On the Path of the Pilgrims
400th Anniversary of America’s Founding
 10 Days • 16 Meals
Holiday by Motorcoach
Come follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrims and celebrate the 400th Anniversary of America’s founding. See where the Pilgrims first set foot at Provincetown and finally settled at Plimoth Plantation. Also, see the full-scale replica Mayflower II and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on this historic journey.

 Highlights
  • Free home or local pickup and return
  • 16 Meals (9 breakfasts and 7 dinners)
  • Visit the New England Historic Genealogical Society and learn about the relationship between the Pilgrims and the local Wampanoag people
  • Narrated tour of Boston including King’s Chapel Burying Ground where the grave of Mary Chilton, the New World’s first European woman is located.
  • Tour and home and museum of Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden, immortalized in Longfellow’s poem The Courtship of Miles Standish
  • Stop at the grave site of Myles Standish
  • Sightseeing tour of Plymouth including sites of the Pilgrims homes from 1620 and the first Thanksgiving from 1621
  • Visit the National Monument to the Forefathers and tour the Pilgrim Hall Museum, the nation’s oldest continuously operating public museum
  • Tour Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum with live demonstrations, costumed interpreters and authentic buildings
  • See famed Plymouth Rock and climb aboard the replica Mayflower II
  • Narrated Plymouth Bay cruise including Clark’s Island
  • Special Tribal Feast Dinner at Plimoth Plantation
  • Visit Provincetown and see where the Pilgrims landed and signed the “Mayflower Compact,” the first governing document of the Plymouth Colony
  • See where the “First Encounter” with the Wampanoag people was made in 1620
  • Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner followed by a painting session of Delft tiles
  • Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard with its Aquinnah Cultural Center, gingerbread houses of Edgartown and cliffs at Gays Head
  • $50 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart for Pennsylvania
Depart today and enjoy a welcome dinner and overnight in Erie, Pennsylvania. (Dinner)
Day 2  Arrive in Massachusetts
Continue east into the “Bay State” of Massachusetts for an overnight stay. (Breakfast)
Day 3  The Pilgrims, Longfellow and Myles Standish
In Boston see a special presentation about the Pilgrims that arrived on the Mayflower as well as the Wampanoag people at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. A narrated tour of Boston includes King’s Chapel Burying Ground where the grave of Mary Chilton, the first European woman to arrive here is located. In Duxbury, visit the home of Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden, immortalized in Longfellow’s poem The Courtship of Miles Standish. Now a museum, the home saw the Aldens become prosperous farmers and raise 10 children. A stop is made at the grave site of Myles Standish before coming to the hotel. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 4  Touring in Plymouth Town
Your local guide conducts a sightseeing tour of the town of Plymouth today. See where Mobbamock, a Wampanoag priest who stayed with the colonists during the year had his home. Also see where the Pilgrims first began arranging their housing sites after disembarking the Mayflower in 1620. The famed first Thanksgiving was held nearby in 1621. Visit the National Monument to the Forefathers and tour the Pilgrim Hall Museum, the nation’s oldest continuously operating public museum with an unmatched collection of Pilgrim possessions. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 5  Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II and Clark’s Island
Start the day at Plimoth Plantation. This living history museum recreates the lives, experiences and concerns of Pilgrim live from the year 1627. Mingle with costumed interpreters and see live demonstrations of blacksmithing, farming and cooking along with the relationship to the Wampanoag people in the village. At the waterfront, see the famed Plymouth Rock along with a detailed replica of the colonists vessel the Mayflower II. Go aboard, meet the Pilgrims and see the sailing conditions from 1620. A cruise in Plymouth Bay show you Clark’s Island where the Pilgrims celebrated their first Sabbath in the New World. Back in Plimoth Plantation, a special Tribal Feast Dinner awaits. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 6  Provincetown, Cape Cod and Thanksgiving
Journey to Provincetown where the Pilgrim’s first set foot and see the plaques commemorating the landing and the signing of the Mayflower Compact, the first governing document of the Plymouth Colony. The “First Encounter” marker commemorates Myles Standish’s meeting with the Wampanoags on December 8, 1620. While not a pleasant meeting, it did lead the Pilgrims to continue on to Plymouth where they settled. Tonight enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner followed by a painting session of Delft tiles at the Plantation. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 7  Martha’s Vineyard
For over ten thousand years the Wampanoag people have inhabited the island of Noepe, now called Martha’s Vineyard. Take the ferry to this resort island. Learn the history of the Wampanoag at the Aquinnah Cultural Center\ where exhibits on culture, whaling and artwork are on display. Visit the village of Edgartown with its gingerbread cottages and see the cliffs at Gays Head. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 8  Travel to Pennsylvania
Begin the journey west today and arrive in Pennsylvania for an overnight stay in Scranton. (Breakfast)
Day 9  Travel to Ohio
Depart today and arrive in Ohio where a farewell dinner and overnight stay in Akron await. (Breakfast and dinner)
Day 10  Arrive Home
Arrive home today with memories of your Path of the Pilgrims adventure. (Breakfast)

 Accommodations
Days 1  Hampton Inn, Erie, PA
Days 2  La Quinta Inn, Springfield, MA
Days 3-7  Hampton Inn, Plymouth, MA
Days 8  Comfort Suites, Scranton, PA
Days 9  Hampton Inn, Akron, OH
 

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