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3-Day Martha's Vineyard, Whale Watches, Plymouth Plantation Tour from New York Tour Code: 455-1082

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Mon, Fri (5/22 - 8/31), Fri (9/1 - 9/30); 5/23, 9/5
New York, NY; Flushing, NY; Brooklyn, NY
English; Mandarin Chinese
3 2
Visit Marthas Vineyard, Cape Cod, Groton, Plymouth.
  • Popular summer break location for US Presidents
  • Ride on top of a vintage school bus, and enjoy a 2 hours island tour including the most scenic spot on the islands, Aquinnah Cliffs
  • Exclusive* Enter Stellwagen Bank on a whale watching cruise for a once in a life time whale watching experience
Price (/person)
    Single $288
    Double $188
    3rd Person
    Adult Free
    Child
    (Age 0-12)
    Free
    4th Person
    Adult $128
    Child
    (Age 0-12)
    $128

Pricing Policy

  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $128 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
  • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 years old. Child above 2 years must take the seat. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses for the infant under 2 years. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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Day 1: New York - - Martha's Vineyard(265 miles)

In the morning, guests will be picked up in New York City. We will drive until we can take a 45 minute ferry ride to Martha's Vineyard, where we will take a bus tour of the island and visit Edgartown.
  • Marthas Vineyard, MA

    Marthas Vineyard, MA
    The largest island not connected to mainland by a bridge or tunnel on the East Coast of the United States. Beautiful beaches, grand mansions, great restaurants and shops are all around on the island.

    Martha's Vineyard Ferry

    Get a unique view of this famous and historic New England island community by taking a boat ride around the island. See white-picket fences and old fishermen's homes sitting along the pristine coastline dotted with dramatic bluffs.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (2-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22

    Martha's Vineyard Bus Tour

    See the six gorgeous towns that make up Martha's Vineyard on this bus tour of the island. From the cliffs of Aquinah to the New England-charm of Tisbury, the quickest way to experience this famous spot is by road!

    Admission (Optional): Adult $33; Child (3-12 yrs) $22; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $33

    Edgartown

    This small town comprises the eastern part of Martha's Vineyard. It is an extremely popular tourist spot due to its ease of access, historical significance as a whaling town, and gorgeous beaches and other ocean scenery.
Standard Hotel: Regency Inn & Suites North Dartmouth or similar

Day 2: Martha's Vineyard - Cape Cod(28 miles)

Today we will continue our tour of this famous New England vacation spot with a Whale Watch. We will also tour the historical Provincetown, and then head to the Pilgrim Tower Monument before concluding our day and returning to the hotel.
  • Marthas Vineyard, MA

    Marthas Vineyard, MA
    The largest island not connected to mainland by a bridge or tunnel on the East Coast of the United States. Beautiful beaches, grand mansions, great restaurants and shops are all around on the island.

    Martha's Vineyard Whale Watch

    Journey to the feeding ground of the largest mammals on the planet-- humpback whales. Those who join the tour will the ferried out into the ocean to see stunning wildlife, including whales, dolphins, fish, and seabirds.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $53; Child (5-12 yrs) $33; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $51

    Whydah Pirate Shipwreak Museum

    This museum is built around the artifacts recovered from an underwater excavation of the pirate ship Whydah, which was wrecked off the coast of Cape Cod in 1717. When it sunk, had plunder from all over the world.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (5-17 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10

  • Cape Cod, MA

    A geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States. Its historic, maritime character and ample beaches attract heavy tourism during the summer months.

    Provincetown

    Located at the very tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, Provincetown, Massachusetts is a historical beach town popular with tourists from all over the world. The pilgrims on the Mayflower landed in this located back in 1620.

