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New England, Quebec & Cape Cod Fly Drive

Boston * Pawtucket * White Mountains * North Conway * Burlington * Montreal * Quebec City * Bar Harbour * Portland * Cape Cod / Falmouth

Experience the contrasts between New England and Cape Cod, with the Canadian Province of Quebec o­n this 15-day Fly Drive.

15 days from £2,731 per person twin share + flights


Day 1 - UK – Boston

Your USA/Canadian holiday starts with a scheduled Virgin Atlantic flight from Heathrow. Upon arrival at Boston Airport transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Overnights (2): Boston - Holiday Inn Express Boston Downtown or similar 

Day 2 – Boston

A whole day to explore Boston! Today this vibrant and diverse city is renowned for its water-front, art and cultural attractions and world-class educational institutions. Boston has a rich cultural and historical heritage. You'll discover that history while exploring distinctive neighbourhoods, from charming Beacon Hill to trendy Back Bay. You'll enjoy many designated historical paths, parks and green areas - the newest of which is the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston. Boston also offers great shopping, food and entertainment and it is easy to explore by foot, using public transit and by bicycle. We recommend taking the hop o­n hop off Old Town Trolley for an easy way to explore the city in o­ne day.

Day 3 - Boston - Newport (105 miles)

Collect your rental car this morning, before you leave Boston for a short drive to Newport, Rhode Island where you'll have time for a leisurely day on the coast. Newport is the unofficial sailing capitol of New England. It's where the "America's Cup" race began. Newport is also famous for its spectacular coastal shoreline and opulent mansions built as summer homes for wealthy 19th century socialites, like Astor and Vanderbilt. Many of these homes are open for public tours today

Overnight (1): Newport - Holiday Inn Express Middletown

Day 4 - Newport - White Mountains - North Conway (187 miles)

Leaving Rhode Island, you'll drive north skirting Boston and into New Hampshire. New Hampshire is known for its forests and rugged mountain ranges. Take Highway 112 from Lincoln for a scenic drive through White Mountains National Forest to North Conway. This area with its mountains, forests, lakes and streams is a haven for wildlife and a paradise for fishermen, hikers and nature lovers. During Fall Foliage season (mid-September to early October depending on weather), the hills display a breath-taking palette of gold, red and brown.

Overnight (1): North Conway - Merrill Farm Resort

Day 5 - White Mountains - Lake Champlain/Burlington (139 miles)

This morning you'll travel along HWY 302 through more of the White Mountains and past Bretton Woods. Leaving the White Mountains, you cross into Vermont and pass by Montpelier, Vermont's state capitol. By early afternoon, you'll reach Burlington o­n the shores of Lake Champlain. Burlington, Vermont's largest city attracts visitors who appreciate its flawless blend of cosmopolitan flair and stunning lake and mountain beauty. Burlington's award-winning open-air pedestrian mall, The Church Street Marketplace - a unique blend of shops, boutiques, restaurants, and performers is in the heart of downtown Burlington. You'll have time to enjoy an afternoon boat tour (boat tours operate mid-July - mid October) with afternoon departures from King Street Dock.

Overnight (1): Burlington - Holiday Inn Express South Burlington

Day 6 - Lake Champlain/Burlington - Montreal (97 miles)

Today you cross the US/Canadian border into Canada and arrive in Montreal, a city of superlatives in the French-speaking province of Quebec. Montreal is the largest French-speaking city outside of Paris and the second largest city of Canada. It is a cosmopolitan melting pot of French-Anglo Canada. Montreal is famous for the Underground City, directly under the heart of the city. 19 miles long and constantly growing, the "city" - which links many major buildings and multi-level shopping malls in the area - is a shopper's paradise in any season.

Overnight (1): Montreal - Best Western Ville Marie 

Day 7 - Montreal-Quebec City (157 miles)

The two most important cities in the Province of Quebec are Montreal and Quebec City. They are connected o­n each side of the St. Lawrence River via an express road. We recommend taking the more scenic Route 40 alongside the left banks of the St. Lawrence River. En route, approximately at halfway point, you will find the city of Trois-Rivières. With explorations along the way, expect a late afternoon arrival in Quebec City where you will spend the next two nights.

