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Salem High-Speed Ferry

Salem High-Speed Ferry - Boston, Massachusetts Star Rating

Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

From USD
$25.00

Make the most of your time in Boston or Salem with this high-speed ferry service. Travel in speed and style aboard a comfortable catamaran with your one-way or round-trip ticket, letting you visit two of Massachusetts’ most famous and historic stops ... More info ›

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Make the most of your time in Boston or Salem with this high-speed ferry service. Travel in speed and style aboard a comfortable catamaran with your one-way or round-trip ticket, letting you visit two of Massachusetts’ most famous and historic stops. This swift boat ride is the best and fastest way to get you where you want to go!

Why settle for one great Massachusetts-city when you can experience two? With your one-way or round-trip ticket, take the high-speed ferry between Salem and Boston to experience two of the state’s most historic cities. Admire rich landscapes dotted with beautiful homes, fishing boats, and lighthouses as you’re whisked away to Salem or Boston, depending on your departure location. With twin diesel engines that propel you at a top speed of 33 knots, you’ll arrive at your destination in under an hour.

This 149-passenger vessel features a comfortable indoor-lounge and outdoor lower and upper decks, where you can admire picturesque views and feel the refreshing wind on your face.

The on-board galley offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items such as sandwiches, snacks, hot dogs and pretzels, as well as beverages such as coffee, sodas, juice, sports drinks, beer, wine and top-shelf cocktails. Three restrooms are available for your convenience.

Once in Salem, you'll be in walking distance to some of the city's best attractions such as the House of Seven Gables and the Peabody Essex Museum.

In Boston, it's an easy stride from the dock to the New England Aquarium, the Old North Church, Quincy Market and much more.

2017 Ferry from Boston:
9:30am- Daily
11:45am- Daily
2:30pm- Daily
5:30pm- Daily
8:00pm- Sunday - Friday, except May 28 and September 3
9:00pm- Saturdays, plus May 28 and September 3

2017 Ferry from Salem:
7:00am- Monday - Friday
8:00am- Saturdays, Sundays, May 29, July 4, September 4
10:30am- Daily
1:00pm- Daily
4:00pm- Daily
7:00pm- Sunday - Friday, except May 28 and September 3
8:00pm- Saturdays, plus May 28 and September 3

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Newport Mansions at Christmas: The Breakers and Marble House

Newport Mansions at Christmas: The Breakers and Marble House - Boston, Massachusetts Star Rating

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

From USD
$99.00

This holiday season, gilded mansions, million-dollar yachts, evergreen trees and beautiful coastal views await you on this day trip from Boston to Newport, Rhode Island. Tour this fabulous New England resort destination with your knowledgeable guide to see the grand homes of the famous Vanderbilt family, The Breakers and Marble House, both marvelously adorned with Christmas lights and decorations ... More info ›

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This holiday season, gilded mansions, million-dollar yachts, evergreen trees and beautiful coastal views await you on this day trip from Boston to Newport, Rhode Island. Tour this fabulous New England resort destination with your knowledgeable guide to see the grand homes of the famous Vanderbilt family, The Breakers and Marble House, both marvelously adorned with Christmas lights and decorations. Travel along famous Ocean Drive (10-Mile Drive) and enjoy free time to shop and soak up the festive atmosphere. This is a delightful way to experience New England in the winter!

After meeting at Park Plaza or being picked up from your select downtown Boston hotel, your guide will take you by air-conditioned coach to Newport, located 1.5 hours away. This New England city has been known for decades as a popular vacation resort for the rich and famous, and is truly a dazzling sight during the holidays.

Enter The Breakers, a 70-room mansion on 11 acres (4.5 hectares) of oceanfront land. Learn how this was the vacation home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II of the famous Vanderbilts, a 19th-century American family who rose to social nobility due to their enormous success in the railroad and shipping industry. Have your camera ready as you admire the elaborate holiday decorations of this opulent palace -- the grandest of Newport's summer 'cottages' of the New York elite.
You’ll have 2 hours of free time to grab lunch, browse local shops for last-minute holiday gifts, and sip a cup of cocoa on a stroll along the waterfront. Afterward, continue your tour to William K Vanderbilt’s vacation home, Marble House, a 19th-century mansion made of white marble. Observe the stately exterior and be amazed by the house's elaborate Christmas decorations as you tour the lavish interior. This gilded mansion is said to have been inspired by the 18th-century Petit Trianon at Versailles. Your guide will explain how William carried on his family’s fortune to become the richest man in the world by the time of his death in 1877.
After your tour, sit back and relax as you drive along Ocean Drive (10-Mile Drive) and admire the spectacular views of mansions and coves dusted with snow before returning to Boston.

