When: September 18 – 22
Length: 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
Departs: Lanc 7:00 A.M., Hbg E 6:15 A.M., Hbg W 6:00 A.M., York 5:30 A.M.
Day 1: Travel to New England and enjoy the colorful fall foliage. We will ride on four of the area’s popular trains to give you an up-close view of the spectacular fall colors. Our first trip will be aboard the Berkshire Scenic Railway, featuring scenic views of Mount Greylock and the surrounding Hoosac Mountains. We continue to Killington, VT, where we spend the next two nights. Dinner is included tonight. (D)
Day 2: We begin our day with an excursion on the Green Mountain Flyer. Ride in antique passenger coaches pulled by a vintage locomotive as we travel along the Connecticut and Williams Rivers between Bellows Falls and the 1872 Chester Depot. After lunch on our own in Manchester, we visit Hildene Estate and Gardens, a 24-room Georgian Revival mansion, home to the Lincoln family descendants. We travel along scenic Route 100, viewing spectacular fall foliage on our way to the Vermont Country Store, full of fascinating merchandise and New England antiques. Dinner is included this evening. (B, D)
Day 3: We begin our day with a visit to the Billings Farm Museum. We tour the charming 1890 farmhouse located in Vermont’s rolling hills, enjoy a wagon ride and even sample some farm-fresh ice cream. We continue to Woodstock, the “quintessential” New England village, to enjoy lunch on your own and free time to browse the village shops. Enroute to New Hampshire, we stop for a photo op at Quechee Gorge, “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon.” Tonight we discover Lake Winnipesaukee by rail aboard the Winnipesaukee RR. Enjoy a roast turkey dinner as we hug the picturesque shoreline, with views of “grand style resorts.” We spend the next two nights in Laconia, New Hampshire. (B, D)
Day 4: We visit the New Hampshire Maple Experience and discover this authentic maple sugarhouse, boasting syrup worthy of being named New Hampshire’s Best 5 times. We drive through Franconia Notch, one of New Hampshire’s most scenic roads en route to the Flume Gorge, where we enjoy a self-guided nature walk through this spectacular natural chasm. Our final train ride will be the Fall Harvest Train Ride, as we travel through the White Mountains and experience amazing fall foliage. Tonight, we dine at the historic Woodstock Inn, originally the Lincoln Railroad Station. Enjoy the ambiance as we savor a hearty New England dinner. (B, D)
Day 5: Our fall foliage train excursion comes to an end today as our deluxe motorcoach returns us to Pennsylvania early evening. (B)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 1,600
Caper Coupon: $16.00
Price includes: 4 nights accommodations, 4 dinners including a dinner train, 4 breakfasts, admissions to all included attractions and deluxe motorcoach transportation.