July 8-16 Tour #2017708 9 Days
Double: $1219 Triple: $1199 Single: $1669 Deposit: $200
Experience the beautiful coastal region as your Maine bus tour takes you from the state’s largest city-by-the-sea, Portland, to America’s most photographed lighthouse. Visit the Seashore Trolley Museum and take a ride through the Maine countryside on a streetcar. Tour the elegant historic Victoria Mansion and enjoy free time at the historic Portland waterfront. A highlight of your Maine bus trip is a guided tour of the Maine coastal villages of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport and a drive along the Atlantic Ocean. A bus tour to Maine and its beautiful seashore is an unforgettable group trip!
Day 1 – DEPART – Depart in your spacious, video and restroom equipped motorcoach and set off on your exciting trip! Tonight, settle into a comfortable en route hotel for a good night’s rest.
Day 2 – NATIONAL CIVIL WAR MUSEUM – After enjoying a continental breakfast, you will depart for the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Later in the day, enjoy dinner and check into your en route hotel.
Day 3 – ARRIVE IN MAINE – Today, you’ll arrive in beautiful Maine! Later today, enjoy a relaxing dinner and check into your accommodations in Maine for a four-night stay.
Day 4 – PORTLAND, MAINE – VICTORIA MANSION – After a continental breakfast, take a guided tour of the seaside city of Portland. View Longfellow’s boyhood home and sea captains’ houses, and stop at Portland Head Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in America. Enjoy free time at the historic Portland waterfront, home to unique shops and eateries. Next, tour Victoria Mansion, an elegant historic home featuring spectacular architecture, stunning interiors, and exquisite, original furnishings. This evening, enjoy dinner with entertainment.
Day 5 – PINELAND FARMS – Enjoy a continental breakfast before departing for a guided tour of Pineland Farms. This beautiful rural landscape houses a working farm. Visit the Holstein Dairy Barn with your guide and see the award-winning dairy cows. Next, go to the creamery and watch the award winning cheese being made before your eyes. Then, see the nationally ranked horses at their equestrian center. Shop at Pineland Farms’ Market, offering Maine-made gifts and gourmet food. Next, explore Boothbay Railway Village, featuring 28 historic structures. You can take a ride aboard the Narrow Gauge Steam Train, marvel at the antique auto exhibit; see an immense model railroad exhibit, authentic boxcars and much more! Then continue onto dinner.
Day 6 – KENNEBUNKPORT – LOBSTER DINNER – L.L. BEAN – Today, after a continental breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the Maine coastal villages of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. See Dock Square in Kennebunkport, and follow Ocean Avenue along the Atlantic Ocean. Drive by the estate of President George H.W. Bush at Walker’s Point, and see the coastline comparisons of Kennebunk beaches. Explore the gardens and shrines of the Franciscan Monastery. During free time, visit the quaint shops and eateries in downtown Kennebunkport. Next, visit the Seashore Trolley Museum, where you can enjoy a trolley ride on an authentically restored streetcar through the Maine countryside. Later, enjoy a lobster dinner and then visit the L.L. Bean flagship store.
Day 7 – BOOTT COTTON MILLS MUSEUM – Enjoy a continental breakfast before departing for the Boott Cotton Mills Museum in Lowell, Massachussetts. Later that day, after a relaxing dinner, you’ll check into your en route hotel.
Day 8 – HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD – Today you will have a continental breakfast and then go to Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Tonight, relax in your en route hotel.
Day 9 – HOME – Today, after enjoying a continental breakfast, you depart for home… a perfect time to chat with your friends all about the fun things you’ve done, the great sights you’ve seen and where your next trip will take you. Meals: 8B, 6D