Boston to New York by the Mountains
Why not take in the contrasts of historic Boston with the stunning lakes region and the majestic mountains of New England and New York State with the bright lights and vibrance of New York.
- The White and Green Mountains
- The Adirondacks
- New Catskill Mountains
- New York City
Boston combines the old and the new like no other city in America. Put on your walking shoes and explore the Freedom Trail, a 3 mile walking tour of 16 historic sites from the Colonial and Revolutionary era. Hop on the Old Town Trolley Tour, which brings Boston's history and sights to life while offering an excellent way to discover the city or take a whale watching cruise from Boston's spectacular Aquarium. Enjoy the 'Covent Garden style' atmosphere of Quincy Market with its great shops and irresistible food stalls and restaurants - stay 3 nights.
Meredith Lakes Region
Collect your hire car from downtown Boston and drive to Meredith in the lakes region.
One of the world's most exquisite settings of lakes and mountain scenery await you when you visit the villages and backroads of Meredith, New Hampshire. The shorefront towns of Weirs Beach, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Holderness and Sandwich join with Meredith to welcome you to a unique world of old-fashioned charm, friendly surroundings and unsurpassed natural beauty. Endless lakes and mountain vistas are accented with fun, family attractions, special events, historic sites, outdoor adventures and unique shops in addition to friendly restaurants and a wide variety of comfortable accommodation. You'll experience Lake Winnipesaukee's crystal clear waters which mirror clear blue sky and lush lakeshore greenery. In autumn, the vibrant crimson of maples and golden yellows of birches is unforgettable - stay 1 night.
Jackson, New Hampshire
Jackson is located on the edges of 750,000 acres of the White Mountain National Forest and offers spectacular natural beauty, and many opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding and golf. The crystal clear waterfalls, winding rivers, relaxing lakes and pristine beaches offer you a wide variety of outdoor water experiences. Make time to visit Mount Washington where you can experience a 3-hour guided train journey to the highest peak in the North East, on the Cog Railway. With approximately one hour to spend at the summit you can take in the view spanning the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. At night you can experience an unforgettable star filled sky - stay 2 nights.
Highlights: The White Mountains.
Stowe has earned the title of America's most welcoming resort, and is spread out beneath one of the eastern America's famous ski resorts on Mount Masfield, the state's highest mountain. You could drive the Mount Mansfield toll road or take the gondola up the 4393 foot peak for a bird's eye view of the forests and rugged terrain. Summer concerts are held at the Trapp Family Lodge, situated west of the town, and don't forget to include the alpine slide at Spruce Peak - stay 3 nights.
The Adirondack region features welcoming communities, mountains, lakes, verdant valleys and steep cliffs. Spanning more than six million acres, the Adirondack Mountains are home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 of the United States. The Adirondacks are made up of twelve distinct regional destinations, each offering their own brand of Adirondack adventure, from the endless canoeing and kayaking in the Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake regions, to the extensive hiking trails of the High Peaks Wilderness in the Lake Placid Region - discover an area as diverse in geography as it is in activites and events. Cycle between wineries on the Adirondack Coast, or dive to sunken shipwrecks in the Adirondacks Seaway near the Canadian Border. Explore the family-friendly attractions at Lake George and discover the Adirondack Tug Hill Plateau's one-of-a-kind recreation opportunities - stay 3 nights.
The Catskill Mountains
The Catskill Mountains lie in Southeastern New York State, known for the Catskill Forest Preserve, with winter ski resorts including Hunter Mountain and Belleayre Mountain, that in the warmer months offer trails that lead to stunning waterfalls, or trailside beer gardens. You can meander through arboretums or book a table at one of the famed Catskill restaurants and savour the bounty of the harvest. In the Fall enjoy the amazing, colourful fall foliage, plus sites like Kaaterskill Falls and Sunset Rock. Or, for something completely different, ask us about a ranch stay in the Catskills - stay 3 nights.
New York City
Today drive to New York City where you can drop off your hire car and spend the next few days in ‘The Big Apple’ – the city that never sleeps. From Park Avenue to Times Square, from Chinatown to Little Italy, New York offers round the clock excitement. The city is home to many of the top restaurants in the world and is well known for its bars and nightclubs. Experience the best of this amazing city's vews from the Observatory on top of the Rockefeller Centre, including the Empire State Building, the iconic Chrysler building and the great expanse of New Yorks's Central Park - the Sunset Tour is quite magical as you watch the city light up before your eyes. Another 'must' is a boat trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Cycling round Central Park is an amazing way to see it's diversity, and only a few minutes outside the park is the Natural History Museum - the setting of 'The Night of The Museum' film. In the evening take in a Broadway show or visit Greenwich Village and the ever-stylish Meatpacking District with it's many streets cafes and bars - stay 3 nights.
- Direct return flights from London (Please ask us about other departure airports)
- 18 nights hotel accomodation and room tax
- Fully insured compact car hire (larger vehicles are available)
- A detailed travel pack containing a day by day itinerary, driving instructions, maps and suggested excursions
Daily departures throughout the year.