Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands

7 night tour - Starting in Boston, Massachusetts - ending in Boston, Massachusetts.

A Premium Escorted Tour with Insight Vacations.

Insight Vacations Premium Escorted journeys are carefully planned with over 35 years experience, enjoy VIP return private UK airport transfers, deluxe hotels, business class legroom and complimentary WiFi and water onboard luxury motorcoaches.

There's a sense of nautical charm in this unique part of the world. Coincidentally, shaped like a fish-hook, you'll be mesmerised by New England's chic waterfronts, sailing history and summer playgrounds. From stepping onboard an 80-foot schooner in Newport, to trying regional delicacies in Cape Cod, this mouth-watering trip will not only tempt your taste buds, but leave you longing for a move to the coast.

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2020 Guaranteed departure dates:
29 May - AVAILABLE
12 June - AVAILABLE 
04 September - AVAILABLE
25 September - AVAILABLE
 
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Day 1: Boston, the Cradle of Liberty

Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport.

Welcome to Boston, described by many as the most European city in the U.S. You can expect a thriving art scene, delicious of seafood delicacies and plenty of charm! On arrival, you'll be transferred from Boston Logan International Airport to your downtown hotel, the Hyatt Regency Boston.

You are just steps from Boston's most desirable area-attractions such as the Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, and Boston's famous shopping destination, Newbury Street. A 10 to 15 minute walk will bring you to the South End, Back Bay or the Charles River Esplandade.

At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests.

Hotel: The Hyatt Regency Boston, Boston

Welcome Dinner with Wine

Day 2: Historic Boston

(Relaxed Start) Explore the city with your Travel Director and learn about the city's transformative past. You’ll follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. Sights include Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.View the colourful neighbourhoods of Back Bay and historic North End, otherwise known as Boston’s Little Italy. Make sure you try the neighbourhood's famous canolis and grab yourself some of the best espresso in town. From hitting the shops to exploring the area’s art galleries and patio cafes, the rest of the day is free to pursue your own interests.

Hotel: The Hyatt Regency Boston, Boston

Full Breakfast

Day 3: Newport, the Queen of Summer Resorts

South of Boston is Rhode Island, America's smallest state, but no less packed with big league attractions. Its star player is the elegant town of Newport, lined with the Gilded Age mansions of America's wealthiest families. Visit the Breakers, the grandest of Newport's summer cottages and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family's social and financial pre-eminence during the late 19th century. The seaside city is also famous for being the home of the America's Cup for more than 50 years and is known as the Sailing Capital of the World. Explore in nautical style onboard the Adirondack II, an 80-foot (24 metre) schooner, as you cruise around the coastline. You’ll sail out and pass some of the nearby islands, old historical buildings and homes of the rich and famous, as you learn about the region’s exciting history, including its pirate activity. In the evening, enjoy dinner at 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grill, before heading back to your boutique hotel, registered with the historic hotels of America.

Hotel: Hotel Viking

Full Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4: On to Sandwich

In the morning, travel back in time and visit the stunning New Bedford Whaling Museum, where a Local Expert will enlighten you on the extensive impact whaling had on the region. See the Lagoda, the largest model ship in the world, along with many other exhibits, including an elaborate scrimshaw collection, as well as the material that inspired author Herman Melville to pen the classic novel, ‘Moby Dick'. Move on to the serene town of Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. Here you'll find the Heritage Museums and Gardens, where in one beautiful location, you'll find sweeping lawns, stunning gardens, a windmill, art gallery, the museum of Americana and a unique collection of antique cars. Close by lies the Sandwich Glass Museum where you will experience the techniques of the English and Irish glassmakers. Founder Deming Jarvis developed these during the early 19th century. Continue exploring or head back to your boutique spa hotel, as the rest of the day is yours at leisure.

Hotel: Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa, Sandwich

Full Breakfast

Day 5: Martha's Vineyard, a Presidential Pardise.

Board the Vineyard Haven this morning to Martha's Vineyard. Home to pristine sandy beaches, outdoor attractions and heavenly harbour towns, this summer hangout is no stranger to presidential visits. The island has hosted the Clintons and the Obamas, while the former U.S. First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, maintained a home here. After disembarking, make your way to Oak Bluffs, known for its rainbow-coloured, gingerbread-like cottages with gothic storybook decorations, high-peaked roofs, and dainty verandas. You’ll also find the oldest operating platform carousel in America here. Get acquainted with the island accompanied by your driver guide, before reaching your hotel.

Hotel: Harbor View Hotel, Martha’s Vineyard/Edgartown

Full Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 6: Nantucket Island

Depart Hyannis in style on a high-speed catamaran for the picturesque island of Nantucket. Not only has it retained the charm of a bygone era, it is one of the most exclusive coastal communities in the U.S. During your visit, take in the beauty of the antique cobblestone streets, lined with high- end boutiques and breathtaking architecture. The simple homes date back to its whaling days which also influenced much of the culture on the island. In the past, the style of home directly correlated to a whaler's ranking. Return to the mainland in the late afternoon to relax at your beachfront hotel.

Hotel: Sea Crest Beach Hotel (Ocean view rooms), North Falmouth

Full Breakfast

Day 7: Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown and North Falmouth

Depart this morning for an excursion to the Cape Cod National Seashore, which encompasses much of the outer Cape. Travel to the extreme tip of the Cape, to Provincetown. This small coastal resort is known for its beaches, cool boutiques, restaurants and art galleries, giving it a fresh, fun vibe. Meet your new friends in the evening for a seafood Celebration Dinner with wine, where you can share the highlights of your trip.

