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Christmas Prelude In Maine 2017

Christmas Prelude In Maine 2017

If you like Maine in the summertime, you will love Maine all decorated for the holidays. Grab your scarf, mittens, and comfortable walking shoes and join Wolf's Tours on this magical holiday tour of Maine.

Package Includes:

4 Night's Lodging at the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, ME, 4 Breakfasts (2 Gourmet breakfast basket delivered to your room, 2 Full Breakfasts); 3 Dinners at area restaurants; “Lobsterette” meet & greet with souvenir holiday tote bag; Photo Stop at Nubble Lighthouse, Kennebunkport Prelude including Tree Lighting ceremony and Christmas Fireworks display at the Dock Square and Cove; Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens-A-Glow; Seashore Trolley Museum & Trolley Ride; Guided Tour of Portland with photo stop at Portland Head Lighthouse; Admission to Victoria Mansion Museum and Maine Maritime Museum; Guided tour of Kennebunkport, ME; Portland Stage Company theater presentation of 2017 Holiday Show; Visit Lenny the Chocolate Moose photo-op and sweets shop; Baggage Handling and Transportation.



***ALL WOLF'S TOURS - Times and Itinerary are subject to change. ***




Day 1

Depart Pennsylvania and travel north to the beautiful state of Maine with rest and meal stops en route as needed. A photo stop will be made at Maine's southernmost lighthouse - Nubble Lighthouse adorned with white lights for the holiday season. Enjoy the view and salt air. Continue your travels to Ogunquit, Maine, which means "beautiful place by the sea". Upon arrival meet your Maine "Lobsterette" who has a holiday souvenir bag for all. Of course at the Meadowmere Resort (207-646-9661), you will be welcomed by a Maine Tour Elf at a wine and cheese welcome reception. This award winning Resort Hotel located in the heart of Ogunquit, Maine features an indoor heated pool and indoor jacuzzi and whirlpool; game room and arcade; fitness center and wireless internet throughout. Your guest room features interior-corridor entrances, individual climate control heat in each room, color cable TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, and a coffee maker. Dinner will be arranged for you at a nearby restaurant.


Day 2

Awake to a gourmet breakfast basket delivered to your room with milk, juice, muffins, jams, fruit, and the coffee makers are already in your room. Enjoy breakfast at your leisure in the room as you dress for the day. This morning you will have some free time to enjoy the resort or walk a half-mile to visit the shops in Ogunquit village. Next board your coach and make your way to Freeport, ME, located just north of Portland. On the way you'll stop to see "Lenny" a 1,700-poundlife-size chocolate moose. Since "Lenny" is too large to fit on the bus, perhaps you will want to purchase some chocolate in the shape of lobster pops, moose (small versions) or chocolate lighthouses to take home or to enjoy in your room later during the week. Enjoy Freeport, home of L.L. Bean and numerous outlet and souvenir shops and restaurants. Lunch is on your own in town. Next on the itinerary is travel by coach to Bath, Maine where you'll tour the Maine Maritime Museum. Located on the banks of the Kennebec River, the museum depicts Maine's shipbuilding industry from the 1600's to present day as well as an exhibit on the lobstering industry in Maine. Travel from Bath to Boothbay Harbor, ME where you will have some free time to explore the village before enjoying a dinner arranged for the group at a local favorite restaurant. After dinner, you will be transported to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens to see Gardens Aglow, the biggest and brightest light display this side of Piscataqua River. Over 350,000 LED lights will decorate the central gardens and buildings. Of course you may wish to visit the Gardens gift shop for some holiday shopping before boarding your coach for return to Meadowmere Resort for overnight.


Day 3

Breakfast will be included this morning before starting off our day. Today will be featuring Maine's south coast hub Kennebunkport. You will drive past the sandy beaches and rocky coastline, past the George Bush estate at Walker's Point, hear the history of these shipbuilding towns and the legend of the Wedding Cake House. Lunch and dinner will be on your own today at Dock Square in Kennebunkport. This neighborhood nestled in the center of town bustles with boutique shops, art galleries and numerous cafes and eateries sure to please your appetite and budget. We will re-group after lunch and visit the Seashore Trolley Museum to not only learn how they perform the restoration work, but also enjoy a ride on one of their restored streetcars. Then spend the rest of your afternoon in Kennebunkport exploring the shops and boutiques as well as entertainers and carolers strolling the charming village dressed the old-fashioned way for the holidays. Then be a part of the 36th Annual Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport which begins at 5:30 p.m. with the Tree Lighting ceremony in Dock Square. Join in the Christmas caroling with musical entertainment. Afterwards gather in the municipal parking lot or huddle on the causeway and surroundimg area to view the annual Prelude fireworks display, a historic and memorable tradition of a real New England Christmas.


Day 4

Once again, enjoy your gourmet breakfast basket before boarding the coach and meeting your local guide for a narrated tour of Maine's largest city-by-the-sea … Portland. You'll see views of Longfellow's boyhood home, sea captain houses and the elegant Victoria Mansion as you drive through the historic neighborhoods overlooking the islands of Casco Bay in Portland Harbor. The tour will include a stop at Portland Head Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in America. Lunch is on your own today in Portland's historic waterfront district, the Old Port Exchange. The Old Port area has been restored to 19th century splendor, with cobbled streets and beautiful Victorian brick buildings housing an eclectic mix of restaurants, microbreweries, art galleries and specialty shops. This afternoon you will tour Victoria Mansion, an impressive and historic Italianate villa, built in 1858. The elegant furnishings and unique décor help tell the success story of a Maine man who made his fortune in the South and returned each summer to live in downtown Portland. See the mansion decked out in all its holiday finery. Return to the resort to freshen up before dinner in a Victorian style home. Then it is off to Portland Stage Company for a professional theater performance of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson. This beautifully restored theater in downtown Portland is the perfect backdrop for this classic performance. Overnight at Meadowmere Resort.


Day 5

This morning dress comfortably for your return trip home, pack your bags and enjoy breakfast prior to departure. Take with you the Maine souvenirs and your magical holiday memories of Maine. Rest and meal stops will be made en route as needed.





CB=Continental Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Pick up locations can vary by date. Please visit detailed overview tab for tours with multiple dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Pick up locations can vary by date. Please visit detailed overview tab for tours with multiple dates.

Name Address Contact Details
Camp Hill Camp Hill Radisson, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Park near Radisson sign across from McDonalds
Carlisle Carlisle Point Mall, 800 East High Street
Park in mall lot across from Pizza Hut
Hanover Hanover - Staples Shopping Ctr, 440 Eisenhower Dr
Park along grass island in center of lot
Harrisburg Mall Harrisburg Mall -3501 Paxton St.
Park near Pole 32
York York Four Points Sheraton, 1650 Toronita St.
Go to the right and park in the far corner of lot
York Springs York Springs - Wolf's Terminal
200 Old US Rt. 15 - Park near large sign
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