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Hidden Gems of New England

Ken Burns American Journeys

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Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

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8
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$5,340 AUD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Sep - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Boston, Bretton Woods, Ogunquit, Stockbridge, Walpole
Hidden Gems New England Guided Tour
White Mountains, New Hampshire

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – 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

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Visit Ken Burns’s private studio in Walpole, New Hampshire

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Guided tour of legendary Fenway Park

 

A tasting tour through Boston Public Market

 

Private tour and lunch at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

2
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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Tour the best of New England in one week – a distinct region with its own beauty and its own secret treasures.

Legendary Journeys and Adventures

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.

Classic New England lives in Boston Common, in the White Mountains aglow with autumn colors, in the general store, the diamond at Fenway Park, and the sustainable soil of Billings Farm... the drama of the rugged Maine coast... in Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ studio where images of American heroes were forged, in millwheels, covered bridges, and white-steepled churches, and the rocky soil that has long been fertile ground for thinkers, artists, writers, inventors, entrepreneurs and Revolutionaries. This is, as Dayton Duncan observes, Ken Burns’s backyard: “New England has always had a special place in American history and American thought. And New England has become Ken Burns’s backyard – not just the place where he’s raised his family and made his documentaries in the classic New England town of Walpole, New Hampshire, but also a place intertwined with many of the stories he’s told: Mark Twain, Baseball, The Civil War and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. It’s a distinct region with its own beauty and its own secret treasures – and who better to share them but one of its proudest residents.”

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Tauck Exclusive – Visit Ken Burns's private studio in New Hampshire

Day 5

Welcome to Ken Burns's "backyard" in Walpole, New Hampshire

Ken Burns has been making groundbreaking films chronicling the "American story" for more than 30 years, with a mission to explore who we are as Americans. His films have won more than a dozen Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations, and include documentaries about our national parks and pastimes, America's wars and wealthy families, the men and women who changed history, and the times that changed us all. See where he works when he's not out on the road when you visit his private Florentine Films studio in Walpole, New Hampshire... exclusive for Tauck guests.

A tour of fabled Fenway Park

Day 2

In Boston, a walking tour of Fenway Park

The oldest ballpark used in Major League Baseball, Boston's beloved Fenway Park has been the home of the American League's Boston Red Sox since the 1912 season; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it has seen its share of baseball history. Over the decades, Fenway has accumulated a number of famous features, such as the legendary "Green Monster" left field wall; the center field "Triangle;" "Pesky’s Pole" in right field; and "Williamsburg," named for Hall of Famer Ted Williams; you may see some of these landmarks on a walking tour of the stadium.

Omni Mount Washington Resort

Nights 5 and 6

Gilded Age opulence in New Hampshire's White Mountains

Surrounded by the White Mountains in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, the Omni Mount Washington Resort is one of New England’s last grand Gilded Age resort hotels still in operation. Since 1902, this palatial hotel has been a magnet for presidents, robber barons and celebrities; Babe Ruth and Thomas Edison, for example, loved to play golf here. In 1944, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund were established right here in the Mount Washington Resort’s Gold Room. This historic hotel’s architectural grandeur is well-preserved, and the mountain scenery is stunning no matter the season.

Great mix of history, cultural, and local experiences and the Ken Burns' connection added so much enjoyment with short films shown on the rides that added to the history and culture of the area.

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures, averaging just 24 guests, are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

One Upfront Price

Get what you pay for and then some – about 100 cost components are included on every trip. From fine hotels in prime locations to all luggage handling, most taxes, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, unique travel experiences and more. Because we believe that when you travel, just about everything should be included.

Airport Transfers Included

Upon arrival and departure, transfers to and from your hotel are included as noted.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Deposit Protection Plan

Deposit Protection Plan – Tauck provides a “Deposit Protection Plan” at a cost of AUD $75 per person per tour or cruise. The cost is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid at the time of booking with your deposit. It only applies when you cancel your tour or cruise prior to final payment date. The deposit held in credit will exclude fees imposed by third parties in relation to air, rail travel, hotels, transfer or applicable cruise cabins. When booking airfares through Tauck (including when taking advantage of a special offer that includes air travel), standard airline cancellation fees will apply. In some cases, airfares will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, these fees will be deducted from the deposit paid, and therefore the credit being held. We will only credit the remainder of deposit to a future tour or cruise booking if you book within 24 months of cancellation of the original Tauck tour or cruise. This offer expires after the 24 months. We will only credit the remainder of the deposit to a future tour or cruise booking Balance Due and it can’t be used as a credit for the initial deposit of a future tour or cruise booking. The Tauck “Deposit Protection Plan” only covers a Tauck tour or cruise and it does not replace Travel Insurance, which we recommend at the time of booking.
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