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Maine Holiday & Kennebunkport Prelude 2019

Maine Holiday & Kennebunkport Prelude 2019

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 Nights' Lodging at the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, ME, 4 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, “Lobsterette” meet & Greet with Souvenir Holiday Tote Bag, Photo Stop at Nubble Lighthouse, Kennebunkport Prelude Including Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Fireworks Display, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens AGlow; 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, 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 our travels to Ogunquit, Maine, which means "beautiful place by the sea". Upon arrival meet our Maine "Lobsterette" who has a holiday souvenir bag for all. Of course, at the Meadowmere Resort (207-646-9661), we 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, indoor jacuzzi and whirlpool, a game room and arcade, a fitness center and wireless internet throughout. Our guest rooms feature interior-corridor entrances, individual climate control heat in each room, color cable TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, and a coffee maker. Dinner will be included this evening at a nearby restaurant.

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DAY 2

Breakfast will be included this morning and enjoy some free time to enjoy the resort or walk a half-mile to visit the shops in Ogunquit village. Next we board our coach and make our way to Freeport, ME, located just north of Portland. 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 we 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. Next, we travel from Bath to Boothbay Harbor, ME where we will have some free time to explore the village before enjoying a dinner included at a local favorite restaurant. After dinner, we 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 our coach for return to Meadowmere Resort for overnight.

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DAY 3

Breakfast will be included this morning before starting off our day. Today we will meet out local guide for a narrated tour of Maine's south coast hub Kennebunkport. We 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 38th 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 surrounding area to view the annual Prelude fireworks display, a historic and memorable tradition of a real New England Christmas.

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DAY 4

After a hearty breakfast we 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. 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. Then it is off to Portland Stage Company for a professional theater performance (2019 Christmas Show to be determined). This beautifully restored theater in downtown Portland is the perfect backdrop for a classic performance. After the show, we will meet with a local guide for a narrated tour of Maine's largest city-by-the-sea … Portland. We will see views of Longfellow's boyhood home, sea captain houses and the elegant Victoria Mansion as we 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. Dinner will be included tonight before returning back to the hotel.

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DAY 5

This morning dress comfortably for our 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.

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ALL WOLF'S TOURS - Times and Itinerary Subject to Change ***

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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