Facebook   Twitter   Road Scholar Network   Pinterest   YouTube  
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Online Chat
Call (800) 454-5768

New extended hours!
Now open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET

Create an account                             Forgot your password?

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.


On the Road: New England and the Canadian Maritimes

Select a Date



and receive your



E-Photo Book:

Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:




On the Road

Price Range

over $1500

Start Date

End Date

More Options

Road Scholar
Program #19585RJ

Enroll Here
Add to Your Wishlist
15 Days | 14 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Start of Program
Aug 13, 2014
Day 1: 3-5 p.m. Program Registration. 5:30 p.m. Orientation and Welcome 6:30 p.m. Dinner in the hotel.
You will be staying at the Holiday Inn By the Bay that night.
Location: Portland, Maine
Nearest airport: Portland International Jetport
Transportation to site: Portland is served by major airlines including JetBlue, AirTran, Continental, Delta, United, US Air; Amtrak and Concord Trailways Bus.

End of Program
Aug 27, 2014
Day 15: 12:30 p.m. Drop off at Portland Int'l Jetport, Portland Transportation Center then at the first hotel.
You will be staying at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center the night before.
Location: Portland, Maine
Transportation to site: The program ends with drop-off at Portland International Jetport and/or at the program hotel.
Additional transportation information same as above.
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

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

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
14 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 8 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips


Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2016
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768