This tour highlights the beauty and charm of New England. Unpack only twice; spend four nights in Providence, Rhode Island and four nights in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Arrive in Providence one day before the tour begins to rest or explore on your own. Day two enjoy free time to explore Providence, the capital of Rhode Island. Day three see prestigious Brown University and learn about the city’s vibrant art, cultural, and culinary scenes. Head to Newport and travel along Bellevue Avenue. Lined with extraordinary 19th-century summer "cottages," this road is home to seven mansions designated National Historic Landmarks. It’s your choice! Explore Marble House, built by the Vanderbilts and modeled after the Petit Trianon at Versailles -OR- tour Rosecliff, the opulent former residence of silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs, known for her lavish parties. Day four start your day with a ferry ride to Block Island, a quaint isle smaller than 10-square miles. Get a taste of the local flavors at a restaurant before touring the island. Visit a micro-yarn mill, learning about the process before you meet the animals. Ferry back to the mainland and enjoy an evening at leisure in Providence. Day five delve into rural life as you tour a New England cranberry bog and learn about dry harvesting. Step back in time with a stop in the celebrated town of Plymouth where the Pilgrims landed in 1620, and see legendary Plymouth Rock. Later, arrive at your beachfront hotel for a 4-night stay. Enjoy a traditional New England experience as you indulge in a seafood and lobster feast. Day six a ferry ride transports you to beautiful Martha’s Vineyard. Known for visits by presidents and royalty, this summer home of many artists, writers and celebrities is full of surprises. You’ll see all the highlights of "the Vineyard" (as the locals call it), including quaint gingerbread-styled cottages and a once-famous whaling port resplendent with sea captains' homes and widows' walks. Later, depart the island and cruise back to Cape Cod. Day seven travel to Provincetown, located on the tip of the Cape. This lively artist colony remains famous for its crafts and bright seagoing flair. Then, it’s your choice! Set out on a whale watch cruise to Cape Cod Bay in search of these magnificent creatures -OR- enjoy a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Day eight catch a glimpse of the Camelot era in Hyannisport, home of the Kennedy compound, and visit the poignant Kennedy Memorial. Next, set off via ferry to explore the idyllic island of Nantucket. From its cobblestone Main Street to its beaches and lighthouses, this place lives up to its reputation. During leisure time, meander the waterfront where sailboats and yachts sway in the harbor or shop for a famous Nantucket basket. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner and chef-led demonstration highlighting a local specialty. Day nine the tour ends and you head home with many fond memories.