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2024 New England Fall Colors by Rail

Special Interest Tours
Oct 4 - 11, 2024
Group size: 15 - 40
About this trip
Join this fully private car adventure to spend the colorful fall season exploring the best of New England's scenic railways and museums. Enjoy incredible adventures on narrow gauge, cog railways steam charters and more!
What’s included
  • 7 Nights Hotel
    2 Nights Hyatt Place Portland, 3 Nights Lake Opechee Inn and Spa, 2 Nights Lord Camden Inn,
  • Ground Transportation
    Private Cars on all Trains and Private Coach Bus 9/30-10/5.The hotel shuttle will provide transfers to/from the Portland airport and Amtrak station on 9/29 & 10/6
  • 2 Meals Daily
    Breakfast and either lunch of dinner on full tour days
  • Boat Cruise Dinner
    On the Opening NIght
  • 1 Breakfast
    On the morning of departure
  • Maine Narrow Gauge
    Private Steam Charter with photo runby
  • Seashore Trolley Museum
    Private Tour and Trolley Ride
  • Hobo & Winnipesaukee RR
    Private Car Turkey Dinner Train around Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Mt Washington Cog
    Private Shop Tour & Steam Train Ride
  • Conway Scenic
    A full day in private cars -Includes the pass through the Crawford Notch
  • WWF Railroad
    Private shop tour and steam charter with photo runbys.
  • Belfast & Moosehead
    Private Charter Rail Excursion with photo runbys
  • Boothbay Rail Village
    With a Shop Tour
  • Cafe Lafayette
    Private car dinner train on the Hobo Railroad. Named a top 4 dinner train in the world by Wall Street Journal
  • Lobster Bake Dinner
    At Boothbay Rail Village
  • Visit to Bar Harbor
    Guided Park Trolley Tour
  • Pre-Tour Transportation
    Transportation to/from Portland. We can help arrange flights by request.
  • Additional Alcohol
  • Personal Items
    Purchases of a personal nature
Day 1 - Oct 4th Arrive in Portland - Private Sunset Cruise & Welcome Dinner

Arrive in Portland and get settled at the hotel. We will provide shuttles on this day from the Portland airport and railway station to the hotel.

In the evening get acquainted with the Trains Magazine special guest and your fellow tour guests while we will enjoy a private sunset harbor cruise with drinks, followed by our welcome dinner.

Day 2 - Oct 5th Seashore Trolley Museum and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railway

First we’ll make our way to the world’s oldest and largest museum of mass transit vehicles, the Seashore Trolley Museum. While the main focus of the collection is trolley cars, it also includes rapid transit trains, interurban cars, trolley buses, and motor buses.

After a drive to New Hampshire, in the late afternoon, we’ll enjoy a private car excursion the famous Turkey Dinner Train which journeys around beautiful lake Winnipesaukee. After dinner, we’ll set into the Lake Opechee Resort for a 3-night stay.

Day 3 - Oct 6th Conway Scenic

Today’s agenda includes a Conway Scenic excursion private cars. This beautiful adventure will include their valley train excursion, followed by their Mountaineer, which includes a ride through the spectacular Crawford Notch.

Day 4 - Oct 7th Mt. Washington Cog Railway

We start the day on the world’s first cog railway. We’ll travel by bus to the base of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in NH, at 6,288 feet. Upon arrival we’ll be treated to a private shop tour. Afterwards, we will board our private car on the cog for the ride up behind steam.

Following our descent, we return to Lincoln for a special evening aboard the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train. Enjoy a 4-course, seasonally-inspired, gourmet meal as we take in the views from 1950’s restored vintage rail cars.

Day 5 - Oct 8th Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway

We begin our day with a trip to the impressive Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway, a re-creation of a rural 2-foot gauge line that operated from 1894 to 1933 and was revived starting in 1989. Here we will enjoy a private steam charter with runbys followed by a shop tour.

Next, we’ll travel back in time at Boothbay Railway Village where over 30 acres are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Maine railroad history. Explore the village, catch a ride on a two-footer and chat with the mechanics on a shop tour, and enjoy the model railroad village.

Dinner tonight will be a private lobster bake served at the the rail village.

Day 6 - Oct 9th Bar Harbor

Today we will drive to Mount Desert Island for a guided tour of Acadia National Park. After the park tour guests will have free time on their own to explore the historic town of Bar Harbor and enjoy lunch on their own.

Day 7 - Oct 10th Belfast & Moosehead Railroad

We’ll begin the day with a private train charter and shop tour with the Belfast & Moosehead Railway, which travels through bucolic forests and lakes.

In the afternoon we will make our way back to Portland for our final train excursion, a steam charter with the Maine Narrow Gauge Railway.

At the conclusion of the charter we will transfer to our Portland hotel for our farewell dinner and final hotel stay.

Day 8 - Oct 11th Farewell

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel and shuttles will be available for guests to transfer to the airport and Amtrak station at their leisure.

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Value for Money

Double Occupancy
30 left
Deposit: $500
Per person price based on two guests sharing hotel rooms.
Single Occupancy
10 left
Deposit: $500
Per person price based on one guest in the hotel rooms.
Hyatt Portland Portland Old Port on 9/28
Hyatt Portland Portland Old Port on 10/6