New England’s miles of sandy beaches, majestic coasts, and rolling surf invite relaxation. The Islands of New England tour spends days exploring New England’s charms, from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to a dry harvest cranberry bog.
Step back in time at Plimoth Plantation to sample traditional recipes from that period, learn some Pilgrim etiquette and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast where you’ll learn to “eat like a Pilgrim.” In Provincetown, the choice is yours – set out on a whale watch cruise -OR- embark on a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Visit Boston and Providence, the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, the lively artist colony of Provincetown, and the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Complete your New England experience as you indulge in a traditional seafood and lobster feast.
AAA Member Benefit
$50 per person savings for all itineraries
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$50 per person Optional Excursion Credit
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Hotel accommodations
- Daily breakfast and select meals
- Luxury coach transportation
- Hotel-to-hotel luggage handling
- Round-trip home-to-airport sedan service on air-inclusive tours
- See Plymouth Rock and step back in time in the town where the Pilgrims landed in 1620.
- Visit a working New England cranberry bog, a thriving crop of Cape Cod.
- Experience the charming, once-famous whaling port – “the Vineyard.”
- Travel Newport’s breathtaking Ocean Drive past the sprawling mansions of Bellevue Avenue.
- In historic Boston, view iconic landmarks including Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
- Explore the idyllic island of Nantucket, including picturesque beaches and lighthouses.
- “Eat like a Pilgrim” by sampling recipes from that era and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.
- Celebrate the taste of Cape Cod with a traditional New England seafood and lobster dinner.
- Learn to cook like a New Englander during a chef-led demonstration.
Islands of New England Itinerary
Day 1: Providence, Rhode Island – Tour Begins
Discover the natural beauty that lies along the shores of New England.
Day 2: Providence – Newport – Providence
Tour Providence, “America’s Renaissance City.” See prestigious Brown University and learn about the city’s vibrant art, cultural, and culinary scenes. Then depart for Newport. Return to America’s Gilded Age as you traverse breathtaking Ocean Drive en route to Bellevue Avenue. It’s your choice! Explore stunning Marble House -OR- tour Rosecliff, the opulent former residence of silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 3: Providence – Boston, Massachusetts – Providence
Come to know Boston’s Yankee charm during a tour that highlights Beacon Hill, the Old South Meeting House, Boston Public Garden, the historic North End and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Enjoy leisure time to stroll along part of the famed Freedom Trail, a walking path showcasing the city’s historic sites; or, return to explore the lively marketplace at Faneuil Hall.
Day 4: Providence – Plymouth, Massachusetts – Cape Cod
Tour a New England cranberry bog where you’ll learn about dry harvesting. Then, step back in time with a stop in the celebrated town of Plymouth where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. See legendary Plymouth Rock and board a true reproduction of the Mayflower*. Experience the days of the Pilgrims with a visit to Plymoth Plantation, an incredible re-creation of a 17th-century village. Today’s lunch teaches you how to “eat like a Pilgrim.” Sample recipes from that time, learn some Pilgrim etiquette, and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with your fellow travelers.
Day 5: Cape Cod – Martha’s Vineyard – Cape Cod
A ferry ride transports you to beautiful Martha’s Vineyard. You’ll see all the highlights of “the Vineyard” (as the locals call it), including quaint gingerbread-styled cottages and a once-famous whaling port resplendent with sea captain’s homes and widow’s walks. Later, depart the island and cruise back to Cape Cod.
Day 6: Cape Cod – Provincetown – Cape Cod
Travel to Provincetown, located on the tip of the Cape. Then, it’s your choice! Set out on a whale watch cruise to Cape Cod Bay -OR- enjoy a scenic adventure through the sand dunes of the Cape.
Day 7: Cape Cod – Hyannis – Nantucket – Cape Cod
Catch a glimpse of the Camelot era in Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy compound, and visit the poignant Kennedy Memorial. Next, set off via ferry to explore the idyllic island of Nantucket.
Day 8: Cape Cod – Tour Ends
*Pricing is per person, land only, double occupancy, and varies by departure date. Offer is valid on new retail bookings made only between 3/1/20 – 3/31/20 for travel between 3/1/20 – 4/30/21. Offers can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Space is limited and savings are only available on select departures. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offers are not valid on group or existing bookings. Offer is combinable Member Benefit but is not combinable with any other offer. Promotional fares may remain in effect after the expiration date. Offer amounts vary by tour and departure date. Other restrictions may apply. CST No. 2006766-20, UBI No. 601-220-855, Fla. Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST35613