During your Outer Cape, Provincetown and Chatham bus trip you will visit some of Cape Cod’s most renowned landmarks with a knowledgeable and friendly step-on-guide. Also included in your day trip is a cruise along the Hyannis Harbor.
The Eastham Windmill is believed to be the oldest and last working gristmill on Cape Cod and one of Eastham’s major tourist draws. Originally constructed by Eastham resident Thomas Paine in Plymouth during the late 1600s, it was moved to nearby Truro in 1770, to Eastham in the late 1700s and finally to its current location near Eastham Town Hall in the early 1800s.
Cape Cod National Seashore
Delight in Cape Cod National Seashore’s forty miles of pristine sandy beaches, marshes, ponds, and uplands that support diverse species. While lighthouses, cultural landscapes and cranberry bogs that offer a glimpse into Cape Cod’s past and present are what attract some visitors, others are drawn to the swimming beaches and recreational activities.
The Province Lands Visitors Center
Situated in Provincetown, a former Portuguese fishing village, is the Province Lands Visitors Center. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the Province dunes, the Outer Beach and the Atlantic Ocean from the visitor center’s observation deck. Learn about the local plants and animals and the Pilgrim’s landing in Provincetown through the visitor center’s exhibits. Or shop for Cape Cod and National Seashore paraphernalia in the visitor center’s bookstore.
Marconi Station Historic Site
Visit the Marconi Station Historic Site, a prominent part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Here you can learn about the historical significance of Marconi Station including information about the first transatlantic radio transmission and picking up the SOS distress signal from the sinking Titanic during the early 1900s. Marconi Station is also known for its breathtaking views of glacial sand cliffs and the Atlantic Ocean that stretches into the horizon.
Hyannis Harbor Cruise
The highlight of your Cape Cod vacation package awaits you in Hyannis. Often referred to as the capital of the Cape, Hyannis is the largest of the seven villages in the city of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Its shops, restaurants, entertainment spots and its natural harbor have made Hyannis a popular attraction among locals and tourists. Make your way down the crushed seashell pathway to Hyannis Inner Harbor and climb aboard one of Hyannis’ Hy-Line Cruise ships to see the sights of Hyannis Harbor.
Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center
Your guided tour of Outer Cape, Provincetown and Chatham will come to an end at the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center in Sandwich. Learn about the rich history, fascinating features and vigilant operation of the Cape Cod Canal and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through the visitor center’s 41-foot U.S. Army Corps of Engineers patrol boat, media presentations on Canal history, critters and wildflowers, real time radar and camera images of the waterway and a variety of interactive exhibits. Rocking chairs located on the deck outside the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sea breeze while watching ships transit the Canal.
In the Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center, Park Rangers on duty will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the Cape Cod Canal, or the surrounding area.