Welcome to Camden

Like many communities along the Maine coast, Camden has a long history of shipbuilding. The mammoth six-masted schooner George W Wells was built here in 1900, setting the world record for the most masts on a sailing ship.

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$42.40 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Windjammer Classic Day Sail

If you always wanted to sail your own wooden ship, this is your chance. The crew welcomes your participation - offer to help raise the sails and take a turn at the wheel. The Appledore II is a hard working, seaworthy schooner. She has sailed around the world, docking at many harbors along the way. Twice a year, she still sails the Eastern seaboard between her two home ports of Camden, Maine and Key West, Florida. Ask your crew about her history, some have made this bi-annual 2,000 mile sailing trip. Our day sail on the Appledore II schooner departs from Bayview Landing, taking you out of Camden Harbor. Camden is often called the “jewel of the Maine coast” which becomes clear as you sail past the impressive lighthouse, Curtis Island Light, dating from 1836 and into Penobscot Bay. Considered to be one of the top cruising bays in the world, Penobscot Bay will amaze you with its uninhabited islands, wildlife and views of Camden Hills and other coastal mountains dropping off into the sea. During your Camden boat tour, look along the shore for Mount Battie, historic inns, and elegant summer mansions of the rich and famous with their million dollar yachts. Watch lobstermen hauling in their traps. On a typical day, you may see porpoises playing in the water, ospreys and eagles hunting for fish and even the occasional whale. Watch for seals sunning themselves on rocks and cute guillernots, cousins to puffins, with their bright red feet, wobbling as they walk along the rocky shoreline. Quench your thirst with cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks, all available for purchase during your sailing cruise. As Camden Harbor comes back into view, relax and feel the wind sweep through your hair as your memorable sailing ship cruise draws to a close.

$53 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Windjammer Classic Sunset Sail

Camden, Maine is a quintessential New England coastal town, dating back to 1768. Your sunset sailing cruise departs from Bayview Landing, at the heart of Camden Harbor. Mariners consider Camden Harbor one of the most beautiful harbors in New England, framed by the mountains greeting the sea. Feel the sense of adventure as the crew hoists the sails. Participate in this age-old tradition by joining in and help raise the sails. Take a turn at the wheel and feel the exhilaration of captaining a traditional wooden ship.The Appledore II was hand-built in 1978 at the Gamage Shipyard in Maine in the finest shipbuilding tradition. She proved her seaworthiness by circumnavigating the globe. She continues to sail a 2,000 mile ocean voyage twice a year between her summer home of Camden, Maine and winter home of tropical Key West, Florida.Your Downeast Maine boat tour takes you past Curtis Island Light, helping navigate seafarers since 1836, and into Penobscot Bay. As we sail along the rugged coastline, take in the majestic mountains, only one of two places along the Atlantic seaboard where the mountains drop off into the ocean. With the painted sky as your exquisite backdrop, gaze at the magnificent mansions, historic inns and elegant yachts. Watch for porpoises, eagles and ospreys. Along the jagged rocks, look for seals and shorebirds, including guillernots, cousins to puffins. Quench your thirst with cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks, all available for purchase during your sailing cruise. Gather close to your loved ones as the fiery sun sets over Mount Battie and toast the end of an amazing day. Against the darkened sky, the blink of the Curtis Island Light guides us back home to Camden Harbor. As Camden Harbor comes back into view, relax and feel the wind sweep through your hair as your memorable sailing ship cruise draws to a close.

$45.18 Cultural & Theme Tours

Camden Town Sightseeing Tour

With its famous markets, top food hangouts, buzzing music scene, lively nightlife, canal and beautiful parks, Camden is one of London’s top neighbourhoods, and on this tour we show you why. Rich with culture, lively Camden has an abundance of things to do to whether you come here during the day, in the afternoon or in the evening. Only a few tube stops away from the centre of London, visitors flock to Camden to rummage for bargains in its vibrant markets and eat cuisine from the many global food vendors. On this tour you will get an inside introduction to all of that while also spending some time gazing at the pretty canal from Camden Lock. We will also to  Little Venice and Camden’s many pubs, bars and clubs that makes this vibrant area come alive. The tour last for 2 hours.The walking distance is around 4 km.Bringing a camera is encouraged!Tours are always in English unless otherwise specified.

