October 4-11, 2023
New England Rails & Trails
Experience the best of New England on this 8-day tour, starting with a visit to Boston and its historic landmarks. Explore the scenic White Mountains and take a ride on the Mount Washington Cog Railway, before traveling to Vermont to visit a working dairy farm and a maple sugar farm. End the trip with a visit to the picturesque Maine coast, including a lobster farewell dinner and a cruise through Casco Bay.
Price *Includes Roundtrip Air from LIT
Double Occupancy: $4,099
Single Occupancy: $5,199
- 2 Rail Journeys
- Conway Scenic Railroad
- Mt. Washington Cog Rail
- Boston City Tour
- Faneuil Hall Marketplace
- North Conway New Hampshire
- Billings Farm & Museum
- Maple Sugar Farm
- Ben & Jerry’s Factory
- Shelburne Museum
- Portland Maine
- Casco Bay Cruise
- Kancamagus Highway
- Quechee Gorge
- Cold Hollow Cider Mill
- Portland Lighthouse
- Lobster Farewell Dinner
- Roundtrip Airfare – From DFW or LIT
- 11 Meals: 7 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
- Professional Tour Director
- Motorcoach Transportation
- Gratuities to Tour Director & Coach Driver
- Hotel Transfers
- Admissions per Itinerary
- Sightseeing per Itinerary
- Baggage Handling at Hotel
- 7 Nights Accommodations
- 1 Night – Hilton Boston/Woburn or Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree, Boston Area
- 2 Nights – North Conway Grand or Residence Inn, Jackson, NH
- 2 Nights – Doubletree by Hilton, Burlington, VT or Best Western Windjammer
- 2 Nights – Hyatt Place or Holiday Inn, Portland, Maine
TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL
Easy 1 2 3 4 Active
DAY 1: ARRIVE BOSTON
Upon arrival in Boston meet your Tour Director and transfer to your Boston Area hotel.
Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
(D) Overnight: Boston Area
DAY 2: BOSTON – NORTH CONWAY
This morning enjoy a Boston City Tour featuring Boston Commons, the Old State House, the Old North Church from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride, the Old South Meeting House, Beacon Hill and Old Ironsides. Visit the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, located in downtown Boston near the waterfront and originally gifted to the city in 1742. Enjoy leisure time to grab a bite to eat, wander, people watch and shop. Later leave Boston and travel into New Hampshire’s scenic White Mountains & arrive in the picturesque North Conway area for a two night stay.
(B,D) Overnight: North Conway Area, NH
DAY 3: MT. WASHINGTON COG & CONWAY SCENIC RAILROAD
This morning motorcoach to board the historic Mount Washington Cog Railway. Enjoy breathtaking vistas during your three-hour rail experience aboard the world’s first (1869) mountain-climbing Cog Railway to the top of the highest peak in the Northeast, Mount Washington. Then return to North Conway and board the Conway Scenic Railroad for a nostalgic ride through the scenic Mt. Washington Valley countryside. The restored historic railcars are powered by diesel & electric locomotives. Enjoy the evening at your own pace.
(B) Overnight: North Conway Area, NH
DAY 4: NORTH CONWAY – BURLINGTON
This morning motorcoach along one of New England’s most popular scenic drives, the Kancamagus Highway. The drive connects North Conway with Lincoln
and offers spectacular views of rushing rivers and covered bridges. Continue to Quechee Gorge, “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon.” Later arrive in the scenic town
of Woodstock to visit the Billings Farm & Museum, a modern working dairy farm and museum of Vermont life in the 1890’s. This afternoon pass through quaint villages and mountain scenery before arriving in Burlington for a two night stay in the famous and historic Vermont mountain town.
(B,D) Overnight: Burlington, VT
DAY 5: VERMONT SIGHTSEEING
Visit the Shelburne Museum, located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley & one of the nation’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Later visit Cold Hollow Cider Mill, one of the largest apple cider mills in New England and known for their cold-pressed cider. Also visit the home of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, founded in 1978 in a renovated gas station. Enjoy a brief factory tour and a scoop of one of the creative flavors. Late afternoon return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
(B) Overnight: Burlington, VT
DAY 6: BURLINGTON – PORTLAND, MAINE
This morning visit a Maple Sugar Farm to sample some authentic Vermont Maple sweets and learn about the sugaring process. Later relax and enjoy the spectacular New England scenery enroute to the Maine Coast. Arrive in scenic Portland, Maine for a two-night stay. Portland is Maine’s largest city and sits on a
peninsula, jutting out into island filled Casco Bay
(B) Overnight: Portland
DAY 7: PORTLAND
Today enjoy a scenic Casco Bay Cruise past lovely Victorian cottages on the shorelines of Little & Great Diamond Island. Then enjoy some leisure time in Old Port, Portland’s historic waterfront. Later visit the Portland Head Lighthouse & Museum in Cape Elizabeth, one of America’s oldest and most photographed lighthouses. Tonight enjoy a Lobster Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers.
(B,D) Overnight: Portland
DAY 8: PORTLAND – BOSTON – HOME
Travel to Boston & fly home with wonderful memories of your New England experiences.
*Itinerary is subject to change.