Covered Wagon Tours

6/11/2012 to 6/15/2012



CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS
Double-$636pp
Triple-$603pp
Quad-$580pp
Single-$804pp


Tour Includes: Roundtrip Transportation, 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations, Welcome Reception, Print by local Artist, Guided Tours, Whale Watch or Dune Tour, Hyannis Harbor Cruise, JFK Museum, Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame, Jenney Grist Mill, Sandwich Glass Museum, Cape Cod Canal Visitor’s Center, 4 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 1 Lobster Dinner, Services of a Covered Wagon Tour Manager, Drivers Gratuity
 
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
Welcome to the sandy shores of CAPE COD.  Extending some 70 miles into the sea, the Cape is home to both natural beauty and quaint colonial villages.  You can walk pristine beaches, revel in the arts and culture, and reclaim childhood memories of seashells, sandcastles, and saltwater taffy.  Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at the CAPE POINT HOTEL and will assist with check in.  A WELCOME RECEPTION will be held in your honor where you will receive a complimentary print by a LOCAL ARTIST just for coming along.

DINNER is included this evening.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.

Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel for a full day of touring.  You will travel historic ROUTE 6A, the Old King’s Highway, a scenic byway winding through centuries of Cape Cod history.  It winds past hundreds of historic structures which characterize its early development. View the Eastham Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse and drive through the Cape Cod National Seashore area.  Sand dunes and the ocean surround you as you approach “Land’s End” – PROVINCETOWN.  You are now at the extreme tip of Cape Cod.  Formerly known as the “Province Lands” the pilgrims landed here first before they decided to settle across the Bay in Plymouth.  Take some time to enjoy the wonderful variety of restaurants, shops, and galleries that make this artists/fishermen village so unique. 
  
This afternoon you may choose to board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of WHALE WATCHING.  You will travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment including birds that migrate here from all over the Atlantic, and fish which use these shallow waters to feed.  Try to spot Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whales going about their daily business. An onboard naturalist will introduce you to everything you see and will answer any of your questions about the whales, birds, fish and lighthouses.
OR YOU MAY CHOOSE TO STAY ON DRY LAND:
For anyone not wishing to go on a whale watch you can enjoy a DUNE TOUR.  Ride along the shoreline of the protected lands of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Your guide will point out the “dune shacks” where famous artists and writers became inspired to create their art. 

DINNER is included this evening in Provincetown.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel. 

Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel and will conduct a tour of HYANNIS including the John F. Kennedy Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, Hyannisport and a view of St. Francis Xavier Church, the summer parish of the Kennedy Family. [Please remember that this is an active house of worship and there will be certain times that we cannot enter the sanctuary.]
 
Included this morning is a HYANNIS HARBOR CRUISE.   Get to know the local landmarks, popular beaches and other points of interest on your way to the historic Kennedy Compound. 

Admission is included to the JOHN F. KENNEDY HYANNIS MUSEUM.  The seas and shores of Hyannis Port inspired our 35th President like no other place on earth.  It was here that he contemplated and accepted his run for office.  Discover why he loved this place so, and how he spent his time on Cape Cod.  “I always go to Hyannis Port to be revived, to know again the power of the sea and the master who rules over it and all of us.”  John Fitzgerald Kennedy. As an added bonus your ticket includes admission to visit the “dugout” of the CAPE COD BASEBALL LEAGUE HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM.  Explore the photos and memorabilia which show the direct connection between the Cape League and professional baseball.

Next, you will travel to the “south side” of the Cape to the seaside village of CHATHAM.  You will view the CHATHAM LIGHT, which has been a lifesaving beacon for sailors throughout the Cape’s history.  Chatham’s location at the Cape’s “elbow” make it very vulnerable to winter storms and your guide will point out the CHATHAM BREAK and the dramatic changes to the shoreline that have occurred, thanks to Mother Nature. 

DINNER is included this evening. 
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012       

BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.

Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you at your hotel and you will travel to America’s Hometown – PLYMOUTH.  As one of the country’s first settlements it is well known in the United States for its historical value.   Picture stops will be made at the Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims in 1620 and the Mayflower II, a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World.   Also, a stop will be made at the Forefather’s Monument, the largest, solid granite monument in the United States.  It stands facing the harbor, welcoming those who come by water. 

Admission is included to the JENNEY GRIST MILL.  Step inside the old mill and be delighted with stories of the huge grinding stones by the costumed miller.  Hear its history and discover the facts and the myths of the Pilgrim story.   Learn how corn is ground by the turn of a stone and the power of the water.

Next, you will travel to SANDWICH – the oldest town on Cape Cod.  You will view the Village Green, the Great Salt Marsh, a Cranberry Bog, and Cape Cod Bay.  Sandwich became the site of one of America’s largest glass factories, an industry that flourished during the 19th century.  This quaint and quiet seaside community is the hometown of Thornton Burgess, naturalist and author of 170 children’s books.

Included today is admission to THE SANDWICH GLASS MUSEUM.  Enjoy viewing sparkling exhibits that describe the transformation of a small farming community into one of the world’s most respected manufacturers of 19th century glass.  Watch molten glass, drawn from the furnace, blown and pressed into exquisite shapes and visit the distinctive museum shop.

A stop will be made at the Cape Cod Canal Visitor’s Center.  Explore the rich history, fascinating features, and vigilant operation of the Cape Cod Canal.  The center features a retired 41 foot US Army Corps of Engineers patrol boat, a 46 seat theater, canal critters, canal wildflowers, real time radar, camera images and rocking chairs on an observation deck.

LOBSTER DINNER is included this evening.  An alternate entrée will be available for any “landlubbers” not wishing to eat shellfish.
  

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

BREAKFAST is included this morning at your hotel.

Depart for home with sand in your shoes, seashells in your pocket and many fond memories of your COVERED WAGON TOUR to CAPE COD!

Deposit and Payment:  A $50.00 deposit is required when making reservations.  Final Payment is due – May 10, 2012
Insurance:  Purchase of Cancellation Insurance is not required, but is highly recommended to protect your investment, and is available at an additional cost of $54.00 per person. Insurance for those passengers traveling at the single occupancy rate would be $72.00 per person.

 

Pickup places: 
Avon - Covered Wagon Tours Office - 6:30 am
Olean-Time Warner Cable Parking Lot - 6:30 am
Hornell - Wegmans 7:30 am
Bath - Kmart 8:00 am
Painted Post - former Ames Parking Lot 8:30 am
Horseheads - Jubilee 9:00 am








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