Tour Price: $
If you are a student of Science of Mind, this tour is a must for you. Our Pilgrimage takes us to Belfast Maine, home of Phineas Pankhurst Quimby, one of the pioneers of the New Thought Movement. In the footsteps of our New Thought forfathers, we will take a Meditative walk in the very same forest that they walked and where they were inspired by natures wisdom. Bask in the beauty of the fall foliage as we journey along the Atlantic Seaboard towards Boston. In Boston have the opportunity to visit the historical Commons Park, walk the freedom trail, see the beautiful Copley Square and Christian Science Center – Concord. We will visit the home of Emerson and walk around Walden Pond.
Day 1: Upon arrival in Portland, Maine, we will be picked up by charter bus and travel to Belfast, 102 miles north. Belfast is Located at the mouth of the Passagassawakeag River estuary on Penobscot Bay, Belfast is the county seat of Waldo County. The seaport has a wealth of antique architecture in several historic districts and remains popular with tourists. It was the home of Phineas Parkhurst Quimby. Afternoon Meeting will be held at the hotel.
Day 2: In our morning meeting we will discuss Quimby’s influence on the new though movement and you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful historic town of Belfast. In the afternoon we will take a nature walk through the fall foliage and enjoy dinner on the harbor in Camden (not included), about 19 miles from Belfast.
Day 3: We will travel by charter bus to Boston via the cost route to Portland. Lunch along the way (Included) and arrive in Boston approximately 4:00 pm. Evening free in Boston.
Day 4: At our morning meeting, we will discuss the importance of Emma Curtis Hopkins, who studied at the Academy in nearby Concord. We will have the afternoon free to explore Boston on our own. Included is a round trip ferry ticket from the hotel to Boston. In Boston you can take the hop on hop off tour of the city, visit Boston Common, or see Copley Square and the Boston Christian Science Center’s magnificent reflecting pool.
Day 5: At our morning meeting, we will discuss the importance of Ralph Waldo Emerson who was born in Boston, the son of a Unity minister. Emerson later moved to Concord, where we will travel to today to see his home. Emerson was Henry David Thoreau’s mentor and friend and we will walk from Emerson’s house to Walden Pond. We will then return to Boston for our Farewell dinner.
Day 6: After breakfast and our farewell morning meeting and then we will check out of the hotel for our flight home.