- Cape Cod
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.
- New England in autumn
This tour visits three of the six New England states where, when 'fall' arrives in mid-to-late September – later in the southern states – it creates a blaze of rich colour.
The site of the infamous Tea Party in 1773 – an early anti-tax protest – Boston is as historic as it is cosmopolitan. Founded in 1630, it has plenty of interesting relics from its past to discover.
- White Mountains National Forest
This mountain range has the highest peaks in the northeastern United States – the highest being Mount Washington – and dramatic glacier-hewn passes, known locally as 'notches'.
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Explore three New England states and visit Boston, Plymouth and Cape Cod on this scenic two-centre Saga holiday
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.
10 nights in hotels and 1 in flight
11 meals: 10 breakfasts (B) and 1 dinner (D)
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- Optional travel insurance provided by Cigna Insurance Services (Europe) Limited and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50's, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
- Return flights and transfers
- Saga tour manager
- Welcome drink reception
- Porterage at all hotels
Excursions and visits
- Boston city tour
- Scenic drive around Cape Cod
- Visit to Salem
- White Mountains National Park visit
- Journey on the Conway Scenic Railway
- Morse Maple Sugar Farm, Montpelier and Bath
Day 1 UK-Boston-Hyannis
After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Boston where you are met and taken to Hyannis for a five-night stay at the Hyannis Harbor Hotel (3Q) in the historic Harborfront Village.
Day 2 Hyannis
Set off after breakfast for a full day of touring the sites of Plymouth, where pilgrims from the Mayflower founded a colony in 1620. You may also like to join an optional excursion to the Plimoth Plantation – a living museum that brings the history of America's early settlers to life. B
This afternoon watch the cresting waves for signs of whales, dolphins, porpoises and seals, as you head out of Plymouth Harbour on this exciting cruise. Your onboard naturalist will be there to guide you and if you are fortunate, you may see the large fin whale, the rare humpback or the smaller minke whale.
Please note the sea conditions can be rough and sightings of whales cannot, of course, be guaranteed. Also, this excursion is not available between November and April.
Look back on Plymouth of yesteryear during a morning visit to the Plimoth Plantation. Here you can stroll around Pilgrim Village, a replica of a community from 1627, and witness re-enactments of daily pilgrim life. The village has 12 houses, a fort, meeting-house and a native people homesite. A gift shop and cafe are on site too.
Day 3 Boston
Travel to Boston for a half-day included tour. A highlight will be catching sight of USS Constitution, better known as ‘Old Ironsides’ for the strength of its oak hull. First launched in 1797, the ship is now moored at the historic Charlestown Naval Yard. There will also be time to explore the streets of 17th-century Boston on a visit to the historic North End district – both the city's oldest house and its oldest church can be found here.
You'll also have the chance to explore Faneuil Hall Marketplace. B
Day 4 Nantucket Island
Enjoy today at leisure, perhaps joining an optional excursion to Nantucket island, or the island of Martha’s Vineyard. B
Day 5 Cape Cod
See the charming fishing ports, delightful art galleries and deserted sand dunes of Cape Cod on an included full-day scenic drive which includes a stop in pretty Provincetown. B
Day 6 Hyannis-North Conway
Travel to North Conway, 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. Arrive in North Conway where you stay for five nights at the Conway Grand Hotel (3Q). B
Day 7 White Mountains
A full-day included excursion takes you to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Many of the mountains lie within the White Mountain National Forest and during your tour look forward to a memorable rail journey on the Conway Scenic Railroad. B
Day 8 North Conway and Flume Gorge or Cannon Mountain
Choose to enjoy today or leisure or join an optional excursion to Flume Gorge and Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, riding to the top of Cannon Mountain. B
Day 9 Vermont and New Hampshire
Begin your day with an included full-day excursion to the Morse Maple Sugar Farm where you can see how maple syrup is made. In tiny Montpelier you'll see the State Capitol, while in the picturesque town of Bath you can visit the Brick Store, which claims to be the oldest shop in the USA. You will also see the longest and oldest covered bridge in New Hampshire. B
Day 10 North Conway
At leisure. An optional full-day tour explores the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Dinner is included this evening. B, D
Day 11 North Conway-Boston-UK
In the afternoon travel to the airport for your return overnight flight. B
Day 12 UK
Arrive in the afternoon for your included UK door-to-door travel service.
Pre holiday extension - Bed and breakfast
Before your main tour, explore Boston independently from the Boston Park Plaza Hotel (4Q).