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Follow the Fall Colours

9 days from £1099*
Departing: September - October 2017
* Price shown: 26 October 2017 from London Heathrow - LHR - AHC
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Boston, New York and Washington DC

Discover a trio of great cities arrayed against the striking background of Fall's russet reds and golden hues. Beginning in historic Williamsburg, we'll journey from Washington to elegant Boston via the wonders of the Big Apple. Take in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, stroll Charlottesville's historic streets and see the hideaways of the ultra-rich in Rhode Island on this wonderful autumn tour.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Visit all-powerful Washington DC, home to the White House and Capitol Hill
  • A scenic full-day drive including the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park and Charlottesville
  • The famous skyline of New York - the world's most exciting city
  • The beautiful seafront mansions of Newport, Rhode Island
  • Discovering the story of the American Revolution on Boston's 'Freedom Trail'
  • Seven nights' room-only accommodation at a series of hotels in Williamsburg (2 nights), Fairfax (1), New Jersey (2) and Hull (2)
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Washington, returning from Boston
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Washington, and transfer to your hotel in colonial Williamsburg. Rest and relax after your journey, and enjoy the first of two evenings in this city with its connections to the War of Independence.

Day Two

Step back in time on today's wonderful optional excursion. Our first stop is historic Jamestowne, the first permanent English settlement in America. Explore the Glasshouse, and see artefacts from the original Jamestown Fort, before we continue to colonial Williamsburg to discover what life was like in the pioneering days of the 18th Century. Stroll through the formal gardens, hear 'residents' in period costume discussing the day's events and perhaps visit a tavern to sample some traditional 18th-century fare.

Day Three

Today you'll visit exquisite Charlottesville - home of Thomas Jefferson, Founding Father and the third US President - where early America is lovingly preserved in ancient magnolia-lined streets. You'll also take an included tour of the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains, whose natural wonders can be explored in beautiful Shenandoah National Park.

This evening is spent in Tysons Corner, close to Washington DC.

Day Four

Visit the enthralling US Capital, Washington DC. Our optional guided city tour will introduce you to the world's most powerful square mile, which includes Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and - of course - the White House.

After our visit we'll continue north to New Jersey for a two-night stay.

Day Five

An unforgettable day, as you cross the Hudson River to Manhattan, the heart of the incomparable Big Apple. Shop, take in the world-famous sights, or join our wonderful optional excursions, which include a breathtaking helicopter ride and a guided city tour, during which Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Empire State Building will be thrillingly revealed.

Day Six

Today you'll head north through upstate New York towards Boston. En route, you'll stop in Newport, Rhode Island, home to the famous 'summer cottages' of America's rich and famous, which dot the rocky shoreline. Take in the atmosphere before we continue, through the colourful Fall scenery, to our hotel in Hull, south of Boston.

Day Seven

Spend today relaxing, or join our full-day optional tour to Cape Cod and to Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy clan. Here you'll see the JFK Memorial before heading to Plymouth in time for lunch (not included) before finishing the day at the Plimoth Plantation, a living museum where the settlers' lives are re-enacted by staff in period costume.

Day Eight

Travel into Boston, America's most 'European' city. Join our optional city tour and discover Boston's rich history as you take in sights including the gold-domed State House overlooking Boston Common and the cobbled streets of wealthy Beacon Hill.

This afternoon you're free to explore. Visit Faneuil Hall and nearby colourful Quincy Market. Stroll around the harbour, pay a visit to the famous Tea Party ship, explore the delightful streets of Midtown or cross the Charles River to Cambridge - home to Harvard University - then head to the airport to board the flight back to the UK.

Day Nine

Arrive back home, after an overnight flight.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 21 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHD14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 28 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHD14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 05 October 2017 £1349.00 NF7AHD14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 12 October 2017 £1349.00 NF7AHD14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 19 October 2017 £1329.00 NF7AHD14
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 26 October 2017 £1299.00 NF7AHD14
Belfast City
Belfast City 21 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHE14
Belfast City
Belfast City 28 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHE14
Belfast City
Belfast City 05 October 2017 £1349.00 NF7AHE14
Belfast City
Belfast City 12 October 2017 £1349.00 NF7AHE14
Belfast City
Belfast City 19 October 2017 £1329.00 NF7AHE14
Belfast City
Belfast City 26 October 2017 £1299.00 NF7AHE14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 21 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHF14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 28 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHF14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 05 October 2017 £1349.00 NF7AHF14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 October 2017 £1349.00 NF7AHF14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 19 October 2017 £1329.00 NF7AHF14
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 26 October 2017 £1299.00 NF7AHF14
Glasgow
Glasgow 21 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHG14
Glasgow
Glasgow 28 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHG14
Glasgow
Glasgow 12 October 2017 £1349.00 NF7AHG14
Glasgow
Glasgow 19 October 2017 £1329.00 NF7AHG14
Glasgow
Glasgow 26 October 2017 £1299.00 NF7AHG14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 21 September 2017 £1179.00 NF7AHC14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 28 September 2017 £1179.00 NF7AHC14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 October 2017 £1149.00 NF7AHC14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 October 2017 £1149.00 NF7AHC14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 19 October 2017 £1129.00 NF7AHC14
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 26 October 2017 £1099.00 NF7AHC14
Manchester
Manchester 21 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHI14
Manchester
Manchester 28 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHI14
Manchester
Manchester 05 October 2017 £1349.00 NF7AHI14
Manchester
Manchester 12 October 2017 £1349.00 NF7AHI14
Manchester
Manchester 19 October 2017 £1329.00 NF7AHI14
Manchester
Manchester 26 October 2017 £1299.00 NF7AHI14
Newcastle
Newcastle 21 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHK14
Newcastle
Newcastle 28 September 2017 £1379.00 NF7AHK14
Newcastle
Newcastle 05 October 2017 £1349.00 NF7AHK14
Newcastle
Newcastle 12 October 2017 £1349.00 NF7AHK14
Newcastle
Newcastle 19 October 2017 £1329.00 NF7AHK14
Newcastle
Newcastle 26 October 2017 £1299.00 NF7AHK14

