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  • Miraculous Maine

    YOUR COMPLETE TAILORED HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

    Scheduled flights | 14 nights accommodation | 13 days car rental | Exclusive travel information pack

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    Enquire now or call 0115 9610590 for our best prices

Explore Maine.

For many the attraction of Maine is its irregular coastline of inlets, bays, pretty villages with quiet harbors and its “crown jewel” – Acadia National Park. Equally alluring is the rocky coast with the pounding Atlantic surf, the smell and feel of a fresh sea breeze and the sight of lobster boats fishing for these tasty crustaceans that thrive in the clean, cold water. Over 17 million pounds of this delicious seafood is harvested every year in Maine and at restaurants and lobster shacks throughout the state it is always on the menu. Maine has always been involved in shipping and ship building and in the early 1800’s, when the roads were poor, the Atlantic seaboard was the watery highway for transportation and trade. During the “Age of Sail” the prosperity of the coastal towns was at an all-time high and while the advent of steam and railroads saw a decline in this prosperity sailing and fishing is still a major activity for tourists and locals alike.

Away from the coast much of the interior is wilderness and forests that cover more than 85% of the State’s land thus giving Maine its name, the Pine Tree State. Lumbering became a solid source of wealth for the state (more than half of Maine is now owned by paper companies), but the magnificent coastal scenery and wilderness areas has made tourism equally important and visitors are always warmly welcomed.

The beauty of the coast and the clear, clean light tempted many of America’s most famous artists, including Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth, to make Maine their home, and their works and those of current artists can be seen in galleries along the coast and in museums in Portland and Rockland. On this tour you will come to understand what attracted them and at the end of your holiday we believe you will that you will want to return once again to the Vacation State.

DISCOVER MAINE YOUR WAY.

Take it as you see it or change it to suit. All C.N.A. holidays can be tailored to suit your own tastes & budget.

All our holidays offer complete financial protection and you will receive a uniquely personalised travelling pack to ensure you get the most from your adventure.


Day 1
Boston Arrival

Depart London Heathrow – 12:45
Arrive Boston – 15:35
Journey Time – 7 hours 50 minutes

On arrival we recommend that you DO NOT collect your car but rather take one of the metered cabs (your approx fare will be $25 – this is not included in your prepaid holiday cost) from the airport to your hotel. We recommend this as you will be tired and will only pay high fees to park the vehicle during your 2 days in the city. Of course if you do prefer to collect your vehicle on arrival or would like us to arrange private transportation for you to your hotel, this can be done for an additional cost.

In a city filled with interesting things to see and do, the Freedom Trail is the highlight of Boston for visitors. The 2.5 mile red brick walking trail leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, every one an authentic American treasure. Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1958, when the wrecking ball threatened several important places, the Freedom Trail today is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, p
arks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution.

You can take a self-guided tour or one of the many tours available through the National Park Service. Tours begin every half hour from the park visitor center at 15 State Street opposite the Old State House. If you prefer to ride, you can take a trolley tour, which is an unofficial guided tour, but does include many of the most important sites along the Trail including Old Ironsides, the Paul Revere House and the Old North Church. Plan to stop and eat at Faneuil Hall, once the primary meeting place for America’s revolutionaries. It is now a bustling market of restaurants and shops.

Overnight – Boston


Day 2
Boston

Your first day in America’s most historic and cultured city. You will find Colonial and Revolutionary history on every step of the Freedom Trail, along the decks of Old Ironsides, charging up Bunker Hill, and on the cobbled streets of Beacon Hill.

Today we suggest exploring Boston’s famous ‘The Freedom Trail’ which is a 2.5-mile walking trail through Boston that connects 16 of the country’s most important historical sites linked to the American Revolution. Lively and informative costumed characters travel the Trail during the summer. These characters are fun and engaging for children of all ages (from 5 to 75!) and act as ambassadors to the era of America’s founding and the birth of our country’s freedom.

