Portland ME-Portland Head Lighthouse_Image Courtesy Paul VanDerWerf CC BY-SA 2.0_Flickr
From Faneuil Hall Marketplace to Fenway Park with lots in between, this New England Interlude offers diversity, leisure and scenic treasures. Join us as we traverse from lighthouses to a Chocolate Moose; plus, a visit to the historic district along with comprehensive city tours. Take your camera so you too can photograph the over-exuberant version of gingerbread Victorian architecture and the most photographed house in Maine. It is something else!
Take a leisurely stroll along the rocky shore that provides dramatic views of the craggy Maine coastline and board a working lobster boat for an authentic, hands-on adventure with a lobster haul. A unique and memorable experience!! Breathtaking views are culminated with a traditional lobster bake.
Offering lots of free-time to explore what interests you most, this tour includes visits to some of the most beautiful scenic drives in America, plus a nostalgic railway ride through the picturesque Mt. Washington countryside. Of course, there is always time to browse and shop the boutique stores along the way. Please read the full itinerary and begin to plan your adventure.
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING|
|Deposit||$250 per person|
|Travel Insurance||Call for quote|
|Vacation Pace||Moderate Pace|
|SAVE $100||Book by Feb. 1st (June), May 1st (Sept.)|
*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Payment schedule: final payment 76 days prior to departure.
Day 1: Fly to Boston, MA
Upon arrival, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel. Dinner is on your own tonight. Doubletree or Marriott, Boston area
Day 2 – Boston / To Maine
This morning enjoy a Boston city tour featuring Boston Commons, Old State House, Old North Church from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his legendary ride, Old South Meeting House, Beacon Hill, and Old Ironsides. Next enjoy a guided tour of historic Fenway Park, the soul of our “national pastime” for many. Fenway is America’s oldest ballpark and home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912. Your walking tour may include some of its most famous landmarks: the Triangle, Pesky’s Pole, and the legendary Green Monster of left field. Visit the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, near the waterfront with free time to shop and enjoy lunch on your own. This afternoon take in the natural beauty of the New England coastline as you travel north towards Maine with a photo stop in the picturesque coastal town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Later travel to Coastal Maine with its sandy beaches, beautiful landscapes, quaint villages, and lighthouses. Check-in for a five-night resort stay and enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport or similar (B,D)
Day 3 – Portland, Maine
Today visit Portland, Maine’s largest city in beautiful island-filled Casco Bay. Enjoy a scenic Casco Bay Cruise to see lighthouses, forts, lobster boats, and seals. Visit the Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse Libby House, the nation’s premier showpiece of Victorian architecture. Enjoy some leisure time in Old Port Historic District before heading to Cape Elizabeth for a visit to the Portland Head Lighthouse & Museum, one of America’s oldest and most photographed lighthouses. Also stop at Len Libby’s Candies in Scarborough, to sample treats and meet Lenny, the world’s only life-size chocolate moose!(B)
Day 4 – Kennebunkport / York
Today explore the Southern Maine Coast dotted with charming seaside towns, picturesque beaches, and magnificent old captains’ mansions. In Kennebunkport, see the Wedding Cake House, an over-exuberant version of gingerbread Victorian architecture and the most photographed house in Maine. Visit the Seashore Trolley Museum, the oldest and largest electric railway museum in the world. No visit to Kennebunkport would be complete without taking in the view from Walker’s Point, the longtime summer retreat of George H.W. Bush and family. In the seaside village of Ogunquit, take a leisurely stroll along Marginal Way, a one-and-a-quarter-mile walking path that winds along the town’s rocky shore and offers dramatic iconic views of the craggy Maine coastline leading to quaint Perkins Cove. Later board a lobster boat where a local lobsterman takes you out into the harbor aboard his working boat for an authentic, hands-on experience in the lobstering trade with a lobster haul. In nearby York take in breathtaking views of the Cape Neddick Lighthouse, commonly known as Nubble Light. Top off the day with a traditional lobster clambake and a chance to try some delicious Maine lobster! (B,D)
Day 5 – Day at Leisure
Enjoy the day at leisure to relax and explore the area at your own pace. An optional full day tour to Boothbay Harbor will be available. (B)
Day 6 – New Hampshire Day Trip
This morning travel to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, one of the most ruggedly beautiful mountain ranges in the US and home to conifer trees, granite cliffs, and Mount Washington, the tallest peak in the Northeastern US. Arrive in the quintessential New England village of North Conway and board the Conway Scenic Railroad for a nostalgic ride through the scenic Mt. Washington Valley countryside. Later motorcoach along the Kancagamus Highway, one of America’s most scenic drives. The drive begins and ends along wide, tumbling rivers and offers sweeping mountain views of the White Mountains National Forest. Stop at a local Maple Sugar House to learn how sap is harvested. Free time to browse and shop before returning back to the Maine coast. Tonight enjoy a special Farewell Dinner. (B,D)
Day 7 – Boston / Fly Home
Today head south to Boston for your mid-afternoon flight home filled with wonderful memories. (B)