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Newport Mansions & Cape Cod Newport Mansions & Cape Cod

Newport Mansions & Cape Cod

Spend 7 glorious days exploring Newport’s Gilded Age mansions & Colonial homes and beautiful Cape Cod & islands, We'll go whale watching or on an exciting dune tour on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Shopping, galleries, restaurants, exploring & a lobster dinner feast!

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ABOUT THE TOUR:

Spend 7 glorious days exploring Newport’s Gilded Age mansions plus Colonial homes of Providence RI, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Provincetown MA (where the Pilgrims first landed) and beautiful Cape Cod & islands, including a day each on picturesque Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard with island tours. View the Kennedy Memorial and historic lighthouses and windmills. Go whale watching or on an exciting dune tour on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Enjoy free time for shopping, galleries, restaurants, and exploration. Enjoy a lobster dinner feast!

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  •  Tour of Breakers and Elms Mansions Newport RI

  •  Green Animals Topiary Gardens

  •  New Bedford Whaling Museum

  •  Nantucket Island Tour

  •  Provincetown Whale Watching

  •  Martha's Vineyard Island Tour

  •  Dune Tour in the Cape Cod National Seashore

  •  High Speed Catamaran Ferry

  •  Lobster Dinner

  •  Kennedy Memorial Hyannis

  •  Pilgrim History

  •  Eastham Windmill

  •  Korean War Memorial

  •  Woods Hole

  •  Lighthouse Viewing

 

Tour Includes:

• Airport Transfers from Delaware to PHL

• Roundtrip non-stop flight from Philadelphia to Providence

• Roundtrip airport Transfers from airport hotel

• Motor Coach Transportation

• 6 Night’s Accommodations

• 10 Meals: 6 Breakfasts (B), 4 Dinners (D) including a lobster dinner

• Tours of the following:

      Newport, Breakers Mansion, Elms Mansion, Providence,

      Nantucket Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod/Hyannis, Provincetown

• A visit to Green Animals Topiary Gardens

• Scialo Brothers Bakery behind the Scenes tour with unique, hand-made samplings

• Ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket

• Whale Watching or Dune Tour

• Local Guides

• Taxes & gratuities on meals and accommodations

• Luggage Handling

• Professional Tour Director

 

Cost per person:

$2495.00 double occupancy

$2355.00  triple occupancy

$600 single supplement

 

Booking information: $50 per person deposit* due with your reservation, final payment due July 13.
*Reudced deposit applicable until further notice.

 

Cancellation Policy

Deposit is refundable for any cancellation received 60 days prior to departure. 60-45 days prior to departure: a cancellation fee amounting to 25% of total price or deposit (whichever is greater) will be charged. 44-31 days prior: 50%. 30 days and under 100%. Cancellation insurance is available , highly recommended.

 

Book & travel worry free with Cancel for Any Reason Travel Protection. Click here for details. $261 per person, double or triple; $309 per person single. Cancle for Any Reason can only be taken at time of deposit and is non-refundable.

 

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September 12, 2020

Day 1 Arrivals
Welcome to Rhode Island, the Ocean State. Take the hotel shuttle for a two-night stay. Meet your fellow adventurers and enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI (D)

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September 13, 2020

Day 2 Newport Mansions and Gardens
After breakfast, enjoy the charm of Newport as your local guide takes you on a narrated tour of the historic buildings with the rugged beauty of Ten-Mile Ocean Drive, and the fabulous mansions along tree-lined Bellevue Avenue. Marvel at Vanderbilt’s Breakers Mansion, the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages”, on a self-guided audio tour. There will be free time for lunch in the historic downtown waterfront with cobblestone streets lined with antique stores, art galleries and restaurants. Later, tour the Elms Mansion modeled after an 18th century chateau. Next is a visit to Green Animals Topiary Gardens, the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the US. Enjoy dinner with a view of the harbor at your leisure at one of the local restaurants in Newport on the wharf. Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI (B)

