Discover New England

From £2,879.10
Duration 14 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Sep 2020
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From £2,879.10
Duration 14 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Sep 2020
Tour Overview

​Your New England adventure begins in Boston as you travel the Freedom Trail, visiting Beacon Hill, Cambridge - home of Harvard University, and the ship building town of Kennebunkport. Take in the sights of Maine, including Cape Elizabeth and Portland Head Light – Maine's oldest lighthouse, visit the incredible landscape of Acadia National park and enjoy a stay Bar Harbour, known for its coastal beauty and traditional lobster clambake, which you'll sample of course! Next, you'll head into the glorious New Hampshire countryside as you travel through the White Mountains and along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway to Flume Gorge, before continuing onto Fairlee in Vermont. Continue south through Massachusetts and Connecticut, on to Rhode Island and the city of Newport, where you'll enjoy a city tour before embarking a ferry to Martha's Vineyard. As your tour comes to an end, visit Plymouth and stop in Cape Cod to see Chatham Light.

  • Classic Touring
  • Flight Choices
  • Max 35 Group Size

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
  • 12 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 12 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 dinner and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

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
  • Visit Bar Harbor
  • Enjoy a traditional New England clambake 
  • 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​

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Boston

Today you'll fly to Boston. 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 Bar Harbor - 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 café​s 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 - White Mountains - 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 you'll be able to shop for bargains when we stop at a Premium Outlet 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 Newport - 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 and we'll be staying overnight. We'll take a tour of the island's six small towns, which include elegant Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, with its colourful gingerbread cottages. Tonight you can soak up the atmosphere in the island's lively bars and restaurants.​

Meals included: B

Day 11 Martha's Vineyard - Hyannis

After returning to the mainland by ferry, our journey continues north to Plymouth. You'll visit the Plimoth Plantation where, in a recreated 17th century village, you'll mee' the 'pilgrims' who travelled to the New World on the Mayflower. Our journey continues to Hyannis, capital of Cape Cod.​

Day 12 Cape Cod

On today's journey you'll travel along the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore and make a stop at Chatham, home to Chatham Light. You'll also have time to explore eclectic Provincetown, where the cafés are an ideal spot to enjoy lunch if you wish.

Meals included: B

Day 13 Boston - UK

You'll leave Cape Cod and head back to Boston this morning. You'll visit the John F Kennedy Library and Museum and have free time for lunch and last-minute shopping at historic Faneuil Hall. Later we will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.​

Meals included: B

Day 14 UK

​You'll arrive back in the UK today. ​

Additional Information



 

 

Accommodation

Element Boston Seaport

This hotel is ideally located with stylish, contemporary suites featuring city views, full kitchens and sitting areas, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. There''s also a heated indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness room

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.

Bluenose Inn

Not far from Arcadia National Park the Bluenose Inn overlooks Frenchman Bay. Classic rooms in 2 buildings include free WiFi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. The ocean-view restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, and there''s also an elegant piano lounge. Other amenities include a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, a steam room and an exercise room, as well as a 24-hour business center.

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.

Summercamp Hotel

Set in a 19th-century building overlooking Oak Bluffs Harbor, this hip, summer camp–inspired hotel is 7-minute walk from the ferry terminal and a 10-minute walk from Inkwell Beach. The chic, airy rooms are decorated with trendy, colorful furnishings, and feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Bluetooth radios. Other amenities include loaner iPads, a retro-style snack cafe, a stylish lounge, and a game room with table tennis.

Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis

This modern resort is a 10-minute walk from local restaurants. Rooms have free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, fridges, coffeemakers, and private balconies or patios. There are indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and fitness club. Other amenities include a golf course, 2 bars, a cafe, a sports pub, and a restaurant open for breakfast.

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. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.