New England Showcase
Days 1, 2 & 3. Boston. Three nights and two whole days to explore one of America's greatest cities. With so much history, great shopping, inspiring galleries and museums, bay and whale-watching cruises, the Aquarium and much more, you're in for a busy time! Your hotel in the centre of the city is the Nine Zero on of the best boutique hotels in Boston and ideally located as your base from which to explore the city. We recommend that you follow the Freedom Trail which starts at the Common and links all of the city's major historic landmarks.
3 nights at the Nine Zero Hotel. This property is a beautiful boutique hotel bringing together everything the discerning traveller seeks; an ideal location in downtown Boston, luxurious accommodation, personalised service and thoughtful amenities. Recently named in Travel & Leisure's "Best 500 Hotels in the World" list, Nine Zero, now a Kimpton Hotel, is a welcome haven for Boston visitors. Elegant, sumptuous and intimate, Nine Zero promises a welcoming sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Days 4, 5 & 6. Maine coast. (approx. 140 miles). Collect your rental car this morning from the downtown depot in the heart of Boston, and head north - making a stop at Salem to explore the famous 'witch town' and into Maine. We recommend a stop at Portland to explore Portland's Old Port. At Freeport, visit the home of LL Bean and shop for great outdoor wear. At Popham Beach visit the Maine Maritime Museum before arriving at your fabulous seaside base - the Sebasco Harbor Resort.
3 nights at the Sebasco Harbor Resort. Nestled among the whispering pines on the rugged coast lies a retreat of quiet comfort and rejuvenation where beauty and tradition abound. Tucked away on 550 acres on Maine's Midcoast, Sebasco Harbor Resort is an authentic Maine destination resort with breathtaking views and a wealth of activities the entire family can enjoy. Pamper yourself in the full-service waterfront Fairwinds Spa.
Days 7, 8 & 9. New Hampshire. (approx. 164 miles). Travel to New Hampshire today for a 3-day exploration of the beautiful White Mountains and Lakes Regions. En route visit North Conway's famous outlet shops. During your stay in the region you might want to ride the Conway Scenic Railroad or Mount Washington Cog Railway, cruise on Lake Winnepesaukee and picnic along the Kankanagus Highway.
3 nights at the Manon On Golden Pond in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The Manor began as a love story at the turn of the 20th century when a wealthy Englishman captured the heart of a beautiful debutante. On Shepherd's Hill, in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, amid the tall sentinel pines, they built a magnificent country estate with sweeping vistas overlooking Squam Lake, of On Golden Pond fame. Now, at the turn of another century, the elegance and comfort of this English manor has been artfully restored offering the perfect idyll for those seeking a respite, a romantic getaway. The Manor is a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Beautifully appointed accommodations offer all the amenities of a luxury hotel while retaining the charm and tranquility of a New England cournty inn.
Days 10, 11, 12 & 13. The Berkshires (approx. 204 miles). Today, your travels take you through Vermont and into western Massachusetts to the lovely Berkshire Hills for your final four nights. There is a wealth of cultural and sightseeing opportunities in this area. Visit the Clark Art Institute, Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hancock Shaker Village, the Norman Rockwell Museum and the homes of Hermen Melville, Edith Wharton and Daniel Chester French.
3nights at the Devonfield Inn at Lee.
Nestled in the beautiful hills of the Berkshires in the charming town of Lee, Massachusetts, Devonfield is an exquisite counrty inn that's airy and comfortable, the hospitality warm and welcoming and the food delicious! Devonfield is a gracious English-style country house with was originally built in the 1800's. Set on 32 acres, it overlooks pastoral meadows shaded by graceful birch trees, with the rolling tapestry of the Berkshire Hills beyond. In the main house, public rooms include a spacious living room complete with grand piano, library, stereo and fireplace, as well as a cozy television room and a formal dining room and porch. Of course there's also a guest pantry that's always available for guest use and is fully stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, popcorn and fresh baked cookies. Guest rooms are spacious with private bathrooms, hair dryers, air conditioning and heating. Rooms also have TV/DVD, handmade quilts, down comforters, plush sheets and towels. Full country breakfast is served each day. Nearby Lee is still a "real" town with hardware stores, drug stores, a supermarket and a barber shop that has remained unchanged for 75 years! In addition there are many shops of interest, gift shops, antique shops and great local restaurants, and the Prime Outlets - home of 60 upscale and designer outlet stores. Other local activities and attractions include horse-riding, golf and ballooning. The Inn has its own tennis court and a heated pool.
Day 14. Head for Boston. (approx 140 miles). Take a leisurely drive back to Boston today. If you don't mind a slightly longer drive, you could make an early start and head for Cape Cod and perhaps visit the Cape's oldest town - Sandwich. Then head for Boston via the Plimoth Plantation a living museum depicting life in 1627. Later return to Boston, return your rental car at the airport and check-in for your return flight.
Just America provides a full tailor-made holiday service so if you would like a quote for a package including flights, car rental, optional excursions etc., please let us know at the time of booking. We can also adapt the itinerary to add or reduce nights in each location, offer alternate hotels and arrange onward travel to other North American destinations.
|2013 Prices in £'s
per person sharing room type
|09 May-15 May||1705||969||NA||NA|
|16 May-18 Jun||1855||1045||NA||NA|
|19 Jun-29 Aug||2205||1239||NA||NA|
|30 Aug-14 Oct||2095||1185||NA||NA|
Not included: Flights, car rental, travel insurance,petrol, meals & personal expenses.
|Boston||3||Hotel Nine Zero|
|Mid-coast Maine||3||Sebasco Harbor Resort|
|White Mountains region||3||The Manor On Golden Pond|
|Lenox (Berkshires)||4||Devonfield Inn|