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Day Tours

Pickity Place & Averill House Vineyard
Location: Brookline, NH Price: $100.00
Date(s): 08/07/2021 Time:
Saturday, August 7, 2021

Today, be brought back to a time when life was simple, as you explore the diverse gardens of Pickity Place, from their butterfly garden to their kitchen garden. Be sure to visit the 200-year-old cottage that was the inspiration for grandmother’s house in Elizabeth Orton Jones’ “Little Red Riding Hood”. While at Pickity Place, you will feast on a five-course lunch. You will also have time to browse their giftshop. They are known for their fresh produce and baked goods.

Then arrive at Averill House Vineyard, a family-owned winery, who restored their 1830’s barn with a vision of rustic charm, tradition, and history for a perfect setting for you to sample and adventure through their wines at your own pace. Guests will have the opportunity to pick 4-wine samples from their seasonal selection of wines. Enjoy a tour with a short walk around the facility, a look into their wine cellar, a view into the production room, and of course the shop! Guests will learn how the winery was started, the rich history of Brookline, NH – being known as the world’s largest ice district in the 1800s. Knowledge of the vines and their growth, production such as fermentation to barrel aging. At the end of the tour and tasting guests will be able to pick from either a stem or stemless Averill House Vineyard Glass to take home!

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 9:45 AM
East Templeton @ 10:15 AM
Leominster @ 10:45 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 4:00 PM
East Templeton @ 4:30 PM
Athol Post Office @ 5:00 PM
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Foster's Downeast Clambake
Location: York, ME Price: $85.00
Date(s): 08/10/2021 Time:
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

A fun dining experience like no other! Their traditional Foster’s Downeast Clambake is served with award-winning New England Clam Chowder, Freshly Dug Maine Clams, Cultivated Mussels, Succulent Maine Lobster (please note BBQ Chicken can be substituted for Lobster), Sweet Corn on the Cob, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes & Onions, Rolls & Butter, Hot Drawn Butter, Blueberry Crumb Cake, Ice Tea & Lemonade, and Coffee & Tea.

Then make a photo stop at Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse, considered to be the "most photographed" lighthouse. This 41-foot conical tower sits on the summit of Cape Neddick Bubble, a small offshore rocky islet, looking proudly over the Atlantic.

End the day with a stop at Goldenrod – homemade ice cream & saltwater taffy & Stonewall Kitchen. The store features their entire line of specialty foods plus useful kitchen gadgets, cookware, tableware and home décor.

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 9:00 AM
East Templeton @ 9:30 AM
Leominster @ 10:00 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 6:30 PM
East Templeton @ 7:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 7:30 PM
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Block Island
Location: Block Island, RI Price: $122.00
Date(s): 08/14/2021 Time:
Saturday, August 14, 2021

Take a 1-hour ferry ride from the mainland to Block Island, which offers the quintessential island experience. Think food and drinks overlooking the ocean, boutique-lined streets, spectacular natural sights and some of the most unspoiled white sand beaches in the country. When we arrive on the island, be delighted with a 3-course lunch at The National Hotel on the porch overlooking the harbor. Begin with New England Clam Chowder. Choose between Pan Seared Chicken Breast with lemon basil butter sauce, New England Scrod with breadcrumbs, toasted garlic lemon oil, or Baked Seafood Casserole with a medley of Seafood baked with Ritz cracker topping. All entrees include starch, vegetable, rolls & butter and soft beverage. For dessert enjoy Apple Rum Cobbler with whipped cream.

After lunch enjoy a 1-hour guided tour of the island. After our guided tour you will have a little time to explore the shops and downtown area.

Departs:
Athol Post Office 6:45 AM
East Templeton @ 7:15 AM
Leominster @ 7:45 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 8:00 PM
East Templeton @ 8:30 PM
Athol Post Office @ 9:00 PM
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Hyannis Harbor Cruise & Cape Cod Coffee Roasting Facility
Location: Hyannis, MA Price: $97.00
Date(s): 08/19/2021 Time:
August 19, 2021 (Thursday)

Begin the day with a 1-hour Hyannis Harbor Cruise. Learn about the history of Hyannis and local area landmarks including Great Island, the Kennedy Memorial, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, Squaw Island, Point Gammon Light, and the historic Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport all with live commentary.

