The end of summer begs for a last visit to the coast, and where better than Cape Cod? Escape to The Cape, for fresh ocean air, local seafood, sparkling oceans and the National Seashore!
Day 1 – Indian Summer in New England (D)
Your late-summer escape begins at the Cape Cod Canal Visitor’s Center, featuring a 40-foot U.S. Army Corps of Engineers patrol boat, theater, real time radar and more. Let your relaxing start in the picturesque rocking chairs on the front deck! In the capital of Cape Cod, check into the Holiday Inn Hyannis, your home throughout the trip . Tonight, taste summer with a lobster dinner at Wimpy’s Seafood Cafe, a delicious Cape Cod tradition since 1938!
Day 2 – Old King’s Highway (B, D)
Travel to the tip of the Cape! On a guided tour along the way, explore Old King’s Highway, a scenic route known for its maritime history, the Eastham Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse, sprawling dunes and ocean views. Winding all the way to Provincetown, also known as “Lands End,” enjoy this vacation-y beach town without the crowds!
This afternoon, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you ride through the Cape Cod National Seashore in a rugged, beach-worthy SUV. With your local guide, get an up-close, dune-side view of the country’s largest protected coastline. Tonight, we have a group dinner at the Optimist Cafe, in a beautiful historic home built in 1849.
Day 3 – Cape Cod Train and Cruise - (B, L)
Say hello to Hyannis, on a driving tour learning the local legends, history and summer flavor from your expert guide. See the bustling Hyannis port and the St. Francis Xavier Church, the summer parish of the Kennedys. Next, it’s all aboard the Cape Cod Central Railroad. With lunch on board, ride the rails through lush marshes, by cranberry bogs and Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. This afternoon, take to the water on a cruise of Hyannis Harbor, surrounded by beaches, beacons, belfries and lighthouses, with waterside views of Squaw Island, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea and the historic Kennedy Compound. Back on land, visit the JFK Hyannis Museum and finish the day with free time to enjoy Hyannis on your own.
Day 4 - Hyannis Free Day or Martha’s Vineyard Tour (B)
The bustling summer town of Hyannis, with beaches, shopping and history is yours to enjoy today. Go back to favorite places or ask your Tour Director for suggestions. Or, choose an optional excursion to Martha’s Vineyard to enhance your trip.
The Vineyard - Optional Tour - Up Close Tour of Martha's Vineyard
With the soaring Aquinnah Cliffs, gingerbread cottages, pristine beaches and antique carousel, Martha’s Vineyard is a vacationer’s dream. Enjoy an up-close look at the island’s six unique towns during a guided tour riding a small passenger van that allows for access beyond where a motorcoach can go. With your local guide, see the island on a driving tour with visits to Edgartown, Menemsha and the Aquinnah Cliffs Lighthouse, finishing the day in Woods Hole.
Enhance Your Trip - $99 per person
Day 5 – A Berry Island Farewell (B, L)
Ocean Spray juice commercials have made Cape Cod’s cranberry bogs famous. See what all the buzz is about as you tour the Cape’s largest organic cranberry bog with a lifelong bogger! Say farewell to Cape Cod with a group lunch at Lindsey’s, known for home-style food and a warm, family atmosphere!