Whether you're interested in history, art or culture, Berlin offers it all! Guided and organized by a native from Berlin – now living in Freeport - let's dive into the city from day one, and bring back unforgettable memories. Go beyond Berlin with a visit to historic Potsdam AND a two-day adventure along the Baltic Sea! Explore Germany with Valeska, who knows where to find the best of the best! Everything will be organized for you, so you can relax and enjoy the German vibe! Details: small group of up to 20 people; full-time service of a professional local expert who is a native of Berlin; this trip includes Berlin, Potsdam, and a two-day trip to the Baltic Sea. Included in cost: all tours and admissions for 10+ sightseeing events; walking tours of Berlin; TV Tower; 3-hour sightseeing tour by bus; visit to the Reichstag (Parliament Building); guided museum tour of Museum Island; evening boat tour; Berlin Wall Memorial; Cabaret show at The Chameleon Berlin; opera show; all group transportation in and around Berlin; 7 nights' accommodation in a modern, centrally-located, 4-star hotel; 7 buffet-style breakfasts; 3 - 4 lunches; 6 selected dinners (mainly 3-course meals/buffets); tips for guides and drivers; guaranteed tour prices, locked in when deposit is made; single lodging options for an additional fee of $400; free guidance for travel opportunities before/after the trip. Not included: cost of airfare; drinks; individual sightseeing admissions/fees; any desired travel insurance, etc. Non-refundable deposit required. Payments will be made directly to RSU5 Community Programs. Space is limited - sign up soon! Please email Kelli at email@example.com for more information.
Discover the hidden gems of Mt. Washington Valley during peak foliage season! Bring your sense of adventure as we explore historic covered bridges surrounded by quaint villages and untouched forests of reds, yellows, and oranges! Wind your way through rocky river valleys and mountain passes as we enjoy the vibrant colors that surround us in the White Mountains. Let’s relax on the banks of the Swift River along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway with a picnic lunch provided by a local cafe while we admire the scenery. We’ll stop in beautiful Jackson Village in the heart of Mt. Washington Valley with covered bridges and mountain views all around us. After we’ve gone over the river and through the woods, we’ll visit North Conway Village. Check out local shops, general stores, cafes, galleries, restaurants, the historic train station and the mountain views from the park! If you’ve never seen the foliage in Mt. Washington Valley, this is your chance! Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the best of autumn in New England! Included in the cost: lunch from a local cafe (drink, sandwich, chips & cookie) and entrance fees to the Kancamagus Scenic Byway. Dinner is not included in cost. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring extra layers, comfortable walking shoes, water and snacks, if you choose. We will be using a coach bus for transportation, equipped with a restroom. This trip is family-friendly. Bring your sense of adventure and get ready to take some incredible photos!
Here’s your chance to explore the best of Monhegan, one of Maine’s most treasured islands! For over 100 years, Monhegan has been home to a flourishing artist colony and fishing village. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out why! The island is yours to explore: hiking trails with endless views from picture-perfect cliffs, art galleries, beaches, a shipwreck along rocky shores, harbor views, museums, picturesque villages, and so much more! Let’s enjoy a guided tour and tasting with local brewers at Monhegan Brewing Company. Experience island time like never before - you won’t want to leave! There’s no better way to kick off autumn in Maine! Included in cost: transportation, ferry passage, trail map of the island, tour and tasting at Monhegan Brewing Company, and a few island-made goodies to take home. Lunch not included. We will be using a coach bus for transportation, equipped with a restroom. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring extra layers, comfortable walking shoes, water and snacks, if you choose. This trip is designed for active individuals who are comfortable walking for substantial distances on uneven, somewhat steep, terrain. Hiking is not a requirement and is based on individual preference, but walking is required on the island. This trip is family-friendly. Bring your sense of adventure!
Let’s explore the beauty of Acadia National Park with the gorgeous fall colors, without the crowds! Our first stop at Sand Beach will include a picnic lunch provided by a local deli (with desserts from a local bakery!), followed by a leisurely cruise along Park Loop Road with stops at Thunder Hole and Otter Cliffs. Discovery the beauty of the sheer cliffs and ocean vistas as we make our way through the park, enjoying the scenery during peak foliage season! Let’s visit Jordan Pond House, where we’ll savor the view AND the popovers (an unlimited supply!), and then head to the summit of Cadillac Mountain for a bird’s eye view of Mount Desert Island. We’ll make a quick stop in Bar Harbor to check out the shops and galleries before we call it a day. This is one day in Acadia you won’t want to miss, so relax and enjoy the ride! Included in cost: lunch from a local deli and bakery (drink, sandwich, chips & desserts), park entrance fees, drink & unlimited popovers at Jordan Pond House. Dinner in Bar Harbor not included in cost. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring extra layers, comfortable walking shoes, water and snacks, if you choose. We will be using a coach bus for transportation, equipped with a restroom. This trip is family-friendly. Bring your sense of adventure!
Join us as we make our way back in time to the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island! If you’ve never visited the Newport Mansions before, this is your chance to see them in all their glory! Our first stop will be The Elms, which was modeled after the mid-18th century French Chateau d’Asnieres. Next stop: The Breakers! The Breakers was constructed for the Vanderbilt family in 1895, with 70 rooms and 125,000 square feet; it was designed in the architectural style of the Italian Renaissance and is considered the archetype of the Gilded Age. The Breakers will be decorated for a traditional High Victorian Christmas and will also feature a 15-foot tall red poinsettia tree composed of 150 individual plants, 9-foot tall Christmas trees, and hundreds of live flowers, including poinsettias, lilies, azaleas, paperwhites, amaryllis, and mini-evergreens, just to name a few. Each mansion will be decorated with historical accuracy and will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit, to say the least! You haven’t seen mansions until you’ve seen the Newport Mansions, so get ready to experience the Christmas season like you’ve never experienced it before! Included in cost: guided tours of the mansions, a unique keepsake from the mansions, and lunch at a local pub in Newport. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring extra layers, comfortable walking shoes, water and snacks, if you choose. We will be using a coach bus for transportation, equipped with a restroom. This trip is family-friendly. Bring your sense of adventure!
Let’s venture out to Phippsburg and explore the nooks and crannies of the coast by boat! First stop: a local bakery and cafe for homemade pastries and coffee. We’ll make our way to Sebasco Harbor Resort, home of the Ruth - a classic 38-foot wooden boat AND the oldest continuously operating passenger boat in Maine! Let’s enjoy the crisp fall air aboard the Ruth with a guided tour as we weave our way in and out of rugged islands and hidden harbors. Enjoy lunch on the seaside patio at The Ledges Pub and relax with a million-dollar view of the coastline after we return from our cruise! After we leave Sebasco, we’ll make a quick stop at Fort Popham State Historic Site to learn about the history of Phippsburg and see Popham Beach from a different angle. Remind yourself why you live on the coast of Maine! Included in cost: light breakfast from a local cafe (pastry and coffee), guided 1.5 hour cruise on the Ruth, and transportation. Lunch at The Ledges Pub not included in cost. Space is limited to 14 participants, so sign up early! Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring extra layers, comfortable walking shoes, water and snacks, if you choose. This trip is family-friendly. Bring your sense of adventure!