Blue Hill, Acadia, and Campobello Island

Maine & New Brunswick

  • Blue Hill Peninsula
  • Acadica / Schoodic Peninsula
  • Passamaquoddy Bay


July 13 – 20, 2025


  • Acadia National Park: scenic drives, mountaintop vistas of Frenchman’s Bay, guided carriage ride on the historic carriage paths, historic sites within the park
  • Charming Maine towns and villages: Castine, Blue Hill, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor
  • Outstanding local inns, eateries, and shops
  • Franklin Roosevelt’s Campobello Island (New Brunswick) estate
  • St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Trip Description

We think we’ve crafted the perfect Maine and New Brunswick itinerary. Our 8-day trip will feature multi-night stays on the Blue Hill Peninsula, in lovely Bar Harbor – gateway to Acadia National Park, and in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick. So, “home” will be in lovely atmospheric inns (think: cozy, front porch rockers, gardens, sumptuous made-from-scratch breakfasts) in three of the very most idyllic towns that grace the northeast coast (Castine, ME, is the third). Backroads exploration will be off the charts – small lanes through meadow, forest, and then opening onto arms of the sea, punctuated by the headlands of Acadia and the Schoodic Peninsula; and travel by ferry from Campobello Island through the L’Etete Passage in New Brunswick’s Passamaquoddy Bay. Historical and cultural highlights will include the Wooden Boat School, Acadia’s carriage roads and bridges, FDR’s Campobello Island estate, and the story of early New Brunswick settlements. All combined with the perfect settings for strolls, down time, quaint eateries, and outstanding local food and drink. And great company. It’s all part of the Explore Up Close experience!

What's Included

  • Comfortable ground transportation
  • Accommodation with breakfast for 7 nights
  • 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • All touring per the itinerary
  • Guide and concierge service throughout the trip

Trip Price

$6,809 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $1,180)

What's Not Included

Price does not include airfare, alcohol, other meals, or optional trip insurance.

Couldn't have asked for more in terms of weather, accommodations and scenery. Can't wait to go on another adventure with Explore Up Close!
My husband and I love the attention to detail. We always have a wonderful experience: visiting new and interesting places, eating lots of good food, making new friends, and exploring new places!
..well-planned, from interesting and fun excursions planned each day, to comfortable lodging and transportation. Our trip leaders, Chumley and Khal, were impressive with their knowledge of each area we explored and gracious in their planning of every aspect of our trips.

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