Historic Villages & Scenic Coasts

Maine’s Acadia National Park Cultural Walking Adventure

5 DaysStarting at $4,895


When explorer Giovanni Verrazano sailed past in 1524, he was so astounded by the beauty of the coastline that he declared its “Arcadia”— ancient Greek for “idyllic place”. The name may have evolved without the ‘r’, but that cinematic splendor of Acadia National Park lives on, in rugged rose-tinted cliffs, islands scattered along the coast, glacial lakes and quintessentially New England coastal villages.  Songbirds join hundreds of other bird species, from bald eagles to peregrine falcons. Otters and seals play in the waters around your kayak. From a culinary standpoint, you decide if the area should be known as the lobster, blueberry or craft beer capital of the world… or all three. Journey with us through maritime Maine, where ocean meets coastline, coastline meets mountains, and New England charm meets you at every turn. 

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• Learn the art of oyster farming and tasting, when you visit an artisanal farm just in time for lunch

• Watch out for puffins, seals, porpoises, and whales as you sail one of Maine’s signature schooners in Penobscot Bay 

• Follow Teddy Roosevelt’s footsteps to the top of Mount Battie for incredible views of the coast and the seven peaks surrounding Camden 

• Accept an invitation to a winery located in a 200-year-old timber barn for a visit and tasting.

• Spot wildlife on a scenic walk 

• Take advantage of Acadia’s famously clear dark skies to look out for the dancing green waves of the Northern Lights and starry skies of the Milky Way 

• Birdwatch and tide pool on a morning walk to one of Maine’s cinematic lighthouses 

• Spot seals while sea kayaking or walking a sandbar across Frenchman Bay 

• Catch the first sunrise in America before breakfast from the summit of Cadillac Mountain

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  • Starting Point:

    Portland – 9:00 am – Lobby of Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore St.
  • Ending Point:

    Portland – 12:00 pm – City center or airport

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won’t be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. Talk with one of our travel experts at 800-200-3887.

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Family Departure

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Why Choose Classic Journeys

Travel + Leisure has awarded Classic Journeys the #1 World’s Best Tour Operator multiple times and says, “Classic Journeys provides unbeatable access to experiences around the globe.” Here’s what that access means for you.
  • Experience the world on foot and at eye level. Each day, join your guide on the most cinematic footpaths in the region.
  • Exceptional full-time local guides who become your well-connected friend. Our amazing guides are with you throughout each day of the tour, share their lifelong connections as well as engaging anecdotes about the history and culture of the region.
  • Small groups that provide you unrivaled access. An average of fewer than 10 guests per departure means we can offer you special access to sites like Stonehenge so you experience the stone circle when it’s closed to the general public, a guided visit to Zion Narrows that other companies cannot arrange because of larger group sizes, and vineyard walks with a count and countess in Tuscany.
  • Award-winning hotels are waiting for you at the end of every day. Luxuriate in the finest and most distinctive accommodations in the region you’re exploring, including rainforest lodges, 16th century villas, and award-winning properties that show up on World’s Best and Gold lists.
  • Eat like (and with) the locals. Food is a foolproof way into the hearts, homes and history of the places you visit with us. From gourmet picnics to coveted local restaurants, our meals offer you opportunities to explore native food traditions and fine dining.
  • Handcrafted itineraries with all activities included. With our long-term friendships, we know our walking tour regions more personally than anyone else. So you get thoughtfully curated itineraries that combine explorations of the villages, organic farms, archeological sites and the people who know them best.
  • Sustainable travel that supports the places you’re visiting. We put our local currency into the pockets of the people who live where we travel. It’s your guarantee that you’ll have authentic, up-close experiences on your trip. Best of all, our person-to-person approach helps sustain their ways of life.
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We spend years cultivating personal relationships with our hoteliers to provide you thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region. Here is a sampling of our favorite hotels on this tour. 

Captain Swift Inn

Located in Camden’s charming seaside village, the Captain Swift Inn offers boutique accommodations, friendly service with candlelit breakfasts, and a relaxed upscale environment to enjoy your time in coastal Maine.

West Street Hotel

Overlooking Frenchman’s Bay, the West Street Hotel offers genuine ‘Down East’ hospitality and upscale accommodations. Each nautically-themed guest room boasts private balconies overlooking the harbor or the ocean with modern amenities.

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  •  Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
  •  Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage
  • All land transportation during the trip

Above & Beyond Benefits

Privileged Access Events

  • One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.

Invisible Check-In

  • When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.

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