Massachusetts – The Bay State, is an ideal base or starting point for a New England holiday.

Ever since the Pilgrims arrived in New England, Massachusetts and its capital city of Boston have been at the heart of the action. The first university (Harvard) and the start of both the political and industrial revolutions…even the Cultural Revolution started here, led by writers such as Thoreau and Emerson.

To the east the land rolls down to the sea, embracing the state capital, Boston and the beaches of Cape Cod and the rocky North Shore. To the west and past the broad Connecticut River are the rolling Berkshire Hills which cut across the states western corner. Full of history and diversity, Massachusetts offers everything from cobblestone streets and village greens to space-age technology centres.

You can explore the nation’s early history in this Eastern Seaboard state; walk in the steps of the early pilgrims, tour battleships and lighthouses, catch the excitement of a Boston Red Sox baseball game or be awed by whales drifting along the coastline. Massachusetts has been named by the WWF as one of the world’s Top 10 whale-watching spots, with a variety of species of whales found just 40km (25 miles) off the coast. Whale-watching cruises operate from April to October and are a must for all visitors.

Cape Cod Central Railroad

You’ll feel as though you’ve travelled back in time from the moment you step on-board this classic train and begin your discovery of some of Cape Cod’s hidden beauty, much of which can only be viewed from the tracks. The Narrated Scenic Train, a classic sightseeing tour, boasts a route which weaves amongst spectacular woodlands, sand dunes, cranberry bogs and salt marshes. What’s more, it is accompanied by informative and fun narration. In addition, there’s a choice of Sunday brunch, lunch and elegant dinner journeys following the same route, so you can still enjoy the scenery. The brunch journey invites you to relax and have a lazy Sunday morning with a meal of light yet hearty fare. The lunch journey is a real treat during which you enjoy three courses served on white linens. For the ultimate experience and a real culinary feast, take the dinner journey where gourmet cuisine is accompanied by romantic music and soft candlelight.


From £15 Narrated Scenic Train
From £30 Gourmet Lunch Train
From £35 Sunday Brunch Train
From £55 Elegant Dinner Train

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