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Boston - the first great city in America and a gateway to New England and eastern Canada. Today's metropolis vanishes into the crooked, narrow streets of Colonial Boston. Boston's history began in 1630 and grew rapidly when it became the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. After the Boston Massacre in 1770, and the Tea Party in 1773, we entered the Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775, when the British attempted to seize the Colonial Military stores at Concord.

Boston Links

Boston Historical Society
The Freedom Trail
Boston National Historic Park
Paul Revere House
JFK Presidential Library
The Boston Globe

Additional Days
Additional days can be added to your tour and selected from the 'Areas of Interest' lists presented on this page. As with all the Group Tour Company's tours, we will work with you to customize our tours to suit your group's desires and interests.

Fall Foliage Tours

New England Fall Foliage Programs are so varied that suggested itineraries would be endless.  Call us at 1-800-424-8895 to let us customize an itinerary for you.  A group can choose sites in the Boston area and then expand their horizons to include the Green Mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire's White Mountains, and the coastline of Maine including Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Most itineraries travel in a circular route arriving and departing from Boston.

3 Days/2 Nights
Day 1 - Arrive Boston and meet your Group Tour Company escort/guide and motorcoach. Both will be with you for the duration of your tour. Drive to Plimouth Plantation with lunch at your own expense en-route. Tour Plimouth Plantation and the Mayflower II. Return to Boston for dinner and a nighttime view of Boston from the Prudential Sky Walk. Hotel check-in: Hampton Inn or similar suburban hotel. (D)
Day 2 - Breakfast at hotel. Visit Boston Common, Paul Revere's House, the Old North Church and other notable sights. Lunch at your own expense followed by a drive through Cambridge and Harvard. This afternoon visit the  Salem Witch Museum and Hawthorne's House of Seven Gables followed by dinner at Gloucester. (B, D)
Day 3 - Breakfast followed by hotel check out. Tour Lexington and Concord including visit to the Concord Museum. Following lunch at your own expense at Quincy Market, see the Balance of Freedom Trail as time permits, Bunker Hill Monument on Breed's Hill in Charlestown and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the United States Navy. Late afternoon departure for home. (B)

Areas of interest in and around Boston

Newport, RI - Famous for its mansions, this beautiful seaside area is wonderful for a day's tour of historic homes and famous Ocean Drive.
Cape Cod - Visit Plymouth Rock and Plimouth Plantation, home of the Pilgrims, on your way to or from the dunes, great shopping, and salt sea air of Cape Cod. Visit the 76 acres of Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, where you will find many exhibits pertaining to early American life.
Areas of interest in and around Boston (cont.)
Freedom Trail - Boston Commons, State House, Granary Burial Ground, Old City Hall, Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Fanueuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, USS Constitution, and the Bunker Hill Monument.
Museums and Sights - Tea Party Ship and Museum, Children's Museum, John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, and the New England Aquarium.
Lexington - Historical Society Houses, Battle Green, Minute Man National Historical Park, Museum of Our National Heritage, and various monuments.
Concord - North Bridge and Minuteman Statue, Historical Park Homes, Concord Museum, and the Walden Pond Reservation.
Salem - House of Seven Gables, Salem Witch Museum, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Essex Institute, Peabody Museum, and the Stephen Phillips Memorial Trust House.
Plymouth - Plymouth Rock, Plimouth Plantation and Mayflower II, Pilgrim Hall, and historic homes and sites.
Gloucester and Cape Ann - Fisherman's Museum, Hammond Castle Museum, Rocky Neck Art Colony, various homes and whale watch cruises.
Old Sturbridge Village - In Central Massachusetts, this old New England farming village consists of 40 original buildings from the 1790-1840 era which have been moved from other towns. No autos are allowed, and period dress highlights the colonial environment.

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