Days 1 & 2. Boston. Days 3 & 4. To White Mountains, NH (approx. 146 miles). Day 5 & 6. To Green Mountains (approx. 140 miles). Day 7. To Lake Placid, NY (approx. 135 miles). Days 8 & 9. To Niagara Falls (approx. 353 miles). Days 10. Sturbridge, MA (approx. 415 miles). Days 11 & 12. To Newport, RI (approx. 167 miles). Days 13 & 14. To Cape Cod (approx. 75 miles). Day 15. To Boston (approx. 72 miles).
Days 1 & 2. Arrive Boston. Arrive at the “Athens of America.” Explore the Freedom Trail, ride the Swanboats in the Public Gardens, shop at Quincy Market, take a whale-watch cruise, visit the famous New England Aquarium, or explore Boston’s famous shopping. Overnight: Onyx Hotel, Boston.
Days 3 & 4. To White Mountains (approx. 146 miles). Collect your rental car this morning from the Boston Airport depot and journey north into New Hampshire. En route, visit Salem and later, shop North Conway’s factory outlets. In the White Mountains, visit Franconia Notch. Take the Conway Scenic Railroad, or visit the Lakes Region; rent a boat or take a cruise. Overnight: Eagle Mountain House.
Day 5 & 6 To Green Mountains (approx. 140 miles). Head along the Kancamagus Highway, one of the most scenic highways in New England, via Lincoln and into Vermont. In Vermont, stop at the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory for a tour and a sample before arriving in the quaint village of Stowe, your base for the next two tonights. Overnight: Topnotch Resort & Spa
Day 7. To Lake Placid (approx. 135 miles). Travel along the edge of the Green Mountains via the charming village of Middlebury into New York State and through the Adirondack Mountains to Lake Placid, site of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Overnight: Crowne Plaza Lake Placid.
Days 8 & 9. To Niagara Falls (approx. 353 miles). Niagara Falls appeals to something in everyone. The sudden drop of the Niagara River, dividing the US and Canada, creates one of the most spectacular waterfalls on the continent. The Niagara rapids reach speeds of 48 kilometers per hour (30 mph). Enjoy an optional Hornblower Cruise to the base of the falls, a helicopter tour or a walk along the banks. Drive to Niagara on the Lake, a quaint town. Overnight: Sheraton At The Falls, Niagara Falls NY.
Day 10. To Sturbridge (approx. 415 miles). Begin early for a journey along the edge of the New York Finger Lakes region, past the foothills of the Adirondacks, over the Hudson River into central Massachusetts. Stop in the beautiful Berkshires en route. Overnight: Sturbridge Host Hotel.
Days 11 & 12. To Newport (approx. 167 miles). Head directly for Newport, or stop in Mystic, Connecticut, and Mystic Seaport Museum, America’s largest maritime museum. In Newport, summer resort of America’s first millionaires, spend the day on a spectacular beach, tour the Cliff Walk and Ten Mile Drive with its extravagant summer mansions and the restored waterfront. Overnight: Hotel Viking.
Days 13 & 14. To Cape Cod (approx. 75 miles). Travel to Cape Cod, a fabulous summer resort with white sandy beaches, varied shopping, restaurants and abundance of attractions. Plan a whale watch cruise; visit the historical village of Chatham or colorful, artistic Provincetown. Take a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket or simply lounge on the beach. 2 nights Cape Cod. Overnight: Doubletree Hyannis.
Day 15. To Boston (approx. 72 miles). En route to Boston’s Logan Airport, visit Sandwich, the Cape’s oldest town and home to the Sandwich Glass Museum. Head for Plymouth, where the Pilgrims landed, explore Plimoth Plantation, a living museum depicting life in 1627. Travel to Boston, drop your car and catch your flight home.
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Prices from On request On request On request On request Free Location No.Nights Hotel Boston 2 Onyx Hotel Jackson (White Mountains) 2 Eagle Mountain House Stowe (Green Mountains) 2 Topnotch Resort & Spa Lake Placid 1 Crowne Plaza Lake Placid Niagara Falls NY 2 Sheraton At The Falls Central Massachusetts 1 Sturbridge Host Newport 2 Hotel Viking (Newport Wing) Hyannis 2 Doubletree Hyannis
* 14 nights hotel accommodation.
* Tour notes and guides.
Not included: Flights, car rental, travel insurance, meals, petrol, optional excursions and personal expenses.
