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Islands of New England (Cape Cod to Providence)

8 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Cape Cod, Massachusetts - Tour Begins
Join us on a journey highlighting the natural beauty, traditional charm and friendly people of New England. Your tour begins in Cape Cod, the sun and sand of New England.

Day 2 Cape Cod - Provincetown - Cape Cod
This morning we travel to Provincetown, located on the tip of the Cape. This lively artist colony remains famous for its crafts and bright seagoing flair. The choice is yours – you may choose to set out on a whale watch cruise that takes you out to Cape Cod Bay in search of these magnificent creatures; or, perhaps you’d prefer to embark on a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Tonight, complete your New England experience as you indulge in a traditional seafood and lobster feast. (B,D)

Day 3 Cape Cod - Martha’s Vineyard - Cape Cod
A ferry ride transports you to the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. Known for visits by presidents and royalty, this summer home of many artists, writers and celebrities is full of surprises. A local guide will show you all the highlights of "the Vineyard" — as the locals call it — including quaint gingerbread-styled cottages and a once-famous whaling port resplendent with sea captain’s homes and widow’s walks. Later, depart the island and cruise back to Cape Cod. Tonight, explore downtown Falmouth, an interesting and eclectic all-American Main Street that is a wonderful place to visit, shop and dine. (B)

Day 4 Cape Cod - Hyannis - Nantucket - Cape Cod
Your day begins with a panoramic tour of Hyannis. Catch a glimpse of the Camelot era as you travel through Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy compound, and visit the poignant Kennedy Memorial. Next, board the high speed ferry to Nantucket. Upon arrival, set out on a tour exploring this idyllic island. From cobblestone Main Street to its beaches and lighthouses, this is a place that truly lives up to its reputation. During time at leisure you may explore the island’s waterfront where sailboats and yachts sway in the harbor or shop for a famous Nantucket basket. Tonight, enjoy a wonderful dinner featuring a cooking demonstration that highlights a local specialty. (B,D)

Day 5 Cape Cod - Plymouth - Providence, Rhode Island
Today, delve into a traditional way of life as you tour a New England cranberry bog and learn about dry harvesting. Then, step back in time with a stop in the celebrated town of Plymouth where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. See legendary Plymouth Rock and enjoy a guided tour of the original Plymouth Colony and Gristmill. Experience the Pilgrim way of life with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a re-creation of a 17th-century village. Today’s lunch teaches you how to “eat like a Pilgrim.” Sample recipes from that time, learn some Pilgrim etiquette, and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with your fellow travelers. Later, arrive in Providence, the capital of Rhode Island. (B,L)

Day 6 Providence - Boston, MA - Providence
Depart Providence and travel north to the historic city of Boston. Come to know Boston’s Yankee charm during a tour that highlights Beacon Hill, the Old South Meeting House, Boston Public Garden, the historic North End, Old North Church, the U.S.S. Constitution and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Enjoy some leisure time to stroll along part of the famed Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile walking path through the streets of Boston that showcases the city's historical sites; or, perhaps further explore the lively marketplace at Faneuil Hall. (B)

Day 7 Providence - Newport - Providence
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Providence, “America’s Renaissance City.” Then depart for Newport, the “Yachting Capital of the East.” Return to America's Gilded Age as you make your way along breathtaking Ocean Drive en route to Bellevue Avenue which is lined with 11 extraordinary mansions. Built in the 1800s as summer "cottages," 7 of the 11 mansions have been designated National Historic Landmarks. Tour the Marble House, the gorgeous summer home of Mr. and Mrs. William Vanderbilt. As you explore this architectural marvel you will gain an understanding of why Newport became such a grand destination. (B,D)

Day 8 Providence - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close, leaving you with many fond memories. (B)
Map
All This Included
New England’s miles of sandy beaches, majestic coasts, and rolling surf invite relaxation. The Islands of New England tour spends eight days exploring New England’s charms, from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to a dry harvest cranberry bog. Step back in time at Plimoth Plantation to sample traditional recipes from that period, learn some Pilgrim etiquette and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast where you’ll learn to “eat like a Pilgrim.” In Provincetown, the choice is yours – set out on a whale watch cruise or embark on a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Visit Boston and Providence, the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, the lively artist colony of Provincetown, and the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Complete your New England experience as you indulge in a traditional seafood and lobster feast.
  • 11 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Highlights
  • Tour the extravagant Marble House mansion, a National Historic Landmark.
  • Step back in time in the town of Plymouth where the Pilgrims landed in 1620.
  • Get to know the people at a working New England cranberry bog, a thriving crop of Cape Cod.
Accommodations
Falmouth: Sea Crest Beach Hotel 
Providence: Hilton Providence
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre Night Hotel:
  • Sheraton Boston Hotel
Post Night Hotel:
  • Omni Hotel Providence
  • Hilton Providence
Notes
  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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