Coastal Maine & Acadia

From $1299 (was $1549)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

7 Days
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Maine Vacation Details

Spend a week falling in love with the beautiful state of Maine. Maine is affectionately called Vacationland thanks to its exceptional natural beauty, easygoing charm, exquisite cuisine, and the warm welcome it extends to all. Maine really is “The Way Life Should Be!”

Tour Includes

Sightseeing
  • Portland
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • Bar Harbor
  • Acadia National Park
  • Lincolnville
  • Camden
  • Rockland
  • Damariscotta
Hotel Accommodations
  • 6 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners, & 1 Appetizer
Service
  • A professionally trained local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Active


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Tour Highlights

  • City tour of Portland
  • Free time and included lunch at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
  • Guided tour of Acadia National Park
  • Lobster roll dinner at an authentic lobster shack
  • Wine tasting and food pairings at the celebrated Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville
  • Lobstering and lighthouse cruise in Penobscot Bay
  • Damariscotta River Cruise and oyster shucking lesson

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Coastal Maine & Acadia

Tours Starts: Portland, Maine

Tours Ends: Portland, Maine

Day 1

Arrive in Portland

Today you will arrive in Portland, Maine. Guests who have purchased their airline tickets through YMT will be greeted by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel. Famous for its picture-perfect lighthouses, delightful historic district, world-class museums, and a thriving culinary and craft beer scene, Maine’s largest city is a definite contender for America’s coolest port town. Spend the evening relaxing or exploring Portland on your own. Take a stroll along the waterfront to enjoy gorgeous views of Casco Bay, and ask anyone you see in bright orange overalls how the lobster pots are doing. Curious guests can say hello to bigfoot and learn all about the Mongolian Death Worm at the International Cryptozoology Museum.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham South Portland or similar

Day 2

Portland City Tour

Spend the day exploring Portland on an unforgettable city tour. Start in the heart of Portland on bustling Commercial Street, where you will see the United States Custom House, Eastern Promenade, Portland Observatory, and the Eastern Cemetery, which was established in 1668 and is the city’s oldest site. Continue down Congress Street, where you will see the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the First Parish in Portland Unitarian Universalist Church, which was built in 1825 as a terrific example of Federal period architecture. Pass by the Wadsworth Longfellow House, which was built in 1785 and was the childhood home of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the colorful Arts District, Portland Museum of Art, One Longfellow Square, and the elegant Victoria Mansion. Stop by Portland Head Light, Maine’s most iconic lighthouse, and see Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Bug Light Park, Liberty Ship Memorial, the John Ford statue, and finally the Old Port. The rest of day is yours to enjoy however you wish. (B)

Howard Johnson by Wyndham South Portland or similar

 OPTION: MAINE LOBSTER DINNEROPTION: MAINE LOBSTER DINNER:

Enjoy a wonderful 3-course lobster dinner at DiMillo's On the Water. This iconic eatery floats atop Portland Harbor and offers spectacular views of Casco Bay. $ 79 p/p. Please add this option at time of booking.








Day 3

Bar Harbor via Boothbay Harbor

Start the day at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, which invites visitors of all ages and abilities to create and explore meaningful connections to plants and nature at their own pace. The gardens have been named one of Maine's top attractions, and you’ll have plenty of time to experience the incredible grounds followed by an included lunch.
Continue to Bar Harbor, which has retained much of its charm from the glory days of the 1900s when it became a popular vacation destination for America’s richest and most powerful families. Look for Cadillac Mountain towering above the breathtaking forest and rugged shores of Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor’s beautiful next-door neighbor. Enjoy a night on your own in this delightful town. (B, L)

Ramada by Wyndham Ellsworth or similar

Day 4

Acadia National Park

Spend the day surrounded by natural splendor at the breathtaking Acadia National Park. Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches, and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. Start off at Hulls Cove Visitor Center, then set off with YMT's Tour Director for a scenic drive on Park Loop Road. See Beehive, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Otter Cliff. Stop at Cadillac Mountain for a short and very easy hike to Cadillac Summit. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure in the charming town of Bar Harbor, and enjoy an included Maine lobster roll dinner at a local lobster shack. (B, D)

Ramada by Wyndham Ellsworth or similar

Day 5

Rockland via Lincolnville and Camden

Head to Lincolnville, where you will be invited in to Cellardoor Winery’s 200-year-old barn. A designated host will guide you through three classic food and wine pairings featuring Cellardoor's most popular wines partnered with cheese, salami, and chocolate. Enjoy lunch on your own and free time in Camden, an idyllic, seaside town where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Battie while simultaneously enjoying views of Penobscot Bay. Take a onehour lobstering and lighthouse cruise to learn about the traditions and history of Maine’s famed lobster (“lobstah,” as the locals say), which are caught using unique sunken pots. Check into your hotel in Rockland where you can relax on your own. (B, appetizers)

Hampton Inn & Suites- Rockland or similar

Day 6

Portland via Damariscotta River

Spend the day on the water as you discover the Damariscotta River’s wildlife and history, and learn about the role it plays in the oyster farming that makes this tidal river world famous. Watch the harbor’s playful seals, and learn about how oysters are harvested as you visit several oyster working farms to learn how to dig into these local delicacies with an oyster shucking lesson. Tonight, you’ll toast to new friends and the excellent adventure you’ve all shared at an included farewell dinner back at Romano's Macaroni Grill. (B, D)

Howard Johnson by Wyndham South Portland or similar

Day 7

Depart for Home (B)


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.



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You can move travel dates easily and without incurring cancellation fees or penalties. You can change your land tour date anytime up to 45 days prior to departure and your cruise tour up to 95 days prior to departure. See our 2021 Peace of Mind Program for more details.

A worry-free experience for our guests is very important to us. With guest's help and the implementation of a few changes and new protocols such as increased sanitization, responsible social distancing, and enhanced tour director training, you can continue to enjoy peace-of-mind while traveling. For more information on our new safety protocols, please see our Travel Safe Program.

Guests do not need a passport or visa for this tour. Starting October 1, 2021, guests are required to have a REAL ID-compliant identification which includes REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses, US passports, US passport cards, US military IDs, and federally recognized tribal-issues photo IDs.

A full list can be found here: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification

Before this date, any government-issued ID, including any state driver's license and any federal ID, will suffice.

You will need U.S. dollars.

No, guests will not need to bring adapters or converters as the U.S. use standard 110V plugs.



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