(Tripsavvy) – Want to let someone else do the driving while you enjoy the fall scenery? Here are some New England fall foliage bus tour providers that can take you to the best spots in the region this fall via motorcoach. Of all the ways to see autumn’s highlights on a guided tour, bus trips offer the most comfort and the best opportunities for bonding with fellow leaf-peepers.
One-Day Fall Foliage Bus Trip from Boston
Fall Foliage and Apple in Massachusetts
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Set out from Boston on a nine-hour motorcoach tour of the New England countryside this fall. Cute towns,apple orchards, mountain scenes, a farm store visit and a lovely lunch in New Hampshire are among the sights and experiences you’ll enjoy. Book your seat on the Fall Foliage Sightseeing & Lunch Tour via Viator.com, priced from $115 per person including complimentary hotel pick-up.
Atlas Cruises & Tours
Atlas Cruises & Tours, an authorized Globus Tours representative, can help you select and book an appropriate fall in New England bus tour itinerary. Peruse your fall foliage touring options, then call toll free, 800-942-3301, for availability, pricing and reservations.
Bluebird Guided Tours
This tour company has one fall trip available for would-be leaf peepers in 2019. Fly to New York City on your own, then set out for a week of memorable experiences in Newport, Boston, Manchester (Vermont), and Niagara Falls. The bus route takes you through every New England state except Maine, but you’ll also travel the width of scenic upstate New York.
Brian Judd Tours
Acadia National Park
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You have to be an early bird to score your seat on this company’s New England Fall Foliage Spectacular tour, which leaves from Salt Lake City, Utah, and includes round-trip air. Land in Boston, then spend nine memorable days aboard a deluxe motorcoach, seeing sights as far north as Maine’s Acadia National Park and as far south as New York City’s Statue of Liberty. Admission to all attractions and 12 meals are included.
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Caravan Tours offers eight-day New England Fall Foliage escorted bus tours departing from Boston on many dates throughout September and October. You’ll see lovely leaves in all six New England states, along with many of New England’s notable attractions and destinations.
Autumn on the Housatonic River in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut
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You don’t have to venture beyond Connecticut’s borders to spy dramatic fall colors. Celebrate Connecticut has several fall tours in the works that will provide a mix of sightseeing and leaf peeping. A luxury shuttle makes the ride comfortable and keeps group sizes intimate.
Collette Vacations is offering a number of motorcoach excursions this fall to New England destinations. Their eight-day Colors of New England tour through four states is a dream itinerary. Use their online form to request a free brochure, or call them toll free at 800-340-5158.
Breaching Humpback during a Massachusetts Whale Watch
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Departing from and returning to Boston, the eight-day Classic New England tour offered by Cosmos features comfortable motorcoach transportation and experiences in all six New England states including an optional whale watch, an authentic lobster bake add-on excursion, a visit to Vermont’s oldest sugarhouse, and more. Many departure dates are available during the 2019 fall foliage season.
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Go Ahead Tours
Departures sell out fast for Go Ahead’s Vermont to Massachusetts Fall Foliage Tour, which starts in Burlington, Vermont, and takes you to New England’s cherished landmarks along byways festooned with fall color. On this 8-day bus trip (with optional Boston extension), you’ll experience fall’s best tastes and see famous attractions in four states including Boston’s Freedom Trail, the Ben & Jerry’s Factory, and more.
Holiday Tours is based in North Carolina. Their seven-day Rail & Sail New England Fall Foliage motorcoach tour is available departing October 5, 2019. It includes scenic train trips and boat excursions for prime leaf viewing.
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The Burying Point, Salem Massachusetts
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This Maryland-based bus tour company offers a five-day New England Fall Foliage tour October 7-11, 2019, which includes stunning views and memorable sights in Vermont and New Hampshire. For 2019, they’re also setting out on a Coastal New England Ghosts, Witches & Gravestones tour October 18-20.
Northeast Unlimited Tours
Northeast Unlimited’s eight-day Taste of New England escorted motorcoach tour of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts is available on four 2019 departure dates: October 2, 5, 7, and 9. Tours depart from and return to Boston: Fly in from anywhere, and join in the fun. Call 800-759-6820 toll free for reservations.
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Tauck keeps travelers on the go throughout the fall foliage season in New England with a number of motorcoach itineraries to consider including Grand New England tour featuring the filmmaking genius of Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan. Departures from Boston are available.