Drive Along the Beautiful Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Autumn in Cape Cod September 30 - October 13, 2015Drive Along the Beautiful Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
$2869 Per Person Double
$2749 Per Person Triple or Quads
Call for Registration Form 800-635-7779 or 218-744-4159
Your tour includes the following:
Round-Trip Motor Coach Transportation from Northwest and Central Minnesota
Convenient boarding in Duluth, Grand Rapids, the Iron Range Cities and Baxter, Little Falls, Rice & Sartell
13 Nights of Wonderful Accommodations
In Michigan: Mackinaw City (Dockside Inn); Charlevoix (Weathervane Inn) Frankenmuth (Bavarian Inn) Niagara Falls, ONT (Embassy Suites) Stowe, VT (BW Waterbury Inn); Kennebunkport, ME (Historic Cove on the Lodge) Eastham, MA (2nights @ Sheraton Four Points Hotel); Tewksbury, MA (Fairfield Inn); Penn Yan, NY (2 Nights @ Vineyard Inn), Cleveland, Oh (LaQuinta Inn) Rockford, Il (Radisson Hotel)
Travel through Upper Michigan - Crossing the Mackinac Bridge to Mackinaw City, MI
A Day on Mackinac Island - Ferry Ride, Horse-drawn Carriage Island Tour, Lunch @ the Grand Hotel
Dinner at Charlevoix Castle Farms & Gardens in Charlevoix, Michigan
Frankenmuth, Michigan and Famous Bavarian Chicken Dinner
Travel Along Scenic Interstate 80 through the Green Mountains of Vermont
Travel the Kancamagus Scenic Hwy though the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Overnight in Kennebunkport, Maine @ the Cove on the Lodge (Lobster Dinner)
Two Nights in Beautiful Cape Cod!
Cape Cod Nat'l Seashore, Tip of the Cape - Provincetown, Hyannis, Sandwich Olde King's Highway, St Frances Xavier Church, Salt Pond Visitors Center & Pilgrim Monument & So Much More!
Plymouth Rock , Mayflower II and Plimouth Plantation
Boston City Hi-Lights:
Freedom Trail: (viewed all by coach) Old North Church, Old Granary Burial Ground, Boston Commons, Public Gardens, Bunker Hill Monument, Walk by Paul Revere House, Visit JFK Library, Quincy Market
Niagara Falls, ONT-Hornblowers Cruise on Mighty Niagara Falls, Floral Clock & More
Upstate New York ... Finger's Lake Region - Belhurst Castle, Mansions & NY Wine & Culinary
Dinner at the Belhurst Castle, Captain Bill's Dinner Cruise on Lake Seneca, Vineyard and Orchards, Corning Glass Museum, Sonnenburg Mansion & Garden Tour PLUS Lunch at the NY Wine & Culinary Center.
23 Meals - Breakfast Each Morning; Eight Dinners and Two Lunches
Fully guided, Taxes, Luggage Handling, Tips for Porters, Included Meals & City Tours
Itinerary Day 1 - Wednesday, Sept 30 Travel to Mackinaw City, Michigan (From Duluth - 441 miles)Settle back and leave the driving and tour arrangements to Happy Trails Tours and Trobec Bus Company! The colors in Upper Michigan can be quite spectacular this time of year! With this being fall foliage time and much of our journey will be two-lane highways... expect a slower travel day. Comfort stops will be made as the goes along. As we travel today, we'll move into the Eastern Time Zone (losing a precious hour!). By early evening, we'll cross the Mackinaw Bridge and arrive to our hotel in Mackinaw City around 7 pm today. Our hotel property is the Best Western Dockside Inn on beautiful Lake Michigan. NOTE: Our friends from Central Minnesota or anyone south of Duluth will need to arrive to Duluth the day before the tour departs in order to take this tour. Since our bus driver will also be arriving a day ahead, folks from this area are welcome to ride up the day before with our driver. Lodging is at the Country Inn and Suites in Duluth and offered at a discounted rate for Happy Trails clients. Please let us know if we can help you with these arrangements. On the return, you will arrive home on the last day as scheduled with a shuttle meeting in Eau Clair, WI.. Thank you.
