As summer draws to a close, many travelers are dreaming of cooler temperatures and vibrant fall colors.
ARC MarketPlace is packed with tours, activities and destination ideas to make the most of autumn. To celebrate the beginning of fall, we’ve scoped out five unique fall foliage tours on ARC MarketPlace that will appeal to a broad range of travelers.
For traditionalists, the Fall Foliage Sightseeing Tour from Boston is a highly rated, quintessential autumn foliage tour. It offers picturesque views of rural Massachusetts, passing through Willard Brook State Forest and around Walden Pond, with stops in several small New England towns.
For adventurers, a Two-Day Autumn Leaves and Onsen Trip in Naruko Tohoku explores rural Japan at its finest. This tour departs from Tokyo via Shinkansen (high-speed train) to the mountains surrounding Naruko. Guests will stay overnight at a hotel that boasts on-site onsen (hot springs) overlooking the autumn colors.
For foodies and wine lovers, the Autumn in La Rioja Wineries Tour from San Sebastian allows guests to explore Spain’s most famous winemaking region at the peak of its beauty. The small-group tour is led by a local guide and includes a three-course lunch in the winery.
For active travelers, the NYC Marathon Course 5-Mile Preview Run is a unique way to take in New York City’s sights and fall colors in the weeks leading up to the world’s largest marathon. This gives runners a glimpse of the marathon’s route, traveling through Central Park, Columbus Circle, Fifth Avenue, Marcus Garvey Park and Harlem. (Note that participants should be able to run five miles comfortably to enjoy this outing.)
For the dedicated foliage enthusiast, the 10-Day New England Fall Foliage Tour Including Cape Cod provides stunning views of fall colors throughout New England. It begins in quaint Merrimack, New Hampshire, and wends through Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. See cranberry bogs, rose-covered cottages and scenic covered bridges on this activity-packed road trip.
Want to see more autumn tours on ARC MarketPlace? Just click on the magnifying glass at the top of the homepage and search by keywords such as “foliage,” “autumn” and “leaves” for dozens of unique possibilities.