Best of New England Self Drive Holiday

Standard Package, Upgrade Package, Inns and Charming Hotels, Historical and Cultural, Scenery and Nature, Eastern Fly Drive, New England Fly Drive
From £749 per person
01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018

Best of New England Tour Highlights

Walk the Historic Freedom Trail in Boston, Enjoy fresh New England seafood, Drive to summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Hike to the base of the falls at Flume Gorge, Drive to summit of Mount Washington (fees apply), Taste authentic maple syrup, Shop at designer outlets in Manchester VT, Relive the past at Sturbridge Village (optional), Visit the mansions of Newport (optional), Stroll along the beaches of Cape Cod, Explore the Mayflower II , a reproduction of the ship that brought settlers to the US in 1620. Note: Admission fees not included.

Holiday Quick facts
Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
Type: Classic or Boutique Self Drive
Operator: North America Travel Shop
Grade: Standard, Upgrade or Inns options
Start/Finish: Boston / Boston

Best of New England Fly Drive Holiday Itinerary


DAY 01:
BOSTON ARRIVAL
Arrive at Logan International Airport. Pick up your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure, exploring the city.


DAY 02:
BOSTON
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 Harbor, the oldest warship of the U.S. Navy. Visit the home of the patriots who claimed this city in the name of freedom fighters.


DAY 03: DRIVING DISTANCE: 90 MI / 150 KM
BOSTON – SALEM – PORTSMOUTH – KENNEBUNKPORT
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, a haven for writers and artists.


DAY 04: DRIVING DISTANCE: 210 MI / 340 KM
KENNEBUNKPORT – WISCASSET – BAR HARBOR
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.


DAY 05:
BAR HARBOR – ACADIA NATIONAL PARK – BAR HARBOR
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.


DAY 06: DRIVING DISTANCE: 230 MI / 370 KM
BAR HARBOR – WHITE MOUNTAINS
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 breathtaking views of mountain ranges and pristine forests.


DAY 07: DRIVING DISTANCE: 120 MI / 200 KM
WHITE MOUNTAINS – VERMONT’S NORTHEAST KINGDOM – STOWE
Today, traverse the White Mountains that divide the New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont. The route takes you through some of New England’s most beautiful scenery. Drive by Lyndonville and see Willey’s General Store in Greensboro before continuing through Craftsbury, a Grandma Moses kind of village, to Stowe.


DAY 08: DRIVING DISTANCE: 160 MI / 260 KM
STOWE – GREEN MOUNTAINS – THE BERKSHIRES
Continue south along Route 100, where you will take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Vermont’s Green Mountains. With their dense forests, the mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer. See picture-perfect villages and some of Vermont’s famous covered bridges before crossing into Massachusetts’ Berkshires, known for their rural beauty and cultural assets. Overnight in the college town of Williamstown.


DAY 09: DRIVING DISTANCE: 180 MI / 290 KM
THE BERKSHIRES – LENOX – NEWPORT
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.


DAY 10: DRIVING DISTANCE: 100 MI / 160 KM
NEWPORT – CAPE COD
America’s most prominent families – from the Astors to the Vanderbilts – have summered in Newport. Some of their spectacular vacation homes are open for viewing. After sightseeing, continue along the coast on your way to Cape Cod.


DAY 11:
CAPE COD
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 .


DAY 12: DRIVING DISTANCE: 80 MI / 130 KM
CAPE COD – BOSTON DEPARTURE
Today, leave Cape Cod and drive back to Boston. Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.

Accommodation


Inns & Charming Hotel Accommodations:

In order to enhance your experience, you may want to book our new accommodation category, “Inns & Charming Hotels”. We have carefully selected and included in select cities a collection of unique properties, some family run, that have that extra touch of warmth and character. Many are smaller properties and some are historic to make your stay all that more special.

DAY CITY STANDARD UPGRADE INN

 

01-02 Boston The Midtown Hotel Sheraton Boston Hotel The Langham Hotel
03 Kennebunkport Best Western Merry Manor The Nonantum Resort The Nonantum Resort
04-05 Bar Harbor Colonial Inn Ellsworth Best Western Acadia Park Inn Bluenose Inn Maine
06 White Mountains Town and Country Inn North Conway Grand Hotel Eagle Mountain House
07 Stowe Golden Eagle Resort Golden Eagle Resort Commodores Inn
08 The Berkshires The Williams Inn The Williams Inn The Williams Inn
09 Newport Holiday Inn Express Middletown/Newport Holiday Inn Ex­press Middletown/Newport The Hotel Viking
10-11 Cape Cod Hyannis Harbor Hotel Holiday Inn Cape Cod – Hyannis Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa

Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard hotels during high demand periods or for operational reasons.

Holiday Info & Extras


Travel may be any day of the week, subject to availability of all components of the program.
Package rates may not be applicable over special events and during Public Holidays – rates are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard properties. Refer to our Booking Conditions for full details.

International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.

Tour Operates & Prices


Valid: 01 Apr 18 – 31 Oct 18

Standard Hotels
From £749.00 Twin Share

Upgrade Hotels
From £820.00 Twin Share

Inns & Charming Hotels
From £1349.00 Twin Share

  • Lead prices per person based on a Double/Twin Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Children under 11 stay free with 2 paying adults with existing bedding.
  • Extensions of stay available, likewise Accommodation upgrades and Rental Car options.

Holiday Offers


Special Offer Airfare available with this package for a limited period. View the Special Offer or contact us for a quotation.

Inclusions
  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary.
  • Alamo Rent-A-Car “Inclusive” x12 Days; Compact Vehicle including unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), $1 Million Liability Cover, Sales Tax, State Tax, Airport Fees, CFC (Customer Facility Charge – if applicable), Mechanical Assistance.
  • Accommodation x11 Nights including sales tax as specified.
Exclusions
  • International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times.
  • Admissions &/or optional tours unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Ferry crossings, car parking and tolls if applicable unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Alamo Rental Car: Personal Accident Insurance, Parking Fines, Toll charges, congestion charges, key replacement, Delivery and Collection fees, One way rental charges – if applicable, Optional extras signed for locally, Roadside Plus
  • Compulsory Daily Resort Fee if applicable payable locally will be advised at time of booking

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