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Discover the stunning coastline of Maine,home to countless tiny coastal towns,lighthouses and New England’s only national park. Sailing aboard an historic Maine Windjammer will make this trip a truly memorable adventure.
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Five nights hotel and three nights cruise accommodation, meals as indicated, eight days car rental, maps, driving directions and information package.
Saturdays, 27 May - 23 Sep 2018
Explore the picturesque seaside resort village of Ogunquit where you will enjoy a mouth-watering lobster luncheon. Board your Maine Windjammer Cruise in the quaint village of Camden. Explore the islands of Maine with lots of time to relax and unwind before you return to land and enjoy Acadia National Park, Portland and Strawberry Banke.
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Arrive in Boston, pick up your rental car and
travel north along the coast to Ogunquit for
your overnight stay.
Explore Ogunquit, a quaint fishing hamlet
that is one of the most picturesque and
enjoyed seaside resort villages in New
England. Walk the mile long Marginal Way
over rocky ocean cliffs to Perkins Cove. Enjoy
a mouth-watering lobster luncheon before
departing for Camden, taking time to enjoy
the Maine Coastal Route through charming
towns and villages. Upon arrival in Camden,
head directly for the harbour to board your
Maine Windjammer Cruise. (D)
After a hearty breakfast, get underway for
a two-day adventure exploring the islands
of Maine. You’ll have long days to sail and
explore, a shore-side lobster bake and lots of
time to relax and unwind. Rise early, maybe
in time for an exhilarating sunrise. As you
relax and enjoy the dawn of a new day, take in
the sea air with a hot cup of coffee and fresh
baked goods prepared on the ship’s wood
stove. As the crew prepares the schooner
for the day’s adventure, there is time for a
row, a swim or a walk ashore and the day’s
adventure has just begun. This cruise can be a
grand change of pace and certainly a highlight
of any visit to Maine. (B)(L)(D)
See Day 3 for today's itinerary.
Upon returning to land, enjoy the quaint
village of Camden before departing for Bar
Harbor, gateway to Acadia National Park. (B)
Explore one of the most beautiful national
parks in the United States. Acadia, on Mount
Desert Island, is a 14,000 hectare park
graced with natural scenic beauty. Within its
boundaries you will find 200 kilometres of
hiking trails and 40 kilometres of carriage
trails. Acadia National Park is best known for
its pine-covered forests and rugged coastline,
not to mention Cadillac Mountain, the highest
point on the United States Eastern Seaboard.
Follow Maine’s scenic coastline south to
Tour downtown’s Old Port historic district
and some of the city’s historic homes.
Portland is also a funky city filled with
galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques and shops
and incredible restaurants serving everything
from New England clam chowder, lobster
rolls and Maine seafood to nouveau cuisine.
Head to Cape Elizabeth and visit the Portland
Head Light & Museum, located along the
spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park.
This morning depart Portland for
Portsmouth, a working port since colonial
days and a treasure trove of historical
offerings. Visit Strawbery Banke, a collection
of 42 buildings reflecting four centuries of
architectural and social change in one of
America’s oldest neighbourhoods. Head back
to Boston where your journey ends.
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