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New England Explorer

Duration:8 days 7 nights
Tour Type:Self Drive Tours
Tour Activity:Culture, Heritage and History
Tour Region:New England Region

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New England Explorer

Duration:8 days 7 nights
Tour Type:Self Drive Tours
Tour Activity:Culture, Heritage and History
Tour Region: New England Region

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The New England Explorer tour begins in Boston and ends in Boston.

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Day 1

Boston Arrival

Arrive at Logan International Airport. Pick up your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Boston Arrival

Day 2

Boston

A full day free to explore Boston, the cradle of American liberty. The Revolutionary era comes to life along the Freedom Trail walking route. Visit the haunts of the patriots who stoked the fires of democracy throughout the Colonies.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Boston

Day 3

Boston - Coastal Maine / driving distance: 115 mi / 185 km

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 harbor 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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Boston - Coastal Maine / driving distance: 115 mi / 185 km

Day 4

Coastal Maine - White Mountains / driving distance: 115 mi / 185 km

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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Coastal Maine - White Mountains / driving distance: 115 mi / 185 km

Day 5

White Mountains - Stowe / driving distance: 130 mi / 210 km

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

Tours and holidays in Usa - White Mountains - Stowe / driving distance: 130 mi / 210 km

Day 6

Stowe - Green Mountains - Connecticut River Valley / driving distance: 180 mi / 285 km

Your drive today takes you alongside the Green Mountains of Vermont, part of the Appalachian Mountain range that stretches from Quebec in the north to Alabama in the south, and through the Connecticut River Valley. 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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Stowe - Green Mountains - Connecticut River Valley / driving distance: 180 mi / 285 km

Day 7

Connecticut River Valley - Cape Cod / driving distance: 188 mi / 300 km

Journey south towards the Massachusetts coast. Many of America’s most prominent families - from the Astors to the Vanderbilts - have summered in Newport. Many of their homes are now preserved and open for tours. 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.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Connecticut River Valley - Cape Cod / driving distance: 188 mi / 300 km

Day 8

Cape Cod - Boston Departure / driving distance: 75 mi / 120 km

This morning drive back to Boston and return your car in time for your departure flight.

Tours and holidays in Usa - Cape Cod - Boston Departure / driving distance: 75 mi / 120 km

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DAILY DEPARTURES PRICE FROM
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PRICE FROM
(UPGRADE)
PRICE FROM
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April, May 562 797 938
June, July, August, September, October 688 950 1091

NIGHT CITY HOTEL
ACCOMMODATION

STANDARD
HOTEL
ACCOMMODATION

UPGRADE
HOTEL
ACCOMMODATION
INN
1-2 Boston The Midtown Hotel Royal Sonesta Boston The Langham Boston
3 Coastal Maine Best Western Merry Manor Inn The Nonantum Resort The Nonantum Resort
4 White Mountains Town & Country Inn Merrill Farm Resort Eagle Mountain House
5 Stowe Golden Eagle Resort Golden Eagle Resort Commodores Inn
6 Connecticut River Valley Comfort Inn Mystic Seaport Inn at Mystic Inn at Mystic
7 Cape Cod ShoreWay Acres Inn Heritage House Hotel Dan'l Webster Inn & Spa

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Walk the Historic Freedom Trail in Boston
- Enjoy fresh New England seafood
- Hike to the base of the falls at Flume Gorge
- Drive to summit of Mount Washington (fees apply)
- Taste authentic maple syrup
- Shop at designer outlets in Manchester VT
- Relive the past at Sturbridge Village (optional)
- Visit the mansions of Newport (optional)
- Stroll along the beaches of Cape Cod
- Explore the Mayflower II , a reproduction of the ship that brought settlers to the US in 1620
Admission fees not included

INNS & CHARMING HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
In order to enhance your experience, you may want to book our accommodation category, “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.