New England; A place of natural beauty, history and inspiration

Journey from historic Boston to the famed Maine coastline, where the beautiful Acadia National Park provides hiking and photo opportunities aplenty. From there you will travel through the awe-inspiring White Mountains of New Hampshire and on to Vermont, with its remote natural beauty. Heading South through Massachusetts you'll arrive at the coastal town of Newport, Rhode Island before finally unwinding for a few days amongst the sweeping beaches and coastal communities of Cape Cod.

Tour highlights

    • Follow The Freedom Trail and discover the history that shaped America.
    • Explore Fenway Park - Home of the Boston Red Sox*
    • Enjoy culinary delight at one of Maine's traditional fishing villages
    • Visit coastal Acadia National Park
    • Retreat to the mountains of northern Vermont
    • Wildlife spotting in Cape Cod

    * Optional Extra - Please speak to one of our specialist sales agents to book.

Itinerary

Day 1 & 2 (Arrival and overnight in Boston)

As far as historic cities go, Boston, Massachusetts is right up there. It fact, Boston is more than a century older than the United States itself and has played host to some of the most significant events in American history. Boston is a city well known for its sports too, and with no fewer than 7 professional sports teams calling Boston their home, there is no better place to catch a game whilst in the United States.

Place of Interest: The Freedom Trail; a 2.5 mile, red lined route running throughout Boston and connects 16 of the most historical sites in American history. Follow the path and discover the USS Constitution - the oldest commissioned warship in the world, America’s oldest public park ‘Boston Common, and the ‘Old State House’ to name just a few.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 3 (Boston to Kennebunkport - 94 Mi)

With its quaint boutiques, gorgeous beaches and scenic lighthouses, Kennebunkport is a town steeped in history. A stroll along Summer Street will see you pass the historic sea captain mansions that line the street, and Dock Square – the centre of Kennebunkport – is home to numerous highly rated restaurants including New England’s only five stars, five diamond restaurant, The White Barn.

Distance approx.: 94 Mi
Time to travel approx: 1.5 hours

Place of Interest: Cape Porpoise Pier is a working harbour and a fantastic place to watch the local fishermen and lobstermen bring in their catch of the day. It’s also another culinary hotspot where you can enjoy fresh seafood, whether looking to dine casual or more upscale.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 4 & 5 (Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor - 201 Mi)

Bar Harbor has long been a premier destination for those of us wishing to discover the beauty of New England. Once home to the largest hotel in North America and Millionaires’ Row, where the summer estates of America’s elite families lined the streets; this coastal town is surrounded by Acadia National Park and offers easy access to numerous hiking trails and rock climbing on Cadillac Mountain.

Distance approx: 201 Mi
Time to travel approx: 3.5 hours

Place of Interest: Bar Harbor is Mount Desert Island’s largest community, and as a coastal town there is one place to spend some time, and that’s ‘on the water’. Bar Harbor offers many kayaking and boat tours for all levels of experience and age, and it's a great way to see Bar Harbor from an alternative perspective.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 6 & 7 (Bar Harbor to White Mountains - 220 Mi)

Famed for its great hiking trails and picturesque natural beauty, the protected ‘White Mountains National Forest’ is a fantastic place for those who love to be at one with Mother Nature. The state parks across the White Mountains are quite diverse and are perfect for both couples and families to enjoy, with activities from hiking to swimming, mountain biking and boating all accessible throughout.

Distance approx.: 220 Mi
Time to travel approx: 4.5 hours

Place of Interest: Standing at 6,288-foot, Mt. Washington is the highest mountain in North-eastern North America and from the summit, it is often possible to see in to five states, and even in to Canada. The summit sees over a quarter of a million visitors each year, and temperatures at the top during the summer are often a welcome relief from the warmer climates below.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 8 (White Mountains to North Vermont - 120 Mi)

With miles of open lakes, rivers and breath-taking mountain ranges to explore, Northern Vermont ticks all the boxes for those who love the great outdoors and have a true sense of adventure. A four season destination, Northern Vermont has much to offer any time of the year, and as well as the picturesque landscapes there is plenty to do away from the mountains too.

Distance approx: 120 Mi
Time to travel approx: 2.5 hours

Place of Interest: Vermont is America’s leading producers of maple syrup with just under half of all the syrup made in the USA produced here. There are around 1,500 sugarhouses in Vermont, so no visit would be complete without popping by and sampling a little piece of Vermont for yourself.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 9 (North Vermont to Newport, RI - 270 Mi)

Renowned for its mix of beautiful beaches, lively waterfront and colonial heritage, Newport, RI has been welcoming visitors with open arms for over 375 years. Known as Americas’ First Resort, explore the historic mansions of Americas’ elite, jump aboard a traditional schooner or sink your toes in to a sandy beach and just sit back and relax.

Distance approx: 270 Mi
Time to travel approx: 4.5 hours

Place of Interest: At the mouth of Newport Harbour you’ll find ‘Fort Adams State Park’, offering a wide range of activities for you and the family to enjoy. From sailing to fishing or even a simple picnic in the park. Each summer the park also plays host to summer concerts and an annual Jazz Festival.

INCLUDES : Room Only

Day 10 to 12 (Newport, RI to Cape Cod - 75 Mi)

Cape Cod is awash with stunning beaches, historic charm and some legendary seafood cuisine. Made up of 15 towns across 2 islands, each with their own unique quirks and cultures, Cape Cod is a destination made for those who thrive on discovery and adventure, and those who prefer a relaxed, slower pace of life.

Distance approx: 75 Mi
Time to travel approx: 1.5 hours

Place of Interest: If traveling between May and early October, you’ll have the best opportunities to experience one of the world’s Top 10 whale watching destinations in full flow, with humpback whale and bottlenose dolphin all taking up residence in the surrounding waters.

INCLUDES : Room Only

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Pricing

This fly drive itinerary runs all year round

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