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Northwest Connecticut All-Inclusive Fall Weekend

Oct. 21 – 22, 2022 (Sat – Sun)

$369 (Per person based on double occupancy)

$439 (Single room, must be 18 years old)


To reserve a seat for this tour you must pay a $100 deposit per person. Remaining balance is due latest Sept. 29th 2023. If the remaining balance is not received latest Sept. 29th, the reservation will be considered cancelled with loss of the deposit. Reservations for this weekend tour made after Sept. 29th. must be paid in full at time of reservation. (If seats are still available)


The following is included in the price for this 2 days/1 night NW Connecticut All-Inclusive Weekend Tour:             

  • 1 night accommodations at a 2-3 Star comfortable hotel
  • 4 full meals – Saturday Lunch through Sunday Lunch
  • A light breakfast to start the day with Saturday morning
  • Transportation with air-conditioned vehicle roundtrip from NYC
  • Entrance fee for Mark Twain Museum
  • Entrance fee for Flamig Farm
  • Entrance fee for Talcott Mountain State Park
  • Guided Waterfall Hikes
  • Friendly and professional tour guide
  • Free Wifi in your room
  • All taxes and fees


Not included in price:

  • Any food/snacks/beverage between the main meals
  • Gratuities for your guides/driver (Tipping your tour guide is left to your discretion)
  • Insurance

We will start our tour at 7 am. We will meet at 8th. Ave between 33th and 34th Street in Manhattan by the Duane Reade. DON'T BE LATE! Come 20 minutes early to check in. You will be greeted by your tour guide and you will sign our liability waiver.­


Talcott Mountain State Park

Talcott Mountain State Park is a 574-acre public recreation area located in Northern Connecticut. The state park features the Heublein Tower, a 165-foot-high mountaintop lookout. To get to the tower, which functions as a museum and a historic home, we will have to hike to get there. During the hike you will experience a couple of viewpoints with spectacular views of the surrounding area.


The hiking trail is on a broad gravel road but is a bit steep in some sections. The trail is 2.5 mile roundtrip with an elevation gain of 423 feet.


The Heublein Tower was built as a summer home in 1914 by Gilbert Heublein, following a period of ownership of the property by the Hartford Times during 1940’s and the early 1950's. During the early 1950's, two future presidents were guests of the home, then General Dwight D. Eisenhower (who was asked to run for office there) and Ronald Reagan, whom was president of the Screen Actors' Guild.


In 1965 Talcott Mountain and the home came under public ownership through the cooperative efforts of private conservationists and state and federal governments. If the tower is open during our visit, you will have an opportunity to experience the amazing views from the top of the tower. (The tower should be open, only closed if they have a special event)   



Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. 

The Mark Twain House is the 25-room Victorian home where Mark Twain wrote some of his greatest work. You will receive a guided tour of the mansion, and the museum is self-guided. The home was named one of the Ten Best Historic Homes in the World by National Geographic.


You will also find a museum store featuring Twain memorabilia, gifts for the reader and writer, and a large selection of books by and about Mark Twain.


Flamig Farm.

We will visit Flamig Farm, this farm is a Farm Petting Zoo family owned since 1907. At the farm you will meet adorable and friendly farm animals. Most of them you get to hand feed. The farm also has a farm shop where you can buy farm-raised fresh eggs, local honey and more.



Waterfalls Hikes

We will indulge ourselves in 3 – 4 waterfall hikes varying from 0.5 to 1.5 Miles in length. These waterfalls are some of the most beautiful that Connecticut has to offer. View these photos of some of the waterfalls that we will visit.





West Cornwall Covered Bridge

The West Cornwall Covered Bridge is very significant and important as it is one of only three surviving covered bridges in the state of Connecticut. The bridge was constructed in 1864 and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The bridge is 172 ft long and is known for being featured on many postcards of New England villages.  



To make this tour affordable for everyone, we will choose a comfortable 2-3-star hotel with a minimum TripAdvisor guest rating of 3.5 (on a 1 to 5 scale). Your room will have a private bath, AC and comes with free Wifi.


At the hotel you will also find a pool and a gym


Food Included in price

Day 1: A light Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast at hotel and Lunch

Note: Please understand that since the start of the Covid pandemic many hotel breakfast menus have been downsized or replaced with grab-and-go items, mostly because many hotels are short-staffed, so please have realistic expectations and have an open mind regarding the breakfast that is served at the hotel.


We anticipate being back in NYC Sunday evening at approximately 8 pm. 


Connecticut Weekend - Suggested Packing List

BAGS: We have limited space in our transportation vehicle. Please don’t bring more than one small to medium size duffel bag or suitcase and one small backpack for day tours per person.



□   A valid government issued identification

□   Email or letter confirmation from Hines Tours on phone or paper



□   Underclothes and socks

□   T-shirts

□   Sweater/Sweatshirts

□   Light jacket

□   Light hiking pants

□   Shorts

□   Swimsuit

□   Sneakers, Hiking shoes/boots or other good Walking Shoes

□   Rain Gear




□   Phone and charger

□   Camera + charger and maybe extra memory

□   Flashlight



□  Allergy medicine if needed

□  Pain relievers

□  Band-aids

□  Motion sickness medicine if needed

□   Any prescribed medication



□   Toothbrush and Toothpaste

□   Travel-sized lotion, shampoo, and body wash

□   Contact lens case and solution

□   Hand sanitizer



□   Water

□   Snacks for between meals

□   Insect repellant

□   Sun block and sunglasses

□   Cash and a credit card/debit card

(We will pay for the hotel room, but you will have to give the hotel your credit card which only will be used for incidentals such as long distance phone calls or any damages done to the hotel room incl. cleaning after smoking)

□   Insurance

If you are concern about losing money due to illness (including Covid-19) or other unpredictable matters, we highly recommend you buy a travel insurance. We can recommend www.insuremytrip.com or www.squaremouth.com (Hines Tours is not affiliated with these sites in any form). We do not give tour refunds or tour credits if you are not able to make the tour for unforeseen reasons.



61 days or more before departure - $25

22 – 60 days before departure - Loss of deposit.

8 – 21 days before departure - 50% of tour price

7 days or less before departure - No refund or tour credit.


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