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Adventures By Disney

Boston, Massachusetts Short Escape (2019)

4 Days / 3 Nights

Booking Begins September 20, 2018



Feel history come to life as you and your family traverse the streets and visit the iconic sites of the city of Boston.

 

Trip Highlights Include:

  • After Hours at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum  
    Hoist a “crate of tea” into Boston Harbor as you explore this interactive museum.
  • Row on the Charles River  
    Grab your oars and scull down the Charles River on a privately guided rowing experience.
  • After-Hours Visit to the Old North Church 
    Visit the birthplace of the Revolutionary War on a private, after-hours tour.
  • Thompson Island
    Dig into a mouth-watering menu at a traditional New England clambake after a day of fun activities.
  • Freedom Trail with Costumed Guides
    Walk in the footsteps of our country’s founders on a private tour of historic sites.
  • Private Bike Tour
    Take a leisurely pace on this private bike tour along the banks of the famed Charles River.
  • Harvard University Tour
    Walk the hallowed grounds of America’s oldest university on a tour led by a current student.

Adventure Dates

2019
  • May 2, 2019 - May 5, 2019
  • Jun 13, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019
  • Jun 27, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
  • Jul 11, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019
  • Jul 18, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019
  • Aug 1, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019
  • Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
  • Sep 26, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
  • Oct 3, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019

Adventure Daily Itinerary


Day One


ARRIVE IN BOSTON

Welcome to Boston! When you arrive, you'll be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and takes you to the Westin Copley Place in Back Bay, close to downtown Boston and Copley Square. Enjoy the many comforts and amenities of this well-appointed hotel, where you’ll spend the next 3 nights enjoying many signature touches.

WELCOME BREAKFAST TEA & ORIENTATION AT BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Get an early start on your exciting first day in Boston meeting your fellow Adventurers over a lovely breakfast tea, followed by an orientation in the historic Boston Public Library, a celebrated architectural masterpiece dating to 1895.

PRIVATELY GUIDED FREEDOM TRAIL WALK WITH COSTUMED GUIDES

Embark on a tour through history along the famed red line as you visit historically significant sites and their rich history that shaped the American Revolution. Leading the way will be costumed guides who will regale you with stories of the brave men and women who forged our nation.

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN IN FANEUIL HALL MARKETPLACE

Shop, dine and experience the “Hub of the Hub” as you explore this amazing urban marketplace that contains an array of shops, restaurants and outdoor entertainment. Originally founded in 1742 as a central marketplace for crops and livestock, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is now made up of four buildings and is a bustling destination in the heart of downtown Boston.

AFTERNOON ON YOUR OWN IN BOSTON

Enjoy an afternoon exploring Massachusett’s capital city. Founded in 1630, it is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. Walk past historic Revolutionary War locations, explore the city’s renowned museums, or head to Public Garden and take a ride on the famous Swan Boats.

NORTH END PIZZA APPETIZER TOUR

Head to the North End to kick off a culinary tasting trek through the heart of Boston’s Little Italy—the city’s oldest residential community since its settlement in the 1630s. Home to landmarks like the Old North Church and Paul Revere’s house, this predominantly Italian neighborhood is the epi-center of the Boston pizza renaissance, challenging Chicago and New York for the most wicked good pizza.

AFTER-HOURS VISIT TO OLD NORTH CHURCH, CHOCOLATE SHOP AND LONGFELLOW STORY

“One if by land, two if by sea,” are the words that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow used in his poem “Paul Revere’s Ride” to immortalize the patriot’s midnight ride to Boston’s Old North Church to warn the militia of the oncoming British troops. You’ll visit the church, which was the starting point of the Revolutionary War, as well as Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop. Plus, you’ll learn about Longfellow and his poem.

DINNER AT TRESCA

Dine in an atmosphere of ospitalita, the Italian tradition of hospitality with food that comforts and welcomes its guests. This North End restaurant offers a lovely setting and gracious service for a truly wonderful meal.

CANNOLI-MAKING AT TRESCA

Learn to make this iconic Italian dessert made of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough filled with a sweet creamy filling often containing ricotta. Delizioso!


