Islands of New England
featuring Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Block Island
 7 Days • 11 Meals
Air Tour
Come join us on a summer visit to Cape Cod and it’s colorful islands. Witness the nautical history and Quaker-style homes of Nantucket, the unspoiled beauty and laid back atmosphere of Block Island and the picturesque Gingerbread cottages and “Old Cape Cod” feel of Martha’s Vineyard.

 Highlights
  • 11 Meals (6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners including a savory a New England lobsterbake)
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail with a local guide including Boston Common, Paul Revere’s House and Faneuil Hall
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise of the islands in Boston Harbor
  • Spend 3 nights on the Atlantic Coast’s beautiful Cape Cod
  • Ferry to historic Nantucket Island with its Quaker-style homes and historic lighthouses
  • Spend the day on Martha’s Vineyard with its colorful Ginger Bread homes and Greek Revival houses
  • Hyannis touring including the John F. Kennedy and Korean War Memorials
  • Spend 2 nights in Newport, Rhode Island a fascinating seaport and summer home for America’s glamorous people
  • Visit the impressive Rosecliff Mansion, modeled Versailles’ Grand Trianon
  • Ferry to Block Island including time on this laid-back island with a local guide and farewell lunch at one of the island’s grand hotels
  • $35 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Arrive in Boston
Upon arriving in Boston, you'll transfer to your hotel. This afternoon is free to explore this fabulous city at your leisure. Join your Tour Manager in the hotel lobby at 7:00 p.m. before enjoying a welcome dinner with your traveling companions. Meal: D
Day 2  Boston’s Freedom Trail and Harbor Islands Cruise
Today will be spent exploring Boston’s history. Begin the day with tour along Boston’s famous freedom Trail! See many historic sites while hearing tales of the brave Bostonians and Colonialists who dared to challenge Britain and helped establish the greatest republic in the world. Enjoy free time for lunch on our own at Faneuil Hall Marketplace which is alive today as it was in 1742 when our nation’s fathers proclaimed it “The Cradle of Liberty.” It combines the glories of Boston Harbor and the Harbor Islands. This National Park area includes 34 islands and peninsulas offering something for everyone. This afternoon we continue to Cape Cod and check into our hotel for a relaxing three night stay. Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner on the Cape. Meals: B, D
Day 3  Visit the Historic Island of Nantucket
This morning we set sail for Nantucket. Once a booming whaling port, Nantucket has been named a National Historic District and the architecture has changed little since the 17th century as seaside cottages and old-fashioned lamps still line its streets. We'll see the Old Mill, the only surviving windmill of four that once stood here; St. Paul's Church, with its Tiffany windows; and the Unitarian Church, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Return to Cape Cod, New England where a lobster dinner awaits. Meals: B, D
Day 4  Ferry to Picturesque Martha's Vineyard
After an early breakfast, we travel to Woods Hole and board the ferry to the storybook island of Martha's Vineyard. On arrival, enjoy an island tour of the towns on Martha's Vineyard which offer surprising diversity, each with its own character and personality. For those who cherish the past, Edgartown presents an architectural memorial to the golden age. Aquinnah is recognized worldwide for spectacular clay cliffs and natural beauty, while Oak Bluffs, with its "gingerbread" cottages, is a Victorian era summer resort community of national repute. Vineyard Haven is the island's multifaceted and picturesque center of commerce; a year round port anchored by a wooden boat building industry. Meal: B
Day 5  Hyannis and Newport, Rhode Island
We begin this day by touring Hyannis with a photo stop at the John F. Kennedy Memorial and the Korean War Memorial overlooking scenic Veterans beach and Hyannis Harbor. Say farewell to Cape Cod and head to Aquidneck more commonly known Newport, Rhode Island – America’s first resort and yachting capitol of the world. Enjoy a tour along the magnificent Ten Mile Drive, for a step back in time to the opulent era of the Gilded age where elite families such as the Vanderbilts and Astors built their “summer cottages” to retreat from the city life. After our tour, enjoy time along the waterfront for lunch on own and shopping. This afternoon visit the impressive Rosecliff Mansion. Completed in 1902 Rosecliff was modeled after the Grand Trianon of Versailles with its arched windows and paired iconic pilasters. Later, check into our Newport area hotel for a relaxing two night stay. Meals: B, D
Day 6  Visit Unspoiled Block Island
This morning we set out for the Block Island Ferry. A one hour cruise takes you to this laid-back island, just twelve miles off the Rhode Island coast. We'll begin our touring with a stop at the Block Island Historical Society for an inside look at how the island evolved. We will see some of the conservation efforts to maintain the historical aspects of Block Island and the Southeast Lighthouse that has been moved back from the eroding cliffs. Enjoy free time for shopping at Old Harbor with its many marina and stores. We’ll have a special farewell lunch at one of the island’s grand hotels before returning to Newport for a relaxing evening. Meals: B, L
Day 7  Newport and Home
Enjoy breakfast this morning before leaving Newport. We'll travel the ten-mile drive for views of some beautiful "cottages" before our group transfer to Boston's Logan Airport at 2:00 p.m. for flights out after 5:00 p.m. Return home with wonderful memories.. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1  Four Points by Sheraton, Boston/Revere, MA
Days 2-4  Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hyannis, MA
Days 5-6  Wyndham Hotel, Newport, RI
 

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