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Kennebunkport and Portland Maine New England
Our Caravan New England Vacation includes guided tours of several famous Atlantic seaside towns including Martha’s Vineyard, Newport in Rhode Island, and Mystic in Connecticut. Two other major highlights on this New England Fall Foliage tour are the resort towns of Kennebunkport and Portland Maine.
Guests of Caravan’s all-inclusive vacation packages in New England enjoy all itinerary meals, accommodations, ground transportation, airport transfers, and all itinerary excursions.
Portland Maine Waterfront
The “Old Port” or Portland’s Waterfront, is known for its 19th century cobblestone streets, brick buildings, and fishing piers. As tourists wander the area they will discover countless boutiques, galleries, and exceptional restaurants. Portland is a “working waterfront,” which means that there is still an active marine economy with wharves and piers, including:
Check out Portland Maine’s Downtown on Instagram! @portlanddowntown
Town of Kennebunkport Maine
Situated in York County and with a population of just 3,500 people, to call Kennebunkport a quaint coastal town is a near perfect description. Dock Square is a popular attraction in this small seaside tourist town, offering visitors plenty of souvenir shops and art galleries to browse. The Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library and the boats parked along the Kennebunk River are also famous attractions in this little town on Maine’s Atlantic coast.
Guests of Caravan Tours are treated to a one-night stay at the Nonantum Resort. This spacious four-story boutique New England style hotel includes grounds that overlook the Kennebunk River. Since 1884, this resort hotel has entertained and hosted guests from all over the world and provides the perfect way to enjoy the Atlantic Coast, with the center of Kennebunkport just a short walk away.
Lobster in Maine
If there is one thing the Atlantic coastal state of Maine is known for is its lobster. Chefs and food connoisseurs around the world recognize Maine as having some of the world’s sweetest and most flavorful lobster!
Nearly every restaurant you visit will offer some form of fresh lobster on their menu – whether it’s lobster bisque, lobster rolls, or any other plethora of gourmet lobster dishes. Lobster is a crucial part of the economy for Maine as many coastal communities in the area rely on the lobster harvest to make a living.
All Caravan Tour guests spend their last evening in Kennebunkport, Maine, enjoying a delicious lobster dinner before heading off to Boston MA for the last day of the tour.
About Caravan Tours
Each year Caravan Tours offers fully guided New England Vacations with departure dates between mid-May and October. For those hoping to see the East Coast’s fall foliage colors in all its splendor we recommend choosing a tour in September or October.
For 65 years, our second-generation family owned and operated tour company has offered fully guided tours that exceed expectations throughout the United States, Canada and Central America including Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
To learn more about current Maine and New England fall foliage tour itinerary, or to inquire about lodging and available departure dates, please contact Caravan Tours:
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2021 Departure Dates
|May||11**, 18**, 25**|
|Jun||1**, 8**, 15**, 22**, 29**|
|Jul||6**, 13**, 20**|
|Aug||10*, 17*, 24*, 31*|
|Sep||7*, 8*, 9*, 10*, 11*, 12*, 13*, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30|
|Oct||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20|
**indicates Super Value date
*indicates Great Value date
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2021 Price Per Person - $U.S.
|Room Type||Super Value||Great Value||Special Value|
|Double||$ 1395||$ 1495||$ 1595|
Plus Taxes and Fees:
Double $185; Triple $167; Single $245
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and to Reserve Space
Caravan’s tours sell out fast! Please call 1-800-CARAVAN or 312-321-9800 before confirming other travel arrangements to verify availability of your preferred departure date. You can reserve space free for up to 3 days, then a $300 deposit per person is due. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
$99 Travel Protection Plan
Caravan’s $99 travel protection plan offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation and medical coverage.
Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan. Here is a list of some of the airlines that service this tour.
Meals included are shown by:
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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Hotels - listed by day
Embassy Suites Logan Airport, Hilton Logan Airport
Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Doubletree Hilton Hyannis, Cape Codder Resort
Mystic Area, Connecticut
Long Trail House
North Conway, New Hampshire
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, Glen House
Southern Coast, Maine
Nonantum Resort, Anchorage by the Sea
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Back to Top Hotels
Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway.