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September 14, 2020

Day 3 Providence Tour - New Bedford - Hyannis
After breakfast, travel to Providence with a visit to Scialo Brothers Bakery for a behind the scenes tour with unique samplings. Your local guide will take you on a driving tour along Benefit Street’s “Mile of History” viewing colonial homes. You will have free time for lunch and shopping on Federal Hill. Next, travel to the Bay State and enjoy a docent guided visit to the Whaling Museum in New Bedford. Walk across to the Seamen’s Bethel, made famous by Herman Meville’s “Moby Dick.” Welcome to the sandy shores of Cape Cod! Enjoy your dinner this evening at a local restaurant. Check into your hotel for a 4 night stay. Holiday Inn Hyannis, Hyannis MA (B,D)

B, D

September 15, 2020

Day 4 Martha’s Vineyard
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before your guide escorts you to the Woods Hole Ferry Docks, where you and your coach will board a ferry for a cruise to the “Storybook Island” of Martha’s Vineyard. Upon arrival, your guide will take you on an island tour. Learn about the history and lifestyle of the islanders as you travel through the island’s villages. Lunch and shopping are on your own in the historic whaling port of Edgartown. On your return, you will hear more exciting island history, including where “Jaws” was filmed. Finish the afternoon strolling through “Cottage City”, the Methodist Campground, while viewing the beautifully decorated gingerbread houses. Dinner is included this evening at another great, local restaurant. Holiday Inn Hyannis, Hyannis MA (B,D)

B, D

September 16, 2020

Day 5 Cape Cod Touring – Provincetown – Whale Watching
Rise and shine for breakfast before your local guide takes you on a full day of exploring the Cape. Travel along scenic Route 6A, the old King’s Highway, driving through colonial villages filled with wonderful examples of New England architecture. You will view the Eastham Windmill built in 1680, Cape Cod lighthouses, and visit the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center. Sand dunes and the ocean will surround you as you approach your destination – Provincetown. “P-town” is a wonderful, quirky village that has a rich history combining a love of the sea and the arts. This is the point where the Pilgrims first landed. Your guide will point out all the highlights for shopping, dining and browsing. Take some time to enjoy the wonderful variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants that make P-town so unique. Lunch is on your own. How about some Portuguese Kale soup and a lobster roll? Later, board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of whale watching. Try to spot Humpback, Minke and Fin Whales pointed out by an on-board naturalist. Or, you may take a dune tour excursion to ride through the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Your driver/guide will point out the “dune shacks” where famous artists and writers have created works of art. Dinner will be at your leisure in P-Town. Holiday Inn Hyannis, Hyannis MA (B)

B

September 17, 2020


Day 6 Hyannis Touring – Nantucket
Breakfast starts the day before you begin in the Cape’s “hub” and drive along Main Street Hyannis stopping at the Kennedy and Korean War Memorials, view St. Francis Xavier Church where the Kennedy’s attended. Then, board your high speed catamaran for a cruise to the stunning island of Nantucket. Upon arrival, your guide will provide a walking history tour and point out the restaurants, galleries, shops and museums that are within walking distance of the dock area for time on your own for lunch, sightseeing and shopping. This is where Macy’s got his start among other historic events. Later, enjoy a narrated Nantucket Island Tour. Another high speed ferry ride takes you home. After time to freshen up, feast on a lobster dinner tonight. (An alternate entrée is available for those “landlubbers” not wishing to eat lobster). Holiday Inn Hyannis, Hyannis MA (B,D)

B, D

September 18, 2020

Day 7 Departures
After breakfast, depart with sand in your shoes, seashells in your pocket and fond memories as you transfer back to the Providence RI airport. (B)

B

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Travel Policies

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What's Not Included

Personal expenses, incidental hotel charges such as movies, telephone calls, room service, laundry, meals not listed, alcoholic beverages, mini-bar charges, luggage fees and additional fuel surcharges as imposed by airlines or cruise lines. Gratuities for guides and drivers are also not included in tour cost.

