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Enjoy the historic Portland waterfront, visit the picturesque Pineland Farms, explore quaint Kennebunkport, and see the Portland Head Lighthouse! The Olympia Fields Park District presents a trip to beautiful Maine.
Saturday, September 25, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021Departure: Olympia Fields, IL at 8:00 a.m.9 days and 8 nights (per person, double occupancy)
$954 per person, based on double occupancy$75 due upon signingAdd $335 for single occupancyFinal Payment Due: July 18, 2021
Contact Jennifer Braun-Denton at 708-481-7313.https://www.grouptrips.com/OlympiaFieldsParkDistrict/1819931
Day 1: Depart your group's location in a spacious, video and restaurant equipped motorcoach and set off on your exciting trip! Tonight, settle into a comfortable en route hotel for a good night's rest.
Day 2: After enjoying a continental breakfast, you will depart for the Tom Ridge Environmental Center n Erie, PA. Later in the day, enjoy dinner and check into you en route hotel.
Day 3: Today after enjoying a continental breakfast, depart for beautiful Maine! Later that day, enjoy a relaxing dinner and check into your accommodations in Main for a four-night stay.
Day 4: After a continental breakfast, take a guided tour of the seaside city of Portland. View Longfellow's boyhood home and sea captain's houses, and stop at Portland Head Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in the U.S. Enjoy free time at the historic Portland waterfront, home to unique shops and eateries. Next tour Victoria Mansion, an elegant historic home featuring spectacular architecture, stunning interior, and exquisite, original home furnishings. This evening, enjoy dinner and entertainment.
Day 5: Enjoy a continental breakfast before departing for a guided tour of picturesque Pineland Farms! This beautiful rural landscape houses a working farm. Visit Holstein Dairy Barn with your guide and see the award-winning dairy cows. Next, go to the creamery and watch the award-winning cheese being made before your eyes. Shop at Pineland Farms' Market, offering Maine-made gifts and gourmet food. Next, explore Boothbay Railway Village, featuring 28 historic structures. You can take a ride aboard the Narrow Gauge Steam Train, marvel at the antique auto exhibit, see an immense model railroad exhibit, authentic boxcars and much more! Then continue onto dinner.
Day 6: Today, after a continental breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the Maine coastal villages of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. See Dock Square in Kennebunkport, and follow Ocean Avenue along the Atlantic Ocean. Drive by the estate of former President George H.W. Bush at Walker's Point, and see the coastline comparisons of Kennebunk beaches. Explore the gardens and shrines of the Franciscan Monastery. During free time, visit the quaint shops and eateries in downtown Kennebunkport. Next, visit the Seashore Trolley Museum, where you can enjoy a trolley ride on an authentically restored streetcar through the Maine countryside. Later, enjoy a lobster dinner, and then visit the L.L. Bean flagship store.
Day 7: Enjoy a continental breakfast before leaving for the Turning Store Casino in Verona, New York. Later that day, after a relaxing dinner, you'll check into your en route hotel.
Day 8: Today you will have continental breakfast and then go to the Made in America Store in Elma, NY. Tonight, relax in your en route hotel.
Day 9: Today after enjoying a continental breakfast you depart for home. A perfect time to chat with your friends about all the fun things you've done, the great sights you've seen and where your next group trip will take you!