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New England Fall Foliage Tour Monday-Friday October 3-7, 2022 5 days/4 nights $1559 per person (double occupancy), $1529 per person (triple occupancy), $1499 per person (quad occupancy), $1919 (single). Round trip transportation to Tampa airport, Round trip air from Tampa to Hartford, CT, motorcoach transportation throughout tour. 4 nights lodging at Holiday Inn Express in Tilton, NH, nine meals including a Lobster Bake with entertainment, Admission to Squam Lake Science Center with Animal Encounter and Pontoon ride,, admission to Castle in the Clouds, Guided Tour of Kennybunkport and Portland, Walkers Point, Stonewall Kitchen, Scenic train ride on the Winnepesaukee Scenic Railroad with turkey lunch, fully escorted with local tour guide.Deposit of $400 per person with balance due by August 15.
Monday, October 3
Depart this morning for Tampa Airport for flight to Hartford, CT.. Motorcoach will pick us up and we will travel to Tilton, NH.
Check into the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Tilton. Dinner is included nearby this evening. (D)
Tuesday, October 4
After breakfast this morning, we’ll visit the Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough. This 20th century mansion is set amid the Ossipee Mountains, with spectacular vistas of the mountains and the Lake. Have your cameras ready, fall foliage should be stunning! Then we head to the Squam Lake Natural Science Center to experience the beauty of Big Squam Lake on a canopied pontoon boat ride and learn about the natural forces that created these lakes, the wildlife that makes them so special, and the people who have enjoyed them for over 5,000 years. It was here that the movie “On Golden Pond” was filmed. Lunch is included at Walter’s Basin.
Later, Then it’s off to Meredith, a charming town located on Lake Winnepesaukee where we’ll board the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Train which travels from Meredith along Meredith Bay clinging to a shelf dug out over 100 years ago for the fast Montreal trains that passed through here. The ride is downhill most of the way to Weirs Beach. We pass through areas of unobstructed views of the lake with Mt Belknap in the background. On the train we’ll enjoy a famous Hart's Turkey Farm catered home-made Style Dinner as Grandma served at Thanksgiving. The meal Includes Turkey, Potato, Gravy, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Roll, Vegetable, Beverage and Dessert too! (B, L, D)
Wednesday, October 5
This morning we head southeast into Maine, with its coastline of jagged rocks, lobster boats and lighthouses. We’ll tour Portland, Maine’s largest town and then travel to Kennebunkport to browse the shops and have lunch on our own followed by a tour by Walkers Point, summer home of former President George Bush. We’ll stop at Stonewall Kitchen, known for its jams and jellies as well as sauces, condiments, mustards, baking mixes, and more. We’ll enjoy a traditional Lobster Bake with Entertainment before returning to our hotel.
Thursday, October 6
This morning we’ll travel north to Lincoln where we’ll ride the longest scenic gondola in New Hampshire to the 2,733 foot summit of Loon Peak, with stunning views of the White Mountains. From there, we can climb the observation tower to get an even better view, stroll along a short nature trail, or explore the summit glacial caves (weather permitting). We continue over one of the most scenic highways in New England, the Kangamangus, one of the most scenic drives in the northeast. There are plenty of scenic overlooks for pictures. In North Conway Village we’ll browse the shops and have time for lunch on our own. We’ll continue through Jackson to Bretton Woods for a picture stop at the historic Omni Mt. Washington Hotel - a favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities.
We’ll continue through the White Mountain National Park with a stop at the Flume Visitor Center at Franconia Notch. Dinner is included once again this evening.
Friday, October 7
Depart for airport in Hartford, CT for flight to Tampa. (B)