CAPE COD: The 400th Anniversary of Plymouth and P-Town

Multi-Day Trips
Date: Sunday, 19 July 2020 - Friday, 24 July 2020

COST: $1,209 per person, and includes motorcoach transportation, hostess service, roundtrip luggage service at all hotels, Local Guide Meet and Greet on Arrival Night, Guided Tour to Provincetown along Scenic Route 6A, Visit to the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor's Center, Admission to the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, Guided Tour of Hyannis, Admission on a Hyannis Harbor Cruise, Guided Tour of Sandwich, Admission to the Sandwich Glass Museum, Guided Tour of Duxbury Historical Sites, Admission to the John Alden House, Guided Tour of Plymouth, Admission to Plimoth Plantation, Admission to Plimoth Grist Mill, Admission on a Lobster Tales Cruise, Admission to the Pilgrim Hall Museum, 5 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners on Cape Cod, 1 Dinner at the Historic Dan'l Webster Inn, and 1 Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner at Plimoth Plantation with a Dress a Pilgrim Demonstration, all meal, hotel, and guide gratuities. 
 
Single: $1,589;  Triple: $1,089 pp;  Quad: $1,029 pp; 

 

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Sunday, July 19

  • Depart from the Terminal for Cape Cod with available pickups: Mansfield, Lawrenceville, Corning, Horseheads, Sayre  PLEASE NOTE: The above pickups are available, but you must call to confirm.  We do not stop at all pickup locations, unless people are designated to get on at the pickup locations.
  • A FULL BREAKFAST is included in Binghamton at Cracker Barrel. 
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  • Welcome to Massachusetts, the "Bay State" and the sandy shores of Cape Cod! In early November 1620, after two grueling months at sea, the Mayflower approached the tip of Cape Cod. For two days they tried to sail south, but the treacherous waters along the Cape's outer coast forced them to return to the tip's safe harbor.
  • Our LOCAL GUIDE will meet at the CAPE CODDER RESORT to assist with check in.
  • DINNER is included this evening. 

Monday, July 20

  • BREAKFAST is included this morning at your resort.
  • Our LOCAL GUIDE will meet us at the resort. You will travel historic ROUTE 6A, the Old King's Highway, a scenic byway winding through centuries of Cape Cod history.

It winds past hundreds of historic structures which characterize its early development. View the Eastham Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse and visit the CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE VISITOR'S CENTER. Hear the Pilgrim's stories of Corn Hill, First Encounter Beach, Pilgrim Spring and their First Landing site. MA tower

Sand dunes and the ocean surround you as you approach "Land's End" - PROVINCETOWN. You are now at the extreme tip of Cape Cod. Formerly known as the "Province Lands" the Pilgrims landed here first before they decided to settle across the Bay in Plymouth. The story started here in 1620 where the Pilgrims spent their first five weeks exploring Cape Cod. It was here that they signed the Mayflower Compact... the catalyst for American democracy. 

  • Lunch is on your own today. Take time to view the Bas Relief Monument and Park commemorating the first landing and the signing of the Compact.
  • Visit PILGRIM MONUMENT & PROVINCETOWN MUSEUMplymouth400

This 255-foot tower that dominates the town is the tallest granite structure in the United States. The walk to the top is 116 steps and 60 ramps. Should you choose to climb, you will see many interior stones that were donated by cities, towns, and organizations from all over the United States. 

The Provincetown Museum exhibits highlight the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims, the town's rich maritime history and the building of the monument. There is also a recreation of a 19th-century sea captain's parlor at home and his quarters at sea as well as a diorama of the Mayflower Compact being signed aboard the Mayflower in Provincetown harbor.

  • DINNER is included this evening. 

Tuesday, July 21

  • BREAKFAST is included this morning at your resort.
  • Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your resort and you will travel to Duxbury.

Founded in 1637, was named by Myles Standish after Duxbury Woods in his hometown of Chorley, Lancashire, Great Britain; settled by the Pilgrims, Myles Standish and John Alden. The Wampanoags called this area Mattakeesett "place of many fish."MA tower2

  • Visit the ALDEN HOUSE (c1680).

John Alden and Priscilla Mullins' courtship was immortalized as one of America's great love stories in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "The Courtship of Myles Standish." In 1627, the couple moved to Duxbury where they raised 10 children, built a home and became prosperous farmers while John also served as one of Plymouth Colony's leaders. 

  • View the MYLES STANDISH STATE MONUMENT and BURIAL GROUND

Myles Standish was an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military adviser for Plymouth Colony. He accompanies them on the Mayflower journey and played a leading role in the administration and defense of Plymouth Colony from its inception. The monument, a 116-foot granite shaft crowned by a 14-foot statue of Captain Myles, stands 200 feet about sea level atop Captain's Hill. According to the American Cemetery Association, this is the oldest maintained cemetery in the United States. The 1.5 acre burying ground is the final resting place of several well-known Pilgrims, including Captain Myles Standish. 

