New England’s Best
7 Day Self Drive - from £454
Stay in some of New England’s best Inns, in the most charming and picturesque places imaginable. Take time to explore the natural beauty of the White Mountains and enjoy a two-day stay in Cape Cod where you can visit renowned Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket Island.
- Salem Witch Museum
- Cape Cod’s pristine beaches
- White Mountain National Forest
- New Hampshire’s beautiful towns
- Visit Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket Island
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Your Self Drive Adventure
Day 1: Boston/Rockport (46 miles)
Make your way to the depot to collect your hire car this morning, when you leave Boston, drive north towards the home of the infamous 'Witch Trials', Salem. After a stop to experience the attractions centred around this uneasy time in 1962, including the Salem Witch Museum, continue on to Rockport where you will be spending the night.
Hotels: (Standard & Budget) Emerson Inn by the Sea or similar (1 night)
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - Salem Witch Museum
The Salem Witch Museum brings you back to Salem in 1692. Experience the drama of history in life-size stage sets, figures, lighting and a stirring narration. Live guides take you through changing interpretations of witches, the truth behind the stereotypes, witchcraft practice today and the frightening phenomenon of witch hunting.
Day 2: North Conway (186 miles)
Make a brief stop in Kennebunkport as you depart Rockport today, visit the fun-filled attractions in one of Maine’s most popular summer vacation destinations. After a brief stop, drive onwards to Holderness by way of Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in the state of New Hampshire and the 6th largest lake in the United States that lies within the boundaries of one state. Surrounded by three mountain ranges, the wooded shoreline and crystal clear water of this spring-fed lake make it a popular year-round resort, a place to rest and relax in beautiful surroundings. Finally arrive in the beautiful village of North Conway, situated at the foothills of the White Mountains.
Hotels: (Standard) North Conway Grand Hotel or similar (2 nights)
(Budget) Merrill Farm Resort or similar (2 nights)
Day 3: White Mountains
Take a drive to the White Mountains National Forest today; better known as “the Whites”, this is one of America’s most popular public lands. Take a train ride to appreciate the stunning natural beauty; experience the excitement of rail travel in the comfort of open or enclosed restored passenger cars, or take an aerial tram ride above timberline to the 4, 200-foot summit for outstanding views of the White Mountains and into Maine, Vermont and even Canada.
Day 4: Newport (234 miles)
Today the tour continues toward Newport, Rhode Island with stops in Manchester and Providence along the way. With its pristine setting upon the Merrimack River and small-town feel, it’s hard to believe that Manchester is the largest and most politically important city in New Hampshire. In Providence you will find a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods and a renowned restaurant scene making this compact city a perfect place to visit. Continue on toward Newport, Rhode Island where in the early 1800’s many wealthy New Yorkers built their vacation homes to escape the hot summer months.
Hotels: (Standard) Viking Hotel or similar (1 night)
(Budget) Holiday Inn Express Middletown or similar (1 night)
Day 5: Cape Cod (97 miles)
Take some time this morning to visit one of the famous Newport mansions before departing to Cape Cod. People come to Cape Cod to feel inspired; to walk the pristine beaches, revel in the arts and culture, indulge in the freshest fried clams, play 18 holes on the lush fairways, and savour the breathtaking scenic beauty. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod’s past and continuing ways of life.
Hotels: (Standard) Hyannis Harbor Hotel or similar (2 nights)
(Budget) Heritage House or similar (2 nights)
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - Newport Mansion Tour
Visit the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playground for socialite families. With names like Breakers, Astor and Vanderbilt, they are by far the most popular attraction in Newport. Built near the turn of the century, these magnificent structures are each a museum onto themselves. Here you will find a world of exceptional elegance and inspiration in architecture, art, interior design and landscapes.
Day 6: Cape Cod
Today is yours to explore all Cape Cod has to offer, the options are endless. You can travel to the outermost point where you can visit Provincetown, visit Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket Island both of which are next to Cape Cod and reachable by Ferry. Full of charm and typical New England atmosphere, the best way to see the prettiest spots on the islands are on foot, bicycle or a combination of the two. Whether you want to cast your line for a feisty bluefish or soar above the Islands in a biplane, you will find an activity that suits you in Cape Cod.
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE - Whale Watching Cruise
Highlight your Cape Cod vacation with an unforgettable cruise aboard a high-speed state of-the-art vessel departing from picturesque Barnstable Harbour. Throughout your whale watching adventure, expert naturalists will share an intriguing look into the “wonderful world of whales”. They will also provide commentary on the local ecology and history of this unique area.
Day 7: Depart Boston (76 miles)
Leave the Cape behind and travel back to Boston. Along the way you have the choice to stop by Plymouth Plantation, a 1627 English Village built as a re-creation of the small farming town built by English colonists in the midst of the Wampanoag homeland, or the famous Plymouth Rock, a powerful tribute to the courage of the 102 Mayflower passengers who founded the land we know as New England.
7 Day Self Drive - from £454
with flights from £804
Our Budget option includes all the benefits of our standard but offers a lower category of accommodation for the more budget conscious.
- Budget accommodation – from £427
- Add a Salem Witch Museum Tour – from £11
- Add a Newport Mansion Passport – from £26
- Add a Whale Watching Cruise – from £45
FREE Car Upgrade until 28th February 2019
*SPECIAL OFFER - Free car upgrade on selected self drive holidays until 28th February 2019. Valid on new bookings only. Vehicles are subject to availability, seasonal variations may apply.
Price is per person, based on 2 sharing a double or twin room and include pre-booked accommodation, air-conditioned car and unlimited mileage. One-way fees charged locally. Hotels specified are subject to availability and may be substituted by one of a similar or higher standard.
Self Drive Touring
Your self drive includes:
- Well planned, easy to follow route
- Travel guide and maps
- 6 nights pre-booked hotel accommodation
- A choice of standard or budget hotels
- Modern air-conditioned car
- Unlimited mileage
- Roadside assistance
- Car upgrades available upon request