Enchanted Islands of New England
June 21, 2024 thru June 28, 2024
Discover New England’s coastal gems on this tour, from Boston’s history to Newport’s mansions, Block Island’s beauty, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod’s charm. Explore, whale watch, and savor local cuisine for a memorable journey.
Roundtrip air transportation from Albuquerque to Boston*
Narragansett Bay Schooner/Yacht Cruise & Ferries
8 days, 7 nights
Activity Level 4
13 meals included (7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners) included
- Tour of Boston’s Historic Freedom Trail
- Guided tour of Newport’s Ten Mile Drive
- Admission to the Breakers Mansion
- Narragansett Bay Schooner/Yacht Cruise
- Round trip ferry to Block Island
- Guided tour of Block Island
- Round trip ferry to Martha’s Vineyard Island
- Guided tour of Martha’s Vineyard
- Guided tour of the Cape to Provincetown
- Provincetown Whale Watch Cruise
- Round trip ferry to Nantucket Island
- Guided tour of Nantucket
- Roundtrip air transportation from Albuquerque to Boston*
- Transfers & motorcoach transportation
- 7 nights lodging
- Admissions & tours as described
- Baggage handling
- 13 meals (7 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 5 dinners including a traditional lobster dinner)
- Services of a SUN TOURS Tour Director
- Motorcoach refreshments
- Taxes & gratuities for included items
Day 1 - Welcome to Boston & Coastal New England!
Welcome to Boston’s Logan International Airport to begin our Enchanting Islands of New England adventure! You’ll be welcomed by your Professional Tour Director and motorcoach and transfer to the Springhill Suites, Revere Beach for a two night stay. Take time to settle in before gathering for a welcome dinner.
Meals Included: (D)
Day 2 – Boston's Historic Freedom Trail & Boston Harbor Cruise
After breakfast, enjoy a fun-filled day exploring the birthplace of American Freedom! Tour along Boston’s Historic Freedom Trail viewing many historic sites hearing tales of the brave Bostonians and Colonialists who dared to challenge Britain and helped establish the greatest republic in the world. Mid-day, enjoy lunch on your own and free time at historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace which is as alive today as it was in 17 42 when our nation’s fathers proclaimed it “The Cradle of Liberty.” This afternoon, set sail on a narrated scenic cruise around Boston Harbor while enjoying spectacular views of the city skyline and Harbor Islands. After the cruise enjoy dinner on your own at one of the city’s great restaurants!
Meals Included: (B)
Day 3 – Newport Tour, Breakers Mansion & Schooner Cruise
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 you’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. Enjoy free time along Newport’s vibrant waterfront for lunch on your own. 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. Set sail aboard one of Newport’s classic schooners for a cruise around Narragansett Bay! Check into the Wyndham Newport Hotel for a relaxing two-night stay. Tonight, enjoy another delicious dinner at one of Newport’s fine restaurants.
Meals Included: (B, D)
Day 4 – Block Island & Luncheon
This morning after breakfast, head to the port of Galilee to board the ferry to the enchanting Block Island. This beautiful island found nine miles off the coast of Newport, has been heralded as ‘one of the twelve best-unspoiled areas in the Western Hemisphere” and is known for its relaxed way of life. Step back in time and enjoy a delicious luncheon at one of the Island’s historic grand hotels followed by a narrated tour of the Island with views of dramatic cliffs, rocky beaches, historic lighthouses, and charming villages. Enjoy free time in the village before cruising back to the mainland. Return to Newport and enjoy the balance of the day and evening at leisure to dine at one of Newport’s great restaurants.
Meals Included: (B, L)
Day 5 – Martha’s Vineyard Island & Cape Cod
Following breakfast, depart Newport and cruise to the delightful island of Martha’s Vineyard. Once an early refuge for coastal ship traffic, it blossomed into a whaling community in the 18th and 19th centuries and evolved to what is now a popular resort destination of today, where even US presidents choose to vacation! Enjoy a guided tour of the Island, exploring the different island towns. In Oak Bluffs, enjoy a walking tour through the Methodist Camp Meeting Grounds, to view the charming Gingerbread Houses and magnificent Tabernacle, and visit Edgartown, known for its stately Greek revival homes built by sea captains of years ago. This afternoon, cruise back to the mainland and arrive at the Red Jacket Blue Water Resort, overlooking beautiful Nantucket Sound, for a relaxing three-night stay. Take some time to relax and freshen up before enjoying dinner together.
Meals Included: (B, D)
Day 6 – Chatham, Outer Cape & Provincetown Whale Watch
Following breakfast, depart for a fun-filled day touring the outer Cape to P-town! Tour through the charming seaside village of Chatham with a picture stop at the Chatham Light. Then it’s onto the Cape Cod National Seashore for magnificent views of the Atlantic. Continue 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 ~or~ embark on a Provincetown Dune Tour through the dunes and Provincelands enjoying beautiful natural scenery and coastline! Tonight, we’ll feast on a traditional Cape Cod lobster dinner at one of the Cape’s popular seafood restaurants!
Meals Included: (B, D)
Day 7 - Nantucket Island
This morning after breakfast, cruise to the storybook Island of Nantucket, fondly known as “The Gray Lady”. Once the whaling capital of the world in the 1800s, it has since evolved into a popular ‘hideaway’ 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 free time to explore the cobblestoned streets, soak in the picturesque village and explore the charming shops and restaurants. Later, enjoy a narrated tour of the island viewing sandy beaches, historic lighthouses, charming villages, and the coastal beauty. Return to the mainland and partake in a lovely finale dinner together at one of the Cape’s great restaurants!
Meals Included: (B, D)
Day 8 - Hyannis & Sandwich, Depart for home
Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning before heading to Boston Logan International Airport.
Meals Included: (B)
Itinerary subject to change.
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded in 1630 by English Puritans. It played a pivotal role in the American Revolutionary War.
Newport is known as the sailing capital of the world. It has hosted numerous prestigious sailing events, including the America’s Cup.
The island was originally inhabited by the Wampanoag Native American tribe. The first English settlers arrived in the 17th century.
The Cape Cod National Seashore encompasses nearly 40 miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands.
The island is home to three historic lighthouses: Brant Point Light, Sankaty Head Light, and Great Point Light.
Newport Harbor Hotel
Red Jacket Beach Resort
$4,625 per person
$5,625 per person
Final Payment Due:
March 19, 2024
• Roundtrip air transportation to Boston (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 7 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
• 13 meals (7 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 5 dinners including a traditional lobster dinner)
• Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
• Two ferry crossings
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Your Professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
• All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
Final Payment Due: March 19, 2024
None through March 19, 2024
$200 – March 20 – April 16, 2024
$4,400 – April 17 – May 14, 2024
100% after May 14, 2024
ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING
Level 4: Active
Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.
Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Airport. If you have an American Airlines frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.
If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.
Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.
We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.
CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES
On our scheduled airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
The average daytime high temperatures during our stay in New England is typically in the mid 60'’s and the average night-time temperature is usually low 50’s. When we are on the shore or on boat those temperatures may drop 5-10 degrees or more. Typically, we can expect some Fall storms. Please be sure to bring a sweater and / or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you to on this tour.
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