Tour: AO - 2013 (AO) - 2013 / 2014

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Itinerary

DAY 1Arrive in Boston

Welcome to “Bean Town!” This evening, mix and mingle with your traveling companions at 6 pm, for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

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DAY 2Boston

Your guided sightseeing focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks, such as the historic sites near Boston Common including the Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; and Faneuil Hall, with an opportunity to browse through Quincy Market. Next, board a harbor CRUISE, which takes you to see the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Boston Tea Party boat. Balance of the day at leisure. (Breakfast)

The patriotic streets of Boston The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of the 24 acres of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States “Old Ironsides” berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard at one end of Boston’s Freedom Trail The city lights of Boston 
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DAY 3Boston–Plymouth–Hyannis

Head south to Plymouth, where the Pilgrims landed almost 400 years ago and founded the first permanent settlement in New England. See the famous Plymouth Rock and board a full-scale replica of the MAYFLOWER II. Next, explore PLIMOTH PLANTATION and learn about how daily life was for the Pilgrim forefathers. Continue to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite FLAX POND FARMS, a working cranberry bog, and hear how this native fruit is harvested and processed. On to Hyannis, a favorite Cape Cod resort town, where you will see the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church before reaching your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Breathtaking sunset on Cape Cod Seasons changing in the Acadia National Park Visit Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for your next getaway Relax on historic Cape Cod 
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DAY 4Hyannis. Excursion to Cape Cod

Drive the length of the peninsula’s arm to Provincetown to CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE. At MacMillan Wharf, board a cruise boat and head out to sea for a WHALE-WATCHING expedition narrated by a local marine biologist. Free time later to wander through “P-town,” a lively summer resort and artist’s colony. On the way back to Hyannis, spend some time in Chatham, a typical Cape Cod village. (Breakfast)

Visit Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for your next getaway Relax on historic Cape Cod Breathtaking sunset on Cape Cod Lighthouse on Cape Cod 
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DAY 5Hyannis. Excursion to Nantucket

This morning, head to the harbor for your FERRY ride to Nantucket. Time for lunch and a stroll around Straight Wharf with its marinas, shops, and art galleries. Your guided tour spotlights the strong Quaker influence during the early days of settlement. Drive the narrow streets and admire charming Colonial-style houses and imposing mansions that reflect the prosperity of Nantucket’s whaling era. Return to Hyannis for a traditional Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOBSTER & SEAFOOD BAKE dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 6Hyannis–Martha’s Vineyard

After free time in the morning, FERRY to Martha’s Vineyard and spend some time in Edgartown, once an important shipping and whaling center. Check out the enticing village stores, take a walk along the ocean, enjoy the invigorating salty breezes, and admire the elegant homes along the tree-lined streets during your time here. (Breakfast)

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DAY 7Martha’s Vineyard–Woods Hole–New Bedford–Newport

Enjoy a morning tour that features Oak Bluffs with its Victorian “gingerbread” architecture and the multi-colored cliffs of Gay Head before returning by high-speed FERRY to Woods Hole this afternoon. Upon arrival, head to New Bedford on Buzzard’s Bay. See the cobblestone streets, the seaman’s bethel, the wharves crowded with fishing craft and fisherman—the sights and scenes of this former whaling port of Moby Dick fame. The history of the town is captured in the vast collections of prints, logbooks, and scrimshaw exhibits at the NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM. Then, journey south to Newport, an elegant yachting mecca on Narragansett Bay in the “Ocean State” of Rhode Island. (Breakfast)

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DAY 8Newport

Today, enjoy a Newport orientation tour and see the first state house, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and the city’s oldest meeting house and library. Afterward, explore the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era when visiting THE BREAKERS, shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt’s opulent mansion. Your afternoon is free for exploring on your own. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 9Newport–Boston

Depart this morning for Boston. After a transfer to the airport for guests who have homebound flights, the motorcoach continues downtown to the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, where the tour ends. Please schedule flights from Boston’s Logan Airport after Noon. (Breakfast)

The city lights of Boston The Boston Public Garden was established in 1837 when philanthropist Horace Gray petitioned for the use of the 24 acres of land as the first public botanical garden in the United States The patriotic streets of Boston 
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