Cape Cod excursion: Ride across the Cape Cod Canal and wonder at a beautiful landscape of sand dunes and salty beaches with the Cape Cod excursion from Boston. This beautiful and historic peninsula juts out from the coast of Massachusetts like an arm flexing its biceps, and draws thousands of visitors to enjoy its gorgeous sand beaches, delicious seafood and quaint clapboard towns.
Cross the Cape Cod Canal, the artificial waterway cut through the peninsula that opened in 1914, connecting Cape Cod Bay to Buzzard’s Bay. Head to the affluent village of Hyannis Port, now well known for its yachts, but once famous as the holiday home of President John F. Kennedy. Visit the memorial constructed in his memory, and then join a lectured sightseeing harbour cruise, which offers the best possible view of the property where Kennedy spent many happy summers from when he was a boy, through his successful campaign of 1960 up until his assassination in 1963.
Enjoy some free time to sample the best Cape Cod seafood for lunch at The Lobster Boat Restaurant, where you will find everything from lobster chowder to steamed clams, pan-fried scallops and fresh fish. Then, travel along the old ‘King’s Highway’, one of the most beautiful roads in America, with the blue Bay water on one side and pretty white weatherboard houses on the other. Stop at one of the area’s seaside villages for shopping, strolling and sightseeing before you return to Boston with the scent of the ocean lingering in your head.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Park Square on 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116 on the Charles Street South Side, next to P. F. Chang’s. Pick-up is available from select hotels. Please call supplier to arrange pick-up time and location.
Duration: Nine hours.
Start/opening time: 9.30am. Please arrive no later than 9:15 am.