Cape Cod & the Islands ( AO)

8 Day Tour from Boston to Boston

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Where do the nation’s VIPs go when they need some quiet R&R? Everyone from politicians to performers to pro athletes have long traded their suits and cleats for sandals and clam diggers to enjoy the breezy shores of Cape Cod and its neighboring islands. With the seaside town of Hyannis as home base, you’ll ferry to see the gingerbread cottages of Martha’s Vineyard and the imposing mansions of Nantucket. Plus, an excursion to colorful Provincetown, a favorite summer hub for artists and writers. Boston’s grand history and Newport’s colossal “cottages” – including Cornelius Vanderbilt’s The Breakers – offer giant glimpses into New England’s rich past. This Cape Cod and the islands tour also includes a visit to Plymouth to see where the pilgrims landed, and give thanks for the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted!

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Notes:

Guests should be prepared for easy but sustained walking throughout the tour, including ¼-½ mile over uneven ground during the Nantucket sightseeing. Guests with mobility concerns may experience uneven surfaces specifically for ferry loading and unloading, and limited access to passenger amenities on board certain vessels.

 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Welcome to Beantown! This evening, mingle with your travel companions at 6 pm for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

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Day 2

BOSTON Boston’s Bold History Your walking tour with a Local Guide focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. Balance of the day is at your leisure. You may wish to take a whale watching cruise, stroll the historic waterfront, or dine at one of the many cherished restaurants around town.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ICONIC FOOTSTEPS “Listen, my children, and you shall hear about the midnight ride of Paul Revere!” Take a guided walking tour of the legendary landmarks of Boston. Here, in the cradle of liberty, you’ll walk in the iconic footsteps of American forefathers. See the Boston Common, the Old State House, Old North Church (where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride), Freedom Trail, and Faneuil Hall - with the opportunity to browse in Quincy Market.


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Day 3

BOSTON–PLYMOUTH–HYANNIS Pilgrims’ Pride Head south to Plymouth, where the Pilgrims landed over 400 years ago to establish the first permanent settlement in New England. See legendary Plymouth Rock. Next, explore Plimoth Patuxet Museums and learn about the daily life for the Pilgrims and the contributions of the Indigenous Pokanoket people. Visit Mayflower II, built by hand using traditional methods and tools familiar to 17th-century. Then, on to Hyannis for a 4-night stay. Tonight, enjoy a LF regional seafood dinner.
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LOCAL FAVORITE
TASTES AND TRADITIONS No visit to Cape Cod is complete without indulging in its regional bounty of seafood. Your stay in Hyannis includes a regional seafood dinner to celebrate your time in this timeless village on the cape.

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
NEWCOMERS IN A NATIVE LAND Bring history to life at the Plimoth Patuxet Museums with Plymouth Colony and Indigenous Pokanoket exhibits. Explore intertwined cultures, investigate changing landscapes, and understand 17th-century worldviews through immersive hands-on experiences.


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Day 4

HYANNIS. EXCURSION TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD On the Vineyard This morning, head to the harbor for your scenic ferry ride to Martha’s Vineyard for a tour and leisure time to enjoy the charming villages, quaint shops, historic homes and pristine beaches. Return to Hyannis where the evening is free.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Explore beautiful Martha’s Vineyard, featuring Oak Bluffs with its Victorian “gingerbread” architecture. Spend some time in Edgartown, once an important shipping and whaling hub. Check out the enticing village stores, take a walk along the ocean, and admire the elegant homes along the tree-lined streets.


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Day 5

HYANNIS. EXCURSION TO PROVINCETOWN Chilling on the Cape Enjoy free time this morning and afternoon on the Cape. Relax at the resort or travel to Provincetown. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE in Cape Cod with a day to relax at your resort or join an excursion to drive the length of the peninsula’s arm to Provincetown. Once there, consider an optional ride on the Provincetown Dunes or enjoy your free time to wander through “P-town,” a lively summer resort and artist’s colony.


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Day 6

HYANNIS. EXCURSION TO NANTUCKET Cape Cod Cruising This morning, head to the harbor for your scenic ferry ride to Nantucket. Time for lunch and a stroll around Straight Wharf with its marinas, shops, and art galleries. Tour with a Local Guide spotlighting the strong Quaker influence during the early days of settlement. Return to Hyannis via a ferry ride. See the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church before reaching your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOT 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 engaging exhibitions and rooftop observation deck.


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Day 7

HYANNIS–NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND The Gilded Age This morning, head to Newport, an elegant yachting mecca on Narragansett Bay in the “Ocean State” of Rhode Island. On a sightseeing tour of Newport, see the first state house, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and more. Afterward, explore the extravagant lifestyle of the Gilded Age when visiting the Breakers. Later, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell lunch. This evening is free to explore Newport on your own.
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TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES Explore the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era with a visit to the Breakers, shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt’s historic mansion. Marvel at the lavish residence and artistic collection in this example of American industry and wealth at the turn of the century.


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Day 8

NEWPORT–BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Safe travels until we meet again! Depart this morning for Boston. After a transfer to the airport for guests who have homebound flights, the motorcoach continues to the downtown Boston tour hotel where the tour ends. Please schedule flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport after 2 pm. Want to explore more in Boston? Extra nights are available for purchase.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HILLARY JOHNSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced... observing them from afar is not enough."

Tour Director -  HILLARY JOHNSON

 Accommodations

BOSTON

WESTIN COPLEY PLACE BOSTON

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate Deluxe
  Free Wifi

HYANNIS

HYANNIS HARBOR HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

NEWPORT

HOTEL VIKING

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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