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MAINE COAST LIGHTHOUSES & LOBSTER: AUGUST 27-30, 2018

MAINE COAST LIGHTHOUSES & LOBSTER

FEAT. ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Tour Includes

Tour includes: 3 nights’ accommodations, baggage handling, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners including 2 lobster choice, Mid-Coast Lights & River Cruise on the Kennebec River, Great Duck Island Loop Cruise in Bar Harbor, Boothbay Harbor Nature Sightseeing Cruise, guided tour of Acadia National Park, Guided tour of Portland including admission to Ft. Williams Park for a photo stop at Portland Head Light, Photo Stop at Nubble Lighthouse, and Pemaquid Lighthouse, Round-trip luggage service, Souvenir Maine Lobster Hat.

Prices

Package Price per Person: Single $1069 | Double $849 | Triple $789 | Quad $749

Pickup Locations

Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY – 7:00 AM
Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – 7:30 AM

Tour Itinerary

Day # 1, Monday, August 27, 2018

Travel to York Maine for a visit to Maine’s southernmost lighthouse in Cape Neddick at Nubble Lighthouse for a photo and take in the picturesque view.  From here you will spot the infamous Boon Island Lighthouse, located just off-shore.  Next, make your way to the Maine Maritime Museum where you’ll board the Mid-Coast Lights & River Cruise.  You’ll travel the Kennebec River with its magnificent system of river lighthouses.  You’ll see six lighthouses:  Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Sequin Island Light on the horizon.  You’ll then travel the winding Sasanoa River with its pristine shores and abundant wildlife.  Weather permitting, we’ll also cruise the Sheepscot River past Hendricks Head Lighthouse.  Dinner tonight included at the Taste of Maine Restaurant.  Enjoy the view of the cove and giant osprey nests with a fresh seafood dinner or landlubber’s selection.  Travel to Boothbay Harbor where you’ll check into your waterfront inn in Boothbay Harbor for one night at Capn’ Fish’s Waterfront Inn. (Dinner)

Day # 2, Tuesday, August 28, 2018

After a full breakfast, enjoy a scenic Harbor & Nature cruise on Linnekin Bay this morning. You’ll pass by beautiful vacation homes, lighthouses, small islands and out to see the seals on the ledges on this fully narrated, two-hour cruise with open and enclosed decks.  Lunch on own then we’ll travel to beautiful Pemaquid peninsula for a tour of the Pemaquid Lighthouse, one of Maine’s most scenic beacons and the light featured on the Maine state quarter. Stop for a photo here, climb to the top of the lighthouse and visit the Pemaquid Fisherman’s Museum on site with artifacts from the fishing and lobstering industries and the lighthouse service. Then sit back and relax for your drive 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.  Check in to the Atlantic Eyrie lodge overlooking Frenchman’s Bay in Bar Harbor for a two-night stay. The hotel sits high on a hill with private balconies overlooking the harbor.  Hotel features an outdoor pool and is one mile from downtown Bar Harbor. Dinner is included this evening at a local favorite restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day # 3, Wednesday, August 29

Enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast is included at the hotel this morning before you’ll board the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Great Duck Island Loop cruise.  The summer route includes Great Duck Island, Egg Rock, Winter Harbor, Baker Island and Bear Island Lights. If the weather is not ideal offshore we may stay inside and visit Bass Harbor Light and or Somes Sound to provide the most comfortable and enjoyable tour for all. Many stunning coastal mansions including: Anchorage (Ford Family), Breakwater Estate (Astor), Chatwood (Pulitzer), Eastern Watch, High Seas Estate, Kenarden, Rockefeller Estate, Southerly, and Skylands (Martha Stewart). This trip is fully narrated and offers ample time at each light for excellent photo opportunities.  Free time for lunch on your own in Bar Harbor and some time to explore the shops, boutiques and galleries in downtown Bar Harbor.  This afternoon, you’ll meet our 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.  Travel the entire Park Loop road with stops at Cadillac Mountain and Sieur De Mont Springs Wild Gardens of Acadia, plus learn about the rich and famous visitors who built summer cottages in Bar Harbor.  A Maine lobsterbake dinner is included tonight in a casual setting overlooking Hulls Cove, near Bar Harbor.  Your meal will be steamed in a large cooker where you can watch and ask questions about lobster fishing and lobster cooking.  You’ll want to bring your appetite and camera when the cover is lifted to reveal a colorful blend of lobsters, clams, potato and corn-on-the-cob amidst a cloud of steam.                         (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day # 4, Thursday, August 30, 2018

Enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast before we pack our bags for our journey home.  We will travel to Portland, a restored seacoast town and Maine’s largest city. Meet your local guide for a narrated tour of Portland, Maine’s largest city-by-the-sea.  You’ll see views of Longfellow’s boyhood home, sea captain houses and the elegant Victoria Mansion as you drive through historic neighborhoods overlooking the islands of Casco Bay in Portland Harbor.  Your tour includes a stop at Portland Head Light.  This historic landmark is the most photographed lighthouse in America, set in Fort Williams Park. (If time allows, photo stops at Spring Point ledge lighthouse and Bug light house) You’ll have time for shopping along cobblestone streets and lunch on own in Portland’s historic waterfront district, the Old Port Exchange before heading for home with your fond Maine coast memories!

Pick Up Points

Departure:
Depart Wade Terminal 7:00 am
Depart Sam’s Club-Latham Farms 7:30 am

Return:
Return Sam’s Club-Latham Farms 7:30 pm
Return Wade Terminal 8:00 pm

Special Requests

Do you have a seating preference for the motor coach?

If yes, please let us know your preference in the special requirements section on the booking page with the specific seat, seat location and if you would like to sit near someone. Check out our seat assignment policy page for our seating chart. If no preference is made, your seat will be assigned by Wade Tours.

To be FAIR and IMPARTIAL all seat assignments will be taken at the time of booking your reservation. We encourage you to book early to accommodate any special needs and to assure tat members of your party will be seated together. We reserve the right to assign seats when necessary.

Do you have a preferred room type?

We offer both two queen bed rooms and single king bed rooms. Please let us know your preference and we will do our best to match you to that room.

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