We board our deluxe motorcoach to begin our tour to Cape Cod.We
travel through East Tennessee before entering the “Old Dominion
State” of Virginia. Our lunch stop is Salem, Virginia.We will continue
through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley arriving in Chambersburg,
Pennsylvania for the night.
After breakfast this morning, we skirt New York State and travel
through Connecticut enroute to the Newport, Rhode Island area for
a two night stay. We enjoy a guided tour of this unique city including
the colonial section and one of Newport’s beautiful mansions. The
Breakers, the most famous mansion in Newport, was built for Cornelius
We will follow scenic Ocean Drive back into downtown
Newport with lunch and time for shopping and browsing in the afternoon.
Also in the afternoon, we will enjoy a one hour narrated cruise
of Historic Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay! Dinner included
We depart Newport this morning traveling to Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod and one of the oldest towns in
the United States. We will visit the Sandwich Glass Museum, internationally
renowned for the display of beautiful glass made in Sandwich
during the 19th and 20th centuries. Daily glassblowing demonstrations,
a multi-media theater, a contemporary glass gallery, new seasonal
exhibits, special Museum exhibits and a dazzling Gift Shop, are what
you will fnd at the “best glass gallery on Cape Cod”! A delicious grand
buffet luncheon is included at the Daniel Webster Inn. After lunch we
will have a guided tour of Sandwich and Hyannis with a photo stop at
the JFK Memorial. We spend four nights in Hyannis.
Today we meet our local guide at the Steamship Authority at Woods
Hole for an exciting day on the little island of Martha’s Vineyard.We will
visit three down island towns….. Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard
Haven. You will have an exclusive guided walking tour of the unique
Gothic Gingerbread Cottages in Oak Bluffs, with plenty of time for
shopping in Edgartown with lunch (included). We will also visit the
three up island towns of West Tisbury, Chilmark and the Indian town of Aquinah (Gay Head) with interesting cliffs, a working lighthouse and Indian shops. There will be time for shopping before returning to Woods
Hole and to Hyannis.
This morning our local guide will meet us at the hotel and take us for an
all-day tour of the Island of Nantucket. A brief boat ride takes us to the
Island. Much of Nantucket’s charm is associated with its cobblestoned
main street, small lanes, plain Quaker-style homes and handsome houses
that date from the whaling days of the early 19th-century. After a tour of
the island, you will have the rest of the afternoon free for shopping and
browsing on this unique island. The Paddock Restaurant in Hyannis, today
considered a Cape Cod institution, opened its doors in 1970 making and
maintaining a name for itself as “a tradition”, “a classic” and a “must do”
on Cape Cod. We will enjoy a delicious dinner (included) this evening.
This morning our local guide will take us along historical Route 6A (Old
Kings Highway) to the north side of Cape Cod on our way to Provincetown—”land’s
end”. We will make a stop at the Cape Cod National
Seashore Visitor’s Center, and a drive past Nauset Lighthouse and the
Cape Cod National Seashore. In Provincetown, we enjoy an included
lunch at Napi’s in the center of town with time to shop and browse in the
downtown area. Before departing Provincetown, we enjoy a dunes tour.
Imagine dunes stretching as far as you can see. You will travel through
the majestic dunes where your guide points out the “dune shacks” where
famous artists and writers like Eugene O’Neill and Harry Kemp became
inspired to create their art. We will enjoy a lobster dinner this evening. We
return to Hyannis for the night.
We depart Hyannis this morning and retrace our route through Connecticut,
New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for our last overnight at
Today we begin our last day of travel through the state of Virginia and
stop for lunch in the Salem area. After lunch we begin to bid farewell to
our new-found friends as our tour comes to an end.We will have memories
to last a lifetime!