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    Amherst Boston Chatham Deerfield Edgartown Falmouth Harwich Hyannis Lenox Martha's Vineyard Nantucket Plymouth Sandwich Stockbridge Walpole Williamstown

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

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    A HOLIDAY CHOICE AS SIMPLE AS A, B, C.

    Where in the world might you find soft sand beaches, rugged rocky coastlines and quaint fishing villages sitting alongside rolling green hills, grape laden vineyards, and an energetic city? Where can you tour a battleship in the morning, walk in the steps of the early pilgrims in the afternoon and catch the excitement of a ball game in the evening? Find yourself watching whales breach in the gentle waters one moment and admiring spectacular pieces of priceless art the next? If this combination of attractions beckons you to visit, why not spend your holiday in Massachusetts – it’s all here!

    Known as The Bay State, Massachusetts sits on the eastern seaboard of the USA, sandwiched by the New England states of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont to the north and Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south. To the east the land rolls down to the sea, embracing the state capital of Boston, the rocky North Shore and the beaches of Cape Cod. To the west and past the broad Connecticut River are the rolling Berkshire Hills which cut across the states western corner.

    A is for… Attitude

    If there is a city with attitude it’s Boston! And why not when it has so much to be proud of? Boston’s great attitude for life is evident in its outdoor lifestyle. It is a walking city, filled with green areas and parks, its most iconic being Boston Common in the heart of downtown. It is a welcoming city, with a friendly attitude towards all who visit this modern metropolis. Rich in history and culture and home to some of the best restaurants, hotels, nightlife and attractions in New England it’s no surprise that Boston is one of the most loved cities in the USA.

    Downtown, you’ll find historic sites around almost every corner, many linked by The Freedom Trail. Explore the thriving harbour; discover the wealthy Beacon Hill area and walk in the footsteps of famous scholars at Harvard University. Sports are a major part of Boston’s culture, with famous teams like the Boston Red Sox (baseball); Boston Celtics (basketball); Boston Bruins (ice hockey) and the New England Patriots (American football) all calling it home.

    Shopping is a fun and varied experience in Boston, with locally-owned treasures and nationally recognized retailers trading side-by-side across the city. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, The Prudential Center and Copley Place Mall are everyday favourites whilst Newbury Street provides a more chic experience, teeming with arts and craft galleries, jewellery outlets and designer boutiques.

    B is for… Beauty

    Nestled within the rolling Appalachian Mountains is an area of unimaginable elegance and beauty. The Berkshires breathe a calm yet vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape steeped in culture, history and outdoor adventure. Whether your idea of paradise is sipping fresh cider at a romantic New England Inn or travelling scenic country roads through the Berkshire Mountains, Berkshire County is a perfect year round destination.

    The stars come out in summer, and not just those in the sky. Tanglewood hosts stirring Boston Symphony Orchestra performances; the Williamstown Theatre Festival presents inspiring plays and local museums unveil captivating exhibits. A visit to MASS MoCA, Clark Art Institute or the Norman Rockwell Museum offers the best in classic and modern art. Autumn is the perfect time to take a picturesque foliage tour along the historic Mohawk Trail or visit fascinating Hancock Shaker Village. During winter and early spring, enjoy the best of New England skiing followed by lazy afternoons exploring the charming small towns of Williamstown, Lee and Lenox filled with quaint New England antique shops and one-of-a-kind Berkshires art galleries. Whether you choose a cosy inn or bed and breakfast or a larger ski or spa hotel resort with additional recreational amenities, your trip to this beautiful part of the state is sure to leave a lasting impression.

    C is for … Captivating

    What is it about Cape Cod that keeps visitors coming back? That’s not a tricky question once you’ve visited for yourself. Cape Cod is captivating. The big draw, of course, are the beaches, some of the best in the world. Choose from the northern waters of Cape Cod Bay or the majestic Atlantic where surfing, fishing, swimming and boating are just a few of the summer pastimes. Visit the Cape Cod National Seashore for dramatic sand dunes, towering cliffs and almost infinite stretches of beaches. If your preference is for fresh water, you are also in luck. Harwich, for example, has some of the nicest fresh water ponds which are safe for swimming and fishing. This Eastern Seaboard state has been named by the WWF as one of the world’s top 10 whale-watching spots, with a variety of species found within 25 miles of its coast. Whale-watching cruises operate from April to October and are unsurprisingly the top attraction on the Cape.

