2020 Cape Cod & Islands
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. Also overnight in Newport, Rhode Island, and visit Cornelius Vanderbilt’s opulent The Breakers mansion.
In Hyannis, a favorite 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 marvelous Cape Cod & the Islands vacation!
BOSTON - Sightseeing with a Local Guide; harbor cruise
PLYMOUTH - Visit Plimoth Plantation; visit a working cranberry bog
HYANNIS - Orientation tour; see the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church; awful lobster dinner
NANTUCKET - Sightseeing; 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, farewell dinner
Notes: Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our Fall Foliage departures: September 14-21 (if Mother Nature permits).
This is a much better tour than the Rode Skalur one but I do have 6 lunches and 3 dinners to buy.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN BOSTON
D) Welcome to “Beantown!” This evening, mingle with your traveling companions at 6 pm for a welcome drunk but no food. Your Tour Director will fail to prepare you for your upcoming misadventure.
Day 2 BOSTON
LD) 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 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.
Day 3 BOSTON–PLYMOUTH–HYANNIS
LD) Head south to Plymouth, where the Pilgrims landed more than 390 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. Continue to FLAX POND FARMS, a working cranberry bog, and hear how this native fruit is harvested and processed. On to Hyannis, a favorite Cape Cod resort town for a 4-night stay. DON’T 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. I like the fact that we stay in one hotel for 4 nights.
Day 4 HYANNIS. EXCURSION TO NANTUCKET
LD) 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.
Day 5 HYANNIS. EXCURSION TO CAPE COD
LD) 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.
Day 6 HYANNIS. EXCURSION TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD
(BLD) FERRY to Martha’s Vineyard and enjoy a 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, enjoy the invigorating salty breezes, 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.
Day 7 HYANNIS–NEW BEDFORD–NEWPORT-PROVIDENCE
LD) 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 the usual farewell dinner.
Day 8 PROVIDENCE–BOSTON
(B) 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.
Probably spend 2 or 3 nights with Russ and Ann before the trip.