New England Autumn Foliage Rails and Sails

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New England Autumn Foliage Rails and Sails

8 Day Holiday 12 Meals

This New England Tour encompasses all that is New England, traveling by rail and boat you will have the opportunity to experience the White Mountains, the famous Portland Art Museum, enjoy the legend that is the lobster and more…

 

 

Highlights

  12 Meals (4 dinners, 2 lunches and 6 breakfasts)
  Round trip airport transfers
  City tour of Boston with a local guide including the Freedom Trail and Boston Common
  Lunch cruise through Boston’s Inner and Outer Harbors
  Dinner at one of Portland, Maine’s bayside restaurants
  Cruise along Maine’s rocky shoreline and wooded islands of Casco Bay
  Visit the Portland Museum of Art
  Ride the Maine Eastern Railroad (Brunswick to Rockland) visit Camden Hills State Park
  Ride the Conway Scenic Railway through New Hampshire’s White Mountains
  Travel along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway
  See beautiful Quechee Gorge
  Cruise aboard an old-time Maine coastal steamer replica on a Hyannis Harbor Cruise
  Ride the Cape Cod Central Railroad through natural woodlands and cranberry bogs
  Enjoy a delicious lobster dinner with all the fixins’ on Cape Cod
  Services of professional Tour Manager
  $40 in Mayflower Money

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Boston

Arrive in Boston, Massachusetts with an included transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.

Hotel: Doubletree Hotel or Courtyard Marriott, Boston,Massachusetts

Day 2  Boston City Tour and Harbor Lunch Cruise

bostonThis morning we take a panoramic city tour of Boston, the birthplace of American Freedom. See the Freedom Trail with the Old and New State Houses, Paul Revere House and the Boston Common. Then, we take to the water for a cruise through Boston’s Inner and Outer Harbors.

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet onboard while your narrated cruise sights include the USS Constitution, Old North Church, Boston Light and the Boston Harbor Islands. Later, we travel up the Atlantic coast to Portland, Maine. Lunch

Hotel: Doubletree Hotel or Best Western Merry Manor Inn, Portland,Maine

Day 3  Casco Bay Cruise and Portland Museum of Art

Casco Bay CruiseMaine’s rocky shoreline and wooded islands come into view today as we board our boat for a scenic cruise of Casco Bay. Sail past the lovely Victorian cottages nestled along the shores of Little and Great Diamond Islands. Watch for lobstermen and local fishing fleets as well as abundant sea birds, seals and other wildlife. In the afternoon, we visit the Portland Museum of Art which contains more than 17,000 works of art and features works by American artist Winslow Homer as well as pieces by Picasso, Renoir, Monet and more. Tonight, dinner is at one of Portland’s unique bayside restaurants. Breakfast and dinner

Hotel: Doubletree Hotel or Best Western Merry Manor Inn, Portland,Maine

Day 4 Maine Eastern Railroad & Camden Hills State Park

Mount BattieToday we climb aboard the Maine Eastern Railroad. The restored streamlined stainless steel railcars from the Art Deco era of the 1940s and 1950s have been fully rebuilt to today’s standards of safety and comfort. Enjoy some of Maine’s most breathtaking seascapes and historic highlights of the 57-mile route between Brunswick and Rockland from the expansive windows of our climate-controlled coaches. In Camden Hills State Park we drive to the 800-foot summit of Mount Battie for a panoramic view of beautiful wooded hillsides and Maine’s rugged coast. Later, we stop for dinner in Woolwich before returning to the hotel.  Breakfast and dinner

Hotel: Doubletree Hotel or Best Western Merry Manor Inn, Portland,Maine

Day 5  Conway Scenic Railroad & Kancamagus Scenic Byway

New Hampshire’s White MountainsLeaving the coast today we travel west into New Hampshire’s White Mountains. In North Conway we board the Conway Scenic Railroad for a journey through the White Mountains and enjoy the scenery of the Mt. Washington Valley countryside. Relive a part of railroad history, when the first train traveled through this region over 130 years ago. Tonight we enjoy dinner in this quaint mountain town. Breakfast, box lunch and dinner

Hotel: Green Granite Inn, North Conway,New Hampshire

Day 6  Kancamagus Scenic Byway and Quechee Gorge

Quechee GorgeThis morning we travel the Kancamagus Scenic Byway as it follows a beautiful path through the White Mountains. It is one of the world’s most spectacular fall-foliage trips, where a stunning spectrum of color underscores the region’s natural beauty year round. The road meanders through vast forests, old logging roads, and Indian hunting paths. We cross into Vermont where quaint villages with the steeples of white clapboard churches rise above the colorful trees. Later, we stop at Quechee Gorge to view the spectacular scenery of the area before arriving on Cape Cod. Breakfast

Hotel: Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis,Massachusetts

Day 7  Harbor Cruise & Cape Cod Central Railroad

Cape Cod Central RailroadTake to the water this morning on a cruise of the harbor.  Experience the pristine shoreline, sparkling emerald water and fresh salt air on the old-time Maine coastal steamer replica. Then, climb aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad. Feel the rhythm of the train and spirit of the crew as you are whisked away on an exhilarating rail experience past beautiful cranberry bogs, natural woodlands, lush marshes and sand dunes. Tonight, gather for a farewell lobster dinner in Hyannis. Breakfast and dinner

Hotel: Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis,Massachusetts

Day 8  Travel Home

After breakfast, you will have some free time to explore Hyannis.

Your included group transfer to Boston’s Logan Airport will be for flights out after 4:00 p.m. Breakfast

Lodging

Day One and Two – Holiday Inn National Hotel, Arlington, Virginia

Day Three & Four – Crowne Plaza at Fort Magruder, Williamsburg, Virginia

Days Five – Skyland Lodge, Luray, Virginia

Day Six & Seven – Eden Resort, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Day Eight & Nine – Skyline Hotel, New York City, New York

Hotels subject to change

DEPARTURES Per Person – Twin Per Person – Single
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October 4, 2015
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October 5, 2015
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September 25, 2016 $2,499 add $1,159
September 26, 2016 $2,499 add $1,159
October 2, 2016 $2,499 add $1,159
October 3, 2016 $2,499 add $1,159

Notes

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Boston.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available.

Cost for a room in Boston is $289, tax included.

Ride Conway Scenic Railway through the White Mountains and enjoy a lobster dinner

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LEVEL 3: A blend of longer and shorter days on this program with more walking tours mixed with some periods of standing. Expect more of the touring to be over uneven surfaces or involve stairs.

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