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JFK's 100th Birthday Trip, MA 2017

JFK's 100th Birthday Trip, MA 2017

Join Wolf's Tours for the 100th birthday celebration of John F. Kennedy. JFK was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. At age 43, he was the youngest person and the first Roman Catholic ever elected President. The Kennedy family is truly one of the closest families to be considered royalty in the United States.

Package Includes: 

4 Nights Lodging, 4 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners, Guided Tour of Hyannis, Admission to John F. Kennedy Museum, Hyannis Harbor Cruise, Admission to Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Guided Tour of Boston, Admission to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Guided Tour to Provincetown Along Scenic Route 6A, Visit to Cape Cod National Seashore Visitors’ Center, Choice of Whale Watching Cruise or Dune Tour Excursion, Baggage Handling and Transportation.








Board your Wolf's coach and travel north to the sandy shores of Cape Cod. Rest and meal stops will be made en route as needed. Upon arrival to the area, meet the local guide for check-in at the hotel, the Hyannis Harbor Hotel (508-775-4420), your home for the next 4 nights. Relax and enjoy the comfort of your nautical-themed room featuring cable TV, DVD player and free use of DVD library, a CD/MP3 player with iPod jack, and free wireless internet. The hotel has beautiful views of the Hyannis Harbor, lots of outdoor seating including a stone fire pit for evening relaxing, and indoor/outdoor swimming pools with hot tub and private courtyard and patio. Dinner is included tonight after which you have the evening to relax poolside or in the courtyard watching the activity in the Harbor.



Enjoy another delicious breakfast at the hotel before boarding your Wolf's coach with a local guide as today's sites involve Cape Cod. You will travel historic Route 6A, the Old King's Highway, a scenic byway winding through centuries of Cape Cod history, pass historic structures which characterize its early development. View the Eastham Windmill, a Cape Cod Lighthouse and visit the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitors Center. In 1961, President Kennedy signed legislation establishing an American treasure, the Cape Cod National Seashore, which protects the fragile coastline from Chatham to Provincetown. A long-time summer resident of the Cape, JFK had co-sponsored the legislation while in the Senate. This was the first time the federal government had created a national park out of land that was primarily in private hands. Today the Seashore encompasses more than 43,000 acres and draws more than 4,000,000 visitors a year. Continuing your tour, sand dunes and the ocean surround you as you approach "Lands End" - Provincetown. You are now at the extreme tip of Cape Cod, formerly known as the "Province Lands". The pilgrims landed here first before they decided to settle across the Bay in Plymouth. In Provincetown, you will have time to enjoy the wonderful variety of restaurants (lunch on your own), shops and galleries that make this artists/fishermen village so unique. This afternoon, board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of Whale Watching. You will travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment including birds that migrate here from all over the Atlantic and fish which use these shallow waters to feed. The onboard naturalist will introduce you to everything you may see on your cruise and will answer questions about whales, birds, fish and lighthouses. OR, you may choose to stay on dry land and take a Dune Tour. Ride along the shoreline of the Cape and your guide will point out the "dune shacks" where famous artists and writers became inspired to create their art. Dinner will be included this evening at an area restaurant. Upon return to the hotel, you will have time to pack for the next morning's departure and to enjoy the hotel before calling it a night. (B, D)

