Highlights: Boston - Salem - Kennebunkport - Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park - White Mountains - Stowe - Green Mountains - Newport - Cape Cod - Marthas Vineyard - Plymouth
Other departures: Manchester - £1749, Birmingham - £1849, Leeds Bradford - £1849, Newcastle - £1849, Durham - £1849, Cardiff - £1849, Bristol - £1849, Norwich - £1849, Edinburgh - £1849, Glasgow - £1849
Enjoy the very best of New England as the colours of nature add a spectacular hue to every sight from the coastal scenery of Plymouth and Cape Cod to the Connecticut River Valley, the Berkshires and the Green Mountains.
Day 1: Boston Arrival
Welcome to Boston, the Cradle of American Liberty. Upon arrival at Logan International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.
Day 2: Boston - Salem - Kennebunkport - Bar Harbor
Along the route north of Boston lies almost four centuries of history as well as some of the East Coast's finest beaches and seascapes. Your first stop today is Salem, the site of the infamous 17th century witch trials and birthplace of American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. Continuing along the coast youll stop to gaze at 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, home to the palatial summer estates of prominent politicians, including the 41st U.S. President, George Herbert Walker Bush. From Kennebunkport youll pass through quaint villages where local fishermen mark their grounds with colorful bouys prior to arriving in Bar Harbor.
Day 3: Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor
Today, enjoy a full day exploring one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in America. Discover soaring peaks, dramatic glacier-carved valleys, clear lakes, rugged shoreline, and the only true fjord on the Atlantic Coast. Witness outstanding views along Park Loop Road and climb to the summit of Cadillac Mountain. At 1,530 feet Cadillac Mountain is not only the tallest mountain in the park, but also the tallest mountain along the eastern seaboard. This evening, set sail on a sunset cruise aboard a traditional lobster boat (optional).
Day 4: Bar Harbor - White Mountains
Your journey today takes you inland 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, and historic sites. En route experience breathtaking mountain vistas, pristine forestry and world renowned foliage.
Day 5: White Mountains - Stowe - Green Mountains
Today, traverse the White Mountains that divide the states of New Hampshire and Vermont to Stowe, a classic 200-year-old village nestled beside Vermonts highest peak, majestic Mt. Mansfield. Continue through Burlington on Lake Champlain and stunning views of open meadows, farmlands and forests to Vermonts Green Mountains. With their dense forests, the Green Mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer.
Day 6: Green Mountains - Newport
Leaving Vermont, youll enter the smallest state in the Union, Rhode Island. Home to spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture, Newport is considered by many a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. And nowhere is Newports natural beauty more on display than on its 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 Astors and Vanderbilts. Visit one of these opulent mansions for a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the privileged from a bygone era. This evening, a classic New England Clam Bake brings the shore to straight to your table (optional).
Day 7: Newport - Cape Cod
From the opulence of Newport youll continue to the unspoiled natural beauty of Cape Cod where picturesque beaches with high sand dunes, never-ending sea, lighthouses rising along the coast, and gorgeous sunsets await.
Day 8: Cape Cod - Marthas Vineyard - Cape Cod
A short 45 minute ferry ride from Cape Cod, Martha Vineyard is the jewel of New England. 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, five majestic lighthouses and the nations oldest operating carousel. While exploring miles of pristine beaches, dramatic clay cliffs, rural landscapes and picturesque waterways youll find Marthas Vineyard is more than just lobsters and clams.
Day 9: Cape Cod - Plymouth - Boston
Today begins with a visit to Plymouth, the town where English colonists first made a home in New England. See Plymouth Rock, where according to tradition, the passengers of the Mayflower first set foot in the New World, views of Plymouth Harbor and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower (on board admission not included). Returning to Boston, youll retrace the steps of the Freedom Trail, which may include a stroll beside Boston Common, Kings Chapel, the Boston Massacre site, and numerous pubs and taverns where Americas Founding Fathers toasted freedom. Enjoy lunch at one of Bostons many restaurants where you may wish to try a steaming hot cup of traditional New England Clam Chowder (not included). Afterward, explore Bostons first marketplace from the 1800s, Quincy Market, which today is home to boutiques, cafes and shops.
Day 10: Boston Departure
Transfer independently to Logan International Airport for your departure flight.