Travel Challenge: New England in autumn


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Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. Today: a 10-night autumn escape to New England with hotels and flights from Heathrow on 28 Sept. Prices are pp, based on two travelling together.


Grand American Adventures

Group tour of the Appalachian Trail, visiting New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Virgin flights to Newark, two nights in a New York hotel, and camping with meals and guides. "No better time to see this place than the Fall," says Hayley Griffiths. (0844 576 1370;


Bon Voyage

Delta flights to Boston, car hire and rooms at: Omni, Boston; Mount Washington Resort, New Hampshire; Von Trapp Family Lodge, Vermont; Cranwell Resort, Mass. "Elegant hotels in sensational settings," says Karen Niven. (0800 316 0194;


Virgin Holidays

Virgin flights to Boston, car hire and stays at: Royal Sonesta, Boston; Hampton Inn & Suites, New Hampshire (B&B); Hyannis Harbor Hotel, Mass (B&B). "Fantastic self-drive blends city break, mountain retreat and beach resort," says Phil Bloomfield. (0844 557 3870;