New England Rails and Sails Autumn Foliage
Featuring 4 Scenic Cruises and 3 Colorful Rail Excursions
 11 Days • 15 Meals

Holiday by Motorcoach

New England in fall is unlike any other part of the country, and the most magical way to see it is by train and by boat. This tour gives you the best of both while exploring the region's smaller cities and towns to better absorb what makes New England so special

 Highlights
  • 11 Day Motorcoach and Scenic Train Holiday
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 15 Meals (5 dinners and 10 breakfasts) including a savory lobster dinner
  • Visit 5 New England states
  • Tour the extensive Shelburne Museum
  • Spend 3 nights on Cape Cod
  • Travel Scenic Cape Cod from Hyannis to Provincetown
  • Three New England Trains
  • Ride the Rails on the North Conway Scenic Railroad
  • Experience the Cape Cod Central Railroad
  • Hear the Hiss and See the Steam of the Essex Steam Train
  • Sail on Four New England Cruises
  • Enjoy the water of Vermont’s Lake Champlain
  • Set Sail on the Portland’s Casco Bay to Diamond Island
  • Take a Hyannis Harbor Cruise
  • Riverboat Cruise aboard the Becky Thatcher
  • $55 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart for Ohio
Depart today and enjoy a welcome dinner and overnight in Youngstown, Ohio. (Dinner)
Day 2  Arrive in New York State
Continue west into the “Empire State” of New York for an overnight stay. (Breakfast)
Day 3  Lake Champlain Cruise
Leaving New York state, we cross into Vermont to Burlington. Here we board our boat for a narrated cruise on Lake Champlain. The geographic formations and natural beauty unique to the area are sure to fascinate. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 4  Shelburne Museum
Visit the Shelburne Museum, located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain valley, it is one of the nation’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Later, we’ll set off across Vermont to North Conway, New Hampshire, our home for the next two nights. (Breakfast)
Day 5  Conway Scenic Railroad
Board the Conway Scenic Railroad today for a journey through the White Mountains. The restored historic railcars are powered by diesel and electric locomotives and offer the comfort of riding in either open or enclosed passenger cars. Enjoy the scenery of the Mt. Washington countryside as you travel through the fields and woodlands while crossing the East Branch, Saco and Ellis Rivers. This afternoon enjoy free time in this quaint town. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 6  Casco Bay Cruise
Leaving the White Mountains of New Hampshire, we arrive in Portland, Maine. Here, Maine’s rocky shorelines and wooded islands come into view as we board our boat for a scenic cruise of Casco Bay. Our inner bay route takes us past lovely Victorian cottages nestled along the shores of Little and Great Diamond Islands. Leaving Maine, we follow the coast to Cape Cod. (Breakfast)
Day 7  Cape Cod Central Railroad and Hyannis Harbor Cruise
Climb aboard the Cape Cod Central for an exhilarating rail journey passing beautiful cranberry bogs, natural woodlands, lush marshes and beautiful sand dunes as you make your way to the Cape Cod Canal. Then, take to the water on a cruise of Hyannis Harbor aboard a Maine coastal steamer replica. You’ll sail out by the Kennedy Compound and experience the pristine shoreline, sparkling emerald waters and fresh salt air. Tonight, we enjoy a savory lobster dinner. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 8  Hyannis and Cape Cod
Enjoy time on your own this morning in Hyannis to explore the shops along Main Street or visit the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. This afternoon we travel up the Cape to provincetown and the very tip. This once bustling whaling town is an important part of Pilgrim and American history. (Breakfast)
Day 9  Essex Steam Train and Becky Thatcher Riverboat Cruise
The Valley Railroad Company operates the coal-fired locomotives of the Essex Steam Train. Be swept away by the hiss of steam and the blast of the whistle as you pass through some of the most beautiful country in the state. You will find forests, streams, nostalgic towns and some gorgeous views of the Connecticut River. At Deep River Landing, you will board the riverboat Becky Thatcher for a relaxing and informative ride up the beautiful Connecticut River. (Breakfast)
Day 10  Travel to Ohio
Depart Connecticut today and arrive in Ohio where a farewell dinner and overnight stay in Youngstown await. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 11  Arrive Home
Arrive home today with memories of your New England Rails and Sails. (Breakfast)

 Accommodations
Days 1  2018 - Country Inn, Youngstown, Ohio 2019 - Hampton Inn, Youngstown, Ohio
Days 2  Wingate Hotel, Utica, New York
Days 3  2018 - Best Western Plus Windjammer Inn, South Burlington, Vermont 2019 - Comfort Inn, Colchester, Vermont
Days 4-5  Residence Inn, North Conway, New Hampshire
Days 6-8  Red Jacket Beach Resort, South Yarmouth, MA
Days 9  Best Western Hotel, New Haven, Connecticut
Days 10   Hampton Inn, Youngstown, Ohio
 

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Departure Dates Per Person Twin Room Single Room Status
September 29, 2018 $2,749 add $1,239 Guaranteed
September 28, 2019 $2,839 add $1,269 Available
October 3, 2019 $2,839 add $1,269 Available
October 12, 2019 $2,839 add $1,269 Available
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