Join us on a culinary journey across four New England states. Take a Lobster Pulling cruise and enjoy dinner in Maine, feast on fresh-made ice cream and cottage-made cheeses in Vermont and freshly shucked oysters in Rhode Island.
1 Arrive in Massachusetts
Arrive in Boston today and transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager in the lobby at
6:00 p.m. for dining suggestions.
2 Maine Coast & Lobster Cruise
Enjoy a get-acquainted breakfast at the hotel this morning. Board the waiting motorcoach and depart for coastal Maine.
The first stop today is at Stonewall Kitchens who produces delicious Maine Blueberry preserves and many other
wonderful jams and jellies. There is a photo stop at the Nubble Lighthouse in York, which is one of the most
photographed lighthouses in Maine.
Then, travel to Perkin’s Cove where you will board the Finestkind
Lobster Pulling Cruise to learn about Maine lobster fishing. Enjoy lunch and shopping on your own in Perkins Cove and Ogunquit. Continue to Portland, Maine’s largest city, where a local guide conducts a tour of the city including the waterfront, the Eastern and Western Promenade, the Longfellow Home and Saco Bay. Later, travel to Kennebunkport and check into the hotel for the evening. Tonight, a delicious Maine Lobster dinner is served this evening at the hotel. Meals: B, D
3 Quechee Gorge & Billings Farm
After your included breakfast at the hotel, you will say good-bye to coastal Maine and make your way to the Green Mountains of Vermont. The first stop today takes is at Quechee Gorge Village where you can visit the Cabot Cheese
Annex followed by lunch served at a local restaurant.
This afternoon, visit the historic Billings Farm and Museum to learn the history of a Vermont hillside dairy farm. While at the farm you will enjoy a butter or cheese making demonstration. Later, continue to your Rutland hotel where you check in for the next two evenings. Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant featuring locally grown and raised products. Meals: B, L, D
4 Vermont Sweets & Treats
Today is spent touring in the Vermont. Begin the day in Montpelier, Vermont’s State Capital, where you will visit the Morse Sugar Farm for a talk on maple sugaring and a taste of their traditional sugar-on-snow. Lunch and shopping is on your own in Montpelier. This afternoon, continue to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill to see the production of their delicious cider and sample many of their fine apple products.
No visit to Vermont is complete without a stop at Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory for a tour and tasting. Tonight, another wonderful dinner is included at a local restaurant. Meals: B, D
5 Yankee Candle & Sturbridge Village Colonial Lunch
After breakfast this morning, depart Vermont for the small town of Deerfield, Massachusetts. The first stop is at
Yankee Candle Factory for a little shopping and a morning break. The next stop is at historic Sturbridge Village. Here, you will enjoy a special culinary program of Colonial foods and cooking.
Lunch is on your own at Sturbridge. Later, continue to Newport, Rhode Island, and check into your hotel for the next two evenings. Tonight, a dinner of locally raised foods is included at the hotel. Meals: B, D
6 Newport’s Oysters & Wines
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before a local guide conducts a narrated tour
of Newport including the downtown area, Fort Adams and Narragansetts Bay. You will also see the “homes of the Elite 400” along beautiful Bellevue Avenue.
Next, travel to the Matunuck Oyster Farm where you will enjoy a program on oyster farming in Rhode Island followed by a delicious lunch featuring local seafood. You will conclude the day with a visit to Greenvale Vineyards where you will enjoy
a guided tour and tasting of their wonderful wines. Tonight, your Tour Manager hosts a special farewell dinner.
Meals: B, L, D
6 Depart for Home
A hearty farewell breakfast is served before boarding the motorcoach for a group transfer to Boston Logan Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B