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Best of New England

From the charming harbour-towns famous for the birth of American liberty and infamous for witch trials, to beloved vacation islands and a fjord on the Atlantic, this trip explores America's history.

Contact us on 1300 279 528 to talk to our NRMA Travel consultant or email us your travel enquiry via our online form.

  • 11 nights accommodation – your choice of standard, superior or Inn hotels 
  • 12 days economy car rental (Chevy Aveo or equivalent) pick-up and drop-off at the airport  
  • Walk the Historic Freedom Trail in Boston
  • Enjoy fresh New England seafood
  • Drive to summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park
  • Hike to the base of the falls at Flume Gorge
  • Drive to summit of Mount Washington (fees apply)
  • Taste authentic maple syrup
  • Shop at designer outlets in Manchester VT
  • Relive the past at Sturbridge Village (optional)
  • Visit the mansions of Newport (optional)
  • Stroll along the beaches of Cape Cod
  • Explore the Mayflower II , a reproduction of the ship that brought settlers to the US in 1620
  • Welcome kit including driving instructions, vouchers and maps
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Day 1: Boston Arrival
Arrive at Logan International Airport. Pick up your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure, exploring the city. 


Stay: 2 nights at The Midtown Hotel (Standard), The Boston Park Plaza Hotel (Superior), The Colonnade Hotel (Inn) , Boston


Day 2:Boston
Boston is the largest city in New England and ne of the oldest in the United States, founded  by Puritan colonists in 1630. Steeped with history from the American Revolution, here you can explore any portion of the 4 km (2.5 mile) Freedom Trail which starts at Boston Common and passes 16 of the city’s historic landmarks including: Faneuil Hall (a vibrant marketplace), Paul Revere’s home (from which he made his famous “midnight ride”), the Old North Church, and the USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) in Boston Harbor, the oldest warship of the U.S. Navy. Visit the home of the patriots who claimed this city in the name of freedom fighters.


Day 3: Boston - Salem - Portsmouth - Kennebunkport
Along the route north of Boston lies almost four centuries of history, as well as some of the coast’s finest beaches and seascapes. First stop is Salem, the location of the infamous witch trials. Then drive along the coast to  the charming harbor towns of Gloucester and Rockport. Enjoy the old-time seaport atmosphere of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and its wealth of historic buildings before crossing into Maine. Your destination today is the popular resort of Kennebunkport, a haven for writers and artists.


Driving distance: 150km


Stay: Overnight at La Quinta Inn, Portland (Standard), The Nonantum Resort (Superior & Inn), Kennebunkport


Day 4: Kennebunkport - Wiscasset - Bar Harbor
Travel along the beautiful Maine Coast to Bar  Harbor. Along the way you will pass through quaint fishing villages where fisherman mark their grounds with colorful bouys. Don’t miss the chance to try a lobster or cup of clam chowder.


Driving distance: 340km


Stay: 2 nights at The Colonial Inn (Standard & Superior), Bluenose Inn, Maine (Inn) Bar Harbor


Day 5: Acadia National Park
A full day to explore one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in America. Discover soaring peaks, dramatic glacier-carved valleys, clear lakes, and the rugged shoreline with the only true fjord on the US Atlantic coast. Witness the area’s natural wonders from Park Loop Road or drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, at 1,530 feet (466 meters), the highest point on the US Atlantic seaboard.


Day 6: Bar Harbor - White Mountains/New Hampshire
Your drive today takes you inland towards the spectacular scenery of the White Mountains, the “rooftop of New England,” a landscape dotted with historic villages and enchanting covered bridges. En route, experience breathtaking views of mountain ranges and pristine forests.


Driving distance: 370km


Stay: Overnight at Town and Country Inn (Standard), Merrill Farm Resort (Superior), Eagle Mountain House (Inn), White Mountains


Day 7: White Mountains/New Hampshire - Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom - Stowe
Today, traverse the White and Green Mountain ranges that divide the New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont. The route takes you through some of New England’s most beautiful scenery. Drive by Lyndonville and see Willey’s General Store in Greensboro before continuing through Craftsbury, a Grandma Moses kind of village, to Stowe.


