Tours of New England take you through six states, each with its own beautiful landscapes and historic towns and cities. The best time to visit is during the autumn when the leaves turn glorious shades of auburn and there’s some delicious fresh seafood on offer. The summer brings warm days spent relaxing on the beaches, while the spring is full of fresh scents of flowers on the air. Visit during the winter and wrap up in cosy cafés as you explore the coast on bright, crisp days.
Our New England road trips and tours take you from the hustle of New York to the historic city of Boston, allowing you to enjoy everything in between. Book our Colours of New England Tour for the chance to see these natural landscapes at their best. Explore the thriving waterfront and quieter residential areas of Boston before making your way past historic lighthouses and golden beaches on a round trip back to Boston. Enjoy the spectacular views and quaint towns of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, as well as the sprawling green landscapes of New Hampshire and the majestic Green Mountains.
For a chance to see the beaches and little towns of the area, book our Lighthouses and Lobsters self drive tour of New England. Try delicious lobster, crab, prawns and more, visit pretty towns straight from a film and spend long lazy days on golden sands. You can also see historic lighthouses and experience the historic streets of Boston. For a longer trip, our Best of New England tour includes the Freedom trail in Boston, whale watching in Maine, maple syrup tasting in Vermont and glorious sandy beaches.
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“If you’re up to the challenge, traverse the imposing Appalachian Trail for a true sense of New England’s solitary, beautiful wilderness – it can feel as though you’re the only people left on Earth. Such a rush.”
“For the best sunset views in Boston head up to the observation deck at the top of the Marriott’s Custom House. It’s a real hidden gem – some of the locals don’t even realise it’s there.”
“If you love ice cream, plan a trip to the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Vermont. You can join one of the factory tours and learn about how the ice cream is made, before the best bit – sampling some of the flavours at the end.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Which states are in New England?
The region of New England comprises six states in the northeast of America: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
What’s the best time of year to visit?
New England is a region with four distinct seasons, all with their highlights. Spring signals the arrival of Baseball season, when New England's kaleidoscopic flora starts to bloom. Summer is perfect for adventurers and beach bums alike; sail Cape Cod and enjoy clear skies. Winter brings ski season, a chance to get the adrenaline pumping. Autumn, or fall, is particularly spectacular though - the forests of New Hampshire and Vermont turn from green to harmonious shades of red, orange and gold.
Should I get tickets to see football or baseball in Boston?
Boston is home to two of the best sporting teams in the United States, the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. American football is huge in Boston, which isn’t surprising considering the success of the Patriots. But the love that Bostonians feel for the Red Sox runs deep. There’s no right or wrong answer to this one, but rest assured that whatever your choice, you’ll experience the very best of American sport.
New England is steeped in American history. Walk in the footsteps of the Mayflower pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, join in with the cheering crowds at a Red Sox game, set sail from Cape Cod, and drive through seemingly endless forests of red and gold in the autumn.
Why you'll love New England...
• Visiting Plymouth Rock, the site of the Mayflower’s landing in 1620
• Tucking into a hearty bowl of clam chowder
• Fishing for the world’s best lobsters in Maine
• Admiring the warm autumn colours of New Hampshire in the fall
• Discovering the culinary delights of Boston’s emerging foodie scene
• Whale watching at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
• Wading through the flooded cranberry bogs of Massachusetts
• Soaring above the trees in Stowe, Vermont on one of the longest and fastest ziplines in the US
• Touring one of New England’s famous whiskey distilleries
• Shucking oysters fresh from Rhode Island’s salt ponds
• Taking a tour of the hallowed grounds of Harvard University
• Getting back to nature in Acadia National Park
Did you know?
• The real life von Trapp family that inspired The Sound of Music eventually settled in Stowe, Vermont.
• Vermont also has the highest cow-to-people ratio in the United States at about 1:2.
• In 1939, a bill was introduced making it illegal to add tomatoes to chowder in Maine.
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