August 18 - August 24

Experience Cape Cod and the Islands

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 Newport. August 18-24, 2019 Package Includes: Round-trip airfare — Raleigh/Durham International Airport Six nights’ hotel accommodations 10 meals: six breakfasts and four dinners Professional tour director Our

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 Newport.

August 18-24, 2019

Package Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare — Raleigh/Durham International Airport
  • Six nights’ hotel accommodations
  • 10 meals: six breakfasts and four dinners
  • Professional tour director
  • Our State host
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Baggage handling
  • Hotel transfers
  • All sightseeing and admissions per itinerary

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Six nights at one hotel
  • Island of Nantucket
  • Nantucket Whaling Museum
  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Cape Cod Potato Chips factory tour Cranberry bog
  • Plymouth Plantation
  • Plymouth Rock Village of Hyannis
  • Tour of Martha’s Vineyard
  • Ocean Drive Historic District in Newport
  • Tour of The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion
  • Sandwich Glass Museum
  • New England lobster dinner

Itinerary:

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

Day 2: Hyannis, Plymouth, & Sandwich
Today, enjoy a Hyannis Tour to learn more about the history of the Kennedys and this seaside resort. Travel through Hyannis Port, home of the Kennedy Compound, and see the Kennedy Memorial and St. Francis Church. Later, visit Plimoth Plantation, an accurate re-creation of the Pilgrim’s 1627 village where costumed interpreters portray colony residents in this living history museum. Stop to 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 Heritage Plantation, where a collection of Americana ranges from early art and artifacts to horticulture, military history and a 1912 carousel. Enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow travelers.
Meals: (B,D)
Overnight: Hyannis/Yarmouth, MA

Day 3: Nantucket Island
This morning, board a ferry and cruise to scenic and historic Nantucket Island, featuring a cobblestone 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, which are 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.
Meal: (B)
Overnight: Hyannis/Yarmouth, MA

Day 4: Cape Cod Sightseeing
Start your day in Cape Cod with a visit to the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory followed by a visit to a working Cranberry Bog to learn more about these popular exports. Later, travel to along the Cape Cod National Seashore. Sandy beaches, lighthouses, and cultural landscapes offer a glimpse of Cape Cod’s past and continuing ways of life. Continue to Provincetown, located on the tip of the Cape. This lively artist colony remains famous for its crafts and historical maritime significance. Enjoy some time to explore P-town on your own before returning to your hotel.
Meals: (B,D)
Overnight: Hyannis/Yarmouth, MA

Day 5: 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.
Meal: (B)
Overnight: Hyannis/Yarmouth, MA

Day 6: Newport Sightseeing
Today, visit Newport, Rhode Island, one of New England’s most delightful coastal cities and a longtime favorite vacation site of affluent socialites and yachting enthusiasts. Enjoy a Newport City Tour and drive by the Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in America, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and the splendid estates along Bellevue Avenue. Marvel at the extravagant lifestyle of a bygone era with a guided tour of The Breakers Mansion, the Vanderbilt’s lavishly decorated turn of the century mansion. Follow “Ten-Mile-Drive” along the magnificent rocky coast, which boasts exquisite estates from the early 1900s. Enjoy some leisure time in Newport to explore the galleries and quaint shops. 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, make a stop at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, located in downtown Boston near the waterfront and originally gifted to the city in 1742. Later, transfer to the Boston airport filled with wonderful memories of your Cape Cod & the Islands Tour.
Meal: (B)

Accommodations:

6 Nights First Class Hotel

  • Blue Water Resort, Yarmouth, MA, or
  • Cape Codder Resort, Hyannis, MA*
  • *or comparable
  • These are classic Cape Cod hotels known for their casual appeal.