    Another reason for Cape Cod’s popularity may be attributed to the unique character of each town. Quilted together to make this special peninsula, each town has something different to offer and the ability to appeal to people of many interests. To get a feel for Cape Cod's geography, drive along Route 6A to the tip of Provincetown and see for yourself the distinct differences in the Upper, Mid, Lower and Outer Cape. When visiting the Cape, whether for a day or a month, it is important to get beyond the main roads and do a little digging. Discover the nooks and crannies that you can call your own, whether it's a pond, beach, bike trail, gallery or restaurant, there are plenty to choose from.

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    • Top Tip 1

      Catch the Boston Red Sox in a game of baseball at their famous Fenway Park, which celebrated its millennium in 2012. Soak up the friendly but electric atmosphere as you try to work out the rules of the game!

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      Shopaholics should head to Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace for big-name as well as eclectic stores or to Newbury Street, the most exclusive shopping street in New England. Here you’ll find unique art and craft galleries, jewellery outlets and boutiques.

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      Cape Cod is one of the best places for a whale-watching boat trip (the season is from May to October). You may see dolphins as well as Humpback, Minke and Finback whales.

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      Escape the crowds on the more remote beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore coastline. Or, take the foot passenger ferry from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs on the boutique island of Martha's Vineyard. Hire bicycles and ride to the south shore for the beautiful beaches.

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      So much of New England is about food! Try clam chowder in famous Quincy Market Food Hall, fresh lobster anywhere in Maine and, of course, a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream made in Vermont.

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      Visit the Berkshires, Massachusetts in summer time and catch one of the many summer festivals. It’s the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the theatre festival in Stockbridge and the music festival in Tanglewood.

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      Ride the Cog Railway to the peak of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. You'll travel above the clouds and see some spectacular scenery along the way.

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      Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts is a living history museum which recreates an 1830’s New England rural village. Costumed staff perform the routines of everyday life of the 19th century.

    • Top Tip 9

      Visit the breathtaking millionaires’ mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, built over 100 years ago by America's wealthiest families - the Vanderbilt’s, Astor’s and Belmont’s to name but a few.

    • Top Tip 10

      Enjoy a summer boat ride aboard The Spirit of Ethan Allen or a lunch cruise on the Northern Lights cruise ship on the 125-mile long Lake Champlain.

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  • The Best of New England

    Begins in and ends in Boston, Massachusetts

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
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    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 location central to many attractions.

    Hotel: Fairmont Copley Plaza

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    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: Fairmont Copley Plaza

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    Kennebunkport

    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 coastlines, scattered with small towns and villages to the pretty town of Kennebunkport.

    Hotel: White Barn Inn

    86Mi/138Km

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    The White Mountains

    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 a warm personality.

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort

    102Mi/164Km

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    Stowe & The Green Mountains

    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: Green Mountain Inn

    91Mi/146Km

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    Lenox & The Berkshires

    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

    229Mi/369Km

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    Washington

    This morning visit the Francine Clarke Art Institute or the Hancock Shaker Village, a restored 19th century settlement before journeying south into Connecticut. As a result of its close proximity to New York City, Connecticut assumes some of the Big Apple cosmopolitan chic whilst retaining its distinctive New England character.

    Hotel: The Mayflower Grace

    61Mi/98Km

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    Newport

    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

    134Mi/216Km

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    Cape Cod

    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

    77Mi/124Km

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    Chatham Bars Inn

    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.

    72Mi/116Km

    Prices

    From £3625 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Massachusetts City & Beach

    Begins and ends in Boston, Massachusetts

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
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    Arrive Boston

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival, transfer independently to Fairmont Copley Plaza, which provides your base for the next three nights.

