FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018 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 LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at the HOLIDAY INN HYANNIS and will assist with check in. DINNER is included this evening at your hotel where you will receive a PRINT by a LOCAL ARTIST just for coming along.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018 BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel. Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel for a full day of touring. You will travel historic ROUTE 6A, the Old King's Highway, a scenic byway winding through centuries of Cape Cod history. It winds past hundreds of historic structures which characterize its early development. Visit SYDENSTRICKER GLASS GALLERY where you can watch local artisans create each glassware design (similar to the ancient art of enameling) by hand. Continue your travels as you view the Eastham Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse and visit the CAPE COD NATIONAL SEASHORE VISITOR'S CENTER. Sand dunes and the ocean surround you as you approach "Land's End" – PROVINCETOWN. You are now at the extreme tip of Cape Cod. Formerly known as the "Province Lands" the pilgrims landed here first before they decided to settle across the Bay in Plymouth. Take some time to enjoy the wonderful variety of restaurants, shops, and galleries that make this artists/fishermen village so unique.
There will be free time for lunch on your own. Admission is included on a DUNE TOUR excursion. Ride through the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore, the largest protected coastline in the country. Your driver/guide will point out the "dune shacks" where famous artists and writers became inspired to create their art. LOBSTER DINNER is included this evening. Alternate entrees will be available for any "landlubbers" not wishing to eat shellfish.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018 BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel. Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel and will conduct a tour of HYANNIS which will include 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. Welcome aboard a one hour HYANNIS HARBOR CRUISE. Get to know the local landmarks, popular beaches and other points of interest on your way to the historic Kennedy Compound.
There will be free time for lunch and shopping on your own on Main Street. Return to your hotel to rest and freshen up for this afternoon's highlight. Admission is included this afternoon to Cape Cod's single largest cultural event, the 33rd Annual POPS BY THE SEA Concert. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod welcomes one of the nation's finest and best-loved musical ensembles – the BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA to the Hyannis Village Green, conducted by Keith Lockhart. DINNER is included this evening.
MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018 BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel. Depart for home with sand in your shoes, seashells in your pocket and many fond memories of your TOUR to CAPE COD!
This itinerary is approximate. The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.