Map of New York City to Boston Discovery including United States Of America

New York, New England, new adventures

Find out what makes New York, Rhode Island, Cape Cod and Boston some of the USA’s most beloved destinations on this six-day state-spanning adventure. Go behind the scenes of Broadway's theatre district, cruise the scenic waterways of Rhode Island’s Newport, let the charm of Cape Cod’s beaches and quaint towns wash over you, and uncover the old and new sides of Boston. Throw in a whole bunch of friendly locals and you’ll never want to leave the East Coast.


Start
New York, United States
Finish
Boston, United States
Destination
United States
Style
Comfort
Theme
Explorer
Code
STKN
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Go behind the scenes of Broadway's theatre district and learn how some of the most famous shows got their start.

  • Get on the road to Rhode Island and explore the charming city of Newport with its Gilded Age mansions during a scenic bay cruise and walk along the famous Cliff Walk.

  • Coastlines don’t get much prettier than Cape Cod – spend two days discovering the beaches, lighthouses and quaint towns of this much-loved summer spot, including a sand dune tour and sunset picnic.

  • Let a local show you the best of Boston, from the historic sites along the famous Freedom Trail to lesser-known local hangouts.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip includes walking tours in New York, Newport and Boston. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023.
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Welcome to New York, New York! Your East Coast adventure begins at 9.30am with a welcome meeting at your hotel. Meet your local leader and the other travellers joining you on your adventure and set off on an orientation tour that takes in some of the city’s most famous sights. Then it’s time to get your jazz hands ready for a deep dive into Broadway’s theatre scene on a behind the scenes tour with an expert guide. Get caught up in the excitement of Times Square, visit a rehearsal studio, and learn the history behind New York City’s most famous theatres. You’ll also venture off Broadway to discover how some of the biggest shows got their start. Once you’ve seen the bright lights of Broadway through the eyes of a local, the rest of the afternoon is free for your own explorations. Get back together in the evening for an optional dinner (at your own expense) with your group and leader at a local restaurant.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • New York - Broadway Behind the Scenes Tour
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance and emergency contact details at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.
Get on the road to Rhode Island, but first make a pit stop at a famous local pizza joint in New Haven, Connecticut for lunch. In the early afternoon arrive in Newport, one of Rhode Island's most scenic coastal towns. One of the best ways to get to know this inviting city is by cruising its waterways, but first you’ll join your leader for a stroll along the town’s famous cliff walk which has breathtaking scenery on one side and historic Gilded Age mansions on the other. Then you’ll board a boat and sail around Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay that takes in the famous historic sites. Keep an eye out for seals swimming alongside the boat. Once you disembark, the rest of the day is yours to uncover more of the city’s charms, like its trendy bars, boutiques, and creative restaurants.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Newport - Scenic Bay Cruise
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today's total driving time is approximately 3.5 hours.
Cross from Rhode Island to Massachusetts, first stopping off in the quaint little town of Chatham where you’ll have the chance to wander around its pleasant streets. Then continue all the way to the very tip of Cape Cod, arriving in Provincetown. Visit the Pilgrim Monument where you will hear about the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing in the New World here in 1620. The rest of the day is free for your own explorations, whether it's hitting the beach, taking in a museum, or shopping in Provincetown's many charming boutiques. The Racepoint Lighthouse and JFK Museum are all well worth a visit. Whatever your interests, your leader will be on hand to help plan out a perfect day here.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Provincetown - Pilgrim Monument & Museum - USD25
  • Provincetown - Racepoint Lighthouse - Free
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today's total driving time is approximately 2.5 hours.
This morning is yours to get better acquainted with Cape Cod. A popular holiday destination for visitors from all over the USA, there’s no shortage of good times to be had here. Regroup at noon to explore the Cape Cod National Seashore, a stunning stretch of coastline made up of sandy beaches, marshes and uplands. Visit the Nauset Lighthouse, one of the most photographed landmarks in Cape Cod, and learn about the efforts to preserve this important piece of maritime history. Cap off the day with a sand dune tour where you'll learn about Cape Cod's unique ecology. Finish at the beach and view one of the most magnificent sunsets on the East Coast while tucking into a delicious picnic dinner featuring the region’s local cuisine.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape Cod - Dune Tour & Sunset picnic
  • Cape Cod-Nauset Lighthouse
  • Cape Cod-Cape Cod National Seashore
Optional Activities
  • Provincetown - Art Association and Museum - USD15
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Special Information
If the weather isn’t suitable for a picnic dinner, the group will dine at a restaurant in town.
Say goodbye to Cape Cod and travel to Boston, the capital of Massachusetts and most populous city in the whole of New England. This thriving city is famed for its food scene, passionate sports fans (and excellent teams, of course) and hundreds of years of history. Along the way, you’ll stop in Plymouth to see the Mayflower II. Dive straight into the city with lunch at the Quincy Market (own expense) before you join a walking tour lead by a Boston local, covering some of the city’s most significant historical sites and local hotspots. Walk along Boston’s famous Freedom Trail, a 3.7-mile stretch of road dotted with 16 significant historical locations. Your guide will then take you off the well-trodden track to check out some of Boston’s more modern sights, plus a few favourite local hangouts. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy Boston your way – ask your leader for tips on the best places to grab a bite to eat tonight.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Boston-History & Highlights tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today's total driving time is approximately 2 hours.
Your adventure comes to an end this morning. Not ready to go home? Get in touch ahead of time and we’d be happy to arrange additional accommodation at your hotel in Boston (subject to availability).
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights)

Included activities

  • New York - Broadway Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Newport - Scenic Bay Cruise
  • Cape Cod - Dune Tour & Sunset picnic
  • Cape Cod-Nauset Lighthouse
  • Cape Cod-Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Boston-History & Highlights tour

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips that start on or before 31 December 2022 are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more about Intrepid’s COVID-19 policy.

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 9.30am. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary.
2. Check out of the hotel is 10am. If you would like to book additional nights in Boston please contact your booking agent
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential trip information

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