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Autumn in Vermont feat Lake Champlain & Adirondack

Autumn in Vermont feat Lake Champlain & Adirondack

This is a flight tour offered through Collette Vacations from the Moline, IL Quad City Airport. Please Note: Transportation to & from airport, and Trailways Host are NOT included for this tour. You will be greeted by a Collette Tour Manager upon arriving at the destination airport and join fellow travelers in your group.

Autumn in Vermont

Featuring Lake Champlain & The Adirondacks


October 14-20, 2022


Discover Vermont’s winding roads lined with autumn foliage and cozy towns with an eclectic spirit. Experience the quintessential New England town of Woodstock. Enjoy a 3-night stay in the youthful, artsy hub of Burlington. Step into the past at the Shelburne Museum, a sprawling campus of nearly 40 buildings dedicated to art and Americana. Feel the past come alive at Fort Ticonderoga, where 18th-century artillery line the outer walls and actors go through a soldier’s daily tasks. Connect with the local community in the Mad River Valley. Stop at Hildene, the former home of Robert Todd Lincoln, past Chairman of the Pullman Company and son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. On a colorful journey through the “Green Mountain State,” find local artisans, tasty treats, and an age-old history in New England.


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Tour Highlights:

• Woodstock

•Quechee Gorge

• Burlington

• Fort Ticonderoga

• Choice on Tour

• Shelburne Museum

• Lake Champlain Ferry

• Adirondacks Farm & Apple Orchard

• Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream FActory

• Vermont's Scenic Route 100

• Mad River Valley

• Hildene - The Lincoln Family Home


Itinerary at a Glance:

Day 1: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

Days 2-4: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington, Burlington, Vermont

Days 5-6: Jackson Gore Inn/Okemo Resort, Ludlow, Vermont



• Roundtrip Airfare - Moline or Cedar Rapids

• 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations

• 10 Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners

• Professional Tour Director

• Hotel Transfers

• Motorcoach Transportation

• Admissions per Itinerary

• Sightseeing per Itinerary

• Baggage Handling at Hotels


Tour Pricing: 

$3049 per person Double

$3649 per person Single






Day 1

Oct 14, 2022: Boston, Massachusetts - Tour Begins
From winding roads in deep valleys and idyllic country homesteads, to a visual symphony of vibrant autumn leaves, there’s no better place to experience a slice of classic New England life than in Vermont. Overnight in Boston, one of America’s oldest cities, before heading north to Vermont – a microcosm of New England at its finest, without the long bus rides.

Day 2

Oct 15, 2022: Boston - Woodstock, Vermont - Burlington
Start your morning with a colorful drive to Vermont, making your way past rolling hills, climbing mountains, and flowing waterways. Quaint villages, old fashioned steeples, local boutiques and country farms adorned with historic barns are the quintessential staples of the “Green Mountain State,” providing a nostalgic yet welcoming environment. In Woodstock, admire the town’s iconic covered bridge, a perfect pairing to the restored Georgian houses lining the central square. Stand in awe before the mile-long Quechee Gorge, created by the water’s slow and constant carving during the Ice Age era. Continue on to Burlington, your home for the next three nights. Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Burlington is an eclectic college town that maintains a young and art-friendly vibe. Enjoy a welcome dinner with your travel companions as you settle in.

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Day 3

Oct 16, 2022: Burlington-Fort Ticonderoga, New York-Shelburne, Vermont-Burlington
This morning, feel history come alive at Fort Ticonderoga, a battleground from the 1700s. Decide how you discover the site because it’s your choice! See the 18th-century artillery collection lining the outer walls and visit the costumed British soldiers that participate in musket maintenance, carpentry, tailoring, and other daily routine tasks -OR- take a leisurely hike on the Carillon Battlefield Trail, a loop that offers stunning views of Lake Champlain, Vermont’s Green Mountains and Mount Defiance. Later, step into history at the Shelburne Museum with a local guide; then discover its historic buildings, gardens and galleries on your own. Spread out over 39 buildings, the inimitable museum not only pays homage to New England architecture but also houses a world-renowned collection of art and whimsical Americana including the steamboat Ticonderoga. Tonight, get a true taste of local flavor with a unique Vermont-inspired menu where you’ll savor harvest vegetables, local cheeses and crisp cider.

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Day 4

Oct 17, 2022: Burlington - Peru, New York - Burlington, Vermont
Venture to the western side of Lake Champlain by means of a Lake Champlain ferry. You will visit Rulfs Orchard, a family-owned farm. Opened in 1952, the farm provides tasty treats to satisfy your sweet tooth, including freshly- baked cider donuts. Then you will cross back into Vermont via ferry. Enjoy time in the heart of Burlington at Church Street Marketplace, an award-winning open-air center that features street performers, local shops, and up-and-coming musicians.


Day 5

Oct 18, 2022: Burlington - Waterbury - Mad River Valley - Ludlow
Get a taste of a national favorite at Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, where a guide will teach you about this dairy delight before you sample this sweet treat. Head south on Route 100, where tree-lined mountains and gently rolling hills create one of the most scenic routes in New England. Stop at the Lareau Farm Inn, home to the original American Flatbread Company; for lunch you’ll enjoy a taste of their famous pizza featuring ingredients from nearby farms and wash it down with a local Vermont brew. After your meal, meet the Vermonters who call the Mad River Valley home. From fiber mills to sculpture galleries and covered bridges, you’ll get a true slice of Vermont life. Settle in Ludlow and take in the striking landscape as you relax at the Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo Mountain, your home for the next two nights.

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Day 6

Oct 19, 2022: Ludlow - Manchester - Ludlow
Make your way to Hildene – The Lincoln Family Home and the former residence of Robert Todd Lincoln, past Chairman of the Pullman Company and son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Discover the 412-acre estate on your own, taking in the impressive home, winding gardens, and the vintage Pullman car. Enjoy leisure time in Manchester and take advantage of the town’s popular outlet stores and boutique shops. Get a taste of a Vermont icon when you stop in at the Vermont Country Store, a general store from yesteryear owned and operated by 7th and 8th generation Vermonters. Wish the colorful autumn landscapes goodbye as you join your travel companions for a farewell dinner.

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Day 7

Oct 20, 2022: Ludlow - Boston, Massachusetts - Tour Ends
Your tour of the “Green Mountain State” and the Adirondacks draws to a close.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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