Mon, October 14, 2024 $2710.00 (Double), $3350.00 (Single)
Arrive in the lovely town of Manchester VT for a visit to Hildene, the former summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, and his wife Mary Harlan Lincoln. Tour the restored 24-room Georgian Revival mansion, restored Pullman car, goat dairy, Dene Farm, and magnificent gardens. Continue to your Hotel/Inn/Resort for a relaxing two-night stay. Upon arrival, receive a warm greeting and take some time to settle in before enjoying a delicious dinner together. After breakfast the first morning, we will set off to explore Vermont’s splendid foliage and countryside, beginning with a visit to one of Vermont’s Family Maple Sugar farms! Tour the farm; enjoy a lively maple demonstration and sample syrups! Enjoy free time and lunch on your own in Montpelier, Vermont’s state Capitol. Admire the majestic State House and explore this delightful town. This afternoon, the hills come alive with a special visit to the famous Trapp Family Lodge. As Maria von Trapp once said, “Our life is like a beautiful story that happens to be true.” Enjoy a planned luncheon and then hear their story, on their unique history tour! Enjoy a planned dinner together tonight.
This morning set off for the majestic White Mountains of New Hampshire and the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel. A grand masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture, The Mount Washington Hotel was a two-year labor of love for 250 master craftsmen. Conceived by industrialist Joseph Stickney, this National Historic Landmark opened in 1902 and at once became a favorite summer haunt for poets, presidents, and princes. Enjoy a self-guided tour of this magnificent hotel followed by a delicious luncheon in the grand dining room. Journey to the Mount Washington Cog Railway for an unforgettable and exciting “once in a lifetime” railing experience. In 1869, the Cog Railway was an engineering marvel, a technology of toothed cog gears, rack rails, and tilted boilers. Enjoy a rare glimpse of this world gone by while enjoying spectacular views as we travel up some of the steepest railroad tracks in existence. before checking into your North Conway hotel for a two-night stay. This evening, gather for a delicious dinner at one of the area’s fine restaurants.
Enjoy another spectacular day of touring through the White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire! Travel along the Kancamagus Highway; one of the country’s most scenic by-ways viewing magnificent scenery and making picture stops along the way. In the Lakes Region, board the M/S Mount Washington for a scenic Lunch Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee; and cruise to the charming lakeside village of Wolfeboro, the oldest Summer Resort in America. This evening, gather for dinner together.
Set off the next morning for the stunning coastline of “Down East” Maine, to the popular summer resort of Kennebunkport! Drive by Walker’s Point the summer home of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush. Enjoy free time in Dock Square to explore, shop, and have lunch on your own. Then continue to the seaside village of Ogunquit - named by the Abenaki Indians meaning, “Beautiful place by the sea” to board Finest Kind Cruises for a fun-filled lobster cruise experience! Enjoy the scenic beauty of Ogunquit’s shoreline, learn about lobsters and their habitat, and see traps hauled and lobsters caught by an authentic Maine lobsterman. Enjoy some free time in Perkin’s Cove before checking into your Resort. Tonight, enjoy a traditional down east meal for a chance to try succulent Maine lobster!
This morning, tour through the village of York with a visit to one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country - Cape Neddick Light, popularly known as “the Nubble” and tour through the historic Seaside town of Portsmouth, NH before departing for home taking with you many treasured memories of your Taste of New England vacation.
Includes: Motorcoach, Hotel, 5 Breakfasts, Trapp Family Lodge Luncheon, Omni Mount Washington Grand Buffet Luncheon, M/S Mount Washington Cruise Bufet Luncheon, 5 Dinners, Tours, baggage handling, Hotel taxes; meal taxes and meal gratuities
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