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Discover the highlights of New England on this popular self drive tour. Begin in historic Boston, then drive to Maine’s rocky coastline; head inland to the White Mountains, Vermont and Connecticut and end your adventure by the ocean in Cape Cod.
- 7 nights Standard grade accommodation as shown, based on two sharing
- 6 days fully inclusive Intermediate car hire
- Comprehensive documentation kit with driving instructions
Day 1: Arrive in Boston
Arrive into Boston and make your way to your downtown hotel.
Day 2: Boston
Probably America’s most “easy to see” city Boston offers so much to do. Explore the Freedom Trail, shop at Quincy Market, visit Cambridge and Harvard University, or take a whale watch cruise.
Day 3: Boston - Mid Coast Maine
Collect your rental car this morning drive through coastal New Hampshire into Maine. Visit Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, seasonal home to former US President George Bush. Continue along the coast to Portland, known for its restored Old Port Exchange on the waterfront. Plentiful restaurants feature the local specialty - lobster
Day 4: Mid Coast Maine - White Mountains
Journey through the Maine Lakes Region today on your way to the White Mountains. Drive to North Conway, a shoppers’ paradise with countless factory outlet stores off ering top quality at rock bottom prices. Also in North Conway, the Conway Scenic Railroad and Heritage New Hampshire museum. The Mt. Washington Toll Road takes you to the summit of one of the east’s highest mountains. If you’re traveling onto Lincoln, journey along the picturesque Kancamagus Highway, an old Indian trail following the Swift River.
Day 5: White Mountains - North Vermont
Travel south for a side trip to Lake Winnipesaukee or Lake Squam. Stop at Quechee Gorge, Vermont’s mini Grand Canyon and then Woodstock with its traditional shops and covered bridge. Perhaps visit the Historic Church Street Marketplace, cobble stoned blocks fi lled with shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and historic architecture. See Shelburne Museum’s Americana, gardens and the side wheeler, SS Ticonderoga.
Day 6: North Vermont - Connecticut River Valley
Travel to Rutland and quaint Manchester Village on your way to Massachusetts’ Berkshire Hills. Head for Hancock and the Hancock Shaker Village. Continue to Lenox then Stockbridge, once home to artist Norman Rockwell.
Day 7: Connecticut River Valley - Cape Cod
Perhaps explore Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum depicting life in the 19th century, then travel to Cape Cod; or head to Rhode Island and visit Newport. Tour the Ten Mile Drive, with its extravagant summer mansions. Explore Newport’s restored waterfront, which is home to many shops and restaurants. Stay in Cape Cod, with its beaches, historic villages, and seafood.
Day 8: Cape Cod – Boston departure
Boston Logan Airport is around 1½ hours drive from Cape Cod. Enroute perhaps visit Sandwich, the Cape’s oldest town and the Plimoth Plantation, a living museum of 1627 life. Your tour ends as you drop your car at the airport. Please consider today’s drive when booking your onward flight.
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