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- zz10/02/23-10/06/23 New England Fall Foliage Tour October 2-6 Sarasota Departure
New England Fall Foliage Tour Monday-Friday October 2-6, 2023 5 days/4 nights $1599 per person (double occupancy), $1569 per person (triple occupancy), $1539 per person (quad occupancy), $1959 (single). Round trip transportation to Sarasota airport, Round trip air from Sarasota to Manchester, NH, motorcoach transportation throughout tour. 4 nights lodging in Tilton, NH, eight meals including a Lobster Bake with entertainment, Ride on the Cog Railroad to the Summit of Mt Washington and back,Cruise on MS Mt. Washington, Guided Tour of Kennybunkport , Walkers Point, Stonewall Kitchen, Scenic train ride with boxed lunch, fully escorted with local tour guide., Deposit of $400 per person with balance due by August 10.
Monday, October 2
Depart this morning for Sarasota airport.for flight to Manchester, NH. Dinner is included nearby at the Tilt N Diner this evening
Tuesday, October 3
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’ll take a ride on the Scenic Railroad out of Lincoln and enjoy a boxed lunch along the way.
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 many interesting shops and boutiques.
This evening we’ll enjoy a 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 4
This morning we head southeast into Maine, with its coastline of jagged rocks, lobster boats and lighthouses. We’ll stop in Kennebunkport to browse the shops and drive by Walkers Point, summer home of former President George Bush. We’ll enjoy a traditional Lobster Bake with Entertainment and stop for pictures at Cape Neddick Light. Also fondly known to all as “the Nubble”, this lighthouse is one of the most photographed in Maine.
Before returning to our hotel, we’ll visit Stonewall Kitchen, known for its jams and jellies as well as sauces, condiments, mustards, baking mixes, and more. Dinner on our own this evening.
Thursday, October 5
After breakfast this morning, we’ll depart for Weirs Beach for a cruise on the MS Mt. Washington to Wolfeboro. We’ll continue to Littleton and have lunch on our own. Be sure to visit Chutters – Home to the World’s longest candy counter.
We’ll continue to Bretton Woods to the Cog Railroad Base Station and take a scenic ride to the summit of Mt. Washington. Clear conditions provide spectacular views of the Northern Presidentials, the western face of the summit cone and the Mount Washington Observatory. Passengers will lay over at the summit for approximately one hour before returning to the base station. plenty of time to explore the Sherman Adams Visitor Center and its rooftop observation deck, Extreme Mount Washington (an interactive weather exhibit), a cafeteria, and two gift shops. Send a card to friends and family with a unique Mount Washington post mark from the summit Post Office!
Adjacent to the visitor center is the historic Tip Top House, an original summit hotel dating back to 1853. It’s the same building that sheltered Sylvester Marsh and his pastor during a life threatening storm in 1857, and it’s where the seeds of the Cog Railway were planted in his mind. Now a museum, it is believed to be the oldest existing mountain top hostelry in the world.
From the Base Station to the historic Omni Mt. Washington Hotel is only a short ride. We’ll make a picture stop before continuing south to the Tilton area. Dinner is included once again this evening.
Friday, October 6
Depart for Manchester airport for flight to Sarasota. (B)