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SouthernNewEnglandDiscovery

Southern New England Discovery

The three southern states of New England that are covered in this tour are some of the regions most beautiful, from the rolling Berkshire Hills and Connecticuts countryside to the tip of Cape Cod. Whether you want to visit a postcard perfect colonial town green, explore deserted ocean beaches, step onto a 19th century ship, ride on America's greatest wooden roller coaster, visit Yale University, go whale watching, or visit quintessential New England fishing harbours and beautiful historic homes - southern New England is waiting for you!

Highlights Include

  • Boston
  • Stockbridge
  • Mystic Seaport
  • Newport

Itinerary

1

Boston

Depart London on your direct flight to Boston's Logan Airport and transfer to your hotel by taxi (approx 20 mins).

Begin your stay in this delightful and friendly city by putting on your walking shoes and exploring at your own pace, The Freedom Trail, a 3-mile walking tour of 16 historic sites from the Colonial and Revolutionary Era. Alternatively hop on the famous Old Town Trolley Tour, as this allows you to hop on or off at any of the scheduled stops, covering over 100 points of interest including Boston Common, Copley Square and the cobbled streets of the pretty neighbourhood of Beacon Hill. Be sure to ride the swanboats in the Public Gardens, shop and eat in Quincy Market, and perhaps enjoy a dinner cruise or a dinner overlooking the lights of the city. Take the 'T' to visit Harvard Yard and Cambridge where you can shop in the 100 stores in the Cambridgeside Galleria, or you could even take a whale watch cruise from Boston's spectacular Aquarium. Boston's numerous museums and art galleries are also available to you. Experience and enjoy the friendly welcome for which the people of Boston are well known.

The city is also home to the famous Boston Duck Tour which takes you on an entertaining trip by land and water in a real WWII amphibious landing vehicle! This trip is a must for children of all ages!

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Sturbridge

"59 miles"

After breakfast collect your hire car at a convenient Downtown Boston location and head west into the Massachussetts countryside, where you will stay in the town of Sturbridge for 1 night.

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Stockbridge

"76 miles"

Spend a whole day at one of the most visited tourist attractions in the US, Old Sturbridge Village, a recreation of a 19th century New England farming village and surrounding countryside, with more than 40 buildings and working homes from a water powered sawmill to a general store filled with goods. Find out what life was really like in rural New England.

Continuing on to Stockbridge, the most popular town in the Berkshires and once home to Norman Rockwell, one of America's greatest artists. Stockbridge has a small town feel and epitomizes the image of a New England town. As in Lenox, there are some historic homes open to the public here and there is also the Norman Rockwell Museum, who was one of the towns most famous residents, which houses many of his original works.
Visit Williamstown, a beautiful New England college town with tree-lines streets, classic architecture with an emphasis on white clapboard and black trim. The combination of old money and an academic environment has made Williamstown remarkable in its cultural resources. The Williamstown Theatre Festival takes place at the Williams College between late June and the end of August.
Continue to Lenox, where the Boston Symphony summers at Tanglewood. During the 1880's Lenox was the site of much frenetic building as many of the famous families with homes here - the Vanderbilts, Harrimans and Biddles - battled to out do one another by building ever more magnificent 'cottages', By the turn of the century the hills around Lenox and Stockbridge were dotted with some 75 villas and mansions with manicured lawns and formal gardens. Some still remain open to the public today.

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Litchfield

"74 miles"

Leaving behind the beautiful Berkshires your drive today will take you south and over the State line into Connecticut, otherwise known as 'The Constitiutional State' where you will spend the next few days exploring the State Capital Hartford. Authors Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe once lived and wrote many of their famous works here and their magnificient homes can be visited. Today the city bustles with cultural attractions and events. Also visit Yale University, one of the world's great seats of learning.