    Hotel: Fairmont Copley Plaza

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    Boston

    Boston is a city rich in history and culture, so head out and explore. Take time to visit the waterfront, where seafood restaurants overlook the bustling harbour bringing the freshest ingredients to the table. From here you can take a whale watch boat tour or perhaps a catamaran trip out to the islands, and you can also find the city's Aquarium. Follow the Freedom Trail, a walking route which starts at Copley Park and traces many historical attractions. Your hotel is located a few steps from the great shopping of Copley Place Mall and eateries of Newbury Street.

    Hotel: Fairmont Copley Plaza

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    Chatham

    This morning, collect your rental car and make the short but scenic trip to the beautiful town of Chatham. Located mid-way along the sweeping Cape, it provides a perfect base from which to explore the quaint fishing villages which dot the coastline. Take a trip to the National Seashore and make time for a visit to colourful Provincetown at the tip of the Cape. If you delight in being out on the water, Chatham is your homeport to the ocean. Take a seal tour or watch them follow the fishing fleet into the Chatham Fish Pier. Back on dry land, find a spot along the many miles of pristine white sand to lay out your picnic and relax, or follow one of the many Nature Trails and Parks on foot or bike.

    Hotel: Chatham Bars Inn

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    Journey Home

    Today you leave Chatham for the short journey back to Boston. Should time allow, make a stop at the pretty town of Sandwich or visit Plimoth Plantation where recreated villages and costumed actors portray life of a bygone era. On arrival at Boston Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £1,239 per person based on two sharing a Standard room. Other prices available on request.

  • Grand New England

    Begins and ends in Boston, Massachusetts

    12 Days / 11 Nights

    Departures: September and October

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round Trip Scheduled Flights
    • Accommodation for 11 nights as specified
    • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
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    Arrive Boston

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, The Langham, Boston. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day familiarising yourself with this wonderful walking city. This evening join your travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner.

    Hotel: The Langham, Boston (Dinner included)

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    Boston

    There’s so much to see this morning as you embark on an orientation tour of Boston, visiting Boston Common, Beacon Hill and the USS Constitution Museum. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Walk the Freedom Trail, shop at famous Quincy Market or join a ‘Duck Tour’ to see the city from both land and water.

    Hotel: The Langham, Boston (Breakfast included)

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    Concord & Williamstown

    The Berkshires of western Massachusetts glow with autumn colours on a fall foliage tour that shows you why this area has long been a retreat for artists and writers. You'll begin today's discoveries in Lenox at The Mount, the hilltop Georgian mansion of Edith Wharton, which the celebrated author of The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence called her 'first real home.' The house and gardens were built to her own meticulous designs in 1902, and reflect the taste and personality of the author. Next you continue on to Williamstown for a docent-led tour of the internationally renowned Clark Art Institute, an institutions which combines a public art museum with research and academic programs. You'll arrive late afternoon at your historic resort in Manchester, Vermont, for a two-night stay.

    Hotel: The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Stockbridge & Williamstown

    The classic New England town of Manchester, Vermont is tucked between the Green Mountains and the Taconic Range, and is home to Equinox Mountain, the Taconics’ tallest peak. After a morning at leisure, followed by lunch, you'll set off on a self-guided visit to Hildene. This is the former summer estate of Robert Todd Lincoln, US President Abraham Lincoln’s eldest son, who himself served as US Secretary of War and minister to Great Britain. The 1905 Georgian Revival-style mansion, today on the National Register of Historic Places, is furnished largely with Lincoln family furniture and artefacts. This evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration and locally sourced farm-to-table dinner at the Manchester Country Club.

    Hotel: The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Stowe

    Today you depart Manchester and stop at the iconic Vermont Country Store before heading out across Vermont's classic New England landscapes. After lunch, arrive in Shelburne for a visit to the Shelburne Museum of Art and Americana. Spread over 45 acres, this unique museum holds a vast collection of prints, paintings, folk art and quilts reflecting 19th-century American life, in historic buildings – including barns, a meeting house, a jail, a lighthouse, and a railroad station. The village is set around the Ticonderoga, a 220-ft. steamboat that once ferried passengers and livestock on Lake Champlain. Today’s final destination is Stowe, an iconic Vermont ski resort town tucked away in the Green Mountains, for an overnight at a resort in the foothills of Mount Mansfield.

