Hidden Gems of New England Tauck Tours

Hidden Gems of New England

Stories by Ken Burns

Sports, history and breathtaking scenery are among the jewels on this Hidden Gems of New England tour. Guests travel through Massachusetts, Vermont New Hampshire and Maine. Slide into baseball legends and lore at Fenway Park. At his museum, see the works of Norman Rockwell. View the iconic Minuteman statue and visit Hancock Shaker Village. Get an insiders look at the studio of Ken Burns.


8 Daysfr. $5,490

  • 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
  • GUIDED TOUR of legendary Fenway Park including the Triangle, Pesky’s Pole, the former location of Duffy’s Cliff, and the legendary Green Monster of left field
  • TASTING TOUR through Boston Public Market
  • PRIVATE LUNCH & TOUR at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • GUIDED TOUR through the world of sustainable farming and forestry methods at Billings Farm and Museum
  • EXPLORE Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge
  • DINE at Union Oyster House
  • WITNESS millwheels, covered bridges, and white-steepled churches
  • FOLLOW the Freedom Trail
  • VISIT Lexington Battle Green, where the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired
  • TOUR Minute Man National Historic Park and see the iconic Minuteman statue, cast from the bronze of Civil War cannons
  • STAY in National Historic Landmarks
  • TASTING of maple syrup, other maple sugar products, and homemade sour pickles
  • EXPLORE as you walk along the famed Marginal Way trail at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners
  • The Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts (2 nights)
  • Hotel in North in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (1 night)
  • The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa in Manchester, Vermont (1 night)
  • Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire (2 nights)
  • Stage Neck Inn in York Harbor, Maine (1 night)

WELCOME TO BOSTON Location Information Description

Boston, United States

A transfer is included from Logan International Airport to The Westin Copley Place, Boston. Please join your hosts this evening for a welcome reception at the hotel, followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the heart of Boston.

Dinner

The Westin Copley Place, Boston

FENWAY PARK, HISTORIC BOSTON & A FOODIE WALK Location Information Description

Boston, United States

In his films Baseball and The Tenth Inning, Ken Burns offers a glimpse into the soul of our “national pastime”; for many, it lives at Fenway Park, America’s oldest ballpark and home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912. Past glories come alive on a walking tour of the stadium that may include some its most famous landmarks, such as the Triangle, Pesky’s Pole, the former location of Duffy’s Cliff, and the legendary Green Monster of left field.

Next, an orientation tour of the city follows the historic Freedom Trail from the Back Bay’s Copley Square to Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ memorial to Col. Robert Gould Shaw in Boston Common, the State House, the Old North Church, the Old State House and the South Meeting House. Follow lunch at the Union Oyster House with a “foodie” walking and tasting tour at Boston Public Market.

Breakfast, Lunch

The Westin Copley Place, Boston

LEXINGTON & CONCORD AND ON TO THE BERKSHIRES Location Information Description

Concord, United States

Depart the city of Boston for the nearby flashpoint of the American Revolution, the Massachusetts towns of Lexington and Concord. First, travel to the Lexington Battle Green, where the “shot heard ‘round the world” that signaled the beginning of hostilities was fired; and Concord’s Old North Bridge and iconic Minuteman statue, cast from the bronze of Civil War cannons, in Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Pittsfield, United States

Head west across the center of Massachusetts, stopping for lunch en route to the city of Pittsfield in the Berkshires, for a late afternoon arrival at your boutique hotel created from a pair of 19th-century commercial buildings on the National Historic Register.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel on North

LEGACIES OF ROCKWELL & THE SHAKERS IN THE BERKSHIRES Location Information Description

Stockbridge, United States

Aglow with blazing foliage in autumn, the Berkshires of western Massachusetts have long been a retreat for artists and writers. Begin today's discoveries in Stockbridge at the Norman Rockwell Museum, dedicated to the beloved illustrator whose hundreds of covers for the Saturday Evening Post depicting scenes from small-town America – including here in Stockbridge, where he spent the last 25 years of his life – illuminated the lives of ordinary people with humor and pathos; view many original works by Rockwell, and visit his preserved studio.

