Mountain Trains of New England

Enjoy a Four Night, Five Day stay exploring New England’s Mountain Trains during Fall Foliage. Take a Fun Trip through scenic, historic routes & visit outstanding railroad museums, villages, the Castle In The Clouds, local railroads, and much more!

Duration
5 Days /4 Nights

Group size

Customization
Available!
Tour Inclusions: 4 nights’ accommodation; 4 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 4 dinners; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity. Except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested.
Highlights:
  • Tavern Restaurant
  • Railroad Museum of New England
  • Green Mountain Sugar House
  • Village of Woodstock
  • Quechee Gorge & Village
  • Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
  • Castle In The Clouds
  • North Conway Village
  • Conway Scenic Railroad
  • Kancamagus Scenic Byway
  • Contoocook Railroad Museum & Visitor Center
  • Green Mountain Railroad
  • Yale Visitor Center
  • The Shore Line Trolley Museum

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Tavern & Railroad Museum of New England
  • Arrive at a local Tavern Restaurant for lunch included. Enjoy a lively, casual-chic outfit offering American bar fare with international flair, plus craft brews.
  • After lunch, arrive at the Railroad Museum of New England. 
  • Take a 20-mile round-trip scenic train ride through history as you pass old factories, a state forest, and see the Naugatuck River and across the face of a dam.
  • This evening, enjoy dinner included at a local favorite restaurant.
  • Depart and check-in to your hotel for the evening. (Meals: L, D)
 
Day 2 - Green Mountain Sugar House, Village of Woodstock, Quechee Gorge & Village, and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning before checking out.
  • Visit the Green Mountain Sugar House, an award winning maple syrup house featuring their maple products and many Vermont food products & gifts.
  • Enjoy free time and lunch on own at Village of Woodstock. One of America’s Prettiest Towns surrounded by colonial architecture and many historic buildings. 
  • Stop at Quechee Gorge and Quechee Gorge Village, known as Vermont's Little Grand Canyon, is one of New England's most popular natural wonders. Enjoy the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, fishing and canoeing the river, hiking trails, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Established in 1985, and located in the heart of the Quechee Gorge, it has evolved into one of the best shopping attractions in the state of Vermont. Enjoy spectacular foliage views.
  • Depart for the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Take a scenic train ride along the western shore of New Hampshire. You will travel in restored, vintage coaches along a railroad back to the late 1800s. 
  • Enjoy dinner included with panoramic views this evening. (Meals: B, D)
 
Day 3 - Castle In The Clouds, North Conway Village, Conway Scenic Railroad, & Kancamagus Scenic Byway
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning.
  • Depart for the Castle In The Clouds. Ride a trolley up to the mansion and take a self-guided tour of the Lucknow Estate, explore the mansion and surrounding grounds. Make sure to stop by the exhibit gallery and gift shop!
  • Lunch is included today at the Carriage House. Enjoy a meal in the building that was once home to the owner’s horses and has since been converted into an award-winning restaurant.
  • After lunch, arrive at North Conway Village. It is the quintessential New England village with quaint shops, cafes, a beautiful park, and Cranmore Mountain is right up the street. 
  • Afterward, stop by Zeb’s famous New England Country Store. 
  • Later, arrive at Conway Scenic Railroad. Take a step back in time & enjoy a leisurely ride through the Conway Valley. Watch a locomotive run around the train in preparation for the return trip. 
  • Drive along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway. The Kancamagus Highway is a 34.5-mile scenic drive along NH's Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire and is now designated an American Scenic Byway.
  • Stop to take in the beauty surrounding the Albany Covered Bridge. This bridge is located in the White Mountain National Forest, off the scenic Kancamagus Highway. The bridge was built in 1858 by Almzi Russell and Leandre Morton. The U.S. Forest Service modified the structure in 1981-1982 and replaced the wooden floor timbers with steel. This bridge replaces a bridge built in 1857 which was destroyed in a windstorm.
  • Enjoy dinner included overlooking the scenic Pemigewasset River and historic Blair Covered Bridge prior to returning to the hotel. (Meals: B, L, D)
 
Day 4 - Contoocook Railroad Museum & Visitor Center and Green Mountain Railroad
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning before checking out.
  • Visit the Contoocook Railroad Museum & Visitor Center, the world's oldest surviving covered railroad bridge, a 1907 vintage passenger coach, late 1800's section house, and the Lewellen Bandstand. 
  • Arrive in Ludlow, VT, a little town on the slopes of Okemo Mountain, at the heart of the popular Okemo Mountain ski resort. 
  • Enjoy free time and lunch on own.
  • Arrive at the Green Mountain Railroad, in Chester, VT. Enjoy unique and memorable train experiences.
  • Enjoy the beautiful fall colors of southern Vermont with a train ride from Chester to Rockingham.
  • Dinner is included this evening at an Italian Restaurant. Taste a piece of little Italy at this truly European restaurant.
  • Depart and check-in to your hotel for the evening. (Meals: B, D)
 
Day 5 - Yale Visitor Center & The Shore Line Trolley Museum
  • Breakfast is included at the hotel before checking out.
  • Arrive at the Yale Visitor Center for a Private Architecture Tour.
  • Enjoy lunch on own while at the campus.
  • After lunch, depart for The Shore Line Trolley Museum, the oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the USA. Come and enjoy a living, breathing experience riding historic, restored trolleys through scenic surroundings.
  • Depart for home. (Meals: B)
 

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