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    Newport Mansions and Waterfront Sightseeing Tour

    On this day trip from Boston to Rhode Island, view the gilded mansions, million-dollar yachts and gorgeous beaches of Newport, home to the famous Newport Mansions. Enjoy the beauty of this fabulous New England summer resort as you travel along Ocean Drive (10-Mile Drive), and stop to take walking tours of breathtaking Marble House and The Breakers, two grand, historic mansions once owned by the famous Vanderbilt family. Stroll along the Newport waterfront for free time to shop and dine as you please, and learn about the city's history, colonial heritage, culture and architecture from your knowledgeable guide. Sit back and relax on the 1.5-hour drive south to Newport, Rhode Island. When you arrive, you'll see why this fabulous New England resort city is nicknamed the 'Sailing Capital of the World.'

    Learn about the city's colonial heritage on your scenic drive along Ocean Drive (10-Mile Drive), affording views of historic mansions, beaches and secluded coves. This epic stretch of road is lined with jaw-dropping million-dollar mansions that were once the 19th-century houses of the New York elite, who fled the big city during the summer to Rhode Island. These mega-mansions played a role in transforming Newport's coast from a quiet summer colony of quaint cottages to a legendary resort town brimming with opulent estates.

    Your first stop is The Breakers, the former home of the Vanderbilt family and a US National Historic Landmark. As you'll learn on your walking tour, this is the grandest of Newport's summer 'cottages,' and was a symbol of the family's social and financial reputation at turn of the century.

    Next, enjoy free time to stroll along Newport's beautifully restored waterfront. Spend time shopping and dining on your own, and enjoy views of the harbor dotted with glamorous private yachts, modern racing sailboats and Newport's fishing fleet and ships from around the world.

    In the afternoon, you'll visit a second mansion, Marble House, another home of the Vanderbilt family and a US National Historic Landmark. Take a guided walking tour to fully appreciate the grandiose of this majestic piece of property; the interior of this Gilded Age mansion is a sight to be seen.

    After your tour, enjoy more views of Newport's mansions and beaches from afar on your return journey along Ocean Drive back to Boston.

    Newport Mansions and Waterfront Sightseeing Tour

    50 Park Plaza, Boston

    • Embark on a tour to Rhode Island for a sightseeing expedition of the mansions, yachts, and gorgeous beaches of Newport
    • Stop to take walking tours of breathtaking Marble House and The Breakers
    • Learn about the city's colonial heritage on your scenic drive along Ocean Drive
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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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    The Facts and Foodies Tour

    Finally, a tour that's all it's cooked up to be! This foodie-favorite urban exploration will serve you up a unique take on the Boston culinary scene as you ride around in the back of a pedicab. Your friendly, local guide and driver will point out some of the city's favorites as you roll along and offer insights into the history behind some of Boston's favorite foods. As you tell your guide about your culinary curiosity, the tour will take a route that's best suited to your tastes, while you get a look at historic eateries and modern favorites. Bring an appetite for learning!
    The Facts and Foodies Tour

    105 W Newton St, Boston

    • Embark on a culinary-focused pedicab tour of Boston
    • Learn about the famed foods the city is known for as well as its surprising, hidden treats
    • Discover some of the locals' favorite restaurants with the help of your friendly guide
    • Enjoy a leisurely look at Boston's food scene that's sure to have you hungry for more
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    The Ultimate Personalized Pedicab Tour

    This customized tour of Beantown is sure to be cool ... beans. (Sorry -- couldn't resist!) Hop into the back of a pedicab and get ready to enjoy a street-level introduction to the city like no other! Go where you want and see what you want, as you're driven around by a knowledgeable, local guide. Based on your interests and the sites you choose at the beginning of your tour, your guide will construct an impromptu exploration that will leave your head spinning. Whether you're interested in art, architecture, history, or romance, anything is possible on this choose-your-own-adventure tour!
    The Ultimate Personalized Pedicab Tour

    105 W Newton St, Boston

    • Embark on a customized pedicab adventure through scenic Boston where you choose the path to take
    • Create your own sightseeing tour as you pick out the collection of sites you want to see
    • Learn fun facts about the city and your chosen sites from your friendly, local guide
    • Enjoy a leisurely, intimate introduction to the city that won't tire you out completely
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    The South End Special Tour

    Ask any Bostonian, and they'll tell you that you don't know Beantown until you've seen Southie! On this tour, you'll trek into parts of the South End, the Back Bay, and Fenway. These neighborhoods are cultural centers of the city that are loved by locals but usually ignored by tours. In addition to introducing you to some of the South End's more famed streets and landmarks, your driver and guide will offer insights and stories to help bring the area alive for you, giving you a glimpse at what makes this area so special. How do you like them apples?
    The South End Special Tour

    105 W Newton St, Boston

    • Embark on an eye-opening pedicab exploration of Boston's South End
    • Learn about this famed neighborhood that's often skipped by other tours through stories from your friendly guide
    • Roll down beloved streets stacked with stunning, historical architecture and full of the lively, human energy of Boston
    • Enjoy a leisurely, intimate introduction to this unique city area that won't tire you out completely
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    Salem Witch City Day Trip From Boston

    Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Salem Witch Trials on this sightseeing day trip from Boston. Visit Marblehead -- the birthplace of the American Navy -- to visit Abbott Hall, listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. As you then explore Salem by coach, your guide will tell you about the infamous witchcraft trials of 1692, as well as the general history of Salem, which was one of the most significant seaports in early America. See Nathaniel Hawthorne's Custom House and the House of Seven Gables, and then enjoy free time to browse kitschy Halloween shops and Wiccan boutiques, tour witch-themed attractions, and visit the Salem Witch Museum (own expense). You'll take a comfortable 40-minute drive north to Salem by luxury, air-conditioned coach. Along the way, your expert guide will give you a historical overview of this infamous port city that was the site of the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Start your sightseeing adventure with a stop in the coastal town of Marblehead, the birthplace of the American Navy and Marine Corps Aviation and a yachting capital of the US. Visit Abott Hall, a town hall and historical museum listed on the US National Register of Historic Places, where you'll see Archibald M Willard's The Spirit of 76. Your guide will explain this famous painting's interesting significance. Continue your drive to Salem, one of early America's most significant seaports. It's best known as being the site of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, and consequently the subject of Arthur Miller's celebrated book, The Crucible. As you explore the city by coach, you'll learn about the history of these infamous witchcraft trials, which were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts. Travel down Derby Street to see the House of Seven Gables and the Custom House, the former workplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne, a famous novelist who was born in Salem. When you reach the neighborhood of Pickering Wharf, enjoy free time to walk around and have lunch on your own. You'll discover that this city is a mix of important historic sites and kitschy Halloween stores, witch-themed attractions, Wiccan boutiques and a vibrant downtown with more than 60 restaurants, cafes and coffee shops. If you like, you can visit the Salem Witch Museum (own expense) for a more in-depth look at the witchcraft trials. After your time in Salem, relax on the drive back to your Boston hotel.
    Salem Witch City Day Trip From Boston

    1 Walnut St, Boston

    • Enjoy a day trip from Boston and explore Salem by coach as you hit all its major points of interest
    • Toss the history books aside and see the sites of the Salem Witch Trials for yourself
    • See Nathaniel Hawthorne's Custom House and the House of Seven Gables
    • Have lunch on your own and take in the allure of this haunting and bewitching area
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    Neighborhoods Pedicab Tour

    An "a la carte" tour on a pedicab? Sounds like a recipe for fun! This choose-your-own-adventure tour is the perfect way to get to know Boston by getting an up-close look at the neighborhoods that interest you most. You'll get to choose two or three areas to explore with your knowledgeable guide who will give you local insights into the hearts of these 'hoods. You'll be able to choose from the Back Bay, South End, Fenway, North End, Downtown, the Greenway, Seaport, and Beacon Hill. You may be mixing it up on this tour, but it's sure to be a match for all your Boston-based interests!
    Neighborhoods Pedicab Tour

    105 W Newton St, Boston

    • Embark on a customized pedicab adventure through scenic Boston where you choose the path to take
    • Create your own sightseeing tour as you pick out which of Boston's famous neighborhood you want to take a close look at
    • Learn little-known details about your chosen neighborhoods from your friendly, local guide
    • Enjoy a leisurely, intimate introduction to the city that won't tire you out completely
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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

    Downtown, 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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    The Freedom Trail & Fun Tales Historical Tour

    This pedicab tour will show you what freedom is "wheely" about! You'll be exploring Boston's Freedom Trail from the back a sleek, tricycle cab, resting your legs while exercising your mind. Along the trail, you'll have the opportunity to learn about key events in the nation's birth, while viewing famous battlefields, stunning early architecture, and the historic churches and cemeteries where some of the heroes of this incredible, historic turning point. You'll also have a friendly guide and driver available to answer all of your revolutionary questions! Freedom has never been so wicked relaxing.
    The Freedom Trail & Fun Tales Historical Tour

    105 W Newton St, Boston

    • Embark on a pedicab adventure that will take you all the way through Boston's historic Freedom Trail
    • Learn about the battles and bureaucrats that helped drive the Revolutionary War from stories told by your friendly guide
    • Take in historic architecture, including colonial-style churches, homes, and graves
    • Enjoy a leisurely, intimate introduction to the city that won't tire you out completely
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    Segway Tour (2Hr)

    Thirsting for some wicked good fun? Whether you're new to the city or a longtime resident, this segway cruise through Beantown's famous streets will leave you laughing. You'll begin by exploring the trendy, brownstone-lined neighborhoods surrounding Boylston and Newbury Streets. Highlights include the Public Garden, Granary Burial Ground, and the State House. Afterwards, you'll say hello to Chinatown on your way to the historic Boston Harbor, location of the iconic Boston Tea Party. Your tour guide will keep the fun rolling (literally), while introducing you to Boston as only a local could. It'll be as good as chowdah!
    Segway Tour (2Hr)

    199 State St., Boston

    • Enjoy a unique tour of historic Boston's most famous neighborhoods by segway
    • Learn about the history and culture of the city with the insights of an energetic guide
    • Make your way over to such iconic places as the Boston Harbor
    • Revel in the thrill of cruising along some of the most historic streets in the nation
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