Head northward to the ocean breezes and salt air of summer in the Vacation State!
Go from the beauty of Acadia National Park to Rockport, the prettiest town in Maine, have "tea with Eleanor Roosevelt" plus lobster and more lobster!
Day 1: Best of Summer in New England (D)
Travel through picturesque New England on your way to Bangor, Maine. Arrive at the Fairfield Inn in Bangor and settle into your home for the next three nights.
Tonight, celebrate with a welcome dinner at the Lucerne Inn, nestled in the mountains and overlooking Phillips Lake. The Lucerne Inn is a hidden gem and a favorite of the locals. Don’t be surprised if we’re the only tourists in the place!
Day 2: – Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park (B)
Discover one of our nation’s most majestic National Parks: Acadia National Park on a guided driving tour. Located on Mt. Desert Island and famous for soaring mountains, stone bridges, ocean shorelines, lakes, wildlife and much more. The fresh mountain air will take your breath away, as will the stunning views! This afternoon explore the quaint resort town of Bar Harbor for shopping, sightseeing and dinner on your own. Don’t miss this striking town surrounded by Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands, set against the backdrop of beautiful Cadillac Mountain. Or, join us for an optional Whale Watch Cruise
Day 3: Campobello Island (B, L)
Just over the border on the Canadian coast, Campobello Island is home to the Roosevelt Cottage, the treasured retreat of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. See The Cottage preserved exactly as it was in 1920.
Enjoy lunch at the Fireside Inn before meeting your local guide for a driving tour of the island including Friars Head, Liberty Point, Head Harbour, East Quoddy Light House and much more.
Day 4: Maine Lobster Festival (B)
What do you get when you mix the world’s largest lobster cooker, a sea goddess, a parade and more than 20,000 pounds of lobster? The Maine Lobster Festival, one of the best summer festivals in the US! The day is yours with free time to explore the festival and visit Rockport, known as one of the prettiest towns in Maine.
After the day’s festivities, relax in Freeport. Rest for the night at the Hilton Garden Inn in the center of this bustling town with outlets, stores and great restaurants just outside the front door.
Day 5: Portsmouth and Homeward Bound (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, explore the coastal town of Portsmouth, NH before relaxing on the ride home with new friends and fond memories.