Offered By: Coach USA
Ride the Rails from Coast to Countryside on this beautiful trip. New England at its finest!
Operates: Sep 5 2017
Tour Length: 6 Days, 5 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH – Canton, OH - Alliance, OH – Salem, OH – Columbiana, OH
Single Room - $1,458.00
Double Room - $1,128.00
Triple Room - $1,078.00
Quad Room - $1,078.00
New England at its finest! You will love this Maine Train vacation which has so much to see from our motorcoach as well as the rails, including some of the most gorgeous scenery anywhere. New 3 years ago, it's a beautiful way to see Maine. You'll enjoy natural wonders with perfect mountain views against the Atlantic, time at sea side villages, and three wonderful train excursions - each offering a completely different experience to embrace. Look at this!!
Day One: Away we go as we point our coach toward upper New England! Our day of travel allows us to get acquainted with our new Gad-About friends before checking into our hotel in Danbury, Connecticut.
Day Two: We make our way further northeast into Boston, Massachusetts and enjoy a little time at the popular Quincy Marketplace. Then we'll hear "All Aboard" as we embark on a rail ride to the Pine Tree State of Maine via Amtrak's Scenic Coastal Train Ride, the Downeaster Excursion - what a way to go! Enjoy comfortable reclining seats with room to stretch and move around. Each coach car is equipped with a restroom and overhead area to hold your carry-on. As we pull into the station, our coach will be waiting to take us to Kennebunkport where we'll meet our local guide for a lovely narrated tour of this famous town. Drive past the sandy beaches and rocky coastline, past the George Bush estate at Walker's Point, hear the history of these shipbuilding towns and the legend of the Wedding Cake House. You'll also visit the seaside Franciscan Monastery with it's beautiful landscaping, shrines and chapel. Our overnight is in Saco, Maine located between Kennebunkport and Portland - and dinner this evening is in Old Orchard Beach. What a beautiful day of touring (CB, D)
Day Three: Away we go to Boothbay Railway Village, representing a turn of the 20th century Maine village featuring railroad memorabilia, antique cars and trucks, and restored buildings such as a blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, chapel and general store. During our visit here, we'll ride the Narrow-Gage, Coal-fired Steam Engine, take a guided "behind the scenes" tour in the train shop to learn how they are maintained and restored, and even ride in an antique Model T! Lunch will be along the waterfront in beautiful Boothbay harbor where you'll find lobster boats bobbing and a variety of restaurants and fun boutiques. Next we'll meet our local guide for a Maritime Tour of beautiful Rockport and Camden, home to a seal named Andre and poet named Edna. Panoramic views within Camden Hills State Park from Mount Battle overlooking scenic Penobscot Bay and the surrounding islands in the Gulf of Maine are breath-taking! Continue along the scenic coast to Belfast, and our home for the next 2 nights, providing an ocean view from the hilltop setting. Dinner is included at a local favorite restaurant tonight. (CB, D)
Day Four: Today excitement builds as we board the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad for a wonderful excursion through the areas of Mid-Coast Maine. Cross many trestles with views of beautiful Lake Winnecook, marshlands, rivers and forest. Next we'll travel "downeast" and cross the causeway to Mt. Desert Island where the picturesque town of Bar Harbor sits on the island at the gateway to Acadia. The harbor is filled with boats, fishing vessels and breathtaking beauty, while the scenic waterfront downtown is filled with shops, eateries, galleries and museums - you'll love it here! In Acadia National Park, you'll be amazed by the natural wonders of this Maine Treasure. Travel to the Peak of Cadillac Mountain for majestic views of the mountains and the Atlantic; experience the rocky cliffs jutting out into the crashing surf; witness power of the surf at Thunder Hole on Ocean Drive; stop at the Wild Gardens of Acadia, and learn of the rich and famous who built 'summer cottages' in Bar Harbor. Later, a great evening awaits in a casual setting overlooking Hulls Cove near Bar Harbor. Dinner features a mouth-watering Maine Lobsterbake Dinner steamed in a large cooker while you watch - Yum!! (other options available for the landlubbers) (CB,D)
Day Five: Rise and Shine ... and off we go to the pristine south coast region of main lined with scenic beaches everywhere. We'll stop at Maine's famous lighthouse, Nubble Light built in 1879. It sits on a "nub" of land on the Maine/New Hampshire border, and is also known as Cape Neddick Light Station. The lighthouse itself is not accessible to the public, but can be photographed from adjacent Sohier Park. Lunch time in York Beach before touring the Museum of Old York whichh tells the story of over 300 years of life in southern Maine. Participate in a little hands-on open hearth cooking demo in true colonial style - Fun! Then we must work our way back to Danbury, CT for our overnight. (CB)
Day Six: Today we'll finish our trek home, complete with beautiful northern New England memories filled with lighthouses & lobsters, lake & loons - and Maine Trains of course! (CB)
So much is included - it's an excellent itinerary!! Call soon - this one sometimes sells out! Don't miss it for 2017!
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- 5 Nights Accommodations
- Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
- Touring Mentioned Above
- Luggage Handling and Taxes
This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.
Terms and Conditions:
For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover if you are making your reservation by phone, or you can send a check to our office (please call first to check availability). If you are booking online, payment must be made in full.
Up to 45 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 45 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.
Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.
All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. All Fly Trips include airfare from Cleveland Airport , transfers and air taxes and fess (subject to increase until paid in full). You will drive yourself to the airport. Trip insurance is available, and will be sent to you upon making your reservation for your individual consideration.
Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.
One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.
TAXES AND GRATUITIES:
All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.
On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.
Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.
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.
Charges will appear as "CoachUSA/Megabus" on your credit card statement. We are a United States merchant and all card payments are processed at our corporate office located at 160 S. Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ.