Cape Cod, Lobsters, Lighthouses, Whales and Martha’s Island
This trip will cover most of Cape Cod, and show you many exciting sights. You will also have the option of Whale Watching.
Day 1 Monday May 21
BLOOMSBURY NJ…Rest Stop…This is a combination Burger King / TA of America. There are plenty of bathrooms which makes for shorter lines. There is food, and confectionaries available.
NORWALK CT…Lunch will be at the Silver Star Diner, one of the old “Jersey Style Diners” that are famous for good food and quick service. (oyo)
HOPE VALLEY RI…Welcome centre for a rest and information stop.
Welcome to the sandy shores of Cape Cod. Extending some 70 miles into the sea, the Cape is home to both natural beauty and quaint colonial villages. You can walk pristine beaches, revel in the arts and culture, and reclaim childhood memories of seashells, sandcastles, and saltwater taffy. Our local guide will meet us at the All Seasons Resort and will assist with check in.
DINNER is included this evening.
Day 2 Tuesday May 22
BREAKFAST is included this morning at our hotel.
Our local guide will meet us at our hotel for a full day of touring. You will travel historic route 6A, the Old King’s Highway, a scenic byway winding through centuries of Cape Cod history. It winds past hundreds of historic structures which characterize its early development. View the Eastham Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse and visit the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center. Sand dunes and the ocean surround you as you approach “Land’s End” – Provincetown. You are now at the extreme tip of Cape Cod. Formerly known as the “Province Lands”, the pilgrims landed here first before they decided to settle across the bay in Plymouth. Take some time to enjoy the wonderful variety of restaurants, shops, and galleries that make this artists/fishermen village so unique.
Board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of Whale Watching. We will travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment, including birds that migrate here from all over the Atlantic, and fish which use these shallow waters to feed. Try to spot Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whales going about their daily business. An onboard naturalist will introduce you to everything you see and will answer any questions about the whales, birds, fish and lighthouses.
OR YOU MAY CHOOSE TO STAY ON DRY LAND:
Admission is included this afternoon on a Dune Tour excursion. Ride through the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Our guide will point out the “dune shacks” where famous artists and writers became inspired to create their art.
Dinner is included this evening in Provincetown
Day 3 Wednesday May 23
Breakfast is included this morning at our hotel.
Your local guide will meet you at your hotel and will escort you to the HY-LINE DOCKS for ticketing and boarding of the high-speed ferry to the island of MARTHA’S VINEYARD. Upon arrival you will board a local bus for a SIGHTSEEING TOUR. You will learn about the history and lifestyles of the islanders as you pass through Vineyard Haven. There will be free time for lunch and shopping in the historic whaling town of Edgartown. Complete your day on the island in Oak Bluffs. You may choose to stroll through “Cottage City” with its brightly painted cottages and decorative “gingerbread” trim.
DINNER is included this evening back on the mainland.
Day 4 Thursday May 24
BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
Your local guide will meet you at your hotel and will conduct a tour of America’s Hometown – PLYMOUTH. As one of the country’s first settlements it is well known in the United States for its historical value.
A picture stop will be made be made at the Forefather’s Monument, the largest, solid granite monument in the United States. She stands facing the harbor, welcoming those who come by water.
A stop will also be made at the Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims in 1620.
You will then travel back over the bridge into SANDWICH – the oldest town on Cape Cod. You will view the Village Green, the Great Salt Marsh, a Cranberry Bog, and Cape Cod Bay. Sandwich became the site of one of America’s largest glass factories, an industry that flourished during the 19th century. This quaint and quiet seaside community is the hometown of Thornton Burgess, naturalist and author of 170 children’s books.
Back in the mid Cape your guide will conduct a tour of HYANNIS which will include the John F. Kennedy Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Hyannisport and a view of St. Francis Xavier Church, the summer parish of the Kennedy Family.
Dinner is included this evening.
Day 5 Friday September 16
BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
Depart for home with sand in your shoes, seashells in your pocket and fond memories of our tour to Cape Cod and Salem!
Mystick CT..Lunch (oyo) at the Equinox Diner is more than just a diner. Home may be where the heart is but at the Equinox Diner you’ll find yourself at home right here! They’ve reinvented the diner for the 21st century yet preserved ALL the best about the diner experience.
CLINTON NJ…Clinton Station Diner…is a diner unlike any other you have ever seen. Sit down and observe the model trains go around suspended from the ceiling, or enjoy the unique fish tanks! They have a dining room with a working fireplace. Another unique area is the turn of the century (1927) Blue Comet observation car, Biela, which is still in excellent condition. Good food and reasonable prices. (oyo)
LANCASTER PA…return to Executive Coach at approx 9:30 with some wonderful memories of a great time.
- Four Nights Accomodations
- Four Breakfasts
- Four Dinners
- All Attractions
- Deluxe Motorcoach
- 7:15 am Lancaster PA – Executive Coach
- 8:30 am Wilmington DE – Limestone Presbyterian Church
Cost Per Person
- $729 Double
- $710 Triple
- $710 Quad
- $839 Single