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Get acquainted with the history, beauty, and coastal traditions of Cape Cod and its neighboring islands on this fascinating vacation. Your tour begins in Boston with guided sightseeing of “Bean Town’s” most famous sights, a harbor cruise, and two overnights. Visit Newport, Rhode Island, for a guided tour of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s opulent home, the Breakers mansion.
In Hyannis, a favorite Cape Cod resort town, spend four nights at the Red Jacket Beach Resort, located on the beautiful waters of Nantucket Sound. From Hyannis, take ferries to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, with sightseeing on both islands. You’ll also have free time to explore both on your own. In Nantucket, enjoy the included visit to the Whaling Museum, explore the art galleries, and browse the shops. On Martha’s Vineyard, take a walk along the ocean, admire the elegant homes, and browse the village stores. From Hyannis, you’ll also travel to Provincetown and Cape Cod National Seashore, a 40-mile stretch of unspoiled sandy beach. Enjoy a whale-watching cruise narrated by a local marine biologist.
Other out-of-the-ordinary adventures included on this Cape Cod & the Islands tour are a visit to Flax Pond Farms, a working cranberry bog, and a lobster & seafood bake. You’ll also learn what life was like for the Pilgrims and the true story of Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation, a re-creation of a small farming and maritime village built by the Pilgrims in the 17th century.
Historic sights, beautiful scenery, fun experiences, and more await you on this marvelous Cape Cod & the Islands vacation!
Destinations & Sightseeing
Boston, Plymouth, Hyannis, Nantucket, Cape Cod, Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard, Newport & Providence.
Note: Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our Fall Foliage departures: September 13 - 20 (Mother Nature permitting).
Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners including a lobster dinner in Hyannis and a farewell dinner in Providence.
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Welcome to “Beantown!” This evening, mingle with your traveling companions at 6 pm for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Your guided sightseeing focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; the Old State House; OLD NORTH CHURCH, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with a chance to browse through Quincy Market. Next, board a harbor CRUISE that takes you to see the Bunker Hill Monument and the site of the Boston Tea Party. Balance of the day is at your leisure. (Breakfast)
Head south to Plymouth, where the Pilgrims landed nearly 400 years ago and founded the first permanent settlement in New England. See famous Plymouth Rock. Next, explore PLIMOTH PLANTATION and learn about how daily life was for the Pilgrims and the true story of Thanksgiving. Continue to FLAX POND FARMS, a working cranberry bog, and hear how this native fruit is harvested and processed. On to Hyannis, a favorite Cape Cod resort town for a 4-night stay. Enjoy a traditional LOBSTER dinner this evening! (Breakfast & Dinner)
SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend the next four nights at the Red Jacket Beach Resort, located on the waters of Nantucket Sound. Amenities include a private beach with water activities, outdoor pool, tennis court, restaurant, lounge, and spa. Please note that some resort activities are seasonal.
This morning, head to the harbor for your FERRY ride to Nantucket. Time for lunch and a stroll around Straight Wharf with its marinas, shops, and art galleries. Your guided tour spotlights the strong Quaker influence during the early days of settlement. Drive the narrow streets and admire charming Colonial-style houses and imposing mansions that reflect the prosperity of Nantucket’s whaling era. During your free time, visit the WHALING MUSEUM with its top-quality exhibitions and rooftop observation deck. Return to Hyannis and see the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church before reaching your hotel. (Breakfast)
Drive the length of the peninsula’s arm to Provincetown and CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE. At MacMillan Wharf, board a cruise boat and head out to sea for a WHALE-WATCHING EXPEDITION, narrated by a local marine biologist. Free time later to wander through “P-town,” a lively summer resort and artist’s colony. Return to Hyannis and your beach resort. Enjoy dinner this evening at a local restaurant. (Breakfast & Dinner)
FERRY to Martha’s Vineyard and enjoy a guided tour that features Oak Bluffs with its Victorian “gingerbread” architecture. Spend some time in Edgartown, once an important shipping and whaling center. Check out the enticing village stores, take a walk along the ocean, and admire the elegant homes along the tree-lined streets during your time here. Return to Hyannis where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. (Breakfast)
This morning, head to Newport, an elegant yachting mecca on Narragansett Bay in the “Ocean State” of Rhode Island. Enjoy an orientation tour of Newport and see the first state house, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and the city’s oldest meeting house and library. Afterward, explore the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era when visiting THE BREAKERS, shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt’s opulent mansion. Then, continue to Providence, the capital of Rhode Island and one of the oldest cities in the United States. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. (Breakfast & Dinner)
Depart this morning for Boston. After a transfer to the airport for guests who have homebound flights, the motorcoach continues downtown to the Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends. Please schedule flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport after 2 pm. (Breakfast)
Boston - Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sheraton Boston is a 1220 room hotel located just four miles from the Boston Logan Airport in Back Bay Boston. Rooms have fantastic views of the Charles River or Historic Back Bay. Enjoy indoor access to shopping and restaurants at the Prudential Center or Copley Place, both connected to the Sheraton Boston. The hotel has an Indoor/Outdoor saline heated swimming pool. Enjoy local New England fare at the Side Bar & Grille, breakfast in Cafe Apropos, or a coffee at the Starbucks in the lobby.
Hyannis - Red Jacket Beach Resort
A classic Cape Cod oceanfront resort on the waters of Nantucket Sound, Red Jacket Beach features a beautiful sweep of private ocean beach. This full-service resort and spa has all of the comforts to make your stay memorable. Whether you envision an action-packed getaway with water sports or a relaxing time on our private beach with a good book, you'll enjoy excellent service in a beautiful oceanfront setting.
Providence - Renaissance Providence Hotel
Housed in a historic 1920's era building, Renaissance Providence Hotel provides the perfect blend of modern style and comfort. The hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, on-site restaurant Public Kitchen & Bar, and comfortable and stylish guestrooms.
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