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Pittsfield, United States

Next, head to Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield for a private “Lunch, Grace & Song” tour of this former Shaker settlement, founded in 1783 and active through 1960. Today it’s a living-history museum featuring 20 authentic Shaker buildings, costumed interpreters, rich collections of Shaker furniture and artifacts, a working farm with extensive gardens and heritage-breed livestock and more.

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Manchester, United States

Continue on to Manchester, Vermont, for an overnight at a historic New England mountain resort, The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa

VERMONT & NEW HAMPSHIRE, KEN BURNS'S BACKYARD Location Information Description

Walpole, United States

Depart your Vermont resort and drive into the New Hampshire countryside for an exclusive insider look at Ken Burns’s private film studio in Walpole, where his Florentine Films was founded, and some free time in town.

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Woodstock, United States

When railroad executive Frederick Billings (for whom the town in Montana is named) retired in 1871 and returned to his Woodstock, Vermont, roots to start a dairy farm, he opened a book called Man and Nature by George Perkins Marsh. Embracing its ideas of sustainable land use and forest conservation, within a few short years Billings had created a model farm whose cows and produce gained national attention.

Hop back into Vermont and meet the Jersey cows at Billings Farm and Museum, and get a firsthand look at its farming and forestry methods, which changed ideas about farming in turn-of-the-century New England.

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Bretton Woods, United States

Have lunch in town; in fall, indulge in autumnal panoramas of New Hampshire's White Mountains, arriving for a two-night stay at a true New England classic since 1902 – the spectacular Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, a National Historic Landmark.

Breakfast, Dinner

Omni Mount Washington Resort

DISCOVERING THE WHITE MOUNTAINS Location Information Description

Bretton Woods, United States

Your day in the beautiful White Mountains starts with a “New Hampshire Maple Experience,” and a tasting of maple syrup, other maple sugar products, and homemade sour pickles.

Back at the Omni Mount Washington, enjoy lunch and a free afternoon; if you wish, take a hotel history tour of your famous Bretton Woods resort, where you’ll have dinner at your leisure tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Omni Mount Washington Resort

EXPLORE MAINE'S STUNNING COAST Location Information Description

Bretton Woods, United States

A wildlife talk at your White Mountains resort this morning offers an appreciation of the ecology of the glorious landscapes, summer and autumn, that you’ll journey through today as you wind your way to Maine.

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Perkins Cove, United States

You'll arrive midday at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, named by the Abenaki tribe, because the word means “beautiful place by the sea." The area is known for its stunning walking trails – you'll have an opportunity to explore this quintessential coastal Maine region with a walk along the famed Marginal Way trail that hugs the sea. Originally developed in 1925, the trail is only 1.25 miles – with spectacular breathtaking vistas and iconic scenery.

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York Harbor, United States

Arrive for an overnight stay at your oceanfront hotel; join your hosts and fellow travelers for a farewell reception and dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Stage Neck Inn

JOURNEY HOME Location Information Description

Boston, United States

Drive directly to Boston’s Logan International Airport from Stage Neck Inn after breakfast. Allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in; flights should not be booked before 2:00 PM. The group transport will drop guests off at the airport and then drive 3.5 miles to drop off at Boston South Station (for trains).

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Thu, Sep 19, 2024
$6,290.00
Thu, Sep 26, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,290.00
Fri, Sep 27, 2024
$5,490.00
Thu, Oct 03, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,290.00
Fri, Oct 04, 2024 – Wait-list
$5,490.00
Thu, Oct 10, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,290.00
Fri, Oct 11, 2024
$6,290.00
Fri, Sep 19, 2025
$6,890.00
Fri, Sep 26, 2025
$5,990.00
Mon, Sep 29, 2025
$6,890.00
Thu, Oct 09, 2025
$6,890.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $350.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $350 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
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