Islands Of New England--A Trip To Benefit KRWG Public Media

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Day 1: Friday, September 21, 2012 Providence, Rhode Island - Tour Begins
Join Collette on a journey highlighting the natural beauty and traditional charm of New England. Your tour begins in Providence, the capital of Rhode Island. 

Day 2: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Providence - Newport - Providence
This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Providence, “America’s Renaissance City.” Following your city tour, depart for Newport, the “Yachting Capital of the East.” Travel along breathtaking Ocean Drive en route to Bellevue Avenue which is lined with 11 historic mansions representative of America's Gilded Age. Begun in the 1800's as summer "cottages," 7 of the 11 mansions have been designated National Historic Landmarks. You will have the opportunity to tour the Marble House, one of these architectural marvels. As you explore the gorgeous summer home of Mr. and Mrs. William Vanderbilt, you will gain an understanding of why Newport became known as a legendary resort. (B, D) 

Day 3: Sunday, September 23, 2012 Providence - Boston, Massachusetts - Providence
Depart Providence and travel north to the exciting city of Boston. Let Boston’s historical charm envelop you during a tour highlighting Beacon Hill, the Old South Meeting House, Boston Public Gardens, the historic North End, Old North Church, the U.S.S. Constitution and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Then, use your leisure time to stroll along the famed Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile walking path along the streets of Boston showcasing the city's historical sites, or explore the lively marketplace in Faneuil Hall. (B) 

Day 4: Monday, September 24, 2012 Providence - Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Today you'll tour a traditional New England cranberry bog and 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 reproduction of the Mayflower, the 102-passenger ship used by the Pilgrims for the 65-day journey from England. Experience the Pilgrim way of life with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a re-creation of a 17th-century village. Tonight, indulge in a traditional, savory New England lobster feast. (B, D) 

Day 5: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Cape Cod - Martha’s Vineyard - Cape Cod
A ferry ride transports you to the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. Known for visits by presidents and royalty, this summer home of many artists, writers and celebrities is full of surprises. A local guide will show you all the highlights of "the Vineyard," 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. (B, D) 

Day 6: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Cape Cod - Nantucket - Cape Cod
Step aboard the Nantucket ferry complete with all the luxuries of first-class ferry service, en route to Nantucket. Upon arrival you’ll set out on a tour exploring the beauty of this idyllic island, from cobblestoned Main Street to its beaches and lighthouses. During leisure time explore the island’s waterfront where yachts bob in the harbor or perhaps shop for a famous Nantucket basket. (B) 

Day 7: Thursday, September 27, 2012 Cape Cod - Hyannis - Provincetown - Cape Cod
Your day begins with a tour of Hyannis. Catch a rare glimpse of the Camelot era as you travel through Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy compound, and visit the poignant Kennedy Memorial.Visit charming Provincetown, a lively artist colony, famous for its crafts and bright, Cape Cod flair. Your evening features a dazzling farewell dinner onboard an elegant dinner train. Indulge in a fabulous meal while you sit back and watch the beautiful Cape Cod scenery roll by. (B, D) 

Day 8: Friday, September 28, 2012 Cape Cod - Tour Ends