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Massachusetts | Boston

Boston is America’s ‘’walking city’’ and that, combined with the fact that it has an excellent public transport system means it’s easy to get around so you don’t need to hire a car whilst you’re staying here.

It’s a modern, vibrant city which is rich in culture and history so you’ll need around three days to see just about everything there is to see. Enjoy walking the famous Freedom Trail, which is 2.5 miles in length, with 12 of its 16 sites located within a mile of one another. Another good walking route is the Black Heritage Trail, although there are a few hills to climb in the Beacon Hill area. The subway system in the city is clean and easy to use and a great way to travel around to get to places like Harvard University, Fenway Park, Sam Adams Brewery and the John F Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. Other popular ways of getting around Boston include water taxi, pedicab, trolley tour and bicycle, the latter of which are available to rent using the Boston New Balance Hubway bike share service between March and November.

The city of Boston is served by Logan International Airport which, unlike many airports, is very close to downtown Boston so the journey to your hotel, once you’ve landed is just a short ride away…and it’s available for FREE! The Silver Line coach service picks-up and drops off at all terminals in Logan and takes just 15 minutes to get to Boston’s South Station which is a major transportation hub in the city giving you access to the subway and train services beyond Boston.

We all love to shop, and in Massachusetts there’s no tax on clothing purchase of $150 and under. If you spend over that amount, you only pay tax on the difference so a $200 purchase would mean you only pay tax on the $50 difference.

In this beautiful city there are many things to see and do that cost nothing at all. Here’s a few:

  • Walk along Commonwealth Avenue Mall and see some of the most magnificent homes in the city.
  • Find a bench in the city to sit on in Boston Common, just like in the movie Good Will Hunting.
  • Run, bike, stroll or sit along the Charles River Esplanade.
  • Sign up for a free tour of Faneuil Hall, or a 60 minute ranger led walking tour of the Freedom Trail or Black Heritage Trail by visiting the National Park Service Visitor Information Centre at Faneuil Hall.
  • Climb the steps of the Bunker Hill Monument.
  • Visit the USS Constitution in Charlestown Navy Yard.
  • Take a free public tour of the Boston Public Library, one of the most impressive buildings in the city.

Cape Cod, The Islands
& Newport

Boston


8 Days/7 Nights

Begins and ends in Boston, Massachusetts.

Departures 
June, July, August, September & October

Your Tauck Itinerary includes:
• Round trip scheduled flights
• Accommodation as stated
• 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners
• Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
• Services of a Tauck Tour Director 

DAY 1 ARRIVE BOSTON

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival at Logan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel for this evening. A welcome reception and dinner tonight allows you to become acquainted with your new travelling companions. 
Hotel: The Lenox Hotel
Dinner included

DAY 2 PLIMOTH HERITAGE & MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Step back in time as you explore Plimoth Plantation, a re-created 17th century village filled with costumed actors who bring the locations history to life. You'll see Plymouth Rock, marking the Pilgrims' 1620 landing site and enjoy some free time for lunch in Falmouth. In the afternoon you take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, one of New Englands hottest vacation destinations. Here you spend the next two nights in the former whaling town of Edgartown.
Hotel: Harbor View Hotel & Resort
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 3 MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Your day starts admiring the stately homes in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven whilst being surrounded by the islands salt marshes, long beaches and picturesque harbours. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are yours to discover more of the island or perhaps relax on the beach! 
Hotel: Harbor View Hotel & Resort
Breakfast included

DAY 4 NANTUCKET

Its time to explore a different New England island today! Hop onboard and take a scenic 15 minute flight to Nantucket, which was one of the country's most important whaling towns two centuries ago. Admire the colonial architecture, winding cobbled streets, and historic taverns in the quaint harbourside town. See the coastal hearthlands and long barrier beaches; approximately 40 percent of the island is preserved as conservation land, before taking the ferry back to mainland and on to the quaint seaside village of Chatham. Here you spend the next two nights overlooking Cape Cod Bay. A traditional lobster and clam dinner is planned to welcome you.
Hotel: Chatham Wayside Inn
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 5 WHALE WATCHING CRUISE

Today starts with a quaint drive along the Cape's scenic and remote landscapes and includes a visit to Cape Cod National Seashore on the outer Atlantic side of the Cape, where massive sand dunes tower above crested seas. Later visit Provincetown, situated on the northern tip of the Cape. This is another whaling town due to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary offshore, which is the summering ground for a number of whale species. Weather permitiing you'll enjoy a whale-watching cruise, a true highlight of the itinerary. 
Hotel: Chatham Wayside Inn
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 6 NEW BEDFORD & NEWPORT

Your New England vacation continues in New Bedford, a  historic seaport on the Atlantic coast, where you will visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the nations largest dedicated museum. Newport, located in the smallest of the New England states Rhode Island, has been a long time haven for yachting enthusiasts. You'll see some of the ostentatious mansions that served as summer houses for the affluent socialites during the Gilded Age as you take the Ten-Mile Drive en route to your hotel.
Hotel: The Newport Marriott
Breakfast and lunch included

DAY 7 NEWPORT

You may choose this morning to take a stroll with your Tour Director along the Cliff Walk, set between the sea and the mansions. Your morning also includes a guided tour through The Breakers, a 70 room Italian Renaissance mansion inspired by the 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turin. With so many boats on the shores, it's no wonder that today's highlight is a cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. This evening enjoy a cocktail reception and farewell dinner overlooking Cliff Walk and The Atlantic.
Hotel: The Newport Marriott
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 8 JOURNEY HOME

After breakfast it's just a short drive back to Boston. Your journey ends at Boston Airport, where you board your flight back to the UK. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your stay with a few additional nights in the wonderful city of Boston before returning home. 
Breakfast included

2014 Prices

From £2584 per person based on twin occupancy of standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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