New England Rails & Resorts 2018

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  NEW FOR 2018  

7 Days 6 Nights • 13 Meals

Aug 14-20 | Oct 2-8 | Oct 9-15

Depart/Return: Boston, MA

Price Per Person:

Aug/Oct 9: Double: $1,897; Single: $2,325

Oct 2: Double: $1,997; Single: $2,425

Pre-Tour Hotel: $218/night

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About the Tour

This thrilling rail adventure travels incredibly scenic routes up the Atlantic coast and through forests and mountains of northern New England. Whether in summer or fall foliage, you’ll find stunning views and local color everywhere as you ride six different trains through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine—from an oceanside narrow-gauge train route and charming trolley ride to the world’s first mountain-climbing cog rail that takes you more than a mile high. You’ll also head into the White Mountain National Forest with an experienced moose-spotter, sail out onto the Atlantic Ocean with a working lobster boat captain, and enjoy classic mountain and waterfront resorts.


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Tour Highlights

  • Ride the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway at Mt. Washington
  • Autumn tours experience peak foliage colors across 3 New England states
  • Cruise the Kennebunk River and Maine coastline
  • Visit historic Salem, Massachusetts
  • Take a trolley ride at the Seashore Trolley Museum
  • Go moose-spotting at the stunning Sunday River Waterfront Resort
  • Savor a traditional DiMillo's lobster feast
  • Lunch at the famed Mt. Washington Hotel
  • Experience the scenic drive along famed Kancamagus Highway
  • Meet local seafarers and fishermen


Optional Excursions/Extensions




Helpful Information

Average Temp:
Highs: Low 80’s (August) to Low 60’s (October)
Lows: Near 65 (July) to Mid-40’s (October)

Note that temperatures and wind chills at the summit of Mount Washington, NH (on the cog railroad ride) can reach into the 30’s, even during the daytime in the summer months. Be prepared for cold weather here on all departures, especially the October trips.

Time Zone: Eastern

Arrival Time: Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel by 5:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Departure Time: Schedule your flight home to depart after 5:00 p.m. on Day 7.

Airport-Hotel Shuttle: Hotel offers complimentary shuttle to the airport.

Vehicle Parking: Free parking is available during the tour at our starting hotel.

Walking Distance:  Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour.

Currency: U.S. Dollar

Hotel Amenities: Hair Dryers, iron & ironing board, TV/Cable and coffee makers. Exercise room & swimming pool at most hotels.

Travel Protection Available?: Yes, see About Travel Protection.

Terms & Conditions: Tour reservations are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Country Travel DISCOVERIES on our website at Terms & Conditions.

Groups: Have a group? We can make your group's vacation cost-effective and easy, with discounts for groups as small as five and other benefits. Learn more at Country Travel DISCOVERIES for Groups.

Additional Information: Travelers with medical conditions such as heart issues or diabetes should consult with their physician prior to signing up for this tour. Elevations range from sea level (Boston and coastal Maine) to near 6,300 feet at the summit of Mount Washington, NH.

Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.

Updates: Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at 

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