Next, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at Tugboats on Hyannis Harbor. Begin with a New England Clam Chowder. For your entrée choose between the New England Haddock broiled with ritz crackers & lemon butter or Oven Roasted ½ Chicken served with fresh sauteed seasonal vegetable & roasted potato. Finish your meal with dessert & coffee/tea.

We will end the day at Cape Cod Coffee *NEW* Roasting Facility. Take a roasting tour and learn more about coffee roasting. After the tour there is also a full-service café with a daily variety of single-origin coffees and specialty blends, espresso drinks and cold brew. There will be time to visit their Pizza Kitchen, with an indoor/outdoor bar, sixteen local beers on tap and more! Before leaving, stop at the bakery to grab a dessert to go! Relax, drink & eat before departing home.

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 7:30 AM
East Templeton @ 8:00 AM
Leominster @ 8:30 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 7:30 PM
East Templeton @ 8:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 8:30 PM
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7 Seas Whale Watch & The Hardcover Restaurant
Location: Gloucester, MA Price: $107.00
Date(s): 08/21/2021 Time:
Saturday, August 21, 2021

Begin the day with lunch The Hardcover Restaurant in Danvers. Choose between the 6oz. Prime Top Sirloin, Chicken Dijonnaise or 7oz. Baked Haddock. All meals include salad, starch, Coffee or Tea, and French Vanilla Ice Cream of dessert.

Did you know that Gloucester is in close proximity to two major feeding areas for the great whales, which makes it the perfect place for a whale watch? That being said...with 7 Seas Whale Watch you’ll visit with the whales longer, and get a more sophisticated narration about the whales, their habitat, and the importance of preserving the ocean environment than with anyone else. So, what are you waiting for…book today!

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 8:45 AM
East Templeton @ 9:15 AM
Leominster @ 9:45 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 6:30 PM
East Templeton @ 7:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 7:30 PM
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Hampton Beach, Kittery Outlets or York Beach! -You Pick-
Location: Hampton Beach, NH Price: $44.00
Date(s): 08/21/2021 Time:
Saturday, August 21, 2021

Enjoy the beach or go shopping for the day! Our stops are Hampton Beach, the Kittery Outlets, and York Beach. You get off where you want…that’s right you pick what location you want and spend the day there at that location!!

Hampton Beach, located in New Hampshire is easily the busiest beach in the state and where all the action is. The Atlantic Ocean is the main attraction with its clean water, miles of sandy beach and spruced up bathhouses. But there is so much more to do with a stroll along Ocean Avenue, where arcades, T-shirt stands, and souvenir shops elbow for space with fast-food joints, fried-dough vendors, and candy shops. So much to do, where to begin.

Our next stop with being over a mile long, the Kittery Outlets has over 120 popular brand name outlet stores and of course the famous Kittery Trading Post. Think of it as New England’s Fashion District, featuring the latest and greatest in women’s and men’s apparel, children’s wear, active wear, lingerie, sporting goods, shoes, fashion accessories, home furnishings, housewares, and specialty items.

Finally, we arrive in York Beach at Short Sands Beach, a small beach with calm waters. Take time to visit The Goldenrod, part restaurant, part ice cream parlor, part candy store, complete with huge taffy-stretching machine in the front window that the kids will love watching. They are famous for their saltwater taffy. Definitely pick up a box to take home for a souvenir.

After the day ends, we will head back home. Trip goes rain or shine!

