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New England holidays

Holidays in New England

The allure of America’s rural charm

With charming villages, spectacular summits and beautiful scenery, you can spend weeks hiking, biking or exploring New England by coach or car. Find sumptuous seafood, fantastic winter ski, and a ‘fall foliage’ where leaves turn the most glorious shades of gold.

Where to stay in New England

Hotels in New England

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Essential information for New England

Local time
-5hrs
Currently
Language
USA flag
American English
Currency
US Dollar $
Official currency of the United States
Flight information
Boston (BOS)
7h 40m
Direct flight
Flight schedule
Virgin Atlantic fly daily to Boston from London Heathrow.
our main partner airline

Do I need a visa?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa. Please make sure that you have this approved at least 3 days before you head off on holiday.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

When to visit

Come in the autumn to witness nature’s spectacular display of iridescent ‘fall foliage’. In the winter, there is skiing in the mountains, and fireside comfort in the inns of Cape Cod. Spring and summer are for hiking and biking around the lakes and mountains, or for heading to the beach.

More about New England

Rolling mountains, charming villages and breath-taking fall colours are just some of the holiday ingredients you will find in New England. Here are its best attractions:

  • Explore colonial history in Boston and see the Red Sox baseball team play. Find family-friendly attractions such as The New England Aquarium and Simons IMAX® Theatre.
  • Take a New England road trip, taking in coastal towns such as Salem, Cape Ann, Portland and Rockport along the way.
  • Explore the vintage aircraft collection at the Air Museum in Connecticut.
  • Enjoy the unspoilt beaches and sailing culture in Rhode Island.
  • Visit the New England Distillery in Portland, Maine for tasting sessions and tours.
  • Enjoy tea with a historic twist at the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum.
  • Rhode Island is known as the Ocean State, so check out the best clam shacks and seafood restaurants in the USA.
  • May: The magnificent Waterfire event sees art and 100 bonfires come to New Providence.
  • August: The Maine Lobster Festival brings navy ships, art and plenty of lobster to Rockland.

Enjoy charming villages and scenery with Virgin Holidays' range of New England holidays. Visit us now to book New England hotels and holiday packages, tours and fly-drives.

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Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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Looking for inspiration? Explore our destinations and holiday types and save your faves to your very own Wishlist. Or dive right in to our 2021 holiday offers.

For extra piece of mind, new bookings made before 30 September 2020 for travel up 30 April 2021 also have the flexibility to amend free of charge. If you need to change don’t worry, you can move your holiday as far out as 31 December 2021 subject to availability.

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 31 December 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates


Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected.  

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

Let’s talk


If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking you can call our team on 0344 472 9646.

For the latest information on Covid-19 you can check our FAQs here.

Payment flexibility


Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're holiday is going ahead as planned


If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

We'll be in touch soon


To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?


You can contact our team by emailing feedback.backhome@virginholidays.com to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

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