Tour New England by rail and sail during autumn’s splendor by taking four exciting rail excursions and three fun-filled New England cruises. Also, travel the beautiful Kancamagus Highway through the White Mountains and spend two nights at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino.
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
2 Boston and Kennebunkport, Maine
Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of historic Boston including the Freedom Trail and the Public Garden. Then, travel up the coast and stop at Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s coastal jewels and the summer home to many of America’s rich and famous, before continuing 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. Meal: B
3 Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Casco Bay Cruise
Begin the day at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad
and Museum. The museum is dedicated to preserving Maine’s
history with the two foot narrow gauge railroad system. Take
the short 1.5 mile long ride along the Eastern Promenade of
Later, Maine’s rocky shoreline and wooded islands
come into view on a scenic cruise in Casco Bay.
Sail past lovely Victorian cottages dotted along Little and Great Diamond
Islands as you watch for lobstermen, local fishing fleets and the
abundant sea birds, seals and other wildlife.Meals: B, D
4 New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Mount Washington Cog Railway
Leaving the coast today, travel west into New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Experience towering peaks, stunning scenery, quaint towns and villages before boarding the Mount Washington Cog Railway. This three hour excursion rides to the summit of Mount Washington aboard cars hauled by board vintage steam locomotives and modern biodiesel engines. Later enjoy time for shopping at some of the many outlet stores or browse the local shops in North Conway. Meals: B, L
5 North Conway Scenic Railroad and The Kancamagus Scenic Byway
Begin the day aboard the North Conway Scenic Railroad. Enjoy the Mt. Washington Valley countryside and relive part of railroad history when the first train traveled through this region over 135 years ago. Then, 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 and meanders through vast forests, old logging roads and Indian hunting paths. Cross into Vermont and stop at Quechee Gorge to view the spectacular scenery of the area before arriving at your hotel for the night. Meals: B, D
6 Norman Rockwell Museum and Foxwoods Resort Casino
Leaving Vermont this morning, 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. See his beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post
and the Four Freedoms
to the best in the field of American Illustration. You’ll spend some free time in the quaint Berkshire town of Stockbridge before continuing to the incredible Foxwoods Resort Casino, your home for the next two nights. Meal: B
7 The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Becky Thatcher
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 returning to Foxwoods. Meals: B, L
8 Plymouth Rock and Whale Watching Cruise
Today pass through the state of Rhode Island, famous for its maritime history. In Plymouth, Massachusetts climb aboard your sea going vessel for a whale watching excursion. Cape Cod is a world-class destination for whale watching. This naturalist guide-led cruise sails out to Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank, a marine sanctuary and primary feeding ground for Humpback, Finback, Minke and the endangered Right whales.
Pay a visit to Plymouth Rock where our forefathers first settled on American soil. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D
9 Travel Home
This morning, take the group transfer to Boston’s Logan Airport for flights out after
12:00 p.m. Meal: B