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Castle in the Clouds - Fall 2018


with Sue De Cesare

Calendar Next session starts Nov 17, 2018 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

Welcome to Tom and Olive Plant's mountaintop estate, Lucknow, built in 1913-1914 high in the Ossipee Mountain Range. Known as Castle in the Clouds since its opening to the public in 1959, the house is an unusual example of Arts and Crafts architecture in New England, expressing that aesthetic movement's philosophy of living in harmony with nature. Designed by the architectural firm of J. Williams Beal & Sons of Boston, the house not only exhibits skilled hand craftsmanship in every aspect of its interior and exterior, but also features a number of technological innovations of the early 20th century. Groups will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Estate, visit the Gift Shop, Carriage House and Art Gallery. An Artisan Fair featuring local, handmade wares will take place in the Carriage House where guests can get a jump start on their holiday shopping. Lunch service is available as walk in from 11:00am to 3:00pm also in the Carriage House.

Christmas Craft Fair in Boston - Fall 2018


with Sue De Cesare

Calendar Next session starts Nov 3, 2018 at 7:45 am, runs for 1 week

The Christmas Festival makes preparing for the holidays a breeze, with gifts for everyone and all the elements for stylish entertaining. For holiday decorating, the show offers many possibilities from opulent brocade and tapestry Christmas stockings and wall hangings to old fashioned cranberry garland wreaths, musical angel figurines, whimsical holiday elves, gleaming seashell ornaments, collectible Santas and colorful seasonal flags. Offering everything a holiday shopper could desire under one magnificent roof, the annual Christmas Festival features the distinctive work of over 300 master American craftsmen. Bargain hunters, as well as those with extravagant tastes, will find an endless array of gorgeous home accessories, designer fashions, artisan jewelry, handcrafted holiday decor, tempting gourmet specialty foods and one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts unavailable elsewhere.

South Portland Bus:

  • leaves from Park & Ride at Exit 45 at 7:45am
  • leaves Boston at 4:00pm
  • returns to Park & Ride at Exit 43 at approximately 6:30pm

Biddeford Bus:

  • leaves from Park & Ride at Exit 32 at 8:15am
  • leaves Boston at 4:00pm
  • returns to Park & Ride at Exit 32 at approximately 6:00pm


Haunted Happenings Salem, MA at Night! - Fall 2018


with Sue De Cesare

Calendar Next session starts Oct 20, 2018 at 8 am, runs for 4 weeks

New this year….our first stop in Salem will be touring the Salem Witch Museum. We have reservations and space is limited. Book early! Then you can spend the afternoon at your leisure. There are numerous things to do and places to visit. For the latest information and event schedule go to

Shop 'Til You Drop at Wrentham - Fall 2018


with Anne Beaulieu

Calendar Next session starts Nov 10, 2018 at 7:30 am, runs for 1 week

You will be dropped off at Wrentham Outlets to spend the day at the 170 stores. The bus will be available to bring your bags to throughout the day. Break for lunch at Friendly's, Ruby Tuesday, or the food court. Shop for designer fashions and sportswear, children's clothes, shoes, fine leather and luggage, accessories and jewelry, housewares and home furnishing, gifts and specialty items.

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