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New England | Massachusetts | Boston

Boston is America’s ‘’walking city’’ and that, combined with the fact that it has an excellent public transport system means it’s easy to get around so you don’t need to hire a car whilst you’re staying here.

It’s a modern, vibrant city which is rich in culture and history so you’ll need around three days to see just about everything there is to see. Enjoy walking the famous Freedom Trail, which is 2.5 miles in length, with 12 of its 16 sites located within a mile of one another. Another good walking route is the Black Heritage Trail, although there are a few hills to climb in the Beacon Hill area. The subway system in the city is clean and easy to use and a great way to travel around to get to places like Harvard University, Fenway Park, Sam Adams Brewery and the John F Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. Other popular ways of getting around Boston include water taxi, pedicab, trolley tour and bicycle, the latter of which are available to rent using the Boston New Balance Hubway bike share service between March and November.

The city of Boston is served by Logan International Airport which, unlike many airports, is very close to downtown Boston so the journey to your hotel, once you’ve landed is just a short ride away…and it’s available for FREE! The Silver Line coach service picks-up and drops off at all terminals in Logan and takes just 15 minutes to get to Boston’s South Station which is a major transportation hub in the city giving you access to the subway and train services beyond Boston.

We all love to shop, and in Massachusetts there’s no tax on clothing purchase of $150 and under. If you spend over that amount, you only pay tax on the difference so a $200 purchase would mean you only pay tax on the $50 difference.

In this beautiful city there are many things to see and do that cost nothing at all. Here’s a few:

  • Walk along Commonwealth Avenue Mall and see some of the most magnificent homes in the city.
  • Find a bench in the city to sit on in Boston Common, just like in the movie Good Will Hunting.
  • Run, bike, stroll or sit along the Charles River Esplanade.
  • Sign up for a free tour of Faneuil Hall, or a 60 minute ranger led walking tour of the Freedom Trail or Black Heritage Trail by visiting the National Park Service Visitor Information Centre at Faneuil Hall.
  • Climb the steps of the Bunker Hill Monument.
  • Visit the USS Constitution in Charlestown Navy Yard.
  • Take a free public tour of the Boston Public Library, one of the most impressive buildings in the city.

The Best of New England


15 Days/14 Nights

Begins and ends in Boston.

DEPARTURES

Year round

YOUR FLY DRIVE INCLUDES:

• Round trip scheduled flights
• Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
• Accommodations as stated

DAY 1 ARRIVE BOSTON

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival proceed to your hotel, The Fairmont Copley Plaza, an iconic hotel in a central location.
Hotel: The Fairmont Copley Plaza

DAY 2 BOSTON

The cosmopolitan city of Boston is a delight to visit. Great food, wonderful shopping and a wide array of attractions will keep you entertained. Explore the Freedom Trail, shop at Quincy Market or try a Boston 'Duck Tour' and get to see the city from land and water.
Hotel: The Fairmont Copley Plaza

DAY 3 KENNEBUNKPORT

Driving distance:86Mi/138Km
After collecting your rental car, this mornings drive takes you north into the coastal state of Maine. En-route, visit Salem, known best as the home of witchcraft. Your drive takes you along the beautiful Massachusetts and Maine coast lines, scattered with small towns and villages to the pretty town of Kennebunkport.
Hotel: White Barn Inn

DAYS 4 & 5 BRETTON WOODS & THE WHITE MOUNTAINS

Driving distance:102Mi/164Km
We suggest you take time today to journey further along the Maine coastline before heading inland and perhaps stopping in North Conway for fabulous outlet shopping or to travel the North Conway Railroad. Explore the White Mountain National Forest and take the Mount Washington toll road to the summit of New Hampshire's highest mountain. On your second day, why not make the journey south to Meredith? Perched on Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith has an idyllic setting and offers a wide assortment of recreational activities.
Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Hotel

DAYS 6 & 7 STOWE & THE GREEN MOUNTAINS

Driving distance:91Mi/146Km
Crossing the state line into Vermont today takes you into Green Mountain country. No matter what time of year you visit there's a lot to keep you entertained, from hiking and skiing to browsing the quaint village shops.
Hotel: Topnotch Resort

DAY 8 LENNOX & THE BERKSHIRES

Driving distance:229Mi/369Km
Today visit Shelbourne Museum's collection of Americana, scenic gardens and the side-wheeler SS Ticonderoga. Perhaps take a detour to Woodstock, a quintessential New England village with traditional shops and covered bridges. Tonight, you'll stay in the beautiful Berkshire in a town which is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Hotel: Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club

