GoodLife Programs - Isle of Shoals & Portsmouth - Wed 8/07/24

      Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA

      Best of Times Travel
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      Aug 7, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 50
      GoodLife Programs - Isle of Shoals & Portsmouth - Wed 8/07/24
      Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA

      Best of Times Travel
      • Email address verified
      160 reviews

      Aug 7, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 50

      About this trip

      Join GoodLife Programs & Activities & Best of Times Travel for a fun-filled day out as we travel to the coastal gem that combines rich history with modern charm, Portsmouth NH.  This is our Isle of Shoals, Lighthouses, & Portsmouth Harbor Cruise program.  

      The Harbor Cruise - Join us aboard the Victorian style M/V Thomas Laighton and experience the fascinating legends of our legendary New Hampshire & Maine Seacoast. Little known but historically crucial, the legendary Isles of Shoals, located 9 miles off our coast, are an intriguing archipelago of 9 islands steeped with history.  As we glide through Portsmouth Harbor, we will see a unique working port with tugboats, tankers, the nation’s oldest and active naval yard, the closed castle-like prison- “the Alcatraz of the East”, our quaint Olde Port waterfront, a famous Grand Resort Hotel, 5 Historic Forts and 3 Lighthouses proudly guiding mariners safely through our waters. Our own Isles of Shoals historian will guide us through these same waters for the duration of the trip. 

      A Great Meal at the Portsmouth Gas Light Company with a little history to boot!!

      Welcome to The Grill at the Gas Light. Built in 1837, this building is the former home of the city’s first utility, the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. Over the last 170 years, it has stood the test of time-including Portsmouth’s “Great Fires.” If you look closely on the eastern wall, you can still see original brick charred by the fires. Today the restaurant is appointed with rich textures of wood, brick and copper paying homage to the Gas Light Company’s role in Portsmouth’s storied history. In fact, every week they burn more than a cord of aromatic wood in the brick oven kitchen to prepare their unique wood-fired bistro cuisine. We hope you’ll feel as at home at the Gas Light as we do.  Once your lunch is completed take some time to browse the shops and sights within walking distance of the restaurant.

      Special Note Regarding Transportation

      For guests that are not registering with a group, you will be notified of the closest departure point to where you live approximately 30 Days in advance of the trip date.  If you are not satisfied with, or capable of reaching, the closest departure point for this program we will understand.  You will be cancelled from the event and issued a refund of all charges paid for the trip.   

      Terms and Conditions of Sale

      No Refunds will be issued for cancellations, regardless of cancellation reason including but not limited to force majeure, health pandemics, or government restrictions after 6/14/2024.  Best of Times reserves the right to issue any refunds due in whole or in part in the form of Future Travel Credit.  

      What’s included

      • Motorcoach Transp
        Motorcoach Transportation From Designated New England Pick-Up Locations is Included.
      • Plated Luncheon
        Lunch is Included at the Portsmouth Gas Light Restaurant
      • Harbor Cruise
        Harbor Cruise on the M/V Thomas Laighton
      • Tour Manager
        Your program includes a Best of Times Travel Tour Manager
      • Taxes & Gratuities
        Meal Taxes & Gratuities Are Included in the Price. Additionally, Gratuity for your Best of Times Travel Tour Manger ARE Included.

      What’s not included

      • Bus Driver Gratuity
        The Gratuity for the Bus Driver is NOT included in the package price. Our suggested amount is $5 - $7 Per Person.

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      Available until July 20, 2024

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      Best of Times Travel
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      We had a wonderful time. Starting eith the bus driver. The band was awesome, they got down on the floor and danced with the audience. Delicious food. A great fun day.
      By Elizabeth P for GoodLife Programs - Jimmy Buffett Tribute - Thursday 7/18/2024 on Jul 20, 2024
      We are we arrive late because bus was an hour and 10 minutes late and the show had already Begun. The other guest who had Arrived on time received lays and headband appropriate to the event. The bus was filthy dirty and many of the seat belts were broken. The food at Foster was good and served well. The blueberry cake was terrible. The band was OK but too loud. I won’t do another best of times event overall unsatisfactory
      By Suzanne H for Linden Ponds - Jimmy Buffett Tribute - Tuesday 7/16/24 on Jul 20, 2024
      The band was good, but WAY TOO LOUD. And that ’s not just me - my iphone vibrated and said that the noise in the room was over 90 decibels and that I shouldn’t stay in the room for more that 30 minutes or I could injure my hearing. My phone told me that twice! Foster’s was a nice venue, but not good acoustics. I would have enjoyed the music much more if it were not at ear splitting levels. The lobster meal was very good. The bus driver was very good, but the bus was not. There was no cup holder or seat back pouch to put water bottles or a book or sweater in. Nothing at all on the seat back, so we had to hold our water bottle in our hands for 3 hours. Also the air conditioning was on but the vents overhead were not adjustable, so we had too cold air blowing on us for the 3 hours up and back.
      By Patricia H for Travel Club at Oak Point - Jimmy Buffett Tribute - Wednesday 7/17/24 on Jul 19, 2024
      My group had a wonderful time. Thank you
      By Lorraine P for Waltham Friends - Jimmy Buffett Tribute - Tuesday 7/16/24 on Jul 19, 2024
      Had a great time, food was delicious, staff was friendly and courteous. Band was good. The acoustics were not that good. Hard to understand what words they were singing. Do not know if ceiling to low so just bounced the sound back, or mics were not functioning.
      By Charlene M for Best of Times Trvl - Jimmy Buffett Tribute - Tuesday 7/16/24 on Jul 18, 2024
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