Colonial Merrymaking along the Freedom Trail
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Come enjoy a couple of days in Boston. This is where it started, where “The shot heard round the world” was fired. Listen to the stories of Paul Revere, the Minutemen and the Boston Tea Party as you search amongst the skyscrapers of a very modern city.
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Day 1 – Boston – Dinner at Cheers
Today, you arrive in Boston, MA for a three night stay at an area hotel. Dinner this evening is included at a local restaurant conveniently located near your hotel. (D)
Day 2 – Boston’s Freedom Trail – Faneuil Hall Marketplace – Boston Tea Party Museum – Joe’s Waterfront Dinner
On this full day of sightseeing you will see the famous sights on Boston’s Freedom Trail. Including Boston Common, the Paul Revere House and Old North Church. Visit many of the other sites such as the Old South Meeting House where the audio programs titled, “If these walls could speak” lets you listen in on key moments from the past – the Boston Tea Party debates, a day when British officers rode horses inside the Meeting House, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 and more!
Next, stroll through and browse the shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace/Quincy Market. You will also have time to enjoy lunch on own. This location is synonymous with world-class street performers showing off unimaginable acts of juggling, acrobatics and more for throngs of tourists and locals who gather to watch. The street performances that visitors have come to identify with Faneuil Hall were born with the Marketplace’s historic revitalization, and have been going strong since 1976.
One of today’s highlights will be your late afternoon visit to the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum. Here there are live actors, interactive exhibits, holographic displays, and an authentically restored ship. The museum’s movie titled “Let it Begin Here,” will set the stage for tonight’s dinner (minimum 30 people required).
Tonight, dinner is included at at Joe’s Waterfront. Located just steps from Faneuil Hall, Joe’s Waterfront offers the best views of Boston Harbor amidst some of the city’s most beloved landmarks. Joe’s menu features creatively flavorful dishes and modern fare made with local ingredients fresh from the ocean, farm, and neighborhood purveyors. (B,D)
Day 3 – JFK Library – Fenway Park Tour – Whale Watching Cruise – Samuel Adams Boston Taproom – Union Oyster House Dinner w/Guest Speaker
Start the day with a visit to the John F Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. Relive the powerful story of the Kennedy years. In three theaters, period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, you will enter the recreated world of the Kennedy Presidency for a “first-hand” experience of John F. Kennedy’s life, legacy, and leadership.
Next, head to iconic Fenway Park for a tour of the Stadium. Since 1912, fans have flocked to Fenway Park to watch the home team play in the heart Boston. It is referred to as, “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” by Major League Baseball and sports enthusiasts. Home to Red Sox Legends, Williams, Yaz, Fisk, Rice, and Pedro to name a few. Take in the magnificent view atop the fabled Green Monster, standing 37 feet 2 inches high, overlooking left field. Let our experienced tour guides lead you through the hallowed walls and legendary moments of historic Fenway Park.
After a break for lunch on your own, set sail on a Whale Watching Cruise. Our destination: Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine creatures. You’ll have a good chance to view several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, finbacks and minkes, and the critically endangered right whales. And you’ll learn about them from New England Aquarium naturalists who are always on board to share knowledge, answer your questions and explain the mind-blowing behaviors of these truly magnificent mammals.
Also included this afternoon is a stop at the Samuel Adams Boston Taproom. Located in the heart of Downtown Boston, the Taproom offers drinkers 20 taps including their favorite Sam Adams beers, a lineup of research and innovation brews and a gluten-free option in Truly Pure on draft.
This evening’s dinner will be at The Union Oyster House, located on the Freedom Trail, near Faneuil Hall. It enjoys the unique distinction of being America’s oldest restaurant. The building dates to Pre-Revolutionary days and continues with much the same atmosphere and food that Daniel Webster frequently enjoyed. During dinner, you will be entertained by a guest speaker knowledgeable of the area’s history and surprising events that occurred in Boston and the surrounding areas. (B,D)
Day 4 – Depart for Home
After breakfast this morning, depart for home. (B)