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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.

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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:

  • Fishing Port of Menemsha (town of Chilmark)
  • Weekly Farmer's Market
  • Agricultural Fair (West Tisbury)
  • Gay Head Cliffs and Lighthouse
  • Cuttyhunk Island
  • Flying Horses Carousel
  • Inkwell Beach
  • Martha's Vineyard Museum
  • Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge
  • East Chop Lighthouse
  • Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
  • Joseph Sylvia State Beach
  • Lighthouse Beach

From Martha’s Vineyard, your Caravan New England tour continues west with visits to Newport Rhode Island and Mystic Connecticut.

About Caravan Tours

Help us celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2022. Caravan Tours has provided fully guided tours throughout the United States, Canada, and Central America since 1952! Proudly family-owned and operated, Caravan enjoys rave reviews from our guests, many of whom have taken multiple tours with Caravan.

For more information about our New England Fall Foliage tour that includes a Martha’s Vineyard tour, please:

• Call Toll-Free 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826)
• Read our Caravan New England tour Reviews

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.

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2022 Hotels

Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds.


Embassy Suites Logan Airport

Day 1 • Boston, Massachusetts

Embassy Suites Logan Airport

Embassy Suites Logan Airport

The Embassy Suites is conveniently located next to Boston Logan Airport. This all-suite hotel features spacious two room suites with free WiFi. The indoor pool and whirlpool are open until midnight and the fitness center is available 24-hours daily. The Embassy Suites hosts a reception open to all guests, every evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with complimentary appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. Porter's Bar and Grill serves food until 11 p.m. and drinks until 11:45 p.m. nightly. The hotel is less than 2 miles from the Boston city center. Free 24-hour shuttle service is available from Boston Logan Airport and to the nearby MBTA Blue Line Subway and water taxis to downtown Boston.


Doubletree Hilton Hyannis

Days 2, 3 • Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Doubletree Hilton Hyannis

Doubletree Hilton Hyannis

The Doubletree Hilton is located in Hyannis on Cape Cod. This hotel has a fitness center along with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. On site dining options include the Ivy Room for breakfast, the Vyne Bistro for dinner, and a lobby lounge. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor fire pit in the courtyard adjacent to the lounge. Free WiFi is included in all guest rooms.


Mystic Hilton

Day 4 • Mystic Area, Connecticut

Mystic Hilton

Mystic Hilton

The Hilton Mystic is located in Mystic, Connecticut, directly across from the Mystic Aquarium and shops. This hotel features a lounge, on-site restaurant, indoor pool, fitness center and free WiFi.


The Lodge at Bromley

Day 5 • Green Mountains, Vermont

The Lodge at Bromley

The Lodge at Bromley

Your mountain lodge is nestled on the hillside of the Bromley Mountain ski resort, with sweeping southern views of the West River Valley or the slope of Bromley Mountain. Lodge rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini fridges, hair dryers, air conditioning and balconies or patios. In the evening, cozy up by the lobby fireplace.


The Glen House

Day 6 • White Mountains, New Hampshire

The Glen House

The Glen House

The Glen House is located in a picturesque setting at the base of Mount Washington in Gorham, New Hampshire. The guest rooms have free WiFi and are reflective of the simplicity of Shaker design. This hotel features a lounge, on-site restaurant, fitness center, indoor pool, and an outdoor patio with seasonal fire pit. An extensive trail network can be accessed in the backyard of the property.


Anchorage by the Sea Resort, Ogunquit

Day 7 • Southern Coast of Maine

Anchorage by the Sea Resort, Ogunquit

Anchorage by the Sea Resort, Ogunquit

The Anchorage by the Sea Resort is located in the heart of Ogunquit on Maine's Southern Coast. Ocean views abound throughout the resort grounds. The resort features indoor and outdoor heated pools, saunas, and hot tubs. Free WiFi is located in all guest rooms. A paved walking path runs along the ocean at the resort's edge.

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Airport Transfers

arrival Transfers

Caravan’s Boston, Massachusetts hotel the Embassy Suites Logan Airport, provides 24 hour courtesy shuttles from Logan Airport (BOS). Upon arrival at the airport, after you have collected your luggage, please call the Embassy Suites at 617-567-5000 to request a pickup. Because the hotel is located on airport property, taxi service is of limited availability and costs an estimated $12. See Travel Tips for more details.

departure Transfers

Caravan's vacation packages provide a departure transfer to Logan Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts, arriving at 10:00 a.m. on the day the tour ends. Please schedule flights after 12:00 p.m. See Travel Tips for more details.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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Weather & Clothing

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

Boston
TempRain
Jan36/223.6
Feb38/233.6
Mar46/313.7
Apr56/403.6
May67/503.3
Jun76/593.1
Jul82/652.8
Aug80/643.2
Sep73/573.1
Oct63/473.3
Nov52/384.2
Dec40/274.0

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Boston
temp36/2238/2346/3156/4067/5076/5982/6580/6473/5763/4752/3840/27
rainfall3.63.63.73.63.33.12.83.23.13.34.24.0

Clothing Tips

This is a predominantly casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. Dress code for most evenings is smart casual. See Travel Tips for more details.

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Travel Tips & FAQs

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My Tour Price Includes

Virtually everything! Hotels, many meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers in select cities, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides. Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation.

My Tour Price Does Not Include

Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porters, visas, phone calls, valet, laundry, all items of a personal nature, extra food and beverages not on the regular menu, and tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver. General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.

Caravan’s $129 Protection Plan Offers Peace of Mind

Caravan Travel Protection offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation and medical coverage. The cost is $129.

Age of Travelers on a Caravan Tour

Usually, you find a mix of different age adult travelers on a Caravan Tour. Children age five (5) and over are welcome, and children usually join tours offered during Christmas holidays, summer vacation and spring break vacation.

A Well-Paced Itinerary

A well-paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation.

Meals

Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). All meals in Latin America are included. Many meals are included in the USA and Canada. Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included at most hotels. Coffee and tea are provided at all meals. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals. Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified.

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Customer Reviews

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"This was my dream vacation and along with my husband, best friend and her husband, I couldn’t have asked for a better time. Breakfasts were amazing, the hotels very nice clean and the scenery was just beautiful. The sights were awesome, more than I ever expected. The colors were perfect and the history was out of this world. Saw everything we hoped for plus more than was planned. The fall foliage was at the perfect time and was beautiful. I would definitely take another tour with Caravan. It was a lifetime experience. Everything I wanted to see. Thank you."

Mr. & Mrs. S.B., Minot, North Dakota

"Beautiful, magnificent hotels. The views from the hotels in the mountains were breathtaking. The photo stops were great and offered all the marvelous views of each state. Sightseeing was awesome, so many things to see and do."

Ms. N.K., Apopka, Florida

"Thoroughly enjoyed my first trip with Caravan Tours - will return for other trips! Enjoyed all the sightseeing opportunities and added ideas from our director, who was excellent and pointed out sites to see for pictures. Gave historical info, added stories, answered questions. Provided materials and maps and was always very polite, friendly and cheerful. We had sufficient time to enjoy the surroundings and take pictures. Enjoyed the variety of activities, films, displays. All the hotels were four to five star with clean comfortable beds and self controlled environments. Just a lovely time all around. Will share with friends."

Mr. & Mrs. J.A., Tucson, Arizona

"Over the top! First time to New England and I really felt we covered so much, enough to suit everyone. I’m an artist and took so many pics, I’ll be painting from them for years to come. This was the first guided tour we had ever taken so we did not know what to expect. Tour was GREAT. We thought going in that would be lots of down (boring) time. Wrong. All the activities were well-planned and fun. Tour was set up to provide much to see. The time went by fast and colorfully. We were told by a couple that wasn’t on the tour who saw our Caravan luggage tags that we would have a great time and that Caravan does the best tours. SO TRUE! Thanks for a wonderful trip."

Mr. & Mrs. E.L., Aurora, Colorado

"The Caravan value is unsurpassed. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who has never traveled to New England states, loves history and beautiful scenery. We were fortunate to enjoy a late fall foliage. Photo stops abound on the multistate tour. We really enjoyed the history and beauty of the region. Our tour guide left no question unanswered. We loved the smaller boutique hotels and the condo with the fireplace."

Mrs. C.D., Reisterstown, Maryland

"This was my first guided tour, and I feel like I hit the jackpot. Our director shared insights into history and was attentive to our needs. Our team worked together to offer us the best views and colors, even making some adjustments along the way. All our short stops were for rest and conveniences and beautiful photo opportunities. All our main activities were well-planned, with plenty of time to enjoy each stop, and the colors were breathtaking. I truly enjoyed this trip. I enjoyed meeting new people and our weather was spectacular. I will definitely recommend Caravan to others."

Ms. F.L., Rusk, Texas

"Excellent. We learned so much more of our country’s history, and our TD was the best. Couldn’t have asked for better. We all laughed and had a great time. We were so pleased with everything we did. All the staff at each hotel were wonderful, and the seafood was terrific. So nice to not worry about our bags and rooms. Love your company and will tell everyone what a great time we had. You are the best!"

Mr. & Mrs. S.M., Bayfield, Colorado

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

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.

PanAm Jet
In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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Caravan Care

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.

Caravan's Proud History

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.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.

Meals

In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.

All-inclusive

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.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).

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