Mad River & NKP Railroad Society's
"Coastal New England Tour"
October 1-13, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016: Meet the group at the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum Freight House Office Building for a 3 am departure by motorcoach, arriving at the Cleveland Amtrak Station. Check our bags and prepare to board Amtrak's eastbound Lake Shore Limited. We are scheduled to arrive in Buffalo, NY at 8:58 am where we'll be met by our local tour guide. Collect our bags and board the deluxe motorcoach for a full day of sightseeing. Travel to Niagara Falls and visit New York State Park to view the American Falls from the new Prospect Point observation area. Visit the Maid of the Mist Observation Deck for the most spectacular view of the American Falls, Rainbow Bridge, Niagara River Gorge, Horseshoe Falls and the Canadian Shore. Experience the power and beauty of Niagara Falls aboard the Maid of the Mist for a narrated boat cruise past the American Falls and travel up to the base of Horseshoe Falls. Enjoy a sandwich lunch buffet at the Top of the Falls Restaurant located on scenic Goat Island and above Terrapin Point and Horseshoe Falls. On the return to Buffalo do a driving tour of the waterfront area highlighting the Buffalo Naval & Military Park, which is the largest inland Naval Park in the country, showcasing three WWII warships and a Memorial Park dedicated to all the branches of service and wars. If time allows see the New York Central Terminal which played an important role in Buffalo's past railroad history and is currently under attempts at restoration. Proceed to and check into the Millennium Hotel where baggage handling is included. Evening and dinner on your own. Lunch included.
Sunday, October 2: Enjoy a full American Breakfast at our hotel and then transfer to the Amtrak Station, check our bags and prepare to board the Lake Shore Limited once again for an 8:51 am departure. Sit back and enjoy the ride, scenery and your fellow travelers. Enjoy lunch and dinner on board (on your own). Arrival in Boston, MA is scheduled for 8:01 pm. Meet our motorcoach and sit back for a short ride to Peabody, MA here we'll check into the Hampton Inn, baggage handling included. Breakfast included.
Monday, October 3: Enjoy a deluxe hot breakfast and a leisurely morning before boarding our motor-coach for the drive to Kennebunkport, ME. Lunch (on your own) in Kennebunkport followed by a visit to the Seashore Trolley Museum. This museum is primarily out of doors and consists of various trolleys and related items. Unlimited trolley rides around the museum or take a walk, seeing exhibits up close and personal. After the museum our motorcoach will drop us off in Kennebunkport for some free time to explore and have dinner (on your own) before taking us to our hotel, the Port Inn, baggage handling included. Breakfast included.
Tuesday, October 4: Enjoy a hot and cold breakfast before boarding our motorcoach for the drive to Boothbay Harbor where our first stop will be at the Boothbay Railway Village. After a "meet & greet" on the bus we'll enjoy a self-guided tour and a steam train ride. Then it's on to the Boothbay Harbor Inn, our home for the next two nights and where we'll enjoy a full dinner, ordered off the menu in their lovely restaurant and baggage handling is included. Breakfast and dinner included.
Wednesday, October 5: A full breakfast buffet will be waiting for you this morning. We will have a step-on-guide joining us for a tour of Ocean Point and also a scenic one-hour harbor cruise plus free time to explore the nearby shops, restaurants, etc. Breakfast included.
Thursday, October 6: Another breakfast buffet is included, check out and board our motorcoach for a drive to Freeport, ME where we'll have free time to explore shops (lots of outlets, including L.L. Bean) and have lunch (on your own). Drive to Plymouth with rest and dinner stops (on your own) Check into the new Baymont Inn, our home for the next 3 nights, baggage handling included. Breakfast included.
Friday, October 7: Enjoy a continental breakfast before visiting a cranberry bog to learn how cranberries are grown and harvested. This afternoon enjoy a harbor cruise out of Hyannis, viewing scenic and historical sights. Lunch and dinner are on your own. Breakfast included.
Saturday, October 8: After our continental breakfast board the coach to take us to Plimouth Plantation, a living history museum, where we'll learn about the pilgrims and their lifestyle also enjoying a catered "Eat like a pilgrim" lunch. Then it's all aboard for a two-hour scenic train ride on the Cape Cod & Hyannis Railroad. After a dinner stop we'll return to the hotel for a good nights rest. Breakfast included.
Sunday, October 9: Have a continental breakfast and check out of our hotel. Drive to Windsor Locks, CT where we'll visit the New England Air Museum, then it's on to Hartford, CT to the Mark Twain House & Museum. There is a gift shop and cafe here where we can enjoy lunch (on your own). Check into the Hampton Inn where we'll spend the next two nights, baggage handling included, indoor pool. Breakfast included.
Monday, October 10: Start the day with a hot breakfast and then it's off to ride the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat. Breakfast and Box Lunch included.
Tuesday, October 11: Fill up on another hot breakfast before boarding our coach and traveling to Mystic Seaport to enjoy a deluxe box lunch and then a tour of The Museum of America and the Sea, the largest maritime museum in the world. Then drive to Dayville, CT where we'll check into the Comfort Inn for the night. Breakfast and deluxe box lunch included.
Wednesday, October 12: Transfer to Boston's South Street Station and prepare to board Amtrak's westbound Lakeshore Limited for the return to Cleveland.
Thursday, October 13: Amtrak is scheduled to arrive back in Cleveland at 3:27 am. Board our coach for the last leg of this memorable trip; arrival back in Bellevue is expected to be approximately 5-5:30 am. Say goodbye to all of your fellow travelers, including both old and new friends.
Cost: $2229 per person Double Occupancy; $3129 per person Single Occupancy; $500 deposit due with reservation. Balance due August 12, 2016. For information or to make reservations, call Ruth Fuehring at 419-483-6235, or mail reservations to Mad River & NKP RR Society, c/o Ruth Fuehring, 7970 Twp. Rd 81, Bellevue, OH 44811.
Travel Insurance Information available on request and is advised.
Inclusions: All transportation on Amtrak and chartered motorcoaches * 11 nights lodging * 10 breakfasts * 4 lunches * 1 dinner * Admission to all attractions/museums/train rides/boat cruises as listed * All applicable taxes and gratuities * Baggage handling where available * Experienced tour escort. All travel arrangements made by Uptown Travel.