Martha's Vineyard (187 miles)
We will drive down to the Massachusetts waterfront and take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Once there, we will take a Mini Island tour that includes visits to special places such as an Alpaca Farm. We will also visit the villages of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. In the evening, we will return to Boston.
Marthas Vineyard, MA
The largest island not connected to mainland by a bridge or tunnel on the East Coast of the United States. Beautiful beaches, grand mansions, great restaurants and shops are all around on the island.
Martha's Vineyard Island Ferry
The Martha's Vineyard Ferry carries passengers between the island and the shores of Cape Cod, the only way for tourists to reach the island if they do not own a private vessel.
Admission (Mandatory): Adult $20; Child (5-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $20
Mini Island Tour
This is a quick but comprehensive way to see the island of Martha's Vineyard. We will see one of the island's quaint lighthouses and visit the local alpaca farm, as well as receiving a bus pass for our time.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25
This farm is a truly unique location on Martha's Vineyard, where alpacas are bred and raised. Come visit these unique, quirky animals and walk the quaint, open farmlands.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Sep - May 10:00am - 4:00pm, Mon - Sun Jun - Aug 10:00am - 5:00pm
This tiny town on the island of Martha's Vineyard is the first thing many people see when they arrive for their vacation. It most loved for its "gingerbread cottages" and other historic buildings from the late 1800s.
This small town comprises the eastern part of Martha's Vineyard. It is an extremely popular tourist spot due to its ease of access, historical significance as a whaling town, and gorgeous beaches and other ocean scenery.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph OR Similar
Boston - Ogunquit - Salem - Boston (153 miles)
In the early morning, we will leave Boston and head north to Maine. We will first go to Nubble Lighthouse. Then we will go to Perkin's Cove in Ogunquit to take a lobster boat out to sea and experience the daily life of lobster fishermen. Before returning to Boston, we will visit the Salem Witch Museum.
This coastal town in beautiful York County, Maine is a popular summer destination for people all over New England. In fact, the name "Ogunquit" translates to "beautiful place by the sea" in the local Native American language.
The perfect example of a picturesque New England lighthouse, the Cape Neddick Lighthouse, nicknamed the "Nubble" for the island on which it was built, offers beautiful seafront views and a great spot for a quaint afternoon by the sea.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Apr - May 9:00am - 4:00pm, Mon - Sun May - Oct 9:00am - 7:00pm
Perkins Cove is a small fishing village in the Ogunquit area, full of charming little gift shops and delicious seafood restaurants, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing day trip.
Will be replaced by Maine Lobster Festival from 07/30 - 08/02
Lobster Fishing Trip
On this fun fishing trip, we will feel like authentic New England lobster fishermen as we learn the ins and outs off the coast of Portland, ME. It will all culminate in us enjoying a delicious lobster meal. Yum!
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (Under 12 yrs) $20; Senior $30|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Salem is a city on the north coast of Massachusetts above Boston. It is well known for several local landmarks including Witch House and the Peabody Essex Museum with a rebuilt Qing-era Chinese house.
Salem Witch Museum
This kitschy show in historic Salem, Massachusetts uses wax figures to give visitors an overview of the Salem Witch Trials. Its fun gift shop and unique presentation make is a tourist favorite. It may be scary for young children.
Admission (Optional): Adult $14; Child (6-14 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $12.50
Boston - Plymouth - Boston (68 miles)
Today we will venture south to historic Plymouth, where we will see Plymouth Rock, visit Plimouth Plantation, and the Mayflower II, Plimoth Grist Mill. We will also learn about the history of the local Wampanoag Native American tribe. Afterward, we will continue to take the Plymouth's Whale Watching Cruise, before returning to Boston.
Plymouth is a coastal town in Massachusetts, south of Boston. It is the site of the first Pilgrim settlement, founded in 1620. Plymouth Rock, a boulder in Pilgrim Memorial State Park, marks the place where settlers are thought to have landed on shore.
The Plimouth Plantation in Plymouth, MA is a fully-functioning historical town set in the year 1627. The complex also contains a recreation of the Mayflower, a craft center, a small farm animal zoo, and a movie theater.Price includes Mayflower II visit.
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (Under 11 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28
Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts is an important cultural landmark in the Unites States. It is considered to be the place where European pilgrims first landed and established what would become the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1620.
Plimoth Grist Mill
Nestled alongside bucolic Town Brook, and just a short walk from the waterfront and Mayflower II, the Plimoth Grist Mill tells the story of the grist (corn grinding) mill built by the Pilgrims in Plymouth Colony. After more than a decade of laboriously grinding corn by hand in wooden mortars, the colony authorized the construction of a water-powered corn grinding mill on Town Brook in 1636.
Admission (Optional): Adult $7; Child (5-12 yrs) $5; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $6|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm
Plymouth's Whale Watching Cruise
Journey to the feeding ground of the largest mammals on the planet-- humpback whales. Those who join the tour will the ferried out into the ocean to see stunning wildlife, including whales, dolphins, fish, and seabirds.
Admission (Optional): Adult $53; Child (Under 12 yrs) $29; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $39
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similar
Acadia National Park - Portland - Boston (279 miles)
Today, we will travel from Boston to Acadia National Park in Maine. On our way back to Boston, we will have time to visit the Portland Head Light.
Acadia National Park, ME
Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island just off the coast of Maine. This scenic park encompasses mountains, ocean shoreline, lakes, and forest. Guests can expect to see moose, black bear, whit-tailed deer, and many seabirds.
Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (Under 11 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30
Thunder Hole is an impressive blowhole in Acadia National Park, Maine. Seawater is pushed into a submerged cave and shoots up through the ground as high as forty feet in the air. The area offers great views as well.
This mountain sits at the center of Acadia National Park in Maine. There are numerous hiking trails that lead to the summit at 1,528 feet. There is also a road that leads to the top.
Portland is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a population of 67,067 as of 2017. Portland's economy is mostly dependent on tourism and the Old Port district is a popular destination.
Portland Head Light
This historic lighthouse located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine was first lit in 1791, making it the oldest lighthouse in the state. Portions of the building, which is located in Fort Williams Park, serve as a maritime museum.
Admission (Optional): Adult $5; Child (3-12 yrs) $5; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $5
Standard Hotel: Fireside inn and suites, Ramada Bangor, White Birches Motel or similiar