We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
WHALE WATCHING, £43 per person - A whale watch that requires less travel time, offers the most comfortable ride available and gives you more time viewing some of the world's most fascinating and magnificent creatures. Boston's only 3-hour whale watch cruise on high-speed catamarans will get you to and from the whales in less time, which allows you more time to watch the whales. All trips are narrated by professional researchers from the Whale Centre of New England, the regions foremost authority on the whale population. Catamarans feature 3 outside decks for optimum viewing capability. Inside you will find climate controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, tables, state-of-the-art audio-visual and a galley offering snacks and beverages for purchase.
Day by Day
Day 1 London – Boston
Fly direct from London to Boston. Upon arrival make you own way to your Boston hotel. The remainder of the day is at Leisure.
Day 2 - Boston
Enjoy your full day in Boston and explore Boston’s many restaurants, enjoy a show in Boston’s theatre district or stroll through Lively Quincy Market-Place.
Day 3 – Boston – Scarborough
Pick up your rental car and depart for the Maine coast. Stop in Ogunquit which is a quaint fishing hamlet and is one of the most picturesque and enjoyed seaside resort villages in New England. Walk the mile-long marginal way over rocky ocean cliffs to Perkins cover. Enjoy a mouth-watering lobster luncheon before continuing along the scenic coastal route through Kennebunkport dubbed “ a magical place by the sea” into Scarborough. Arrive at your hotel where you will spend 2 nights.
Day 4 – Scarborough and surroundings
This morning, take a short drive to Cape Elizabeth and visit the Portland Head light & Museum, located along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park. The Museum is located in the Keeper’s quarters. Then, it’s on to Portland, an old seacoast town. Tour downtown’s Old Port historic district and some of the city’s historic homes. Portland is also a funky city filled with galleries, one of a kind boutiques and shops, and incredible restaurants serving everything from New England clam chowder, lobster rolls and Maine Seafood to Nouveau Cuisine.
Day 5 – Scarborough to Holderness
After you have checked out your hotel head west through the Sebago Lakes region to new Hampshire’s squam lake, best known from the movie “On Golden Pond” with Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn. Enjoy the next 3 nights at the Manor on Golden Pond. Reminiscent of its English heritage, the Manor’s fourteen-acre estate includes a host of recreational activities-tennis on clay court, croquet, badminton, and an over-sized swimming pool and pool cabana on top of Shepherd’s Hill Overlooking Squam Lake.
Day 6 – Franconia Notch & Mt. Washington
After your first night in Scarborough travel through the Franconia Notch, this offers magnificent views and unique sites. Visit the Flume Gorge resplendent with the offerings of each season or take the aerial tram to the summit of Cannon Mountain. Continue further and board the Cog Railway to the summit of Mt. Washington. Enjoy a ride up Mount Washington on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway remains.
Day 7 – Holderness
Enjoy the Manor’s amenities. Down the terraced brick walkway and just across the road is their three acre sandy beach on the shores of Squam Lake where you can relax in the sun or have fun in one of the Manor’s canoes or paddleboats. If Fishing is your sport, you’ll love the tranquillity of this well-protected lake. You may choose to simply relax on one of those clear, spring, summer or fall days in an Adirondack chair overlooking the lake and mountains. There are also wonderful areas in the Manor and fireplaces on chilly days where you can unwind with a good book.
Day 8 Holderness to Shrewsbury
After your stay in Holderness, check out your hotel and continue your Journey along the Scenic routes and Covered bridges which take you into Vermont. See Quechee Gorge, Vermont’s “little Grand Canyon” before winding into Woodstock. A national magazine named Woodstock the prettiest small town in America, the perfect place to enjoy a spot of lunch. After enjoying Lunch at one of the fine restaurants head west across winding country roads, into Shrewsbury to enjoy your 2 nights at the hotel.
Day 9 Shelburne and Stowe
after your first night Travel along Vermont roads to visit the Shelburne Museum, one of the nation’s finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and we relocated to the Museum grounds. Then, spend time in the charming village of Stowe, at the base of Mt.Mansfield. in Waterbury, visit Ben & jerry’s Ice cream factory for a tour and tasting before returning to Shrewsbury for your last night at this hotel.
Day 10 Shrewsbury to Stockbridge
Depart Shrewsbury and travel along Vermont’s scenic route 7 towards Williamstown, Massachusetts, a quintessential New England village known for the beauty of its surroundings mountains, for williams college and for the cultural attractions of its Theatre festival and the sterling and Francine clark Art institute. Choose to visit this museum and you will find an extraordinary collection of French Impressionist paintings, which take their place within a wider ensemble of masterworks that date from the Renaissance to the late 19th century and included and extensive collection of British and American silver. Continue into Stockbridge where you will spend your next 2 nights at the Red Lion Inn.
Day 11 Stockbridge
After your first night take a morning trip through the Berkshires to Stockbridge. Stroll this charming Dickensian style village and visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, housing the world’s largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art. Highlights include enduring favourites from Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers. Head back to Sturbridge and visit Old Sturbridge Village to relive 1830’s rural New England life at this living history museum.
Day 12 Stockbridge to Sandwich
It’s now time to depart Deerfield for the coast of Rhode Island. Tour Newport’s Ocean Drive and Millionaire’s row to see the magnificent mansions of the Gilded Age. Visit the breakers, the largest of the Vanderbilt family homes in Newport. Tour through the International tennis hall of fame and enjoy lunch along the waterfront or at the historic Brick Market-place before continuing to Cape Cod for the Next 2 nights
Day 13 Cape Cod
Today you will drive along the Cape Cod National Seashore where you can explore lighthouses, quaint coastal communities, and natural scenic beauty. Visit the lively artist colony of Provincetown, take a whale watch, or just lay on one of the Cape’s many sandy beaches.
Depart sandwich and head east to Plymouth. See Plymouth Rock, upon which the pilgrims first stepped. Board a replica of the Mayflower, the ship which carried the Pilgrims to the New World and visit Plimoth Plantation, a recreated village of 1627, where “interpreters” bring history to life. After a leisurely lunch along the water, travel into Boston for your flight home.
Arrive back to London