Autumn Leaves Tour

From $1699 (was $1949)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

13 Days
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Introduction

Imagine taking a tour through the heart of America's history while enjoying the spectacle of fall colors in the Northeast. This 13-day itinerary takes you from New York City to Niagara Falls, Boston and then back to New York, against a backdrop of the rich colors of fall.

Check out our Travel Blog for articles on tips and ideas for your Autumn Leaves Tour!

Trip Includes

Sightseeing
  • New York City
  • Cooperstown
  • Niagara Falls
  • Kingston
  • 1000 Islands
  • Adirondacks
  • Lake Placid
  • White Mountains
  • Green Mountains
  • Maine
  • Boston
  • Cape Cod
Hotel Accommodations
  • 12 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • 8 Breakfasts 
Service
  • A professionally trained local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active


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Trip Highlights

  • Drive in comfort through the stunning Catskill Mountains, home to some of the most brilliant foliage
  • Enjoy a visit to Cooperstown, New York, where you will explore the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the historic Fly Creek Cider Mill
  • See the spectacle of the astonishing Niagara Falls in Canada
  • Explore Kingston, Canada's first capital
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise through the 1000 Islands
  • Drive through the beautiful scenery of Adirondack Park, the White Mountains, and the Green Mountains

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Autumn Leaves Tour

Tours Starts: New York City, New York

Tours Ends: New York City, New York

Day 1

Arrive in New York City

Welcome to the Big Apple! Guests who have booked their flights through YMT Vacations will be greeted at the airport by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel.

Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk or similar

Day 2

Cooperstown

From the hustle and bustle of the greatest city in the world, take a leisurely scenic drive through the extravagantly colorful Catskill Mountains en route to the charming village of Cooperstown. This quintessentially American town, established in 1786, is said to be the birthplace of baseball; enjoy a stop for lunch, then learn about America’s pastime on your tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. (B)

Comfort Inn Cooperstown or similar

Day 3 & 4

Niagara Falls

Start your day with a fascinating self-guided tour of the Fly Creek Cider Mill, a 164-year- old water-powered cider mill set directly atop the swift-moving Fly Creek just outside of Cooperstown. Experience firsthand what goes into making delicious sweet apple cider the old-fashioned way. Be sure to try a sample in the gift shop, and maybe pick up some of their famous homemade fudge. Travel through the autumn landscapes of New York. Later, you will cross the border to Canada for a two-night stay at awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. Millions of gallons of water fall over the horseshoe- shaped falls every second, creating a powerful sight and sound! On day 4, choose between an array of optional excursions to experience Niagara Falls even closer, including a boat tour to the base of the Falls, a “Journey behind the Falls,” or a helicopter flight above the falls (all at additional cost). (B)

Clifton Victoria Inn or similar

Day 5

Kingston and 1000 Islands Region

Continue along the shores of Lake Ontario to Kingston, Canada's first capital from 1841-1844 and home to Fort Henry and the Royal Military College of Canada, amongst many other historic landmarks. In Gananoque, you'll board a 2.5 hour boat cruise through the heart of the 1000 Islands, a true vacation highlight! Enjoy the fascinating narrative as you cruise through narrow channels, over historic sunken wrecks, and by magnificent summer homes of the rich and famous, including Boldt Castle, where you will learn about its romantic, yet tragic story! (B)

Comfort Inn Gananoque or similar

Day 6

Rutland via Lake Placid

After crossing back into the U.S., continue through the beautiful Adirondack region, a six-million-acre civilized wilderness, dotted with quaint towns and charming lakeside villages. It is the largest protected area in the contiguous United States, larger than the parks of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Grand Canyon and the Great Smokies combined. Travel along the stretches of the Olympic Byway, High Peaks Byway, and Lakes to Locks Passage— an all-American road. En route we will stop in Lake Placid, home to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Your day will end in the heart of the Green Mountains in Rutland, VT. (B)

Comfort Inn Trolley Square or similar

Day 7

Ogunquit/Wells via White Mountains

Leave the Green Mountains and enter another spectacular forest area: The White Mountains! Visit Franconia Notch State Park and stop at Flume Gorge for an opportunity to walk through this beautiful scenery. Next, enjoy a scenic drive along Kancamagus Highway, a National Scenic Byway where covered bridges and waterfalls enhance the magnificent landscape. Your day ends in southwestern Maine. (B)

Ogunquit River Inn or similar

Day 8

Boston

Today we travel south along the New England coast to visit beautiful and historic Boston. En route, we stop at an iconic lighthouse. Enjoy an afternoon city tour of Boston, where you will follow parts of the Freedom Trail and see Boston Common, Paul Revere House, Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, Old State House and many more historic sites. Take some time and picture the lives of our founding fathers during the pinnacle of the independence movement.

Courtyard Marriott Woburn North or similar

Day 9 & 10

Cape Cod

On day 9, after a brief stop in Plymouth where the Mayflower first landed, follow the New England coastline until you reach the peninsula of Cape Cod. Enjoy local sightseeing and explore the history and art scene of this famous summer playground of the rich and famous. As we drive along the outer Atlantic side of the Cape, we will visit Cape Cod National Seashore known for its pristine sandy beach, lighthouses and wild cranberry bogs. On day 10, you may join your fellow travelers on an optional excursion to Martha’s Vineyard.

Holiday Inn Hyannis or similar

Day 11

Bridgeport

En route to Connecticut, we stop in America's smallest state, Rhode Island. In Newport, you will enjoy an included tour of one of the area's famous mansions, once home to the likes of Astors and the Vanderbilts. Today these impressive villas are beautifully restored, preserved by the Newport Preservation Society, and made accessible to the public. Marvel at the intricate, often Italian-inspired architecture, built in the late 1800s by families with plenty of means and an eye for luxurious detail as “summer cottages” in prime locations with astonishing views. Continue south and overnight in Bridgeport, CT.

Holiday Inn Bridgeport or similar

Day 12

New York City

Today, a short drive from Bridgeport, you will arrive in New York City. You will have time to see the major sights of the Big Apple on a panoramic city tour, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, Central Park and many more. Enjoy the last night of your tour at leisure. (B)

Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk or similar

Day 13

Depart for Home (B)


Note: This tour crosses into Canada and does require that guests obtain a passport


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.



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