The Best of Boston
Lunch at the Union
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
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during your on-line registration. Cost: $60.00
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Today you will be prompted to recall
those American History classes as you tour historic Boston.
You will see and hear about events that shaped America into
what it is today. From the scenic waterfront to the rich
history of the Back Bay, your discerning and savvy tour guide
will remove the cobwebs of elementary school classes and bring
this city to life.
On this tour you will encounter many historic sites, from
the Old North Church, famous for the lanterns hung in its
steeple, to the Old South Meeting House where the Colonists
dressed as Indians before they dumped tea into Boston Harbor
to protest "no taxation without representation." You will see
the famous cemeteries of Boston, including the Granary Burying
Ground. Among the many famous Bostonians interred here are
the five signers of the Declaration of Independence and more
modern characters such as Mother Goose.
You will experience some of the architectural feats of
Boston. While visiting Copley Square, you will tour Trinity
Church and learn that it rests on 4500 wooden piles to keep it
from sinking into the Back Bay. The mirror that reflects the
old architecture of Trinity is the new architecture of the
John Hancock Tower, designed by I. M. Pei.
Beacon Hill, Boston's most prestigious neighborhood, is
Boston's cornerstone. You will walk the slopes that are
unequivocally and irreplaceably Old Boston, with its Federal
style mansions and crowned gold dome of the State House. Keep
your eyes peeled for hidden bits of history such as boot
scrapers, hitching posts, and the rare purple windowpanes.
You will also see the famed Acorn Street, Boston's most
You will end your tour with lunch at the Union Oyster
House. America's oldest continuously operating restaurant,
open to diners since 1826, Ye Olde Union Oyster House is
steeped in history. Complete with low ceilings, wooden
booths, lobster tanks, and a raw bar (that has existed since
it opened), the ambiance of the restaurant is casual and fun.
Even John F. Kennedy considered it one of his favorite spots
and a booth has been dedicated in his name.
Shopping and Lunch on
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Sign up for this tour
during your on-line registration. Cost: $55.00
images courtesy of FAYFOTO, Inc. Boston,
You will be transported to Newbury Street, Boston's Rodeo
Drive, one of the city's best shopping areas. You will have
the morning to peruse shops featuring fine clothiers like
DKNY, Louis of Boston, Kate Spade, and Chanel and other
specialty stores such as Simon Pierce, Cartier, Pottery Barn
and Nike Town. You will also find the largest concentration
of fine art galleries and spa's on this 9-block strip.
Just blocks from Newbury Street is Copley Place, an upscale
mall, featuring stores like The Sharper Image, Cache, Neiman
Marcus and William Sonoma.
You will meet for a buffet lunch at Charley’s Eating &
Drinking Saloon, Boston’s favorite gathering place on
Newbury Street for the entire family. Located in the heart of
Back Bay, Charley’s features traditional American classics,
including burgers, steaks, signature dishes and delicious
desserts, in a comfortable atmosphere.