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Classic New England with 400th Mayflower Sailing (8105)

10 Day Tour from Boston to Boston

2020 Tour Details

Join us for a special departure to Classic New England to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower’s landing on Plymouth Rock. Your affordable escorted vacation in New England begins in Boston and on to Portland, Maine, for sightseeing in the historic maritime city. Travel through Bangor and on to Bar Harbor—gateway to Acadia National Park. Take in the rocky beaches and woodland landscapes, and watch for local wildlife such as moose, beaver, whales, and seabirds during your excursion to Acadia National Park. Travel inland through the Longfellow Mountains on your way to the White Mountains of New Hampshire for an overnight stay at Sunday River Resort in classic New England. Drive through beautiful Franconia Notch along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway through White Mountain National Forest—renowned for brilliant fall foliage. Stop at Vermont’s oldest sugarhouse in Montpelier, visit Woodstock with it village green reminiscent of 19th-century England. See fantastic views of Quechee Gorge State Park, and visit a charming Vermont country store in Rockingham. On to Rhode Island for sightseeing in Newport and the opportunity to visit the Vanderbilt “summer cottage”—The Breakers mansion.

Continue to the historic seaside port of Plymouth to step aboard the MAYFLOWER II—a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth Harbor in 1620—400 years ago! Explore the 17th-Century English Village, PLIMOTH PLANTATION with live demos on blacksmithing, farming, and cooking. Visit the Wampanoag Homesite and the Native People there. Step inside a wetu (house) and experience the traditions of the people who have lived in this region for more than 10,000 years. Join in a very special nautical event to sail with the Mayflower II from Plymouth to Provincetown, the first landing of the Pilgrims. Your vessel will sail behind the iconic Mayflower II (weather permitting). Enjoy free time to explore the seaside town of Provincetown at the northern tip of Cape Cod, then set sail in the late afternoon for Boston. Take a guided tour of historic landmarks along the Freedom Trail, including Boston Common, Old State House, and the Old North Church—where Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride. A memorable New England vacation to be sure!
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 Tour Highlights

PORTLAND
Sightseeing
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing
FRANCONIA NOTCH
Kancamagus Scenic Byway
MONTPELIER
Visit the oldest Sugarhouse
BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM
Visit Vermont’s rural dairy farm
QUECHEE GORGE STATE PARK
Photo opportunity
NEWPORT
Sightseeing
PLYMOUTH
Mayflower 400th Anniversary, visit Mayflower II, Plimoth Plantation
PROVINCETOWN
Sail with the Mayflower II from Plymouth to Provincetown
BOSTON
Ferry crossing Provincetown to Boston, Sightseeing with Local Guide

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

2 breakfasts, 2 continental breakfasts

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 BOSTON

Welcome to Boston! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Day 2 BOSTON–PORTLAND–BAR HARBOR

Head north into Maine, with a stop in the historic Maritime city of Portland. An included city sightseeing tour upon arrival shows the beautiful coastal region, including lighthouses and the local lobster fishermen. Time to stroll the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port waterfront, lined with working fishing wharves and converted warehouses with restaurants and shops. Continue northeast via Bangor, to Bar Harbor, a popular seaside resort and gateway to Acadia National Park. This evening feast on steamed mussels, Maine lobster, and delicious corn on the cob at an optional lobster bake.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 BAR HARBOR. EXCURSION TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Bar Harbor is situated on Mount Desert Island, one of the most beautiful Atlantic Island’s and site of ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, a landscape marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain. Among the wildlife are moose, beaver, whales, and seabirds. Drive through the park, passing Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic Coast, to see some of New England’s most spectacular scenery. Your afternoon is free to explore the quaint village of Bar Harbor on your own. You may decide to go whale-watching or take a nature cruise. Gift shops, galleries, and boutiques line the village of Bar Harbor, if you prefer some souvenir shopping. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing and dining.

BreakfastContinental Breakfast

Day 4 BAR HARBOR–WHITE MOUNTAINS–SUNDAY RIVER

Travel inland through the Longfellow Mountains and head for the fabulous White Mountains of New Hampshire. Admire the land of covered bridges, quaint towns, and forests noted for their vibrant colors during fall foliage. Overnight at the Sunday River Resort located in classic New England.

BreakfastContinental Breakfast

Day 5 SUNDAY RIVER–MONTPELIER

Today you are greeted with the deep forest smells of the pines and changing leaves. A beautiful drive through Franconia Notch, along New Hampshire’s Kancamagus Scenic Byway, and the White Mountain National Forest, is renowned for its fall leaf viewing. The “Kanc,” as the locals call it, remains unspoiled by homes or service stations, allowing you to watch the maple, beech, and birch trees burst into a brilliant kaleidoscope of yellows, browns, oranges, reds. In Montpelier, visit Vermont’s oldest SUGARHOUSE.

Day 6 MONTPELIER–WOODSTOCK–BRATTLEBORO

This morning visit Woodstock, its village green reminiscent of 19th-century England. Next, visit BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM, a living museum of Vermont’s rural past and working dairy farm. At QUECHEE GORGE STATE PARK, Vermont’s little Grand Canyon see fabulous views of the gorge, and in Rockingham visit the charming Vermont Country Store. This afternoon enjoy some time in downtown Brattleboro named one of the top ten small art towns in the country.

Day 7 BRATTLEBORO–NEWPORT AREA

On to Rhode Island, the “Ocean State.” Upon arrival, a city sightseeing tour that takes in the first state house, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and the bustling harbor once frequented by rum runners and slave traders. Afterward, join an optional to explore the Breakers Mansion on an audio tour, or choose to explore the small town of Newport with shops, galleries and restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 NEWPORT AREA–PLYMOUTH

This morning your journey continues to the historic seaside port of Plymouth. Upon arrival step aboard the MAYFLOWER II a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth Harbor in 1620, 400 years ago! The afternoon has been set aside to explore the 17th-Century English Village, PLIMOTH PLANTATION with live demos on blacksmithing, farming and cooking. Then visit the Wampanoag Homesite and encounter the Native People of either Wampanoag or other Native Nations. Step inside a wetu (house) and experience the traditions, stories, music and dance of the people who have lived in this region for more than 10,000 years.

Day 9 PLYMOUTH–MAYFLOWER II SAILING–PROVINCETOWN–BOSTON

Today, a very special nautical event. Sail with the Mayflower II from Plymouth to Provincetown, the first landing of the Pilgrims. Your vessel will sail behind the iconic Mayflower II, a full – scale reproduction of the sailing vessel which arrived in 1620. Free time to explore the seaside town of Provincetown at the northern tip of Cape Cod. Set sail late this afternoon for Boston, where the evening is free for independent activities.

NOTE:
The Mayflower II sailing is dependent on favorable weather conditions.

Day 10 BOSTON

Your guided tour focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with the chance to browse in Quincy Market. A stop at Boston Logan International Airport for those with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 3:30 pm.

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HILLARY JOHNSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced... observing them from afar is not enough.

Tour Director - HILLARY JOHNSON

 Accommodations

Boston
Bar Harbor
Newry
Montpelier
Brattleboro
Newport
Plymouth

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
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