New England Rails & Trails

      North Conway NH

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
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      66 reviews
      Sep 30 - Oct 7, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 6
      New England Rails & Trails
      North Conway NH

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      • Email address verified
      66 reviews

      Sep 30 - Oct 7, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 6

      About this trip

      New England is where the story of the United States of America began and captures the scenic splendor of mountains, woods, and sea. Enjoy special transportation on a cog railway, historic railroad, and ferry among the islands. Small townspeople welcome you to relive some of the olden times.

      NOTE: September 30 is a new departure date, just three days later than initially shown.


      2 Rail Journeys: Conway Scenic Railroad & Mt. Washington Cog Rail

      Boston City Tour

      Faneuil Hall Marketplace

      USS Constitution

      North Conway, NH

      Mt. Washington

      Billings Farm & Museum


      Maple Sugar Farm

      Ben & Jerry’s Factory

      Shelburne Museum

      Portland, Maine

      Casco Bay Cruise

      Kancamagus Highway

      Quechee Gorge

      Cold Hollow Cider Mill

      Portland Lighthouse

      Lobster Farewell Dinner

      Multi-Night Stays in North Conway, Burlington & Portland


      *Price is per person based on room occupancy chosen. Tour is operated by Premier World Discovery as a disclosed principal. Click here for a printable flier. The deposit is $400 per person. Tour balance is due 6/27/23 with a discount of $100 per person if paid by paper check or an e-check via WeTravel (call if you want to pay via e-check). The document required is a  driver's license with a photo (a "REAL" ID Drivers License with a gold star is no longer required; it was postponed from December 2022 until May 2025). 

      • Click for more information about this Premier World Discovery leaving from Champaign. Insurance coverage available is Premier’s TPP; for coverage details, see covering cancellation charges; other terms at are incorporated by reference. • Price and details are subject to change. Acct#230927 101322 22:28

      Tour Activity Level

      EASY  1 2  (3)  4 ACTIVE on a scale of 1 to 4, the tour is a 3, more active than average.

      Level 1: The tour operates at a very leisurely pace and involves some minimal physical activity such as climbing stairs, boarding a motorcoach, walking into a museum or other venue and walking from the hotel reception area to hotel rooms and dining areas.

      Level 2: This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to walk some stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.

      Level 3: This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days. You should be in good health, able to walk a flight of stairs or more and participate in walking tours or nature walks possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets with periods of standing.  There could be some early and late activities, and temperature and altitude changes.

      Level 4: This tour is active, requiring participants to be good physical shape to fully enjoy the experiences. This itinerary has more activities which may include such things as longer walking tours over uneven ground, transfers over uneven and dusty terrain, high altitudes or very early morning departures. All conditions do not apply to all days, so please read the itinerary carefully and speak to one of our Reservations Coordinators to determine if this tour is right for you. Unfortunately, this tour is not appropriate for individuals who use wheelchairs, scooters, walkers or similar equipment.

      Travel & save!

      The Premier Compass Club rewards our valued guests with special recognition and a Compass Club Loyalty Credit on future tours and cruises. Guests who have completed a trip will automatically be enrolled and receive an additional $100 per person or $200 per couple Compass Club Loyalty Credit applied to their next Premier World Discovery tour or River Cruise. Loyalty Credit is valid for 24 months from your last tour.

      Travel Protection Plan option for Refund

      FULL REFUND if sick and unable to travel*, or if canceling for any reason, get a 75% credit towards a future Premier World Discovery tour later in the year (the latter applies up to 48 hours before scheduled departure). The optional Travel Protection Plan costs $299 per person and is not refundable.

      The Travel Protection Plan also includes Post-Departure coverages for Trip Interruption and Delay, Baggage & Personal Effects and Delay, Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation of Remains, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Non-Insurance and Emergency Travel Assistance Services 24/7. 

      *You are also covered if there is a death in the immediate family.

      Click green button upper right to book

      Book securely online 24/7 by clicking the green button at the upper right or call Bill Owen at 217 619-0202 or Mary Beth at 217 840-8724. Click here for a Printable Flier.

