Cape Cod & the Islands (Fall Foliage)
8 days with Globus Rating:
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 walking tour with a Local Guide focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; the Old State House and the 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 AREA.
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. Then learn the true story of Thanksgiving in a private PRESENTATION. Continue to [LF] FLAX POND FARMS, a working cranberry bog, and hear how this native fruit is harvested and processed. On to the traditional oceanfront resort for a 4-night stay. Enjoy a traditional [LF] SEAFOOD 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 AREA. 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 AREA. EXCURSION TO CAPE COD.
Today, simply relax at your oceanfront resort, or join an excursion to drive the length of the peninsula’s arm to Provincetown. Here, you may want to join an optional whale-watching expedition or a dune-buggy ride on the Provincetown Dunes. Perhaps enjoy your free time to wander through “P-town,” a lively summer resort and artist’s colony. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 6 HYANNIS AREA. EXCURSION TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD.
Board the 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. Return to Hyannis where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 7 HYANNIS AREA–NEWPORT.
This morning, head to Newport, an elegant yachting mecca on Narragansett Bay in the “Ocean State” of Rhode Island. Enjoy a sightseeing 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. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. (B,D)
Day 8 NEWPORT–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)
All This Included
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.
On the Cape, spend four nights at the Red Jacket Beach Resort, located on the beautiful waters of Nantucket Sound. 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. You’ll also travel the end of the Cape to Provincetown, a vibrant village steeped in history. 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—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 traditional seafood dinner. Historic sights, beautiful scenery, fun experiences, and more await you on this marvelous Cape Cod & the Islands vacation!
Boston: Sheraton Boston Hotel
South Yarmouth: Red Jacket Beach Resort
Hyannis area: Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Newport: Hotel Viking
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