6-Day New England Summer Leisure Tour from Boston with Airport Pick-up
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Our Price: from $550 (per person, based on double occupancy)Available: Wed (6/26 - 9/4) Depart from: Boston, MA
Highlights: Visit Boston (Boston Harbor Cruise, Harvard University, MIT), Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor (Bar Harbor Cruise), Cape Cod (Provincetown), Newport, Plymouth (Express Ferry), Salem (Salem Witch Museum).
Day 1: Boston
Guests will arrive in Boston, meeting their tour guide in the baggage claim area of Logan Airport OR at Chinatown ( 81 Harrison Ave,
Boston, MA 02111) around 4:30pm, then transfer to hotel at NO extra cost.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similar
Day 2: Boston - New Bedford - Newport - Boston
Today we will first go to visit New Bedford Whaling Museum. Then we will move to Newport to see the the Breakers. Then head to Brown University and also State House of Rhode Island. When time and weather permitting, we can go through the Cliff walk.
New Bedford is nicknamed "The Whaling City" because during the 19th century, the city was one of the most important whaling ports in the world.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is a museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States that focuses on the history of the international whaling industry and the "Old Dartmouth" region in the South Coast of Massachusetts.
Admission (Optional): Adult $17; Child (Under 18 yrs) $7; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15|Opening Hours: Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day
Newport is a high end New England seaport town, extremely popular among the mega-rich of America. Travel along Ocean Drive to get beautiful scenic views and see the magnificent Breakers Mansion. It is a short drive from Boston.
Newport, Rhode Island is known across the country as a haven for the elite, and the Breakers Mansion, built by the Vanderbilt family as a "summer cottage" epitomizes the wealth and opulence that has come to characterize the town. (Mandarin Chinese audio tour is now available!)
Admission (Optional): Adult $26; Child (Under 12 yrs) $8; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $26|Opening Hours: Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Providence, founded in 1636, is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay.
Brown University, one of New England's prestigious Ivy League universities, was established in 1764 - before the foundation of the United States - and has become one of the most renowned institutions of higher education in the world.
The Rhode Island State House is the capitol building of the state's government. It is a grandiose neoclassical style building reminiscent of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Built in 1895, it is part the National Register of Historic Places.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn Randolph or similar
Day 3: Boston - Provincetown - Boston
In the morning, after guests have been picked up in Boston, we will drive to Cape Cod and take the express ferry to Provincetown, where we will walk around and enjoy the wonderful weather. At the end of the day, we will return to Boston.
Plymouth is a coastal town in Massachusetts, south of Boston. It is the site of the first Pilgrim settlement, founded in 1620. Plymouth Rock, a boulder in Pilgrim Memorial State Park, marks the place where settlers are thought to have landed on shore.
Take the Express Route to Provincetown and get there in half the time it would take to drive. Enjoy a narrated tour of historic Plymouth Harbor as we get under way, followed by a fast, comfortable ride across Cape Cod Bay
In 1824, first opened its doors as showcase of Plymouth’s unique history. It is the oldest public museum in the country and America’s museum of Pilgrim possessions. Pilgrim Hall’s extraordinary collection of 17th century artifacts, some of which actually came on the Mayflower, illuminates the story of early Plymouth Colony.
A geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States. Its historic, maritime character and ample beaches attract heavy tourism during the summer months.
Located at the very tip of the Cape Cod peninsula, Provincetown, Massachusetts is a historical beach town popular with tourists from all over the world. The pilgrims on the Mayflower landed in this located back in 1620.
This 250+-foot-tall bell tower in Provincetown, MA is the tallest all-granite building in the United States. It was constructed in 1910 as a commemoration of the Pilgrims who first landed at Cape Cod, MA in 1620. Tourists from around the world visit Provincetown to climb the monument, and view the Provincetown Museum at its base. The monument commemorates the Pilgrims, and the museum pays tribute to Provincetown's vibrant and historic maritime past.
You will tour in the Provincetown Cape Cod National Seashore protected lands, the dunes stretching as far as you can see with wispy beach grass, dark green pine trees and deep red beach plums. You will travel through the majestic dunes where your guide points out the “dune shacks” where famous artists and writers became inspired.
Day 4: Boston - Ogunquit - Acadia National Park
Today, we will travel from Boston to Maine to visit the Nubble Lighthouse and Acadia National Park
This coastal town in beautiful York County, Maine is a popular summer destination for people all over New England. In fact, the name "Ogunquit" translates to "beautiful place by the sea" in the local Native American language.
The perfect example of a picturesque New England lighthouse, the Cape Neddick Lighthouse, nicknamed the "Nubble" for the island on which it was built, offers beautiful seafront views and a great spot for a quaint afternoon by the sea.
