New England Highlights

8 Days /  7 Nights

 

 

Best Western SelecionBreakfast Included!

 

 

New England - the birthplace of America - is filled with rich history, cultural attractions, fascinating cities, scenic villages, and outdoor adventures at every turn. Start your journey in historic Boston, the “Cradle of the American Revolution”; feast on the catch of the day in Portland; hike through forests and up mountains on 125 miles of historic hiking trails in Acadia National Park; and enjoy a scenic drive through the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

 

Your itinerary

 

Day 1 Boston

Arrive in historic Boston, the “Cradle of the American Revolution” and New England’s premier city. Founded in 1630 by English Puritans, Boston quickly became colonial New England’s largest seaport and remains its cultural and political capital. Get oriented on the Freedom Trail, a selfguided walking tour of historic Boston’s most important revolutionary sites and events.

 

Day 2 Boston

A full day to explore Boston and its surroundings. Begin your day rambling through the cobblestone streets and fine brick houses of Beacon Hill, the traditional home of Boston’s “Brahmins”, early Boston’s social, intellectual and artistic elite. Then, cross the Charles River to the vibrant streets of Cambridge and Harvard University, America’s first institute of higher education (1636). Return through Back Bay’s boulevards for stylish shopping and dining, then make your way to the Fenway for the artistic treasures of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.

 

Day 3 Boston h Salem > Portsmouth Kennebunkport / Portland

(110 m / 175 km)

Depart Boston for Salem, famous for the witch trials of 1692. At the Salem Witch Museum, a multimedia presentation (available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian) recalls the witch-hunting hysteria. A pleasant, walkable city, Salem was a major American seaport in the grand age of sailing. Depart Salem for Ipswich and some of Massachusetts’s tastiest deep-fried clams, then, on a hot day, find a beach along New Hampshire’s short but sandy coastline to refresh yourself in the Atlantic’s cool blue waters. In Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the doors of many interesting 17th to 19th-century buildings are open to visitors at Strawberry Banke Museum. Cross into Maine and follow the Atlantic coast to Nubble Light, one of New England’s most photographed lighthouses. In Kennebunkport, swimming, seafood and shopping are the main attractions, and on scenic Ocean Drive you can view the impressive oceanfront estate of the first President Bush.

 

 

Day 4 Kennebunkport h Portland > Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park

(180 m / 285 km)

Life in Portland, scenically situated on Casco Bay, revolves around the waterfront’s Old Port Exchange district, where brick and cast-iron buildings house a trendy mix of shops, galleries, and restaurants (only San Francisco has more restaurants per capita). Make a detour to nearby Cape Elizabeth and visit Portland Head Light, one of New England’s oldest (1791) and most dramatic lighthouses. Just north of Portland lies Freeport, Maine’s outletshopping mecca. Continue on scenic US Highway 1 to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Suggested stops along the way are the lighthouse at Pemaquid Point, the town of Boothbay Harbor, and the view of Penobscot Bay from Camden Hills State Park. Bar Harbor was once second only to Newport as a summer resort destination for America’s super-wealthy. Today, Bar Harbor welcomes one and all, and keeps them happy with bountiful outdoor activities, abundant restaurants and pubs, as well as a lively nightlife.

 

Day 5 Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park

A full day to explore Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. The 29 mi / 46 km Park Loop Road, Acadia’s main attraction, skirts the rugged ocean coastline before climbing Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic Coast. Enjoy panoramic vistas of Acadia National Park and the island-dotted Atlantic Ocean on your way to the summit. Other outdoor activities include half-day whale-watching or sailing cruises, swimming, sunbathing, and over 125 mi / 200 kms of hiking and biking trails (rentals available). Overnight h Best Western Acadia Park Inn

 

Day 6 Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park > White Mountains (New Hampshire)

(210 m / 335 km)

Early risers can watch the sunrise over the Atlantic from atop Cadillac Mountain, then drive on country roads across rural Maine to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Named for their often snow-covered peaks, the White Mountains are the tallest in New England, and the roads through the high mountain passes make for beautiful scenic driving. Take the Mount Washington Auto Road to the highest summit, and you’ll pass through four climate zones, from temperate to tundra.

 

 

Day 7 White Mountains > Boston

(200 m / 320 km)

Today enjoy scenic driving along the Kancamagus Highway, or through Crawford Notch and Franconia Notch. Explore the nearby trails and waterfalls if the spirit strikes you, and on your return drive to Boston, visit the resort towns of New Hampshire’s Lakes region. If you’re ambitious, take a drive to neighboring Vermont, just to say you were there. Overnight h Best Western New Englander Day 8 Boston Make time this morning to revisit a favorite place, discover a new one, do some final shopping, or just relax before returning home.

 

The places you’ll enjoy staying
Fly drive is offered in 2 categories of hotels standard and superior (Std and Sup).

 

Day City Hotel Std
1 Boston Area - Woburn (MA) Best Western New Englander
2 Boston Area - Woburn (MA) Best Western New Englander
3 Portland (ME) Best Western Merry Manor Inn
4 Acadia NP - Bar Harbor (ME) Wonder View Inn & Suites
5 Acadia NP - Bar Harbor (ME) Wonder View Inn & Suites
6 White Mtns - North Conway (NH) Merrill Farm Resort
7 Boston (MA) No Overnight

 

Day City Hotel Sup
1 Boston Area - Woburn (MA) Best Western New Englander
2 Boston Area - Woburn (MA) Best Western New Englander
3 Portland (ME) Best Western Merry Manor Inn
4 Bar Harbor (ME) Best Western Acadia Park Inn
5 Bar Harbor (ME) Best Western Acadia Park Inn
6 Boston Area - Woburn (MA) Best Western New Englander
7 Boston (MA) No Overnight

 

 

Fly-Drive prices

 

Pricing for standard hotels:

Date From Date To Sgl Dbl Tpl Quad
1-Apr-12 31-May-12 $1116 $1116 $1222 $1320
1-Jun-12 31-Aug-12 $1413 $1413 $1526 $1638
1-Sep-12 31-Oct-12 $1251 $1251 $1371 $1484

 

Pricing for superior hotels:

Date From Date To Sgl Dbl Tpl Quad
1-Apr-12 24-Jun-12 $1200 $1200 $1320 $1434
25-Jun-12 4-Oct-12 $1328 $1328 $1434 $1533
5-Oct-12 31-Oct-12 $1131 $1131 $1236 $1335

 

 

If You are interested in this Fly-Drive tour please contact us:

info@travelsinusa.com

 


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