July 20 - July 24, 2020
Summertime in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
Explore the natural wonders of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Cruise Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the MS Mount Washington and view some of its massive 72 square miles of surface, while enjoying the surrounding mountains and more than 260 islands. Other highlights include a visit to the Castle in the Clouds and the Mount Washington Hotel, both of which are architectural wonders.
Booking Deadline: July 19, 2020
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All non-members must add $60 to the above rate.
Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges which are subject to change.
- Free parking with roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Four night hotel accommodations
- Baggage handling (1 bag per person)
- Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners
- All tours and admissions as listed per itinerary
- Local Guide Service
- All taxes and gratuities
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
- Franconia Notch State Park Tour
- Flume Gorge Visitors Center
- Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram Ride
- Hobo Railroad
- M/S Mount Washington Lunch Cruise
- Castle in the Clouds
- Mount Washington Hotel Tour and Lunch
- Mount Washington Cog Railway
Monday, July 20: Travel to the White Mountains of New Hampshire
6:00AM: Motorcoach will depart from Lancaster, AC Moore store located in Lancaster Shopping Center on the Oregon Pike/ Route 272 side of the store.
7:00AM: Motorcoach will depart from Harrisburg, AAA Central Penn, 2301 Paxton Church Road, behind the building in the upper parking lot; travel to New Hampshire with appropriate rest and meal stops enroute. Early evening arrival to the resort which is nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Check in for a four night stay. Enjoy a welcome cocktail reception. You’ll have time to freshen up before dinner and entertainment in the Thunderbird Lounge.
Hotel: Indian Head Resort, Lincoln, NH (Dinner)
Tuesday, July 21: Franconia Notch State Park, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram & Hobo Railroad
After breakfast depart with our guide for a day of touring. Arrive at Franconia Notch State Park, located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. Franconia Notch is a spectacular mountain pass traversed by a unique parkway which extends from the Flume Gorge, at the south, to Echo Lake, at the north. It was the home of the famous Old Man of the Mountain, the same “Great Stone Face” immortalized by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Daniel Webster. Enjoy a visit to the Flume Gorge Visitor Center and a 20-minute movie showcasing beautiful Franconia Notch State Park. Then, we’ll enjoy a scenic aerial tram ride up Cannon Mountain for spectacular views of the Mountain vista. This afternoon, board the Hobo Railroad’s beautifully restored vintage coach for a scenic train ride through a natural setting along the twisting Pemigewassett River. Later, return to the resort and enjoy the resort amenities and a group dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Wednesday, July 22: M/S Mount Washington Luncheon Cruise & Castle in the Clouds
Enjoy breakfast before departing with our guide for a fun-filled day touring around the Lakes Region. Arrive at Weir’s Beach and board the M/S Mount Washington for a scenic 2 1/2 hour cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake with 72 square miles of water surface and 283 miles of shore line. Lake Winnipesaukee is surrounded by three mountain ranges and dotted with 264 islands. Following the cruise you’ll have free time in the charming village of Wolfeboro for lunch on your own. This afternoon visit Castle in the Clouds; Thomas Plant’s spectacular Arts & Crafts mansion built by over 1200 craftsmen at a cost of over $1 million in 1914. This New Hampshire icon is wonderfully preserved to give a real sense of how country life was lived by the fabulously wealthy at the turn of the century. Finish the day touring along one of the country’s most scenic by-ways; The Kancamagus Highway enroute back to the resort. Tonight, enjoy another delicious dinner at the resort. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Thursday, July 23: Mount Washington Hotel Tour & Lunch and Cog Railway
Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning at the resort before we depart for the historic Omni Mount Washington Hotel. A grand masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture, The Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, was a two-year labor of love for 250 master craftsmen. Conceived by industrialist Joseph Stickney, this National Historic Landmark opened in 1902 and immediately became a favorite summer haunt for poets, presidents and princes. Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent hotel followed by a delicious luncheon in the grand dining room. Following lunch we’ll board the Mount Washington Cog Railway for an unforgettable and exciting “once in a lifetime” railing experience. Enjoy spectacular views as we travel up some of the steepest railroad tracks in existence. Tonight, enjoy a delightful dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Friday, July 24: Travel to Central Pennsylvania
After breakfast depart for Central Pennsylvania with appropriate rest and meal stops enroute. (Breakfast)
Hotel and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.
Tour Activity Level: 2
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestone streets.
$300 per person deposit due at the time of booking to confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by May 26, 2020. Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $50
A $25 per person cancellation fee will be charged by Discoveries in addition to any other supplier’s fees. From May 26, 2020 to day of departure no refunds.
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Temperatures for New Hampshire in July average in the 70s. Casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes are recommended; be prepared for potential inclement weather.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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