Best of New England

  • $2099
  • 11



Surround yourself with quintessential New England charm as you journey from historic Boston through Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. You’ll walk the Historic Freedom Trail in Boston, journey to the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Maine, and drive along the Kancamagus Highway and soak in New England’s most beautiful scenery. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample real Vermont maple syrup or enjoy fresh lobster in Maine. You’ll stroll the streets and beaches of Newport where you’ll end your journey feeling invigorated and refreshed.

On this smarTours American Road Tour, enjoy the convenience of a thoughtfully planned itinerary and carefully selected accommodations combined with the freedom and flexibility to travel from the comfort of your own car (or rental car)! We’ll have scheduled guided tours along the way to tell you about the rich history and culture of each destination and you’ll share this experience with other like-minded smarTours travelers!


For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours requires all travelers to provide a negative, viral COVID-19 antigen or PCR test issued no more than 3 days prior to departure, documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from your healthcare provider, or proof of full vaccination before leaving the United States.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 2 nights in Boston
  • 1 night in Kennebunkport
  • 2 nights in Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park
  • 1 night in the White Mountains
  • 1 night in Stowe
  • 1 night in The Berkshires
  • 2 nights in Newport


  • Walk the Historic Freedom Trail in Boston
  • Salem Witch Museum Tour
  • Enjoy fresh New England seafood
  • Drive to summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park
  • Hike to the base of the falls at Flume Gorge
  • Drive to summit of Mount Washington(fees apply)
  • Visit the Breakers Mansion

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour

  • Carefully selected accommodations
  • 12 meals: 10 breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Thoughtfully planned meet-ups, group meals & excursions
  • Sightseeing tours & entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local welcome guide
  • Parking at hotels
  • All applicable taxes

Tour Itinerary

Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Before you depart, we’ll send you detailed tour information including directions, meeting times, routes, places of interest, recommendations, and more. We look forward to being your trusted guide on this remarkable journey.

We’re also monitoring the situation in these states very closely and will provide additional details about our hygiene and safety guidelines before you depart. These include social distancing practices, optional meet-ups and/or meals, and more.

Arrive in Boston

Today you’ll arrive in Boston and you will begin to explore the city. Upon arrival at the hotel, a Welcome Desk with a “smarTours” sign and your local Tour Guide will be there to answer any questions you may have. That evening, you are invited to join other smarTours travelers at a Welcome dinner at the hotel or nearby restaurant (transportation not included).

Doubletree by Hilton Boston Bayside or similar | Dinner


Boston is the largest city in New England and one of the oldest in the United States, founded by Puritan colonists in 1630. Today you’ll enjoy a 90 minute guided Freedom Trail walking tour steeped in history from the American Revolution. The walking tour starts at Boston Common and passes many of the city’s historic landmarks including: Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel, Benjamin Franklin Statue, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Boston Massacre Site and Faneuil Hall.



Along the route north of Boston lies almost four centuries of history, as well as some of the coast’s finest beaches and seascapes. First stop is Salem, the location of the infamous witch trials where you will enjoy a guided tour at the Salem Witch Museum. You’ll 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…

Kennebunkport/Wiscasset/Bar Harbor

Travel along the beautiful Maine Coast to Bar Harbor. Along the way you will pass through quaint fishing villages where fisherman mark their grounds with colorful buoys. Don’t miss the chance to try a lobster or cup of clam chowder.

Bluenose Inn or similar | Breakfast

Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park

Today you’ll have a full day to explore one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in America. You’ll discover soaring peaks, dramatic glacier-carved valleys, clear lakes, and the rugged shoreline with the only true fjord on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Here you will 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 U.S. Atlantic seaboard. Admission to the National Park is not included. Please see information about fees & passes in the “Before You…

Bar Harbor/White Mountains

Your drive today takes you inland towards the spectacular scenery of the White Mountains, the “rooftop of New England,” a landscape dotted with historic villages and enchanting covered bridges. En route, experience breathtaking views of mountain ranges and pristine forests.