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Mystic Seaport

"60 miles"

Discover the Mystic Seaport, America's premier maritime museum with an amazing village area of historic buildings and tall ships. Mystic is also known for its exciting new Aquarium, home to over 3500 sea creatures including Beluga Whales, harbour seals, Penguins and most notably Kodiak, the 9 year old male Steller Sea Lion that already weighs over 1700 pounds! Mystic Aquarium is one of only five aquariums in the world where you can actually view the largest known breed of Sea Lion. Also spend some time exploring Mashantucket Pequot, the worlds largest Native American Indian Museum, where you can stroll through an authentically recreated 16th century Indian village complete with wigwams and lifelike figures. Meantime, Olde Mistick Village offers more than 60 shops and restaurants in a unique shopping environment, with something to appeal to everybody's taste.

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Newport

"49 miles"

From Mystic your drive will take you further west and towards Newport in Rhode Island.
At only 37 miles wide and 48 miles deep, 'Little Rhody' as it's otherwise known is the USA's smallest state. However, with 400 miles of coastline, and a wealth of interesting things to do, a stay in Newport, one of New England's most historic and lively cities is a must. Famous for being the sailing capital of the world, Newport is also one of the nation's most elegant summer resorts.
The area south of Newport is ringed by a famous 10-mile long route known as Ocean Drive, along which are perched some of New England's grandest mansions, known to their wealthy owners as 'cottages'. Some of the mansions are open to the public and include The Breakers built for Cornelius Vanderbilt and Marble House built for Alva Vanderbilt. Spend some time on one of Newport's spectacular beaches, or stroll the 3 mile Cliff Walk for more views of the mansions and the sea.
Enjoy exploring the city's restored waterfront and visit the many shops and the wide selection of restaurants.

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Sandwich

"60 miles"

A relatively short drive today will bring you to your final destination - Cape Cod. With two full days at leisure, you've plenty of time to explore Cape Cod's hundreds of miles of unspoilt ocean beaches, various bike trails and wildlife refuges as well as experiencing the thrill of a Whale watching trip from famous Provincetown between June and October.
Discover it's numerous colourful fishing ports where you may even see the day's catch being unloaded, such as the one in the beautiful seaside village of Chatham. Here you will find many great ocean beaches and a lovely old lighthouse. Also visit Sandwich, the Cape's oldest town and a small community with a town green and a village centre. It is home to the Hoxie House, built circa 1637 and therefore the oldest house on the Cape.
The Heritage Plantation encompasses 76 acres of rhododendrons and more than 1,000 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers. Don't forget to take a ferry over to nearby Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket.

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Boston/Home

Departing Cape Cod after breakfast, your journey back to Boston will take you a few hours.
Go via Plymouth, about 1 hour south of Boston where you can break your journey for a few hours and have fun exploring Mayflower II, a recreation of the ship in which the Pilgrim Fathers landed back in 1620. Nearby Plimoth Plantation offers a fascinating glimpse of what life was like for Native Americans and settlers alike. If you've time you can also pay a quick visit to Cranberry World where you can learn all about the area's number one product in a fascinating museum environment, complete with real Cranberry Bogs.
Continue on to Boston on Route 3 and 93 to Logan Airport to drop your car off and catch your flight home.


What's included?

  • Direct return flights from London (Please ask us about other departure airports)
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation and room tax
  • Fully insured compact car hire
  • A comprehensive travel pack with driving instructions and maps

How to book

Daily Departures 01 May to 20 October.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

MaineCoastExplorer

Maine Coast Explorer

As large as the other five New England states combined, Maine boasts a dramatic coastline of more than 5500 miles, complete with bold mountains, crystal clear lakes, sandy beaches and fascinating wildlife. Along this coast lies the spectacular 40,000 acre Acadia National Park which offers endless opportunities for visually stunning scenery, secluded rambling and a chance to witness some of the incredible wildlife this area is home to such as seals, beavers and bald eagles.

In addition to the State's natural beauty, it also offers quaint fishing villages, bustling cities and some of the finest restaurants in New England where you can try the fresh lobster and other local seafood this region is well known for.

Highlights Include

  • Boston
  • Kennebunkport
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park
  • Camden
  • Oguinquit
  • Portsmouth

Itinerary

1

Boston

Depart London on your direct flight to Boston's Logan Airport and transfer to your hotel by taxi(approx 20 mins).