Admission (Optional): Adult $5; Child (3-12 yrs) $5; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $5|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Apr - May 9:00am - 4:00pm, Mon - Sun May - Oct 9:00am - 7:00pm
Acadia National Park is located on Mount Desert Island just off the coast of Maine. This scenic park encompasses mountains, ocean shoreline, lakes, and forest. Guests can expect to see moose, black bear, whit-tailed deer, and many seabirds.
Thunder Hole is an impressive blowhole in Acadia National Park, Maine. Seawater is pushed into a submerged cave and shoots up through the ground as high as forty feet in the air. The area offers great views as well.
This mountain sits at the center of Acadia National Park in Maine. There are numerous hiking trails that lead to the summit at 1,528 feet. There is also a road that leads to the top.
Standard Hotel: Quality Inn Bangor or similiar
Day 5: Bar Harbor
Before returning to Boston, we will explore Bar Harbor, ME and visit Salem Witch Museum. We will have the chance to take a cruise of the area.
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population is 5,235. Bar Harbor is a popular tourist destination in the Down East region of Maine and home to the College of the Atlantic.
Bar Harbor, Maine sits just outside of Acadia National Park. This small New England fishing town has much to offer on its own, however, not the least of which are boat tours of the impressive and breathtaking coastline.
Salem is a city on the north coast of Massachusetts above Boston. It is well known for several local landmarks including Witch House and the Peabody Essex Museum with a rebuilt Qing-era Chinese house.
This kitschy show in historic Salem, Massachusetts uses wax figures to give visitors an overview of the Salem Witch Trials. Its fun gift shop and unique presentation make is a tourist favorite. It may be scary for young children.
Today, we will tour Boston, where we will visit the campuses of MIT and Harvard University. We may also visit Skywalk Observation Deck at prudential center. Then, we will see the Massachusetts State House, the New England Aquarium and Trinity Church. At Quincy Market, we will be have the chance to enjoy some lunch, including a delicious lobster meal. Afterwards, we can take a Boston Harbor cruise. At the end of the day, guests will be dropped off at Logan Airport for their departure flights.
Boston is a city as beautiful as it is historically significant. Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and see where the seeds of the American Revolution were sown or visit the North End and look out over the harbor.
One of the most famous institutions of higher learning in the world, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA has been standing since 1636, making it the oldest university in the United States. Tourists come for both history and the architecture.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research university known the world over for its highly selective and intense academics, and MIT alumni include 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars.
This iconic Boston skyscraper is the second-tallest building in the city at 750 feet tall and with 54 floors. Completed in 1964, the building has been a staple of the Boston skyline for nearly a half century.
Perched grandly atop Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts State House has been the location of Massachusetts government since 1798. This iconic domed building houses the governor's offices and the state legislature. Tours must be scheduled in advance.
Considered one of the most enrapturing aquariums in the country, the New England Aquarium houses all manner of aquatic life in its Giant Ocean Tank and also features a large IMAX theater.
Trinity Church is located in Boston's upscale Back Bay neighborhood. It is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and the elaborate and ornate building has become a landmark and icon in downtown Boston.
Opening Hours: Sun 12:00pm - 4:30pm, Tue - Sat 10:00am - 4:30pm
Quincy Market in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston is a historic building that still serves as a souvenir marketplace and food court today. The area has expanded to include two other marketplace buildings as well.
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 6:00pm
At one time, lobster was considered low-class food, barely fit to be used as fertilizer. Not so today-- the most elite are willing to shell out a fortune for a good lobster, and Massachusetts is famous for its shellfish.
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (Optional)
$6 (4-14 yrs)
$11 (Over 65 yrs)
New Bedford, MA
New Bedford Whaling Museum (Optional)
$7 (Under 18 yrs)
$15 (Over 65 yrs)
Breakers Mansion (Optional)
$8 (Under 12 yrs)
$26 (Over 65 yrs)
Nubble Lighthouse (Optional)
$5 (3-12 yrs)
$5 (Over 65 yrs)
Express Ferry (Mandatory)
$32 (3-12 yrs)
$45 (Over 62 yrs)
Pilgrim Hall Museum (Optional)
$6 (6-15 yrs)
$8 (Over 62 yrs)
Salem Witch Museum (Optional)
$11 (6-14 yrs)
$12.50 (Over 65 yrs)
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
Air fares between your hometown and the departure city.
All meals and drinks during the trip are not included in tour price. The tour guide will make eating arrangements.
Mandatory service fees: A total of $10.00/day per passenger. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $10 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $40.
Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.