New England in the Summertime

New England in the Summertime

Discover New England's rich history, diverse landscapes ranging from beautiful farmland to majestic mountains, and inland lakes to magnificent sea coast, a delightful train excursion, scenic lighthouses, and New England's amazing maritime history!

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Discover New England's rich history, diverse landscapes ranging from beautiful farmland to majestic mountains, and inland lakes to magnificent sea coast, a delightful train excursion, scenic lighthouses, and New England's amazing maritime history!

New England in the Summertime!

Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

New England

 

 

Included:

* Basic amenities

* 5 nights hotel accommodations

* 5 breakfasts

* 4 dinners (including a Lobster dinner)

* 1 evening of live entertainment

* Guided Tours of Maine, including:

         -Kennebunkport

         -Portland

* Photo-stops, including:

         -Quechee Gorge

         -Covered Bridge

         -Wedding Cake House

         -Portland Head Light

* Attractions and admissions per itinerary, including:

         -Coolidge Historic Site

         -Woodstock, Vermont

         -Sugarbush Farms

         -Littleton, New Hampshire

         -Chutters Candy Store

         -Basin at Franconia Notch State Park

         -Loon Mountain Gondola Ride

         -Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Train Ride

         -Dock Square Kennebunkport

         -Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

         -Portland, Maine “Old Port”

         -Freeport, Maine L.L. Bean Store

* Driver, Escort and Step-on Guide Gratuities

Day 1

Welcome Aboard! Travel in comfort aboard our deluxe motor coach to "The Green Mountain State," Vermont, to begin our New England in the Summertime tour! Before checking into the Killington Mountain Lodge for the next two nights, we are treated to a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. Our accommodations are centrally located in the town of Killington, Vermont, and are set amidst spectacular mountain views.

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Day 2

After breakfast, we meet our step-on guide, and depart for a day of sightseeing in Vermont. We begin at the Coolidge Historic Site, the birthplace and boyhood home of President Calvin Coolidge for a self-guided tour. This historic park dedicated to our 30th President includes President Coolidge's birthplace, his homestead, a one-room schoolhouse, a general store, a carriage barn and historical museum. Next we travel to the picturesque New England community of Woodstock, Vermont for some leisure time to explore and browse its many specialty shops, restaurants and covered bridge. After lunch on your own we will visit a family farm located off the beaten path on a hillside in central Vermont. Here we will learn how Sugarbush Farms, famous for its excellent waxed cheeses, produces 14 varieties of cheeses. Also, we will learn about maple sugaring and the production of pure Vermont maple syrup and a variety of sweet Vermont maple products. Following our tour enjoy a sampling of their assorted cheeses and a tasting of different grades of pure Vermont maple syrup. Before returning to the lodge, we continue on to Quechee Gorge for a photo-stop at Vermont's Little Grand Canyon, followed by a delicious dinner at a restaurant that serves up great local flavors, followed by entertainment.

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Day 3

After breakfast, we meet our step-on guide, and depart for "The Granite State," New Hampshire for a day of sightseeing. We begin with a photo-stop at a covered bridge. Next we will have some leisure time to explore the vibrant downtown area of Littleton, New Hampshire. The buildings found downtown are interesting and eclectic, with different competing styles and themes. There are places to eat, shop, and be entertained. Lunch is on your own. Chutters Candy Store is a long-time tradition in the town and boasts the title of the longest candy counter in the world! Littleton is also home to excellent antiquing with many shops to choose from. The next stop of the day will be a visit to the Basin located in Franconia Notch State Park. Thousands of years of rushing water has eroded the rock into a smooth, circular cave-like formation. Below the Basin is another water-eroded rock formation called the Old Man's Foot. This afternoon we travel to Lincoln, New Hampshire to board the Loon Mountain Gondola. We'll ride New Hampshire's longest sky ride to the summit for a spectacular panoramic view! Our final stop today will be in Meredith, New Hampshire to climb aboard the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad for an exciting excursion while dining on a roast turkey dinner. The relaxing train trip travels along the shoreline of the lake, and provides terrific views of this sparkling lake and its summer cottages. We overnight in Gilford, New Hampshire.

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Day 4

After breakfast, we depart for "The Pine Tree State," Maine. Upon our arrival in Kennebunkport, we meet our step-on guide and depart for a tour of Kennebunkport. Highlights of our tour will include viewing Colonial Mansions, a drive past former President Bush's summer estate on Walker's Point, and a photo-stop at the Wedding Cake House. Following our tour enjoy exploring Dock Square Kennebunkport with its galleries, shops, and restaurants. Lunch is on your own. Following lunch, we depart for Portland, Maine for a delightful 90-minute narrated "Lighthouse Lovers" cruise. Sit back, relax and enjoy our cruise through the busy Portland harbor and innermost islands to see lighthouses, forts, lobster boats, seals, and seabirds. Four lighthouses can be seen up close with as many as seven in view during the cruise. After checking into the Best Western Merry Manor in South Portland, Maine for the next two nights, we conclude our travel day with a traditional Maine lobster dinner at The Maine Table Restaurant located at the hotel.

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Day 5

After breakfast, we meet our step-on guide, and depart for a tour of Portland. Portland is Maine's largest city, situated on Casco Bay at the beginning of the "Rocky Coast of Maine". The tour of Portland will take us into Portland's beautifully preserved Victorian district, and past the grand dame of Portland architecture, the "Victorian Mansion," and the Wadsworth Longfellow House, where four generations of one remarkable family lived, and made significant contributions to the political, literary, and culture life of New England and the United States. We will also view Portland's busy, working waterfront and the Casco Bay Islands. A photo-stop will be included at Portland Head Light, the oldest lighthouse in Maine. The lighthouse was commissioned by George Washington and built in 1791. Following our tour enjoy some leisure time at Portland's renovated "Old Port" area browsing, shopping, and having lunch on your own. After lunch we depart for Freeport, Maine. Enjoy some free time exploring and browsing Freeport's many specialty shops including the L.L. Bean flagship store before we return to our hotel for a good night's sleep. Tonight, dinner is on your own at The Maine Table Restaurant at your leisure.

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Day 6

After breakfast settle back and enjoy a movie on our drive home, while reminiscing about New England's rich history, diverse landscapes ranging from beautiful farmland to majestic mountains, and inland lakes to magnificent sea coast, a delightful train excursion, scenic lighthouses, and New England's amazing maritime history!

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B=Breakfast, D =Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Carney Park & Ride Carney Park & Ride - 2980 Jomat Ave. Parkville, MD
Exit 31A (Harford Rd north) off Route 695
Gunther Charters Gunther's - 7443 Shipley Ave. Harmans, MD (GPS)
Lot C off of Shipley Ave.
Joppa Magnolia Fire Dept. Joppa - Magnolia Fire Dept - 1403 Old Mountain Rd
Joppa, MD - 95 to Exit 74 (Rt. 152)
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