Follow the Fall Touring Hotels ★★★

The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Passports and visas

When travelling to the USA, British citizens require passports with an integrated chip (shown on the front by a small rectangular symbol beneath the word PASSPORT), valid beyond the return date from the USA. Visas are not normally required for entry, but visitors must apply for an ESTA online with US Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.cbp.gov/esta . The current charge is $14 for British Citizens. British subjects and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested should consult the US Embassy as a visa may be required. Note too that if you have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationality with any of these countries, you do require a US visa and cannot travel on the Visa Waiver Program.

Departure dates and fall colours

This tour covers a large distance from Massachusetts to southern Virginia, and so Fall foliage will naturally vary. On early departures, leaves are more likely to have turned in the northern areas covered, whereas on later dates it is the more southern areas that will be most notable, with leaf-fall having already occurred further north.

On your flight

All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Helicopter flights

Sightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lb. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)

Tipping

Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. Customary gratuity to a coach driver or tour manager is about $5 per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 12-15 per cent of the bill and, in the bar, leave a dollar or so per drink.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday, though regular stops will be made for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout, including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Hotel rooms

Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Follow the Fall Colours reviews verified by Reevoo

Follow the Fall ColoursScores 8.0 out of 10 based on 85 reviews
(10 out of 10)

KATRINE

Cardiff Single traveller
It's a fantastic way of seeing three very different cities in a short space of time. This was balanced against natural wonders of the Shanandoah National Park and the beautiful coastline of Rhode Island. The trip represented very good value for money and we were looked after excellently by our ever thoughtful guide Alice and expert driver Ron.
Confirmed traveller: 29 October 2015
Published on: 14 December 2015
(10 out of 10)

PETER

Rochford Couple
Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday, wouldn't hesitate to recommend. would travel with Newmarket again. Big thanks to Alice & Ron for their enthusiasm and making it so pleasurable.

It was a packed itinerary so there was little time for leisure or long stays in any of the resorts/cities so would have welcomed the trip being a few days longer. However we were impressed with what we saw.

In our case we did experience a problem at the beginning of our holiday which was nothing to do with Newmarket, but the Customer Relations team helped get our holiday back on track. A big thank you to Claire and her colleagues.
Confirmed traveller: 29 October 2015
Published on: 14 December 2015
(9 out of 10)

CAROLE

Ruislip Couple
All good, very well organised, especially as we covered a large area and saw many different places. Schedules were always clear and kept to. Special mention should be made of our coach driver and tour leader, Ron and Alice, who were excellent hosts and made the long drives less arduous with their constant good humour and entertaining chatter.
Confirmed traveller: 29 October 2015
Published on: 14 December 2015
(8 out of 10)

BARBARA

Wigton Cumbria Family
Our guide Alice was excellent and driver Ron v good. Hotel in DC very disorganised and unhelpful - Alice sorted our accommodation in the end- lucky to have her input. Loved Williamsburg and skyline drive day. Newy York great. Cape cod OK - not enough time at Newport and too much when we stopped later on. Nantucket beach resort just great. Boston wet and windy and Alice ut our day shot a little which was a good idea. Logan airport just so busy!!
My brother travelled with us and has special needs- Alice was just great with him - I cannot rate her highly enough. She also has the best jokes and good advice on all destinations.
Confirmed traveller: 29 October 2015
Published on: 13 December 2015
(8 out of 10)

Andrew

Somerset Family
Excellent value for money, visiting 8 states in 8 days!
Confirmed traveller: 29 October 2015
Published on: 22 November 2015
(10 out of 10)

CHRISTINE

Couple
We both really enjoy it
Confirmed traveller: 29 October 2015
Published on: 17 November 2015
(9 out of 10)

TERENCE

London Friends
We had a great holiday. The whole trip was fun and relaxing. The guide particularly but also the driver were great fun and we trusted them to make sure our holiday went well, which it did. The hotels were very good.
Confirmed traveller: 29 October 2015
Published on: 15 November 2015