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New England Explorer

Private Travel | Self-drive 15 Days & 13 Nights Lead-in price: £2795 Current prices from: £2795

Discover the delights of leafy New England on this self-drive tour. Travelling at your own pace, wind along coastal roads to picturesque villages, historic towns and natural beauty spots.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Spend the day exploring the natural beauty of Acadia National Park
  • Drive through the idyllic landscape of Vermont with picturesque covered bridges and historic towns
  • Visit the iconic Cape Elisabeth Lighthouse
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Boston

 Upon arrival, transfer to the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Boston

Explore the city at leisure equipped with a day pass for the hop-on hop-off bus. (N)

Day 3: Portland

Collect your hire car and drive to Portland. Stop en route at the historic coastal city of Salem. Overnight at The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection. (N)

Day 4: Bar Harbor

Visit the pretty Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse. Drive along Maine’s rugged coast and stay 2 nights at Bar Harbor Grand Hotel. (N)

Day 5: Bar Harbor

Explore Acadia National Park and its breathtaking Atlantic coastline. (N)

Days 6-7: Bretton Woods

Travel to Bretton Woods and visit the White Mountains National Park. Stay 2 nights at White Mountain Hotel & Resort. (N)

Day 8: Stockbridge

Drive through Vermont and overnight at The Barrington. (N)

Day 9: Essex

Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, then continue through the Connecticut River Valley to Essex. Overnight at Copper Beech Inn. (N)

Day 10: Newport

Drive to Newport and overnight at The Viking. (N)

Day 11: Martha’s Vineyard

Discover Newport’s handsome mansions and take a self-guided tour of The Breakers, a 19th-century Italian-Renaissance-styled palazzo. From Cape Cod, take the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. Stay 2 nights at Lamberts Cove Inn. (N)

Day 12: Martha’s Vineyard

Spend the day at leisure. (N

Day 13: Boston

Travel north to Boston. Overnight at Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor. (N)

Days 14-15: Fly to the UK

Drive to the airport for your overnight flight home. (N)

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor
    Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor

    The Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor is an ideal base for exploring Boston. The city's cultural and historic sites are just minutes away and can be easily reached by water taxi from the hotel's rear dock. Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market are within a 9-minute drive. Guestrooms are sleek and contemporary, all with floor-to-ceiling soundproof windows and blackout blinds, and some offer superb views of the harbour or city skyline. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to nearby Logan Airport and to public transport terminals. Features: 270 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, gym, jogging trail, laundry service. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer, iron, Wi-Fi.

  • The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection
    The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection

    The Press Hotel, Autograph Collection is a characterful hotel located on the corner of Exchange and Congress Streets in the Old Port District. The property is housed in what was once the office of Maine's biggest newspaper, the Portland Press Herald. A journalism and written-word theme runs throughout: guestrooms are designed to look like modern writers' studies, with sumptuous leathers and vintage desks; Inkwell is a coffee bar by day, lobby bar by night. The hotel even has an art gallery exhibiting the work of local artists, which includes SWARM, a two-storey installation of vintage typewriters, evoking the clatter of a busy newsroom. Facilities include one of the city's stand-out restaurants and a small but well-equipped fitness centre. Features: 110 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, gym, art gallery. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minbar, tea & coffee facilities, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, iron, Wi-Fi.

  • Bar Harbor Grand Hotel
    Bar Harbor Grand Hotel

    The Bar Harbor Grand Hotel is situated on Mount Desert Island, a short walk from the waterfront, shops and restaurants, and just minutes from the rocky beaches and glacier-scoured peaks of Acadia National Park. Built in 2011, the hotel is a replica of the historic Rodick House of the 1800s. Guestrooms are decorated in a classic style, with king-size beds and premium bedding. Facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool and a fitness room. Guests can relax with their morning coffee in a rocking chair on the comfortable front porch, watching the sun rise over Mount Desert Island. Features: 71 rooms, gym, outdoor swimming pool, laundry facilities, gift shop. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer, iron, Wi-Fi.

  • White Mountain Hotel & Resort
    White Mountain Hotel & Resort

    The White Mountain Hotel & Resort offers comfortable lodgings in a spectacular setting and plenty of amenities. Nestled in the 254-acre estate of Hale's Location, many of the resort's rooms feature breathtaking views of the surrounding cliffs and mountains of New Hampshire. Facilities include a spa and Finnish sauna, a fitness centre, and a year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub overlooking the mountains. Guests can also tee off on one of Mount Washington Valley's top golf courses. Features: 80 rooms, gym, spa, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, gift shop, golf course. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, iron, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

  • The Barrington
    The Barrington

    The Barrington is an intimate seven-suite property in the vibrant town of Great Barrington. Located on Main Street, there are a host of inviting eateries, stylish boutiques and art galleries are nearby. The suites are all individually decorated, some in the style of traditional 'country chic', others with a more contemporary feel. All the rooms are tastefully furnished, equipped with modern amenities, luxurious toiletries and thoughtful personal touches. Breakfast and evening cocktails are served in the lounge, referred to as 'The Great Room'. Features: 7 suites, lounge, laundry service, gift shop. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, bathrobes, hairdryer, iron, complimentary snacks, Wi-Fi.

  • Lambert's Cove Inn
    Lambert's Cove Inn

    Lambert's Cove is stylish retreat set on an eight-acre farm in West Tisbury. Surrounded by spacious lawns, gardens, forests and meadowlands, and with access to a private beach away from the crowds, the inn offers true tranquillity and seclusion. Accommodation is spread across the main building - a restored farmhouse dating from 1790 - a stable, and a barn from the 1800s. Some of the guestrooms have a private porch, deck or patio. The property is at the end of a long, curvy road deep in the woods, but is only five miles from Vineyard Haven, so guests aren't far from town. The romantic restaurant uses sustainably sourced, on-island ingredients. Features: 15 rooms, restaurant, lounge, outdoor swimming pool, firepit, private beach. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minbar, safe, bathrobes, iron, hairdryer, Wi-Fi.

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Guideline Prices

Low season from £2795 per person

High season from £3195 per person


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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.