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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.

Hidden Gems of New England

Boston


8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

Begins and ends in Boston.

Departures

July, September & October

Your Tauck Itinerary includes:

• Round trip scheduled flights
• Accommodation for 7 nights as specified
• 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 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, transfer to The Westin Copley Place. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day before joining your travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner.
Hotel: The Westin Copley Place
Dinner included

DAY 2 BOSTON

Experience some of Boston's most historical sights and attractions this morning before you embark on a relaxed walking and tasting tour of the city. A food expert will guide you along Charles Street in the Beacon Hill neighbourhood, visiting the most exciting eateries and pointing out the sights along the way. This evening is yours to discover why Boston is renowned as one of the prettiest cities in America.
Hotel: The Westin Copley Place
Breakfast included

DAY 3 HARTFORD

Following a tour of Fenway Park, America’s oldest ballpark and home to baseball’s infamous Boston Red Sox, you depart Boston for visits to two additional Massachusetts towns; Lexington and Concord, where you enjoy lunch in a historic inn. This afternoon's drive takes you to Connecticut’s capital city, Hartford, with dinner at leisure at your downtown hotel.
Hotel: Hartford Marriott Downtown
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 4 PLYMOUTH

Start the day with a visit to the magnificent Connecticut house that Mark Twain, author of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn@, called home. Travelling into central Massachusetts, you take lunch in Deerfield before continuing to Plymouth, Vermont, where your hotel is set against the breathtaking Green Mountains.
Hotel: Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 5 WALPOLE & PLYMOUTH

Visit Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site this morning, the home, studios and gardens of one of America’s greatest sculptors; Augustus Saint-Gaudens. After lunch, take a trip back in time at The Vermont Country Store in Rockingham, an emporium harkening back to the general stores of bygone days. Next, it’s on to Walpole, New Hampshire, to the Ken Burns Studio for a visit to Florentine Films, which has produced some of the most honoured documentaries ever made in America.
Hotel: Hawk Inn & Mountain Resort
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 6 WHITE MOUNTAINS

Following breakfast, you will explore Billings Farm and Museum in Woodstock, one of the finest operating dairy farms in America which incorporates a museum depicting Vermont’s rural past. Have lunch on your own in Hanover before travelling on the Franconia Notch, a place of dramatic waterfalls and rock formations. Your drive this afternoon takes you into New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains.
Hotel: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa
Breakfast included

DAY 7 CANTERBURY & OGUNQUIT

Before departing for another exciting day, there’s time for a quick presentation on the unique wildlife and geology of the White Mountains. Then, grab your camera for a very scenic drive to the town of Canterbury, where you will enjoy a guided tour and some free time to explore the fabulous shops and restaurants. This afternoon, it’s on to the beautiful town of Ogunquit, meaning ‘beautiful place by the sea’.
Hotel: The Cliff House Resort & Spa
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 8 JOURNEY HOME

There’s time for some last minute sightseeing before you transfer back to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

PRICES

From £2865 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

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