All aboard for a trip to some of Maine's favorite coastal destinations including Acadia National Park, Boothbay Harbor, and Bar Harbor! From a picturesque seaport dotted with fishing craft to the beautiful combination of sea, mountain, lake, and forest, this six-day tour will highlight coastal Maine's beauty.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Maine State Prison Showroom
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Mount Battie to view Penobscot Bay
Mount Desert Island's Acadia National Park
Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond, and Cadillac Mountain
Puffin Lighthouse Cruise
The Oceanarium and Education Center
Maine Maritime Museum
9 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
PLEASE BE AWARE
The Boothbay Harbor Inn does not have an elevator; please request a first-floor room if required.
A full day of driving, with stops for rest & lunch, will bring us to our harbor-front accommodations at the Boothbay Harbor Inn. Dinner will be included at the inn.D
Following breakfast at the inn, we will enjoy an incredible 3 ½ hour whale watching cruise on the Atlantic Ocean as we look for a variety of whale species. This is sure to be an awesome experience as we see these massive creatures in their natural environment! After lunch on our own in downtown Boothbay Harbor, we will visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens where we will see glorious formal gardens, impressive stonework, man-made waterfalls and ponds, and an overall design that's both appealing and impressive. This evening we will enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant.B, D
After breakfast we'll check-out of the inn and travel north along the coast. Enroute we'll make a stop at the Maine State Prison Showroom. Here you will be given the opportunity to browse and purchase wood products and crafts made by actual inmates. Next, we will visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum for a self-guided tour of a collection of antique, yet still working, modes of transportation - carriages, bicycles, autos, and airplanes. From there we'll head to Camden, ME where you will enjoy shopping and lunch on your own. After lunch we'll travel to Camden Hills State Park where we will take the short road up Mount Battie for incredible views of Penobscot Bay. We will then continue to Bar Harbor where we'll check-in to our lodging for the next two days, the Best Western Acadia Park Inn. Dinner this evening will be included at a local restaurant.
After breakfast, we will enjoy a 3-hour Puffin Lighthouse Cruise where you can relax & enjoy the beautiful views. Following lunch on our own in Bar Harbor we will be met by a local step-on guide who will point out all the highlights of Mount Desert Island's Acadia National Park. The glacier-carved island is a phenomenal geological grab bag of mountains, lakes, cliffs, forests, beaches, and rugged shoreline on the U.S. Atlantic Coast. Included in our tour will be some of the most popular sites including Thunder Hole, Jordan Pond, and Cadillac Mountain. This evening we will enjoy a lobster-bake with all the fixins!
This morning, after breakfast, we must check-out and begin our homeward journey. Before departing Mount Desert Island, we will stop at the Oceanarium and Education Center of Bar Harbor. Our self-guided tour of this science museum of the Acadian seashore and sky includes a lobster hatchery, touch tank, exhibits, ecological marsh walk, and a gift shop. As we travel south along the coast, we will stop for lunch on our own before arriving in Bath, ME to visit the Maine Maritime Museum, which focuses on Maine's seafaring history on the banks of the Kennebec River. We'll then travel to South Portland, ME, the location of our lodging this evening. Dinner is at our leisure.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for home. With stops for meals and rest, arrival home is scheduled for later this evening.CB
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.
Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.
To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Motorcoach|| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride near Pole A-10 |
Route 33, Easton, PA
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle|| Quality Inn |
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle|| Homewood Suites |
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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