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On the Road: Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

Program Number: 21005RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/2/2013 - 6/9/2013;
Duration: 7 nights
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Price starting at: $1,998.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: On the Road; History & Culture
Meals: 14; 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Examine history and culture past and present on an exploration of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Learn how fishing and whaling brought about economic development and explore the diversity of Martha's Vineyard with regard to its iconic island lifestyle and traditions. Contrast the history and island life of the Vineyard to those of the island of Nantucket and discover the arts and culture of Cape Cod, as well as the natural beauty that inspires so many.




Highlights

• Learn about the historic role played by the region’s whaling history on a day trip to Nantucket.
• Live the "Island Life" on Martha's Vineyard while learning about its history, diversity and unique Victorian architecture.
• With a naturalist, study the unique ecology of the sand dunes of Cape Cod National Seashore.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile per day; standing in museums. Some unavoidable stairs in historic sites. Getting on and off coach.



Itinerary Summary

Arrival Boston, 1 night; coach and ferry to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, 3 nights; ferry to Hyannis, 3 nights; coach to Boston, departure.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Boston

Home to many of America’s “firsts” — subway, park, public library — Boston is the oldest American metropolis with a dazzling array of historical lessons at every turn. From harbor to hillside, street to storefront, Boston offers history at its finest.



Accommodations
Comfortable hotels.
Meals and Lodgings
   Nantasket Beach Hotel
  Hull, Massachusetts 1 night
   Wesley Hotel
  Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard 3 nights
   Hyannis Harbor Hotel
  Hyannis, MA 3 nights
 Nantasket Beach Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 45 Hull Shore Drive
Hull, MA 02045 USA
phone: 781-925-4500
web: http://www.nantasketbeachhotel.com
  Facility amenities: The state-of-the-art aquatic room, features an indoor/outdoor pool with a retractable glass roof. There's also a hot tub on the pool deck. Great for exercise, relaxation, or just to cool off on a hot summer day Ocean Fitness Health Spa, a fully-staffed fitness center. The center offers Life Fitness cardio equipment, a 20 piece Nautilus strength training circuit and free weights. In addition, you can enjoy the individualized Ocean Health and Fitness Clubed attention of a certified personal trainer, physical therapy, and Pilates, Yoga instruction.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Check in time: 3:00 PM

 Wesley Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 70 Lake Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 USA
phone: 180-063-8902 x7
  Room amenities: Private bathroom, air conditioning, heat, 21 TV channels & free Wi-Fi.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Hyannis Harbor Hotel
Type: Resort
  Description: The Hyannis Harbor Hotel is situated in the heart of Hyannis’ waterfront, overlooking the Hy-Line Ferry Service to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Recentely renovated, the hotel has a sophisticated New England nautical theme.
  Contact info: 213 Ocean Street
Hyannis, MA 02601 USA
phone: 508-775-4420
web: http://www.hyannisharborhotel.com/index.cfm
  Room amenities: 136 rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television with DVD player, CD/MP3 player with iPod connection, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, private bathroom and hairdryer.
  Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; lobby fireplace, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, complimentary business center, self-service laundry, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tub, fire pit overlooking Hyannis Harbor. The hotel does not have an elevator. Please note any needs for a ground floor room on your Health and Safety form.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights after:  Rates vary by program date.


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program Registration 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Program Briefing 5 - 6 p.m. Welcome Dinner 6:30 p.m. You will be staying at Nantasket Beach Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
After Breakfast on Day 8. Return Transfer with drop off at Boston Logan International Airport and first hotel You will be staying at Hyannis Harbor Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Hull, Massachusetts
  From End of Program
  Location:  Hyannis, MA
Travel Details
 

Nantasket Beach/Hull

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
MBTA

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$2.50 + $8
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Less than one hour 

   

Take the Silver Line Bus from the airport terminal to South Station. Transfer from the Silver Line to the subway (T) Red Line in the direction of Braintree ($2.50 per person). Disembark at the Quincy Center Stop. Call the hotel in advance 781-925-4500 to arrange for their shuttle to pick you up from the T to drive to the hotel ($8 per person.)

 

Nantasket Beach / Hull

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
MBTA

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$2.50 + $8
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Less than one hour 

   

Take the Red Line from South Station toward Braintree. Disembark at the Quincy Center Stop. Call the hotel in advance 781-925-4500 to arrange for their shuttle to pick you up from the T to drive to the hotel ($8 per person.)

 

Nantasket Beach / Hull

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
MBTA

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$2.50 + $8
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Less than one hour 

   

Take the Red Line from South Station toward Braintree. Disembark at the Quincy Center Stop. Call the hotel in advance 781-925-4500 to arrange for their shuttle to pick you up from the T to drive to the hotel ($8 per person.)

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrivals and Welcome
(Sunday, June 2)
   
 Afternoon: Hotel check-in
 Dinner: At a local restaurant
 Evening: Orientation
   
Accommodations: Nantasket Beach Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Ferry to Martha's Vinyard/Walking Tour of Oak Bluffs
(Monday, June 3)
   
 Breakfast: In the hotel
 Morning: depart for Woods Hole and take the Ferry to Martha's Vinyard
 Lunch: At a local restaurant
 Afternoon: Enjoy a guided walking tour of Oak Bluffs.
 Dinner: Your choice to explore the local fare
 Evening: Free evening
   
Accommodations: Wesley Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Full Day Island Tour
(Tuesday, June 4)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Delight as you explore Martha's Vinyard on the first part of your guided full day island tour!
 Lunch: At a local restaurant
 Afternoon: After lunch, continue on your full day island tour
 Dinner: Your choice to explore the local fare
   
Accommodations: Wesley Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Cape Poge Wildife Refuge Van Tour/Edgartown
(Wednesday, June 5)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Transfer via taxis from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown for the Chappaquiddick Ferry
 Lunch: Your choice to explore the local fare
 Afternoon: Enjoy a van tour of the Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge by the Trustees of Reservations, then take the ferry back to Edgartown for free time before heading back to Oak Bluffs
 Dinner: Your choice to explore the local fare
 Evening: Free evening
   
Accommodations: Wesley Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Sandwich/Glass Museum/Historic Center Walking Tour
(Thursday, June 6)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Take the ferry to Hyannis
 Lunch: At a local restaurant
 Afternoon: Return ferry to Woods Hole. Continue to the Sandwich Glass Museum and enjoy a guided walking tour of the town's historic center.
 Dinner: At a local restaurant
   
Accommodations: Hyannis Harbor Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Exploring Nantucket
(Friday, June 7)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Cross the street from the hotel and board the ferry to Nantucket. Once there, delve into the island's whaling history and go "laning" down to the "Town" on a guided tour.
 Lunch: Your choice to explore the local fare
 Afternoon: Free time to explore Nantucket. Take the ferry back to Hyannis at your leisure.
 Dinner: Your choice to explore the local fare
 Evening: Free evening
   
Accommodations: Hyannis Harbor Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7: Cape Cod National Seashore/Provincetown Art Museum/Dune Tour
(Saturday, June 8)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Explore the beaches and lighthouses of the Cape Cod National Seashore on a guided tour.
 Lunch: At a local restaurant
 Afternoon: Learn about the historic local art scene at the Provincetown Art Museum. Then, a naturalist provides insights on a drive through the dunes of Cape Cad National Seashore in specially authorized four-wheel drive jeeps.
 Dinner: At a local restaurant
   
Accommodations: Hyannis Harbor Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Check Out and Program Departures
(Sunday, June 9)
   
 Breakfast: At the hotel
 Morning: Check-out and departure to Logan International Airport or the first program hotel.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
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