North Conway Grand Hotel or similar | Breakfast

White Mountains/Vermont's Northeast Kingdom/Stowe

Today you’ll traverse the White Mountains that divide the New England states of New Hampshire and Vermont. The route takes you through some of New England’s most beautiful scenery. You’ll drive along the Kancamagus Highway and see the Albany Covered Bridge, Lower Falls Scenic Area, Rocky Gorge Scenic Area, Russel Colbath House, Sabbady Falls & Upper Lady’s Bath to Stowe. When you arrive in Stowe, we highly recommend dinner at the Von Trapp Bierhall Restaurant.

Golden Eagle Resort or similar | Breakfast

Stowe/Green Mountains/The Berkshires

Today you’ll 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. You’ll 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. You’ll end the day in the college town of Williamstown.

The Williams Inn or similar | Breakfast

The Berkshires/Lenox/Newport

Today, you’ll drive south and pass through a series of wonderful little towns, including Lenox, the summer home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. You’ll also see Hancock Shaker Village near Pittsfield before continuing to the storied little city of Newport, Rhode Island, once a prosperous colonial seaport.

Holiday Inn Express Newport North Middletown or similar | Breakfast


Today you’ll immerse yourself in the rich history and beauty of Newport where America’s most prominent families, from the Astors to the Vanderbilts, have spent their summers. In fact, some of their spectacular vacation homes are open for viewing. This morning, you’ll have a chance to visit the Breakers Mansion (admission is included) and time to explore Newport on your own. Tonight, we will enjoy a farewell dinner with other smarTours travelers.

| Breakfast, Dinner

Depart Newport

Today you’ll bid a fond farewell to Newport and your New England Experience and head for home.

| Breakfast

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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $1,149

Please note that all optional tours and excursions must be prepaid to smarTours in advance of departure

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

All optional tours must be pre-booked and prepaid to smarTours in advance of departure.

Boston Ducktours

  • From approx. $50 Per Person

Hop aboard Boston Duck Tours and enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a “DUCK”, a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle that travels on land and water. You’ll be greeted by one of their legendary ConDUCKtors, who’ll be narrating your tour. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden domed state House to the Boston Common, the historic North End to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, it’s time for a Big…

Ranger-Led Guided Bike Tour in Acadia National Park

  • From approx. $63 Per Person

Ride through the famous carriage roads of Acadia National Park while learning more of the park’s history and ecology. Designed for the recreational biker, this 2 1/2 hour tour is great for families and covers six miles of carriage roads. Plus, if you’d like to continue riding after the tour ends, you’re welcome to keep your bikes through the end of the day!

Duration: 2.5 Hours
*Minimum age is 8 years old. This tour begins and ends in the parking lot of the Hulls Cove Visitor Center, 25 Visitor Center Drive, Bar Harbor, Maine


Ranger-Led Boat Cruise in Acadia National Park

  • From approx. $47 Per Person

Be inspired and awed as you view and photograph Acadia National Park from the comfort of the ocean. This 2.75-hour boat cruise on the Gulf of Maine includes Acadia National Park, local wildlife, historic lighthouses, and the wild landscapes of the Schoodic Peninsula. Here bald eagles build huge stick nests in red oak trees, peregrine falcons build scrapes on cliff edges, harbor seals pup on seaweed-covered ledges, and harbor porpoise patrol for schools of mackerel, herring, and squid.

Join a friendly crew, an expert nature guide, and a park-ranger guide aboard a comfortable…

Billings Farm & Museum

  • From approx. $19 Per Person

Established in 1871, Billings Farm is known for its excellent Jersey breeding, sustainable agricultural practices, and dynamic educational programming. Operating as part of a non-profit institution since 1983, the farm is open to the public, giving visitors an exceptional opportunity to experience Vermont’s farming — past and present. Surrounded by more than 200 acres of cropland and the Mount Tom forest, Billings Farm & Museum provides visitors with a unique window into rural Vermont farm life.

Visitors can also explore the 1890 Farm Manager’s House, originally built as a…

Hancock Shaker Village

  • From approx. $22 Per Person

Hancock Shaker Village is a landmark destination of 750 acres, 20 historic Shaker buildings, and over 22,000 Shaker artifacts. On the National Historic Register, it is the most comprehensively interpreted Shaker site in the world, and the oldest working farm in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

The mission of Hancock Shaker Village is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve it for future generations; to collect and preserve the property and artifacts that demonstrate the history, industry, life, and traditions of the Shakers and their achievements/contributions to the…