Driving distance: 200km


Stay: Overnight at La Quinta South Burlington (Standard), Golden Eagle Resort (Superior), Trapp Family Lodge(Inn), Stowe


Day 8: Stowe - Green Mountains - The Berkshires/Massachusetts
Continue south along Route 100, where you will take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Vermont’s Green Mountains. With their dense forests, the mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer. See picture-perfect villages and some of Vermont’s famous covered bridges before crossing into Massachusetts’ Berkshires, known for their rural  beauty and cultural assets. Overnight in the college town of Williamstown.


Driving distance: 260km


Stay: Overnight at The Williams Inn (Standard, Superior & Inn)


Day 9: The Berkshires - Lenox - Newport/Rhode Island
Drive south and pass through a series of wonderful little towns, including Lenox, summer home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. See Hancock Shaker Village near Pittsfield before continuing to the storied little city of  Newport Rhode Island, once a prosperous colonial seaport.


Driving distance: 290km


Stay: Overnight at Best Western Mainstay Inn (Standard), Holiday Inn Express Newport (Superior), Hotel Viking Newport (Inn), Newport


Day 10:  Newport - Cape Cod
America’s most prominent families - from the Astors to the Vanderbilts - have summered in Newport. Some of their spectacular vacation homes are open for viewing. After sightseeing, continue along the coast on your way to Cape Cod.


Driving distance:160km


Day 11: Cape Cod
A full day to explore magnificent Cape Cod with its high cliffs, rolling dunes, broad beaches, miles of walking trails, picturesque villages and delicious seafood. This peninsula is a beloved vacation spot for visitors and natives alike. Stop in Plymouth, a living panorama of Pilgrim and Colonial times and see the Mayflower II.


Stay: 2 nights at Mariner Motor Lodge (Standard),  Holiday Inn Hyannis Cape Cod (Superior),  Dan’ll Webster Inn & Spa (Inn), Cape Cod


Day 12: Cape Cod - Boston Departure
Today, leave Cape Cod and drive back to Boston. Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.


Driving distance:130km

Prices & Tour Dates

Valid for sale until 20 Oct 13 or sold out.

Valid for travel 1 Apr - 31 Oct 13.

Fares are per person in Australian dollars based on twin occupancy*. Please contact your NRMA Travel consultant for a full range of airfares and current availability.

Travel Dates NRMA Members twin share from Members save up to per couple
Standard Hotels
1 - 30 Apr 13 $1,058* $111
1 May - 4 Jul 13
1 Sep - 31 Oct 13
$1,288* $136
5 Jul - 31 Aug 13 $1,354* $143
Superior Hotels
1 - 30 Apr 13 $1,276* $134
1 May - 4 Jul 13
1 Sep - 31 Oct 13
$1,522* $160
 5 Jul - 31 Aug 13  $1,587*  $167
Inn Hotels
1 - 30 Apr 13 $1,661*  $175
1 May - 4 Jul 13
1 Sep - 31 Oct 13 
$1,868*  $197
5 Jul - 31 Aug 13   $1,933*  $204
  • A $250 per person non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of booking
  • Final payment is due 40 days prior to departure
  • For full terms and conditions please see below

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*Terms & Conditions

  • All fares are Australian dollars inclusive of GST, two people sharing one room, subject to change & availability
  • Valid for sale until 20 Oct 13 or sold out
  • Valid for travel 1 Apr - 31 Oct 13
  • ^ Based on full brochure fare
  • A $250 per person non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of booking
  • Final payment is due 40 days prior to departure
  • Credit card fees apply
  • Valid for NRMA Members
  • Airfares and admission fees are not included in price
  • Government fees and levies included
  • Valid for new bookings only, not combinable with any other discount or offer
  • Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard hotels during high demand periods or for operational reasons Cancellation fees apply
  • To be read in conjunction with suppliers terms and conditions, a copy of which can be obtained from your NRMA Travel Consultant
  • Fares correct as at 13 Nov 12 and may fluctuate due to changes in charges, taxes, fuel surcharges and currency
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