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This trip to New England allows for better decision making when choosing when choosing a college. This trip to New England allows for better decision making when choosing when choosing a college.

New England College Tour - New England Delights

Join A1 Tours on a this trip to New England filled with Campus Visits, stunning views and entertainment. - A few summer days in New England won't get any better

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New England College Tour

July 15-19, 2024



Book this tour by May 1, 2024, and get $100.00 OFF our regular rate bringing your total to $2089.00 for an unforgettable five-day tour of college visits in New England.

**Based on double occupancy**


Did you know that visiting a college is termed “demonstrated interest” by schools and is one of the admissions criteria used to determine an applicant’s acceptance? In fact, “demonstrated interest” is one piece of the admissions puzzle that can give a student up to a 40% chance of being admitted over other applicants.


The college admissions process is a tricky one to navigate. Give yourself the best opportunity to succeed by joining us on this extensive and fun tour exploring New England.


New England is home to some of the top universities in the world. Academic success is achieved through the partnership between students and professors. With many of the schools boasting stats such as full-time educators, above-average post-graduation earning power and diverse student bodies; it isn’t any wonder that these are highly sought-after universities. To round out the experience, students have all of New England to discover on the weekends! Expect to explore the beautiful beaches of Massachusetts, visit gilded mansions in Rhode Island, hike your way through Vermont, tour historic seaports of Connecticut, continue your mountaintop exploration in New Hampshire and feast on lobster in Maine. Students will have it all with both educational and experiential memories to last a lifetime.


As we tour through the schools, there will be plenty of chances to experience what this region has to offer including Candlepin Bowling, a New England Tradition!


In addition to this incredible experience, A-1 Tours offers an EXCLUSIVE partnership with University Seekers. University Seekers is a college preparatory service led by a local college admissions expert. With their guidance, they market your personal profile to your dream schools. They stay in touch with the admissions departments to ensure your application is highlighted, giving you a leg up on the competition.


Day 1: Quinnipiac University & Williams College


An early morning departure from form New Jersey/ Pennsylvania will be required to meet all timings. Our first stop will be Quinnipiac University. This private university was founded in 1929 and has three campuses. The tour will begin with an overview session followed by an actual walking tour as well as a Q&A session.


Pizza Lunch & New Haven Walk

After the Campus visit, we will head to New Haven for a pizza lunch. We will explore some nice sites in the area and enjoy some great pizza on foot.


From here will head to Williams College for an afternoon campus tour. You will get an overview, campus walk, and Q&A throughout.


We will enjoy a casual group dinner before heading to the hotel for the night.


Day 2: Norwich University & University of Vermont 


After breakfast, we will head towards Norwich University for a morning campus walk, information session and Q&A


Boxed lunch or lunch voucher to be used on campus before departure.


We head for a “short” drive to Burlington and start the do the Campus tour there in the early afternoon.


Burlington Scavenger Hunt

After the campus walk, we will explore Burlington like never before. Students will be divided into smaller groups and embark on a fun and informative scavenger hunt. This will give you a great opportunity to explore and learn about the city that may become your next home.


Casual group dinner before checking into the hotel.


Day 3: University of Maine


Early morning departure for the University of Maine is required.

Upon arrival, we will start with lunch on campus followed by the tour. The tour will include overview, campus walk, and Q&A.


Visit to Emera Astronomy & Jordan Planetarium

This observatory is owned and operated by the University of Maine. This place will teach us about astronomy and what is going on in space. It’s one of the major attractions in the area. You will have great fun with plenty of cool picture taking opportunities.


Dinner & Bowling

We will enjoy a casual dinner followed by bowling. We visit one of the local bowling alleys for the thrill of candlepin bowling – the local version of bowling



Day 4:  Bowdoin College & University of New Hampshire


After breakfast, we will depart for Bowdoin College followed by the University of New Hampshire

We will enjoy lunch on campus at the University of New Hampshire.


In the afternoon, we will explore the city of Portsmouth, the perfect place for outdoor activities. You will get a choice of biking or kayaking or just relaxing at the hotel.


Group dinner followed by Portsmouth Ghost Tour one of New England’s longest-running ghost tours.


Once back at the hotel, we’ll enjoy an ice-cream social – to calm you down before bed!


Day 5: U Mass Amherst   & University of Connecticut

After breakfast, we will take off for U Mass and the University of Connecticut. We’ll have lunch between the two visits.


Farwell Dinner

The group will enjoy a final group dinner together before sitting back, relaxing and enjoy the ride back to New Jersey or Pennsylvania  


Triple and quad rooms will have a maximum of 2 beds for 3 or 4 guests to share



Additional Notes:

For College Campus Tours A1 typically uses the following pick-up and drop-off points depending on tour:

· Flemington Park & Ride - 81 NJ-12 Flemington, NJ 08822

· Princeton Junction Train Station Vaughn Drive Princeton, NJ 08540

· Yardley Park & Ride 1140 Woodside Road, Yardley, PA 19067


Please note that tour pick-ups and drop-offs can be customized. If the tour you are interested in does not display your desired pick-up/ drop-off point OR if you have an entirely separate pick-up/drop-off request. Please contact A1 tour manager Josefin Lagnelius at  cell: 347-340-9259 or 609-919-2037 to discuss. Surcharges for customs pick-ups/drop-offs may apply.


If you have a request for pick up/drop off in a different state or if you would like to inquire about a private tour for a group also kindly contact our tour manager for discussion and a custom quote.

Day 1

Quinnipiac University
Williams College

L, D

Day 2

Norwich University
University of Vermont
Scavanger Hunt or similar - lesiure

B, L, D

Day 3

University of Maine
Emera Astronomy & Jordan Planetarium - leisure
Dinner & bowling entertainment

B, L, D

Day 4

Bowdoin College
University of New Hampshire
Kaying / biking / leisure time
Ghost tour

B, L, D

Day 5

U Mass Amherst
University of Connecticut

B, L, D

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Based on availability and other limitations the itinerary is subject to change.  Some substitutions of activities and restaurants may be required.


Tour Includes:

§  Transfer via coach

§  Meals as mentioned with taxes and gratuities.

§  Driver & guide’s gratuities


Tour Excludes:

§  Any items or food or beverages purchased individually.

§  Insurance

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Times
Flemington Park & Ride Flemington Park and Ride
81 NJ-12, Flemington, NJ 08822
Princeton Jct. Train Sta. Vaughn Lot.#4 (pay via Parkmobile app)
Vaughn Dr. Princeton, NJ 08540
Yardley Park & Ride Yardley Park & Ride
1140 Woodside Rd, Yardley, PA 19067
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888.927.8927 • 2 Emmons Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540

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