Mainely Christmas/Gardens Aglow - Independent Travelers

Boothbay Harbor, ME, USA

Dec 2 - 3, 2021
Group size: 1 - 20
Mainely Christmas/Gardens Aglow - Independent Travelers
Boothbay Harbor, ME, USA

Dec 2 - 3, 2021
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Join us on a magical  2 Day adventure to Boothbay Harbor, Maine for one of the most spectacular lighting displays in all of New England - Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.


Join us to experience the brilliance of New England’s biggest and brightest light display! With over 650,000 lights, witness the transformation of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, gardens into an extravaganza of festive lights in a dramatic display of brilliant color. This year, they’ll be taking the dramatic display to new heights, incorporating their magnificent sculpture exhibit.


Get into the Christmas spirit as we travel up to Maine during the start of the Holiday season.  The smell of sweet preserves and savory sauces tempts your taste buds from the parking lot, letting you know that you’ve arrived at Stonewall Kitchen in York, ME.  It’s the home of Stonewall’s Company Store, Café, award-winning Cooking School, production facility and main offices.  Enjoy samples of specialty foods, pick up the ideal gift for the cook in your family, and even see how sauces and preserves are made as you observe the production facility.  Of course a trip to Maine during the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a stop at everyone’s favorite shopping destination - Freeport, Maine - home to the legendary outdoor fitter LL Bean, as well as hundreds of national outlets and locally owned boutiques.  


On the waterfront in the heart of scenic Boothbay Harbor, the Tugboat Inn offers fantastic accommodations, a full service restaurant, the Marina Lounge & Café and more.  Long a fixture of the working harbor, the Tugboat Inn boasts a colorful past as home to all sorts of businesses and local landmarks.  In the early 70’s, the owners at that time purchased the former working tugboat “Maine”, brought her to Boothbay Harbor, moved her up to her current location on Commercial Street and the Tugboat Lounge was born.  Enjoy your deluxe accommodations.  

For a Short Video About Gardens Aglow Click Here.

What's Included

• Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation
• 1 Night Hotel Lodging Tug Boat Inn
• 1 Dinner
• Full Breakfast at Hotel
• Admission to Gardens Aglow
• Visit to Stonewall Kitchen
• Visit to Freeport, Maine
• Services of a Best of Times Travel Professional Tour Director
• Gratuities for Best of Times Travel Tour Director 

• 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 15th, 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 10/15/2021 have no cancellation fee.   Cancellations from 10/16/2021 until 11/2/2021 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare.  Cancellations after 11/2/2021 will receive no refund, 100% of the 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.

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  • Driver Gratuity
    Your Bus Driver Gratuity is NOT included in your package price. Our suggested gratuity amount is $10 per person for the entire program.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Base Rate
Available until November 15, 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 Base Rate
Available until November 15, 202120 left

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

Deposit: $50
Triple Occupancy Base Rate
Available until November 15, 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 Base Rate
Available until November 15, 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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