Magnificent Maine & Vermont 2020

Featuring New England's Historic Vermont Quilt Festival
June 21 - 27, 2020

Tour Begins and Ends in Boston, Massachusetts

$1,945 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$750 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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Arrival & Departure Details

Day 1

Tour begins in Boston, Massachusetts. Arrive at your leisure, hotel check in is 3:00 PM. Our Welcome Meeting is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

Day 7

Tour ends in Boston, Massachusetts. Return transportation to Logan International Airport is included.

Tour Highlights

  • Full-time Tour Manager
  • Six Nights Accommodations
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Boston City Tour
  • Historic Strawbery Banke
  • Historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Woodstock, Vermont
  • Trapp Family Lodge
  • Shelburne Museum
  • Vermont Quilt Festival
  • Quilt Festival Champagne & Chocolates Preview
  • Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour
  • Portland, ME
  • Visit to L.L. Bean
  • Lobster Farewell Dinner
  • Salem, Massachusetts
  • House of the Seven Gables Tour
  • Souvenir Shopping Bag
  • Baggage Handling
  • Eight Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Accommodations

Day 1: The Bostonian Boston Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

Day 2: Hampton Inn & Suites, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Day 3 – 4: Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont

Day 5 – 6: Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, Maine

See Shelburne Museum’s exceptional quilt collection before a Champagne & Chocolates Preview of the Quilt Festival. Tour legendary Ben & Jerry’s Factory, dine and stay at Trapp Family Lodge and say goodbyes over a lobster feast.

Day 1

Boston

Settle into your hotel, perhaps exploring Boston’s lively North End before meeting our Tour Manager and fellow quilt-lovers at the Evening Welcome Meeting.

Day 2

Boston – Portsmouth

After breakfast (included daily), take a guided tour of Boston, with time for lunch and shopping at famed Faneuil Hall. Relax on the short drive to Portsmouth, on New Hampshire’s seacoast, visiting the historic homes and gardens of Strawbery Banke open-air museum. Tonight you can explore more of this old port city and dine on your own at one of its many restaurants. B

Day 3

Portsmouth – Woodstock – Stowe

Enjoy views of Mount Monadnock as you cross southern New Hampshire, stopping at Quilted Threads, an eye-dazzling quilt and needlework shop brimful of brilliant fabrics. Cross into Vermont, admiring valley views from the scenic overlook before lunch and free time to shop in Woodstock’s galleries and boutiques. Savor mountain views at the Trapp Family Lodge, home for the next two nights, and sample traditional German dishes in their dining room (included). B, D

Day 4

Stowe – Burlington – Stowe

Tour the historic buildings at the open-air Shelburne Museum to see their exceptional collection of historic handmade quilts. Twenty-five buildings, including the lighthouse, have all been relocated to the museum grounds and provide the backdrop while you enjoy lunch on your own. Next, enjoy ice cream and a factory tour at the incomparable Ben & Jerry’s. Begin your
experience at the Vermont Quilt Festival attending their Champagne & Chocolates Preview. B

Day 5

Stowe – Essex Junction – Freeport

Return for a morning at the Quilt Festival for more inspiration and shopping before riding through New England’s finest scenery in the White Mountains. After crossing New Hampshire, arrive in Freeport, Maine, in time to settle in for dinner on your own. B

Day 6

Freeport – Portland – York – Freeport

Get your creative juices flowing at Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop, a quilter’s dream of fabrics including hand-dyed batiks. Visit Maine’s historic waterfront before free time for lunch and exploring Portland. Later we visit Knight’s Quilt Shop where rows of high-quality quilting cottons are ready for your latest project. Our scenic drive through Kennebunkport, past Walker’s Point to Foster’s Clam Bake sets the stage for our lobster Farewell Dinner

Day 7

Freeport – Salem – Boston

Drive to Salem, Massachusetts, to tour the House of the Seven Gables before lunch on your own in downtown Salem, swapping addresses with new friends before saying goodbye at Logan Airport. B

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