Small States by the Sea 2022

Visit seven states with small town charm and historic towns

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Sep 17 - Sep 25, 2022
9 days | 8 nights • 16 meals
Starting at $2,397

Does your bucket list include visiting all 50 states? How about crossing off SEVEN in one trip - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland! Come explore New England’s majestic seaboards including Annapolis’ US Naval Academy, Rehoboth Beach, and Delaware's first town - Lewes. Enjoy three boat rides including an “off the beaten path” water ride to an Oyster Farm and a scenic lighthouse cruise on Narragansett Bay. Small town charm and historic towns deliver a delightful tour.

  • Learn how oysters are cultivated on a tour of an oyster farm
  • Cruise Naraganset Bay on a lighthouse cruise
  • Discover Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum
  • Tour the Victorian town of Cape May, NJ
  • Visit Lewes, DE, the first town, in the first state
  • Take a guided tour of the US Naval Academy
  • Free airport shuttle or hotel parking
  • Bag handling (1 per person) at hotels
  • Fees & tips for included attractions/meals
  • Welcome reception, 24-houremergency call service, free bottled water on coach

Meet your fellow travelers in Beantown for a welcome reception and overnight stay before starting your journey down the Atlantic coast.

Head south to Mystic, Connecticut and embrace this New England charm that has made this a popular destination. Explore the shops in downtown Mystic, including the famous “Mystic Pizza” restaurant that has made this a popular destination, before unpacking for a two-night stay. B, D

At the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum, discover the Charles W. Morgan whale ship, a working preservation shipyard, historic gardens, maritime art gallery and more. Cross into Rhode Island for Narragansett Bay. Learn about the area on a scenic lighthouse cruise, showcasing 10 gorgeous lighthouses, multiple islands and miles of stunning coastline. Feast on a delicious boxed lunch from Matunuck Oyster Restaurant featuring farm and pond to plate! Embark on an Oyster Farm tour and learn the harvest process of the Potter Pond Estuary. B, L

Head south for Cape May, New Jersey: the oldest seaside resort in the United States! This evening, a personal guide shares tales of local heroes and legends on the drive to Cape May Lighthouse to watch the Sunset Beach Flag Ceremony at dusk. Overnight in Cape May, NJ. B, L

A narrated trolley tour will take us through the quaint seaside resort of Cape May, where we will explore the treasures and landmarks in the Historic District. Tour the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s Victorian house museum. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at the historic Washington Inn. Board the Cape May Ferry and relax as we make our way across the Delaware River and into the first state to ratify the United States Constitution! Arrive in Rehoboth Beach for a two-night stay in this remarkable village. B, L

After a leisurely morning, visit Cape Henlopen State Park with a local expert and continue on a guided tour of Lewes, Delaware: a community founded in 1631 as the “first town in the first state.” Shop the boutiques and savor a local ice cream, before traveling back to Rehoboth Beach. Spend your afternoon at leisure, strolling the boardwalk or dipping your toes in the ocean, before reuniting for dinner. B, D

Head north to Dover, Delaware and visit the special Air Mobility Command Museum. Learn how Hangar 1301 was involved in secret rocket developments during WWII and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Completed in 1791, a guided tour of the Old State House shares Delaware’s role in the American Revolution, and stories about the patriots who were there. Arrive in Annapolis, Maryland for an evening at your leisure and a two-night stay. B, D

See where enthusiastic young men and women train in the Navy and Marine Corps at the US Naval Academy. The guided tour includes Bancroft Hall, the crypt of John Paul Jones and more. Watch the noon formation before lunch in the Naval Academy Club, a military tradition for 100 years. Explore historic Annapolis on a narrated trolley tour including the Maryland State House, the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use. Take free time to explore downtown City Docks, before reconvening for our farewell dinner. B, L, D

Head to Baltimore, Maryland to begin your journey home. B

Quality Accommodations

Night 1: Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport, Boston, MA
Nights 2-3: Hyatt Place, Mystic, CT
Night 4: The Grand Hotel, Cape May, NJ
Nights 5-6: Bellmoor Inn & spa, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Nights 7-8: The Graduate, Annapolis, MD

Sep 17-25, 2022 Sold Out

Price Per Person:
Double: $2,397
Single: $3,255

Boston, MA
Baltimore, MD

Pre-Tour Hotel Boston: $228/night
Post-Tour Hotel Baltimore:

Average Temp

Highs- mid to upper-70s; Lows- High-50s

Time Zone


Arrival Time

Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel near Boston Logan Airport by 5:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Departure Time

Schedule your flight home to depart from Baltimore, MD (BWI) after Noon on Day 9.

Airport-Hotel Shuttle

Hotel offers complimentary shuttle from Boston Logan International Airport at the beginning of the tour as well as from Baltimore-Washington Int'l Airport (BWI) at end of tour for those requesting a post-tour night stay.

Vehicle Parking This tour is a one-way tour, therefore, driving to the tour is not recommended.

Walking Distance

Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour.


US Dollar

Hotel Amenities

Hair Dryers, iron & ironing board, TV/Cable and coffee makers. Exercise room & swimming pool at most hotels.

Additional Information

Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.


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