New for 2014!
Offered By: Butler Motor Transit
Everyone will love this true New England experience including scenery “extraordinaire” as we travel through all the New England states. We will hit all the nooks and crannies of New England’s charming and quaint villages with an abundance of shoreline views and sightseeing as well as lighthouses and forever breathtaking scenery!
Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 7 Days/6 Nights
Departs From: Butler, PA * Kittanning, PA * Natrona Heights, PA * Pittsburgh, PA
Double Room - $1,049.00
Single Room - $1,359.00
Triple Room - $1,049.00
Everyone will love this true New England experience including scenery “extraordinaire” as we travel through all the New England states. We will hit all the nooks and crannies of New England’s charming and quaint villages with an abundance of shoreline views and sightseeing as well as lighthouses and forever breathtaking scenery. Experience the elite world of the wealthiest gilded age tycoons in Newport with stunning mansions and Ten Mile Ocean Drive. On this tour you will travel through Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire – it will be a great experience!
June 21 – Good morning to all and we head out today across Pennsylvania and New York into Connecticut for our first night in the Milford, Connecticut area. Welcome to New England with dinner included. (D)
June 22 – Continental breakfast included. This morning we will visit the medieval-style Hammond Castle. This European Castle was built by John Hays Hammond, Jr. as a wedding present for his wife (Irene) to prove how much he cared for her. It was built between the years 1926 and 1929 to serve both as his home and as a backdrop for his collection of roman, medieval and Renaissance artifacts. In addition this building housed the Hammond Research Corporation from which Dr. Hammond produced over 400 patents and ideas for over 800 inventions ! Second only to Thomas Edison in number of patents, John Hammond was one of America’s premier inventors. You will enjoy the beauty of the castle grounds and a view of the Atlantic shore line from the gardens…you will love this premier visit. Our next stop will be at the very tip of scenic Cape Ann with true New England at its best. There will be free time allowed to have lunch on your own and browse the many galleries and boutiques of Cape Ann – enjoy. We will continue on and meander up the coast on one of New England’s top ten scenic roadways….New Hampshire packs a fabulous view into their 17 miles of scenic shoreline! There will be a photo stop at one of Maine’s most photographed Lighthouse at Nubble Light – once you see it you will recognize it from postcards, TV and greeting cards. A traditional Maine lobsterbake dinner will be included with our overnight at Portland, Maine tonight. (CB, D)
June 23 – Breakfast included. Today you will be in “lighthouse heaven” with a guided tour of the Portland Lighthouse Trail. Known for its exceptional coastal lights, you will follow the stunning Cape Elizabeth rocky coastline, see Cape Elizabeth Light, Portland Breakwater Light, Rams Island Ledge Light, Spring Point Light and of course, the famous Portland Headlight which is proudly perched overlooking spectacular Casco Bay. At Bailey Island, we will travel to the land of bright, buoy-covered lobster shacks, quaint fishing villages, rocky shoreline and Maine’s one-of-a-kind cribstone bridge. Located at the very tip of one of Maine’s coastal fingers, get your cameras ready for lots of photo-ops on picturesque Bailey Island. We will visit the popular Land’s End Gift Shop, well known as a Maine landmark which is at the very edge of this wonderful isle. Lunch will be included at the famous Lobster House surrounded by ocean views. And the views and scenery just keep coming….we will have a tour at the beautiful Mount Battie overlooking scenic Penobscot Bay and the Gulf of Maine. Our overnight accommodations for the next two nights will be included at Belfast, Maine and you will be able to enjoy dinner on your own tonight. (B, L)
June 24 – Continental breakfast included. We will meet our guide and be amazed by the natural wonders of this Maine Treasure with a tour at Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. We will travel to the Peak of Cadillac Mountain for breathtaking views of the mountains and the Atlantic. We will venture to Otter Point and experience the rocky cliffs jutting out into the crashing surf. We will witness the wonder of Sieur De Mont Springs and the power of the surf at Thunder Hole. There will be free time in downtown Bar Harbor (which everyone just loves!) filled with shops and eateries to enjoy lunch on your own. And one of the best ways to see Maine’s rugged Acadian coastline is on a Bar Harbor Nature Cruise. On this cruise, you will see the pristine landscape, wildlife such as seals, eagles, osprey, harbor porpoise, Egg Island Lighthouse, summer seaside mansions and the scenic Porcupine Islands. Dinner is included tonight. (CB, D)
