THE PURPLE MOOSE TOUR
Fields of Lupines Celebration (Purple) and Moose Trax (Moose) Combined
(Let an experienced moose tour guide find the moose for you!)
(Moose Trax Tour holds a maximum capacity of 42, book early on this tour)
Includes: 3 nights’ accommodations at Indian Head Resort, Lincoln NH, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel, 3 dinners including the Café Lafayette Dinner Train, Sugar Hill Sampler Museum and Gift Shop, Wagon Ride through Lupine Fields, Rock’s Estate Gardens of Yesteryear presentation, Kancamagus Highway tour with stops, Village of North Conway, Tour of Mount Washington Hotel Tour, New Hampshire Scenic Touring, Evening Moose Tour, Cannon Mountain Tram, MS Mount Washington Lake Cruise, All taxes and baggage handling
Package Price per Person: Single $955.00 | Double $779.00
Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY – 7:00 AM
Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – 7:30 AM
Thursday June 7, 2018 – CHECK IN at Indian Head Resort, Lincoln, NH
7:00 AM Pickup – Wade Terminal
7:30 AM Pickup – Latham Farms – Sams Club
6:00 pm BEER/WINE/CHEESE RECEPTION and DINNER included at INDIAN HEAD RESORT this evening. After dinner, there will be LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.
Friday June 8, 2018– Local Guided Tour
7:30 am Enjoy a FULL BREAKFAST at your leisure at the hotel.
8:30 am Meet your guide at the hotel and travel across the KANCAMAGUS HIGHWAY. “One the most scenic routes in America is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The “Kanc” as the locals call it, is officially the section of Route 112 that is both an attraction and a destination. Stops will be made at Albany Covered Bridge and Rocky Gorge.
Free time in village of NORTH CONWAY for shopping at leisure and time to explore the Victorian Train Station at the Conway Scenic Railroad.
11:00 am Enjoy an ELEGANT LUNCH and TOUR at MOUNT WASHINGTON RESORT LUXURY HOTEL. “Ground was broken in 1900 and construction was completed in 1902. Two hundred and fifty Italian craftsmen, skilled in masonry and woodworking, were brought to Bretton Woods and housed on the grounds…A favorite New England retreat of presidents, poets and celebrities; the hotel delights every sense with enchanting music, refined dining and luxurious décor.
2:00 pm This afternoon ride the TRAMWAY to the top of Cannon Mountain. The Tramway is handicapped accessible. Spectacular rugged mountain scenery showing off the towering peaks of the Franconia and Kinsman mountain ranges, with views of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Canada.
4:30 pm Arrive back at your hotel.
5:00–7:00 pm DINNER included at your resort
8:00 pm After dinner experience an EVENING MOOSE TOUR. See these gentle
giants in their natural habitat on a three-hour riding tour. (This tour will end earlier if we see moose earlier in the night.)
Saturday June 9, 2018 – Local Guided Tour
7:30 am Enjoy a FULL BREAKFAST at your leisure at the hotel.
9:00 am Meet your guide at the hotel and travel to your first stop today at the SUGAR HILL SAMPLER MUSEUM AND GIFT SHOP. Owner Barbara Serafini’s ancestors were the first settlers of the village of Sugar Hill and built this stalwart barn as a vital part of their pioneer life. Hefty beams, pine board ceilings, and original flooring make for a truly different kind of gift shop, featuring the “useful and unusual.” Sample homemade products, explore the museum and photo gallery of area history and lore.
Take a WAGON RIDE THROUGH THE FIELDS OF LUPINES and experience something unique – “Paying homage to the annual blossoming of this captivating wildflower, the Fields of Lupine Blooming is a time honored regional event. The brilliant spikes of the lupine flower carpet local fields and pastures in a rolling sea of vibrant purposes, pinks, blues and whites. The long-lasting blossoms attract equally dazzling butterflies and create a breathtaking floral display against the majestic backdrop of the Franconia, Presidential, and Kinsman Mountain ranges. Every visitor is sure to find abundant photo and recreational opportunities in the Northeast’s most spectacular mountain region. Our local greenhouses and businesses will be offering lupine plants and seeds so you start your own field of lupine.”
1:30 pm Following lunch (on own at a nearby restaurant) this afternoon, our guide takes us to visit the ROCKS ESTATE in Bethlehem, New Hampshire. Here you will enjoy a presentation on GARDEN’S OF YESTERYEAR. “Join us on a virtual tour, via slideshow program, of some of the finest summer estate gardens of the North Country, circa 1933. This show features hand-painted slides and a narrated reading of letters that portray not only the gardens, but also the social climate of that era. Following the slideshow, there will be an interpretive tour of the gardens. And time for the GIFT SHOP where you can purchase gifts or enjoy a tea or coffee.
4:30 pm CAFÉ LAFAYETTE DINNER TRAIN. “Escape the ordinary and relive the romance of dining on the rails. Experience this while riding in one of three beautifully restored Pullman dining cars, enjoying five courses of fine food served to you in the Grand European manner. As dinner is served, period music keeps time with the rail’s rhythmic rumbling. With magnificent mountain vistas and lush New England forests surrounding The Café Lafayette Dinner Train, you are assured of having the best seat in the house, all evening long. After dinner, with the compartment lights down low and the dramatic sunset outside your window, you may allow yourself a wistful romantic journey back in time, and you might wish the evening would never end.”
Sunday June 10, 2018 – Travel to Winnipesaukee
7:30 am FULL BREAKFAST at your Resort.
8:30 am Check out and board our coach to depart for Winnipesaukee.
9:30 am Board the MS Mount Washington.
10:00 am Enjoy a scenic one –way ride on LAKE WINNIPESAUKE (one of the largest lakes enclosed in one state), aboard the 230’ M/S MOUNT WASHINGTON. Your journey on the ship brings you to the port of Wolfeboro, The Oldest Summer Resort in America.
Motor Ship Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee
11:30 am LUNCH (on own) in the delightful lakeside resort town of Wolfeboro.
1:30 pm Travel home.
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.