Cape Cod & the Islands (AO)

8 Day Tour from Boston to Boston

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Where do the nation’s VIPs go when they need some quiet R&R? Everyone from politicians to performers to pro athletes have long traded their suits and cleats for sandals and clamdiggers to enjoy the breezy shores of Cape Cod and its neighboring islands. With an oceanside resort in Hyannis as home base, you’ll ferry to see the gingerbread cottages of Martha’s Vineyard and the imposing mansions of Nantucket, plus enjoy an excursion to colorful Provincetown, a favorite summer hub for artists and writers. Whale-watching opportunities abound off the coast while Boston’s grand history and Newport’s colossal “cottages” – including Cornelius Vanderbilt’s The Breakers – offer giant glimpses into New England’s rich past. This Cape Cod and the islands tour also includes a visit to Plymouth to see where the pilgrims landed, visit a working cranberry bog, and give thanks for the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted!

Small-Group Discovery Dates Available

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select North America dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Cape Cod & the Islands map

 Photo Highlights


 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 dinners



Welcome to Boston! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome drink.


BOSTON Walking tour with a Local Guide includes Boston Common, the Old State House, the Old North Church, Freedom Trail, and Faneuil Hall. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Breakfast Breakfast


PLYMOUTH Guided sightseeing includes Plymouth Rock. Visit to Plimoth Plantation includes a Thanksgiving story presentation. Visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Flax Pond Farms cranberry bog.
HYANNIS AREA Traditional Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite seafood dinner this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast


HYANNIS Scenic ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes Victorian Oak Bluffs. Free time before returning to the mainland.
HYANNIS AREA Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast


Scenic drive along the peninsula to Provincetown on Cape Cod.
CAPE COD Free time this afternoon.
HYANNIS AREA Dinner at a local restaurant.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME on Cape Cod with a whale-watching cruise. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast


HYANNIS Scenic ferry to Nantucket. Guided sightseeing includes the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church.
NANTUCKET Sightseeing with a Local Guide followed by a visit to the Whaling Museum.
HYANNIS AREA Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast


NEWPORT Guided sightseeing includes St. Mary’s Church, the nation’s oldest synagogue, and the city’s oldest meeting house and library. Guided visit to the Vanderbilt Mansion, The Breakers. Farewell dinner at a waterfront restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast


NEWPORT Morning drive to Boston.
BOSTON Your vacation ends with a motorcoach drop at the Boston Park Plaza or the Boston Logan International Airport. Schedule departing flights after 2 pm.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.


Escorting tours for more than 20 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.



 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



Sand Dune Tour

Sand Dune Tour

Experience the history, culture, and ecology of the Provincetown Dunes in the National Seashore Park.

Price Range: $

The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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