Hidden Gems of New England

2015 Prices From $3,190 for 8 Days - Tauck World Discovery

Crafted by Tauck and Ken Burns  Designed by filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, this singular journey through the picturesque heart of New England tours landmarks, homes, farms and wild natural settings that 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... in the whimsical design of the Mark Twain House and the simple gifts of the Shakers... 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, The Shakers, 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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  1. Day 1

    Welcome to Boston



    Day 2

    Historic Boston and a foodie tour along Charles Street



    Day 3

    Fenway's "field of dreams," Lexington & Concord and on to Hartford


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    Day 4

    From Mark Twain & Harriet Beecher Stowe's Hartford to Vermont


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    Day 5

    Saint-Gaudens's Vermont to New Hampshire, Ken Burns's Backyard


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    Day 6

    Billings Farm and the White Mountains


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    Day 7

    Simple Gifts from the Shakers and on to Maine


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    Day 8

    Journey home



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