Day 1: We travel to the picturesque Connecticut River, where we cruise past famous landmarks including Gillette Castle, then we spend the night in Mystic.
Day 2: We continue to Cape Cod, where we board the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. We tour the “Storybook Island” and enjoy lunch in an island restaurant. We return by ferry and have free time in Hyannis. Grab a quick bite or pick up dinner to go before our train ride on the Cape Flyer Rail Excursion. We pass by beautiful cranberry bogs, natural woodlands, lush marshes, ocean views and more. We spend the night in the Boston suburbs. (B, L)
Day 3: We tour Salem and learn about the famous 1692 witchcraft trials that consumed this New England seaside village. Take time for lunch on your own at Pickering Wharf before departing for Portland, where we unwind on the Casco Bay Diamond Pass Cruise. Pass by the lovely shorelines dotted with Victorian cottages and quaint villages. Dinner is included tonight. (B, D)
Day 4: We will be in lighthouse heaven as we follow stunning Cape Elizabeth’s rocky coastline. We have lunch on our own in Boothbay Harbor, where we enjoy a tour of Boothbay and have free time to explore this delightful coastal village. We top off our day with a Maine lobster dinner with all the trimmings. (B, D)
Day 5: We travel home from Maine, stopping in Connecticut to board the Essex Steam Train as it meanders along the picturesque Connecticut River Valley. We return home early evening. (B)