Below is a detailed itinerary. You may also download it as a printable pdf below.
The meals that are included on the tour are specified for each date: Breakfast (B) and Dinner (D). There is a maximum of twenty-five tourists.
***This tour is limited to 25 people.***
DAY 1 – Tuesday, Oct. 19 (D)
We depart the Roanoke airport at 7:00 a.m. for Charlotte. Our Charlotte flight to Burlington should arrive around noon. Our private charter coach and driver will meet us at the airport. We then go to downtown Burlington where you are on your own to have lunch and explore the historic downtown at the Church Street Marketplace. https://churchstmarketplace.com
Dinner will be as a group.
Lodging: Best Western Plus Waterbury – Stowe: www.bestwesternwaterburystowe.com
DAY 2 – Wednesday, Oct. 20 (B)
There will be a lot of variety in what we see today. We will visit the Trapp Family Lodge, a 2,500-acre resort that is managed by Sam von Trapp, son of Johannes von Trapp. That’s right, the Austrian family that inspired The Sound of Music. We spend time in the charming historic downtown Stowe where you will have time to shop and explore. We also visit Cold Hollow Cider Mill, a long-established Vermont family business that is the largest maker of fresh cider in the Northeast, producing more than a million gallons a year. You can watch cider production using age-old methods, sample fresh cider and other products made with it, and browse through the mill’s extensive offerings of specialty food products, novelties and gift items. If it has reopened, we will visit Cabot Farmers’ Store – say “cheese”! And, of course, we will go to the Ben & Jerry’s in Waterbury, the site of their first factory.
Dinner is on your own in historic Waterbury.
Lodging: Best Western Plus Waterbury – Stowe
DAY 3 – Thursday, Oct. 21 (B)
We take a short drive to Montpelier, the capital of Vermont. You will be able to tour the state house before we head to New Hampshire. https://statehouse.vermont.gov/tours
Then, we travel on the picturesque Kancamagus Highway where we will see beautiful scenery and historic covered bridges. https://kancamagushighway.com
After checking into our hotel, we will go to Settlers Green, an outlet shopping center in North Conway where you are free to explore, shop, and eat dinner. Outlet stores include Lindt Chocolate, Beer & Wine Nation, Adidas, Clarks, Columbia, Polo, Sketchers, and many more. https://www.settlersgreen.com
Lodging: Comfort Inn North Conway: www.northconwaycomfortinn.com
DAY 4 – Friday, Oct. 22 (B)
We head to the Cog Railway, arguably New Hampshire's favorite attraction, where we will take the train up the mountain for some spectacular views. https://www.thecog.com
Heading east, we cross into Maine as we head toward Ellsworth. Our hotel is right next to an L.L. Bean outlet store, and you will have time to visit.
Lodging: Comfort Inn Ellsworth – Bar Harbor: www.choicehotels.com/maine/ellsworth/comfort-inn-hotels/me038
DAY 5 – Saturday, Oct. 23 (B)
Our short drive from Ellsworth lands us in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park for more stunning scenery. Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway. We will spend the day exploring these places. https://acadiamagic.com
Lodging: Comfort Inn Ellsworth – Bar Harbor
DAY 6 - Sunday, Oct. 24 (B, D)
We depart Ellsworth and head to the Maine Maritime Museum. Founded in 1962, Maine Maritime Museum sits on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in “The City of Ships,” Bath, Maine. The museum is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture. We will take a shipyards and lighthouses cruise on the Kennebec River where shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today. We will see spectacular views of the Navy’s most advanced ships taking shape and will then cruise down river to enjoy a water view of the museum’s historic shipyard and two of the Kennebec’s famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights. https://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org
And what better way to spend our last evening on tour together than with a Maine lobster bake! This meal is included in the tour and will be privately catered to our hotel just for us.
Lodging: Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport: www.hilton.com/en/hotels/pdxeses-embassy-suites-portland-airport
DAY 7 - Monday, Oct. 25 (B)
We take a morning flight from Portland, Maine to Charlotte and then to Roanoke. Our estimated arrival in Roanoke is just after noon.
What is included?
Airfare (not including checked bag), airfare taxes and fees, hotels, private 40-passenger coach, six breakfasts, two dinners, Cog railway ticket, Acadia National Park pass, Maine Maritime Museum ticket and cruise, all tips for drivers and guides
What is not included?
Checked bag for the airplane - $30 for a bag up to 50 lbs.; Drinks at group dinners unless already included with the meal; meals not included in the itinerary
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$1,900 per person for a double occupancy room.
$2,200 for a single occupancy room.
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