Add dates

Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown

Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown: Our most recommended tours and activities

Barnstable: Cape Cod and Provincetown Self-Drive Audio Tour

1. Barnstable: Cape Cod and Provincetown Self-Drive Audio Tour

This self-guided audio and GPS tour allows you to explore Massachusetts’s historic wonders with maximum flexibility, safety, and value. Simply hop in your own car, get the tour guide app set up on your phone, and get started. All audio plays automatically based on location. To begin the tour, start at the Cape Cod Visitor Center, following the route and speed limit for the best experience. Explore the rugged, mystical beauty of Cape Cod and learn all about the history of the areas as you see famous sights like Cape Cod Visitor Center and Pilgrim Monument. As you enjoy the scenery, discover the history and culture of the Nauset tribe. Continue to Eastham and trek down to First Encounter Beach, where the Nausets had their first contact with Europeans. See Cape Cod’s prettiest lighthouses, and hear about the importance of these buildings. The route has plenty of optional detours where you can make stops, like at the Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. Arrive in Provincetown, a thriving cultural center culture. Check out the art galleries, boutiques, and theaters, and embrace the bohemian culture. Your audio tour ends at the northern tip of the Cape, where the Mayflower first landed.

Boston: Cape Cod Day Trip with Oyster Tasting and Ferry Ride

2. Boston: Cape Cod Day Trip with Oyster Tasting and Ferry Ride

Take a full-day tour from Boston to Cape Cod, where you'll discover the rich history, art, and culinary communities of Provincetown, sample freshly caught oysters in Wellfleet, visit lighthouses on Cape Cod National Seashore, and tour the grounds of Truro Vineyards. Set sail from Boston Harbor in the morning and begin your journey in Provincetown, where you'll meet a local guide for a walking tour. Discover the area's unique art installations and murals, and learn about culinary traditions that are closely connected to the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. After exploring Provincetown, hop on an air-conditioned minibus to Wellfleet on the Outer Cape. As a world capital for oysters, you'll get to sample freshly caught oysters right off the pier. Then, enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach and try a sweet Cape Cod specialty, homemade local ice cream. Next, visit Nauset Light, a still operational late 19th-century lighthouse. Continue by visiting three more decommissioned lighthouses on Cape Cod National Seashore where you will hear the tragic story of the pirate captain. Later, visit Truro Vineyards, the pioneers of maritime winemaking. Enjoy an optional tasting of their wines and spirits and tour the gorgeous vineyard grounds. End the day back in Provincetown, where you can explore at your own pace. You could sample more local cuisine, climb the Pilgrim Monument, or just explore before hopping on the return ferry home at your leisure.

From Boston: Cape Cod and Provincetown Private Day Tour

3. From Boston: Cape Cod and Provincetown Private Day Tour

Explore your way on a private day trip from Boston with a personal guide and customizable itinerary. Cruise along the Boston Harbor on a ferry, ride along the South Shore through towns like Sandwich and Chatham, and stop to explore highlights such as the National Seashore and Herring Cove Beach. Following pickup directly from your address in Boston, your tour starts with either a 1.5-hour ferry ride (available from mid-May to mid-October) or a 2- to 3-hour car ride along the South Shore from Boston. By ferry, leave Boston Harbor with a scenic view of the Boston skyline from the bay. If you choose the drive or if the ferry is not in season, meander through small towns like quaint Sandwich and Chatham and see natural spaces like the National Seashore. On the way, get to know your guide and hear about the colorful history of Provincetown, widely regarded as Cape Cod’s most popular destination. Learn the town’s storied history as the first arrival point of the Pilgrims, a fishing town, an artist colony, and a haven for alternative lifestyles. From here, explore where and what you are interested in. Start with the highlights of the area, like the Pilgrim Monument and Museum, built to commemorate the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in the U.S. in 1620. This building is also currently the tallest granite structure in the U.S. The next stop can be a walk down the never-boring Commercial Street, the heart of Ptown’s universe. The three-mile stretch spans the town and provides access to Ptown’s notable landmarks, local art galleries, unusual souvenir shops, cabaret entertainment, and photo-worthy architecture. Choose to grab a snack at a local favorite like Provincetown Portuguese Bakery while doing some people-watching of Ptown’s colorful characters. Get recommendations for some of the best lunch spots in the area from your guide. Ptown also offers several one-of-a-kind experiences. See the Ptown sand dunes, explore Ptown’s various nature trails by bicycle, or jump on a private schooner for a whale tour. If you would like to relax a bit more, feel free to spend your time sunbathing on Race Point or Herring Cove Beach. End your day in true Ptown style with a Portuguese-style clambake and seashore view from a restaurant (cost not included). Whatever you choose your day to include, your guides will help you to discover Ptown’s charm and local flavor.

  • Day trips
  • Other experiences
  • Private tours
3 activities found
Sort by:

Other Sightseeing Options in Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown

Want to discover all there is to do in Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Excelente guía sin conductor, la aplicación se activa sin mayor problema y da información interesante de cada punto, solo a considerar en esta guía es que la visita al monumento tiene un horario estricto que no es mencionado y es de los últimos puntos de interés. Vale la pena escuchar el recorrido previo a la visita para sacarle mayor provecho, también hay varios faros cerrados por reparaciones ojala pudiera tener actualizaciones en tiempo real para saber si es posible o no visitar algunos puntos, 100% recomendable y a un excelente precio.

It worked all the time we were very well accompanied throughout the tour. Which by the way is very beautiful the landscape to discover knowing its history with this audio, very good combination.

I lived in Boston and have been to the Cape several times... but my Sis was visiting and recommended this. Worked great, and learned a few new things!

Great guided drive - the history and stories were really interesting, and the landmarks were spot on. I would really highly recommend!

The commentary for each recommended site was unique and informative, we enjoyed it very much