New England Rails and Sails Autumn Foliage 2018
featuring Acadia National Park and Mohegan Sun Resort Casino
 9 Days • 14 Meals
Air Holiday
Tour the length and breadth of New England from mountain hamlets to seaside villages in this leaf peeping tour of the northeast.

 Highlights
  • 14 Meals (5 dinners, 1 lunch and 8 breakfasts)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Visit Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s coastal jewels
  • Free time in Portland, Maine with its vibrant waterfront
  • Full day touring in Acadia National Park to the top of Cadillac Mountain with its breathtaking seascapes and the unique under-water cavern at Thunder Hole
  • Tour Stephen King’s fictional town of “Derry” with an expert guide to see where he lived, worked and movie film locations
  • Spend 1 night in the quaint mountain town of North Conway
  • Travel the Kancamagus Scenic Byway through the White Mountains on a spectacular fall-foliage trip
  • See Quechee Gorge State Park, Vermont’s “Little Grand Canyon”
  • Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum featuring the world’s largest collection of his original artwork
  • Spend 2 nights at the incredible Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino
  • Ride the Essex Steam Train with its coal-fired locomotives through Connecticut’s forests, streams and nostalgic towns, followed by a leisurely cruise aboard the Riverboat Becky Thatcher
  • Visit Mystic Seaport a re-created seafaring village with a working shipyard and historic maritime vessels
  • Guided tour of Newport, Rhode Island, a fascinating seaport famous for its maritime history
  • Visit the Vanderbilt’s famed Breakers Mansion, a testament to America’s glamorous “Gilded Age”
  • Panoramic city tour of Boston with a local guide including the Freedom Trail and Boston Common
  • $45 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 a welcome dinner. Meal: D
Day 2  Kennebunkport and Portland, Maine
Traveling up the coast we stop at Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s coastal jewels and the summer home to many of America’s rich and famous, before making our way north to the seaside town of Portland, Maine. Rich in history and culture, Portland boasts a vibrant waterfront with one-of-a-kind shops, galleries and restaurants. After some free time for lunch and shopping we continue to the Bar Harbor area. Meal: B
Day 3  Acadia National Park
A local guide joins us today for a narrated tour through Acadia National Park. Learn firsthand why people have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. We ascend at the top of Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast for some of Maine’s most breathtaking seascapes and panoramic views of beautiful wooded hillsides and rugged coast. We also make a stop at The Jordan Pond House, and if we are lucky we will hear the loud, thunderous “roar” of the waves crashing in the unique under-water cavern at Thunder Hole. Meals: B, D
Day 4  Stephen King’s “Derry” and The White Mountains
Before leaving Maine today, we make a stop in Bangor, Stephen King’s fictional town of “Derry.” Here, a local Stephen King “expert” guide joins us for a special tour of sites that pertain to the famed novelist. See where he lived and worked, places that inspired his stories and film locations from his movies. Later, we travel into New Hampshire’s White Mountains to the town of North Conway. Tonight, dinner in this quaint mountain town. Meals: B, D
Day 5  The Kancamagus Scenic Byway and Quechee Gorge
This 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 in Killington for the night. Meals: B, D
Day 6  Norman Rockwell Museum and Mohegan Sun
Leaving Vermont this morning we travel to the town of Stockbridge in Massachusetts’ culturally rich Berkshires region. At the Norman Rockwell Museum see the world’s largest collection of the artist’s original artwork. From his beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post and the Four Freedoms to the best in the field of American Illustration. We’ll spend some free time in the quaint Berkshire town of Stockbridge before continuing to the incredible Mohegan Sun Resort, our home for the next two nights. Meal: B
Day 7  Newport and The Breakers Mansion
The Valley Railroad Company operates the coal-fired locomotives of the Essex Steam Train. Be swept away by the hiss of the steam and the blast of the whistle as you pass through some of the most beautiful country in the state. See forests and streams, beautiful vistas and nostalgic towns. At Deep River Landing, you board the Riverboat Becky Thatcher for a relaxing trip up the Connecticut River, before continuing to Mystic Seaport. Here, discover maritime history firsthand in recreated seafaring village, working shipyard and historic maritime vessels. Meals: B, L
Day 8  
Entering the smallest New England state, we land in Newport, Rhode Island. This fascinating seaport is famous not only for its maritime history, but also for the fabulous summer homes built there during America’s glamorous “Gilded Age.” We visit Vanderbilt’s Breakers Mansion and get a glimpse of how America's most elite families lived at the turn of the century. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D
Day 9  Boston City Tour and Home
This morning we take a brisk panoramic city tour of Boston, the birthplace of American Freedom, before our included group transfer to Boston’s Logan Airport for flights out after 2:00 p.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1  Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts
Days 2-3   Hampton Inn, Ellsworth, Maine
Days 4  Residence Inn, North Conway, New Hampshire
Days 5  Holiday Inn, Killington, Vermont
Days 6-7  Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Days 8  Radisson Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island
 

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Departure Dates Per Person twin Single Room
September 29, 2018 Request a Quote $2,789 add $1,179
October 6, 2018 Request a Quote $2,789 add $1,179
October 12, 2018 Request a Quote $2,789 add $1,179
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