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6 Days | 5 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 an adventure by land and sea on Boston’s North Shore, discover the stunning beauty of Cape Ann as you explore its quaint harbors, artistic charm and picturesque villages. Aboard a lobster boat, see a lobsterman hoist his catch from chilly seawaters. Learn about the famous Gloucester fishing fleet. Experience the Rocky Neck art colony and view seascapes created by Winslow Homer and Fitz Henry Lane, who called Cape Ann home. At the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, let craftsmen guide you through the history of master shipbuilding. Bite into a mouthwatering fried clam. And experience a whale watch, learn about the witch trials in historic Salem, and pass by gilded mansions on the shores of Marblehead and Manchester-by-the-Sea.


• Voyage on Cape Ann's vibrant shoreline and a tidal river on five distinctive boats as you inhale salt air, marvel at lighthouses and view the unique wildlife attracted to the rugged coast.
• Experience a whale watch, boating three miles to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in hopes of spotting a finback, minke or humpback breaching the waters.
• Sail on one of Essex’s iconic schooners, learning from the captain about the construction of this magnificent wooden vessel.

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Walking 3-5 blocks over smooth surfaces; some stairs; embark/disembark boats & coach bus.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips


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