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Gloucester, Rockport and Bar Harbor

Gloucester, Rockport and Bar Harbor

Our magnificent New England coast is a constant draw for those looking for beauty, charm, nostalgia and the, not to be missed, drama of the ever changing Atlantic Ocean. We are off to explore her seaside villages, colonial sea captain’s homes, artist colonies and enjoy the fabulous seafood!

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$1,799per person/Double

$2,325 pp/Single

 

Our magnificent New England coast is a constant draw for those looking for beauty, charm, nostalgia and the, not to be missed, drama of the ever changing Atlantic Ocean.  We are off to explore her seaside villages, colonial sea captain’s homes, artist colonies and enjoy the fabulous seafood! We are going to bring summer to a close with a visit to two of New England’s most quintessential towns, beautiful Rockport, Massachusetts and one of Maine’s gems, Bar Harbor! Our Journey includes clam bakes, lobster bakes, river and ocean cruises, guided tours, that tell the stories of these mystical villages with, of course, time for relaxation at our carefully chosen hotels with amazing views and amenities. Rockport’s Bearskin Neck was originally home to our earliest Portuguese sailors whose simple cottages still stand and are ready to lure you into the New England shops and restaurants that they are today! A visit to fishing headquarters in this area, Gloucester, with stories of her role in “The Perfect Storm” and tales of beautiful Cape Ann will be shared before we head further north and find our way into Maine.  We’ll arrive at the Atlantic Oceanside Resort and check into our balcony rooms overlooking spectacular Frenchman’s Bay!  A stop in Bar Harbor MUST include the incredible Acadia National Park with an amazing  tour guide who will share stories of the rich and famous who, in the past, have contributed to making this such a memorable and beautiful place.  The coast is beckoning you, calling you, to join us on this amazing tour before summer is gone! Ready? Let’s Go! We look forward to sharing this Journey with you!

 

Early Bird Discount:  Book & Pay in Full by May 30, 2021 and receive $89 off per person!

 

 

Departure Info:

Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms - 6:30am
Yankee Trails, Rensselaer - 7am

Sun, August 29

Today we motorcoach to New England and arrive in Gloucester, MA where we will be joined by a step on guide as we explore Cape Ann's and Gloucester's rich fishing and maritime history, beginning with the Fisherman's Memorial Statute. A lobster roll lunch is included at the Mile Marker Restaurant followed by a visit to the Beauport Mansion perched on a ledge overlooking Gloucester Harbor. One of America's first interior designers, Henry Davis Sleeper has left a lifetime collection of curiosities, folk art, china and more filling every nook and cranny of this 40 room mansion. Following our mansion visit we will check into the Rockport Inn and Suites, (978-546-3300). Dinner is included this evening. Restaurant TBA.

Mon, August 30

Following a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we are off for our Essex River Cruises river exploration pontoon boat ride and a luncheon New England Clambake! Following our river exploration and clambake we will drop folks at Rockport's historic Bearskin Neck, home of immigrating Portuguese sailors and fishermen, and the very famous Motif #1…. where you will have time for browsing, photos, and…. A light dinner snack…. (If you have room after the clambake) before returning to the hotel for an evening by the fire with time to sit back, relax, share and reflect on our day!

Tues, August 31

Breakfast is included at the hotel. Today we leave Cape Ann and drive to Freeport, ME where we will stop for lunch on your own and some shopping and/or exploring time at L.L. Bean, a Maine institution, or perhaps one of Freeport’s many other outlet shops before continuing to our accommodations for the next 3 nights at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel (207-288-5801) overlooking beautiful Frenchman’s Bay in Bar Harbor, ME. Dinner is included at the hotel this evening.

Wed, September 1

A Breakfast Buffet is included at the hotel this morning. Today we will be joined by a step on guide who will lead us on our discovery tour of the Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic coast, Acadia National Park. The names Rockefeller and Morgan were early developers of this pristine wilderness and influential in establishing this impressive area, with Cadillac Mountain and it’s impressive views, as a National Park. We will stop at Jordan Pond for an included lunch before continuing into Bar Harbor where our guide will provide tips on the spots to visit….i.e., the best ice cream! At the conclusion of our tour we will return to the hotel with the remainder of the afternoon and evening free for you to relax and enjoy the view, or take the free L L Bean shuttle for the short jaunt (it’s only one mile!) into Bar Harbor for an evening snack or dinner on your own.

Thurs, September 2

A Breakfast Buffet is included at the hotel this morning. Our day will begin with an amazing sightseeing and nature boat cruise that departs from the base of our hotel. Our narrated boat tour will follow the Frenchman’s Bay coast and enter into the Atlantic, where we may see seals, eagles and other wildlife before returning us to our hotel. With a brief respite following the nature tour, our motor coach will drop us downtown where you will have time for lunch on your own before we stop at the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History located on the grounds of the campus of the College of the Atlantic. This is a wonderful museum that features dioramas of coastal Maine. The preservation and display of the many and varied wildlife is truly impressive. We will return to the Resort with time for rest and relaxation before we depart for our Lobster Bake Dinner, prepared fresh, with all you can eat mussels! This dinner stop is always a big hit! Following dinner, it's time to return to the Resort.

Fri, September 3

A Breakfast Buffet is included at the hotel this morning. And, alas, it is time to travel home, reflecting on the wonderful experiences, memories and new friends we have made! Arrival in the Capital District will be approximately 6:00 PM.

Tour Includes

  • Round-Trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Baggage Handling and Taxes

  • Essex River Boat Cruise

  • Essex River Clam Bake

  • Step on tour guide, Rockport, Gloucester and Cape Ann

  • Step on guided tour of Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor

  • Bar Harbor Nature Cruise

  • George B Dorr Museum of Natural History

  • 5 Breakfasts

  • 2 Lunches

  • 4 Dinners

  • 1,500 Travel Points

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Latham Farms Dick's/Field & Stream, Latham Farms
579 Troy-Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Yankee Trails Yankee Trails
569 Third Ave. Ext, Rensselaer, NY

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