About us

Downeaster Travel Packages offers the most comprehensive collection of vacation travel experiences to Boston, Maine, Nova Scotia and beyond. Not only will we tell you about festivals, events and activities, we will package them for you with one-stop shopping convenience. If you cannot find what you are looking for, we will find it for you or customize one of our existing packages to meet your needs.  Our travel program is perfect for both individuals and groups, plus we can work with consumers, travel agents and tour operators to help create a wonderful travel experience.

Downeasterpackages.com is a collaboration between Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) and North American Traveler, LLC (NAT).  NNEPRA manages the Amtrak Downeaster train service between Boston, MA and Brunswick, ME.  NAT is located in North Reading, MA and provides travel package planning for consumers and the travel agent / tour and travel community.  NNEPRA / The Amtrak Downeaster is only responsible for the rail transportation it provides in connection with Downeaster Travel Packages. NAT is responsible for selecting all suppliers that provide the components of each travel package.
Downeaster Packages is operated by NAT. NAT is lead by Steven Grasso, who has over 25 years experience in the travel industry including 6-years as the Vice President of Amtrak Vacations. Steven was instrumental in providing packages for Downeaster riders since 2009 and now has created a truly car-free travel program between Boston, Maine and Atlantic Canada featuring one of the friendliest and well managed trains in America.  If you are a supplier who would like to be considered for inclusion in our travel program, please reach out to us. We value local suppliers who bring together this unique, high quality travel program.
“There is a pride amongst the citizens from Maine with regards to the Downeaster. It is a wonderfully managed train with friendly people on-board, great on-time status and a phenomenal price.  There is NO travel program like the one we have created here. We couldn’t be happier to promote this product and work with NNEPRA to give travelers more reasons to take their train” – Steven Grasso
North American Traveler, LLC
348 Park Street, Unit 207
North Reading, MA 01864

978-615-1551 (p) 978-415-5037(f)

Steven Grasso – Chief Experience Officer