This morning we will depart from your area to Vacationland’s beautiful south coast region. Travel to York, Maine for a visit to Stonewall Kitchens, manufacturers of Maine-made specialty condiments. This afternoon we continue on to Ogunquit, Maine and check in for our two night stay. Enjoy a wine and cheese welcome reception upon arrival at the Meadowmere Resort which features indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center and a private movie theater. Don your souvenir Maine lobster hat for a classic Downeast Lobsterbake dinner with sing-along entertainment. You will feast on your choice of Maine boiled lobster or barbecued chicken, plus chowder, cultivated mussels or steamed clams, corn on the cob, Maine potatoes and blueberry cake. On the way to dinner we will stop for a photo of Maine’s southernmost lighthouse – the picturesque Nubble Light in Cape Neddick.
Enjoy a deluxe continental breakfast at the resort. Travel to Portland, Maine where you will meet your local guide for a narrated tour of Portland, Maine’s largest city by the sea. You will see a view of Longfellow’s boyhood home, sea captain’s houses and the elegant Victoria Mansion as you drive through historic neighborhoods overlooking the islands of Casco Bay in Portland Harbor. Your tour includes a stop at Portland Head Light. This historic landmark is the most photographed lighthouse in America. You will take a guided tour of the boyhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Faithfully restored to the 1850’s, the house was built in 1785-86 by the poet’s grandfather. See the Maine Historical Society Museum exhibits here as well. There will be time for shopping along cobblestone streets and lunch (on own) in Portland’s historical waterfront district, the Old Port Exchange. This afternoon we will explore Ogunquit’s quaint Perkins Cove area. You will have the afternoon to explore the shops and see the pretty drawbridge here or take a stroll along the Marginal Way. Following dinner at a nearby restaurant, you will enjoy a performance at the historic Ogunquit Playhouse. This cultural landmark has brought outstanding performances to southern Maine for five decades.
A deluxe continental breakfast is included at the hotel this morning before we checkout and depart for home. We will stop at the Kittery Outlet Stores for some last minute souvenirs, before we continue on our journey home with lots of Maine coastal memories!
Cost: $525.00 per person, double occupancy
Includes: Round trip motor coach transportation
2 nights hotel accommodations
4 meals (2 breakfasts, 2 dinners)
Admission to above attractions
Maine Lobster souvenir hat
Taxes and baggage handling
Itinerary subject to change and availability.