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    Newport Mansions Tour

    Escape to the lovely coastal city of Newport, Rhode Island, on this day trip that includes both a guided tour and free time. Explore The Breakers mansion, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II's family. See top Newport attractions such as St Mary's Parish, Ocean Drive and the Naval War College on a narrated city tour. Then spend the afternoon exploring more of this quaint and historic city on your own. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a more intimate, interactive experience. After pickup from your central Boston hotel in a minibus, enjoy a morning snack during the 1.5-hour drive to Newport, Rhode Island. Listen to your informative guide provide historical commentary about Newport, which has been called 'America's First Resort'; feel free to ask questions in the relaxed company of your small group. Arrive at The Breakers, the elegant summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II and his family, to explore for 2-hours. Tour the remarkable mansion, which covers a full acre of the 13-acre (5.2-hectare) oceanfront estate. It's one of many local mansions that served as getaways for America's rich and famous during the 20th century. During this time, you may take part in a 1.5-hour self-guided audio tour (available in 9 languages). Directly behind The Breakers, take in gorgeous ocean views at the Newport Cliff Walk for great photo opportunities. After, embark on a 1-hour narrated city tour of Newport sights. See St Mary's Parish, where President John F Kennedy wed Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953. Drive by Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the US, and see Fort Adams and the Naval War College. Learn why Newport is considered a sailing mecca and admire lovely waterfront vistas from Ocean Drive. Finish your guided city tour at the Newport Visitors Center, where you can plan out your 3.5 hours of free time. Public transportation makes it easy to get around the city from this location. Use your free time to visit another Newport mansion of your choice, you may choose to see the International Tennis Hall of Fame (at a discounted price) orr take a lunchtime cruise, dine on the oceanfront and browse the shops on the city's boardwalk (all at own expense). Take advantage of the guidebook and discount card included with your tour during your free time in Newport. In the late afternoon, you will meet back at the Newport Visitors Center for the drive back to Boston.
    Newport Mansions Tour

    8 N Market St, Boston

    • Escape to the lovely coastal city of Newport, Rhode Island on this day trip
    • Navigate through The Breakers mansion, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II's family
    • See top Newport attractions such as St Mary's Parish, Ocean Drive and the Naval War College
    • Enjoy both a narrated city tour and free time to check out more of this quaint and historic city on your own
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    Arrive and Drive Corvette Tour: Fall Foliage

    Leaf all your troubles behind with a fall foliage tour of New England! You'll have a full day to cruise a pre-planned route through Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, all while driving behind the wheel of a stylish corvette! Drive through backcountry roads that offer both scenery and history, as well as a few stops in small rural towns offering shops, restaurants,and art galleries! Enjoy expansive forests, state parks, farms, and open fields awash in the colors of autumn, and stop to capture incredible photographs and inspire the mind! And when the driving is done, you'll end your day at at Gibbet Hill Grill Restaurant in Groton, Massachusetts for an included diner. It's a tour worth falling for!
    Arrive and Drive Corvette Tour: Fall Foliage

    10 Cobblestone Way, Billerica

    • Enjoy a corvette ride for a day during a self-guided fall foliage tour of southern New England
    • Explore backcountry routes that pass through forests, fields, and quaint rural towns
    • Celebrate your journey with an included post-tour meal at Gibbet Hill Grill
    • Immerse yourself in the inspirational beauty of New England in the fall
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    Plimoth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip

    Journey back in time and see how life was for the Pilgrims and Wampanoag American Indians in the 1600s on this day tour to the Plimoth Plantation, a living museum south of Boston in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Interact with costumed actors who reenact the Pilgrims' daily tasks in the English colony and check out a Wampanoag home site that has been recreated alongside the colony. Board the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the pilgrims to the New World, to complete your trip into colonial America. Travel by air-conditioned luxury coach 45 miles (72 km) south while listening to your professional guide explain the history of Plymouth and the arrival of the first pilgrims on the Mayflower. When you reach Plimouth Plantation, immerse yourself in this living museum where you meet convincing actors who speak old English as they tell you about their daily life in this historically accurate recreation of the small English colony. Watch how the blacksmithing, cooking and farming was done in the early 1600s and feel free to ask questions of the knowledgeable actors.

