Some walking on uneven ground, boarding motorcoach a few times, boarding train and riverboat.
At the hotel, a buffet that includes entrées, fruit, cereal, juice and coffee.
This morning we travel to the Essex Steam train and Riverboat. The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat's offer us a 2½-hour journey begins at the historic 1892 Essex Station for a 12-mile, historically narrated round-trip into the heart of the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley - designated "one of the last great places on earth" by the Nature Conservancy. Pulled by a steam locomotive with vintage coaches at 20 mph through the quintessential New England towns of Deep River and Chester. At Deep River Landing, passengers are escorted onto the Becky Thatcher riverboat for a cruise along the Connecticut River. The deep water, coves, inlets, marshes, wildlife, and rocky shoreline are all at once, simply breathtaking! Just as impressive are the historic sights including Gillette Castle, Goodspeed Opera House, and the Haddam Swing Bridge. Upon Becky's return to Deep River Landing, the steam train welcomes passengers for the return trip back to Essex Station.
A box lunch will be served on the boat portion of our excursion. There will be an assortment of sandwiches and drinks to choose from along the journey.
This afternoon we travel to the Connecticut Trolley Museum for a private presentation. This museum contains a variety of trolley cars as well as exhibits on the societal impact of the “Trolley Era.” We will then take a ride on one of the trolley cars that has been returned to service.
At a local restaurant.
This evening we will be joined at the hotel by a member of the Connecticut Historical Society.