SunshineBoston

7-Day New England Fall Foliage tour Maine route (Boston Airport pick up/transfer)

From USD  $665  
Available:
9/12,9/19,9/26,10/3,10/10
Depart from:
Boston, MA
Duration:
7 Days 6 Nights

Highlights: Visit Boston, Newport, Plymouth, Marthas Vineyard, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park. Depending on the weather, visit Ogunquit and York Beach in Maine. Inclusions: Round trip airport transfer, 6 nights hotel accommodations

  • Details

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Day 1

Boston

Guests will arrive in Boston, meeting their tour guide in the baggage claim area of Logan Airport OR at Chinatown ( 81 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111) around 4:30pm, then transfer to hotel at NO extra cost.
Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro Area or similar
Day 2

Martha's Vineyard (187 miles)

We will drive down to the Massachusetts waterfront and take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Once there, we will take a Mini Island tour that includes visits to special places such as an Alpaca Farm. We will also visit the villages of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. In the evening, we will return to Boston.
  • Marthas Vineyard, MA

    The largest island not connected to mainland by a bridge or tunnel on the East Coast of the United States. Beautiful beaches, grand mansions, great restaurants and shops are all around on the island.

    Martha's Vineyard Island Ferry

    The Martha's Vineyard Ferry carries passengers between the island and the shores of Cape Cod, the only way for tourists to reach the island if they do not own a private vessel.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (5-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20

    Mini Island Tour

    This is a quick but comprehensive way to see the island of Martha's Vineyard. We will see one of the island's quaint lighthouses and visit the local alpaca farm, as well as receiving a bus pass for our time.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25

    Alpaca Farm

    This farm is a truly unique location on Martha's Vineyard, where alpacas are bred and raised. Come visit these unique, quirky animals and walk the quaint, open farmlands.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Sep - May 10:00am - 4:00pm, Mon - Sun Jun - Aug 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Oak Bluffs

    This tiny town on the island of Martha's Vineyard is the first thing many people see when they arrive for their vacation. It most loved for its "gingerbread cottages" and other historic buildings from the late 1800s.

    Edgartown

    This small town comprises the eastern part of Martha's Vineyard. It is an extremely popular tourist spot due to its ease of access, historical significance as a whaling town, and gorgeous beaches and other ocean scenery.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph OR Similar
Day 3

Boston - Ogunquit - Boston (141 miles)

In the early morning, we will leave Boston and head north to Maine. We will go to Perkin's Cove in Ogunquit to take a lobster boat out to sea and experience the daily life of lobster fishermen. Before returning to Boston, we will visit the Nubble Lighthouse and the Ogunquit Playhouse. When the Playhouse is not open, we will instead go to the Kittery Outlets.
  • Ogunquit, ME

    This coastal town in beautiful York County, Maine is a popular summer destination for people all over New England. In fact, the name "Ogunquit" translates to "beautiful place by the sea" in the local Native American language.

    Perkins Cove

    Perkins Cove is a small fishing village in the Ogunquit area, full of charming little gift shops and delicious seafood restaurants, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing day trip.

    Will be replaced by Maine Lobster Festival from 07/30 - 08/02

    Lobster Fishing Trip

    On this fun fishing trip, we will feel like authentic New England lobster fishermen as we learn the ins and outs off the coast of Portland, ME. It will all culminate in us enjoying a delicious lobster meal. Yum!

    Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (Under 12 yrs) $20; Senior $30|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes

    Nubble Lighthouse

    The perfect example of a picturesque New England lighthouse, the Cape Neddick Lighthouse, nicknamed the "Nubble" for the island on which it was built, offers beautiful seafront views and a great spot for a quaint afternoon by the sea.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Apr - May 9:00am - 4:00pm, Mon - Sun May - Oct 9:00am - 7:00pm

    Ogunquit Playhouse

    Maine Ogunquit Playhouse was the first, and remains the only, summer theatre from the era built exclusively as a seasonal theatre. Have you ever wondered what it's like to go behind the scenes of a professional theatre? Join us for insider access to the dressing rooms, green room and backstage. Our trained guides will share their extensive knowledge of the storied history of the Playhouse and the hundreds of stars who have graced the stage.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child $10; Senior $10|Opening Hours: Tue - Sun Mar - Oct

  • York Beach, ME

    Kittery Premium Outlets

    The Kittery Premium Outlets in Maine offer visitors excellent shopping opportunities at fantastic discount prices. Some of the shops in this facility include Brookstone, Aeropostale, J. Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Reebok.

    Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 9:00am - 9:00pm, Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm

Day 4

Boston - Plymouth - Newport - Boston (142 miles)

Today we will venture south to historic Plymouth, where we will see Plymouth Rock, visit Plimouth Plantation, and the Mayflower II, Plimoth Grist Mill. We will also learn about the history of the local Wampanoag Native American tribe. Afterward, we will continue to Newport, RI to visit the illustrious Breakers Mansion, before returning to Boston.
  • Plymouth, PA

    An incorporated borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, situated in the rich hard coal fields of Pennsylvania.

    Plimoth Plantation

    The Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth, MA is a fully-functioning historical town set in the year 1627. The complex also contains a recreation of the Mayflower, a craft center, a small farm animal zoo, and a movie theater.Price includes Mayflower II visit.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (Under 11 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26

    Plymouth Rock

    Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts is an important cultural landmark in the Unites States. It is considered to be the place where European pilgrims first landed and established what would become the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1620.

    Plimoth Grist Mill

    Nestled alongside bucolic Town Brook, and just a short walk from the waterfront and Mayflower II, the Plimoth Grist Mill tells the story of the grist (corn grinding) mill built by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony. After more than a decade of laboriously grinding corn by hand in wooden mortars, the colony authorized the construction of a water-powered corn grinding mill on Town Brook in 1636.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $7; Child (5-12 yrs) $5; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $6|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Mayflower II

    A replica of the original 17th century ship that ferried the Pilgrims across the Atlantic before they founded the Plimoth Plantation settlement, the Mayflower II allows visitors to get an idea of what the voyage to the New World meant.

    Mayflower II will leave Plymouth for major repair starting Nov. 1, 2016, return time is estimated in 2018.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (3-11 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $11|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Newport, RI

    Newport is a high end New England seaport town, extremely popular among the mega-rich of America. Travel along Ocean Drive to get beautiful scenic views and see the magnificent Breakers Mansion. It is a short drive from Boston.

    Breakers Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island is known across the country as a haven for the elite, and the Breakers Mansion, built by the Vanderbilt family as a "summer cottage" epitomizes the wealth and opulence that has come to characterize the town. (Mandarin Chinese audio tour is now available!)

    Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (Under 17 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24|Opening Hours: Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro Area or similar
Day 5

Acadia National Park - Portland - Boston (279 miles)

Today, we will travel from Boston to Acadia National Park in Maine. On our way back to Boston, we will have time to visit the Portland Head Light.
  • Acadia National Park, ME

    Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island just off the coast of Maine. This scenic park encompasses mountains, ocean shoreline, lakes, and forest. Guests can expect to see moose, black bear, whit-tailed deer, and many seabirds.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (Under 11 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12

    Thunder Hole

    Thunder Hole is an impressive blowhole in Acadia National Park, Maine. Seawater is pushed into a submerged cave and shoots up through the ground as high as forty feet in the air. The area offers great views as well.

    Cadillac Mountain

    This mountain sits at the center of Acadia National Park in Maine. There are numerous hiking trails that lead to the summit at 1,528 feet. There is also a road that leads to the top.
  • Portland, ME

    Portland Head Light

    This historic lighthouse located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine was first lit in 1791, making it the oldest lighthouse in the state. Portions of the building, which is located in Fort Williams Park, serve as a maritime museum.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $2; Child (3-12 yrs) $2; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $2

Standard Hotel: Fireside inn and suites, Ramada Bangor, White Birches Motel or similiar
Day 6

Bar Harbor (200 miles)

Before returning to Boston, we will explore Bar Harbor, ME. We will have the chance to take a cruise of the area.
  • Bar Harbor, ME

    Bar Harbor Cruise

    Bar Harbor, Maine sits just outside of Acadia National Park. This small New England fishing town has much to offer on its own, however, not the least of which are boat tours of the impressive and breathtaking coastline.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (Under 11 yrs) $30; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30

Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro Area or similar
Day 7

Boston

Today we will tour the city of Boston, MA, visiting the campuses of Harvard and MIT. We will see the Massachusetts State House and Trinity Church. A stop by Quincy Market will give us a chance to eat. After, we can take a boat ride in Boston Harbor. At the end of the day, guests will be returned to Logan Airport for their flights home. See "Departure and Return" for more detailed information on when to book flights.
  • Boston, MA

    Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.

    MIT

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.