Day 2- Thursday, October 1 Beautiful Mackinac Island / Charlevoix Castle (56 miles)Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included Today is dedicated to lovely Mackinac Island. We'll take a 40 minute ride on Arnold's Ferry across the Straights of Mackinac to this timeless island. Generations of travelers have left their mark on the islands and the lands along the Straits of Mackinac. In this area that links Michigan's two major peninsulas, you'll discover horse-and-buggy days on Mackinac Island leaving you with that bygone era. A horse-drawn buggy ride awaits our arrival with Lunch at the Grand Hotel. After lunch, time at your leisure to stroll and shop is made before returning to the mainland in the late afternoon. We'll continue our journey (about an hour) to Charlevoix... located on the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan (just a little south of Petoskey). We'll check in to the Weathervane Inn with a short amount of time to freshen up before taking you to see another amazing place... Charlevoix Castle Gardens and Farm. Dinner is included tonight along with a tour of the grounds. (Please note the Weathervane can only offer rooms with King beds and pull out sofa sleepers. If standard double rooms open, we'll accommodate your needs as best as we can.)
Day 3- Friday, October 2 Travel to the Bavarian City of Frankenmuth (200 miles)Breakfast and Dinner Included We'll follow the eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan along Grand Traverse Bay to the city of Bates. From here we'll travel east to I-75 traveling across the state to Frankenmuth (located just a bit southeast of Saginaw). You'll fall in love with the Bavarian hospitality of Frankenmuth, Michigan! Our property, The Bavarian Inn, is a treasure in the heart of the historic downtown. We'll check in allowing folks time to rest and explore their surroundings. Later that evening, a traditional chicken dinner is included. The remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy as per your own agenda.
Day 4- Saturday, October 3 Travel to Niagara Falls, Ontario (280 miles)Breakfast and Dinner included Our travels bring us across the border into Canada at Port Huron, located at the southern tip of Lake Huron. We'll cross over the St Clair River via the Blue Water Bridge. This is the 2nd busiest port between the U.S. and Canada. Have your passports ready. From here we'll continue our journey eastward to beautiful Niagara Falls. Once we arrive, we'll enjoy a narrated city tour that includes a ride on the Voyage to the Falls Boat Cruise, Skylon Tower, Floral Clock, Whirlpool Rapids, Famous Cliffton Hill and Niagara River & Gorge. A lovely dinner is also included. We'll check into the Embassy Fallsview (where every room overlooks the falls) around 5 pm. After dinner (which overlooks the falls) you'll be able to see the amazing lazer- light show, retiring as per your own agenda.
Day 5- Sunday, October 4 Travel to Stowe, Vermont (Scenic Route) (417 miles)Breakfast included Another amazing fall foliage day is in store for you. Our drive takes us across upper New York ( I-90) east through Syracuse, Schenectady, Troy northeast to Bennington, Vermont. From Bennington we’ll continue the journey into Vermont….taking the Ethan Allan Parkway (Hwy 7 north) through the Green Mountains up scenic Highway 100 to Stowe. The colors will be absolutely beautiful this time of year! Stowe is absolutely beautiful. We'll make ourselves comfortable at the beautiful Best Western Waterbury - Stowe Inn. The Inn has a nice restaurant where you can have dinner, paying on your own tonight.
Day 6- Monday, October 5 Travel to Kennebunkport, Maine (Scenic Route) (213 miles)Full breakfast and Dinner More color awaits as we continue our eastward journey through Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. As we leave Vermont and enter into New Hampshire to Conway… we’ll connect with one of America’s most scenic fall foliage routes, New Hampshire‘s, Kancamagus Scenic Byway. through the White Mountain National Forest. Stops will be made as the day goes along. This is a 4 hour drive WITHOUT stops or slow “leaf peeper” traffic so put your seats back and relax. Have your camera’s ready. We’ll get to Kennebunkport in the early afternoon. The good folks at the Lodge on the Cove Inn will greet us with a warm welcome. Kennebunkport is a quaint little fishing village off the Cape of Porpoise. We are only about a mile from Dock Square. Tonight we've planned a delightful Lobster Dinner in Kennebunkport. (Other entree items will be offered as well as lobster, so don't worry if you don't care for the seafood entree.) Happy Trails Tours PO Box 432, Forbes, MN 55738 800.635.7779 218.744.4159 14 Day Motor Coach Adventure Northeast Fall Foliage "Autumn in Cape Cod" Sept 30-Oct 13, 2015
Day 7- Tuesday, October 6 Cape Cod ... Eastham, Massachusetts (180 miles)Light Continental Breakfast included This morning, we'll start our day traveling through Boston to Plymouth, where we’ll meet up with our Cape Cod tour guide. She’ll stay with us for the next two days - sharing with us the history, stories, and guiding us about the Cape. Our first tourist stop is the Plymouth Visitors Center - Make a quick comfort stop and continue on with the day to include a visit to the ROCK. We'll also have time to visit the Plimouth Plantation and the Mayflower II. Lunch is at your leisure today. After our time in Plymouth, we’ll continue traveling to Eastham, where we’ll spend the next two nights at the lovely Sheraton Four Points Hotel.
