Packages Available: Spring, Summer, and Fall. Tour Length: 6 Nights/7 Days plus additional travel days if necessary.
Historic steam trains, railroads and museums. Roll through the Green Mountains of Vermont, climb the White Mountains of New Hampshire and then it’s full steam ahead along the rocky coast of Maine. Step back in time as you travel through small villages and mountain passes, past hillside farms and big red barns. Sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
Adirondack Scenic Train
Travel through remote forests, past sparkling rivers, over bridges, tranquil ponds and streams, into the magniﬁcent beauty of the six million acre Adirondack Park. Become a witness of nature's beauty and look out for the many animals and birds along the routes.
Old Forge, NY
You'll board your motorcoach and travel a short distance to visit the charming shops and have lunch on your own in Old Forge.
Travel Through Adirondack Mountains to Burlington, VT
Travel through the Adirondack Mountains and along the shores of Lake Champlain to Burlington, Vermont. Check into your hotel for a one-night stay. Gather for an included dinner served at an historic restaurant adjacent to the hotel.
Spirit of Ethan Allen III
Board the 434-passenger Spirit of Ethan Allen III for a 1 1/2 hour narrated scenic cruise. During the captain’s narration, learn of the region’s rich history, discover unique geologic formations and search for Champ, the lake’s friendly monster.
Trapp Family Lodge
Travel into the Green Mountains to the renowned Trapp Family Lodge. The “Sound of Music” resonates as you arrive at this magniﬁcent lodge, owned and operated by the von Trapp family. Dine on a lavish luncheon buffet and take time to enjoy the mountain views and fall splendor with a stroll around the property after lunch.
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory
Stop for a tour and a taste of Vermont’s finest Ice Cream. Learn the fascinating start of this iconic business.
Morse Farm Sugarworks
Watch how real maple sugar is made from the trees to the finished product, on a traditional Vermont maple sugar farm. You will tour the sugarhouse, sample maple syrup and visit the largest and most unique maple, crafts and mail order shop in the area. A traditional “sugar on snow party” will sweetly end your tour.
Café Lafayette Dinner
Travel through the Green Mountains and into North Woodstock, New Hampshire. Board the Café Lafayette Dinner Train for a scenic train ride and 5-course meal. This train is recognized as one of the nation’s premier dinner trains. Discover a unique dining experience beyond your expectations.
You'll spend two-nights in the picturesque town of Gilford, NH, that was the setting for one of Hollywood's most endearing movies starring Henry and Jane Fonda, can you guess what it is?
Squam Lake Pontoon Boat Ride
Covering 6,791 acres, Squam is the second-largest lake located entirely in New Hampshire and is where the 1981 movie On Golden Pond was filmed. Board a canopied pontoon boat and sail off on a fascinating and picturesque 10-minute cruise and learn about the natural forces that created these lakes, the wildlife that makes them so special and the people who have enjoyed these lakes for over 1,000 years.
White Mountain National Park along the Kancamagus Highway
Well known as one of the best fall foliage-viewing areas in the country, the Kancamagus Highway is now designated an American Scenic Byway for its rich history, aesthetic beauty and culture. The Kanc takes you to an elevation of just under 3,000 feet at its highest point at Kancamagus Pass. There will be time for a photo op along the way.
Conway Scenic Train
Arrive in North Conway and have lunch on your own. After lunch, board the Conway Scenic Train. Enjoy an old-fashioned railroading experience as they journey on historic rail routes in vintage passenger cars, most of which are from the 1920’s.
Hart’s Turkey Farm
Dinner is served at Hart’s Turkey Farm, where the hearty, Yankee fare is surpassed only by the warm hospitality and fine service.
Town of Kennebunkport
Enjoy time to explore the charming seaside Town of Kennebunkport. Visit the shops and boutiques and have lunch on your own.
Seashore Trolley Museum
This is the oldest, and largest electric railway museum in the world. Enjoy a trolley ride on an authentically restored streetcar through the Maine countryside, aboard a streetcar for a 30-minute ride back to yesteryear.
Tour a Local Cranberry Bog
Learn about the history, harvest and commerce of cranberries and enjoy a delicious cranberry treat.
The journey continues on to Waterbury, CT where you'll spend a night. Gather for an included dinner served at a restaurant near the hotel.
Railroad Museum of New England and Naugatuck Railroad
At the museum, learn of the region’s rich railroad heritage through the educational exhibits and operation of the Naugatuck Railroad. Enjoy the train ride and time to explore the exhibits.
Travel to New Haven, CT for lunch at Louis’ Lunch, home of the American Hamburger Sandwich.
Drive by the campus of Yale University before you depart for Lancaster, PA.
Arrive in Lancaster, PA, one of the oldest inland towns in the United States, where you'll stay one-night at an historic downtown hotel. Gather for an included dinner served at a restaurant near the hotel.
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Travel into Amish Country
Join a local guide and travel into the Amish Country where you will be escorted on a fascinating, two-hour tour back in time. See picturesque countryside and farmland, pass buggies, cross one of the area’s two covered bridges and learn about the Amish lifestyle.
Visit an Amish Quilt Shop and Craft Shop
Located right on an Amish farm. Meet the Amish in person, as you browse through a colorful array of exquisite handmade quilts and unique country crafts. Your tour also includes a Country Surprise, awaiting you along the way!
Lunch with an Amish Family
Our friend Lydia invites you into her home to enjoy a scrumptious meal prepared by her and her family. Everyone in Lydia’s family, regardless of age or size, works to prepare the most delicious food created with home grown ingredients, from the vegetables to the meat to the freshly brewed mint tea. Take home some of her homemade jams, jellies, pickles or bread to enjoy later.
Climb aboard the larger-than-life steam train and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Free time to browse through the gift shop afterwards. (Train schedule times are only at 12pm, 1pm & 2pm)
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Located right across from the Strasburg Railroad. Discover a fascinating, world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, as well as the art, artifacts and captivating personal stories of Pennsylvania’s rich railroad heritage. A museum representative will offer your group a complimentary, 90- minute orientation tour. Allow 90 minutes for self-guided tour.
Hershey Farm Restaurant
You'll enjoy a traditional Family Style meal at Hershey Farm Restaurant.
Sight and Sound Theatre
Their epic Biblical productions and musicals are like none you will find anywhere else. Story, song, and spectacular staging bring each Sight & Sound show to life. They take classic Biblical stories and characters like Noah, Daniel, Jonah, and Jesus and craft an elaborate musical production around each that tells the story and the underlining message of that portion of Scripture.