Since there is so much to see and do in Boston, you may want to explore the city with a Go Boston Card in hand which provides admission to a whopping 33 attractions in Boston proper and many more in the region. In town the pass includes a Two-Day Beantown Trolley Tour Pass on the big red trolley that takes you all over town with 19 stops near more than 100 sites, Boston Duck Tours, New England Aquarium, Museum of Fine Arts, Liberty Fleet Tall Ships Adventure, Charles River Boat Tours, the Old North Church and more.

Overnight – Boston


Day 3/4
Kennebunkport, ME
86 Miles

Pick up your car in Boston and enjoy a scenic drive on the Essex National Heritage Area Scenic Byways takes you north through Salem, site of the famous witch trials in 1694, Marblehead, Ipswich, and Newburyport. From there, you’ll be travelling the Coastal Byway to Hampton Beach and Portsmouth on your way to Kennebunkport. The old coastal towns of the Kennebunks and the surrounding region have a storied past in shipbuilding. In the Golden Age of Sail in the 19th Century, Kennebunk shipyards built hundreds of wooden sailing ships that traveled around the world to trade. Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum has a well-rounded collection of marine paintings, including newly restored ships’ portraits and those of their captains. You can expect to see the wide array of ships built here, where they went, what they carried, and who sailed upon them. If you’re up for a short walk the Kennebunk National Register Historic District Village walk begins at the Brick Store Museum and continues on Main Street. In Kennebunkport the Kennebunkport History Center, located at 125 North Street, offers a glimpse into the past. Here five buildings, including a shipwright’s office, comprise the history center campus and present a good perspective of seafaring life in the colony. During your stay take a drive along Ocean Avenue, following the rocky shore on a scenic drive that takes you past many fine old mansions, among them the summer home of former US President George Bush, seen on Walker Point.

Overnight – Kennebunkport


Day 5/6
Lincolnville (near Camden), ME
116 Miles

Leaving Kennebunkport after breakfast you can spend the morning and perhaps have lunch in Portland, first stopping to view historic Portland Head Light (commissioned by George Washington) on Cape Elizabeth, four miles south of the city. Like many port cities Portland’s early days had everything to do with the sea, ships and maritime trade, but now it is recognized as one of the most livable cities on the East Coast. Small in size, it takes great pride in its huge civic center, two major art museums and a renowned symphony orchestra. The Old Port District, along Commercial Street on the waterfront, is a quaint village-within-a-city where old boat building shops have been transformed into boutiques and some of the finest restaurants on the Maine coast. Here the cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks and old lamps retain a 19th century charm. After you leave Portland perhaps stop at Freeport to visit the L.L. Bean store, famous for anything to do with outdoor sports, where you’ll find rugged clothing and anything else that you may need for your later journey into Maine’s interior. Your route to Lincolnville parallels the coast passing the college town of Brunswick, where Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and then Bath where you may wish to visit the Maine Maritime Museum displaying the past prosperity and achievements of this historic shipbuilding town. You cross the Sheepscot River at Wiscasset, popularly known as “the prettiest village in Maine” and often used in films depicting a typical New England town before arriving at Lincolnville, your home for the next two nights. Nearby Camden is a classic coastal town and a popular summer resort attracting sports enthusiasts who enjoy sailing and windsurfing, while others are attracted to the beauty of the town, whose harbor is a photographers and painters dream. Over the years Camden has been a favorite of the wealthy who have contributed to and sponsored its Opera House and Public library and the area also has a strong history of artists, writers and craftsman. The beauty of the rugged coastline invites creativity and independence. Nowhere is this more evident than in the local art and craft galleries and the nearby town of Rockland is home to a collection of beautiful treasures at the Farnsworth Art Museum. With its nationally recognized collection of American Art, the museum is also home to an exclusive display of Jamie, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth’s well-known paintings and other works. Strolling the streets of the neighboring towns is enjoyable just on its own, but along the way you can’t help but notice the beautiful display windows along Main Streets in Camden, Rockland and Belfast. Along with fine crafts, art and antiques you will also discover the charming and relaxed nature of these harbor towns as you chat with shop-owners and artists. Among the fine jewelry, nautical artifacts, books old and new and savory treats, you are sure to find wonderful treasures to bring home. A drive to Mount Battie, part of Camden Hills State Park, is also a worthwhile diversion for at the summit there is a stunning 360 degree view of inland rivers and lakes, Penobscot Bay and Camden Harbor. End your day in Camden relaxing in a harbor-side pub overlooking windjammers and fishing boats.

