Railroaders Delight - New England

Railroaders Delight - New England

All Aboard! Get ready for a rail experience that will be sure to delight any train enthusiast. There is something for everyone with wonderful touring and museums, Lobstering and Harbor cruises, and train rides galore! Sit back and relax and enjoy the New England scenery as it rolls by your train window on this rail adventure.

  • Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Tour

  • Lobstering Cruise

  • Guided tour of Portland

  • Portland Harbor Cruise

  • An evening of Musical Bingo in Maine

  • M/S Mount Washington Cruise

  • Wright Museum

  • New Hampshire touring

  • Essex Steam Train

  • Amtrak’s Downeaster Train to Maine

  • Cog Railway

  • Winn Turkey Dinner Train

  • 10 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

Day 1

We will begin our trip North with a narrated ride on the Essex Steam Train into the heart of the Connecticut River Valley. The picturesque countryside includes pristine meadows, quaint farmlands & trestles and bridges over rivers & creeks. We will then travel to our included dinner at the Steaming Tender Restaurant in Palmer, Massachusetts. Step back in time as we enjoy a wonderful dinner in this former train station surrounded by a collection of train and railroad memorabilia. We then head to our hotel and accommodations for this evening.

Dinner Selections:
1. Chicken Pot Pie
2. Filet of Haddock Florentine


Day 2

After breakfast at our hotel, we will take the Amtrak Downeaster to Maine. We will have a guided/narrated driving tour of the coastal villages of Kennebunk & Kennebunkport. Drive past the sandy beaches and rocky coastline, past the George Bush estate and many other sites. Lunch is on your own at Dock Square in Kennebunkport. We will then take a cruise on a Lobster boat, before checking-in to our accommodations for the evening in Portland, Maine. Dinner this evening is at the hotel, then enjoy a night of Musical Bingo!


Day 3

You will enjoy an included breakfast this morning before heading out for our narrated step-on guided tour of Portland, Maine's largest city-by-the-sea. Your tour includes a stop at Portland Head Lighthouse. This landmark is the most photographed lighthouse in America, set in Fort Williams Park. We will then head for the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, where we will tour the museum of restored railroad cars, before riding the rails on a scenic excursion along Portland Harbor, overlooking the Calendar Islands. Lunch will be on your own in Portland. This afternoon we will take a scenic lighthouse cruise around Portland Harbor before heading to our included lobster dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Dinner Selections:
1. Lobster Dinner
2. Grilled Rib Eye with green peppercorn crust
3. Pan Roasted Chicken Breast Statler with rosemary and lemon glaze


Day 4

After a leisurely breakfast at our hotel, we will travel to New Hampshire along with guided touring on our way to an elegant lunch at a local inn. Afterwards, travel on the Cog Railway for a 3-hour, round-trip ride. Enjoy this scenic train ride to the Summit of Mount Washington, the Northeast's Highest Peak! We will continue on through the White Mountain National Forest and through Franconia Notch State Park of New Hampshire enroute to checking-in to your New Hampshire hotel. Dinner will be on your own this evening at your hotel.

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Day 5

We will enjoy a full breakfast at our hotel this morning, then meet our guide to travel a scenic one-way ride aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Your journey on the ship brings you to the port of Wolfeboro, the Oldest Summer Resort in America. Lunch is on your own, along with shopping in the delightful lakeside resort town of Wolfeboro. After lunch, we will tour the Wright Museum, a museum about the World War II years. You will also visit the Old Country Store in Moultonborough, open since 1781. In the late afternoon we will arrive at the Meredith Station of the Winnipesauke Railroad Turkey Dinner Train. Board for a scenic 2-hour trip along Lake Winnipeasauke. Ride the rails while eating hot roast turkey carved at your table with all the trimmings! Arrive at your hotel after dinner.

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Day 6

After an included full breakfast this morning at our hotel, we will depart Lincoln, New Hampshire and head for home. Arrival in Pennsburg is scheduled for late afternoon.


Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with the driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.

CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Easton - Motorcoach William Penn Hwy Park & Ride near Pole A-10
Route 33, Easton, PA
Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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