21005
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 (4.94)
Program No. 21005RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
2,299
Getting There
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles per day; standing in museums. Some unavoidable stairs in historic sites. Getting on and off coach.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

All rooms in the Martha Vineyard hotel have only one queen-sized bed; therefore, we cannot offer roommate matching services on this program or guarantee 2 bed room requests. Please see lodging description for more information.
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Dorrit Turner
Dorrit Turner began her journey with Road Scholar as a volunteer in 2005 and began working with the Road Scholar Boston provider in 2013. Dorrit leads programs in Baltimore, Washington D.C, California, New England and most often in Boston, where she guides participants on the program “Birthplace of American Liberty.” Her hobbies include playing with her dogs, hiking and skiing. When she is not leading programs for Road Scholar, she is busy with the special events team at Mount Snow in Vermont.
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Dorrit Turner
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Dr. Elaine Cawley Weintraub
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