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Massachusetts

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

In some of New England’s most idyllic seaside towns, discuss whaling history, Victorian architecture, influential artists and unique ecology with naturalists and local experts.
Rating (4.93)
Program No. 21005RJ
Length
8 days
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4.93 Average
Antoinette
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

This program is a great way to see and experience life on Cape Cod and to learn about its fascinating nautical history, as well as insights into the future of the area.

Rhonda
(5)

It was such a wonderful experience! I highly recommend!

Kathrine
(5)

Good evaluation form.

Roz
(5)

Well informed, engaging leader. Organized and well planned out program.

Rita
(5)

Beautiful areas of the country and interesting history. Wonderful leader and fellow participants!

Phyllis
(4)

Great itinerary and guide. This covered some wonderful places and each day was packed with enjoyable and interesting things to see.

Sondra
(5)

I highly recommend this program for anyone who wants an in-depth experience of Cape Cod & the 'islands.' The area is beautiful, historic and varied. The program is so well planned that not a moment is wasted.

Gerald
(5)

Always wanted to visit Cape Cod. Can’t imagine a better way to have done than with Road Scholar and Ruth Bennett

Dennis
(5)

5-Star Program on ALL fronts: DESTINATION & VISITED SITES: An ideal way to package a tour of 3 different segments of a relatively remote, very historic & exotically beautiful part of our country-- Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket & the Cape itself. Besides getting a good sense of the "urban centers" of each, we experienced (or had the option of) well-planned/small group motorized excursions into more outlying/natural areas in all three destinations. So, virtually all Program venues were very well chosen to be both captivating & informative, while also providing us with intimate access to most of them. And, even though we covered a lot of territory, it was most convenient to be able to limit our hotel-stops to just two. LEADER: Moreover, we had the advantage of being a relatively small group (19) with a wonderful Leader in Gayle Felix, who was VERY PARTICIPANT-CENTERED and went the "extra mile" to have our program be as successful as possible. Gayle managed to effectively blend being well-organized, knowledgeable & conscientious with active energy; having a good balance of firm direction, yet flexibility when called for; and doing just the right amount of narration during our trip. In sum, this Program joins our previous 5 successful RS program experiences, and managed to exceed our already high expectations of it! And experiencing it during almost perfect Fall weather was an added bonus. BTW, I'm willing to share a number of fine images of many aspects of this trip, for anyone interested (dstacey1@nc.rr.com).

Maureen
(5)

Cape Cod is a unique area of our country full of history and natural wonders.

Laurie
(5)

I so enjoyed this informative and entertaining program. I’d never been to this area and was amazed how much I learned in a week. The activities were varied and well balanced. My favorite program thus far!

Mary Ann
(5)

This tour fulfilled a life-time dream to visit Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The itinerary was ideal and included everything I had expected and hoped to learn, do and see. Excellent tour and value.

Kathleen
(5)

Dorrit was terrific and we were lucky to have her as our leader. The entire trip was wonderful. I would recommend it highly. You did a great job putting it together! We learned so much more than we ever expected.

Charlene
(5)

This is a wonderful program with so many interesting activities included. Although I live in Mass and had visited the Cape in my younger years, this program offered the opportunity to experience many things I had never done before. Very well organized to make the best use of your time too.

Paul
(5)

Thoroughly enjoyed the Cape Cod, Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket adventure with Road Scholar. Have wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!

Diane
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

Road Scholar has never disappointed me. The trip to the Cape, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket was pleasing in every way. Leader Ruth Bennett was so well organized, we had no worries about anything. I was especially pleased to hear local docents talk about their favorite sites and history. You could really "feel" the areas after touring and walking. The hotels were interesting and had all one needed. Eating where the locals do was excellent. Please don't change that. No need for fast food or chain restaurants. The tours themselves opened my eyes to history I never knew. The combination of lectures, videos and museums was extensive and all encompassing. Every day was better than the day before. The only sort of disappointing part was the tour of the African-American heritage area. Was interesting to see, but wanted more detail about their lives. What I enjoy about Road Scholar trips is the meaty combination of history, meeting wonderful, new people, the exercise as you move about, the wonderful food and architecture. This is all done with an eye for every detail. Looking forward to our next trip!






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