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12 Day Best of New England
12 Day Best of New England
Discover dramatic scenery, charming villages and historical cities on an incredible self-drive journey across New England. Delve deep into the past while walking the Freedom Trail in Boston and immerse yourself in the natural splendour of the acadia National Park before uncovering the sights and sounds of Cape Cod. This and so much more on this spectacular adventure that lets you see the very best of New England at your own pace.
Tour highlights
  • Discover the historical highlights dotted all  along Boston's Freedom Trail.
  • Sample the fine flavours of New England's signature dishes along the Maine Coast.
  • Explore the unfettered landscape of the Acadia National Park.
  • See the iconic covered bridges of New England at the White Mountains.
  • Uncover the sights and sounds of Cape Cod's incredible settings.
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Days 1-2: Arrive in Boston
Your adventure starts as you arrive in Boston where you can pick up your rental car and head on out to explore the the city and beyond. As one of the USA's oldest cities, Boston has plenty of highlights and hotspots to see. Be sure to take a walk along the iconic Freedom Trail to see sixteen of the city's most significant historical landmarks before leaving the city.
  • Standard: Sheraton Boston or similar
Day 3: Boston - Kennebunkport
Heading along the route north of Boston, you'll see some of the coastline's best beaches and sea views, as well as an abundance of history. Head for the renowned resort of Kennebunkport, a haven for creatives and your destination for the night.
  • Standard: Best Western Merry Manor Inn or similar
Days 4-5: Kennebunkport - Acadia National Park
Continue along the stunning Maine Coast, passing through charming fishing villages on the way to Bar Harbour. Take a pit stop to try some of the local lobster or clam chowder if you like. The following day sees you discovering serene lakes, glacier-carved valleys and lofty peaks at the scenic Acadia National Park.
  • Standard: Best Western Acadia Park Inn or similar
Day 6: Acadia National Park - White Mountains
Head further inland as you make your way ever closer to the majestic White Mountains. Peppered with historic villages and unique covered bridges, the much-loved region is considered the rooftop of New England.
  • Standard: Town & Country Inn or similar
Day 7: White Mountains - Stowe
Travel through the White Mountains that divide the New England states of Vermont and New Hampshire, and see some truly stunning landscapes before settling in at Stowe.
  • Standard: Golden Eagle Resort or similar
Day 8: Stowe - The Berkshires
Travel south along Route 100, passing by the Green Mountains and even more covered bridges before crossing into Massachusetts Berkshires. Renowned for their rural beauty and cultural significance, The Berkshires is a fantastic place, particularly for the outdoors types.
  • Standard: Hampton Inn & Suites Berkshires-Lenox or similar
Day 9: The Berkshires - Newport
Journey further south and pass through a series of quaint little towns before arriving at the city of Newport, a once great colonial seaport that is now known as being the summer retreat for America's millionaires.
  • Standard: Holiday Inn Express Middletown/Newport or similar
Days 10-11: Newport - Cape Cod
Spend some time relaxing on the sandy beaches of Newport or discover the lavish mansions throughout the city before continuing along the coast to Cape Cod. The next day gives you the opportunity to explore the dunes, beaches, trails and cliffs of Cape Cod, not to mention try some of the local dishes in the picturesque villages.
  • Standard: ShoreWay Acres Inn or similar
Day 12: Cape Cod - Depart Boston
Return once again to the city of Boston to return your hired car and finish your tour.
  • Accommodation as detailed in itinerary on a room-only basis
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  • National Park Entrance Fees
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