Multi-Day Trip

Best of Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Tour Date: June 26, 2017
    June 27, 2017
    June 28, 2017
    June 29, 2017
  • Destination: Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Cost: $560. Double | $540. Triple | $520. Quad | $750. Single

Best of Bar Harbor, Maine

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Tuck in to your Bar Harbor hotel for a 3 night stay. Tour famed Acadia National Park, feast on Maine lobster fresh from Frenchman's Bay. Take a whale watch or nature cruise on Frenchman’s Bay and see the baby lobsters raised at the Maine Lobster Museum, and enjoy a leisurely costume-guided walking tour. Arrival approximately 11:30 AM on first day—Depart at 11:30 AM on last day.

See itinerary below for complete details


Day #1, Monday, June 26, 2017

Welcome to Vacationland!  Make your way north to Rockland, the Lobster Capital of the World in mid-coast Maine. Lunch on your own in Rockland where you’ll see the Rockland harbor lighthouse from the new waterfront park with a boardwalk.  Then sit back and relax for your driver along the coast “downeast” to Bar Harbor.  You'll see quiet little protected harbors filled with working lobster boats along the way.  Ospreys and bald eagles nest high in the spruces along the rugged shores, deer browse the open fields, moose forage the wetlands and harbor seals make their annual pilgrimage to quiet coves.  The pretty pink and purple lupine flowers will be in bloom in late June along the way.  Check in to your hotel in Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor or Ellsworth for three nights with dinner is included at or near the hotel.  Dinner is included this evening at a restaurant overlooking the ocean. 

Day #2, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 

A deluxe continental breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. Bar Harbor has been celebrated for its breathtaking beauty ever since the island was discovered in 1604 by Samuel de Champlain, who named it "Isle de Monts Desert" (Mt. Desert Island) for its bare, desert-like mountaintops.  This morning, enjoy a one hour horse-drawn carriage ride along the park carriage roads built by John D. Rockefeller Jr.  You’ll travel through some of Acadia’s off-the-beaten-track scenic areas. Meet your local guide for a tour of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Here in the first national park founded east of the Mississippi, you’ll see 9 mountains over 1000 feet high, stone bridges, lakes, ponds, trails and carriage roads.  You will travel the entire Park Loop road with stops at Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole on Ocean Drive and Sieur De Mont Springs Wild Gardens of Acadia, plus learn about the rich and famous visitors who built summer cottages in Bar Harbor.  Free time for lunch on your own in Bar Harbor and some time to explore the shops, boutiques and galleries in downtown Bar Harbor.  There are also two parks and a shoreline walking trail here. This afternoon, tour the Bar Harbor Oceanarium, hear a talk about lobster fishing about lobster fishing at the Maine Lobster Museum there, and see how baby lobsters are raised in the Maine Lobster Hatchery.  Don your souvenir Maine Lobster Hat for a traditional Maine lobsterbake dinner with all the fixin’s.  Alternate menus are steak and haddock.   

Day #3, Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast included at the hotel.  This morning you’ll take a sightseeing / nature cruise of Frenchman’s Bay.  Cruise along the calm waters of the harbor and see a variety of marine life on this narrated excursion.  You'll head to a small island to look at harbor seals basking on the rocks and enjoy the majestic scenery of the Maine coast.  The afternoon is free for exploring Bar Harbor at your own pace. There are many restaurants, cafes and boutiques for shopping and lunch on your own. The Abbe Museum (Maine Native American History) and Bar Harbor Historical Society are located in town (admission not included) and there is a wonderful shoreline walking path as well.    Another lobster choice dinner is included at a local restaurant with several entrée selections.   

Cape May and Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Tour Date: September 11, 2017
  • Destination: Cape May and Atlantic City, New Jersery
  • Cost: $419. Quad | $439. Triple | $469. Double | $599. Single (per person)

Cape May and Atlantic City, New Jersey

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One of America's treasures! The Victorian Era comes alive in historic Cape May, America’s first seaside resort of the rich and famous. Take a trolley tour along the tree-lined streets of beautifully restored homes adorned with authentic, colorful gingerbread. Tour the lavishly restored 1879 Physick Estate. Shop along the quaint Washington Street Mall, and dine at the famous Elaine’s Dinner Theatre. Cape May is one of America’s treasures — make it one of yours! On the way home, we will stop off at Atlantic City for the day. See itinerary for complete details. 

We will arrive in Cape May at approximately 12:30 PM on September 11, 2017 and depart at 3:00 PM from Atlantic City on September 13, 2017. 

See itinerary below for complete details

Day #1, September 11, 2017

An early morning departure has you heading for Cape May, NJ. Along the way, you will stop in the Towne of Historic Smithville where you can stroll along the cobblestone paths of this recreated Colonial village and imagine yourself back in the 18th Century. Explore the multitude of rustic shops and attractions at your own pace and enjoy lunch on your own before continuing to Cape May where you will check into the Grand Hotel. Dinner is included this evening.

Day #2, September 12, 2017

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then depart for a narrated 2-hour dolphin watch sightseeing cruise around the coast. Experience the sights of the inland waterway, including the Cape May Canal, wildlife sanctuaries, commercial fishing fleets and the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Cape May Harbor; you may even see some dolphins. After the cruise, depart for the Historic District for some free time along Washington Street Mall; browse through the shops and enjoy lunch on your own. This afternoon you will visit the Physick Estate for a tour of this 1879 lavishly restored mansion which features collections of toys, clothing and artifacts of the rich and famous from the American Victorian Era. After you visit, depart on a trolley tour of the Historic District. Your guide will point out highlights of the gingerbread-trimmed Victorian architecture that has earned Cape May its designation as a National Historic Landmark City and relates tales of Cape May’s history as a Victorian seaside resort. You will also visit the Carriage House Exhibit. Return to your hotel to freshen up before dinner. This evening dinner and a fabulous show will be at Elaine’s Victorian Dinner Theatre.

Day #3, September 13, 2017

After another full course breakfast at the hotel, check out and prepare for your departure home. Along the way, you will stop in Atlantic City to visit a casino where you will receive a bonus; spend a few hours trying your luck at the jackpot. Depart for home later in the afternoon with all your winnings!