There are many US destinations perfect for learning all about the history of the country, but the best region for this kind of holiday is New England.
Located in the north-eastern corner of America, the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut offer a fascinating insight into the founding of the USA, as well as some spectacular coastal, mountain and countryside scenery.
Explore the area on a tour with Bon Voyage, the specialists in tailored transatlantic travel. Whether you're looking to see buzzing cities or unspoilt landscapes on a fly-drive trip to the region, our range of holidays to New England is sure to include something for you.
Great ideas for holidays in New England
New England is packed with experiences sure to suit all tastes. Immerse yourself in American history and culture by going on a tour of Boston or visiting heritage properties in Newport in New Hampshire, Manchester in Vermont (where the Lincoln family home is situated) and Stowe in the same state. This is the location of a lodge owned by the family who inspired hit musical The Sound of Music.
If you want to focus on taking in as much of New England's spectacular scenery as possible, book on to a train journey along the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad near Boston for some amazing views of the surrounding lakes and mountains. Visit New England in the fall and you'll be treated to the sight of the dense forest changing colour with the seasons – special railroad trips are designed to let travellers see as much of the area's autumn foliage as possible are available.
Another must-do is a 3.5-mile clifftop walk along the coast of Rhode Island, which sees trekkers enjoy the Atlantic Ocean on one side and a number of magnificent mansions on the other. Alternatively, you could head to Lake Champlain in Vermont for an unforgettable cruise on America's biggest freshwater lake.
One other thing that New England is famous for is its wildlife-spotting opportunities. A particularly popular activity in this respect is going on a moose safari in New Hampshire, Vermont or Maine. You'll learn how to track these beasts and tell the difference between the various kinds of moose.
Whale-watching is another fantastic wildlife-related pursuit to engage in while on holiday in New England. The coast of Massachusetts is an excellent place to head to in order to spot one of these amazing creatures, and you can do so from either a boat or the shore. The best time of year to go is between spring and autumn.
Book your break in New England with Bon Voyage
If you're interested in making New England your next holiday destination, Bon Voyage has a range of customisable trips to choose from. Founded more than 30 years ago, our company prides itself on the expertise and experience of our team of travel specialists, who are well-placed to offer advice on any aspect of your getaway.
All of our air holiday flights and packages are financially protected under the ATOL scheme run by the Civil Aviation Authority, ensuring your peace of mind when you book with us. We are also a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).
Want to take the next step in organising your tailored holiday to New England? Call us free on 0800 316 3012, or visit our website to request a quote or callback.