Highlights of New England

Highlights of New England

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Highlights of New England

10 Days

Visiting: Boston (United States: Massachusetts), Falmouth, Middletown, Gilford, Ogunquit

Tour operator:

Travelsphere

Tour code:

UNENG3

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

From:
$4234
$3816 (USD) including Flights from the UK Operator discount: -$218 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$201
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Tour Overview

In the northeastern corner of America, New England encompasses six different states. Rich in history, it was at the forefront of the fight for independence and is awash with scenic wonders, from wild coastlines and shimmering lakes to forest-clad mountains and quaint seaside towns.

This carefully crafted tour takes you on a journey through four of New England’s states. In Massachusetts, you’ll delve into history on a sightseeing tour of Boston and visit laid-back Cape Cod with its vibrant towns and windswept dunes. You’ll discover the timeless allure of Martha's Vineyard, see historic homes in Rhode Island and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Then as your holiday draws to a close on the rugged coast of Maine, there’s an opportunity to sample New England’s delicious seafood with a traditional steaming-hot clambake.

Join us on this fabulous 10-day tour and find out for yourself what makes New England so special.

Highlights

  • Tour of Boston including the Freedom Trail

  • Cape Cod and Provincetown

  • Martha's Vineyard visit

  • New Bedford Whaling Museum

  • Visit Newport, Rhode Island

  • The White Mountains and Franconia Notch State Park

  • See the iconic lighthouse at Portland

  • Visit the former ship-building town of Kennebunkport

  • Discover Ogunquit and the coast of Maine

  • Enjoy a traditional New England clambake

Itinerary

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Day 1 Uk - Boston
Location: Boston (United States: Massachusetts)
Accommodation Name: Boston Marriott Copley Place

Your exciting adventure starts today as you head to the airport and check in for your flight to Boston. When you arrive, we'll drive you to your hotel.

Day 2 Boston - Falmouth
Location: Falmouth
Accommodation Name: Inn on the Square
Meals Included: B

You'll get to know Boston this morning on a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. We'll stop at several highlights on the city's Freedom Trail, famous sites and locations that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond. You'll also visit Beacon Hill, the city's charming historic district and at lunchtime, we'll make our way to the vibrant area around Quincy Market, where you'll have time for a bite to eat at one of the fabulous food stalls.
Later, we'll head to Falmouth on Cape Cod.

Day 3 Cape Cod
Location: Falmouth
Accommodation Name: Inn on the Square
Meals Included: B

Today we will travel along the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore, a protected 40-mile stretch of pristine coastline. We'll stop at Chatham, one of the Cape's most beautiful towns and home to the historic Chatham Lighthouse which dates back to the early 19th century. We'll then make our way to Provincetown at the tip of the Cape, where you'll find beautiful beaches and an eclectic mix of art galleries, shops, restaurants and bars. It's the perfect place to enjoy a spot for lunch if you're feeling hungry.

Day 4 Falmouth - Martha's Vineyard - Newport
Location: Middletown
Accommodation Name: Sonesta Select Newport Middletown
Meals Included: B

You'll take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard this morning. This delightful island is where celebrities and presidents, past and present, choose to take their holidays. We'll take a tour of the island's six small towns, which include elegant Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, with its colourful gingerbread cottages. We'll then continue our journey to the state of Rhode Island.

Day 5 Newport
Location: Middletown
Accommodation Name: Sonesta Select Newport Middletown
Meals Included: B

On today's tour of Newport, you'll see why this scenic coastal town became the playground of the rich and famous, from the hugely wealthy families of the "Gilded Age" to more recently the Kennedys. You'll stroll through the narrow streets and cobblestone paths of the Old Town and travel along Ocean Drive, taking in the area's outstanding natural beauty. We'll also drive along "Millionaires Row" to see some of the homes built by America's wealthiest families in the late 19th century including Rosecliff, where 'The Great Gatsby' and 'True Lies' were filmed. If you wish, you can join an optional visit to The Breakers, the most opulent mansion of them all. It was built by the Vanderbilt family and is a 70-room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo.
The rest of the day is yours to explore Newport at leisure. In the heart of the town, Brick Marketplace with its array of unique shops and restaurants is a fabulous place to visit.

