Boston Pops & 4th of July Fireworks

Boston Pops & 4th of July Fireworks

Join us on a first class tour to the Boston Pops & 4th of July Fireworks and check it off your bucket list!

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Join us on a first class tour to the Boston Pops & 4th of July Fireworks and check it off your bucket list!

Boston  Pops Concert

Arrive at the Esplanade for the Boston Pops 3rd of July Rehearsal Concert.  You will receive a wrist band which gives you entrance to the Hatch ShellStage. The concert is located in the oval, which is a space of lawn in front of the stage.  Everyone on our tour will receive a folding chair for the concert which you will be responsible for carrying in and out of the concert.  This evening you will enjoy the Rehearsal Concert on July 3rd.  This is the BESTway to actually see the Boston Pops.  There will be around 30,000 people in attendance for the rehearsal concert versus over 750,000 on July 4th. 

 

Boston 4th of July Fireworks from the banks of the Charles River

After an included dinner at the Hyatt Regency, you will receive your folding chair to take with you to the banks of the Charles River.  Enjoy the warm evening breezes and enjoy some people watching.  Then get ready to “ooh” and “aah” as the Fireworks Spectacular unfolds in front of you.  Folding chairs will be provided for you, however, you will be responsible for carrying your own folding chair to and from the fireworks.

 

Sightseeing in Boston & Beyond

Embark upon the Historic Boston Sightseeing Tour with a local guide.  There are so many fascinating stories to hear about!  Learn about the different districts of the city including the Back Bay where you find so many beautiful brownstones, each with its own unique architectural design.  You will also see Beacon Hill and the gold domed state house, Boston Common, America’s first public park and the Public Garden.  You, of course, can’t miss seeing the Old Statehouse, once headquarters for English governors and later the site where the Declaration of Independence was read to the waiting citizens of Boston.  This tour will cover parts of the Freedom Trail.  Visit the Old North Church, the site where sexton (a person who takes care of a church and rings the bells, etc.) Robert Newman climbed the steeple to hang the two lanterns which were the signal to Paul Revere.  It was the warning that the British were marching upon Lexington and Concord to seize the colonialist’s military stores there.  This led to the “shot heard around the world” in Concord and started the American Revolution on that fateful night of April 18, 1775.  The Church was built in 1723 and is the oldest church in the nation, is still in operation and has an active congregation.  (Activity Note:  getting to the church requires some walking).  Visit the Charleston Navy Yard run by the National Parks Service where you will see the USS Constitution Old Ironsides.  Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, the USS Constitution was launched in Boston on October 21st, 1797 and is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.  Today, she is manned by an active duty U.S. Navy Crew.  You will have time to visit the Constitution Visitor’s Center with memorabilia and gifts and the USS Constitution Museum, a private, non-profit museum which includes a theatre, over 3,000 historical artifacts, interactive exhibits and a gift shop.  Self-guided tours are available of the USS Cassin Young a World War II Navy destroyer.   (Note:  Everyone will be required to present a Federal or State-Issued Photo IDto board the USS Constitution).  One night we will visit Quincy Market where you will have time to explore and enjoy dinner on your own.  For over 250 years the marketplace has played an integral role in the life of Boston’s residents.  You will feel the cobblestones beneath your feet, see roaming performers and be able to taste the wonderfully diverse ethnic foods available to you.  There are 100 shops, carts and artisans that offer treasures for you to take home with you!  Our local guide will take us on a riding tour of Harvard University and Cambridge.  Next, it’s over to the Seaport and Commonwealth Pier at the World Trade Center to board the Spirit of Boston Cruise Ship. We’ll sail the Boston Harbor aboard the Spirit of Boston for the “USS Constitution Turn-Around Cruise”.  On this 2-hour journey you will follow the USS Constitution aka “Old Ironsides” as she sets sail from her dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard for her once a year cruise.  It is on this this cruise that she is turned around, when she returns to her dock today, in order to weather evenly on both sides.  One side faces the harbor and the other faces the dock.  When the USS Constitution reaches Castle Island in the Boston Harbor, she does a 21-gun salute!  The Constitution is the oldest US Navy commissioned ship sill in service!  She was launched in 1797 and is most well known for her activity in the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom when she and her crew defeated 5 British Warships.  She earned the name “Old Ironsides” due to cannonballs bouncing off her thick wooden sides and landing in the ocean, leaving her crew and her hull unharmed!  This name earned her public adoration and kept her from  being decommissioned and scrapped!  Enjoy a bountiful Buffet Lunch including Boiled Lobster.  There is DJ musical entertainment included.  Disembark and travel to the JFK Library and Museum.  The museum at the Kennedy Library captures the powerful story of the Kennedy years, giving visitors of all ages an uplifting, “firsthand” experience of President Kennedy’s life, leadership and legacy.

Day 1

- Flight to Boston
- Upon arrival we will meet a local guide and embark on a sightseeing tour of Historic Boston including the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Boston?Common, Public Garden, Old State House, and sites on the Freedom Trail
- 3 Nights at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, MA
- Welcome Dinner

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Day 2

- Depart for another day of sightseeing with a local guide including Old North?Church, visit the Charleston Navy Yard where you will see the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides," visit the Constitution Visitor’s Center, USS Constitution Museum, take a self-guided tour of the USS Cassin Young, a WWII destroyer
- Free time to explore Quincy Market
- Arrive at the Esplanade for the Boston Pops
3rd of July Rehearsal Concert (please note there will be a several block walk to get to the concert)

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Day 3

- Depart with a local guide for a driving tour of Harvard University and Cambridge, MA
- Board the Spirit of Boston Harbor Cruise Ship for a 2 hour journey as well follow the USS Constitution on her once a year turn-around cruise
- Buffet Lunch including Lobster
- 21-Gun Salute when the USS Constitution reaches Castle Island in the Boston Harbor
- Visit the JFK Library & Museum
- Dinner at the Hyatt Regency on the banks of the
Charles River
- After dinner you will take your place on the
banks of the Charles River for the 4th of
July Fireworks

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Day 4

- Free Time in Boston
- Return Flights

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Trip Includes:  Home Pickup (restrictions apply), Roundtrip Airfare from Milwaukee OR Madison (for other departure cities please call for pricing and availability), and 6 MEALS (3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 2 Dinners)

 

Hotel Accommodations

Day One - Three - Hyatt Regency, Cambridge,MA

 

PER PERSON RATE:

Double Occupancy $2399

Single Occupancy $2725

Triple Occupancy $2379

 

Final Payment Due:  3/29/18

 

For Passenger Travel Protection Plans, please call Travel Guard at 1-800-826-4919 or visit their website at www.travelguard.com and they will be able to assist you with finding a plan to best fit your travel needs.

 

Gratuities for the tour director and driver are not included and are at the passengers discretion. Air schedules are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.  Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are subject to change at any time.  Airfare included in the price is from Milwaukee or Madison.  For other departure cities, please contact our

office for availability and pricing.

 

Activity Note:  This tour has a higher activity level and is not recommended for those that need the assistance of a walker.  Wheelchairs are fine as long as you have someone with you that will be able to push you for several blocks or if it is a motorized wheelchair.

 

Cover Photo Credit David Fox

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