Portland 2022 Tour Information

Tour "A"   Clambake and Kennebunkport  

Tuesday September 13

Today's tour starts with a trip to Len Libby 's Candies located just south of the Best Western Merry Manor Inn on Route #1. There you can enjoy an ice cream or purchase some of their world famous candy while you visit with "Lenny The Moose," a 1700 pound moose made out of milk chocolate.

After Len Libby's we will drive to Foster 's Downeast Clambake where we will enjoy an old fashion Maine Clambake with clam chowder, steamed clams and mussels, whole Maine lobster, corn on the cob, potatoes, onions and blueberry cake. Chicken is available for anyone who cannot eat lobster. During lunch you will be entertained by one of Maine's local artists. Foster's also has a great gift shop with all kinds of unique gifts.

After dinner we will travel north along the coast of Maine to the coastal community of Kennebunkport, Maine where we will enjoy a two hour guided tour of the area. During the trip we will see President Bush's (senior) summer home and we will visit the coastal villages Wells and Ogunquit. Our tour will take us past the Brickstore Museum, The Wedding Cake House, Franciscan Monastery and the Seashor Trolley Museum. During the trip we will also stop at the Lighthouse Gift Shop which features unique gifts and clothing featuring many of Maine's most famous lighthouses. After the tour we will drive back to the hotel.

Tour fee includes bus fare, guide, and Lobster Clambake lunch.

Tour Time: 9:30 AM (Bus departs at 9:45 AM)

Duration: Return to hotel by 5:00 PM

Cost: $82.00 per person

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    Len Libby's Candies     Foster's Clambake     Kennebunkport Maine

    Bush Summer House     Brickstore Museum     Wedding Cake House

    Franciscan Monastery     Seashore Trolley Museum     Wells Maine

    Ogunquit Maine

Tour "B"   Maine Maritime Museum and Freeport

Wednesday September 14

Today we will board the bus and drive north to the ship building city of Bath Maine. Once in Bath we will visit the Maine Maritime Museum located on the historic Kennebec River. The Maine Maritime Museum features exhibits and displays that tell the history of shipbuilding in Bath and the state of Maine. In the late 1800's Bath was famous for building the largest wooden sailing ships in the world. Their 6-masted schooner, the Wyoming, was the largest wooden sailing ship ever built and five of the ten largest wooden ships ever built were launched at the Percy & Small Shipyard in Bath.

In the 20th century Bath became famous for producing some of the best destroyers, frigates and cruisers in the world. By the end of World War II Bath Iron Works was launching a new destroyer every two weeks. That tradition continues today at Bath Iron Works where they still build destroyers and cruisers for the United States Navy. While at the museum you will receive a guided tour of Bath Iron Works, which includes a boat ride on the Keenebec River, and you will then be free to explore the museum on your own. The museum has a very large section devoted to Bath Iron Work's contribution to the war effort during World War II.

After visiting the museum we will drive to Freeport where we will enjoy lunch on our own and shopping at LL Bean's factory store and dozens of factory outlet stores. After lunch and shopping we will drive to the Maine Military Museum in South Portland, Maine. At the museum you will see exhibits from the Revolutionary War through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the exhibits at the museum is an exact replica of a cell at the Hanoi Hilton.

Tour fee includes bus fare, Maritime Museum admission fee, Kennebec River boat fee, and donation to Maine Military Musum

Tour Time: 8:15 AM (Bus Departs 8:30 AM

Duration: Return to hotel by 4:00 PM

Cost: $78.00

More Information:

    Bath Maine     Freeport Maine     Maine Maritime Museumk     Maine Military Museum

Tour "C"   Portland Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise

Thursday September 15

Today we will board the trolley for a 90 minute guided tour of Portland. During the trip you will drive through the Old Port Exchange, Portland's restored waterfront district, which features hundreds of shops, restaurants, lounges and galleries.

Some of the attractions that you will pass on the trip are the Victoria Mansion, the Portland Museum of Art, The Portland Observatory, the Eastern and Western promenades, the Longfellow House and the statue of Longfellow. One of the highlights of the trip is a visit to the Portland Headlight located at Fort Williams Park.

After our visit to the Portland Headlight we will enjoy lunch and shopping in Portland's Old Port Exchange. After lunch we will board the Islander for a 90 minute narrated tour on Casco Bay. On the cruise you will get to see the islands of Casco Bay, the Portland Skyline and lighthouses along the rugged coast of Maine.

After the cruise we will board the trolley for the short ride back to the hotel.

Tour Time: 8:45 AM (Trolley Departs 9:00 AM)

Duration: Return to hotel by 3:30 PM

Cost: $62.00 per person

More Information:

    Old Port Exchange     Victoria Mansion     Portland Museum of Art

    Portland Observatory     Fort Williams Park