Drop-off & Pick-up Times:
Hampton Beach (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
Kittery Outlets (10:30 AM – 5:30 PM)
York Beach (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 7:30 AM
East Templeton @ 8:00 AM
Leominster @ 8:30 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 7:30 PM
East Templeton @ 8:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 8:30 PM
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Block Island
Location: Block Island, RI Price: $112.00
Date(s): 08/23/2021 Time:
Monday, August 23, 2021

Take a 1-hour ferry ride from the mainland to Block Island, which offers the quintessential island experience. Think food and drinks overlooking the ocean, boutique-lined streets, spectacular natural sights and some of the most unspoiled white sand beaches in the country. When we arrive on the island, be delighted with a 3-course lunch at The National Hotel on the porch overlooking the harbor. Begin with New England Clam Chowder. Choose between Pan Seared Chicken Breast with lemon basil butter sauce, New England Scrod with breadcrumbs, toasted garlic lemon oil, or Baked Seafood Casserole with a medley of Seafood baked with Ritz cracker topping. All entrees include starch, vegetable, rolls & butter and soft beverage. For dessert enjoy Apple Rum Cobbler with whipped cream.

After lunch enjoy a 1-hour guided tour of the island. After our guided tour you will have a little time to explore the shops and downtown area.

Departs:
Athol Post Office 6:45 AM
East Templeton @ 7:15 AM
Leominster @ 7:45 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 8:00 PM
East Templeton @ 8:30 PM
Athol Post Office @ 9:00 PM
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Mystery Day - ???
Location: -???- Price: $137.00
Date(s): 08/28/2021 Time:
Saturday, August 28, 2021

This is a walking tour so bring your walking shoes and please dress accordingly for the weather. You will begin the day with watching, listening and participating to get the full understanding of your experience.

Then you will enjoy lunch. After lunch we will do some more walking. You will learn a little about yourself and others taking in a new appreciation for the things around us.

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 7:15 AM
East Templeton @ 7:45 AM
Leominster @ 8:15 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 6:00 PM
East Templeton @ 6:30 PM
Athol Post Office @ 7:00 PM
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Plymouth's 400th Anniversary - Plimoth Patuxet (Formally Plimoth Plantation)
Location: Plymouth, MA Price: $115.00
Date(s): 08/31/2021 Time:
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Begin the day at Plimoth Patuxet (formally Plimoth Plantation), which offers a fascinating and personal look at the lives of the Native Wampanoag People and the Pilgrims, the English who lived in early Plymouth Colony. Once you arrive step into their visitor center to their theater to view their orientation film. Then you can walk the 17th-Century English Village, a re-creation of the small farming and maritime community built by the Pilgrims along the shore of Plymouth Harbor. The English Village brings colonial Plymouth vividly to life. Here, you will find modest timber-framed houses furnished with reproductions of the types of objects that the Pilgrims owned, aromatic kitchen gardens, and heritage breeds livestock. Engaging townspeople are eager to tell you about their new lives in Plymouth Colony. After walking the plantation, enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Homestyle Buffet on the plantation. Meal includes Roasted Native Turkey with cornbread stuffing, gravy, potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cranberry sauce, pumpkin and apple pie.

Next, we will visit the Mayflower, a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620. You will get the chance to board the ship and get an up-close look that you will never forget.

We’ll end the day with a 45-minute tour of the Forefather’s Monument, the largest, solid granite monument in the United States. It stands facing the harbor, welcoming those who come by water.

Please note that this is a walking tour at the start of the day and we will also end with a little more walking, so we suggest wearing comfortable shoes.

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 7:00 AM
East Templeton @ 7:30 AM
Leominster @ 8:00 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 7:00 PM
East Templeton @ 7:30 PM
Athol Post Office @ 8:00 PM
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New York City - Do It Your Way
Location: New York City, NY Price: $78.00
Date(s): 09/04/2021 Time:
September 4, 2021 (Saturday)

Enjoy the day in New York City on your own! Sit back, relax and we will do all the driving. Be dropped off at the New York City Library/Bryant Park at around 11:00 AM, that’s 1 Block from Times Square. Enjoy sightseeing, shopping & maybe a show! Then meet back at the same spot at 8:00 PM to depart home, making a quick stop for dinner on your own at a service plaza. Be sure to book early as this trip sells out quick!!