Overnights (2): Quebec City - Quality Suites Hotel Quebec City

Day 8 - Explore Quebec City

Fall under the spell of this 400-year-old walled city. Founded by the French as the heart of Nouvelle France in the early 17th Century, it became part of the British empire by the mid 18th Century. Despite that, Quebec City - the capitol of the Province of Quebec - stubbornly clings to its French cultural roots. Quebec City residents are eager to share their love of their city with you. You'll enjoy a cosmopolitan experience with shopping, dining and attractions with an abundance of old-world charm. Don't miss the area's must see attractions: Fortification of Quebec, Old Quebec, Place Royal/Old Port, Montmorency Falls Park, Parliament Hill and Ile d'Orleans.

Day 9 - Quebec City - Bar Harbor (280 miles)

Most of the day will be spent o­n a scenic drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. You'll drive through small towns and cross the US/Canadian Border and enter the United States by late morning early afternoon. You'll arrive in Bar Harbor by late afternoon where you'll spend the next two nights. Bar Harbor is located directly o­n the Atlantic Coast and is adjacent to Acadia National Park. This evening can be spent exploring the charming village of Bar Harbor.

Overnights (2): Bar Harbor - Hotel Best Western Acadia Park Inn

Day 10 - Explore Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor

An entire day to explore Acadia National Park! People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain o­n the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Take advantage of a variety of tours of the area that include; lighthouse tours, whale and marine- life watching cruises, and guided hikes.

Day 11 - Bar Harbor - (Boothbay Harbor) - Portland (175 miles) 

Today's leisurely drive takes you from Bar Harbor to Portland. You'll want to spend a few hours in Boothbay Harbor - a picturesque natural harbour known as "The Boating Capital of New England". On the Wharf is a working lobster pound where you can get fresh-from-the- sea cooked-to-order Maine lobster. In the late afternoon, arrive in Portland and visit the observatory tower, which was built in 1807 to signal arriving ships. Today it offers terrific views of Portland's historic buildings as well as the islands off the Maine Coast.

Overnight (1): South Portland - Best Western Merry Manor Inn

Day 12 - South Portland - Falmouth/Cape Cod (220 miles)

Today's journey along Route 1 between Portland and Boston and then o­n to Cape Cod reprises the themes of your New England & Quebec adventure. If time allows you may want to visit o­ne or two of these towns along the way. Kennebunkport, Maine - historically known for its coastal landscapes, fishing and shipbuilding, today it is a popular summer vacation destination. Portsmouth, New Hampshire boasts a rich maritime history and is one of America's oldest and prettiest cities. Today along Portsmouth's historic harbour you'll find cobblestone streets, historic buildings, boutiques, cafes and galleries. Just north of Portsmouth is Kittery Premium Outlets Mall with hundreds of outlet shops for last minute shopping. Rockport and Gloucester, Massachusetts are located o­n the Cape Ann coast. Cape Ann scenery has inspired artists for generations. And finally, Salem, Massachusetts - well-known as the site of the 17th century witchcraft trials, this historic coastal city has a rich maritime heritage and well-preserved collection of historic homes. Continuing from Boston south, drive to Falmouth, which will be your base for the next 3 nights.

Overnights (3): Falmouth - Shoreway Acres Inn 

Days 13-14 - Explore Cape Cod

Two full days to explore Cape Cod! This area has long been a favourite New England vacation destination. Drive along the shoreline to Cape Cod National Sea Shore and to Provincetown. Enjoy walks along the paths, shopping, galleries and dining o­n famous Cape Cod seafood. Visit the villages of Hyannis, Chatham and Sandwich. Rent a bicycle and enjoy the many miles of bike trails along the shore. Catch a ferry in Falmouth to the islands of Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket, just a few minutes off the mainland.

Day 15 - Cape Cod-Boston-Departure (78 miles)

If time allows, o­n your way back to Boston we recommend a visit to Plimoth Plantation near Plymouth, Massachusetts. Plimoth Plantation is a hands-on, entertaining living history experience dedicated to telling the story of the Native Wampanoag and the Pilgrims who settled here in 1620. The Wampanoag People have lived in south-eastern New England for over 12,000 years and the Wampanoag Homesite explores the story and traditions of this Native American. Your tour ends with your Boston departure. Return the rental car at the airport and check in for your flight home. 

Day 16 - Arrive UK 




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Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights from the UK with Virgin Atlantic
  • Airport taxes, security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 14 nights accommodation, room only
  • 13 days fully inclusive hire of an intermediate car with unlimited mileage, LDW, Extended Protection, Sales Tax, State Tax and Airport Fees
  • Itinerary, maps and detailed driving instructions

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Extra charge applies to renters under 25 years of age
  • Hotel Parking charges if applicable
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, attractions, activities and excursions
  • Weekend flight supplements £30 each way Friday-Sunday

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