June 25 – Continental breakfast included. Today we will visit “America’s Hometown” at Plymouth on the scenic waterfront. We will see Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrim’s landing site and have views of the Mayflower II. This afternoon we arrive in Newport, Rhode Island as we enter the world of the Vanderbilts, Astors and the wealthiest of gilded age tycoons while we travel on Newport’s fabulous Bellevue Avenue which is peppered with stunning mansions and gardens. It’s like stepping back in time ! Take in the sights in the rugged beauty of Ten-Mile Ocean Drive featuring magnificent ocean views and historic Fort Adams. You will hear about Newport’s rich yachting history, major winners of the coveted America’s Cup since 1930. You will dine in style at the Newport Grand with dinner included and free time to enjoy this lovely casino establishment. We will spend our last night in New England right in this beautiful seaside town of Newport – enjoy your evening. (CB, D)
June 26 – Breakfast is included. We will have a leisure morning in Newport as we enjoy some free time at the Harbor area at Brick Marketplace filled with shops, attractions and restaurants. Take in this beautiful sea-side marketplace and have lunch on your own at your choice of eateries. We will say goodbye to New England and head towards home with our last overnight at everyone’s favorite place at Wilkes Barre. Enjoy an evening as you wish at your beautiful hotel which also offers free shuttle service to the nearby Mohegan Sun Casino filled with restaurant choices and gaming action as you wish. (B)
June 27 – Breakfast included and we will then depart for home after a fabulous New England adventure. (B)
|Pittsburgh, PA||6:00 AM||Wyndham Grand Hotel (formerly Hilton Hotel), Downtown
Liberty Ave. Side
|Natrona Heights, PA||6:45 AM||Walmart Parking Lot
4015 Freeport Road, Upper Front Lot near road where the white lines are
|Kittanning, PA||7:30 AM||Hilltop Plaza
Old Route 422, Across from King’s Restaurant
|Butler, PA||8:00 AM||Butler Motor Tours
210 South Monroe Street, Rear Lot
For more information please call Butler Motor Tours at 724.282.1000 or 1.800.222.8750!
Terms and Conditions:
REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY:
Prior to 30 days from your departure date a full refund will be made (with the exception of special event and/or show tours, air tours and cruises which will be different - be sure to ask about these details when your booking is made). There is no refund for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. But you are welcome to send someone in your place and let us know the name change (this does not apply to air and cruise tours which have various restrictions, strict cancellation policies and name change charges).
REFUND PROTECTION PLAN:
Butler Motor Tours offers a refund protection plan on all overnight tours with varying restrictions due to the nature of the tour. We highly encourage you to take advantage of it, although it is certainly your own individual decision. This plan is available at an additional cost and will protect your monies due to sickness or death, but it does not cover you if you simply "change your mind". An official written letter from the doctor is required for proof of illness or a statement as to the death in your family. This plan expires 30 days after cancellation, if the documentation is not received within 30 days of cancellation, the refund is forfeited. There is only a small window period of time in which you are allowed to purchase the plan so be sure to ask upon booking.
SMOKING & ALCOHOL:
To ensure passenger comfort, we have a "NO SMOKING" policy on all of our tours, which also includes e-cigarettes. Ample comfort stops are made for smoking and restroom convenience. Feel free to request a smoking or non-smoking hotel room when making your reservations. No alcohol is allowed on any tour at any time. We reserve the right to refuse boarding under such circumstances that these policies are not followed.
Butler Motor Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We also reserve the right to change tour prices and itineraries if so dictated by circumstances beyond our control. We always avoid canceling a tour if at all possible, as we understand the inconvenience to you - our valued customer. Feel free to ask about any departure, especially if you are taking vacation days at your place of work.
The cost of your tour includes one piece of luggage per person to be checked under the coach and one small carry-on piece. Any additional suitcase is allowed at a cost of $5.00 per day and this must be paid with the final tour payment. You will be responsible for the handling of your own carry-on luggage at all times.
Butler Motor Tours acts as an agent in arranging hotel and other accommodations and cannot be held responsible for non-performance.
Any person or group which requires an ADA accessible bus is requested to inform us at the time of reservation, and must notify us in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the charter's departure.