Independents - Lighthouses of the East Coast

Cape May, NJ 08204, USA

17 reviews
May 15 - 18, 2022
Group size: 1 - 40
Independents - Lighthouses of the East Coast
Cape May, NJ 08204, USA

17 reviews

May 15 - 18, 2022
Group size: 1 - 40

About this trip

Welcome to our Lighthouses of the East Coast Tour!  An Deluxe Oceanfront Vacation Visiting Cape May, Ocean City, 4 of the East Coasts Premier Lighthouses, and so much more!

For all of our Lighthouse and Ocean Lovers out there we have the perfect trip for you!

Join us as we enjoy a funtastic 4-day journey along the mid-atlantic coast of the U.S.  Our journey is packed with fun and value that just can’t be matched.  A vacation like this wouldn’t be right without Oceanfront accommodations, and that’s exactly what we give you.  Watch the sunrise from your oceanfront hotel room or take time to enjoy a relaxing walk on the beach day or night.  Enjoy incredible meals and evening entertainment.  Visit America’s original seaside resort - Cape May distinguishes herself in many ways. It has the pristine beaches, promenade, and all the amenities that make any seashore town worth visiting, but it also boasts a rich history and an architectural diversity equal to none.  In 1976, the Cape May Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Possessing one of the country’s largest collections of 19th century framed buildings, Cape May is New Jersey’s jewel in the crown.  Experience a relaxing and fun ferry ride from New Jersey over the Delaware.  See Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk known for being artsy with an edgy sophistication.  Enjoy Ocean City MD recently listed list as one of the nation’s Top 10 beaches.  Come experience 10 miles of beautifully maintained sand that’s ready and waiting for fun.  Experience Assateague Island and catch a glimpse of the wild horses.  Enlighten your taste buds as we visit a beautiful vineyard and enjoy both dining and tasting incredible wines, all included as part of our package.  But of course the highlight of the trip for many will be some of the East Coast’s best lighthouses for picture perfect views and some history intertwined.  So join us on this wonderfully relaxing oceanfront vacation that is full of surprises around every corner!  

What's Included

• Roundtrip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

• 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations - 1 Night Cape May,  NJ (Oceanside), 2 Nights Ocean City, MD Doubletree Oceanfront Rooms

• 8 MEALS:  3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 2 Lunches

• Dinner Theatre Show

• Trolley Tour of Historic Cape May, NJ

• Visit and Entrance to Discover Sea Shipwreck Museum

• Visit to Ocean City Life Saving Museum

• Tour of Assateague Island

• Visit to 4 of the East Coasts Lighthouses - The Hereford Lighthouse, Fenwick Lighthouse, Assateaugue Lighthouse, Cape May Lighthouse

• Relaxing Ferry Ride from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE

• Time in Rehoboth Beach

• Tour, Wine Tasting, and Luncheon at a beautiful MD Vineyard

• Best of Times Travel Tour Director (Gratuity Included)

• Luggage Handling & Taxes

• Bus Driver Gratuities Not Included

• Optional Travelers Insurance by Chubb is offered - Click Here for Details on Chubb Travel Insurance Program

*Best of Times Travel will notify you of the closest departure point to where you live approximately 3 weeks prior to the trip departure date.   

Cape May, NJ

Visit America’s original seaside resort</strong> - Cape May distinguishes herself in many ways. It has the pristine beaches, promenade, and all the amenities that make any seashore town worth visiting, but it also boasts a rich history and an architectural diversity equal to none.  In 1976, the Cape May Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Possessing one of the country's largest collections of 19th century framed buildings, Cape May is New Jersey's jewel in the crown.  For a short video of Cape May Highlights Click Here.

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse has been a beacon of safety and assurance to mariners since the 17th century. It was first used by whalers to haul in and butcher their catches. As the use of the Inlet, and coastal shipping continued to increase over the years, so did the number of shipwrecks. The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was constructed to mark the mouth of the Inlet, which would help prevent shipwrecks. The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse stands on the south side of the Hereford Inlet, which leads from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intra-Costal Waterway linking Maine to Florida. This wood frame, residential style Lighthouse was first lit on May 1th, 1874 and was designed by the Lighthouse Boards Chief Draftsman, Paul J. Pelz, who later went on to gain recognition as the designer of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Cape May Lighthouse

The present tower, which is the third documented lighthouse at the southern tip of New Jersey, has been an aid-to-navigation for mariners and attraction for visitors since it was built in 1859. More than 2.5 million visitors have climbed the lighthouse since it opened to the public in 1988. For those who choose not to climb, the Oil House on the grounds contains a fully accessible Visitors’ Orientation Center and Museum Shop carrying souvenirs, books and maritime items. The state park offers many amenities for nature lovers and family fun.

Fenwick Island Lighthouse

Fenwick Island, Delaware is a barrier island that lies at the very southern border of Delaware with Maryland.  In the mid Nineteenth Century, an increasing number of shipwrecks near the Fenwick Shoals, about 6 miles off-shore of Fenwick Island, prompted the United States Lighthouse Board to recommend the construction of a lighthouse to help mariners avoid the shoals. Congress agreed with the Lighthouse Board and authorized $25,000 in 1856 for establishment of a lighthouse on Fenwick Island. The United States Government paid Mary Hall $50 for ten acres of land for what was considered the highest point on the island, the site was just feet from the Transpeninsular Marker that defines the Delaware and Maryland State lines.  The station was completed and the lamp was lit for the first time August 1,1859.

