Vibrant Seasonal Colors

Autumn in New England

Fall is an incredible time to explore beautiful cities, rural, coastal, and mountainous areas, all bursting with spectacular colors. Sugar maple trees take on rich shades of fiery red, oak trees turn fluorescent orange, and birch trees pop with a bright, glistening yellow. From sugar shacks, to spectacular coastal drives, to enjoying some of the best seafood in the world - this vacation offers an abundance of charm and variety. These are the top-recommended fall foliage vacations by AAA Colorado.

2020 Trips

Hidden Gems of New England - A Ken Burns American Journey

Massachusetts - Vermont - New Hampshire - Maine

Explore the best of New England on a journey through its picturesque heart, discovering new insights into landmark sites and historic homes, where country farms and nature's dramatically contrasting vistas evoke the spirit of a place whose ideas shaped America. Visit American filmmaker, Ken Burns’s, private studio in Walpole, New Hampshire. Experience filmed vignettes by filmmakers Ken Burns & Dayton Duncan that tell the stories of visionaries and ordinary people that shaped the places that define New England. Other highlights of this trip include a guided tour of legendary Fenway Park, a tasting tour through Boston Public Market, and a private tour and lunch at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 2020 dates available.

Price from $3,990

Grand New England - A Ken Burns American Journey

Massachusetts - Vermont - Maine

An autumn fall foliage tour paints New England landscapes with bold, Impressionist colors that surprise, delight, energize and mesmerize, and awaken the visionary in you. This excursion through Grand New England offers exclusive filmed vignettes by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan that share personal stories and take you behind the scenes of their films. See American history in a new light in places where it was made, then re-made by poets, painters and icon-makers... the Revolutionary heart of Boston, the Berkshire retreats of Norman Rockwell and Edith Wharton, and the Gilded Age mountain resort at Bretton Woods. Travel through lush forests and fertile fields sweet with fragrant air, rich in tradition and brimming with antique charm. Search out the elusive soul of New England from Boston to Bar Harbor, from fishing boats to the summit of Mount Washington and the wilderness of Acadia National Park... in the taste of fresh lobster and maple syrup, and in the dazzled eye of the beholder. 2020 dates available.

Price from $5,990

The Hudson Valley - A Ken Burns American Journey

Montreal - New York

Like the luminous landscapes of 19th-century artists like Thomas Cole and Asher Durand, the Hudson River has the power to enthrall with its deep forests, plunging waterfalls, wandering tributaries, cliffs and rugged mountain vistas... not to mention the cultural currents, castles, vineyards and fabulous estates that follow its wandering path down from Canada to the sea. Enjoy exclusive filmed vignettes by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan that share personal stories and take you behind the scenes of their films such as The Roosevelts and Brooklyn Bridge. Discover the heart, soul and history of this legendary waterway on a Hudson Valley tour that begins in romantic Montreal and winds through the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks... rambles in Lake Placid (with an Olympic ski jump demonstration), the farm of John Brown and an island retreat at Lake George... visits to the historic estates of the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts, a wine tasting, and overnight stays at elegant lakeside resorts and lodges... with the final stop at New York City and the electrifying Crossroads of the World. 2020 dates available.

Price from $5,990

Fall Foliage Cruise

New York City Round-Trip

Surrounded by the Catskill Mountains on the western shore and the Taconic and Berkshire Hills to the east, the Hudson River is rich in both history and beauty. The cities and towns along the river date back to Dutch and English rule and feature some of the most magnificent architecture in America. Expert guides will lead you through these grand and historic sites including the Vanderbilt Mansion, the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the Olana State Historic Site, home to one of the most influential Hudson River School Painters, Frederic Church. At West Point Military Academy, walk the hallowed grounds traversed by some of the nation's greatest generals, and later visit the riverside town of Sleepy Hollow made famous by the great American writer Washington Irving. There are a maximum of 175 passengers onboard. 2020 dates availalbe.