Day Two


BREAKFAST ON YOUR OWN

Enjoy a hearty breakfast on your own to fuel you up for an exciting day.

PRIVATE BIKE RIDE ALONG THE CHARLES RIVER

Pedal your way through some of Boston’s most scenic areas on a leisurely private bike tour along the Charles River. You’ll ride through the North End, Back Bay and Lower Allston areas, passing by Boston University, Harvard University and more before your final destination of Community Rowing.

LUNCH AT A POPULAR LOCAL FOOD TRUCK

Sink your teeth into Boston’s tastiest Mediterranean food from this fabulous food truck. Fill up on the award-winning food that not only tastes great, but is healthy, too!

PRIVATE ROWING CLASS ON THE CHARLES RIVER

Discover the fun and benefits of rowing as you step into your sculling boat, grab your oars and head out onto the Charles River for a private, leisurely ride. Highly trained instructors will make everyone feel like they’re part of the crew while ensuring that everyone has a great time.

TOUR HARVARD UNIVERSITY WITH A HARVARD STUDENT

Bask in the ivy covered walls, hallowed halls and historic grounds of Harvard University. Established in 1636 by John Harvard, the school is the oldest and one of the most revered institutions of higher learning in the United States. Your private tour of “Hahvahd” University will be led by a current student, who will show you the school's landmarks and share the history of this illustrious institution with you.

DINNER ON YOUR OWN IN HARVARD SQUARE

Explore this legendary plaza in the heart of Cambridge that is home to Harvard University, as well as a bustiling commercial area that is home to a bevy of restaurants, cafés, shops and entertainment. History buffs will revel in the area’s significant role in America’s past, including it being the location where George Washington took command of the Continental Army. Ask your Adventure Guides for restaurant recommendations, or have fun discovering a new favorite place on your own.


Day Three


BREAKFAST ON YOUR OWN

Enjoy a hearty breakfast on your own to fuel you up for an exciting day.

MORNING ON YOUR OWN IN BOSTON

Take in the sites of this “wicked awesome” city that is steeped in American history. With iconic destinations at almost every turn, you’ll enjoy walking in the footsteps of founding fathers, revolutionary soldiers and those who built our nation. Boston is also home to wonderful museums, beautiful parks and a thriving art scene.

THOMPSON ISLAND ACTIVITIES

Ferry out to this private island in Boston Harbor about a mile offshore from downtown Boston. Established in 1833 as a non-profit providing educational opportunities to young kids, and now operating as an Outward Bound nature and leadership training site for students from the public schools, the island features 204 acres of hiking trails, salt marshes and beautiful beaches, all yours to explore. You can also take a guided walk, go kayaking, or play a variety of lawn games, including volleyball, corn hole and bocce ball. Or, pull up an Adirondack chair and soak up the natural beauty of your surroundings with a magnificent view of Boston Harbor.

CLAMBAKE LUNCH ON THOMPSON ISLAND

Take part in the spectacular culinary tradition of a New England clambake! Dig into a mouth-watering menu of homemade New England clam chowder, fresh steamers with broth and drawn butter, massive Maine lobsters, corn on the cob, red skin potato salad and so much more!

AFTER-HOURS TOUR OF BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM

Immerse yourself in American history at this living museum where you become part of the revolution! Board a full-scale restored 18th-century sailing vessel docked in the same waters where the Boston Tea Party took place in 1773. You’ll experience fascinating interactive exhibits and meet the men and women responsible for the historic act of defiance. Then, to top it all off, you’ll get to shout a resounding “Huzzah!” as you hoist some British tea overboard into Boston Harbor.

FAREWELL DINNER AT BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM

Bid Boston, along with your fellow Adventurers, a fond farewell at a delight dinner in your honor, complete with a delicious menu and a cast of characters from Boston’s past.


Day Four


BREAKFAST ON YOUR OWN

Enjoy a final breakfast in Beantown before heading to the airport.

TRANSFER TO LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BOS)

Take a pre-arranged transfer to Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to begin your journey home.