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Two Nation Discovery Package  |  Various Dates  |  5 Days & 4 Nights

Discover the natural side of both Maine and New Brunswick on this cross-boarder, five-day self drive tour. Visit beautiful national parks, learn about rich history in their museums, and sample some of the region's delicacies.

With the option of adding two additional nights in Saint John, you can also experience Fundy National Park and the awe-inspiring Hopewell Rocks!

Dates

Tours are able to depart any day from mid-May to mid-October, subject to hotel availability.

Highlights

George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History
Abbe Museum
Acadia National Park
Mount Desert Oceanarium & Lobster Hatchery
Lulu Lobster Boat Ride
Quoddy Head Lighthouse
Roosevelt Campobello International Park
St. Stephen Chocolate Museum
Fundy Discover Aqaurium OR Kingsbrae Gardens
Whale Watching Boat Tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bar Harbor, ME
Enjoy an afternoon of leisure in downtown Bar Harbor. Visit the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History which investigates, interprets and displays the natural world of Maine. All exhibits in this museum are designed and produced by students at College of the Atlantic. Also visit the Abbe Museum where you will learn of the Wabanaki, Native people who have lived in the area now called Maine for many thousands of years. 

Bar Harbor Motel - Bar Harbor, Maine

Day 2: Bar Harbor
This morning, explore the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park, a 27-mile road system which offers outstanding views of the park’s ocean shoreline, coastal forests and mountain silhouettes. After lunch, visit the Mount Desert Oceanarium and Lobster Hatchery for a unique experience of learning about the local ocean-life and of lobstering, the lifeblood of coastal Maine.  Afterwards, embark on a fun and informative ride aboard a traditional lobster boat. The Lulu Lobster Boat Ride takes you through Frenchman Bay.  Observe sea birds, bald eagles and other marine wildlife in their natural environment and hear stories and anecdotes about the area – some factual and some legend. (Breakfast)

Bar Harbor Motel - Bar Harbor, Maine

Day 3: Bar Harbor, ME to St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, NB
Depart Bar Harbor this morning and travel to Campobello Island. Before crossing to the island, visit the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, a picturesque lighthouse which stands on the easternmost point of the United States mainland. Cross the Roosevelt Campobello International Bridge onto Campobello Island, which is located in the mouth of the Bay of Fundy and is famous for being the beloved isle of late U. S. President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. While on the island, visit Roosevelt Campobello International Park which encompasses over 1,158 ha (2,800 acres) of forest, bog, and seashore. Beautiful flower gardens, scenic trails, and magnificent vistas are all here to see and enjoy. Tour the Roosevelt summer home, a truly impressive residence with 34 rooms. Depart mid-afternoon for St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick by way of Rte 1, Calais. In St. Stephen, visit The Chocolate Museum. Located in what used to be the original Ganong candy factory, The Chocolate Museum offers an interactive way to learn about candy making in St. Stephen - a tradition that has lasted over a century. (Breakfast)

Algonquin Hotel - St. Andrews by-the-Sea, NB

Day 4: St. Andrews-by-the-Sea
Enjoy some leisure time in downtown St. Andrews National Historic District including a choice of either a visit to the Fundy Discovery Aquarium or to the beautiful Kingsbrae Gardens. The Fundy Discovery Aquarium is a fun and educational interpretative center focusing on Canada's east coast marine ecology, marine based economy and history of the Bay of Fundy including a 20,000 square foot Aquarium with several viewing tanks of various Bay of Fundy fish, seals, rare lobsters and magnificent sturgeon. Kingsbrae Gardens is an enchanting 11-hectare (27-acre) horticultural masterpiece and is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top Ten Public Gardens. Walk through magnificent collections of 50,000 flowering plants, shrubs and trees in this artfully designed garden. This afternoon, set sail for a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) and discover a variety of marine wildlife. (Breakfast)

Algonquin Hotel - St. Andrews by-the-Sea, NB

Day 5: Departure
Depart St. Andrews and start your journey home with fond memories of your time in Maine and New Brunswick! (Breakfast)

Options

Make your trip a 7 day vacation by adding two nights in Saint John, NB!

Additional highlights include Fundy National Park and the Hopewell Rocks.

Rates

Per person rates in Canadian funds:

5 Day Tour Version

SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD
 $1085 $729 $645 $599

Plus HST: 6.5% for Canadian Residents / 3.3% for Non-Canadian Residents

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