Nature Holidays in New England
Even the casual visitor can’t help but feel the pull of the outdoors in New England, which has inspired our holidays there since the very beginning.
One of the main attractions of the northeast is its diverse landscapes. Vermont, named for its verdant mountains, is home to deep woods and sparkling rivers, while the craggy coastline of Maine is home to the world’s finest lobster haul. Travel further south, to the hills and farms of Massachusetts, and you’ll find another perspective on this beloved region.
Witness a true New England autumn
Our travellers consistently rave about New England’s autumn foliage and for good reason—it is unmatched anywhere else on earth. Where summertime sees deep forests shaded by dense emerald leaves, autumn unleashes a riot of colour.
Drive through the countryside and you’ll see trees erupt in shades from pale orange to lemon yellow to deep, rich red. It changes the quality of the light and provides a vibrant backdrop for nature walks and trips to local US National Parks. Take all the photos you want, but know that the light given off by these trees must be seen to be believed.
Travel to the coasts
New Englanders are immensely proud of their coastline, and for good reason. Trips to the sea are a mainstay of locals’ summers, but any time of year, it’s worth exploring the rocky beaches, sandy stretches, boardwalks, and nature reserves that dot the Atlantic coast. Our New England holidays are designed to help you discover the best of the beaches, such as the thin peninsula of Cape Cod and the elegant shorefront of Newport.
We want your holiday to celebrate the best of New England, but also make the most of your time and interests. That’s why we customise every trip we sell to be just right for you—that’s what we think luxury travel is all about.
Our top itineraries for New England Nature Holidays
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.
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.