May 2012
Fall Foliage Vacation Ideas


Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers,

Spring into action! It's time to book your fall foliage vacation! 

Granted, it seems as though spring has only just begun so why worry about autumn? Savvy travel planners know that spring is the ideal time to take advantage of travel sales and early purchase deals for fall trips.  

The Firstworld Travel Team has put together a great selection of places to go this fall to fit any budget and preferred travel style. A few of them are featured below. Many more are available. 

Choose your trip and call us right away to take advantage of spring sales.
Featured Trips
Fall Cruising to
NE & Canada
Canadian Fall
What do Ellis Island, riding the Reversing Rapids in a jetboat and wine-tasting have in common? If you guessed a New England Canada cruise - you're right!

Have you been waiting to see the incredible colors of the New England fall foliage until you are "older"? Are you afraid you'll be bored, with nothing to do except look out the window at the pretty leaves? Think again!

On a New England Canada cruise, you can be as active as you want. There is so much to see and do in this part of the world and the beautiful colors of fall are the icing on an amazing cake.

For example, you can kayak, white water raft, take a culinary tour, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, learn how to press apple cider, practice your French without crossing the Atlantic, visit North America's oldest city and go lobster fishing.
Fall Foliage Self Drive Tour
In the fall Southern Californians tend to gather around their neighborhood's few liquidambar (sweet gum) trees to ooh and aah over the turning leaves.

Multiply this marvel by tens of thousands for just a hint of what it's like to drive down a New England country highway in October.

Although there are several parts of the country that offer such color-changing glory, New England entices us with its added historic sites and quaint small towns easily visited along the way.

One way to plan a fall foliage trip is to identify a destination as a base that is a travel gem in itself. For example, several days in Boston offers the traveler many of this country's finest historical sites. Daily trips can be taken by car or public transport or the traveler can simply enjoy all Boston has to offer before continuing on.
Washington DC
Fall Foliage
Washington DC Fall
Where can I go to experience both amazing fall foliage and an unforgettable destination without having to drive or be on an escorted tour?

Washington DC!
You can easily spend a week, or even two, exploring the city and surrounding area while enjoying all that nature has to offer.

Washington DC is a perfect area for combining the beautiful fall colors with a wealth of sightseeing opportunities - all without the stress of having to drive in an unfamiliar area.

A custom package designed by you and your travel agent means that you get to spend your time seeing and doing exactly what you want.

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New England Fall Hosted Tour
White Mountains in Fall
Every autumn, mother nature puts on a colorful show in regions around the United States. And since the fall foliage transformation is most striking in New England, it's a favorite time for many travelers to hit the road and head north.

The problem with driving through the countryside is, well, the driving. It's difficult to view the scenery with your eyes stuck on the flat-gray surface of the road. So let someone else do the driving for you on your fall foliage tour.

Join one of America's oldest tour companies ~ Caravan Tours ~ for a fully hosted fall foliage tour around New England.

Prices start at just $1,095 for 7 days.
New York City Columbus Day Weekend Package

New York in Autumn

Rates from: $376.00 per person for 2-night complete package. Extend your package and enjoy the celebrated Columbus Day Parade on Monday, October 8th.

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit New York City; Central Park glows with vibrant fall colors, the air is crisp and invigorating, and the city pulses with energy! Experience everything New York City has to offer with the glorious backdrop of an autumn palette.

Your Columbus Day Weekend in New York City Includes:
  • Accommodations for 2-nights or longer at the Manhattan at Times Square Hotel or another midtown Manhattan hotel, right in the middle of all the excitement of New York City's Times Square, the Theater District and Rockefeller Center, just a short walk from the Columbus Day Parade on Monday, October 8th.
  • Free admission to the Empire State Building Observatory, Museum of the City of New York or NY Water Taxi Taxi Statue of Liberty Flex Pass
  • Free admission to the American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art or Top of the Rock Observation Deck
You can customize your New City Package to fit your desires and your budget. Call now for more information.

And that's not all! San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver are some west coast fall favorites, and closer to home, a weekend in the mountains of Julian, Idyllwild or Big Bear enjoying apple pies and cider is sure to delight.

So, if you didn't see a fall package you're interested in, just call and we'll find one perfect for you.


Dennis Hein
Firstworld Travel and Cruises
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