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Program #2213RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Participants must bring and wear their own bicycle helmet.

Itinerary for Sep 8 — Sep 14, 2013

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Type: Inn

Contact info:
2553 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631 USA
phone: 508-896-6114
web: www.oldseapinesinn.com

Facility amenities: Business Center, Free High-Speed Internet, Bar/Lounge

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Check with hotel directly
Check with hotel directly

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 08 - Arrival/ Bicycle Fitting and Testing/ Group Intro...
Afternoon: Arrival by 2:00 PM at the Old Sea Pines is followed by bicycle fitting. Then we will test your bicycling skills to assure a safe, comfortable program.

Dinner: Meet your fellow travelers during group introductions at our welcome dinner hosted by the Inn.

Evening: All evenings in this program are free to relax or explore on your own.

Lodging: Old Sea Pines Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Inn

Contact info:
2553 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631 USA
phone: 508-896-6114
web: www.oldseapinesinn.com

Facility amenities: Business Center, Free High-Speed Internet, Bar/Lounge

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Check with hotel directly
Check with hotel directly

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 09 - Cape Cod Rail Trail/ Brooks Academy Museum: Cranb...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Start the day with a lecture on safety, rules of the road and the IBT corner system. Bicycle on the famous Cape Cod Rail Trail, the Cape’s premier bike path, which will take you past salt marshes, cranberry bogs and ponds.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Bicycle to the Brooks Academy Museum to view a cranberry exhibit. Watch a short film documenting the history of the cranberry industry on Cape Cod before embarking upon a docent-led tour of the museum. Return to the Inn via bicycle this afternoon.

Dinner: Dining room at the Inn.

Lodging: Old Sea Pines Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Inn

Contact info:
2553 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631 USA
phone: 508-896-6114
web: www.oldseapinesinn.com

Facility amenities: Business Center, Free High-Speed Internet, Bar/Lounge

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Check with hotel directly
Check with hotel directly

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 10 - Salt Pond/ Coast Guard Station and Nauset Light B...
Salt Pond/ Coast Guard Station and Nauset Light Beach/ First Encounter Beach

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Your day begins with a field trip to the Salt Pond Visitor’s Center to view exhibits and learn how this pristine seashore came to be. Afterwards, enjoy an excursion to the Coast Guard Station and Nauset Light Beach. Here begins an unbroken 40-mile stretch of beach extending to Provincetown, the “Cape Cod Beach,” of Thoreau’s 1865 classic Cape Cod. The much-photographed Nauset Light tops the bluffs where the “Three Sisters” lighthouses once stood. Don't miss the opportunity to dip your toes in the water before we head back.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: On the return trip to the Inn, we stop at the First Encounter Beach, a great spot for watching sunsets. Near the parking lot is a bronze marker commemorating the first encounter between the local Indians and the passengers from the Mayflower, led by captain Myles Standish, who explored the entire area for five weeks before deciding to move onto Plymouth.

Dinner: Dinner in dining room of Inn.

Lodging: Old Sea Pines Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Library Lounge & Billiard Room.

Contact info:
1 Miller's Lane
Nantucket, MA 02554 USA
phone: 508-228-6900
web: www.nantucketinn.net

Room amenities: Television, Wi-Fi internet service is available in all guest rooms

Facility amenities: Indoor and outdoor pools; health fitness center; lighted tennis courts; indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas; business center; coin-operated washing machines and dryers available for guest use, free shuttle service to ferry

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Varies by season
Please contact the Inn directly for availability and rates.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Four: Wednesday, September 11 - Cape Cod Museum of Natural History/ Ferry to Nant...
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Your destination this morning is the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, which offers nature and marine exhibits as well as self-guided trails through forest, marshland and ponds, all rich in birds and other wildlife. A lecture and accompanying slide presentation on Cape Cod’s Natural History will introduce you to the area.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Transfer to Hyannis, MA where you will board a ferry to Nantucket Island. Those participants with cars can leave them at the Hyannis Ferry Parking. The parking rate is approximately $20 per calendar day. Please note that this fee is not included in the cost of the program.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant in Nantucket.

Lodging: Nantucket Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Library Lounge & Billiard Room.

Contact info:
1 Miller's Lane
Nantucket, MA 02554 USA
phone: 508-228-6900
web: www.nantucketinn.net

Room amenities: Television, Wi-Fi internet service is available in all guest rooms

Facility amenities: Indoor and outdoor pools; health fitness center; lighted tennis courts; indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas; business center; coin-operated washing machines and dryers available for guest use, free shuttle service to ferry

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Varies by season
Please contact the Inn directly for availability and rates.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Five: Thursday, September 12 - Madaket, Nantucket/ Nantucket Whaling Museum
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Madaket, on the west end of the island, is your destination this morning. After spending some time exploring, you continue biking to the town of Nantucket, well known for its cobblestone streets, charming antique homes and interesting shops.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit the Nantucket Whaling Museum and attend a lecture on “Nantucket’s Involvement in American Whale Fishery.” Return to the hotel this afternoon before dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant in Nantucket.

Lodging: Nantucket Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Library Lounge & Billiard Room.

Contact info:
1 Miller's Lane
Nantucket, MA 02554 USA
phone: 508-228-6900
web: www.nantucketinn.net

Room amenities: Television, Wi-Fi internet service is available in all guest rooms

Facility amenities: Indoor and outdoor pools; health fitness center; lighted tennis courts; indoor and outdoor whirlpool spas; business center; coin-operated washing machines and dryers available for guest use, free shuttle service to ferry

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Varies by season
Please contact the Inn directly for availability and rates.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Six: Friday, September 13 - Siasconset, The Nantucket Life Saving Museum/ Nan...
Siasconset, The Nantucket Life Saving Museum/ Nantucket’s Historic District

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Bike to the east end of the island, stopping in Siasconset to explore the cliffs and magnificent beaches. Stop at the Nantucket Life Saving Museum for a lecture on the history of the Coast Guard and life saving on Nantucket.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at a restaurant.

Afternoon: Walk through Nantucket’s historic district as a local guide presents a lecture on architecture and social history.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Nantucket.

Lodging: Nantucket Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Seven: Saturday, September 14 - Ferry to Hyannis/ Departure
Breakfast: Early morning breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Board the ferry for the return to Hyannis.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Brewster, MA
Cape Cod Chamber of CommerceInformation on everything happening on the Cape. 1-888-33CapeCod or 508-362-3225
For additional information, visit: www.capecodchamber.org/
Cape GuideThis website is an excellent source for information about towns, events, museums, cruises, etc.
For additional information, visit: www.capeguide.com/

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