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BOSTON AND THE ATLANTIC COASTLINE All Departures

Departing: Friday, July 13, 2018
5 Days
“This tour showcases the best of Boston and the Atlantic Coastline. Some of our favorite historical attractions, some great places that I take student groups, some stops that have been on my bucket list plus some things that are new and different. This tour is sure to be a perfect summer vacation!”      -Annette

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1 Board a TURNER motorcoach early in the morning for our transfer to Indianapolis International Airport.  Upon arrival at the airport, you are responsible for your baggage check in and fees (approximately $25 a bag).  Your TURNER Tour Director will be with you on this entire tour.  Fly to Boston where our motorcoach and local guide await.  Off we go for a three-hour tour of greater Boston featuring many of the city’s highlights and the USS Constitution Museum (if available).  On this tour, we will also drive by the Kings Chapel and Granary Burying Ground, plus so much more.  We will end our guided tour at Quincy Marketplace, with time to explore.  This afternoon, visit the Boston Tea Party Museum and relive the event that started a Revolution.  Be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American history!  Historical interpreters, interactive exhibits, full-scale restored 18th Century sailing vessels, historic artifacts, and the award-winning multi-sensory documentary “Let It Begin Here” are just a taste of what we will experience during our visit.  Check into our hotel for four nights just north of Boston, after our welcome dinner.
Day 2 Depart with our local guide for a full day of touring.  Our first stop is the Paul Revere House.  Built around 1680, the Paul Revere House is the oldest remaining structure in downtown Boston and the only home on the Freedom Trail.  He purchased the dwelling in 1770 when he was 35.  This was his home when he made his famous messenger ride to Lexington on the night of April 18-19, 1775 that was immortalized by Longfellow’s famous poem, Paul Revere’s Ride.  Enjoy a luncheon cruise while we feast our eyes on some of the most beautiful sights in Boston Harbor, including all four of its iconic lighthouses - Graves Light, Deer Island Light, Boston Light, and Long Island Light.  Travel to Trinity Church for a docent led tour.  Trinity Church is recognized for its National Historic Landmark building, considered by members of the American Association of Architects as one of this country’s top 10 buildings.  The parish that calls it home was actually founded in 1733, more than 150 years before the current church was built.  Next, we will visit “Harvard” University for a walking tour led by a student, who will provide key insight into their experiences.  Check out the old buildings at Harvard Yard and Harvard Square to learn about the school’s storied past.
Day 3 Depart with our local guide for a full day of touring.  Our first stop will be Hammond Castle, the home of John Hays Hammond, Jr.  He built this medieval-style castle between 1926 and 1929 to serve both as his home and as a backdrop for his collection of Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance artifacts.  The castle was constructed as a wedding present for his wife Irene Fenton Hammond to prove how much he cared for her.  In addition, the building housed the Hammond Research Corporation, from which Dr. Hammond produced over 400 patents and the ideas for over 800 inventions.  John Hammond was one of America's premier inventors and is "The Father of Remote Control."  This afternoon, we will board the Seven Seas whale watch excursion boat.  Gloucester is in close proximity to two major feeding areas for the great whales, like no other New England port!  Dinner before returning to the hotel.
Day 4 Depart for Salem where we will meet our local guide.  Salem, the city most famous for the Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692.  Discover what really makes this "a small city with a big history."  One of Salem's most famous residents was Nathaniel Hawthorne, who penned the novel The House of the Seven Gables.  This house was considered a mansion in its time and we will have the opportunity to see the treasures that are still on display as well as experience a secret that this house still holds.  This afternoon, continue to Marblehead, a town that has one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. Stop at Castle Rock for a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean.  We will visit Abbot Hall where we will see the famous painting "Spirit of 76."  Later this afternoon, arrive in the coastal city of Gloucester.  Your guide will relate stories of the "dangerous" fishing industry of Gloucester that was brought to the public's attention in the Hollywood movie, "The Perfect Storm."  Always famous for its fishing industry, Gloucester today is bustling with large fishing boats, fish processing plants, and boatyards.  Stop at the famous Fisherman's Statue and the Fisherman's Wives Memorial, dedicated to the wives and children of fishermen lost at sea.  Travel on to Rockport, designated by Walt Disney as one of the most picturesque towns in America, is famous for its art colony located on Bearskin Neck.  Stroll down Bearskin Neck and view the famous Motif #1, a Rockport landmark.  Browse through the many shops and art galleries ... and don't forget to taste the strudel, a favorite of the locals!  Dinner at a local favorite.
Day 5 Depart for a tour of Lexington and Concord. Once we meet our local guide, we will hear the tale of the American Revolution as we travel the Battle Road.  A stop will be made at the Minute Man Visitor's Center, to view a multi-media presentation.  Our next stop is the Concord Museum, where we will see the real "lantern that was hung" in the steeple of the Old North Church to signal Paul Revere.  In Concord, visit the North Bridge where the "shot heard round the world" was fired.  This afternoon, you have your choice of one of the following: (You must pre-select the tour option you want at time of reservation.)  John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum or  Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.  The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - The presidential library and museum of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, (1917-1963), the 35th President of the United States (1961-1963).  Designed by the architect I. M. Pei, the building is the official repository for original papers and correspondence of the Kennedy Administration, as well as special bodies of published and unpublished materials, such as books and papers by and about Ernest Hemingway. • The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate - A specialty museum and non-profit educational institution.  Named for U.S. Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, the Institute contains a full-scale reproduction of the United States Senate Chamber, a replica of Senator Kennedy’s Washington, DC office, and digital exhibits.  Dinner prior to our evening flight. Upon arrival at the airport, you are responsible for your baggage check in and fees (approximately $25 a bag). Fly to Indianapolis International Airport.  Motorcoach to Terre Haute.

TOUR INCLUDES: Round-Trip Transportation via Deluxe TURNER Motorcoach to Indianapolis International Airport • TURNER Tour Director • Round Trip Airfare • All Group Transportation while in Boston • Accommodations Four (4) Nights • Lodging at Same Property • Eleven (11) Meals [One (1) Continental Breakfast, Four (4) Breakfasts, One (1) Boxed Lunch, One (1) Lunch, and Four (4) Dinners] • Group Admission Charges and Sightseeing • Baggage Handling at Boston Hotel • Gratuity on Included Meals • Gratuity for Boston Driver and City Guides

NOT INCLUDED: Meals (other than mentioned in the itinerary) • Items of personal nature (i.e., room service, telephone, liquor, etc.) • Customary gratuities for the TURNER Tour Director

ADDITIONAL INFO: $46.00 bee buck (thank you) certificate. Deposit: $800.00 per person. Final payment is due April 9, 2018. No refunds will be issued after the final payment date for multi day tours.  Insurance is available to purchase from the airline. Insurance is available to purchase from Travel Guard Insurance. Purchasing insurance is highly recommended.  If you must cancel, you may sell, give away, or contact TURNER to see if we have a waitlist (subject to airline name change policy and fees.) You must notify TURNER of any name changes.  Subject to change!

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PRICE PER PERSON:
$2328.00 Double Occupancy
$2655.00 Single Occupancy
$2308.00 Triple Occupancy