Meal Designation: (B) = Breakfast (D) = Dinner included
Tuesday September 5th (D)
SPECIAL NOTE FOR TOLEDO OHIO PASSENGERS:
Toledo passengers will have the option of boarding Train #48 at Toledo Central Union Station
Train Departure time will be 3:15AM
Cleveland passengers will meet their group at Cleveland's Amtrak ® Lakefront Station by 4:30 AM and
check your luggage at this time. (maximum 1 piece 50lb per person).
The parking lot at Cleveland Amtrak ® Station is unattended, so parking is at own risk.
• Depart: @ 5:50
AM Train #48 "The Lakeshore Limited". (Duration 9hrs, 3min)
•Arrive: @ 2:53PM Albany-Rensselaer, NY
After claiming all Amtrak checked baggage in Albany, our journey to New England begins
with an overnight stay in the Springfield, Massachusetts area.
The 1-1/2 hour drive to Springfield ends with check-in at the hotel for one (1) night.
Dinner this evening will be at a railroad themed restaurant in Palmer, Massachusetts.
>HAMPTON INN CHICOPEE/SPRINGFIELD
600 Memorial Drive. • (413) 593-1500
Wednesday September 6th (B, D)
After breakfast and morning check-out of the hotel, we begin our day by visiting the
Mystic Seaport Museum on the Connecticut shore. Highlight of the museum is the
Charles W. Morgan, launched in 1841, and the last wooden whaleship in
the world. From the museum we reboard the motorcoach and travel a short distance to the
Mystic River Historic District (15-minute walk from the museum). Here you will have time for
shopping and lunch on your own. We continue our journey to Newport, Rhode Island, our final
stop of the day. Hotel accommodations for two (2) nights will be in Middletown, Rhode Island.
Dinner this evening will be at the hotel.
WYNDHAM NEWPORT HOTEL
240 Aquidneck Avenue • (401) 236-2020
Thursday September 7th (B, D)
After our hotel breakfast, we meet our character guide portraying "Mrs. Caroline Astor",
the Grande Dame of Newport and New Your Society in the Gilded Age of the late 1800's.
The charm of Newport's historic buildings on this narrated tour will
cover over 150 points of interest. In the afternoon a self-guided tour of the Marble House is included.
This summer home, or "cottage" as Newporters called them, was built between 1888 and 1892
for Mr. & Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt. Free time in Newport's waterfront area will allow for
shopping along cobblestone wharves and for lunch on your own.
After lunch we depart on a one-hour Harbor Cruise with views of lighthouses, harbor mansions,
and forts. Later this afternoon admission is included on a self-guided tour of the
Breakers Mansion, Newport's showstopper. Cornelius Vanderbilt ll built the
Italianate behemoth to resemble an open-air palazzo. Look for the marble railcars that
were incorporated into the mansion design.
Dinner is included this evening.
Friday September 8th (B, D)
After breakfast and morning check-out of the hotel, we return to the "Bay State" of Massachusetts.
Today's sightseeing begins in Plymouth and Plymouth Rock, the traditional
disembarkation site of the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620. We also view the
newly restored Mayflower ll, a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to
the New World. After lunch on your own in Plymouth's waterfront, we board a
Lobster Tales Cruise where we experience a "hands on" approach to see how
lobsters are harvested. Our New England travels continue south to the
sandy shores of Cape Cod. After our Hyannis hotel check-in for two (2) nights, a guided tour of
Hyannis will include the John F. Kennedy Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and
Hyannisport. A lobster dinner is included this evening.
HOLIDAY INN CAPE COD-HYANNIS
1127 Iyannough Road • (508) 775-1153
Saturday September 9th (B, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, our Cape Cod adventures continue as we travel Historic
Route 6A (Old King's Highway). The operative words to describe our driving route is
"Up Cape" or "Down Cape"
(note: not "West or "East"). The peninsula of
Cape Cod is best described as a giant sandbar surrounded by ocean, with
roads leading to a beach, bay or estuary. We reach "Lands End" in Provincetown,
where lunch will be on your own in this unique artists/fishermen village.
Our return to Hyannis ends our day on-board the Cape Cod Railroad. Sit back and
enjoy our 5-course gourmet dinner as we pass beautiful cranberry bogs,
natural woodlands, and lush marshes.
Sunday September 10th (B, D)
After breakfast and morning check-out from the hotel, our first stop of the day will be a
visit to the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Learn about the legacy of our 35th President and
his deep connection to Cape Cod, and why he considered Hyannis
Port the "heart and home" of the Kennedys. Departing the museum, Central Massachusetts and
Old Sturbridge Village will be our destination. The Bullard Tavern, located on the
grounds of Old Sturbridge Village, will be our lunch on your own stop.
Old Sturbridge Village is the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast that
depicts a rural New England town in the 1830's. Docents in period garb encourage you to
step inside more than 40 original buildings and to put your hands on history.
From Sturbridge Village our day of New England history will conclude with dinner at the
Salem Cross Inn, a restored 18th century farmhouse on 600 acres of New England countryside.
Hotel accommodations for one (1) night confirmed at:
HAMPTON INN CHICOPEE/SPRINGFIELD
600 Memorial Drive. • (413) 593-1500
Monday September 11th (B, D)
After breakfast we depart the hotel to begin our return journey to the Albany Amtrak station.
Although our trip is coming to an end, we still have time for one more sightseeing stop.
The beautiful Berkshires drive will bring us to Norman Rockwell's Main Street of
Stockbridge, Massachusetts. A photo stop of the historic Red Lion Inn is provided as well as free time
to explore the quaint villge of Stockbridge. Admission (self-guided tour) of the
Norman Rockwell Museum will also be included.
A late lunch/early dinner will be provided before returning to Albany for our
evening departure aboard Amtrak's "Lake Shore Limited".
• Depart: @ 7:05 PM Train #49 "The Lakeshore Limited".
Tuesday September 12th
•Arrive: @ 3:53AM Cleveland Amtrak Lakefront Station (Duration: 8hrs, 48min)
•Arrive: @ 6:13 AM Toledo Central Union Station (Duration: 11hrs, 8min)
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