Classic Houses on the Water, Nantucket, New England, USA

New England

Known for its Colonial past, New England is comprised of the six states to the far northeast of the USA – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The expanse of land between the Canadian border and New York City.

Elegant ship captains’ homes, delicious local cuisine and magnificent ever-changing scenery define New England. The coastal portion of Maine is host to many pretty and quaint fishing towns, while the islands off Massachusetts are renowned for their white sand beaches. The Gilded Age mansions of Rhode Island are placed in stark contrast to the historic red barns of Vermont and New Hampshire.

The region is home to an interesting variety of wildlife experiences – black bears and moose make their habitats in the northern expanses along the Canadian border and whales dive off Cape Cod in Massachusetts, while beavers, coyotes and chipmunks reside in the landscapes of Connecticut.

Harbour, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, USA
Harbour, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, USA

Self-Drive Journey in New England

This scenic self-drive journey through New England takes in the historic city of Boston, the small coastal town of Kennebunkport and the lush inland White Mountain National Forest.
The route unveils vast expanses of colourful rolling hills, historic wooden bridges and quaint villages, and routes to the Gilded Age mansions of the elite nautical town of Newport. With just enough time to indulge in a traditional clam bake, relax on white sandy beaches and discover marine wildlife, this in-depth exploration moves through the classic landscapes of New England and changes with the seasons.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, New England, USA
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

Live like a New Englander

Experience an authentic New England Clam Bake, a traditional style of cooking locally caught seafood during which the produce is steamed in a shallow ground pit that is filled with layers of hot stones and seaweed. The seafood, typically comprised of lobsters, mussels, crabs, soft-shell clams, and quahogs, is wrapped in small parcels and usually served in broth alongside corn on the cob, grilled vegetables and potatoes. The feast can either be relished outdoors on informal picnic tables or ceremoniously at a high-end restaurant – however you opt to indulge in this local banquet, we recommend that you accompany it with copious amounts of melted butter and a chilled rosé wine.


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The Breakers mansion in Newport Rhode Island

Visit Rhode Island

Gain insight into life in the Gilded Age for the likes of the Vanderbilt family with a visit to the mansions in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Bretton Woods, Mount Washington National Park, New Hampshire, New England, USA

Hike in New Hampshire

Discover the plethora of breath-taking mountain hikes, scenic waterfalls and expansive lakes in New Hampshire.

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Acorn Street, Boston, New England, USA

Explore Boston

Follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers on the historic streets of Boston.

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Fishing boats in the harbour, Kennebunkport, USA

Sample Local Seafood

Explore the small coastal towns of Maine and Massachusetts, best known for their fresh seafood.

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Woodstock, Vermont, New England, USA

Discover Vermont

Drive inland over crisp autumn foliage through the vast forests of Vermont, passing red barns and wooden covered bridges.

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Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, New England, USA

Sail to Nantucket Island

Relax on Nantucket Island and the hook-shaped peninsula of Cape Cod amongst sun-bleached shingle houses, fragrant blue hydrangeas and striking white sand beaches.

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A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Roxy Dukes

Roxy has had many adventures throughout the USA, and has a passion for exploring the spectacular National Parks. Roxy’s tip is to invest in a private guides that take you off the grid, transforming your experience of these epic landscapes.

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Paul Bird

In his travel to the USA, New York has remained at the top of Paul’s list. It is certainly not a one-stop destination, and Paul knows the little-visited hot spots and behind-the-scenes experiences that make a visit to this bustling city truly memorable.

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