Ten Best North American Train Journeys
By Joel Draba-Mann
19 January 2016
Discover the vast wilderness of North America, from the rolling plains of the Prairie to the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies on board the continents Top 10 Trains.Read more
With its attractive seafront and sweeping stretch of idyllic beaches, Falmouth is one of the most popular towns on the sandy peninsula of Cape Cod. The town was first settled by British colonists back in 1660, and was named by Bartholomew Gosnold after his home port of Falmouth in Cornwall. Falmouth was soon a successful farming and fishing community. With the exception of a brief skirmish in the War of 1812, this rural area stayed calm and largely very quiet for more than two centuries. This changed in 1872, when the railway arrived.
From this time onwards, Falmouth became a popular holiday destination for people from all over Massachusetts. Many of the grand-fronted, historic buildings that still line the main streets were built at about this time. With a rural feel and many examples of preserved architecture Falmouth has remained unspoilt, and today both Falmouth and the surrounding towns in Cape Cod are a joy to explore. Along with the beaches and parkland of Falmouth, there is the popular nearby town of Hyannis. Also a favoured holiday location, Hyannis has a strong connection to the Kennedys - the USA's most famous political dynasty - crowned by the JFK Memorial and Museum.
Spectacular colours and beautiful mountain scenery come together on an autumn adventure along America's East Coast. We stay in Cape Cod, Boston and the White Mountains, experiencing the region's terriﬁc scenic railways on a seasonal tour that brings out the very best of stunning New England.… see more
10 days from £2,595 ppView tour details >