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  • New England

    Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont

    The name ‘New England’ is somewhat misleading, for this remarkable region typifies Old America. Comprising of six states, New England brings together the offerings of superb beaches, majestic mountains, crystalline lakes and acres of lush forest that erupt into an explosion of colour every autumn.

    • Fall Foliage

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    • Burlington, Vermont

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    • Newport Coastline, Rhode Island

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    • Boston, Massachusetts

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    • Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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    • Bar Harbor, Maine

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    • New England Seafood

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    • Mystic, Connecticut

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    • The Presidentials from Cherry Pond, New Hampshire

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    • Stowe, Vermont

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    Between them, the six states of New England tick virtually every box for a wonderful holiday. There are glorious beaches, hideaway coves, soaring mountains, crystal-clear lakes, lush green forest, quaint villages and lots of activities on offer. The autumn colours are a siren call for many but New England is a rich and rewarding destination at any time of year.

    The Diversity of Massachusetts

    Massachusetts provides a gateway into New England, with most visitors choosing to fly into Boston International Airport. The modern face of Boston belies its rich heritage. Perfect for a city break, it’s home to an exceptional array of fine hotels, restaurants, shops, nightlife and attractions, and is easy to get around. The downtown area is home to the key historic sites, all linked by the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail; together the museums, meeting houses, churches, burial grounds and even a ship tell the story of America’s Revolution and Civil War. There’s also a thriving harbour, the chic and wealthy Beacon Hill area and, of course, Harvard University.

    Just a short drive from the bustling city of Boston, Cape Cod is hard to resist. It offers sandy beaches, spectacular coastal sightseeing and the village of Hyannis from where you can catch a ferry to the bewitching islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

    Scenic New Hampshire

    The forests, lakes and White Mountains of New Hampshire lend themselves to a holiday in the great outdoors. Think warm welcomes, white-steepled churches, covered bridges and charming villages.

    Maine's Rugged Coastline

    New England's largest state, Maine is covered in forest (90% of it in fact). However, a holiday in Maine is all about the 3,500 miles of rugged coastline with jagged headlands, secret coves and characterful working fishing villages.

    Picture Perfect Vermont

    We rate Vermont as one of the USA’s prettiest states! The Green Mountains, a mecca for skiers but stunning at any time of year, are the backdrop to friendly small towns, cosy country inns and outstanding hospitality.

    Rhode Island's Ocean Lifestyle

    Rhode Island, this is a yachter’s paradise. Whether you want to ogle at the magnificent ocean-going yachts, set sail yourselves or simply soak up the atmosphere on dry land, you will be enchanted by Newport. It oozes maritime sophistication and is as pretty as a picture.

    Connecticut Charm

    Home to many New York commuters because of its proximity to the Big Apple, Connecticut is a mix of cosmopolitan chic and New England character.

    An Outdoor Adventure

    New England is a perfect holiday choice for outdoor adventure enthusiasts with a wide variety of natural beauty: rolling countryside, breathtaking mountains, sparkling lakes and rivers, expansive wilderness and scenic coastline. Hike the Appalachian Mountain Trail, zipline through treetops, snowshoe on fresh snow, or kayak on peaceful water trails. New Englanders’ love their outdoor life, and you will too!

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    • Top Tip 1

      Catch the Boston Red Sox in a game of baseball at their famous Fenway Park, which celebrated its millennium in 2012. Soak up the friendly but electric atmosphere as you try to work out the rules of the game!

    • Top Tip 2

      Shopaholics should head to Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace for big-name as well as eclectic stores or to Newbury Street, the most exclusive shopping street in New England. Here you’ll find unique art and craft galleries, jewellery outlets and boutiques.

    • Top Tip 3

      Cape Cod is one of the best places for a whale-watching boat trip (the season is from May to October). You may see dolphins as well as Humpback, Minke and Finback whales.

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      Escape the crowds on the more remote beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore coastline. Or, take the foot passenger ferry from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs on the boutique island of Martha's Vineyard. Hire bicycles and ride to the south shore for the beautiful beaches.

    • Top Tip 5

      So much of New England is about food! Try clam chowder in famous Quincy Market Food Hall, fresh lobster anywhere in Maine and, of course, a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream made in Vermont.

    • Top Tip 6

      Visit the Berkshires, Massachusetts in summer time and catch one of the many summer festivals. It’s the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the theatre festival in Stockbridge and the music festival in Tanglewood.

    • Top Tip 6

      Ride the Cog Railway to the peak of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. You'll travel above the clouds and see some spectacular scenery along the way.

    • Top Tip 8

      Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts is a living history museum which recreates an 1830’s New England rural village. Costumed staff perform the routines of everyday life of the 19th century.

