Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore, shop and dine in Back Bay, North End and Beacon Hill
  • Visit Harvard University and one of its fine museums
  • Walk the beautiful stretch of beaches and wetlands of Cape Cod
  • Make a day trip of your choice: Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket

Andrew Harper

Journey Overview

New England
Duration: 8 Days

Best of the City and the Sea

This Boston and Cape Cod itinerary delivers the best of both worlds: rich, complex history of a big city and laid-back coastal living with breathtaking beaches and wetlands.

In Boston you can stroll across the central area in about an hour, and whether you saunter through gracious Beaconor the stately boulevards of Back Bay, the dimensions of the city often seem more European than American. Charles Street’s bookstores, cafés and antique shops recall Paris, while fashionable Newberry Street bears a resemblance to London's posh Mayfair district.

Cape Cod is a 65-mile-long peninsula that extends east from the mainland and curls north, cat-tail like, to form Cape Cod Bay. The islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are situated off the Cape’s southern coast, making them ideal day trips.