Explore New England and Newfoundland in true comfort on this luxury holiday. Landing in Boston after a comfortable business class flight, you’ll have a day to explore before driving out to Cape Cod, where windswept beaches and fresh lobster await. You can take in the beautiful mansions in Newport, Rhode Island before flying to Montreal, where you can taste the best street food that this French-influenced city has to offer.
After three nights, you’ll head into the wilderness of Newfoundland, taking a helicopter to Fogo Island. You’ll stay in slick and modern Fogo Island Inn, perched on the edge of the island, overlooking the ocean.
On Fogo Island, you can pick bright red berries from the hedgerows, dine on fresh local cod and watch huge icebergs drift past your room in the afternoon light. It’s such a special place and the perfect way to end a luxury New England and Newfoundland holiday.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport. You’ll arrive in Boston later today, where you’ll be met at the airport before being driven to your hotel. When you arrive, you’ll check in for two nights. We have chosen the Four Seasons Boston, where your comfort and happiness is the friendly staff’s top priority.
Today is yours to explore the historic city of Boston. We recommend that you start by following the Freedom Trail, which will guide you around the historical highlights of the city, including Old North Church and Boston Common. Grab a bowl of New England clam chowder for lunch before wandering the pretty streets of Beacon Hill and heading over the river to Cambridge, home to Harvard University and MIT. Try and catch a baseball game at Fenway Park – the field is iconic, as well as the hot dogs!
This morning, you’ll pick up your car hire and drive to Cape Cod. On the way down, why not stop in at Plymouth, where you can learn about the Mayflower, which made the voyage from England with the pilgrims nearly 400 years ago. Here, you’ll see Plymouth Rock and learn about the history of the “America’s Hometown” before driving on to Provincetown, where you’ll check into your hotel for three nights.
You’ll spend a couple of days exploring the cape, strolling through the small streets of Provincetown, wandering along the vast sand dunes of the east coast and taking the ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard. There are dozens of nature trails for hiking and cycling, so try taking a route that leads to several of the iconic lighthouses, such as Chatham Light.
In summer, the beaches of Cape Cod will be packed with day-trippers from Boston, so why not join the fun by packing a picnic and heading for the sand? This way, you can revel in the famous Cape Cod summer vibe? Finish each day with a feast of fried clams, garlic buttered lobster and hot rolls – the perfect accompaniment to a luxury week in New England.
You can spend the morning on the beach before driving over to Newport, Rhode Island. It’s only a two-hour drive from the Cape, so there’s no reason to rush. This quaint harbour town has long been a summer haven for the wealthiest families of New York, a great place to spend a couple of days exploring.
During the late 19th century, Newport was the summertime playground for the upper-class elite from New York and Boston, who built beautiful mansions along the coast to enjoy during the warmer months. Many of these homes have been preserved, giving you a glimpse into the incredible architecture of the buildings as well as learning about this fascinating part of American history. You can visit them along the 3.5-mile cliff walk.
As well as the mansions, there are plenty of things to explore in the “City by the Sea”. Visit local vineyards, explore Fort Adams State Park and wander around the Farmers Market, where you can tuck into a delicious local delicacy – lobster mac and cheese!
Today, you’ll drive from Newport back to Boston airport, dropping off your hire car before boarding your next business class flight to Montreal. On arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred privately to your hotel, the Four Seasons Montreal, newly opened in 2019.
You’ll now have two full days to explore Montreal, so we’ve included two walking tours to enjoy in the mornings, leaving your afternoons free to enjoy at leisure.
On Day 9, we’ve added a “Beyond the Market” private walking tour, which will leave at noon, ensuring that you enjoy some delicious local delicacies for your lunch. Montreal is a city that loves to eat. Today, you’ll visit Jean-Talon Market, where you’ll learn about the farm-to-table food and the huge diversity of cuisines that makes Montreal famous.
At the market, Vietnamese places sit alongside Italian delis, with a Salvadorian hole in the wall just around the corner – you’ll try craft beer and strong coffee, local cheese and fresh ice cream, a delicious way to spend two hours. You’ll also receive some recommendations for places to eat and drink for the rest of your stay in Montreal.
On Day 10, you’ll head off on a “Beyond the Basilica” private walking tour to visit the undiscovered highlights of Montreal. Starting at the ornately decorated Basilica, you’ll head off into the interior city, a vast network of underground connections between buildings, shopping centres and restaurants through the city. Being underground, it protects the locals from the bitter cold during the winter.
The interior city will bring you all the way to Chinatown, and you’ll then explore Saint-Laurent Boulevard, where colourful street art adorns the walls. You’ll finish the tour with a cup of coffee in a local café.
This morning, you can take one last stroll through the Old Town before catching your private transfer back to the airport, where you’ll take another business class flight to Gander, in Newfoundland.
On arrival in Gander, you’ll be met at the airport and taken to a helicopter, which will take you directly to Fogo Island, an island on the edge of the earth. Here you will check in for four nights, ready to explore the wilderness and enjoy this luxurious hotel.
Fogo Island Inn welcomes guests year-round to a spectacular North Atlantic setting with touches of contemporary style. Combining traditional hospitality and décor with modern architecture and cuisine, this unique space is a gathering place for people who love wild, barren landscapes and want to experience eastern Canada at its best.
You’ll be staying in one of the Labrador Suites – individually decorated with locally handcrafted furnishings and textiles. Each suite features floor to ceiling windows, allowing views of the ocean to sweep into the room and make you feel like part of the landscape.
Fogo Island is colloquially referred to as Iceberg Alley, due to the enormous blue icebergs that float between Greenland and Newfoundland. Between mid-May and June, you’ll be able to see these icebergs as they drift across the ocean right outside your window.
Along with the 2,000-strong human population, the island is home to herds of caribou, beavers, foxes, mosses and wildflowers that carpet the rugged fields throughout the summer months. Not only that, but thousands of edible berries can be foraged across the island during autumn.
Today is your final day in Fogo Island, so you can take a last walk along the rocky water’s edge to watch the icebergs before taking the helicopter back to Gander Airport, from where you’ll catch your flight home.
New England enjoys glorious summers and cold winters. If you want to visit the Cape to enjoy the pretty beaches then you’ll want to come between May and October and while Boston is definitely a year-round destination if you’re arriving in winter you’ll need a warm coat and hat in preparation for some snowy days.
Weather can be variable at all times of the year in Eastern Canada. It is the most densely populated part of the country and this combined with its southerly latitude makes for the warmest part of the country. The Great Lakes tend not to freeze over until Mid-December. Winter brings the snow and the weather can be pretty severe. Summers are quite warm with considerable amounts of sunshine. High season falls in the summer months here, with lots of tourists visiting and room rates at a premium. Crowds drop and temperatures are cooler during May, September and October which can make for a pleasant time to visit, although be aware some activity opening hours may be restricted. Ski resorts peak again during the winter months.
Fogo Island is located on the northern part of Newfoundland in eastern Canada. Locals claim that there are seven seasons: warm summers, snowy winters, a spectacular ice season, hopeful springs, trap berth season, the best berry picking season and a stormy late autumn. Winters are harsh, with blustery snow flurries, before ice season delivers huge icebergs to the shoreline. Warm summers are filled with wildflowers and young animals before berry season brings every plate of food alive with colour and flavour.