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Cape Cod, The Islands & Newport - A Tauck Escorted Tour
Step back in time on this memorable New England holiday, exploring centuries of history on Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod and in Newport. Relive 17th-century life at Plimoth Plantation; visit the homesteads of two U.S. presidents and the largest whaling museum in America. Special experiences include a scenic flight from Martha's Vineyard to Nantucket, a whale-watching cruise off the shores of Provincetown, a sightseeing cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay and a tour of The Breakers, one of Newport's most extravagant Gilded Age mansions. Enjoy charming Boston, the laid back lifestyles on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island, the quaint seaside villages of the Cape and the historic sailing Mecca of Newport, on this leisurely journey through Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Guided tour includes:
Return flights UK to Boston
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
All accommodation in great locations throughout
Scenic flight from Martha's Vineyard to Nantucket
Whale-watching cruise on the waters off Provincetown
Visit to The Breakers
Sightseeing cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay
Meals, charges and taxes
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Day 1 : Boston
Tour begins: 6:30 PM in Boston. A transfer is included upon arrival at Logan International Airport to the Lenox Hotel, ideally located in the heart of the city’s most picturesque neighbourhood. Join us tonight for a welcome reception and dinner.
Day 2 : Plimoth Plantation-Martha's Vineyard
Travel with us to Plymouth this morning, where the pilgrims first stepped ashore in 1620. Visit Plimoth Plantation, a restoration depicting the times, lifestyles, and crafts of 17th-century Plymouth, and see the famed Plymouth Rock. Enjoy free time in Falmouth and board a ferry bound for Martha’s Vineyard. Your accommodations for the next two nights are in Edgartown, one of the most historic whaling centres in New England.
Day 3 : Martha's Vineyard
A haven for summer visitors, much of this storied island remains exactly as it was when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th century. Island sightseeing today includes the towns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, salt sea marshes, sweeping beaches, and idyllic yacht harbors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, strolling through narrow streets lined with stately homes.
Day 4 : Nantucket/Cape Cod
Depart Martha’s Vineyard for a 15-minute flight to scenic Nantucket Island; over 300 years of history, art, architecture and legend reflect the long-past, but never forgotten, whaling era. Take a sightseeing journey around the island, including some free time, before returning to the Cape Cod mainland. Arrive in the quaint seaside village of Chatham for two nights, where a traditional lobster and clambake welcomes you to a taste of daily life in true New England style.
Day 5 : Provincetown/Whale Watch
Travel to Provincetown along one of the most scenic parts of Cape Cod; visit the beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore, and learn about the area’s flora and fauna. Take a guided whale-watching cruise to view these fascinating mammals in their natural habitat, weather permitting. Return to Chatham for dinner.
Day 6 : New Bedford/Newport, Rhode Island
Journey to New Bedford for a visit to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Continue on to Newport, Rhode Island, and explore the Ten-Mile Drive, blanketed with lavish 19th-century estates. Your hotel is located on Goat Island, overlooking Newport and Narragansett Bay.
Day 7 : Centuries of History in Newport
You have an opportunity to join your Tauck Director for a morning stroll along the oceanfront Cliff Walk, combining the natural beauty of the Newport shore line with the architectural history of Newport’s gilded age. Visit The Breakers on a guided tour; one of the most palatial estates in Newport, this magnificent mansion was the seaside summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Sightseeing continues with a cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, followed by an afternoon at leisure in Newport. Say farewell to your fellow travellers at a cocktail reception and dinner this evening.
Day 8 : Quincy-Journey Home
After a leisurely breakfast, drive back to Boston. Tour ends: 12:30 PM at Logan International Airport, Boston or 1:30 PM at The Lenox Hotel, traffic permitting. Airport transfers are included; allow two hours for flight check-in.
After your guided tour, perhaps you may want to extend your stay and take a train to New York city for some sightseeing and shopping?
Call the travel experts at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Cape Cod, The Islands and Newport tour.