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Self-Drive New England Explorer

7 Nights Tour from £1,179 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

You can pack all of the highlights of New England into just a week on this self-drive tour. You'll start with a couple of nights in Boston and then drive north to beautiful mid coast Maine, before heading in land to experience the spectacular mountain scenery of New Hampshire and Vermont. Then head south into Connecticut before ending your tour on the wonderful Cape Cod peninsula.

Highlights

  • Walk the historic Freedom Trail in Boston
  • Drive to the summit of Mount Washington
  • Stroll along the beaches of Cape Cod
  • Visit the Mayflower II - a reproduction of the ship that bought the first settlers to the US in 1620

Itinerary Overview

This 7-night self-drive tour Begins & Ends Boston : 2 nights Boston; 1 night Mid Coast Maine; 1 night White Mountains; 1night Stowe; 1 night Connecticut River Valley; 1 night Cape Cod

Details

Day 1

Fly to Boston

Arrive at Logan International Airport. Pick up your rental car and proceed to your hotel where you will be staying for two nights.

Hotels: Standard - The Midtown Hotel; Superior: Sheraton Boston Hotel

Day 2

Boston

The day is free to explore Boston where the Revolutionary Era comes to life along the Freedom Trail walking route. Enjoy strolling the pleasant streets and browsing quaint boutiques.

Hotels: Standard - The Midtown Hotel; Superior: Sheraton Boston Hotel

Day 3

Boston – Mid Coast Maine (115 Miles)

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. Pass through Kennebunkport, summer home to Presidents, and enjoy exploring Portland, Maine’s largest city.

Hotels: Standard - Best Western Merry Manor Inn; Superior: The Nonantum Resort

Day 4

Mid Coast Maine – White Mountains, New Hampshire (115 Miles)

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.

Hotels: Standard - Town & Country Inn; Superior - North Conway Grand Hotel

Day 5

White Mountains – Stowe, Vermont (130 Miles)

Today, traverse the White and Green Mountain ranges that divide the New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont. The mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer. 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 to Stowe. See picture-perfect villages and some of Vermont’s famous covered bridges.

Hotels: Standard/Superior - Golden Eagle Resort

Day 6

Stowe - Green Mountains – Connecticut River Valley (180 Miles)

In 1614, the first Europeans entered the Connecticut River estuary and by the 1630s, fur trading posts extended into Massachusetts. In the following century, English colonists moved farther and farther up river into Vermont and New Hampshire. Today, step into Old Sturbridge Village and find yourself transported back in time. In historic households and shops, at water-powered mills and on working farms, explore the everyday tasks and seasonal celebrations of early 19th-century New England.

Hotels: Standard - Quality Inn Mystic-Groton; Superior - Inn at Mystic

Day 7

Connecticut River Valley – Cape Cod (188 Miles)

Journey southward towards the Massachusetts coast. Many of America’s most prominent families – from the Astors to the Vanderbilts – have summered in Newport. Continue along the coast on your way to the Cape. 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.

Hotels: Standard - Hyannis Harbor Hotel; Superior - Heritage House Hotel

Day 8

Cape Cod – Boston (75 Miles)

Today, leave Cape Cod and drive back to Boston. Return your car at the airport before your departure flight home

  • Return transatlantic flights
  • Economy size car rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • Hotel accommodation as specified or similar
  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary

What's not included:

  • Car parking fees
  • Attractions and sightseeing charges

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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