Stowe, Vermont

Grand New England
Tuesday-Tuesday, October 8-15, 2019
$1495
INCLUDES:
Seven Nights Hotel Accommodations
Fourteen Meals
Hildene Estate & Gardens
Friesians Horses Tour & Show
Vermont Country Store
Dakin Farm
Lake Chaplain Cruise
Von Trapp Historic Tour
Taste of New Hampshire Mountain Train Ride
Kancamagus Highway
Maine Moose Safari and Nature Tour
Gondola Ride at Sunday River
National Wife Carrying Contest & Festival
Sluicing for Gems
Kennebunkport Tour
Time at Mohegan Sun Casino
Bar Harbor
Acadia National Park
LL Bean Store
Portland Tour



Hildene Estate & Gardens - The Lincoln Family Home. His father was born in a log cabin and called from the humblest rank in life to preside over our nation during the most momentous period of its history. One generation later, Robert Lincoln, the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood, became Chairman of the Pullman Company, the largest manufacturing corporation at the turn of the 20th century.

Friesians Horses Tour & Show - A Friesians of Majesty equestrian tour and performance creates a magical experience in Southern Vermont! Friesians of Majesty invites you and your guests to visit our farm for a unique tour experience. Learn about the history of the farm and the special relationship that Robert has with his horses.

The Vermont Country Store invites you to step back in time and enjoy a leisurely stroll down memory lane. Wander the aisles, stocked to the rafters with penny candy, Vermont maple syrup, award-winning Vermont cheeses from many of the neighboring farmsteads, personal care remedies, household problem solvers, and more.


Dakin Farm
- Come see how time-honored skills and century-old tradition combine with the most modern smokehouse facilities to produce ham, cheddar cheese, Pure Vermont Maple Syrup, and other specialty foods known the world over for their unique flavor and wholesome goodness.

Lake Chaplain Cruise - Surrounded by the brilliant colors of fall, enjoy a delicious dinner as you gently cruise scenic Lake Champlain with great views of the majestic Adirondack Mountains of New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Live musical entertainment tops the journey off!

Von Trapp Historic Tour - As Maria von Trapp once said, "Our life is like a beautiful story that happens to be true." The von Trapp family's journey is a remarkable story. The Von Trapp’s fled Austria just before WWII and started the Von Trapp Singers in Philadelphia. They later bought a home in Stowe, VT, where they ran the Trapp Family Music Camp. Maria wrote an autobiography that inspired the play and movie, The Sound of Music, and her story became an American legend.

Taste of New Hampshire Mountain Train Ride - Travel through a natural setting along the White Mountains and enjoy samples of locally made and grown products along the way.

Kancamagus Highway -Travel New Hampshire’s most scenic roadway, filled with breath-taking, mountain vistas. Time to capture great foliage shots!!!

Maine Moose Safari and Nature Tour - You’ll go wild over these majestic forest animals!   Get in touch with nature as you tour through some of the most picturesque locations in Grafton Notch State Park in search of Moose. View Screw Auger Falls and the headwaters of the Androscoggin River. Throughout the tour, your experienced local tour guide will tell you all you need to know about moose, their habits and even some fun facts you won’t hear anywhere else. 

Chondola Ride at Sunday River - Ride to the top of the mountain on either a chair lift or an enclosed gondola.  Enjoy spectacular views of the Mahoosuc Mountains and the valley below! See Sunday River's Aurora Peak and Jordan Bowl, along with Goose Eye and Old Speck Mountain.

National Wife Carrying Contest and Festival - Carried on National TV, this prestigious competition is couples competing for the finals in Finland.  It’s both athletic and hilarious at the same time.  Enjoy musical entertainment that lasts all afternoon, munch on local fare and visit the huge crafts fair.  

Sluicing for Gems - Like panning for gold - you will screen the most productive mine in the region. Trained staff is will help you identify your treasures (you keep them!).  Common gems - quartz, beryl, rose quartz, feldspar, smoky quartz, and mica. You won't leave empty handed. 

Kennebunkport Tour - Meet your guide and discover charming Kennebunkport including views of the Bush Estate, Wedding Cake House and Franciscan Monastery.  Hear the history of this Maine coastal community. 

Mohegan Sun Casino- There are nearly 5,000 slot machines and over 300 table games, including favorites like blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps and Pai Gow, poker, and state-of-the-art Race Book. New to gaming or a particular game? They’ll help you dive into the excitement. Their dealers and staff are always ready and willing to offer advice and teach you how the game is played.

Bar Harbor, Maine, has a world-renowned ambiance that blends seashore community, Down East character, and the famous Maine Lobster. It is the best-known town on Mount Desert Island and the host of Acadia National Park.

Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats with high biodiversity, clean air and water, and a rich cultural heritage.

Portland is a historic seacoast town with a funky vibe, working waterfront, loads of galleries, hundreds of one-of-a-kind shops, and award-winning restaurants serving everything from classic lobster rolls to exotic nouvelle cuisine.



Nubble Light
Mystic Seaport
Pick-up Locations

Kittanning
Franklin Village Mall, Lower Lot

Leechburg
Giant Eagle Plaza

New Kensington
Giant Eagle Plaza

Harmarville
Target Parking Lot

Monroeville
Giant Eagle Parking Lot, end of Row L

Irwin
Kohl's Parking Lot

New Stanton
Turnpike Exit 75


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Price is subject to a fuel surcharge.
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Monday - Friday    9AM-6PM
Saturday     9AM-2 PM
Sunday     Resting
Toll Free: 1-800-473-1551
Local: 724-337-9000
Fax: 724-337-9341
763 Carl Avenue
New Kensington, PA 15068
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