Boston, Cape Cod & The Islands - Classic Group

Boston, Cape Cod & The Islands - Classic Group

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Boston, Cape Cod & The Islands - Classic Group

8 Days Starting and ending in Boston (MA)

Visiting: Boston, Plymouth, Sandwich, Cape Cod National Seashore, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Newport

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

ACAPM19

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

20 - 40

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

This 8-Day guided tour blends history with glamour as you travel from Massachusetts to Rhode Island. Follow the red-brick Freedom Trail in Boston to see where the U.S. took shape. On the shores of Cape Cod Bay, see Sandwich, a coastal town famous for its glassmakers; here, visit the Sandwich Glass Museum, where you can learn tricks of the trade. At Martha's Vineyard, a driver will take you past the former home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and to Oak Bluffs, an idyllic town with gingerbread-like cottages. Indulge in a sea-to-table feast filled with fish caught from local fishermen, fresh produce from nearby farms and delicacies picked by foragers. In the seaside city of Newport, board an 80-foot schooner to cruise the coastline, taking in views of historical buildings and the homes of the rich and famous — and learn about the area’s past as a pirates’ haven.

Highlights

  • Boston: Explore the city's transformative past, including the Freedom Trail, Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore, and the Bunker Hill Monument.

  • Fenway Park: Enjoy a guided tour of America's oldest baseball stadium, home to the Boston Red Sox.

  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: Dedicated to the memory of the nation's thirty-fifth president.

  • Newport: Choose to visit the Breakers, the Elms, or the Tennis Hall of Fame.

  • Plymouth: Visit Pilgrim Hall Museum and Plimoth Patuxet Museums to learn about the Pilgrim Fathers and the Wampanoag People.

  • Sandwich: Learn glass-making techniques at the Sandwich Glass Museum.

  • Cape Cod: Experience the natural wonder and human history of Cape Cod's National Seashore.

  • Martha's Vineyard: Visit Oak Bluffs and its gingerbread-like cottages and the oldest operating platform carousel in America.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Boston, The Cradle Of Liberty

Location: Boston

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Boston

Accommodation Name: Hyatt Regency Boston

Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Welcome to Boston, described by many as the most European city in the U.S., you can expect a thriving art scene, delicious variety of seafood delicacies and plenty of charm. Arrive to the Hyatt Regency Boston, just steps from Boston's most desirable area-attractions such as the Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, and Boston's famous shopping destination, Newbury Street. A 10-to-15 minute walk will bring you to the South End, Back Bay or the Charles River Esplanade. At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests.

Day 2: Historic Boston Relaxed Start

Location: Boston

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Boston

Accommodation Name: Hyatt Regency Boston

Meals Included: Breakfast

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. Sights include Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. View the colourful neighbourhoods of Back Bay and historic North End, otherwise known as Boston’s Little Italy. Make sure you try the neighbourhood's famous cannoli and grab yourself some of the best espresso in town. Later, choose to visit Fenway Park, America's oldest baseball stadium and home of the Boston red Sox or tour The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum dedicated to the memory of the nation's thirty-fifth president. The rest of the day is free to pursue your own interests.

Day 3: Pilgrim Heritage And On To Sandwich

Location: Boston, Plymouth, Sandwich

Accommodation: Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa Sandwich

Accommodation Name: Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, with Wine

This morning, discover Plymouth's history at the first pilgrim settlement. Visit Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continuously operating public museum in the country and America’s museum of Pilgrim possessions. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you visit the Plimoth Patuxet museum. This living memorial is dedicated to preserving the histories of the Native and English inhabitants of this region and educating the public on early settlers and the Wampanoag People in an immersive and engaging environment. Later you'll get to know the Cape more intimately as you make your way to the coastal haven of Sandwich. Experience the techniques of the English and Irish glassmakers at the Sandwich Glass Museum. Relax at your charming inn tonight and indulge in a Dinner with wine.

Day 4: Sandwich, Oldest Town On The Cape

Location: Sandwich, Cape Cod National Seashore

Accommodation: Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa, Sandwich

Accommodation Name: Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast

Head out to Salt Pond on Cape Cod's National Seashore and learn about the natural wonder and human history represented on the Cape, from its First People and European settlement to modern lifestyles and communication technology. An optional experience on the Sand Dunes of the National Seashore may present itself later today. Roll through the Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District, catching sight of Pilgrim Lake and the famed artists’ dune shacks while Local Experts share the history and ecology of these striking and inspiring dunes.

Day 5: Martha's Vineyard, A Presidential Paradise

Location: Sandwich, Martha's Vineyard

Accommodation: Harbor View Hotel, Martha's Vineyard

Accommodation Name: Harbor View Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Board a ferry this morning to Martha's Vineyard. Home to pristine sandy beaches, outdoor attractions and heavenly harbour towns, this summer hangout is no stranger to presidential visits. The island has hosted the Clintons and the Obamas, while the former U.S. First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, maintained a home here. After disembarking, make your way to Oak Bluffs, known for its rainbow-coloured, gingerbread-like cottages with gothic storybook decorations, high-peaked roofs, and dainty verandas. You’ll also find the oldest operating platform carousel in America here. Get acquainted with the island, before reaching your hotel. Tonight's Sea-to-Table Highlight Dinner at Menemsha Room is sure to delight with the season’s freshest offerings from local farms, fishing boats, foragers and markets.

