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New England History and culture

History and Culture Holidays in New England

Introduction

New England’s with its own distinct landscape, patchwork of different peoples makes for rich historical sites and a varied cultural legacy. The oldest region of the United States, New England is a multicultural haven with an identity all its own.

Enjoy cultural holidays in New England

From Boston’s colonial-era warren of pedestrian lanes to the French settlements in Maine’s Acadia National Park, there are remnants of Europe all over the region. Indigenous culture is also still alive and well, notable in familiar and not-so-familiar place names: Massachusetts and Connecticut, and then Scituate, Wampanoag and Pachaug. The legacy of these ancient cultures lingers still, infusing your holiday with a proud sense of heritage.

Or, explore the seaside communities of Newport, Bar Harbor, and all the coastal towns and beaches in between. In these places you’ll see architecture unique to the region such as “Cape Cod”-style homes and the welcoming wraparound porches of historic manors and hotels. You’ll see why artists have long found inspiration in sharing the stories of these towns, and have the opportunity to explore local galleries and workshops to meet them yourself.

Visit deeply historic sites

Feel the pull of generations past as you wander the close cobbled lanes of Boston, Salem, and Lexington, all home to decisive moments in New England’s history and the history of the United States.

See the ports where immigrants first landed in the New World, and visit historic battlegrounds from the wars that shaped the fledgling nation hundreds of years ago. Whether you travel by rail, self-drive, or escorted tour, there are countless opportunities to dart off the beaten track and immerse yourself in the many monuments, museums, and landmarks that have shaped New England.

If you have a desire to visit a particular historic or cultural landmark on your New England holiday, our expert travel consultants are here to help with our many tailor-made travel options.

Our top itineraries for New England History and culture

New England Explorer on Silver Spirit

17-day stay and cruise from £6,110 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive! Includes $250 on board spend and flights
Book by: 31 July 2018

After the city greats and stunning natural world of French and Atlantic Canada, the fall foliage and unique heritage of New England will see you to New York.

Best of Massachusetts & The Berkshires Self-Drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,985 pp incl. flights

From the rich history of Boston to the Lexington’s battlefields and the beautiful Berkshire Hills, this tailor-made fly-drive takes in the very best of America's Bay State.

New England’s Spectacular Fall Foliage

9-day Escorted tour from £3,380 pp incl. flights

A one-week escorted tour with Insight Vacations, coinciding with the vibrant colours of New England's fall season, venture from historic Boston through the Berkshire Hills to the White Mountains and Maine's Atlantic Coast.

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,230 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £145 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.

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Top offers for New England History and culture

New England Explorer on Silver Spirit

17-day stay and cruise from £6,110 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive! Includes $250 on board spend and flights
Book by: 31 July 2018

After the city greats and stunning natural world of French and Atlantic Canada, the fall foliage and unique heritage of New England will see you to New York.

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,230 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £145 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.

The Best of Cape Cod & The Islands

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,455 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £235 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

With a stay in historic Boston as its prologue, this self-drive winds south, via the Pilgrim settlement of Plymouth, to Cape Cod's dune-fringed idyll. Then, after day trips to Provincetown and the cobblestones of Nantucket, you'll end amid Martha's Vineyard's golden sands and gingerbread houses.

Discover New England

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,820 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £240 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

An ultra-scenic road trip that showcases the best of New England, from the natural splendour of its coastlines and mountains to the region's revolutionary past.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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