Cranberry Harvest & Plymouth

Cranberry Harvest & Plymouth

Join us as we travel to one of our country's first settlements; Plymouth, Massachusetts. Tour a Cranberry Bog, visit Plymouth Rock and board the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620. History and tradition will fill your days and leave you with many fond memories.

  • Cranberry Harvest Tour

  • Cape Cod Canal Cruise

  • Photo stops at Plymouth Rock & Forefather’s Monument

  • Plimoth Grist Mill

  • Pilgrim Hall Museum

  • Lobster Tales Cruise

  • Mayflower II

  • Plimoth Plantation

  • Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

  • 6 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

 

Day 1

Today we depart for Plymouth, Massachusetts. Dinner will be included after checking-in to the Hampton Inn on the Cape Cod Canal.

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Day 2

After a continental breakfast at the hotel, we will depart with our local guide. Today’s highlight is a guided Cranberry Bog tour by A.D. Makepeace, the world’s largest cranberry grower. The guide will show you examples of an existing bog, currently in production and will discuss the stages of the cranberry growing process. There are two methods of harvesting and you may even see it happening. Learn from the expert cranberry growers about farming and harvesting this fruit named “craneberry” by the Pilgrims. This afternoon we will board the Viking for a 2-hour cruise on the Cape Cod Canal. Dinner will be included this evening.

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Day 3

Today, following a continental breakfast, we will rediscover the earliest beginnings of the country in America's Hometown - Plymouth. Picture stops will be made at Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims in 1620 and at the Forefather's Monument, the largest solid granite monument in the United States. Our next stop will be at the Plimoth Grist Mill. During your visit, explore the mill and learn about the importance of mills in the 1600's, the process of grinding corn, and the ecology of the Town Brook area, including the annual herring run. We then will continue our touring and board the Mayflower II, a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World. Learn about the 1620 voyage, the perils of maritime travel and the tools of 17th century navigation. Lunch is on your own in downtown Plymouth. After lunch, we will board a Lobster Tales Cruise to learn about the many creatures that live in Plymouth Harbor. Experience a "hands on" approach to see how lobsters are harvested from their natural environment. Roll up your sleeves to help haul in lobster traps. The rest of the afternoon will be spent visiting Plimoth Plantation, the first permanent European settlement in Southern New England. It is the site of a living museum dedicated to recreating 17th century life in the New World with the Wampanoag tribe. Step back in time as costumed interpreters portray residents of the Colony. A traditional Thanksgiving Turkey dinner buffet will be included at the plantation.

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Day 4

Today we depart for home with cranberries in our pockets and a deeper appreciation of our American Heritage. Arrival home will be early evening.

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Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.

CB=Continental Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
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Easton - Motorcoach William Penn Hwy Park & Ride near Pole A-10
Route 33, Easton, PA
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Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
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Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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