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Best of Northern New England


This program includes a 2 Day/2 Night MAINE WINDJAMMER CRUISE Specific arrival days apply

DAY 1 Boston
Arrive Boston. This evening, explore Boston’s many restaurants, enjoy a show in Boston’s theater district or stroll through lively Quincy Marketplace.

DAY 2 Boston – Sebasco Harbor, ME (152mi/243km)
Travel north into Maine. Stop in Ogunquit and take a leisurely walk along the Marginal Way, a magnificent mile-long footpath which follows the edge of the Atlantic atop rugged cliffs, or stroll amidst the fine shops and galleries of Perkins Cove. Then visit neighboring Kennebunkport and its one-ofa- kind Wedding Cake House before continuing into Sebasco for the overnight.

DAY 3 Sebasco Harbor
Enjoy the amenities of this magnificent resort amidst 575 acres of woodland, waterfront, gardens and golf course. This delightful harborside village on Casco Bay boasts waterfront dining, harbor cruises and fishing outings, golfing, kayaking, spa and much more.

DAY 4 Sebasco Harbor – Camden (59mi/94km)
Follow the coast north to picturesque Camden Harbor and Camden village, featuring the beautiful sailing waters of Penobscot Bay and spectacular views of Mt. Battie. Upon arrival in Camden head directly for the Harbor to board your Maine Windjammer Cruise.*Boarding is at 2:00pm.

DAYS 4 – 6 Sailing Maine’s Islands
Sail and explore Maine’s islands, enjoy a shore-side lobster bake, and have lots of time to relax and unwind. This cruise can be a grand change of pace and certainly a highlight of any Maine vacation. Return to Camden Harbor by 10 a.m. on Sunday.

DAY 6 Camden – Bethel (125mi/200km)
After disembarking this morning, head inland into the mountainous region of Maine. Bethel has everything from hiking, swimming, and even llama trekking opportunities to fine dining. This traditional inn and resort also offers a 6,663 yard, par 72 golf course that takes maximum advantage of the mountain vistas and natural beauty of the area. Stay 2 nights at the Bethel Inn and Resort.

DAY 7 Bethel – Franconia Notch – Bethel (75mi/1120km)
Today, drive through New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch and see natural wonders such as Indian Head, the Flume Gorge, or take a tram to the summit of Cannon Mountain for breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Travel along the scenic Kancamagus Highway through North Conway and back to Bethel.

DAY 8 Bethel – Mt. Washington – Stowe, VT (124mi/198km)
A short drive from Bethel one will find Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the northeast at 6600 ft. Travel to the summit aboard the Cog Railway. The world’s first mountainclimbing cog railway remains, as it has for well over a century, an exciting and unforgettable experience. This afternoon, drive scenic routes and winding roads into Vermont. The next two nights will be spent in the charming village of Stowe, at the foot of Mt. Mansfield.

DAY 9 Stowe – Shelburne – Stowe (40mi/64km)
The area is filled with a variety of things to see and do. Visit the Shelburne Museum one of the nation’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. And don’t let the day go by without visiting the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory for a tour and tasting.

DAY 10 Stowe – Manchester – Williamstown (160mi/257km)
Head south to Manchester. Known as both Manchester Village and Manchester Center, they are as different as day and night.One is known for its mansions, art center, and the like…the other for its renowned outlet stores. In winter, Manchester is also closely identified with the Stratton and Bromley Mountain Ski areas. Visit Hildene, the former estate of Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s son and do some shopping at some of the center’s famous designer outlet stores before winding along scenic Route 7 into Williamstown for the next 2 nights.

DAY 11 Williamstown – Stockbridge – Williamstown, MA (80mi/129km)
“Currier and Ives lovely” is how LIFE Magazine has described Lenox, in the heart of the beautiful Berkshire Hills in Western Massachusetts.It is also the home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home, Tanglewood. Adjacent to Lenox is Stockbridge.Stroll this charming Dickensian-style village and visit the Norman Rockwell Museum, housing the world’s largest and most significant collection of original Rockwell art.Highlights include enduring favorites from Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers.

DAY 12 Williamstown – Sturbridge – Boston (173mi/278km)
Depart Lenox for Boston. En route, visit Old Sturbridge Village and relive 1830’s rural New England life at this living history museum.Return to Boston’s Logan International Airport for the return flight home. 
BostonCourtyard by Marriott Tremont
SebascoSebasco Harbor Resort
CamdenMaine Windjammer Cruises*
BethelBethel Inn Resort
StoweGolden Eagle Resort
WilliamstownWilliams Inn

*2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners, & Parking are included on a Maine Windjammer Cruise 
Package includes 
  • Accommodations 
  • Taxes
  • 2 Day/2 Night Windjammer Cruise (which includes all meals, linens & parking)
  •  Fly- Drive Directions
  • Information Packet at Hotel upon arrival