Day 1 - Arrive Boston
Welcome to Boston, described by many as the most European city in the U.S. You can expect a thriving art scene, delicious of seafood delicacies and plenty of charm! On arrival, you’ll transfer from Boston Logan International Airport to your downtown hotel, the Hyatt Regency Boston. You are just steps from Boston’s most desirable area-attractions such as the Boston Common, Faneuil Hall, and Boston’s famous shopping destination, Newbury Street. A 10 to 15 minute walk will bring you to the South End, Back Bay or the Charles River Esplandade. At 18:00, join your Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an opportunity to mingle with fellow guests.
Day 2 - Boston
Explore the city with your Travel Director and learn about the city’s transformative past. You’ll follow part of the red-brick Freedom Trail that brings the story of the American Revolution to life. Sights include Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore and the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. View the colourful neighbourhoods of Back Bay and historic North End, otherwise known as Boston’s Little Italy. Make sure you try the neighbourhood’s famous canolis and grab yourself some of the best espresso in town. From hitting the shops to exploring the area’s art galleries and patio cafes, the rest of the day is free to pursue your own interests.
Day 3 - Newport
South of Boston is Rhode Island, America’s smallest state, but no less 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 pre-eminence during the late 19th century. The seaside city is also famous for being the home of the America’s Cup for more than 50 years and is known as the Sailing Capital of the World. Explore in nautical style onboard the Adirondack II, an 80-foot (24 metre) schooner, as you cruise around the coastline. You’ll sail out and pass some of the nearby islands, old historical buildings and homes of the rich and famous, as you learn about the region’s exciting history, including its pirate activity. In the evening, enjoy dinner at 22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grill, before heading back to your boutique hotel, registered with the historic hotels of America.
Day 4 - Sandwich
In the morning, travel back in time and visit the stunning New Bedford Whaling Museum, where a Local Expert will enlighten you on the extensive impact whaling had on the region. See the Lagoda, the largest model ship in the world, along with many other exhibits, including an elaborate scrimshaw collection, as well as the material that inspired author Herman Melville to pen the classic novel, ‘Moby Dick’. Move on to the serene town of Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. Here you’ll ﬁnd the Heritage Museums and Gardens, where in one beautiful location, you’ll ﬁnd sweeping lawns, stunning gardens, a windmill, art gallery, the museum of Americana and a unique collection of antique cars. Close by lies the Sandwich Glass Museum where you will experience the techniques of the English and Irish glassmakers. Founder Deming Jarvis developed these during the early 19th century. Continue exploring or head back to your boutique spa hotel, as the rest of the day is yours at leisure.
Hotel: Dan’l Webster Inn and Spa
Day 5 - Martha’s Vineyard
Board the Vineyard Haven this morning to Martha’s Vineyard. Home to pristine sandy beaches, outdoor attractions and heavenly harbour towns, this summer hangout is no stranger to presidential visits. The island has hosted the Clintons and the Obamas, while the former U.S. First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, maintained a home here. After disembarking, make your way to Oak Bluffs, known for its rainbow-coloured, gingerbread-like cottages with gothic storybook decorations, high-peaked roofs, and dainty verandas. You’ll also find the oldest operating platform carousel in America here. Get acquainted with the island accompanied by your driver guide, before reaching your hotel.
Hotel: Harbor View Hotel and Resort
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Day 6 - Nantucket Island
Depart Hyannis in style on a high-speed catamaran for the picturesque island of Nantucket. Not only has it retained the charm of a bygone era, it is one of the most exclusive coastal communities in the U.S. During your visit, take in the beauty of the antique cobblestone streets, lined with high- end boutiques and breathtaking architecture. The simple homes date back to its whaling days which also inﬂuenced much of the culture on the island. In the past, the style of home directly correlated to a whaler’s ranking. Return to the mainland in the late afternoon to relax at your beachfront hotel.
Hotel: Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Day 7 - Cape Cod, Provincetown and North Falmouth
Depart this morning for an excursion to the Cape Cod National Seashore which encompasses much of the Outer Cape. Travel to the very tip of Cape Cod, to Provincetown. This small coastal resort is known for its beaches, cool boutiques, restaurants and art galleries, giving it a fresh, fun vibe. Meet your new friends in the evening for a seafood celebration dinner, where you can share the highlights of your trip.
Hotel: Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Day 8 - Depart Boston
As one of the few fruits native to North America, it is said that the cranberry is more American than apple pie. Meet a Local Expert, and cranberry bog farmer, with generations of knowledge behind him, sharing with you the lifecycle and cultural impact of this truly American berry. 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.
8 day Luxury Tour - from £2380
With flights from £2856
- Add extra nights in Boston – from £191
- Add a Canada & New England Discovery Cruise – from £1985
- Choose to fly economy, premium, business or first class
|22 & 29 May 2020
|12 June 2020
|4, 11, 18 & 25 September 2020
|2 October 2020
Tours are subject to availability. Call 0333 234 0922 or enquire online to check your departure date.
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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Call Freedom Destinations for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply – call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2021 onwards.