There’s nothing like the fresh smell of the north-country air! Senses are heightened by spectacular rural settings with picturesque countryside colors of red barns, green pastures, dotted black and white cows, majestic mountains and rocky coastlines. Depart the Manchester NH area for Quechee Gorge – Vermont’s little Grand Canyon for a picture stop. We’ll stop at Sugurbush Faem to learn about Maple Sugar and to taste it’s famous cheeses. Continue to Woodstock for free time and lunch on your own. In the afternoon, visit the Calvin Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth Notch, the birthplace of our 30th President. Visit the Plymouth Cheese Factory, in operation since 1890! Enjoy a get-acquainted dinner this evening. (D)
June 17 ~ Monday
After breakfast depart for Burlington Admission is included at the Shelburne Museum, Vermont’s most popular attraction. Here you can explor the 45 acres of Americana. See collections of 19th century American art, tools, architecture and much more, including the historic landmark steamboat Ticonderoga. Next, we visit the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Vermont’s largest producer of Apple Cider. Enjoy free samples of cider as well as other products produced on the premises. Our next stop will be at the popular Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory where we have a tour followed by some free sampling. Return to the hotel for another dinner together this evening. (B, D)
June 18 ~ Tuesday
This morning after breakfast, travel to Barre to the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry for a behind-the-scenes tour with a master sculptor. Then say farewell to Vermont and journey into the White Mountains of New Hampshire to Franconia State Park and visit the Flume Visitor’s Center. Soar to the top of Cannon Mountain for an aerial tram ride. Overnight tonight in North Conway. (B, D)
June 19 ~ Wednesday
Depart this morning for Weirs Beach and a scenic cruise aboard the MS Mt. Washington to Wolfeboro, New England’s first summer resort town. Have lunch on your own in Wolfeboro and then visit Castle in the Clouds for a scenic overlook of the area. Return to North Conway for a little Outlet Shopping before returning to the hotel for another tasty dinner. (B, D)
June 20 ~ Thursday
This morning, travel to Maine to the seaside village of Kennebunkport, summer home to former President Bush. Driving into town, make sure you get your camera ready for a picture of the ornate gingerbread – trimmed Wedding Cake House. From here, travel south along the jagged coastline into Ogunquit, named “beautiful place by the sea” by the Abenaki Indians. Enjoy a scenic cruise out of Perkin’s Cove on a lobster boat to learn all about these tasty creatures of the sea, and Maine’s #1 export! Following the cruise, travel to York for a visit to Cape Neddick Light, otherwise known as “Nubble Lighthouse”. Finish this wonderful day with a traditional Lobsterbake dinner. Return to Manchester with a camera full of beautiful pictures and memories to last a lifetime.
- Deluxe Motorcoach for 5 days
- Four Nights accommodations
- Four Breakfasts
- Five Dinners including one lobsterbake
- Admission to the Calvin Coolidge Homestead and Plymouth Cheese Factory
- A visit to Woodstock and Quechee Gorge
- Admission to Sugarbush Maple & Cheese Farm
- Admission to Shelburne Museum
- Visit to Cold Hollow Cider Mill
- Admission to Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream Factory with tasting
- Admission to the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry
- Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram Ride
- Scenic cruise on the M/S Mt Washington
- Guided tours of Kennebunkport, ogunquit and York Maine
- Finest Kind lobster boat cruise
- Luggage Handling (one bag per person)
- Hotel Taxes, meal taxes and related gratuities
Price per person
Double $999 Single $1359 Triple $889 Quad $839
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