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New England Explorer – Fly Drive

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  • Date: May
  • Destination: New England Explorer
  • Duration: 8 nights
  • Price: 2189
Destination United States
From Dublin
Date May to October 2019
Duration 7 Nights
Price From €2,189 pp
Flight Details Dublin to Boston
Boston to Dublin

Details are for guidance only and are subject to change

Introduction to New England

See some of the oldest and most historic regions of America with the New England Explorer DriveAmerica tour. Start off in Boston, the cradle of American liberty, and make your way around to Mid-Coast Maine, the White and Green Mountains, Connecticut, and Cape Cod.

Discover the freedom of the open road with a fly drive holiday. Fly drive holidays give you the opportunity to discover America at your own pace and to your own timetable. If you’ve been dreaming of driving iconic Route 66 or touring the Sunshine State, these are the holidays for you.

With your car waiting for you at the airport you’ll be straight on the open road, and then the world is your oyster.

Itinerary

Day 1: BOSTON ARRIVAL
Arrive at Logan International Airport. Pick up your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure.

Day 2: BOSTON
A full day free to explore Boston, the cradle of American liberty. The Revolutionary era comes to life along the Freedom Trail walking route. Visit the haunts of the patriots who stoked the fires of democracy throughout the Colonies.

Day 3: BOSTON – COASTAL MAINE
Along the route north of Boston lies almost four centuries of history, as well as some of the coast’s finest beaches and seascapes. First stop is Salem, the location of the infamous witch trials. Then drive along the coast to the charming harbor towns of Gloucester and Rockport. Enjoy the old-time seaport atmosphere of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and its wealth of historic buildings before crossing into Maine. Pass through Kennebunkport, summer home to Presidents, and enjoy exploring Portland, Maine’s largest city.

Day 4: COASTAL MAINE – WHITE MOUNTAINS
Your drive today takes you inland towards the spectacular scenery of the White mountains, the “rooftop of New England,” a landscape dotted with historic villages and enchanting covered bridges. En route, experience breathtaking views of mountain ranges and pristine forests.

Day 5: WHITE MOUNTAINS – STOWE
Today, traverse the White Mountains that divide the New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont. The mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer. This route takes you through some of New England’s most beautiful scenery. Drive by Lyndonville and see Willey’s General Store in Greensboro before continuing through Craftsbury, a Grandma Moses kind of village, to Stowe. See picture-perfect villages and some of Vermont’s famous covered bridges.

Day 6: STOWE – GREEN MOUNTAINS – CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY
Your drive today takes you alongside the Green Mountains of Vermont, part of the Appalachian Mountain range that stretches from Quebec in the north to Alabama in the south, and through the Connecticut River Valley. Step into Old Sturbridge Village and find yourself transported back in time. In historic households and shops, at water-powered mills and on working farms, explore the everyday tasks and seasonal celebrations of early 19th-century New England.

Day 7: CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY – CAPE COD
Journey south towards the Massachusetts coast. Many of America’s most prominent families – from the Astors to the Vanderbilts – have summered in Newport. Many of their homes are now preserved and open for tours. Continue along the coast on your way to the Cape. Explore magnificent Cape Cod with its high cliffs, rolling dunes, broad beaches, miles of walking trails, picturesque villages and delicious seafood. This peninsula is a beloved vacation spot for visitors and natives alike. Stop in Plymouth, a living panorama of Pilgrim and Colonial times and see the Mayflower II.

Day 8: CAPE COD – BOSTON DEPARTURE
This morning drive back to Boston and return your car in time for your departure flight.

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Price Inclusions

  • Return flights from Dublin to Boston
  • Car hire based on Jeep Cherokee (or similar) with Liability Insurance Supplement included
  • 7 nights accommodation, staying in centrally located hotels
  • Room only basis
  • Includes day by day driving instructions
  • 20kg check-in bag per person

Tailor-make your holiday

  • Extend your stay
  • Change hotel options
  • Choose a smaller or larger car
  • Choose your travel dates
  • Choose your preferred airline

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Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Upgrade hotels from €20pppn
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit €300 per person
  • Full payment due on confirmation
  • Optional Insurance €48 (conditions apply)
  • Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price

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Dates and Prices

Date Price
May to October 2019 €2,189

Departures available from May to October to suit your needs.

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