Departs:
East Templeton @ 6:00 AM
Leominster @ 6:30 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 12:00 AM
East Templeton @ 12:30 AM
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Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
Location: Hampton Beach, NH Price: $43.00
Date(s): 09/11/2021 Time:
September 11, 2021 (Saturday)

Festivities include over 50 of the Seacoast's top restaurants serving an abundance of mouthwatering seafood delicacies; 80 Arts & Crafts vendors promoting locally made products; hundreds of Ocean Boulevard merchants offering end-of-the-season Sidewalk Sales; and two stages of continuous entertainment with 15 Bands and Orchestras.

We’ll depart for home immediately following the fireworks display. Price does not cover your admissions into festival. You will need to purchase your ticket when you get there. Previous years admission was $10.00. Please note that the ticket into the festival is subject to change.

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 9:30 AM
East Templeton @ 10:00 AM
Leominster @ 10:30 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 10:30 PM
East Templeton @ 11:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 11:30 PM
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Friesians of Majesty - Equestrian Tour & Performance
Location: Townshend, VT Price: $98.00
Date(s): 09/18/2021 Time:
September 18, 2021 (Saturday)

A unique Vermont Experience! Located in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains on a 650-acre full-service breeding and training facility. They are the largest Friesian breeding farm in the US dedicated to the promotion and development of the Friesian and Friesian crosses as modern sport horses. A Friesians of Majesty Equestrian Tour and Performance creates a magical experience in Southern Vermont! Friesians of Majesty invites their guests to visit their farm for a unique tour experience. Interact with their beautiful, majestic horses in a guided tour of their European style barns. Meet their spectacular stallions, Othello & Mathijs! Interact with their babies in the mare/foal barn. Watch a captivating show as dressage freestyle is exhibited, driving is demonstrated, and a beautiful Friesian with her baby runs at liberty, all to inspiring music! Audience questions are encouraged, and photo opportunities abound with their unique horses. Please note that have a small cash only gift shop.

Before this unique experience, enjoy delicious lunch at the Marina Restaurant. Choose between the New England Haddock, Fish & Chips, Mac 'n Cheese, Morrocan Stew, Teres Major Steak (9oz Steak with sauteed onions & crumbled blue cheese), Half Pound VT Cheddar Burger or Caesar Salad. All meals include house salad, dinner rolls, dessert & coffee, tea or soda.

Departs:
Leominster @ 9:00 AM
East Templeton @ 9:30 AM
Athol Post Office @ 10:00 AM

Returns:
Athol Post Office @ 6:00 PM
East Templeton @ 6:30 PM
Leominster @ 7:00 PM

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The Big E
Location: Springfield, MA Price: $55.00
Date(s): 09/21/2021 Time:
September 21, 2021 (Tuesday)

The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as "New England's Great State fair". It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the seventh-largest fair in the nation. One of the most popular attractions at The Big E is the Avenue of States. The Avenue is said to contain life-size replicas of the six original New England statehouses, as well as the New England Grange House. These buildings feature exhibits and vendors that best exemplify the heritage, food, and traditions of each state. Other attractions include horse shows in The Big E Coliseum, or animals such as those in petting zoos located in the Big E Circus Spectacular, concerts in the Xfinity Arena, Storrowton Village, and the Midway, home to carnival rides and games. Price includes ticket into The Big E.

Departs:
Leominster @ 8:00 AM
East Templeton @ 8:30 AM
Athol Post Office @ 9:00 AM
Greenfield @ 9:30 AM

Returns:
Greenfield @ 8:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 8:30 PM
East Templeton @ 9:00 PM
Leominster @ 9:30 PM
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Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Location: New York City, NY Price: $97.00
Date(s): 09/25/2021 Time:
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Today we’ll take the ferry from Liberty State Park, NJ to Ellis Island then over to Liberty Island for an unforgettable day!

Ellis Island, home to the National Museum of Immigration. The museum has three floors of exhibits documenting immigrants' experiences at Ellis Island, as well as the general history of immigration to the United States.

