Welcome to Boston
It's hard to believe that sleepy Boston was the inspiration for its larger and more famous American cousin. Although no Boston citizens sailed on the Mayflower, the port became a conduit for persecuted Puritans fleeing Nottinghamshire for religious freedom in the Netherlands and America. In the 1630s, the fiery sermons of Boston vicar John Cotton inspired many locals to follow their lead, among them the ancestors of... Read More
Top experiences in Boston
Private Day Trip From Boston to Plimoth Plantation
Enjoy a day away from Boston with this private day trip to nearby Plimoth Plantation. Your private driver will chauffeur your group out of the city in your choice of vehicle. Leave the transportation to the professionals so you can enjoy an entire day of fun!Start your morning with 10am pickup at your hotel or local Boston accommodations and make your way out of the city. Drive roughly 45 miles or 1-hour until you arrive in Plymouth. Home to multiple fascinating exhibits and artifacts, Plimoth Plantation is a must-see in New England for any visitor or local! Explore the Wampanoag Homesite, a living history exhibit featuring present-day Wampanoag people sharing the lives and history of their ancestors. Stroll through the Plantation's recreation of a 17th century English village complete with costumed Plymouth Colonists, each with a unique identity, history, and story to tell. The Plantation also features a collection of rare and historic livestock, a craft center showcasing the tools and techniques used to create historically accurate reproductions, and a cinema presenting foreign and independent films. Outside of the Plantation, step onto a full-scale replica of the Mayflower II, the ship that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620. A short walk from the ship, discover the Plimoth Grist Mill and learn about the significance of mills and corn grinding to the Pilgrims. Complete the day with a stop at Plymouth Rock, an important symbol of American history and the spot from which the Pilgrim's would disembark their ships to found Plymouth Colony. Admission fees to the Plimoth Plantation, Plimoth Grist Mill, and/or Mayflower II are not included in the tour price. You are free to purchase tickets to any or all of these exhibits on-site. Your driver is at your disposal to visit the sites that you'd most like to see; spend as much or as little time as you'd like at each. Your day trip will conclude with transportation back to your local Boston hotel or accommodations.
Boston's North End and Waterfront Walking Tour
This historic, 2-hour walking tour begins at the corner of State and Congress Streets at 3pm, across the street from the Old State House. Meet and greet the tour guide and follow along with the rest of the group into the streets of Boston. Begin at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market. Walk through the Blackstone Block Historic District en route to the New England Holocaust Memorial. Look through the windows of the Union Oyster House, America's oldest restaurant, and the Bell in Hand Tavern, America's oldest tavern. On the way to the North End, stop at Haymarket, Boston's centuries-old outdoor market. Then see all of Beantown's best Italian restaurants in 'Little Italy.' Visit the Old North Church and the Paul Revere House, two of the most historic buildings in Boston. Then, walk along Boston Harbor and get a glimpse of the USS Constitution, also known as 'Old Ironsides,' the legendary, indestructible warship. The tour concludes near the North End’s most popular attractions, restaurants, and points of interest for further exploring afterwards, if desired.
Boston's North End Wine Tour
Your tour will begin at a North End favorite - Aragosta Bar and Bistro, located at 3 Battery Wharf, Boston. Featuring multiple stylish seating areas for sipping, savoring and celebrating indoors and out, this elegant waterfront eatery reinvents local New England favorites with a flash of Mediterranean culinary brilliance. Enjoy handmade pasta, New England-sourced seafood and local organic ingredients against the breathtaking backdrop of Boston Harbor. Sip a glass of bubbly prosecco, nibble on artisanal cheeses and charcuterie, and pick up tips from your guide on deciphering the regions, varietals, and vineyards on an Italian wine label.You'll meet your charismatic wine ambassador before your group is welcomed to a reserved table. Wait staff will be standing by, ready to serve pre-selected wines and appetizers. You'll enjoy six wines and at least three food pairings as you learn how to taste, pair and buy fine wine.Sample pairings: Regaleali Bianco, Sicilia, Italy Allegrini La Grola, Veneto, Italy Calamari Fritta and Mushroom Torte Continue your tour at a second North End gem, determined by tour. You'll be guaranteed to enjoy more delicious Italian varietals and Northern Italian food pairing as your expert guide discusses the various wine regions throughout Italy. Sample pairings: Planeta La Segreta, Sicily, Italy Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy Bruschetta with Broccoli Rabe, Cannellini, Garlic, Olive Oil, Grana Padano Your tour will conclude at one of the North End's finest wine shops, where you'll have the opportunity to put your new knowledge to the test and select and purchase a bottle of wine to leave with.