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New England Fall Foliage Spectacular


Our annual expedition focuses on the trains of New Hampshire this year - all aboard!


  • Tour New Hampshire from top to bottom
  • Ride 5 vintage railroads; Lafayette Dinner Train, Hobo Scenic Railroad, Conway Scenic Railroad, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad
  • Tram rides to Loon and Cannon Mountains
  • Lake cruises on Squam and Winnipesaukee
  • High Tea at the historic Mt. Washington Hotel
  • 13 meals: daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 high tea, 4 dinners
  • Round trip airfare to/from Boston
  • Door to door airport service
  • 4400/5000 Gold Passport Points



Daily Itinerary

Day 1

This year's spectacular begins with a flight to Boston, then a drive to Manchester, NH for the night. Hilton Garden Inn

Day 2

Take a narrated cruise aboard the M/S Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake, followed by a ride on the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, a train hauling goods and passengers through the hinterlands since the mid-1800s. Continue on to Meredith for dinner at locally-famous Hart's Turkey Farm (where every day is Thanksgiving) and the night. Inn at Mill Falls (FB,D)

Day 3

High in the Ossipee Mountains near Moultonborough you'll find the historic Lucknow Estate. Known as Castle in the Clouds, the arts and crafts mansion is a treasure chest of early 20th Century decor and technology. A taste of Hollywood is next up with a cruise upon Squam Lake, better known to classic movie lovers as "Golden Pond" which was filmed here. Listen to the loons! Lincoln is your next stop. The Mountain Club on Loon - 3 nights (FB,L)

Day 4

Take a gondola ride in the crisp morning air to the mountaintop above your hotel for a stellar view of the valley below. At Flume Gorge Visitors Center in Franconia Notch State Park learn about the history of the White Mountains and have your photo taken with a (stuffed) moose! After lunch is the tranquil village of Woodstock, visit Fadden's, a true New England old-fashioned general store. An afternoon ride aboard the Hobo Scenic Railroad is sure to put you in the spirit of autumn. Dinner is followed by a trip into the wild to call and hopefully see a real live moose! (FB,D)

Day 5

The ride along NH Route 112, the Kancamagus Highway, a designated American Scenic Byway, is sure to please. From outstanding natural vistas to waterfalls to covered bridges, "The Kanc" has it all. The Conway Scenic Railroad offers more spectacular scenery as it meanders to Crawford Notch at midday where a boxed lunch is provided to ward off those hunger pangs during your midday ride. At rail's end the incredible sightseeing only continues with a ride high above the treetops aboard the Franconia Notch Aerial Tram to the 4080" summit of Cannon Mountain. (FB,L,D)

Day 6

Mount Washington is a force of nature, famed for its weather extremes. The highest wind speed ever recorded on earth was here - 231 miles per hour! Let's pray for a slightly calmer day as we ascend the mountain to the 6288 foot summit aboard the Mt. Washington Cog Railway. More wonderful pleasures are had upon your arrival at the stunning Mount Washington Hotel. Built in 1902, it's been a playground for the rich and famous for over a century. High Tea is served as your midday meal in these beautiful and historic surrounds. Back in Lincoln, a scrumptious 5-course farewell dinner is served with a natural view aboard the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train. Return to Manchester for you final night. Hilton Garden Inn (FB,HT,D)

Day 7

Hopefully there will be time for a bit more fall fun before your return flight home from Boston. (FB)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Sunday, September 22, 2024 to Saturday, September 28, 2024

7 Days, 13 Meals

 Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 high tea, 4 dinners


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