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. Walk in the shoes of a New Yorker on a tour of Brooklyn’s family-run businesses and eateries, cruise the scenic waterways of Rhode Island’s Providence, 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 wine tasting, picnics and 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 13

Why you'll love this trip

  • New York City is calling – see it through the eyes of a local as you join a New Yorker for a walking tour of Brooklyn, checking out local family-run businesses and eateries.

  • Get on the road to Rhode Island and explore the charming city of Providence by cruising its waterways while your leader shares local stories and history.

  • 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.

  • Visit a local family-run vineyard in Truro, sip five different fabulous wines and learn about wine production in Cape Cod.

  • 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?

  • Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.

  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’

Itinerary

Welcome to New York, New York! Your East Coast adventure begins at 9.30 this morning with a welcome meeting at your hotel. Meet your local leader and the other travellers joining you on your adventure, then head out to explore one of the world’s most exciting cities. Join a local New Yorker to get to know Brooklyn, a borough known for its trendy residents, multicultural eateries and tight-knit community. What really sets Brooklyn apart from the rest of New York is the prevalence of family-run ‘mom and pop’ businesses, many of which have been open for generations. Support these local establishments by popping in to sample the delicious treats they have on offer, and visit some creative new eateries serving up daring dishes. Once you’ve seen Brooklyn through the eyes of a local, the rest of the afternoon is free for your own explorations. Regroup in the evening for another dip into New York’s fantastic culinary scene as you head out for a welcome dinner and drinks.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • New York-Neighbourhood Eats, Brownstone Brooklyn
Meals Included
  • Lunch
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, stopping in the state’s capital and most populous city, Providence. The best way to get to know this inviting city is by cruising its waterways, so hop aboard a riverboat and navigate the channels as your leader points out points of interest, like Waterplace Park and the Providence River, while sharing stories of the city. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the boat while soaking in views of the downtown skyline. Once you disembark the rest of the day is yours to uncover more of the city’s charms – the downtown area is perfect for strolling and brimming with trendy bars and creative restaurants.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Providence–River Boat cruise
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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. Continue to 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. Then it’s time to head towards the northern tip of Cape Cod where you’ll find the town of Truro and a fantastic family-run vineyard. Taste five of the wonderful wines produced at the vineyards, and you may have the chance to chat to one of the owners about the work they do here. Continue to nearby Provincetown, a flourishing and creative town in the northernmost tip of Cape Cod, where you’ll spend the night.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Cape Cod-Wine Tasting
  • Cape Cod-Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Cape Cod-Nauset Lighthouse
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
The day 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. You may like to take a tour with Anne Hutchison, a spiritual advisor who was banished from her Puritan community. While the real Anne died 400 years ago, her drag queen reincarnation lives on, and she puts on quite the tour! Perhaps take a stroll or cycle down the Cape Cod Rail Trail, head out on a whale watching tour, or get active with some kayaking. The Racepoint Lighthouse, Pilgrim Monument 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.

Regroup late in the afternoon for a sunset dune and dinner experience. You will enjoy a 1 hour dune tour finishing at the beach where you’ll view one of the most magnificent sunsets on the East Coast. Watch the sunset as you enjoy a clam bake dinner.
Included Activities
  • Cape Cod-Sunset clam bake dinner
Optional Activities
  • Provincetown - Art Association and Museum - USD12
  • Provincetown - Pilgrim Monument & Museum - USD25
  • Provincetown - Racepoint Lighthouse - Free
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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. Dive straight into the city with a walking tour lead by a Boston local, covering some of the city’s most significant historical sites and local hotspots. Take a 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 some favourite local hangouts. The balance of the day is free to enjoy Boston – 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
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, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights)

Included activities

  • New York-Neighbourhood Eats, Brownstone Brooklyn
  • Providence–River Boat cruise
  • Cape Cod-Wine Tasting
  • Cape Cod-Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Cape Cod-Nauset Lighthouse
  • Cape Cod-Sunset clam bake dinner
  • Boston-History & Highlights tour

Dates & availability

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Important notes

Travellers on Intrepid trips are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

FIRST DAY: 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.
LAST DAY: Check out of the hotel is 10am. If you would like to book additional nights in Boston please contact your booking agent
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: 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.
COVID: Please ensure you have checked local state information regarding COVID-19 restrictions and regulations before you travel

Essential trip information

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