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IDAA 2007

Area Tours

The following tours will be available and you may register for them here.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

HISTORIC PLYMOUTH

Plymouth Plantation recreates the lives of the settlers who arrived here from England in the 1600's - they were called Pilgrims and they established the first successful English colony in New England. They arrived aboard a ship called the MAYFLOWER and in Plymouth Harbor; you will see Plymouth Rock and go aboard the MAYFLOWER II, a replica of the ship, which carried these hardy souls. Both on the ship and at the Plantation, actual residents are portrayed. Dressed in authentic clothing and speaking with early English accents, these "settlers" will relate their experiences and answer questions about their lives. You can enter their homes and explore the settlement on your own. Luncheon will be served at the Plantation.

Time: 8 Hours/9:00am to 5:00pm
Price: $98.00 per person

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via executive coach, professional guide service, admissions, tours, complete luncheon, all taxes and gratuities

Minimum: 40 Guests
Maximum: Based on availability

Monday, July 30, 2007

MARBLEHEAD AND OLD SALEM: MYTH AND MYSTERY

Your tour will begin with a visit to scenic Marblehead harbor on Boston's north shore. You will stroll among the quaint shops that surround the waterfront and visit town hall where the original "Spirit of '76" is hung. You will continue on to the next town - Salem - the home of "witch hysteria" in the 1600's. Your first stop will be a private tour of the Witch Museum, where through a multimedia presentation you will ex­perience what it was like when "witch hysteria" was rampant in the 17th century, and the effects of this legacy of fear. Salem is also famous for its participation in the China Trade, and the sea captains of this era built stately mansions with the great profits they earned. Many of these homes were built on Chestnut Street and you will visit this area which has been called "the most distinguished street in America". After leaving Chestnut Street, the Peabody Museum, the oldest continuously operating museum in the country, is your next stop. After a private tour of the museum's artifacts and Oriental treasures, many of which were brought back to Salem during the China Trade, and some of which are unique examples of their type, found nowhere else in the world today. Your tour will also include luncheon overlooking the harbor.

Time: 8 hours/ TBD (exact time to be determined by client)
Price: $101.00 per person

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via executive coach, professional guide service, admissions, tours, complete luncheon, all taxes and gratuities

Minimum: 40 Guests
Maximum: Based on availability

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

COMPLETE TOUR OF BOSTON: 350 YEARS IN A DAY

Boston is comprised of many neighborhoods, each with its own architecture and atmosphere. You'll have an overview of the city when you see the major neighborhoods and the historic sites that make Boston such a fascinating place to visit. You'll see Beacon Hill, Boston's most prestigious address, and visit the Back Bay, an elegant section of Boston which, one hundred years ago, was built according to the plan of Paris' Bois de Bologne. You'll pass by the Midtown Cultural District, Chinatown, and the South End, which boasts the largest Victorian neighborhood in the United States. Fenway Park is on your route, and the Fens section of Boston, which contains the Museum of Fine Arts, Symphony Hall, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will also be seen. You'll drive by the Waterfront and then walk into the North End, Boston's famous Italian neighborhood where you will visit the Old North Church to see where the lanterns were hung to signal the beginning of Paul Revere's famous "midnight ride". Boston's Freedom Trail continues from here. You will see the USS CONSTITUTION, as well as the Mas­sachusetts State House, the Old South Meeting House, Boston Com­mon, and other sites along the Trail.

Time: 4 Hours / 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Price: $39.00 per person

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via executive coach, professional guide service, admissions, taxes and gratuities.

Minimum: 40 Guests
Maximum: Based on availability

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Boston Tea Party Experience**

Time: 4 hours/10:00am - 2:00pm

Guests will enjoy a light breakfast of tea and pastries at a restaurant in Boston before moving on to the newly renovated Boston Tea Party and Ship Museum.

Includes: Roundtrip transportation via executive coach, professional guide service, admissions, tea and pastries at a local restaurant/hotel, taxes and gratuities.

Minimum: 40 Guests
Maximum: Based on Availability
COST: $59.00 per person Based on 40 Guests

*Price subject to change. Admission prices to the Boston Tea Party Museum will be formally announced in the Winter of 2007

**The Museum plans to re-open in the late Spring of 2007. Should the museum not meet this deadline, the Best of Boston will provide an alternate activity/tour for your group. The CLIENT will have final approval of the substitute program.

Friday, August 3, 2007

PRIVATE BOSTON DUCK TOURS: THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE

Unless you fought in World War II, you probably haven't ridden on a "duck" before. This "duck" is an authentic renovated amphibious landing vehicle, retrofitted to take you on a special historical tour of Boston, with a very special splashdown right into the Charles River for a breathtaking water side view of Boston, the kind of view that you can't get anywhere else. The tour starts off impressively at your hotel* when your chartered "duck" and conDUCKtor call for you. Your tour will last approximately 70-80 minutes, during which you'll see the highlights of Boston's Freedom Trail and other famous landmarks. You'll cross over the Charles River, and once on the Cambridge side, your "duck" becomes waterborne, for the ride of your life.

*Some hotel properties cannot be used for pick-ups. Groups staying at these properties will meet the Ducks at the pick up location by Shaws in Back Bay & additional transportation may be necessary.

Time: 2 Hours/ 9:45am - 11:45am (Duck to Depart at 10:00am) Price: $39.00 per person based on 30 guests per duck maximum

Includes: Private duck rental, professional guide service, taxes and gratuities

Please note: Price is based on a guarantee of 31 passengers per duck. Additional ducks may be added in increments of 30.

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