New Collette Tour explores Lonely Planet Top Spots ·

New Collette Tour explores Lonely Planet Top Spots

If the pilgrims had landed a little further north in 1620, it’s highly likely they would have been enjoying lobster instead of turkey for their Thanksgiving feast, such is the bountiful supply of the tasty crustaceans in coastal Maine.  With Thanksgiving approaching in late November, New England will be top of mind for those wishing to connect with American history, and this culinary jewel of the region can now be discovered on Collette’s brand new ‘Roaming Coastal Maine’ tour, combining dramatic scenery with delectable cuisine. 

Taste seafood straight from the ocean on board a working lobster boat in Bar Harbor and retrieve lobster cages straight from the ocean; or dig into an oyster shucking lesson and tasting, topped off with a vintage wine tasting in picturesque Portland.  Set on a peninsula extending into Casco Bay, Portland’s Old Port waterfront features working fishing wharves and converted warehouses with an array of restaurants and shops.

Breathtaking scenery along Maine’s rocky coastline complements the culinary pleasures, including the natural beauty of Acadia National Park which can be explored by bicycle or a scenic drive.  Visit the Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest lighthouse, and stroll through the quaint town of Camden and its quintessential New England landscape.

The 7-day ‘Roaming Coastal Maine’ tour priced from $3,099 per person.  It joins Collette’s suite of New England tours including the ‘Islands of New England’ which visits the town of Plymouth where the Pilgrims landed in 1620, and the famous Plymouth Rock for a historical presentation on the first Thanksgiving.

The ‘Roaming Coastal Maine’ is an Explorations small group tour of just 14-24 people.   The smaller group allows for access to unique places that would be more difficult to get to with a larger group.


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