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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:2 days (approx.)

2-Day Best of New England Tour from New York: Newport Mansions, Cape Cod and Boston

Take advantage of New England's proximity to New York City with this two-day historical tour through Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts! From New York City, you’ll head northeast, past Yale University, the mansions of Newport and the dunes of Cape Cod on your way to Boston, which you’ll explore on Day 2. Sites of interest include the Breakers (former home of the Vanderbilt family), the Kennedy Compound, the ‘Mayflower II,’ the Freedom Trail, Boston Common and Harvard University. This overnight tour includes a stay at a 3- or 4-star hotel in Hyannis, Massachusetts.


  • 2-day tour of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Cape Cod and Boston from New York City
  • Take advantage of the compact nature of New England and see it all in two days!
  • Explore some of America's most notable and historical universities -- Yale, Harvard and MIT
  • See the Newport mansions, including the notable Breakers, once home to the Vanderbilt family
  • Learn about the Kennedy family, America's most famous political dynasty, in Cape Cod
  • Stop in Plymouth to view the Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock
  • Follow the Freedom Trail in Boston!
  • Overnight accommodation in Hyannis included
  • Free wifi on bus

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

There is so much to see in New England that it's worth the extra day to experience a bit more of its charm. Head out in the fall for picturesque views of the trees changing color and when temperatures are just right.

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Best of New England Tour from New York: Newport Mansions, Cape Cod and Boston

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Dive into the historical significance of New England on this two-day trip from New York City.

Day 1:
Depart in the morning for New Haven, Connecticut, home of the prestigious Yale University. Among many well-known doctors, lawyers and business owners, Yale’s alumni include US presidents, senators and celebrities. Next, head to Newport, Rhode Island, historically a mecca for the East Coast’s elite and the birthplace of the world-famous America’s Cup yacht race. Cruise along the coastal road dotted with impressive mansions before stopping at the most impressive of them all – the Breakers, a 70-room estate built by the Vanderbilt family.

From Newport, make the 1.5-hour trip to Hyannis, Massachusetts, in the middle of the Cape Cod peninsula and known as the home to the Kennedy family compound. Visit the John F Kennedy Memorial and Museum and discover the history of one of America’s best-known families. Afterward, head to the Cape Cod Maritime Museum for a more in-depth look at the area’s prominence in American history.

Overnight: 3-star or 4-star hotel in Hyannis or neighboring South Yarmouth.

Day 2:
Head north to Plymouth to see the Mayflower II, a replica of the famous Mayflower. Then visit Plymouth Rock, the site where the pilgrims disembarked the Mayflower and began their new life in New England. From Plymouth, enjoy the short drive to Boston, where you’ll spend much of your day tracing the route of the Freedom Trail and exploring Boston Common.

After lunch at Quincy Market (own expense), head across the Charles River to Cambridge, to explore Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Following the drive back to New York City, your overnight tour ends at Grand Central Station in the evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Mayan is an excellent tour guide. .. got to see all the attractions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great guide, great driver, good accommodation, interesting sights. Exceeded my expectations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour! Everywhere I visited were impressive and attractive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Wonderful experience, Ben was a great tour guide for sure!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Had a great tour. Ben, our guide was great. He is a top notch tour guide. The van we used looked as if it was brand new. The driver was an expert. So glad we did this. There were a total of 8 people on the tour and we enjoyed each others company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Absolute FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Brilliant trip with Boris our driver and Matt our tour guide. Loved all the history from Yale to Harvard uni's, Cape Cod even though there was fog and Boston is a beautiful city. The visit to The Breakers home of the Vanderbilts is a must see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Tour was very good. I highly recommend it. The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Very well organized tour! These two days are a strong incitation to come back to these amazing places for a longer stay.
The bus and the hotel were very comfortable.
Above all, the explanations of our two guides Marko and dveir were complete, interesting. We apreciated their tokens of sympathy and their sense of humour.
Very good experience

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