Islands of New England

You will depart on August 25th to spend eight wonderful days discovering the history and culture of New England.  New England’s history, coasts and shopping make this trip a once in a lifetime experience.  Bring these amazing memories home with you on September 1st.


August 25 – 28
Upon your arrival to Boston on August 25th you will transfer immediately to your hotel. After checking into your hotel you may enjoy spending the evening exploring area points of interest.  Dinner tonight is included at Cheers*, made famous in the 1980s from the TV show with the same name. The next day, August 26th, is dedicated to a tour of the Freedom Trail*.  As you travel along the famous trail you will discover many sites that played a major role in the American Revolution.  Among the important sites you may see are the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house, Bunker Hill, and the USS Constitution.   On August 27th you will enjoy a visit to John F. Kennedy Library & Museum*.  The theaters, settings and multimedia exhibits will offer a first-hand experience of our 35th President’s life, leadership and legacy.   There is free time this afternoon.  On August 28th you will bid farewell to Boston as you travel to Cape Cod making two stops.  Your first stop brings you to Pilgrim Memorial State Park, which houses Plymouth Rock* and the second stop is at Plimoth Plantation,* located in Plymouth, MA, for a visit and Thanksgiving-style meal*.


Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket
August 28 – September 1
On August 28th you will arrive at your Hyannis hotel in the afternoon. Cape Cod and the islands have evolved from whaling and trading to become popular resort destinations. There will be plenty of free time for sightseeing and shopping. Tonight you may discover area points of interest with your tour leader. On the morning of August 29th enjoy an excursion aboard a ferry* to Nantucket. Nantucket, meaning ‘faraway island,’ is just 30 miles south of Cape Cod.  A bus tour* with guide will enlighten you about popular stops which may include Sconset, cranberry bogs, the Old Mill, Sankaty Lighthouse and Great Point Lighthouse.   This afternoon you will return to Hyannis.  August 30th begins with a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard*.  The towns on Martha’s Vineyard offer surprising diversity, each with its own character and personality. The tour* includes the towns of Oak Bluffs with its “gingerbread” cottages and scenic ocean front park, this is a Victorian era summer resort community of national status. You will return to Hyannis in the afternoon.  On August 31st you will take a guided panoramic tour* of Hyannis and the Kennedy Memorial and Compound in the morning.  Your afternoon will be a highlight aboard a whale watch (free to those who submit their application and deposit by May 15, 2015). You will enjoy the beauty of the Outer Cape as you depart traveling along the National Seashore viewing beaches, lighthouses and the very tip of Cape Cod. A traditional lobster dinner* is included tonight. On September 1st you will bid farewell to the charm of New England and return home, taking with you fond memories of your incredible journey.


SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: **The tour price, if payments are made by cash or check, is $2,585.00 per person; otherwise, if paying by credit card, the standard non-discounted price is $2,685.00 per person. Tour participation is based on twin occupancy and includes roundtrip airfare from Atlanta, point-to-point transportation between cities while in Massachusetts, all breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners. *Entrance fees and/or transportation marked with an asterisk are included in the tour price (various Freedom Trail points, choice of John F Kennedy Library or Museum of Fine Arts, Plimoth Plantation, ferry to Nantucket, bus tour of Nantucket, ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, bus tour of Martha’s Vineyard, Whale Watch and guided visits to Freedom Trail and Kennedy’s Compound) and may be subject to availability. Additional items may be offered optionally, are also subject to availability and are not included in the tour price. A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $705.00. Included are the estimated applicable governmental international airline ticket taxes, fuel surcharges, security surcharges, and associated fees. If applicable, tax increases will be billed on a supplemental invoice. A minimum number of paying participants may be required to operate the tour. All tour participants must submit a signed application. A $750.00 initial deposit* is requested no later than May 10, 2015 and will reserve your space on this tour. The tour cost including initial deposit is fully refundable if tour does not operate. You may apply online by visiting and “student/traveler sign-up.” The tour number for your group is 216212. A 2nd payment of $750.00 will be due no later than 30 days after your initial payment. Final payments are on August 1st, 2015. Updated Tour details (hotels, day by day itinerary, flights, etc.) are scheduled to be released approximately four weeks prior to departure.