coming!" Travel along the famous Battle Road Trail and see the homes of renowned literary greats, like Hawthorne, Alcott, and Emerson in the charming town of Concord. Stand on Lexington Green, where Captain Jonathan Parker and 77 Minutemen fiercely stood their ground against 700 of Redcoats. Visit the Old North Bridge, where the “shot heard round the world" was fired. Hang out in Harvard Yard and stroll through Cambridge Common, where George Washington took control of the Continental Army. Drive along "Tory Row" past the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Today, is a history lover's dream come true! (Overnight in Boston)

DAY 3 BOSTON
Today, your Fall Foliage Tour awaits! Board the Gray Line bus on a ride through a region awash in stunning seasonal colors. Sit back and relax as you travel past quiet ponds, ancient farms, weathered roadside taverns, and sturdy colonial churches, all of which are surrounded by the glorious red, orange, and yellow hues. Eat a delicious hot Yankee-style lunch at a quaint New England tavern nestled in the heart of the mountains. Your pleasant afternoon of leaf peeping will be capped off with a stop at a native orchard for apples and cider. Lunch is not included in your Fall Foliage Tour. (Overnight in Boston)

DAY 4 TRAVEL ABOARD AMTRAK® TO PORTLAND
Wake up this morning and transfer on your own to Boston's North Station, where you will board Amtrak for a ride on the Downeaster® to Portland. Say goodbye to “Beantown” as you travel north to Maine! The pubs, shops, and restaurants of downtown Portland are always buzzing with tourists, locals, and fishermen alike, creating a convivial atmosphere where everyone is welcomed. Portland's vibrant performing arts scene, amazing cuisine, and eclectic group of shops are all part of why locals call this city “New England's Best Kept Secret.” There's so much to do here—from food and wine festivals to trolley tours to art gallery exhibits—that you can easily spend an entire vacation in Portland. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at a popular local restaurant on Portland's gorgeous waterfront. (Overnight in Portland) D

DAY 5 PORTLAND
Explore Portland today on your Land and Sea Discovery Tour. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a 105-minute, fully-narrated excursion as your engaging and informative guides treat you to Portland's diverse history and hidden gems. The childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the Victoria Mansion, and the bustling Old Port are just a few of the landmarks you'll see as you travel from Portland's city streets to its stunning rocky coast. Don't forget your camera, as you'll have some great photo ops at Portland Head Light, Maine's oldest lighthouse. (Overnight in Portland)

DAY 6 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN PORTLAND

Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Boston Park Plaza

Built in 1927, the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers is a member of Historic Hotels of America. This grand hotel is adjacent to the Public Garden with its Swan Boats and the chic boutiques, art galleries and restaurants of the world famous Newbury Street. Relax in the comfort and style of one of the 950 graciously appointed and distinctively decorated guestrooms and suites

Fairmont Copley Plaza

The Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel has been a symbol of Boston's rich history and elegance since its gala opening in 1912. Steps away from Copley Place, the boutiques of Newbury Street and the Hynes Convention Center.
Each of the Boston luxury hotel's 383 guestrooms and suites is well appointed with lavish décor and thoughtful amenities.

Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown

Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown is centrally located in the South End of Boston and offers ease of access to popular areas of Boston- the Back Bay, Symphony, Longwood, Waterfront, South Boston, and Fenway Park.

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Nestled in charming and historic Back Bay, the Sheraton Boston Hotel is ideally situated for business and leisure travel. The Sheraton is close to the Financial District and businesses in Copley Square and one block from famed Newbury Street.The hotel is connected via an indoor walkway to the Hynes Convention Center and to two hundred shops at the Prudential Center and Copley Place Mall. Take in fantastic views from one of our 1,220 newly renovated guestrooms.

The Westin Portland Harborview

The Westin Portland Harborviewfeatures an ideal location in the heart of the vibrant Arts District in downtown Portland.

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For more information or to make a reservation, call our rail vacation experts at:
1 (800) 268-7252

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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