Day Trip Offerings

Thimble Island Cruise

Date:  Saturday, June 24th
Cost per Person:  $118

The Thimbles have often been described as "a piece of Maine coast that drifted into the Long Island Sound..." Summer excursion vessels plied these waters during the 'golden age' of the Victorian Era.  Twenty-three of the islands are large enough to be inhabited.  Approximately 80 homes, built mostly during the Victorian Era, are complete with widow walks, gingerbread trimmings, and genteel gazebos.  Island range in size and have spartina and pink granite with the larger ones boasting scrub pine and hardwoods making the islands appear to be deceivingly tropical in nature.  The tour includes:  45 minute cruise of the Thimble Islands, luncheon at the USS Chowder Pot III Restaurant and a stop at Bishop's Orchard & Farm Market.

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Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard

Date:  Saturday, July 8
Cost per Person:  $143

Join us for this fantastic tour of these two islands!  Nantucket, a tiny, isolated island off Cape Cod, features dune-backed beaches and has been designated by The Nature Conservancy as one of the last "Great Places on Earth."  It is marked by its unpainted cedar-shingled buildings, manicured privets, wharves and cobblestone streets lined with restaurants, steeple-topped churches and chic boutiques.  Martha's Vineyard sits in the Atlantic just south of Cape Cod.  This longtime New England summer colony, a favorite of celebrities, encompasses harbor towns, farmland, lighthouses, and sandy beaches.  You'll find fabulous shopping, quaint Victorian cottages, an iconic carousel and expansive beaches...and yes, more places for dining from casual to gourmet!

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A Trip to Kennebunkport, ME

Date:  Saturday, July 15th
Cost per Person:  $107

Kennebunkport...this quiet coastal town is a charming getaway.  Beautiful beaches, galleries, restaurants, and small boutiques add to the charm of this Maine gem. Hear about the local legend of the Wedding Cake House and the impressive Franciscan Monastery and view Walker's Point, site of the Bush Family compound.  This tour includes lunch at the Bull & Claw, guided tour of Kennebunkport and time to shop and browse in the quaint waterfront area and shops.
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Gloucester Lobster Cruise

Date:  Sunday, July 23rd
Cost per Person:  $111

Come along for a day trip to Gloucester, one of the most charming towns on the Massachusetts coast!  Board the beautiful Beaufort Princess for a 2.5 hour narrated tour of Gloucester as you dine on that most special of local seafood - lobster!  (For those that prefer, there is also chicken.)  Enjoy the views and the musical entertainment.  The tour includes:  cruise with buffet luncheon and a stop at Pickering Wharf to browse or shop.

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Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard

Date:  Saturday, August 5th
Cost per Person:  $99

Martha's Vineyard is rich in history and a favorite summer haven for many notables over the years!  As you tour the island, you will learn the rich history of immigrants from England at the Cape Verde Island, farmers, fishermen, blacksmiths and merchants who settled here as a safe haven.  Through the colonial period, raiding British, the Age of Whaling and the Civil War, Martha's Vineyard became a nurturing place where all people could prosper.  This tour includes:  round-trip ferry, 1.5 hour island tour and free time for lunch on your own, with time for shopping and browsing.

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31st Annual Pops by the Sea

Date:  Sunday, August 13th
Cost per Person:  $156

Enjoy the day on Cape Cod!  visit the local museum dedicated to our 35th President and see the sights - both on land and water - on a duck tour!  Brunch is a special treat at the beautiful Old Yarmouth Inn, and then you're off to the Hyannis Green for the ever-popular Pops by the Sea featuring Maestro Keith Lockhart, as well as a special guest performer/conductor.

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Rockport & Gloucester

Date:  Saturday, September 9th
Cost per Person:  $102

Come enjoy a trip to the picturesque, seaside towns of Gloucester and Rockport!  First stop is in Gloucester - a working waterfront that has drawn fishermen, families, artists and their visitors to their spectacular beaches for over 400 years.  Visit historic downtown and Rocky Neck - home to America's oldest working art colony!  Lunch will be provided at the local, famous Gloucester House Restaurant.  Afterwards, our trip continues to the quaint, seaside village of Rockport.  This town boasts some of the most widely painted sea nd landscapes in the world, including Motif #1.  The harbor remains home to an active fishing fleet, enticing gift shops, galleries, candy stores, boutiques and a thriving artist community.

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Essex Rail & Sail

Date:  Saturday, September 16th
Cost per Person:  $125 

A very special day along the Connecticut River!  This unique train and river cruise connection takes you on a 10-mile scenic ride aboard an authentic 19th century steam train.  Followed after by a one hour narrated riverboat cruise, past hilltop mansions with thrilling views of Gillette Castle and the East Haddam Swing Bridge.  Your informative narrator will tell you about the history of the area.  The day includes lunch and, time permitting, an opportunity for browsing and shopping at Old Mistick Village.

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Hobo Railroad Turkey Train

Date:  Saturday, September 30th
Cost per Person:  $109

Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner aboard the Hobo Railroad, catered by renowned Hart's Turkey Farm!  Your round-trip fall foliage dinner train departs Meredith Station and travels south along the western shore of Lake Winnipesaukee through the village of Weirs Beach and along Paugus Bay toward Lakeport, NH before returning along the very same route.  Along the way you'll enjoy many breathtaking views of NH's largest lake while sneaking a peek at some of the many beautiful lakeside homes you'll pass along the way.

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Vermont Day Trip

Date:  Saturday, October 14th
Cost per Person:  $102

Quechee Gorge is New England's own "Little Grand Canyon" - don't forget your camera!  Spend some time browsing in Quechee Gorge Village for Vermont souvenirs, local cheeses at the Cabot store, crafts and antiques.  The smell of warm baked goods and bread at King Arthur Flour will tempt you!

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A Day Trip to Salem, MA

Date:  Saturday, October 21st
Cost per Person:  $74

Come enjoy a seasonal trip to historic Salem, MA, home of the Salem Witch Trials.  Modern day Salem offers all sorts of entertainment, from art museums, shops and boutiques, and even festivals of the dead - where you can meet a modern day witch or warlock!  Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Village Tavern, followed by a tour of this remarkable city!

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