After two sold out tours in 2007 and 2012 we are running this successful tour again. The autumn leaves of New England in the Eastern United States
are one of the natural wonders of the world and to view their beauty is a marvellous experience. Although the tour will have an autumn theme there
will also be an emphasis on the history, art and architecture of the area concentrated around the regions of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Our tour will start in Boston where we will enjoy a student-guided tour of Harvard University where we will learn about Harvard’s history, untold
stories and lore surrounding the “Harvard Culture”. Other places we visit are Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II where the Pilgrims landed.
Newport, Rhode Island, is home to some of the most magnificent mansions in the US including the Breakers, the home of the Vanderbilt’s, off whose
shores the America’s Cup first sailed. A visit to Martha’s Vineyard with its colourful “gingerbread” houses is included.
As we journey through Vermont we begin to see the beautiful autumn foliage, small towns with colourful houses surrounded by trees showing their
leaves in shades of yellow and red. We drive through wooden bridges painted in red and head into New Hampshire where we experience the Lakes
Region where we see the leaves reflected in their breathtaking beauty. The tour will include visits to the Bennington Battle Monument, the Shelburne
Museum, Hancock Shaker Village, Concord and Lexington amongst others.
These are just some of the highlights of this tour of New England.