Cape Cod in June its difficult to say just what it is about Cape Cod that continues to draw so many folks back to experience it more than once during the summer months. Maybe its just the natural beauty of miles of beautiful, white-sand beaches, dunes and the National Seashore. Maybe its the charming history dating back to the 17th century. Perhaps its the return of the whales each year who like to show off for you or even the many beautiful lighthouses. Whatever it may be, this is your opportunity to experience Cape Cod at its finest!
$2000 pp Double / $2625 pp Single
Non-members add $50
Deluxe Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation
On-board Friendly Host
7 Nights Hotel Accommodations
Rise n Roll Bakery
Free time in Stockbridge, MA
Norman Rockwell Museum
Cranberry Bog Tour
Free Time in Sandwich, MA
Guided Tour of Hyannis, MA
Cape Cod National Seashore Visitors Center
Whale Watching OR Sand Dunes Tour
Tour & Free Time in Marthas Vineyard
Lobster Tales Cruise
Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
National Comedy Museum
Pricing & Refunds:
A $250 deposit is due within one week of reservation. Must be paid in full by May 4, 2021. No refunds will be issued after May 4, 2021.
Day 1: Monday, June 21, 2021
Join us this morning from the available departure location of your choice, meet your friendly onboard Trailways Host and driver, and then sit back and relax as you make your way to Middlebury, Indiana today. Enjoy rest and refresh breaks, as needed, as we travel today as well as a stop for lunch, on your own.
Arrive in Middlebury this afternoon at the Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center for your overnight stay. Enjoy dinner, on your own, this evening at the Das Dutchman with great Amish foods. Take some time to explore the shops and walk the beautiful grounds before relaxing in the homey atmosphere of this wonderful Inn.
Day 2: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Enjoy a hot breakfast at the hotel before departing for Rise ’n Roll Bakery. We just cannot be in Amish country without making a quick stop for a true Amish bakery fix! Pick some items up to go or enjoy them on the spot! Rise ‘n Roll is most known for their “Cinnamon Caramel Donut” which is absolutely delicious!!
Continue on today enjoying rest breaks and lunch, on your own, before arriving in New York. This evening enjoy dinner at Cracker Barrel with a provided gift card. The remainder of the evening will be free, on your own, after checking in to the Hotel at Batavia Downs Casino and Track. Enjoy $50 in free play to use at the Casino this evening.
Day 3: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
After breakfast this morning depart for Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Have lunch, on your own, in the quaint village. Enjoy a bit of time to browse the many shops and stop in to explore the famed Red Lion Inn.
After lunch, visit the Norman Rockwell Museum. The Museum houses the world’s largest and most significant collection of Rockwell’s work, including 998 original paintings and drawings. Rockwell lived in Stockbridge for the last 25 years of his life. Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio, moved to the Museum site, is open to the public and features original art materials, his library, furnishings and personal items. The Museum also houses the Norman Rockwell Archives, a collection of more than 100,000 items, including working photographs, letters, personal calendars, fan mail and business documents.
Arrive at the Hampton Inn Chicopee/Springfield and freshen up before departing for dinner at Applebee’s Bar & Grill. Enjoy your choice for dinner with an included gift card provided. The remainder of the evening is free, on your own.
Day 4: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning, depart for a Cranberry Bog Behind the Scenes Tour. You are welcomed to the largest cranberry operation in the world at the height of blossom season! An experienced grower will greet you and step on board the motorcoach to take you out to the bogs so that you can see the blossoms up close.
Learn the history of cranberry making, find out how the cranberry got its name, see examples of existing bogs as well as learn about all aspects of cranberry growing. Learn about the two different methods of harvesting the cranberries too and, if you wish, step onto the bog itself.
The main highlight of the tour will be to see and hear about the Spring Bog Pollination by bees that are brought in to do the job! There are 2 ½ hives per acre and 2,000 acres! These bees are hired and then flown in to pollinate the bogs. Every night the bees fly into their hives and then fly back out during the day to do the job. Once done, they are collected up and flown to another place to start the pollination cycle all over again. Plenty of time will be allowed for questions and further discussions. Meet the local guide at the Sagamore Commuter Lot and travel on to Sandwich for lunch.
Seafood Sam’s Restaurant is our lunch stop today, on your own. After lunch, travel through Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. 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.
Venture on to Hyannis and enjoy a guided tour including 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. Check in to the Holiday Inn Hyannis and freshen up before departing for an included dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
Day 5: Friday, June 25, 2021
Enjoy breakfast before departing the hotel with our local guide this morning to travel historic Route 6A, the Old King’s Highway, a scenic byway that winds through centuries of Cape Cod history. It winds past hundreds of historic structures which characterize its early development. You will see a windmill and some true Cape Cod Lighthouses.
Visit the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center. The Cape Cod National Seashore, created on August 7, 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, encompasses 43,607 acres on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It includes ponds, woods and beachfront of the Atlantic coastal pine barrens ecoregion. Enjoy the observation decks, park films (as available), visit with a park ranger and be sure to hit the gift shop!
