Independents - The Christmas Prelude - Nonantum Resort & Kennebunk, ME

Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA

10 reviews
Dec 7 - 8, 2021
Group size: 1 - 20
Independents - The Christmas Prelude - Nonantum Resort & Kennebunk, ME
Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA

10 reviews

Dec 7 - 8, 2021
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Join Best of Times Travel and the Nonantum Resort on a fantastic 2 Day adventure to Kennebunkport, Maine during the Christmas Prelude season and see why this program depicts what one can only describe as Postcards From Maine! 

The Ambiance of a Bygone Era...

The Nonantum Resort located in the picturesque seaside town of Kennebunkport, Maine, offers one of the premier waterfront locations on the Southern Maine coastline.  The Nonantum Resort was built in 1883 and opened on the Fourth of July of that year!  Just a short walk to the center of Kennebunkport’s Dock Square - with its unique shops, boutiques, art galleries, sea captains’ homes, and historic landmarks.  This beautiful resort features elegantly appointed rooms, private baths, dining overlooking Kennebunkport harbor, heated pool, hot tub, recreational activities and service reminiscent of days gone by.  In fact, Yankee Magazine featured the Nonantum Resort as one of the best resorts in New England in 2018. Guests from across the nation and many other countries have come to the Nonantum to build life long memories. Maine truly is Vacationland, and the Nonantum Resort has something for every member of your family. Victorian Charm with Contemporary Amenities. Begin your Maine adventure now.

Journey to Kennebunkport Maine during the magical time of Christmas Prelude!

CHRISTMAS AT VICTORIA MANSION – Also known as the Morse-Libby House, Victoria Mansion was built between 1858 and 1860 as a summer home for two people, Ruggles Sylvester Morse and his wife Olive. They were both from Maine originally, but Morse made his fortune in New Orleans where he operated luxury hotels. This spectacular summer home is widely considered one of the finest examples of the Italian Villa style in America. Every holiday season, the Mansion transforms into a Victorian winter wonderland for Christmas. This beloved celebration features decorations by some of the community’s leading and up-and-coming artists, florists, designers, and fellow non-profit organizations to highlight the Mansion’s original 19th century interiors. Now in its fourth decade, over 8,000 visitors attend this annual event and we will enjoy it too on our included tour of the mansion.

WHITE COLUMNS MANSION – KENNEBUNKPORT – Built in 1853, White Columns is the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s premier property. Owned and loved by the same family for 130 years, the Victorian-era home has retained its old world charm and still contains the home’s original furnishings. Step back in time by taking a guided tour. Docents will lead you through seven rooms of the stately home and share stories about three generations of the Perkins-Nott family that lived, loved and lost in this magnificent Greek revival mansion. The tour includes a brief history of Kennebunkport, its shipbuilding and maritime traditions, and the important connection between the house and the family of Presidents H.W. and George W. Bush who have summered in Kennebunkport for generations.

OUR MYSTERY TOUR – Well if we told you it wouldn’t be a mystery. But let’s just say it will be a yummy and bubbly visit.  

Portland, ME City Tour - Enjoy a fully narrated riding tour of Portland’s diverse history and architecture. The childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Victoria Mansion, and the bustling Old Port are just a few of the sites you’ll see as we travel from city streets to the rocky coast. Plus, enjoy some free-time in Portland’s Old Port to shop, dine, and explore at your own pace.

Kennebunkport, ME City Tour - Sit back & enjoy a guided tour of the quaint town of Kennebunkport  where we’ll explore the town’s history and architecture along its main streets and back roads.  See the romantic Wedding Cake House, George & Barbara Bush’s summer home, and stroll & admire the lovely gardens and  shrines of the Franciscan Monastery.

What's Included

• Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation

• 1 Night Lodging at the beautiful & historic Nonantum Resort

• 2 Meals - Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

• Admission to Victoria Mansion 

• Admission to White Columns Mansion 

• Mystery Tour

• Guided Tours of Portland, ME - Kennebunkport, ME 

• Best of Times Travel Tour Director (Gratuity Included)

• Optional Travelers Insurance by Chubb is offered - Click Here for Details on Chubb Travel Insurance Program

*Best of Times Travel will notify you of the closest departure point to where you live approximately 3 weeks prior to the trip departure date.   

Terms and Conditions of Sale

Here are the Specific Terms & Conditions of Sale For this program.

