Quintessential New England

September 28 – October 10, 2023

13 DAYS – 20 MEALS


New England is one of our most in depth tours. We have two nights lodging in Vermont, New Hampshire and Kennebunk, Maine. Along the way, we will experience a lobster boat tour, delicious local faire and view rolling landscapes, mountain vistas and rugged seashores. We will embrace the culture, beauty and history of the area, as well as Pennsylvania Amish country when we are treated to dinner in an Amish home.


  • Visit Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2 nights in Rutland, VT
  • 2 nights in Guilford, NH
  • 2 nights in Kennebunk, Maine
  • Visit the Vermont Country Store
  • Lunch at the Trapp Family Lodge
  • Lobster Boat Tour
  • Lake Winnipesaukee Dinner Train
  • Lobster Dinner
  • View covered bridges


Double – $3,245 pp

Single – $4,145

Triple – $3,095 pp

Quadruple – $2,995 pp

Deposit: $100 pp (due at time of booking)

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Final Payment due by August 11, 2023

Day 1

We begin our journey with a day full of travel and stop for the night in Dayton, Ohio.

Day 2

Today is another day full of travel from Dayton to Victor, New York, where we will stay for one night.

Day 3

Today we make our way to Saratoga Springs, NY where we will stop for lunch and then continue on to the “Green State,” Vermont. We will visit the Vermont Country Store in Weston and take time to explore this unique family-owned business that dates back to 1946. Finally, we will make our way to the Killington Grand Hotel to stay the next two nights.

Day 4

Today, your local guide will meet you at your lodging for a full day of touring. Enjoy a visit to a multi business site that features Lake Champlain Chocolates, a Distillery, Danforth Pewter and Cabot Cheese. Visit the Cold Hollow Cider Mill. The shop is also filled with Vermont made products. Included during your visit is a Cold Hollow donut and cider! Lunch featuring Austrian pastries is included today at the “TRAPP FAMILY LODGE”.  A Mountain Resort in European tradition by the family that inspired The Sound of Music.  You will be amazed by the rolling green mountains, beautiful bucolic views, and the Austrian architecture.  Later, stroll the grounds and visit the exquisite gift shop. A visit to downtown Stowe, Vermont is planned this afternoon.  Visit the shops in this lovely town (local guide will set time to depart after visit). Dinner is on your own this evening. Your guide will offer suggestions. (B, L)

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Day 5

Check out, meet your local guide and begin your day of touring in Vermont! Your day begins with a visit to the New England Maple Museum.  Learn about the history of maple sugaring, plus browse through their country store. Enjoy some time to explore and have lunch on your own in Woodstock, a quaint village that also features a “Covered Bridge”! Drop your local guide near Quechee Gorge, Vermont’s “Little Grand Canyon” and travel to New Hampshire, the “Granite” state. Arrive in Meredith, NH and board the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad for a complete Roast Turkey Dinner. After the train ride, continue on your way to check into the Town Place Suites by Marriott in Gilford, NH for a two-night stay. (B, D)

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Day 6

This morning, meet your local guide at the inn.  Today, you’ll spend the day with your guide, enjoying a driving tour of the Franconia Notch area, driving tour through the White Mountains. This morning also includes a visit to The Rock Estates in Bethlehem.  Enjoy a talk on their Christmas Tree Farm & NH Land Preservation by their on-site naturalist. Have lunch on own in Littleton.  Plus, shop & browse in Chutters General Store. Your guide will take you on portions of the Kancamagus Highway, a tour that includes breathtaking views along this famous highway.  Stop for some scenic fall-foliage photos! Next is a ride on the Loon Mountain Gondola for spectacular views of the area. Dinner is included prior to returning to your hotel. After a full day, relax this evening back at your hotel. (B, D)

Day 7

Check out and travel to Portsmouth in the New Hampshire sea coast region. Step over the threshold of history … into life in one of our country’s oldest waterfront neighborhoods. Strawbery Banke is a 10-acre living history museum that has preserved the lifestyles and traditions of four centuries of New Englanders. Here you can see 40 buildings – most on their original sites – spanning from the late 1600s to the mid-1950s. From the spare storefronts of colonial merchants to the elegant Georgian-style mansion of Governor Goodwin, from the humble dwellings of early Jewish immigrants to the penny candy counter of the WWII-era Abbott Store, Strawbery Banke tells the stories of a neighborhood over time.  Have lunch on own in Portsmouth. In the afternoon, cross the border and visit Maine’s oldest town. Meet a local guide for a two-hour tour through the town of YORK.  This is Maine’s oldest town that features a historic neighborhood, York Harbor dotted with lobster boats and seaside cottages and York Beach.  Stop for a photo at Maine’s southernmost lighthouse, the Nubble Light in Cape Neddick.  From Nubble Light you will also spot the infamous Boon Island Lighthouse, located just offshore. Your tour will end with a stop at Stonewall Kitchen to see the manufacturing of Maine-made specialty condiments and receive a tasty little gift! Arrive in Kennebunk, Maine for a two-night stay at the Hampton Inn. (B, D)

Day 8

Depart for beautiful Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, home to the famous Marginal Way shoreline walking path with spectacular ocean views.  You’ll have some free time to explore Perkins Cove with its quaint shops and art galleries – or stroll along the Marginal Way. Board a special Lobster Tour Boat to learn how the Maine lobstermen make their living. This one-hour, narrated cruise combines the scenic beauty of Ogunquit’s shoreline with a first-hand lobstering viewing. Depart Ogunquit and travel to Kennebunkport. Enjoy some free time for shopping and lunch on own in Dock Square.  There are many quaint boutiques and casual restaurants along the waterfront. Meet your local guide at the Franciscan Monastery for a narrated tour of Kennebunkport and Kennebunk.  Drive past the sandy beaches and rocky coastline, past the George & Barbara Bush estate at Walker’s Point, hear the history of these shipbuilding towns and the legend of the Wedding Cake House.  You will also visit the Franciscan Monastery with its beautiful landscaping, outdoor shrines and chapel. Return to the hotel. Put on your souvenir lobster hat and travel to a local restaurant for a traditional Lobster Bake Dinner. (B, D)

Day 9

Today you will start your journey towards home.  Foliage should be quite impressive as you travel from Maine to your next overnight destination. Of course, on the way we have to stop for a tour of Amish Country and visit the Bird-in-Hand Market Place! We will finish our day with a spectacular Amish dinner and a relaxed evening at the hotel. (B, D)

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Day 10

Today, as we continue our travels, we will make a stop in Intercourse, PA at Kitchen Kettle Village where you will have free time to explore and grab lunch on your own. This afternoon we will stop for a tour at the Flight 93 Memorial and make our way to Wheeling, WV where we will spend the night. The evening is yours to get dinner and enjoy time with the friends you have made on the trip. (B)

Day 11

More travel will fill your day as we make our way to Effingham, Illinois. On the way, we will stop for a big lunch and then drive through Casey to look at “big stuff.” You will have the evening to yourself to relax and have dinner at one of the many restaurants by the hotel. (B, L)

Day 12

After breakfast, our final day is spent on the road again as we finish our journey home with just a couple of stops on the way. Use this last stretch to ask your director about your future travel plans with Sunnyland! We can’t wait to get back on the road with you again! (B)