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August 2024

Essex Steam Train, Riverboat Ride, & Griswold Inn Lunch (SOLD OUT)

Ride an authentic 1920s steam train locomotive, and then board the classic riverboat paddle-wheeler for a one-hour narrated cruise along the Connecticut River! Everyone dines at the historic and handsome Griswold Inn, included.

** Call For Waitlist Reservations

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024 (Sold Out)

Price: $140pp

Includes: Round trip transportation via ferry & bus, tour guide, lunch & train ride

Note: ALWAYS check ferry times prior to traveling. Schedules are subject to change without notice.

For more information, trip dates, or to book your tour:

Phone Number: 631-473-5138

Hours (Mon-Fri): 8:30 AM-4:00PM



  • Arrive in Port Jefferson at 8:30am. Check in with your guide in the lobby

  • Depart on Port Jefferson Ferry at 9:00am.

  • Arrive in Bridgeport at 10:15am and walk to bus located on Bridgeport dock.

  • Arrive in Essex and eat lunch at the historic Griswold Inn at approximately 11:30am.

  • Depart at approximately 1:30pm for train ride.

  • Enjoy train ride, including a 1-hour Riverboat Ride.

  • Depart Essex at 4:30pm.

  • ARrive in Bridgeport and depart on the 7:00pm ferry.

Meal Choice

  • Sautéed Chicken Breast w/ lemon-caper beurre blanc

  • Baked Cod w/ lemon-caper remoulade

  • Lunch is served w/ House Salad of Gathered Greens & Apple Turnover served with whipped cream.

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