New England - USA Craft Beer Tour

11 DAYS I 10 NIGHTS

Quench your thirst.and your appetite on this tastings tour of New England's micro breweries and venues featuring favorite local fare!

Day 1

Portsmouth is a short 50 min drive from Boston. Arrive in time to take the afternoon tour at the Redhook Ale Brewing Company.

After visiting the brewery, explore Portsmouth cen- ter's many restaurants and pubs, all a short walk from the hotel.

This evening, imbibe on a Smuttynose Brew, easily found as it's also brewed in Portsmouth. You might want to try its' Old Brown Dog, cited as a classic example of the "American Brown Ale" style of beer. Or try Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, their hom- age to the craft and heritage of America's brew- ers.

Day 2

Portsmouth-Bar Harbour _Travel north along Maine's beautiful Seacoast region, exploring quaint villages such as Ogunquit, Kennebunkport and Camden, where the mountains meet the sea. Arrive in Bar Harbor early evening. The village boasts fresh air and breathtaking views, and they can be enjoyed from one of the multitude of ale houses.

Day 3

Bar Harbor -This morning, explore the jewel of the Maine Coast, Acadia National Park.

This afternoon, stop by the Atlantic Brewing Company Estate Brewery for a tour as well as Bar Harbor Brewing Company

This evening, be sure to feast on a traditional Downeast Maine Lobsterbake dinner. There's no better place for it!

Day 4

Bar Harbor - North Conway - Jackson Depart Bar Harbor for the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Stop in North Conway this afternoon to do some shopping at the many outlet stores or take a train ride through magnificent mountain passes on the Conway Scenic Rail.

Continue to the village of Jackson for the night. This charming village is complete with covered bridges, white steeple churches, high mountains and rolling farmland.

Day 5

Jackson - Montpelier - Essex JunctionTravel west to Vermont, the Green Mountain state. Stop in Montpelier and visit Morse Farm for a tastong of their Vermont Fancy, Medium Amber and Dark Amber.Maple Syrup that is! No one can visit Vermont without tasting its most well known delicacy.

This afternoon visit the Shelburne Museum. The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa is home for the next two nights. As the name suggest, a bad meal is not to be had at this hotel and cooking school.

Day 6

Essex - Stowe - Burlington -Travel along winding roads today and visit some of the area highlights; Rock Art Brewery, and Magic Hat Brewing Co. At Rock Art Brewery, they'll suggest the perfect food accompaniments for all the beers, from their Whitetail Ale to the Double Smoked Porter and Midnight Madness. Then it's on to the mountain village of Stowe. There's no better place to taste Vermont's finest product's than in this beautiful village. Try cider at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, the coffee at Green Mountain Roasters, the chocolate at Lake Champlain Chocolates and the cheese at Cabot Creamery. En route back to the Burlington area, be sure to stop for another local delicacy.at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory. Tours and tastings available!

Then it's on to the Magic Hat "Artifactory" where one can take a tour and taste some of their ever changing beers on tap, many to suit the season. Magic Hat is truly an experience!

Day 7

Essex - Williamstown-North Adams Drive through picturesque villages and into the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Visit Williamstown, a college town and cultural center where one can find the Clark Art Institute, dance performances at Jacob's Pillow, and Summer Stock, an award- winning theater festival. Overnight in neighboring North Adams.

Day 8

North Adams - Nantucket Travel east along the scenic Mohawk Trail to Stur- bridge and visit Old Sturbridge Village, a living history museum that recreates life in rural 19thc. New England. Then travel to Cape Cod and board the ferry to Nantucket, the popular island resort off the coast of Massachusetts.

Before checking in to the hotel, visit Cisco Brewers. This evening, enjoy fine shopping and dining along the cobblestoned streets of Nantucket's 19th century downtown.

Day 9

Nantucket - Boston

Head north to Boston and settle into your centrally located hotel. This afternoon is good for a walk along elegant Newbury St. aligned with outdoor cafes, exclusive boutiques and avant garde shops and galleries.

Day 10

Boston Walk the Freedom Trail to see historic sites from Boston's colonial and revolutionary peri- ods. See the Massachusetts State House, the Old North Church and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the world.

This afternoon, venture to the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, to tour and taste the finest beer in America, Samuel Adams.

DAY 11

Boston

Take some time to do some last minute shopping at Quincy Market I Faneuil Hall Marketplace this morning. This lively and historic marketplace area is filled souvenir shops and boutiques carrying a variety of Boston and New England themed items.

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