The Faith Of Our Fathers: New England’s Landmarks in Religion

Above Photo Credit to Onne van der Wal

Packages Available: Spring, Summer and Fall
Tour Length
: 6 Days/5 Nights

The Atlantic Shoreline of New England, is home to three faiths that had significant impact on the history of America and that made strides to remove religious prejudices. The Pilgrims, (Protestants), arrived in the New World in 1620. They first landed in Provincetown and then sailed to their final destination, Plymouth, MA. Hyannis, on Cape Cod, will forever be linked to our only Catholic President, John F. Kennedy.  Newport, RI marks the location of the oldest synagogue in the US as well as the Catholic Church where Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married.

Join us in Cape Cod as we explore faiths of colonial and contemporary America. This ocean-side destination offers an "unpack once vacation" with broad range appeal. With its amazing scenery, pristine beaches, an abundance of eateries from shore side cafes to gourmet diners, historical sites, shops, art galleries and the friendliest sea gulls in the nation, "you're sure to fall in love with Old Cape Cod!" This vacation is the opportune outing to relax, have fun and learn of our nation's faith-based history all at the same time.

Day One:

Arrive in Hyannis on Cape Cod, your home for 5 nights.

Gather at a shore side restaurant for an included dinner and meet your full-time tour manager.

Day Two:

Humpback whale BreachingAdventure out with a local guide for a tour of Cape Cod.  You will see sights such as the JFK Monument in Veterans’ Memorial Park, The Saint Francis Xavier Church (once attended by Joe and Rose Kennedy and called "The Kennedy Church" by the locals,) The Old King's Highway and The Cape Cod National Seashore.

Travel on to Provincetown and embark on a Dune Buggy Ride on the infamous beaches. Have lunch on your own and time to shop in Provincetown. This afternoon, climb aboard for a whale-watching cruise off the shores of Provincetown. Gather at a local's favorite restaurant for a group dinner.

Day Three:

After breakfast in the hotel, board the coach and travel to Newport, RI.
Arrive at the Touro Synagogue, built in 1763.  The structure was modeled after the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Witness a letter written to the congregation by President George Washington and learn of the history of its origin. Visit St. Mary's Catholic Church, the site of the 1953 wedding of Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy.

There will be time to shop and have lunch on your own in the Brick Market area.

Step back into the gilded aged with a drive along Ocean Avenue. You will see landmarks much as Hammersmith Farm (Jackie Kennedy's childhood home and location of the reception after her wedding to Jack), King Park, The New York Yacht Club, Fort Adams State Park, Castle Hill Resort, U.S. Coast Guard Station, Ocean Cliff Resort and Brenton Point State Park.

Late afternoon, tour The Breakers, "summer cottage" of the Vanderbilt’s, and Rosecliff Mansion, commissioned by a Nevada silver heiress in 1899 and modeled after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of French Kings at Versailles.

Walk along "The Cliff Walk" that affords breathtaking views back dropped by the mansions.

Enjoy the evening at Bannister's Wharf, a local hub of activity with shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs.

Day Four:

plimouth plantation

Arrive at Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims in 1620.  Learn of its history and stop for a photo op.

Visit the Mayflower II, replica of the 17th-Century ship, "Mayflower." Climb aboard for a tour and meet the passengers and crew.

Explore Plimoth Plantation and experience the Pilgrim way of life in this a re-created 17th-Century village. Head out on a guided tour that shows the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established by English colonists, some of who later became known as Pilgrims. Have lunch on your own at the concession in the Plantation.

Embark on a locally guided tour of Plymouth and learn of the Pilgrims’ religious influence on America. Depart Plymouth and travel back onto the Cape. Along the way, stop at the Sandwich Glass Museum. Have dinner on your own in Hyannis.


Day Five:

gingerbread housesFollowing breakfast in the hotel, get ready for a day on an island. Board the ferry and travel to Martha's Vineyard, an island known for being an affluent summer colony and home to summer camps for various religious groups.

Embark on a locally guided tour once you arrive on the island. Learn how the Wampanoag were forced to convert to Christianity.  Witness the Methodist Camp Ground, Gingerbread Cottages and the Tabernacle and Museum. Your tour leads you two renowned destinations: Gay Head Cliffs and Edgartown.

After the tour, there will be time to explore the sites, visit the shops and have lunch on your own. Late afternoon, board the ferry and return to Hyannis. Gather with your co-travelers for a gala farewell dinner.

Day Six:

Depart Hyannis after breakfast in the hotel.

Details

Packages Available: Spring, Summer and Fall
Tour Length
: 6 Days/5 Nights

Your Package Includes:

  • 5 Nights accommodations
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • Guided tour of Cape Cod
  • Ride a dune buggy
  • Experience a whale watch
  • Visit Touro Synagogue
  • Visit St. Mary's Catholic Church
  • Free time in the Brick Market district
  • Scenic drive of Ocean Avenue
  • Tour the Breakers and Rosecliff Mansions
  • Stroll the Cliff Walk
  • Experience Bannister's Wharf
  • Visit Plymouth Rock
  • Admission to the Mayflower I
  • Admission to the Plimouth Plantation
  • Guided tour of Plymouth town
  • Roundtrip ferry tickets to Martha's Vineyard
  • Guided tour of Martha's Vineyard
  • Free time to Explore Martha's Vineyard
  • Fully Escorted by a professional Tour Manager
  • Roundtrip motor coach transportation
  • Accommodations and breakfast for the coach driver
  • Taxes and Gratuities (NOTE: Gratuities for the tour manager, coach driver and local guide are not included and are at your discretion based on service. Gratuities may be included upon request.)

Pricing Information:

  • Call for customized pricing.