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Bar Harbor, Maine Spotlight

Luxury Motorcoach Trip

August 23 – 31, 2024

9 Days / 8 Nights

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(SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST ONLY) 6/24/24 

$50 Per Person Deposit due upon Signing up. Balance due June 22, 2024

Departure Cities:

Waterloo, Coralville and Davenport  

Price Per Person:

$2,038 Double / Occupancy
$2,715 Single / Occupancy
$1,988 Triple / Occupancy
$1,938 Quad / Occupancy

INCREDIBLE FULLY-LOADED TOUR includes:

  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 8 nights Lodging
  • Luggage Handling in Maine
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, and 4 dinners (including 2 Lobster Bakes)
  • Grandpa’s Cheesebarn & Sweeties Chocolates
  • Made in America Store
  • Guided Tour of Historic Portland
  • Lighthouse Tour – photo stop at Portland Head Lighthouse, Spring Point Lighthouse, Bug Lighthouse and more
  • Tour Maine Lighthouse Museum
  • Free Time in Freeport, Maine – Home of L.L. Bean
  • Tour of Camden
  • Photo stop atop Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park
  • Free time to browse shops and Lunch in Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Narrated tour of Acadia National Park
  • Visit Maine State Prison Store
  • Guided Tour of Kennebunkport & Free time at Dock Square, Boutiques and galleries filled with beautiful works of art & unique handcrafted gifts
  • Enjoy a Maine Lobstering Cruise
  • Tour Bowman Orchards
  • Visit Niagara Falls State Park USA (no passport necessary)
  • Gratuity for all Step-on Guides
  • Water and Snacks
  • On-Board Tour Director

Day 1:
Friday, august 23

Welcome Aboard! We’ll depart our pick-up locations for a nice ride across the states to our first en route hotel in Ohio.  Lunch and dinner on own en route. Check-in and time for rest and relaxation to en route hotel. Water and snacks provided on coach.

Day 2:
Saturday, august 24

Enjoy breakfast at hotel before traveling to hotel in New York. We’ll stop to visit  Grandpa’s Cheesebarn & Sweeties Chocolates along the way. Ohio’s #1 Premier Cheese & Chocolate Destination. Enjoy Lunch on own. Then we will make a stop at the wonderful “Made in America” store where we will have free time in this unique store with 7,000 items 100% made in the USA. After, we’ll continue our journey to our hotel for the evening and Dinner on own.

Day 3:
Sunday, august 25

Enjoy a nice breakfast at hotel before arriving into Maine today! We will meet Maine Lobsterette at a Welcome Reception upon arrival to our hotel. This full-service  hotel features an indoor pool and Jacuzzi with a therapeutic waterfall, full-service restaurant and lounge. This evening, we will enjoy a nice (Pre-Paid) Dinner Buffet at the hotel.

Day 4:
Monday, august 26

Enjoy a nice Breakfast at hotel before departing for a day of touring. First, we will enjoy a City Tour of Historic Portland. Maine’s largest city-by-the-sea. Plus, the Lighthouse Loop including a photo stop at Portland Head Lighthouse – Maine’s oldest and the most photographed!  Then drive by Spring Point Lighthouse, perched out in the harbor on a granite jetty and the nearby Bug Lighthouse Park on the grounds of a former shipyard with WWII Liberty Ship Memorial. We’ll end our tour with a drive along the Eastern Promenade, past sea captain houses overlooking beautiful Casco Bay. Say goodbye to our morning guide and enjoy Lunch (on own) in Freeport – home to the LL Bean flagship store and a myriad of outlet shops and casual restaurants.  Sit back and relax for our afternoon drive through the mid-coast Maine region, dotted with glimpses of quiet coves and bustling harbor villages. In the lobster capital of the world – we’ll tour the Maine Lighthouse Museum to learn about the beacons that dot the rocky coast of Maine – and see the Rockland Harbor Lighthouse guarding the entry to the harbor. Then check into our hotel for (2 nights) overlooking Penobscot Bay, within walking distance to shops, restaurants, art galleries & museums and 3 blocks from the harbor front park with a nice boardwalk to stroll.  All guest rooms overlook the bustling waterfront with fishing and ferry boats.

