Motorcoach, Group and Student Tours
Castle in the Clouds is the ideal location for an exciting excursion. Visitors will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Lucknow estate, exploring the mansion and surrounding grounds. Guests can also visit our Gift Shop, The Carriage House and the Art Gallery.
To qualify, a minimum of 20 persons is required; all tours must visit as an organized group with one person responsible for payment in full upon arrival. Arrival times are scheduled every hour, on the half hour, from 9:30am to 3:30pm; buildings close at 5:30pm. Groups must allot a minimum of 2 hours for the Castle Tour and an additional hour if joining us for a luncheon.
Motorcoach and Groups
Looking for a stop for your motorcoach tour? How about a fun activity for your next gathering? Castle in the Clouds provides a day of entertainment. Whether it’s a full motorcoach, your local quilting guild’s outing or a Ferrari club looking for adventure, this is the perfect spot for you. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the mansion and consider joining us for a group luncheon. A popular destination during fall foliage, Castle in the Clouds offers breathtaking views. Guests can also visit our Gift Shop and Art Gallery during their visit.
2017 Motorcoach Tour Rates
Monday through Friday
Adults – $12
Seniors (65+) – $12
Youth (5-17) – $6
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Adults – $16
Seniors (65+) – $14
Youth (5-17) – $8
Groups will receive complimentary admission for one tour escort and one driver per bus. To request a reservation download the 2017 GROUP TOUR INFORMATION and fax back the Reservation Request Form to 603-476-2512.
Museum field trips are essential in creating vibrant and memorable lessons for children. Castle in the Clouds offers a variety of informational and hands-on activities for schools and summer camps. Castle in the Clouds requires 1 adult per every 10 children. This adult will receive complimentary admission. All additional adults will pay the Group Rate.
2017 Student Tour Group Rates
Students – $6
Chaperones – $12
To request a reservation for a student group please call 603-476-5414. Online forms are not yet available.
If you’re looking to stay with us for lunch, we have several options for your group. Located in The Carriage House, groups can enjoy a meal in the building that was once home to the owner’s horses, and has since been converted into an award winning restaurant. We accept group luncheons Monday through Friday (weekends and holidays are excluded) and book one luncheon per day. Groups may pick one of the below options.
2017 Group Luncheon Options
Hot Option – Choice of chicken or vegetarian, starch side, vegetable side, beverages $22
Cold Option – “Build Your Own Sandwich” with turkey, ham, cheese, chips, beverages $18
Dessert – Add Dessert to any option $2
Taxes & gratuity are included. Meal counts are required for Hot Options (ex: how many would like chicken, how many would like vegetarian). Head counts are required for Cold Options. Counts are required 7 days in advance. Dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten free, etc) are requested at least 14 days in advance. Tour Escort and Driver DO NOT receive complimentary Lunch Service.
Interested in private room rentals for a group luncheon? Please visit our HOST AN EVENT page for detailed information. In addition to private group luncheons, we can host birthday parties, anniversary parties, conferences and more!
Rules and Regulations
Booking Your Reservations
Reservations are required in order to receive the Group Rate. The Group Rate is applicable on weekdays only; there are no discounted rates on weekends or holidays. Fax the completed Reservation Request Form to 603-476-2512 to request reservations. Once received, Castle in the Clouds will sign and return the form via fax as confirmation. A confirmation count is required SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to scheduled visit. Due to the high volume of Group Tours visiting each year, we cannot guarantee the requested tour time but will do our best to accommodate all requests.
Booking Your Luncheon
Castle in the Clouds schedules one luncheon per day. Reservations for luncheons are required and must be received a minimum of 2 weeks (14 days) prior to luncheon date. Lunch Service is not available on weekends or holidays. All options include beverages. Taxes and gratuity are included in the pricing. Menu items and prices are subject to change up to 14 days prior. Tours escort and driver do not receive complimentary Lunch Service.
Castle in the Clouds’ Payment & Comp Policy
A confirmation count is required 7 days prior to scheduled tour. Groups will be charged for a minimum of the Paying Guest Count received 7 days prior plus any additional guests upon arrival. Groups will receive complimentary admission for one tour escort and one driver per bus. There are no comps for Lunch Service. Companies may pay ahead of the tour, leave a credit card on file, or Tour Escorts can pay upon arrival in the Gift Shop. We accept company check, cash or credit card.
Castle in the Clouds’ Cancellation Policy
All changes and/or cancellations to tours must be made in writing at least 7 days prior to scheduled visit. Any group that does not arrive for the scheduled tour, cancels within 7 days or does not cancel will incur a $250 cancellation fee. All changes and/or cancellations to Lunch Service must be made in writing at least 14 days prior to scheduled luncheon. Any group that does not arrive for their scheduled luncheon, cancels within 14 days or does not cancel in writing will be subject to additional fees equal to the cost of food.
Trolley Service for Tours
Castle trolleys will meet Group Tours in the Bus Tour Parking Lot at the scheduled arrival time. A Castle in the Clouds representative will meet all tour buses in the field for a brief orientation before departing the coach. There are no restrooms at the Castle so all guests should use restrooms before boarding the trolley. If a late arrival is anticipated, please call our office at 603-476-5900; early or late buses may have to wait until Trolley Service is next available.
Please note: All guests must be able to board a trolley in order to visit the Lucknow estate. Trolleys are the only provided means of transportation to the Castle.