From
$
1979
*
  • Per person, twin share
11
Nights

12 day Best of New England – Self Drive Tour from Boston

Overview
Nights:
11
Supplier:
Qantas Holidays

After starting the adventure in the vibrant city of Boston, head north to uncover almost four centuries of history as well as some of the coast’s finest beaches.

What is Included

• 11 nights hotel accommodation
• Welcome Kit with comprehensive maps, driving instructions and suggested stops and sights
• 12 days Intermediate car hire Chevrolet Cruze or similar+
• Highlights:
o Walk the Historic Freedom Trail in Boston
o Enjoy fresh New England seafood
o Drive to summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park
o Hike to the base of the falls at Flume Gorge
o Drive to summit of Mount Washington (fees apply)
o Taste authentic maple syrup
o Shop at designer outlets in Manchester, VT
o Relive the past at Sturbridge Village (optional)
o Visit the mansions of Newport (optional)
o Stroll along the beaches of Cape Cod
o Explore the Mayflower II , a reproduction of the ship that brought settlers to the US in 1620


Bonus

FREE Upgrade from an Intermediate car to a Standard car, Buick Verano or similar+

Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Offer Ends

31 Mar 17,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Travel Dates:
01 May - 14 Jul 17, 21 Aug - 31 Oct 17

From $1979* per person twin share 


Tags
Destinations
USA
Product itinerary

Itinerary

Boston ‐ Salem ‐ Portsmouth ‐ Kennebunkport ‐ Wiscasset ‐ Bar Harbor ‐ Acadia National Park ‐ Bar Harbor ‐ White Mountains ‐ Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom ‐ Stowe ‐ Green Mountains ‐ The Berkshires ‐ Lenox ‐ Newport ‐ Cape Cod ‐ Boston

Day 1: Boston
Arrive at Logan International Airport. Pick up your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure, exploring the city. 
Overnight: The Midtown Hotel

Day 2: Boston
Boston is the largest city in New England and one of the oldest in the United States, founded by Puritan colonists in 1630. Steeped with history from the American Revolution, here you can explore any portion of the 4 km (2.5 miles) Freedom Trail which starts at Boston Common and passes 16 of the city’s historic landmarks including: Faneuil Hall (a vibrant marketplace), Paul Revere’s home (from which he made his famous “midnight ride”), the Old North Church, and the USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) in Boston Harbor, the oldest warship of the U.S. Navy. Visit the home of the patriots who claimed this city in the name of freedom fighters. 
Overnight: The Midtown Hotel

Day 3: Boston ‐ Salem ‐ Portsmouth ‐ Kennebunkport (150kms)
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. Your destination today is the popular resort of Kennebunkport, a haven for writers and artists. 
Overnight: Best Western Merry Manor Inn

Day 4: Kennebunkport ‐ Wiscasset ‐ Bar Harbor (340kms)
Travel along the beautiful Maine Coast to Bar Harbor. Along the way you will pass through quaint fishing villages where fisherman mark their grounds with colourful buoys. Don’t miss the chance to try a lobster or cup of clam chowder. 
Overnight: Colonial Inn Ellsworth

Day 5: Bar Harbor ‐ Acadia National Park ‐ Bar Harbor
A full day to explore one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in America. Discover soaring peaks, dramatic glacier‐carved valleys, clear lakes, and the rugged shoreline with the only true fjord on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Witness the area’s natural wonders from Park Loop Road or drive to the
summit of Cadillac Mountain, at 1,530 feet (466 metres), the highest point on the U.S. Atlantic seaboard. 
Overnight: Colonial Inn Ellsworth

Day 6: Bar Harbor ‐ White Mountains (370kms)
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. 
Overnight: Town & Country Inn

Day 7: White Mountains ‐ Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom ‐ Stowe (200kms)
Today, traverse the White Mountains that divide the New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont. The 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. 
Overnight: Golden Eagle Resort

Day 8: Stowe ‐ Green Mountains ‐ The Berkshires (260kms)
Continue south along Route 100, where you will take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Vermont’s Green Mountains. With their dense forests, the mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer. See picture‐perfect villages and some of Vermont’s famous covered bridges before crossing into Massachusetts’ Berkshires, known for their rural beauty and cultural assets. Overnight in the college town of Williamstown. 
Overnight: The Williams Inn

Day 9: The Berkshires ‐ Lenox ‐ Newport (290kms)
Drive south and pass through a series of wonderful little towns, including Lenox, summer home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. See Hancock Shaker Village near Pittsfield before continuing to the storied little city of Newport, Rhode Island, once a prosperous colonial seaport. 
Overnight: Holiday Inn Express Middletown/Newport

Day 10: Newport ‐ Cape Cod (160kms)
America’s most prominent families ‐ from the Astors to the Vanderbilts ‐ have summered in Newport. Some of their spectacular vacation homes are open for viewing. After sightseeing, continue along the coast on your way to Cape Cod. 
Overnight: Hyannis Harbor Hotel

Day 11: Cape Cod
A full day to 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. 
Overnight: Hyannis Harbor Hotel

Day 12: Cape Cod – Boston (130kms)
Today, leave Cape Cod and drive back to Boston. Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.


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*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 14 Feb 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included. All savings are included in the advertised price. +Minimum renter age without surcharge is 21 years. Drivers aged 21-24 years may be eligible to rent subject to an age surcharge of USD25 per day. Rental days are based on a 24 hour period with pick up and drop off from airport location. Upgrade offer subject to availability at time of pick up. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Qantas Holidays, Avis and Helloworld booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.