Day 1 | Depart for Boston
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Report to the Welland Campus for a 6:00am departure to Boston, MA. Upon arrival in Beantown, we will check into our hotel and have some time to freshen up and grab a bite to eat. After dinner, we will go to the Skywalk Observatory Boston for some incredible views of the city we will call home the next four nights.
Day 2 | Freedom Trail
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
After a great nights rest, we take to the streets and experience the Freedom Trail Walking Tour. This 1.5hr tour will highlight the revolutionary history that took place at 11 of the 16 official Freedom Trail historic sites. Don’t spoil your appetite, tonight we take a North End/Little Italy Food Tour! In the North End, the streets are narrow and compact, and there is history – Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house, burial grounds – seemingly around every corner. The neighborhood is packed with restaurants, virtually all of them Italian, and the locals carefully maintain their deeply-rooted ties to Italian culture. This is the oldest urban neighborhood in America. The air is fragrant with the fresh ocean breeze and scents of coffee houses, bakeries, and restaurants, as we wind our way through the scenic narrow streets.
Day 3 | Boston Harbor
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Roosevelt, JFK, Obama, Gates, Zuckerberg and you! These are people who have all strolled the hallowed grounds of Harvard University. Enjoy a tour of Harvard featuring Harvard Yard, a history of the university, general information, and a unique view on the student’s individual experience. Following our tour, we make our way to the New England Aquarium which is home to the largest shark and sting ray touch tank on the East Coast. Be sure to gaze at the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef home to Myrtle the green sea turtle and hundreds of other Caribbean animals. End the day with a Boston Harbour Historic Sightseeing Cruise. During this 90 minute cruise learn about Revolutionary war, USA’s oldest continuously manned lighthouse and how the harbor was transformed into one of the cleanest in the country.
Day 4 | Fenway
Friday, April 24, 2020
Visit “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” – Fenway! During this one hour tour you will sit atop the Green Monster and learn the history of a park celebrating all things Red Sox since 1912. Following our tour we will make our way to the Samuel Adams Brewery. Now one of America’s leading independent craft breweries, the first batch of Samuel Adams was brewed in founder Jim Koch’s kitchen after discovering a recipe belonging to his great great grandfather while in his father’s attic.
Tonight, we venture out as a group one final time to the quaint Charles Playhouse to watch Shear Madness-America’s hilarious whodunit! Shear Madness is a popular interactive comedy that keeps audiences laughing as they try to outwit the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation deliver a different show every night. Prepare to have a good laugh!
Day 5| Depart Boston
Saturday April 25, 2020
So long, farewell! This morning it’s time to say goodbye to Boston and head back to Welland after breakfast.