Boston - New Bedford - Newport - Boston (147 miles)
Today we will first go to visit New Bedford Whaling Museum. Then we will move to Newport to see the the Breakers. Then head to Brown University and also State House of Rhode Island. When time and weather permitting, we can go through the Cliff walk.
New Bedford, MA
New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States that focuses on the history of the international whaling industry and the "Old Dartmouth" region in the South Coast of Massachusetts.
Admission (Optional): Adult $17; Child (Under 18 yrs) $7; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15|Opening Hours: Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Newport is a high end New England seaport town, extremely popular among the mega-rich of America. Travel along Ocean Drive to get beautiful scenic views and see the magnificent Breakers Mansion. It is a short drive from Boston.
Newport, Rhode Island is known across the country as a haven for the elite, and the Breakers Mansion, built by the Vanderbilt family as a "summer cottage" epitomizes the wealth and opulence that has come to characterize the town. (Mandarin Chinese audio tour is now available!)
Admission (Optional): Adult $24; Child (Under 17 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $24|Opening Hours: Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Providence, founded in 1636, is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay.
Brown University, one of New England's prestigious Ivy League universities, was established in 1764 - before the foundation of the United States - and has become one of the most renowned institutions of higher education in the world.
Rhode Island State House
The Rhode Island State House is the capitol building of the state's government. It is a grandiose neoclassical style building reminiscent of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Built in 1895, it is part the National Register of Historic Places.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similar
Boston - Provincetown - Boston (120 miles)
In the morning, after guests have been picked up in Boston, we will drive to Cape Cod and take the express ferry to Provincetown, where we will walk around and enjoy the wonderful weather. At the end of the day, we will return to Boston.
Plymouth is a coastal town in Massachusetts, south of Boston. It is the site of the first Pilgrim settlement, founded in 1620. Plymouth Rock, a boulder in Pilgrim Memorial State Park, marks the place where settlers are thought to have landed on shore.
Take the Express Route to Provincetown and get there in half the time it would take to drive. Enjoy a narrated tour of historic Plymouth Harbor as we get under way, followed by a fast, comfortable ride across Cape Cod Bay
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $45; Child (5-12 yrs) $34; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $40|Opening Hours: Jun 25 - Sep 11
Pilgrim Hall Museum
In 1824, first opened its doors as showcase of Plymouth’s unique history. It is the oldest public museum in the country and America’s museum of Pilgrim possessions. Pilgrim Hall’s extraordinary collection of 17th century artifacts, some of which actually came on the Mayflower, illuminates the story of early Plymouth Colony.
Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (6-15 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $8
Cape Cod, MA
A geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States. Its historic, maritime character and ample beaches attract heavy tourism during the summer months.
Located at the very tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, Provincetown, Massachusetts is a historical beach town popular with tourists from all over the world. The pilgrims on the Mayflower landed in this located back in 1620.
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
This 250+-foot-tall bell tower in Provincetown, MA is the tallest all-granite building in the United States. It was constructed in 1910 as a commemoration of the Pilgrims who first landed at Cape Cod, MA in 1620. Tourists from around the world visit Provincetown to climb the monument, and view the Provincetown Museum at its base. The monument commemorates the Pilgrims, and the museum pays tribute to Provincetown's vibrant and historic maritime past.
Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (4-14 yrs) $4; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12
You will tour in the Provincetown Cape Cod National Seashore protected lands, the dunes stretching as far as you can see with wispy beach grass, dark green pine trees and deep red beach plums. You will travel through the majestic dunes where your guide points out the “dune shacks” where famous artists and writers became inspired.
Admission (Optional): Adult $36; Child (Under 12 yrs) $24; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $36
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similar
Boston - South Portland - Acadia National Park (283 miles)
Today, we will travel from Boston to Maine to visit the Portland Head Light and Acadia National Park
Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a population of 67,067 as of 2017. Portland's economy is mostly dependent on tourism and the Old Port district is a popular destination.
Portland Head Light
This historic lighthouse located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine was first lit in 1791, making it the oldest lighthouse in the state. Portions of the building, which is located in Fort Williams Park, serve as a maritime museum.
Admission (Optional): Adult $5; Child (3-12 yrs) $5; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $5
Acadia National Park, ME
Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island just off the coast of Maine. This scenic park encompasses mountains, ocean shoreline, lakes, and forest. Guests can expect to see moose, black bear, whit-tailed deer, and many seabirds.
Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (Under 11 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12
Thunder Hole is an impressive blowhole in Acadia National Park, Maine. Seawater is pushed into a submerged cave and shoots up through the ground as high as forty feet in the air. The area offers great views as well.
This mountain sits at the center of Acadia National Park in Maine. There are numerous hiking trails that lead to the summit at 1,528 feet. There is also a road that leads to the top.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Bangor or similiar