New England's Rails and Resorts

Enjoy Fall’s Scenic Beauty on the Atlantic Coast

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7 days | 6 nights • 16 meals
Starting at $2,697

Experience New England’s stunning Fall views as you ride four different trains through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. From the world’s first mountain-climbing cog rail to a scenic lakeside train ride, this will be a trip to remember. You’ll also sail out onto the Atlantic with a lobster boat captain, and enjoy classic mountain and waterfront resorts.

  • Experience several of the region’s most scenic rail routes
  • Ride the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway at Mt. Washington
  • See vivid fall colors across three New England states

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DAY 1—WELCOME TO NEW ENGLAND!
Meet your Discovery Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner in Boston, the historic capital city of Massachusetts.- D

DAY 2—DOWNEASTER/LOBSTER BOAT/KENNEBUNKPORT
It’s “all aboard” today for your first rail adventure, as Amtrak’s modern Downeaster train transports you through three states from suburban Boston to Wells, Maine. There, you’ll be whisked away to lunch at Kennebunkport’s historic Nonantum Resort. Then, weather permitting, we take an informative Lobster cruise on the Kennebunk River and the beautiful Atlantic coastline. The afternoon is yours to explore Kennebunkport or relax at the Nonantum Resort. B, L

DAY 3—M/S MOUNT WASHINGTON/WOLFEBORO/FADDENS
Nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains and along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee we head over to the oldest summer resort town in America - Wolfeboro, NH. We will board the M/S Mount Washington for a narrated cruise of Lake Winnipesaukee along with a delicious buffet lunch aboard. Afterwards, enjoy a stroll on Main Street to do some shopping or grab a quick ice cream before we depart. On our way to our resort this evening we will make a visit to Fadden’s General Store to learn about maple syrup from James Fadden, a seventh generation sugar-maker. B, L, D

DAY 4—MT WASHINGTON/MOUNTAIN COG RAIL
Today, see the grand Mt. Washington Hotel, followed by a delicious luncheon. The day’s highlight is a 3.5-hour round-trip ride on the historic Mt. Washington Cog Railroad, the world’s first mountainclimbing cog train. In just three miles, you will ride the second steepest rack railway in the world up more than 3,500 vertical feet to reach the second highest point in the eastern U.S. On a clear day, those at the top can see from New York State to Maine... and even up into Quebec, Canada. B, L, D

DAY 5—“THE KANC”/CONWAY SCENIC RAILROAD
This morning, explore New Hampshire’s famed White Mountains and the Kancamagus Highway, renowned among New Englander’s as one of the region’s most pristine scenic drives. Witness the splendor of the National Forest as you cross the 2,800-foot Kancamagus Pass, aka “The Kanc”, before dropping into a stunning, deep valley. The rest of the day is spent aboard the Conway Scenic Railroad where we’ve upgraded your seats to the scenic panorama First Class dome car! Enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as you travel through spectacular Crawford Notch, over the Frankenstein Trestle, and across the Willey Brook Bridge en route to Crawford Station. B, L, D

DAY 6—FLUME GORGE/WINNIPESAUKEE RAILROAD
This morning marvel as we walk along the Flume Gorge on wooden walkways, past waterfalls, and 90-foot-high rock walls. After a wonderful lunch we head to the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad for a train ride along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee. Enjoy dinner on your own in downtown Concord, NH just steps away from our hotel. B, L

DAY 7—HISTORIC SALEM/HOME
You may know Salem for being the quaint Massachusetts seaport town infamous for its “witch trials”. Here we will experience a performance of Cry Innocent, which is an interactive re-enactment of the pre-trial examination of Bridget Bishop, who was accused of witchcraft in 1692. You will get to serve as the jury and have an opportunity to cross examine the witnesses. Then we sit for a “farewell” lunch with fresh local fare before heading back to Boston and home. B, L

Quality Accommodations

Night 1: Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport, Boston, MA
Night 2: Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME
Nights 3-5: White Mountain Area Resort, Lincoln or North Conway, NH
Night 6: Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, Concord, NH

Dates:
Sep 24-30, 2023
Oct 1-7, 2023
Oct 8-14, 2023
Oct 15-21, 2023

Price Per Person:
Double $2,697
Single $3,335

Pre/Post Tour Hotel:
$228/night

Depart/Return:
Boston, MA

Inclusions:
Free airport shuttle or hotel parking
Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
Luggage handling of one suitcase per person at hotels
Free bottled water on coach
24-hour emergency call service

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