Overnight – Lincolnville


Day 7/8
Bar Harbor, ME
71 Miles

Bar Harbor, once the summer playground for America’s millionaires in the early 20th century, is one of America’s quintessential destinations, where the Maine coast and Acadia National Park are absolutely integral to the town. The Maine coast was actually discovered by European explorer Giovanni da Verrazano. He named the region L’Acadia while in 1604 French explorer Samuel de Champlain discovered Mount Desert Island, (l’Isles des Monts-deserts), so named because it looked so bleak and forbidding. In the 1820’s the island was settled by Massachusetts colonists branching out, with most engaged in farming, fishing, lumbering and shipbuilding. It wasn’t long before the glories of Mount Desert became well known and regular steamers were running to the island from Boston and New York. Hotels were built, followed by the great estates of the Rockefellers and Morgans who along with the Fords, Astors and Vanderbilts began summering in Bar Harbor. The wealthy were attracted by the deep water, perfect for yachting, and the natural beauty of the area which includes scores of smaller islands in the waters of Blue Hill Bay and Frenchman’s Bay. Fearing that the scenery could be ruined by development, money was raised to buy the endangered land and presented to the Federal Government with a promise that it be maintained as a National Park for all to enjoy. The Acadia National Park covers 35,00 acres footpaths are laid so that any walker can find a suitable trail and there are 50 miles of bridle paths, the gift of J.D. Rockefeller Jr., with stables that rent horses. The most spectacular view is from the summit of Mt. Cadillac, the highest mountain on the Atlantic Coast, with grand views at every bend on the road to the top. To really enjoy this magnificent park, first stop for an orientation at the Visitors Center on Rte. 3, directly north of Parkloop Drive.

Overnight – Bar Harbor


Day 9/10/11
Moosehead Lake, ME
121 Miles

If Stephen King is one of your favorite authors you could stop in Bangor to see his house in a quiet street near the downtown area before continuing to Moosehead Lake the sparkling jewel of Maine set in a region legendary for its abundance of outdoor activities amid stunning natural beauty. It’s also a place to unwind and relax, a true “get away from it all” experience where during the day you can do as much or as little as you like, and at night, under the darkest skies on the east coast, marvel at every star, planet and constellation that are all clearly visible. For daytime adventure schedule an exciting white water rafting trip with a hot, grilled lunch served to you on the shores of the river. Rent a kayak or canoe and spend the day or just a few hours paddling amid the unspoiled beauty of Moosehead Lake and its surrounding lakes. The region offers spectacular hiking and there are more than a dozen exceptional hikes in the area that offer well marked, well worn trails with lake and forest vistas sure to thrill. Take a scenic drive and from the comfort of your car there’s an excellent chance to view moose, especially at dusk and dawn in the months of June and July.

Overnight – Moosehead Lake


Day 12/13/14
Prout’s Neck & Crescent Beach, ME
167 Miles

Regretfully it’s time to leave Moosehead Lake with another chance for fabulous shopping at the more than 100 outlet stores in Freeport as you drive back to the coast and Prout’s Neck, one of the most spectacular settings along Maine’s ruggedly beautiful coastline. With its wealth of natural beauty and abundant wildlife, Prout’s Neck has long been an alluring destination. Discovered first by Native American Indians who came by canoe to fish the sea, Prout’s Neck, Maine was colonized by English settlers in the 1600s. The area’s rocky coast and dense pine forest made it appear dark from the water, inspiring the name Black Point. Just a few minutes drive from your hotel you come to Cape Elizabeth and Crescent Beach State Park where the signature feature and namesake is a mile-long, crescent-shaped beach ideal for strolling and sunbathing. Here the relatively warm waters and light surf make swimming, sunbathing and boating a pleasure while between Crescent Beach and adjacent Kent Cove State Park there are wooded coves and rock ledges with trails for walking and nature watching. The magnificent ocean views and many recreational opportunities make a stay here a fitting end to your “Just Maine” holiday.