DAY 9 WASHINGTON

Driving distance:61Mi/98Km
This morning visit the Francine Clarke Art Institute or the Hancock Shaker Village, a restored 19th century settlement before journeying south into Connecticut.
Hotel: The Mayflower Grace

DAYS 10 & 11 NEWPORT

Driving distance:134Mi/216Km
Enjoy a relaxing morning in Washington, Connecticut before continuing your journey into New England's smallest state Rhode Island. Newport was the summer resort of the first millionaires. Spend a day by the beach or tour the Cliff Walk and Ten Mile Drive with its extravagant mansions.
Hotel: Vanderbilt Grace

DAYS 12, 13 & 14 CHATHAM & CAPE COD

Driving distance: 77Mi/124Km
Journeying east today you leave Rhode Island and return once again into Massachusetts, and on to ever popular Cape Cod. We've allowed three nights so you get the opportunity to explore this wonderful area. Take a trip to Provincetown and enjoy a whale-watching cruise, take a ferry across to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket Islands and a day strolling the historic town of Chatham.
Hotel: Chatham Bars Inn

DAY 15 JOURNEY HOME

Driving distance:72Mi/116Km
Make the final journey back to Boston Airport. En route, visit Sandwich and Plimoth Plantation, a living museum depicting life in 1627. Return your car and check-in for your flight to the UK.

PRICES

From £1965 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

Cape Cod, The Islands & Newport

Boston


8 Days/7 Nights

Begins and ends in Boston, Massachusetts.

Departures
June, July, August, September & October

Your Tauck Itinerary includes:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Accommodation as stated
• 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners
• Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
• Services of a Tauck Tour Director 

DAY 1 ARRIVE BOSTON

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival at Logan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel for this evening. A welcome reception and dinner tonight allows you to become acquainted with your new travelling companions.
Hotel: The Lenox Hotel
Dinner included

DAY 2 MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Step back in time as you explore Plimoth Plantation, a re-created 17th century village filled with costumed actors who bring the locations history to life. You'll see Plymouth Rock, marking the Pilgrims' 1620 landing site, and enjoy some free time for lunch in Falmouth. In the afternoon you take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, one of New England’s hottest vacation destinations. Here you spend the next two nights in the former whaling town of Edgartown.
Hotel: Harbor View Hotel Resort
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 3 MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Your day starts admiring the stately homes in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven whilst being surrounded by the islands salt marshes, long beaches and picturesque harbours. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are yours to discover more of the island or perhaps relax on the beach!
Hotel: Harbor View Hotel & Resort
Breakfast included

DAY 4 NANTUCKET

You’ll take a scenic 15 minute flight to the island of Nantucket this morning. Admire the colonial architecture, winding cobbled streets, and historic taverns in the quaint harbourside town before taking the ferry back to mainland. You’ll spend the next two nights in the quaint seaside village of Chatham, overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Tonight dinner is a traditional lobster and clam feast!
Hotel: Chatham Wayside Inn
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 5 NANTUCKET

Today starts with a quaint drive along the Cape's scenic and remote landscapes and includes a visit to Cape Cod National Seashore, where massive sand dunes tower above crested seas. Later you’ll visit Provincetown, which is situated on the northern tip of the Cape. Weather permitting you'll enjoy a whale-watching cruise, a true highlight of the itinerary.
Hotel: Chatham Wayside Inn
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 6 NEWPORT

Arriving in the historic seaport of New Bedford this morning, you’ll enjoy a guided visit to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Continuing on to Newport, you'll see some of the ostentatious mansions that served as summer houses for the affluent socialites during the Gilded Age. Your hotel for the next two nights in set right on Newport Harbour.
Hotel: The Newport Marriott
Breakfast and lunch included

DAY 7 NEWPORT

You may choose this morning to take a stroll with your Tour Director along the Cliff Walk, set between the sea and the mansions. Your morning also includes a guided tour through The Breakers, a 70 room Italian Renaissance mansion inspired by the 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turin. With so many boats on the shores, it's no wonder that today's highlight is a cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. This evening enjoy a cocktail reception and farewell dinner overlooking Cliff Walk and The Atlantic.
Hotel: The Newport Marriott
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 8 JOURNEY HOME

After breakfast it's just a short drive back to Boston. Your journey ends at Boston Airport, where you board your flight back to the UK. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your stay with a few additional nights in the wonderful city of Boston before returning home.
Breakfast included

Prices

From £2559 per person based on twin occupancy of standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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