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Inns & Coves of New England

Otterbein University Alumni Travel
Inns & Coves of New England
September 10-18, 2018
Full Itinerary
Walkers-Point-Kennebunkport

 

Day One, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
Departure and overnight at Embassy Suites, Boston


Welcome to New England! Arrive this afternoon to Boston’s Logan Airport where we will check into the Embassy Suites for our Welcome Dinner Reception and an evening rest. (Welcome Dinner Reception included)

Day Two, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
Boston and Cambridge and White Mountains of NH

We start our day with a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge! "Beantown" is a blend of historic buildings and contemporary skyscrapers, narrow winding streets and broad avenues, Victorian boston4townhouses and tight-knit ethnic neighborhoods. Our ride along the Freedom Trail will take you to a number of world famous sites, including a photo stop at the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), the US Navy's oldest commissioned ship. A walk through the North End will introduce us to one of Boston's oldest and most historic neighborhoods, where we’ll see the Paul Revere House and the Old North Church. The Old State House, Kings Chapel, the Old Granary Burial Ground, the site of the Boston Massacre, and Beacon Hill will all be highlighted as our guide relates the history, folklore and current events of Boston. The Back Bay, the Boston Common and Public Gardens, "Cheers", and upscale Newbury Street are covered en route. So much to see in this charming and historic New England city!

Cambridge, home of our country’s oldest university, has long been a haven for intellectuals and writers. On this guided tour, we stroll the streets that have inspired the writings of Anne Bradstreet and Julia Child, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and E.E. Cummings.

On our tour, we’ll visit the homes and haunts of some of Cambridge’s great writers, hear their stories and perhaps become inspired, ourselves, in the timeless tradition of this literary town.

Next, it’s free time and lunch on our own at Quincy Marketplace where coupons and a walking map will be provided. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, the Marketplace is adjacent to historic Faneuil Hall and is part of Boston’s “Freedom Trail” with historic sites and the waterfront nearby. There are many shops, restaurants and fun street entertainers in this pedestrian-only area. After lunch, we will depart Boston for the White Mountains of New Hampshire where we will spend the next three nights at the beautiful White Mountain Resort. (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day Three, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
Exploring New Hampshire

After an included full buffet breakfast, we will depart on a guided tour of Southern Mt. Washington Valley where we will travel through historic towns to Holderness, NH. Here, we will experience the magic of Squam Lake, made famous by the movie “On Golden Pond” on a guided boat cruise where we will explore the lake’s unique qualities and majestic features. Next, a little shopping time and lunch on our own in America’s oldest resort town, Wolfeboro, then we travel to Moultonboro where we will visit the Castle in the Clouds. Originally owned by the eccentric and very wealthy Thomas G. Plant, the Castle sits on 5,200 acres of natural beauty with magnificent views of surrounding lakes and mountains. (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day Four, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
Mt. Washington Cog Railway and more

Our travels today take us to the famous Mt. Washington Cog Railway, the first mountain climbing cog_foliage_panoramarailroad in the world and a National Historic Engineering Landmark. After breakfast, we travel north past spectacular views, arriving at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center for lunch on our own. After lunch, we will arrive at the base station for our rail trip to the summit of Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast at 6,288 feet. Here, we will have time to explore and take pictures from this incredible, scenic and historic place. After our ride back down the mountain, we will travel back to North Conway through scenic Crawford Notch. (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day Five, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Freeport and Bar Harbor, ME

Today, we make our way from the mountains to the sea! Along the way, we will visit Freeport, Maine, the home of L.L. Bean, where we will have time to shop in the New England store that never closes. Heading to the Maine coast, we cross the causeway onto Mt. Desert Island, named for the desert-like mountaintops discovered here. We will check into the four-star Bar Harbor Inn located on the waterfront near the historic downtown streets of Bar Harbor, Maine. After our welcome reception, we will enjoy an old-fashioned lobster feast! (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day Six, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Acadia National Park

This morning, we tour Acadia National Park, including a one-hour carriage ride along the famous Rockefeller carriage roads. Here, in the first national park founded east of the Mississippi, we'll see nine mountains over 1,000 feet high, stone bridges, lakes, ponds, trails and carriage roads. We will travel the entire Park Loop road with stops at Cadillac Mountain, see crashing waves at Thunder Hole and Sieur De Mont Springs Wild Gardens of Acadia, plus learn about the rich and famous visitors who built summer “cottages” in Bar Harbor.