Then it’s over to Liberty Island, home to the Statue of Liberty & Statue of Liberty Museum. The Statue of Liberty is an icon, a national treasure, and one of the most recognizable figures around the globe. Millions who cherish her ideals make the journey every year to experience her history and grandeur in person. She is Lady Liberty, a symbol of freedom, a worldwide icon inspiring hope. Included with your ticket will be The Statue of Liberty Museum, which consists three gallery spaces. Each one is meant to inspire visitors and educate them about the Statue of Liberty in interactive and thought-provoking ways. Pedestal Access is also included with your ticket today! The top of the pedestal is roughly half the height of the entire monument. The pedestal offers panoramic views of Ellis Island, New York, New Jersey and the New York Harbor. Crown access is NOT INCLUDED.

Have lunch on either island on your own. Take the 6:00p.m. ferry back to Liberty State Park, NJ to make the journey home. We will make a dinner on the way home, on your own before ending an unforgettable day.

Departs:
East Templeton @ 6:00 AM
Leominster @ 6:30 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 11:00 PM
East Templeton @ 11:30 PM
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King Richard's Faire
Location: Carver, MA Price: $80.00
Date(s): 09/25/2021 Time:
September 25, 2021 (Saturday)

King Richard’s Faire! You’ll be dazzled by acrobats, aerialists, and jugglers! Captivated with their minstrels, dancers and puppeteers and instantly enthralled by fire eaters, and exotic tigers. Hundreds of talented performers perform non-stop for you throughout the day when visiting any one of our eight vibrant stages.

Satiate your palate with giant spit-roasted turkey legs, ringlets of fryes, and boules of chowder or stew. Don’t forget to quench thy thirst with champagne, wine, and brew!

You’ll discover beautiful handspun pottery, fabulous jewelry, and incredible face painting. Delight in period clothing, leather, armor, and moccasins. Revel in scented oils, perfumes and fantastic psychic readings as you make memories to last a lifetime!

You will be greeted with a map of the realm listing all of the locations and attractions the Faire has to offer. With 8 stages, a jousting tournament field, one mud pit, tons of street entertainment and performances all included with your admission, there is so much to do and see, that not all of it can be experienced in only one day. ** All Food and Beverages require FOOD TICKETS; it is recommended to purchase your FOOD TICKETS immediately when you enter the gates due to the lines can become long. We also recommend to bringing cash for tipping the performers after a performance if you enjoyed their act. Cash again is highly recommended for this event **

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 7:30 AM
East Templeton @ 8:00 AM
Leominster @ 8:30 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 6:30 PM
East Templeton @ 7:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 7:30 PM
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The Big E
Location: Springfield, MA Price: $55.00
Date(s): 09/30/2021 Time:
September 30, 2021 (Thursday)

The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as "New England's Great State fair". It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the seventh-largest fair in the nation. One of the most popular attractions at The Big E is the Avenue of States. The Avenue is said to contain life-size replicas of the six original New England statehouses, as well as the New England Grange House. These buildings feature exhibits and vendors that best exemplify the heritage, food, and traditions of each state. Other attractions include horse shows in The Big E Coliseum, or animals such as those in petting zoos located in the Big E Circus Spectacular, concerts in the Xfinity Arena, Storrowton Village, and the Midway, home to carnival rides and games. Price includes ticket into The Big E.

Departs:
Leominster @ 8:00 AM
East Templeton @ 8:30 AM
Athol Post Office @ 9:00 AM
Greenfield @ 9:30 AM

Returns:
Greenfield @ 8:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 8:30 PM
East Templeton @ 9:00 PM
Leominster @ 9:30 PM
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Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Lunch Excursion
Location: Essex, CT Price: $100.00
Date(s): 10/05/2021 Time:
October 5, 2021 (Tuesday)

Enjoy a 3-course lunch aboard restored 1920’s Pullman dining cars as part of a 3.75-hour lunch, train and riverboat sightseeing excursion. Let their attentive staff transport you back to an era when rail travel was king and eating in the “diner” was a delicious special occasion.

Upon boarding the dining car, you’ll savor a hot lunch that is prepared and cooked onboard. Travel aboard the train as it coasts along the lower Connecticut River Valley and delight in the beautiful sights while you finish your meal.

At Deep River Landing, transfer to the Becky Thatcher riverboat for a cruise on the Connecticut River, bursting with lush scenery and historic sites, such as the famous Gillette Castle. Following your cruise, guests return to Essex Station aboard one of our coach passenger cars.

Entrée choices: Beef Tips & Gravy, Baked Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan. All entrées are served with Tossed Mix Greens Salad, Roll and Chef’s Choice Vegetable, Starch & Dessert. Cash Bar for Wine, Beer, Non-alcoholic beverages.

On the way home we will make a stop at Victoria Station Café if you would like to grab a coffee & a pastry. Their coffees are freshly roasted locally and for pastries they have scones, muffins, assorted cheesecakes, eclairs, lobster tails, biscotti, cannoli, cakes, cupcakes, bars...the list goes on! What a way to end the day!

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 7:30 AM
East Templeton @ 8:00 AM
Leominster @ 8:30 AM

Return:
Leominster @ 6:00 PM
East Templeton @ 6:30 PM
Athol Post Office @ 7:00 PM
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Fall Faliage Turkey Train Ride
Location: Meredith, NH Price: $98.00
Date(s): 10/14/2021 Time:
October 14, 2021 (Thursday)

Today we head to the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad to enjoy a relaxing 18-mile, 2-hour round-trip excursion along the scenic western shore of New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee. You will travel in their beautifully restored vintage coaches along the shores of the lake traveling between Meredith and Lakeport, always within view of the lakes during the fall foliage season. We’ll travel through the front yards of many of the fine resort homes and while aboard the train, you will enjoy a delicious Turkey Dinner catered by Hart’s Turkey Farm. Meal includes hand carved whole roasted turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, fresh whipped potatoes, fresh butternut squash, fresh baked roll & butter. For dessert enjoy fresh apple crisp with whipped cream.

We’ll make a stop at the Christmas Tree Shop so that you can do a little shopping completing this wonderful day.

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 8:30 AM
East Templeton @ 9:00 AM
Leominster @ 9:30 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 6:30 PM
East Templeton @ 7:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 7:30 PM
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Salem Haunted Happenings Includes Salem Witch Museum
Location: Salem, MA Price: $60.00
Date(s): 10/16/2021 Time:
Begin the day with a visit to the Salem Witch Museum, admission is included. The Salem Witch Museum brings you there, back to Salem 1692. Visitors are given a dramatic history lesson using stage sets with life-size figures, lighting and a narration - an overview of the Witch Trials of 1692.

After the museum enjoy lunch on your own. Then explore Salem for the remainder of the day during this haunted happening event on your own. Meet your hostess at 5:00 PM to depart home with an unforgettable experience.

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 8:00 AM
East Templeton @ 8:30 AM
Leominster @ 9:00 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 7:30 PM
East Templeton @ 8:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 8:30 PM
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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular & Wrights Chicken Farm
Location: Providence, RI Price: $90.00
Date(s): 10/23/2021 Time:
October 23, 2021 (Saturday)

Named a “Top 100 Event” by the American Bus Association, the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo features expertly carved pumpkins. This “gourd-geous” display of artistry, creativity and wonderment showcases more than 5,000 professionally designed jack-o-lanterns as you stroll through a Halloween dreamland filled with musical effects, shadowy trees, watery reflections, billowy fog and thousands of unblinking pairs of glowing eyeballs.

Walk the Wetlands Trail, which is the scene of the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. When you see the first impressive carvings, you'll understand why this is something that should not be missed. Dress warmly and bring a camera.

Before arriving enjoy a delicious dinner at Wrights Chicken Farm. All-You-Can-Eat Family Style Meal of roasted chicken, salad topped with Wright’s Farm house dressing, pasta with Wright’s Farm trademark marinara sauce, signature home style French fries, fresh-baked rolls, arguably unique to the Blackstone River Valley.

