If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air, quaint little villages here and there, you're sure to fall in love with Old Cape Cod. Just like the Patti Page song, Cape Cod is a magical place that will make you want to return over and over again to reclaim old memories. Whether it's the unspoiled charm of Martha's Vineyard and the whimsical Victorian cottages, cobblestone streets of Nantucket, Hyannis home of the Kennedys, or whale watching in Provincetown, be sure to bring your camera as the photo opportunities are endless.
Pick-Up Locations & Times:
Belleville - Quinte Mall (between East Side Mario's & Shell) - 6:00 AM
Kingston - McCoy Getaways Office - 7:00 AM
Gananoque - Car pool lot by the casino - 7:30 AM
We'll begin our seaside adventure to Cape Cod bright and early with a 6:00 AM departure from the Quinte Mall in Belleville. Before crossing the border into the United States, we'll make two more quick stops in Kingston and Gananoque to pick up some other passengers in our group. With all passengers on board we will depart for Cape Cod. We will make a lunch stop at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant (on your own) and comfort breaks along the way.
We expect to arrive at the Holiday Inn Hyannis in the late afternoon. Welcome to the sandy shores of Cape Cod. Extending some 70 miles into the sea, the Cape is home to both natural beauty and quaint colonial villages. You can walk pristine beaches, revel in the arts and culture, and reclaim childhood memories of seashells, sandcastles, and saltwater taffy.
After checking in, dinner will be included tonight at the hotel.
Breakfast is included at the hotel this morning. A local guide will meet us at the hotel for a full day of touring. We 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 a windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse and visit the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor's Center. 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. Take some time to enjoy the wonderful variety of restaurants, shops, and galleries that make this artists/fishermen village so unique.
Lunch is on your own today.
After lunch, you'll have your choice of two incredible excursions...
Board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of whale watching (3 hours). You will travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment including birds that migrate here from all over the Atlantic, and fish which use these shallow waters to feed. Try to spot Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whales going about their daily business. An onboard naturalist will introduce you to everything you see and will answer any of your questions about the whales, birds, fish and lighthouses.
OR YOU MAY CHOOSE TO STAY ON DRY LAND:
Admission is included on a one-hour Dune Tour excursion. Ride through the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore, the largest protected coastline in the country. Your driver/guide will point out the "dune shacks" where famous artists and writers became inspired to create their art.
Following a busy day of sightseeing, dinner is included this evening. Following dinner, the remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure.
Breakfast is included at the hotel again this morning. Following breakfast, a local guide will meet us at the hotel and will conduct a tour of Hyannis including the John F. Kennedy Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and a view of St. Francis Xavier Church, the summer parish of the Kennedy Family.
Next, we will travel to Woods Hole. Home to the center of discovery of the HMS Titanic, the world renowned Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the national headquarters of the International Wildlife Coalition.
Up next we'll board the ferry and make a visit to Martha's Vineyard. We will learn about the history and lifestyles of the islanders as we pass through the picturesque villages. There will be free time for lunch in the historic whaling town of Edgartown. We'll complete our day on the island in Oak Bluffs strolling through "Cottage City" with its brightly painted cottages and decorative "gingerbread" trim.
At 5:00 pm, we'll depart the island and head back to the hotel for dinner (included). After dinner, the remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure.
Breakfast will be included at the hotel again this morning. After breakfast, a local guide will meet us at the hotel this morning and escort us to the Hy-Line Docks where we'll board the ferry for a visit to the stunning island of Nantucket.
Once we're on the island, our guide will conduct a Nantucket Island Tour and point out the restaurants, galleries, shops, and museums that are within walking distance of the dock. You'll have free time this afternoon to grab some lunch (on your own) and do some shopping before we board the ferry around 4:00 pm. Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes for the cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks that line Nantucket's downtown area.
Dinner is included tonight at the hotel. Following dinner, the remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure.
Breakfast is included at the hotel again this morning. A local guide will meet us at the hotel and we will travel to the city of Boston. Boston is the city where America's roots were formed and driving through it is like reading the pages of an American history book. Our guide will point out sights along the Freedom Trail, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the gold-domed State House. There will be time to stroll the Public Gardens and enjoy free time for lunch on your own.
We'll then bid farewell to our guide and travel to Sturbridge where we will check in to the historic Publick House Inn for a one-night stay. Dinner will be included at the hotel this evening. The remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure.
This morning we'll enjoy breakfast at the hotel before beginning our journey back to Kingston. You'll head home with sand in your shoes, seashells in your pocket and many fond memories of your McCoy Getaway to Cape Cod!B
A deposit of $200 is required at the time of booking.
Balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
Refunds are not available within 90 days of travel.
Regular stops will be made for comfort breaks and meals.
Proper Identification is required to enter the U.S.A. - Passport.
For the comfort of fellow passengers, kindly refrain from using scented products and perfumes.
If you have any food allergies we should be aware, please let us know during the time of booking.
Tipping for driver and escort is voluntary depending on the quality of service.
McCoy Getaways strongly recommends purchasing Cancellation & Emergency Medical Insurance for multi-day or out of country tours. Manulife Insurance is available through McCoy Getaways.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Gananoque|| Gananoque - County Road 2 Carpool Lot |
Beside Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands.
|McCoy Getaways Office|| McCoy Getaways Office - 566 Cataraqui Woods Drive |
Gravel lot, east side of the building.
|Quinte Mall|| Quinte Mall |
Between East Side Mario's & Shell Gas Station
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