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Discover New England

From £3,299.00
Duration 14 Days
Departures from: Sep 2022 - Sep 2023
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From £3,299.00
Duration 14 Days
Departures from: Sep 2022 - Sep 2023
Tour Overview
Visit all 6 states of New England on this 2-week holiday, discovering the diversity of the region. We'll start in the biggest city of New England, Boston, where sightseeing will include the historic Quincy Market. Next, it’s on to Acadia National Park, home to an abundance of wildlife. Here, we'll also experience a traditional New England lobster clambake. We'll continue travelling through New England, visiting the house that Mark Twain lived in, and wrote some of his most important works within. Finally, we'll visit a recreated Wampanoag Indian Campsite in Plymouth, 'America's Hometown'. 
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Return flights from London
  • 12 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 12 breakfasts, 1 dinner, and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guides
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation

Included Holiday Highlights

 
  • Tour of Boston including the Freedom Trail
  • Discover Ogunquit and the coast of Maine
  • Visit the former ship-building town of Kennebunkport
  • See the iconic lighthouse at Portland
  • Explore Acadia National Park
  • Enjoy a traditional New England clambake
  • Visit Bar Harbor
  • The White Mountains and Franconia Notch State Park
  • Browse the shops and galleries of Woodstock
  • Mark Twain House and Museum
  • Tour of Newport
  • Martha's Vineyard visit
  • Meet New World Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation
  • Cape Cod and Provincetown
  • John F Kennedy Library and Museum

                            Airport Travel Service

                            On all flight inclusive holidays, you can now choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £100 price reduction* off your holiday. Details on how to book will be included in your confirmation invoice on booking.

                            *Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information.

                            Itinerary

                            Day 1 UK - Boston

                            Make you own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your flight to Boston today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel in the newly developed Seaport District.

                            Day 2 Boston - Ogunquit

                            You'll see many of Boston's highlights on a sightseeing tour this morning. We'll travel along the famous Freedom Trail and visit Beacon Hill, Quincy Market and Cambridge, home of Harvard University. Later we'll head to Ogunquit, a charming beach town in southern Maine, where you'll find quaint shops and lively restaurants. Whilst you're here, be sure to take a walk along the Marginal Way footpath for fabulous views of the New England coast.​

                            Meals included: B

                            Day 3 Ogunquit - Bar Harbor

                            First settled in the 1600s, the seaport of Kennebunkport was known for its shipbuilding, and today you'll see some of the town's mansions, built by wealthy captains. Later we'll visit Cape Elizabeth and you'll see Portland Head Light – Maine's oldest lighthouse. Enjoy some time to explore the waterfront of Portland before our journey continues to Bar Harbor.​

                            Meals included: B

                            Day 4 Acadia National Park

                            On today's visit to Acadia National Park you'll see an incredible natural landscape of mountains and marshland, forest and rocky coast. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, so be sure to keep a lookout for whales, seals, peregrine falcons and more. Later spend some free time exploring the village of Bar Harbor. This evening we'll get together and enjoy a traditional New England lobster clambake, a dish handed down by Native Americans.

                            Meals included: B,D

                            Day 5 Bar Harbor - Bethel

                            This morning you'll have further time to explore the rocky coast of Bar Harbor, or simply relax in one of the many cafes and maybe enjoy a Maine blueberry soda or a 'Maple Leaf' latte. Alternatively, join our optional excursion, a narrated cruise aboard the LuLu Lobster boat, and see how the crew haul the lobster traps. Later we'll drive to Bethel.​

                            Meals included: B

                            Day 6 Bethel - Fairlee

                            You'll see glorious New Hampshire countryside today, as we travel through the White Mountains and along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway into Franconia Notch State Park. We'll make a stop at Flume Gorge, a natural granite valley where you can walk along an 800ft boardwalk with walls towering on either side. Our journey continues as we drive into Vermont and arrive at the town of Fairlee.

                            Meals included: B

                            Day 7 Fairlee - Hartford

                            Your day begins with a visit to the quintessential New England Town of Woodstock. After time to explore the boutiques and galleries, we'll head into Massachusetts and stop for lunch in Northampton, a charming town nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires. Later we'll make our way to Hartford, Connecticut's state capital.

                            Meals included: B

                            Day 8 Hartford - Newport

                            Today you'll visit the house where Mark Twain lived with his family and wrote his most important works. Then we'll continue on our way to Newport, Rhode Island.​

                            Meals included: B

                            Day 9 Newport

                            On today's tour of Newport, you'll see the church where John F Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier and stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Town. You'll also see some of the summer homes built by America's wealthiest families in the late 19th century. We'll admire Rosecliff, where 'The Great Gatsby' and 'High Society' were filmed.

                            If you wish to, you can join a visit to The Breakers, the most ostentatious mansion of them all. It was built by the Vanderbilt family and is a 70-room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo. Later you'll have some free time to explore Brick Marketplace and the waterfront.​

                            Meals included: B

                            Day 10 Martha's Vineyard

                            You'll take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard this morning. This delightful island is where celebrities and presidents, past and present, choose to take their holidays. We'll take a tour of the island's six small towns, which include elegant Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, with its colourful gingerbread cottages. We'll then continue to Falmouth.