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American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston

American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Day Trip from Boston - Boston, Massachusetts Star Rating

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

From USD
$47.22

This fascinating historical day trip from Boston takes you to the famous nearby Massachusetts cities of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Journey along the Battle Road Trail, follow the route Paul Revere took, and visit Harvard Yard and Cambridge Common, both US National Historic Landmarks ... More info ›

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This fascinating historical day trip from Boston takes you to the famous nearby Massachusetts cities of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Journey along the Battle Road Trail, follow the route Paul Revere took, and visit Harvard Yard and Cambridge Common, both US National Historic Landmarks. You’ll also stand on legendary Lexington Battle Green – the site of the infamous Battle of Lexington – and pass the homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Louisa May Alcott. Your expert guide will teach you all about this area’s prominent role in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War while taking you to the cities’ most famous sights and off-the-beaten path locales.

You’ll be picked up from your Boston hotel in the morning for a quick drive over the Charles River to Cambridge, a city named in the honor of the University of Cambridge in England. This historic city is home to two of the world’s most prominent universities, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hop off the coach and take a stroll along Harvard Yard, a large grassy area adjacent to Harvard Square that constitutes the oldest part and center the Harvard University campus. Your guide will explain how this locale became a US National Historic Landmark.

Nearby, you’ll see Cambridge Common, listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. This is public park is where George Washington took control of the Continental Army. Next, drive along Tory Row past the home of the famous poet and educator, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Continue driving to the nearby town of Lexington, famous for being the site of the first shot of the Revolutionary War. You’ll see a variety of historical buildings, parks and monuments, most dating from colonial and Revolutionary times, on your drive through town as well as take the time to have lunch on your own.

Hop off the coach at the Lexington Battle Green, formally known as the Lexington Common, for an up-close look at the site of the Battle of Lexington in 1642. Also a US National Historic Landmark, this field is fronted by a statue representing Captain John Parker, the leader of the Lexington minutemen. Hear about this man’s courageous efforts against 700 English soldiers as your guide conjures scenes from the Revolutionary War that happened on the very ground beneath your feet.

Your tour continues with a drive along the Battle Road Trail, a 5.5-mile (9-km) pathway in Lexington, Lincoln and Concord that marks the path once trodden by British soldiers from Boston during the war. You’ll also follow the route that Paul Revere took as he warned the countryside that “the British are coming!”

In Concord, journey past the homes of gothic novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott -- author of Little Women -- and Ralph Waldo Emerson, essayist, poet and philosopher.

Finally, you'll make your way to the North Bridge, often called the Old North Bridge, where "the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard 'round the world.'" This is historical attraction was the site of the Battle of Concord; the current wooden pedestrian bridge is a replica of the one that stood on the day of the battle.

After your historical tour, your guide will drive you back to your Boston hotel, leaving you with many new, fascinating insights on American history.

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Round-Trip Transport to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets from Boston

Round-Trip Transport to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets from Boston - Boston, Massachusetts Star Rating

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

From USD
$49.00

Shop for bargains on designer merchandise and leading brands –including Banana Republic, GUESS, Calvin Klein and DKNY– at Wrentham Village, one of the most popular designer malls in New England. Skip the hassle of driving and enjoy round-trip transport from downtown Boston on a luxury coach ... More info ›

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Shop for bargains on designer merchandise and leading brands –including Banana Republic, GUESS, Calvin Klein and DKNY– at Wrentham Village, one of the most popular designer malls in New England. Skip the hassle of driving and enjoy round-trip transport from downtown Boston on a luxury coach. Your high-end shopping tour includes a complimentary VIP coupon book, good for even more discounts!

After boarding your luxury coach in downtown Boston, you’ll get to relax as you travel approximately 45 minutes to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. Upon arrival, grab your VIP coupon book and get ready for a superb shopping experience! You’ll have more than 170 stores to choose from – with steep discounts on brand name clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, housewares, electronics and more.

