Event description

Join Our State as we delight in the unspoiled beaches, maritime history, and inviting villages of one of America’s favorite summer escapes, featuring Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Provincetown, and Boston.

Package Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare — RDU International Airport or Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • Six nights’ first class hotel accommodations
  • Eleven meals: six breakfasts and five dinners
  • Professional tour director
  • Our State host
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Baggage handling
  • Hotel transfers
  • All sightseeing and admissions per itinerary

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Boston City Tour
  • Island of Nantucket
  • Nantucket Whaling Museum
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Mayflower II – 400th Anniversary
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Tour of Martha’s Vineyard
  • Provincetown
  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Cranberry bog
  • New England lobster dinner

Itinerary:

Day 1: Flight to Boston
Today, fly to Boston. Upon arrival, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your Boston hotel for a one night stay. Tonight, enjoy a Wine & Beer Reception followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow Our State magazine travelers.
Meals: (D)
Overnight: Boston area, MA

Day 2: Boston City Tour – JFK Museum – Cape Cod
This morning enjoy a Boston City tour featuring Boston Commons, the Old State House, the Old North Church from where Paul Revere got the signal to start his famous ride, the Old South Meeting House, Beacon Hill and Old Ironsides. Visit the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, located in downtown Boston near the waterfront and originally gifted to the city in 1742. Later visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, dedicated to the memory of our nation’s 35th president. Located on a ten-acre park, overlooking the sea that he loved and the city that launched him to greatness, the Library stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of JFK. This afternoon head out to Cape Cod for a five-night stay. Dinner is included after arrival on the Cape.
Meals: (D)
Overnight: Hyannis/Yarmouth, MA

Day 3: Plimoth Plantation – Mayflower II
This morning visit Plimoth Plantation, an accurate re-creation of the Pilgrim’s 1627 village where costumed interpreters portray colony residents in this living history museum. Then celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the journey that brought the pilgrims to the New World as you visit the Mayflower II, the 1620 ship reproduction was recently renovated for the momentous occasion. Also see famous Plymouth Rock, the place where the Pilgrims first stepped ashore after a 66-day trans-Atlantic voyage. Later journey to the charming village of Sandwich. Incorporated in 1639, it is the oldest town on Cape Cod and known for its glassware. Visit the Sandwich Glass Museum, which features a wide range of rare glass including items from the local Boston & Sandwich Glass factory which was founded by Deming Jarves in 1825. Enjoy dinner at Daniel Webster’s this evening with your fellow travelers.
Meal: (B, D)
Overnight: Hyannis/Yarmouth, MA

Day 4: Martha’s Vineyard Tour
This morning, enjoy a scenic ferry ride to famous Martha’s Vineyard, where little has changed since European settlers arrived early in the 17th century. The island’s resident population includes writers, artists, entertainers, and fishermen. Your Martha’s Vineyard Tour includes the colorful Victorian cottages of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown with stately houses built by whaling captains, pristine beaches, and colorful yacht harbors. Also, view the picturesque Aquinnah Lighthouse and Gay Head. Later, return via ferry and back to your hotel. Dinner is included this evening back on Cape Cod.
Meal: (B, D)                                                                                                                                                                                                          Overnight: Hyannis/Yarmouth, MA

Day 5: Cranberries – Provincetown
Today, visit a traditional Cranberry Bog and learn about the harvesting of Cape Cod’s famous fruit. Then travel along the Cape Cod National Seashore, dedicated in 1961 by President JFK, which features forty miles of pristine sandy beaches, marshes, ponds, and uplands supporting diverse species of wildlife dotted with lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs. Arrive in Provincetown, located on the tip of Cape Cod which boasts a lively artist community, beautiful beaches, great restaurants and charming shops. Enjoy some leisure time to relax, eat and shop. Later return to your Cape Cod hotel.
Meals: (B)
Overnight: Hyannis/Yarmouth, MA

Day 6: Nantucket Island
This morning board a ferry and cruise to scenic and historic Nantucket Island featuring a cobblestoned Main Street, unspoiled beaches, sea Captains’ houses and art galleries. Enjoy a visit to the Nantucket Whaling Museum including its rooftop observation deck overlooking the harbor and other whaling exhibits – all reflections of an island that some 300 years ago was the whaling capital of the world. Enjoy some time at your own pace to shop or explore the yacht-filled harbor and waterfront. This afternoon board a ferry and return to your Cape Cod hotel. Tonight’s Farewell Dinner is a traditional New England Lobster Dinner.
Meals: (B, D)
Overnight: Hyannis/Yarmouth, MA

Day 7: Cape Cod – Boston Flight Home
Today, transfer to the Boston airport filled with wonderful memories of your Cape Cod & the Islands Tour.
Meal: (B)

Accommodations:

Six Nights First Class Hotel

  • One night – Hilton Boston/Woburn or Marriott Boston/Burlington, Boston
  • Five nights – Cape Codder Resort or Double Tree Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA or Blue Water Resort, Yarmouth

(on some dates alternate, comparative hotels might be used)

Register

$2,799 per person with booking discount (Double occupancy)
$2,899 per person regular rate (Double occupancy)
Single supplement $750

For reservations or more information, contact Melissa Grant at (877) 953-8687 ext. 238 (Pacific Time)

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What to expect on an Our State trip:  Traveling with a group of Our State readers is an enriching, enjoyable, and safe way to experience new cultures, people, and places. In addition to the informative narration from the tour director and local guides, an Our State host will be available to assist in making your trip successful. We usually fly to our destination, then travel by a comfortable motor coach with anywhere from 35 to 50 people who appreciate learning about new regions. Your entire trip will be guided, planned, and arranged for your upmost enjoyment. Many activities are things you can only do because you are traveling with Our State. You can also choose not to attend an activity if you prefer something different. Please let your tour director know if you are not coming on a scheduled day. Many meals are included. Where you have meals on your own, suggestions will be provided. Most of the motor coaches have restrooms but every effort will be made to make regular rest stops. One of the best parts of traveling with Our State is that you will meet new people, many of whom you will already have much in common with since most travelers read the magazine. Many guests often develop friendships that go on long after the tour is finished. Our State trips are generally filled with dynamic and friendly people. Physical requirements: Our tours are physically active but not meant to be strenuous. Please be aware you will be on your feet, walking and standing for much of the day, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions and terrains. There will also be extended time on the motor coach when we travel from place to place. If there are any mobility issues you will need to have an able-bodied traveling companion to accompany and assist you. Most days are moderately paced with approximately two to three total miles of walking, possibly including some hills and stairs. We regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Trip Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it. If you have additional questions, please call Our State 's Travel Director Amy Wood Pasquini at 336-286-0600, or email apasquini@ourstate.com.