Children 2-11 years free when sharing a room with 2 adults using existing bedding (max. 2 children per room).
Tour prices:The prices shown in the price panels are for the accommodation elements only, they do not include flights or car rental (unless indicated). This enables you to choose the airline and car of your choice and add them to the accommodation package to create your holiday. Our reservations staff will be pleased to help you with flight availability, to suggest which is the best airline for your itinerary and to advise you of any special offers the airlines may have introduced.
Hotels:Hotels featured in our self-drive and independent tours are chosen for their location, value for money and facilities. Whenever possible we offer a choice of Standard or Superior hotels. There is no recognised 'star' system throughout North America for classifying hotels, motels and resorts. The hotel ratings for our tours are subjective and are provided to give you an understanding as to the level of facility. They are either the hotel's official categorisation as per the Official Hotel & Resort Guide, or Just America's. Standards vary from location to location, therefore ratings in the remote areas can differ from those in the cities. Standard hotels would be those classified as Moderate, and Superior hotels would be First Class, in the Official Hotel and Resort Guide. National Park accommodations are more rustic and are chosen almost entirely because of their location. It should not be assumed that because an hotel is listed as Superior that it has certain amenities. Often a hotel is classified as Superior due to its position, views or room standard, it does not always follow that a superior hotel will have a swimming pool, hair-dryers, golf course, room service etc. We will try to provide information on individual hotels on request although the internet is usually the quickest and most accurate source of information. Hotel rooms in North America usually have one or two double beds. Triple and Quad rooms have two double beds. Very few hotels in North America have three or four beds. It is sometimes possible to have a rollaway bed which can be requested, but cannot be guaranteed. Occasionally hotels are chosen purely for their location - i.e. half-way between two points of interest - and may be included as a one night stop to break up an otherwise long journey. Such hotels may not have the full facilities normally associated with a Standard or Superior hotel, but sometimes we don't have any other choice. Where possible hotels providing free car parking have been included, however in some locations, such as city centres, the hotels may make a charge.
Note:Hotels are not usually ready to accept guests until after 3 or 4 pm, so please try not to check in before mid-afternoon. Check out time is usually before 11 am or 12 noon. It is sometimes possible to arrange late check out, or the storage of luggage, but this is at the discretion of the hotel.
Tour notes and itineraries:On several of our tours the tour notes and itineraries are provided at the first hotel. On other tours this information is forwarded with the travel documents approximately 14 days prior to departure. We will endeavour to provide the best information we can to help you, but it is not our policy to provide mile by mile detailed route guides, the frequent changes to local road conditions, layouts etc., makes this impossible. We do provide maps, guides to the major attractions en route, and directions to hotels whenever possible. These are independent self-drive holidays and you will be required to read a map and locate attractions and hotels. Sat.Nav. is available from the car rental companies - at a charge - and you may find this useful, however all technology is prone to failure so we always recommend that you keep the maps handy.
Tailor-made holidays:We will be pleased to discuss your own ideas and itineraries and help you plan your holiday. If you would like to email, fax or mail an outline of your tour with dates, number of people, ages of children etc., to us we will be happy to advise you. We request that you include your daytime telephone number on all correspondence. Where you have chosen the route and we have designed a tailor-made holiday for you, it may not be possible to provide you with a detailed tour itinerary. We suggest that you read up about the area you are planning to visit well in advance, preferably before you book the holiday. Insight Guides cover almost every region of North America and are about the best on the market. Just America can also provide a some tourist information subject to availability, but we do not have detailed route information to cover every area of the Continent. You might find the internet to be the best source of free, up-to-date information.
National Park Passes:Both the US and Canada charge entrance fees for their national parks, and if you are visiting a number of parks, this cost can add up to a significant amount. We recommend that you purchase a Parks Pass at the first national park you visit. For the US the pass currently costs $80 for up to four adults (children under 16 are free). In Canada a family pass currently costs $136.40. Both passes provide unlimited visits to that country's parks for 12 months. The passes can only be used in the country of purchase. Full details available at www.nps.gov (for USA) and www.pc.gc.ca/index_e.asp
The hotels named may be substituted for alternatives of a similar standard and location. The hotels will be confirmed at the time of booking the holiday.
Just America provides a full tailor-made holiday service and will be please to assist with transatlantic flights, car rental, and additional accommodation. We are happy to help you extend the tour, increase the number of nights at each location, offer alternative hotels and excursions, please enquire at the time of booking.