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Program #19585RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Aug 13 — Aug 27, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Set along the beautiful shores of Casco Bay, the Holiday Inn® Portland - By the Bay hotel's location in Portland, Maine combines convenience, entertainment and beauty to create the perfect environment for every traveler. Offering a waterfront view that extends to the Calendar Islands, the hotel's setting fully captures the beauty and culture of Portland, Maine

Contact info:
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME 04101 USA
phone: 207-775-2311
Room amenities: Cable / Satellite TV Workspace / Desk Desk Level Electrical Outlet Spare Electrical Outlet at Desk Phone / Fax Free Local Phone Calls Standard Internet service is free for all guests Bathtub Hairdryer Refreshment / Kitchen Coffee Maker Mini Refrigerator (special request) Tea Maker Individually Controlled Air Conditioning Iron / Ironing Board

Facility amenities: Fitness Center Indoor Pool

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies by date
For pre and post night reservation: Contact Jason Higgins at Holiday Inn by the Bay at 207-775-2311 ext 2160 or jhiggins@innbythebay.com. Make sure to state your program number (this is 5 digit number) and that you are with the Road Scholar group A limited number of rooms are available at a Road Scholar group rate if booked in advance to your program start date. For all other Hotel needs please call Road Scholar at 617-521-5373

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, August 13 - Arrivals and Welcome to Portland, Maine
Afternoon: Arrivals in Portland, Maine. 3 - 5 PM: Hotel check-in and program registration 5:30 - 6:30 PM: Program Orientation Briefing and Introductions.

Dinner: Following orientation, start off this program the right way with a delicious lobster welcome dinner!

Evening: Get acquainted with your fellow participants.

Lodging: Holiday Inn By the Bay

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Set along the beautiful shores of Casco Bay, the Holiday Inn® Portland - By the Bay hotel's location in Portland, Maine combines convenience, entertainment and beauty to create the perfect environment for every traveler. Offering a waterfront view that extends to the Calendar Islands, the hotel's setting fully captures the beauty and culture of Portland, Maine

Contact info:
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME 04101 USA
phone: 207-775-2311
Room amenities: Cable / Satellite TV Workspace / Desk Desk Level Electrical Outlet Spare Electrical Outlet at Desk Phone / Fax Free Local Phone Calls Standard Internet service is free for all guests Bathtub Hairdryer Refreshment / Kitchen Coffee Maker Mini Refrigerator (special request) Tea Maker Individually Controlled Air Conditioning Iron / Ironing Board

Facility amenities: Fitness Center Indoor Pool

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies by date
For pre and post night reservation: Contact Jason Higgins at Holiday Inn by the Bay at 207-775-2311 ext 2160 or jhiggins@innbythebay.com. Make sure to state your program number (this is 5 digit number) and that you are with the Road Scholar group A limited number of rooms are available at a Road Scholar group rate if booked in advance to your program start date. For all other Hotel needs please call Road Scholar at 617-521-5373

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, August 14 - Exploring Portland, Maine
Note: Walking and standing on a guided visit, beginning at the hotel, through the Old Port district, with listening devices, for 1.5 hours over a total of approximately one mile, ending at lunch in the Old Port. Return walk to the hotel at leisure.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Begin with a lecture that details the historical connections between New England and the Canadian Maritime provinces. Explore the Old Port on a guided walk.

Lunch: In a local restaurant and experience the Portland "foodie" scene.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Portland independently.

Dinner: Your choice to explore Portland’s “foodie” scene.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Holiday Inn By the Bay

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Motel

Description: Situated at the mouth of the Penobscot River, the Fort Knox Park Inn offers superb views of Fort Knox State Park and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Fort Knox from every room. A paved riverfront walkway extends along the riverfront, marked with bronze plaques that describe Bucksport’s paper-making and ship-building history. The hotel’s location provides easy access to our visit of Castine, Maine.

