Cape Cod & the Islands (AO)

8 Day Tour from Boston to Boston

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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 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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 Destinations & Sightseeing

BOSTON
Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide; harbor cruise
NEWPORT
Orientation tour; visit The Breakers mansion
NEW BEDFORD
Visit a 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; visit the Whaling Museum
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 16-23 (if Mother Nature permits).

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive 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 2 Boston

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

Day 3 Boston–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 4 Newport–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.

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.

Breakfast

Day 5 Hyannis. 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 6 Hyannis. 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 7 Hyannis. 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 8 Hyannis–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.

NOTE:
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.

Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HILLARY JOHNSON

Years of Experience: 30

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.

 Accommodations

Boston
Hyannis
Newport

Boston

Sheraton Boston Hotel

Superior First-Class

39 Dalton St
Boston, MA United States

Sheraton Boston is a 1220 room hotel located just four miles from the Boston Logan Airport in Back Bay Boston. Rooms have fantastic views of the Charles River or Historic Back Bay. Enjoy indoor access to shopping and restaurants at the Prudential Center or Copley Place, both connected to the Sheraton Boston. The hotel has an Indoor/Outdoor saline heated swimming pool. Enjoy local New England fare at the Side Bar & Grille, breakfast in Cafe Apropos, or a coffee at the Starbucks in the lobby.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shoe Shine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Alarm Clock

Hyannis

Red Jacket Beach Resort

1 South Shore Drive
South Yarmouth, MA United States

Free Wifi

A classic Cape Cod oceanfront resort on the waters of Nantucket Sound, Red Jacket Beach features a beautiful sweep of private ocean beach. This full-service resort and spa has all of the comforts to make your stay memorable. Whether you envision an action-packed getaway with water sports or a relaxing time on our private beach with a good book, you'll enjoy excellent service in a beautiful oceanfront setting.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Newport

Hotel Viking

1 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI United States

Registered with the Historical Hotels of America, this luxury accommodation is situated on Newport's Historic Hill and offers beautiful views. The interior of the hotel is both historical and elegant in design. All 210 elegant guestrooms are fully equipped with cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, and Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • ATM
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Alarm Clock
  • Voicemail
  • Coffee Maker
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Phone

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