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We'll have 2 or 3 extra days in Boston at the end of a cruise in mid-October. Are there Gray Line or similar tours to Cape Cod or is it too far to go for a day, or too late in the season? We did this from Vancouver to Victoria and had only about 3 or 4 hours there in a 9 hour trip because of the ferry and the distance. But it was still worth it. Thanks!

 

Sue

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Much easier to keep track of replies to questions like this if you stick to one board.

Sjde: Actually in your case you have come to the right place... information on a particular cruise destination.. whether it be Alaska, Europe, Canada is all over the place.. and often helpful "locals" on these ports of call board. The new "Search" feature can be a big help as there may be questions relating to your Cape Cod question on a specific cruise board as well.

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True, Caroline, but the poster had already asked the same question on the other board, and there were already replies there I was guiding her too.

 

Posting the same question in multiple places often results in half the answers going unnoticed . . . or duplicating the efforts of the repliers to help out.

 

This *is* the right place for the thread, but since it was started elsewhere I thought it helpful to point her back over there.

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Sorry. Haven't used this board in almost a year and after posting on the "ask a cruise question" thread, I discovered further down, the "ports of call-New England" thread.

 

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Nitemare, if I'm not mistaken, you pointed sjde here in your answer to her post on the board you referenced.

 

Back to the question though --- sjde, what part of the Cape are you interested in? We live in the area and I can offer you some advice depending upon where you'd like to visit.

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I know nothing about Cape Cod, so can't say that there's a particular place I'm interested in, other than we're interested in quaint, picturesque towns and scenery, maybe shops and restaurants, though less so.

 

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Provincetown (or P-town, as we call it here) is probably the easiest to get to. Here's a link to the high-speed ferry:

 

http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/provincetown/

 

Looking at their schedule, I don't know if you will be arriving when the ferry is still running, so here are some other options:

 

Bonanza Bus Line

Plymouth-Brockton Street Railway -- click on "Bus Schedules between Boston, South Shore, and Cape Cod" on left-hand side of page. Note different schedules for weekends and weekdays.

 

Or, you can rent a car and drive it. Shouldn't be too difficult as you are going after tourist season.

 

Hope this helps somewhat. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Edited to add: The Gray Line links given above (we posted at the same time) are also excellent. The one called Autumn on the Cape sounds great -- maybe we'll do that one ourselves. :)

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