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Enchanting Islands of New England
June  21 - 28, 2024 (8 Days) 
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TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip air transportation to Boston (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)

  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach

  • 7 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels

  • Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)

  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 5 dinners

  • Two ferry crossings

  • Admission to all listed attractions

  • Your Professional SUN TOURS Tour Director

  • All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)

 

$4,625 Double occupancy, per person

$5,625 Single occupancy

DEPOSIT: $200 per person now holds your place

Final Payment Due: March 19, 2024

Cancellation Fees

  • None through March 19, 2024

  • $200 – March 20 - April 16, 2024

  • $4,400 – April 17 - May 14, 2024

  • 100% after May 14, 2024

 

TRAVEL PROTECTION STARTS AT $447

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Experience the charm of coastal New England on this unforgettable journey! From the historic streets of Boston to the opulent mansions of Newport and the tranquil beauty of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, this tour is a perfect summer escape. Delight in guided tours, scenic drives, and leisurely cruises while savoring delicious regional cuisine. Explore Gilded Age estates, sandy shores, and picturesque towns. This coastal adventure offers a blend of history, culture, and relaxation.

Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D

 

DAY 1              D

This morning we fly to Boston’s Logan International airport to begin our Islands of New England adventure! We’ll receive a warm greeting by our tour director and board our luxury transportation and shuttle to our Boston area hotel for a two-night stay. Take some time to relax and freshen up before enjoying a delicious welcome dinner this evening.

 

DAY 2              B,D

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before we spend the day exploring Boston, the birthplace of American Freedom!  Tour along Boston’s famous Freedom Trail! See many historic sites while hearing tales of the brave Bostonians and Colonialists who dared to challenge Britain and helped establish the greatest republic in the world.  Enjoy free time for lunch on our own at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which is as alive today as it was in 1742 when our nation’s fathers proclaimed it “The Cradle of Liberty.”  This afternoon leave our 21st century troubles behind and join the Sons and Daughters of Liberty for the best hospitality in 18th century Boston! We’ll join Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy, Paul Revere and other prominent Bostonians for a night of colonial merrymaking, savory colonial dinner, authentic games, boisterous songs and cheerful dance in a spirited colonial tavern atmosphere! Huzzah!

 

DAY 3              B,D

This morning enjoy breakfast before departing for Aquidneck Island; more commonly known as Newport, Rhode Island – America’s first resort and yachting capital of the world. Begin with a tour along the magnificent Ten Mile Drive where we’ll step back in time to the opulent era of the Gilded age where elite families such as the Vanderbilt’s and Astor’s built their “summer cottages” to retreat from the city life.  After our tour, enjoy time along the waterfront for lunch and shopping.  This afternoon, tour the grand dame of all the Mansions – The Breakers. This 70 room Italian style Renaissance-style villa was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt II. We’ll finish the afternoon off aboard one of Newport’s classic schooners or motor yachts for a cruise around Narragansett Bay!  Check into the Newport Harbor Hotel for a relaxing two-night stay. Tonight, enjoy another delicious dinner at one of Newport’s fine restaurants.

 

DAY 4              B,L

This morning after breakfast, we’ll board the ferry for a ride to the famous Block Island.  This island, 12 miles off the coast of Newport, has been heralded as ‘one of the twelve best unspoiled area in the Western Hemisphere” and is known for its relaxed way of life. Enjoy a guided tour with spectacular views of the rolling dunes, dazzling beaches and Victorian village. Step back in time to a bygone era and enjoy lunch at one of the Islands grand hotels.  Return to our hotel in Newport and enjoy the balance of the day and evening on our own to dine at one of many of Newport’s great restaurants.

 

DAY 5              B,D

Following breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotel and depart for the beautiful sandy shores of Cape Cod where we’ll board the ferry for a cruise to the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard Island.  Once an early refuge for coastal ship traffic, it blossomed into a whaling community in the 18th and 19th century and evolved to what is now a popular resort destination of today, where even US President’s chose to vacation!  Explore the diversity of its island towns, take a walk along our pristine shores, and step back in time to a more leisurely pace.  Enjoy a guided tour of Oak Bluffs which is noted for its collection of small Carpenter Gothic cottages clustered in the Methodist Camp Meeting Grounds, and Edgartown, known for is stately Greek revival homes built by sea captains of years ago. This afternoon, cruise back to the mainland and arrive to the Hyannis Harbor Resort, overlooking lovely Hyannis Harbor, for a relaxing three-night stay. Take some time to relax and freshen up before enjoying dinner together

 

DAY 6              B,D

Following breakfast, we’ll depart with our tour guide for a fun-filled day touring the lower and outer Cape! Begin touring through the charming seaside village of Chatham with a picture stop at the Chatham Light.  Continue on to Provincetown – the tip of the Cape, and spend some time browsing around the downtown waterfront area with all its artistic and eclectic shops. This afternoon, choose between an exciting Whale Watch Cruise to view these magnificent mammals frolic and feed in their ocean playground! Enjoy dinner at our leisure this evening at one of the harbor front restaurants.

 

DAY 7              B,D

This morning after breakfast, we will board the ferry and cruise to the enchanting Island of Nantucket, fondly known as “The Gray Lady”. Once the whaling capitol of the world in the 1800’s, it has since evolved into a popular ‘hide away’ vacationing spot for the wealthy. Enjoy Nantucket’s charm with its cobblestone main street, narrow roads, simple Quaker-style homes and handsome houses dating back to the whaling days of the early 19th century. Enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful island with views sandy beaches, historic lighthouses, charming villages and coastal beauty. Enjoy some free time to venture through the many charming shops and galleries before returning by ferry back to the mainland. Tonight, we’ll feast on a traditional Cape Cod lobster dinner at one of the Cape’s popular seafood restaurants!

DAY 8              B

This morning before saying farewell to Cape Cod, enjoy a tour of Hyannis with a picture stop to the JFK Memorial and Korean War Memorial overlooking beautiful Veterans Beach.  Continue touring through Sandwich, Cape Cod’s oldest town, with views of Shawme Pond, Dexter Grist Mill and Sandwich Village. Return to Boston’s Logan International Airport for our departure home taking with us fun-filled memories of our Islands of New England vacation!

Itinerary subject to change.

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