Summer in Vermont

The hills are alive with music!

  • Date

    July 26-30, 2020 | Sun / Thu – 5 Days

  • Location

    Stowe | Woodstock | Middlebury | Waterbury | Quechee

Overview

The hills are alive with the sound of music…in Vermont! Spend four nights at the Trapp Family Lodge, located in scenic Stowe, with a host of activities from guided walks and beautiful grounds to movies and cooking demonstrations. In the early 1940s, the von Trapp family toured the United States as the Trapp Family Singers before settling in Stowe. Venture to charming towns to sample Vermont treats and visit covered bridges dotting the countryside. Enjoy lunch at the Waybury Inn, visit the famous Simon Pearce glass shop, tour a horse farm, relish free time in Woodstock and Stowe for shopping at quaint stores, and tour the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory to round out this tour of culinary and cultural highlights!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Accommodations at Trapp Family Lodge
  • Brewery tour and Bavarian dinner at the Lodge
  • Lunch at the Waybury Inn
  • Tour the University of Vermont Morgan Horse Farm
  • Visit Simon Pearce Glass Shop for shopping and demonstration
  • Visit Billings Farm & Museum
  • Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory tour


    Free time in Stowe, Quechee, and Woodstock

    Optional gondola ride at the Stowe Mountain Resort

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Burlington, Vermont
  • Escorted
  • 4 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling

Sun, July 26: Fly to Burlington, Vermont. Enjoy a scenic drive through the mountains on the way to Stowe. Stop at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, known for their traditional apple cider production, as well as their legendary cider donuts. See a demonstration of cider making and taste fresh-pressed cider. Check in to the Trapp Family Lodge just in time for afternoon tea and this evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with the group. (Meal: Dinner)

Mon, July 27: After breakfast at the Lodge, enjoy a tour of the Lodge and learn about the history of the von Trapp family. In the early 1940s, the von Trapp family toured the United States as the Trapp Family Singers before settling in Stowe, on a beautiful property with widespread mountain vistas reminiscent of their beloved Austria. The Lodge is still owned and operated by the von Trapp family today. Travel to Middlebury and enjoy lunch at the Waybury Inn, also known as the Stratford Inn from the 1970’s TV show Newhart. Located near the base of the Green Mountains, this picturesque backdrop makes for a memorable visit. Nearby, the University of Vermont’s Morgan Horse Farm will provide an insight on the history of America’s first horse, the Morgan. Visit with the foals, see the historic Remount Barn and take an informative tour. Return to the resort for an evening at leisure. (B,L)

Tue, July 28: Spend the day enjoying the many amenities available at the Lodge. From guided nature walks, to live music and cooking demonstrations, each day is filled with options! This evening, regroup for a tour of the brewery located on-site. Johannes von Trapp, the youngest son of Maria and the Baron, dreamed of brewing beer reminiscent of the lager beers in Austria. See what makes these beers special, and afterwards, enjoy a Bavarian style dinner. (B,D)

Wed, July 29: After breakfast, travel south to the quaint town of Woodstock, considered one of the prettiest small towns in America. Spend time at Billings Farm & Museum, and see their operating Jersey dairy farm, sample Billings Farm cheddar, and visit with the flocks of sheep. Enjoy free time for shopping and lunch on your own in Woodstock. Stroll through the pedestrian village, appreciate the craftsmanship, and see the Middle Covered Bridge. Travel a short distance to the town of Quechee, making a stop to view the Quechee Gorge. Located in Quechee is the famed Simon Pearce flagship store. Known for their exceptional glass making design and skill, the glass-maker has been operating in this location since 1981 with the site powered by hydroelectricity from the Ottauquechee River. Visit the showroom, shop the quality glassware, or watch the glass blowers in the demonstration facility. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm. (B,D)

Thu, July 30: This morning, at the nearby Stowe Mountain Resort take an optional ride on the Gondola Skyride to the top of Mount Mansfield – Vermont’s highest mountain. Spend time in the town of Stowe for lunch before heading to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory for a tour where you will watch a MOO-vie, see how the world-famous ice cream is made, and sample the flavor the day. Continue to Burlington for your return flight to Indianapolis. (B)

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont. This unique mountain resort features Austrian-inspired architecture with stunning mountain views, impeccable service, and activities for every season. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator upon request• complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar • outdoor pool and hot tub • fitness center.

Pricing

  • Package with Air
  • Double P/P – $2,199
  • Triple P/P – $2,099
  • Single – $2,639
  • Land Only
  • Double P/P – $1,569
  • Triple P/P – $1,469
  • Single – $2,009

* Subject to change due to increase in exchange rate or fuel surcharge

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