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Best of New England Self Drive Holiday

Classic Fly Drive, Inns and Charming Hotels, Hotel Grade Choice
From £799 per person
01 Apr 2021 - 31 Mar 2022

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
  • Shop at designer outlets
  • Relive the past at Sturbridge Village, Visit the mansions of Newport
  • Stroll along the beaches of Cape Cod.
Holiday Quick facts
Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
Holiday Type: Classic Self Drive
Grade: Standard, Superior & Boutique Inns
Start/Finish: Boston
Flights Additional Cost

 


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


DAY CITY STANDARD UPGRADE INN
01-02 Boston The Midtown Hotel Sheraton Boston Hotel The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
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 Wyndham Newport Hotel
10-11 Cape Cod Hyannis Harbor Hotel Holiday Inn Cape Cod – Hyannis Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa
Standard Hotels

Standard hotels offer quality, style, comfortable accommodations, yet they are still considered “affordable”. Typically located in central areas.

Superior Hotels

With above-average service, upscale, high quality and comfortable, with a variety of amenities located in town. Rooms will be well furnished to a high standard.

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.

National Parks Accommodations

Please be advised that accommodations near and in the National Parks are rustic in nature and not always of the same level of comfort as accommodations in metropolitan areas.

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.

Contact Us for Tailormade options.

Tour Operates & Prices


Standard Hotels
From £799.00 Share Twin/Double

Upgrade Hotels
From £925.00 Share Twin/Double

Inns & Charming Hotels
From £1395.00 Share Twin/Double

  • Lead prices per person based on a Twin/Double Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Extensions of stay available, likewise Accommodation upgrades
Special Discounted airfares available if booked as part of this package – request a quote.

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” of insurance, taxes, and fees.
  • Accommodation inclusive of sales tax on a room only basis – as specified
Exclusions
  • Long-haul International Flights
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times, porterage & resort fees if applicable.
  • Admissions &/or optional tours unless specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary.
  • Tolls, ferries & parking fees.

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