New England Fall Foliage

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Norman Rockwell Museum Massachusetts

Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum on Caravan’s New England Tour and discover the talent and legacy left by this famous mid-20th century American artist. Norman Rockwell Museum is located in his hometown of Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Caravan Tour guests have the opportunity to explore the very site where Rockwell spent his final 25 years. See his preserved artist studio along with Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers and rotating exhibits of American folk art.

Let Caravan Tours take you to the world’s largest and most significant collection of Norman Rockwell art as part of our New England Fall Foliage Tour.

Visit Norman Rockwell Museum on our New England Fall Foliage tour:
Call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826)
or 312-321-9800

A Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts is a Smithsonian Affiliate museum featuring Rockwell’s original artwork, his library, plus his furnishings and personal items. The beautiful grounds feature 36-acres of vistas, gardens, trees, and sculptures created by Peter Rockwell (Norman Rockwell’s son).

Where Is Norman Rockwell Museum Located?

The Norman Rockwell Museum of Art is located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts at 9 Glendale Road. This 36-acre site overlooks the Housatonic River Valley. In fact, many of Rockwell’s drawings and paintings were drawn and inspired by the local town and its very own residents. Visitors to the Rockwell Museum will not only delight in the art exhibits but also be captivated by today’s locals who are likely the children and great grandchildren of some of Rockwell’s original art inspirations. The Norman Rockwell Museum is open 7 days a week except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Caravan’s guided New England tour follows Route 7 north through the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.

When Did the Norman Rockwell Museum Open?

Norman Rockwell and his wife Molly helped establish the Rockwell Museum in 1969 with a purpose to spread the enjoyment and study of Rockwell’s artwork and its impact on society, popular culture, and social commentary. Prior to its current location, the Rockwell Museum was located at the Old Corner House on Main Street in Strockbridge, MA. In 1993 the museum was moved to the current museum gallery location designed by Internationally renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern.

Norman Rockwell Museum Facts

The Norman Rockwell Museum has many distinctions:

  • It is accredited by the American Association of Museums
  • It is the most popular year-round cultural attraction in the Berkshires
  • The museum is home to 998 original paintings and drawings by Norman Rockwell (the world’s largest collection of his work)
  • The Norman Rockwell Archives, also housed at the museum, contain 100,000+ items including photographs, letters, calendars, fan mail, and business documents

Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibits

Exhibitions at the Norman Rockwell Museum are always being updated. Exhibits to note for 2018 include the Rockwall Roosevelt & The Four Freedoms Enduring Ideals international tour exhibition.

In addition to exhibits there are always interesting programs and events to participate in, including Art Talks, Art Workshops, Family Festival Days, and Gallery Talks. Other interesting things to note about the Norman Rockwell Museum:

  • Free public Wi-Fi.
  • Artists are welcome to bring their graphite pencils and drawing pads (up to 36 x 36) – artists may sit on a stool or bench at least two feet from a work and are invited to use the beautiful grounds for inspiration for sketching and painting.
  • The Museum also has a store for souvenirs and collectables.
  • The Terrace Café is open seasonally, typically from the end of May to late October.
  • Non-flash photography and video with small hand-held cameras is permitted only for private, non-commercial use.

From the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge MA, our Caravan tour heads north through Woodstock Vermont and over to North Conway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

About Caravan Tours

As a second-generation family run tour company that began in Chicago back in 1952, Caravan Tours now offers affordable, all inclusive tours throughout North and Central America. We remain committed to offering one low all inclusive price that is as much as 30% less than our leading competitors that have similar offerings.

For more information about our fully guided, all inclusive fall foliage tours through New England in the late summer and fall, or to make Reservations, please call Caravan Tours directly Toll Free at 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826).

Find out more about Norman Rockwell Museum, Berkshire Mountains, and Massachusetts, New England:

Stay up to date with everything Norman Rockwell related by following the museum on Twitter: @NRockwellMuseum

Visit the official Norman Rockwell Museum website: www.nrm.org

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2021 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.


Embassy Suites Logan Airport
Hilton Logan Airport

Day 1 • Boston, Massachusetts

Embassy Suites Logan Airport

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

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.


Doubletree Hilton Hyannis
Cape Codder Resort

Days 2, 3 • Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Doubletree Hilton Hyannis

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

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.


Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
Mystic Hilton

Day 4 • Mystic Area, Connecticut

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa

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.

Mystic Hilton

Mystic Hilton

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.


Long Trail House

Day 5 • Stratton, Vermont

Long Trail House

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.


Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
The Glen House

Day 6 • White Mountains, New Hampshire

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort

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

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.


Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport
Anchorage by the Sea Resort, Ogunquit

Day 7 • Southern Coast of Maine

Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport

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

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.

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Airport Transfers

arrival Transfers

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 flat fee. See Travel Tips for more details.

departure Transfers

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. See Travel Tips for more details.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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Weather & Clothing

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

Boston
TempRain
Jan36/223.6
Feb38/233.6
Mar46/313.7
Apr56/403.6
May67/503.3
Jun76/593.1
Jul82/652.8
Aug80/643.2
Sep73/573.1
Oct63/473.3
Nov52/384.2
Dec40/274.0

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston
temp36/2238/2346/3156/4067/5076/5982/6580/6473/5763/4752/3840/27
rainfall3.63.63.73.63.33.12.83.23.13.34.24.0

Clothing Tips

This is a predominantly casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. Dress code for most evenings is smart casual. See Travel Tips for more details.

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Travel Tips & FAQs

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My Tour Price Includes

Virtually everything! Hotels, many 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.

My Tour Price Does Not Include

Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porters, visas, phone calls, valet, laundry, all items of a personal nature, extra 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.

Caravan’s $99 Protection Plan Offers Peace of Mind

Caravan’s 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. The cost is $99.

Age of Travelers on a Caravan Tour

Usually, you find a mix of different age adult travelers on a Caravan Tour. Children age five (5) and over are welcome, and children usually join tours offered during Christmas holidays, summer vacation and spring break vacation.

A Well-Paced Itinerary

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.

Meals

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. Many 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.

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Customer Reviews

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"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

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

PanAm Jet
In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Update.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.

Meals

In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.

All-inclusive

Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan Tours is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), NTA (National Tour Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and an allied member of ACTA (Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies).

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