Overnight – Prout’s Neck & Crescent Beach


Day 15
Crescent Beach – Boston – Home
107 Miles

A sad farewell to Maine’s beautiful coast as you drive back to Boston’s Logan International Airport for your flight home.

Depart New York – 21:30
Arrive London Heathrow – 08:05 (Next Day)
Journey time – 6 hours 35 minutes

Nights
2 Boston, MA Langham Hotel
2 Kennebunkport, ME Kennebunkport Inn – Federal Room
2 Lincolnville, ME Inn at Ocean Edge Set
2 Bar Harbor, ME Harborside Hotel
3 Moosehead Lake, ME Blair Hill Inn
3 Prout’s Neck & Crescent Beach, ME Black Point Inn

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Accommodation – 14 nights as mentioned or similar
  • Compact car rental based on Alamo ‘Gold Rate’ – 13 day rental
  • Exclusive travel documentation portfolio including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Personalised Documentation

We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.

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Boston, Cape Cod, Newport & The Islands

The coasts and islands of Southern New England have a storied history stretching back thousands of years, but the past is not the only lure.

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Magnificent Massachusetts

Massachusetts has been home to a surprising number of key historical figures who have loomed large in the story of America, and in sites like Boston, Lexington, Plymouth and Salem you can trace the unfolding of the country’s history.

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CNA Inns of New England

On this tour we utilise smaller very personal New England Inns for which this region is famous for and do indeed capture the essence of the New England experience.

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Do I need a visa to travel to the usa?

In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

You are advised to complete your ESTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

To use ESTA now please only use the following website – Official ESTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

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British Nationals and travellers from other European countries can enjoy visa-exempt travel to and via Canada but must first use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at a cost of CA$7.00 per person. Most online applications are approved with minutes by email but the process can take longer particularly if supporting documentation is requested. An eTA is valid for 5 years and allows you to travel for up to 6 months on any one visit.

You are advised to apply for your eTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

For applications and full information on the scheme please only visit – Official Canadian Government eTA Website

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Maine is the largest of the New England states and with its rock bound coast, 1,253 off shore islands, vast inland forests and mountains it is popularly known as the “Vacation State”. Covering 33,000 square miles, with 2500 lakes and over 5,000 streams and rivers, a sense of timelessness pervades Maine and if you seek an escape from the stresses of modern life then you’ll understand why the title is so apt.

Day 1
Boston Arrival

Depart London Heathrow – 12:45
Arrive Boston – 15:35
Journey Time – 7 hours 50 minutes

On arrival we recommend that you DO NOT collect your car but rather take one of the metered cabs (your approx fare will be $25 – this is not included in your prepaid holiday cost) from the airport to your hotel. We recommend this as you will be tired and will only pay high fees to park the vehicle during your 2 days in the city. Of course if you do prefer to collect your vehicle on arrival or would like us to arrange private transportation for you to your hotel, this can be done for an additional cost.

In a city filled with interesting things to see and do, the Freedom Trail is the highlight of Boston for visitors. The 2.5 mile red brick walking trail leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, every one an authentic American treasure. Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1958, when the wrecking ball threatened several important places, the Freedom Trail today is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, p
arks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution.

You can take a self-guided tour or one of the many tours available through the National Park Service. Tours begin every half hour from the park visitor center at 15 State Street opposite the Old State House. If you prefer to ride, you can take a trolley tour, which is an unofficial guided tour, but does include many of the most important sites along the Trail including Old Ironsides, the Paul Revere House and the Old North Church. Plan to stop and eat at Faneuil Hall, once the primary meeting place for America’s revolutionaries. It is now a bustling market of restaurants and shops.