    Hotel: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Montpelier & Bretton Woods

    Head out from the Green Mountains of Vermont via the state capital, Montpelier, and the elegant gold-domed State House. Just outside the city, Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks offers you a taste of pure maple syrup and an education in how it’s made, from the tapping of trees to the distillation of sap and the subtle shades and grades that result from an art they’ve perfected over eight generations in the family business. Continue on out of Vermont and into the White Mountains of New Hampshire, arriving in Bretton Woods for a two-night stay at the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort, one of New England's last grand resort hotels. Since its opening in 1902, this palatial hotel has been a magnet for presidents, robber barons and celebrities; Babe Ruth and Thomas Edison loved to golf here.

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    White Mountains

    The harshest winter weather on the planet can be found at the summit of Mount Washington, where a wind speed of 231 mph was once recorded in 1932, and the stone houses are anchored to the ground with chains. But at this time of year, you’ll meet only temperate temperatures and magnificent views, as well as the scientists at the meteorological observatory who will brief you on their work in this unique environment. It’s a day for indulging in the colourful quintessence of a fall foliage tour as you wind down New England back roads to return to your luxury resort at Bretton Woods, where you'll enjoy a presentation on the local ecology and wildlife and enjoy dinner.

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Portland & Brunswick

    This morning it is on to Portland, Maine where a local lobsterman takes you out into the harbor aboard his working boat for an authentic, hands-on experience in the lobstering trade. Back on land, enjoy time on your own along the waterfront, rich with restored 19th-century architecture and cobblestone streets, and settle in at your hotel before dinner, which is at a Bailey Island lobster house overlooking Casco Bay.

    Hotel: Brunswick Hotel & Tavern (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Bar Harbor

    Today you make your way up to historic Bar Harbor, home to your luxury cliffside inn featuring lush gardens and panoramic waterfront views. This afternoon, you'll cruise the harbor aboard a traditional wooden schooner, experiencing the picturesque coves, islands, lighthouses, and seaside cottages with the romance of a windjammer under sail. Spend the rest of the day and evening as you please in Bar Harbor.

    Hotel: Bar Harbor Inn & Spa (Breakfast and lunch included)

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    Acadia National Park

    Luminist painters like Thomas Cole and Fitz Hugh Lane were among the first to document the awesome beauty of Bar Harbor, attracting Gilded Age high society who created an exclusive summer resort community to rival Newport. Discover exquisite examples of Victorian architecture that adorn the area en route to exploring the natural wonders of nearby Acadia National Park - color-drenched in autumn, the highlight of any fall foliage tour. Today is filled with coves, pristine forests, beaches, plunging cliffs and rocky islands. You'll also enjoy the stunning view from the summit of Cadillac Mountain and a horse-drawn carriage ride along historic roadways within the park.

    Hotel: Bar Harbor Inn & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Camden & Ogunquit

    Your journeying southward this morning from Bar Harbor along the beautiful, rugged Maine coast. Following lunch and some free time in Camden, you'll arrive in Cape Neddick, near the quaint coastal town of Ogunquit – whose name translates as 'Beautiful place by the sea.' Classically New England, the region boasts tranquil coves and beaches and was once a fishing and shipbuilding center. Settle in at The Cliff House, a legendary seaside resort hotel that opened in 1872. This evening you join your new found friends for a farewell reception and dinner.

    Hotel: The Cliff House Resort & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Journey Home

    After breakfast, it’s just a short journey to Boston Airport, where you check in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £4,755 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Cape Cod, The Islands & Newport

    Begins and ends in Boston, Massachusetts

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: June, July, August, September and October

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation as stated
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director 
    • Classic tour
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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    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)

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    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. 

    Prices

    From £3085 per person based on twin occupancy of standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Boston City Break

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    • Boston City Break

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    Boston is the US city where history truly comes alive - in a fun and engaging way. You can enjoy the myriad of attractions, a delightful waterfront area and some of the best restaurants on the east coast. This package includes:

    • Non-stop flights from Heathrow to Boston with Virgin Atlantic (UK connection flights also available)
    • 3 nights at Sheraton Boston, Boston
    Prices

    From £965 per person, based on two adults sharing a standard room in low season.

