Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US, founded in 1630 by colonists from Plymouth, and has been the location of several renowned events from the American Revolution including the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party. Alongside a historic past, in the present day the old world charm lies side by side with gleaming skyscrapers, hip museums and top-class restaurants including one on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center. As well as large open spaces, the City has the Charles River at its heart and an attractive and bustling Harbour. ‘Must do’s in Botston incude walking the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail that links 16 iconic sites, visiting the renowned Museum of Science and the New England Aquarium as well as enjoying some excellent shopping at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, alive with busy boutiques. If you have younger travellers on board, a trip to the Boston Children’s Museum and a Duck Tour (ride in an amphibious vehicle) should also go down well!
Cape Cod, is located approx 90 minutes from Boston on the southernmost tip of Massachusetts and stretches 100 miles out in to the Atlantic Ocean. The nearby islands which include Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are also easily accessibly by boat on a day trip. This has long been the Summer playground of ‘well to do’ locals, providing a destination where they can relax and unwind away from the restrictions of City life. Whilst the Atlantic-facing coast of the Peninsula is backed by giant dunes, on the bay side pine woods and tidal beaches mingle provide the setting for clapboard houses and quaint cottages.
We can also assist for those wishing to spend longer in New England, perhaps visiting New Hampshire and the White Mountains and Lake Region to marvel at the Fall colours.