Overnight – Boston


Day 2
Boston

Your first day in America’s most historic and cultured city. You will find Colonial and Revolutionary history on every step of the Freedom Trail, along the decks of Old Ironsides, charging up Bunker Hill, and on the cobbled streets of Beacon Hill.

Today we suggest exploring Boston’s famous ‘The Freedom Trail’ which is a 2.5-mile walking trail through Boston that connects 16 of the country’s most important historical sites linked to the American Revolution. Lively and informative costumed characters travel the Trail during the summer. These characters are fun and engaging for children of all ages (from 5 to 75!) and act as ambassadors to the era of America’s founding and the birth of our country’s freedom.

Since there is so much to see and do in Boston, you may want to explore the city with a Go Boston Card in hand which provides admission to a whopping 33 attractions in Boston proper and many more in the region. In town the pass includes a Two-Day Beantown Trolley Tour Pass on the big red trolley that takes you all over town with 19 stops near more than 100 sites, Boston Duck Tours, New England Aquarium, Museum of Fine Arts, Liberty Fleet Tall Ships Adventure, Charles River Boat Tours, the Old North Church and more.

Overnight – Boston


Day 3/4
Kennebunkport, ME
86 Miles

Pick up your car in Boston and enjoy a scenic drive on the Essex National Heritage Area Scenic Byways takes you north through Salem, site of the famous witch trials in 1694, Marblehead, Ipswich, and Newburyport. From there, you’ll be travelling the Coastal Byway to Hampton Beach and Portsmouth on your way to Kennebunkport. The old coastal towns of the Kennebunks and the surrounding region have a storied past in shipbuilding. In the Golden Age of Sail in the 19th Century, Kennebunk shipyards built hundreds of wooden sailing ships that traveled around the world to trade. Kennebunk’s Brick Store Museum has a well-rounded collection of marine paintings, including newly restored ships’ portraits and those of their captains. You can expect to see the wide array of ships built here, where they went, what they carried, and who sailed upon them. If you’re up for a short walk the Kennebunk National Register Historic District Village walk begins at the Brick Store Museum and continues on Main Street. In Kennebunkport the Kennebunkport History Center, located at 125 North Street, offers a glimpse into the past. Here five buildings, including a shipwright’s office, comprise the history center campus and present a good perspective of seafaring life in the colony. During your stay take a drive along Ocean Avenue, following the rocky shore on a scenic drive that takes you past many fine old mansions, among them the summer home of former US President George Bush, seen on Walker Point.

