One of the first places in North America to be settled by Europeans, Cape Cod was named by mariner Bartholomew Gosnold in 1602 and today is a popular retirement spot.
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Discover the scenery and history of New England
From colourful springtime blossom and 'maple sugaring' to fiery autumn foliage, New England is a place for all seasons. Discover its inspiring scenery and fascinating history as you visit the historic towns of Plymouth and Lincoln, tour charming Cape Cod, explore beautiful mountain forest and spend time in cosmopolitan Boston.
Please note: This tour includes one night aboard aircraft.
Day 1 UK Boston Plymouth
After taking Saga’s included VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Boston where you are met and taken to Plymouth for a five-night stay at the John Carver Inn (3Q).
Day 2 Plymouth
An optional excursion visits the Plimoth Plantation-a living museum that brings the history of America's early settlers to life.
Day 3 Boston
Travel to Boston for a half-day included tour, taking in the USS Constitution and the historic North End. Also explore Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Day 4 Plymouth or Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard
Another day at leisure or perhaps join an optional excursion.
Perhaps join an optional excursion to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard. These two islands with rugged cliffs, undulating sand dunes and remote moorlands are popular gataways for those seeking peace and relaxation.
Day 5 Cape Cod
See the charming fishing ports, delightful art galleries and deserted sand dunes of Cape Cod on an included half-day scenic drive.
Day 6 Plymouth to Lincoln
Travel into New Hampshire with a pause en route in Salem, one of the most significant seaports in early America. It may be most widely known as the site of the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, but this colourful, coastal city has much to offer with a rich maritime heritage, an impressive display of historic architecture and amazing stories that span almost four centuries.
Journey along the picturesque shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and continue to Lincoln in White Mountain National Park where you stay for five nights at the Woodward’s Resort (3Q). Enjoy tea and scones on arrival and once again during your stay.
Day 7 White Mountains National Forest
A full-day included excursion takes you to the White Mountain National Forest and to the quaint town of Conway for a ride on the vintage railway.
Day 8 Lincoln or Flume Gorge and Cannon Mountain
Explore Lincoln at your leisure or join an optional excursion.
Perhaps join an optional excursion to Flume Gorge to view the waterfalls, and Cannon Mountain where the aerial tramway reaches the 4080-foot-high summit in under ten minutes!
Day 9 Vermont and New Hampshire
An included full-day excursion takes you to the Morse Maple Sugar Farm to learn how the syrup is collected and processed, and Vermont State House, the state Capitol. Continue to New Hampshire to see America's oldest general store in Bath and a typical covered bridge, built to protect the structure from extreme weather and make livestock less wary when crossing rivers.
Day 10 Lincoln
At leisure. An optional full-day tour explores the Lakes Region. Dinner is included this evening.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Canterbury Shaker Village, where you can learn about this religious community’s way of life as you admire their beautifully-preserved village. Also visit Squam Lake which is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty – a pontoon boat tour on the lake emphasises this perfectly. At the start of the season, this excursion may be replaced by a drive through the region and a visit to the Squam Lake Natural Science Centre, incorporating a 1½-hour nature trail walk.
Day 11 Lincoln to Boston to the UK
In the afternoon travel to the airport for your return overnight flight.
Day 12 Arrive UK
Arrive in the morning for your UK door-to-door travel service home.
Boston 2014 (BA)
Bed and breakfast pre-extension
Before your main tour explore Boston independently from the Hilton Boston Back Bay.
Boston 2015 (Virgin)
Bed and breakfast pre-extension
Explore Boston independently from the Boston Park Plaza before your main tour.