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The Best of Cape Cod & The Islands
Experience superior accommodation, low mileages and scenic surroundings on this leisurely fly-drive. Enjoy a stay in historic Boston and New England by the Sea charming Cape Cod and the islands. Here you can take long strolls along the golden sandy beaches, visit quaint fishing villages, dine on fresh seafood and take a trip out to sea whale watching.
Price per person includes:
Return flights UK to Boston
7 days car hire
9 nights in superior accommodation in sought after locations
Dolphin Fleet Whale Watching Cruise from Cape Cod
Hy-Line Round Trip high speed ferry tickets to Nantucket from Hyannis
Nantucket Island Tour
Steamship Round Trip ferry tickets to Martha’s Vineyard + Car
A personalised road book with travel tips and day to day driving itinerary with local area information
Whale watching from Cape Cod
Cape Cod National Seashore
Historic Boston and the Freedom Trail
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard
Bon Voyage UK Chauffeur Service
Start in style and put the finishing touches to a memorable holiday with our Chauffeur Drive Service. Your smart, uniformed driver will meet you at your door and whisk you to and from the airport terminal so you are guaranteed a stress-free and relaxing journey. You’ll travel in a showroom condition Mercedes E Class for two people or a sumptuous Viano for families or groups up to six.
Your Bon Voyage travel consultant has all the details, so just mention if you’d like this option included in your holiday quote.
Days 1, 2 & 3 : Explore Boston
Famous for everything from the Red Sox and Paul Revere to Cheers and clam chowder, Boston is a popular destination for so many reasons. Part history lesson, part modern metropolis, the Hub offers attractions to suit every taste and interest.
Stay 3 nights in Boston at the Nine Zero Hotel, a beautiful Boston boutique hotel that brings together everything the discerning traveller seeks - an ideal location in downtown Boston, luxurious accommodations, personalised service and thoughtful amenities.
Day 4 : Drive to charming Cape Cod
Distance: 89 miles
Explore Boston this morning, take a Hop on, Hop Off trolley tour or walk the Freedom Trail, a well-preserved pedestrian path that weaves in and out of historic neighbourhoods. Between landmarks, you can shop the fabulous stores on Newbury Street, or browse the antique shops and distinctive red-brick buildings of Beacon Hill. Perhaps lunch in lively Quincy Market or a delicious authentic Italian meal in the North End. Drive to charming Cape Cod with the possibility to visit Plymouth to see the Mayflower replica and Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum depicting life in a 1627 pilgrim village.
Stay 3 nights in Chatham at the Chatham Bars Inn, an idyllic vacation retreat noted for its excellent service, fine cuisine and beautiful surroundings since 1914. The Inn is nestled near the heart of Chatham on 25 beautifully landscaped acres overlooking Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to popular Cape activities such as golf, tennis, fishing, water sports, and bird watching, guests can also enjoy summer beachfront theme dinners, spa treatments: everything you need for a wonderful vacation.
Day 5 : Explore Cape Cod
Take a leisurely day to explore Cape Cod with its pretty villages and abundant attractions or enjoy the many attractions of your hotel. Chatham center, just a few minutes from the hotel, is the quintessential New England village by the sea. This is probably Cape Cod at its picturesque best with smart shops, inns, small restaurants, some typically colonial-style white churches, a fishing harbour and a lighthouse with dramatic ocean views the Cape Cod National Seashore has 40 miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds and diverse birdlife.
Day 6 : Excursion to Provincetown & Whale Watch Cruise
Drive to Provincetown at the very end of Cape Cod. This colourful and fascinating little town has attracted a wide spectrum of people. Artists live side by side with traditional fisherman and during the summer Commercial Street is filled with the most cosmopolitan mix of people, exploring the art galleries, tiny seafood restaurants, shops, narrow streets and pretty gardens. A morning to explore the town and this afternoon enjoy a whale watch cruise (weather permitting), an exciting adventure to view these majestic marine mammals, guided by an expert naturalist. Humpback whales are normally seen and you’ll never forget your first sighting of a whale blowing after a deep sea dive. This evening enjoy dinner in town or perhaps try a New England Clambake Dune Tour, an exciting trip that combines the beauty of a sunset dune tour with a traditional New England Clam Bake dinner served picnic style.
Day 7 : Nantucket Island Excursion / Martha's Vineyard
Distance: 61 miles
An early start this morning for the drive to Hyannis (car parking fee) and the 09:10am high speed ferry to pretty Nantucket Island. With its cobblestone Main Street shaded by giant elm trees; its magnificent homes of merchants and ship captains it is one of the best preserved towns in New England. A fully narrated tour offers a truly interesting view of America’s most scenic little island. In just over an hour, become acquainted with the Little Grey Lady, famous as the world’s foremost whaling port in the 18th century. Included are The Old Mill, Sconset Village with its rose-covered cottages, Low Beach, Sankaty Head Lighthouse, Cranberry bogs and Nantucket moors. After lunch take the late afternoon high speed ferry to Hyannis, return to your car, for the drive to Woods Hole and take the short ferry ride to the lovely island of Martha’s Vineyard (round-trip ferry tickets for you and your car are included).
Stay 3 nights in Martha’s Vineyard at the historic Harbor View Hotel & Resort located in the very heart of Edgartown. With stunning ocean views and refined Martha’s Vineyard décor the hotel is flanked by historic homes from 19th Century whaling captains and overlooks Edgartown Lighthouse, Edgartown Harbor and Chappaquiddick Island. Why not explore the quaint town on a bicycle or by a short walk.
Days 8 & 9 : Explore Martha's Vineyard
Two days to relax on the island, a Mecca for summer visitors, that has played host to the rich and famous, including film stars and American Presidents. Tour the Vineyard to see the gingerbread cottages of Oak Bluffs and Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah.
Day 10 : Journey Home
Distance: 90 miles
A last leisurely morning on the island and then drive to the ferry and on to Logan Airport, and your flight home.
However, your adventure doesn't have to end here. Maybe you want to extend your stay and hop on the train to New York city for some shopping and sightseeing or spend a few more days in Boston. Perhaps you may decide to head down to the beaches of Florida for some relaxation before you head home.
Call the USA travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Best of Cape Cod and the Islands adventure.