Brew New England New England Breweries Tour

13 nights

Quench your thirst and your appetite on this tastings tour of New England’s micro breweries and venues featuring favourite local fare!

You will visit Boston, the coastal villages of Bar Harbor and Cape Cod as well as the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, have the chance to visit Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory and the Cider Mill at Cold Hollow.

Print this itinerary

The Breakdown

Here's a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by adding them to your wishlist, so we can give you the best price.

Day 1


Fly to Boston and make your way to your hotel

2 nights in Boston

Day 2


This morning get rid of the jet lag and walk the Freedom Trail to see historic sites from Boston’s colonial and revolutionary periods. See the Massachusetts State House, the Old North Church and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the world. In the afternoon explore Jamaica Plain to tour and taste the finest beer in America, Samuel Adams. Samuel Adams Boston Lager® is an excellent example of the fundamentals of a great beer, offering a full, rich flavour that is both balanced and complex. While visiting the brewery, you may get the chance to taste some of Samuel Adams Specialty and hard to find beers such as Imperial Pilsner, Triple Bock, Millenium, and Utopias.

Day 3

Boston to Portsmouth

Take some time to do a bit of shopping at Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall Marketplace. This lively and historic marketplace area is filled souvenir shops and boutiques carrying a variety of Boston and New England themed items. Collect you car from downtown Boston and drive the 50 minutes to Portsmouth; you should arrive in time to take the afternoon tour at the Redhook Ale Brewing Company. The first Redhook Ale was modelled after spicy Belgian ales and was affectionately referred to as "banana beer" because of its banana-like flavour. Eventually, Redhook starting making the beer that would become its flagship: ESB, styled after the "extra special bitters" familiar to British beer drinkers.

After visiting the brewery, explore Portsmouth’s many restaurants and pubs, all a short walk from your hotel.

This evening, try a Smuttynose Brew also brewed in Portsmouth. You might want to try its’ Old Brown Dog, cited as a classic example of the “American Brown Ale” style of beer. Or try Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, their homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers.

1 night in Portsmouth

Day 4

Portsmouth to Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park

Travel north along Maine’s beautiful Seacoast region, exploring quaint villages such as Ogunquit, Kennebunkport and Camden, where the mountains meet the sea.

Arrive in Bar Harbor early evening. The village boasts fresh air and breathtaking views, and they can be enjoyed from one of the multitude of ale houses.

2 nights in Bar Harbor

Day 5

Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park

Take the morning to explore Acadia National Park the first national park east of the Mississippi when it was established in 1919. Miles of biking, walking and carriage trails will encourage you to stretch your legs before a tour of the Atlantic Brewing Company Estate Brewery as well as Bar Harbor Brewing Company, Bar Harbor's first microbrewery. Visit the tasting room and try the Cadillac Mountain Stout and True Blue, a blueberry wheat beer. After the tasting, go into the pilot brewery to see the original equipment used to brew these fine ales. This evening, be sure to feast on a traditional Downeast Maine Lobsterbake dinner.

Day 6

Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park to Jackson

Depart Bar Harbor for the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Stop in North Conway for some outlet mall shopping or take a train ride through magnificent mountain passes on the Conway Scenic Rail. If you prefer more rugged scenery and some whitewater action, take the northern route through Maine’s capital Augusta to Gorham before continuing on to the village of Jackson for the night. This charming village is complete with covered bridges, the iconic New England white steeple churches, high mountains and rolling farmland

1 night in Jackson

Day 7

Jackson to Essex

Continue driving west to Vermont, the Green Mountain state.

Stop in Montpelier and visit Morse Farm for a tasting of their Vermont Fancy, Medium Amber and Dark Amber Maple Syrup No one can visit Vermont without tasting its most well known delicacy.

Visit the Shelburne Museum in the Lake Champlain Valley, one of America’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art and Americana. 150,000 works of art, including Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and a dazzling array of 17th-to 20th-century artefacts are housed in 39 buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museum grounds.

