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Oct 30, 2012
It’s fall. The leaves are turning brown and it’s time to bundle up. But that doesn't mean we can’t still enjoy the outdoors. Make your way to Essex, a small town in Middlesex County, Connecticut with Bus Charter Connecticut and you’ll discover a quaint attraction that will get you all steamy, all the more reason to cool down, relax and connect with others in the charter bus, party bus, mini bus or school bus' air-conditioning after the visit.
The Essex Steam Train, the only steam train and riverboat connection in the country takes you back to a time when these two modes of transport were the only way of getting around the vastness of the United States.
Start your journey in the school bus or luxurious mini bus at the historic 1892 Essex Station and chug your way slowly through the countryside aboard vintage railway cars pulled by an authentic steam locomotive.
After 2 ½ narrated journey, you’ll pull up at Deep River Landing where you’ll be escorted to the Becky Thatcher Riverboat for a cruise along the Connecticut River. Along the way you’ll see Gilette Castle, Goodspeed Opera House and lush scenery from the window of the party bus that you have rented from a reliable charter bus Connecticut company.
The 1 ½ hour trip ends back at Deep River Landing where you’ll be welcomed back on board the steam train for your trip back to Essex Station.
If you’re travelling as a couple and would like to enjoy something a bit more romantic, you might want to consider a ride aboard the Essex Clipper Dinner Train where you’ll enjoy a true Romance of the Rails with a four-course meal served in the beautifully restored 1920's Pullman diners, pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. A full cash bar service is also available on board so you can end the evening with that perfect nightcap.
Or, if a little bit of mischief is on your mind and it’s a murder mystery you’d like to solve, hop on board the Meriden dining car for Dead-End Rodeo: The Buckin' Stops Here to enjoy a dinner mystery theater performed by the Wagon Train Follies Traveling Rodeo Show.
So, book your tour bus, bus charter, party bus, mini bus or school bus trip to Connecticut with Bus Charter Connecticut, you can be sure that the journey will leave you feeling warm, fuzzy and reacquainted with your loved ones.