Day 1 - Monday, September 5: Hyannis (D)
Today we will fly to Boston’s Logan airport. Upon arrival at the airport, we will be met by our local guide and motorcoach. We will head straight to Cape Cod just 75 miles away and our hotel for the next 4 nights. This afternoon we will stop at the Kennedy Memorial overlooking Lewis Bay. We will drive by Saint Francis Xavier Church where the Kennedy’s enjoyed Sunday Mass. This evening a delicious dinner is included.
Day 2 - Tuesday, September 6: Martha’s Vineyard (CB)
If you’re interested in a great getaway where Father Time takes a back seat to Mother Nature….then Martha's Vineyard is where you want to be! Martha’s Vineyard is a delightful island in Nantucket Sound and it is best known for its wealthy personalities who reside on the island during the summer months. Our ferry departs from Woods Hole the home of the world-renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, where Robert Ballard spends his time when he is not discovering new mysteries of the sea, as he did when he found the Titanic. The ferry is just 45 minutes and our motorcoach will even travel with us. Once on the island, we will explore Oak Bluffs with its gingerbread homes laid out as the tents once were in this historic campground. We will wander the gentle streets of Edgartown, an old whaling port lined with sea captains' homes, while we have lunch. The trip is not complete without enjoying the breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean from Gayhead Cliffs. When we return to the Cape this evening, you will have a chance to dine on your own at any of the many restaurants on Main Street.
Day 3 - Wednesday, September 7: Whale Watch (CB, D)
This morning after breakfast we will journey to the end of Cape Cod where we will enjoy a tour of Provincetown, which is without a doubt the most eclectic of all Cape Cod towns. Over the past century many artists have made Provincetown their home creating a very open community where many painters, writers, playwrights still live today. Then it’s all aboard a Whale Watch Cruise to enjoy the sunshine and ocean breezes on a comfortable vessel searching for the exciting and entertaining marine mammals just a splash away! As we sail toward the whale feeding grounds, the on-board naturalists will provide an informative and entertaining commentary on the Cape’s unique eco-system and the creatures that dwell here. Later today, we will visit the Cape Cod National Seashore, where we can stand on the cliffs and view the spectacular scenery. We will visit the Visitor’s Center, where we will learn about the formation of the Cape and other interesting facts. We will return to the hotel later this afternoon following dinner.
Day 4 - Thursday, September 8: Nantucket (CB, Lobster Dinner)
We will take a ferry ride to Nantucket from Hyannis and enjoy a memorable tour of this beautiful island. We will have time to stroll along the cobblestone streets and visit some of the many quaint shops that line them. If you love small shops with fine merchandise, it is here that you’ll find paradise in Nantucket Town. We will view Brant Point Light, the second-oldest lighthouse in the United States. Free time for shopping will be enjoyed on the island before boarding the ferry for the return voyage to the mainland. Tonight, we will have a traditional New England Lobster dinner with all the trimmings as we celebrate our last night on the Cape.
Day 5 - Friday, September 9: Boston (CB, D)
This morning we will head to Boston for our final night. Boston is affectionately known as Bean Town (Boston Baked Beans) by some and the cradle of liberty by others. Our guide will tour downtown including parts of the famous Freedom Trail and make several stops while providing commentary throughout. We will visit the Boston Tea Party ship and museum and have a fun time reenacted the rebellion caused by “taxation without representation” as the colonists were upset at the British crown taxes all the way from England. We will tour the North End, where the Old North Church is located, made famous by the two-light signal hung from its bell tower to alert the Patriots that the British were attacking by sea, “one if by land and two if by sea.” Following a great day of revolutionary history, we will have our farewell dinner this evening.
Day 6 - Saturday, September 10: Home
This morning, enjoy a local spot for breakfast on your own. Depending on our flight schedule we will have time to explore the downtown with the Boston Common and Public Gardens. Then it’s on to Logan airport and boarding our flight back home.
TOUR COST PER PAYING PASSENGER (20+ Paying Passengers) – All Land and Air Arrangements