  • Travel a short distance to America's Hometown - PLYMOUTH, home of our Pilgrim Fathers and one of the country's first settlements. A picture stop will be made at the Forefather's Monument, the largest granite monument in the United States. She stands facing the harbor, welcoming those who come by water. 

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  • There will be FREE TIME for lunch on your own on the waterfront.
  • ADMISSION is included to PLIMOTH PLANTATION, the first permanent European settlement in Southern New England.

It is the site of a living museum dedicated to recreating 17th-Century life ways in the New World with the Wampanoag's. Step back in time as costumed interpreters portray residents of the colony.

  • A TRADITIONAL TURKEY DINNER with all the fixings is included at the Plantation. During dinner enjoy a "DRESS A PILGRIM" DEMONSTRATION.

Wednesday, July 22

  • BREAKFAST is included this morning at your resort.
  • Our LOCAL GUIDE will meet us at the resort.MA wheel

Travel back to Plymouth where your day begins at the PLIMOTH GRIST MILL. This working mill is a reconstruction of the original mill built by the Pilgrims that once stood on the same site in 1636. Learn about the science and technology of grinding corn and the ecology of the brook that has powered the mill through the centuries. 

  • Aboard the coach, we will have a GUIDED TOUR of the area viewing historical sites like the Governor William Bradford State, Hedge House, Pilgrim Mother Statue, Coles Hill, Massasoit Statue, immigrant Monument, united American Indian of New England Plague, Pilgrim Maiden Statue, Howland House, Spooner House, 1820 Courthouse, Pilgrim Sarcophagus, and the Mayflower Society. Photo stops will be made at Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower II, a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World.
  • Board a LOBSTER TALES CRUISE to learn about the many creatures that live-in Plymouth Harbor.MA ship

Experience a "hands on" approach to see how lobsters are harvested from their natural environment. The naturalist will teach you about the food from the ocean as the Wampanoags taught the Pilgrims.

  • There will be FREE TIME for lunch on your own and take=ing a stroll through history. Your guide will supply you with a WALKING MAP which will include sites such as Burial Hill, 1749 Court House Museum, Town Brook, Richard Sparrow House, Town Square, King Philips war Plaque, Leyden Street, and First Parish Church.
  • Dinner is on your own this evening back at the resort.

Thursday, July 23

  • BREAKFAST is included this morning at your resort.
  • Our LOCAL GUIDE will meet us at the resort for a day of touring the first Cape Towns, HYANNIS and SANDWICH.

All Cape Cod Towns were founded by people unhappy with the Boston-area Puritans. The clan of Wampanoag Indians, who lived here sold the land title. Over the next 20 years settlers spread north and south from Plymouth. The first parts of Cape Cod to be settled were the bay-MA ship2side sections of Sandwich, Barnstable, and Yarmouth (all incorporated in 1639), along an old Indian trail that is now Route 6A. Most of the newcomers hunted, farmed, and fished. Salt hay from the marsh was used to feed cattle and roof houses.

  • Welcome aboard a ONE-HOUR HYANNIS HARBOR CRUISE. Get to know the local landmarks, popular beaches and other points of interest on your way for a waterfront view of the Kennedy Compound.
  • Lunch will on your own on Main Street in Hyannis. Sitting at the entrance of the Town Green in honor of his gentleness and kindness to the pilgrims is a statue of IYANNOUGH. The Pilgrims' first encounter with lyannough occurred in the summer of 1622, having helped an English search party find a lost boy. 
  • This afternoon, we will travel to SANDWICH - the oldest town on Cape Cod. Hear stories of the Puritans, Quakers, Shawme, Dexter Grist Mill, Hoxie House and the First Church of Christ.
  • Next, enjoy ADMISSION to the SANDWICH GLASS MUSEUM.MA glass

View sparkling exhibits that describe the transformation of a small farming community into one of the world's most respected manufacturers of 19th-century glass. Watch molten glass, drawn from the furnace, blown and pressed into exquisite shapes and visit the distinctive museum shop.

  • A FAREWELL DINNER is included this evening at the Historic Dan'l Webster Inn. The inn has been welcoming patrons for over 300 years. 

Friday, July 24

  • BREAKFAST is included this morning at your resort. 
  • Depart for home with a lunch stop and rest breaks made en route. 
  • Return home, with wonderful memories of your Cape Cod vacation! 

 

 

All Dates


  • From Sunday, 19 July 2020 to Friday, 24 July 2020