Highlights of Maine: Arts & Culture Tour Option 1 (Concluding on August 5th) & Option 2 (Concluding on August 8th)
Friday, August 02 — Monday, August 05, 2024Where?Highlights Of Maine: Arts and Culture Tour (Maine, USA)
Option 1: The itinerary begins with a warm welcome in Portland, where attendees will be accompanied by professional guides throughout the journey. Highlights include exploring the Freedom Trail and the historic Abyssinian Meeting House, experiencing a farm-to-table dining experience, and visiting vibrant art galleries. The tour then leads to Kennebunkport and the picturesque coastal town of Ogunquit, followed by premier outlet shopping and another delightful farm-to-table dining experience. The tour concludes with heartfelt memories as guests check out of their deluxe hotel in Portland.
Option 2: This extended itinerary offers additional delights, including a visit to the enchanting Boothbay Botanical Gardens and the capital city of Augusta. Attendees will then venture to the majestic Acadia National Park and the charming coastal town of Belfast, followed by a leisurely dinner experience in Waterville.
Both options ensure a luxurious and immersive experience, with the Taste of Waterville event providing culinary delights, live music, and engaging entertainment. As the tour concludes, attendees will check out of their deluxe hotel in Waterville, carrying with them cherished memories and a profound appreciation for Maine's cultural treasures.
This custom-curated luxury bus tour promises to be an unparalleled adventure, combining comfort, cultural exploration, and exquisite culinary experiences to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Option 1: August 2, 2024 – August 5, 2024
We extend our warmest welcome to the exclusive and exquisitely tailored tour, dedicated to celebrating the richness of Black History, culture, art, and the gastronomic delights of Maine. This remarkable journey presents two distinctive options, both commencing on August 2, 2024, in the enchanting city of Portland, Maine, and concluding on August 5th for Option 1, or August 8th for Option 2. As esteemed attendees, we kindly request that you make your own travel arrangements to and from Portland, where an extraordinary adventure awaits, promising experiences that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.
Option 1 Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Portland - A Historic Welcome Upon arriving in Portland, Maine, you will be warmly greeted by our professional and knowledgeable tour guides, who will be your dedicated companions throughout the journey. Your luxury experience begins as you check into an opulent deluxe hotel, where you can relax, refresh, and prepare for the exciting days ahead.
In the evening, the tour will commence with a walk along the Freedom Trail, tracing the footsteps of history and celebrating the region's significant Black History. Your next stop will be the historic Abyssinian Meeting House, a poignant reminder of the resilience and contributions of the Black community in Maine. This powerful experience will be complemented by a welcome reception, featuring live jazz and entertainment by the renowned DJ The Legendary Chris Washington, setting the tone for an extraordinary and unforgettable adventure.
Day 2: Portland's Heritage and Art Scene After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on a guided tour of Portland, immersing yourself in the rich heritage and culture of the Black and Indigenous communities in the region. This tour will take you to significant landmarks, historic sites, and cultural institutions, shedding light on the profound impact of these communities on Maine's history.
Following the heritage tour, you will delve into the vibrant art galleries of Portland, experiencing the diverse and captivating works of local and renowned artists. From contemporary masterpieces to traditional expressions, you will be enchanted by the depth and creativity of Maine's art scene.
Lunch will be a farm-to-table dining experience, a celebration of Maine's bountiful and fresh ingredients, presented with artistic flair and culinary mastery. In the afternoon, the luxury bus will take you on a scenic drive to Kennebunkport, a charming coastal town known for its captivating architecture and awe-inspiring vistas.
Day 3: Coastal Beauty and Retail Therapy The day will begin with another delightful breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a scenic drive to the picturesque coastal town of Ogunquit. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the breathtaking beaches, stroll along the waterfront, and savor the serenity of the ocean.
In the afternoon, the tour will introduce you to premier outlet shopping centers, offering an exclusive luxury shopping experience. Indulge in retail therapy, discovering exquisite fashion pieces and exclusive treasures to remember this special journey.
Dinner will be another farm-to-table dining experience, indulging in the finest seafood and Maine's celebrated lobster, an exquisite culinary celebration in itself. The evening will conclude with live jazz performances and entertainment, adding a touch of elegance and delight to the night.
