Cape Cod Islands Adventure
8 days/ 7 nights Self-drive tour
1: Arrive Boston. Famous for everything from the Red Sox and Paul Revere to Cheers and clam chowder, Boston is a popular destination for so many reasons. Part history lesson, part modern metropolis, the Hub offers attractions to suit every taste and interest. 1 night Boston (Midtown Hotel).
2: Cape Cod (77 miles/123 kms). Explore Boston this morning, take a “Hop on, Hop Off” trolley tour or walk the Freedom Trail, a well-preserved pedestrian path that weaves in and out of historic neighborhoods. Between landmarks, you can shop the fabulous stores on Newbury Street, or browse the antique shops and distinctive red-brick buildings of Beacon Hill. Perhaps lunch in lively Quincy Market or a delicious authentic Italian meal in the North End before collecting your rental car and leaving this afternoon for the drive to charming Cape Cod and your oceanfront home overlooking Nantucket Sound. 2 nights West Dennis (Lighthouse Inn).
Day 3: West Dennis. The Lighthouse Inn will take you to a time gone by…secluded and relaxing, with refreshing ocean breezes to rejuvenate your spirit, it offers a private sandy beach, heated pool, tennis, children’s activity program and a full service restaurant with panoramic ocean views - this is Classic Cape Cod. A leisurely day to relax by the sea and see the mid-Cape area; visit nearby Chatham, the quintessential village by the sea, it is probably Cape Cod at its picturesque best with smart shops, inns, small restaurants, some typically colonial-style white churches, a fishing harbor and a lighthouse with dramatic ocean views..
Day 4: Provincetown (43 miles/69 kms). Explore the Cape Cod National Seashore, 40 miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds and diverse birdlife on your drive to Provincetown at the very end of Cape Cod. This colorful and fascinating little town has attracted a wide spectrum of people. Artists live side by side with traditional fisherman and during the summer Commercial Street is filled with the most cosmopolitan mix of people, exploring the art galleries, tiny seafood restaurants, shops, narrow streets and pretty gardens. 2 nights Provincetown (Harbor Hotel).
Day 5: Provincetown (Whale Watch Cruise). A morning to explore the town and this afternoon enjoy a whale watch cruise (weather permitting), an exciting adventure to view these majestic marine mammals, guided by an expert naturalist. Humpback whales are normally seen and you’ll never forget your first sighting of a whale blowing after a deep sea dive. This evening enjoy dinner in town or perhaps try a New England Clambake Dune Tour, an exciting trip that combines the beauty of a sunset dune tour with a traditional New England Clam Bake dinner served picnic style.
Day 6: Nantucket Island & Falmouth (70 miles/112 kms). An early start this morning for the drive to Hyannis (car parking fee) and the 09:10 am high speed ferry to pretty Nantucket Island. Its cobblestone Main Street shaded by giant elm trees, the magnificent homes of merchants and ship captains make it one of the best preserved towns in New England. A fully narrated tour offers a truly interesting view of America’s most scenic little island. In just over an hour, become acquainted with the “Little Grey Lady,” famous as the world’s foremost whaling port in the 18th century. Included are The Old Mill, “Sconset” Village with its rose-covered cottages, Low Beach, Sankaty Head Lighthouse, Cranberry bogs and Nantucket moors. After lunch the late afternoon high speed ferry returns to Hyannis and the drive to Falmouth for a two night stay at the Seacrest Beach Hotel, overlooking lovely Old Silver Beach 2 nights Falmouth area (Seacrest Beach Hotel).
Day 7: Martha’s Vineyard. Drive to Woods Hole this morning, park your car (fee), and take the short ferry ride to the lovely island of Martha’s Vineyard. A Mecca for summer visitors the island is host to the rich and the famous, including film stars and American Presidents. An island tour provides a great overview of the Vineyard with the gingerbread cottages of Oak Bluffs, Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah and a beautiful pass through idyllic, historic Edgartown one of New England’s most elegant communities. Main Street is a picture book setting with its harbor and waterfront. See the stately white Greek revival houses built by the whaling captains and the old Lighthouse at the mouth of Edgartown Harbor. Return to Woods Hole and Falmouth with its wide choice of restaurants or perhaps enjoy a meal and the music at Liam Maguire’s famous Irish pub.
Day 8: Boston (80 miles/128 kms) En route to Logan Airport, perhaps visit Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum depicting life in 1627 with time for lunch before driving to the airport and your flight home. Alternatively, Just America will be please to assist with extra nights in Boston or onward travel to other North American destinations. Why not take the train from Boston to New York and fly home from there?
|2013 Prices per adult
Sharing room type
Prices in £'s
|23 May-21 Jun||795||525||432||387|
|22 Jun-25 Jul||1065||705||559||485|
|26 Jul-30 Aug||1125||739||579||499|
|31 Aug-04 Oct||809||529||449||392|
|West Dennis (Cape Cod)||2||Lighthouse Inn|
|Provincetown (Cape Cod)||2||Harbor Hotel|
|Falmouth (Cape Cod)||2||Seacrest Beach Hotel|