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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.
Since John Winthrop’s 1630 sermon, proclaiming Boston as the city upon which the “eyes of the people” would be trained, this New England beacon of equality and democracy has delivered on his high expectations. Wind through this historic city on the Freedom Trail, tracing the steps and stories of the American Revolution and eventual autonomy to Faneuil Hall. Learn about more recent history that identifies the city at the John F. Kennedy Museum and revel in the arts, visiting cultural treasures, and attending the Museum of Fine Arts that holds pieces of work reflecting Boston’s most notable residents, events and world-recognized character.


• Behind the scenes of Boston’s Symphony Hall, converse with a member of the Orchestra and enjoy an evening concert.
• Take a study cruise on the Charles River Locks and explore Boston harbor, waterways that define this city’s history.
• Discover the artistic masterpieces on display with a docent at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum and the Museum of Fine Art.

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Public transportation used on this program.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day, some uneven surfaces. Must be able to climb stairs as there is extensive use of public transportation for field trips.

Date Notes
Attend a Boston Red Sox baseball game and gain behind the scenes access at beloved Fenway Park. This historic highlight will replace the Boston Symphony Hall activities.

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Sep 18 — Sep 23, 2014 waitlist only  

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


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