Day 1 – Boston, Massachusetts
Embassy Suites Logan Airport
The Embassy Suites is conveniently located next to Boston Logan Airport. This all-suite hotel features spacious two room suites with free WiFi. The indoor pool and whirlpool are open until midnight and the fitness center is available 24-hours daily. The Embassy Suites hosts a reception open to all guests, every evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. Porter's Bar and Grill serves food until 11 p.m. and drinks until 11:45 p.m. nightly. The hotel is less than 2 miles from the Boston city center. Free 24-hour shuttle service is available from Boston Logan Airport and to the nearby MBTA Blue Line Subway and water taxis to downtown Boston.
Hilton Logan Airport
The Hilton is conveniently located immediately adjacent to Boston Logan Airport. Guest rooms are equipped with coffee makers, hairdryers, soundproofed windows and free WiFi. The hotel features a 24 hour fitness center, and an indoor pool and whirlpool. The hotel is less than 2 miles from the Boston city center and offers a free 24-hour courtesy bus to all airport terminals, the nearby MBTA Blue Line Subway and water taxis to downtown Boston.
Days 2, 3 – Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Doubletree Hilton Hyannis
The Doubletree Hilton is located in Hyannis on Cape Cod. This hotel has a fitness center along with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. On site dining options include the Ivy Room for breakfast, the Vyne Bistro for dinner, and a lobby lounge. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor fire pit in the courtyard adjacent to the lounge. Free WiFi is included in all guest rooms.
Cape Codder Resort
The Cape Codder Resort & Spa is located in Hyannis on Cape Cod. This full service hotel features an indoor wave pool, a heated outdoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel also has a full service spa offering manicures, pedicures, facials, massages and organic full body treatments. The Cape Codder offers two on-site dining options — the Hearth 'n Kettle Restaurant and the Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill. Outdoor deck dining is available in July and August. Free WiFi is included in all guest rooms.
Day 4 – Mystic Area, Connecticut
Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
The Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa is located in Groton, Connecticut, part of the greater Mystic area. The hotel has a heated indoor pool, whirlpool and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The on-site Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa offers nail care, face and body treatments, makeup and hair design. Guest rooms feature luxurious bedding, coffee maker/tea service, iron and ironing board, and a hair dryer. A Starbucks Coffee House and the Octagon Steakhouse are located on the hotel premises.
The Hilton Mystic is located in Mystic, Connecticut, directly across from the Mystic Aquarium and shops. This hotel features a lounge, on-site restaurant, indoor pool, fitness center and free WiFi.
Day 5 – Stratton, Vermont
Long Trail House
This mountain resort hotel is nestled onto the hillside of Stratton Mountain's Village Common and is an easy stroll to shops and restaurants. Amenities include a heated pool, sauna and hot tubs. Rooms feature in room gas fireplaces and free WiFi.
Day 6 – White Mountains, New Hampshire
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
The Red Jacket Resort is located in North Conway, overlooking the Moat Mountain Range and Saco River Valley. Hotel features include a lounge, heated outdoor pool (seasonal), fitness room, arcade game room and a full service spa. Free WiFi is included in all guest rooms.
The Glen House
The Glen House is located in a picturesque setting at the base of Mount Washington in Gorham, New Hampshire. The guest rooms have free WiFi and are reflective of the simplicity of Shaker design. This hotel features a lounge, on-site restaurant, fitness center, indoor pool, and an outdoor patio with seasonal fire pit. An extensive trail network can be accessed in the backyard of the property.
Day 7 – Southern Coast of Maine
Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport
The Nonantum Resort is located in the picturesque, historic town of Kennebunkport on the spectacular rocky coast of Maine. The resort is situated on spacious grounds overlooking the Kennebunk River. It is a short walk to the center of Kennebunkport, with its fine shops, art galleries and historic landmarks. The beautiful Nonantum is a traditional 4 story boutique hotel of traditional New England style operating since 1884. The resort has an outdoor heated pool and hot tub. Free WiFi is located in all guest rooms.
Anchorage by the Sea Resort, Ogunquit
The Anchorage by the Sea Resort is located in the heart of Ogunquit on Maine's Southern Coast. Ocean views abound throughout the resort grounds. The resort features indoor and outdoor heated pools, saunas, and hot tubs. Free WiFi is located in all guest rooms. A paved walking path runs along the ocean at the resort's edge.
Back to Top Airport Transfer Information
Caravan’s Boston, Massachusetts hotel the Embassy Suites Logan Airport, provides 24 hour courtesy shuttles from Logan Airport (BOS). Upon arrival at the airport, request a pickup using the hotel courtesy phone at the baggage claim area. Because the hotel is located on airport property, taxi service is of limited availability and costs an $8.00 flat fee.