    Boston Duck Tours

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    Providing the best introduction to your city experience, a Boston Duck Tour is an essential start to your stay in Boston. The fun begins from the moment you board your amphibious vehicle. First, you’ll be greeted by one of the legendary tour ConDUCKtors®, who’ll be narrating your sightseeing tour of Boston and providing lots of little-known facts and interesting insights.

    You’ll drive by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts; from the golden-domed State House, Bunker Hill, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center, fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market and more. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s more. It’s time for “Splashdown” as your ConDUCKtor® splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won’t get except from the water.

    Duration: 80 minutes

    Prices

    From £37 per adult & £29 per child (3-11 yrs)

    Boston Movie & Television Tours

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    Perfect for lovers of the big and small screen, these tours take in some of Boston's most recognizable movie and television sights.

    Boston Movie Mile (Walking) 

    Explore the famous Boston Movie Mile on this fun and interactive walking tour!

    • Sit on the famous park benches from Ted and Good Will Hunting
    • Have a drink at the original Cheers
    • See one of Jack Nicholson’s mob hangouts in The Departed
    • Discover the street of the Blown Away car crash

    The tour is led by a local actor. 



     

     

    Prices

    From £21 per person.

    New England Aquarium

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    Renowned as one of Boston's top attractions, a visit to the New England Aquarium is an essential part of any stay in the city. Start with the Aquarium’s charming penguin colony, before experiencing 360-degree views of the spectacular new four-story Caribbean coral reef teeming with animals. Take a stroll on the spiral walkway around the reef as sea turtles, sharks, moray eels and tropical fish glide through their vibrant habitat. From sea jellies to sea dragons, you will explore our blue planet without leaving downtown Boston. Before you leave, why not enjoy a 3D movie on New England’s biggest screen at the Simons IMAX® Theatre.

    Prices

    Aquarium only
    From £24 per adult & £16 per child

    Aquarium & IMAX combo
    From £28 per adult & £20 per child

    Boston Trolley Tours

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    2 day Tour


    A Trolley Tour is a fabulous way of exploring the historic city of Boston. Sit back and let the expert conductors show you the Best of Boston with a unique and thrilling tour.

    While on board your Old Town Trolley Tour, you’ll feel as if you’ve journeyed back in time to the era of the first colonists. Imagine how Paul Revere felt when he made his historic “midnight ride”; hear tales of how he and other famous settlers fought for freedom. As the Old Town Trolley makes its way throughout the city, you’ll have the freedom to get off and back on as often as you wish.

    Ghosts & Gravestones® Tour 


    A scary, fun and informative fright seeing experience that is truly one of a kind. The tour involves a whole cast of characters to lead you on an adventure through the darker side of Boston. Hear about Boston's most sinister characters, from the Angel of Death to the most infamous killer of all, the Boston Strangler. See Boston’s most haunted building, hear of its famous curses, and learn about all the haunts that call the “Hub” their home. But that’s not all, step inside two of the oldest burying grounds in Boston for a walking tour you will never forget. Stroll through Copp's Hill Burying Ground - site of Boston’s largest grave robbing scandal. Here you will visit the final resting place of Cotton Mather, a man famous for his "intimate" involvement with the Salem Witch Trials. Then follow your guide across Boston Common where you will visit the site where public hangings once took place. You will also visit the Old Granary Burying Ground and view the gravestones of the famous and not so famous (but far more interesting) occupants.

    Prices

    2 Day Tour

    From £33 per adult and £16 per child (aged 6-12).

    Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

    From £32 per adult and £20 per child (aged 6-12).

    Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum

    Boston

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    Relive the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution! Sense the emotion and determination for those who fought for freedom and independence. Join Sam Adams and his Fellow Patriots in a Rendezvous with history! The Boston Tea Party was “the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution.” Opening in June of 2012, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Is dedicated to telling the story of that fateful night of December 16, 1773.