                            Meals included: B

                            Day 11 Falmouth - Provincetown

                            ​Today we will travel along the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore, and stop at Chatham, one of the Cape's most beautiful towns and home to the Chatham Light. Later, we'll make our way to Provincetown, where you'll find beautiful beaches, charming shops and an eclectic artisan community. Why not have lunch in one of the many tempting cafés here?



                            Day 12 Provincetown - Boston

                            This morning, we visit Plymouth 'America's Hometown' where you will visit the Plimoth Plantation - a living history museum that includes a re-created 17th century village and Wampanoag Indian Campsite. As we head back to Boston, we'll visit the John F Kennedy Library and Museum, which traces the life of JFK through film and a vast collection of his belongings. 

                            Meals included: B

                            Day 13 Boston - UK

                            Enjoy a final morning at leisure In Boston before we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK. 

                            Meals included: B

                            Day 14 UK

                            You'll arrive back in the UK today. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked).

                            Additional Information

                             

                             

                            Accommodation (as specified or similar)

                            Boston Marriott Copley

                            The hotel Boston Marriott Copley Place is located in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of excellent restaurants, and boutique shopping. Guest rooms are well appointed and benefit from en-suite, Wi-Fi and flat screen TV. Facilities at the hotel itself, include a sophisticated lounge, sports bar, fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.

                            The Meadowmere Resort

                            Only a short walk from Ogunquit's town center, this resort is a 15-minute walk from Ogunquit Beach. Rooms and suites feature free WiFi, TVs and air-conditioning. Amenities include a gym, a day spa, an indoor pool and a whirlpool, plus a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub. Meals are available in a classic New England-style pub with a fireplace.

                            Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center

                            The Atlantic Oceanside is located within 12 acres and on the oceanfront with stunning coastal views, a short distance from Acadia National Park and the historic downtown of Bar Harbor. At the hotel there are indoor and outdoor pools, as well as 'The Bistro' offering local and international dishes, a full bar and deck seating.

                            The Bethel Inn Resort

                            Located at the foot of the White Mountains, this classic resort is adjacent to the Broad Street Historic District. Warmly furnished rooms feature free WiFi, coffeemakers and cable TVs. Amenities include multiple dining options, a golf course (fee), snowshoeing trails, rental canoes, a fitness center and an outdoor pool.

                            Lake Morey Resort

                            Formal rooms with classic Vermont-style decor offer complimentary WiFi, and satellite TV, while some add balconies and fridges. A lakeside restaurant serves American cuisine, and there's a bar with live entertainment. Other amenities include a billiard room, indoor pool, tennis courts and a movie theatre.

                            Hilton Garden Inn Hartford South/Glastonbury

                            All rooms in this modern hotel offer traditional décor, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, microwaves, minifridges and free Wi-Fi. Other hotel facilities include a casual restaurant, fitness centre, an indoor pool and a whirlpool tub.

                            Holiday Inn Express Middletown / Newport

                            The ideally located Holiday Inn Express has plently of amenities including an indoor pool and 24-hour fitness/business centers. Rooms come with minifridges, microwaves, work desks, cable TV, in-room movies and free Wi-Fi.

                            Inn on the Square

                            The Inn on the Square is quintessential Cape Cod charm. From the hotel's nautical weathervanes to its rustic stone walls, this boutique property blends into the streetscape of the quaint seaside village. it boasts a downtown location in Falmouth, nestled among cafes, galleries, and boutique shops, minutes from Cape Cod's beaches and three blocks from the ferries to Martha's Vineyard.

                            Boston Marriott Copley

                            The hotel Boston Marriott Copley Place is located in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of excellent restaurants, and boutique shopping. Guest rooms are well appointed and benefit from en-suite, Wi-Fi and flat screen TV. Facilities at the hotel itself, include a sophisticated lounge, sports bar, fitness centre and indoor swimming pool.

                            Optional Excursions

                            Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

                            Bar Harbour - Lulu Lobster Cruise

                            Bar Harbour - Lulu Lobster Cruise

                            Sail from Bar Harbor Marina in a traditional Downeast-style lobster boat, which nowadays has cushioned bench seating for passengers. We will enjoy a narrated cruise learning how the crew haul in the lobster traps, and taking in the views of the shore.   Minimal walking.  Not to be missed
                            Sail from Bar Harbor Marina in a traditional Downeast-style lobster boat, which nowadays has cushioned bench seating for passengers. We will enjoy a narrated cruise learning how th...

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                            Newport - The Breakers

                            Newport - The Breakers

                            The Breakers is the most ostentatious of the Newport mansions, a 70 room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo built by the Vanderbilt family, and we will get the chance to explore its breath-taking grandeur with entrance to the house. It was commissioned in 1893 and designed by an international team of craftsmen and artisans, inspired by the 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turin. Today, the house is a designated National Historic Landmark.   Minimal walking.  A historic delight.
                            The Breakers is the most ostentatious of the Newport mansions, a 70 room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo built by the Vanderbilt family, and we will get the chance to explore its...

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                            Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Accommodation, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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