Contact info:
64 Main Street
Bucksport, ME 04116 USA
phone: 207-469-3113
web: www.fortknoxparkinn.com

Room amenities: 40 rooms with river view; heat and air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, tea and coffee making facility, private bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Friday, August 15 - Historical Connections of New England and the Mar...
Note: The total mileage traveled by motorcoach today is 140 miles. Walking and standing on unpaved terrain for one hour at the Maine Maritime Museum.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Depart Portland to view Portland Head Light, then drive up Maine’s scenic coastline, to Bath, renowned for shipbuilding since 1743. More than 5,000 vessels have been launched in the area, which at one time had more than 200 shipbuilding firms. At the Maine Maritime Museum, learn how Bath became the nation's fifth largest seaport by the mid-19th century, producing clipper ships that sailed to ports around the world.

Lunch: Box lunch at the Maine Maritime Museum.

Afternoon: Continue to “Downeast Maine”.

Dinner: In a local restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy the water views from your balcony or stroll along the river.

Lodging: Fort Knox Park Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The St. Andrews Motor Inn is a small property located on the main street of this lovely town. While the facility itself is very basic, the motel boasts an enviable waterfront location, and every room has a very large private balcony overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Road Scholar group meals will be served at its sister property, the Kennedy Inn, located 350 yards down Water Street. Please note on your health and safety questionnaire if you prefer a ground floor room.

Contact info:
111 Water Street
Saint Andrews-by-the Sea, New Brunswick, E5B 1A3 Canada
phone: 506-529-4571
web: www.standrewsmotorinn.com

Room amenities: 25 rooms with waterfront balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable / satellite television, alarm clock, iron and ironing board, mini-fridge and microwave, private bathroom with bathtub, shower and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, indoor swimming pool, smoke-free building.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Saturday, August 16 - The Settlement of St. Andrews
Note: The total mileage traveled by motorcoach today is 175 miles. Cross the border into Canada at Calais, Maine. Time moves ahead one hour to Atlantic time. Standing and walking on paved terrain with some small inclines, up to 1 mile over 1.5 hours on the visit of Castine.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Depart to Castine, one of the oldest communities in North America and listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to its 18th century architecture. Begin with a lecture at the Castine Historical Society and then take a step back in time on an exploration of this iconic New England coastal village on a self-guided walk.

Lunch: In a cafe near Castine's waterfront.

Afternoon: Depart Castine and drive to the border in Calais, Maine. Cross the Canadian border and continue to St. Andrews.

Dinner: Enjoy the hospitality of town residents with a locally prepared meal.

Evening: A town historian tells the story of St. Andrews’ settlement by Loyalists from Castine.

Lodging: St. Andrews Motor Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Hopewell Rocks Motel is a clean and simple, family-run property that overlooks the Bay of Fundy. Its close proximity to the Hopewell Rocks site provides the possibility of exploring the area both upon arrival in the late afternoon and again in the morning, ensuring a complete experience of the extreme differences in tide levels on the Bay of Fundy.

Contact info:
4135 Route 114
Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, E4H 3J4 Canada
phone: 506-734-2975
web: www.hopewellrocksmotel.com

Room amenities: 39 rooms with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, alarm clock, radio, tea & coffee making facility, private bathroom with bathtub and shower.

Facility amenities: Restaurant (dinner only), breakfast room, Wi-Fi Internet access, iron and ironing board, gift shop and swimming pool.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Sunday, August 17 - The Bay of Fundy Tides
Note: The total mileage traveled by motorcoach today is 178 miles. Standing and walking on paved paths in Kingsbrae Botanical Gardens.*Day 5 & 6 schedule may be adjusted based on tides at Hopewell Rocks, depening on tides we may see the Rocks at low tide and high tide or only low tide*

Breakfast: In a nearby inn.

Morning: Explore St. Andrews and conclude at Kingsbrae Gardens, one of North America’s premier botanical gardens.

