Cape Cod and the Islands

  • 9 Days

  • Eastern USA

  • Active pace

Patti Page once sang about falling in love with “Old Cape Cod”; it’s easy to see why. Journey through its historic whaling ports and lively summer resort towns, with dune-fringed beaches and cedar-shingled buildings, and discover the legacy of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
All airport taxes
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

of 9 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 15th September 2017

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

Overview

Patti Page once sang about falling in love with “Old Cape Cod”; it’s easy to see why. Journey through its historic whaling ports and lively summer resort towns, with dune-fringed beaches and cedar-shingled buildings, and discover the legacy of the Pilgrim Fathers at Pymouth.

At a glance

  • Boston Guided sightseeing tour of the “Cradle of Liberty” and its historic landmarks.
  • Plymouth Explore the first permanent settlement in New England where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in 1630.
  • Nantucket Stroll the charming streets, and browse the shops and art galleries of this historic whaling town.
  • Martha’s Vineyard Enjoy a tour that features Oak Bluffs with its Victorian "gingerbread" architecture overlooking Nantucket Sound.
  • Newport Visit The Breakers, the opulent mansion of shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Extensions

  • 2 nights hotel stay in Boston

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Boston

Fly to Boston and transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions and tour director for a welcome drink.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Boston

Dubbed the 'Cradle of Liberty' for its central role in the War of American Independence, visit the historic landmarks of Boston on a guided sightseeing tour. See Boston Common and Old North Church, where lanterns were hung to warn patriots of oncoming British forces. Other highlights include Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and the Old State House. Afterwards, board a harbour cruise to see the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Boston - Plymouth - Hyannis

Land, or arrive, at Plymouth, where the Pilgrim Fathers landed more than 390 years ago. Site of the first permanent settlement in New England; visit the Plimoth Plantation and learn about how daily life was for the Pilgrims. At Flax Pond Farm, a working cranberry bog, you’ll learn how cranberries are harvested and processed. In Hyannis Port, there’s the former home of President John F. Kennedy – known as the ‘Kennedy Compound’. Visit the fallen president’s memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church. The next four nights will be at the Red Jacket Beach resort. Later, enjoy traditional Lobster Bake dinner—a delicious end to the day!

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Hyannis - Nantucket - Hyannis

This morning, head to the harbour for the ferry ride over to Nantucket – a late 18th-century New England seaport town of dune-fringed beaches and cedar-shingled buildings. Time for lunch; and a stroll around the marinas, shops and art galleries of Straight Wharf. A guided tour highlights 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. Enjoy time at leisure and perhaps visit the Whaling Museum with its top-quality exhibitions and rooftop observation deck.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Hyannis - Cape Cod - Hyannis.

From Hyannis, 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. Later, enjoy free time to wander through "P-town," a lively summer resort and artist's colony. Return to Hyannis, where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Hyannis - Martha's Vineyard - Hyannis

After a morning ferry ride to Martha's Vineyard, enjoy a tour that features Oak Bluffs with its Victorian "gingerbread" architecture overlooking Nantucket Sound. Spend some time in Edgartown, once an important shipping and whaling centre, where you’ll find the Whaling Church, a large 18th century church, now converted to a performing arts centre. Stroll down Water Street, along the harbour, with its "Captain's Homes" which line both sides of the street and peruse the charming village stores.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Hyannis - New Bedford - Newport

Head to New Bedford on Buzzard's Bay and explore its cobblestone streets and wharves with all the sights and scenes of this former whaling port, of Moby Dick fame. Look out for the early 19th century Seamen's Bethel Chapel. Journey south to Newport, an elegant yachting mecca on Narragansett Bay in the "Ocean State" of Rhode Island. Enjoy an orientation tour of Newport, see the first State House and America's oldest synagogue. Afterwards, explore the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era at The Breakers, the opulent mansion of shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. This evening, your tour director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Newport - Boston - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Boston: Sheraton Boston
  • Hyannis: Red Jacket Beach Resort
  • Newport: Hotel Viking

Notes

Accommodaton as stated or similar

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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