Best of New England Self-drive
Travel 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
Book by 31 Jan 2019
Saving £305 per person
- 11 nts Best of New England Self-drive, New England - Room only
- Flights to Boston with Virgin Atlantic, accommodation in a standard room, 12 days compact fully inclusive 4 door car hire and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is ATOL protected 2713
A self-drive tour of New England to see experience the wonderful scenery and charm this region has to offer.
Boston 2 nights
Kennebunkport 1 night
Bar Harbor 2 nights
White Mountains 1 night
Stowe 1 night
Williamstown 1 night
Newport 1 night
Cape Cod 2 nights
Flights to Boston with Virgin Atlantic, accommodation in a standard room, 12 days compact fully inclusive 4 door car hire and prepayable taxes.
Regional Departures: Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £166, Belfast from £166, Newcastle from £166, Edinburgh from £166, Glasgow from £166. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
The area surrounding Boston is known as New England and covers the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont. Here you'll find glorious beaches, brilliant fall foliage, expansive lakes, scenic villages, covered bridges and soaring mountains along with distinctive food, such as clam chowder.
In Massachusetts, several historic towns are within easy reach of Boston including Salem, known for its witch trials of 1692; Concord and Lexington, which are richly imbued with Revolutionary War history; and Plymouth, the site of the Pilgrims' first settlement in 1620, while further insights to New England's history are on show at Old Sturbridge Village and at Historic Deerfield. Don't miss the dazzling 300-mile coastline of Cape Cod, where you'll find some of the best beaches in New England and the relatively unspoiled islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Western Massachusetts is best known for the beautiful Berkshires, which host the celebrated Tanglewood summer music festival.
Just 90 miles long by 55 miles, Connecticut is New England's southernmost state and the most influenced by New York City. The coast is studded with enticing small towns, from the colonial charms of Mystic – where the Mystic Seaport alone can easily occupy most of the day - and tranquil Stonington, to hip New London and intellectual New Haven, home of Yale University.
New Hampshire's short Atlantic coastline is a stretch of mellow, sun-drenched beaches capped by Portsmouth, a colonial town with a crop of excellent restaurants and stylish inns. Inland, there are over 1,300 lakes, including the largest, Lake Winnipesaukee, while the magnificent White Mountains spread across northern New Hampshire, culminating in the highest peak in New England, Mount Washington.
The state of Maine is filled with lobster shacks, dense forests, scenic lakes and seaside enclaves, with ample opportunities to explore, or just lounge in Adirondack chairs as the scenery unfolds before you. Portland is the state's cosmopolitan city, bustling Bar Harbor is a wonderful summer retreat and Acadia National Park is the state's most popular outdoor escape.
Vermont probably fulfils the quintessential image of small-town America with its white churches, red barns, covered bridges, clapboard houses, snowy woods and maple syrup. The lively city of Burlington is worth a visit, Woodstock has a stunning village green and a whole range of 19th century homes, while in winter, the resorts of Killington and Stowe come to life.
A mere 48 miles long by 37 miles wide, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the USA. The colonial college town of Providence and the well-heeled yachting centre of Newport, home to extravagant mansions that once belonged to prominent American families, are the principal places to visit.