    • Top Tip 9

      Visit the breathtaking millionaires’ mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, built over 100 years ago by America's wealthiest families - the Vanderbilt’s, Astor’s and Belmont’s to name but a few.

    • Top Tip 10

      Enjoy a summer boat ride aboard The Spirit of Ethan Allen or a lunch cruise on the Northern Lights cruise ship on the 125-mile long Lake Champlain.

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  • The Best of New England

    Begins in and ends in Boston, Massachusetts

    15 Days / 14 Nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • Coastal Maine

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    • Pretty Lighthouses

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    • Fall Colours

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    • Boston

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    • Kennebunkport

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    • Bretton Woods

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    • Vermont Church

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    • Bar Harbor

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    Day 01

    Arrive Boston

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival proceed to your hotel, the Fairmont Copley Plaza, an iconic hotel in a location central to many attractions.

    Hotel: Fairmont Copley Plaza

    Day 02

    Boston

    The cosmopolitan city of Boston is a delight to visit. Great food, wonderful shopping and a wide array of attractions will keep you entertained. Explore the Freedom Trail, shop at Quincy Market or try a Boston 'Duck Tour' and get to see the city from land and water.

    Hotel: Fairmont Copley Plaza

    86Mi/138Km

    Day 03

    Kennebunkport

    After collecting your rental car, this mornings drive takes you north into the coastal state of Maine. En route, visit Salem, known best as the home of witchcraft. Your drive takes you along the beautiful Massachusetts and Maine coastlines, scattered with small towns and villages to the pretty town of Kennebunkport.

    Hotel: White Barn Inn

    102Mi/164Km

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    The White Mountains

    We suggest you take time today to journey further along the Maine coastline before heading inland and perhaps stopping in North Conway for fabulous outlet shopping or to travel the North Conway Railroad. Explore the White Mountain National Forest and take the Mount Washington toll road to the summit of New Hampshire's highest mountain. On your second day, why not make the journey south to Meredith? Perched on Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith has an idyllic setting and a warm personality.

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort

    91Mi/146Km

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    Stowe & The Green Mountains

    Crossing the state line into Vermont today takes you into Green Mountain country. No matter what time of year you visit there's a lot to keep you entertained, from hiking and skiing to browsing the quaint village shops.

    Hotel: Green Mountain Inn

    229Mi/369Km

    Day 08

    Lenox & The Berkshires

    Today visit Shelbourne Museum's collection of Americana, scenic gardens and the side-wheeler SS Ticonderoga. Perhaps take a detour to Woodstock, a quintessential New England village with traditional shops and covered bridges. Tonight, you'll stay in the beautiful Berkshire in a town which is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

    Hotel: Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club

    61Mi/98Km

    Day 09

    Washington

    This morning visit the Francine Clarke Art Institute or the Hancock Shaker Village, a restored 19th century settlement before journeying south into Connecticut. As a result of its close proximity to New York City, Connecticut assumes some of the Big Apple cosmopolitan chic whilst retaining its distinctive New England character.

    Hotel: The Mayflower Grace

    134Mi/216Km

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    Newport

    Enjoy a relaxing morning in Washington, Connecticut before continuing your journey into New England's smallest state Rhode Island. Newport was the summer resort of the first millionaires. Spend a day by the beach or tour the Cliff Walk and Ten Mile Drive with its extravagant mansions.

    Hotel: Vanderbilt Grace

    77Mi/124Km

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    Cape Cod

    Journeying east today you leave Rhode Island and return once again into Massachusetts, and on to ever popular Cape Cod. We've allowed three nights so you get the opportunity to explore this wonderful area. Take a trip to Provincetown and enjoy a whale-watching cruise, take a ferry across to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket Islands and a day strolling the historic town of Chatham.

    Hotel: Chatham Bars Inn

    72Mi/116Km

    Day 15

    Chatham Bars Inn

    Make the final journey back to Boston Airport. En route, visit Sandwich and Plimoth Plantation, a living museum depicting life in 1627. Return your car and check-in for your flight to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2399 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    New England City & Beach

    Begins and ends in Boston, Massachusetts

    8 days / 7 nights

    Departures: year round

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    Your fly drive includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Boston Public Garden

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    • Sunset over Cape Cod

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    • Boston skyline at night

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    • Spring in Cape Cod

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    • Boston

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    • Fairmont Copley Plaza

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    • Veranda At Chatham Bars Inn

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    Day 01

    Arrive Boston

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival, transfer independently to Fairmont Copley Plaza, which provides your base for the next three nights.

