Cape Cod, The Islands & Newport

7 night tour - starting in Boston, Massachusetts - ending in Boston, Massachusetts.

A Tauck World Discovery Tour.

Celebrating 90 years in the luxury travel touring business. Throughout the years, ingenuity and innovation, plus a focus on customer servce and authentic experiences, have grown Tauck into one of the world's leading travel touring companies. On your tour you can expect an itinerary carefully designed to create an unforgetable experience, ensuring the finest hotels, luxury motorcoaches and highly experienced tour directors.

Step back in time on this memorable New England vacation, exploring centuries of history on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and in Newport. Relive 17th-century life at Plimoth Plantation and visit the largest whaling museum in America. Special experiences include a scenic flight from Martha's Vineyard to Nantucket... a whale-watching cruise off the shores of Provincetown... a sightseeing cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay... and a tour of The Breakers, one of Newport’s most extravagant Gilded Age mansions.


2021 Guaranteed departure dates: 
Tour now sold out
2022 Guaranteed departure dates: 
11 June * - AVAILABLE
16 July * - AVAILABLE
20 August - AVAILABLE
01 September * - AVAILABLE
10 September - AVAILABLE
15 September * - AVAILABLE
24 September - AVAILABLE

06 October * - AVAILABLE
08 October - AVAILABLE

* Small Group Departures – Select small group departures averaging just 24 guests

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Day 1: Welcome to New England

Your New England vacation begins at 5:30 PM at The Lenox Hotel. A transfer is included from Logan International Airport to The Lenox Hotel, perfectly situated in the heart of Boston's picturesque Back Bay neighborhood. A welcome reception at your hotel this evening, followed by a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, gets your New England vacation off to a wonderful start!

Lodging: The Lenox Hotel


Day 2: Living history at Plimoth Plantation and on to Martha's Vineyard

From Boston, travel to Plymouth to step back in time at Plimoth Plantation, a re-created 17th-century village with costumed role players who bring the history of the Plimoth Colony, one of the earliest English settlements in North America, to life; see Plymouth Rock, marking the Pilgrims' 1620 landing site. After some free time in Falmouth, a ferry ride from the mainland takes you to the island of Martha's Vineyard. Whether you call it chic, fashionable, posh, quaint, charming, or trendy, it is one of the hottest New England vacation destinations of the 21st century – and where you'll spend the next two nights in the former whaling center of Edgartown.

Lodging: Harbor View Hotel & Resort

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Explore 17th – and 21st – century Martha's Vineyard

You'll bridge the centuries by exploring the Vineyard today. Start your sightseeing by admiring the historic stately homes in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Take in the salt marshes, long beaches, and picturesque yacht harbors, and the towns of West Tisbury and Aquinnah (once known as Gay Head). During an afternoon and evening spent as you please, you might want to bird watch at the bluffs, watch the lobstermen pull up their traps offshore, hang out at the fishing pier, or seek out what interests you most in this idyllic New England vacation spot.

Lodging: Harbor View Hotel & Resort


Day 4: Back to whaling days with a flight to Nantucket and on to Cape Cod

Explore a different New England vacation island today when you take a flight from Martha's Vineyard to Nantucket Island, site of one of the country’s most important whaling towns two centuries ago. Admire the Colonial architecture, winding cobbled streets, and historic taverns in the quaint harborside town of Nantucket, a National Historic Landmark District. See the coastal heathlands and long barrier beaches; approximately 40 percent of Nantucket is preserved as conservation land. Hop a fast ferry to Hyannis, then travel to seaside Chatham on southern Cape Cod for a two-night stay; enjoy a traditional lobster and clambake dinner tonight.

Lodging: Chatham Wayside Inn

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: The Cape seashore, Provincetown and a whale-watching cruise

Journey up along the outer Atlantic side of the Cape to visit Cape Cod National Seashore, with its massive sand dunes towering above crested seas. Arrive in Provincetown on the tip of the Cape; once a key whaling town, it has become world-renowned over the last century as an arts colony and a major summer resort.  "P-Town" is set near the summering grounds for a number of whale species; weather permitting, take a guided whale-watching cruise to see these amazing aquatic mammals roll, flip their tails, and blow through their blowholes – a true highlight of your New England vacation. Have dinner back at your resort in Chatham this evening.

Lodging: Chatham Wayside Inn

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Maritime lore in New Bedford and Newport

Leave the Cape and head west to New Bedford, a historic seaport on the Atlantic coast, for a guided visit to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the nation's largest museum devoted to the history of whaling. Continue on to Newport, Rhode Island, a long-time haven for yachting enthusiasts, former home of the America's Cup, and one of the great playgrounds of the rich in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Drive past some of the ostentatious mansions that served as summer "cottages" for affluent socialites during the Gilded Age, and explore the celebrated Ten-Mile Drive; your home for the next two nights of your New England vacation is set right on Newport Harbor.

