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Program #12310ENZ
7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Ride along the historic rails of New England’s railroads on an adventure through the Connecticut River Valley, the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont, and the cranberry bogs of Cape Cod. Stop to explore railroad museums, enjoy nostalgic train rides, meet with railroad historians and the people who operate these historic trains. Take a spectacular ride to the summit of Mount Washington aboard the Cog Railway and a visit to the museum.


• Hear about New Hampshire’s railroads from a railroad historian and journalist, and then join him aboard the Conway Notch Train.
• Board the Cape Cod Central Railroad with a railroad historian and visit one of its historic stations.
• Ride the beautiful Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train on a scenic journey along the Pemigewasset River.

Program Notes

Ride via motorcoach to each destination in New England. We make every effort to allow time to explore each village and town we visit throughout the program - however, please be aware that time on the bus is crucial in getting you from place to place.

Activity Notes

Elevations of 6,300 feet. Some walking over uneven terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Windsor Locks, Conn., 2 nights; coach to Lincoln, N.H., 2 nights; coach to Falmouth, Mass., 2 nights; coach to Windsor Locks, Conn., departure.

Date Notes
This program will offer the Shoreline and Connecticut Trolley Museums on Day Two and conclude with an optional ride on the Essex Steam and Boat Combination on Day Seven. This is optional. This program is being operated during a time that may have peak fall colors.10/4/2015
This program date will give participants an opportunity to enjoy peak fall colors.

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Aug 18 — Aug 24, 2013 $1590
Reduced prices starting at $1497

Special Offer: The price shown is $93 off of the original program price.

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6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips


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