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Cape May, NJ

Oct 4, 2021 - Oct 6, 2021

Join us as we step back in time to the gentility and charm of the Victorian Era in Cape May, NJ.

3 Day(s) | 5 Meals


  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Safe Journeys by Friendship Tours: our commitment to a safe journey protocols will be implemented
  • Smaller Groups: Tours will be limited to fewer passengers
  • 2 Nights Marquis de Lafayette Hotel, Cape May
  • Emlen Physick Estate - Light Afternoon Tea & Guided Tour
  • Cape May Trolley Tour
  • 5 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Tea Luncheon, 2 Dinners
  • Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Depart aboard a deluxe motorcoach and head towards beautiful Cape May, NJ… step back in time to the gentility and charm of the Victorian Era. 2 nights at the charming MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE HOTEL dressed in Victorian décor and style and offering modern amenities with OCEANFRONT ROOMS and balconies for everyone…located on the edge of the Historic District and across the street from the ocean and beach. Welcome dinner tonight at a local restaurant.

Day 2

This morning enjoy a cruise around Cape May Point and up the coastline. Observe dolphins, birds and marine mammals while viewing beautiful Cape May from the water while the Captain narrates the lore, legend and ecology of these waters. This afternoon we visit the PHYSICK ESTATE and begin with a LIGHT AFTERNOON TEA in the Carriage House Tea Room and Café. Enjoy a three-tiered service which includes a sweet and savory plate of tea sandwiches, tea breads and sweets with hot and cold beverages. Following tea we take a guided tour of the 1879 EMLEN PHYSICK ESTATE, Cape May’s Victorian showplace with 15 rooms authentically restored to the original grandeur of the daily life of a Victorian household. Board a TROLLEY for a NARRATED TOUR of the Historic District and its charming architecture. Dinner tonight at ALEATHEA’S RESTAURANT.

Day 3

Visit to CAPE MAY POINT to view the CAPE MAY POINT LIGHTHOUSE and also to SUNSET BEACH to hunt for the FAMOUS CAPE MAY “DIAMONDS”. Then onto NATALI VINEYARDS for a TOUR & TASTING. Our tour begins in the vineyard where you’ll see how the grapes are grown, then follow the winemaker into the winery to see how wine is made and bottled. To cap off our experience, enjoy a tasting of these local wines accompanied by cheese & crackers. We head towards home with memories of a lovely visit to Cape May, NJ.

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 8:00 PM

Manchester, Park & Ride Commuter Lot, Buckland Street & Pleasant Valley Road

West Hartford/New Britain

Depart: 8:00 AM

Return: 7:30 PM

Commuter Lot across from Target, Village Square Rd & Hartford Rd., New Britain / West Hartford
Please park on the left side of the lot as you enter the driveway.









Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $250 pp due with reservations; FINAL PAYMENT: August 23, 2021

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to August 23, 2021 fee of $125.00 pp; August 24, 2021 to September 20, 2021 fee of $300.00 pp; no refunds if canceled on September 21, 2021 or later unless a substitute is provided.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage through Travel Insured International is available when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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