 

Travel Documents

All documents will be mailed approximately two weeks prior to departure. Documents include a daily itinerary, clothing suggestions, a list of hotel phone numbers, luggage tag and any other information concerning your tour.

 

Deposits

You may reserve your place as an option without a deposit. Each tour has the deposit requirements listed. Your deposit is due within five (5) days of making your reservation.

 

Payments

Grand View Tours will accept cash, personal checks or payment by either Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards. Deposit amount is listed in each tour and is due within 5 days of making the reservation. Cost of Trip Cancellation / Interruption Insurance premium is an additional cost and listed in each itinerary. Trip Cancellation / Interruption Insurance must be purchased with the initial deposit. If you do not wish to buy this insurance, it can be removed from the deposit. Final payment date will be indicated on your printed receipt.

 

Refunds

Each tour will list the Terms of Deposit, Final Payment and Cancellation Policy.� If you have purchased the Optional Trip Cancellation / Interruption Insurance with you tour package, this premium is not refundable.

 

Seat Rotation

To give every traveler an equal opportunity to see the sights, we follow a seat rotation policy on our domestic motor coach tours.

 

Many times, travelers wish to keep the same seat and not be part of the rotation. These travelers can take a seat toward the back of the coach to be removed from the rotation policy. Please consult with the Tour Director before doing so.

 

Smoking

No smoking is permitted on any of our motor coaches. In the hotels, we reserve non-smoking rooms.� If you smoke in your non-smoking room, the hotel will charge you directly a minimum of $200 cleanup fee.

 

Travel Requirements

Flying into Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean: To enter or leave Canada or the Caribbean, all U.S. Citizens must carry proof of citizenship which is a valid passport. Non-citizens must have a valid passport, passport card;visa or alien card which permits re-entry.

 

Motorcoach into Canada or Mexico:Motorcoach into Canada or Mexico: All passengers will also need a valid passport, or passport card, for travel to and from Canada by motorcoach. You can also use a Passport Card for Motorcoach into Canada or Mexico.

 

Cruise: All citizens need a valid passport to travel on a cruise ship. Boarding will be denied for those without proper documentation.

 

Other International Destinations: To enter and leave all other foreign countries, U.S. Citizens must carry a valid passport. Certain destinations may require a visa in addition to a passport. Grand View Tours will secure any visas for you for an additional fee. The additional fees are listed at the end of the itinerary. Non-citizens must carry a valid passport, visa or alien card, and a multiple entry visa for return to the U.S.

 

Affiliations:

Grand View Tours, Inc. is a member of the American Bus Association, Cruise Line International, ASTA, Travel Leaders Network and Uniglobe Travel Center. We are owners in Travel Alliance Partners (TAP)

 

Changes in Itinerary and Tours

In the event a supplier adjusts the cost of a tour component, Grand View Tours reserves the right to adjust the price of any tour up to the time of departure. Port charges and departure taxes are regulated by the government and may be changed at any time. Airlines and other transportation companies reserve the right to impose fuel surcharges when necessary and these costs must be passed along to our customers. Airlines that have imposed baggage fees will collect these funds at check in. They may or may not be part of your package tour cost and will be noted under tour inclusions. Trips paid in full guarantees your price will not increase.

 

Responsibility: Grand View Tours, Inc. and Travel Alliance Partners, and supplier services in connection with this travel program are not responsible for any illness, loss or injury to person or property, any delay, or extra costs incurred due to the delay or cancellations caused by weather or events beyond anyone’s control. Travel documents will be sent approximately 3 weeks before departure date, pending all payments are received on time. The itinerary may change based on events and circumstances beyond our control.

Extreme Circumstances: In the event of an act of God, war (declared or undeclared), terrorism, accident, natural disaster, outbreak of disease or other events beyond our control, Grand View Tours, Inc. reserves the right to issue a credit for future travel with Grand View Tours, Inc. in lieu of a money back refund.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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