EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO BOSTON

BIRTHPLACE OF THE REVOLUTION

[TRIP LENGTH: 4 DAYS]

Includes Airfare ● Itinerary can be customized to fit within your time frame or budgetary needs

Discover America’s colonial roots as you explore one of the Nation’s oldest and most historic cities. Boston is the perfect setting for a student tour as your students discover Boston’s role in shaping American History. From Paul Revere’s House to the Boston Tea Party Ship, in Boston you will fInd history on every corner. The Boston experience introduces students to American History as students climb aboard the Mayflower and re-live the pilgrim’s journey to the New World. Follow the Freedom Trail and visit sites like the Old State House, Boston Commons, Old North Church, Old Granary Burying Ground, and the USS Constitution. Visit the homes of noted novelists such as Nathaniel Hawthorne. Students will not only partake in our colonial history, but also make an impact on those in need through Appleseed’s interactive service projects in the Boston area.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Boston, Massachusetts

You will meet your Appleseed Expeditions guide at the airport in Boston for a brief orientation. Begin your tour of the city on a Duck Boat! Is it a boat? Is it a truck? It’s a DUCK! See Boston by land and by sea in an authentic renovated amphibious WWII landing vehicle. Your conDUCKtor will narrate and navigate a comprehensive tour of the birthplace of freedom in one of the brightly colored “Duck Boats.” Sights include the Hatch Shell, Longfellow Bridge, Bunker Hill, the Old North Church and more. After lunch, the group will take a walking tour of Back Bay where you will see a host of historical sites including Trinity Church, Beacon Hill, Newbury Street, Bunker Hill, Faneuil Hall, and Harvard Square.

Day 2 – Follow the Freedom Trail

This morning your group will follow the Freedom Trail and visit such sites as Old State House, Boston Commons, Old North Church, Old Granary Burying Ground, Tea Party Ship, Paul Revere House, and USS Constitution. In the afternoon, you will travel to Lexington and Concord to visit Lexington Battle Green, Old North Bridge, Author’s Row, and Walden Pond. The group will also visit famous homes of such authors as Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. After dinner, the group will visit the Prudential Center skywalk for an all-around view of Boston including Fenway Park and the Old North Church. The day will close with a group discussion to reflect on all that you have seen throughout the day.

Day 3 – Museum of Science, Service and Baseball Game

This morning visit the Museum of Science. Hundreds of interactive exhibits and demonstrations at Boston’s Museum of Science make learning about space, technology, zoology and the natural world a fascinating experience! You might program a robot, watch a chick hatch, or study the motion of the planets. After lunch enjoy service time at The Food Project. They have built a national model of engaging young people in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. Your students will learn about The Food Project and their mission, and help with tasks such as planting, weeding, harvesting, washing vegetables, and preparing beds. In the evening we will take in an (optional) Red Sox game. (evening activity may change due to game scheduling).

Day 4 – Whale Watching and Plymouth Harbor

This morning you head out by boat on a whale tour. From the boats top decks you can view humpback, fin, minke and pilot whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins, harbor porpoises. Your naturalist guide will teach about the biology of these species. In the afternoon you will enjoy the historical attractions at Plymouth Harbor. There will be views of Plymouth Rock, the historic districts, the waterfront area, and a replica of the Mayflower. You will also have a chance to wander through a re-creation of a 1627 Pilgrim village. In the early evening you will head home after a wonderful trip to the Boston area.

Itinerary subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including availability with vendors, weather conditions and flight schedules.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore remote coral islands with a marine naturalist
  • Explore the Freedom Trail
  • Visit Museum of Science
  • Volunteer with The Food Project
  • Go to Red Sox baseball game
  • Whale watching tour
  • Visit Plymouth Harbor

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa. Please visit our Fees FAQ page for a full list of items that may not be included in the cost of your tour.