Boston Cape Cod & The Islands (Summer, Classic)

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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 V...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Boston: Explore the great city of Boston, with your Travel Director and learn about its transformative past. You’ll follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. Journeying to other historically significant sights that include the Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. View the colorful neighborhood of Back Bay and the lively North End, otherwise known as Boston’s Little Italy.
    • Plymouth: Visit Pilgrim Hall Museum, the oldest continuously operating public museum in the country and America’s museum of Pilgrim possessions. Meet a direct descendant of the Mayflower party that landed on America's shores in 1620 and hear their family stories.
    • Sandwich: View through the lens of the skilled craftsmen at the Sandwich Glass Museum, where you will learn the techniques of the English and Irish glass-makers developed during the early 19th century.
    • Cape Cod: Experience the natural wonder and human history emphasizing the cultural themes represented on Cape Cod, including the First People--the Wampanoag; European settlement culture; fishing, life-saving, and lighthouses; communication technology of Cape Cod's National Seashore.
    • Martha's Vineyard: After disembarking from your ferry ride, visit the port neighborhood of Oak Bluffs and be transported to a different era. Known for its rainbow-colored, 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.
    • Nantucket: Walk through historic downtown Nantucket and discover the unique history of the island. Journey through Nantucket’s past and hear about the rise and the fall of the whaling industry, the rise of tourism, and the impacts the island’s economy has had on social and racial development on Nantucket.
    • Newport: Jump onboard the Adirondack II, an 80-foot schooner sailing ship and cruise around the coastline. You’ll sail out and pass 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.
    • Newport: Enjoy a visit to one of Newport's renowned landmarks, The Vanderbilt's Breakers Mansion.
    • Plymouth: Visit the Plimoth Patuxet (Puh – tux- it) Museum – which is really more like a living memorial dedicated to the lifestyle of the first English settlers and the Wampanoag Indigenous community. Enjoy a guided journey to the early homesite of the Wompanoag people, a living version of the early English settlement village and a full scale replica of the Mayflower 2 – the ship that made the initial voyage in 1620. By visiting, we’re helping the museum preserve the histories and stories of the early inhabitants and the revitalization of pre-industrial crafts, trades, domestic skills, horticulture, and maritime arts.
    • Boston: At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests.

What's this trip about?

    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.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBoston (MA)
End CityBoston (MA)

Travel Themes

  • Cultural

Destinations

  • North America
  • United States

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Boston, the Cradle of Liberty

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 s...

Day 2: Historic Boston

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...

Day 3: Pilgrim Heritage and on to Sandwich

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 Pli...

Day 4: Explore Cape Cod

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 Dune...

Day 5: Martha's Vineyard, a Presidential Paradise

Board a ferry this morning to Martha's Vineyard. Home to pristine sandy beaches, outdoor attractions and heavenly harbor 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 La...

Day 6: Nantucket Island

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 antiqu...

Day 7: Newport, the Queen of Summer Resorts Relaxed Start

This morning, you'll enjoy a visit to one of Newport's renowned landmarks, with Insight Choice between a visit to the Breakers Mansion or to the Elms Estate at Newport Mansions. This afternoon, we sail around Newport Harbor aboard the Rum Runner II cruising by Newport...

Day 8: Back to Boston Relaxed Start

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.

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Last Updated: 4/17/2024
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Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Boston Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa, Sandwich Harbor View Hotel, Martha's Vineyard Hotel Viking Newport,
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Meals Included
  • 4 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 7 Breakfast (B)
Age Requirements
6 years and up
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