Vermont Fall Foliage
1st Day: We will be traveling through Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and into New Jersey to spend our first night in northern New Jersey.
2nd Day: We travel to the birthplace of Yankee Candle in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, the world’s largest candle store. Shopping in the huge, 90,000-square-foot store is a delightful adventure featuring candles galore and imaginative gifts and candle accessories. Also, see the Candlemaking Museum. Ever wonder how Colonial Americans lit their homes? See fascinating, free daily demonstrations of nineteenth-century candlemaking. Continuing into Vermont after our visit to Yankee Candle. Upon arrival in Rutland, Vermont, we will check into our home for the next three nights. After checking in, a welcome reception will help you relax and whet your appetite for a superb dinner. (CB, D)
3rd Day: Following breakfast, we travel to Lake Champlain where we’ll board the M/V Carillon for a scenic and historical cruise on the lower lake. After our cruise, we travel to the quaint town of Middlebury for lunch and shopping on your own. Next, we visit the Vermont Soap Factory, maker of fine handcrafted soaps, for a talk and shopping. We conclude our day with a visit to the Danforth Pewter Outlet for a spinning demonstration and visit to their retail outlet. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening. (B, D)
4th Day: Following breakfast, we board the coach for a spectacular ride through the Green Mountain National Forest where you can enjoy the magnificent fall foliage. At Cold Hollow Cider Mill, enjoy a tour where you will see the production of their delicious cider and sample many of their fine products. Next, we make a stop at the Lake Champlain Chocolate and Cabot Cheese Annex, where you have the opportunity to sample their wonderful chocolate and cheese. Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the charming village of Stowe. This afternoon, we make a picture stop at the Trapp Family Lodge (famous for the Sound of Music). Our final stop today takes us to the famous Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory for a guided tour and tasting. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening, followed by light entertainment in the lounge. (B, D)
5th Day: After breakfast we will make our last stop in Vermont, at The Vermont Country Store. Come see and shop the real Vermont. When Vrest Orton opened the doors of The Vermont Country Store in 1946, it was the first restored rural store in the nation and it stocked thousands of practical and intriguing necessities for daily living. Today, amid countless antiques and oddities from floor to rafters, you’ll still discover long-forgotten essentials. It’s all here: from apothecary goods to old-time toys, from granny forks to 30° below socks, from memorable brands such as Tangee Lipstick and Charles Chips to new products that also are useful in today’s world. Continuing on, we will head for King of Prussia, PA. Evening is free for your enjoyment. The King of Prussia Mall, one of the largest in the United States, is located near the hotel. (B)
6th Day: Good morning! Have breakfast and board the coach for our return trip home. We should be arriving back
approximately 7:00 PM. (CB)
Special Notice: Balance due 30 days prior to departure. Cancellation within 30 days of departure will result in pay-ment forfeiture.