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Coastal Trains of New England

Coastal Trains of New England

Featuring 4 Train Rides

Visit Quincy Market where for over 250 years the marketplace has played an integral role in the life of Boston’s residents. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery of northern

New England as you travel to Maine on Amtrak’s Downeaster. Drive past the sandy beaches and rocky coastline, past the George Bush estate at Walker’s Point and many other sites on your narrated driving tour of the coastal villages of Kennebunk & Kennebunkport.  Stroll along the Marginal Way Shoreline walking path and take in spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as you travel through spectacular Crawford Notch on the Conway Scenic Railway. Relax on a scenic ride on Lake Winnipesauke on the M/S Mount Washington. Ride the Rails of the Winnipesauke Railroad Turkey Dinner Train while eating Harts Hot Roast Turkey carved at your table with all the trimmings.  Visit the Whydah Pirate Museum. Explore Hyannis with your local guide. Board the Cape Cod Central Railroad and travel past Cape Cod Cranberry bogs and other seaside scenery.  Learn the stages of the cranberry growing process on your tour of the AD Makepeace Cranberry Bog tour.

 

Departure Date:

Sunday, October 2 - Saturday, October 8, 2022

Sunday. October 2

Visit QUINCY MARKET. For over 250 years the marketplace has played an integral role in the life of Boston's residents. You will feel the cobblestones beneath your feet, see roaming performers and be able to taste the wonderfully diverse ethnic foods available to you. There are 100 shops, carts and artisans to offer treasures for you to take home with you!

CHECK IN at the ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL. The ENCORE BOSTON HARBOR is 5-Star Resort.
Each person will receive a slot-play-credit for the slot machines and meal vouchers valid for breakfast.
DINNER on your own this evening at the resort. ($20 meal voucher to be used towards dinner.

Monday, October 3

Breakfast included this morning.

This morning take the AMTRAK DOWNEASTER to Maine. Meet your LOCAL GUIDE in Maine and take a narrated driving tour of the coastal villages of KENNEBUNK & KENNEBUNKPORT. Drive past the sandy beaches and rocky coastline, past the George Bush estate at Walker's Point and many other sites and have lunch on your own at Dock Square in Kennebunkport.

LUNCH on your own in Dock Square.

This afternoon your guide will take you to PERKINS COVE, where you'll find the start of the MARGINAL WAY SHORELINE WALKING PATH with benches to sit and watch the surf, a pretty drawbridge, boutiques and bobbing lobster boats.

CHECK IN at your hotel.

A CLASSIC DOWNEAST LOBSTERBAKE DINNER WITH SING-A-LONG ENTERTAINMENT is in store for you tonight! You'll feast on your choice of Maine boiled lobster or barbecued chicken, plus chowder, cultivated mussels, corn on the cob, Maine potatoes and blueberry cake.



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Tuesday, October 4

Breakfast included this morning.

Travel to New Hampshire. In the mid-morning arrive at the CONWAY SCENIC RAILWAY for boarding of your train. On the CONWAY SCENIC RAILWAY TRAIN, you'll travel on what was once the Maine Central Railroad's famed Mountain Division line, on tracks that were laid in the 1870s. Enjoy some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the East as you travel through spectacular Crawford Notch - past sheer bluffs, steep ravines, cascading brooks and streams, panoramic mountain vistas, across Frankenstein Trestle and Willey Brook Bridge en-route to Crawford Station.

As you travel through this rugged terrain, you can begin to appreciate what a remarkable engineering achievement constructing this railroad was almost 140 years ago. Live commentary onboard includes history and folklore of the railroad and area, as well as points of interest. This is a one-way train and your driver will be given directions to the pick-up spot. BOX LUNCH is included on the train.

This afternoon you will continue touring through the WHITE MOUNTAINS. Travel to Littleton, NH where the group will have time on their own shop, stroll or get something. They can visit Chutter's Candy - home to the world's longest candy-counter of gleaning glass jars filled with candy, White Mountains Canning Company - family owned and committed to high quality products, or Schilling's Beer Company - where fine beers are crafted, to name a few. Your guide will give you an overview of what's here and what to do! Littleton was voted one of the Top 10 walking Main Streets in the US by travel publications.

Arrive in time at your hotel for the GONDOLA at the Mountain Club on Loon Resort. Enjoy a GONDOLA RIDE to the summit of Loon Mountain while your bags are delivered to your rooms.
DINNER on your own at the hotel or a local restaurant.

