Leaf peeping in Vermont, New Hampshire and along the coast of Maine

• 3 nights at the Basin Harbor Resort on Lake Champlain
• 1 night each: Manchester and Loon Mountain
• 2 nights in Portland, Maine
• Visit the Rock of Ages, Quechee Gorge, Shelburne Museum and Montpelier
• Mount Washington Cog Railway
• Loon Mountain Aerial Tram and Norlands Living History Center
• Round trip airfare to Manchester/from Boston
• 14 meals: 7 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners including the Café Lafayette Dinner Train and a real Maine “lobstah suppah”

  • Day 1

    Fly to Manchester, NH, aboard Southwest Airlines and overnight locally. Rest well for your Fall Foliage Spectacular begins in earnest tomorrow! Courtyard by Marriott

  • Day 2

    Travel the slow and scenic route to Quechee Gorge, Vermont’s little Grand Canyon, for stunning views. You’ll find the quintessential New England small town at your midday stop in Woodstock before continuing on to Basin Harbor. Whether you select the main lodge (an option for single travelers) or a detached Lake Champlain-view cabin, you’re guaranteed to rest well in this magical place! At day’s end, gather for a welcome reception at the lodge and dinner in the Main Dining Room. Basin Harbor Resort – 3 nights (FB,D)

  • Day 3

    See the largest granite quarry in the world, the Rock of Ages, where your guide will share his passion for all things granite. After touring the quarry, visit the state-of-the-art factory to “Meet the Masters,” a behind-the-scenes experience with granite sculptors who will demonstrate the creative process from clay and plaster models to the final stone creation. Next you’ll visit the nation’s smallest state capital, Montpelier, with a population just under 8,000 for lunch on your own, but save room for dessert! Have you ever heard of Sugar on Snow? It’s the Vermont term for fresh maple syrup, heated until it turns into a taffy-like confection, then drizzled over shaved ice. It is heavenly and Morse Farm, a seventh-generation maple syrup producer, still serves it up the old-fashioned way – with sour pickles! (FB,D)

  • Day 4

    This morning enjoy a local history talk by the owners of Basin Harbor over breakfast. Then you’re off to “New England’s Smithsonian,” the Shelburne Museum. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore and enjoy your lakeside paradise, followed by a special 6-course dinner including wine pairings for a memorable farewell to Basin Harbor. (FB,D)

  • Day 5

    The beauty of the mountains and the thrill of ascending the Northeast’s highest peak are just as enchanting today as they were in 1869 when Sylvester Marsh opened the world’s first mountain-climbing railroad on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. Nearly 150 years later, the Mount Washington Cog Railway continues to provide a sense of adventure and history as it carries passengers up a 3-mile-long trestle and the steepest railroad tracks in North America to the 6,288-foot summit. There you’ll have a spectacular panoramic view; spanning the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont and north into Canada and east to the Atlantic Ocean. In Lincoln, New Hampshire the Café Lafayette Dinner Train awaits your arrival with beautifully restored railcars, sunset over fall colors, and a two-hour culinary experience you’ll long remember. Loon Mountain Resort (FB,D)

  • Day 6

    Ascend Loon Mountain with an aerial tram ride to the top for spectacular views. Travel the famed Kancamagus Highway, a 34.5-mile drive now designated as an American Scenic Byway for its rich history and aesthetic beauty. Your final destination is Portland, Maine, which you’ll explore with a local guide. Your hotel is located in the Old Port District, a vibrant area home to numerous boutiques, cafes and bistros. Holiday Inn – 2 nights (FB)

  • Day 7

    Spend much of your last full day exploring the countryside around Portland including stops at Ricker Hills Apple Orchard and Norlands Living History Center, the latter a late 1800s working farm where you’ll have lunch and participate in one of its entertaining and educational programs. After freshening up back at the hotel, head out for a farewell dinner – none other than a traditional Maine “lobstah suppah.” (They may talk funny in Maine, but the lobsters are mouth-watering!) (FB,L,D)

  • Day 8

    After an included breakfast, depart for the Boston where you’ll follow the footsteps of history on a city driving tour. Lunch is served in the historic surrounds of Union Oyster House before heading to the airport and your return flight home. (FB,L)

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25th Annual Spring Training in Arizona

4 nights in a luxurious Marriott Hotel, ballgames every day

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A Coos Bay Christmas

First offered as a holiday excursion in 2013, it has been often requested by our Christmas crowd ever since, so we are pleased to bring A Coos Bay Christmas back for a return engagement.

This is an all-coach trip. Travel north to Ashland/Medford the first day. There’s a lunch break in Redding and tonight you’ll partake in the annual Christmas Feast at the Winchester Inn. The six-course meal comes with carolers and costumed staff.

The next morning (Christmas Eve), before departing for the coast, make an early morning visit to Harry & David’s. As is our Christmas shopping tradition, we have negotiated a little gift card to get you started on your expedition. Travel to the coast, stopping in Bandon at Washed Ashore, a most unique place that makes art out of ocean trash. At Cranberry Sweets, your sponsored-shopping activities continue. Finish the day at The Mill Casino/Hotel in Coos Bay. Dinner tonight is a Crab Fest (other options available), as the Dungeness season will have just started.

Christmas Day brings our legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange, an ecological tour of the area and a visit to Shore Acres State Park. Not only is there an interesting story, there is a wonderful display of Christmas lights. A holiday feast is planned.

The trip home takes you down the Oregon Coast, with shopping stops at Misty Meadows Jams and the House of Myrtlewood. Spend the night in Eureka and head home through the redwoods.

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A Scandinavian Holiday

Featuring Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, Lapland and a 6-day cruise through the fjords of Norway

8 Days · 14 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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