Day 1 (Sunday)
We will depart from our pickup location to begin our journey to Cape Cod. A light breakfast snack will be served by a professional Excite Tours Coordinator along the way. From there you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. We will have multiple rest stops along the way before arriving to our hotel where we will be staying for the night. Dinner is on your own.
Day 2 (Monday)
Breakfast is included at the hotel. We will depart from our hotel in the morning to continue our travels to Cape Cod. There will be multiple rest stops along the way. Upon arriving, our local guide will meet us at our hotel to assist with check-in. You will have time to stretch your legs and freshen up before heading to dinner. Dinner is included this evening.
Day 3 (Tuesday)
Breakfast is included at the hotel. Our 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.
This afternoon you may choose to board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of Whale Watching. 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. An onboard naturalist will introduce you to everything you see and will answer any of your questions about the whales, birds, fish and lighthouses. For anyone not wishing to go on a whale watch you can enjoy a Dune Tour. Ride along the shoreline of the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Your guide will point out the “dune shacks” where famous artists and writers became inspired to create their art.
Dinner is included this evening.
Day 4 (Wednesday)
Breakfast is included at the hotel. Our local guide will meet us at the hotel and will conduct a tour of America’s Hometown – Plymouth. As one of the country’s first settlements it is well known in the United States for its historical value. A picture stop will be made at the Forefather’s Monument, the largest, solid granite monument in the United States. She stands facing the harbor, welcoming those who come by water. A stop will also be made at the Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims in 1620.
Board a Lobster Tales Cruise to learn about the many creatures that live-in Plymouth Harbor. Experience a “hands on” approach to see how lobsters are harvested from their natural environment. Roll up your sleeves to help haul in lobster traps.
You will then travel back over the bridge into Sandwich – the oldest town on Cape Cod. You will view the Village Green, the Great Salt Marsh, a Cranberry Bog, and Cape Cod Bay. Sandwich became the site of one of America’s largest glass factories, an industry that flourished during the 19th century. This quaint and quiet seaside community is the hometown of Thornton Burgess, naturalist and author of 170 children’s books.
Back in the mid Cape your guide will conduct a tour of Hyannis which will include the John F. Kennedy Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Hyannisport and a view of St. Francis Xavier Church, the summer parish of the Kennedy Family.
Lobster Dinner is included this evening. Alternate entrées will be available for any “landlubbers” not wishing to eat shellfish.
Day 5 (Thursday)
Breakfast is included at the hotel. Our local guide will meet us at the hotel and will escort us to the Hy-line Docks for ticketing and boarding of the 9:00 am ferry to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Upon arrival at 10:00 am you will board a local bus for a Sightseeing Tour. You will learn about the history and lifestyles of the islanders as you pass through Vineyard Haven. There will be free time for lunch and shopping in the historic whaling town of Edgartown. Complete your day on the island in Oak Bluffs. You may choose to stroll through “Cottage City” with its brightly painted cottages and decorative “gingerbread” trim. Depart the island at 3:35 pm.
Dinner is included this evening back on the mainland.
Day 6 (Friday)
Breakfast is included at the hotel before we depart for our journey home. There will be multiple rest stops along the way before we arrive at our hotel where we will be staying for the night. Dinner is on your own.
Day 7 (Saturday)
Breakfast is included at the hotel. We will depart from our hotel in the morning and continue our journey home with many fond memories of your Excite Tour to Cape Cod!
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