15 October 2018, 10:23
15 October 2018, 10:23
Now watch for yourself! BBC’s Autumnwatch reveals beauty of New England
TV viewers inspired by the splendour and beauty off New England’s BBC Two’s live Autumnwatch can take advantage of a discounted holiday to experience the scenic beauty of three US states, on Saga’s Colours of New England escorted tour with a range of included excursions.
The Saga holiday reveals New England as a place for all seasons, from colourful spring blossom and ‘maple sugaring’ to the fiery autumn foliage enjoyed by BBC presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke.
Included excursions add even greater value for money with a tour of Boston, a scenic drive revealing the charm of Hyannis with its charming fishing ports, art galleries and deserted sand dunes of Cape Cod, a ride on a scenic railway and visits to Salem, tiny Montpelier, Bath – where the Brick Store claims to be the oldest shop in the US – the White Mountains and a maple sugar farm.
The holiday begins with a full day’s tour of Plymouth, where pilgrims from the Mayflower founded a colony in 1620, and there’s an optional excursion to a ‘living museum’ that reveals the history of America’s early settlers.
Highlights in Boston include a sight of USS Constitution, launched in 1797 and better known as ‘Old Ironsides’ for the strength of its oak hull, the historic North End district and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, while the trip to Cape Cod features a stop in pretty Provincetown, and Salem, although infamous for the witch trials of 1692, it also has a rich maritime heritage and impressive historic architecture.
Fascinating optional excursions are Captain John’s whale watch cruise from Plymouth Harbour, visits to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard, exploring Flume Gorge and riding up Cannon Mountain on an aerial tramway, as well as touring the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
Accommodation is in two centres; the four-star Harbor Hotel in the historic Hyannis Harborfront Village and three-star Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in the White Mountains.
Save an additional £100 per person on Colours of New England. 11 nights† from £1899* when you book by October 19, 2018. Quote TEC33 when booking.
For details call free on 0800 056 0464 or visit saga.co.uk/USA
Price includes VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, all breakfasts and one dinner, porterage, tour manager, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance.
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