    Harvard University

    One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Tourists come for both history and the architecture.

    Boston Harbor Cruise

    For hundred of years, Boston Harbor has been a place of dramatic importance in the United States. Now guests can experience it in a whole new way with an exciting boat tour of the area.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $23; Child (Under 11 yrs) $19; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $21|Opening Hours: Mar - Nov, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1.|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes

    Quincy Market

    Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.

    Massachusetts State House

    Perched grandly atop Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts State House has been the location of Massachusetts government since 1798. This iconic domed building houses the governor's offices and the state legislature. Tours must be scheduled in advance.

    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

    This museum is the Presidential Library of the 35th president and its glass-encased lobby and outdoor patio offer amazing views of the bay. It is the official repository of documents from the Kennedy Administration.

    Trinity Church

    Trinity Church is located in Boston's upscale Back Bay neighborhood. It is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and the elaborate and ornate building has become a landmark and icon in downtown Boston.

    Boston Common

    Boston's famous park has been serving citizens of the city for over 200 years. The 50 acres of rolling lawns and clear ponds have seen the likes of everyone from Martin Luther King to Paul Revere.
  • Departure & Return

  • Boston Airport Pickup:
    • Free airport pick-up time is between 9:00am and 9:00pm based on estimated time of arrival of your flight.
    • If your arrival time is between 9:00pm and 10:30pm, there is additional fee of $50 per party (max. 2 person), $10/each for additional person in the group.
    • if the arrival time is between 10:31pm to 8:59am, guests need to get themselves to the hotel or request an appointment.
    • Please supply DOMESTIC direct contact cell phone. Customers will take the responsibility of missing the pick up time due to lacking direct contact information
    Note: We suggest you to arrange your flight arrive Boston logan airport after 2 pm because the hotel earliest check in time is 3 pm, if you arrive before that, you will have to wait in the hotel lobby until check in available
  • Customers could also be picked up at the following locations:
    • 4:30 PM at 81 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
    • 5PM at 88 Beach Street, Boston, MA
  • Return Flight Arrangement: There are still travel activities on the last day of the tour, so please schedule flights to depart from Boston after 6:00 pm (the tour will be at Logan Airport at around 5:00pm).
  • Price Includes

  • Round trip airport transfer
  • 6 nights hotel accommodations
  • Transportation via Deluxe Air Conditioned, Lavatory Equipped motor coach; sometimes may be via 7-Seat or 15-Seat minibus.
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • All Taxes included
  • Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Acadia National Park
    Acadia National Park (Optional) $15 $12 (Under 11 yrs) $12 (Over 65 yrs)
    Bar Harbor, ME
    Bar Harbor Cruise (Optional) $30 $30 (Under 11 yrs) $30 (Over 65 yrs)
    Boston, MA
    Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional) $23 $19 (Under 11 yrs) $21 (Over 65 yrs)
    Marthas Vineyard, MA
    Martha's Vineyard Island Ferry (Optional) $20 $9 (5-12 yrs) $20 (Over 65 yrs)
    Mini Island Tour (Optional) $25 $25 (Under 12 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
    Newport, RI
    Breakers Mansion (Optional) $24 $8 (Under 17 yrs) $24 (Over 65 yrs)
    Ogunquit, ME
    Lobster Fishing Trip (Optional) $30 $20 (Under 12 yrs) $30
    Ogunquit Playhouse (Optional) $10 $10 $10
    Plymouth
    Mayflower II (Optional) $12 $8 (3-11 yrs) $11 (Over 65 yrs)
    Plimoth Grist Mill (Optional) $7 $5 (5-12 yrs) $6 (Over 65 yrs)
    Plimoth Plantation (Optional) $28 $16 (Under 11 yrs) $26 (Over 65 yrs)
    Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II Combo Ticket (Optional) $31 $20 (Under 12 yrs) $28 (Over 65 yrs)
    Portland, ME
    Portland Head Light (Optional) $2 $2 (3-12 yrs) $2 (Over 62 yrs)
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
    • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
  • Air fares between your hometown and the departure city.
  • All meals and drinks during the trip are not included in tour price. The tour guide will make eating arrangements.
  • A mandatory service fees: A total of $9.00/day per passenger. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $9 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $36.
  • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
  • Any private expenses
  • Additional Note

