Self-Drive - Best of New England & Quebec
(14 days / 13 nights - Begins & Ends Boston)

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 - Boston Arrival
Arrive at Logan International Airport. Pick up your rental car and proceed to your hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure. Hotel: Midown Hotel or similar

Day 02 - Boston
This morning at 08:00 you will be met by a representative and provided with a welcome kit which includes driving instructions, vouchers, and maps for your tour. The remainder of the Day is free to explore Boston, the cradle of American liberty. The Revolutionary Era comes to life along the Freedom Trail walking route.

Day 03 - Boston – Salem – Portsmouth – Kennebunkport
Driving Distance : 90 mi./150 km.
Along your route north of Boston lies almost four centuries of history as well as some of the coast’s finest beaches and seascapes. First stop in Salem, the location of infamous witch trials. Then drive along the coast to the charming harbor towns of Gloucester and Rockport. Enjoy the old-time seaport atmosphere of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and its wealth of historic buildings before crossing into Maine. Your destination today is the popular resort of Kennebunkport, a haven for writers and artists. Hotel: The Nonantum Resort or similar

Day 04 - Kennebunkport – Wiscasset – Bar Harbor
Driving Distance: 210 mi./340 km.
Today continue along Maine’s fantastically varied coastline by Brunswick to Wiscasset, which claims to be the “prettiest village in Maine.” Stop in Rockland where several schooners offer cruises from the harbor. Then drive along a jagged peninsula to Castine and learn about the history and the 200-year struggle of four countries to possess this strategic town. Your destination today is fashionable Bar Harbor, gateway to Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island. Hotel: Colonial Inn or similar

Day 05 - Acadia National Park
A full day to explore one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in America. Discover soaring peaks, dramatic glacier-carved valleys, clear lakes and the shoreline with the only true fjord on the US Atlantic coast. Witness the area’s natural wonders from Park Loop Road or drive to the summit of Cadillac Mountain, at 1,530 feet (466 meters), the highest point on the US Atlantic seaboard.

Day 06 - Bar Harbour – Appalachian Mountains – Moosehead Lake – Québec City
Driving distance: 290 mi./465 km.
Leave the coast and drive inland. Cross the Appalachian Mountains and stop at Moosehead Lake before crossing at the US/US border into the French-speaking Province of Québec. Bright blue and white farmhouses dot the landscape as you travel through rolling countryside towards the provincial capital of Québec City. Hotel: Holiday Inn or similar

Day 07 - Québec City
A full day to discover romantically medieval Québec City and experience the locals’ joie de vivre. Fortifications of Upper Town overlook Lower Town with its narrow, steep cobblestone streets at the river front. Visit the Citadel and Place-Royale. A short drive away is Île d’Órlèans. The island’s shoreline is dotted with attractive Victorian style summer homes.

Day 08 - Québec City – St. Lawrence River – Montréal
Driving Distance: 160 mi./260 km.
Today, a scenic drive south along the St. Lawrence River brings you from Québec to Montréal, the world’s second largest French-speaking city – exceeded only by Paris. Explore the many sights of this city including Île Sainte Héléne, Île Notre-Dame, site of the 1967 Expo, and the Basilique Notre-Dame, one of the largest neo-gothic cathedrals in North America. Relax in one of the many cafés in the French Quarter. Hotel: Clarion Hotel & Suites or similar

Day 09 - Montréal – Lake Champlain – Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom – Stowe
Driving distance: 150 mi./240 km.
Driving south, return to the United States and drive along Lake Champlain, the largest lake in New England, to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Here you will find some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. Drive beneath the brow of Mount Mainsfield to Stowe. Hotel: Golden Eagle Resort or similar

Day 10 - Stowe – Green Mountains – The Berkshires
Driving Distance: 160 mi./260 km.
Continue south along Route 100, where you will take in some of the most spectacular scenery in Vermont’s Green Mountains. With their dense forests, the mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer. See picture-perfect villages and some of Vermont’s famous covered bridges before crossing into Massachusetts’ Berkshires, known for their rural beauty and cultural assets. Overnight in the college town of Williamstown. Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites or similar

Day 11 - The Berkshires – Lenox – Newport
Rhode Island Driving distance: 180 mi./290 km.
Drive south and pass through a series of wonderful little towns including Lenox, summer home for the Boston Symphony. See Hancock Shaker Village near Pittsfield before continuing to the storied little city of Newport, Rhode Island, once a prosperous colonial seaport. Hotel: Best Western Mainstay Inn or similar

Day 12 - Newport – Cape Cod
Driving Distance: 100 mi./160 km.
America’s most prominent families – from the Astors to the Vanderbilts – have summered in Newport. Some of their spectacular vacation homes are open for viewing. After sightseeing continue along the coast on your way to Cape Cod. Hotel: Heritage House Hotel or similar

Day 13 - Cape Cod
A full day to explore magnificent Cape Cod with its high cliffs, rolling dunes, broad beaches, and miles of walking trails, picturesque villages and delicious seafood.

Day 14 - Cape Cod – Boston Departure
Driving Distance: 80 mi./130 km.

Today leave Cape Cod and drive back to Boston. Stop in Plymouth, a living panorama of Pilgrim and Colonial times, and see the Mayflower II . Return your car at the airport before your departure flight.

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