Day Tour of Plymouth and Cape Cod from Boston

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Sandwich, US
4.5 (3)
Sandwich, US
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Experience the rich history of Massachusetts on a captivating day tour of Plymouth and Cape Cod from Boston. Immerse yourself in the charming town of Sandwich, explore the stunning Cape Cod Canal, and marvel at the beautiful Sandwich Boardwalk. Discover the intriguing history of the Mayflower as you tour the accurate reconstruction of the Mayflower II. Stand in awe at the famous Plymouth Rock and visit the Forefathers Monument and Pilgrim Hall Museum. Admire the breathtaking views from America's oldest museum and learn about the first years of the Mayflower Pilgrims in the New World. With a maximum group size of 14, this fully escorted tour allows for a personal touch and the opportunity to linger longer at each site. Let the former history teacher and local owner guide you through this unforgettable journey, with convenient pickup and drop-off locations in Boston. Leave the driving to us and make the most of your visit to Massachusetts.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours - 9 hours
  • Suitable for 1-14 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Scenic photo ops and points of interest spanning American history
  • Maximum group size of 14 for a personal touch
  • Tour of Cape Cod and the quaint Town of Sandwich
  • Admission to Sandwich Glass Museum and Dexter Grist Mill
  • Visit to iconic sites in Plymouth such as Plymouth Rock and Mayflower II
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch

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Escape into history and picturesque landscapes on a captivating day tour of Plymouth and Cape Cod from Boston. This immersive experience takes you on a journey through the rich tapestry of American history, spanning from the 1600s to the 1800s. With a maximum group size of 14, this intimate tour ensures a personal touch and the opportunity to truly savor each fascinating site. Your guide, a former history teacher and local, will provide insightful commentary and anecdotes throughout the tour, bringing the stories of the past to life.

What to expect?

Prepare to be transported through time as you embark on an adventure that showcases the best of both Plymouth and Cape Cod. Marvel at the Cape Cod Canal, a marvel of engineering, and delve into the charming town of Sandwich with its historic bookstore and barrier beach. Walk along the reconstructed Sandwich Boardwalk, breathing in the invigorating Atlantic air. Experience the grinding of maize firsthand at a real grist mill from the 1650s. Discover the breathtaking artistry of local glass artists at the Sandwich Glass Museum. Lunch at a beloved local restaurant will provide a taste of the area's culinary delights. Explore the history of the Mayflower and the pilgrims as you step aboard the Mayflower II, an authentic replica of the original ship. Stand in awe before Plymouth Rock and visit the Pilgrim Hall Museum to witness the belongings of the Mayflower pilgrims.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and nature lovers alike. Whether you're a curious traveler eager to uncover the roots of American history or simply someone looking for a day of scenic beauty, this experience caters to a wide range of interests. The small group size allows for a more personalized experience, ensuring that each participant can engage with the tour at their own pace. Whether you're an individual, a couple, or a small group of friends or family, this tour promises an unforgettable day of discovery and connection.

Why book this?

This extraordinary tour goes beyond the typical tourist experience, offering a unique and immersive look into the history and natural beauty of Plymouth and Cape Cod. With a knowledgeable guide who is passionate about history, you can expect a captivating journey through time, enriched with fascinating stories and local insights. The intimate group size ensures a more personal and authentic experience, as you explore iconic sites and hidden gems alike. Leave the logistics and driving to the experts, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of Massachusetts without the stress of navigating unfamiliar roads. From the breathtaking landscapes of Cape Cod to the historically significant landmarks of Plymouth, this tour offers an all-encompassing experience that will create memories to last a lifetime.

Good to know:

During this tour, you will spend approximately 8 to 9 hours exploring Plymouth and Cape Cod, providing ample time to fully embrace the beauty and history of each destination. Fixed pickup locations in Boston make the start of your journey convenient, but if you prefer, hotel pickup and drop-off options are also available. The tour includes a variety of activities and attractions, such as visiting the Cape Cod Canal and Sandwich Boardwalk, exploring the Sandwich Glass Museum, and touring the Mayflower II and Pilgrim Hall Museum. Lunch is not included in the tour price, allowing you the flexibility to choose from the region's delightful dining options. Prepare for a day of adventure, learning, and awe-inspiring sights as you uncover the captivating stories that shaped America's past.


Travelers who have embarked on this day tour of Plymouth and Cape Cod have been consistently thrilled by the experience. They praise the knowledgeable and engaging guides, who bring the history to life with their captivating narratives. Many appreciate the small group size, which allows for more interaction and a personalized experience. Reviewers frequently highlight the breathtaking beauty of Cape Cod, the charm of Sandwich, and the historical significance of Plymouth. From families to solo travelers, everyone agrees that this tour is a must-do for anyone interested in diving deep into the captivating history and natural wonders of Massachusetts.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center

After picking you up in Boston, your tour guide will drive south toward Cape Cod. First, you will visit the Cape Cod Canal, along with its museum and visitors center to learn about this incredible engineering feat.


In the beautiful town of Sandwich, we will also visit a historic bookstore and a beautiful barrier beach.

Sandwich Boardwalk

Have a leisurely walk on the recently reconstructed Sandwich Boardwalk, and breathe in the fresh Atlantic air.

Dexter’s Grist Mill

See a real grist mill for grinding maize from the 1650s. This is not a reproduction and watch a demonstration of the grinding stones producing fine corn flour.

Admission Included

Sandwich Glass Museum

This glass factory and museum was founded in 1825 and features beautiful handmade works by local artists.

Admission Included

Mayflower II

After we stop for lunch at a favorite local restaurant, discover the fascinating history of the Mayflower as we tour the Mayflower II, an accurate reconstruction of the original ship.

Admission Included

Plymouth Rock

Learn the history of the pilgrims' first arrival at Plymouth Rock--and see the rock itself. As they disembarked, they faced the massive challenge of creating a colony on unsettled land.

Admission Included

Pilgrim Hall Museum

America's oldest museum (1827) has the real belonging of the Mayflower Pilgrims on display, including religious books, bibles, and the bassinet of Peregrine White, the first newborn in the New World.

Admission Included

National Monument to the Forefathers

View the world's largest solid granite monument, dedicated in 1889 in memory of the Mayflower pilgrims. Learn more about the history of their first years in the New World.

Admission Included


After an enjoyable day of sites, sounds, and experiences your guide will bring you back to Boston for drop-off at your pick-up location.



4.5 (3)


The knowledgeable guide/driver resulted in a day spent enjoying the history and culture of Plymouth, Sandwitch, and the Cape Cod Canal. The headache of driving to and from these major tourist attractions was eliminated.


Cape Code and Sandwich were beautiful. We enjoyed the glass museum in Sandwich. The visit of replica of the Mayflower was very educational.


This experience was amazing. Our tour guide was the best! He was so informative and knew his job well. His driving was great also.
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