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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

Country Travel Discoveries 2022

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New England Rails & Resorts Find Scenic Beauty along the Rails from the Mountains and Lakes to the Atlantic Coast This thrilling rail adventure travels incredibly scenic routes up the Atlantic coast and through forests and mountains of northern New England. You'll find stunning views and local color everywhere as you ride five different trains through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine—from an oceanside narrow-gauge train route to the world's first mountain-climbing cog rail that takes you more than a mile high. You'll also explore the White Mountains, sail out onto the Atlantic with a working lobster boat captain, and enjoy classic mountain and waterfront resorts. Learn about Maine Lobstering Conway Scenic RR DAY 1—BOSTON Meet your Discovery Director and fellow travelers at a welcome reception in Boston, the historic capital city of Massachusetts. DAY 2—DOWNEASTER/LOBSTER BOAT/KENNEBUNKPORT It's "all aboard" today for your first rail adventure, as Amtrak's modern Downeaster train transports you through three states, from suburban Boston to Wells, Maine. There, you'll be whisked away to lunch at Kennebunkport's historic Nonantum Resort. Then, board a fully restored 1963 oak-planked lobster-style boat for a tour of the Kennebunk River and the beautiful Atlantic coastline. Captain Bob will share the regulations, techniques, lore and art of catching lobster. We'll then learn more about the charming town of Kennebunkport on a guided tour. The afternoon is yours to explore or relax at the Nonantum Resort. B, L DAY 3—MAINE NARROW GAUGE/FLOATING RESTAURANT/CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS Start today with a relaxed ride on the panoramic Maine Narrow Gauge RR, which preserves a unique coastal stretch of two foot gauge track. Have a camera ready as the route runs just feet from the Atlantic and Portland's scenic park system. Enjoy a lobster lunch at DiMillo's, a former car ferry turned floating restaurant, known for outstanding food and harbor views. Get ready to experience the Castle in the Clouds, a 16-room estate built by millionaire shoe manufacturer Thomas Plant in 1913- 1914 on a mountaintop in Moultonborough, NH. Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains which the estate overlooks. Unpack and enjoy three nights at the picturesque resort town of Lincoln, New Hampshire. B, L, D DAY 4—MT WASHINGTON HOTEL/MOUNTAIN COG RAIL Today, explore the grand Mt. Washington Hotel, followed by a delicious luncheon in Four 2022 Departures 7 DAYS • 15 MEALS 7 DAYS • 15 MEALS 1 3 1 ME NH MA Conway Scenic Railroad Castle in the Clouds Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Mt. Washington Cog RR Resort stay Lincoln Concord Boston Nonantum Resort 1 First Night Last Night Overnight Highlight Tour Route Elevations reach Elevations reach 6,300 ft at summit of 6,300 ft at summit of Mt. Washington Mt. Washington 70 AUTHENTIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCES |

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