Cape Cod and the Islands

Price per person
from £2,437

Price based on
London Heathrow
21st Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • Eastern USA

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tours

Patti Page once sang about falling in love with “Old Cape Cod”; it’s easy to see why. Journey through its historic whaling ports and lively summer resort towns, with dune-fringed beaches and cedar-shingled buildings, and discover the legacy of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth.

At a glance


  • Boston Guided sightseeing tour of the “Cradle of Liberty” and its historic landmarks.
  • Plymouth Explore the first permanent settlement in New England where the Pilgrim Fathers landed in 1630.
  • Nantucket Stroll the charming streets, and browse the shops and art galleries of this historic whaling town.
  • Martha’s Vineyard Enjoy a tour that features Oak Bluffs with its Victorian "gingerbread" architecture overlooking Nantucket Sound.
  • Newport Visit The Breakers, the opulent mansion of shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

We would have benefited from an earlier UK --> US...

1st August 2017
Trusted Customer

We would have benefited from an earlier UK --> US flight as we would have been able to attend the welcome meeting and receive the tour itinerary on arrival. However the tour itinerary was good.

Overview

Patti Page once sang about falling in love with “Old Cape Cod”; it’s easy to see why. Journey through its historic whaling ports and lively summer resort towns, with dune-fringed beaches and cedar-shingled buildings, and discover the legacy of the Pilgrim Fathers at Pymouth.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Boston

Day
1

Fly to Boston and transfer to your hotel.

This evening meet your travelling companions and tour director for a welcome drink.

Boston

Day
2

Your guided sightseeing focuses on the city’s most prominent landmarks. See Boston Common; the Old State House; Old North Church, from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride; Freedom Trail; and Faneuil Hall, with a chance to browse through Quincy Market. Next, board a harbour 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Boston - Plymouth - Hyannis

Day
3

Head south to Plymouth, where the Pilgrims landed more than 390 years ago and founded the first permanent settlement in New England. See famous Plymouth Rock. Next, explore Plimoth Plantation and learn about how daily life was for the Pilgrims. Continue to Flax Pond Farms, a working cranberry bog, and hear how this native fruit is harvested and processed. On to Hyannis, a favourite Cape Cod resort town for a 4-night stay. Enjoy a traditional lobster dinner this evening!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hyannis - Nantucket - Hyannis

Day
4

This morning, head to the harbour for the ferry ride over to Nantucket – a late 18th-century New England seaport town of dune-fringed beaches and cedar-shingled buildings. Time for lunch; and a stroll around the marinas, shops and art galleries of Straight Wharf. A guided tour highlights 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. Enjoy time at leisure and perhaps visit the Whaling Museum with its top-quality exhibitions and rooftop observation deck.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hyannis - Cape Cod - Hyannis.

Day
5

From Hyannis, drive the length of the peninsula's arm to Provincetown and Cape Cod National Seashore. At MacMillan Wharf, board a cruise boat and head out to sea for a whale watching expedition, narrated by a local marine biologist. Later, enjoy free time to wander through "P-town," a lively summer resort and artist's colony. Return to Hyannis, where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hyannis - Martha's Vineyard - Hyannis

Day
6

After a morning ferry ride to Martha's Vineyard, enjoy a tour that features Oak Bluffs with its Victorian "gingerbread" architecture overlooking Nantucket Sound. Spend some time in Edgartown, once an important shipping and whaling centre, where you’ll find the Whaling Church, a large 18th century church, now converted to a performing arts centre. Stroll down Water Street, along the harbour, with its "Captain's Homes" which line both sides of the street and peruse the charming village stores.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hyannis - New Bedford - Newport

Day
7

Head to New Bedford on Buzzard's Bay and explore its cobblestone streets and wharves with all the sights and scenes of this former whaling port, of Moby Dick fame. Look out for the early 19th century Seamen's Bethel Chapel. Journey south to Newport, an elegant yachting mecca on Narragansett Bay in the "Ocean State" of Rhode Island. Enjoy an orientation tour of Newport, see the first State House and America's oldest synagogue. Afterwards, explore the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era at The Breakers, the opulent mansion of shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. This evening, your tour director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Newport - Boston - UK

Day
8

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
9

Things to note

Accommodaton as stated or similar

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Sheraton Boston

Sheraton Boston Hotel is located in the Back Bay neighbourhood in Boston. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, outdoor pool and fitness centre.

  • Location

    39 Dalton Street, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02199

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Outdoor swimming pool

Hyannis - Red Jacket Beach Resort

This hotel has balconies that over look the ocean there are also traditional rooms which come with home comforts such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Other rooms have bunk beds for that traditional experience. 

  • Location

    1 S Shore Dr, South Yarmouth, MA 02664, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Hot Tub
    • Beach Access

Newport - Hotel Viking

These elegant rooms feature historical furnishings that make the hotel traditional. The rich fabrics gives a bright and homley feel to the hotel. You can relax and watch the flat-screen TVs and use free WiFi. 

  • Location

    1 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub

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