Classic New England

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Best time to go: May to October

15 Nights | from £2,740pp

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  • Explore historic Boston, taking in the Italian North End, busy financial district and the Freedom Trail that leads you to 16 significant sites
  • Drive through New Hampshire and on to Maine, perhaps visiting the Strawbery Banke outdoor history museum in Portsmouth or the pretty town of Ogunquit en route to Scarborough
  • Meander through Maine’s picturesque lakes region enroute to the impressive Mount Washington region
  • Stay two nights in Woodstock, Vermont, onto Manchester and along Route 7, famous for its autumn colours, to Lenox
  • Visit the Plymouth Rock and Mayflower II in Plymouth and on to Cape Cod to explore its picturesque National Seashore

Day 1-2 - Boston
Following your flight you will be driven to the Fairmont Copley Plaza in historic Boston. The hotel is in a great location from which to explore this historic city. Boston's Italian North End, bustling financial district, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and TD Garden are all very close by.
Fairmont Copley Plaza | Room Only

Day 3-4 - Scarborough, Maine
Collect your rental car and drive north to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This small city has been a working port since colonial days. The Strawbery Banke area is one of America's oldest neighbourhoods and well worth a pit stop. As your journey continues we would recommend a visit to Ogunquit for a leisurely walk along the Marginal Way, a magnificent mile-long footpath which follows the edge of the Atlantic atop rugged cliffs. Continue on to Scarborough where your home for the next two nights is the marvellous Black Point Inn.
Black Point Inn / Breakfast

Day 5-6 - Mount Washington, New Hampshire
Today travel through Maine's picturesque lakes region and into New Hampshire's White Mountains, as the terrain changes be sure to take advantage of the many stopping points enroute.
Omni Bretton Arms Inn | Room Only

Day 7-8 - Woodstock, Vermont
Scenic routes and covered bridges will take you across into Vermont, the Green Mountain state. Today see Quechee Gorge, Vermont's 'little Grand Canyon' before winding into Woodstock, where you'll stay at the pretty Woodstock Inn for the next two nights.
Woodstock Inn | Room Only

Day 9-10 - Lenox, Massachusetts
Travel through the Green Mountains to Manchester, Vermont. Wind along the scenic Route 7, a famous drive for viewing autumn foliage, into Lenox and the Cranwell Resort for the next two nights. A visit Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony's summer home is a highlight for many guests, as is the Norman Rockwell Museum in neighbouring Stockbridge.
Cranwell Resort | Room Only

Day 11-12 - Newport, Rhode Island
Rise and shine for a spectacular drive through central Massachusetts and onto Rhode Island's coast. Newport is where you will find the opulent summer homes of the Vanderbilts and the Astors, the church where John F Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier and the Old Stone Mill, believed to be built by the Vikings around 1100AD. Spend two nights at the iconic Vanderbilt Grace.
Vanderbilt Grace | Room Only

Day13-14 - Chatham, Cape Cod
Continue into Plymouth to see Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II, an exact replica of the ship that carried the pilgrims to the New World. Cross the Cape Cod Canal to a world of charm and beauty. For the next two days why not explore the National Seashore counting lighthouses, quaint coastal communities and natural scenic beauty. Visit the lively artist colony of Provincetown, take a whale watching tour, or just lay on one of the Cape's many sandy beaches. Spend two nights at the wonderful Chatham Bars Inn, an idyllic retreat noted for fine cuisine and beautiful surroundings.
Chatham Bars Inn | Room Only

Day 15 - Return to Boston
Before bidding farewell to New England, make a stop at Sandwich with its notable Heritage Museum and gardens or the Sandwich Glass Museum, displaying a collection of cranberry glass, once the town's primary industry. Return your car at Boston airport before your flight home.

At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 16 day suggested holiday will cost from £2,740 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights. From £3,280pp to travel during the fabulous 'leaf peeping' season between mid-September and October.

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