Day 6 Newport - Gilford
Location: Gilford
Accommodation Name: Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee
Meals Included: B

Leaving Rhode Island today, we'll first head to the Atlantic seaport of New Bedford. The town inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick and we'll visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum to learn about the history of the American whaling industry. Its fascinating exhibits include massive whale skeletons and a half-scale replica of a whaling ship.
Later, you can sit back and relax as we continue our journey to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.

Day 7 White Mountains
Location: Gilford
Accommodation Name: Fireside Inn & Suites at Lake Winnipesaukee
Meals Included: B

Today, we'll venture into New Hampshire's glorious White Mountains. Our drive takes us along the scenic Kancamagus Highway, a beautiful stretch of road that winds its way past mountains, rivers and waterfalls. We're making our way to the Franconia Notch State Park at the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. It's an area of stunning natural beauty with endless opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

Day 8 Gilford - Ogunquit
Location: Ogunquit
Accommodation Name: Ogunquit River Inn
Meals Included: B, D

Before leaving New Hampshire, we'll visit the Castle in the Clouds, an Arts and Crafts-style mansion in a beautiful setting overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding mountains.
Next, our journey takes us east to coastal Maine. At Cape Elizabeth, you'll see Portland Head Light, Maine's oldest lighthouse and there will also be time to explore Portland's vibrant waterfront. In the old shipbuilding town of Kennebunkport, you'll see historic mansions once owned by wealthy sea captains before we head to today's final destination, Ogunquit. At this charming beach town in southern Maine, you'll find quaint shops and lively restaurants.
At dinner this evening we'll get a real flavour for the region with a traditional New England Clambake.

Day 9 Ogunquit - Uk
Meals Included: B

We leave Maine this morning and travel south to Boston. On the way. We'll stop in Cambridge, where you will have free time to browse Harvard Square's quirky shops and bookstores and enjoy lunch if you wish. We'll then visit the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum which traces the life and times of America's 35th president through film and a series of interactive exhibits.
Later, we'll drive to the airport in good time for our flight home.

Day 10 Uk

After a fabulous holiday, you'll arrive back in the UK today.

What's Included

  • Return flights from London

  • 8 nights in great quality hotels plus 1 night in flight

  • Travelsphere Holiday Director and Specialist Local Guides

  • 8 breakfasts, 1 dinner, and welcome drink

  • Overseas transfers and other transportation

  • 9 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 dinner, and welcome drink

Check out our Q&As

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Travelsphere’s Flexibility Promise has been created to give you complete peace of mind and make you feel confident when booking your holiday with us. We have also been awarded the WTTC safe travels stamp which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Travelsphere has been operating escorted touring holidays for 60 years

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Travelsphere, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You will receive Holiday conformation upon booking, and then several documents detailing any adddiotnal information and the optional excursions that you can book before you travel. The final information covering your flights, hotels and itinerary will be sent to you around 14 days before your departure date.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, we do not offer single share options

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, Im afraid not

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accomadate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - and make sure you have your booking number to hand.

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Our Travelsphere Cares programmes, in partnership with the Planeterra Foundation, support local projects and social enterprises by helping them earn an income from tourism. We simply donate a portion of the funds from our tours, so it’s great to know that when you travel with us you are helping to change lives and turn travel into real impact.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Like minded travellers

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

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Sep 29, 2024 - Oct 08, 2024
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The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

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Sep 28, 2025 - Oct 07, 2025
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Sunday - Tuesday

Oct 05, 2025 - Oct 14, 2025
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Operator discount: -$218 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$201 (USD)

Including UK Flights

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  • Free Date Changes

    Travelsphere allows you to make 4 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 75 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Travelsphere allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform travelsphere, 75 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Travelsphere requires a minimum deposit of 21% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 84 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of travelsphere charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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