Scenic Trains and Cruises of New England

Day 1

SHENANDOAH VALLEY • HARRISBURG:

All Aboard! Christian Tours has planned a special scenic tour of New England. Today we travel north through the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and then along Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River to Harrisburg, where our overnight accommodations await us.
Day 2

HUDSON RIVER CRUISE:

Following breakfast, we’re off traveling through Pennsylvania to New York. In Kingston, by the heart of the Hudson River Valley, we take a Hudson River cruise. Relax as the guide points out millionaires’ estates, Hudson River lighthouses, and quaint villages surrounded by natural beauty. We continue on to the Albany area for dinner and overnight. (D)
Day 3

SARATOGA SPRINGS GUIDED TOUR • LAKE GEORGE CRUISE • RUTLAND, VERMONT:

This morning we are off to Saratoga Springs, New York, for a guided sightseeing tour of this charming little town. Saratoga Springs is noted for its natural springs, friendly people, and fine tradition of horse racing. Next we have a short drive to Lake George, New York, where we enjoy a luncheon cruise aboard Lac du Saint Sacrement followed by a motorcoach ride to the summit of Prospect Mountain where, weather permitting, the views are breathtaking. Later we travel to the Green Mountains of Vermont where our accommodations await us tonight in Rutland, Vermont. Dinner will be included at the hotel. (L, D)
Day 4

BILLINGS FARM • VERMONT’S LITTLE GRAND CANYON • QUECHEE GORGE • WOODSTOCK:

This morning we visit Billings Farm, one of the finest dairy farms in America and a museum of Vermont’s rural heritage. Next we make a photo stop at the beautiful Quechee Gorge, better known as “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon.” At Quechee Gorge Village we have time for shopping. Check out the Quechee Country Store and the Vermont Antique Mall. We will have lunch on our own and free shopping time in the quaint little town of Woodstock. Enjoy the scenic drive of New Hampshire as we arrive at our hotel accommodations for the next two evenings. Dinner is included tonight. (B, D)
Day 5

MT WASHINGTON COG RAILWAY • NORTH CONWAY • KANCAMANGUS SCENIC BYWAY • CAFÉ LAFAYETTE DINNER TRAIN:

Following breakfast, we journey to Mount Washington and the historic Mount Washington Cog Railway. When you ride the Mount Washington Cog Railway, you’re in for an unforgettable adventure: magnificent scenery, efficient new bio-diesel locomotives and the classic steam engine (generally scheduled early in the day) combined with a spectacular climb up the highest mountain in the northeast. When you reach the 6288’ summit you will have time to visit the weather station and have a snack before traveling back down the mountain. At the base you will have time to visit the Cog Museum. Next we travel through Crawford Notch to the charming town of North Conway for lunch on your own and a little shopping. We conclude our afternoon with a scenic journey across the Kancamangus Scenic Byway. Early evening we board the Café Lafayette Dinner Train for an experience you will long remember. Riding in vintage restored Pullman cars, we enjoy an elegant five-course feast as we travel through the lush New England forest and magnificent mountain vistas. (B, D)
Day 6

WINNIPESAUKEE SCENIC RAILROAD • HOBO PICNIC LUNCH • CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS:

We will enjoy a train ride on Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. This is a nostalgic scenic excursion along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee traveling through the front yards of many of the fine resort homes. We will enjoy a hobo picnic lunch on the train. After the train ride, we tour the Castle in the Clouds, a beautiful mountaintop estate with breathtaking views of New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee. We overnight in Portland. (B, L)
Day 7

MAINE LIGHTHOUSE CRUISE• SEAFOOD LUNCH • MAINE COAST:

Today we’ll enjoy a 90-minute narrated scenic cruise through the busy Portland Harbor and innermost islands to see four lighthouses. Keep your eyes open for lobster boats, seals, and sea birds. We enjoy a delightful seafood lunch and then board our motorcoach to travel the scenic Highway 1A along the coast of Maine. We overnight in Massachusetts. (L)
Day 8

ESSEX STEAM TRAIN & RIVERBOAT • MARYLAND:

We travel to the 1892 Essex Station where our journey begins. We enjoy a 12 mile, 2 1/2 hour excursion by train & riverboat into the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley. A box lunch will be included on the train. After the cruise we travel through New York enroute to our hotel just outside of Delaware. (L)
Day 9

HOME:

It’s always bittersweet when our vacation comes to an end. We say farewell to our fellow travelers as we return home with fond memories of the Scenic Trains & Cruises of New England.
Scenic Trains and Cruises of New England
Departure Dates
9 Days
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(Pricing Per Person)
Double Triple Quad Single
$2095 $1945 $1895 $2685
(Pricing Per Person)
Double Triple Quad Single
$2095 $1945 $1895 $2685
(Pricing Per Person)
Double Triple Quad Single
$2095 $1945 $1895 $2685
MEALS INCLUDED
Continental Breakfasts: 5
Breakfasts: 3
Lunches: 4
Dinners: 4
Activity Level: 4
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