Escorted Journey with Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations
7 Nights From €2275 (Per Person)
May 2015 to September 2015
Prices from €2275
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Boston: Follow part of Boston's red-brick Freedom Trail which brings to life the story of the American Revolution.
Newport: The Breakers, the most grandiose of Newport's mansions, is an Italian Renaissance palace that is nothing short of sumptuous. View the priceless tapestries, fine mosaic work, irreplaceable paintings, and ornate furniture that testify to the wealth of one of America's most affluent families.
Newport: In case you've ever wanted to know what it feels like to star in your own Ralph Lauren ad, set out on an 80-foot schooner for a scenic cruise around the Newport coastline.
New Bedford: In a city that built its wealth on blubber, journey back to the great age of Moby Dick and castaway crews from around the globe at the engaging Whaling Museum.
Martha's Vineyard: Take a ferry to the island for a taste of authentic New England.
Nantucket: Take an excursion to the idyllic island of Nantucket, characterized by cobblestone streets, antique stores, lighthouses and acres of conservation land.
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.
Cape Cod: Taste the goodness of an all American fruit and Massachusetts' main cash crop at a working cranberry bog.
Boston: View the neighbourhoods of Back Bay and Bunker Hill.
Martha's Vineyard: Visit Oak Bluffs with its ‘gingerbread cottages’ and tour the island.
Cape Cod: Tour the Cape Cod National Seashore and the town of Chatham. Taste the goodness of Massachusetts' number one agricultural commodity crop at a cranberry bog.
Scenic Drives: Travel along Ocean Drive in Newport
Rhode Island: Enjoy the natural beauty of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
North Falmouth: Join your Tour Director and celebrate the culmination of your tour with wine and classic cuisine.
Newport: Experience warmth and character at the boutique Viking Hotel in Newport, registered with the Historic Hotels of America.
Martha's Vineyard: The refined Harbour View Hotel embodies timeless character with modern comforts.
Cape Cod: Whilst the views and sunsets are fabulous at Sea Crest Beach, so are the facilities and warm hospitality of the staff.
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
Day 1 Boston, the Cradle of Liberty
Welcome to Boston! Upon arrival at Boston Logan International Airport, transfer to your downtown hotel. At 6.00 pm, gather with your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other during a pleasant evening of drinks and a light meal.
Day 2 Historic Boston
The next morning, your Tour Director provides a fascinating insight into “Beantown” during a historical sightseeing tour. At several stops along Boston's famed Freedom Trail, hear about the struggle and courage of the American colonists during revolutionary times. Then view the colourful neighbourhoods of Back Bay and Bunker Hill, site of the noted revolutionary battle. The afternoon is free to pursue your own interests. Perhaps take a stroll through Boston Common or browse the shops and restaurants at historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Day 3 Newport, the Queen of Summer Resorts
South of Boston is Rhode Island, America's smallest State 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 preeminence during the late 19th century. Newport was home to the America's Cup for more than 50 years and is widely known as the Sailing Capital of the World! Embark on a nautical discovery aboard an 80-foot schooner for a scenic cruise around the coastline, seeing the harbour and famous landmarks. Your luxurious award-winning hotel is full of New England warmth and charm, situated atop Newport's Historic Hill neighbourhood.
Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Martha's Vineyard - a Presidential Paradise
Cross back into Massachusetts and continue to New Bedford, the world's most famous whaling era seaport and America's number one fishing port. Visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum and see the exhibits, including the material that inspired Herman Melville to pen his classic work, 'Moby Dick'. Now board your ferry to Martha's Vineyard, the quaint island tucked against the New England coast, home to pristine sandy beaches, diverse outdoor attractions and historical and cultural draws. No stranger to presidential visits, the island has hosted Ulysses S. Grant, Bill Clinton and the Obamas, while the former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis maintained a home here until her death. After disembarking, make your way to Oak Bluffs, known for its rainbow-coloured gingerbread cottages with storybook decorations, high-peaked roofs and dainty verandas. Get acquainted with the island on a tour, before reaching your hotel overlooking Edgartown's beautiful harbour, lighthouse and Chappaquiddick Island.
Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Seaside Cape Cod
Return to the mainland today and continue to the Heritage Museums and Gardens, where in one beautiful location, you'll find sweeping lawns, beautiful gardens, a windmill, art gallery, museum of Americana and an amazing collection of antique cars. Visit the Sandwich Glass Museum to witness the extensive collection of glass artifacts and interactive displays. Now on to the cottage-lined streets of North Falmouth and your beachside hotel. Step outside to feel the sun on your face and the sand between your toes. Be lulled to sleep tonight by the rise and fall of the tide.
Day 6 Excursion to Nantucket Island
After breakfast, enjoy a ferry ride to the island of Nantucket. During a guided sightseeing tour, reap the beauty of the charming cobblestone streets, simple Quaker-style homes and handsome houses dating back to the whaling days. Return to your seaside hotel for an evening at leisure.
Day 7 A Cape Escape
The morning's excursion takes you to the Cape Cod National Seashore, a National Park that encompasses much of the Outer Cape. Visit Chatham, the quintessential seaside town on the ‘elbow' of the cape, surrounded on three sides by ocean. This evening, raise your glasses and revel in rich flavours at a lively Celebration Dinner.
Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
Day 8 Berries, Bogs and back to Boston
As one of the few fruits native to North America, it is said that the cranberry is more American than apple pie! After breakfast, visit a local cranberry bog to learn about the cultivation and harvesting of one of Massachusetts' most important crops. Return to Boston where there are complimentary transfers to Boston Logan International Airport or the Boston tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 4.00 pm.
Insight Vacations have top class hand picked hotels in the best locations, in all their destinations.
The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas
Please enquire now for full listing of accommodation included on this itinerary.
The accommodation on this tour, as with all Insight Vacations tours is of a very high standard, ranging from four star to de-luxe hotels in great locations. Accommodation where appropriate is within the National parks. You won't be disappointed !
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