Get great deals on a variety of high-end merchandise as you spend the day at this popular New England mall. When you’re ready for a break, grab a bite to eat at one of the mall’s many restaurants (own expense). You can also stroll in the pleasant outdoor setting before tackling the next shop on your list!

After approximately 5 hours of shopping, board the luxury bus and enjoy a relaxing ride back to Boston.

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Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard

Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard - Boston, Massachusetts Star Rating

Duration: 12 hours
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

From USD
$99.00

Enjoy Boston's original Martha's Vineyard day trip in comfortable and convenient transportation. Leave the hassle of driving up to someone else as you relax on your 1.5-hour ride to Falmouth, where you will board the ferry for Martha's Vineyard ... More info ›

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Enjoy Boston's original Martha's Vineyard day trip in comfortable and convenient transportation. Leave the hassle of driving up to someone else as you relax on your 1.5-hour ride to Falmouth, where you will board the ferry for Martha's Vineyard. Once at Martha's Vineyard, you will have time to explore the beautiful island on your own, or upgrade with a 3-hour island tour.

Get picked up from your Boston hotel in a mini-coach for a comfortable and relaxing 1.5-hour ride to Falmouth. Water, a light morning snack, and light commentary will be provided.

Once in Falmouth, you'll be dropped off at the Island Queen Dock where you'll board the passenger ferry. Your ferry ticket is included so you won't have to wait in line at the dock. Relax on a short 35-minute mini-cruise as you sail across the sparkling waters off the coast of Massachusetts.

You will arrive at the island of Martha's Vineyard around 9:30am. You will then have approximately six hours to explore Martha's Vineyard on your own. Your bus driver will be happy to provide you with more information and maps of the area should you wish to book additional activities.

Upgrade to a 3-hour narrated island tour to get an initial overview of the island. On the tour you will have a 15-20-minute stop at the Gay Head cliffs in scenic Aquinnah, where the first lighthouse was built. Next, you'll pass through the beautiful historic village of Edgartown. Along the way, enjoy the commentary from your professional tour guides as they share their knowledge of the island's history and present-day events. You will then have approximately 2.5 hours to explore Martha’s Vineyard on your own.

Upon completion of your day on the Island, you will board the ferry which departs at 3:45pm for a relaxing sail back to Falmouth, where the shuttle will be waiting to complete the final leg of your unforgettable day trip experience. A light snack and water will be provided on your trip back to Boston.

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New England Coastal Tour from Boston

New England Coastal Tour from Boston - Boston, Massachusetts Star Rating

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

From USD
$72.00

Capture the beautiful scenery of the New England coast on this luxury coach tour from Boston, affording postcard-worthy views of beaches, harbors, wetlands, rugged cliffs and lighthouses. Travel north through North Shore and along the rocky coast of Maine, stopping in the quaint town of Kennebunkport for lunch and free time to walk around ... More info ›

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Capture the beautiful scenery of the New England coast on this luxury coach tour from Boston, affording postcard-worthy views of beaches, harbors, wetlands, rugged cliffs and lighthouses. Travel north through North Shore and along the rocky coast of Maine, stopping in the quaint town of Kennebunkport for lunch and free time to walk around. In York, visit famous Nubble Light (the Cape Neddick Lighthouse), one of the most iconic lighthouses in the country, and then view President Bush's summer home from Walker Point.

Morning pickup is available from downtown Boston hotels if pre-arranged at time of booking. Otherwise, meet in downtown Boston and hop aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach for a comfortable, scenic ride north through North Shore, the region between Boston and New Hampshire.

Soak up views of the rocky coastline dotted with marshes, wetlands, beaches and harbors. Your guide will explain why this is an important historical, cultural and economic region of Massachusetts. You'll also learn that it contains the city of Salem, the site of the Salem Witch Trials.

When you cross the Main border, stop in the town of Kennebunkport for free time to enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many eateries. Kennebunk's charming tree-lined streets showcase typical 18th- and 19th-century architecture constructed by merchants and sea captains.

Afterward, continue your journey along the coast. Your next stop is Nubble Light, formally known as the Cape Neddick Lighthouse. Located on Cape Neddick near entrance to York River, this 19th-century lighthouse is a famous American icon and a classic example of a picturesque lighthouse, so be sure to snap some photos!

You’ll also drive by Walker Point to view President Bush's summer home. Return to Kennebunkport for more free time to walk around and browse shops, and then relax on your ride back to Boston.

This tour is seasonal and only operates from May to October.

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