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New England Rails and Sails
featuring Four Rail Excursions and Three Scenic Cruises
 9 Days • 14 Meals

Air Tour

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.

 Highlights
  • 14 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Experience four New England Trains: Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, Conway Scenic Railroad, Green Mountain Railroad and Essex Steam Train
  • Experience three New England Cruises: Cruise Portland’s Casco Bay, Becky Thatcher Riverboat Cruise and Captain John Whale Watching Cruise
  • Panoramic city tour of Boston with a local guide including the Freedom Trail
  • Visit Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s coastal jewels
  • Spend a night in the 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”
  • Spend Two nights at the incredible Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino
  • $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  Boston and Kennebunkport, Maine
Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of historic Boston including the Freedom Trail including 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
Day 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. See the extensive collection of rail cars and take a short 1.5 mile long ride along the Eastern Promenade of Casco Bay. 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
Day 4  New Hampshire’s White Mountains and North Conway Scenic Railroad
Leaving the coast today, travel west into New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Experience towering peaks, stunning scenery and quaint towns and villages before boarding the North Conway Scenic Railroad to enjoy the Mt. Washington Valley countryside. Relive part of railroad history when the first train traveled through this region over 135 years ago. Later enjoy time for shopping at some of the many outlet stores or browse the local shops in North Conway. Meals: B, L
Day 5  The Kancamagus Scenic Byway and Green Mountain Railroad
This morning, 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 in Chester to board the Green Mountain Railroad. Enjoy the ride while taking in views of covered bridges, the Connecticut River and the Brockway Mill Gorge. Meals: B, D
Day 6  Norman Rockwell Museum and Mohegan Sun
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. From 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 Mohegan Sun Resort, your home for the next two nights. Meal: B
Day 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 Mohegan Sun. Meals: B, L
Day 8  Plymouth Rock and Whale Watching Cruise
Today enter the smallest New England state, Rhode Island, famous for its maritime history. In Plymouth, Massachusetts climb aboard your sea going vessel for a whale watching excursion. 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
Day 9  Travel Home
This morning, take the group transfer to Boston’s Logan Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1  Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts
Days 2-3  Best Western Merry Manor Inn, Portland, Maine
Days 4  Residence Inn, North Conway, New Hampshire
Days 5  Fairfield Inn, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Days 6-7  Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Days 8  Marriott Boston Quincy, Quincy, Massachusetts
 

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