Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard

  • Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
  • Product code: P0TFU0
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2024
Welcome to the sandy shores of CAPE COD. Extending some 70 miles into the sea, the Cape
is home to both natural beauty and quaint colonial villages. You can walk pristine beaches,
revel in the arts and culture, and reclaim childhood memories of seashells, sandcastles, and
saltwater taffy. Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at the BAYSIDE RESORT and will assist with
check in. You will receive a print by a LOCAL ARTIST just for coming along.


DINNER is included this evening.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2024

7:00 AM EXTENDED CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.


8:30 AM Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel for a full day of touring. You will travel historic

ROUTE 6A, the Old King’s Highway, a scenic byway winding through centuries of Cape Cod
history. It winds past hundreds of historic structures which characterize its early development.
View a Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse and visit the CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE
VISITOR’S CENTER. Sand dunes and the ocean surround you as you approach “Land’s End”
– PROVINCETOWN. You are now at the extreme tip of Cape Cod. Formerly known as the
“Province Lands” the pilgrims landed here first before they decided to settle across the Bay in
Plymouth. Take some time to enjoy the wonderful variety of restaurants, shops, and galleries
that make this artists/fishermen village so unique.


2:00 PM Board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of WHALE WATCHING. (3 hours) You
will travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment including birds that migrate
here from all over the Atlantic, and fish which use these shallow waters to feed. Try to spot

Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whales going about their daily business. An onboard naturalist will
introduce you to everything you see and will answer any of your questions about the whales,
birds, fish and lighthouses.
OR YOU MAY CHOOSE TO STAY ON DRY LAND:
Admission is included on a one-hour DUNE TOUR. Ride along the shoreline of the protected
lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Your guide will point out the “dune shacks” where
famous artists and writers became inspired to create their art.


DINNER is included this evening


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2024

7:00 AM EXTENDED CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.

8:15 AM Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel and will escort you to the HY-LINE DOCKS for
ticketing and boarding of the 9:00 am ferry to the island of MARTHA’S VINEYARD. Upon
arrival, at 10:00 am you will board a local bus for a SIGHTSEEING TOUR. You will learn about
the history and lifestyles of the islanders as you pass through Vineyard Haven. There will be
free time for lunch and shopping in the historic whaling town of Edgartown. Complete your day
on the island in Oak Bluffs. You may choose to stroll through “Cottage City” with its brightly
painted cottages and decorative “gingerbread” trim.
3:35 PM Depart the island, arriving back on the mainland at 4:35 pm.
OR YOU MAY CHOOSE TO VISIT NANTUCKET ISLAND:
Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel and will escort you to the HY-LINE DOCKS
where you will board the 9:30 am ferry to the stunning island of NANTUCKET. Upon arrival at
10:30 am your guide will point out the restaurants, galleries, shops, and museums that are
within walking distance to the dock. Lunch and shopping are on your own.
Admission is included on a NANTUCKET ISLAND TOUR.
Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes for the cobblestone streets and brick
sidewalks that line Nantucket’s downtown area.
4:10 PM Depart the island, arriving back on the mainland at 5:10 pm.
5:30 PM LOBSTER DINNER is included this evening at Spanky’s.
Alternate entrées will be available for any “landlubbers” not wishing to eat shellfish.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2024

7:00 AM EXTENDED CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
8:30 AM Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel and you will travel to America’s Hometown –
PLYMOUTH. Home of our Pilgrim Fathers and one of the country’s first settlements, it is well
known in the United States for its historical value. A picture stop will be made at the
Forefather’s Monument, the largest, solid granite monument in the United States. She stands
facing the harbor, welcoming those who come by water. A picture stop will also be made at
Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims in 1620. View the newly
restored Mayflower II, a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World.
Board a LOBSTER TALES CRUISE to learn about the many creatures that live in Plymouth
Harbor. Experience a “hands on” approach to see how lobsters are harvested from their natural
environment. Roll up your sleeves to help haul in lobster traps.
There will be free time for lunch and shopping on your own on the waterfront.
Back on the Mid-Cape your guide will conduct a tour of HYANNIS including the John F.
Kennedy Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Hyannisport and a view of St. Francis Xavier
Church, the summer parish of the Kennedy Family.

DINNER is included this evening


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2024

7:00 AM EXTENDED CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
Depart for home with sand in your shoes, seashells in your pocket and many fond memories of
your C & R BUS TOUR to CAPE COD



PACKAGE INCLUSIONS
4 Nights of Accommodations at the BAYSIDE RESORT
Round Trip Luggage Handling (one bag per person)
Guide on Arrival Night
Print by a Local Artist
Guided Tour to Provincetown along Scenic Route 6A
Visit to the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center
Admission on a Whale Watch Excursion OR a Dune Tour
Guide Escort to the Island of Martha’s Vineyard OR Nantucket
Round Trip Ferry Passage to Martha’s Vineyard OR Nantucket
Admission on a Down Island Tour of Martha’s Vineyard OR Nantucket
Guided Tours of Plymouth and Hyannis
Admission on a Lobster Tales Cruise
4 Breakfasts
3 Dinners
1 Lobster Choice Dinner
Meal Taxes, Meal Gratuities and Room Taxes

NOT INCLUDED: the customary gratuity to your local guide, island tour bus drivers and maids.
Such gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis.