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Autumn in Vermont featuring Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks 2020

7 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Days 1 - 2 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Boston, MA, United States.

Day 3 Boston, Massachusetts - Tour Begins
From winding roads in deep valleys and idyllic country homesteads, to a visual symphony of vibrant autumn leaves, there’s no better place to experience a slice of classic New England life than in Vermont. Overnight in Boston, one of America’s oldest cities, before heading north to Vermont – a microcosm of New England at its finest, without the long bus rides.

Day 4 Boston - Woodstock, Vermont - Burlington
Start your morning with a colorful drive to Vermont, making your way past rolling hills, climbing mountains, and flowing waterways. Quaint villages, old fashioned steeples, local boutiques and country farms adorned with historic barns are the quintessential staples of the “Green Mountain State,” providing a nostalgic yet welcoming environment. In Woodstock, admire the town’s iconic covered bridge, a perfect pairing to the restored Georgian houses lining the central square. Stand in awe before the mile-long Quechee Gorge, created by the water’s slow and constant carving during the Ice Age era. Continue on to Burlington, your home for the next three nights. Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Burlington is an eclectic college town that maintains a young and art-friendly vibe. Enjoy a welcome dinner with your travel companions as you settle in. (B,D)

Day 5 Burlington - Shelburne - Burlington
Step into history at the Shelburne Museum with a local guide; then discover its historic buildings, gardens and galleries on your own. Spread out over 39 buildings, the inimitable museum not only pays homage to New England architecture but also houses a world-renowned collection of art and whimsical Americana including the steamboat Ticonderoga. Enjoy time in the heart of Burlington at Church Street Marketplace, an award-winning open-air center that features street performers, local shops, and up-and-coming musicians. Tonight, get a true taste of local flavor with a unique Vermont-inspired menu where you’ll savor harvest vegetables, local cheeses and crisp cider. (B,D)

Day 6 Burlington - Fort Ticonderoga, New York - Burlington, Vermont
Venture to the western side of Lake Champlain as you head into the Adirondack region of New York. Nearly a mile high, the mountains stretch over a stunning nature preserve full of twisting ravines, rocky cliffs, and green forests. Feel history come alive at Fort Ticonderoga, a battleground from the 1700s. Decide how you discover the site because it’s your choice! See the 18th-century artillery collection lining the outer walls and visit the costumed French soldiers that participate in musket maintenance, carpentry, tailoring, and other daily routine tasks -OR- take a leisurely hike on the Carillon Battlefield Trail, a loop that offers stunning views of Lake Champlain, Vermont’s Green Mountains and Mount Defiance. Continue through a series of autumn colors as you depart Ticonderoga and pass through cozy towns on your way to Rulfs Orchard, a family-owned farm. Opened in 1952, the farm provides tasty treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, including freshly baked cider donuts. Cross back into Vermont by means of a Lake Champlain ferry, giving you a different view of the mountains surrounding the freshwater lake. (B)

Day 7 Burlington - Waterbury - Mad River Valley – Ludlow 
Get a taste of a national favorite at Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, where a guide will teach you about this dairy delight before you sample this sweet treat. Head south on Route 100, where tree-lined mountains and gently rolling hills create one of the most scenic routes in New England. Stop at the Lareau Farm Inn, home to the original American Flatbread Company; for lunch you’ll enjoy a taste of their famous pizza featuring ingredients from nearby farms and wash it down with a local Vermont brew. After your meal, meet the Vermonters who call the Mad River Valley home. From fiber mills to sculpture galleries and covered bridges, you’ll get a true slice of Vermont life. Settle in Ludlow and take in the striking landscape as you relax at the Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo Mountain, your home for the next two nights. (B,L)
Map
All This Included
Discover Vermont’s winding roads lined with autumn foliage and cozy towns with an eclectic spirit. Experience the quintessential New England town of Woodstock. Enjoy a 3-night stay in the youthful, artsy hub of Burlington. Step into the past at the Shelburne Museum, a sprawling campus of nearly 40 buildings dedicated to art and Americana. Feel the past come alive at Fort Ticonderoga, where 18th-century artillery line the outer walls and actors go through a soldier’s daily tasks. Connect with the local community in the Mad River Valley. Stop at Hildene, the former home of Robert Todd Lincoln, past Chairman of the Pullman Company and son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. On a colorful journey through the “Green Mountain State,” find local artisans, tasty treats, and an age-old history in New England.
  • 10 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Highlights
  • Connect with Vermont locals in the Mad River Valley.
  • Choose how you discover the history of Fort Ticonderoga.
  • See the vibrant foliage of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks from both sides of Lake Champlain.
Accommodations
Boston, MA: The Westin Boston Waterfront 
Burlington, VT: DoubleTree by Hilton 
Ludlow, VT: Jackson Gore Inn - Okemo Mountain Resort
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Courtyard by Marriot Boston Downtown
  • Westin Boston Waterfront
Notes
  • This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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