$153.77 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer from Heathrow Airport to St Pancras station via London Hotel

All flights will be monitored by the assigned driver and if there are any flight delays, there will be no extra charge.Your driver will come inside to collect you from the arrival hall displaying your name board. Driver will help you with your luggage and drive you to your destination by using latest navigation system with live traffic information. Free baby seats or child seats available to use during the journey upon advance request. Customers must choose pick up time wisely and provide all necessary details such as flight number during booking process. Business class passengers and fast track  passengers may request pick up time after 40 minutes of flight landing time and all other passengers may request their pick up time after 60 , 90 or 120 minutes from flight landing time. We offer 30 minutes free waiting time at the Airport from the pre-requested pickup time. Let us know your train departure time to work out a pickup time from the Hotel. This private transfer is available to drop passengers off and pick up in following London post code areas: Post code area : E1, WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, SE1, W1, W2, W3,W4, W5, W6, W7, W8, W9, W10, W11, W12, W13, W14, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8,N9, N10, N11, N12, SW1, SW2,SW3, SW4, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW8, SW9, SW10, SW11, SW12, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19, SW20, NW1, NW2, NW3, NW4, NW5, NW6, NW7, NW8, NW9, NW10, NW11, SE1, SE5, TW1 to TW20, UB1 to UB10, HA0 to HA9, Popular Areas: Notting Hill , Knightsbridge, Earls Court, Chelsea, Islington, Paddington, Kensington, Chiswick, Ealing, Brixton, Clapham  Kings Cross, Finchley, Highgate, Euston, St John's Wood, St. Pancras , Strand, Piccadilly, Waterloo, Battersea, Putney, Pimlico, Lambeth, Vauxhall, Westminster, Camberwell, South bank,  Fulham, Hammersmith, Mayfair, Marylebone, Marbel Arch,  Holland Park, Bayswater, Camden, Wembley, Hounslow, Feltham,  Twickenham, Richmond, Kingston, Harrow,  Longford, Sipson, Harlington, Hillingdon, Pinner, Hampton, White city, Kensal green, Shepherd's bush, Acton, Uxbridge, Kew

$489 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

3-Day New England Country Christmas

Day 1Depart Nashua, New Hampshire on your journey to Camden, Maine to experience a traditional Country Christmas. The first stop will be at Stonewall Kitchens where you can taste all the specialty jams, jellies and relishes. Your next stop will be Kennebunkport for Christmas shopping in these quaint New England Stores. For lunch, enjoy a Maine Lobster, Lobster roll, baked fish, baked chicken or a steak a the Bull and Claw Restaurant. Continue north to Freeport for an afternoon of Outlet shopping.  Arrive in Camden in the late afternoon for a 2-night stay at the Country Inn Camden. Your stay at the Country Inn will get you in the Christmas spirit. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner followed by a night of either horse drawn sleigh rides, or hay rides, if there is snow. Hot chocolate and an assortment of alcohol miniatures to flavor the hot chocolate will be available.Day 2Start the day with a hot country buffet breakfast. Bring your swimsuit and enjoy a dip in the heated indoor pool. The morning you will travel into town for a visit to the Farnsworth Museum. The Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America's greatest artists.  With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 15,000 works in its collection, there is always something new on view. The museum has one of the nation's largest collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth. In the afternoon, we will make a stop at the Thomaston Prison Outlet where you can find some great bargains on hand crafted items made by the prisoners. This evening, visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for one of the largest lighting displays in New England (the goal is 100,000 lights this first year). This is something new at the Gardens and you have the opportunity to enjoy the lights before they get crowded. Return to the hotel for a late dinner featuring Maine Lobster.Day 3Wake up and unwrap your handcrafted Christmas resent. Gifts will be under the tree and who knows, there may even be a visit from Old Saint Nick. On our return trip south, we will stop at Breakwater Vineyards for wine tasting. A stop will be made in Portland for shopping and for Olive Oil and Vinegar tasting at Laroux Kitchens. For those that like to cook, you might find that perfect holiday present. You may want to wander next door and sample Cabot cheese and fresh brewed root beer.  We return to New Hampshire in the late afternoon filled with holiday spirit and good cheer.