Hotel: Sea Crest Beach Hotel (Ocean view rooms), North Falmouth

Full Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 8: Berries, Bogs and back to Boston to depart or extend your stay

(Relaxed Start) As one of the few fruits native to North America, it is said that the cranberry is more American than apple pie. Delve further into its history as you meet a local cranberry bog farmer, who will share his knowledge, as well as some of the all-American berries with you. It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as you return to Boston. For those heading home there will be complimentary transfers to Boston Logan International Airport, arriving at 14:00.

Alternatively, you may return to the Hyatt Regency Boston if you wish to extend your stay.

On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

Full Breakfast

Your Insight Vacations Tour Highlights

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

Newport: Get a unique view of this coastal destination from the water aboard a traditional gaff-rigged schooner. Accompanied by a local sailing expert, they’ll show you the key sights in this picturesque setting.

New Bedford: With a Local Expert, journey back to the great age of Moby Dick and castaway crews from around the globe, at the engaging New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Cape Cod: Tour the Cape Cod National Seashore. Taste the goodness of Massachusetts’ number one agricultural commodity crop at a cranberry bog.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

Boston: View the neighbourhoods of Back Bay and North End.

Boston: See Boston’s red-brick Freedom Trail come to life as your Travel Director leads you through this historic walking tour.

Sandwich: There’s something for everyone at the Heritage Museums and Gardens – a fascinating complex of Americana museums, located within a 100-acre garden setting.

Martha's Vineyard: Visit Oak Bluffs with its ‘gingerbread cottages’ and tour the island.

Nantucket Island: Take an excursion to this idyllic island, characterized by cobblestone streets and lighthouses.

Scenic Drives: Travel along Ocean Drive in Newport, Rhode Island. Enjoy the natural beauty of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

SIGNATURE DINING

North Falmouth: Join your Travel Director and celebrate the culmination of your journey with wine and classic New England cuisine.

Cape Cod: Meet a local farmer and taste the goodness of the all-American cranberry fruit at a working cranberry bog.

Dining Summary: 7 Breakfasts (B) and 4 Dinners with wine (DW).

HIGHLIGHT HOTELS AND LOCATIONS

Boston: The Hyatt Regency Boston offers an energizing stay and is just steps away from nearby attractions such as the Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, and Boston's famous shopping destination, Newbury Street.

Newport: Experience warmth and character at the boutique Hotel Viking, registered with the Historic Hotels of America.

Sandwich: Visitors to the boutique Dan'l Webster Inn are treated to the romance of the past, combined with today's conveniences.

Harbor View Hotel, Martha's Vineyard. The refined Harbor View Hotel embodies timeless character with modern comforts.

Cape Cod: While the views and sunsets are fabulous at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, so are the facilities and warm hospitality of the staff.

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

Your expert Insight Tour Director will smooth your way throughout your vacation. Acting as a 'travelling concierge', he or she is also an expert guide, a consummate organiser and your friend in a foreign land

The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas and WiFi is also generally available on most touring coaches.

We include Personal radio headsets - these give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries

Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing an authentic food or beverage of the region

We'll handle your Baggage everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel

Your Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency

Luxury air-conditioned, 40-guest coach with extended legroom and onboard restroom

VIP DOOR TO DOOR RETURN UK AIRPORT TRANSFERS (Witin 150 miles)

Your holiday begins in true style from the moment we collect you from your front door for a relaxed journey to your choice of departure airport. Your wonderfully appointed executive car is reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport.

Each and every Insight tour begins and ends with our unique and truly unrivalled private car door to door transfer service. You will be met at your front door by your driver who will assist with your bags before whisking you to your choice of departure airport in a private executive saloon car, all in plenty of time to make your way to your check-in desk. With Insight you really will experience an exclusive service, enjoying your journey in a standard of car that you would expect to associate with Insight standards. All of our cars are up-to-date models and maintained to the highest standards. We will arrange a convenient pick-up time from your home that suits you, not us or other passengers. Each car is equipped with the latest satellite navigation intelligence to ensure your continued peace of mind and a speedy journey.

At the end of your tour, on arrival at your chosen UK airport, you will be greeted by your waiting driver in the arrivals hall and escorted to your car for the smooth and comfortable journey directly back home.

Should you wish to make your own way to the airport, all you need do is advise us at the time of making your reservation and a discount will be offered.

Terms and conditions apply.

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
29th May, 12th Jun & 25th Sep 2020 £3,179 £2,299 Please call Please call
04th Sep 2020  £3,299 £2,439 Please call Please call
 
Save 10% on all 2020 departures, Pay a 10% deposit at time of booking and the balance before the 25th Feb 2020 to qualify - prices above already include the 10% discount.
 
Repeat Client Discount - Have you travelled with Insight Vactions before, within the last 5 years ! - if so you qualify for a 5% discount - Ask us at time of booking.
 
Children aged 5-17 may qualify for a discount off up to 10% when sharing a room with 2 adults - Please call us for details. 
 
Not included in your tour cost:
Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.
Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included and are paid locally, if you prefer these can be pre-paid to us in advance for £80.00 per person.
 
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Please call us on FREEPHONE 0800 0336 335 or EMAIL us reservations@purelytravel.co.uk we are open 7 days a week.

We will be happy to answer any questions, check the availability of your tour, offer a quote for flights and any pre or post nights you would like to add.

When you are ready to go ahead with the booking, a non-refundable deposit of 10% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.