Scenic New England Self-drive Tour
Travel 20 Oct 2020 - 30 Nov 2020
Book by 30 Jun 2020
Saving £395 per person
- 12 nights Scenic New England Self-drive Tour, New England - in standard rooms
- 11 days fully inclusive car hire
- Flights to Boston with British Airways, accommodation in a guest rooms, 11 days fully inclusive 4 door compact hire car from Boston and prepayable taxes.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
in standard rooms
2nts Boston ~ 1nt Kennebunkport
2nts Bar Harbor ~ 2nts North Conway
1nt Meredith ~ 2nts Williamstown ~ 2nts Hyannis
BOSTON - ARRIVAL Day 1: Arrive at Logan International Airport and proceed to your hotel independently. Enjoy your evening at leisure, exploring the city.
BOSTON Day 2: Boston is the largest city in New England and one of the oldest in the United States, founded by Puritan colonists in 1630. Steeped with history from the American Revolution, here you can explore any portion of the 4 km (2.5 miles) Freedom Trail which starts at Boston Common and passes 16 of the city’s historic landmarks including: Faneuil Hall (a vibrant marketplace), Paul Revere’s home (from which he made his famous “midnight ride”), the Old North Church, and the USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) in Boston Harbour, the oldest warship of the U.S. Navy. Visit the home of the patriots who claimed this city in the name of freedom fighters.
BOSTON - KENNEBUNKPORT Day 3: Along the route north of Boston lies almost four centuries of history, as well as some of the coast’s finest beaches and seascapes. First stop is Salem, the location of the infamous witch trials. Then drive along the coast to the charming harbour towns of Gloucester and Rockport. Enjoy the old time seaport atmosphere of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and its wealth of historic buildings before crossing into Maine. Your destination today is the popular resort of Kennebunkport.
KENNEBUNKPORT - BAR HARBOR Day 4: Travel along the beautiful Maine Coast to Bar Harbor. Along the way you will pass through quaint fishing villages where fisherman mark their grounds with colourful buoys. Don’t miss the chance to try a lobster or cup of clam chowder.
BAR HARBOR/ACADIA NATIONAL PARK Day 5: A full day to explore one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in America. Discover soaring peaks, dramatic glacier-carved valleys, clear lakes, and the rugged shoreline with the only true fjord on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Witness the area’s natural wonders from Park Loop Road or drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, at 1,530 feet (466 meters), the highest point on the U.S. Atlantic seaboard.
BAR HARBOR - WHITE MOUNTAINS Day 6: Your drive today takes you inland towards the spectacular scenery of the White Mountains, the “rooftop of New England,” a landscape dotted with historic villages and enchanting covered bridges. En route, experience breath-taking views of mountain ranges and pristine forests.
WHITE MOUNTAINS Day 7: Today you have the option to continue your adventures at the White Mountains and experience the summit of Mount Washington. You can choose to make your way with a scenic train ride to the highest peak in the Northeast using the Cog Railway. This ride will have you on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway train and carry you to the heart of the White Mountains. After your time exploring the stunning White Mountains you can choose from one of the many local restaurants to end your day with an amazing dining experience.
WHITE MOUNTAINS – MEREDITH Day 8: Travel south to the scenic New Hampshire town of Meredith on the banks of Lake Winnipesaukee. Enjoy a day hiking the trails around the lake or get out on the lake for some water sports action.
MEREDITH – WILLIAMSTOWN Day 9: The journey to Williamstown allows you the opportunity to travel through the Green Mountains part of the Appalachian Mountain range that stretches from Quebec in the north to Alabama in the south, and through the Connecticut River Valley and on into Massachusetts. Overnight in the college town of Williamstown.
WILLIAMSTOWN Day 10: A full day to explore Williamstown and the surrounding Berkshires region of Massachusetts. The Berkshires boast over 100 cultural attractions, many of which are world-renowned. The region is surrounded by picturesque mountains in a lush green valley, where you’ll find numerous, unique recreational activities and festivals that run throughout the year.
WILLIAMSTOWN - CAPE COD Day 11: Drive south and pass through a series of wonderful little towns, including Lenox, summer home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. See Hancock Shaker Village near Pittsfield before continuing to the storied little city of Newport, Rhode Island, once a prosperous colonial seaport. After sightseeing, continue along the coast on your way to Cape Cod.
CAPE COD Day 12: A full day to explore magnificent Cape Cod with its high cliffs, rolling dunes, broad beaches, miles of walking trails, picturesque villages and delicious seafood. This peninsula is a beloved vacation spot for visitors and natives alike. Stop in Plymouth, a living panorama of Pilgrim and Colonial times and see the Mayflower II.
CAPE COD - BOSTON - DEPARTURE Day 13: Today, leave Cape Cod and drive back to Boston. Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.
Flights to Boston with British Airways, accommodation in a guest rooms, 11 days fully inclusive 4 door compact hire car from Boston and prepayable taxes.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
in standard rooms
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.
Premier Holidays offer a fabulous range of hotels for your tour across New England, see our brochure for further details.