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Massachusetts: A History from the North Coast to the Berkshires

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9 Days | 8 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
On a history-rich adventure starting on the vibrant seacoast north of Boston, trace maritime history and early American life in Salem, the settlement of Massachusetts through the Deerfield Valley and into the Berkshires, the Bay State’s important role in the Industrial Revolution, and the studio of iconic American artist Norman Rockwell.


• Experience two quintessential seaside towns, exploring the renowned Peabody Essex Museum in Salem and the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester.
• Learn the history of settlement, industry and the quest for freedom in the Berkshires at Stockbridge and Hancock Shaker Village.
• At the Norman Rockwell Museum, enjoy original paintings and a private look at the artist’s personal archive.

Program Notes

You may also enjoy a complementary program, “Massachusetts: A History from the South Coast to Cape Cod” (#20998).

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Walking up to two miles daily; standing in museums. Some stairs in historic sites and on motorcoach.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Lowell, Mass., 3 nights; coach to Historic Deerfield, 1 night; coach to Stockbridge, 4 nights; coach to Boston for departure.

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8 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips


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