New England’s Magnificent Autumn (Summer 2019)

07/18/2019 through 10/10/2019
07/18/2019 through 10/22/2019
Luxury Gold

New England’s Magnificent Autumn (Summer 2019)
The autumn months are a very special time to visit America’s iconic Northeast. The tinted landscapes, quaint communities and bustling cities erupt in sensational color, making for some of the most spectacular drives imaginable. A wonderful blend of scenery, from coastal towns to lush valleys, dreamy resorts to captivating cities, offer a stunning backdrop to an array of VIP experiences and exceptional dining. With access out-of-hours, witness revolutionary history in Boston, iconic American art in Stockbridge and Gilded Age grandeur in the Hudson Valley. The season’s culinary specialties are equally enticing, with chefs serving up locally-inspired dishes to delight your taste buds.


Exceptional Dining

  • Bar Harbor: Join us for a lobster feast at Stewman’s, the only authentic oceanfront lobster pound in Bar Harbor.
  • Lenox: There are good restaurants in Lenox, including Table Six, a top-rated fine dining restaurant in the Berkshires featuring amazing ambiance, flawless service, and world-class dishes with a local flair.
  • New York: In the evening you’ll dine in the home of local New Yorkers as you join an EatWith dinner in Manhattan. A selection of hosts open their homes (and their kitchens) so you can get a taste of local flavors, life, and culture.
  • New York: Trattoria Dell’Arte is an iconic New York fine dining Italian restaurant located across the street from famous Carnegie Hall.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfasts (B) and 6 Dinners (DW)

Journey Highlights

  • Boston: An icon of the American Revolution, the Old North Church welcomes thousands of travellers each year as they follow the Freedom Trail. Luxury Gold guests enjoy VIP early entry and a private tour of this National Historic Landmark.
  • Bar Harbor: Meet Captain John Nicolai, a lobsterman and expert on Maine’s lobster industry for a Q&A.
  • New Hampshire: Travel along the panoramic Kancamagus Highway, a 34.5 mile American Scenic Byway that is well known as one of the best areas in the country for viewing fall foliage.
  • White Mountains: Take a trip to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak and most prominent mountain in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.2 ft (1,916.6 m).
  • Barre: Barre, Vermont is known as the “Granite Capital of the World”. True to its name, the town is home to the Hope Cemetery, an unusual gallery of striking artwork which stands as a tribute to the artisans laid to rest among their own creations.
  • New York: Take a trip to the top of One World Observatory, better known as the Freedom Tower, named after the North Tower of the original World Trade Center. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world.

Luxury Hotels

  • Boston: Formerly the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, this historic landmark has been magnificently reimagined as a luxury hotel, The Langham. Expect legendary hospitality at this charming accommodation in the heart of the city. Befitting its old school elegance, its rooms are classically styled but with the latest amenities to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. Sip on creative cocktails at the stylish Bond Lounge or take a well-deserved break at its spa and fitness centre.
  • Bar Harbor: Situated downtown on Bar Harbor’s beautiful waterfront, West Street Hotel is the perfect mix of modernity and tradition. Its quaint backdrop and small size of just 85 guest rooms, provides travellers the perfect intimacy needed for a tranquil getaway.
  • Whitefield: Mountain View Resort opened in 1866, and since then this picturesque hotel has offered the perfect storybook setting for an idyllic mountain retreat, with sweeping views over the New Hampshire countryside. Guests can enjoy locally grown, farm-to-table cuisine at its in-house venue, Harvest Tavern.
  • Stowe: Based in Vermont, this luxury hotel is more than just a popular ski resort. Stowe Mountain Resort’s striking panoramic views make it an ideal location all year round. Having opened in June 2008, it prides itself on its modern aesthetics and setting a new standard of luxury.
  • New York: Elegance, plush décor, marble bathrooms and striking Art Deco touches can be found at Essex House. Spread across 44 floors, you’ll be presented with stunning views at this upscale Manhattan hotel, including of one of New York’s finest treasures, Central Park. You’ll be situated just moments away from Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle and Fifth Avenue.

VIP Experiences

  • Stockbridge: Without a doubt, Norman Rockwell captured the spirit and culture of twentieth century America like few artists could. Enjoy a private, after-hours, docent-led tour of the Norman Rockwell Museum, housing the largest collection of his illustrations, photographs and memorabilia.
  • Hudson Valley: Travel through the Hudson Valley and experience Wilderstein, a Queen Anne Style historic mansion dating back to 1852. Visit before hours when you will take a private, curator-led tour of this National Historic Landmark.


INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard restroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary.
  • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
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Itinerary

Day 1 Classic Boston.
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Day 2 Nautical Bar Harbor.
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Day 3 The Maine Dish.
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Day 4 Old world charm in New Hampshire.
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Day 5 Back to nature in Whitefield.
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Day 6 A Sweet Serving of Stowe.
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Day 7 One for the Art Lovers.
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Day 8 A Bite of the Big Apple.
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Day 9 Sightseeing in N.Y.C.
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Day 10 Farewell New York.
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