Caravan's vacation packages provide a departure transfer to Logan Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts, arriving at 10:00 a.m. on the day the tour ends. Please schedule flights after 12:00 p.m.
Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan Tours. Here are lists of airlines that service this tour:
|Air Jamaica, Aer Lingus, AeroMexico, Air Canada, Air France, AirTran Airways, Airtransat, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, America West, American Airlines, American Eagle, American Transair, ATA, British Airways, Cape Air, Continental, Delta, Finnair, Icelandair, Jetblue, KLM, Lufthansa, Midwest Express, SATA, Southwest, Swissair, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic|
Back to Top Local Weather
This is a predominantly casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. Dress code for most evenings is smart casual.
Back to Top Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the tour price?
Virtually everything! Hotels, most meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers in select cities, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides. Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation.
What is not included in the tour price?
Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porter fees, visas, phones, valet, all items of a personal nature, food and beverages not on the regular menu and tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver. General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.
Can your tours be enjoyed by all age groups?
From cosmopolitan French Canada to the tropical rainforests of Costa Rica, Caravan has a tour for every one. Passengers requiring special assistance must be accompanied by an able companion.
How long will each day be?
A well paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation.
How large will my group be?
Group sizes will vary depending on the reserved rooms at the hotels and lodges and the capacity of the ships, trains, and motorcoaches used. Usually, the maximum size will range from 36 to 44 passengers.
Are meals included?
Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). All meals in Latin America are included. Most meals are included in the USA and Canada. Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included everywhere. Coffee and tea are provided at all meals. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals. Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified.
Can I use my cell phone in this area?
Out of courtesy to your fellow tour members, please restrict the use of cell phones to emergency use only when you are on the motorcoach. Please also remember to turn off ringers; cell phone conversations and ringers are intrusive and can spoil other passengers' enjoyment of the tour. Please contact your service provider for information regarding cell phone reception areas: many rural areas do not have cell phone network coverage
Back to Top Customer Reviews of our New England & Fall Foliage tour
“This was my dream vacation and along with my husband, best friend and her husband, I couldn’t have asked for a better time. Breakfasts were amazing, the hotels very nice clean and the scenery was just beautiful. The sights were awesome, more than I ever expected. The colors were perfect and the history was out of this world. Saw everything we hoped for plus more than was planned. The fall foliage was at the perfect time and was beautiful. I would definitely take another tour with Caravan. It was a lifetime experience. Everything I wanted to see. Thank you.”Mr. & Mrs. S.B., Minot, North Dakota
“Beautiful, magnificent hotels. The views from the hotels in the mountains were breathtaking. The photo stops were great and offered all the marvelous views of each state. Sightseeing was awesome, so many things to see and do.”Ms. N.K., Apopka, Florida
“Thoroughly enjoyed my first trip with Caravan Tours - will return for other trips! Enjoyed all the sightseeing opportunities and added ideas from our director, who was excellent and pointed out sites to see for pictures. Gave historical info, added stories, answered questions. Provided materials and maps and was always very polite, friendly and cheerful. We had sufficient time to enjoy the surroundings and take pictures. Enjoyed the variety of activities, films, displays. All the hotels were four to five star with clean comfortable beds and self controlled environments. Just a lovely time all around. Will share with friends.”Mr. & Mrs. J.A., Tucson, Arizona
“Over the top! First time to New England and I really felt we covered so much, enough to suit everyone. I’m an artist and took so many pics, I’ll be painting from them for years to come. This was the first guided tour we had ever taken so we did not know what to expect. Tour was GREAT. We thought going in that would be lots of down (boring) time. Wrong. All the activities were well-planned and fun. Tour was set up to provide much to see. The time went by fast and colorfully. We were told by a couple that wasn’t on the tour who saw our Caravan luggage tags that we would have a great time and that Caravan does the best tours. SO TRUE! Thanks for a wonderful trip.”Mr. & Mrs. E.L., Aurora, Colorado
