4 or 5 days
Boston, Plymouth, Salem
The legacies of Pilgrims, revolutionaries, academics and literary greats abound as you travel through the brownstone-lined streets of Boston. Explore the sites of the American Revolution, and stroll around several of the city’s vibrant neighborhoods.
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  • Day 1: Boston

    Arrive in Boston

    Take a walking tour of Boston

    • Newbury Street
    • Public Garden
    • Boston Common
    • Beacon Hill
    • Public Library
    • Cheers
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Duck boat tour

    Duck boat tour

    Explore Boston by land and by sea in a brightly colored “duck boat”—an amphibious World War II-style vehicle. Sights include Bunker Hill, the Old North Church, the Longfellow Bridge, and more on your comprehensive tour of the city. (And yes, there will be quacking.) Just when you think you’re nearly done, pass by EF Center Boston and splash into the Charles River for spectacular views of both the Boston and Cambridge skylines. (Available March through November)

    Dinner at Quincy Market

  • Day 2: Boston and Cambridge • Lexington and Concord

    Take a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge 

    • Paul Revere House
    • Old North Church
    • USS Constitution
    • Bunker Hill
    • Freedom Trail
    • Harvard Square

    Take a guided tour of Lexington and Concord

    • Lexington Battle Green
    • Old North Bridge
    • Author's Row

    Visit Orchard House or the Old Manse

    Visit the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Theater performance

    Theater performance

    Experience Boston's performing arts scene firsthand with a live theater performance.

  • Day 3: Boston • Plymouth

    Visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

    Visit Plimoth Plantation (April-October)

    Visit the Massachusetts State House (November-March)

    Visit the New England Aquarium (November-March)

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lobster Tales boat cruise

    Lobster Tales boat cruise

    Head out on the water to observe the lobsters and various species of marine life that live in Plymouth Harbor. By the time you’re back on dry land, you’ll have a new understanding of the many creatures that live beneath the ocean. (Available April through October)

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 4: Salem • Boston

    Visit the Witch Dungeon Museum, Gallows Hill or Witch Museum

    Visit the House of the Seven Gables

    Depart for home

Experience even more

  • Day 4: Salem • Boston

    Visit the Witch Dungeon Museum, Gallows Hill or Witch Museum

    Visit the House of the Seven Gables

    Enjoy free time in Boston

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    New England Aquarium with IMAX show

    New England Aquarium with IMAX show

    Visit the New England Aquarium and its enormous four-story Giant Ocean Tank, home to a huge variety of marine life including moray eels, tropical fish, and a green sea turtle named Myrtle. Check out the always-entertaining penguin colony and the many exhibits highlighting diverse aspects of aquatic life.

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 5: Boston

    Visit the Museum of Science

    Make a photo stop at the historic piece of the Berlin Wall outside EF's Cambridge headquarters

    Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Boston

    Arrive in Boston

    Take a walking tour of Boston

    • Newbury Street
    • Public Garden
    • Boston Common
    • Beacon Hill
    • Public Library
    • Cheers
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Duck boat tour

    Duck boat tour

    Explore Boston by land and by sea in a brightly colored “duck boat”—an amphibious World War II-style vehicle. Sights include Bunker Hill, the Old North Church, the Longfellow Bridge, and more on your comprehensive tour of the city. (And yes, there will be quacking.) Just when you think you’re nearly done, pass by EF Center Boston and splash into the Charles River for spectacular views of both the Boston and Cambridge skylines. (Available March through November)

    Dinner at Quincy Market

  • Day 2: Boston and Cambridge • Lexington and Concord

    Take a guided tour of Boston and Cambridge 

    • Paul Revere House
    • Old North Church
    • USS Constitution
    • Bunker Hill
    • Freedom Trail
    • Harvard Square

    Take a guided tour of Lexington and Concord

    • Lexington Battle Green
    • Old North Bridge
    • Author's Row

    Visit Orchard House or the Old Manse

    Visit the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Theater performance

    Theater performance

    Experience Boston's performing arts scene firsthand with a live theater performance.

  • Day 3: Boston • Plymouth

    Visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

    Visit Plimoth Plantation (April-October)

    Visit the Massachusetts State House (November-March)

    Visit the New England Aquarium (November-March)

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lobster Tales boat cruise

    Lobster Tales boat cruise

    Head out on the water to observe the lobsters and various species of marine life that live in Plymouth Harbor. By the time you’re back on dry land, you’ll have a new understanding of the many creatures that live beneath the ocean. (Available April through October)

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 4: Salem • Boston

    Visit the Witch Dungeon Museum, Gallows Hill or Witch Museum

    Visit the House of the Seven Gables

    Depart for home

Experience even more

  • Day 4: Salem • Boston

    Visit the Witch Dungeon Museum, Gallows Hill or Witch Museum

    Visit the House of the Seven Gables

    Enjoy free time in Boston

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    New England Aquarium with IMAX show

    New England Aquarium with IMAX show

    Visit the New England Aquarium and its enormous four-story Giant Ocean Tank, home to a huge variety of marine life including moray eels, tropical fish, and a green sea turtle named Myrtle. Check out the always-entertaining penguin colony and the many exhibits highlighting diverse aspects of aquatic life.

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 5: Boston

    Visit the Museum of Science

    Make a photo stop at the historic piece of the Berlin Wall outside EF's Cambridge headquarters

    Depart for home

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Your experience includes

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  • Round-trip Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Hotel Accommodations

    Overnight stays in safe, quality hotels.

  • Overnight Security

    Security guards on watch nightly.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • All Gratuities

    Tips included for your Tour Director, bus driver, licensed guides, restaurant and hotel staff.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director stays with your group 24/7, providing local insight and knowledge, while handling every on-tour detail.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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