Featuring the 400th Anniversaries of Provicetown, Plymouth & the Mayflower Voyage
Featuring the 400th Anniversaries of Provicetown, Plymouth & the Mayflower Voyage
Enjoy time at Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea. Visit a 19th-Century living history museum and exhibits that offer rare insight into past eras and distant cultures. Climb aboard the Charles W.Morgan, the worlds last remaining wooden whale ship. A short walk from Mystic Seaport, brings you to downtown Mystic, which was made famous by the movie Mystic Pizza (a water shuttle is also available at an additional cost). Stroll this historic town brimming with unique shops, art galleries and restaurants. Look for the famous Bascule Bridge that opens for boat traffic or grab a slice of pizza for lunch from Mystic Pizza.
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 Capes outer coast forced them to return to the tips safe harbor. You will travel historic Route 6A, the Old Kings Highway, a scenic byway winding through centuries of Cape Cod history. View the Eastham Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse and visit the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitors Center. Hear the Pilgrims stories of Corn Hill, First Encounter Beach, Pilgrim Spring and Pond and their First Landing site. The Cape Towns, Hyannis and Sandwich, 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-side sections of Sandwich, Barnstable, and Yarmouth (all incorporated in 1639). Enjoy a Hyannis Harbor Cruise where you will see local landmarks, beaches and a waterfront view of the Kennedy Compound. 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 Iyannough occurred in the summer of 1622, having helped an English search party find a lost boy. Hear stories of the Puritans, Shawme, Dexter Grist Mill, Hoxie House and the First Church of Christ when we tour Sandwich, the oldest town of Cape Cod. Included today is admission to The Sandwich Glass Museum. View sparkling exhibits that describe the transformation of a small farming community into one of the worlds most respected manufacturers of 19th century glass. Dinner is included at the Historic Danl Webster Inn. The inn has been welcoming patrons for over 300 years.
Sand dunes and the ocean surround you as you approach Lands 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. Take time to view the Bas Relief Monument and Park commemorating the first landing and the signing of the Compact. Visit Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum. 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 towns rich maritime history and the building of the monument. There is a re-creation of a 19th century sea captains 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.
A Local Guide will bring us to Duxbury, founded in 1637, and was named by Myles Standish after Duxbury Woods in his home town of Chorley, Lancashire, Great Britain. The Wampanoags called this area Mattakeesett place of many fish. Visit the Alden House. John Alden and Priscilla Mullins courtship was immortalized as one of Americas great love stories in Henry Wadsworth Longfellows poem The Courtship of Myles Standish. Myles Standish was an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military adviser for Plymouth Colony. He accompanied 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 above sea level atop Captains Hill. The 1.5-acre burying ground is the final resting place of several well-known Pilgrims, including Captain Myles Standish. Well visit Americas Hometown - Plymouth. Home of our Pilgrim Fathers and one of the countrys first settlements. A picture stop will be made at the Forefathers Monument, the largest, solid granite monument in the United States. 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 Wampanoags. Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner and a Dress a Pilgrim demonstration. We will visit the Plimoth Grist Mill and make a photo stop at Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims and Mayflower II. Enjoy a Lobster Tales Cruise for a hands on approach to see how lobsters are harvested. Visit Pilgrim Hall Museum, built in 1824, this gallery museum is the nations oldest continuously operating public museum. Pilgrim Hall houses an unmatched collection of Pilgrim possessions.
Gemutlichkeit (Welcome) to The Trapp Family Lodge for an overnight stay. This unique mountain resort features Austrian-inspired architecture and European-style accommodations. Well learn about the VonTrapp family history (actual vs movie), watch the Documentary The Real Maria, and enjoy a 3-Course Dinner.
- Depart for Youngstown, OH
- Welcome Dinner at Saadey’s Place
- Depart for Connecticut
- Dinner is included at the ever popular local diner G’s
Burgers in Naugatuck, CT
- Admission to the Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea
- Free time in downtown Mystic - made famous by the movie Mystic Pizza
- Arrive at the Cape Codder Resort for a 3-Night Stay and a Welcome to Massachusetts Dinner
- Local Guided tour of the Cape Cod area including traveling historic Route 6a, the Old King’s Highway
- View the Eastham Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse
- Visit the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center where you’ll hear the Pilgrim’s stories
- Visit the Bas Relief Monument and Park, commemorating the first landing and signing of the Compact
- Visit the Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
- Local Guided tour of the Cape Towns of Hyannis and Sandwich
- Hyannis Harbor Cruise
- See the Statue of Iyannough
- In Sandwich hear the stories of the Puritans, Shawme, Dexter Grist Mill, Hoxie House and the First Church of Christ
- Admission to the Sandwich Glass Museum
- Dinner at the Historic Dan’l Webster Inn
- Local Guided tour of Duxbury and Plymouth
- Visit the Alden House
- View the Myles Standish State Monument and Burial Ground
- Photo stop at the Forefather’s Monument
- Visit Plimoth Plantation
- Traditional Turkey Dinner at the Plantation with a "Dress a Pilgrim" demonstration
- Spend 2 Nights at the John Carver Inn in Plymouth
- Local Guide joins us today in Plymouth
- Visit the Plimoth Grist Mill
- See the Governor William Bradford Statue, Hedge House, Pilgrim Mother Statue, Coles Hill, Massasoit Statue, Immigrant Monument, United American Indian of New England Plaque, Pilgrim Maiden Statue, Pilgrim Sarcophagus and the Mayflower Society and more on our guided day in Plymouth
- Visit Pilgrim Hall Museum
- Dinner with a local historian
- Today’s journey will take us to the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT, the infamous Trapp Family that also left their homeland to come to America
- Trapp History Tour
- View the Documentary "The Real Maria"
- 3-Course Dinner in the Main Dining Room at the Trapp Family Lodge
- Arrive at the Hampton Inn in Austinburg, OH
- Farewell Dinner at a favorite local Restaurant
- Return HomeB
Day One - Hampton Inn, Youngstown, OH
Day Two - Comfort Inn, Naugatuck,CT
Day Three - Five - Cape Codder Resort, Hyannis, MA
Day Six - Seven - John Carver Inn, Plymouth, MA
Day Eight - Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT
Day Nine - Hampton Inn, Austinburg, OH
PER PERSON RATES: Double Occupancy $2879, Single Occupancy $3455, or Triple Occupancy $2859
Final Payment Due: 4/25/2020
OPTIONAL TOUR CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN PER PERSON: Double or Triple Occupancy $232 OR Single Occupancy $280
Trip Includes: Home Pickup (restrictions apply), Breakfast with Bucky (Mascot is not present at Breakfast), 9 Nights of Hotel Accommodations, Motorcoach Transportation, 18 Meals (9 Breakfasts & 9 Dinners), and baggage handling for 1 suitcase at all hotel properties.
Driver and Tour Director gratuities are not included and are at the passengers discretion.
Cover Photo Mayflower II - Credit: OlegAlbinsky
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