Ever since the Pilgrims arrived in New England, Massachusetts has been at the heart of the action: The first university (Harvard), the start of both political and industrial revolutions, even the cultural revolution started here, led by writers such as Thoreau and Emerson.
Known as The Bay State, it stretches from the Atlantic, with Cape Cod and the rocky North Shore, past the broad Connecticut River valley to the rolling Berkshire Hills. Attractive villages and towns are everywhere in Massachusetts, both inland and by the sea.
The first shots of the American Revolution were fired in Lexington and Concord in 1775. Learn more at the Minuteman National Historical Park Visitor Center in nearby Lincoln during your holiday to Massachusetts , or you can ride the hop-on, hopoff Liberty Ride trolley to the sites starting at North Bridge Visitor Center at Concord. A must see attraction during your Massachusetts holidays.
Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts recreates rural New England life in the 1830s. Watch sheep-shearing and help with the harvest; check out the school house and shoemaker’s, two of some 40 authentic historic buildings.
As well as the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge is home to the 80-year-old Berkshire Theatre Festival, one of America’s oldest regional theatres.
Other attractions to visit during your holiday to Massachusetts include New Bedford, once New England’s biggest whaling port - the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park encompasses the world’s largest whaling museum, a whaling merchant’s home and whaler’s chapel.
Stroll through Historic Deerfield past the main street’s museum houses and private homes dating from 1730-1850, plus the Flynt Center of Early New England Life.
USA Rail Holiday -Tale of Three Cities
Boston, Toronto and Washington DC
Charming New England & Mighty Niagara Falls, Canada
New England Luxury Inns and Hotels Tour
Cape Cod, The Islands & Newport - A Tauck Escorted Tour
Historic Inns of New England Tour
Coastal New England - Inns and Resorts
Best of New England in the Fall
Tour New England - New York - Niagara
The Best of Cape Cod & The Islands
New England Highlife - Longer Stays in Luxury Hotels
Autumn Colours - Trafalgar Escorted Holiday
Grand New England - A Tauck Escorted Tour
Hiking Adventures in New England with the Appalachian Mountain Club....as featured by Simon Calder.
Exclusive to Bon Voyage - History, Hamlets and Hiking in New England
Fall Colours of New England and Canada- Escorted Coach/Rail
7 Seas Whale Watch Tour
Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
Norman Rockwell Museum
Whale Watching from Cape Cod in the spring..
Whale Watching in Massachusetts
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford