2023 New England Fall Colors by Rail

Portland, Maine

13 reviews
Sep 29 - Oct 6, 2023
Group size: 15 - 40
2023 New England Fall Colors by Rail
Portland, Maine

13 reviews

Sep 29 - Oct 6, 2023
Group size: 15 - 40

About this trip

Join this fully private car adventure to spend the colorful fall season exploring the best of New England's scenic railways and museums. Enjoy incredible adventures on narrow gauge, cog railways steam charters and more!

What’s included

  • 7 Nights Hotel
    2 Nights Hyatt Place Portland, 3 Nights Lake Opechee Inn and Spa, 2 Nights Lord Camden Inn,
  • Ground Transportation
    Private Cars on all Trains and Private Coach Bus 9/30-10/5.The hotel shuttle will provide transfers to/from the Portland airport and Amtrak station on 9/29 & 10/6
  • 2 Meals Daily
    Breakfast and either lunch of dinner on full tour days
  • Boat Cruise Dinner
    On the Opening NIght
  • 1 Breakfast
    On the morning of departure
  • Maine Narrow Gauge
    Private Steam Charter with photo runby
  • Seashore Trolley Museum
    Private Tour and Trolley Ride
  • Hobo & Winnipesaukee RR
    Private Car Turkey Dinner Train around Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Mt Washington Cog
    Private Shop Tour & Steam Train Ride
  • Conway Scenic
    A full day in private cars -Includes the pass through the Crawford Notch
  • WWF Railroad
    Private shop tour and steam charter with photo runbys.
  • Belfast & Moosehead
    Private Charter Rail Excursion with photo runbys
  • Boothbay Rail Village
    With a Shop Tour
  • Cafe Lafayette
    Private car dinner train on the Hobo Railroad. Named a top 4 dinner train in the world by Wall Street Journal
  • Lobster Bake Dinner
    At Boothbay Rail Village
  • Visit to Bar Harbor
    Guided Park Trolley Tour
  • Pre-Tour Transportation
    Transportation to/from Portland. We can help arrange flights by request.
  • Additional Alcohol
  • Personal Items
    Purchases of a personal nature

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
28 left

Per person price based on two guests sharing hotel rooms.

Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
10 left

Per person price based on one guest in the hotel rooms.

Deposit: $500

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Day 1 - Sept 29
Arrive in Portland - Private Sunset Cruise & Welcome Dinner

Arrive in Portland and get settled at the hotel. We will provide shuttles on this day from the Portland airport and railway station to the hotel.

In the evening get acquainted with the Trains Magazine special guest and your fellow tour guests while we will enjoy a private sunset harbor cruise with drinks, followed by our welcome dinner.

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This trip was especially planned for train buffs; it exceeded my expectations. Very well planned, with lots of opportunities for run-by's and visits to maintenance shops, as well as chartered trains and train cars.
By Rosemary R for 2022 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 16 Oct, 2022
The bus rides between train rides were even tolerable, thanks in part to an entertaining driver. participants were all compatible, the schedule was put together well, and the food and accommodations were first-rate. Kudos to Anjali (tour leader) for her work. Once the when turned up to start the day at a broken own depot, a pile of weeds and no train, she jumped on the phone and quickly ascertained that we had located the end of the line, not the start of the line. We soon recovered. My wife and I are somewhat elderly, and I walk with a cane and am 86, we were able to get on and off all the equipment with relative ease. Jim Hanscom
By Jim H for 2022 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 09 Oct, 2022
I would be better able to evaluate the tour if it occurred. I was informed that the tour was cancelled for this year because of COVID problems in Alaska. I was told that it will be run in2023. Maybe I will be able to rate the trip then.
By RANDALL S for 2022 Northern Lights Astronomy Tour with Bob Berman on 13 Mar, 2022
Our trip was cancelled due to covid, so I can't say anything about how good or bad it might have been. Kudos to the organizers for the prompt refund.
By Eric S for 2022 Northern Lights Astronomy Tour with Bob Berman on 13 Mar, 2022
We had a most memorable experience, with interesting train excursions, expert narration on the bus, plenty of food and very good accommodations. Fall foliage was great in many places, and snow on Mt Washington not a surprise to us. Hannah and Angeli were terrific hosts, with attention to details to keep us happy!
By Richard C for 2021 New England Fall Colors by Rail on 18 Oct, 2021
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