Day 1 You'll See:
- Faneuil Hall & Marketplace
- Boston Mad Dash
- Salem's Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour
Day 2 You'll See:
- Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour
- Cape Cod Seashore Time
Day 3 You'll See:
- Boston Harbor Cruise
- New England Aquarium
After a productive, however, long year, you’re planning to reward your students’ arrival at this magnificent milestone with a restful, restorative and educational excursion, a world apart from books and homework, lockers and lectures. This 3-Day East Coast extravaganza lets you and your grads recharge in the brisk, electric air of the Eastern Seaboard, an area rich with colorful history, legend and lore, and home to some of the most fabulous scenery and wonderful landmarks in our nation! You’ll explore highlights of Boston in a whole new way on a crazy scavenger hunt, mingle with magnificent marine life at a world class aquarium, spend an evening on a spirited Salem Ghost Tour, enjoy a relaxing Boston Harbor Cruise, an exhilarating day at the Cape Cod shore – and more!
Faneuil Hall and Marketplace
This popular marketplace, meeting hall and historic landmark was established way back in 1742. A lively gathering spot for tourists and locals, alike, featuring plenty of live entertainment, fantastic shopping at more than 70 retailers and excellent dining options, it’s also the home of the world-famous Quincy Market Colonnade and the Finch and Bull – the watering hole made famous in the long-running mega-hit sitcom, “Cheers.” A favorite stop on the Freedom Trail, it is sometimes referred to as "the Cradle of Liberty"; its proximity to favorite local attractions makes it the perfect place to while away a few hours before heading off to explore Beantown!
Boston Mad Dash
After a delightful spin through Faneuil Hall, get ready to rumble! It’s time for your Boston Mad Dash - the East Coast’s premium scavenger hunt that takes place in the heart of Boston, utilizing all its surrounding areas to bring its players the ultimate in fun, friendly competition, a rockin’ alternative to standard sightseeing, and incredible lifetime memories! Choose from a wild variety of 2 ½ hour games including special seasonal events and teambuilding options – you’ll even receive the photos and videos from your grads’ adventure, ensuring endless laughs long after you’ve returned home!
Salem’s Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour
Ready for a little Salem-appropriate evening entertainment? Good, because once you’ve enjoyed a hearty evening meal, you’re going to embark on the area’s longest running “walking” ghost tour. Listen, spellbound as your knowledgeable guides artfully concoct a tantalizingly chilling blend of captivating storytelling, morbid humor and stellar presentation - all impeccably arranged to cleverly convey a creepy cross section of Salem's infamous haunted history. Delve into the Witch City's intriguing (and frequently sordid) past on this highly-recommended 90 minute lantern-lit stroll, as affable costumed narrators regale you and your grads with authentic tales of documented paranormal activity, including stories of haunted cemeteries, witchcraft and murder! They’ll even share their own personal encounters with some of Salem's dearly departed. Best wear comfortable shoes in case you need to beat a hasty retreat back to the safety of your room!
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory Tour
What’s not to love about a simple, relatively quick yet comprehensive, self-guided tour of a potato chip factory offering delicious free samples? Historic Boston isn’t just the “home of the bean and the cod”! Over 250,000 visitors a year visit The Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory to learn the salty story and witness firsthand the step-by-step creation of these “Ridiculously Good Potato Chips!” The year 1980 saw the dream of two Cape Cod business owners turned into reality when they opened shop in a small storefront in Hyannis to sell the small-batch chips they’d cooked in custom kettles in their kitchen for years. The rest, as they say, is history!
Cape Cod Seashore Time
Spend the remainder of Day Two frolicking with your grads on Cape Cod’s beautiful beaches; they’re considered among the best in the world, especially those great stretches of unspoiled sand along the Cape Cod National Seashore, a 40-mile stretch of pristine beaches, marshes, ponds, and uplands wound about with walking and biking trails. Its historic lighthouses, legendary landscapes and wild cranberry bogs rich with all manner of wildlife quietly beckon countless souls in search of a quintessential Cape Cod experience, replete with brisk salt air, troops of busy shorebirds and the song of the sea. Thoreau described the area best: “A man may stand there and put all America behind him."
Boston Harbor Cruise
Oh what a beautiful morning! Breakfast will taste even better than usual with a fantastic Harbor Cruise in today’s lineup! You and your grads will embark on an entertaining and educational Historic Sight Seeing Cruise of Boston Harbor. These 90 minute excursions get you out onto the sparkling water where you will enjoy plenty of good ol’ ear-bending, in addition to local highlights including breathtaking views of the nation's oldest continuously-manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park Area, Boston's working port and a glimpse or two of “the lush life” on the stunning waterfront.
New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium is so much more than another big fishbowl! In addition to its own wonderful Marine Rescue Team that saves and rehabilitates injured and sick seals and the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast, it’s packed with so much to see and do, your group won’t ever want to leave! There are thousands of aquatic residents to visit at the Aquarium. Enjoy the antics of three species of penguins and meet fearsome lionfish, mystical moon jellies, green sea turtles, crazy balloon fish, delicate leafy seadragons, a giant Pacific octopus and more. Head out back for a little fur seal and sea lion action, spend some quality time with the speckled harbor seals out front, and take in a popular 3D flick on New England’s largest movie screen. The Aquarium's immersive Animal Encounters lets you customize your visit—perch on top of the 4-story Giant Ocean Tank, fix the animals lunch, or get behind the scenes of your favorite exhibits during these special 45 minute programs, offered twice daily.