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We will begin each day with breakfast in our hotel.  Lunch will be on your own, but most days a light snack will suffice, since


We will travel in a comfortable large luxury passenger van , but this trip also

Situated on 2,500 acres in beautiful Stowe, Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge, a unique mountain resort, has been an iconic feature of the Vermont landscape for more than half a century. What was originally the home of the von Trapp family has evolved over the years into a rustic lodge featuring European-style accommodations. The hotel offers stunning mountain views, old-world comforts, and impeccable service.  We’ll have a free afternoon to tour the property and walk the trails.


Trapp Family Lodge

picnic tea along the way.  We will have free time one afternoon of the trip, so you can have a light lunch on your own before we board a dinner train. Dinners will be on your own, except for three special dinner experiences.

our big meal each day will be afternoon tea, usually at 3:00.  The tea rooms we visit will vary from cozy little cafes to elegant hotels, and one day, we will have an afternoon


Luggage is limited to one medium sized suitcase per person.

Please pack as lightly as possible;  we promise not to comment if you wear the same thing multiple times.  There is space under the seats for your day bag ( tote with your purse, water bottle, camera, tablet, sweater or jacket, etc.) You will need clothing for a variety of weather situations; average temperature ranges from below freezing to the mid 50’s, and it may be quite cold at the top of Mt. Washington. Rain is always a possibility too, so be prepared.

includes 3 boat cruises, a trolley tour, 2 train trips, and an aerial tram trip up a mountain. The amount of walking on this trip is largely


The hotels we have selected are nearly always centrally located to make it easy for you to enjoy all the action without having to take a taxi.  We always choose charm over chain hotels, so expect some great ambience too.  

All prices are based on double occupancy.  If you do not have a roommate accompanying you on the trip, you will be paired with another un-paired traveler of the same sex. If  

you would prefer a single room, we can arrange that as well, for an additional fee.


self-determined by how much you’d like to see.  There will be a couple of opportunities for short hikes if you are so inclined!