Welcome to New Hampshire


Jewel-box colonial settlements like Portsmouth set a sophisticated tone, while historical allure and small-town culture live on in pristine villages like Keene and Peterborough. But there's a relaxing whiff in the air too – you're encouraged to gaze out at a loon-filled lake, recline on a scenic railway trip or chug across a waterway on a sunset cruise – all while digging into a fried-clam platter or a lobster roll, of course.


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$78 Day Trips & Excursions

New England Coastal Tour from Boston, with Kennebunkport

Morning pickup is available from downtown Boston hotels if pre-arranged at time of booking. Otherwise, meet in downtown Boston and hop aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach for a comfortable, scenic ride north through North Shore, the region between Boston and New Hampshire.Soak up views of the rocky coastline dotted with marshes, wetlands, beaches and harbors. Your guide will explain why this is an important historical, cultural and economic region of Massachusetts.Visit Hampton Beach in New Hampshire for a brief stop to stretch your legs and a look at the Atlantic shoreline from the sands of this popular summer destination.  After Labor Day, this stop will be a drive by and a visit to the famous Stonewall Kitchens will be added.Afterward, continue your journey along the coast to Maine. Your next stop is Nubble Light, formally known as the Cape Neddick Lighthouse. Located on Cape Neddick near entrance to York River, this 19th-century lighthouse is a famous American icon and a classic example of a picturesque lighthouse, so be sure to snap some photos!Stop in the town of Kennebunkport for free time to enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many eateries featuring all kinds of fresh seafood. After lunch, browse the shops and  enjoy Kennebunk's charming tree-lined streets showcase typical 18th- and 19th-century architecture constructed by merchants and sea captains.You’ll also drive by Walker Point to view President Bush's summer home before returning to Boston.This tour is seasonal and only operates from May to October.

$105 Day Trips & Excursions

New England Fall Foliage Guided Sightseeing Tour from Boston

You’ll be picked up from your Boston hotel in the morning and taken on a comfortable drive by air-conditioned coach through the New England countryside. Experience the beauty of this amazing region during autumn as you travel amongst gently rolling hills awash with vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, browns and greens. On board, your guide will detail the changing colors of the foliage around you as you tour Boston.Travel past quiet ponds and lakes, centuries-old farms, vast prairies, weathered roadside taverns and unique colonial churches. Stop for coffee at a local coffee shop in Groton (own expense), pass Willard Brook State Forest, a Massachusetts state park located in Ashby and Townsend about 50 miles (80 km) from Boston. Continue to Ashby Common, a small park and church located in a quiet neighborhood, for more photo opportunities. Next, visit a quaint restaurant nestled in the heart of the mountains in New Hampshire to stretch your legs, wander around at your leisure, and enjoy a buffet lunch (included). Continue to the small New Hampshire town of Peterborough for another scenic photo stop before finishing your afternoon with a visit to a local farm stand.  Items from the store may be purchased at your own expense. After your tour, continue enjoying the scenery on your way back to your hotel, arriving around 6pm.This tour is seasonal and only operates from September through October.

$139 Day Trips & Excursions

From New Hampshire to Maine Full Day Lighthouse Trail

You will depart from New Hampshire at 7:30am for a 1-day tour to see 5 different lighthouses in Maine. The first stop is a visit to Stonewall Kitchen for a sampling of their products. Stonewall Kitchen is a leading producer of jams, jellies, and relishes in New England. They put out 50 different products to sample and taste. Next it is on to Nubble Light, one of the most photographed lighthouses on the Maine Coast. There is a gift shop, artist painting and an ice-cream stand. Lunch will feature a Maine Lobster Lunch (chicken option is also available). Then it is on to visit the Portland Headlight and learn why George Washington commissioned a fort at this point and ordered a signal fire to be lit. The tour continues and you will see either the lighthouse at Spring Point or Bug Light. Several lighthouses will be seen today, while learning how the lighthouses are maintained and the many chores of the lighthouse keepers.A brief stop will be made at Kennebunkport Maine for shopping.The tour is approximately 9 hours and ends when you return to your original departure point.

