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Massachusetts and Maine Coastal Self-drive

11 days from €2,995pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

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Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the beautiful, cultural city of Boston.

  • Taste classic New England dishes on a culinary walking tour.

  • Discover the picturesque coastal town of Kennebunkport.

  • Take in the serene natural beauty of Acadia National Park.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
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  • Boston
  • Kennebunkport
  • Lincolnville
  • Bar Harbor

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from Ireland.

Day 1 Boston

International outbound flight , Boston

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Boston. Arrive in Boston and relax after your flight upon arrival at your hotel.

Day 2 Boston

Boston

Spend a day discovering the historic Freedom Trail which weaves its way around the city. Don't miss visiting Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market or take in a baseball game at Fenway Park.

Day 3 Boston

Boston

Explore Boston's historic North End on an informative food walking tour. Your tour will delve into the varied history of the city's oldest residential community as you sample a variety of classic New England dishes including a lobster roll and clam chowder.

Day 4 Kennebunkport

Boston , Kennebunkport

Make your own way to your nearest car hire depot, where your car will be ready to collect. All insurances, road maps and a sat-nav are included. A gentle two hour drive north takes you through the New England countryside to the coastal town of Kennebunkport, perched on Maine's rocky Atlantic coastline. Your afternoon is free to relax on the beach or explore the galleries and craft shops of this pretty coastal town.

Day 5 Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport

Today you will take in Kennebunkport from the water on an authentic lobster boat tour, a two hour excursion along the Kennebunk River. Travel up to Walkers point and past the mansions on Ocean Avenue before hauling aboard the catch of the day.

Day 6 Lincolnville

Kennebunkport , Lincolnville

Camden, framed by the backdrop of the mountains of Camden Hills State Park, is one of the prettiest towns in Maine. With a picturesque harbour and a selection of galleries and restaurants, it is a great place to meander. Outside of the town, Camden Hills State Park itself has over 30 miles of trails, including a hike up Mt. Battie which offers expansive views of Penobscot Bay.

Day 7 Bar Harbor

Lincolnville , Bar Harbor

Enjoy a drive along the spectacularly rugged coast of Maine to Bar Harbor.

Day 8 Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor

Today the rugged coastline of Bar Harbor is at your disposal, the gateway to Acadia National Park. You can drive the 27 mile scenic park loop drive, beginning at the visitor centre, which offers access to a multitude of coves, beaches, mountains and scenic hikes.

Day 9 Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor

Explore the scenery of Acadia National Park with its miles of walking and mountain biking trails. Don't miss Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse which affords spectacular views.

Day 10 International return flight

Bar Harbor , International return flight

Drive to Bangor to drop off your hire car and board your onward flight.

Day 11 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.


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