    At the Wampanoag home site next to the colony, you'll meet American Indians from different nations who demonstrate how the Wampanoag's ancestors lived and talk about how they interacted with the pilgrims. They also tell you about how they live in present day and will answer questions. Don't miss the Craft Center at Plimouth Plantation, where contemporary artisans show the 17th century techniques that American Indians and English colonists used to make tools, pots, headdresses, clothing and furniture. The center aims to preserve the knowledge of these ancient technologies. You'll have free time in to check out the waterfront where you'll find Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that the English colonists sailed to Plymouth. Historical actors describe the journey and living conditions aboard the Mayflower during the Atlantic crossing, bringing history to life with vivid detail as you walk about the ship. Or choose to climb Cole's Hill, a National Historic Landmark, which contains the first cemetery used by the pilgrims in 1620.
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    Plimoth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip

    16 South Charles Street, Boston

    • Take a step back into the history of the Plymouth Plantation
    • Explore a replica of the Mayflower ship that brought the pilgrims to the area
    • See Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation by the pilgrims
    • Enjoy learning what life was like back in the 1600s from historical actors
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    Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Sightseeing Tour

    You'll drive along 'Tory Row' to admire 18th-century Colonial mansions and learn about the American Revolutionary War from your expert local guide. Visit Cambridge Common, where George Washington gathered his troops. Spot the former home of writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, whose famous 1860 poem, 'Paul Revere's Ride,' commemorates Paul Revere for riding through Boston, warning the patriots of an oncoming British attack. Then, arrive at the oldest part of Harvard University: Harvard Yard, a beautiful grassy area spanning 25 acres (10 hectares).

    Visit Lexington Green, the site of the Battle of Lexington where some of the war's first shots were fired in 1775. Learn how Captain John Parker commanded the Lexington militia during the Battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775.

    In Concord, journey past the homes of world-renowned writers and poets like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women. Visit a famous battle trail from the Revolutionary War and listen as your guide illustrates interesting historical anecdotes. Finally, make your way to the Old North Bridge, now part of the Minute Man National Historical Park.
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    Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Sightseeing Tour

    1 Seaport Ln, Boston

    • Take a three and a half hour morning tour through the best sights of Boston's most iconic areas
    • Journey passed important areas on Cambridge, Lexington and Concord, and gain insight about George Washington and Paul Revere
    • See everything from Lexington Green to the homes of important writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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    Meet in Downtown Boston in the morning or arrange for pickup from your hotel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing! Throughout your 7-hour tour, you'll see the Boston area's main must-see sights while learning some fascinating history from your expert guide. Start with a drive by comfortable coach to the nearby town of Lexington, where you'll stop to visit historic Harvard Square at Harvard University and the Lexington Battle Green (formally Lexington Common), the site of the first shots of the American Revolutionary War. Your guide will entertain you with historical anecdotes as you obverse this US National Historic Landmark. Next, head to the town of Concord to see the Battle Road Trail, the route that Paul Revere took when he warned the Minutemen about the oncoming of British troops. You'll also see the homes of novelist Louisa May Alcott and essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, and stop by the notable Old North Bridge. Back in Boston, start your afternoon with 1.5 hours of free time at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market) to explore, shop and have lunch on your own. Then, back on the bus and begin your narrated sightseeing tour of Boston. View Beacon Hill's 18th-century steeples and stately townhouses and explore the West End and North End neighborhoods. See the New England Aquarium from the outside, cruise through the Seaport District, view the site of the Boston Massacre, and stop to visit the USS Constitution, a wooden-hulled, masted ship named by President George Washington after the US Constitution. This is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat!
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    Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

    16 Charles Street S, Boston

    • See all of Boston's highlights on a 7 hour tour that covers major sightseeing areas
    • Enjoy a coach drive to Lexington and visit the historic Harvard Square and Cambridge
    • Stop at Quincy Market and unwind with a brief stop and a 90 minute lunch on your own
    • End the day with knowledge and insight about these historic sites
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