Directions and Parking

Your visit to hear world-renowned Gloriæ Dei Cantores at the Church of the Transfiguration brings you to Rock Harbor, overlooking Cape Cod Bay in Orleans.

Driving Directions
The Church of the Transfiguration is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Boston by car. From Boston take I-93 South to Exit 7 (Route 3 South) toward Cape Cod. Cross the Sagamore Bridge and continue onto Route 6 East. Take exit 89 onto Route 6A toward Orleans/Brewster and turn right onto Route 6A East. In Orleans turn left onto Main Street and continue onto Rock Harbor Road. Turn left onto Bay View Drive. The campus of the Church of the Transfiguration will be on your left.

Other Transportation
Extensive ferry service runs between Boston, Provincetown, Hyannis, Falmouth, Southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Train service runs from Boston to Hyannis from Memorial Day through Columbus Day. Local airlines fly throughout the Northeast including Boston, Hyannis, Provincetown and the Islands. Various bus lines run from Boston and New York City to Cape Cod. Once on the Cape, RTA buses provide local transportation to all major destinations, including Orleans. Buses are equipped with bicycle carriers for easy on-and-off.

More information on transportation to and around Cape Cod and the Islands is available on the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce website.


On Cape Cod, dining often means seafood, but in Orleans, you can choose from and enjoy a wide variety of dining from family restaurants, pub fare, and clam shacks to elegant waterfront bistros, ethnic cuisine and cafés. There are also fish markets, grocery stores, caterers, and organic farmers if you choose to “eat in” and cook yourself.

Visit the Orleans Chamber of Commerce website for complete travel information.


Orleans and its surrounding towns have a wide range of lodging options to suit every taste and budget. In addition to private home and cottage rentals, there are many accommodations to choose from including luxurious hotels and resorts, unique bed and breakfasts, quaint inns, and peaceful beach cottages. There are hundreds of options available. Learn more by visiting the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce website.

If you are looking for a quiet, retreat setting for your stay, the Bethany Guest House (in the Church’s building complex) or the family retreat may be available. Click here for details, rates, and availability.

Area Attractions

While on Cape, there are many wonderful cultural and historic attractions in the area. Local artists exhibit their latest works in galleries throughout Orleans. Area museums display everything from model railroads to undersea telegraph memorabilia. The Orleans Historical Society leads walking tours that include stops at a 16th century windmill and a Coast Guard rescue boat. Take a tour of the Church of the Transfiguration at the Community of Jesus filled with frescoes, mosaic, sculpture and glass work by local and international artists. Enjoy concerts, theater productions, symphony orchestras, the Artist cottages, farmers market, the historic Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre, and outdoor music festivals in the area. Learn more

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Once you arrive in Orleans, boating, fishing, sailing, beaching and surfing are minutes away. Walk the dunes to see the sun rise over the National Seashore. Wade in the bay at dusk and see the sun disappear into the ocean at the horizon. Enjoy birding, photography, golf, or tennis—all within a few miles of the town center. Cyclists can explore the area’s hidden gems along the Cape Cod Rail Trail. 

Visit the Orleans Chamber of Commerce website for complete travel information.