    By combining cutting edge interactive technology with live historical performances, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum® offers an experience like no other. Throw tea overboard with the daring Sons of Liberty! Explore two historically restored tall ships! Gaze at the Robinson Half-Chest, one of only two surviving tea chests from the Boston Tea Party. Be inspired by the film "Let It Begin Here" in the Minuteman Theatre and learn the role that you will play in one of the most important events in American history. Experience the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum® and relive the turning point in history that led to our independence and freedom as a nation.

    Prices

    From £24 per person

    Bike Tours Around Boston

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    City View Tour –  10 miles/Moderate Difficulty

    Riders get a full introduction to Boston’s most historic, most fun, and most bikeable areas, from the Italian North End to Fenway Park; this is a classic tour for those looking to get a great overall introduction to Boston. On this tour you will get to know the city and find sites and neighbourhoods to explore in greater depth later. You will discover the unique character and charm of each community up close, in person, only possible by bicycle.
    This comprehensive tour covers all of Boston’s best sites, including:

    • Historic Fenway Park
    • The Christian Science Center
    • Boston Common
    • The beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End
    • The Rose Kennedy Greenway – Boston’s newest public park
    • The Charles River Esplanade
    • The North End – Boston’s oldest residential, Italian neighbourhood
    • Copley Square, where you’ll see the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and the John Hancock building!

    Duration: 2.5 to 3 Hours

     

     

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    City View Tour

    From £49 per person.

    Boston Dining Cruises

    Boston

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    Sail out around Boston harbor while sitting back and enjoying a lunch or dinner cruise, with onboard DJ's providing the entertainment.

    Spirit Of Boston Lunch Cruise

    Join Spirit of Boston for an afternoon on the harbor. Spirit’s two-hour Lunch Cruises include a narrated tour highlighting notable landmarks along our route. See historic "Old Ironsides" (USS Constitution), Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Logan International Airport, Inner Boston Harbor Island and many other sights. A creative buffet-style lunch menu is available with a delicious assortment to suit all tastes whilst listing to the accompanying music provided by the onboard DJ.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Spirit Of Boston Dinner Cruise

    Departing from the Seaport World Trade Center at Commonwealth Pier, cruise for three hours and enjoy an upbeat and lively atmosphere. Other notable attractions along the route include Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, the historic USS Constitution and Boston’s thriving Seaport District. Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruise serves a creative, contemporary buffet-style dinner and a selection of non-alcoholic drinks, with alcoholic drinks available for purchase. An onboard Dj provides musical entertainment throughtout, adding to the ambience.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Prices

    Spirit Of Boston Lunch Cruise

    From £50 per adult and £35 per child.

    Spirit Of Boston Dinner Cruise

    From £83 per adult and £50 per child.

     

    Boston Harbour Cruises

    Boston, Massachusetts

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    • Boston Harbour Cruises, Nora

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    New England Aquarium Whale Watching Cruise

    Set sail with us for the whale watch experience of a lifetime. Our destination: Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine creatures. You’ll have a good chance to view several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, finbacks, minkes, pilot whales and the critically endangered right whales. And you’ll learn about them from New England Aquarium naturalists who are always on board to share knowledge, answer your questions and explain the mind-blowing behaviors of these truly magnificent mammals.

    90 minute Boston Harbour Cruise

    Forts, shipwrecks, lighthouses and legends—Boston Harbor has it all, and you can learn about it on this fully narrated sightseeing cruise. Sail with Boston Harbour Cruises and relive the history.

    45 minute USS Constitution Cruise

    “Old Ironsides” is the oldest commissioned warship in the U.S. Navy. A floating museum and subject of countless tales and legends, she’s a highlight of the waterfront and a must-see for visitors and locals alike.

    Codzilla Thrill Boat

    This is no ordinary boat ride. True to its name, Codzilla is monstrously fun—a thrill a minute as you scream across the water at up to 40 MPH, with a few hairpin turns and 360-degree spins thrown in for evil measure.

    Prices

    New England Aquarium Whale Watching Cruise

    From £44 per adult and £28 per child (ages 3-11) 

    90 minute Boston Harbour Cruise

    From £24 per adult and £21 per child (ages 3-11)

    45 minute USS Constitution Cruise

    From £19 per adult and £16 per child (ages 3-11)

    Codzilla Thrill Boat

    From £25 per adult and £21 per child (ages 3-11)