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

Explore the quaint countryside towns, coastal beauty and US revolutionary history of New England, discovering its variety of stunning scenery from white sand beaches to granite coastlines.

12 days

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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.

Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Omni Mount Washington Resort £££££

  • USA
  • Wilderness

The Omni Mount Washington Resort is a beautifully restored hotel set inside a historic building in the small town of Bretton Woods at the foot of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. This 200-room resort, built over 100 years ago, features a traditional interior design style and offers stunning views of the White Mountain National Forest. The resort’s sought-after alpine location offers guests the opportunity to embark on a number of outdoor activities from hiking Mount Washington to ziplining, golfing and mountain biking.

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Fairmont Copley Plaza £££££

  • USA
  • City

This centrally located landmark hotel has been a mainstay in Boston’s history since 1912 and offers 383 beautifully decorated rooms and suites set over its five floors.

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Woodstock Inn & Resort £££££

  • USA
  • Boutique

Based in the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Woodstock Inn & Resort is a historical building set in the heart of the pre-revolutionary town of Woodstock. The property features 142 rooms and suites adorned with wood-beam bed frames and luxurious linens. The town of Woodstock is a post-card worthy destination, adorned with historical buildings, a quintessential wood covered bridge and outstanding autumnal foliage. The property offers modern amenities including a spa, golf course and fitness facilities while maintaining its traditional values through handmade furnishing by local artisans.

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Chatham Bars Inn £££££

  • USA
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Originally a private lodge from the early 20th century, the Chatham Bars Inn has been reworked as a luxury boutique hotel. Just a short walk from the town centre, the property is located on a white-sand beach in south-east Cape Cod and features 217 individually decorated rooms and suites, a wellness spa and a range of dining options.

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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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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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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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