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When: October 4 – 6
Length: 3 DAYS / 2 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: Travel to scenic Mystic, CT on an enjoyable three-day getaway. Upon arrival, we visit the Mystic Aquarium, where you will see a wide variety of marine life. We check in to the Hilton Mystic for a two-night stay. Tonight, we relax over a delicious included dinner. (D)
Day 2: Following breakfast, we depart for Essex, CT and Essex Station. Board a restored railroad car and depart on a 12-mile Essex Stream Train Ride. You will be swept away by the hiss of steam, the blast of the whistle, and the clickety-clack of the tracks. From the exciting “All Aboard!” to the engineer checking the locomotive before the run, you will experience an authentic journey back to the days of steam. You will travel past forests and streams, beautiful vistas and nostalgic towns, and some gorgeous views of the Connecticut River. The train arrives at Deep River Landing, where lunch has been arranged for the group. Later, board a riverboat for a relaxing and informative ride up the beautiful Connecticut River, from Deep River to East Haddam. Learn about the history and see more of the natural wonders that make the Connecticut River special – coves and inlets, islets and deep water, each home to fish, fowl, and river vegetation. You can also get a glimpse of man-made wonders – bridges, ferries, and river- front homes, including the historic Goodspeed Opera House and Gillette Castle. There will be time to explore the shops in the quaint downtown area of Essex, CT after the cruise. Returning to your motel, there will be time to freshen up, then enjoy another dinner at a local restaurant. (B, L, D)
Day 3: After breakfast at the motel, check out and depart for Mystic Seaport Museum – The Museum of America and the Sea – the nation’s leading maritime museum. Explore American maritime history firsthand as you climb aboard historic tall ships, stroll through a re-created 19th-century coastal village or watch a working preservation shipyard in action. After our visit, depart for home with fond memories of your trip to Mystic, CT. (B)
Per Person Rates:
Tour Miles: 900
Caper Coupon: $9.00
Price includes: 2 nights accommodations, 2 dinners, 1 luncheon, 2 breakfasts, Mystic Aquarium, train ride, riverboat cruise, Mystic Seaport Museum and deluxe motorcoach transportation.