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Fall Foliage Tours from Boston

By Viator, May 2014

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New England is renowned for its vibrant foliage in the fall. This also means places like Vermont and New Hampshire become swarmed with people wanting to take it in for themselves. One solution is enjoying fall foliage tours and leaf peeping experiences from Boston, which allows you to enjoy the beauty of the season without the crowds.

Typically, the best time to experience fall foliage season in and around Boston is mid-October, when the orange, red, green and purple leaves are at their brightest. Viator offers a Fall Foliage Spectacular Tour that takes travelers through the New England countryside from Boston. Picture scenery filled with tranquil ponds, working farms, colonial churches, weathered taverns and colorful woodland, making photo stops along the way. A lunch stop and visit to an orchard are also part of the experience.

There’s also an Autumn on Old Cape Cod Tour from Boston that’s great during fall foliage season. The excursion features both a luxury coach tour and cruise, and also has a sightseeing element. First you’ll pass through Quincy and see the Adams Mansion -- the birthplace of two presidents -- to learn about American history. Once you pass the Cape Cod Canal you’ll explore Sandwich, the oldest town in Cape Cod. The Sandwich Glass Museum, Dexter Grist Mill and fall foliage touring are also part of the experience before boarding a cruise for waterfront views and a different perspective of the leaf’s changing colors.

If you rent a car you can also enjoy a self-guided fall foliage drive from Boston. There are many options for this. One scenic drive that’s spectacular is autumn is Route 133 through countryside towns like Essex, Ipswich and Rowley until you end up near the sea. Another scenic fall foliage drive is Route 7 through the Berkshire area, passing grassy towns and heading into the mountains. Moreover, US Route 20 -- also called the Jacob’s Ladder Trail -- is a National Scenic Byway that takes you to the Mass Pike and is full of colorful photo opportunities. Even without a car it’s still possible to explore fall foliage in Boston if you visit outdoor spaces like Mount Auburn Cemetery, Boston Public Garden and Arnold Arboretum.

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Fall Foliage Sightseeing Tour from Boston

4 star rating: Recommended 207 Reviews

Marvel at the spectacular New England countryside on this scenic fall foliage tour from Boston. Bring your camera along for a drive east among gently rolling ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 8.5 - 9 hours

From USD $60.00

Fall on Cape Cod: Day Trip from Boston with Sightseeing Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 43 Reviews

Autumn is a special time on Cape Cod, so enjoy it to the fullest on this luxury coach tour and scenic sightseeing cruise, affording amazing views of New ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.00

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