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secret garden tea tours

small group tours with an emphasis on afternoon tea
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New England Daily Itinerary

New England Details

Day 1  

Arrive in Boston (1 night)

Welcome Dinner Cruise

of Boston Harbor


Day 2


Afternoon Tea

Old Sturbridge Village, MA (1 night))


Day 3

Historic Deerfield, MA

Yankee Candle Factory

Afternoon Tea

Vermont Country Store

Lebanon, NH (1 night)


Day 4

King Arthur Flour Flagship Store

Maple Sugar Farm Tour

Ben and Jerry’s Factory

Cider Mill  Tour and Lunch

Stowe, VT (2 night )


Day 5

Tour Trapp Family Lodge

Pastry Class at TFL

“Austrian” Afternoon Tea


Day 6

St. Johnsbury, VT

Franconia, NH/Cannon Aerial Tram

Picnic Tea

Kancamagus Highway

North Conway, NH (2 nights)

Day 6

Cog Train to Mt. Washington

(Dress For Extreme Weather!)

Dinner Train


Day 7

Lake Cruise

Afternoon Tea

Freeport, ME/LL Bean Flagship

To Kennebunkport, ME (3 nights)


Day 8

Free Time in Kennebunkport

Lobster Shack Dinner


Day 9

Portland, ME

Trolley Tour

Victorian House Tour

Lighthouse Lover’s Harbor Cruise

Afternoon Tea


Day 9

Wells, ME/Antique Shops

Ogunquit, ME

Afternoon Tea

Rowley, MA (1 night)


Day 10

Beauport, MA/Mansion Tour

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

Return to Boston with

Logan Airport Arrival by 5:00 pm

(Book return flight for 7:00 pm or later)

Luggage Limitations

Luggage is limited to 1 medium sized suitcase. There is space under the seats for your day bag (tote with your purse, water bottle, camera, tablet, sweater or jacket, etc.) You will need clothing for a variety of weather situations; average temperature ranges from below freezing to the mid 50’s, and it may be extremely cold at the top of Mt. Washington.


We will begin each day with breakfast in our hotel.  Lunch will be on your own, but most days a light snack will suffice, since our big meal each day will be afternoon tea, usually at 3:00.  The tea rooms we visit will vary from cozy little cafes to elegant hotels, and one day, we will have an afternoon tea picnic tea along the way.


Dinners will be on your own, except for three special dinner experiences.

We will have free time a few afternoons of the trip, so you can have a light lunch on your own those days.


The hotels we have selected are 3 and 4 star accommodations.  Whenever possible, we choose charming boutique hotels over chains, but in several locations, there are not any options.  In these cases, clean and comfortable won the day. But don’t worry…there are several very special places on our itinerary.

All prices are based on double occupancy.  If you do not have a roommate accompanying you on the trip, you will be

matched with another un-paired traveler.  There are a limited number of single rooms available (on a first request basis) for an additional fee.  


You are responsible for transport the hotel in Boston, which is a short taxi or Uber ride from the airport.

We will travel in a comfortable large luxury passenger van, but this trip also includes three boat cruises, a trolley tour, two train excursions, and an aerial tram ride up a mountain. The amount of walking on this trip is largely self-determined by how much you’d like to see.  

We will return to Boston, and drop you at the airport on the final day of the tour.

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