Lunch: At local restaurant

Afternoon: Head up the coast of New Brunswick to experience the Bay of Fundy’s phenomenal tidal changes at Hopewell Rocks, walk on the ocean floor with a naturalist, around the towering “flower pots”.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Hopewell Rocks Motel & Country Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Houseboat

Description: From the moment you step into the grand lobby of this four and a half star hotel with its marble floors and barrel--vaulted ceilings, you will be surrounded by the historic elegance that sets Rodd Charlottetown Hotel in a class apart from all other Island hotels. Built in 1931 by CN Railways, Rodd Charlottetown features the elegance and attention to detail synonymous with the historic Canadian National Railway Hotels. Guestrooms at Rodd Charlottetown are tastefully decorated with fine impeccable replicas of period furnishings, draperies, and linens -- truly distinctive hotel guestrooms. All guests have access to a common living room and roof--top garden with spectacular views of the Charlottetown Harbour. In the middle of the "old world" charm, guests will enjoy the convenient amenities of an indoor pool, fitness room, sauna, and whirlpool. Rodd Charlottetown Hotel is located in the downtown core, only a 1/2 block from the Confederation Centre of the Arts, shopping, and Charlottetown's business district.

Contact info:
75 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A7K4 Canada
phone: 902-894-7371
web: http://www.roddvacations.com/rodd-charlottetown

Room amenities: Telephones Coffee Makers 25' Cable Televisions Air Conditioning Hairdryers Iron & Ironing Boards

Facility amenities: Excellent Downtown Location Fitness Room Indoor Pool/Sauna/Whirlpool

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Monday, August 18 - Prince Edward Island and Anne's Green Gables
Note: The total mileage traveled by motorcoach today is 120 miles. Descend stairs to sea floor. Walk and stand on packed sand for approximately 1 hour on a guided walk of Hopewell Rocks. Walking on unpaved terrain on self-guided visit of Green Gables. Stairs are unavoidable to access the second floor of the house.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Return to Hopewell Rocks Interpretive Center to learn about the Bay of Fundy Tides, and view the bay during high tide. Depart to Prince Edward Island.

Lunch: At Cape Jourimain cafeteria. You may wish to climb up the observatory stairs, for an encompassing view of the Bay of Fundy and the Confederation Bridge.

Afternoon: Cross Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island and visit Green Gables, inspiration for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s famous tale, “Anne of Green Gables”. Continue to Charlottetown.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Rodd Charlottetown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Houseboat

Description: From the moment you step into the grand lobby of this four and a half star hotel with its marble floors and barrel--vaulted ceilings, you will be surrounded by the historic elegance that sets Rodd Charlottetown Hotel in a class apart from all other Island hotels. Built in 1931 by CN Railways, Rodd Charlottetown features the elegance and attention to detail synonymous with the historic Canadian National Railway Hotels. Guestrooms at Rodd Charlottetown are tastefully decorated with fine impeccable replicas of period furnishings, draperies, and linens -- truly distinctive hotel guestrooms. All guests have access to a common living room and roof--top garden with spectacular views of the Charlottetown Harbour. In the middle of the "old world" charm, guests will enjoy the convenient amenities of an indoor pool, fitness room, sauna, and whirlpool. Rodd Charlottetown Hotel is located in the downtown core, only a 1/2 block from the Confederation Centre of the Arts, shopping, and Charlottetown's business district.

Contact info:
75 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A7K4 Canada
phone: 902-894-7371
web: http://www.roddvacations.com/rodd-charlottetown

Room amenities: Telephones Coffee Makers 25' Cable Televisions Air Conditioning Hairdryers Iron & Ironing Boards

Facility amenities: Excellent Downtown Location Fitness Room Indoor Pool/Sauna/Whirlpool

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Tuesday, August 19 - History, Agriculture and Economy of Prince Edward...
Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Learn about Prince Edward Island history during a lecture, then take a guided visit through Charlottetown.

Lunch: Enjoy the products of Prince Edward Island, featuring your choice of fresh mussels, island-raised turkey or fresh vegetarian selection.

Afternoon: Learn about PEI’s fishing, shell fishing and lobstering traditions from a veteran fisherman. Stroll the picturesque boardwalk in the tiny village of North Rustico. Return to Charlottetown.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Rodd Charlottetown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Inn

Description: Gisele’s Inn is a family-owned and operated inn situated on the shores of Bras d’Or Lakes, known for it’s charm, warmth and hospitality.

