Cape Cod & the Islands (AO)

8 days from Boston to Boston

2020 Tour Details

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. Visit Newport, Rhode Island, for a guided tour of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s opulent home, the Breakers mansion.

On the Cape, spend four nights at the Red Jacket Beach Resort, located on the beautiful waters of Nantucket Sound. 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. You’ll also travel the end of the Cape to Provincetown, a vibrant village steeped in history. You’ll also learn what life was like for the Pilgrims and the true story of Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation, a re-creation of a small farming and maritime village built by the Pilgrims in the 17th century—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 traditional seafood dinner. Historic sights, beautiful scenery, fun experiences, and more await you on this marvelous Cape Cod & the Islands vacation!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

BOSTON
Walking tour with a Local Guide; harbor cruise

PLYMOUTH
Visit Plimoth Plantation; learn the true story of Thanksgiving; visit a [LF] working cranberry bog

HYANNIS AREA
Orientation tour; see the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church; [LF] traditional seafood dinner

NANTUCKET
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Whaling Museum

PROVINCETOWN
Orientation tour

MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Sightseeing with a Local Guide

NEWPORT
Sightseeing tour; visit The Breakers mansion; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Notes:

  • Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our Fall Foliage departures: September 11 (if Mother Nature permits).

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners including a seafood dinner on the Cape and a farewell dinner in Newport

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

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

Day 2

BOSTON. Your walking tour with a Local Guide focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; the Old State House and the 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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

BOSTON–PLYMOUTH–HYANNIS AREA. 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. Then learn the true story of Thanksgiving in a private PRESENTATION. Continue to [LF] FLAX POND FARMS, a working cranberry bog, and hear how this native fruit is harvested and processed. On to the traditional oceanfront resort for a 4-night stay. Enjoy a traditional [LF] SEAFOOD dinner this evening!
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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.

Day 4

HYANNIS AREA. EXCURSION TO NANTUCKET. 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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

HYANNIS AREA. EXCURSION TO CAPE COD. Today, simply relax at your oceanfront resort, or join an excursion to drive the length of the peninsula’s arm to Provincetown. Here, you may want to join an optional whale-watching expedition or a dune-buggy ride on the Provincetown Dunes. Perhaps enjoy your free time to wander through “P-town,” a lively summer resort and artist’s colony. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

HYANNIS AREA. EXCURSION TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD. Board the 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 center. Check out the enticing village stores, take a walk along the ocean, and admire the elegant homes along the tree-lined streets. Return to Hyannis where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

HYANNIS AREA–NEWPORT. This morning, head to Newport, an elegant yachting mecca on Narragansett Bay in the “Ocean State” of Rhode Island. Enjoy a sightseeing 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. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

NEWPORT–BOSTON. 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.
Breakfast Breakfast

 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

SHERATON BOSTON HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

HYANNIS

RED JACKET BEACH RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

NEWPORT

HOTEL VIKING

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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