  • Hotel pricing: Prices are based on two adults sharing. Single room occupancy requires an extra fee. Double, triple & quad prices are for two, three, and four people, staying in one room, respectively (including children). Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate a maximum of 4 guests (adults or children). Each guest room comes standard with two full-sized or one queen-sized bed.
  • Travel documents: All customers will be responsible for providing their own travel documents and visa if required.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour guides and/or drivers (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
  • City Passes: No City Passes or any other kind of outside promotional offer may be used on this tour. Guests who buy tickets to attractions from elsewhere will not be provided with transportation.
  • Child Seat: Children aged under 8 yrs will have to have car seat to take our tours. Customers will need to prepare car seats themselves, tour operator is not responsible to provide car seats.
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Pricing Policy

  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free details:
    (1) Offer applies to 3rd person sharing one room with two paying adults. Prices are already adjusted. (2) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 3 days before departure. (3) No-show (or late cancellation) of free passenger incurs $450 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses
  • To display prices, please mouse over the date on the calendar; the relevant cost-per-person will be displayed.
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  • Policies

  Confirmation

  • Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 36 hours of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email confirming the booking status. The tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate so reconfirmation two days prior to the departure date is required. If you are planning to take flight to join the tour, please call us to confirm the tour before booking flight tickets.

  Redemption

  • You will receive an confirmation email (e-ticket) after your order is received. Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

  Terms & Condition

BOOKING AND RESERVATION
  • All tours are for early booking, tour operator suggests the each passenger should book tour at least 3 weeks before departure date. Passenger may make reservation via email; however, seats will not be assigned until the deposit has been paid. At time of reservation, passenger may require to provide name, phone number and address and specify designated tour and date of travel.
SEAT ASSIGNMENT
  • All seats are pre-assigned with numbers; seat assignment is based on a first come first serve basis after down payment.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
  • Each passenger must carry a valid travel document. (Valid visa for countries needed) (E.g. Green Card, Passport, Re-Entry Permit, and etc.) Tour operator is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
CANCELLATION OR CHANGE POLICY
    All cancellations or changes of date must comply with the following details: (Notification day and departure day are not counted)
  • 25% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change more than 14 days before departure (not including departure date).
  • 50% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change within 8 to 14 days before departure date (not including departure date).
  • 75% of total fee will be charged if cancel or change within 4 to 7 days before departure date (not including departure date).
  • Absolutely NO refund (exchangeable) on all cancellations or postponements within 3 days prior to departure (not including departure date).
  • All concert tickets and bus tickets are NOT refundable or exchangeable.
  • Passenger must present ticket(s) at time of refund; all refunds will be issued by company check or credit card only. (Absolutely NO cash refund).
    There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
BOARDING TIME AND PLACE
  • All passengers must arrive 30 minutes before departure time. All passengers must show photo ID and boarding pass or tickets for boarding; absolutely no boarding without tickets. Departure time and boarding location will be confirmed after reservation is made.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • Tour operator is not responsible for any loss of or damage to personal items, or personal injury that may occur on or during the tour. It is optional that passengers to buy travel insurance, for more information, please consult your travel agent.
RESPONSIBILITY
  • Tour operator reserves the right to substitute hotels and alter itinerary, withdraw any tour and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the operation of the tour.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to alter the tour program and itinerary order may be different than displayed online, the tour guide will arrange it accordingly depending on the traffic, hotel arrangement, and attractions opening time, etc.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. By accepting our policy, the passenger must agree that the tour operator shall hold no responsibilities in itinerary alterations, delays or cancellation strikes, sickness, theft, loss, accidents, weather or any other causes.
  • Each group requires a minimum of 10 passengers to operate a departure. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel a departure due to not meeting this basic requirement. Liability to such cancellation is limited to full refund of money received by us, and this will constitute full settlement with Tour Department.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any tour member at any reason before or during the tour.
  • All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All itineraries are subject to change without notice.
  • All passengers must obtain a valid passport and all entry / exit visa as required by immigration regulation.
  • If passenger has any special request to leave the tour in a certain place during the tour, it is their responsibility to notify tour operator in advance to confirm upon booking the tour.
  • Passenger must be self-reliant; those who require assistance must be accompanied by a friend or relative. Tour operator is NOT able to provide individual assistance for any passenger.
  • Passengers should inform the escort or hotel reception if they are to use the hotel swimming pool. All children should be accompanied by their parents while using the pool. No life guard on premises, swim at your own risk.
  • Passenger(s) are responsible for his or her belonging(s). Tour operator will NOT longer provide services to track or trace any personal item(s).