Day 6: Nantucket Island

Location: Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket

Accommodation: Hotel Viking Newport

Accommodation Name: Hotel Viking Newport

Meals Included: Breakfast

Depart Martha's Vineyard 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. The simple homes date back to its whaling days which also influenced much of the culture on the island. In the past, the style of home directly correlated to a whaler's ranking. Return to the mainland in the late afternoon to relax at your luxurious hotel.

Day 7: Newport, The Queen Of Summer Resorts Relaxed Start

Location: Newport

Accommodation: Hotel Viking Newport

Accommodation Name: Hotel Viking Newport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

The elegant town of Newport is lined with the Gilded Age mansions of America's wealthiest families. Visit the Breakers, the grandest of Newport's summer cottages and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial pre-eminence during the late 19th century. The seaside city is also famous for being the home of the America's Cup for more than 50 years and is known as the Sailing Capital of the World. Explore in nautical style onboard the Adirondack II, an 80-foot (24 metre) schooner, as you cruise around the coastline. You’ll sail out and pass some of the nearby islands, old historical buildings and homes of the rich and famous, as you learn about the region’s exciting history, including its pirate activity. In the evening, enjoy a Celebration Dinner at La Forge Casino restaurant, known for local fare, fresh seafood and many New England favourites. Afterwards you'll head back to your boutique hotel, registered with the Historic Hotels of America.

Day 8: Back To Boston Relaxed Start

Location: Boston

Meals Included: Breakfast

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 12:00. Alternatively, you may return to the Hyatt Regency Boston if you wish to extend your stay. For those embarking on the Canada & New England Discovery cruise, you'll stay in Boston and transfer on your own to the port the following morning to board the MS Zaandam.

What's Included

  • Guided Tours

    Enjoy a variety of guided tours including Fenway Park, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plimoth Patuxet Museums, Sandwich Glass Museum, and a cruise on the Adirondack II schooner.

  • Meals

    The tour includes 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine, and 1 dinner, featuring a Sea-to-Table Highlight Dinner at Menemsha Room and a seafood Celebration Dinner in Newport.

  • Accommodations

    Stay in comfortable accommodations throughout the tour, including the Hyatt Regency Boston, Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa, Harbor View Hotel, and Hotel Viking Newport.

  • Transportation

    Ferry rides to Martha's Vineyard and high-speed catamaran to Nantucket Island are included.

  • Choice of Activities

    Choose between two carefully selected activities in Newport: visiting the Breakers or the Elms, or exploring the Tennis Hall of Fame.

What's Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended for all travelers.

  • Some Meals

    Not all meals are covered.

    Some lunches and dinners will be at the travelers' own expense.

  • Optional Excursions

    Optional excursions and personal spending are not included.

  • Airfare

    International and domestic airfare to the start location and from the end location is not included.

  • Airport Transfers

    Airport transfers are not included except for those specified.

Mode of Transport

Ferry rides to Martha's Vineyard and high-speed catamaran to Nantucket Island are included, offering unique and scenic views of the destinations from the water.

Accommodation

Stay in comfortable accommodations throughout the tour, including the Hyatt Regency Boston, Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa, Harbor View Hotel, and Hotel Viking Newport, ensuring a restful night's sleep after your adventurous days.

Check out our Q&As

  • What are the accommodation options on this tour?

    Accommodation options include the Hyatt Regency Boston, Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa in Sandwich, Harbor View Hotel in Martha's Vineyard, and Hotel Viking Newport.

  • What is the ending location of the tour?

    The tour ends in Boston (MA).

  • Are there any dietary options available?

    The information does not specify any dietary options for the Boston, Cape Cod & The Islands tour.

  • What are the main highlights of the tour?

    Main highlights include a guided tour of Fenway Park, visiting the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, exploring Newport's historic mansions, sailing on the Adirondack II, visiting museums in Plymouth, exploring Boston's historic sites, learning about glassmaking at the Sandwich Glass Museum, experiencing Cape Cod's National Seashore, and visiting Martha's Vineyard.

  • What is the starting location of the tour?

    The tour starts in Boston (MA).

  • Is there a private option for this tour?

    The information does not specify whether there is a private option for the Boston, Cape Cod & The Islands tour.

  • Are there any activities included in the tour?

    Yes, the tour includes various activities such as a guided tour of Fenway Park, a visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, a choice between visiting the Breakers or the Elms in Newport, a sailing trip on the Adirondack II schooner, visits to Pilgrim Hall Museum and Plimoth Patuxet Museums in Plymouth, exploring Boston's historic sites along the Freedom Trail, learning about glassmaking at the Sandwich Glass Museum, experiencing Cape Cod's National Seashore, and visiting Oak Bluffs in Martha's Vineyard.

  • What meals are included in the Boston, Cape Cod & The Islands tour?

    The tour includes 7 Breakfasts (B), 3 Dinners with Wine (DW), and 1 Dinner (D).

  • What type of tour is this?

    This is a Coach tour.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

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