New England – the birthplace of America – is filled with rich history, cultural attractions, fascinating cities, scenic villages, and outdoor adventures at every turn.
From the white sandy beaches and lighthouses of Cape Cod to the expansive lakes, panoramic mountain views and dockside restaurants dishing up delicious seafood chowder and lobster, it doesn’t get more inviting than this.
If you fancy discovering a wealth of diverse travel experiences with easy access from major airports in Boston, Providence and New York then read on…
Travelvalue.ie is offering a mouth-watering five nights in Boston and Salem this February from €759 per person.
An integral part of the American Revolution, Boston is a history buff’s dream with landmarks including the infamous Boston Tea Party and the site of the first act of defiance against British rule, The Liberty Tree.
Between excursions, relax at the four-star Godfrey Hotel which is perfectly placed in the heart of downtown Boston.
Spend your last two nights exploring another historical coastal city, Salem.
Hear all the evidence that was presented at the Witch Trials in 1692 and ponder how 19 people were convicted and executed under accusations of black magic.
The town which inspired Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is no stranger to horror; the headquarters of The Satanic Temple also reside in the Massachusetts municipality.
Price includes return flights from Dublin to Providence Airport with two checked-in bags, three nights in Godfrey Hotel Boston, and two nights in Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites.
If it’s a fun family holiday you’re after, then CruiseWorld.ie is offering six nights in Salem this May from €1,299 per person.
This package represents great value as it includes passes to the Witch Dungeon Museum, an arena of terror where haunting tales that make up the history of Spooky Salem are played out.
Paying a visit to the New England Pirate Museum and the Witch History Museum will provide more wild stories for all your clan as well as lively activities for the kids.
The Salem Waterfront Hotel will be your home for the week, where a heated indoor pool and a fitness room will help you to wind down after an action-packed day.
Described as “cool and casual fare with flair”, the on-site restaurant, The Regatta Pub, specialises in delicious seafood caught locally.
Price includes return flights from Dublin to Boston Providence with Norwegian Air, two check-in bags, six-day car hire, six nights at the Salem Waterfront Hotel, passes to The New England Pirate Museum, The Witch History Museum, and two first-class tickets aboard the Privateer IV.
For more information on this offer from CruiseWorld.ie, visit here.
Another great family deal is the self-drive tour of mountain tops and lobster pots from American Sky holidays which is offering eight nights from €2,369 per person, including flights.
Begin with an exploration of Boston, then drive into the stunning White Mountains for scenic hikes and home-cooked meals.
Travel to Maine’s beautifully rugged coast to spend three nights at the Sabasco Resort, paddling the calm waters of the bay, biking, golfing and enjoying the harbourside saltwater pool, while the kids have fun in the summer day camp.
You will get to sample some of Boston’s finest cuisine, take a world-famous DUCK tour or join a whale watching excursion to view humpbacks, finbacks and other giant whales.
Another highlight is a stay at a wilderness lodge in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, hiking, splashing in waterfall pools and feeding your appetite with tasty home-cooked meals.
Coastal Maine’s Sebasco Resort, located right at the water’s edge, is the ideal spot for the kids to have fun at summer day camp while the parents indulge in relaxation and a hive of activities on land and at sea.
If retail therapy is required, visit historic Portsmouth for exceptional tax-free shopping and waterfront dining.
For further information on these offers, check out www.americansky.ie.