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Essex Steam Train with Lunch Onboard & Riverboat Cruise, CT

Friday - Jul 21, 2023

Lunch, train and riverboat excursion - all in one day! Enjoy a 3 course lunch & train ride aboard a restored 1920s Pullman Diner Car. Then transfer to the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for a Connecticut River cruise with views of Gillette Castle & more.

1 Day(s) | 1 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Essex Steam Train ride along the Connecticut River
  • Lunch in the Dining Car of the Essex Steam Train (advance entree choice of: Beef Tips w/ Gravy, Baked Chicken, or Eggplant Parmesan)
  • Connecticut River cruise onboard of the Becky Thatcher
  • Friendship Tours Tour Director
  • Trip is rain or shine.

Departure Locations


Depart: 9:30 AM

Return: 5:00 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 10:00 AM

Return: 4:30 PM

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.





Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due at the time of reservation. Payments are non-refundable. Reservations are transferrable if you find a replacement.

If Friendship Tours needs to cancel a tour due to reasons beyond our control, you will receive a credit held on account with us without expiration or a refund check can be issued for the tour cost less a $10.pp administrative fee.

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