Contact info:
387 Shore Road
Baddeck, Nova Scotia, B0E 1B0 Canada
phone: 902-295-2849
web: www.giseles.com

Room amenities: 78 rooms all with garden view and air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, private bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: Dining room with wine cellar, coin-operated laundry, whirlpool, sauna.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Wednesday, August 20 - From PEI to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Note: The total mileage traveled by motorcoach today is 280 miles. 75-minute ferry crossing. Walking and standing at Heritage Quay Museum, including walking aboard a docked tall ship, for 1 hour.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Travel across Prince Edward Island to take the ferry to Cape Breton. Learn the story of the Scottish settlement at Hector Quay and aboard the docked replica of the Ship Hector. The Hector, a three-masted cargo vessel, was the first ship to directly transport passengers from Scotland to Nova Scotia. This historic voyage marked the beginning of a massive wave of immigration that would shape the future of North America and gave Pictou the honor of being called “the birthplace of New Scotland”.

Lunch: At the Braeside Inn.

Afternoon: Continue to Baddeck, on the shores of Bras d’Or Lake, on Cape Breton Island.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure to stroll the town.

Lodging: Gisele's Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Gisele’s Inn is a family-owned and operated inn situated on the shores of Bras d’Or Lakes, known for it’s charm, warmth and hospitality.

Contact info:
387 Shore Road
Baddeck, Nova Scotia, B0E 1B0 Canada
phone: 902-295-2849
web: www.giseles.com

Room amenities: 78 rooms all with garden view and air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, private bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: Dining room with wine cellar, coin-operated laundry, whirlpool, sauna.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Thursday, August 21 - The Beauty of the Cabot Trail
Note: The Cabot Trail drive is 189 miles, with frequent stops that include short walks and visits.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Today is spent exploring the gorgeous coastal views and tiny villages of Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail.

Lunch: Box lunch en route.

Afternoon: Continue along the Cabot Trail.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Gisele's Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Delta Barrington and the Delta Halifax are situated across the street from each other on Barrington Street, in the heart of downtown Halifax. Both hotels are connected to a multitude of restaurants and services via an indoor pedestrian walkway, as well as being only a short outside walk of one block to the exuberant Halifax waterfront. Specific program date hotel assignment is not known in advance.

Contact info:
Barrington St
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
phone: 902-429-7410
web: www.deltahotels.com/en

Room amenities: All rooms have air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, daily newspaper, bathrobe, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; Wi-Fi Internet access, foreign currency exchange, concierge desk, business center, swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, spa services.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Friday, August 22 - Alexander Graham Bell Museum and on to Halifax
Note: The total mileage traveled by motorcoach today is 218 miles. Walking and standing on self-guided visit at Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site Museum.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Visit the Alexander Graham Bell museum, the largest collection of Bell’s artifacts and inventions. Bell is well remembered for the telephone, but he worked on many different inventions throughout his lifetime. Depart to Halifax.

Lunch: In a local restaurant en route.

Afternoon: Continue to Halifax.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Delta Barrington or Delta Halifax

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Delta Barrington and the Delta Halifax are situated across the street from each other on Barrington Street, in the heart of downtown Halifax. Both hotels are connected to a multitude of restaurants and services via an indoor pedestrian walkway, as well as being only a short outside walk of one block to the exuberant Halifax waterfront. Specific program date hotel assignment is not known in advance.

Contact info:
Barrington St
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
phone: 902-429-7410
web: www.deltahotels.com/en

Room amenities: All rooms have air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, daily newspaper, bathrobe, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; Wi-Fi Internet access, foreign currency exchange, concierge desk, business center, swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, spa services.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Saturday, August 23 - Peggy's Cove and Halifax
Note: Walking and standing on unpaved terrain and rock at Peggy’s Cove on a self-guided exploration. Walking and standing for short distances during the visit of Halifax. Walking and standing for 1 hour at the Museum.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Explore the picturesque, rocky coast of Nova Scotia on an excursion to Peggy’s Cove.

Lunch: In a local restaurant. This is an opportunity to try a Canadian specialty: Poutine.

