Cape Cod, The Islands and Newport

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Start: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Finish: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Overview

Step back in time as you travel through historic New England, exploring centuries of history on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and in Newport. Relive 17th-century life at Plimoth Patuxet and visit a whaling museum in Nantucket. Special experiences include explorations in Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket... a whale-watching cruise off the shores of Provincetown... a sightseeing cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay... and a tour of "The Breakers," one of Newport’s most extravagant Gilded Age mansions. .......read more
Highlights
  • Visit to the Nantucket Whaling Museum of the Nantucket Historical Association, chronicling Nantucket's 19th-century role as one of America's important whaling centers
  • Flight from Martha's Vineyard to Nantucket
  • Whale-watching cruise on the waters off Provincetown, home to New England's largest whale population
  • Two-night stay on Martha's Vineyard at the historic Harbor View Hotel & Resort, overlooking Edgartown Lighthouse, Edgartown Harbor and Chappaquiddick 

Itinerary

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Tour begins: 5:00 PM, The Lenox Hotel. A transfer is included from Logan International Airport to The Lenox Hotel, perfectly situated in the heart of Boston's picturesque Back Bay neighborhood. A welcome reception at your hotel this evening, followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, gets your New England vacation off to a wonderful start!

Accommodation Name: The Lenox Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA

From Boston, travel to Plymouth to step back in time at Plimoth Patuxet, a re-created 17th-century village with costumed living historians who bring the folkways of the Plimoth Colony, one of the earliest English settlements in North America, to life; see Plymouth Rock, marking the Pilgrims' 1620 landing site. After some free time in Falmouth, a ferry ride from the mainland takes you to the island of Martha's Vineyard. Whether you call it chic, fashionable, posh, quaint, charming, or trendy, it is one of the hottest New England vacation destinations of the 21st century – and where you'll spend the next two nights in the former whaling center of Edgartown.

Accommodation Name: Harbor View Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA

You'll bridge the centuries by exploring the Vineyard today. Start your sightseeing by admiring the historic stately homes in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Take in the salt marshes, long beaches, and picturesque yacht harbors in the town of West Tisbury before finishing in Edgartown with a visit to the Carnegie Museum. Built in 1904, the Carnegie Museum was given to the town as a gift for its citizens by Andrew Carnegie and served as the town library from 1904 to 2016 before being reopened to the public in 2018. Inside, learn about the rich history and development of the island before embarking on a walking tour of the various historic & architectural sites near and on Edgartown Harbor (at a pace of your choice) followed by an exclusive private reception at Norton Boathouse. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish.

Accommodation Name: Harbor View Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

Weather permitting, today we will visit Nantucket Island, which three centuries ago was the whaling capital of the world. A short 15-minute flight takes you to the home of unspoiled beaches, lone lighthouses, sea captains’ houses and art galleries. While here, enjoy a guided sightseeing journey around the island, as well as a visit to the Nantucket Whaling Museum at your leisure. Your destination tonight is at your Yarmouth resort, where you will feast on a New England lobster and clam dinner.

Accommodation Name: Red Jacket Beach Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA

Journey up along the outer Atlantic side of the Cape to visit Cape Cod National Seashore, with its massive sand dunes towering above crested seas. Arrive in Provincetown on the tip of the Cape; once a key whaling town, it has become world-renowned over the last century as an arts colony and a major summer resort. "P-Town" is set near the summering grounds for a number of whale species; weather permitting, take a guided whale-watching cruise to see these amazing aquatic mammals roll, flip their tails, and blow through their blowholes – a true highlight of your New England vacation. Have dinner back at your resort in Chatham this evening.

Accommodation Name: Red Jacket Beach Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Leave the Cape this morning and head along the coast to historic Newport, Rhode Island, with a stop en route for lunch in – believe it or not – the town of Sandwich! Newport is renowned as a long-time haven for yachting enthusiasts, former home of the America's Cup, and one of the great playgrounds of the rich in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Drive past some of the ostentatious mansions that served as summer "cottages" for affluent socialites during the Gilded Age, and explore the celebrated Ten-Mile Drive; your home for the next two nights of your New England vacation is set right on Newport Harbor.

