Maine’s Mountains and Oceans

Packages offered: Spring, summer and fall
Tour Length: 3 Days/2 Nights

lobster-1802731_1280Did you know that Maine is the biggest harvester of lobsters in the United States, accounting for 50 percent of the USA’s lobster supply? Did you know that Maine is the largest producer of wild blueberries in the world and that Stephen King wrote his first novel, “Carrie,” while working as a schoolteacher in Bangor, Maine? SPLASH into history, zip across the treetops and “Get-Air” on this fun-filled trip packed with excitement and adventure!

Day One:

Arrive late morning in Portland’s Olde Port District, one of the most successful revitalized warehouse districts in the country. Just steps from the water, you may stroll down the cobblestone streets, visit the shops and have lunch on your own at one of the many eateries, or go to the park and enjoy a lunch brought from home.

SPLASH into history as you board an amphibious vessel and embark on a DUCK Tour of Portland. As you twist and turn through the Olde Port, learn about the legends and lore that have shaped Portland into one of the most historical cities in the nation. Then, hold onto your tail feathers as you DRIVE into the waters of Casco Bay to view Portland’s working waterfront, Calendar Islands and marine wildlife.

Step back in time to experience, up close and personal, what it was like to ride, run and maintain Maine’s two-foot narrow gauge railroad. Climb aboard an antique rail car pulled by steam or diesel locomotives and follow the 1846 right-of-way of the Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railroad, linking Portland with Montreal. There will be time to visit the museum after your ride.

Check into your Portland hotel where you may enjoy a swim in the indoor heated pool and refresh before this evening’s activities.

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Gather for an included all-you-can-eat buffet dinner served at restaurant near the hotel. Then, it’s all out energy at “Get Air,” an indoor trampoline park! Dodge if you dare in a game of Dodgeball, put one foot in front of the other on the Slackline, get your jump on in a game of Slam Ball, try to wiggle your way up the Gidget Ladder or slither like a ninja on the Ninja Course.

Day Two:

After a hearty breakfast served in the hotel, board the coach and head out on another busy day of adventure. Arrive in Wiscasset and get ready to test your skills on Maine’s only high-flying adventure park with zip lines. Navigate through nearly 60 obstacles from 12 to 50 feet in the air. Zoom along one of the EIGHT zip lines or swing across the treetops on the GIANT SWING!

After your time in the park, have lunch on your own.

After lunch, board the coach and travel a short distance to Boothbay Harbor. There will be a brief time to visit the shops that are loaded with a variety of treats, treasures and souvenirs.

Late afternoon, climb aboard for a harbor cruise where you will see lighthouses, sealife and the rocky shores of Maine. Witness lobster boats, yachts, sailing boats and even an occasional cruise ship.

After the cruise, there will be time to finish discovering and exploring the quaint shops in Boothbay Harbor. Depart Boothbay about 5:30 pm and begin your travels back to Portland.

On your way back, you will arrive Bath, home of Bath Iron Works and the city where the movie, “Message in a Bottle” was filmed. Dinner is included at an iconic, locally-owned restaurant that is filled with antiques and Maine collectibles and overlooks Pleasant Cove.

After dinner, meet “The Lady in the Red Cloak,” who will lead you on a ghost tour of Bath. As you walk through the streets you will hear tales of local hauntings and the history behind them. Buildings that once seemed ordinary will take on eerie new dimensions as your guide relives their history and that of the ghostly entities that are said to still reside there. 

Day Three: 

After breakfast at the hotel, tidy your rooms, pack your bags and check out.
portland-headlight-422691_1280As you begin your travels home, stop in Cape Elizabeth and visit the oldest lighthouse and most sought after destination in Maine, Portland Head. Portland Head has long protected Portland and the adjacent area. Cape Elizabeth residents were deeply committed to American independence from British rule. In 1776, the new Town of Cape Elizabeth posted a guard of eight soldiers at Portland Head to warn citizens of coming British attacks. The original tower measured 72’ from base to lantern deck and was lit with 16 whale oil lamps for the first time on January 10, 1791. There will be time to disembark the coach and walk around the park and the base of the lighthouse.

Next, visit Len Libby Candies, home of decadent made-in-Maine confections. Enjoy the free samples, purchase some sweets to take with you and see the World’s Only Life-Size Chocolate Moose!

A trip to Maine is not complete without a visit to the ocean. Arrive at Pine Point Beach and take a stroll along the beach, look for shells, fly kites or take a dip in the water. Pine Point Beach was voted the best beach in Maine! What a way to end your trip before you travel home.

Details

Packages offered: Spring, summer and fall
Tour Length: 3 Days/2 Nights

Your Package Includes:

  • 2 Nights accommodations
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • Time to explore Portland’s Olde Port
  • Guided DUCK Tour in Portland
  • Train ride on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Visit to the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
  • One-hour session at Get Air, The Trampoline Park
  • Admission to Monkey C Monkey Do Adventure Park
  • Time to visit the shops in Boothbay Harbor
  • Afternoon cruise in Boothbay Harbor
  • Guided Ghost tour in Bath
  • Visit to Portland Headlight
  • Stop at Len Libby Candies
  • Time on Pine Point Beach
  • Roundtrip motor coach transportation
  • Accommodations and breakfasts for the coach driver
  • Taxes and Gratuities (Note: Gratuity for the coach driver is not included and is at your discretion based on service.)
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