Small States by the Sea

A Journey to the Holy Land

  • 10 Days | 16 Meals
  • Oct 18 - Oct 27
  • $3,997

An Astounding Exploration of the Promised Land

Small States by the Sea

Featuring visits to US “small states” Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Are one of these states on your bucket list?

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Sep 11 - Sep 18, 2022
8 days | 7 nights

Explore New England’s majestic seaboards including Annapolis’ US Naval Academy, Rehoboth Beach and its classy boardwalk and savor a sweet treat in DE’s first town – Lewes. Enjoy three boat rides including an “off the beaten path” water ride to an Oyster Farm and a scenic lighthouse cruise on Narragansett Bay. Small town charm and historic towns deliver a delightful tour.

  • See where enthusiastic young men and women train in the Navy and Marine Corps at the US Naval Academy
  • Explore historic Annapolis on a narrated trolley tour including the Maryland State House, the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use
  • Visit the special Air Mobility Command Museum to learn how Hangar 1301 was involved in secret rocket development during WWI
  • Cape Henlopen State Park with a local expert
  • Guided tour of Lewes, DE, a community founded in 1631 as the “first town in the first state”
  • Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum to discover the Charles W. Morgan whaleship, a working preservation shipyard, historic gardens, and maritime art gallery
  • Scenic lighthouse cruise showcasing 10 gorgeous lighthouses, multiple islands, and miles of stunning coastline
  • Oyster Farm tour and learn the harvest process of the Potter Pond Estuary
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DAY 1: MARYLAND
Fly into Baltimore and head to the charming coastal downtown Annapolis for dinner and a 2-night stay. D

DAY 2: MARYLAND
See where enthusiastic young men and women train in the Navy and Marine Corps at the US Naval Academy. The guided tour includes Bancroft Hall, crypt of John Paul Jones, and more. Watch the noon formation before lunch in the Naval Academy Club, a military Tradition for 100 years. Explore historic Annapolis on a narrated trolley tour including the Maryland State House, the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use. Take free time to explore downtown City Docks this evening. B, L

DAY 3: DELAWARE
Head east into the first state to ratify the US Constitution – Delaware. Arrive in Dover and visit the special Air Mobility Command Museum. Learn how Hangar 1301 was involved in secret rocket development during WWII and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Completed in 1791, a guided tour of the Old State House shares DE’s role in the American Revolution and stories about the patriots who were there. Arrive Rehoboth Beach for dinner and a 2-night stay in this remarkable village. B, D

DAY 4: DELAWARE
After a leisurely morning, visit Cape Henlopen State Park with a local expert and continue to a guided tour of Lewes, DE, a community founded in 1631 as the “first town in the first state”. Shop the local ware and savor a local ice cream before traveling back to Rehoboth for a free evening to stroll the boardwalk or dip your toes in the ocean. B, sweet treat

DAY 5: NEW JERSEY
Board the Cape May Ferry to relax on the sun deck or in the salon area while making our way across the mouth of the Delaware River to New Jersey. Arrive in historic Victorian Cape May and explore this quaint seaside resort village on a narrated trolley tour exploring the treasures and landmarks in the Historic District. Tour the 1879 Emien Physick Estate, Cape May’s Victorian house museum. A gourmet lunch is planned at the historic Washington Inn. This evening, a personal guide shares tales of local heroes and legends on the drive to Cape May Lighthouse to watch the Sunset Beach Flag Ceremony at dusk. B, L

DAY 6: CONNECTICUT
Awaken to the smells and sounds of the ocean; take a stroll on the beach and perhaps garner a photo in front of the iconic Cape May Rescue Boat! Head northeast on I-95 to Mystic, CT ready to embrace the relaxed New England charm that has made this a popular destination. Explore the shops in downtown Mystic, including the famous “Mystic Pizza” shop before unpacking for a 2-night stay in downtown Mystic, CT. B, D

DAY 7: RHODE ISLAND
At the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum discover the Charles W. Morgan whaleship, a working preservation shipyard, historic gardens, maritime art gallery and more. Cross into Rhode Island for Narragansett Bay. Learn about the area on a scenic lighthouse cruise showcasing 10 gorgeous lighthouses, multiple islands, and miles of stunning coastline. Feast on a delicious boxed lunch from Mantunuck Oyster Restaurant featuring farm and pond to plate! Embark on an Oyster Farm tour and learn the harvest process of the Potter Pond Estuary. B, L

DAY 8: FLIGHT HOME
Flight home from Hartford or Boston. B

Dates:

  • Departure Date: September 11, 2022
  • Return Date: September 18, 2022

Pricing:

  • Double $2779
  • Triple/Quad $2479
  • Single $3549

*Per person rates

*Includes round-trip airfare from STL or MCI

Average Temperatures:

Annapolis, MD: 82/66

Rehoboth, DE: 81/61

Cape May, NJ: 80/62

Mystic, CT: 76/58

Luggage:

Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.

Important Information:

New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.

Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.

Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.

Identification:

Since we are traveling by plane you must bring a valid passport.

Terms and Conditions:

Please refer to our policies HERE for more information on our terms and conditions.

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