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Program #21485RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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 May 31 — Jun 6, 2014

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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
Limited number of pre and post nights avaliable. Please call Boston Programming at 617-521-5373 to reserve additional nights at the Holiday Inn by the Bay.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Saturday, May 31 - Arrival, Orientation and Welcome Dinner
Afternoon: Arrival to Portland and check in to the hotel. Meet your fellow travellers and learn about your program at orientation

Dinner: Start off your Maine program the right way with a lobster welcome dinner!

Lodging: Holiday Inn By the Bay

Meals Included: Dinner
Type:

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
Limited number of pre and post nights avaliable. Please call Boston Programming at 617-521-5373 to reserve additional nights at the Holiday Inn by the Bay.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Sunday, June 01 - Explore the historic Old Port district of Portlan...
Breakfast: At the hotel

Morning: Start your day with a lecture with alocal historian. Explore the Arts District, Historic Waterfront--Old Port and the other distinctive neighborhoods of Portland on a guided walk. Learn what has made Portland’s Old Port one of the most successful revitalized warehouse districts in the country.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants that has put Portland on the map as a top "Foodie" city

Afternoon: Discover Portland Head Light, Maine's oldest lighthouse located on Cape Elizabeth. Visit the Portland Head Light musuem and njoy the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park while you learn the history of this famous light.

Dinner: Dinner

Lodging: Holiday Inn By the Bay

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type:

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


Day Three: Monday, June 02 - Maine Maritime Museum
Breakfast: At the Hotel

Morning: Depart Portland and 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: Boxed Lunch at the Maine Maritime Museum

Afternoon: Continue to “Downeast Maine”.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant along Maine's rocky coast

Lodging: TBD Mid-Coast

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type:

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


Day Four: Tuesday, June 03 - Farnsworth Museum / Olson House
Breakfast: At the Inn

Morning: Visit the Farnsworth Museum including a visit to the Wyeth Center. The Wyeth Center at the Farnsworth Art Museum consists of several discrete components dedicated to collecting, research, exhibitions and interpretive programs related to three generations of Wyeths in Maine: N.C., Andrew, and James Wyeth

Lunch: Lunch in Rockland

Afternoon: Field Trip: Olson House Located in Cushing, Maine, is the subject of numerous works of art by Andrew Wyeth, including Christina’s World, 1948, now owned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Wyeth’s series of drawings, watercolors, and tempera paintings featuring Christina Olson, her brother Alvaro and the house itself, occupied Wyeth from 1939 to 1968.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner on your own

Lodging: TBD Mid-Coast

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the beauty of Maine’s rugged coastline at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center. This beautiful Bar Harbor hotel is situated on 12 acres of oceanfront property. Our Maine oceanfront hotel offers guests waterfront access to gorgeous Frenchman Bay in a distinguished resort setting

Contact info:
119 Eden Street (Rte 3)
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA
phone: 207-288-5801
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Five: Wednesday, June 04 - Schooner Ride / Island Institute
Breakfast: At the Inn

Morning: Welcome to the world of the Maine Windjammer! All aboard one of oldest and original daysailing windjammers for a two-hour adventure. The captain regales you with stories, points out the varied wildlife, lobster pots and lighthouses and explains why the lobster fishing industry is so important to Maine's economy and "sense of place."

Lunch: Enjoy Lunch

Afternoon: Lecture: Island Institute The influence of climate change and sea-level rise on coastal Maine by recording the observations of the lobstermen who are most familiar with the ocean and most directly impacted by its change.

Dinner: Local restaurant for dinner

Lodging: Atlantic Oceanside Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the beauty of Maine’s rugged coastline at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center. This beautiful Bar Harbor hotel is situated on 12 acres of oceanfront property. Our Maine oceanfront hotel offers guests waterfront access to gorgeous Frenchman Bay in a distinguished resort setting

Contact info:
119 Eden Street (Rte 3)
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 USA
phone: 207-288-5801
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Six: Thursday, June 05 - Acadia National Park/ Abbe Museum / Cadillac Moun...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the Inn

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Friday, June 06 - Transfer back to Portland
Breakfast: At the Inn

Morning: Depart to Portland International Jetport, arriving at approximately 12:30. Please do not schedule flights before 2:30 p.m. Following, the bus will have 2 more drop offs: the Portland Transportation Center (train station), and then the Holiday Inn by the Bay (first hotel). The fee for parking at the hotel for the duration of the program is a $50 flat rate.

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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