    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum

    This 250+-foot-tall bell tower in Provincetown, MA is the tallest all-granite building in the United States. It was constructed in 1910 as a commemoration of the Pilgrims who first landed at Cape Cod, MA in 1620.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $14; Child (4-12 yrs) $6; Child (13-17 yrs) $11; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $11

Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar

Day 3: Plymouth - Groton - New York(217 miles)

Today we will wrap up our tour with a visit to the Plimouth Plantation and Plymouth Mayflower Museum. In the afternoon on the way back to New York City, we will visit the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) in Groton. See "Departure and Return Details" for pickup and dropoff information.
  • Plymouth, MA

    Plymouth, MA
    Plymouth is a coastal town in Massachusetts, south of Boston. It is the site of the first Pilgrim settlement, founded in 1620. Plymouth Rock, a boulder in Pilgrim Memorial State Park, marks the place where settlers are thought to have landed on shore.

    Plimoth Plantation

    The Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA is a fully-functioning historical town set in the year 1627. The complex also contains a recreation of the Mayflower, a craft center, a small farm animal zoo, and a movie theater.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $30; Child (3-12 yrs) $18; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28

    Mayflower II

    Mayflower II
    A replica of the original 17th century ship that ferried the Pilgrims across the Atlantic before they founded the Plimoth Plantation settlement, the Mayflower II allows visitors to get an idea of what the voyage to the New World meant.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (3-12 yrs) $9.60; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour

  • Groton, CT

    A town in New London County, Connecticut which is home to General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Naval Submarine Base New London.

    USS Nautilus (SSN-571)

    The world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine. The vessel was the first submarine to complete a submerged transit of the North Pole on 3 August 1958. It was decommissioned in 1980 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1982. The submarine has been preserved as a museum ship in Groton, Connecticut, where the vessel receives around 250,000 visitors per year.

    Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $8

Find Closest Pickup
Location Address Departure Return
Brooklyn, NY 6102 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (HSBC Bank- Brooklyn, NY ) 7:00am 9:00pm
New York, NY 87 Bowery, New York, NY 10002 (Chinatown(Manhattan, NYC)- New York, NY ) 8:00am 6:00pm
Flushing, NY 13330 39th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354 (Asian Jewels Seafood Restaurant- Flushing, NY ) 8:30am 6:30pm

*Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

  • For Brooklyn departures, the drop off location will be Chinatown - Manhattan at Bowery Street.
  • Drop off location will be the same as pick up location (some locations may not have drop off service).
  • The timetable above is subject to change. We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary without prior notice.

Price Includes

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transportation (The type of vehicle used will base on the number of guests on the day. 7-seat minivan; Minivan; motorcoach)
  • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
  • Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Admission Fees:
    Destination Adult Child Senior
    Cape Cod, MA
    Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (Optional) $14
    $6 (4-12 yrs)
    $11 (13-17 yrs)
    $11 (Over 65 yrs)
    Groton, CT
    USS Nautilus (SSN-571) (Optional) $10 $10 (3-12 yrs) $8 (Over 65 yrs)
    Marthas Vineyard
    Martha's Vineyard Bus Tour (Optional) $33 $22 (3-12 yrs) $33 (Over 65 yrs)
    Martha's Vineyard Ferry (Optional) $22 $12 (2-12 yrs) $22 (Over 65 yrs)
    Martha's Vineyard Whale Watch (Optional) $53 $33 (5-12 yrs) $51 (Over 65 yrs)
    Whydah Pirate Shipwreak Museum (Optional) $10 $8 (5-17 yrs) $10 (Over 65 yrs)
    Plymouth
    Mayflower II (Optional) $15 $9.60 (3-12 yrs) $15 (Over 65 yrs)
    Plimoth Plantation (Optional) $30 $18 (3-12 yrs) $28 (Over 65 yrs)
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
    • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
  • Meals and drinks unspecified during the trip.
  • A mandatory service fees: Minimum $12 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $12 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $48.
  • Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
  • Any private expenses

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Redemption

  • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, is included on your e-ticket. You must print the e-tickets and take them along on your trip; they are your proof of purchase.