      Accommodations 7 nights

       1 Night - Hilton Boston/Woburn or Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree, Boston Area

      2 Nights - North Conway Grand or Residence Inn, Jackson, NH

      2 Nights - Doubletree by Hilton, Burlington, VT or Best Western Windjammer

      2 Nights - Hyatt Place or Holiday Inn, Portland, Maine

      On some dates, alternate hotels may be used

      What’s included

      • Round trip motor coach
        transportation from Central Illinois
      • Round trip flights
      • Round trip transfers
        from airport to hotel
      • Tour director,
        baggage handling, transportation, sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
      • 11 Meals
        7 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
      • Current taxes and fees
      • Hotel accommodations
      • Features per itinerary
        admissions and sightseeing

      What’s not included

      • Travel insurance
        Premier World Discovery's TPP plan available at an extra charge of $299 per person
      • Tips
        to Tour director, drivers and guides, allow $70-110 per person
      • Local tour host
      • Airline checked bag fee
        $35 per direction, per person currently
      • Any tax/fuel surcharges
      • Price not yet reduced by
        $100 per person discount for paying balance by check

      Available Packages

      Double Room Traveler

      Most rooms have two beds. If you prefer one bed instead, note that, and we will request it. Price is per person based on two sharing the room. If you are booking separately from your roommate, please choose this.

      Deposit: $400
      Single Room Traveler

       This is a room with one twin bed for one person. The number of single rooms is limited.

      Deposit: $400
      Triple Room Traveler

      This is a room for three people utilizing 2 double beds. A third rollaway bed can be requested. The number of triple rooms is limited, so usually must be booked early. The price is per person based on three sharing the room.

      Deposit: $400

      Available options

      Travel Protection Plan, per person

       Travel Protection Plan details. Must sign a waiver if not purchasing Travel Protection Plan.


      Day 1, 9/27/23 Wednesday

      Ride a motorcoach to Chicago and board a flight. Upon arrival in Boston, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your Boston Area hotel. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner. (D) Overnight: Boston Area

      Your Organizer

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      66 reviews
      Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 51 years and lives in an olive grove. Mary Beth Kuraskek joined us in the spring of 2018. She has been a tour director for over 20 years. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Mary Beth 217 840-8724; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at


      We had a great time! Travel was super easy with our bus to and from the airport, check-ins at the airport and into each hotel. It was great to have days perfectly planned with a great list of activities. We really enjoyed our travel guide in San Francisco - he was so knowledgeable and did a great job showing us around. Our LA guide was OK but I think it was hard to see much of interest as LA seems so spread out. We also wanted to provide a special 'shout out' to our bus driver (Ruben w/Via) for the week. Ruben was fantastic!! Would definitely go again!
      By Robert R for Wisconsin to World Ag Expo in California on Mar 03, 2024
      It was a delightful trip! Mary Beth does a beautiful job, as usual. Every detail went smoothly and was handled first class! 'Sorry to learn that there are no other day trips planned for the future. Janann Vance
      By Janann V for Yuletide Celebration 2023 on Dec 17, 2023
      The trip was good except for the flight which is normal and the bus back from Ohara but understand this will be corrected and gift available for future trips. But I also must mention the dinner on the last night there. Dinner was a long way from hotel and the time we it took us plus and the time we returned just did not make any since, since several in our group had to get up to catch their plane home early in the morning. It would have made much more since to have this dinner the night prior and the last dinner could have been held in the hotel or a walking distance from the hotel and much earlier. This should be looked at on any of your future trips
      By Michael M for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 06, 2023
      Overall, it was a great trip! The group guide was excellent and the local guides were also very good. I learned something new every day and have amazing photos to remember this trip for years to come!
      By Maryann H for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 03, 2023
      I enjoyed the accommodations, the tour of Provence, small towns, the guide, Gerard, the luxurious bus and wonderfully competent driver, Alessandro. The experience were exuberant, cooking class, truffle hunting and tasting, the boat ride. I enjoyed the people and camaraderie.
      By Kathryn M for Provence & Riviera, Off the Beaten Path on Oct 18, 2023
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