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Breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. Your local guide will join you on the coach as you travel to Boston, the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the largest city in New England and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Upon arrival in Boston, your first stop will be at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Here you will enter the re-created world of the Kennedy Presidency for a "first hand" experience of John F. Kennedy's life, legacy and leadership and special Centenary Anniversary exhibits. For lunch, you will once again be following in the footsteps of JFK to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, the location where he delivered his final speech of his 1960 presidential campaign. Lunch is on your own with many options to choose from at Quincy Market. After lunch, board the coach for a riding tour with your guide to view sites and landmarks in the city that played an important role in JFK's rise to the White House. Your guide will also point out sights along the Freedom Trail as well as the Boston Common and the Public Gardens. You will also see Rose Kennedy Greenway Park - named for the matriarch of the Kennedy Family; this park affords a moment to reflect on the Kennedy legacy. See Old City Hall (now a restaurant/offices), where JFK's grandfather governed as the first Mayor of Boston, born to Irish immigrants. Also see Omni Parker House, the longest continuously operating hotel in the U.S., where John announced his bid for Congress in 1946, and where he proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953 and the site of his bachelor party. Old Hotel Bellevue and 122 Bowdoin Street Apartment served as Kennedy's residences when he moved to Boston to run for the US Congress in 1946 under the slogan "The New Generation Offers a Leader". Kennedy initially lived at the Bellevue, where his grandfather was spending his retirement years. Also see the Massachusetts State House, completed in 1798; the State House is where president-elect Kennedy delivered a speech called the "City upon the Hill" to a joint session of the Massachusetts Legislature on January 9, 1961. While here, see the JFK Statue on the State House lawn where both of Kennedy's grandfathers served in the late 19th century. Dinner this evening is included at Ye Olde Union Oyster House - the oldest, continuously operated restaurant in the United States, and a favorite of President Kennedy. Booth #18 is the "Kennedy Booth". After dinner, return to your hotel in Hyannis Port for overnight. (B, D)

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Breakfast is included today at your hotel. Your local guide will join you on board the coach and conduct a tour of Hyannis viewing: John F. Kennedy Memorial - this contemplative site pays tribute to the man who created "Camelot". The memorial includes a fountain and field-stone monument with Presidential seal and the inscription: "I believe it is important that this country sail and not lie still in the harbor" John Fitzgerald Kennedy. View Hyannis Port where, in 1928, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy & Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. purchased their summer home, now known as the Kennedy Compound and still serves as a getaway for the Kennedys for generations. See St. Francis Xavier Church where Rose Kennedy always sat in the front row. When the oldest son Joe Jr. died after his plane was shot down during WWII, the service was held here. The main altar of the church is a memorial to John F. Kennedy, where he attended Sunday mass each Sunday during the summertime. Next on the tour is the Hyannis Armory, which is the location that JFK accepted the 35th Presidential nomination. After John and wife Jacqueline voted in Boston, they flew to Cape Cod to await the election results at the Kennedy Compound. When it was announced that Richard Nixon conceded, the family formed a cavalcade and drove down to the Hyannis Armory, where Kennedy delivered his acceptance speech. Next, you will enjoy a Hyannis Harbor Cruise for a one-hour tour. Get to know the local landmarks, popular beaches and other points of interest on your way to view the historic Kennedy Compound. Once back on land, you will stroll through Aselton Park, past the Peace Corps Memorial. The Peace Corp was established by President John F. Kennedy on March 1, 1961, to send volunteers from the U.S. to work in developing countries. The memorial you will see commemorates the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Peace Corps. Afterwards, you will have admission included at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. Here the Kennedy legacy continues, sharing with the community their love for the sea and the need to preserve and celebrate the Cape's rich maritime heritage. Following your museum experience, you will have time for lunch on your own and browsing the shoppes on Main Street. Mid-afternoon your admission is included to the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. The seas and shores of Hyannis Port inspired our 35th President like no other place on earth. It was here that he contemplated and accepted his run for office. Discover why he loved this place and how he spent his time on Cape Cod. "I always go to Hyannis Port to be revived, to know again the power of the sea and the master who rules over it and all of us." John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Dinner this evening will be arranged at a local restaurant complete with entertainment and birthday cake for dessert. Return to hotel for overnight. (B, D)

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Your final breakfast at the hotel is served this morning prior to check-out and departure for return to Pennsylvania. Rest and meal stops will be made en route as needed.





B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Pick up locations can vary by date. Please visit detailed overview tab for tours with multiple dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Pick up locations can vary by date. Please visit detailed overview tab for tours with multiple dates.

Name Address Contact Details
Camp Hill Camp Hill Radisson, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Park near Radisson sign across from McDonalds
Carlisle Carlisle Point Mall, 800 East High Street
Park in mall lot across from Pizza Hut
Hanover Hanover - Staples Shopping Ctr, 440 Eisenhower Dr
Park along grass island in center of lot
Harrisburg Mall Harrisburg Mall -3501 Paxton St.
Park near Pole 32
York York Four Points Sheraton, 1650 Toronita St.
Go to the right and park in the far corner of lot
York Springs York Springs - Wolf's Terminal
200 Old US Rt. 15 - Park near large sign
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