New England fly/drive

11 Nights/12 Days

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Trip highlights

  • Freedom trail Boston

  • Acadia National Park

  • Flume Gorge Falls

  • Mount Washington

  • White Mountains

  • Stowe

  • The Berkshires

  • Cape cod

  • Salem

Day 1

Arrive (USA)

 

Welcome to Boston, USA!

Upon arrival we suggest taking a cab directly to your hotel rather than collecting your rental car today. It saves time & hassle and allows you to get into town quicker to begin your New England experience.

Rest of day at leisure.

Overnight in Boston :

The Sheraton Boston

Day 2

Boston

Full day sightseeing today at your leisure.

Founded by Puritan colonists in 1630, Boston is the largest city in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. Steeped with history from the American Revolution, here you can explore any portion of the 4km Freedom Trail which starts at Boston Common and passes 16 of the city’s historic landmarks. These include; Faneuil Hall (a vibrant marketplace), Paul Revere’s home (from where he made the famous ‘midnight run’), 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 the freedom fighters.

One of the most cosmopolitan cities in North America there is a fantastic choice of top restaurants and/or shows for the evening.

Overnight in Boston :

The Sheraton Boston

Day 3

Boston - Salem - Portsmouth - Kennebunkport

Collect your hire car this morning from Alamo's downtown depot to begin your self drive tour around New England.

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.

Overnight in Kennebunkport :

The Nonantum Resort

Driving distance approx 90 miles today

Day 4

Kennebunkport - Wiscasset - Bar Harbor

Today we travel along the beautiful Maine Coast to Bar Harbor. Along the way you will pass through quaint fishing villages where fishermen mark their grounds with colourful buoys. Don’t miss the chance to try a lobster or a cup of clam chowder.

Overnight in Bar Harbor :

Best Western Acadia Park Inn

Driving distance approx 210 miles today

Day 5

Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor

Today you have a full day to visit one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in America. Discover the 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 up to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, at 1,530 feet, the highest point on the U.S. Atlantic seaboard.
 

Overnight in Bar Harbor:

Best Western Acadia Park inn

Driving distance approximately 50 - 100 miles depending on your exploration today

Day 6

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.

 

Overnight in North Conway:

North Conway Grand Hotel

Driving distance approximately 230 miles

Day 7

White Mountains - Vermont's Northeast Kingdom - Stowe

Today, you’ll 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.
 

Overnight in Stowe:

Golden Eagle Resort

Driving distance approximately 120 miles

Day 8

Stowe - The Green Mountains - The Berkshires

Continue south along route 100, where the spectacular scenery continues 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.

 

Overnight in Williamstown:

The Williams Inn (B&B)

Driving distance approximately 160 miles

Day 9

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.
 

Overnight in Middletown:

Holiday Inn Express Middletown (B&B)

driving distance approximately 180 miles

Day 10

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.
 

Overnight at Hyannis:

Holiday Inn Cape Cod

Driving distance approximately 100 miles

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 holiday spot for visitors and natives alike. Stop in Plymouth, a living panorama of Pilgrim and Colonial times and see the Mayflower II.

Overnight at Hyannis:

Holiday Inn Cape Cod

Day 12

Last day - drop vehicle back at Logan Airport (Boston) for your trip back home

Today, you’ll leave Cape Cod and drive back to Boston. Return your car at the airport before catching your international departure flight.

Driving distance today approximately 80 miles

International flights home

Trip details

Price from £ 1345  Per person based on twin share basis

With Economy international flights from

 £ 1820 per person

Price includes

  • Accomodation as per itinerary

  • Room only basis unless otherwise shown

  • All room only taxes included

  • Car hire for 9 days as shown based on a compact size car (Please ask if you require SatNav at an extra cost)

  • ATOL protection (When taking international flights)

  • Driving distances are approximate

Additional Extra's

  • International Flights

  • Additional unscheduled excursions

  • local admission fees

  • Fuel

  • Additional car insurance

  • Immunisations

  • Visa's

  • Personal travel insurance

  • local gratuaties