Overnight – Kennebunkport


Day 5/6
Lincolnville (near Camden), ME
116 Miles

Leaving Kennebunkport after breakfast you can spend the morning and perhaps have lunch in Portland, first stopping to view historic Portland Head Light (commissioned by George Washington) on Cape Elizabeth, four miles south of the city. Like many port cities Portland’s early days had everything to do with the sea, ships and maritime trade, but now it is recognized as one of the most livable cities on the East Coast. Small in size, it takes great pride in its huge civic center, two major art museums and a renowned symphony orchestra. The Old Port District, along Commercial Street on the waterfront, is a quaint village-within-a-city where old boat building shops have been transformed into boutiques and some of the finest restaurants on the Maine coast. Here the cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks and old lamps retain a 19th century charm. After you leave Portland perhaps stop at Freeport to visit the L.L. Bean store, famous for anything to do with outdoor sports, where you’ll find rugged clothing and anything else that you may need for your later journey into Maine’s interior. Your route to Lincolnville parallels the coast passing the college town of Brunswick, where Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and then Bath where you may wish to visit the Maine Maritime Museum displaying the past prosperity and achievements of this historic shipbuilding town. You cross the Sheepscot River at Wiscasset, popularly known as “the prettiest village in Maine” and often used in films depicting a typical New England town before arriving at Lincolnville, your home for the next two nights. Nearby Camden is a classic coastal town and a popular summer resort attracting sports enthusiasts who enjoy sailing and windsurfing, while others are attracted to the beauty of the town, whose harbor is a photographers and painters dream. Over the years Camden has been a favorite of the wealthy who have contributed to and sponsored its Opera House and Public library and the area also has a strong history of artists, writers and craftsman. The beauty of the rugged coastline invites creativity and independence. Nowhere is this more evident than in the local art and craft galleries and the nearby town of Rockland is home to a collection of beautiful treasures at the Farnsworth Art Museum. With its nationally recognized collection of American Art, the museum is also home to an exclusive display of Jamie, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth’s well-known paintings and other works. Strolling the streets of the neighboring towns is enjoyable just on its own, but along the way you can’t help but notice the beautiful display windows along Main Streets in Camden, Rockland and Belfast. Along with fine crafts, art and antiques you will also discover the charming and relaxed nature of these harbor towns as you chat with shop-owners and artists. Among the fine jewelry, nautical artifacts, books old and new and savory treats, you are sure to find wonderful treasures to bring home. A drive to Mount Battie, part of Camden Hills State Park, is also a worthwhile diversion for at the summit there is a stunning 360 degree view of inland rivers and lakes, Penobscot Bay and Camden Harbor. End your day in Camden relaxing in a harbor-side pub overlooking windjammers and fishing boats.

Overnight – Lincolnville


Day 7/8
Bar Harbor, ME
71 Miles

Bar Harbor, once the summer playground for America’s millionaires in the early 20th century, is one of America’s quintessential destinations, where the Maine coast and Acadia National Park are absolutely integral to the town. The Maine coast was actually discovered by European explorer Giovanni da Verrazano. He named the region L’Acadia while in 1604 French explorer Samuel de Champlain discovered Mount Desert Island, (l’Isles des Monts-deserts), so named because it looked so bleak and forbidding. In the 1820’s the island was settled by Massachusetts colonists branching out, with most engaged in farming, fishing, lumbering and shipbuilding. It wasn’t long before the glories of Mount Desert became well known and regular steamers were running to the island from Boston and New York. Hotels were built, followed by the great estates of the Rockefellers and Morgans who along with the Fords, Astors and Vanderbilts began summering in Bar Harbor. The wealthy were attracted by the deep water, perfect for yachting, and the natural beauty of the area which includes scores of smaller islands in the waters of Blue Hill Bay and Frenchman’s Bay. Fearing that the scenery could be ruined by development, money was raised to buy the endangered land and presented to the Federal Government with a promise that it be maintained as a National Park for all to enjoy. The Acadia National Park covers 35,00 acres footpaths are laid so that any walker can find a suitable trail and there are 50 miles of bridle paths, the gift of J.D. Rockefeller Jr., with stables that rent horses. The most spectacular view is from the summit of Mt. Cadillac, the highest mountain on the Atlantic Coast, with grand views at every bend on the road to the top. To really enjoy this magnificent park, first stop for an orientation at the Visitors Center on Rte. 3, directly north of Parkloop Drive.

Overnight – Bar Harbor


Day 9/10/11
Moosehead Lake, ME
121 Miles

If Stephen King is one of your favorite authors you could stop in Bangor to see his house in a quiet street near the downtown area before continuing to Moosehead Lake the sparkling jewel of Maine set in a region legendary for its abundance of outdoor activities amid stunning natural beauty. It’s also a place to unwind and relax, a true “get away from it all” experience where during the day you can do as much or as little as you like, and at night, under the darkest skies on the east coast, marvel at every star, planet and constellation that are all clearly visible. For daytime adventure schedule an exciting white water rafting trip with a hot, grilled lunch served to you on the shores of the river. Rent a kayak or canoe and spend the day or just a few hours paddling amid the unspoiled beauty of Moosehead Lake and its surrounding lakes. The region offers spectacular hiking and there are more than a dozen exceptional hikes in the area that offer well marked, well worn trails with lake and forest vistas sure to thrill. Take a scenic drive and from the comfort of your car there’s an excellent chance to view moose, especially at dusk and dawn in the months of June and July.

