We depart this morning to begin our nine-day tour of New England.
We will be stopping in Salem, Virginia for lunch before continuing to
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania for our frst overnight.
Today, we continue north to Philadelphia with time for visiting Independence
Hall, the Liberty Bell and other sights as time permits. After
lunch we continue northeast to Secaucus, New Jersey for overnight.
In the evening we will enjoy a delightful cruise of New York Harbour
with outstanding views of the Statue of Liberty and New York City’s
magnifcent skyline. We will overnight in Secaucus, New Jersey
Today you will see breathtaking vistas in Vermont’s awe-inspiring
Green Mountains. We have a short drive this morning along scenic
Route 7 to historic Bennington, Vermont for a photo stop at Bennington
Battle Monument—the tallest battle monument in the world when
completed, and still the tallest structure in Vermont. A quick photo stop
at Old First Church—among the oldest in Vermont and regarded as one
of the more beautiful in New England. We continue to Manchester and
take the scenic historic Route 100 north through Weston and Ludlow.
On your right, Lake Rescue soon comes into view followed by Echo and
Amherst Lakes—all strung together by the Black River. Our next stop
is Woodstock, often called “the prettiest small town in America”with
its covered bridge, quaint streets and stately homes surrounding the
village green. We continue to Quechee Gorge,”Vermont’s little Grand
Canyon” as we cross the bridge on US 4 that spans the gorge 162 feet
above the Ottauquechee River providing a good view of this natural
spectacle. Overnight in the Hanover, New Hampshire area.
Famous for it’s magnifcent autumn color, the Kancamagus Highway
stretches from the Pemigewasset River at Lincoln to the Junction of
Rte. 16 in Conway crossing several mountains, climbing nearly 3,000
feet as it traverses the fank of Mount Kancamangus. The views are
breathtaking with autumn’s coat of many colors adorning the maples,
yellow birch, sumac trees—just to name a few. Numerous photo stops
are made along the way. It’s a short drive to North Conway for lunch
before continuing to Brunswick / Freeport, Maine, area for the night.
Freeport is home to the headquarters of L.L. Bean— their frst and
This morning we have a short drive to Portland to visit the Portland Head
Light with its eighty-foot feldstone tower. We continue to the quaint town
of Kennebunkport, Maine for lunch, sightseeing, and shopping. Upon arrival,
a local guide will take us on a tour of Kennebunkport before enjoying
a delightful luncheon (included) in Ogunquit Village, Maine at the Old
Village Inn. Time for shopping and exploring Ogunquit before cotinuing
to Cambridge, Massachusetts for the night
This morning a local guide will show us the sights of this historic city
including the Old State House, Boston Commons, Old North Church,
Faneuil Hall and much more with lunch in Quincy Market. It’s a short
drive to Plymouth, Massachusetts to visit Plymouth Rock and go aboard
the Mayfower II, a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to
the New World. Coventry, Rhode Island is our destination for the night.
This morning we continue through Connecticut and New York State before
arriving back into Pennsylvania on our way to Hershey, Pennsylvania. Upon
arrival we will visit Hershey’s Chocolate World for a tour on the automated
conveyance into a simulated world of CHOCOLATE before continuing to
Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the night. We will enjoy a delightful all you can
eat family style Amish meal in one of the local restaurants.
This morning we will have a guided tour of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
with a local guide as we learn the traditions, lifestyle and beliefs of these
fascinating people surrounded by fertile felds and early American charm.
Before departing Lancaster we will enjoy lunch and shopping at Kitchen
Kettle—a unique village of 39 specialty shops displaying everything from
local art, fne leather coats and accessories, engraved signs, folk art, hand
thrown pottery, mush boxes from around the world and one of Lancaster’s
fnest quilt shops. We depart for Winchester,Virginia for our last night.
This has been a truly beautiful and historical tour made possible by Knoxville
Tours. We thank you for traveling with Knoxville Tours.