After a morning in Acadia, we explore Bar Harbor Village with lunch and dinner on our own. There are many restaurants and shops along the waterfront. We’ll have an opportunity to tour the Abbe Museum, Maine's most extensive Native American heritage museum which is located in downtown Bar Harbor. (Breakfast included)

Day Seven, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018
Camden, ME, and Penobscot Bay

bar harborThis morning, we depart Bar Harbor for Camden, home to Edna St. Vincent Millay. Climbing the summit of Mt. Battie, at Camden Hills State Park, we see the view which was the inspiration for the poet’s famous “Renascence” poem.  We’ll see Edna’s statue in the harbor-front park and hear about many other authors and movies made famous in mid-coast Maine, including Richard Russo and the movie "Peyton Place." We'll also learn which local farm was the inspiration of E.B. White’s book “Charlotte’s Web”.

Next, we sail Camden's picturesque Penobscot Bay aboard the historic Appledore II wooden schooner. Departing from the beautiful bay, we will take in Downeast Maine’s rugged coastline with its famous lighthouses, wildlife, summer estates, islands and lobster boats.

Finally, we travel to Kennebunkport for check-in at the Nonantum Resort, our home for two nights on the riverfront– just down the avenue from Walker’s Point. Guest rooms are located in the main inn with its waterfront dining room and old-fashioned porch with rocking chairs, outdoor pool and gardens. We will dine in the hotel dining room at our leisure. (Breakfast and dinner included)           

Day Eight, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
Kennebunkport, ME

After a full breakfast in the dining room, we meet our guide for a narrated tour of Kennebunkport. We will drive past sandy beaches and rocky coastlines and the George Bush estate at Walker’s Point, hear the history of these shipbuilding towns and the legend of the Wedding Cake House. We'll also visit the seaside Franciscan Monastery with its beautiful landscaping, outdoor shrines and chapel.

Next, it’s free time for shopping and lunch on our own in Dock Square with many quaint boutiques and casual restaurants. After lunch, we experience our Maine Lobster cruise. Learn how the Maine lobstermen make their living along the rocky coast of Kennebunkport. See the sights as we cruise on the ocean past Walkers Point, the Dark Shadows House and Bumpkin Island, home to a year-round colony of sea birds and seals.

As we depart for dinner with a drive through Perkins Cove in Ogunquit – which means “beautifulkennebunkport place by the sea,”-- we will view the unique Perkins Cove draw bridge and a host of bobbing lobster boats returning with today’s catch. We’ll also stop at Maine’s southernmost lighthouse, the picturesque Nubble Lighthouse near York Beach in Cape Neddick. Finally, we feast with a classic Downeast lobster bake dinner with sing-a-long entertainment. At Foster’s, we’ll enjoy our choice of Maine boiled lobster or barbecued chicken, plus chowder, cultivated mussels or steamed clams, corn on the cob, Maine potatoes and blueberry cake. Delicious! (Breakfast and lobster dinner included)

Day Nine, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018
Departure from Boston


Today we depart Kennebunkport for Boston's Logan Airport with our magical New England memories. (Breakfast included)


Your special pricing includes:
  

  • Roundtrip air transportation from Columbus (call us for flight pricing from other cities)
  • 8 nights hotel accommodations including:
    • ▪Embassy Suites, Boston, MA - 1 night
    • ▪White Mountain Resort, North Conway, NH - 3 nights
    • ▪Bar Harbor Inn, Bar Harbor, ME - 2 nights
    • ▪Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport, ME - 2 nights
  • 15 meals includes: 8 breakfasts & 7 dinners (includes two lobster bakes!)
  • 1 after-dinner entertainment program at White Mountain Resort
  • Guided tour of Boston & Cambridge highlights
  • Admission to Castle in the Clouds
  • Guided tour of White Mountains & Crawford Notch, NH
  • Guided boat cruise of Squam Lake
  • Guided tour of Acadia National Park
  • Carriage ride in Acadia National Park
  • Cog Railway train ride to summit of Mount Washington
  • Appledore II Wooden Schooner tour in Penobscot Bay
  • Admission to Camden Hills State Park (Mt. Battie photo stop)
  • Guided tour of Kennebunkport, ME
  • Maine lobstering cruise
  • Travel insurance, taxes and all gratuities
  • Luggage service (1 bag per person, per hotel)
  • Complimentary photo book of tour

Price of package:

$2,995 per person double
$3,995 per person single

A deposit of $250 per person by March 1, 2018, holds your seat.
Final payment is due June 1, 2018.

To book this fun and scenic trip, call Warther Travel Tours at 330-556-4535 soon as limited seats are available.