NEW ENGLAND RAIL & SAIL
Massachusetts to Maine & New Hampshire
Two Nights’ Accommodations, Two Expanded Continental Breakfasts with hot items, One Luncheon Cruise, Two Complete Dinners, Including: Gloucester House Dinner w/entertainment and Maine Lobster Dinner, Attractions and Guide Service Listed
Note: Gratuities for Wade Tours Driver and Escort are not included but welcomed.
Package Price per Person: Single $635.00 | Double $535.00 | Triple $510.00 | Quad $495.00
Utica Radisson Hotel – Utica, NY – 6:15 AM
Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY – 7:30 AM
Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – 8:00 AM
Day 1 – Sunday, August 12:
Just north of Boston but a world away, we make our way to Rockport, MA at the very tip of stunning Cape Ann. Get out your cameras to capture the beauty of one of New England’s most photographed locations. There will be time to browse through the unique galleries and boutiques and for lunch (on own), before traveling to Gloucester Harbor. We board the “Schooner Thomas E. Lannon” for a two hour adventure aboard this exciting tall ship. Ahoy, Matey!…you can help the crew hoist the sails or just sit back and enjoy the ocean breezes and picturesque and historic panorama.
Return to shore for Dinner and Storytelling at the famous Gloucester House Restaurant serving the freshest seafood and followed by enchanting tales woven from seafaring fables and folk lore.
We unpack our bags at the Holiday Inn Express, Lawrence, MA and relax for the evening.
Day 2 – Monday, August 13:
After an Expanded Continental Breakfast with both hot and cold choices, we check out and set off for our next adventure. We board Amtrak’s “The Downeaster”. As we ride the rails in comfort on this coastal train, sit back and enjoy the incredible views from Massachusetts to Maine. We arrive in Maine in time for lunch (on own) on the waterfront of Kennebunkport with many cozy dining options plus quaint shops to explore. We will then meet a local guide for a Kennebunkport Tour where we hear the history of this scenic coastal community from the Native Americans and early settlers to the shipbuilding era. Enjoy the views of the Wedding Cake House, the Franciscan Monastery and of course, the presidential summer home – the Bush Estate. Maine’s rugged, rocky coast and picturesque lighthouses beckon! Enjoy the Lighthouse Lover’s Cruise sailing from the scenic harbor in Portland, Maine. We will see the Calendar Islands, coastal forts, lobster boats, playful seals and an array of seabirds. We may see as many as seven lighthouses including Maine’s oldest and historic lighthouse, Portland Headlight, proudly perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the beautiful harbor. It wouldn’t be Maine if we couldn’t have lobster! Tonight tuck into a “downeast” butter-melting, mouth-watering fresh Maine Lobster Dinner (with a landlubber option for those who prefer). After dinner we will check in at the Comfort Inn & Suites, Dover, NH Tel: 603-750-7507. Relax, enjoy the heated indoor pool or fitness room, free Wi-Fi and high speed internet, in-room coffee and cable/satellite TV.
Meals: B, D
Day 3-Tuesday, August 15:
After an Expanded Continental Breakfast with both hot and cold choices, we check out of our hotel for a day that includes both a “Rail and a Sail” adventure. We board the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad – Discover New Hampshire’s largest lake by rail! Enjoy your scenic excursion hugging the picturesque shoreline, surrounded by mountain outcrops, with views of “Grand Style Resorts”, pristine woodland, lake wild life and more. You will ride the rails right to your cruise on the historic tracks of the Boston & Maine Railroad. At the end of the train ride, we board the M/S Mount Washington to enjoy a scenic and delicious hot and cold Luncheon Buffet Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, with over 72 square miles, 365 islands and ringed by three spectacular mountain ranges. It is no wonder the Native Americans named it Winnipesaukee “Beautiful Water in a High Place”.
Meals: B, L
Our “railing and sailing” comes to an end and we will meet our Wade motorcoach for our journey home.
~ I traveled on the Rail & Sail New England excursion, and I want to take this opportunity to tell you what a fabulous time I had. Pete is an exceptional skilled driver, maneuvering that big bus into very tight places. And Ricki is the best travel escort ever!! It was a wonderful trip with a well-designed itinerary, really highlighting great destinations and activites, as well as a great value for the money. We were busy every minute and met some really nice folks on this trip.
My traveling companion, Donna Puglisi, and I hope to take advantage of other tours in the future. Again, it was wonderful and I cant compliment you and your staff enough for what you do.
Do you have a seating preference for the motor coach?
If yes, please let us know your preference in the special requirements section on the booking page with the specific seat, seat location and if you would like to sit near someone. Check out our seat assignment policy page for our seating chart. If no preference is made, your seat will be assigned by Wade Tours.
To be FAIR and IMPARTIAL all seat assignments will be taken at the time of booking your reservation. We encourage you to book early to accommodate any special needs and to assure tat members of your party will be seated together. We reserve the right to assign seats when necessary.
Do you have a preferred room type?
We offer both two queen bed rooms and single king bed rooms. Please let us know your preference and we will do our best to match you to that room.