Price from $4,535

2021 Trips

Vibrant Quebec and New England

Montreal - Quebec - Vermont - New Hampshire - Massachusetts

Delve into the colourful, scenic roads and spectacular fall foliage of Canada and the USA on this dazzling trip, that takes you from eclectic Montreal, along the famous Kancamagus Highway and on to revolutionary Boston. Meet knowledgeable locals such as two jam-making islanders on Île d'Orléans, see iconic sites and dine at the finest of restaurants. As you travel in style, stay at the most sought-after addresses – the four-diamond Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire is in the heart of vibrant, colour-changing forest and the White Mountains. Enjoy a selection of exclusive VIP Experiences, such as you learning more about the world of Champagne at Le Vignoble Le Cep d'Argent. 2021 dates available

Price from $4,185

Autumn Colors

Massachusetts - Vermont - Maine

As autumn arrives, admire the fiery red, orange and yellow flames of fall foliage on your scenic road trip from Beantown Boston to the rocky Atlantic headlands of Maine. Learn about North Conway flora and fauna and spend time with a lobster fisherman in Bar Harbor. Visit Woodstock, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Acadia National Park and Lexington Green and the the Concord Minute Man National Historical Park North Bridge. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Mohawk Trail, Kancamagus Highway. From bustling cities, to quiet mountain towns, you’ll experience views of Mount Washington and a city tour of Boston. 2020 and 2021 dates available.

Price from $2,426

New England Fall Foliage Rail Vacation

Massachusetts - Maine

Calling all leaf peepers! You won’t want to miss this journey through two of New England’s most beloved cities: Boston and Portland. Explore Boston on a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour. Relive history as you follow the Battle Train through Historic Lexington, Concord, and Cambridge. See New England’s magnificent fall colors on a Gray Line Fall Foliage Tour. Discover Portland, “New England’s Best Kept Secret,” on a Land and Sea Discovery expedition. This fall foliage excursion through New England’s Boston and Portland is the perfect way to spend 6 days during this colorful season. 2020 and 2021 dates available.

Price from $999

Colors of New England Featuring Coastal Maine

Massachusetts - Vermont - New Hampshire - Maine

Be charmed by the colors of New England from the heart of historic Boston to the farms, mountains, and coast of the North. Tour historic Boston during a 2-night stay in the heart of the city. Explore Woodstock, Vermont, a quintessential New England village. Visit Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory and sample some of its delicious creations. Watch apples transform into cider before your eyes at Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Learn about the maple sugaring industry of New England on a farm tour of the Rocks Estate. Relax as you cruise along Lake Winnipesaukee and admire the splendid views. Dig in at a traditional New England lobster dinner. Marvel at Maine’s dramatic coast and discover the seaside communities of coastal Maine. This is New England at its finest. 2020 dates available.

Price from $2,999

Colors of New England Featuring Portland, Maine

Massachusetts - Vermont - New Hampshire - Maine

Your journey through charming and vibrant New England begins in Massachusetts where you’ll stay in the heart of Boston. Relax during a 2-night stay in the heart of Boston. Walk the Freedom Trail with a local guide following in the footsteps of those who shaped America during the Revolutionary War -OR- ride with your local guide to see Boston’s iconic treasures, including the Old South Meeting House, Public Gardens, and Beacon Hill. Next, head to Vermont, the “Green Mountain State,” where tree-covered mountainsides dot a charming landscape of quaint villages with traditional, white steeple churches. Then it’s off to New Hampshire. Make a stop to explore the Rocks Estate, home to the North Country Conservation & Education Center. On a tour of the farm, learn about the history and importance of maple sugaring in the region and visit a virtual tap room. Travel southeast to Maine’s seacoast. Arrive in Portland, once home to sea captains and now known as one of “America’s coolest cities.” 2020 dates available.

Price from $3,199

Vermont: Fall Foliage

Burlington – Norwich - Stowe

Take a step deeper into real Vermont, and discover characters as colorful as our famous fall foliage. Third-generation dairy farmer George Woodard flashes a wry grin as he leads you on a hayride through his mountainside farm. His stories and jokes have kept you entertained all afternoon. Meanwhile, you’ve been fixated on Vermont’s radiant fall scenery. Beyond Woodard’s cow-dotted pastures, a blazing patchwork of sugar maples sweeps up to Camel Hump’s pointy summit. There’s nothing like exploring Vermont on a walking tour during autumn’s explosion of red, orange, and gold. Strolling picture-postcard villages and rambling high ridgelines on America’s oldest long-distance hiking trail are reason enough to visit. But discovering Vermont through local’s eyes, meeting friendly bovines, and sampling cheese and syrup at the source - on farm visits from the Connecticut River to Lake Champlain - brings you a step closer to the heart of the Green Mountain State. 2021 dates available.

Price from $2,548