3-Day Boston to Portland, Acadia National Park, New England Aquarium, Boston Harbor Cruise and Mount Desert Island Tour
Tour Code: GOL-BOS-311
Duration: 3 Day(s) / 2 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Mon (2023-06-01 To 2023-09-30) | 2023-09-02
1. Two nights stay in Boston with more time to visit.
2. Travel to Acadia National Park in Maine; experience the beauty of great nature.
3. Take the nature cruise to enjoy the view of Mt Desert Island.
4. Maine delicacy: a Lobster meal in Bar Harbor, Blueberry soda, Lobster ice cream, Blueberry Muffin, Maple syrup.
5. Most famous and legendary lighthouse—Portland Head Lighthouse.
6. York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo to see the rare white tiger.
Today we will head north to Boston, the largest city in New England. Take the Boston Harbor View Boat to admire the seaside city from a water perspective, and walk into the New England Aquarium to feel the shock of the ocean again.
Depart from Boston → Boston Harbor Cruise (Optional, 120 mins including lunch time) → New England Aquarium (Optional, 60 mins) → Hotel
The Boston Harbor cruise is lets you sit back relax and enjoy a wonderful ride through the glistering Boston waters as you catch a glimpse of the city’s gorgeous surroundings.
Boston is one of the oldest cities of US, and the capital and the largest city of the state of Massachusetts. It is well known for being the center of education and culture due to it numerous International universities and colleges.
The New England Aquarium that is located in Boston, it was opened and made operational in 1969. It covers a total area of 75,000 square feet, the museum houses almost 600 species.
then we will drive up to the Acadia National Park; Maine's most northeastern region. And then around noon, we are down to the local oldest Baltic seaport: Bar Harbor. In the end, we will take the Nature Cruise, learning about the local wild marine animals.
Mount Desert Island → Acadia Nature Cruise (optional, 90 mins) → Bar Harbor (90 mins) → Acadia National Park In-Depth Tour (Optional, 120 mins, including the top of Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole )
Pass by: Eagle Lake
Covering most of the Mount Desert Island is US State of Maine, Acadia National Park is a paradise for nature lovers, history buffs, and photographers. Acadia National Park In-Depth Tour let the visitors get the story behind the scenery, as well as highlight the top-notch landmarks of the park.
Breathtaking beauty and awesome nature awaits visitors to Acadia National Park, a bewitching treasure on the coast of Maine and located on the magnificent Mount Desert Island.
It is wonderful cruise service and is a great source of seeing the natural beauty. The cruise service is also a good way to know about the history of the Bar Harbor. The Acadia Nature Cruise (Seasonal), ME is a great service to avail for tourism purpose.
At an elevation of 1530 feet, The Cadillac Mountain is the highest point in Atlantic Seaboard and the best place to see the exquisite landscape and seascape.
Refers to the island located in the county of Hancock, it is considered the largest island at the Maine coast. The island consists of an area of 108 Sq Miles, with a population of 10,424(2000).
When water piles up in the Thunder Hole, and it lets it off, the scenery is soul-sapping. The visitors can have a close view of the hole through the railing available.
Today we will first go to the Portland Lighthouse located in Williamsburg Park to experience the beautiful scenery of Portland Harbor. Then go to York Wild Kingdom Zoo, which has a variety of rare animals. After that we will return to Boston.
Hotel → Fort Williams Park & Portland Head Lighthouse (optional, 45 mins) → York’s Wild Kingdom (optional, 90 mins) → Boston
1. In case of dispute, York's Wild Kingdom reserves the right of final decision on the interpretation of Terms and Conditions to protect and exhibit wild animals.
Situated in the heart of Cape Elizabeth in the US State of Maine, the Fort William Park is a 90-acre public park which offers visitors a wide variety of attractions ranging from historical sites to Portland Lighthouse, as well it houses the United States Army Posts which were active during both the world wars. Fort Williams Park is the most visited park in the state.
A historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth is none other than Portland Head Light. At the primary shipping channel’s entrance, the light station sits on a head of land.
Portland is in the U.S. state of Maine. It is set on a peninsula extending into Casco Bay. It presents a mixture of outdoor and artistic adventures, besides features a stylish and sophisticated region that is even today unpretentious and genuine.
One of the best amusement parks and family-oriented zoos in Maine is known as York’s World Kingdom. Apart from park and zoo, there are many attractive sights that need to be seen by the visitors.
The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)
All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.
A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.
Outlets discount book and map ($10 total).
Tour package price includes all the taxes.
It is possible for rates to change without notice.
Fee for all Optional Activities and entrance paid in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets for the whole group. Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Seasonal attractions will be closed after a certain time and itinerary will be changed based on it. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
Though meals and drinks are not a part of the package the guide will arrange them upon request.
Minimum service charge for the driver and the guide will be $12 per person per day.
Telephone services, laundry services, Alcoholic drinks and beverages are private room charges.
Additional personal expenditure.
Note: Customers should not buy admission tickets or passes on their own and use them on this discounted tours. In case they do, they will have to arrange their own transport.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior(65+ yrs)|
|Acadia National Park In-depth Tour, ME||$45.00||$35.00||$45.00|
|Acadia Nature Cruise(Seasonal), ME||$41.00||$34.00||$36.00|
|Boston Harbor Cruise, MA||$46.00||$41.00||$46.00|
|Buffet/Group meal in East Coast.||$25.00||$20.00||$25.00|
|Fort Williams Park, ME||$10.00||$10.00||$10.00|
|New England Aquarium, MA||$37.00||$28.00||$35.00|
|Yorks Wild Kingdom, ME||$15.00||$9.00||$15.00|
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Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.
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Prices may change without any notice.
Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
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Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
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Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
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⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
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⇒ 8 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
Any Amount paid in cash to the Tour Guide is not refundable.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date for any reason including COVID.
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.
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5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.
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