“The Caravan value is unsurpassed. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who has never traveled to New England states, loves history and beautiful scenery. We were fortunate to enjoy a late fall foliage. Photo stops abound on the multistate tour. We really enjoyed the history and beauty of the region. Our tour guide left no question unanswered. We loved the smaller boutique hotels and the condo with the fireplace.”Mrs. C.D., Reisterstown, Maryland
“This was my first guided tour, and I feel like I hit the jackpot. Our director shared insights into history and was attentive to our needs. Our team worked together to offer us the best views and colors, even making some adjustments along the way. All our short stops were for rest and conveniences and beautiful photo opportunities. All our main activities were well-planned, with plenty of time to enjoy each stop, and the colors were breathtaking. I truly enjoyed this trip. I enjoyed meeting new people and our weather was spectacular. I will definitely recommend Caravan to others.”Ms. F.L., Rusk, Texas
“Excellent. We learned so much more of our country’s history, and our TD was the best. Couldn’t have asked for better. We all laughed and had a great time. We were so pleased with everything we did. All the staff at each hotel were wonderful, and the seafood was terrific. So nice to not worry about our bags and rooms. Love your company and will tell everyone what a great time we had. You are the best!”Mr. & Mrs. S.M., Bayfield, Colorado
“Beautiful locations. Overall an outstanding mix of all New England has to offer with the backdrop of beautiful color. As our director told us, the regional fall colors would leave us wanting more! It was a wonderful experience to be part of this party! Entertaining, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, I would go anywhere with our director. The last hotel in Kennebunkport was our favorite. Loved the Norman Rockwell museum.”Mrs. K.S., Davis, California
“This New England tour is an exceptional value. I did not know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of guide, driver, hotels and food! All sights were appropriate to the day’s themes. Our coach driver was a true gentleman and wonderfully safe. Looking forward to another trip with Caravan.”Ms. S.B., Redwood City, California
“Caravan Tours are always well planned and well paced with respect to interesting, informative, and historically relevant stops, out-the-window sights, and fun-on-the-go interactive activities, games, and discussions with fellow passengers. Always well put together, with rest stops, breaks, well-timed and at nice places with snacks and souvenir items. Photo stops are also well-timed and planned, and usually easily accessed for those memorable shots. Our director was as good as it gets, I would go to the moon with her. The local guides were well-spoken, enthusiastic, and adept at demonstrating their craft and explaining their venue and procedures, a good extra dimension for the tour. Mostly comfortable accommodations and nicely appointed, with good local views and the fireplaces were a very nice touch. Caravan coach drivers make the journey smooth as silk; jovial, professional and always helpful.”Mr. & Mrs. J.S., Las Vegas, Nevada
“It’s obvious that Caravan Tours is well organized, knows how to conduct tours and is attentive to giving travelers value for the $$$. Our rooms were always ready upon our arrival and our luggage arrived at our room within a reasonable time. We were very happy with the accommodations. The minutes, hours, and days were filled with educational information and sights of our country, founding fathers and how the other half lives. Thank you Caravan for creating an educational and entertaining experience for us, we look forward to booking in the future. 5 Stars. ”Mr. & Mrs. J.T., Kaneohe, Hawaii
“First class all the way. Roomy, quiet and comfortable hotels. Good balance of scenes and history. Lots and lots of great photo stops. The Calvin Coolidge and Norman Rockwell stops were very interesting. Outstanding director! Great impression from first meeting to departure at the airport. This was our 5th Caravan tour and this one was as great as the previous four. This was hectic at times, but it had to be to squeeze everything in!”Mr. & Mrs. D.J., Clinton, Mississippi
“This trip was the first we’ve ever absolutely enjoyed. We wish we had done this for our honeymoon. It is unusual these days to get much more than you pay for. Totally enjoyed everything we saw and did. Wow, we saw so much, more than we ever imagined and our guides made it even better. Excellent hotels, no complaints, loved them all! The trip was amazing and perfect, don’t change a thing. Best vacation we’ve ever taken. Will definitely do this tour again, along with other Caravan tours. We have made a lot of referrals to my friends. When they saw my pictures they were amazed! Thank you for a great trip!”Mr. & Mrs. R.D., Brusly, Louisiana
“Once again, a great trip, our 3rd with Caravan. We’ve been amazed at the beautiful hotels Caravan uses and this trip was no exception. Loved the farm and boat rides, also just enough shopping. Excellent driver, not to say amazing. He could squeeze that coach through whatever was necessary. Always felt very safe. And our director always kept us laughing, I really enjoyed her!!!”Mr. & Mrs. A.S., Gainesville, Georgia
