Boston fall foliage tours take you to see brilliantly colored leaves in some of the most beautiful parts of the New England countryside near the city.
The advantage to taking one of these New England fall foliage tours is that someone else does the driving.
You get to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery, take as many photos as you please, and explore selected locations.
Entertaining, knowledgeable guides, pick-up at selected hotels, and lots of photo opportunities give you the right mix of fun and convenience.
These tours are very popular and book up in advance - so to be sure of getting your preferred dates, do book early.
Boston Insider Tip: Fall Foliage Tours
Of course you see gorgeous foliage on these tours - but you also experience the scenic countryside outside of the city. If you're visiting Boston during September, October, or even early November, don't miss the chance to discover the beauty of New England!
Fall Foliage Sightseeing Tour from Boston
Vibrant reds and oranges blaze across New England's countryside as you tour through the rolling hills up northwest of Boston to picturesque New Hampshire villages.
A delicious buffet lunch in an old Yankee tavern, a visit to an apple orchard, a photo stop at traditional covered bridge, and views of beautiful Colonial churches, farms, and village greens show you the intoxicating beauty of New England.
If you've never seen this part of New England before, you owe it to yourself to spend a day immersed in the seasonal colors and tranquil landscapes of this unique part of the country. (And if you've ever wondered why those of us who live here put up with the cold winters, the beautiful places you'll see on this tour will show you why we do!)
Always beautiful, Cape Cod in the fall glows with gold autumn foliage contrasting with blue water and skies.
You'll see entrancing views of quaint Cape Cod villages, visit the Whydah Pirate Museum, meet and greet archeologists, and even get to view secluded areas from the best vantage point of all: a sightseeing cruise around Lewis Bay. Seasonal tour: September to October.
For a different way to experience fall color on the Cape, join a small group day trip to Plymouth and Cape Cod where you'll visit historic Plimouth Plantation, home to the first English settlers, Plymouth Rock where the Mayflower landed, and the Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich, the Cape's oldest town. The tour is offered from spring through late fall, so choose a date in late September, October, or November to see foliage colors at their peak.
You'll see wonderful views of the dramatically beautiful New England coast from Boston to Maine, with spectacular foliage along the way.
Admire the beauty of New Hampshire's Hampton Beach, picture-perfect coastal Maine villages, the famous "Nubble Light" lighthouse - and then enjoy time on your own for lunch and shopping in Kennebunkport. Seasonal tour: June to October.
You'll see the beautiful countryside and towns west of Boston on this tour along the path taken by Paul Revere in 1775 when he warned Colonists that the British were coming. Fall foliage in Lexington and Concord is usually breathtaking. Offered through late October.
Want to stay in the city? Go on this walking tour of the beautiful Beacon Hill neighborhood across from Boston Common during late September and October (and most other months as well). Led by a professional photographer who will show you how and where to capture great images, the tour takes you through the historic neighborhood's iconic sites. As fall progresses, you'll see gorgeous golden foliage as well as lots of colorful Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations.
Or choose a walking tour with a personal photographer along the Freedom Trail or Back Bay - you'll see plenty of foliage on those tours as well.
More Boston Tours
Although not all of these tours specialize fall foliage, you'll see plenty of color when you take them during fall months.
Self-Guided Fall Foliage Tour from Boston
Plan your own fall foliage tour - rent a Zipcar for the day, and take the coastal route north from Boston along Route 1A.
At Beverly, detour onto Route 127 East to enjoy picturesque Manchester-by-the-Sea, Gloucester, and Rockport, and then pick up Route 133 and head north through Ipswich where you'll turn back onto Route 127 again.
Go for a walk along New Hampshire's Hampton Beach State Park.
Once you reach Maine (shown in photo), start looking for a road-side clam shack. Stop for a lobster roll and enjoy the gorgeous contrast between the blue of the Atlantic Ocean and brilliant coastal foliage.
Life is good!
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