Domestic

Down East Maine
Oct 09, 2018 to Oct 15, 2018

At the mention of the phrase "Down East," one envisions quaint fishing villages, snug bays, and myriad lighthouses studding tree-lined shores. Our Maine tour brings you all this and much more.

This lighthouse adventure is timed such that we will travel during the peak of fall colors, and we'll be there when Maine's famous lobsters are at their finest. We'll begin in Bangor and head north to historic Campobello Island, an island in the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Canada and the former summer home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We will overnight in Lubec, Maine, the easternmost town in the continental United States, whose region features the East Quoddy, West Quoddy, and Mulholland Lighthouses.

We'll then head to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, our base for three nights. Bar Harbor was New England's premier summer resort in the 19th century and boasts estates built for some of America's most influential families. Our exploration of this region includes a tour of Acadia National Park, Maine's quintessential natural setting featuring rocky coastlines, mountains, ponds and marshlands where wildlife abounds. And, we have arranged two jet-powered catamaran cruises from Bar Harbor to maximize viewing and photographing of the area's many offshore lighthouses, including Great Duck Island, Baker Island, Bear Island and Egg Rock Island as well as Bass Island and Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse.

Along the way, we hope to spot the many whales, porpoise, and seabirds- even puffins- who frolic in these rich coastal waters. We have also allotted plenty of time on your own in Bar Harbor to walk, shop or even soak up the history aboard a stately horse-drawn carriage. Lighthouses, lobsters, fall colors and abundant wildlife are sure to intrigue and entertain even the most seasoned traveler. Make plans now to join us in October for Down East and Acadia Maine tour.


Day 1 Oct. 9 Tues Arrive Bangor
Welcome Dinner

Day 2 Oct. 10 Wed Bangor to Lubec
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Clear Customs

Day 3 Oct. 11 Thru Lubec/Bar Harbor
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 Oct. 12 Fri Bar Harbor/Acadia
Breakfast and Lunch
Dinner on your own

Day 5 Oct. 13 Sat Bar Harbor
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 Oct. 14 Sun Bar Harbor to Bangor
Breakfast and Lunch
Farewell Dinner

Day 7 Oct. 15 Mon Bangor /home
Breakfast
Shuttle to Airport and flights home

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Costs:

Single: $3,385
Double (per person): $2,647.50
Credit Card Payments:

If you would like to pay for the tour with your credit card, here are the prices:
Single: $3,487       Double (per person): $2,727


What's Included: 
  • Hotel accommodations for six nights
  • All meals are included except for one dinner
  • Bus or boat transportation to all scheduled sites is included
  • All entrance fees to lighthouses, museums and other attractions

Attractions:

  • Bar Harbor Whale Watch Cruise (Down East Lights)

Recap:

We'll begin in Bangor and head north to historic Campobello Island, an island in the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Canada and the former summer home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We will overnight in Lubec, Maine, the easternmost town in the continental United States, whose region features the East Quoddy, West Quoddy, and Mulholland Lighthouses. We'll then head to Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, our base for three nights before heading back to Bangor and flights home.

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