Get acquainted with the history, beauty, and coastal traditions of Cape Cod and its neighboring islands on this fascinating vacation. Plus, learn more about one of Cape Cod's most famous visitors-John F. Kennedy. 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. 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. From Hyannis, 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 lobster dinner in Hyannis and a visit to Flax Pond Farms, a working cranberry bog. 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. Fans of JFK will enjoy learning more about his life on this tour celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. In Boston, visit JFK's birthplace and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. In Hyannis, visit the JFK Museum, which will celebrate his birth with an exhibition focusing on his time at the Cape. Overnight in Newport and visit the church where JFK and Jacqueline were married. Historic sights, beautiful scenery, fun experiences, and insight into JFK?they're all on this marvelous vacation!
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2017
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||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. 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. (B)|
|Day 3||Boston||We start out day by visiting the JFK NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, the birthplace and childhood home of the 35th President of the United States. Here, you'll learn about Kennedy's early years and the events that helped shape him. Continue to the JFK PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM. Here you'll experience John F. Kennedy's life, legacy, and leadership. See personal artifacts from Kennedy's Oval office, and discover Kennedy's influence on the U.S. Space Program, the American Civil Rights Movement, and more. Then, time to explore more of Boston on your own. Perhaps shop for souvenirs at Faneuil Hall, catch a game at the oldest baseball park in the major league - home of the Red Sox - Fenway Park, or enjoy a cool drink at the original Cheers pub, where everyone knows your name! (B) |
|Day 4||Hyannis||Head south to Plymouth, where the Pilgrims landed more than 390 years ago and founded the first permanent settlement in New England. See famous Plymouth Rock. Next, explore PLIMOTH PLANTATION and learn about how daily life was for the Pilgrims. Continue to [LF] 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. Enjoy a traditional [LF] LOBSTER dinner this evening! (B,D)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. |
|Day 5||Hyannis||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. (B)|
|Day 6||Hyannis||Drive the length of the peninsula's arm to Provincetown and CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE. At MacMillan Wharf, board a cruise boat and head out to sea for a [LF] 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. Return to Hyannis and your beach resort. Enjoy dinner this evening at a local restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 7||Hyannis||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, 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 where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 8||Newport||Before departing Hyannis, we'll visit the JFK HYANNIS MUSEUM. Through photographs, film, artifacts, and oral histories, you'll learn more about the Kennedy family and their importance in the Hyannis community. Next, 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, journey south to Newport, an elegant yachting mecca on Narraganset Bay in the 'Ocean State' of Rhode Island. Since JFK was an avid sailor, we'll take to the water on a CRUISE around Newport's waterfront. Your boat was originally built in the 1920's and used a rum smuggler by mobsters during the height of prohibition. Don't forget to bring your cameras! (B) |
|Day 9||Newport||Explore more of Newport this morning and see some of the sites related to JFK. See Saint Mary's Church where JFK married Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, see Hammersmith Farm, the childhood home of Jacqueline as well as where their wedding reception was held, and Whitehorse Tavern, a favorite place of Jackie's. Additional sightseeing includes 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. This evening, your tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)|
|Day 10||Boston||Depart this morning for 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. (B)|
- US$ Price Details
Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase. Prices based on double room occupancy.Single Room Supplement from$1,010Triple Room Reduction per person from$245Extra Nights per person in Boston: May-August (except departure June 2): in single room $294; in twin room $168; in triple room $131
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