Begin your stay in this delightful and friendly city by putting on your walking shoes and exploring at your own pace, The Freedom Trail, a 3-mile walking tour of 16 historic sites from the Colonial and Revolutionary Era. Alternatively hop on the famous Old Town Trolley Tour, as this allows you to hop on or off at any of the scheduled stops, covering over 100 points of interest including Boston Common, Copley Square and the cobbled streets of the pretty neighbourhood of Beacon Hill.

Relax and enjoy the 'Covent Garden style' atmosphere of Quincy Market with all it's great shops and irresistible food stalls and restaurants - a perfect place to rest your walking shoes!

Boston's numerous museums and art galleries are also available to you, in addition to a vast choice of great restaurants. Experience and enjoy the friendly welcome for which the people of Boston are well known.

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Kennebunkport

"85 miles"

After breakfast collect your hire car at a convenient Downtown Boston location and head north over the Massachusetts border toward Kennebunkport in Maine. En route stop at Salem - best known for one of the most notorious periods in American history when, in 1692 hundreds of men, women and children had their neighbours put on trial as practising witches and wizards. Whatever the true cause of the accusations the one certain thing is that the phenomenon has become a cottage industry here and is now a home for many psychics. Salem also has its own Heritage Trail that takes you to museums and the Witch House where pre-trial investigations took place.

When you reach the Kennebunks, stop in the National Register Historic District Village, where the walking tour begins at the Brick Store Museum.

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Boothbay Harbor

"87 miles"

After a leisurely breakfast continue your journey on into Maine

Continuing along the coast from Portland your next port of call will be the pretty resort town of Booth Bay Harbor. Spend this afternoon relaxing or take one of the many boat trips out on the harbor or to nearby Monehegan Island to see the resident Puffins.

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Bar Harbor

"122 miles"

Ranked as one of the Top Ten National Parks in North America, spectacular Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island is the first place in the US that the sun rises each morning.

A series of carriage paths stretching some 57 miles allow you to leisurely explore the park on foot or by car. Apart from the scenery, you can also indulge in a wide choice of exciting activities, such as canoeing, coastal kayaking, mountain climbing, biking and horse riding. For nature lovers many bird and wildlife tours are also available here, giving you the opportunity to see puffins ,seals and whales.

Filled with old mansions, shops and restaurants bustling Bar Harbor itself is a historic 19th century town located at Park’s entrance. Don't miss the 20 mile scenic drive along the Park Loop Road that passes Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain. Also, make sure you stop by the Hulls Cove Visitor Center to pick up useful information about Acadia National Park.

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Camden

"77 miles"

The Jewel of Maine’s Coast, beautiful seaport Camden has a stunning harbor full of boats that has been the setting for many movies.

Visit Camden Hills State Park from where you will be rewarded with one of the best views of the Maine Coastline, even stretching as far as the Acadia National Park on a clear day.

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Ogunquit

"118 miles"

Today travel to lovely Ogunquit where you can take a leisurely walk along the Marginal Way, a magnificent mile long footpath which follows the edge of the Atlantic atop rugged cliffs.

If you have time you could also take a stroll around the fine shops and galleries of Perkins Cove.

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Portsmouth

"17 miles"

As you depart Maine today, you will have the perfect opportunity to do some last minute shopping at famous Kittery Outlets – home to over 120 stores.

Continue on to the Historic Seaport community of Portsmouth in New Hampshire. A working port since colonial days , this friendly town is still a treasure trove of history as well having a bustling restaurant scene. Be sure to visit Strawberry Banke – a collection of 42 buildings in one of America’s oldest neighbourhoods.

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Boston

"55 miles"

Enjoy another leisurely morning in Portsmouth or Salem, before heading back to Boston to fly home later today.


What's included?

  • Direct return flights from London (Please ask us about other departure airports)
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation and room tax
  • Fully insured compact car hire
  • A comprehensive travel pack with driving instructions and maps

How to book

Daily Departures 01 May to 20 October.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

HeritageHighways

Heritage Highways

Starting in the nations vibrant capital city, this tour covers miles of golden Atlantic beaches, sparkling rivers, fertile valleys and some of the oldest and loveliest mountains in North America.