$135 Day Trips & Excursions

Portsmouth New Hampshire and Isles of Shoals Cruise

Depart Southern New Hampshire at 8:30am On arrival in Portsmouth a sightseeing tour of Portsmouth will be included. We'll stop at Prescott Park, where you can enjoy over ten acres of flower gardens and walkways. See the "trial garden" with over 500 flower varieties, the "formal garden" featuring trees and the sense of a park-within-a-park. In addition there are fountains, tree lined walkways, a flower wall and a separate rose garden.Explore the Historic district checkout the specialty shops. For lunch, have a choice of Seafood Newburg, Fired Baby Shrimp, Crab Crusted Salmon, Top Sirloin Steak, Chicken Parmesan or a vetegarian meal. After lunch, enjoy an Isles of Shoals cruise. Leave Portsmouth Harbor and discover the nine legendary islands located six miles off the coast. Settled by Captain John Smith, the Isles of Shoals have had a diverse history as a Mecca for fishing in colonial times, a hideout for notorious pirates, and a resort for intellectuals; all contributing to its role in the lore and legends of the Seacoast. Return to original departure point about 6pm

$2299 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

10-Day New England Fall Foliage Tour including Cape Cod

Day1Start your adventure Merrimack, New Hampshire. The Merrimack Premium Outlets will be open and we will offer complimentary transportation to the Outlets or to the Anheuser Busch Brewery for a tour and a tasting. This evening, we will welcome you to New England with a welcome drink and dinner.  Dinner includedDay 2Travel to coastal Maine and explore the Light House Trail. The first stop will be at Nubble Light, one of the most photographed points in Maine. This will be followed by a New England Lobster Lunch. In the afternoon, you'll visit Portland and the famous Portland Head Light as well as other lighthouses in the area. Breakfast & Lunch includedDay 3Enjoy a cruise of Squam Lake, used as the setting in the movie "On Golden Pond". Enjoy a gourmet box lunch or lunch at Walter's Basin restaurant before having an interactive experience at the Squam Lake at the Squam Lake Science Center staring New Hampshire Wildlife. Breakfast & Dinner includedDay 4Have a "Taste of Vermont". Your first stop is at the Cabot Creamery Annex for a sampling of some of Vermont's finest Cheeses.We will continue on to Cold Holler where you can enjoy a taste of Apple Cider and lunch on your own at the Apple Core Dinner. We will stop to see how maple syrupp is made and a tasting on the way back. Breakfast includedDay 5Travel to the top of Cannon Mountain by Aerial Tram. In the afternoon, cross the Kancamagus Highway, which offers some of the most dramatic fall colors and scenic covered bridges. Breakfast & Dinner includedDay 6Visit Newport, Rhode Island and enjoy a sail aboard a schooner around Newport Harbor followed by a tour on one of the historic Mansions.  Breakfast & Dinner includedDay 7Enjoy a tour of historic Boston. The first stop is the USS Constitution. Next see the Old North Church and Paul Revere's home. Visit Quincy Market for shopping and lunch. In the afternoon, see the State House, Boston Common, Trinity Church and other Boston Highlights. Breakfast includedDay 8Enjoy a full narrated historic tour of Nantucket, famous as the world's foremost whaling port in the 18th century. The tour covers The Old Mill, "Sconset" Village with its rose-covered cottages, Low Beach, Sankaty Head Lighthouse, Cranberry bogs and Nantucket moors. That evening, you'll enjoy a New England Lobster dinner.Day 9Tour Cape Cod National Sea Shore on the way to Provincetown. In the afternoon, enjoy a whale-watching cruise or a Cape Cod Dune Tour. Breakfast & Dinner includedDay 10On the last day, tour Hyannis with stops at the Kennedy Memorial before continuing onto the JFK Presidential Library.

$159 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day White Mountain Tour with Aerial Tram

This 1-day tour to the White Mountains in New Hampshire will take you past the Lake District, a popular tourist destination in the summer time. Then you will travel across the Kancamagus Highway, that is known to be one of the most scenic roads in New England. Frequent stops will be made to view the spectacular scenery and allow a walk along the cascading streams. A stop will be made at the White Mountain Visitors Center where you can enjoy lunch on your own and watch the movie on the creation of the park.After lunch you'll continue on to the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram for a ride to the top of Cannon Mountain for a spectacular panoramic view. On a clear day, you will be able to enjoy scenic views of the mountains of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Canada, and New York. At the summit there are walking paths, an observation deck, cafeteria, and restrooms. The last stop of the day will be a visit to the “Old Man in the Mountain Memorial.” This last stop requires walking over a relatively flat path along the shores of Profile Lake.

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