Use of MBTA public transportation system including ferry to/from Boston and subway. Not all stations have elevators and may require walking up/down flights of stairs. Getting on/off a motor coach, walking up to 2 miles throughout the day including up/down hills and cobblestones; standing at various sites.
Full American breakfast buffet with a selection of hot and cold items, coffee, juice, and tea, at the hotel.
We’ll be joined at the hotel by our expert instructor for a presentation on roots of the American Revolution. We’ll then board a motor coach for an introductory ride around the city.
At a restaurant in Charlestown near the waterfront.
After lunch, our coach will bring us to Bunker Hill, and along the way we will hear about the USS Constitution — Old Ironsides. At Bunker Hill we will visit the museum, and then a local expert will lead us on a walk of Breed's Hill, site of the Battle of Bunker Hill. The famous order — “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” — may never have been uttered, at least in that form, but it lives on as a legacy of the Battle of Bunker Hill that began on the afternoon of June 17, 1775. The colonists lost the first real battle of the American Revolution, but their valiant defense inspired the patriots. The site is marked by a massive granite monument visible from many parts of the city. Afterwards, we will visit the Charlestown Navy Yard to see "Old Ironsides" - the USS Constitution. We will return to downtown Boston on the ferry.
Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local Boston restaurant.
At leisure to walk through the picturesque Boston Public Gardens or relax to prepare for a full day tomorrow.