Fall Foliage by Rail
6 Day Rail Holiday - from £699
Calling all leaf peepers! You won’t want to miss this journey through two of New England’s most beloved cities: Boston and Portland. This fall foliage excursion through New England is the perfect way to spend 6 days during this colourful season.
- The Freedom Trail
- The Boston Common (USA’s oldest park)
- New England’s fall foliage
- Land and Sea Discovery expedition
- Portland’s big city nightlife
Call 0333 234 0922 orEnquire online
Your Rail Holiday
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 sightseeing 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.
Hotel:Sheraton Boston or similar (3 nights)
Day 2: Boston
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 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!
Day 3: Boston
Take 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. Your pleasant afternoon of leaf peeping will be capped off with a stop at a native orchard for apples and cider. Tonight enjoy dinner at one of Boston’s most iconic restaurants! D.
Day 4: Boston - Portland
Travel on your own to Boston’s South 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
Hotel:Westin Portland or similar (2 nights)
Day 5: Portland
Explore Portland today on a 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: Depart Portland
Say a fond farewell to New England today as you depart to your next destination or head to the airport for your flight home.
6 Day Rail Holiday - from £699
with flights from £1,147
Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room and include meals where shown - (B)reakfast, (L)unch (D)inner. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach Accommodations unless otherwise stated. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call Freedom America for departure dates and availability Seasonal variations may apply - call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2019 onwards.
Your Rail Holiday
Discover America on an exciting independent rail adventure. All rail explorers can be booked as they are or you can choose to add extra days to extend your stay in the USA.
Your rail holiday includes:
- Superb sightseeing and activities
- Comfortable travel by rail journey
- 5 nights hotel accommodation
- Meals as shown
- Option to add extra nights
- See the incredible fall foliage