    Hotel: Fairmont Copley Plaza

    Day 02 Day 03

    Boston

    Boston is a city rich in history and culture, so head out and explore. Take time to visit the waterfront, where seafood restaurants overlook the bustling harbour bringing the freshest ingredients to the table. From here you can take a whale watch boat tour or perhaps a catamaran trip out to the islands, and you can also find the city's Aquarium. Follow the Freedom Trail, a walking route which starts at Copley Park and traces many historical attractions. Your hotel is located a few steps from the great shopping of Copley Place Mall and eateries of Newbury Street.

    Hotel: Fairmont Copley Plaza

    100Mi/160Km

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    Chatham

    This morning, collect your rental car and make the short but scenic trip to the beautiful town of Chatham. Located mid-way along the sweeping Cape, it provides a perfect base from which to explore the quaint fishing villages which dot the coastline. Take a trip to the National Seashore and make time for a visit to colourful Provincetown at the tip of the Cape. If you delight in being out on the water, Chatham is your homeport to the ocean. Take a seal tour or watch them follow the fishing fleet into the Chatham Fish Pier. Back on dry land, find a spot along the many miles of pristine white sand to lay out your picnic and relax, or follow one of the many Nature Trails and Parks on foot or bike.

    Hotel: Chatham Bars Inn

    100Mi/160Km

    Day 08

    Journey Home

    Today you leave Chatham for the short journey back to Boston. Should time allow, make a stop at the pretty town of Sandwich or visit Plimoth Plantation where recreated villages and costumed actors portray life of a bygone era. On arrival at Boston Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £1699 per person based on two sharing a Standard room. Other prices available on request.

  • Grand New England

    Begins and ends in Boston, Massachusetts

    12 Days / 11 Nights

    Departures: June, September & October

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round Trip Scheduled Flights
    • Accommodation for 11 nights as specified
    • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 9 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Edgartown Lighthouse

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    • Boston

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    • Bar Harbor

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    • Ogunquit

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    Day 01

    Arrive Boston

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, The Langham, Boston. Relax and enjoy the remainder of your day familiarising yourself with this wonderful walking city. This evening join your travelling companions for a welcome reception and dinner.

    Hotel: The Langham, Boston (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Boston

    There’s so much to see this morning as you embark on an orientation tour of Boston, visiting Boston Common, Beacon Hill and the USS Constitution Museum. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Walk the Freedom Trail, shop at famous Quincy Market or join a ‘Duck Tour’ to see the city from both land and water.

    Hotel: The Langham, Boston (Breakfast included)

    Day 03

    Concord & Williamstown

    You’ll learn about the American Revolution today as you visit the battle sites of Lexington Green and Concord, before enjoying a traditional New England lunch in a restored 1705 colonial home. There’s time for a stop in historic Deerfield this afternoon before arriving at your hotel in Williamstown.

    Hotel: Orchards Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 04

    Stockbridge & Williamstown

    Following breakfast you’ll enjoy a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, and Edith Wharton’s mansion in Lenox, best known as the author of The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence. Continuing on to Williamstown you’ll tour the Clark Art Institute then have some free time to explore this historic area.

    Hotel: Orchards Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Stowe

    Leaving Massachusetts, it is on to New England state. In Vermont, you’ll visit the Shelburne Museum of Art and Americana, spreading over 45 acres, before arriving in the picture postcard town of Stowe in the Green Mountains. Spend the afternoon exploring this classic New England town with its quaint shops and restaurants. 

    Hotel: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Montpelier & Bretton Woods

    Following breakfast, this morning you’ll visit Vermont’s state capital; Montpelier, before learning how maple syrup is made at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks. Continuing out of Vermont and into the White Mountains of New Hampshire, you’ll arrive at Bretton Woods, where you’ll spend the next two nights at the historic Omni Mount Washington Resort. 

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 07

    White Mountains

    Get your camera ready today for magnificent views of Mount Washington. Next you embark on a fall foliage tour, winding down New England’s back roads seeing the fabulous crimson reds and orange leaves. Arriving back at your hotel you’ll enjoy a presentation on the local ecology and wildlife, before enjoying a sumptuous dinner. 

    Hotel: Omni Mount Washington Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Portland & Brunswick

    Arriving in Portland, Maine, this morning you’ll have a hands-on experience in the lobster trade as a local lobsterman takes you into the harbour on his working boat. Back on land a guided tour will introduce you to the historic Old Port area of Portland, then, the afternoon is yours to explore and settle into your hotel before a fabulous dinner in a local lobster house.