Terms & Condition

  • Booking changes
    A fee may be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. Name changes or corrections may be treated as a cancellation and cancellation fees will apply. A change of tour date or tour itinerary may be treated as a cancellation, and normal cancellation fees will apply. Please be noted that we do not allow departure change 48 hours before departure.
  • Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
    Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. The time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through webmail at Contact Us .
  • Cancellation penalties per person (request day and departure day are not counted)
    15 days or more prior to departure - Free cancellation with full refund.
    8-14 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    Within 7 days prior to departure or no show - 100% of the total purchase amount.
    Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    Trips require a minimum number of participants to avoid cancellation. We reserve the right to cancel a schedule trip to fully refund affected customers although tour companies will make every effort to maintain the normal operation.
    The refund amount will be credited directly to your account. Or the refund can also be forwarded directly to your credit card with a 10% handling fee.
    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of the tour.
  • Itinerary Variations
    We constantly strives to improve tour itineraries and features. If such improvements can be made, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary - we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, and sometimes in reverse order in which case hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages.
  • Tour Cancellation:
    We reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made any time prior to departure* of the tour, TakeTours' only liability will be to refund to the passenger the amount it has received for the tour booking. We will try to re-book the same or similar tour.. Please note that we are not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on any other travel arrangements including air tickets purchased separately from customers.
    We are not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations.
  • Some of the destinations may be closed due to Covid pandemic.Please follow your tour leader's instruction. Your kind understanding and cooperation are highly appreciated.

Additional Note

  • Hotel & Tour Guide Information: This information will be provided by the tour guide the night before departure between 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST via phone call or text message. If for any reason you do not receive the call or text, you should be at the pickup location at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • Tour route may be changed and reversed; you may contact the vendor 1-2 days prior departure to confirm final itinerary
  • Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
  • Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
  • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.

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  • ROBERT

    2020-01-10
  • Special thanks to our tour guide June who made our trip so memorable. June seemed to be always there, particularly knowledgeable, and making everybody trip special. I still cant get over how smoothly the trip ran. June freely shared with us her knowledge about every stop we made, and made sure that everything was taken care of for everyone along the way. She was a true professional. Every one of the places we visited was worth the visit. The Marthas Vineyard bus tour was very entertaining as we had a great guide from the island, and June translated what he was saying. We opted out of the USS Nautilus in Groton CT as $10 was collected for admission and we knew, having visited there the prior year, that admission is free.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

  • Noeme

    2019-09-16
  • The tour is great, we seen a lot of whales. Rachel is very nice and knowlegeable. We also have plenty of free time to roam around.Except for the hotel, which is smelling bad and linen looks like have not been washed for a long time Management should inspect first the hotel they are serving for customer.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

  • Carol

    2019-09-09
  • The Martha Vineyard tour was amazing. We didn't go whale watching due to hurricane Dorian. However they took us to the Vanderbilt Mansion Museum as a replacement and it did not disappoint. Our tour guide James was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Will go back next year so we can do the whale watching, This is my second tour and it won't be our last.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

  • Justine

    2019-08-29
  • Okay trip overall. Plimoth Plantation and the Pilgrim Monument were fun. I would've skipped the sightseeing bus at Martha's Vineyard and the Pirate Museum in PTown as well. You should definitely bring food/buy something small at night to eat for breakfast the next day because the hotel does not serve breakfast and you do not make a stop for breakfast. Hotel was bearable, fridge included but no microwave. My coffee maker wasn't working but they had a water heater in the lobby. There is a vending machine with $1 waters so I stocked up on those for the following day. On the last day you have an option to pay for a lunch buffet - our guide told us McDonald's was the only other option but there were other places to eat nearby (i.e., Taco Bell, Subways) so don't feel like you have to pay for the lunch. My biggest issue with this trip was the $10 charge for the USS Nautilus Museum. As soon as you enter the museum, you see a donation box that clearly states "Admission is Free". When I asked the tour guide why we were charged $10, she said the tour company charges for taking us there. That makes no sense. I could've opted out of that excursion and still gotten in. At the end of the day it's "only $10". I wouldn't have minded donating that to the actual museum for entrance but it seemed sketchy that the guide knew it was free and proceeded to collect our money anyway.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

  • nikhil

    2019-08-12
  • Matthew is one of good tour guy and he takes lot of pride and interest in his work. The hotel could have been nicer.
  • I recommend this tour! 0 0

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  • Provincetown
  • Provincetown
  • Provincetown
  • Martha's Vineyard
  • Aquinnah
  • Massachusetts, United States
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