Vermont – September 9-15, 2018
This tour allows you to discover some of the most fascinating attractions in Vermont. The perfect place to stay is the Inn at Crumpin Fox. Snuggled in a quiet wooded setting with the architecture of a well-built contemporary Inn, you will have a sense of comfort and relaxation as soon as you enter the property. The remarkable landscape, lovely trees, and the Amish built gazebo in the facility create a sense of tranquility. Add in a few unique attractions enroute and you will experience an unparalleled, unique, one-of-a-kind vacation!
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation
- 6-night hotel accommodations
- 16 meals (6-B, 4-L & 6-D)
- All sightseeing and attractions according to itinerary
- All gratuities for baggage handling, drivers, local step-on guides and escort
- Professional Tour Manager
Day 1: Springfield, OH – Syracuse, NY
Depart on a deluxe motorcoach and travel east for Syracuse, NY. Check into our hotel for the night. Dinner included this evening at a local establishment. (D)
Day 2: Syracuse, NY – Albany, NY – Bernardston, MA
After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we depart the hotel for Albany, NY. Not only is Albany the capital of New York State, it is one of the oldest surviving European settlements from the original thirteen colonies and one of the ten oldest continuously occupied cities in the U.S. Get ready for a unique tour experience with Albany Super Ducks! It is against this backdrop that your tour guide will give you many little known facts and interesting insights about our unique Capital City. Then comes the big splash… literally… as your captain takes your tour to the waters of the Hudson River for a spectacular view of the Albany skyline. It’s a great way to spend 90 minutes, have a lot of fun, and learn something new. Afterwards, enjoy an included lunch at CH Evans Brewing Co. at the Albany Pump Station. We continue east into Massachusetts and the quaint country inn – Inn at Crumpin Fox. We check into the Inn for a 4-night stay. Enjoy oversized guestrooms complete with free wireless internet, coffee makers and refrigerators. You’re experience continues with a wine and cheese reception followed by dinner at the Inn. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Central Vermont Sights
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and we are off to explore the central part of Vermont. We start the day with a group photo prior to boarding the coach. Our first stop is in Barre, Vermont where we will tour the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry manufacturing plant and the visitor center, Enjoy a picnic lunch prior to departing for out next stop. Nestled in the heart of Norwich, Vermont, we visit King Arthur Flour. The baking school welcomes all bakers, no matter your skill level or baking interest. Classes range from introductory demonstrations for beginners to intensive week-long professional courses, with a wide variety of hands-on classes for adults and children. You’ll take part in an instructional baking class! The expert instructors will teach you to master any baking technique with ease. The school is attached to their bakery and retail store, so you can shop for baking essentials and fresh baked goods prior to reboarding the coach. Our last stop of the day will be at the Quechee Gorge scenic area, Vermont’s little Grand Canyon. We return to the Inn and enjoy dinner followed by a musical evening at the Inn. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Southwest Vermont Sights
After breakfast we start our day of touring the Southwest part of Vermont. Traveling through the Green Mountains, our first visit is to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Arlington, Vermont. Norman Rockwell lived in Arlington for 14 years. Then we tour the beautifully maintained Lincoln Family Home – Hildene. His father was born in a log cabin and called from the humblest rank in life to preside over our nation during the most momentous period of its history. One generation later, Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood, became Chairman of the Pullman Company, the largest manufacturing corporation at the turn of the 20th century. He built his Georgian Revival mansion in 1905 in the scenic village of Manchester. It became home to only Lincoln descendants until 1975, longer than any other Lincoln residence. It is the Great American Story. We enjoy a picnic lunch prior to departing for our next stop. Next we visit the Hemmings Motor Sports auto museum and auto paraphernalia shop. We end our day of touring with a visit to the Apple Barn country store and scenic orchard. We will be enjoying their homemade apple pies for dessert tonight! We return to the lodge and enjoy an included dinner. After dinner, enjoy the rest of the evening relaxing in the courtyard or hospitality room. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Southern Vermont Sights
Enjoy a breakfast buffet at the Inn before we depart for a full day of touring Southeast Vermont. Our first stop will be at Hogback Gift Shop and Nature Center. Here you will have a 100 mile lookout view of New England, a museum of the local animals, bald eagles and falcons. Afterwards we travel to historic Wilmington, Vermont and visit Adam’s Farm. Adam’s Farm is a sixth generation working farm located in the Deerfield Valley. Enjoy a tractor-pulled wagon ride around the scenic farm and witness a sheep herding demonstration. Learn the history of Vermont from an agricultural perspective. Following an included lunch we will depart for Townshend, Vermont and the Friesians of Majesty. The Friesians are large jet black horses, about the size of Belgians and Clydesdales, yet they are nimble and graceful for their size. Enjoy a back roads tour to this unique horse stable. Later we arrive back at the Inn and enjoy a scrumptious dinner. After dinner, enjoy a magical evening performance. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Bernardston, MA – Newburg, NY – Scranton, PA
After yet another breakfast, bid goodbye to the Inn at Crumpin Fox and travel to Newburgh, NY. Enjoy lunch on your own followed by a visit to Washington’s Headquarters Revolutionary War. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, also called Hasbrouck House, is located in Newburgh, New York overlooking the Hudson River. George Washington lived there while he was in command of the Continental Army during the final year of the American Revolutionary War; it had the longest tenure as his headquarters of any place he had used. In 1961 the house was designated a state historic site. It is also the oldest house in the city of Newburgh, and the first property acquired and preserved by any U.S. state for historic reasons. Hasbrouck House served as Washington’s headquarters during the Revolutionary War from April 1782 until August 1783. It was chosen for its comparatively safe location north of the strategically important West Point. Washington established his headquarters here on Sunday, March 31, 1782. The 7,000 troops of the Continental Army were encamped near what is today known as Vails Gate, a few miles to the southwest. In the headquarters at Hasbrouck House, Washington rejected the Newburgh letter, a suggestion to institute an American monarchy, and defused the Newburgh conspiracy and threat of a mutiny among his officers over pay and pensions. Later this afternoon we depart for Scranton, PA and check into our hotel for our final night. Dinner included this evening at a local establishment. (B, D)
Day 7: Scranton, PA – Flight 93 Memorial – Springfield, OH
Enjoy a filling breakfast this morning. We board our coach and continue our journey home. We make a lunch break in the Pittsburgh area. After lunch we make a stop at the Flight 93 Memorial in Stoystown, PA. Afterwards we depart for home with pleasant memories of this Vermont vacation. (B)
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$1,815 per person based on double occupancy
$2,141 per person based on single occupancy
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