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Mystic / Essex, CT
 Summer of 2023!



Day 1

We will depart from Paupack Church and go straight to Mystic Aquarium in Mystic CT. We will spend the afternoon at the aquarium and then depart for a delicious dinner at Tony D's Italian Restaurant in Groton, CT.


After dinner it's just a short drive to check in at the Baymont Hotel in Groton.  The hotel has a restaurant and pub for some evening socializing!

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Day 2

We will depart from the hotel and head straight to Mystic Seaport! There is just so much to see there! Mystic Seaport Museum or Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Connecticut is the largest maritime museum in the United States. It is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th-century seafaring village. An added attraction is the retired FDNY fireboat, "Fire Fighter". We've arranged for a guided tour of this vessel from stem to stern! (See video below for more on "Fire Fighter")


After dinner it's just a short drive to check in at the Baymont Hotel in Groton.  The hotel has a restaurant and pub for some evening socializing!


We will depart mid afternoon for a very short drive over to Olde Mistick Village. With over 60 shops, there's plenty to see whether actually looking for gifts and souvenirs or just window shopping.

From Mistick Village it's just another short ride for dinner at a Mystic landmark, Mystic Pizza! That's right, we'll be dining at the location made famous by the movie,"Mystic Pizza", starring Julia Roberts and Matt Damon!

Then it's back to the hotel and get ready for day three!


Special Added Attraction

A Guided Tour Aboard 

"America's Fireboat"

FDNY "Fire Fighter"

Click the video to the right to learn more about this historic ship!


Day 3

After breakfast, it is checkout time from the Baymont Hotel and a short trip over to Essex, CT and the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Ride!


Timeless. Beautiful. Captivating. Step back in time to historic 1892 Essex Station and embark on an unforgettable 2.5-hour journey into the heart of the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley. A steam locomotive pulls vintage coaches on a narrated round-trip through the quintessential New England towns of Deep River and Chester.

It's fun for everyone... with all the bells and whistles. 


 Essex Steam Train offers unique access to several coves and preserves, immersing passengers in an onboard eco-excursion. When you arrive at Deep River Landing, your steam train & riverboat excursion continues aboard the multi-deck, Becky Thatcher riverboat for a relaxing 1-1/4-hour cruise along the Connecticut River before returning to Essex Station via steam locomotive.

After our train and boat ride, we will depart for home, with a stop for some fast food along the way, arriving back to Paupack sometime late afternoon/early evening.

Full Itinerary

Tuesday, Day 1

 7:30 am: Arrive at Paupack United Methodist Church, Rt. 507, Paupack, PA for bus boarding and                            departure

 8:00 am:  Bus departs Paupack UMC, Rt. 507, Paupack, PA for Mystic, CT

11:30 am: (aprox.)   Arrive at Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT

                              (Lunch is on your own at Mystic Aquarium)

  4:15 pm:  Bus departs for Tony D's Restaurant for dinner.

                         (Dinner at Tony D's is included in your package, less alcohol)


4:45 pm: Arrive at Tony D's for dinner

7:00 pm: Depart Tony D's for short drive to Baymont Hotel for check-in

Wednesday, Day 2 

9:00 am:  After breakfast, depart for Mystic Seaport.

(Breakfast is on your own at hotel)

9:30 pm: Arrive at Mystic Seaport.

(Lunch is on your own at Seaport)

 2:30 pm:  Depart for Olde Mistick Village (Just a few minutes away from the Seaport)

 4:30 pm:  Depart for Mystic Pizza

(Dinner at Mystic Pizza is on your own)

7:00 pm: Depart for hotel.


Wednesday, Day 3

9:30 am:  After breakfast, depart for Essex Steam Train and Boat Ride.

(Breakfast is on your own at hotel)

10:00 pm: Arrive at train station. Tour train station and gift shop before boarding for 11 am excursion.

(Grab a snack at the train station)

 1:30 pm:  Arrive back at the train station for departure home.

(Dinner at rest area is on your own)

6:00 pm: (aprox) Arrive back at Paupack Church.

Price includes:



All Attractions

Dinner at Tony D's Restaurant

Driver's Tip


Price: $NA / Person, Double Occupancy, Check or Cash

           $NA   Credit or Debit Card


Price: $NA / Person, Single Occupancy, Check or Cash

           $NA  Credit or Debit Card


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See ya on the bus!



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