7-Nights Cape Cod, The Islands and Newport - Land Journey
Cape Cod, The Islands and Newport
Step back in time as you travel through historic New England, exploring centuries of history on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and in Newport. Relive 17th-century life at Plimoth Patuxet and visit a whaling museum in Nantucket. Special experiences include explorations in Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket... a whale-watching cruise off the shores of Provincetown... a sightseeing cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay... and a tour of "The Breakers," one of Newport’s most extravagant Gilded Age mansions.
7 nights from $4690 per person
The history and bricklaid beauty of Boston is easy to enjoy. Follow the Freedom Trail past Old North Church, Paul Revere Park, Fanieul Hall, the Commons, Old Ironsides and more landmarks of America's birth. Across the Charles River is Cambridge and Harvard. Venture to Marblehead and Salem to the south, or Lexington and Concord to the north. Back in town, have clam chowder at the warf or great Italian food in North End.
Newport became important as a resort for wealthy industrialists who built their “summer cottages”, modeled after European palaces, here and elevated Newport to position of “Queen of Summer Resorts.” A tour of the mansions is a must. Newport is also famous as a yachting capital and site of international tennis championships. Colonial Newport boasts a collection of 18th- and 19th-century and pre-Revolutionary buildings. Colonial Downtown is best explored on foot, and much of the town was burned down during British occupation, but enough buildings survived to rival Boston in number of original 18th-century homes. George Washington’s assurances to Newport’s Jewish community of religious liberty encouraged them to build Touro Synagogue in 1763, making it the oldest in the nation. St. Mary’s Church is the oldest Catholic parish in Rhode Island. The Grand Newport Casino and International Tennis Hall of Fame held the first national tennis championship in 1881 and is now Tennis Hall of Fame with a museum on tennis fashions and trophies.
Captain Gosnold noted Nantucket as he sailed past on his way to Jamestown, but records hold that Norsemen first set foot on the island in the 11th century. Home base for hundreds of whaling vessels and refuge for thousands of Quakers, the island saw construction of its first summer homes in the 1800s. Its beauty became backdrop for a new influx of inhabitants, all leaving their marks on this fascinating island. Visit the Whaling Museum for a closer look at the hard-working side of Nantucket, and the old Quaker Meeting House for a taste of the simple, strong aesthetic that governed their lives.
Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts known as “the first stop of the East Wind.” This town is an extension of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It was first settled by the English in 1664 and originally named Monomoit by the Native American Tribes. President Thomas Jefferson established the Chatham Lighthouse protecting the ships that roam the Cape. Throughout the 19th century, fishing and salt industries advanced the Chatham economy adding more residents to the town’s population. The town has a reputation for its isolation and its beautiful exposure to the ocean.
Visitors can stroll through numerous historical sites dating back to the 18th century like the Atwood House, Caleb Nickerson House, Chatham Railroad Museum, Josiah Mayo House, Old Grist Mill and the Chatham Lighthouse.
The town of Edgartown is located on the delightful island of Martha's Vineyard, tucked against the New England coast. Edgartown was Martha Vineyard's first colonial settlement and the seaport town has been preserved and carefully maintained to showcase its early 19th century history. Enjoy the beautiful harbour, lighthouse, museums, pristine beaches, and paths along the picturesque waterfront. There are diverse activities and historical and cultural attractions to suit every taste in Edgartown.
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