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Tour Martha’s Vineyard with Caravan
Enjoy a guided Martha’s Vineyard tour as part of our Caravan New England vacation.
Tour guests on Caravan Tours’ New England Tour Packages are treated to a day visit to Martha’s Vineyard, including a 30-minute ferry ride from mainland Massachusetts with a view of the glacial Aquinnah Cliffs.
Located south of Cape Code, Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard is an affluent island offering sweeping ocean views, serene beaches, unique lighthouses, and some of the most prized real estate in all of the United States.
Enjoy a Martha’s Vineyard Tour with Caravan!
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Why Visit Martha’s Vineyard
The Martha’s Vineyard tour is always popular with our New England tour guests. The summer months are particularly attractive as the weather is most comfortable for exploring the many beaches, lighthouses, and the local towns.
There are six distinct towns on the island including:
- Edgartown (down-island)
- Oak Bluffs (down-island)
- Vineyard Haven (down-island)
- West Tisbury (rural/countryside)
- Chilmark (rural/countryside)
- Aquinnah (rural/countryside)
There is an abundance of things to do in Martha’s Vineyard including dining at great world-class restaurants, shopping, exploring the island, swimming, and visiting conservation efforts. You can discover more about the island here at Martha’s Vineyard Online
Getting Around Martha’s Vineyard
There are plenty of options to get around the island including public transportation, bikes, rental cars, and foot. As our Martha Vineyards tour guest, you will be provided with all ground transportation to and from the island and while on the island.
What To Do in Martha’s Vineyard
The Island is only accessible by boat (30-minute ferry ride) and by air. Some of the top attractions and things to do in Martha’s Vineyard include:
About Caravan Tours
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Martha’s Vineyard FAQ’s
Why Is It Called Martha’s Vineyard?
The most popular belief is that Bartholomew Gosnold, a 16th-century British explorer, discovered the island and called it Martha’s Vineyard after his deceased daughter Martha and because the island was covered in wild grapes.
Where is Martha’s Vineyard?
Martha’s Vineyard is an island off the southeast coast of Massachusetts just a 30-minute ferry ride from Falmouth MA.
How big is Martha’s Vineyard?
Martha’s Vineyard is about 20 miles long and ranges between 2 miles wide at its narrowest to 10 miles at its widest for a total of 87 square miles (225 sq. km).
How far is Martha’s Vineyard from Boston?
The island of Martha’s Vineyard is just over 90 miles from Boston, MA. From Boston to the ferry at Falmouth is about 72.5 miles, and the ferry takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the island.
How far is Martha’s Vineyard from Newport, Rhode Island?
The distance from Newport Rhode Island is about 87 miles. From Newport RI to the ferry at Falmouth, the distance is 69 miles, then it’s a 30-minute ferry ride to the Martha’s Vineyard.
Who lives on Martha’s Vineyard?
Martha’s Vineyard has a year-round population of just over 17,000 but during summer months the population can increase well beyond 100,000 as seasonal residents and visitors flock to the island.
What Is Year-Round Weather in Martha’s Vineyard?
Martha’s Vineyard’s weather tends to be slightly cooler in the summer months and slightly warmer in the winter months when compared to the mainland. In summer, most days are in the high 70s to low 80s. In winter, the temperature rarely falls below 10 degrees.
Why Travel with Caravan?
Why Travel with Caravan?
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You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.
For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.
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In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.
Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.
Most meals included within Latin America. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. Bottled water is provided on motorcoaches in Latin America.
Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.
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Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.
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