Best of Coastal Maine

Lobster, Lighthouses & Acadia National Park

  • Date

    July 12-17, 2020 | Sun / Fri – 6 Days

  • Location

    Portland | Kennebunkport | Boothbay Harbor | Rockland | Camden | Bar Harbor | Acadia National Park

Overview

Travel east this summer on one of Ambassadair’s most popular trips, for lobster and lighthouses, rugged Maine coastlines, and quaint seaside villages. Spend three nights in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, where in the late 19th century the rich and famous tried to outdo each other with entertaining at their incredible summer estates, rivaling the estates of Newport, Rhode Island. Drive to the top of Mount Battie for panoramic views of Camden, Rockport, Penobscot Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy a walking tour of the seaside village of Kennebunkport, with its historic districts steeped in local lore and home to sea captains and shipbuilders. Drive past the Bush estate at Walker’s Point, a family retreat for more than a century. Visit Boothbay Harbor, the boating capital of New England, where you can shop for crafts and antiques or just watch the colorful sailboats and yachts in the deep, protected harbor. Enjoy delicious seafood, and relax in the beautiful coastal surrounding as you relish summer in Maine.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Walking tour of Kennebunkport
  • Visit the Portland Head Light & Museum
  • Visit the Maine Lighthouse & Museum
  • See the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
  • Guided tour through Acadia National Park
  • Lunch at Jordan Pond House
  • Take a Windjammer Cruise in Frenchman Bay
  • Visit the Farnsworth Art Museum
  • Enjoy the view from Mount Battie in Camden Hill State Park

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Portland, Maine
  • Escorted
  • 5 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 lunches
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling

Sun, July 12: Fly to Portland, Maine, one of America’s “happiest seaside towns,” according to Coastal Living magazine. Transfer to Kennebunkport for lunch on your own at Kennebunkport’s Dock Square on the Kennebunk River. Enjoy a narrated walking tour with a local guide before returning to Portland’s waterfront to check in to the hotel for one night. The evening is at your leisure.

Mon, July 13: After breakfast at the hotel, take a self-guided tour at the Portland Head Light & Museum. Depart for the popular waterfront town of Boothbay Harbor where you can enjoy lunch and sightseeing. Head to Rockland for a visit to the Maine Lighthouse Museum and Gateway Visitor Center and see the Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light. Enjoy free time in Rockland to stroll in the heart of town, shop, and have dinner before heading to the hotel for the night. (Meal: Breakfast)

Tue, July 14: Visit the Farnsworth Art Museum, which celebrates Maine’s role in American art and offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists, including Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. Then it’s off to Camden, where there is free time for lunch on your own and perusing this picturesque, quaint town. Head for Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park, where you can stand where Edna St. Vincent Millay penned her poem “Three Mountains.” This is also the background for movie and TV shots of quintessential New England. Arrive in Bar Harbor and check in to the Harborside Hotel, a luxurious oceanfront resort in the heart of town. Your evening is free for dinner and exploring. (B)

Wed, July 15: This morning, see Acadia National Park on a guided motorcoach tour, then head to Jordan Pond House for a delicious family-style picnic lunch and their famous popovers. Enjoy some free time to take a walk on nearby nature trails before returning to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the town with its upscale seaside shops and restaurants. (B,L)

Thu, July 16: Enjoy a Windjammer Cruise aboard a majestic 151-foot, 4-masted schooner. Following, enjoy a Farewell Lobster Lunch at Stewman’s Lobster Pound. Then the day is free to further explore Bar Harbor. (B,L)

<Fri, July 17: After a leisurely morning, depart Bar Harbor for Portland. Stop in Freeport for great outlet shopping and lunch on your own (don’t miss the Wicked Whoopies) before arriving at the Portland airport for your flight home. (B)

Hampton Inn & Suites, Portland.

Situated in the Historic Old Port District with fantastic views of Casco Bay and the working waterfront. Walking distance to boutique shopping, gourmet restaurants, jogging path, and family attractions. Highlights: in-room coffeemaker, refrigerator, microwave • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • heated indoor pool • fitness center.

Hampton Inn & Suites, Rockland.

Contemporary hotel close to the Rockland waterfront, Penobscot Bay, and just minutes from Rockland town center and the Farnsworth Art Museum. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, microwave • complimentary beverages area • complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access • heated indoor pool • fitness center.

The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina, Bar Harbor.

The Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina is the premier resort facility in Bar Harbor, nestled in downtown, and just moments away from Acadia National Park. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary WiFi Internet access • four restaurants • bar • pool and Jacuzzi • Spa • tennis courts • fitness center.

Pricing

  • Package with Air
  • Double P/P – $2,849
  • Single – $3,729
  • Land Only
  • Double P/P – $2,209
  • Single – $3,089

*Price subject to change due to fuel surcharge.

Documents Required: Valid U.S. government issued photo I.D.

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