Fly to Boston
Arrive at Logan International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Manager. You will have an afternoon and evening to explore Boston at the end of the tour, but if you would like a little more time in this historic and hospitable city, then we can book you an extra night before your tour starts.
Overnight: The Midtown Hotel, Boston
Boston – Salem – Kennebunkport – Portland
This morning you will leave Boston and travel north to discover the beautiful coastline and fascinating history of this region. Your first stop is Salem, the site of the infamous 17th century witch trials. Then continuing along the coast you will see Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in America. Passing through Portsmouth, the oldest community in New Hampshire known for its thriving fishing community and historic buildings, your next stop will be Kennebunkport. Kennebunkport is home to the palatial summer estates of prominent politicians, including President George Bush. From Kennebunkport, you’ll continue Portland, Maine's largest city. This evening, you can choose to join the tour manager and group for a traditional lobster dinner (optional – extra charge).
Overnight: Best Western Merry Manor Inn, South Portland
Portland – Bar Harbour
It’s a really enjoyable drive northeast on Route 1 from Portland to Bar, from the window you'll see the jagged coastline and rocky beaches of the Atlantic. Pass through quaint villages where local fishermen mark their grounds with colourful buoys, then arrive in the small town of Bar Harbor. Known for its stunning coastal beauty, Bar Harbor is famous for it’s charming ambience and the famous Maine Lobster. This evening, a classic New England Clam Bake brings the shore to straight to your table (optional – extra charge).
Overnight: Wonderview Inn or Acadia Inn, Bar Harbor
Bar Harbour – White Mountains
Journey inland today towards the spectacular scenery of the White Mountains, the "rooftop of New England," whose landscape is dotted with enchanting covered bridges, picturesque towns and villages. En route experience the breathtaking mountain vistas, pristine forests and renowned foliage.
Overnight: The Lodge at Bretton Woods New Hampshire
White Mountains – Stowe – Green Mountains
Traverse the White Mountains that divide the states of New Hampshire and Vermont to Stowe, a classic 200-year-old village nestled beside Mount Mansfield – Vermonts highest peak. Continue through Burlington on Lake Champlain and stunning views of meadows, farmlands and forests to Vermont's Green Mountains. The dense forests of the Green Mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer.
Overnight: Best Western Inn & Suites Rutland-Killington or Holiday Inn Rutland Vermont
Green Mountains – Newport
Leaving Vermont, you'll enter the smallest state of America - Rhode Island. Home to spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture. This natural beauty and array of spectacular mansions is best displayed on Newport's Cliff Walk. Here, between the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean and sprawling lawns, sit the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playgrounds for socialite families such as the Astor's and Vanderbilt's. You will pay a visit one of these opulent mansions for a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the privileged from a bygone era.
Overnight: Wyndham Newport Hotel, Middletown
Newport – Cape Cod
From the opulence of Newport you'll continue to the unspoiled natural beauty of Cape Cod where you will find picturesque beaches with rolling sand dunes, beautiful seascapes, and gorgeous sunsets.
Overnight: Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis
Today you can choose to take a well-recommended optional excursion to Martha’s Vineyard (extra charge). A short 45 minute ferry ride from Cape Cod is the island of Martha's Vineyard , spread over 100 square miles are six towns, each with its own proud history and unique character, historic sea captains' homes, charming gingerbread cottages, a quaint fishing village and five majestic lighthouses.
Overnight: Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis
Cape Cod – Pymouth - Boston
Today begins with a visit to Plymouth, the town where English colonists first made a home in New England. See Plymouth Rock, where the passengers of the Mayflower first set foot in the New World. Enjoy views of Plymouth Harbor and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower (onboard admission not included). You’ll then return to Boston, where you'll retrace the steps of the Freedom Trail which may include a stroll beside Boston Common, King's Chapel, the Boston Massacre site, and numerous pubs and taverns where America's Founding Fathers toasted freedom. Enjoy lunch at one of Boston's many restaurants where you may wish to try a steaming hot cup of traditional New England Clam Chowder (optional – extra charge). Afterwards, explore Quincy Market, Boston's first marketplace from the 1800's, now home to boutiques, cafes and shops.
Overnight: Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport
It's the end of your tour, time to transfer independently to the airport and fly home