Rhode Island/Maine/Vermont

Lobsters, Wineries and Foods of New England

Taste your way through the iconic landscapes of New England as you explore local vineyards, visit a Vermont apple orchard and ride aboard a Maine lobster vessel with a local expert.
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Program No. 12312RJ
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I enjoyed this Road Scholar trip, which was different than my typical Road Scholar trips that have been more history related. Of course, New England is connected with the early history of the United States, but this was truly a food related tour. The lobster boat tour and lesson was great. This was an easy tour, except we usually were on the go fairly early in the morning.


Foods, Wineries, and Lobsters of New England was an excellent tour. Every day was filled with a variety of experiences both informative and interesting. I was struck particularly by how well Road Scholar chose the various presenters and how passionate they each were about their business or interest, as well as how they and their work benefited individuals people, the environment, their state or geographical area and their commitment to all of these things.


I had a great time, learned new information, met nice people, all in a comfortable & interesting environment. I would highly recommend Road Scholar.


Amazing how many great places we visited. We would never have known they existed if we hadn't been on a Road Scholar trip. Trip leader was terrific; knowledgeable, organized and had a great sense of humor.


Beautiful locales, great accommodations, lots of very tasty meals, and some fun activities are the pluses for this tour. Lynn, our leader and guide, kept us all ready and on time for the day's travel. The bus used for this tour gets an A+: roomy, super comfortable, clean and with the added safety feature of seat belts. The bus driver made us all feel safe by her knowledge of the area. The only minus in this trip was the amount of time spent on the bus, and sitting down listening to lectures. I would have liked more time walking to some of the interesting and beautiful historical areas we saw from the bus, while listening to the guide. I know that with all the delicious meals, wine tastings, and time sitting, I gained a few pounds! I guess I'll have to come back!


This trip gave me an up close view of New England, its cities and small towns. An abundance of local projects and small businesses made the trip very enjoyable.


This was my fifth Road Scholar trip and the best by far!! Our leader was EXCELLENT and the itinerary was well done.


Lots of fun and an interesting education of the New England area. If I went again, I would probably wait until the early October time frame when the foliage is starting to change.


My first Road Scholar tour immersed us in the culture, foods, and history of four New England states, with farm tours, sightings of Newport’s mega-mansions, a lobster boat experience, and so much more. We weren’t “tourists,” we were students and were busy every day with new adventures. The tour guide, bus driver, and accommodations We’re ‘icing on the cake.”


best food of all trips I have been on. wine tasting was fun, fun, fun,


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This was our first Road Scholar tour, and as such it was a test for us to see if we should consider Road Scholar for more extensive trips. We have traveled a lot with other companies and therefore have a good basis for comparison. We were very pleased with this trip and will certainly travel with Road Scholar again.


This program has a lot of variety. What better way to discover the people, culture, and history of New England than with a trip that includes lobsters, wine, foods, cookie making, enjoying a meal in a barn, learning about apples, how to make ricotta cheese, visiting a dairy farm, staying in a historic inn, learning about goat milking, some time for shopping along the way and getting to visit 5 states during your trip and so much more!


A great trip for learning about New England history and many local food products.


No better way to learn and travel at the same time! And outstanding selections to select from North America and international programs!


How about a bit of nice wine with dinner? How about lobster rolls for lunch and whole steamed lobster for dinner? Want to try your hand at baking cookies? Dinner in an elegant hotel after a wonderful discussion on lobstering. This trip is one you must try!


This program covered three states in six days. We were able to learn about the fishing industry (ocean) as well as farm life (inland) Great program


Program was very interesting and informative and a wonderful introduction to New England, agriculture, lobster fishing and environmental issues.


I highly recommend this program. I had never been to New England before and learned a lot. Lots of hands-on participation which made it fun. Great food and drink. Got to try many different things. Disappointed that we didn't get to go out on the lobster boat because of weather, but speaker was very interesting and he said we got more than we would have had on the boat. Wouldn't change a thing.

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