Coastal New-England | Heritage Group Planners

Coastal New-England

Making Memories of a Lifetime!

Your group will explore the outer reaches of Northeastern nature and coastline on this tour of Maine. Start with a thrilling Schooner Excursion as you sail across the waters of Casco Bay and past the rugged Maine coast. Then visit an old-fashioned country store at Maine Heritage Village, with its assortment of crafts, jam making, and baked treats. Take a guided tour of Camden State Park and marvel at breathtaking views of Penobscot Bay and the Gulf of Maine from the top of Mount Battie. Enjoy a fresh Maine Lobster lunch. Visit Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park on a guided tour, including the Cadillac Mountain, the cliffs of Otter’s Point, Sieur de Mont Springs, and Thunder Hole. Spend some free time in Bar Harbor, full of shops and restaurants. Finish the trip with a refreshing Acadia Carriage Trail Wagon Ride and a delicious Maine seafood dinner.

Four Days / Three Nights
Three Breakfasts
One Lunch
Two Dinners

May – October

Filled with Hands-on Fun!

Your travelers will experience New England first-hand on this unique tour. Start in Connecticut on a guided tour through New London, Groton, and Mystic where you’ll see the Shaw Mansion, taste Mystic’s famous Pizza, and gaze at picture perfect lighthouses. Take an exciting tour of the Matunuck Oyster Farm, harvest some oysters, learn how the shellfish are cultivated and try a few with a glass of champagne. Tuck into a mouthwatering dinner made from fresh local produce and farm-raised and wild seafood. Then either relax or help on deck aboard a 65-foot schooner, which will take you on a two-hour, tall-ship cruise from Gloucester Harbor. Enjoy a luncheon at the famous Gloucester House Restaurant, complete with storytelling about seafaring men and local folklore. Next, tour the Anheuser-Busch facility and sip some samples. Visit “The Rocks,” a 1,400 acre reserve in New Hampshire, and learn all about the state’s bear and moose populations on a horse-drawn wagon tour. Go on a guided tour of the White Mountains, and then dig into a roast turkey dinner on the Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad Dinner Train. Wrap up the tour with a stop at a local farmer’s market to pick up some farm-fresh produce.

Five Days / Four Nights
Four Breakfasts
One Lunch
Three Dinners

Offered: May 22 – 26, 2011
September 18 – 22, 2011
September 25 – 29, 2011
October 2 – 6, 2011

Alternative dates may be available.

Experience CAPE COD 
A More Enriching Tour of the Cape

Most people know that Cape Cod is famous for beaches and the Kennedy family, buy  but on this tour you will learn so much more. Begin with Hyannis, the heart of the Cape, and enjoy a lobster dinner with a local Lobsterman – learn about the Cape’s all important lobster industry. Then spend a full day with a guide touring and learning about the Kennedy Memorial, St. Xavier’s church, the Kennedy Compound, Cape Cod architecture, the Cape’s historic inns and windmills, the Truro dunes, the Provincelands, and the Cape Cod National Seashore. Board a whale watch excursion and keep your eyes peeled for up to five different kinds of whales native to the area. On the following day, meet your guide. Sink your toes in Cape Cod sand at the Sandwich Boardwalk, see glass blowing at the Glass Museum and take a Bog Tour in Cranberry Country. Next, visit historic Plymouth to see the Pilgrim’s landing site and the Mayflower II. End with a culturally enriching 17th century meal with a food historian, while you taste and learn about the foods of both the English and the Native Americans.

Four Days / Three Nights
Three Breakfasts
Three Dinners


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