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 1:00 PM
East Templeton @ 1:30 PM
Leominster @ 2:00 PM

Returns:
Leominster @ 10:00 PM
East Templeton @ 10:30 PM
Athol Post Office @ 11:00 PM
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New England Christmas Festival @ Mohegan Sun
Location: Uncasville, CT Price: $52.00
Date(s): 11/06/2021 Time:
November 6, 2021 (Saturday)

Artisan Giftmas! A new way to shop handpicked, and handmade, crafts and specialty foods. 300+ pop up shops by American Artisans that come together once a year for 3 days only! You will find special and unique gifts for everyone on your list – in all price ranges. This award-winning show is the largest arts and crafts festival in New England. You will also receive the current casino package. Please note casino package subject to change without notice.

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 7:30 AM
East Templeton @ 8:00 AM
Leominster @ 8:30 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 6:30 PM
East Templeton @ 7:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 7:30 PM
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New York City - Do It Your Way
Location: New York City, NY Price: $78.00
Date(s): 11/27/2021 Time:
November 27, 2021 (Saturday)

Enjoy the day in New York City on your own! Sit back, relax and we will do all the driving. Be dropped off at the New York City Library/Bryant Park at around 11:00 AM, that’s 1 Block from Times Square. Enjoy sightseeing, shopping & maybe a show! Then meet back at the same spot at 8:00 PM and depart home, making a quick stop for dinner on your own at a service plaza. Be sure to book early as this trip sells out quick!!

Departs:
East Templeton @ 6:00 AM
Leominster @ 6:30 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 12:00 AM
East Templeton @ 12:30 AM
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Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn, Salem Cross Inn & Yankee Candle Village
Location: West Brookfield, MA Price: $73.00
Date(s): 12/01/2021 Time:
December 1, 2021 (Wednesday)

Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn is an Old-Fashioned Christmas Shop that everyone can enjoy…visit their 160-year-old barn to witness dazzling selection of Christmas trim. They feature thousands of ornaments, nativities, Santa’s, carolers, and their unique made on the farm creations from wreaths to centerpieces and much more.

Then we head to Salem Cross Inn for a fabulous lunch. Begin with soup du jour, and for your entrée choose between the Roast Stuffed Chicken or Fresh Baked Boston Schrod. Included with your entrée is seasonal fresh vegetable, potato, homemade rolls & muffins, tea or coffee & dessert.

Next, we finish off the day at Yankee Candle Village, their Flagship Store, which features all available Yankee Candles. As well as, kitchen and home accessories, New England crafts, gifts and collectibles, a toy shop, picnic grounds. A "Bavarian Christmas Village" filled with decorated Christmas trees and a toy train that runs through to Santa's Workshop, where animated elves and an 'assembly line' for wooden vehicles surround Santa Claus's desk.

Departs:
Leominster @ 8:30 AM
East Templeton @ 9:00 AM
Athol Post Office @ 9:30 AM

Returns:
Athol Post Office @ 5:00 PM
East Templeton @ 5:30 PM
Leominster @ 6:00 PM
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Newport Mansions at Christmas Time
Location: Newport, RI Price: $79.00
Date(s): 12/04/2021 Time:
December 4, 2021 (Saturday)
Our first stop is The Elms, the summer retreat of coal magnate Edward Berwind and his wife Herminie. In 1898, the Berwinds engaged Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer to design a house modeled after the mid-18th century French chateau d'Asnieres outside Paris. The Elms was a thoroughly “modern” house in 1901. So technologically advanced for its time it appeared to work “as if by magic,” it also houses monumental art works, including wall-sized Venetian paintings, Chinese lacquer panels and tapestries.

Then be dropped off downtown to walk the waterfront and have lunch on your own. Then meet back and take Newport's Ten Mile Drive that combines that history of a wealthy summer community with a fabulous Newport recreational treasure of public parks and miles of public access shoreline to rank as one of the most popular "drives" in the country. The "Drive" is way more than what you can see in a short and hurried 35-minute bus trip over the route. Many of the home owners seek a quiet summer and have gone to great lengths to insure their tranquil settings. Closed gates are very common and trees are strategically allowed to grow in ways that enhance resident privacy.