This is one of the first areas of America to be discovered by the Europeans and remnants of history prevail in historic villages like Williamsburg and in the Southern charm of Charleston.

The legendary Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains form a spectacular backdrop for your tour.

Highlights Include

  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Outer Banks
  • Washington Mall
  • Hilton Head Island
  • Historic Williamsburg
  • Charleston
  • Great Smoky Mountains
  • Chimney Rock Park

Itinerary

1

Washington DC

Arrive at Washington D.C., pick up your rental car at the airport and make your way to your hotel for the evening. Spend a relaxing evening in one of the many restaurants located in the city.

You have the whole day tomorrow o explore the Capital City. Wander around the National Mall which is surrounded by the Smithsonian Museums, watched over at one end by the Capitol Building and at the other by the grand Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool. The tall Washington Monument looks over the Mall and the White House. It is here in the Mall that you can also find the haunting Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean Veterans Memorial. The statue of Thomas Jefferson stands in a rotunda overlooking the Tidal Basin and bronze statues of Franklin D Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor are also nearby.
Across the river in Arlington and only a short metro stop away you will find the Arlington Cemetery and the site of the Kennedy graves. Spend the evening in one many restaurants in Georgetown or Foggy Bottom.

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Williamsburg

"152 miles"

Leave the city and heading south to Mt Vernon, George Washington's handsome riverside plantation home that overlooks the Potomac River. Carry on south to Fredericksburg, a fierce battlefield during the Civil War. Fighting raged here from 1861-65, inflicting losses estimated at around 105,000. Visit the 40-block area of the town which has been designated a National Historic District. Continue on to Williamsburg, where restoration and preservation have turned the clock back 200 years.

4

Kill Devil Hills

"126 miles"

Spend this morning at Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Battlefield before driving to Norfolk, Virginia's premier port city. Continue south to the famous barrier islands that form a giant sandbar known as the Outer Banks of North Carolina. All along the coast, historic lighthouses sparkle like gems, including the Cape Lookout Lighthouse which was built in 1859 and the Okracoke Island Lighthouse that was erected in 1823. Spend two nights Kill Devil Hills.

Have another full day tomorrow to relax and enjoy the beautiful beach areas. Visit Kitty Hawk, the site of the Wright Brothers first flight and to Kill Devil Hills where a monument for the Wright Brothers stands.

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Wilmington

"242 miles"

Today as, you leave the Outer Banks, visit Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest in America. Take the ferry across to Okracoke Island, visiting the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina. From Okracoke Island you can take the ferry to the mainland. Take some sightseeing time in the quaint coastal town of Beaufort before arriving in Wilmington.

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Charleston

"171 miles"

Enjoy this morning in Wilmington, a major seaport located on the Cape Fear River and the site of numerous movies, including Cape Fear! Visit the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial before crossing into South Carolina to historic Charleston. Stroll by pastel-coloured houses and elegant plantation style homes as well as many landmarks that describe the proud past of this charming city.

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Hilton Head

"99 miles"

This morning we suggest an optional boat tour to Fort Sumter, the site of the first shot fired in the Civil War. Then drive through Plantation Country the classic Southern seaport of Beaufort, where time seems to stand still. Arrive in Hilton Head Island, the well known resort with sparkling sand beaches, great golf courses and lush foliage.

Enjoy Hilton Head Island's stretch of glistening beaches, relax in the sand and bask in the sun. Or visit nearby Savannah, once the world's foremost cotton port, whose shaded squares form the foundations for one of the largest urban historic-landmark districts in the country. The cobblestone riverfront and public squares are shaded by majestic oaks and add to the city's charm.

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Asheville

"312 miles"

Today you will be leaving the coast and driving back into North Carolina to the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of the Carolina's, stopping enroute at Chimney Rock Park for a spectacular view of the area. Arrive in gracious Asheville/Hendersonville in the evening. Two nights in Asheville.

Tomorrow morning discover Asheville and also see Biltmore House, the former home of George Vanderbilt. Drive a short distance to the Cherokee Indian Reservation, gateway to majestic Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the country. It contains the largest virgin forest in the East, inhabited by an impressive variety of plants and animals.

