Classic New England with 400th Mayflower Sailing


  • 10 days

  • Eastern USA

  • Active pace

Tour : 8105

Up to 10% off on 2020

Single Share available

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£1,662 pp

Tour only

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£2,284 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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Join us for a special departure to Classic New England to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower’s landing on Plymouth Rock. Your affordable escorted vacation in New England begins in Boston and on to Portland, Maine, for sightseeing in the historic maritime city. Travel through Bangor and on to Bar Harbor—gateway to Acadia National Park. Take in the rocky beaches and woodland landscapes, and watch for local wildlife such as moose, beaver, whales, and seabirds during your excursion to Acadia National Park. Travel inland through the Longfellow Mountains on your way to the White Mountains of New Hampshire for an overnight stay at Sunday River Resort in classic New England. Drive through beautiful Franconia Notch along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway through White Mountain National Forest—renowned for brilliant fall foliage. Stop at Vermont’s oldest sugarhouse in Montpelier, visit Woodstock with it village green reminiscent of 19th-century England. See fantastic views of Quechee Gorge State Park, and visit a charming Vermont country store in Rockingham. On to Rhode Island for sightseeing in Newport and the opportunity to visit the Vanderbilt “summer cottage”—The Breakers mansion.

Continue to the historic seaside port of Plymouth to step aboard the MAYFLOWER II—a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth Harbor in 1620—400 years ago! Explore the 17th-Century English Village, PLIMOTH PLANTATION with live demos on blacksmithing, farming, and cooking. Visit the Wampanoag Homesite and the Native People there. Step inside a wetu (house) and experience the traditions of the people who have lived in this region for more than 10,000 years. Join in a very special nautical event to sail with the Mayflower II from Plymouth to Provincetown, the first landing of the Pilgrims. Your vessel will sail behind the iconic Mayflower II (weather permitting). Enjoy free time to explore the seaside town of Provincetown at the northern tip of Cape Cod, then set sail in the late afternoon for Boston. Take a guided tour of historic landmarks along the Freedom Trail, including Boston Common, Old State House, and the Old North Church—where Paul Revere began his famous midnight ride. A memorable New England vacation to be sure!

Highlights

PORTLAND Sightseeing

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK Sightseeing

FRANCONIA NOTCH Kancamagus Scenic Byway

MONTPELIERVisit the oldest Sugarhouse

BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM Visit Vermont’s rural dairy farm

QUECHEE GORGE STATE PARK Photo opportunity

NEWPORTSightseeing

PLYMOUTHMayflower 400th Anniversary, visit Mayflower II, Plimoth Plantation

PROVINCETOWNSail with the Mayflower II from Plymouth to Provincetown

BOSTONFerry crossing Provincetown to Boston, Sightseeing with Local Guide

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Opt to share a twin room with a fellow traveller, and if there's no one to share with you'll get a room to yourself at no added cost!

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts

BOSTON

Day
1

Welcome to Boston! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

BOSTON–PORTLAND–BAR HARBOR.

Day
2

Head north into Maine, with a stop in the historic Maritime city of Portland. An included city sightseeing tour upon arrival shows the beautiful coastal region, including lighthouses and the local lobster fishermen. Time to stroll the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port waterfront, lined with working fishing wharves and converted warehouses with restaurants and shops. Continue northeast via Bangor, to Bar Harbor, a popular seaside resort and gateway to Acadia National Park. This evening feast on steamed mussels, Maine lobster, and delicious corn on the cob at an optional lobster bake.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BAR HARBOR. EXCURSION TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Day
3

Bar Harbor is situated on Mount Desert Island, one of the most beautiful Atlantic Island’s and site of ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, a landscape marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain. Among the wildlife are moose, beaver, whales, and seabirds. Drive through the park, passing Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic Coast, to see some of New England’s most spectacular scenery. Your afternoon is free to explore the quaint village of Bar Harbor on your own. You may decide to go whale-watching or take a nature cruise. Gift shops, galleries, and boutiques line the village of Bar Harbor, if you prefer some souvenir shopping. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional sightseeing and dining.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

BAR HARBOR–WHITE MOUNTAINS–SUNDAY RIVER.

Day
4

Travel inland through the Longfellow Mountains and head for the fabulous White Mountains of New Hampshire. Admire the land of covered bridges, quaint towns, and forests noted for their vibrant colors during fall foliage. Overnight at the Sunday River Resort located in classic New England.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

SUNDAY RIVER–MONTPELIER

Day
5

Today you are greeted with the deep forest smells of the pines and changing leaves. A beautiful drive through Franconia Notch, along New Hampshire’s Kancamagus Scenic Byway, and the White Mountain National Forest, is renowned for its fall leaf viewing. The “Kanc,” as the locals call it, remains unspoiled by homes or service stations, allowing you to watch the maple, beech, and birch trees burst into a brilliant kaleidoscope of yellows, browns, oranges, reds. In Montpelier, visit Vermont’s oldest SUGARHOUSE.

MONTPELIER–WOODSTOCK–BRATTLEBORO.

Day
6

This morning visit Woodstock, its village green reminiscent of 19th-century England. Next, visit BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM, a living museum of Vermont’s rural past and working dairy farm. At QUECHEE GORGE STATE PARK, Vermont’s little Grand Canyon see fabulous views of the gorge, and in Rockingham visit the charming Vermont Country Store. This afternoon enjoy some time in downtown Brattleboro named one of the top ten small art towns in the country.

BRATTLEBORO–NEWPORT AREA

Day
7

On to Rhode Island, the “Ocean State.” Upon arrival, a city sightseeing tour that takes in the first state house, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and the bustling harbor once frequented by rum runners and slave traders. Afterward, join an optional to explore the Breakers Mansion on an audio tour, or choose to explore the small town of Newport with shops, galleries and restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

NEWPORT AREA–PLYMOUTH

Day
8

This morning your journey continues to the historic seaside port of Plymouth. Upon arrival step aboard the MAYFLOWER II a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth Harbor in 1620, 400 years ago! The afternoon has been set aside to explore the 17th-Century English Village, PLIMOTH PLANTATION with live demos on blacksmithing, farming and cooking. Then visit the Wampanoag Homesite and encounter the Native People of either Wampanoag or other Native Nations. Step inside a wetu (house) and experience the traditions, stories, music and dance of the people who have lived in this region for more than 10,000 years.

PLYMOUTH–MAYFLOWER II SAILING–PROVINCETOWN–BOSTON

Day
9

Today, a very special nautical event. Sail with the Mayflower II from Plymouth to Provincetown, the first landing of the Pilgrims. Your vessel will sail behind the iconic Mayflower II, a full – scale reproduction of the sailing vessel which arrived in 1620. Free time to explore the seaside town of Provincetown at the northern tip of Cape Cod. Set sail late this afternoon for Boston, where the evening is free for independent activities.
NOTE:
The Mayflower II sailing is dependent on favorable weather conditions.

BOSTON

Day
10

Your guided tour focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with the chance to browse in Quincy Market. A stop at Boston Logan International Airport for those with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 3:30 pm.

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On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

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£1,662 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

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£2,284 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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