Afternoon: On a guided visit of Halifax, view the graves of those lost on the Titanic, learn the importance of the Citadel in the city’s origins and stroll through the Botanical Gardens. Learn the ties between Halifax and New England. At the Pier 21 Immigration Museum or the Atlantic Maritime Museum, learn of the city’s importance as the gateway to Canada.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Delta Barrington or Delta Halifax

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Delta Brunswick is a modern hotel, located in the heart of downtown St. John’s, within walking distance to many services and restaurants, including an adjacent shopping center.

Contact info:
39 King Street
Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4W3 Canada
phone: 506-648-1981
web: www.deltahotels.com/en

Room amenities: Delta rooms have air-conditioning, Free Wi-Fi, Cable television, Movie system, telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, mini-fridge, microwave, daily newspaper, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar and 24 Hour Room Service; Free Wi-Fi Internet access, Concierge, Business center, Dry cleaning service, Laundry service, Indoor swimming pool, Hot tub, Fitness center.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Sunday, August 24 - Nova Scotia's Acadian History
Note: The total mileage traveled by motorcoach today is 195 miles. Walking, standing and sitting for up to one hour on a self-guided visit of Grand Pre. Three-hour ferry crossing.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Depart Halifax to Grand Pre Historic Site to learn the fate of the Acadians.

Lunch: In a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Cross the Bay of Fundy on the ferry to St. John, arriving early evening.

Dinner: On board the ferry.

Lodging: Delta Brunswick

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Atlantic Oceanside Hotel is situated on 14 acres of oceanfront property, with wonderful views and access to Frenchman Bay. The hotel is conveniently located less than 1 mile to Acadia National Park’s entrance and the center of the village of Bar Harbor.

Contact info:
119 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA
phone: 207-288-5801
web: www.barharbormainehotel.com

Room amenities: The newly renovated Atlantic View building has spacious, oceanview rooms with private balconies or patios, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, private bathroom with bathtub, shower and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, complimentary computers with printer, gift shop, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center and Jacuzzi.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Varies.
Price varies by program date. Call Dede Daigle at 888-296-0403 for rates and reservations.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Thirteen: Monday, August 25 - St. John New Brunswick
Note: Guided visit of St. John. The total mileage traveled by motorcoach today is 173 miles. Cross the border from Canada to the U.S. at Calais, Maine. Move back one hour to Eastern Standard Time.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Discover St. John on a guided visit. Depart to the Canadian-USA border.

Lunch: Lunch at a local favorite.

Afternoon: Continue to Bar Harbor.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: The Atlantic Oceanside Hotel is situated on 14 acres of oceanfront property, with wonderful views and access to Frenchman Bay. The hotel is conveniently located less than 1 mile to Acadia National Park’s entrance and the center of the village of Bar Harbor.

Contact info:
119 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA
phone: 207-288-5801
web: www.barharbormainehotel.com

Room amenities: The newly renovated Atlantic View building has spacious, oceanview rooms with private balconies or patios, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, private bathroom with bathtub, shower and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, complimentary computers with printer, gift shop, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center and Jacuzzi.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Varies.
Price varies by program date. Call Dede Daigle at 888-296-0403 for rates and reservations.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Fourteen: Tuesday, August 26 - Acadia National Park
Note: Full-day motorcoach exploration of Acadia National Park with frequent stops and short walks.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Discover Acadia National Park on a full-day field-trip.

Lunch: At the famous Jordan Pond Restaurant, enjoy their renowned hot popovers.

Afternoon: Continue exploring Acadia National Park.

Dinner: Celebrate your journey with a farewell dinner, featuring Maine Lobster.

Evening: Farewell wrap up of our program.

Lodging: Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Fifteen: Wednesday, August 27 - Departures from Portland, Maine
Note: The transfer from Bar Harbor to Portland International Jetport is 170 miles, and takes approximately 4 hours with one rest stop.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Depart to Portland International Jetport, arriving at approximately 12:30. Please do not schedule flights before 2:30 p.m. The bus will also drop off at the Portland Transportation Center, following the Holiday Inn by the Bay (first hotel of program).

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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35 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 8 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips

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