How do we make a reservation?
You can make a reservation online, by phone at 1-800-759-6820, by fax at 774-413-5578, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide the full first and last name of the travelers and include your address, phone number, tour name, and date of departure. Space will be confirmed by e-mail and hard copy at the time of booking. Booking agents are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Domestic Travel Requirements? Full vaccination against COVID-19 will be required to travel with us through December 31, 2022. An official vaccination certificate / Proof of vaccination must be presented prior to traveling.
What is your payment policy?
A deposit of $200 per person is due within 7 days after receiving confirmation. Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. All payments will be refunded in if cancelled 45 days prior departure. There will be a $25.00 cancellation fee imposed. We strongly recommend the purchase of cancellation insurance. Should you not take the cancellation insurance, the following fee structure will apply:
- 45 days to 21 days: 10% of the tour cost
- 21 days to 7 days: 20% of the tour cost
- 7 days to 1 day: 100% of the tour cost
Is travel insurance necessary?
New England Tours strongly suggests purchasing travel insurance. For your convenience, here is a list of reputable Travel Insurance companies.
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- Allianz Global Assistance www.allianztravelinsurance.com 866.884.3556
- Travelex www.travelexinsurance.com 800.228.9792
- Travel Guard www.travelguard.com 800.826.5244.
Do we accept credit cards?
New England Tours accepts Mastercard and Visa and Discover for deposits and final payment.
What is New England weather like?
New England weather tends to run a little cooler than the rest of the country. It is always best to have an evening wrap available. As you travel further north, a sweater or jacket would be appropriate.
What clothes should I bring?
Layering your clothing is the key to a happy and comfortable tour. The tour does not require you to “dress up” at any time. Neat, casual, and comfortable would be most appropriate. Be sure and bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes.
Are airport transfers included in the price?
Yes. The hotel we chose is in close proximity to the airport and offers complimentary shuttle service from Boston Logan Airport only and we will furnish further information in your final documents.
Do we rotate seats on the motorcoach?
Yes. The exact pattern of the seat rotation is at the discretion of the tour guide/director.
How many stops do we make during the day?
Adequate stops are allotted for the comfort of the passengers. All of our motorcoaches are equipped with lavatory facilities.
Who makes the airline flight reservations?
The individuals make their own flight reservations
Do we accommodate travelers needing special assistance?
We will make reasonable effort to accommodate the special needs of tour participants. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the assistance. Please contact the office for further information regarding this matter.
Are we going to have lobster?
New England Tours prides itself on offering “local fare” during it’s tours. Please refer to your specific tour to see if a “lobsta’ dinner” is included.
Do the hotels have pools?
Most of the hotels have indoor pools. Please ask the office for specifics.
What is the baggage policy?
One piece of luggage carried by porters (excluding airports) throughout the tour is included in the package price. There is a fee for each additional bag carried by porters. Please inquire with Tour Director on tour. There is no fee for carry-on bags handled by travelers.
What is your customary tipping policy?
Many of our patrons ask what the appropriate gratuity is for the Tour Director and Motor Coach Driver, Industry standard for the Tour Director generally is 5.00 – 7.00 per person per day. Motor Coach Driver is generally 4.00 – 6.00 per person per day.
Is there a smoking policy in place?
New England Tours has adopted a policy of no smoking aboard all tour coaches. In fact, there are many locations in the state of Massachusetts that do not allow smoking at all (i.e. restaurants.) Frequent stops are made, at which time those who wish to smoke may do so.
What is NOT included in the price of the tour?
Meals other than specified, personal tips to Tour Director, maids, local guides, drivers, laundry, valet, telephone and other items of personal nature. Any such expression of appreciation should be offered on a voluntary and personal basis. Round trip transportation charges between your hometown and originating city of the tour are not included.
Would the tour date ever be altered?
New England Tours reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to the departure date for any reason. If this should occur, New England Tours.com will make every effort to book you on another departure date. If an alternate cannot be found, then a full refund will be made.
When is the best time to see the fall foliage?
Though you cannot always predict nature’s ways, foliage season traditionally begins in the mid-to-late September and ends in the mid-to-late October. The completed cycle takes about three weeks and peak color lasts for a week.
When will final documents be sent?
Final documents will be mailed 21 days prior to departure of the tour. The final Documents will include hotel names, numbers and address, final itinerary, name and luggage tags, suggested packing lists and, gratuity envelops.
How late may I book on to a tour?
Sales of tours generally end 7 days prior to departure. A $25.00 fee will be assessed to cover express mailing of documents and other expenses incurred because of the late booking. A credit card guarantee is required for final payment at the time of booking.