Welcome to Massachusetts, the Bay State. The city of Boston is the capital and largest city in the state. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States. As the largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. Join us as we learn the history and culture of Boston and its surrounding cities.
Historic Boston Tour
Old North Church
Quincy Market & Faneuil Hall Free Time
Massachusetts State House
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Whale Watch Excursion
New England Aquarium
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
House of Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum
Gloucester and Rockport Tour
Fenway Park Tour
Charleston Navy Yard
· USS Constitution
· Constitution Visitor Center
· USS Constitution Museum
· USS Cassin Young
10 Meals Included
Requires Extended Amounts of Walking
This morning we leave Pennsburg for our exciting Massachusetts vacation. We will check-in to our hotel with time to freshen up before an included dinner this evening.D
After breakfast at the hotel, we will meet our local guide for a day of touring. Boston is the city where America's roots were formed and driving through it is like reading the pages of an American history book. The guide will point out sights along the Freedom Trail as well as the Boston Common, the Public Gardens, the Back Bay and Beacon Hill. Next, visit the Old North Church. This is the historic site where the sexton, Robert Newman, climbed the steeple to hang the two lanterns which were the signal to Paul Revere warning that the British were marching upon Lexington and Concord. This afternoon is free for lunch and shopping at Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. After free time we will head to the Massachusetts State House, including the Hall of Flags, House of Representatives, the Executive Chamber, the governor's suite, and the Senate Chambers. We will then tour the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Dinner is included this evening.B, D
After breakfast, we will meet our guide for a day exploring the inner harbor of Massachusetts Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Our day begins with an amazing experience onboard a whale watching vessel. Travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment. Try to spot Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whales going about their daily business. An onboard naturalist will introduce you to everything you see and will answer any of your questions. After lunch on your own, we will dive into the world of water without getting wet at the newly renovated New England Aquarium. Explore vibrant coral reefs and discover how the aquarium collects their specimens. This afternoon we will meet our personal Colonial Character guide at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. This museum features full scale replicas, artifacts and interactive elements. Meet Sam Adams and participate in the re-enactment of the destruction of the tea. Board a tall ship and see one of the only two known surviving tea crates. Dinner is included this evening.B, D
Following breakfast at the hotel, our local guide will travel with us to Salem for a driving tour. Ride down Essex, Federal and Chestnut Streets to view some of the finest examples of 18th century architecture built by ship captains who had amassed great wealth. We will tour the House of Seven Gables. Built in 1668 by Captain John Turner it became one of the most famous structures in American history when Nathaniel Hawthorne penned his famous novel. This afternoon enjoy free time for lunch on Pickering Wharf. Salem is synonymous with witchcraft. No visit would be complete without a visit to the Salem Witch Museum. Witness the testimony of the hysterical girls, the suffering of the blameless victims and the decisions of the fanatical judges who sent innocent people to their deaths. As we travel to the seaside towns of Gloucester and Rockport, stops will be made at the Fisherman's Memorial and the Memorial to the Fishermen's Wives. You will see for yourself why Walt Disney said that Rockport was one of the most picturesque towns in America. This evening we will enjoy another Massachusetts must…a lobster dinner.B, D
After breakfast, we will head to a behind the scenes tour of Fenway Park. See the Green Monster, press box, Red Sox Hall of Fame Club and more. This afternoon we will visit the Charlestown Navy Yard where we will see the USS Constitution Old Ironsides. You will have time to visit the Constitution Visitor Center and the USS Constitution Museum. Also available is a self-guided tour of the USS Cassin Young, a World War II Navy destroyer. Dinner is included tonight.B, D
Today, after breakfast, we say farewell to Massachusetts and journey home.B
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.
To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.
B=Full Breakfast, D=Dinner
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Motorcoach|| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride near Pole A-10 |
Route 33, Easton, PA
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle|| Quality Inn |
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle|| Homewood Suites |
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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