Overnight – Moosehead Lake


Day 12/13/14
Prout’s Neck & Crescent Beach, ME
167 Miles

Regretfully it’s time to leave Moosehead Lake with another chance for fabulous shopping at the more than 100 outlet stores in Freeport as you drive back to the coast and Prout’s Neck, one of the most spectacular settings along Maine’s ruggedly beautiful coastline. With its wealth of natural beauty and abundant wildlife, Prout’s Neck has long been an alluring destination. Discovered first by Native American Indians who came by canoe to fish the sea, Prout’s Neck, Maine was colonized by English settlers in the 1600s. The area’s rocky coast and dense pine forest made it appear dark from the water, inspiring the name Black Point. Just a few minutes drive from your hotel you come to Cape Elizabeth and Crescent Beach State Park where the signature feature and namesake is a mile-long, crescent-shaped beach ideal for strolling and sunbathing. Here the relatively warm waters and light surf make swimming, sunbathing and boating a pleasure while between Crescent Beach and adjacent Kent Cove State Park there are wooded coves and rock ledges with trails for walking and nature watching. The magnificent ocean views and many recreational opportunities make a stay here a fitting end to your “Just Maine” holiday.

Overnight – Prout’s Neck & Crescent Beach


Day 15
Crescent Beach – Boston – Home
107 Miles

A sad farewell to Maine’s beautiful coast as you drive back to Boston’s Logan International Airport for your flight home.

Depart New York – 21:30
Arrive London Heathrow – 08:05 (Next Day)
Journey time – 6 hours 35 minutes

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Accommodation – 14 nights as mentioned or similar
  • Compact car rental based on Alamo ‘Gold Rate’ – 13 day rental
  • Exclusive travel documentation portfolio including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Personalised Documentation

We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.

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Boston, Cape Cod, Newport & The Islands

PRICES FROM £2949

The coasts and islands of Southern New England have a storied history stretching back thousands of years, but the past is not the only lure.

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Magnificent Massachusetts

PRICES FROM £3099

Massachusetts has been home to a surprising number of key historical figures who have loomed large in the story of America, and in sites like Boston, Lexington, Plymouth and Salem you can trace the unfolding of the country’s history.

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CNA Inns of New England

PRICES FROM £2350

On this tour we utilise smaller very personal New England Inns for which this region is famous for and do indeed capture the essence of the New England experience.

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Do I need a visa to travel to the usa?

In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

You are advised to complete your ESTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

To use ESTA now please only use the following website – Official ESTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

British Nationals and travellers from other European countries can enjoy visa-exempt travel to and via Canada but must first use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at a cost of CA$7.00 per person. Most online applications are approved with minutes by email but the process can take longer particularly if supporting documentation is requested. An eTA is valid for 5 years and allows you to travel for up to 6 months on any one visit.

You are advised to apply for your eTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

For applications and full information on the scheme please only visit – Official Canadian Government eTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the eTA scheme or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Our holidays are too personalised and hand-crafted to book online. Please call during our office hours or provide us with some information below and we will get right on it so we can help you discover your next adventure.

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Monday – Friday : 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

E: enquiry@completenorthamerica.com
P: 0115 9610590

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This was to be a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. It was memorable for the range of new experiences, the lovely places we stayed, your kind gift of the Boston excursions card and the matchless hospitality of the Liberty Inn at Yarmouth

Chisholm Party (New England) -

I just wanted to thank you once again for all the planning, booking and organising that you did on our behalf. Each of the hotels were great and the hotel in Niagara had the best view of any hotel I’ve stayed in around the world

Watts Party (New England & Eastern Canada) -

The Autumn colours were magnificent and we really enjoyed seeing the Pumpkin Festival celebrations in New England and then when we crossed the border, the Farmers markets and preparations for Thanksgiving in Canada.

Bartlett Party (New England & Canada) -

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