Trains of New England – 9 Days
October 8, 2018 – Guaranteed Departure! September 21, 2018 Double: $3,395, Single: $4,395 (Route B) All aboard the Downeaster for an iconic train journey that connects New England’s quaint historic coastal towns and villages. Stroll the cobbled streets of America’s oldest and most…
October 8, 2018 – Guaranteed Departure!
September 21, 2018
Double: $3,395, Single: $4,395
All aboard the Downeaster for an iconic train journey that connects New England’s quaint historic coastal towns and villages. Stroll the cobbled streets of America’s oldest and most progressive city, Boston! Shop in Quincy market (for Boston cream pie) and learn about the American Revolution from a local guide.
Watch stunning landscapes of autumn woods pass by as you wind your way to famous seaside spots like Kennebunkport, the summer retreat of America’s wealthy, and Ogunquit (beautiful place by the sea). Explore the charming walkways, pedestrian bridges, and shingled cottages of colonial towns under the salty-sweet perfume of beach roses. Shop for antiques, study history in the many museums, and tuck into a fresh Maine lobster bake, a sweet oceanside treat and a celebration of tradition.
Step back in time as the Notch Train trundles along trestle tracks laid in the 1870s. Marvel at the rugged canyons, river valleys, abundant wildlife, and soaring summits of the Loon, Cannon, and White Mountains. Hike to lookouts for magnificent views of unspoilt wilderness.
Slow things down with a 300-acre orchard tour providing incredible views of Vermont’s picturesque landscape. The Apple Barn Farm stand serves up apple cider doughnuts and crisp apples in wooden crates.
Embark on this remarkable vacation packed to the brim with pure Americana delights, scenic relaxation, and mouthwatering meals – a must for anyone who embraces the romance of train travel.
Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train
The beautifully restored railcars of the Cafe Lafayette Train are a fine way to experience the Pemigewasset River Valley while indulging in a distinctive culinary experience.
This one-of-a-kind 40-kilometre train journey through pretty New Hampshire outdoes culinary extravagance. Enjoy a savoury 5-course meal assembled with locally-sourced fresh seasonal ingredients that are hand selected and brought together by head chef Doug Trulson. Complement your meal with a “revived classic” cocktail curated by accomplished mixologist and train owner, Michael French. The unique cocktail menu pairs perfectly with the award-winning fare. Try the horseradish crusted filet of salmon with a lemon basiltini!
Bring lounging legs and your appetite on this indulgent moving dining experience. See why the Wall Street Journal and Trip Advisor give top-of-class honours to Cafe Lafayette!
Deluxe motorcoach transportation, 8 nights accommodation, 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 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.
• Guided tour of Boston
• Downeaster train ride to Maine
• Guided tour of Kennebunkport
• Lobster bake dinner
• Notch Train
• Fabyan Station
• Rocks Estate
• Gondola Ride to Summit of Loon Mountain
• Guided tour of New Hampshire
• Mount Washington Cog Railway
• Lake Winnipesauke cruise
• Wright Museum of World War II
• Café Lafayette Dinner Train
• Bennington Apple Barn Tour
• Hemmings Automobilia
• Tanglewood & Stockbridge Bowl
Scranton, PA: Hilton Hotel (1 night)
Woburn, MA: Hilton (1 night)
Ogunquit, ME: Meadowmere Resort (1 night)
White Mountains, NH: The Mountain Club on Loon (3 nights)
Williamstown, MA: Williams Inn (1 night)
Verona, NY: Turning Stone Resort & Casino (1 night)
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Trains of New England – 9 Days
Day 1: Scranton, PA
Journey aboard our luxury motorcoach as it makes it way to Scranton, Pennsylvania. Enjoy the scenery and the onboard amenities including Wi-Fi and satellite radio. Get to know your fellow passengers during an included welcome dinner this evening.
Stay: Hilton Hotel, Scranton
Day 2: Boston, MA
Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. After lunch on your own in Quincy Market, explore this treasure trove of history on a guided city tour. See sights such as the Freedom Trail, and the Old North Church, and cross the Charles River to tour Cambridge and Harvard University.
Stay: Hilton, Woburn
Meals: B, D
Day 3: Amtrak’s Downeaster, Lobsterbake
All board! Travel on the Amtrak Train “Downeaster” to Maine for a guided tour of Kennebunkport, a quiet coastal town known for its boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. An entertaining lobsterbake is a highlight of your time in Maine. More than a dish or even a feast, the tradition celebrates family, food and friendship.
Stay: Meadowmere Resort, Ogunquit
Meals: B, D
Day 4: Notch Train
History unfolds and surrounds you as you chug down the Maine Central Railroad’s famed Mountain Division line – these tracks were laid in the 1870s! The scenery in Crawford Notch is breathtakingly dramatic: soaring mountains, steep ravines and cascading brooks. Cross Frankenstein Trestle and Willey Brook Bridge to The Rocks Estate.
Stay: The Mountain Club on Loon, White Mountains
Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Kancamagus Scenic Byway
This stunning journey was carved through the White Mountain National Forest, and today admire views of the White Mountains, Lower Falls and Rocky Gorge. Nicknamed The Kanc, this scenic byway brings to you a jaw dropping elevation of nearly 3,000 feet! Experience a sense of adventure and history on the Cog Railway’s 3-hour round-trip to the top of Mount Washington. This scenic train ride allows visitors to take in the spectacular panoramic view, spanning the White Mountains of New Hampshire and all of the Northeastern United States.
Meals: B, L
Day 6: Lake Winnipesauke Cruise, Café Lafayette Dinner Train
Nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains is Winnipersaukee Lake, the largest lake in New Hampshire. The crystal clear water is spring-fed and is dotted with more than 300 islands. Cruise along, admiring the mountains, wildlife and natural beauty. Tour the Wright Museum, which houses an incredible 14,000+ items significant to World War II from both the home front and battlefield. Enjoy a fine dining experience this evening on the Café Lafayette Dinner Train, sure to be a highlight of this tour!
Meals: B, D
Day 7: Bennington, VT
Bennington’s bustling main street welcomes you with friendly shops, galleries and cozy restaurants. Enjoy lunch at The Publyk House, richly decorated, complete with barn board, cozy fireplaces and of course, the aroma of a home-cooked meals! At Hemming Automobillia, car lovers will delight in the collection of signs, die-cast models, pedal cars, auto artwork and more. Tour one of Vermont’s finest orchards, Bennington Apple Barn. Indulge in warm apple pie topped with cool and creamy ice cream as part of your tour!
Stay: Williams Inn, Williamstown
Meals: B, L, D
Day 8: Tanglewood, Stockbridge
Tanglewood is home to a collection of three music schools: the Tanglewood Music Center, Days in the Arts and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. This iconic music venue is also the summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. At Chesterwood, admire the works of Daniel Chester French, creator of the Minute Man and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. The buildings including his studio were donated by his only child to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Here you can see many plaster sketches of his 200 plus public and private commissions.
Stay: Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona
Meals: B, D
Day 9: Return home
After a relaxing evening at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, begin your return journey home.