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Wednesday, October 5

Breakfast included this morning.

Meet your guide and travel south to Winnipesauke and enjoy a scenic one -way ride on LAKE WINNIPESAUKE (one of the largest lakes enclosed in one state), aboard the 230' M/S MOUNT WASHINGTON. Your journey on the ship brings you to the port of Wolfeboro, the Oldest Summer Resort in America.
LUNCH on your own and shopping in the delightful lakeside resort town of Wolfeboro.

After lunch tour the WRIGHT MUSEUM - a museum about the World War II years with both war exhibits such as aircraft and tanks and exhibits from everyday life.

You will also visit to The OLD COUNTRY STORE in Moultonborough a store since 1781.

In the late afternoon arrive at the MEREDITH STATION of the WINNIPESAUKE RAILROAD TURKEY DINNER TRAIN. Board the WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD for a two-hour trip along Lake Winnipesauke. Ride the rails while eating HARTS HOT ROAST TURKEY carved at your table with all the trimmings!
Arrive at your hotel after dinner.

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Thursday, October 6

Breakfast included this morning.

Travel to Cape Cod this morning. Arrive on Cape Cod where your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you and take you to LUNCH on your own. Afterwards visit the WHYDAH PIRATE MUSEUM. The Whydah was a fully rigged galley ship that was built by the British. During one of it voyages in 1717, it was captured by the famed pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy. During an infamous storm off the coast of Cape Cod the Whydah sank, laying its treasure just 500 feet off the shore for over 250 years. Now you can touch and see the world's only authenticated pirate treasure.

CHECK IN at your CAPE COD hotel. DINNER is included this evening at a local restaurant.

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Friday, October 7

Breakfast included this morning.

Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel and will conduct a tour of HYANNIS including the John F. Kennedy Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Hyannisport and a view of St. Francis Xavier Church, the summer parish of the Kennedy Family.

Climb aboard the CAPE COD CENTRAL RAILROAD and feel the thrill as the whistle blows and your fun-filled adventure begins. Enjoy an included BOX LUNCH as you pass beautiful cranberry bogs, natural woodlands, and lush marshes as you make your way from Hyannis to the Cape Cod Canal and by SANDWICH, the oldest town on Cape Cod. Sandwich became the site of one of America's largest glass factories, an industry that flourished during the 19th century. This quaint and quiet seaside community is the hometown of Thornton Burgess, naturalist and author of 170 children's books.

Comfort stop at the Cape Cod Canal Visitor's Center.

Travel to WAREHAM for a CRANBERRY BOG Tour by A.D. Makepeace, the world's largest cranberry grower. Your guide will show you examples of an existing bog, currently in production and will discuss the stages of the cranberry growing process. There are two methods of harvesting and you may even see it happening. Learn from the expert cranberry growers about farming and harvesting this fruit named "craneberry" by the Pilgrims.

DINNER is included this evening.

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Saturday, October 8

Breakfast is included this morning at your hotel.

Depart for home.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Cost Per Person:

$1779.00 Double Occupancy

$1639.00 Triple Occupancy

$1578.00 Quad Occupancy

$2269.00 Single Occupancy

 

Package Includes:

  • 6 Nights’ Accommodations

         1 night Encore Boston

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  • 6 Breakfasts      

  • 2 Box Lunches

  • 1 - $20 Voucher towards dinner at Encore

  • 4 Dinners (includes 1 Lobster Dinner)

 

 

 

Highlights:

  • Quincy Market

  • Amtrak’s Downeaster Train

  • Kennebunk & Kennebunkport Tour

  • Conway Scenic Railway

  • New Hampshire Touring thru White Mountains

  • MS Washington Lake Cruise

  • Wright Museum

  • Old Fashioned Country Store

  • Winnipesaukee Turkey Dinner Train

  • Whydah Pirate Museum

  • Cape Cod Central Railroad

  • AD Makepeace Cranberry Bog Tour

  • Hyannis Tour

                  

  • Hotel Taxes and Baggage Handling

  • Local Tour Guide Service and Gratuities

  • Tour Fully Escorted by an R&J Tours Company Representative

  • All-Inclusive Motorcoach Transportation

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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R & J Lot R & J Lot, RT 183, Cressona, PA
PICK UP AT R&J SIGN
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