Lodging: The Newport Marriott

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: The Breakers, a Narragansett Bay cruise and more in Newport

Your Tauck Director begins the day with a guided stroll along Newport's Cliff Walk, set between the sea and the mansions. See the opulence of the 19th century's Gilded Age firsthand on a guided tour through "The Breakers," a 70-room Italian Renaissance mansion inspired by the 16th-century palaces of Genoa and Turin. This palatial "summer cottage" built by Cornelius Vanderbilt is now a National Historic Landmark. Following an afternoon spent exploring more of Newport on your own, enjoy a delightful cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Your cruise ends with your arrival by boat at Forty 1° North Marina Resort, the city's newest luxury waterfront venue, to cap your New England vacation at our exclusive farewell cocktail reception and dinner overlooking Newport Harbor.

Lodging: The Newport Marriott

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Back to Boston for your journey home or extend your stay

Drive back to Boston after a leisurely breakfast this morning. Tauck's memorable New England vacation ends at Boston’s Logan International Airport at 12:30 PM, or The Lenox Hotel at 1:30 PM, traffic permitting. Airport transfers are included; allow two hours for flight check-in.


Your Tauck Tour Highlights

Scenic flight from Martha's Vineyard to Nantucket
Whale-watching cruise on the waters off Provincetown, home to New Englands largest whale population
Two-night stay on Martha's Vineyard at the historic Harbor View Hotel & Resort, overlooking Edgartown Lighthouse, Edgartown Harbor and Chappaquiddick Island
Visit to The Breakers, one of the most palatial estates in Newport and the former summer seaside "cottage" of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Sightseeing cruise of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
13 meals (7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners); service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and porterage

Your Hotels....

Night 1 : The Lenox Hotel - Boston, Massachusetts

An elegant boutique hotel in the heart of Boston chosen by U.S. News & World Report as “1 of the 5 Greenest Luxury Hotels in America,” The Lenox Hotel puts historic Back Bay right at your doorstep. Welcoming guests for over 100 years, it has hosted notable folks from Henry Fonda to Enrico Caruso to Judy Garland. Guest rooms are richly appointed with mahogany furniture, high ceilings accented by brass chandeliers, Italian marble bathrooms and crystal lamps and feature Bose® digital AM/FM clock radio with MP3 docking station, flat-screen TV, iron / ironing board, hair dryer, in-room refrigerator and safe and eco-friendly Avenda luxury bath amenities. The Fitness Center is equipped with Nautilus, cardio and free-weights exercise facilities. The award-winning City Table restaurant offers contemporary American cuisine with a focus on fresh and organic ingredients. Sólás means “comfort” in Gaelic and you’ll find it along with lots of fun in this authentic Boston Irish pub.

Nights 2 - 3 : Harbor View Hotel & Resort - Edgartown, Massachusetts

Set at the water’s edge in the heart of historic Edgartown, the Harbor View Hotel & Resort exudes the classic charm of Martha’s Vineyard. Built in 1891, the hotel is flanked by homes that once belonged to 19th-century whaling captains. Guest rooms artfully combining timeless Martha’s Vineyard character and modern comfort feature cable TV, L’Occitane In Provence bath and body products, plush bathrobes, coffee maker, hair dryer, in-room safe and iron/ironing board. Start the day with a complimentary yoga or Pilates class out on the lawn or enjoy the outdoor heated swimming pool. Dine on contemporary cuisine featuring local fresh seasonal ingredients at Water Street, sample Vineyard favorites at Henry’s or indulge in a casual meal and a micro-brewed beer at The Newes from America Pub.

Nights 4 - 5 : Chatham Wayside Inn - Chatham, Massachusetts

Set in the heart of the seaside New England village of Chatham since 1860, the historic Chatham Wayside Inn is well positioned for strolling Main Street with its many boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. Comfortable, air-conditioned guest rooms provide flat-screen TV, DVD player, hair dryer and an iron / ironing board. After a busy day, relax beside the heated outdoor swimming pool or rev up in the well-equipped fitness room. The Wild Goose Tavern prides itself on providing a "spirited dining" experience with a creative menu using fresh, local ingredients and an ever-changing wine list.

Nights 6 - 7 : The Newport Marriott - Newport, Rhode Island

Located on the harbor in historic Newport, the stylish Newport Marriott in the heart of town is convenient to all that makes Newport such an enjoyable place to visit. Spacious, air-conditioned guest rooms offer Marriott Revive bedding with 300 thread-count linens, 32-inch LCD TV, in-room coffee and tea and more. During leisure time, take advantage of the indoor swimming pool, the well-equipped Fitness Center or The Spa at Newport Marriott. Enjoy lovely views of Newport Bay as you dine on American-style cuisine and fresh seafood at Fathoms.

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

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Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
2022: Small group departures:  £4,849 £3,929 £3,709 Please call
2022: 04th Jun & 08th Oct £3,929 £3,099 £2,849 Please call
2022: All other departures £4,479 £3,539 £3,259 Please call

Not included in your tour cost:

Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.

Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.

Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included.

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