The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa near Burlington is home for the next two nights. As the name suggest, a bad meal is not to be had at this hotel and cooking school.

2 nights in Essex


Day 8


Explore the best of Vermont today ; there will be many highlights amongst which we recommend the Rock Art Brewery, and Magic Hat Brewing Co. At Rock Art Brewery, they’ll suggest the perfect food accompaniments for all the beers, from their Whitetail Ale to the Double Smoked Porter and Midnight Madness. There’s no better place to taste Vermont’s finest products than in the beautiful mountain village of Stowe. Try apple juice (called cider in America) at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, the coffee at Green Mountain Roasters, the chocolate at Lake Champlain Chocolates and the cheese at Cabot Creamery. En route back to the Burlington area, be sure to stop for a tour of  Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory. Tours and tastings available!

Then it’s on to the Magic Hat “Artifactory” where one can take a tour and taste some of their ever changing beers on tap, many to suit the season.

Day 9

Essex to Deerfield

Drive through the picturesque villages and into the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Visit Williamstown, a college town and cultural centre where you will discover the Clark Art Institute, dance performances at Jacob’s Pillow, and Summer Stock, an award winning theatre festival. Travel east along the Mohawk Trail and end the day in Historic Deerfield, where the whole village resembles a museum!

1 night in Deerfield

Day 10

Deerfield to Nantucket

After visiting some of the historic homes in Deerfield, travel to Cape Cod and board the ferry to Nantucket, the popular island resort off the coast of Massachusetts.

Before checking in to the hotel, visit Cisco Brewers. Not just a brewery boasting craft brews, it’s also the Triple Eight Distillery, serving up Triple Eight Vodkas, Hurricane Rum, Gale Force Gin and Notch (“not scotch” single malt whiskey) and it’s Nantucket Vineyards which offers a number of varietals.

This evening you will be spoilt for choice of shops and restaurants as you stroll the cobbled streets of Nantucket's 19th century downtown.

3 nights in Nantucket

Day 14

Nantucket to Boston

Take the return ferry in plenty of time to return to Boston in time for your home flight or if you would like to relax for a few days, Frontier America strongly recommends a few days on Cape Cod.

>> <<

The View

A selection of images representing the areas and places you will be visiting to give you a glimpse of what lies in store during your holiday.

>> <<

Now we need to make the perfect holiday for you and give you a quotation.


Whether you would like to book this exact holiday or to tailor-make it to better suit you, please give one of our knowledgeable experts a call on 020 8776 8709 or send us an email.


Alternatively, take advantage of the Wishlist facility; simply add this itinerary, or any particular destinations or hotels to My Wishlist by clicking on the ADD TO WISHLIST buttons on all pages. To make it easier to save and change the details on your Wishlist at any time, why not register with us? You can also just send your completed Wishlist to us at any time; we will then contact you to discuss your holiday further and send you a detailed quotation.


We are here to make sure we tailor-make your holiday to suit your specific requirements and our friendly, knowledgeable staff are all ready to help.


Booking your holiday with us doesn't end when we send your confirmation out to you, either. Talk to us about adding excursions or room upgrades or even restaurant recommendations; we are here to offer advice all the way up to your departure date. Even when you have left the UK, we are still here to help. For example if your flight that we have booked is delayed or cancelled due to ash cloud, strike, etc, it is down to us to re-arrange your travel. We will do everything we can to make sure your holiday runs smoothly. And better still, we are fully bonded with ATOL and ABTA, so your money is completely protected.

Reviews & Feedback

Tell us what you think! Be the first to submit a review or feedback on this item!

Sorry, no reviews or feedback have yet been accepted to this item. Be the first and submit a comment now!


We require your email address in order to verify the review is authentic and to advise you when we have posted your comments to our site. We will only use your email address for processing this review and we never give details to a 3rd party

Tailor-making YOUR perfect holiday

Fully bespoke holidays across Canada

This suggested itinerary is our recommendation but can be tailored to match your requirements

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements
  • We can change everything from the hotels & tours to the durations & destinations.