The Good Times Travel Club is about to hit the road again — this time to the Cape Cod region.
The five-day autumn trip has been put together by John Madden of Travelworld and has an unbelievable cost-conscious price. Included are all transportation, lodging, four breakfasts and dinners and an extensive program of sightseeing.
The group will leave Scranton and Wilkes Barre on the morning of Oct. 4 in a deluxe Martz Trailways internet and video-equipped motor coach and head for Hyannis, Massachusetts, where it will spend the next four nights at the Irish Village Inn. The complete package has been priced at $899 per person based on double occupancy.
Each suite at the Irish Village has cable TV and free WiFi, deep soaking bathtubs, a kitchenette with a refrigerator, a microwave and coffee machine, a sofa and dining area. There are indoor and outdoor pools, two restaurants, a lounge and a health club. The on-site Irish pub and restaurant offers evening live entertainment.
Breakfast each morning and two dinners will be served at the hotel. The other dinners will be at Skipper’s Chowder House and Scally’s Irish Ale House in South Yarmouth.
Ed and Eleanor Rogers, who have hosted every club trip which have included many parts of the world, will accompany the Cape Cod group. Rogers was editor of Good Times for Seniors for 14 years before retiring.
On Oct. 5, the group will travel along Route 6A, the Old King’s Highway, which courses through many of the cape’s historic towns and village ending at Provincetown, the eastern terminus of U.S. Route 6 and homeport to the whale watching fleet. There will be time for lunch on your own and to visit the many shops and galleries that line the streets of “Land’s End.”
Also on the day’s itinerary is a visit to the Cape Cod National Seashore visitors’ center at Eastham that showcases the nature and history of the Province Lands.
Oct. 6 will feature a tour of Hyannis, including stops at the John F. Kennedy and Korean War Memorials and the Whydah Pirate Museum.
The Kennedy Memorial, a seaside tribute to the 35th president of the United States, marks his 1963 assassination in Dallas.
Following an on-your-own lunch along Main Street, the group will embark on an hour-long Hyannis harbor cruise that will include views of the historic Kennedy Compound along Nantucket Sound and other points of interest.
Oct. 7 will be devoted to the famed Martha’s Vineyard, a 55-minute ferry ride from Hyannis. The Vineyard is a special kind of island dotted with charming small towns like Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Aquinnah, that are famous for their gourmet farm-to-table cuisine, natural beauty and beach culture.
There will be a bus tour during which the Good Times trippers will have an opportunity to learn about the lifestyles and history of the islanders. There will be time for lunch and shopping in the historic whaling town of Edgartown.
There also will be time to visit Oak Bluffs, home of the colorful, renowned Gingerbread Cottages and the iconic iron tabernacle at the Methodist campgrounds.
The group will leave for home early on Oct. 8 with a stop for lunch and a tour of Newport, Rhode Island, with its Gilded Age mansions.
Madden urged anyone interested in joining the Good Times group to contact Travelworld at 570-342-5790 or 570-288-9311. Seats are limited.