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Cape Cod & the Islands 400th Mayflower Anniversary 2020

Cape Cod & the Islands 400th Mayflower Anniversary 2020

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Tour Itinerary

Join us on a special departure to Cape Cod and the Islands of New England for the 400th anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower. Take a walking tour of Boston along the Freedom Trail to see legendary landmarks, including Boston Common and the Old North Church. Take a harbor cruise to see Bunker Hill Memorial and the site of the Boston Tea Party. Visit the former home of many Mayflower passengers in Duxbury, and enter the Alden House Historic Site. Enjoy a 5-night stay in a traditional seaside resort on the Cape Cod. You’ll take an excursion to Plymouth, where Pilgrims first made their claim for the new frontier some 400 years ago. See famous Plymouth Rock and board a full-scale reproduction of the Mayflower to envision the sailing of 1620. Explore Plimouth Plantation, attend a 17th-century Wampanoag feast and Embarkation Festival to honor the culture and traditions of four centuries ago. Take a ferry to Nantucket for a guided tour of early Quaker settlements. Explore the charming Colonial-style houses and mansions from Nantucket’s whaling heyday, and visit the Whaling Museum. Ferry back to Hyannis to see the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church. Drive up the peninsula to Provincetown to see the site of the signing of the Mayflower Compact and the pilgrims’ first landing, then cross the water to Martha’s Vineyard for a guided tour featuring the Victorian streets, charming shops, and elegant homes in this former whaling village. Visit the yachting mecca in Newport’s Narragansett Bay, and take a tour of the historic sites of this Rhode Island seaport. Experience the opulent lifestyle of shipping tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt with a tour of his mansion, The Breakers. Raise a glass with a farewell dinner to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s landing, then conclude your trip in Boston—scene of the American Revolution.

Welcome to “Beantown!” 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.
This morning, venture out on a tour of Boston with a Local Guide. Focus on the city’s most prominent landmarks of the Freedom Trail. See Boston Common, the Old State House, the OLD NORTH CHURCH and Faneuil Hall. Also visit KING’S CHAPEL AND BURYING GROUND; founded in 1686 as the first Anglican Church in Puritan Boston and the final resting place of Pilgrim Mary Chilton, known as the first passenger to step ashore from the Mayflower. Later, 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 is at your leisure. (B)

This morning, travel south to Duxbury, the historic village of many Mayflower passengers, and visit the ALDEN HOUSE HISTORIC SITE. Continue to [LF] FLAX POND FARMS, a working cranberry bog, and hear how this native fruit is harvested and processed. Then, in to the Hyannis area for a 5-night stay at a traditional beachfront resort. Tonight, enjoy a seafood dinner! (B,D)

This morning, travel to Plymouth, where the Pilgrims founded the first permanent settlement in New England nearly 400 years ago. See famous Plymouth Rock and step aboard the MAYFLOWER II, a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth Harbor in 1620, 400 years ago! Next, explore PLIMOTH PLANTATION and learn about the daily life of a Pilgrim. In a private PRESENTATION, learn the true story of the 1621, three-day celebration, now known as Thanksgiving. Then, enjoy a 17th-century [LF] WAMPANOAG FEAST, featuring fresh seasonal ingredients familiar to the Native American Wampanoag People. Free time in the afternoon to enjoy the EMBARKATION FESTIVAL, a grand cultural and arts festival that honors the traditions, cuisine, and music of the settlers and the Wampanoag people. (B,L)

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. Return to Hyannis and see the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church before reaching your hotel. (B)

Drive the length of the peninsula’s arm to Provincetown. During your sightseeing tour, see the location of the Pilgrims’ First Landing and the signing of the Mayflower Compact in 1620. Free time later to explore this eccentric seaside village on your own. Why not visit the Provincetown Museum, Pilgrim Monument, or one of the many art galleries. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Board the FERRY to Martha’s Vineyard and enjoy a guided 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, and admire the elegant homes along the tree-lined streets. Return to your oceanfront resort where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

