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Discover the Wonders and Wilderness of “The Last Frontier”

Small States by the Sea

Visit Seven States on New England’s Seaboard

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Multiple Dates
8 days | 7 nights • 15 meals
Starting at $2,677

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! Explore New England’s majestic seaboards including Annapolis’ US Naval Academy, Rehoboth Beach, and Delaware’s first town - Lewes. Small town charm and historic towns deliver a delightful tour.

  • Take a narrated trolley tour through quaint Cape May
  • Enjoy a lighthouse cruise on Naraganset Bay
  • Discover the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum
  • Take a guided tour of the US Naval Academy

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DAY 1—WELCOME TO BOSTON!
Meet your fellow travelers in Beantown for a welcome dinner and overnight stay before starting your journey down the Atlantic coast. D

DAY 2—MYSTIC
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

DAY 3—MYSTIC SEAPORT/NARRAGANSET BAY/OYSTERS
At the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum, discover the Charles W. Morgan whaleship, 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

DAY 4—CAPE MAY LIGHTHOUSE
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

DAY 5—EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE/REHOBOTH BEACH
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

DAY 6—CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK/LEWES
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

DAY 7—AIR MOBILITY COMMAND MUSEUM/ANNAPOLIS
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 for our overnight and our farewell dinner. B, D

DAY 8—US NAVAL ACADEMY/CITY DOCKS
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. B, L

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

Dates:
Sep 10-17, 2023*
Sep 18-25, 2023
*This date will be in reverse - starting in Baltimore and ending in Boston, MA.

Price Per Person:
Double $2,677
Single $3,575

Pre-Tour Hotel in Boston:
$228/night

Post-Tour Hotel in Baltimore:
$218/night

Depart/Return:
Boston, MA or Baltimore, MD (depending on departure date)

Inclusions:
Free airport shuttle or hotel parking
Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
Luggage handling of one suitcase per person at hotels
Free bottled water on coach
24-hour emergency call service

Arrival Time
For our September 10th departure, the Welcome Dinner on Day 1 is at our hotel, Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport, starting at 6:30 pm. We recommend scheduling your flight to arrive by 4:00 pm.

For our September 18th departure, the Welcome Dinner on Day 1 is at our hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport, starting at 6:30 pm. We recommend scheduling your flight to arrive by 4:00 pm.

Departure Time
For our September 10th departure, schedule your flight home to depart the Boston Logan Airport any time after 12:00 pm on Day 8.

For our September 18th departure, schedule your flight home to depart the Baltimore/Washington International Airport any time after 6:30 pm on Day 8.

Airport Transportation / Vehicle Parking
For our September 10th departure, our starting hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the Baltimore/Washington International Airport.

For our September 18th departure, our starting hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the Boston Logan Airport.

Walking Distance
Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking will also be on uneven paths. While walking canes are allowed, we are unable to accommodate travelers using other mobility devices, including walkers and wheelchairs.

Average Temps
September – high of 78°, low of 58°

Time Zone
Eastern

Hotel Amenities
Each hotel has a hair dryer, iron, ironing boards, and a coffee maker. All hotels offer a swimming pool except The Graduate.

Additional Information
A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour, including information sent upon receipt of your reservation.

Dress on tour is casual.

Travel Protection Available?
Yes, see CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/TravelProtectionPlan.

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