Rates and itineraries shown here were in effect at the time of printing and no changes are anticipated; however, Best of Times Travel reserves the right to withdraw any tour or to make any rate changes, as necessary.  Prices are subject to change.  A deposit is always required to confirm a reservation. A Deposit of $50pp, plus insurance premium (if selected) is due upon registration to confirm your reservation.  Travel Insurance: We recommend your purchase of optional travel insurance.  This optional travel insurance is per person and the premium is based on the overall trip cost.  Travelers MUST purchase the plan at the time of initial deposit.  Coverage will not be in place unless your full Deposit is received.   Cancellation schedule and fees are in place regardless of cancellation reason (including, but not limited to, force majeure, health pandemics or government restrictions).  Travel Insurance Premium is also Non-Refundable regardless of cancellation reason.   Payment in full must be received by October 22nd, 2021 or this may result in an automatic cancellation.   Please note:  All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to Best of Times Travel.  The date of cancellation is deemed to be the date received by Best of Times Travel.  Cancellation Charges for this programs are as follows:  Cancellations from date of booking until 10/22/21 have no cancellation fee. Cancellations from 10/23/21 until 11/15/21 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare.  Cancellations after 11/15/21 will receive no refund, 100% of total fare.  Best of Times Travel is not responsible for any refunds over and above said amount.  Best of Times Travel reserves the right to issue any refunds, in whole or in part, in the form of future travel credit. 

*Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver has the following stipulations: plan must be purchased within 15 days of initial trip payment, insured must be medically able to travel at time of purchasing the plan, all pre-paid, non-refundable trip costs need to be insured.  This information is a brief description of the features of this insurance program. Coverage & pricing may vary by state. The provision of this document is for informational purposes only and is not an insurance contract. Coverage is being marketed by Chubb Insurance Solutions Agency, Inc. located at 202 Halls Mills Road, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey 08889. Insurance benefits are underwritten by ACE Property & Casualty Insurance Company located at 436 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.

What’s included

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  • Driver Gratuity
    Your Bus Driver and Step On Guide Gratuities are NOT included in your package price. Our suggested gratuity amount is $16 per person for the entire program.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Rate
Available until November 10, 202120 left

This is for 2 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with either 1 King Bed or 2 Queens.  Best of Times Travel will make every effort to have passengers sharing a room with different last names have 2 beds in the room.

Deposit: $50
Single Occupancy
Available until November 10, 202120 left

This is for 1 Person Occupying a room with No Roommate.  

Deposit: $50
Triple Occupancy
Available until November 10, 202120 left

 This is for 3 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with 2 Queens.  This will require that 2 passengers must share a bed together.  Roll-away cots are Not Available.

Deposit: $50
Quad Occupancy
Available until November 10, 202120 left

This is for 4 people sharing a room together.  Rooms will be configured with 2 Queens.  This will require that 2 passengers must share each bed in the room.  Roll-away cots are Not Available. 

Deposit: $50

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We had a wonderful time. Kevin was our guide and he was terrific and very informative. I have been to Amish Country many many times and the main reason I wanted to go this time was to see Queen Esther at the Sight and Sound Theatre. The show did not disappoint me. The only thing I would off liked was a little more time shopping in Intercourse, Pa. even if it meant skipping the train ride in Strasburg. Thanks for a great time and I look forward to traveling again with FASCA and Best of Times.
By Joyce D for Auburn Travelers/FASCA - PA Dutch - Queen Esther, Philly, Strasburg on 04 Oct, 2021
We had a great time and Kathy was a wonderful, thoughtful, helpful and caring escort. The trip would not have such a success without her. The shows were fantastic and Amish country was beautiful and enjoyable. The hotel were terrific and the food was acceptable.
By Estelle G for Independent Travelers - PA Dutch - Queen Esther, Philly, Strasburg on 03 Oct, 2021
Shows were phenomenal, food & accommodations were great. Only disappointment was being constantly rushed. Too much crammed into too short a time. The trip could have used an extra day or schedule less activities so it would be more leisurely & enjoyable.
By Terry B for Auburn Travelers/FASCA - PA Dutch - Queen Esther, Philly, Strasburg on 25 Sep, 2021
We had a great time. Everything was as planned. We would recommend this trip to everybody that wants to travel without driving themselves.
By Patricia D for Independent Travelers - PA Dutch - Queen Esther, Philly, Strasburg on 25 Sep, 2021
If you are hesitating to book with Good Times travel, don't! The transportation and bus driver were top notch as was the venue and the menu selections. Attendees at my table had chicken or lasagna and all commented it was HOT and delicious. I've now become a 71 year old groupie! The Corvettes, Doo Wop Revue is top notch. I've been to many name artist shows and this group was better than many. The voice, the audience interaction, the non stop singing and their song choices were all fantastic. Every part of this trip was a winner. I'm a veteran/seasoned traveler in booking my own trips or occasionally using an agency for overseas trips and Good Times has everything covered. I look forward to traveling with them again, whether overnight or a day trip.
By DOT C for Indep. Transp - The Corvettes - Doo Wop Revue - Thursday 9/9/21 on 11 Sep, 2021
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