Posey County Council on Aging presents…
Islands of New England
August 31- September 7, 2018
|For more information contact
Tracy Wilson or Ken Meyer
8 Days ● 11 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
Book by Feb 23, 2018 & Save $150 Per Person:
For bookings made after Feb 23, 2018 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $250 per person
**Alternate gateways are available upon request.
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV
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|"Leisure Stays" are tours in which the itineraries are designed to allow for multiple-night stays in two or more cities. This allows you a more leisurely pace and more time to explore the destinations on your own.|
Highlights: Providence, Newport, Boston, Cranberry Bog, Plimoth Plantation, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Lobster Dinner, Provincetown, Choices on Tour, Hyannis, Nantucket
Day 1: Friday, August 24, 2018 Providence, Rhode Island - Tour Begins Discover the natural beauty that lies along the shores of New England. Come to know its coastal charm, friendly people and fresh-from-the-sea cuisine. Your tour opens in Providence, the capital of Rhode Island.
Day 2: Saturday, August 25, 2018 Providence - Newport - Providence Tour Providence, “America’s Renaissance City.” See prestigious Brown University and learn about the city’s vibrant art, cultural, and culinary scenes. Then depart for Newport. Return to America's Gilded Age as you traverse breathtaking Ocean Drive en route to Bellevue Avenue. Lined with extraordinary 19th-century summer "cottages," this road is home to seven mansions designated National Historic Landmarks. It’s your choice! Explore stunning Marble House built by Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt and modeled after the Petit Trianon at Versailles. Or, tour Rosecliff, the
opulent former residence of silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs known for her lavish parties. (B, D)
Day 3: Sunday, August 26, 2018 Providence - Boston, Massachusetts - Providence Travel north to the historic city of Boston. Come to know Boston’s Yankee charm during a tour that highlights Beacon Hill, the Old South Meeting House, Boston Public Garden, the historic North End, Old North Church, the USS Constitution and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Enjoy some leisure time to stroll along part of the famed Freedom Trail, a walking path showcasing the city's historic sites; or, perhaps further explore the lively marketplace at Faneuil Hall. (B)
Day 4: Monday, August 27, 2018 Providence - Plymouth, Massachusetts - Cape Cod Delve into rural life as you tour a New England cranberry bog and learn about dry harvesting. Then, step back in time with a stop in the celebrated town of Plymouth where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. Experience the days of the Pilgrims with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a re-creation of a 17th-century village. Today’s lunch teaches you how to “eat like a Pilgrim.” Sample recipes from that time, learn some Pilgrim etiquette, and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with your fellow travelers. Later, arrive at your beachfront hotel for a 4-night stay. (B, L)
Day 5: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Cape Cod - Martha’s Vineyard - Cape Cod A ferry ride transports you to the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Known for visits by presidents and royalty, this summer home of many artists, writers and celebrities is full of surprises. A local guide will show you all the highlights of "the Vineyard"—as the locals call it—including quaint gingerbread-styled cottages and a once-famous whaling port resplendent with sea captain’s homes and widow’s walks. Later, cruise back to Cape Cod. Tonight, enjoy a traditional New England experience as you indulge in a seafood and lobster feast. (B, D)
Day 6: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Cape Cod - Provincetown - Cape Cod Travel to Provincetown, located on the tip of the Cape. This lively artist colony remains famous for its crafts and bright seagoing flair. Then, the choice is yours! Set out on a whale
watch cruise taking you to Cape Cod Bay in search of these magnificent creatures. Or, perhaps you’d prefer a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Tonight, explore downtown Falmouth, a wonderful place to shop and dine. (B)
Day 7: Thursday, August 30, 2018 Cape Cod - Hyannis - Nantucket - Cape Cod Catch a glimpse of the Camelot era in Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy compound, and visit the poignant Kennedy Memorial. Next, set off by high-speed ferry to explore the idyllic island of Nantucket. From its cobblestone Main Street to its beaches and lighthouses, this place truly lives up to its reputation. During time at leisure you may meander the waterfront where sailboats and yachts sway in the harbor or shop for a famous Nantucket basket. Tonight, learn how to cook like a New Englander during a chef-led cooking demonstration before sitting down to your farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 8: Friday, August 31, 2018 Cape Cod - Tour Ends Your tour comes to a close, leaving you with many fond memories. (B)
Itinerary at a glance
Days 1 – 3 Hilton Providence, Providence,Rhode Island
Days 4 – 7 Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth,Massachusetts
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Experience It! Beachfront
Accommodations on 'The Cape'
“The Cape.” That’s what a true New Englander calls this beautiful peninsula. From the grand bridges that carry travelers to this vacation destination to the eclectic outpost of Provincetown at the end of Route 6, Cape Cod is a paradise for those seeking fun and sun and even a bit of solitude. Join us as we offer up a bit of the Cape lifestyle. Relax and gaze out over the Atlantic and enjoy access to a private sandy beach on Buzzard’s Bay.