Date: Sept. 28, 2019 - Oct. 9, 2019
Departure Regions: Midwest (WI, IL, IN)
Departure Cities: Appleton, WI, Beloit, WI, Burlington, WI, Cedar Grove, WI, Clintonville, WI, Coloma, WI, Delafield, WI, Denmark, WI, Fond du Lac, WI, Germantown, WI, Green Bay Area, WI, Janesville, WI, Johnson Creek, WI, Juneau, WI, Kenosha, WI, LaCrosse, WI, Lomira, WI, Madison, WI, Manitowoc, WI, Mauston, WI, Menasha, WI, Milwaukee North (Brown Deer), WI, Milwaukee South (13th & College Ave.), WI, Milwaukee West (Hales Corners), WI, New London, WI, Oconomowoc, WI, Oshkosh, WI, Plover, WI, Port Washington, WI, Portage, WI, Racine, WI, Shawano, WI, Sheboygan, WI, Sparta, WI, Tomah, WI, Waukesha, WI, Waupaca, WI, Wausau/Rothschild, WI, West Bend Area (Allenton), WI, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Franklin Park, IL, Gurnee, IL, Hinsdale, IL, Rockford, IL, South Holland, IL, Hammond, IN, Merrillville, IN
Cape Cod, Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard
12 Days / 11 Nights
Departure Dates: Sept. 7-18; Sept. 28-Oct. 9
Tour Code: CCxx99
The sea-swept Atlantic coast is both mysterious and beautiful. We’ll make a journey toward the quaint villages of Cape Cod beginning with a ride to our first overnight at the Hampton Inn Toledo South near Toledo, Ohio.
DAY TWO — CB
Our morning traveling takes us through the flatlands of Ohio as we make our approach to the soft tree-covered peaks of the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy picture-perfect scenery traveling through the undulating hills in Pennsylvania. Our overnight will be in the shadows of the Pocono Mountains at the Hampton Inn, Stroudsburg.
DAY THREE— CB, D
Mystic, Connecticut has a long seafaring history with stately homes and quaint shops lining its main street. Today, enjoy Mystic Seaport, a living history museum dedicated to maritime preservation through the ages. After our visit, settle in and unpack at the delightful and centrally located Cape Codder Resort in downtown Hyannis for a leisurely six-night stay. A welcome dinner is included tonight.
DAY FOUR— B, D
After breakfast we head for the lower cape traveling along the Kings Highway. We continue through beautiful Cape Cod National Seashore to the very tip of “the curl” in Provincetown, the site of the first landing of the Pilgrims. While there, we scan the waves for gentle giants during our whale-watching cruise. The naturalist on board will explain the different marine life we spot during the excursion.
DAY FIVE— B, D
A picturesque day of sightseeing awaits as we board the ferry to historic Martha’s Vineyard. We can almost see the whaling ships pass as a local guide gives a narrated tour of this scenic island. Enjoy lunch and shopping as you stroll the streets of Edgartown. This fun-filled day concludes with a traditional lobster dinner, essential here on the East coast!
DAY SIX— B
This morning we explore Hyannis including the Kennedy Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Hyannisport and St. Francis Xavier Church.
Late morning, we leave the Cape for Plymouth, known as “America’s Home Town.” While there, tour a replica of the Mayflower and view Plymouth Rock. This afternoon stroll through historic Plymouth and explore its many quaint shops and cafés.
DAY SEVEN— B, D
We’re up with the seagulls as we once again depart via ferry to picturesque Nantucket Island. Our local guide highlights its history and charm before letting us explore the island’s cobblestone streets on our own. Return late afternoon to the mainland, to indulge in dinner at a quaint eatery.
DAY EIGHT— B, D
New Bedford is known as the whaling capital of the world. The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a preservation of buildings and relics associated with the long and tumultuous history of whaling in America. This fun-filled day concludes with a farewell dinner this evening!
DAY NINE— CB
Our final day on the East Coast takes us to the historic, bustling metropolis of Boston. Our full-day tour takes us to many well-known landmarks such as Old North Church, the Boston Commons and Quincy Market with plenty of free time shop and discover.
Our day concludes with a visit to the quaint towns of Lexington and Concord, to learn about the beginnings of the Revolutionary War before we overnight at the Holiday Inn or the Southbridge Hotel in nearby Southbridge or Sturbridge, MA.
DAY TEN— CB, L
Our trek continues west through Massachusetts and into New York State. We will enjoy a special lunch at the historic Hotel Thayer. Located on the ground of the United States Military Academy at West Point overlooking the Hudson River, the historic establishment offers us dining at its best.
This afternoon, explore West Point Military Academy*. Our informative tour will explore American history as it relates to West Point, on the way pointing out the most impressive vistas of the Hudson Highlands. You will see Trophy Point, Battle Monument and The Cadet Chapel, a classic example of gothic revival architecture which features the largest pipe organ in the world, with over 23,000 individual pipes.
The 54-room, fully furnished mansion offers a glimpse into a past world known only to an elite few. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Hudson River valley and distant Catskill Mountains from this vantage point. The Four Points by Sheraton in Scranton, PA will be our accommodations this evening.
DAY ELEVEN— CB
Today finds us traveling the Pennsylvania countryside as we head back towards more familiar territory. We
return for our final overnight near Toledo, OH once again at the Hampton Inn or Country Inn & Suites.
DAY TWELVE— CB
We depart for home on the last leg of a rewarding journey with pleasant memories of quaint harbors, lighthouses and whales.
*At time of reservation please provide each traveler’s date of birth. Must match picture I.D. for academy tour.
PER PERSON PRICING:
Deposit: $200 per person within 7 days of making reservation. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Luggage handling is included for one suitcase. RoamRight Insurance available and strongly recommended.