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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.
    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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    Cape Cod Summer Day Trip

    Your New England summer sightseeing tour begins aboard a luxury coach for a comfortable drive south to Cape Cod. This sandy peninsula -- a common retreat for New Englanders -- is lined with 400 miles (644 km) of pristine shoreline dotted with cottages, sailboats and quaint fishing villages. Stop in Hyannis Port to visit the John F Kennedy memorial. This small residential village is home to the Kennedy Compound and other Kennedy family residences included in the National Register of Historic Places. Next, hop on a boat for a relaxing, fully narrated sightseeing cruise along the Cape Cod Canal, offering the best possible view of the Kennedy Compound. Learn about the waterfront as you soak up the relaxing New England atmosphere and admire lighthouses scattered along the coast. Spend the rest of your day sightseeing and shopping in quaint seaside villages along the Cape. Grab lunch (own expense) at one of the many eateries - the Cape offers some of the freshest seafood imaginable, especially lobster. At the end of the day, relax on your drive back to Boston.
    Cape Cod Summer Day Trip

    Downtown Boston, Boston

    • See sparkling beaches, lighthouses, and fishing villages on a day tour from Boston to Cape Cod
    • Begin your trip with a morning pickup from your downtown Boston hotel for extra convenience
    • Hop on a boat for a relaxing, fully narrated sightseeing cruise along the Cape Cod Canal
    • End with sightseeing and shopping in quaint seaside villages along the Cape before grabbing lunch
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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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    Downtown Freedom Trail Tour: History and Architecture

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    Uncover and love Boston in just one quick morning! On this walking tour, you'll explore the cobblestone streets, admire the historic architecture, and learn the history of downtown Boston. This tour brings your American history lessons to life! Visiting locales like Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, King's Church, and Boston Common, you'll hear the stories that highlight Boston's history and culture within the United States' history. Walk the freedom trail, passing by Revolutionary sites to today's quirky streets. Ladies and Gentlemen, give Boston a warm welcome.
    Downtown Freedom Trail Tour: History and Architecture

    Congress St & State St, Boston

    • Explore the historic cobblestone streets that surround the city of Boston
    • Learn about the city's exciting history in the formation of the United States
    • Visit scenic locations such as Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, and Boston Common
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    Freedom Trail Tour

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    Boston's historic center may be small, but it packs in so much history. From an experiment in Puritan exclusiveness to an all inclusive modern metropolis, every street, corner and building whispers stories of the past. The Boston Massacre and the original Tea Party took place here, and Sam Adams, Ben Franklin and George Washington all roamed its streets. Now's your chance to stroll the Freedom Trail's ancient paths! Pass by historic cemeteries and colonial stone houses all the while hearing tales of rebellion, war and the independence of a nation. It's the epic story of Boston's rise and America's birth you won't want to miss!
    Freedom Trail Tour

    129 Tremont St, Boston

    • Tour the historically rich city of Boston by foot with an expert guide
    • Visit the locations of The Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party
    • Stroll down the Freedom Trail while hearing tales of war and rebellion
    • Cover city hot spots like the Boston Commons and the Massachusetts State House
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    North End Guided Walking Tour

    On this small-group walking tour of Boston's North End district, listen as your expert historian guide gives you an interesting historical account of the crucial role this area of Boston played in American history. Begin your tour near Blackstone Block, a small network of alleyways and structures in a neighborhood that John Hancock once called home. Marvel at several of the 18th-century buildings still standing relatively unaltered.

    Work your way through a maze of winding colonial-era streets and learn about some of the most significant moments in American history, such as the American Revolution and the Boston Tea Party. You'll also walk through Haymarket, one of the longest standing outdoor markets where many in the North End can still buy their groceries.

    Discover how longshoremen (dock workers) came to call the North End home as the city's shipping industry developed over time. Once home to African slaves, the area soon filled with Portuguese, Jewish, Irish and Italian immigrants. Learn how the area's diverse ethnic and racial influences have evolved since the country's inception more than 200 years ago.

    After your walking tour, grab a bite to eat at one of the many delicious Italian restaurants -- the North End is known for exquisite Italian cuisine!
    North End Guided Walking Tour

    North End, Boston

    • Enjoy a three hour guided walking tour through Boston's historic North End
    • Have an expert historian guide teach you all about the historic aspects of the area and its most important sites
    • Witness the Colonial-era streets and immerse yourself in a discussion about the American Revolution and the Boston Tea Party
    • Grab a bite to eat at one of the many delicious Italian restaurants after your tour ends
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