When: May 17 – 21
Length: 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Departs: Lanc 7:30 A.M., Hbg E 6:45 A.M., Hbg W 6:30 A.M., York 6:00 A.M.
Day 1: We travel to the State of Connecticut and the Mohegan Sun Casino. A full buffet dinner is included tonight. We spend the night in the Mystic, CT area. (D)
Day 2: We tour the US Coast Guard Museum this morning, located on the grounds of the picturesque Coast Guard Academy. The museum features artifacts spanning the 200 year history of America’s premier maritime service. We then travel to Essex Station for a ride through the beautiful countryside and shoreline of the Connecticut River aboard the vintage Essex Steam Train and relax over lunch in a restored Pullman car. We later board the Becky Thatcher riverboat and enjoy a cruise featuring Gillette Castle, Haddam Swing Bridge and extensive wildlife. Our afternoon is completed with a visit to a local winery where the mood is relaxing and the wine delicious. Dinner will be on your own at Olde Mystic Village where you can choose from a selection of eateries and browse the many shops. (B, L)
Day 3: We travel to Newport, RI, and begin our day by touring the Breakers Mansion, the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages” and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn-of-the-century America. Step out of the Breakers onto the world-famous coastal walkway, known as the Cliff Walk, and take in the natural beauty of Newport’s shoreline. We then feast on lunch aboard the Newport and Narragansett Railroad, as we take in views of Newport’s picturesque bay and its many vistas featuring sailing ships, marine wildlife and the prestigious Newport Naval Academy. We continue to Cape Cod and “Cranberry Country” to take a bog tour and learn about the history, harvest and commerce. We spend the next two nights in Hyannis. Tonight you can explore the Hyannis waterfront and have dinner on your own at one of the many eateries. (B, L)
Day 4: Depart from scenic Woods Hole Harbor and travel by ferry to the “Storybook Island” of Martha’s Vineyard. Your tour will include the famous Gingerbread Houses, Island Tabernacle and the antique carousel of Oak Bluffs. Explore Edgartown filled with its many shops, eateries and extraordinary views of the Atlantic Ocean. We return after a full day on Martha’s Vineyard and relax over a New England Lobster Bake that completes our most enjoyable day. (B, D)
Day 5: We depart this morning and travel home filled with the memories of our time spent on the Coast. We return home early evening. (B)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 1,300
Caper Coupon: $13.00
Price includes: 4 nights accommodations, 2 dinners, 4 breakfasts, 2 luncheon trains, River Cruise, Winery, Breakers Mansion, Cranberry Bog, Martha’s Vineyard Tour and deluxe motorcoach transportation.