Day 8- Wednesday, October 7 Beautiful Cape CodBreakfast and Dinner included Our day will include many wonderful attractions in Cape Cod. Those on our itinerary are Hyannis, St Francis Xavier Church, Olde King’s Highway to the Cape’s oldest town of Sandwich, Christmas Tree Shop, Cape Cod Canal, Salt Pond Visitor's Center, Tip of the Cape (Provincetown) and the famous Pilgrim Monument . We've also included dinner tonight at the lovely Sheraton (2nd night).
Day 9 - Thursday, October 8 Travel to Boston - Boston Highlights! (118 miles)Full breakfast and Dinner included We've got a full day planned for you. We have a little less than two hours to Boston so an early departure (around 7:00 am) is planned. Our narrated sightseeing tour will include the Freedom Trail, Old North Church, Old Granary, Bunker Hill, JFK Library, Walk by Paul Revere's Home, Visit Quincy Market & more. We'll also enjoy a nice dinner at a local Bostonian favorite! After dinner, we'll check in to the Fairfield Inn Tewksbury for a well deserved nights rest after a full (but fun) day of touring Boston.
Day 10- Friday, October 9 Travel to Upstate New York - Finger Lakes Region (379 miles)Breakfast and Dinner Cruise This year, Happy Trails Tours is making Upstate New York a destination for two nights. Since we're traveling through the area, we may as well take advantage of the area's spectacular scenery! The Finger Lake Region offers amazing wineries, orchards, lakes and more. We'll arrive to the lovely BW Vineyard Inn in Penn Yan, NY in the late afternoon. The evening will bring us to Lake Seneca for a scenic Dinner Cruise on Captain Bills Boat Company.
Day 11- Saturday, October 10 Bellhurst Castel and Corning Glass MuseumBreakfast and Dinner included Our day begins with a visit to the Corning Glass Museum, (great cafe for lunch stop). Then we'll off to visit the Lakewood Vineyard and the Red Jacket Orchard. At the end of the afternoon tours, we'll wind down with a delightful dinner at the Belhurst Castle located in Geneva. With its hand carved fireplace and numerous views of Lake Seneca, this place is a real stunner! This is a plated meal where you'll select between chicken, port, or fish. By 8:30 pm- We'll return to Penn Yan with fond memories of a wonderful day in the Finger Lakes Region.
Day 12- Sunday, October 11 Travel to Cleveland, Ohio (288 miles)Breakfast and Lunch Included Before leaving the Finger Lakes Region, we'll visit the Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens for a tour and New York Wine and Culinary Center. Our day ends with a lovely lunch at the NY Wine & Culinary Center. (with a chef demonstration while preparing the dessert!). Then we're off in a westward direction to Erie, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio, along the lovely shoreline of Lake Erie. Our property tonight is the LaQuinta Inn. Dinner and evening activities are at your leisure.
Day 13- Monday, October 12 Travel to Rockford, Illinois (440 miles)Breakfast Included This day is dedicated to traveling homeward through the states of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. We'll make stops every 2 1/2 - 3 hours as needed. It's a great time to put your seats back and relax as we continue our journey through these lovely states. Tonight our lodging is at the Radisson Hotel in Rockford, Illinois. Dinner and evening activities are at your leisure. This hotel has a restaurant in house.
Day 14- Tuesday, October 13 Homeward Bound (400 miles to Duluth)Breakfast Included We're focused on that homeward stretch! Once we arrive to Eau Clair, WI (12:30 pm) we'll have lunch and then meet our Trobec Shuttle driver from Central Minnesota. At this time, we'll say good-bye to our Happy Trails family and our homeward journey's southwest to Sartell, Rice, Little Falls and Brainerd. Our folks from Northeast Minnesota will continue the rest of their journey as well. Eau Clair is about 31/2 hours to Sartell and about the same distance to Duluth/Superior. Most will arrive home in the late afternoon to very early evening.
Things to know before you go on this Northeast Fall Foliage & Cape Cod TourFinancial Information: $200.00 per person deposit due per reservation- Fully Refundable with cancellations made by June 30, 2015. Remainder of the deposit is fully refundable with cancellation made by July 15, 2015. Monies returned with cancellations between June 30 - July 15, 2015 are contingent to what Happy Trails Tours receives back from hotels, charters, tour companies, restaurants and theaters. Cancellations after July 15, 2015 receive no refunds since at that time we are financially committed to all inclusions.