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Roanoke

"243 miles"

Follow the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the most scenic roads of America, towards Boone and the commanding Grandfather Mountain. Travel north into Virginia and onto Roanoke.

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Shenandoah Valley

"126 miles"

Continue north on the Parkway. You might have time to see Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson designed and built on a glorious mountian top and located just outside Charlottesville. Then enter the Shenandoah National Park, where you will experience the natural wonders along each mile of the Skyline Drive.

Be sure to also Visit Luray Caverns, one of the most beautiful caves in America.

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Washington DC

"109 miles"

On your way back to Washington D.C. you will have time to visit the Manassas National Battlefield before heading back to the airport to catch your overnight flight home.


What's included?

  • Direct return flights from London (Please ask us about other departure airports)
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation and room tax
  • Fully insured compact car hire for 2 drivers
  • A detailed and comprehensive travel pack with a day by day itinerary, driving instructions, maps and other information

How to book

Daily Year Round Departures.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

CruisintheCapitalRegion

Cruisin' the Capital Region

Enjoy an opportunity to explore the Capital Region and beyond in this lovely 15 day self drive tour that takes you though cities, coast and countryside.

Highlights Include

  • Washington DC
  • Baltimore
  • Annapolis
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Virginia Beach
  • Williamsburg
  • Charlottesville
  • Shenandoah Valley
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway

Itinerary

1

Washington DC

Welcome to America's capital! Washington, DC is a cosmopolitan capital city, packed with many famous sights and free attractions and home to some of the world's best-known museums and galleries, including the Smithsonian Institution, and the International Spy Museum. Combine this with hip new restaurants and bars, stunning hotels, great nightlife, live music, theatres, charming neighbourhoods and terrific shopping options and you have a fantastic start to your trip through the Capital Region.

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Baltimore

"41 miles"

Travel onwards to the city known as "Charm City" - Baltimore - where it's not so much a place as an experience. And after close to three hundred years of history, this city can deliver more fun-filled days (and romantic evenings) to make any stay memorable. Since the city was redeveloped by James Rouse in the late 1970s, millions of people have come to see Baltimore's Inner Harbor, where one can ride the elevator 27 stories to the Top of the World Observation Level and Museum in the World Trade Center, explore the inside of the World War II submarine Torsk and visit sharks, dolphins, sea turtles and thousands of other aquatic animals at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. If it's shopping, than Baltimore has an astounding array of choices from upscale malls to antiques and designer shops. Also, check out the city's fantastic restaurants, and the "lively restored area of Fells Point., where many old bars and pubs have been restored. Here you can sample an astonishing array of cuisines, along with world-famous Chesapeake Bay cuisine - it doesn't get any better than that!

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Annapolis

"30 miles"

Discover the "Yachting Capital of the Chesapeake" today - lovely Annapolis. The vibe is laid-back, the scenery is awe-inspiring and the local fare is seasoned with the flavors of the Chesapeake Bay. At the center of the city, overlooking the town's baroque web of streets, the Maryland State House was completed in 1779 and soon after served as an early capitol of the US. It remains the oldest state house still in use. The narrow streets feature historic homes and restored buildings such as the Hammond-Harwood House, a structure that showcases architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries. The waterfront harbor in Annapolis allows for ship watching, harbor cruises and the lively cafes and shops of Market House are an inviting place to relax. The grey stone U.S. Naval Academy is located in Annapolis and has more than 4000 midshipmen training to become Naval Officers. Guided tours of the Academy are available for the public. For the outdoor enthusiast, Amphibious Horizons provides kayak rentals and trips to a variety of destinations on the Chesapeake Bay.

7

St. Michaels

"51 miles"

Take the next two days to explore Maryland's Eastern Shore. Visit the beautiful Chesapeake harbor town of St. Michaels's, called "the town that fooled the British" because the townspeople hung lanterns in the trees during the War of 1812 and the British cannons overshot the houses. Here, you can feast on the local specialty - crab - whilst overlooking the small picturesque harbour. Browse through the town with its antique shops, ice cream parlours and cafes and simply sit back and enjoy the delightful ambiance of this quaint town.

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Virginia Beach

"195 miles"

Travel down the Delmarva Peninsula today, to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where you will travel over and under the water. In Virginia Beach, stroll the beach and 40 blocks of boardwalk or just relax. Virginia Beach is the world's longest pleasure beach! Kayak Virginia's coastal waters on a search for dolphins. They've been know to swim alongside kayaks! Hike False Cape State Park, one of the last undisturbed coastal environments on the East Coast. Six miles of unspoiled beaches make it a true retreat for nature enthusiasts and you can enter only by foot, bike, tram, or boat. At night, the beachfront comes alive, as you sit with your cocktail on the boardwalk, watching the sunset, before enjoying a meal at one of the many restaurants.

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Williamsburg

"60 miles"

Don't miss Colonial Williamsburg, the most extensively restored 18th century town in the US. So compelling and complete is the restoration that visitors feel they are in a crown colony 300 years ago. A similar sensation occurs on Jamestown Island where America's first English settlement was established. Voted the world's "Most Beautiful Theme Park" for 16 consecutive years, Busch Gardens Williamsburg combines 17th-century charm with 21st-century technology to create the ultimate family experience. Situated on 100 action-packed acres, Busch Gardens boasts more than 50 thrilling rides and attractions, nine main stage shows, a wide variety of award-winning cuisine and world-class shops. Plunge into outrageous fun at the mid-Atlantic's largest water play park, Water Country USA. Featuring a 1950s and '60s surf-theme, Water Country USA offers families tons of summertime fun with more than 30 slides, water rides and super soakin' thrills.

12

Charlottesville

"125 miles"

You may want to stop in Richmond today, en route to Charlottesville, to visit the White House of the Confederacy, Maymount Plantation, or the Museum of Art. Then, your journey is through an area which Thomas Jefferson called the "Eden of the country." You can visit his home, Monticello, atop a mountain in Albemarle County. It is described as one of the country's foremost architectural masterpieces. Today, Charlottesville is a charming college town with many shops, restaurants and tea rooms. See Ash Lawn-Highland, the plantation home of President James Monroe, is a 535-acre estate preserving Monroe's house and furnishings. The grounds host farm and craft demonstrations, outbuildings, peacocks, boxwood gardens and entertainment.

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Shenandoah National Park

"62 miles"

Discover why this region is known as "Virginia's crowning glory." Your route takes you through lush rolling countryside, past gracious horse farms to the splendor of the Skyline Drive. Travel this National Scenic Byway, stopping at overlooks for views of the valley below. With more than 500 miles of hiking trails, you can relax and explore the lush forests, streams, waterfalls and wildflowers. Amble along a beautiful bridle path on a guided horseback ride. Visit Luray Caverns, the largest caverns on the east coast.

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Washington DC/Home

"92 miles"

Enjoy another morning at leisure in the Shenandoah Valley before you have to return to Washington in time to drop your car off and catch your flight home to the UK.


What's included?

  • Direct return flights from London (Please ask us about other departure airports)
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation and room tax
  • Fully insured compact car hire for 2 drivers
  • A detailed travel pack with a day by day itinerary, driving instructions, maps and excursion suggestions.

How to book

Daily Departures Year Round.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

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The Five Mountains of North East America

Your tour of some of North Eastern America’s most majestic scenery starts in Boston, the birthplace of American Independence, and a quintessential historic city with narrow streets and winding lanes. Discover the contrasts between New England’s stunning White and Green Mountains, before heading to New York State to see The Adirondack and Catskill Mountain ranges. Finally your journey will take you into Pennsylvania via the Pocono Mountains. If you don’t have time to travel in fall when the foliage is ablaze, this tour is very much for all seasons.

Highlights Include

  • Boston
  • New Hampshire
  • The White Mountains
  • Vermont
  • The Green Mountain National Forest
  • New York State
  • The Adirondacks
  • Lake Placid
  • The Catskills
  • Pennsylvania
  • The Pocono Mountains

Itinerary

1

Boston

Boston is the very seat of American history. Only Virginia is older than the Massachusetts Colony. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated at Plymouth Rock. The first calls for independence rang out from Boston and the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington and Concord. The two and one half miles of the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston are likely the most historic blocks in the United States.

