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ConneCTions GROUP TOURS

Every ConneCTions signature GROUP tour is escorted and hosted by a ConneCTions tour director and includes:

  • All tour admissions, docent tours and/or tickets
  • Lunch, brunch or dinner in a specially chosen group-friendly local restaurant
  • Can be customized for your group
  • Touring is aboard your motorcoach or ask ConneCTions to arrange and include deluxe motorcoach charter for your group

Use our ConneCTions for tours and program enhancements you won't find anywhere else.

Below is a list of some of our tour favorites for around ConneCTicut!

MARK TWAIN'S ConneCTicut

Mark Twain may have been raised in Missouri, but he chose to live in ConneCTicut. Mark Twain’s ConneCTicut introduces you to the man and the place he called home for more than 20 years!

  •   MARK TWAIN'S HARTFORD
  •   PADDLEWHEELING WITH MARK TWAIN
  •   MARK TWAIN ON THE MENU - when you've only got time for dinner
  •   MARK TWAIN ON THE VENUE - invite Mark Twain to your next meeting or group function!

A DAY IN BARNUM’S ConneCTicut

A fantabulous three-ring tour 

  • Bethel—PT Barnum's hometown
  • Bridgeport – the city that Barnum built
  • Lunch with a Clown! at Putnam House Restaurant 
  • Tour in comfort by deluxe motorcoach 

Escorted & hosted from ingress to egress

Your day of touring includes:

  • Sights and admissions from Bethel to Bridgeport 
  • Easy walking & motorcoach touring led by historians and others
  • Lunch with a clown at a period restaurant
  • Trivia, humbugs & history 

Bonus: discount certificate for savings at downtown Bethel stores!

GOT GROUPS? This fantabulous tour can be operated for you year-round. Call us with your dates!

KATHARINE HEPBURN'S ConneCTicut

See the HARTFORD where Kate Hepburn was born and raised. With famous neighbors and activist parents with progressive if not always popular ideas, this is the Hartford that formed the uniquely independent yankee spirit of one of Hollywood's legends and a ConneCTicut original. From cradle to grave, spend a little time in Katharine Hepburn's Hartford.

Touring, admissions, guided and hosted throughout in this 2-3 hour tour. Let us include a lunch/brunch or dinner cruise for your group aboard the namesake Lady Katherine.

Have a day to spend with us in Kate's ConneCTicut? We'll round out your touring with OLD SAYBROOK, where she summered as a child and returned to spend her final years. With or without a CT River/LI Sound shoreline cruise. 

HAUNTED ConneCTicut...

The Original...  It’s NOT just for Halloween any more!

Start with one or more ConneCTions ghosthunter-led Haunted ConneCTicut© Tours, stir in local folklorists, historians, sites with haunted history, easy walking tours, lunch/brunch/or dinner in a haunted restaurant with our ghosthunter aboard your vcr or dvd-equipped motorcoach and you've brewed the ultimate Haunted ConneCTicut© Getaway. 

Five PHANTASMAGORIC Haunted ConneCTicut itineraries choose one or MIX & MATCH for a multi-day journey into Haunted CT:

  1. The original HAUNTED SOUTHWEST ConneCTicut - daytime or lantern light graveyard walks, haunted sites and a haunted restaurant. Be sure to have your camera handy!
  2. HAUNTED EASTERN ConneCTicut - spirits of the Revolution, tales of vampires and lost villages, daytime or lantern light graveyard walks, haunted restaurants
  3. HAUNTED NORTHWEST ConneCTicut - haunted heroes, military spirits, colonial ghosts, haunted restaurant, daytime or lantern light graveyard walk
  4. HAUNTED SOUTHEAST ConneCTicut - literary and revoluationary haunts, military spirit, graveyard walk, haunted restaurant
  5. HAUNTED INN CT - Ideal for small groups.  Wrap up your Haunted ConneCTicut© day(s) with an evening or two in an historic haunted country inn. 

Ghosthunter led Full Day Tours or Evening Programs for Groups Across ConneCTicut. Haunted ConneCTicut one or multiday tours for your groups.

Hosted by Donna Kent, President of the Cosmic Society for Paranormal Investigation. Bring your camera and see what develops! 

A TOUCH OF TIFFANY IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY

A Sparkling Day of Beautiful Discoveries.  Enjoy scenic towns and countryside, stunning stained glass windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and the history of the Tiffany’s, a family with deep Connecticut roots.

  • Your fully hosted and escorted beautiful day in CT’s Litchfield County includes
  • Country chapel with stunning Tiffany stained glass windows
  • Lunch at a country pub
  • Get to know more about Louis Comfort Tiffany and his times with very special tour of a former Tiffany family home, now a private residence, hosted by the current owners.
  • Visit a contemporary Glass Blower’s workshop, studio and gallery. Special demonstration will show you what makes a Tiffany’s piece so unique.
  • Tour in comfort by deluxe coach or mini-coach

Other Tiffany one-day tours can be artfully arranged for you in Eastern, Central, & Southwestern CT...

ConneCTicut TEXTILE HERITAGE

From Fashion to Fiber... A Northeast ConneCTicut Textile Heritage Tour that's part history, part hands-on and all out-of-the-ordinary. Gather your group and call us with YOUR dates any time of year.

Hosted and guided by textile historians, entrepreneurs and artisans as we weave our way through mill towns of Eastern and Northeastern CT.  See how wool, cotton and other fibers are transformed into mass market clothing and wearable art through stories, tours, easy walking touring, an optional vintage fashion show and demonstrations.  You’ll come away with a new appreciation for the enormous local, national and global impact that CT’s small mill towns have had from colonial days to the industrial revolution and into the late 20th century. 

INCLUDES: 

  • All admissions, docent tours, guides
  • Touring aboard your motorcoach (or ask us arrange), escorted throughout
  • Luncheon (or Brunch or Dinner)

IMPRESSIONS OF ConneCTicut ART TRAIL

When artists like Childe Hassam, Albert Ryder, Theodore Robinson, J. Alden Weir and others decided to escape the heat of NYC summers in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they took the train to Connecticut. They stayed at local farms or boarding houses and painted what they saw from the porch or lawn. That was the beginning of American Impressionist Painting.  We have four different one-day escorted itineraries through Connecticut.

We'll show you:

  •   WHAT THEY SAW
  •   WHERE THEY PAINTED
  •   WHERE THEY LIVED
  •   WHAT THEY PAINTED 

Take one Art Trail tour or ask ConneCTions to combine and customize 

two or more just for your group!

GOLD COASTS of LONG ISLAND (NY) and ConneCTicut

Long Island and Coastal Connecticut have long been home to the rich, famous, and infamous: from Gatsby to Boss Tweed to Lucy & Desi to Imus to Paul and Joanne to Martha to Chloe Sevigny to Moby and John Mayer to Benny Goodman and Jackie Robinson.

In the company of local tour guides on both sides of LI Sound, on our new 2-day, 1 night tour, you'll see the towns where they live, the streets where they shop, and step inside a couple of the estate homes from the America's gilded age.

  • Ferry between Port Jefferson and Bridgeport with your motorcoach, or drive around.
  • Private lunch, high tea or wine and cheese in a gilded age mansion and dinner are included. 

Book your own Fairfield County, CT hotel or let us arrange it for you.

ON THE CASE IN ConneCTicut WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES

Clues abound, and with Sherlock Holmes (something of a ConneCTicut original himself!) you'll soon be on the track for a memorable day in the Nutmeg state, solving the Mystery of the 3 Gs or one of the master detective's made for ConneCTions/made in ConneCTicut cases. 

From a full day with river cruise (in season), lunch and touring and admissions to a teaser of a step-on, booking a Sherlock Holmes CT tour for your group with ConneCTions is elementary.

ADDRESS
ConneCTions
PO Box 986
Darien, CT 06820

CONTACTS
Email: incoming@
connectionsgrouptours.com

Phone: (203) 656-0207
Fax: (203) 541-0805