“This was my fifth Caravan trip and second Fall Foliage tour. I am always looking for areas of improvement and thought I might not like it as much as the first one, but I was wrong. Not only did I enjoy visiting many of the same sites, our director did a great job of adding a few surprises to make it feel unique. Great rest stops and spaced out perfectly. I enjoyed the Sugar Shack and all the walking guides Caravan provided. We were blessed with great weather. Keep up the good work and thank you for another wonderful vacation memory!!!”Mr. R.Y., Worthington, Ohio
“A wonderful tour with a good mix of history, culture, and local flavor. No complaints whatsoever. Especially enjoyed Lexington/Concord and the Rockwell museum. The Bennington rest stop was a welcome addition for this history buff. Our stop at the covered bridge was wonderful. Our driver was safe and courteous, probably the best I’ve had. This was the sixth Caravan tour we have taken. We have enjoyed every one of them and may take a few a second time. We appreciate all the drivers and directors do for us on these tours and the work that your company puts into planning for us.”Mr. & Mrs. S.S., Houston, Texas
“Beautiful part of the country and the history came alive. Caravan planned well. Our guide was excellent in keeping us on track. We loved the history and stories he shared about the places we visited. He made the trip a lot of fun and was patient with those who needed help. Getting to see so many New England small towns and homes was a real treat. We saw a beautiful sunrise. All hotels were excellent with regards to rooms, service and food. In all, a nice trip we would recommend to others.”Mr. & Mrs., Brookville, Ohio
“This was our third trip with Caravan. I believe this tour had the best director of all. Our director was a 10+! Truly a top-notch joy. And all guides were knowledgeable, professional and courteous, sharing history with enthusiasm and humor. All hotels, although very different in character, had wonderful comfortable amenities. Each was representative of the New England area we were visiting. The staff at each made us feel welcome. We found every sightseeing activity stimulating and educational. We were given ample time to enjoy each location. Never felt rushed.”Mr. & Mrs. J.T., Wimberley, Texas
“It was a very pleasant, informative trip and full of history. Being a retired event/meeting planner for a major pharmaceutical company, I always enjoy trips that I don’t have to plan. It’s nice to have someone tell you where to be and what time to be there. We were pleasantly pleased with most of the places we visited. Norman Rockwell museum was spectacular. Wonderful. Portland, Maine is also a neat town - very artsy and diverse. It was a great trip and I would do another Caravan tour. I enjoyed making new friends and memories. Thank you to Caravan for the opportunity.”Mr. W.R., Cumming, Georgia
“This was my first tour with Caravan and it was a positive experience. I really enjoyed the opportunity to see all that New England had to offer. Our tour through the states provided plenty of fall foliage and historical sites. From covered bridges to Portland, Maine, many lighthouses. The tour of Breakers reminded me of another era. We had more than enough stops and our director was sensitive to the needs of our group, which was an older crowd. Many on the tour had traveled with Caravan before and had many positive things to say about the tour company which, when compared to others, Caravan is reasonably priced.”Mr. D.A., Poway, California
“This was an awesome trip that I would recommend to all my family and friends. We did have awesome weather and it was much warmer than expected and that was nice. I loved everything, the history, the fall colors and the shopping time. I would not change anything. The hotels were wonderful.”Mrs. J.L., Pleasant Hill, California
“Excellent!! More than expected each day. The coach was impeccably clean each morning, and the sights and activities were more than expected. Excellence in timing and consideration of the needs of passengers. Our TD and driver were a winning team. They helped each other with each task and kept us entertained and in great spirits while traveling. Real assets for Caravan. Thank you for providing such a relaxing experience for us!”Mr. & Mrs. V.C., Dallas, Texas
“Had a wonderful trip! Did this same trip five years ago and again we learned a lot of history and met really nice people. Lobster dinner was wonderful and Caravan makes me feel safe traveling without my husband. Our director was fun and knowledgeable and we had a great driver.”Ms. L.N., Omaha, Nebraska
“This is by far one of my favorite tours. Great way to see this beautiful part of our country. Loved the varied landscape. A mix of history, beauty, and culture made the tour memorable. The hotels reflected the beauty of the area we were in, all were prepared for us without interruption. I always look forward to meeting new people and I am so glad I met our director. A definite value-adding person, knowledgeable, funny, prepared, fantastic.”Mrs. L.J., Elk Grove Village, Illinois
“The country was beautiful! Breakers were wonderful, interesting. Loved Vermont, Maine and White Mountains of New Hampshire. Loved walking and seeing everything. Excellent transit, loved the ships and motorcoach, very comfortable. We had enough to see what we wanted and shop.”Mrs. B.W., Florence, Kentucky These are only the first 25 reviews of this tour... Read all 237 Reviews »