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Featuring Moose Watching in Rangeley Lakes, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Lobster Boat Cruise

Tour Dates: June 11 - 17, 2021
Waitlisted!

7 Day Package
13 Meals Included
New Itinerary

Price:
$1999 Per Person / Double Occupancy
$2549 Per Person / Single Occupancy


On this week-long journey through our nation’s northeastern-most corner, we’ll travel the back roads through three states to discover the true essence of northern New England. From maple sugaring in the White Mountains of New Hampshire to moose watching in the Rangeley Lakes region to the endless vistas and majestic wilderness in Acadia National Park, this unique itinerary features pristine mountains and lakes, charming seaside towns and the fabled coastline of this picturesque and historic region.


Tour Highlights: 

  • Stay two nights at a charming inn in Rangeley, located in the heart of Maine’s lakes and mountains region with a guided tour of the Rangeley Lakes region, a visit to the Rangeley Outdoor Heritage Museum and a guided "moose tour" in search of these shy and elusive animals
     
  • Stay two nights in Bar Harbor on Maine’s Mount Desert Island with a narrated nature cruise on Frenchman’s Bay, a traditional lobster bake dinner and a driving tour with a local guide of Acadia National Park – the “Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast”
     
  • Guided tour of Bangor, with a drive-by of Steven King’s house and sites from his novels

 

  • Stay along Maine’s picturesque rocky coast with a scenic lobstering cruise along Ogunquit’s shoreline, and visit the spectacularly beautiful Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
     
  • Visit The Rocks Estate, the historic landmark in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for an immersive maple sugaring experience
  • Sightseeing crtuise on the Charles River for spectacular views of Boston and Cambridge


Fine Hotels / Great Locations:

  • Night 1: Embassy Suites Logan Airport - Boston, MA
  • Nights 2-3: The Rangeley Inn - Rangeley, ME
  • Nights 4-5: Bluenose Inn - Bar Harbor, ME
  • Night 6: Anchorage by the Sea - Ogunquit, ME
Day By Day Itinerary:
Day 1
Friday, 6/11/2021 - Arrive in Boston
Optional transfers from home or our departure points this morning will have us at the Los Angeles International Airport for our scheduled non-stop flight arriving into Boston in the late afternoon. Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air, should arrive at Boston’s Logan Airport by 5:00 p.m. if they want to be included on the complimentary transfer from the airport to the hotel. A deluxe motorcoach will be waiting to transport us to our nearby hotel. Become better acquainted with your fellow travelers this evening at an included welcome dinner at a locals’ favorite.

Dinner
Day 2
Saturday, 6/12/2021 - New Hampshire, Rangeley
Following an included breakfast, we’ll travel north to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and visit the Rocks Estate, the historic landmark situated on 1,400 acres overlooking New Hampshire’s Presidential Mountain Range. At the estate’s New Hampshire Maple Experience Museum we’ll explore the history and process of creating sweet maple syrup. Learn about the sap boiling process, view antique sugaring tools and sample syrup during this unique maple sugaring experience! We continue to Littleton, Maine with time at leisure for lunch on own and browsing the shops and covered bridge in this quintessential New England town. This evening we arrive in the heart of Maine’s lakes and mountains region and begin a two-night stay at a beautifully restored, landmark property dating to the late 19th century. Experience the grandeur and charm of Rangeley’s past as you relax in the Inn’s tavern, comfortable parlor or in a rocking chair on the porch overlooking Main Street. The Inn is conveniently located in the heart of town, within walking distance of shops, Rangeley Lake and Rangeley Town Cove Park. Enjoy an included dinner at the Inn.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 3
Sunday, 6/13/2021 - Rangeley Lakes
After an included breakfast, join a local guide for a guided tour of the Rangeley Lakes region, in- cluding a stop at the Oquossoc Log Church and Height of Land Overlook. Visit the Rangeley Outdoor Heritage Museum featuring stories and artifacts of the Rangeley region in a museum that reflects the ambiance of an authentic early sporting camp. Learn of the famous Americans who came to this pristine destination for outdoor adventure and serenity. After an included lunch at The Rangeley Inn, this afternoon, we’ll be on the lookout for moose. We’ll drive down back roads with our local guide in search of these shy and elusive animals on a guided moose watching tour (like all wildlife, moose are unpredictable and sightings are never guaranteed).
Breakfast
Lunch
Day 4
Monday, 6/14/2021 - Bangor, Bar Harbor
Following an included breakfast, we’ll travel to Bangor where we’ll be joined by a local guide for a driving tour including views of Steven King’s home and sites related to his novels. Following time at leisure for lunch on own in Bangor, we continue to Bar Harbor, located on Maine’s rocky coast and surrounded by Acadia National Park. After an included dinner at a locals’ favorite overlooking Frenchman Bay, we’ll begin a two-night stay at a premier Bar Harbor hotel.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 5
Tuesday, 6/15/2021 - Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park
After an included breakfast we’ll embark on a narrated nature cruise amongst the porcupine islands on Frenchman Bay featuring the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine, Acadia National Park, and the Bar Harbor shoreline. Your naturalist guide will point out any seals, harbor porpoises, osprey or eagles. Following time at leisure for lunch and browsing in Bar Harbor, we’ll be joined by a local guide for a driving tour of Acadia National Park, known as the “Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast.” All the beauty of Maine comes together in Acadia National Park. Mountains, conifers, and wildlife meet the ocean in a spectacle that, once seen, is never forgotten. This National Park – the oldest east of the Mississippi River, was at the turn of the century, a gilded age summer colony for millionaires such as the Vanderbilt and Astors. We’ll follow the 27 mile, stonewall-lined and tree-covered Park Loop Road to see the soaring granite cliffs and sweeping vistas that lend a special mystique to the area. Visit Sand Beach, Thunder Hole (where the waves crashing against the hollow rocks sounds like thunderclaps), and Otter Cliff. We continue to the summit of Cadillac Mountain (1,500 feet elevation) – the highest of Mount Desert’s seventeen peaks – for spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, bays and islands. Enjoy an included traditional lobster bake dinner (alternative entree available) this evening.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 6
Wednesday, 6/16/2021 - Boothbay, Ogunquit
Following an included breakfast, we’ll travel south to Boothbay and visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Enjoy an included boxed lunch and time at leisure to stroll through the Meditation Garden, Rhododendron & Perennial Garden, the Forest Pond, and the Garden of the Five Senses featuring plants that appeal to each sense. We continue south to Ogunquit to enjoy an overnight stay at an incredible inn overlooking the ocean and adjacent to the Marginal Way – the accessible cliff side walk. Ogunquit is a quintessential New England port of tranquil coves and beaches that was once a fishing and shipbuilding center, but now thrives on its beauty as a summer resort destination. Enjoy time at leisure in the scenic village of Perkins Cove followed by an included dinner this evening.
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Day 7
Thursday, 6/17/2021 - Maine's Southern Coast, Boston, Journey Home
After an included breakfast, we’ll enjoy a scenic lobstering cruise aboard the Finestkind I. As you take in the scenic beauty of Ogunquit’s shoreline, an authentic Maine lobsterman will haul in lobster traps and provide a first-hand lobstering experience! We continue south to York for a photo stop at the iconic Nubble Light. This afternoon we return to Boston for a narrated Charles River cruise for fantastic views of Boston and Cambridge. Sights include Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, Boston University, M.I.T., Harvard and countless sailboats and rowers! We return to the Logan International Airport for our scheduled nonstop flight to Los Angeles. Those passengers not taking advantage of the optional group air, should depart Boston’s Logan Airport no earlier than 5:30 p.m. Back in Los Angeles, those with pre-arranged transfers will be returned to their respective destinations with many fond memories of our time in Maine.
Breakfast

Tour Inclusions:  

  • 6 Nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • 13 Meals: 5 dinners, 2 lunch, 6 breakfasts
  • Services of a professional Good Times Travel tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing with local guides
  • Admissions per itinerary
  • Transportation aboard a deluxe touring motorcoach
  • Roundtrip airport-hotel transfers (with purchase of group air)
  • Luggage handling throughout the tour
     

Additional Information:    

  • Join this tour from home or one of the following departure points: FV, LBCC, LHS, SBL, or meet the group at LAX ot in Boston
  • A deposit of $250 p.p.+ airfare (if purchasing group air) is required to reserve space
  • Balance payment due 90 days prior to departure
  • Roundtrip group airfare available from $495 p.p.
  • Optional LAX transfers available from $69 roundtrip (home pickup available call for a quote)
  • Travel protection/cancellation insurance is available and highly recommended
  • Tour Pace: Moderate (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • Activity Level: Relaxed (visit our common questions page for details on activity levels)
  • To ensure a healthy and enjoyable travel experience for our guests, this tour will operate with additional health and safety measures in place and require each guest complete a Wellness Pledge/Release of Liability Agreement.
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