Day One – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 2024
Arrive in PLYMOUTH and meet your guide for a tour of America’s Hometown, one of the country’s first settlements it is well known in the United States for its historical value.
Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping on the waterfront.
Board a LOBSTER TALES CRUISE to 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. Roll up your sleeves to help haul in lobster traps.
A stop will be made at the Forefather’s Monument, the largest, solid granite monument in the United States. She stands facing the harbor, welcoming those who come by water. Picture stops will be made at Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims in 1620 and the Mayflower II, a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World.
Welcome to the sandy shores of CAPE COD. Extending some 70 miles into the sea, the Cape is home to both natural beauty and quaint colonial villages. You can walk pristine beaches, revel in the arts and culture, and reclaim childhood memories of seashells, sandcastles, and saltwater taffy. Your guide will assist with check-in at the BAYSIDE RESORT.
DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT is included this evening at the Irish Village.
Day Two – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 2024
BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.
Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel and you will travel to WAREHAM.
Today’s highlight is a Cranberry Bog Tour by A.D. MAKEPEACE, the world’s largest cranberry grower. Your bog guide will show you examples of an existing bog, currently in production, and will discuss the stages of the cranberry growing process. There are two methods of harvesting, and you may even see it happening. Learn from the expert cranberry growers about farming and harvesting this fruit named “craneberry” by the Pilgrims.
A BOX LUNCH will be provided from the Village Market at the bogs.
This afternoon you will board a two-hour CRUISE from the charming, Victorian village of Onset, on the CAPE COD CANAL. The Cape Cod Canal is a man-made waterway traversing the narrow neck of land that anchors Cape Cod to the mainland Massachusetts. It is 17 miles long and connects Cape Cod Bay to Buzzards Bay. Its 540-foot width is spanned by two highway bridges (Bourne & Sagamore) and the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge which is the second longest lift-bridge in the United States.
DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT is included this evening.
Day Two – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 2024
Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel and will conduct a tour of HYANNIS 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.
Admission is included to the WHYDAH PIRATE MUSEUM. The Whydah was a fully rigged galley ship that was built by the British. During one of it voyages in 1717, it was captured by the famed pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. During an infamous storm off the coast of Cape Cod the Whydah sank, laying its treasure just 500 feet off the shore for over 300 years. Now you can touch and see the world’s only authenticated pirate treasure.
Welcome aboard a one-hour sightseeing HYANNIS HARBOR CRUISE featuring live commentary and views of the Kennedy Memorial, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, the historic Kennedy Compound, Squaw Island and more!
There will be free time for lunch and shopping on Main Street.
Depart for home with sand in your shoes, seashells in your pocket and many fond memories of your WADE TOUR to CAPE COD!
Price Per Person: Single $798 | Double $678 | Triple $648 | Quad $633