New England in Depth

October 1 – 12, 2020

12 Days with 20 Meals

One of Sunnyland’s Most Popular Tours!  Book Early!!

Special Features

  • Motor Coach Transportation
  • Visit Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2 nights in Rutland, VT
  • 2 nights in Guilford, NH
  • 2 nights in Wells, Maine
  • Visit the Vermont Country Store
  • Visit Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory
  • Lunch at the Trapp Family Lodge
  • Lobster Boat Tour
  • Lake Winnipesaukee Dinner Train
  • Lobster Dinner
  • View covered bridges
  • Visit Sugar Bush Farms
  • Visit Rock Estates Christmas Tree Farm
  • Local guides
  • Amazing scenery throughout New England

This tour of New England is one of our most in depth tours offered.  We truly experience the culture, beauty and history of this area at the most vibrant time of year, Autumn! We stay two nights at each of our resorts in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.  Along the way we experience vibrant color, mountain vistas and rugged sea shores.  To top it off, we experience the Amish country of Pennsylvania by being a guest for dinner in an Amish home.  You’ll return from this tour with a complete understanding of this amazing part of our country.


Prices

Double:  $2,795 /pp
Single:  $3,495/pp
Triple: $2,595/pp
Trip Protection:  Call for Quote
Early Booking

$100/pp if booked by April 30, 2020

Deposit:  $50/pp due at time of booking
Final Payment Due:  August 17, 2020


Day 1, Thursday, October 1

Our tour begins as we head northeast from Springfield toward Dayton, OH. As a reward at the end of our long travel day, we will have an informal meal together this evening. (D)

Day 2, Friday, October 2

We are one day closer to beautiful New England as we continue our trek to Victor Falls, NY (B)

Day 3, Saturday, October 3

Today we visit the lovely town of Saratoga Springs, New York.  History and horses abound in this quaint spot. After time for lunch on our own, we cross into Vermont and peruse the unique Vermont Country Store. Then it is on to Green Mountains and our hotel for dinner and our first of two nights. (B,D)

Day 4, Sunday, October 4

After breakfast we meet a local guide for a full day of touring in Vermont. We will learn the story behind Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream at the factory and maybe get to try a few samples! Then off to lunch at the Trapp Family Lodge, a European style mountain resort operated by the family that inspired The Sound of Music. On the way back to our hotel we will enjoy Vermont’s beautiful scenery and perhaps a covered bridge, or two – you won’t want to forget your camera! (B,L)

Day 5, Monday, October 5

Today we have another great day of touring with our local guide in Vermont. We wander off the beaten path to Sugar Bush Farms. Here we will learn how this family farm makes maple syrup and cheddar cheese. Then off to explore Woodstock, Vermont with time for lunch. No visit to Vermont would be complete without a stop at their “little Grand Canyon”, Quechee Gorge, after which we say goodbye to Vermont and are on our way to New Hampshire.  Dinner tonight is a special treat as we board the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad for a complete, New England turkey dinner!  (B,D)

Day 6, Tuesday, October 6

Today we will tour the breathtaking White Mountains of New Hampshire. We learn of the famed Old Man of the Mountain that once captured the imagination of Daniel Webster and Nathanial Hawthorne.  We travel through Bretton Woods and view the stately Mt. Washington Hotel.   We will also have the unique opportunity to visit The Rocks Estate, a Christmas tree farm and wildlife program dedicated to preserving New Hampshire forests.  Lunch today will be available at the top of Loon Mountain, where we will enjoy spectacular views of the Presidential Range.  Our scenic, afternoon drive will take us back to our hotel for dinner and a restful evening.  (B,D)

Day 7, Wednesday, October 7

This morning we head to the sea coast region of New Hampshire with a visit to Portsmouth. We will step over the threshold of history at Strawberry Bank, a 10 acre living history museum with buildings spanning from the 1600s to the mid 1950s. You will have some free time for lunch and exploring before continuing on to Maine. Here we visit Maine’s oldest town, York. The beach is dotted with quaint cottages and lobster boats.  We will stop for a photo at the Nubble Lighthouse, and have a little time for shopping for Maine made products at Stonewall Kitchen before resting for the next two nights in Wells, Maine.. (B,D)

Day 8, Thursday, October 8

Today a local guide will guide will share with us the sights of Kennebunkport. We will view the Bush Estate at Walkers point, learn the legend of the Wedding Cake House and visit the Franciscan Monastery, with its beautiful landscaping, shrines and chapel. There will be time for some shopping and lunch-try a lobster roll, delish! We then move on to Perkins Cove and take time to explore its unique shops and galleries before boarding a lobster boat to see how the Maine lobstermen make their living. Tonight, we enjoy the fruits of their labor with a traditional Lobster bake Dinner. (B,D)

Day 9, Friday, October 9

The foliage should be quite impressive as we travel from Maine and into Pennsylvania. We will join an Amish family in their home this evening for dinner before retiring for the night in Lancaster. (B,D)

Day 10, Saturday, October 10

This morning we join a local guide and seemingly go back in time as we tour the Amish countryside around Lancaster. Learn about the history of these hardworking people and have time for lunch before heading to our hotel for the night. (B)

Day 11, Sunday, October 11

We make our way toward home across Ohio and Indiana and into Effingham, IL for our last nights’ stay. (B)

Day 12, Monday, October 12

We finish this fantastic New England adventure with a farewell lunch before arriving back in Springfield this afternoon. (B,L)

 

Please Note: Many of our sightseeing stops/sites require extensive standing, sitting, walking – sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets, loading and unloading into horse drawn carriages and/or trolleys.    Sunnyland Travel will not refund or cover any cost of expense incurred for any missed activities due to a participant’s inability to fully participate with the group.  If you require assistance in walking, navigating stairs, etc., you are required to travel with a qualified physically-able companion who can accompany and provide such assistance.  Due to many historic locations, the motor coach is not allowed to stay on site or remain running to provide an alternate shelter for those not able to participate in an event.  Please make sure you read the itinerary fully and call one of our travel consultants if you have any questions.

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