Newport RI

July 31 - August 7, 2020

Islands Of New England

This AAA Member Choice Vacation visits Providence, Boston Faneuil Hall, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown, Hyannis, Nantucket, and more!

Booking Deadline: May 18, 2020

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Pricing

Occupancy Rate Per Person
Double $3,379
Single $4,069
Triple $3,349

All non-members must add $60 to the above rates. AAA Members save an additional $50 per person. Book and deposit by January 31 and receive $100 off per person.

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 20 passengers.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Philadelphia Airport
  • Roundtrip airfare - Philadelphia, PA to Providence Rhode Island/Boston, MA
  • 7 night hotel accommodations
  • Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch , 3 Dinners
  • All hotel and restaurant gratuities
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Highlights

  • Providence, RI
  • Boston Faneuil Hall
  • Cranberry Bog Plimoth Plantation
  • Cape Cod
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Lobster Dinner
  • Provincetown, MA
  • Hyannis
  • Nantucket
  • Choice of tour-Sand Dune Tour or whale watching cruise to Cape Cod

Itinerary

Friday, July 31, 2020: Depart for Providence, Rhode Island

Motorcoach from Central PA to Philadelphia International airport. Hotel: Hilton Providence, Providence Rhode Island

Saturday, August 1, 2020: Providence, Newport Providence

Tour Providence, “America’s Renaissance City.” See prestigious Brown University and learn about the city’s vibrant art, cultural, and culinary scenes. Depart for Newport and return to America’s Gilded Age as you traverse breathtaking Ocean Drive en route to Bellevue Avenue. Lined with extraordinary 19th-century summer “cottages,” this road is home to seven mansions designated as National Historic Landmarks. Then it’s your choice! Explore stunning Marble House, built by Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt and modeled after the Petit Trianon at Versailles or tour Rosecliff, the opulent former residence of silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs, well-known for her lavish parties. Hotel: Hilton Providence, Providence Rhode Island (Breakfast, Dinner)

Sunday, August 2, 2020: Providence - Boston, Massachusetts - Providence

Travel north to the historic city of Boston. Come to know Boston’s Yankee charm during a tour that highlights Beacon Hill, the Old South Meeting House, Boston Public Garden, the historic North End and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Enjoy leisure time to stroll along part of the famed Freedom Trail, a walking path showcasing the city’s historic sites; or, return to explore the lively marketplace at Faneuil Hall. Hotel: Hilton Providence, Providence Rhode Island (Breakfast)

Monday, August 3, 2020: Providence - Plymouth, Massachusetts - Cape Cod

Delve into rural life as you tour a New England cranberry bog where you’ll learn about dry harvesting. Then, step back in time with a stop in the celebrated town of Plymouth where the Pilgrims landed in 1620. See legendary Plymouth Rock and board a true reproduction of the Mayflower, the 102-passenger ship used by the Pilgrims on their 65-day journey from England. Experience the days of the Pilgrims with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, an incredible re-creation of a 17th-century village. Today’s lunch teaches you how to “eat like a Pilgrim.” Sample recipes from that time, learn some Pilgrim etiquette, and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with your fellow travelers. Later, arrive at your beachfront hotel for a 4-night stay. Hotel: Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth, Massachusetts (Breakfast, Lunch)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020: Cape Cod - Martha’s Vineyard - Cape Cod

A ferry ride transports you to beautiful Martha’s Vineyard. Known for visits by presidents and royalty, this summer home of many artists, writers and celebrities is full of surprises. You’ll see all the highlights of “the Vineyard” (as the locals call it), including quaint gingerbread-styled cottages and a once-famous whaling port resplendent with sea captain’s homes and widow’s walks. Later, depart the island and cruise back to Cape Cod. Tonight, enjoy a traditional New England experience as you indulge in a seafood and lobster feast. Hotel: Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth, Massachusetts (Breakfast, Dinner)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020: Cape Cod - Provincetown - Cape Cod

Travel to Provincetown, located on the tip of the Cape. This lively artist colony remains famous for its crafts and bright seagoing flair. Then it’s your choice! Set out on a whale watch cruise to Cape Cod Bay in search of these magnificent creatures or enjoy a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Hotel: Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth, Massachusetts (Breakfast)

Thursday, August 6, 2020: Cape Cod - Hyannis - Nantucket - Cape Cod

Catch a glimpse of the Camelot era in Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy compound, and visit the poignant Kennedy Memorial. Next, set off via ferry to explore the idyllic island of Nantucket. From its cobblestone Main Street to its beaches and lighthouses, this place truly lives up to its reputation. During time at leisure, you may meander the waterfront where sailboats and yachts sway in the harbor or shop for a famous Nantucket basket. Tonight, enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner and chefled demonstration highlighting a local specialty. Hotel: Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth, Massachusetts (Breakfast, Dinner)

Friday, August 7, 2020:

After breakfast, transfer to Boston International airport for your flight home and transportation to Central, PA. (Breakfast) Itinerary is subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.

Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.

General Information

Travel Documents

U.S. State department and destination specific travel regulations at time of brochure printing required the following documents for your travel. A valid government issued REAL ID or passport is required. Travel regulations and state compliance requirements are subject to, and have been known to change. For the most current requirements, which due to potential changes may be other than this listed here, please consult with your travel agent.

Payment

Deposit of $500 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by May 18, 2020.

Cancellation/Penalties

Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...
February 1, 2020-May 30, 2020 $500 per person, plus additional suppliers fees
May 31, 2020-July 15, 2020 30% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
July 16, 2020-July 30, 2020 50% per person, plus additional suppliers fees
After July 30, 2020 NON-REFUNDABLE
*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.

Insurance

For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Flight

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flights schedules may contain code share agreements.

Clothing/Climate

Temperatures for the New England region in July and August average in the 70s to 80s. Casual clothes that can be layered, comfortable walking shoes, and a small umbrella are recommended.

Baggage

One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

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