8 Day Cape Cod & The Islands
CruisePlus Land Offer
September 14, 2018
Globus Land Tour
Get acquainted with the history, beauty, and coastal traditions of Cape Cod and its neighbouring islands on this fascinating vacation. Your tour begins in Boston with guided sightseeing of “Bean Town’s” most famous sights, a harbour cruise, and two overnights. Also overnight in Newport, Rhode Island, and visit Cornelius Vanderbilt’s opulent The Breakers mansion. Enjoy a whale-watching cruise narrated by a local marine biologist. Historic sights, beautiful scenery, fun experiences, and more await you on this marvellous Cape Cod & the Islands vacation!
What we are Including
- 8-day Boston to Boston tour with a local guide
- Breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners including a lobster dinner
- Motorcoach transportation including Wi-Fi
- Whale-watching expedition
- Visit Plimoth Plantation; a working cranberry bog
- See the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church
- Visit the Breakers Mansion
*Ask us about arranging your flights!
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN BOSTONWelcome 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 BOSTONYour 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–HYANNISHead 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. 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.
DAY 4 HYANNIS. EXCURSION TO NANTUCKETThis 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 CODDrive 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 VINEYARDFERRY 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–NEWPORTThis morning, head to New Bedford on Buzzard’s Bay. See the cobblestone streets, the early 19th-century Seamen’s Bethel chapel, the wharves crowded with fishing boats and fisherman—all the sights and scenes of this former whaling port, made famous in Moby Dick. Then, journey south 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. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 8 NEWPORT–BOSTONDepart 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.