Cape Cod & the Islands (AO) - 2016

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8 Day Tour from Boston to Boston

Cape Cod & the Islands
Lighthouse on Cape Cod
Lighthouse on Cape Cod
The city lights of Boston
The patriotic streets of Boston
Visit Cape Cod, Massachusetts, for your next getaway
Breathtaking sunset on Cape Cod

Vacation Overview

Get acquainted with the history, beauty, and coastal traditions of Cape Cod and its neighboring islands on this fascinating vacation. Your Cape Cod & the Islands tour begins in Boston with guided sightseeing of “Bean Town’s” most famous sights, a harbor cruise, and two overnights. Also overnight in Newport, Rhode Island, and visit Cornelius Vanderbilt’s opulent The Breakers mansion.

In Hyannis, a favorite Cape Cod resort town, spend four nights at the Red Jacket Beach Resort, located on the beautiful waters of Nantucket Sound. From Hyannis, take ferries to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, with sightseeing on both islands. You’ll also have free time to explore both on your own. In Nantucket, enjoy the included visit to the Whaling Museum, explore the art galleries, and browse the shops. On Martha’s Vineyard, take a walk along the ocean, admire the elegant homes, and browse the village stores. From Hyannis, you’ll also travel to Provincetown and Cape Cod National Seashore, a 40-mile stretch of unspoiled sandy beach. In Provincetown, enjoy a whale-watching cruise narrated by a local marine biologist—a special experience offered by Globus.

Other out-of-the-ordinary adventures Globus has included on this Cape Cod & the Islands tour are a visit to Flax Pond Farms, a working cranberry bog in New Bedford, and a lobster & seafood bake in Hyannis. You’ll also learn what life was like for the Pilgrims at Plimoth Plantation, a re-creation of a small farming and maritime village built by the Pilgrims in the 17th century.

Historic sights, beautiful scenery, fun experiences, and more await you on this marvelous Cape Cod & the Islands vacation!

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DAY 1Arrive in Boston

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


DAY 2Boston

Your guided sightseeing focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks, including sites of the National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation BOSTON NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK. See Boston Common; the Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with a chance to browse through Quincy Market. Next, board a harbor CRUISE that takes you to see the Bunker Hill Monument and the site of the Boston Tea Party. 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 The city lights of Boston 
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DAY 3Boston–Newport

Journey south to Newport, an elegant yachting mecca on Narragansett Bay in the “Ocean State” of Rhode Island. Enjoy an orientation tour of Newport 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 independent exploration. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)


DAY 4Newport–New Bedford–Hyannis

This morning, head to New Bedford on Buzzard’s Bay. See the cobblestone streets, the early 19th-century Seamen’s Bethel chapel, the wharves crowded with fishing boats and fisherman—all the sights and scenes of this former whaling port, of Moby Dick fame. Then, visit 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, and see the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church before reaching your hotel. (Breakfast)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend the next four nights at the Red Jacket Beach Resort, located on the waters of Nantucket Sound. Amenities include a private beach with water activities, outdoor pool, tennis court, restaurant, lounge, and spa.

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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. During your free time, visit the WHALING MUSEUM with its top-quality exhibitions and rooftop observation deck. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)


DAY 6Hyannis. Excursion to Cape Cod

Drive the length of the peninsula’s arm to Provincetown and National Parks FoundationNational Parks Foundation CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE. At MacMillan Wharf, board a cruise boat and head out to sea for a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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)


DAY 7Hyannis. Excursion to Martha’s Vineyard

FERRY to Martha’s Vineyard and enjoy a tour that features Oak Bluffs with its Victorian “gingerbread” architecture. Spend some time in Edgartown, once an important shipping and whaling center. Check out the enticing village stores and admire the elegant homes along the tree-lined streets during your time here. Return to Hyannis for a traditional Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite LOBSTER & SEAFOOD BAKE dinner—the perfect ending to your Cape Cod holiday! (Breakfast, Dinner)


DAY 8Hyannis–Plymouth–Boston

This morning, we visit Plymouth, where the Pilgrims landed more than 390 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 Pilgrims. Continue to Boston. After a transfer to the airport for guests who have homebound flights, the motorcoach continues downtown to the Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends. Please schedule flights from Boston’s Logan Airport after 2 pm. (Breakfast)

In preparation for the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, the Mayflower II may be closed for renovations and not available to visit. If this should happen, alternative sightseeing will be provided.

See the beautiful colors of the fall leaves while in Vermont Seasons changing in the Acadia National Park 


Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach.

Breakfast daily, 3 three-course dinners including a lobster & seafood bake farewell dinner in Hyannis

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