Boston Tall Ships & Cape Cod - NEW

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Boston Tall Ships & Cape Cod - NEW
June 19 - 23, 2017
$1066 Double, $1331 Single, $986 Triple, $956 Quad


 We recommend optional Travel Insurance for this tour.  Please ask for a brochure


Boston is an official port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. The 7,000 nautical mile trans-Atlantic will visit six countries. The fleet will race to Boston, the only U.S. stop, for Sail Boston 2017.


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Boston Tall Ships & Cape Cod - NEW
June 19 - 23, 2017
$1066 Double, $1331 Single, $986 Triple, $956 Quad

 We recommend optional Travel Insurance for this tour.  Please ask for a brochure

Boston is an official port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. The 7,000 nautical mile trans-Atlantic will visit six countries. The fleet will race to Boston, the only U.S. stop, for Sail Boston 2017. Join us as we visit Boston during this historic event as we learn the history of these majestic vessels as well as visits to many historic Boston sites. 

Monday, June 19

Sit back and relax as we travel to the “Bay State”. We will check into our Boston suburb hotel, the Hilton Woburn, with time to freshen up before an included dinner.  D 

Tuesday, June 20

After breakfast we will meet a local guide at the hotel and travel to Boston, the capital of, and the largest city in Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The guide will point out sights along the Freedom Trail as well as the Boston Common and Public Gardens, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the gold-domed State House. We will enjoy a Boston Harbor luncheon cruise aboard the Spirit of Boston where we will be able to view the Tall Ships of the Regatta. These ships have stopped in Boston after their 2 month journey from Greenwich, UK to Portugal and Bermuda before heading off to Canada and finally France. Back on land we will have time to visit the ships and speak to some of the crew members, at your leisure, in the seaport district. Dinner is on your own this evening.   B, L 

Wednesday, June 21

After breakfast, we will check out of the hotel and meet our guide and a personal “colonial character” guide at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. The museum features full-scale replicas, artifacts and interactive elements. Meet “Sam Adams” and participate in the re-enactment of the destruction of the tea. Board a tall ship and marvel at one of only two known surviving tea crates. Enjoy free time for lunch on your own at Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. We will depart Boston for a tour of America’s Hometown – Plymouth. Home of our Pilgrim Fathers and one of the country’s first settlements, it is well known for its historical value. A picture stop will be made at the Forefather’s Monument, the largest, solid granite monument in the United States and at the Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims in 1620. Next, we will 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 the lobster traps. Back on dry land travel south to the sandy shores of Cape Cod and check in to the Hampton Inn Cape Cod. Dinner is included this evening overlooking Barnstable Harbor.   B, D

Please call the Perkiomen Office with your meal selection:  

1) Roasted Half of Chicken with Pan Gravy
2) Baked Scrod and Scallop Casserole
3) Stuffed Pork Chop

Thursday, June 22

Following a continental breakfast at the hotel, our local guide will travel with us to Sandwich – the oldest town on Cape Cod. You will 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. We will visit the Sandwich Glass Museum where we will view the sparking exhibits that describe the transformation of a small farming community into one of the world’s most respected manufactures of the 19th century glass. Watch molten glass, drawn from the furnace, blown and pressed into exquisite shapes and visit the distinctive museum shop. A stop will be made at the Cape Cod Canal Visitor’s Center overlooking Sandwich harbor. Explore the rich history, fascinating features and vigilant operation of the Cape Cod Canal. Next is 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. We will then enjoy a one hour Hyannis Harbor cruise where we will see local landmarks, popular beaches and the historic Kennedy Compound as we sail past. After our cruise, we will visit the Cape Cod Maritime Museum where the Cape and Islands maritime past, present and future is celebrated. A lobster dinner is included this evening.  CB, D 

Friday, June 23

Following continental breakfast at the hotel we will depart for home. Our arrival home will be late this afternoon.    CB

 

PLEASE NOTE:  To fully participate in this tour may require extended periods of walking.  There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing.  Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.