Sep 23, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Sep 23, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
We head north to Stowe, nestled in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains.
Depart aboard our deluxe motorcoach heading north to Stowe, nestled in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Enjoy 2 nights at the charming COMMODORES INN - a year round resort with wide decks overlooking its private lake, indoor & outdoor pools, fire placed lobby & lounge. A Welcome Wine & Cheese Reception, model sailboat racing on the lake and dinner at the Inn await your arrival.
Today we start with dessert by making a stop at BEN & JERRY’S ICE CREAM FACTORY for a nice, cool treat. Learn about the ice cream making process while viewing their production room. Then it is all aboard the elegant SPIRIT OF ETHAN ALLEN for lunch buffet & cruise on Lake Champlain. This afternoon we return to the Inn for an afternoon at leisure. Enjoy the use of the pool, canoes, paddleboats or take an optional trip to Stowe Village. Late this afternoon we visit the TRAPP FAMILY LODGE for a tour of the VON TRAPP BREWERY before our AUSTRIAN THEMED DINNER in the lodge’s BIERHALL.
After enjoying our breakfast buffet we start on our way home with lots of exciting stops on the way. Our first stop is the COLD HOLLOW CIDER MILL to quench our thirst with some fresh apple cider and donuts. Then it is on to QUECHEE GORGE VILLAGE for some unique shops and lunch on own. Continuing our journey, we make a visit to BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM and explore one of the finest small dairy farms in America and a museum of Vermont’s rural past. The operating dairy farm, restored 1890 Farm House, farm life exhibits displayed in 19th century barns, and animals showcase this model farm. We then complete our journey home with wonderful memories of our visit to Stowe.
Depart: 8:00 AM
Return: 7:30 PM
Chase Parkway Commuter Park & Ride across from Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury
West Springfield, MA
Depart: 9:30 AM
Return: 5:30 PM
Quality Inn, 1150 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA
Exit 13B from I-91 / Riverdale St (Rte 5) / park in the back of the hotel parking lot
DOUBLE - PER PERSON
SINGLE - PER PERSON
TRIPLE - PER PERSON
If a passenger cancels from deposit to August 12, 2020 fee of $75.00 pp; August 13, 2020 to September 9, 2020 fee of $250.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on September 10, 2020 or later unless a substitute is provided.
Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:
1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.
2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.
3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630