Number of Travelers Needed: This tour is based on a minimum of 35 travelers. If we do not meet that minimum by July 15, 2015, the tour may run the risk of cancellation. If Happy Trails Tours cancels this tour, all monies paid to us by the customer will be fully refunded. The most we can take is 46.
No reservation is final without a deposit paid within 7 days of registering.
Final documents: Your final documents and day-by-day itinerary, hotel address & phone information will arrive in early September.
How to Dress: Pack light.... Bring casual clothing, comfortable shoes & a lightweight fall jacket. Layer your clothing so you are prepared for all types of weather. Many of the hotel properties offer coin-operated washers and dryers, for your convenience.
Luggage: Pack one suitcase each. This suitcase is delivered each night to your rooms by the porter. (Tips are included so do not tip them more unless you want to). You may bring a carry-on bag on board, as well. (Carry-on bags are handled by yourself. Do not make them heavier than what you can carry. ) Pack a swimming suit if you enjoy the pool, bring a camera, a raincoat, & an umbrella...just in case! It is wise to pack an alarm clock as a back up, as sometimes glitches occur for wake-up calls provided from the front desk.
Driver & Escort: Your driver and escort’s names are yet to be announced. Be assured they're experienced, friendly & a lot of fun to travel with.
Hotels: The hotels are very nice with non-smoking rooms. Most rooms blocked have two beds. One property (the Weathervane Inn) may not be able to offer two beds in the rooms but they do have a sofa sleeper in the room. Most have indoor pools, coffeemakers, irons, ironing boards and fitness centers. Read the day-by-day to learn more. They’ll do their best to accommodate all special requests. Couples may find they only have one bed in a room if hotels find two-bedded rooms are limited due to heavy fall foliage bookings.
Meals: There are many nice meals included in this tour. Some breakfasts are deluxe continental and some are full hot breakfasts. All the dinners & lunches are very good, with specifics to be announced. Be sure to call in any special diet requests. Tips for the waiters/waitresses are inlcuded for the meals we pre-packaged. Tips are not included for other meals that you pay for on own.
The Coach/ Seat Rotation: Our coaches are chartered through Trobec Bus Company from St Stephens, MN. They offer the newest fleet in the motor coach business from their new Tempsa (38 passenger) to the full size 45 foot coach (54 passenger). They are comfortable with reclinging seats, large windows, restroom, window shades and adjustable foot rests. They also have TV’s & VCR & DVD. We offer “open seating” unless special requests have been made for those with special needs. For buses that are full we often pre-arrange bus seating so that you can travel along side your friend or family. We will NOT be rotating seats while on this tour. Though there are advantages to rotating seats, we have also found that there are disadvantages, too. One thing we have noticed is that when folks keep the same seat throughout the tour, people stay “healthier”. Colds and flu bugs do not spread as quickly. This is reason enough to keep the same seat throughout the duration of the tour.
Special Needs: Be sure to let us know of any special needs...such as diet, walking, climbing stairs, allergies or motion sickness, etc….PRIOR to departure.
Tipping: The tour includes tips for luggage handling, meals and step-on-guides while touring various cities. Tips are not included for your driver & escort. This customary act and the amount given is entirely a personal decision and often done individually or by the group on board. As always…it’s appreciated but never required.
Colognes and Perfumes: With so many folks allergic to the different chemicals in colognes and perfumes, kindly refrain from the heavy use of products containing strong fragrances. Thank you.
On Board Activities: We play movies, play games, listen to cd’s & tell stories as we pass the time along while traveling. If you have a cute joke or story (and it’s appropriate for all audiences!) then we invite you to use the microphone and share your humor with all on board.
Schedule Changes: We reserve the right to adjust this schedule for the benefit of all traveling. Sometimes changes occur beyond our control. If a change occurs, we will let you know as soon as possible and try to replace it something of equal value.
Travel Protection Insurance: Travel protection insurance is available to folks for many different types of emergencies that may result in a personal cancellation on this tour. Travel insurance not only offers financial security but also “peace of mind”. Pre-existing conditions are waived if it is purchased within 10 days of your initial down payment to Happy Trails Tours.
Happy Trails Tours acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, theater, or other services connected with this tour. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers. Happy Trails Tours, INC and their respective employees, agents, representatives accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or any other default of any company or person in performing these services. Responsibility is not accepted for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of country in which they are provided. Happy Trails Tours INC is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the tours/trips arranged by Happy Trails Tours. Individual travelers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy, if desired, that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects.