New York - Mystic (115 miles)
Guests will be picked up from New York in the morning. Crossing the first two states in New England Region: Connecticut and Massachusetts, then we will head to the Mystic, enjoy a great time in the town and arrive Maine at night.
Mystic is a village in Groton and Stonington, Connecticut. According to the Mystic River Historical Society, the name "Mystic" is derived from the Pequot term "missi-tuk", describing a large river whose waters are driven into waves by tides or wind.
The Mystic Aquarium offers a unique zoological experience, the centerpiece of which is the massive outdoor pool that contains four beluga whales. This facility is also one of only four United States aquariums that hold Steller sea lions.
Admission (Optional): Adult $38; Child (3-12 yrs) $28; Child (13-17 yrs) $32; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $33
The Museum of America and the Sea, in Mystic, Connecticut, is the largest maritime museum in the world. Living history museum consisting of a village, ships and 17 acres of exhibits depicting coastal life in New England in the 19th century.
Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (3-12 yrs) $19; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $27
Standard Hotel: Fireside Inn & Suites Waterville Or Best Western Plus Augusta Civic Center Inn Orequivalent
Auburn/Waterville - Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park - Auburn/Waterville (4 miles)
Today, we will take a nature cruise or a lobster cruise to learn about the local marine life. At noon, we will go to Bar Harbor, where we can enjoy delicious foods like Maine steamed lobster, lobster ice cream, blueberry soda and more. Then, we will drive to Acadia National Park to visit the summit of Cadillac Mountain. Along the way, we will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of Eagle Lake. Later, we will visit Thunder Hole.
Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population is 5,235. Bar Harbor is a popular tourist destination in the Down East region of Maine and home to the College of the Atlantic.
Acadia Nature Cruise
Fully narrated cruise of Frenchman Bay and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of coastal Maine or when in season, join an unforgettable excursion to experience the daily routines of a Maine Lobsterman.
Admission (Optional): Adult $32; Child (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $32
Acadia National Park, ME
Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island just off the coast of Maine. This scenic park encompasses mountains, ocean shoreline, lakes, and forest. Guests can expect to see moose, black bear, whit-tailed deer, and many seabirds.
This mountain sits at the center of Acadia National Park in Maine. There are numerous hiking trails that lead to the summit at 1,528 feet. There is also a road that leads to the top.
This beautiful lake sits in the deep in the heart of Maine's Acadia National Park. It is a great spot to do some relaxing fishing, though a permit is required to do so.
Thunder Hole is an impressive blowhole in Acadia National Park, Maine. Seawater is pushed into a submerged cave and shoots up through the ground as high as forty feet in the air. The area offers great views as well.
Standard Hotel: Fireside Inn & Suites, Auburn, ME/ Comfort Inn, Waterville,ME or equivalence
Portland - York Beach - New York (330 miles)
In the morning we will leave for Fort Williams Park and Portland Head Lighthouse. Later we will visit York's Wild Kingdom, then head back to New York.
Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a population of 67,067 as of 2017. Portland's economy is mostly dependent on tourism and the Old Port district is a popular destination.
Portland Head Light
For more than 200 years, the lighthouse known as the Portland Head Light has been a beacon for ships off the coast of New England. Construction on the lighthouse began in 1787 under the direction of not-yet-president George Washington.
Admission (Optional): Adult $5; Child (3-12 yrs) $5; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $5
York Beach, ME
The Yorks in southern Maine at 57.7 sq. miles is primarily made up of four areas including York Village, York Harbor, York Beach and Cape Neddick. The Yorks of Maine seasonally offers visitors boating, kayaking and deep sea fishing, indoor and outdoor galleries etc.
Yorks Wild Kingdom
This large zoo and amusement park in southern Maine draws more than 200,000 guests every year. In addition to the usual fare of food stalls, gift shops, and rides, York's Wild Kingdom is home to 75 different animal exhibits.
If York's Wild Kingdom is closed, we will visit Salem Witch Museum instead.
Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (3-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15
Salem is a city on the north coast of Massachusetts above Boston. It is well known for several local landmarks including Witch House and the Peabody Essex Museum with a rebuilt Qing-era Chinese house.
Salem Witch Museum
This kitschy show in historic Salem, Massachusetts uses wax figures to give visitors an overview of the Salem Witch Trials. Its fun gift shop and unique presentation make is a tourist favorite. It may be scary for young children.
Admission (Optional): Adult $13; Child (6-14 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $11.50|Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes