Cape Cod and the Islands


  • 8 days

  • USA

  • Active pace

Tour : AO

From

£1,707 pp

Tour only

Based on 20th Sep 2019

From

£2,244 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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Get acquainted with the history, beauty, and coastal traditions of Cape Cod and its neighbouring islands on this fascinating holiday. Your tour begins in Boston with guided sightseeing of “Bean Town’s” most famous sights, a harbour cruise, and two overnights. Also overnight in Newport, Rhode Island, and visit Cornelius Vanderbilt’s opulent The Breakers mansion.

In Hyannis, a favourite 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 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 marvellous Cape Cod & the Islands holiday!

Highlights

Boston Sightseeing with a Local Guide including, the Old North Church; harbour cruise

Plymouth Visit Plimoth Plantation; visit a working cranberry bog

Hyannis Orientation tour; see the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church; traditional lobster dinner

Nantucket Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Whaling Museum

Cape Cod Cape Cod National Seashore

Provincetown Whale-watching expedition

Martha’s Vineyard Sightseeing with a Local Guide

Newport Orientation tour; visit The Breakers mansion

Providence Farewell dinner

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Boston

Day
1

Welcome to “Beantown!” This evening, mingle with your travelling companions at 6 pm for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Boston

Day
2

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 harbour CRUISE that takes you to see the Bunker Hill Monument and the site of the Boston Tea Party. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Boston – Plymouth – Hyannis

Day
3

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 favourite Cape Cod resort town for a 4-night stay. Enjoy a traditional LOBSTER dinner this evening!

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hyannis. Excursion to Nantucket

Day
4

This morning, head to the harbour 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hyannis. Excursion to Cape Cod

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hyannis. Excursion to Martha's Vineyard

Day
6

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 centre. 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hyannis – Newport – Providence

Day
7

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Providence – Boston

Day
8

Depart this morning for Boston. After a transfer to the airport for guests who have homebound flights, the coach continues downtown to the Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Enjoy spectacular fall colours on our Fall Foliage departures: September 13 - 20 (if Mother Nature permits).

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,707 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£2,244 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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