I have actually booked a Coach Tour to New England with 3 nights stay at the Midtown Hotel, this will in reality be 5 nights in Boston as the other two nights are incorporated into the beginning of the tour. All this is early September 2007. Well cutting a long story short I am fuming at the tour company, they have twice made changes, one to the flight, now the hotel for the 2 nights and saying transfer's are now not included when they said they would be. I think they are trying to rip me off so I will probably cancel.
I am wondering now to do it myself as the other tours I have looked at are mega expensive. I am a bit worried about hiring a car as I will be traveling on my own and the only time I have driven in the US is with my family! My plan is this, spend 4 nights at the Midtown, then get the bus to Hyannis and stay for 3 nights to do Matha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Then get the bus to Provincetown and stay for 3 or 4 nights there (whale watching) I know I can get the ferry direct to Boston for my return flight home. Can anyone tell me if this is feasible and practical or will it be a lot of messing about with luggage. Would there be enough to do in Provincetown for 3/4 days, after the Whale Watching - I am not really a beach person, but then again I don't want to stay really in another place because of moving the luggage etc.and I think it would be relatively easy to get back to Boston from there. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank You.