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New England

New England Holidays

New England is famed for its stunning fall foliage, towering mountains and rolling countryside with red wooden barns. There's the big city charms of Boston and bustling harbour towns mixed with cute seaside villages and quaint towns with white steepled churches. There’s also miles of coastline to explore, from rugged shorelines scattered with lighthouses to scenic harbours and sweeping, sandy beaches.

The region is rich in history, there’s been a Native American presence here for over 18,000 years and the Pilgrim Fathers landed here from the Mayflower, founding one of the first settlements in the New World. 2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower arriving in Massachusetts. You’ll find historic buildings all over the region and fascinating living museums bringing the history to life.

NEW ENGLAND IN THE FALL: New England is famous for its incredible autumn or ‘Fall’ foliage as billions of leaves change from green to a kaleidoscope of colours. It’s an exceptionally popular time to travel so don’t delay if you want to visit during this wonderful time of the year.

The season generally lasts from mid-September through to Mid-October depending on where you are in the region and predicting peak Fall foliage is not an exact science. However, typically the colours start in the northern states (Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire) in late September and move through the southern states (Connecticut, Massachusetts & Rhode Island) by mid October when the colours rapidly fade.


Here's a selection of our most popular holidays in New England.
If you'd like to see how you could fit this region into a wider exploration of the country - take a look at our USA Holidays page.
Best of New England
15 days / 14 nights
from £1,565
  • Boston
  • White Mountains
  • Cape Cod

  • New England's Fall Foliage
    13 days / 12 nights
    from £1,994
  • Leaf-peeping
  • Mountain scenery
  • Scenic Drives

  • Classic New England & The Adirondacks - Motorhome Holiday
    11 days / 10 nights
    from £949
  • Boston
  • Acadia National Park
  • Lake Placid

  • Maritime New England & New York
    14 days / 13 nights
    from £1,582
  • Boston
  • Newport
  • Southampton
  • New York

  • Unique & Boutique Massachusetts
    12 days / 11 nights
    from £1,556
  • Boston
  • The Berkshires
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Seafood

  • Lobsters & Lighthouses of Massachusetts & Maine
    15 days / 14 nights
    from £1,722
  • Food & Drink
  • Majestic Lighthouses
  • The Great Outdoors


    New England is made up of six very diverse states and each boasts is own unique attractions. In two glorious weeks you could dip your toes on the sandy beaches of Maine, hike amongst the Green Mountains of New Hampshire and the White Mountains of Vermont and delve into the maritime history of Connecticut. And you’ll still have time to relax on the beaches of Cape Cod and discover Boston’s historic delights. Why not take your time though – you could easily take just as long exploring one or two states in depth

    Take a look at our destination guide below to discover further or give us a call if you are looking for some inspiration.

    New England map
    The largest of the six New England states, Maine offers magnificent sandy beaches, romantic rugged coastlines and beautiful scenic drives. Picturesque harbour towns dot the coastline and the state's crowning glory is Acadia National Park with its mighty granite peaks, forests, lakes and ocean views.
    New Hampshire
    New Hampshire
    Discover the lush forests and lofty peaks of the White Mountains. They’re home to mighty moose, the Kancamagus Scenic Highway and magnificent Mount Washington. Enjoy quaint, picturesque villages on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.
    The Berkshire Hills are popular for their rolling vistas and renowned cultural atmosphere. Historic Cape Ann offers quaint fishing villages and lovely beaches. Visit delightful Cape Cod for its sand dunes and charming towns.
    The peaceful Green Mountains are a picture postcard landscape of covered bridges, white clapboard villages and red wooden barns. Sample locally produced cheese and cider, browse antique shops or take a scenic cruise on Lake Champlain.
    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island
    It may be the smallest state in the country, but the historic maritime port of Newport is regarded as the Sailing Capital of America and the harbour is filled with yachts and sail boats. Visit the historic and extravagant Newport Mansions of America’s Gilded Age or soak up the views from the scenic Cliff Walk.
    Another bastion of maritime heritage. The historic, seafaring village of Mystic is home to a maritime museum with beautiful sailing ships and a recreated 19th Century village. Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting with numerous vineyards to explore!


    Kennebunkport Inn
    New England
    from £72
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Library
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Sebasco Harbor Resort
    New England
    from £69
  • 2 restaurants
  • Saltwater pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Kids’ club (seasonal)
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Inn at Bay Point
    New England
    from £102
  • Restaurant & lounge
  • Use of pools at sister properties close by
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Trapp Family Lodge
    New England
    from £85
  • 3 restaurants & a bar
  • Café
  • 2 pools
  • Fitness centre
  • Climbing wall
  • Tennis courts
  • Kids’ club (seasonal)
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Red Lion Inn
    New England
    from £69
  • 3 restaurants (1 seasonal) & a bar
  • Outdoor pool & hot tub
  • Exercise room
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi

  • Newport Beach Hotel & Suites
    New England
    from £48
  • Indoor pool
  • Rooftop deck with hot tub
  • Spa
  • Exercise room
  • Parking from $12 per day
  • Free wi-fi


    If you really want to get under the skin of New England, we offer a fabulous selection of tours and experiences to really complete your holiday.

    One day you might be exploring Boston on the famous Old Town Trolley, the next looking out for humpback, minke and fin whales on the Stellwagen Ban. Whether you are taking a sneaky peak at the homes of the rich and famous in Newport or looking out for birdlife whilst cruising on Lake Champlain our collection of unmissable experiences will really help bring your holiday to New England alive.

    Mount Washington Cog Railway - White Mountains
    Approx 3.5 hours
    from £45
  • Authentic railway experience
  • Panoramic views
  • Spectacular White Mountains

  • Ethan Allen Cruise - Lake Champlain
    Approx 1.5 hours
    from £27
  • Leisurely cruise
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Informative narration

  • Newport Mansions - Newport
    Attraction Ticket
    from £30
  • Newport's summer homes
  • Extravagant architecture
  • Admission to 3 mansions

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