    Hotel: The Inn at Brunswick Station (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

    Day 09

    Bar Harbor

    Travelling up the rugged Maine coastline you’ll arrive at the historic town of Bar Harbor, where you’ll spend the next two nights in a luxury cliff-side inn. After lunch you’ll cruise the harbour aboard a traditional wooden schooner, experiencing the picturesque coves, islands, lighthouses and seaside cottages. The rest of the day is yours at leisure. 

    Hotel: Bar Harbor Inn & Spa (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day 10

    Acadia National Park

    Today is all about scenery! You’ll visit Acadia National Park, where autumn colours cover the pristine forests, beaches, plunging cliffs and rock islands. A highlight is a horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic roadways within the park. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing in your hotel’s spa, or explore Bar Harbor’s charming shops, galleries and restaurants.

    Hotel: Bar Harbor Inn & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 11

    Camden & Ogunquit

    Following lunch in Camden, it’s on to your final destination of Ogunquit, whose name translates to beautiful place by the sea. This evening you’ll share a farewell reception and dinner with your new-found friends. 

    Hotel: The Cliff House Resort & Spa (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 12

    Journey Home

    After breakfast, it’s just a short journey to Boston Airport, where you check in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £3999 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Cape Cod, The Islands & Newport

    Begins and ends in Boston, Massachusetts

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departures: June, July, August, September & October

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    Your Escorted Tour includes

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodation as stated
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 5 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director 
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    • Nantucket

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    • Newport

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    Day 01

    Arrive Boston

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Boston. Upon arrival at Logan International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel for this evening. A welcome reception and dinner tonight allows you to become acquainted with your new travelling companions.

    Hotel: The Lenox Hotel (Dinner included)

    Day 02

    Martha's Vineyard

    Step back in time as you explore Plimoth Plantation, a re-created 17th century village filled with costumed actors who bring the locations history to life. You'll see Plymouth Rock, marking the Pilgrims' 1620 landing site, and enjoy some free time for lunch in Falmouth. In the afternoon you take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, one of New England’s hottest vacation destinations. Here you spend the next two nights in the former whaling town of Edgartown.

    Hotel: Harbor View Hotel Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 03

    Martha's Vineyard

    Your day starts admiring the stately homes in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven whilst being surrounded by the islands salt marshes, long beaches and picturesque harbours. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are yours to discover more of the island or perhaps relax on the beach! 

    Hotel: Harbor View Hotel & Resort (Breakfast included)

    Day 04

    Nantucket

    You’ll take a scenic 15 minute flight to the island of Nantucket this morning. Admire the colonial architecture, winding cobbled streets, and historic taverns in the quaint harbourside town before taking the ferry back to mainland. You’ll spend the next two nights in the quaint seaside village of Chatham, overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Tonight dinner is a traditional lobster and clam feast!

    Hotel: Chatham Wayside Inn (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 05

    Nantucket

    Today starts with a quaint drive along the Cape's scenic and remote landscapes and includes a visit to Cape Cod National Seashore, where massive sand dunes tower above crested seas. Later you’ll visit Provincetown, which is situated on the northern tip of the Cape. Weather permitting you'll enjoy a whale-watching cruise, a true highlight of the itinerary. 

    Hotel: Chatham Wayside Inn (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 06

    Newport

    Arriving in the historic seaport of New Bedford this morning, you’ll enjoy a guided visit to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Continuing on to Newport, you'll see some of the ostentatious mansions that served as summer houses for the affluent socialites during the Gilded Age. Your hotel for the next two nights in set right on Newport Harbour. 

    Hotel: The Newport Marriott (Breakfast and lunch included)

    Day 07

    Newport

    You may choose this morning to take a stroll with your Tour Director along the Cliff Walk, set between the sea and the mansions. Your morning also includes a guided tour through The Breakers, a 70 room Italian Renaissance mansion inspired by the 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turin. With so many boats on the shores, it's no wonder that today's highlight is a cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. This evening enjoy a cocktail reception and farewell dinner overlooking Cliff Walk and The Atlantic. 

    Hotel: The Newport Marriott (Breakfast and dinner included)

    Day 08

    Journey Home

    After breakfast it's just a short drive back to Boston. Your journey ends at Boston Airport, where you board your flight back to the UK. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your stay with a few additional nights in the wonderful city of Boston before returning home. 

    Prices

    From £2559 per person based on twin occupancy of standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

  • Boston CityPass

    Boston

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    Explore the vibrant city of Boston with the CityPass, including five of the city’s best attractions:

    • New England Aquarium
    • Museum of Science
    • Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Centre
    • Museum of Fine Arts
    • Harvard Museum of Natural History OR Boston Harbor Cruises

    Pre-booking takes away any worries of missing out and saves you time and money, often allowing you to skip the queues. CityPass tickets are valid for nine days from the first day of use.

    Prices

    From £48 per person

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