New England Fall Foliage

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October 1-8, 2018

8 Days, 7 Nights

 

Discover New England Fall Foliage and experience the local landscape’s explosion of color.  New England is renowned for its brilliantly hued leaves, attracting leaf peepers from all over the United States who see the autumnal tapestry of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.  Upon arriving in Boston, we will be greeted by our professional tour guide/director from Northeast Unlimited Tours, one of the Northeast’s most reputable and reliable Receptive Tour Operators!  With over 90 years combined experience in the tourism industry, their regional expertise, creativity, unparalleled customer service consistently meet and exceed their client’s expectations. 

 

Trip Includes:

  • Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Salina to airport

  • Roundtrip airfare, baggage fee for 1st checked bag

  • 8 days professional tour director/guide service from Northeast Unlimited Tours

  • Welcome Reception

  • Guided tour of Historic Boston

Boston is a cultural city known fondly as “Bean Town.”  Our tour will take us along the Freedom Trail viewing such sites as the Old South Meeting House, Park Street Church, Old State House, Boston Common (the oldest public garden in America), The Old Capital Building and Faneuil Hall Marketplace

  •  Berkshire Hills in the mountains of western Massachusetts

Enjoy the beautiful colors traveling through the Pioneer Valley to the Berkshires Hills

  • Norman Rockwell Museum

 See the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, visit his studio & shop

  • Apple Barn Country Bake Shop

Featured on The Food Network, The Travel Channel and Good Morning America.  You will experience a narrated tour to the top of their 300 acre orchard for panoramic views of the spectacular scenery of southern Vermont followed by a slice of homemade apple pie ala mode.

  •  Robert Todd Lincoln’s Hildene

Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home of Robert Todd Lincoln and his wife Mary.  The only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood.  This is their former summer home located at 820 Hildene Rd in Manchester, Vermont and was the home of Abraham Lincoln’s descendants until 1975. Hear the 1,000-pipe organ, installed in the entrance hall at Hildene and believed to be the oldest residential pipe organ with a play attachment still working.  We will also enjoy the magnificent gardens.

  •  Vermont Touring

  • Rock of Ages Granite Quarry

 A step on guide will take us to an overlook of Smith Granite Quarry, at nearly 600 feet deep, it is believed to be the largest operating deep-hole, dimension granite quarry in the world.

  • Maple Sugar House

  A demonstration and syrup tasting and browse through the gift shop

  • Cold Hollow Cider Mill

 Watch cider making and enjoy free samples of cider.  Includes a bakery known for cider donuts and other Vermont goods.

  • New Hampshire Touring

  • Mount Washington Hotel

Enjoy a guided tour of this grand masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture. Mount Washington Hotel was a two-year labor of love for 250 master craftsmen. Named a National Historic Landmark, it opened in 1902 and has been attracting generations of families ever since.

  • Mount Washington Cog Railway

Experience an unforgettable and exciting “once in a lifetime” railing experience.  In 1869 the Cog Railway was an engineering marvel, a technology of toothed cog gears, etc.  Enjoy a rare glimpse of this world gone by while enjoying spectacular views as we travel up some of the steepest railroad tracks in existence.

  • M/S Mount Washington scenic cruise

Scenic excursion on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake.  The 72-square-mile lake is dotted with islands and surrounded by mountains.

  • Castle in the Clouds

Beautiful Arts & Crafts 16 room mansion built on a mountainside by over 1200 craftsmen at a cost of over $1 million in 1914.  This New Hampshire icon is preserved to give a real sense of how country life was lived by the fabulously wealthy 

  • Kancamagus Highway

A 34.5 mile scenic drive in Northern New Hampshire that is well known as one of the best Fall Foliage viewing areas in the country. The Kancamagus Highway is now designated an American Scenic Byway for its rich history, aesthetic beauty and culture

  • “Finest Kind” Cruise

Board this cruise for an excursion along Ogunquit’s shore.  Learn about lobstering and see lobsters caught on board  

  • Cape Neddick Light

One of the most photographed light houses in the country, popularly known as “the Nubble”

  •  8 lunches, 7 dinners including lobster dinner, 7 breakfasts at hotel

  • First Bank Kansas has purchased Travel Insured Group Protection Plan on behalf of all travelers

  • This trip requires a lot of walking

 

Dining:

  • Hilton Hotel Woburn/Boston

  • Mazzeo’s

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace

  • Robert Todd Lincoln’s Hildene

  • The Essex Resort & Spa

  • Vermont State Capitol

  • Lake View House Restaurant

  • Mount Washington Hotel

  • Arlington Hotel

  • Jonathan’s

  • The Common Man

  • Kennebunkport, Maine

  • Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

  • Lunches en-route on travel days

 

Accommodations:

  • Hilton Hotel Woburn/Boston

  • Hilton Garden Inn

  • The Essex Resort & Spa

  • Arlington Hotel

  • Meadowmere Resort

 

Cost:

This trip is all-inclusive

  • $3698 per person Club Member

  • $4252 per person Non-Member

  • Deposit $250 per person due at sign up

  • Final payment date:  August 1

 

Notice

  • On trips four days or longer, First Bank Kansas has purchased Travel Insured Group Protection Plan on behalf of all travelers.
  • All trips are based on double occupancy, deluxe motorcoach transportation with wi-fi from Salina, and all gratuities.
  • Members of the First Bank Kansas Travel Club are:
  • Customers age 50 and better who have an Elite or Select checking account
  • Freedom Club Members
  • Non-Members are:
  • Simple Checking Customers
  • Ask us how you can become a member!

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