This morning, head to Newport, an elegant yachting mecca on Narragansett Bay in the “Ocean State” of Rhode Island. Enjoy an orientation tour of Newport and see 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. (B,D)

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 International Airport after 2 pm. (B)

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Sightseeing & Activities:

Sightseeing with a Local Guide including the Old North Church and King’s Chapel and Burying Ground; harbor cruise

Visit Alden House Historic Site; visit a [LF] working cranberry bog

Plimoth Plantation; go inside the Mayflower II; Thanksgiving presentation; [LF] enjoy an authentic Wampanoag Feast; Mayflower 400th Anniversary Embarkation Festival

Orientation tour; see the John F. Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Xavier Church

Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Whaling Museum


Sightseeing with a Local Guide

Orientation tour; visit The Breakers mansion; farewell dinner

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch including a Wampanoag Feast in Plymouth, 3 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Newport

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Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

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Extra Nights per person in Boston:
in single room $382; in twin room $214; in triple room $168

Boston: Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sheraton Boston is a 1220 room hotel located just four miles from the Boston Logan Airport in Back Bay Boston. Rooms have fantastic views of the Charles River or Historic Back Bay. Enjoy indoor access to shopping and restaurants at the Prudential Center or Copley Place, both connected to the Sheraton Boston. The hotel has an Indoor/Outdoor saline heated swimming pool. Enjoy local New England fare at the Side Bar & Grille or a coffee at the Starbucks in the lobby.
39 Dalton St
Boston MA, United States
Hyannis: Red Jacket Beach Resort
A classic Cape Cod oceanfront resort on the waters of Nantucket Sound, Red Jacket Beach features a beautiful sweep of private ocean beach. This full-service resort and spa has all of the comforts to make your stay memorable. Whether you envision an action-packed getaway with water sports or a relaxing time on our private beach with a good book, you'll enjoy excellent service in a beautiful oceanfront setting.
1 South Shore Drive
South Yarmouth MA, United States
Newport: Hotel Viking
Registered with the Historical Hotels of America, this luxury accommodation is situated on Newport's Historic Hill and offers beautiful views. The interior of the hotel is both historical and elegant in design. All 210 elegant guestrooms are fully equipped with cable TV, coffee maker, hairdryer, and Internet access.
1 Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI, United States

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Ratings based off 14 reviews - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

The trip was interesting and the tour guide and driver excellent

The bus needed to be more comfortable, not the best bus I have been on. Need to include one visit to a lighthouse, we visited zero.

We were disappointed with our room at the Boston Sheraton, but we realize we should have complained at the hotel The brick wall directly out our window, preventing light in the room, together with the two small lamps. Not fun for seniors. The other hotels were fine. The leisure time wasn't enough to accommodate our interest for a more leisurely trolley ride to the Marble House in Newport, but we did get there. We found time for the JFK Presidential Library in Boston We let Globus know that they could or should make those items available. They included the Breakers on more than one trip we have taken with them.

Tour Guide was a little unorganized when plans were changed due to weather - no whale watching/ landing at different port for Martha's Vineyard due to weather on both accounts - wasn't a backup plan in place.

The tour bus had very limited space as a re-design made more seats which offered limited individual seating/leg room/hand bag space. The older design had 48 seats. The new design has 54 seats. The brochure indicated free time which I misconstrued to believe meant I would make decisions based upon my personal wishes during this time. The free time was still structured time and made for extremely long 12 hour days more or less. There was no indication in the package my tour group would be combined within another tour group which meant double wait times, more cumbersome logistics, etc.

Time management seem to be an issue. We arrived in a town but by the time local restaurants could serve us, there was no time to explore historical sights. A cruise ship had docked and due to the extra crowds, there was a problem seeing anything. Could not see over the headrests in bus so missed most of the sights pointed out as we drove along. Tour director was very nice and tried very hard to please folks. Same for bus driver. One restaurant served fish that could not be eaten by our table of 5. Overall, time management was the biggest issue for me. I am actually disappointed that Globus is the chosen vendor for the Nova Scotia tour.

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