Assateague Island Lighthouse

The Assateague Lighthouse is located on the Virginia portion of Assateague Island. The Coast Guard has maintained the lighthouse for many years. Ownership of the lighthouse was transferred to the Fish & Wildlife Service from the Coast Guard in 2004. While the U.S. Coast guard still maintains the light as an active navigational aid, the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is responsible for preserving the lighthouse. The top of the lighthouse is accessible to the public (see the visitor schedule). It is still operational and one of the most impressive landmarks in Virginia.

Terms and Conditions of Sale

Here are the Specific Terms & Conditions of Sale For this program.

Rates and itineraries shown here were in effect at the time of printing and no changes are anticipated; however, Best of Times Travel reserves the right to withdraw any tour or to make any rate changes, as necessary.  Prices are subject to change.  A deposit is always required to confirm a reservation. A Deposit of $100pp, plus insurance premium (if selected) is due upon registration to confirm your reservation.  Travel Insurance: We recommend your purchase of optional travel insurance.  This optional travel insurance is per person and the premium is based on the overall trip cost.  Travelers MUST purchase the plan at the time of initial deposit.  Coverage will not be in place unless your full Deposit is received.   Cancellation schedule and fees are in place regardless of cancellation reason (including, but not limited to, force majeure, health pandemics or government restrictions).  Travel Insurance Premium is also Non-Refundable regardless of cancellation reason.   Payment in full must be received by March 18th, 2022 or this may result in an automatic cancellation.   Please note:  All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to Best of Times Travel.  The date of cancellation is deemed to be the date received by Best of Times Travel.  Cancellation Charges for this programs are as follows:  Cancellations from date of booking until 3/18/22 have no cancellation fee. Cancellations from 3/19/22 until 4/15/22 will be assessed a cancellation fee of 75% of the total fare.  Cancellations after 4/15/22 will receive no refund, 100% of total fare.  Best of Times Travel is not responsible for any refunds over and above said amount.  Best of Times Travel may at its discretion issue any refunds, in whole or in part, in the form of future travel credit. 

*Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver has the following stipulations: plan must be purchased within 15 days of initial trip payment, insured must be medically able to travel at time of purchasing the plan, all pre-paid, non-refundable trip costs need to be insured.  This information is a brief description of the features of this insurance program. Coverage & pricing may vary by state. The provision of this document is for informational purposes only and is not an insurance contract. Coverage is being marketed by Chubb Insurance Solutions Agency, Inc. located at 202 Halls Mills Road, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey 08889. Insurance benefits are underwritten by ACE Property & Casualty Insurance Company located at 436 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.

What’s included

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  • Driver Gratuity
    Your Bus Driver Gratuity is NOT included in your package price. Our suggested gratuity amount is $20 per person for the entire program.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy Rate
Available until April 15, 202240 left

This is for 2 people sharing a room together in the Hotel at Turning Stone Resort.  Rooms will be configured with either 1 King Bed or 2 Queens.  Best of Times Travel will make every effort to have passengers sharing a room with different last names have 2 beds in the room.

Deposit: $100
Single Occupancy
Available until April 15, 202240 left

This is for 1 Person Occupying a room with No Roommate.  

Deposit: $100
Triple Occupancy
Available until April 15, 202240 left
Deposit: $100
Quad Occupancy
Available until April 15, 202240 left

This is for 4 people sharing a Room .  Rooms will be configured with 2 Queens.  This will require that 2 passengers must share each bed in the room.  Roll-away cots are Not Available. 

Deposit: $100

Available options

Chubb Travelers Insurance Dble/Trip/Quad
Chubb Travelers Insurance - Single Occ.

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17 reviews
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Had a wonderful time. The lunch was wonderful and show was very entertaining. Look forward to attending another lunch/show.
By ANNMARIE H for Best of Times - The Atlantic City Boys - Wednesday 4/27/2022 on 06 May, 2022
Everything was perfect. My mom wants to go again. She loved it. From begining to end wasvery fun
By Patty O for Bay Path- Christmas NY Style w/ Radio City Rockettes on 16 Dec, 2021
This was a fast paced tour of Nashville with lots to see and do over the four days/three nights and allot of walking! Best of Times ensured our time in Nashville was maximized with behind the scenes tour of the Ryman and Opry as well as performances at both in addition to the dinner show with the Oak Ridge Boys. The 'step on' guide, Ed for a tour of Nashville was fantastic as was our bus driver, Michael! We had a delicious dinner buffet at the White Horse Saloon which had a TV show back in the 70's-80's and watched country line dancing as well as listened to live country music. We also had a luncheon on Steamboat Jackson which is a paddle wheel boat and the entertainment was top notch. We toured Studio B and the Country Music Hall of Fame. I probably left something out but those are the highlights. I would highly recommend this tour if you want to experience Nashville as the itinerary was top notch as was the hotel and the meals delicious. Well worth the money.
By DOT C for Indep. -Nashville's A Country Xmas 2021 - Feat. the Oak Ridge Boys on 16 Dec, 2021
This show was fantastic. All of the music was great and it brought us back to the time music was fabulous. The performers had great voices and they kept the audience singing along for the entire show. Hope to see them again.
By James M for Independents - Yesterday Once More - Thursday 11/18/2021 on 27 Nov, 2021
We had an excellent time and one day was better than the next.
By Josephine p for Independent Travelers - NE Patriots vs. Carolina w/Biltmore Est -Trip on 24 Nov, 2021
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