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Length:  8 days from Boston to Boston

2019 Season Departs From:  Boston


Overview

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—a special experience offered by Globus.

Other out-of-the-ordinary adventures Globus has 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!



Duration:  8 Days

Schedule:   

Start Date End Date
14 June, 2019 21 June, 2019
21 June, 2019 28 June, 2019
05 July, 2019 12 July, 2019
19 July, 2019 26 July, 2019
26 July, 2019 02 August, 2019
23 August, 2019 30 August, 2019
31 August, 2019 07 September, 2019
31 August, 2019 07 September, 2019
13 September, 2019 20 September, 2019
20 September, 2019 27 September, 2019
20 September, 2019 27 September, 2019


City Highlights

BOSTON
Sightseeing with a Local Guide including, the Old North Church; harbor cruise

PLYMOUTH
Visit Plimoth Plantation; visit a [LF] working cranberry bog

HYANNIS
Orientation tour; see the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church; [LF] traditional lobster dinner

NANTUCKET
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Whaling Museum

CAPE COD
Cape Cod National Seashore

PROVINCETOWN
[LF] Whale-watching expedition

MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Sightseeing with a Local Guide

NEWPORT
Orientation tour; visit The Breakers mansion

PROVIDENCE
Farewell dinner





Day 1   ARRIVE IN BOSTON. 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.

Day 2   BOSTON. 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. (B)

Day 3   BOSTON–PLYMOUTH–HYANNIS. 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 [LF] 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 [LF] LOBSTER dinner this evening! (B,D)

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.

Day 4   HYANNIS. EXCURSION TO NANTUCKET. 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. (B)

Day 5   HYANNIS. EXCURSION TO CAPE COD. 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 [LF] 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. (B,D)

Day 6   HYANNIS. EXCURSION TO MARTHA S VINEYARD. 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. (B)

Day 7    HYANNIS–NEWPORT–PROVIDENCE. 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. (B,D)


Day 8   PROVIDENCE–BOSTON. 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. (B)


Meals:  Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners including a lobster dinner in Hyannis and a farewell dinner in Providence

Transportation

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels





Note: Flights are NOT included with the Tour and unless otherwise stated above transfers are also NOT included.