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Boston, Cape Cod & the Islands

8 Days from $2,835 per person

Style: Premium | Pace: Active

There’s a sense of nautical charm in this unique part of the world. You’ll be mesmerized by New England’s chic waterfronts, sailing history and summer playgrounds.

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There’s a sense of nautical charm in this unique part of the world. You’ll be mesmerized by New England’s chic waterfronts, sailing history and summer playgrounds.

  1. Welcome to Boston, described by many as the most European city in the U.S. On arrival, you'll be picked up from Boston Logan International Airport and transferred to your downtown hotel. At 6:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests.

    meal(s):Dinner with Wine
    hotel:The Westin Copley Place
  2. Explore the city with your Travel Director and learn about the city's transformative past. You'll follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. View the colorful neighborhoods of Back Bay and historic North End, otherwise known as Boston's Little Italy. The rest of the day is at leisure.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  3. South of Boston is Rhode Island, America's smallest state, but no less packed with big league attractions. Its star player is the elegant town of Newport, lined with the Gilded Age mansions of America's wealthiest families. The seaside city is known as the Sailing Capital of the World. Explore in nautical style onboard an 80-foot schooner as you cruise around the coastline. In the evening, enjoy dinner at 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grill, before heading back to your boutique hotel, registered with the historic hotels of America.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Hotel Viking
  4. Travel back in time and visit the stunning New Bedford Whaling Museum, where a Local Expert will enlighten you on the extensive impact whaling had on the region. See the Lagoda, the largest model ship in the world. Move on to the serene town of Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. Here you'll find the Heritage Museums and Gardens, where in one beautiful location, you'll find sweeping lawns, stunning gardens, a windmill, art gallery, the museum of Americana and a unique collection of antique cars. Close by lies the Sandwich Glass Museum where you will experience the techniques of the English and Irish glassmakers. Continue exploring or head back to your boutique spa hotel, as the rest of the day is yours at leisure.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa
  5. Board your morning ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Home to pristine sandy beaches, outdoor attractions and heavenly harbor towns, this summer hangout is no stranger to presidential visits. After disembarking, make your way to Oak Bluffs, known for its rainbow-colored, gingerbread-like cottages. Get acquainted with the island accompanied by your driver guide, before reaching your hotel.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with WIne
    hotel:Harbor View Hotel and Resort
  6. Take the ferry back to Woods Hole before an excursion to the Cape Cod National Seashore, which encompasses much of the Outer Cape. Travel to the extreme tip of Cape Cod, to Provincetown. Move on to the cottage-lined streets of North Falmouth and your striking beachside hotel, which comes with impressive ocean view rooms. Head outdoors and onto the beach to make the most of this waterfront resort.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Sea Crest Beach Hotel (Ocean View Rooms)
  7. Depart Hyannis in style on a high-speed catamaran for the picturesque island of Nantucket. Not only has it retained the charm of a bygone era, it is one of the most exclusive coastal communities in the U.S. During your visit, take in the beauty of the antique cobblestone streets, lined with high-end boutiques and breathtaking architecture. Return to the mainland in the late afternoon to relax at your beachfront hotel. Meet your new friends in the evening for a Celebration Dinner with wine, where you can share the highlights of your trip.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  8. As one of the few fruits native to North America, it is said that the cranberry is more American than apple pie. Delve further into its history as you meet a local cranberry bog farmer, who will share his knowledge, as well as some of the all-American berries with you. It's time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as you return to Boston. For those heading home there will be complimentary transfers to Boston Logan International Airport, arriving at 2:00 pm. Alternatively, you may return to the Westin Copley Place, Boston if you wish to extend your stay.

    meal(s):Breakfast
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10 May 19 17 May 19 checkmark $3,150$2,835pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 17 Request Quote Book Now
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $1,150.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $93 per person.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment

Meal Summary

7 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • Newport: Get a unique view of this coastal destination from the water aboard a traditional gaff-rigged schooner. Accompanied by a local sailing expert, they’ll show you the key sights in this picturesque setting.
  • New Bedford: With a Local Expert, journey back to the great age of Moby Dick and castaway crews from around the globe, at the engaging New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Nantucket Island: Take an excursion to this idyllic island, characterized by cobblestone streets and lighthouses.
  • Sandwich: There's something for everyone at the Heritage Museums and Gardens—a fascinating complex of Americana museums, located within a 100-acre garden setting.
  • Martha's Vineyard: Visit Oak Bluffs with its ‘gingerbread cottages' and tour the island.
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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

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