Autumn in New England – 6 Days
October 22, 2018 – Guaranteed Departure! Double: $2,995, Single: $3,895 (Route C) Scarlet and fiery orange are the legendary New England hillsides in Autumn. Pastoral farmlands growing peaches, pumpkins, and crisp apples roll out from mountains cloaked in hardwoods and conifers. We’ve carefully mapped…
October 22, 2018 – Guaranteed Departure!
Double: $2,995, Single: $3,895
Scarlet and fiery orange are the legendary New England hillsides in Autumn. Pastoral farmlands growing peaches, pumpkins, and crisp apples roll out from mountains cloaked in hardwoods and conifers. We’ve carefully mapped our tour to take in the warmth of this scenery under blue October skies. Oh, and we’ve packed in a lot of local, down-home New England eating at every turn!
Famous Saratoga Springs has a rich heritage thanks to its natural mineral springs, and the wealthy wellness-seekers who sought its healing powers. We’ll explore the history, glamorous hotels (including our Inn for the night), and ritzy gambling spots that once entertained throngs of millionaires in the 1800s.
Then it’s off to see New England’s grandeur by train. The Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train trundles along 40kms of track in restored railcars – an award-winning culinary experience. The Cog Railway serves up history and adventure on its climb to the highest peak in New England, Mount Washington.
In lovely Vermont, known for covered bridges and warm hospitality, see how sweet things are made at Lake Champlain Chocolates and stay at the storied Trapp Family Lodge. Sample Cabot cheddars and dairy goods (try the Sriracha sour cream dip!), and shop at Danforth Pewter, family operated since 1755. We’ll stop at Smuggler’s Notch Distillery, site of a famous bootlegger pass, where spirits are made in small batches with pure Vermont spring water. At the Cold Hollow Cider Mill – a favourite – we’ll indulge in cider, wines, gifts, and endless shelves of baked goods, including prized secret-recipe apple cider doughnuts.
Trapp Family Lodge
Glencoe means “Valley of Weeping,” which aptly describes the beauty of Scotland’s grandest and most famous Glen. It is dominated by three massive spurs, known as the Three Sisters, and enclosed by the steep Aonach Eagach ridge.
The first written mention of this romantic valley is the Glencoe Massacre when, in 1692, the resident MacDonalds became victims of government clan suppression. Hike to Signal Rock, where the MacDonalds once gathered or, for a bigger challenge, climb from Kinlochleven over the Devil’s Staircase or ascend the twin summits of Stob Coire nan Lochan and Bidean nam Bian – the highest peak in Argyll!
Tired and happy after a good day of hiking, we’ll retire down the way from Glencoe at the Alltshellach Country House Hotel. A lovely highland residence on the shores of Loch Leven, it overlooks the island castle that imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots in 1566.
Fill your soul and your camera with five days of Glencoe’s glacial valleys, deep gorges, crashing waterfalls, and highland climbs that end near the clouds.
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 5 nights accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners, all highlights listed, a DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.
Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and HST does not apply.
• Free time in Saratoga Springs, NY
• Café Lafayette Dinner Train (includes dinner)
• Mount Washington Cog Railway (includes lunch)
• Rock of Ages Granite Quarry
• Free time in Littleton, NH
• Trapp Family Lodge: afternoon tea and tour of lodge
• Free time and guided tour of Stowe including stops at: Oldest Covered Bridge, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Danforth Pewter, Cabot Cheese Annex, Smugglers Notch Distillery
• Dinner at Bierhall Restaurant (on grounds of the Trapp Family Lodge)
Saratoga Springs, NY: The Inn at Saratoga (1 night)
Bretton Woods, NH: Omni Mount Washington Resort (2 nights)
Stowe, VT: Trapp Family Lodge (2 nights)
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Autumn in New England – 6 Days
Day 1: Saratoga Springs
Begin your vacation aboard our comfortable motorcoach, making use of the on-board amenities like free Wi-Fi, extra legroom and satellite radio.
Drive a picturesque route to Saratoga where you will settle into your hotel. The Inn at Saratoga is the perfect marriage of past and present, the oldest operating hotel in Saratoga and an historic gem boasting all modern amenities. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Stay: The Inn at Saratoga, Saratoga Springs
Day 2: Saratoga, Woodstock, Café Lafayette Dinner Train
After a leisurely breakfast at your hotel enjoy free time to explore Saratoga Springs. Known as “the Queen of the Spas.”
Continue your journey into the beautiful Green Mountains to the lovely town of Woodstock. It is a destination boasting three covered bridges, fabulous restaurants, charming boutiques and shops, and agricultural landscapes.
All aboard! Tonight, enjoy a memorable dining experience. Nestled on the western slopes of the mountains, the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train is one of the area’s premier destinations. The beautifully restored railcars are a unique way to experience this fabulous region. As you roll down the rails at a leisurely pace, enjoy perfectly harmonized service and beautifully plated fare highlighting quality seasonal ingredients selected and prepared on board.
Stay: Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods
Meals: B, D
Day 3: Mount Washington Cog Railway, Free afternoon
This morning climb to the top of Mount Washington, the highest peak in New England, on the world’s first mountain-climbing Cog Railway train. This scenic train ride allows you to take in the spectacular panoramic view, spanning the White Mountains of New Hampshire and all of the Northeastern United States.
In the afternoon enjoy free time at the Omni Mount Washington Resort, a grand masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture, this National Historic Landmark opened in 1902 and has been attracting generations of families ever since.
Share your afternoon adventures over dinner with your fellow travellers.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, Littleton, Afternoon tea at Trapp Family Lodge
Today travel to Rock of Ages the world’s largest “deep hole” granite quarry by dimension where they’ve been extracting 400 million-year-old stones since 1885. Enjoy a factory tour and watch quarriers cutting the granite away from the quarry wall.
Spend some free time in Littleton a small New England town nestled on the edge of the White Mountains and the Connecticut River. Don’t forget to stop at Chutter’s Candy Store, which claims to hold the world record for Longest Candy Counter.
Arrive mid-afternoon into the Trapp Family Lodge. This warm family-run property specializes in European-style accommodations and cuisine, spectacular mountain vistas, upscale amenities, and outdoor activities. Settle into your delightful room with mountain views from your balcony.
Stay: Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe
Meals: B, D
Day 5: Trapp Family Lodge tour, Stowe
During your tour of the Trapp Family Lodge you will learn all about the Trapp Family and the beautiful Lodge they created and still run. You may even get to meet a member of the family.
Travel down the mountain to the town of Stowe and enjoy some free time to explore the shops and restaurants. This afternoon you will have a local guide showing you the area and taking you to some delightful area highlights such as: Lake Champlain chocolates. Danforth Pewter, Cabot Cheese Annex. Smugglers Notch Distillery and Cold Hollow Cider.
Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at the Bierhall. The von Trapp Brewing Bierhall Restaurant is a gathering place for friends to enjoy “a little of Austria, a lot of Vermont.” Many of the menu items are prepared on the wood-fired Parrilla grill that is the showcase feature of the Bierhall
Meals: B, D
Day 6: Travel home
Say goodbye to Vermont as you travel home today. Watch the countryside slip by or enjoy our onboard entertainment as you relax and remember you time in New England.