Autumn in New England – Sep 28 – Oct 8, 2017
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AUTUMN IN NEW ENGLAND
Vermont-New Hampshire-Coastal Maine-Boston-Cape Cod-Lancaster
SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 8, 2017
$2019.00 per person double
$1909.00 per person triple
$1869.00 per person quad
$2679.00 per person single
Includes transportation, (10) nights lodging, 17 meals (some of which are continental breakfasts), admissions per itinerary, baggage handling and an Imperial Escort.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 – LAFAYETTE – OHIO – PENNSYLVANIA
Depart Lafayette at 6:30 A.M., Lebanon at 7:00 A.M. and Indianapolis at 7:30 A.M.
Enjoy the scenery as you travel through Ohio to your hotel for the night in Erie, PA. (D)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – ERIE, PA. – NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
Niagara Falls, with its thundering, cascading waters! A step-on-guide will direct your tour, which was described by Sir Winston Churchill, (when he visited in 1944), as “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world”! This isn’t Sunday, but with our step-on-guide, you will see much as Sir Winston did! Water from four great lakes plunging over a 170 foot edge, crashing into the lower Niagara River, producing an unbelievable image of power! A ride on the Maid of the Mist will give you an even better view of this spectacular wonder! (B-L)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 – NEW YORK STATE – VERMONT
Travel through the section of New York State that skirts the tops of the Finger Lakes, then into Vermont. Breathe the crisp fresh air and marvel at God’s special gift to Vermont – autumn and its colors! In Bennington visit The Old First Church, with its beautiful early colonial architecture and whose cemetery contains the graves of Robert Frost and approximately 75 Revolutionary patriots. The Bennington Museum has unsurpassed collections of the history of Vermont, and the largest collection of paintings by Grandma Moses, America’s beloved folk artist – complete with the schoolhouse she attended as a child. (B)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 – VERMONT
In the heart of the beautiful Green Mountains we’ll stop in NORMAN ROCKWELL’S HOMETOWN to see exhibits of hundreds of his works, including Saturday Evening Post covers! Later you will visit Robert Todd Lincoln’s “Hildene”, home of Abraham Lincoln’s descendants until 1975! Some interesting stops will be made as you travel through rural Vermont’s captivating villages. Quechee, settled in 1764, with its gorge, known as Vermont’s little Grand Canyon and Ottauquechee River carved with a mile-long chasm. (B-L-D)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 – VERMONT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – MAINE
To learn of the history of Vermont you will visit two of its important industries; a Maple Sugar House and the Rock of Ages Granite quarry. New Hampshire, which takes its name from Hampshire County, England, has many landmarks named for famous Indian chiefs. Take a mountain aerial tramway, which carries up to 80 passengers on a smooth, seven minute ride to the summit. On a clear day you should see four states and Canada!
Traveling to Portland, ME you will pass over the White Mountains, known for their magnificent autumn color. As you travel on the Kancamagus Highway you will cross over several mountains and climb nearly 3,000 feet. (B)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 – MAINE – MASSACHUSETTS
Portland was established by the British in 1632 as a trading and fishing settlement. A step-on-guide will take us to many places of interest. Visit the Portland Head Light, commissioned by George Washington and first lit in 1791. Then travel down the coast to the history-rich seaside town of Kennebunkport, home of former President and Mrs. Bush. Before leaving Maine enjoy a delicious dinner. You will be given choices prior to departing on the tour. (D)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4 – BOSTON – CAPE COD, MASS.
Upon entering Boston a step-on-guide joins us to tell of Boston, a city of contrasts, where both old and new are now blended! Revolutionary Boston, with the Old North Church, where the two lanterns signaled warning to the Charlestown militia on the night of April 18, 1775, and the Old Towne House, where the Declaration of Independence was read in 1776! You will have time to explore Quincy Market. Dinner and entertainment included this evening. (B-D)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 – CAPE COD! A PINE-SCENTED PENINSULA!
With our local guide you will visit Hyannis to explore the Kennedy Memorial and view the historic Frances Xavier Church. Traveling on you’ll see proud sea captains’ homes, pristine beaches and windswept dunes. Then east toward the Atlantic Ocean, with picturesque cranberry bogs and salt marshes teaming with local wildlife. Visit historic Provincetown where, after 66 days at sea, the Mayflower, filled with weary passengers, landed November 21, 1620. Board your vessel for a whale watch to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. (B)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 – CAPE COD, MASS – PENNSYLVANIA
Wave good-bye to the seagulls and take that last sniff of the salt air, as it is time to travel westward through Connecticut. This is the state where Nathan Hale was a native son, as was Noah Webster. Continue your journey west into Pennsylvania, the Dutch Country Region known for its golden fields and rolling hills. This area is home to the Amish and Mennonite farmers who have cultivated this land for generations. (B-D)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 – PENNSYLVANIA
A local guide will take us on our tour of this country, surrounded by fertile fields and early American charm. You will pass one room school houses, meet horse and buggies, visit markets. Enjoy an all new performance of Jonah at the Sight & Sound Theatre. Traveling west you’ll see the red and gold of the Laurel Highlands, before settling in for a good night’s rest. (B)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 – PENNSYLVANIA – OHIO – INDIANA
Homeward bound and another treat is waiting for you. Even though this is your last day, you will experience the finery of yesterday! Return home in the early evening with memories for years to come of nature’s beauty, of our nation’s history and of new found friends. (B-D)
PLEASE NOTE: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch and D denotes dinner!!