You are now at the extreme tip of Cape Cod, known as “Lands’ End.” Formerly known as the “Province Lands,” the pilgrims landed here first before they decided to settle across the Bay in Plymouth. Enjoy some time to have lunch, on your own, and explore the shops and galleries that make this artists/fishermen village so unique.
This afternoon, you have your choice to either board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of whale watching or, if dry land is more your style, take a dune tour with some free time on your own.
Whale Watching – Travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment including birds that migrate from all over the Atlantic and fish which use these shallow waters to feed. Try to spot Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whales going about their daily business. An onboard Naturalist will introduce you to everything you see and will answer any of your questions about the whales, birds, fish and lighthouses.
Sand Dune Tour – Ride along the shoreline of the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Your guide will point out items of interest and the “dune shacks” where famous artists and writers became inspired to create their art. This ride lasts about one hour. You will have time to wander along the shopping area while waiting for those on the whale watch to return and join the group.
Dinner will be included at a local restaurant this evening, and then you’ll return to the hotel for the remainder of the evening, on your own.
Day 6: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Depart for the Hy-Line Docks this morning after breakfast. Arrive to receive your tickets and board the 9:00 am ferry to the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
Upon arrival, we will board a motorcoach for a sightseeing tour of the island. Learn about the history and lifestyles of the islanders as you pass through Vineyard Haven. Vineyard Haven is a beautiful working harbor village in the town of Tisbury and boasts a fun and diverse cultural district with a walkable mile.
Visit the whaling town of Edgartown with time for lunch, on your own, and some free time for shopping. Complete your day on Martha’s Vineyard in Oak Bluffs. Here you may choose to stroll through “Cottage City” with its brightly painted cottages and decorative “gingerbread” trim.
Board the ferry for the late afternoon departure and return to the mainland and back to the hotel to freshen up for dinner this evening. Dinner is included on the mainland at a local restaurant and the remainder of the evening is free, on your own.
Day 7: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing with our local guide. We travel to 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 U.S. She stands facing the harbor, welcoming those who come by water. A picture stop will also be made at the Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims in 1620. View the newly restored Mayflower II, a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World.
Next, enjoy a Lobster Tales Cruise. Board this lobster cruise where you will 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. You can even roll up your sleeves and help haul in lobster traps if you want!
Explore Plimouth 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 Wampanoag Indian tribe. Step back in time as costumed interpreters portray residents of the colony.
A traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner is included this evening at the Plantation featuring an Educational Demonstration. Return to the hotel for the remainder of the evening, to enjoy as you wish, on your own.
Day 8: Monday, June 28, 2021
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before departing for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
Baseball is more than just a game…it’s a family experience that connects generations. It’s an American tradition that holds a special place in the hearts and minds of fans, young and old. It’s the feelings and emotion behind the memories…it’s the relationships forged, stories shared, cherished memories created – the Game connects us all. That’s baseball – and that’s what the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is all about.
Once inside the museum, your cherished memories and moments will come flooding back – whether you are 10 years old or 70 years old, a casual fan or a fanatic. It’s not only about your team or your baseball hero, or even the awe-inspiring sight of the cathedral-esque marble and bronze of the Plaque Gallery – it’s about the way the Game connects us all.
Depart this evening for the Hampton Inn & Suites New Hartford in Clinton and enjoy an included dinner at Texas Roadhouse.
Day 9: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing this morning for Jamestown, New York and the National Comedy Museum. The National Comedy Center is the United States’ official cultural institution and museum dedicated to the art form of comedy. The state-of-the-art museum celebrates comedy’s great minds and unique voices, from Charlie Chaplin to Dave Chappelle. Exclusive collections and world-class exhibits provide an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the time-honored creative processes that have elevated comedy to an art form.
More than 50 immersive exhibits take visitors on an interactive journey through comedy history, from early vaudeville acts to the latest viral memes. Visitors will leave the museum with a profound appreciation for comedy icons and innovators, as well as the tremendous influence of humor on how we think, live and laugh.
Continue on to Elyria, Ohio this afternoon for an overnight stay at the Hampton Inn. Enjoy dinner, on your own, at a nearby restaurant.
Day 10: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before departing for home. Enjoy rest and refresh breaks, as needed, as well as a stop for lunch, on your own. Arrive back home this evening with fond memories of a summer break in Cape Cod.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Davenport, IA CASI|| 1035 W Kimberly Road |
Center for Active Seniors
|Ft. Madison, IA|| Ft. Madison Prison Industries Parking Lot |
1st Street & Avenue E
|Mediapolis, IA|| Mediapolis, IA - Mepo. Foods |
111 N. Wapello Rd.
|Muscatine, IA|| Muscatine - Wal*Mart 3003 US-61 |
|Wapello, IA|| Wapello, Jack N Jill on Hwy 61 |
503 US 61, Wapello, IA
|West Burlington|| West Burlington, IA Westland Mall |
South Lot by AmericInn
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