Accommodation Name: Newport Marriott

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Location: Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Your Tauck Director begins the day with a guided stroll along Newport's Cliff Walk, set between the sea and the mansions. See the opulence of the 19th century's Gilded Age firsthand on a visit to "The Breakers," a 70-room Italian Renaissance mansion inspired by the 16th-century palaces of Genoa and Turin. This palatial "summer cottage" built by Cornelius Vanderbilt is now a National Historic Landmark. A delightful cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay precedes an afternoon spent exploring more of Newport on your own. Join us tonight at Forty 1° North Marina Resort, the city's newest luxury waterfront venue, to cap your New England vacation at our exclusive farewell cocktail reception and dinner overlooking Newport Harbor.

Accommodation Name: Newport Marriott

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Drive back to Boston after a leisurely breakfast this morning. Tour ends: Boston’s Logan International Airport, 12:30 PM, or The Lenox Hotel at 1:30 PM, traffic permitting. Airport transfers are included; allow two hours for flight check-in.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

  • Visit to the Nantucket Whaling Museum of the Nantucket Historical Association, chronicling Nantucket's 19th-century role as one of America's important whaling centers
  • Flight from Martha's Vineyard to Nantucket
  • Whale-watching cruise on the waters off Provincetown, home to New England's largest whale population
  • Two-night stay on Martha's Vineyard at the historic Harbor View Hotel & Resort, overlooking Edgartown Lighthouse, Edgartown Harbor and Chappaquiddick 

Reviews

5* Cape Cod joy!
The trip was conducted flawlessly by our tour director. Using a bus, ferries, both high speed and regular, small planes and boats for whale watching and a harbor tour took tremendous coordination. Nantucket, Chatham and Newport were great stops. Plimoth was a great learning experience. Would love to return with grandchildren. Whale watching were we saw 10 whales! Chatham was charming and our stay there was highlighted by a scrumptious lobster dinner. Prior to dinner we were surprised by the "Chatham Acapella Boys Club", who enchanted the group with their talent. You need to actually see our Tauck Director's lobster apron to believe it!
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Date: 09-Jul-2017

5* Beautiful Cape Cod
We had a great tour with Tauck. Met some wonderful people from all over the world. Our tour guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. One traveler in our group was taking his 32nd Tauck tour. Speaks volumes for the company. Whale watching off Provincetown. One whale breached about 25 times for us. Great show. And of course the lobster feast Tauck provided in Edgartown.
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Date: 16-Oct-2017

4* Rubbing Elbows Along the New England Coast
Trip: Days 2 & 3 not great, but trip became excellent starting with the flight to Nantucket. Newport & Adams Home were super. Four times on the water, neat. Food: Menu options excellent. Fine food throughout. Rooms: Weakest point. No views. Faced parking lot & pool 3 times. Worst: Harbor View. Room & hallways literally stunk. Our 10th Tauck. Nantucket & Newport tours.
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Date: 24-Sep-2015

5* Fantastic Small Group Tour
We had a great small group tour with Tauck. This was our first tour with Tauck and we really didn’t know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. The tour director was superb - knowledgable, fun and attentive. The driver was outstanding. The other guests were nice and we mixed well. The whale watching was interesting but a little slow, so the most memorable moment for us was visiting the John Adams home in Quincy, Mass. and getting a glimpse into the lives of people in the early 1800’s.
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Date: 17-Oct-2017

4* houghtown
a good trip, saw everything that was advertised, bus rotation was good, motels good or as good as could be - historical, food real good, short time in buses, bathroom stops real good. Host good-knowledgable-bus driver real good. the handling of baggage was outstanding. Was kept well informed. Airplane from Vineyard to Nantucket real good. Just about everything on the islands particularly the Vineyard.
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Date: 28-Sep-2015

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