We end with The Breakers Mansion; a 70-room mansion that has approximately 65,000 sq. ft. of living space. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America.

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 6:30 AM
East Templeton @ 7:00 AM
Leominster @ 7:30 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 7:00 PM
East Templeton @ 7:30 PM
Athol Post Office @ 8:00 PM
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Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude & Warren's Lobster House
Location: Kennebunkport, ME Price: $74.00
Date(s): 12/11/2021 Time:
December 11, 2021 (Saturday)

Kennebunkport’s “Christmas Prelude” is the ultimate seaside holiday celebration and a great way to kick off the Christmas season. Prelude will remind you of Christmas’ of the past, when the whole town is transformed with bright lights, bows and boughs and everyone comes together to celebrate this festive time. HGTV recently featured the annual Kennebunkport celebration as the “#2 Christmas Town in America.” Shoppers will delight in the steals and deals around town, with stores will even serve up cookies and fresh cider to warm up visitors as they browse. There are also several local craft fairs that offer unique and handmade gifts from local artisans. Kennebunkport is the perfect place to kick off the holiday season!

Before arriving at the festivities, enjoy a delicious lunch at Warren’s Lobster House. Choose between the Seafood Casserole, Fried Baby Shrimp, Ritzy Haddock Filet, Crab Crusted Salmon, Top Sirloin Steak, Chicken Parmesan. All entrees served with baked potato unless otherwise noted. For desserts enjoy bread pudding, vanilla ice cream, baked Indian pudding. Also includes coffee, tea, milk or fountain soda.

Departs:
Athol Post Office @ 9:00 AM
East Templeton @ 9:30 AM
Leominster @ 10:00 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 7:30 PM
East Templeton @ 8:00 PM
Athol Post Office @ 8:30 PM
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New York City - Do It Your Way
Location: New York City, NY Price: $78.00
Date(s): 12/11/2021 Time:
December 11, 2021 (Saturday)

Enjoy the day in New York City on your own! Sit back, relax and we will do all the driving. Be dropped off at the New York City Library/Bryant Park at around 11:00 AM, that’s 1 Block from Times Square. Enjoy sightseeing, shopping & maybe a show! Then meet back at the same spot at 8:00 PM and depart home, making a quick stop for dinner on your own at a service plaza. Be sure to book early as this trip sells out quick!!

Departs:
East Templeton @ 6:00 AM
Leominster @ 6:30 AM

Returns:
Leominster @ 12:00 AM
East Templeton @ 12:30 AM
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Yankee Candle Company, Holyoke Mall & Bright Nights at Forest Park
Location: Springfield, MA Price: $48.00
Date(s): 12/18/2021 Time:
December 18, 2021 (Saturday)

Far more than just a candle store Yankee Candle Village Store is a special place where magic comes to life. From watching animated, singing characters to celebrating Christmas year 'round, it is quite an unusual place where your whole family can experience an enchanting mix of shopping and entertainment. Here at their Village store is where you'll find 400,000 candles in over 200 different famous Yankee scents. It's a unique, entertaining world of New England charm, fairy tale fantasies, and hands-on, interactive candle making that's fun for every age.

Then we depart for the Holyoke Mall which features nearly 200 stores, a large food court, and several restaurants where you may have lunch on your own and can shop at this 1.6 million sq. ft., 3-level mall, making it one of the largest malls in New England.

Next, we will depart for Forest Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the U.S. lying on 735 acres of land. During the holiday season it features the nationally renowned Bright Nights Light Festival, a 2.6-mile high-tech lighting display. It is surely something that you will never forget!

Departs:
Leominster @ 8:30 AM
East Templeton @ 9:00 AM
Athol Post Office @ 9:30 AM

Returns:
Athol Post Office @ 6:30 PM
East Templeton @ 7:00 PM
Leominster @ 7:30 PM
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