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

Vacation Overview

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Get acquainted with the history, beauty, and coastal traditions of Cape Cod and its neighboring islands on this fascinating vacation. Your trip begins in Boston with guided sightseeing of “Bean Town’s” most famous sites, a harbor cruise, and two overnights. Continue to elegant Newport, Rhode Island, where you’ll stay overnight and enjoy an orientation tour that shows off Cornelius Vanderbilt’s opulent Breakers mansion. Spend the afternoon at leisure, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Head back north, stopping along the way to see the cobblestone streets of New Bedford, former whaling port of Moby Dick fame. Then on to the resort town of Hyannis for four overnights and an orientation tour that features the JFK Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church. For the next three days, you’ll enjoy full-day excursions to Nantucket, Cape Cod, and Martha’s Vineyard. Take a ferry ride to Nantucket for guided sightseeing of the imposing mansions and Quaker influences. Journey to Martha’s Vineyard, where you’ll spend the day exploring, shopping, and taking in the gorgeous beach scenery. Then wrap up your day with a traditional Lobster & Seafood Bake. An included excursion takes you along the peninsula’s Cape Cod National Seashore to Provincetown for an exciting whale-watching cruise. On your travels back to Boston, stop by to see Plymouth Rock and a replica of the Mayflower II; then explore Plimoth Plantation to learn about what daily life was like for the pilgrims. Your incredible Cape Cod & the Islands vacation ends as you return to Boston for your homebound flight.

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Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and LATAM air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16

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BOSTON
Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide; harbor cruise

NEWPORT
Orientation tour; visit The Breakers mansion

NEW BEDFORD
Visit the Whaling Museum; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite working cranberry bog

HYANNIS
Orientation tour; see the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite traditional lobster & seafood bake farewell dinner

NANTUCKET
Sightseeing

CAPE COD
Cape Cod National Seashore

PROVINCETOWN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Whale-watching expedition

MARTHA’S VINEYARD
Sightseeing with a Local Guide

PLYMOUTH
See the Mayflower II; visit Plimoth Plantation

Enjoy spectacular fall colors on our Fall Foliage departures: September 18-25 (if Mother Nature permits).


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.

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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: the Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; and Faneuil Hall, with a chance to browse through Quincy Market. Next, board a harbor CRUISE that takes you to see the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Boston Tea Party boat. Balance of the day at leisure. (Breakfast)

“Old Ironsides” berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard at one end of Boston’s Freedom Trail 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)

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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. The history of the town is captured in the vast collections of prints, logbooks, and scrimshaw exhibits at the NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM. 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. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 6Hyannis. 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 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)

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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 and the multi-colored cliffs of Gay Head. 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. 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)

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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 Boston Park Plaza Hotel, where the tour ends. Please schedule flights from Boston’s Logan Airport after 2 pm. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

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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Years of Experience: 29 years

During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced...observing them from afar is not enough.

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Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and LATAM air credit. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16