You can see the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s home and Faneuil Hall, the revolutionaries meeting place that is now filled with restaurants and shops. Walk the trail to get the best perspective of this important piece of Americania.

The list of other most visited places in Boston includes the Boston Common, a public meeting place since 1630, the Boston Museum of Science, Cheers, of television fame, and the Boston Museum of Arts with its world-renowned collection of 450,000 items. The New England Aquarium offers special whale watching trips until October. Also consider visiting the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library or take the City View Trolley Tour to get an overview of all the historic parts of the city.

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Jackson & The White Mountains

"149 miles"

Likely the White Mountains will be what you expended in quintessential New England. Cold clear rushing streams reflect the bright green of summer or the blazing colors of the fall that set the hillsides on fire. Towering granite cliffs and soaring mountains often hug both sides of the road. Discover the history of the White Mountain Trail and beauty of the Kancamagus Highway National Scenic Byway and of course, plan to travel to the summit of Mt. Washington, whether by car, cog railway or guided tour. Many charming villages along the way still look as they did when writer Nathaniel Hawthorne and painter Thomas Cole lived here in the 18th century. The pace of life in many places hasn’t changed much either.

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Stowe & The Green Mountain National Forest

"113 miles"

The lush foliage, white steepled churches, winding roads, and quaint New England towns of the Green Mountains can feel as old as time Much of the countryside hasn’t changed a great deal since the Green Mountain Boys declared Vermont its own country 230 years ago.

Nearly 75 years have passed since the von Trapp family settled in Stowe. The “hills are still alive with the sound of music.” Mountains here have interesting names like Camels Hump and Crouching Lion. Divided sharply into east and west sections by the lofty hills, early settlers chose their representatives to balance the government from both sides, a phenomenon now known as “mountain rule.” New England independence at its finest!

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The Adirondack Mountains

"120 miles"

Covering an area larger than Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, The Adirondacks are said by locals to be named after an Iroquois insult for enemies they'd driven into the forests and left to become "bark eaters." Until recent decades the area was almost the exclusive preserve of loggers, fur trappers, and a few select New York millionaires. For sheer grandeur, the region is hard to beat: 46 peaks reach to over 4000ft; in summer the purple-green mountains span far into the distance in shaggy tiers, in fall the trees form a russet-red kaleidoscope.

Pay a visit to the informative Adirondack Region tourist office for useful information about the area to make your stay here even more enjoyable.

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The Catskill Mountains

"134 miles"

Rising above the west bank of the Hudson River, the magnificent crests of the Catskills, cloaked with maple and beech that turn orange, ochre, and gold each fall, have a rich and absorbing beauty. This dislocated branch of the Appalachians is inspiring country, filled with amenities and things to do such as hiking, fishing, and, especially, skiing.

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The Pocono Mountains

"156 miles"

Known as North Eastern Pennsylvania’s favourite playground, The Pocono Mountain region also has a unique cultural heritage.

In the Winter The Poconos are more famous for its resorts and great skiing. However, during the other seasons the region is known for its natural beauty and historical towns. Enjoy the blooming springtime laurel blossoms or explore the mountains on horseback or by bike in summer. Alternatively you can tee off at a golf course or sample a micro-brew at one of the local breweries.

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Newark

"96 miles"

Enjoy another leisurely morning in Pennsylvania or take advantage of some of the great outlet shopping before heading back to Newark, to fly home later today.


What's included?

  • Direct return flights from London (Please ask us about other departure airports)
  • 14 nights hotel accommodation and room tax
  • Fully insured compact hire car for 2 drivers
  • A detailed travel pack containing a day by day itinerary, driving instructions, maps and other information

How to book

Daily Departures 01 May to 20 October.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

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Book with Confidence. We are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. All the package and Flight-Plus holidays we sell are covered by a scheme protecting your money if the supplier fails. Other services such as hotels or flights on their own may not be protected and you should ask us what protection is available.

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