Day 4: Farewell to Maine's Treasures As the luxury tour comes to a close, you will check out of your deluxe hotel in Portland, Maine, with hearts filled with joy and cherished memories. This remarkable journey has offered an unparalleled adventure, blending comfort, cultural exploration, and exquisite culinary experiences to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Option 2: August 2, 2024 – August 8, 2024
Option 2 Itinerary:
Day 4: Boothbay Botanical Gardens and Augusta After a delightful breakfast, the luxury bus tour will continue its journey, heading towards the enchanting Boothbay Botanical Gardens. Attendees will be treated to a leisurely stroll through the meticulously manicured gardens, featuring an array of colorful flowers, lush greenery, and breathtaking landscapes.
In the afternoon, the luxury bus will make its way to Augusta, the capital of Maine. Attendees will be guided on a tour of the city, visiting notable landmarks and historical sites that shed light on the state's political and cultural significance.
Day 5: Acadia National Park & Belfast After breakfast, the luxury bus will embark on a scenic journey to Acadia National Park, one of the crown jewels of Maine's natural beauty. Attendees will be mesmerized by the park's rugged coastline, majestic granite peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and an abundance of wildlife. A guided tour will lead you through the park's highlights, ensuring you experience the full grandeur of this natural wonder.
Lunch will be a culinary delight in the charming coastal town of Belfast. As you explore the town's quaint streets and enjoy captivating views of the sea, your taste buds will be treated to a unique culinary experience.
Following your check-in at the deluxe hotel in Waterville, you will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner at your leisure. The hotel's concierge will be delighted to provide you with recommendations and reservations for the finest dining establishments in the area, ensuring a culinary experience that complements the luxury of your stay.
Day 6: The Belgrade Lakes & the Taste of Waterville Following a delicious breakfast, the luxury bus will take the group to the serene Belgrade Lakes region. Attendees will enjoy the tranquil beauty of the lakes, surrounded by lush forests and picturesque landscapes. This idyllic setting provides the perfect ambiance for relaxation and reflection.
For lunch, the tour will stop at a charming local restaurant, where guests will savor the tastes of the region while taking in the scenic views.
In the afternoon, the tour will continue to Waterville, known for its vibrant arts community and rich cultural offerings. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the town's art galleries, museums, and theaters, gaining insight into Maine's artistic heritage.
For dinner, our evening will culminate with the esteemed "Taste Of Waterville," an annual gastronomic celebration that showcases an array of delectable offerings from local food trucks to esteemed local restaurants. This exclusive event caters to adult preferences and provides an immersive experience featuring live music, engaging entertainment, brew sampling, beer and wine gardens, a spirited cornhole tournament, and an array of additional delights to captivate attendees' senses.
As the sun sets, we will retire to the luxurious accommodations in Waterville for a restful overnight stay, preparing us for the exciting adventures that await in the following days.
Day 7: Check-Out On the final day of this exceptional luxury tour, attendees will check out of their deluxe hotel in Waterville and be provided with transportation back to Portland, Maine. As they bid farewell to the wonderful experiences, cherished memories, and newfound friendships, they will depart with a deep appreciation for the diverse and enriching aspects of Maine's Black History, culture, art, and culinary delights.
This custom-curated luxury bus tour has provided an unparalleled adventure, combining comfort, cultural exploration, and exquisite culinary experiences to create memories that will last a lifetime. With hearts full of joy and unforgettable moments, the attendees will cherish the spirit of Maine forever.
Early Booking Double Occupancy Option 1 concluding August 5, 2024
$1799 per adultExtra Nights: $250.00 per adult/per night
$1799 per childExtra Nights: $250.00 per child/per nightTeens must be between ages 11 and 17
$899 per toddlerExtra Nights: $0.00 per toddler/per nightChildren and Infants must be 11 or younger
Early Booking Double Occupancy Option 2 concluding August 8, 2024
$3299 per adultExtra Nights: $250.00 per adult/per night
$3299 per childExtra Nights: $250.00 per child/per nightTeens must be between ages 11 and 17
$1498 per toddlerExtra Nights: $0.00 per toddler/per nightChildren and Infants must be 11 or younger