Day 5:
Tuesday, august 27

Enjoy Breakfast then meet our local guide for a narrated Tour of Camden Village, including a photo stop atop Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park – where the mountains meet the sea.  Learn about the famous poet that lived here and the seal named “Andre” who made this area his home. Then sit back and relax for our travel “down east” and across the causeway to Bar Harbor. The town of Bar Harbor sits at the gateway to Acadia and is a friendly collection of streets, shops and restaurants atop a hill that overlooks the harbor where tour boats, fishing vessels and cruise ships are moored.  Enjoy some free time and Lunch (on own) at one of the many casual restaurants along the waterfront. Back on the coach, meet our local guide for a narrated tour of Acadia National Park. Here in the first park founded east of the Mississippi, you’ll see tremendous coastline views that have attracted the elite to this area for years and hear stories of the Victorian “rusticators”, more recent visitors and famous residents. Highlights of this tour include the stunning Loop Road, the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the crashing waves at Thunder Hole and quiet beauty of the inland park scenery. After, roll up our sleeves and don our lobster hats for a traditional Down-east Lobster bake (Pre-Paid) with all the fixin’s! Alternate menus offered for landlubbers (typically grilled steak and vegetarian entree).

Day 6:
Wednesday, August 28

Enjoy a Hot Breakfast at our hotel then we will head south to Maine’s pristine south coast region, famous for its stretches of sandy beaches and salt air breezes. First stop at the Maine State Prison Store where inmates make handmade souvenirs – some great bargains here! Then we’ll stop and have Free time for shopping and Lunch (on own) in Dock Square, the heart of the Kennebunkport waterfront with many quaint shops and casual eateries. After, meet local guide in Kennebunkport for a Guided Tour of this former shipbuilding town.  View the sandy beaches, rocky coastline, Dock Square, the ornate “Wedding Cake House,” former President Bush’s summer estate and the seaside Franciscan Monastery. This afternoon, enjoy a Maine Lobstering Cruise on an 80-passenger lobster tour boat.  Learn how the Maine Lobstermen make their living as traps are hauled from the ocean along the rocky coast of Kennebunkport. See the sights as you cruise on the ocean past Walker’s Point, the Dark Shadows House and Bumpkin Island, home to a year-round colony of sea birds and seals. Then roll up your sleeves for another Lobster choice dinner (Pre-Paid) this evening. Alternate menus available for any landlubbers. Cross the bridge to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to our next hotel.

Day 7:
Thursday, August 29

Enjoy a Hot Breakfast at our hotel before we start to head for home. But not before stopping at Bowman Orchards. Enjoy the Honeycrisp Tour. A tour through the packinghouse, storage facility and the orchard, A Trolley ride through the orchard, A sipper cup of cider & a fresh donut, and A picking bag, which you can fill up with our delicious apples! Lunch/Dinner (on own) before getting to our New York hotel.

Day 8:
Friday, August 30

Enjoy a Hot Breakfast at our hotel before departing for our Ohio hotel. BUT, let’s first stop at none other than the majestic Niagara Falls (USA) and enjoy some free time and Lunch (on own). Lots of natural beauty, see the falls, ride the trolley, visit the shops, grab lunch or ride the Maid of the Mist. After, we’ll continue to our hotel with Dinner (on own) en route.

 

Day 9:
Saturday, August 31

Enjoy our Hot Breakfast together prior to departing for home with many pictures, memories and new great friends! Welcome home!

DEPOSIT $50 PER PERSON DUE IMMEDIATELY UPON SIGNING UP. Final Balance due June 22, 2024

Send Deposit to: Janine McCarthy, DJ Country Tours, Inc., P.O. Box 96, Conrad, IA 50621