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New Hampshire

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Boston: Fall Foliage Tour

Boston: Fall Foliage Tour

Journey on the Kancamagus Byway and stop at scenic viewpoints on this day trip from Boston into the White Mountains. View red, gold, and orange leaves along the way. Go on two hikes to capture pictures of waterfalls framed in autumn colors. Start with pickup from your hotel in the greater Boston area. Ride north into New Hampshire and experience the beautiful fall colors as you drive higher into the mountains. Make a short stop half-way through the drive where you can buy a coffee or cider. Relax, on the scenic drive along the Kancamagus Byway and make several stops for pictures of the mountains and leaves. Listen as your guide shares information about the region. Take 2 short excursions on easy hiking trails to view historic waterfalls. Then, enjoy a 1.5-hour lunch and shopping break in the mountain town of North Conway. This is a quaint town surrounded by snow-capped mountains and rugged cliffs. Head further into the White Mountains for the last stop near the spectacular Omni Mount Washington Hotel to marvel at New Hampshire's tallest and most extravagant mountain range. Finally, your guide will point out a few more interesting sights before the 2-hour journey back to your hotel in Boston.

From Boston: Full-Day Historical Lexington & Concord Tour

From Boston: Full-Day Historical Lexington & Concord Tour

Explore Boston and much more and learn the history of the beginning of the American Revolution. See Cambridge (MIT, Harvard Square and Harvard University), Cambridge Common, the long road to Lexington and Concord. Hear a local experienced tour guide tell the story of the American Revolution on this full-day escorted tour, and enjoy comfortable seats and large picture windows for a great view. Start the tour with a pickup from 5 fixed Boston locations or your local hotel. You'll walk Lexington Battle Green, see the Buckman Tavern, the iconic Minuteman statue of Captain Parker. Enjoy several scenic stops along Battle Road and the Old North Bridge in Concord; location of the "Shot Heard 'Round the World"; heralding the beginning of the American War for Independence. Enjoy the Minute Man National Historical Park Visitor Center (20 minute 3-D movie); and learn about the revolution from Mother England as you explore the battlefields, taverns and homes that witnessed the events of that historic day. Learn the details and hear the stories of the people and events that gave birth to America. Enjoy lunch (not included) at one of local restaurants in Concord Village. Return Charlestown and Boston to see the Bunker Hill Monument, the U.S.S. Constitution from 1797, and the Constitution Museum. After walking in America's historic footsteps, your guide will drop you off at your hotel or departure point with memories of a lifetime to cherish.

From Boston: Quincy, Plymouth, and Mayflower II Day Trip

From Boston: Quincy, Plymouth, and Mayflower II Day Trip

Start with a pickup from downtown Boston in a comfortable, air-conditioned, latest model minibus. Travel 30 minutes south to the historic city of Quincy to visit the birthplaces of two former US Presidents, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. Next, enjoy a scenic view of New England's coastline as you travel through Cohasset to the town of Scituate. Once in Scituate, you will have the opportunity to visit the Scituate Lighthouse and hear the amazing story of the "American Army of Two." Then, travel along the beautiful New England coastline towards Plymouth. Visit coastal towns, waterfront mansions, and a lighthouse. Once you arrive in "America's Hometown," visit Plymouth Rock. Benefit from admission to the Mayflower II and Plimoth Patuxet and learn about the site where New England was first established in 1620. Climb back on the bus for a relaxing return trip to Boston.

Kancamagus Scenic Highway Self-Driving Audio Tour

Kancamagus Scenic Highway Self-Driving Audio Tour

Drive along the Kancamagus Scenic Highway to explore New Hampshire with this flexible self-guided audio tour. This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists. Simply hop in your car, open the tour guide app, and get started. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 35+mile-long tour covers the essentials of Kancamagus Scenic Byway in 2-3 hours. Make your way to North Woodstock to begin your self-drive experience. The tour follows the spectacular autumn leaves of the Kancamagus Scenic Highway, passing viewpoints, stunning vistas, and gorgeous hiking trails. Learn about the region and its history as you drive through the landscape. All audios play automatically based on location. Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. Your tour ends at a ranger station near Conway.

Portsmouth: Self-Guided Haunted Walking Audio Tour

Portsmouth: Self-Guided Haunted Walking Audio Tour

Discover the haunted locations of Portsmouth with a self-guided GPS Audio application tour. Explore the area at your own pace and visit famous haunted attractions like The Huntsman, Sheafe Street Inn, Deadwicks, 111 State Street, and more. You will receive the downloading instructions on your voucher after booking. Walk from one location to the other as spooky music plays in the background. Listen to the sinister stories of ghosts shared through your smartphone. Visit the Old Red Light District, The Rockingham, John Paul Jones House, Portsmouth Music Hall, and other popular locations. See the African Burial Ground and learn about its history and discovery. You will hear tales of the haunted port city while strolling through the streets of Portsmouth. Walk at your own pace and uncover the secrets of the stops on the Underground Railroad. During the tour, choose to pause the app to take a break at a haunted brewery or bakery. Start the tour again whenever you're ready to continue. Throughout the tour, you will see the spookiest and most historic sites of Portsmouth. Explore one of America's oldest cities'' haunted locations and learn about its spooky past. 

Cape Cod & Plymouth Adventure Tour

Cape Cod & Plymouth Adventure Tour

Departing from your Boston in comfort, your guide will bring you over the Cape Cod Canal and into the quaint Village of Sandwich, oldest town on Cape (1639). Visit the Cape Cod Canal Museum and marvel at this immense feat of engineering. Then visit a commercial lobster pound, a big industry in Massachusetts. Hold a lobster weighing 5-10 pounds! Stop for a photo of the iconic Sandwich Boardwalk, stretching over a thousand feet, crossing salt marshes and creeks to a beautiful beach. Travel to historic Sandwich Village (1637) to a working 1650s grist mill grinding maize into corn flour for hundreds of years. Perhaps purchase a bag of corn meal to bring back home. Visit the world renowned Sandwich Glass Museum, displaying thousands of pieces of pressed and blown glass reflecting the pressed glass factory that put Sandwich on the map back starting in 1825. Some of the glass is mixed with "radium", giving it a unique glow and color. Heading back off of the Cape, your next destination is the Town of Plymouth, home of “Mainstreet USA". Your guide will bring you to The Pilgrim Hall Museum, America's oldest museum celebrating 200 years. There you will see original artifacts and furnishings of the Pilgrims like the bassinet of the first born in America, Peregrine White and the oldest surviving version of the Mayflower Compact. Discover what it was like to brave crossing the Atlantic Ocean as you walk on the newly restored historically accurate Mayflower II, an exacting replica of the original 180-ton ship that sailed 3,300 to the New World. Did you know that the Mayflower is a gift of England reflecting our bond of undying friendship? Take the picture of a lifetime standing next to Plymouth Rock, where brave souls like Mary Chilton disembarked, seeking to establish a tenuous foothold in the New World in search of religious freedom. Walk on Leiden Street, America's oldest street, to see the Church of the Pilgrimage. Gawk at the Forefathers Statue, tallest solid granite monument in the world. And sit back and relax as your guide brings you back to Boston with memories of a lifetime. (Lunch time is set-aside at a local (inexpensive) restaurant in Sandwich or Plymouth.)

Plymouth: Historic Self-Guided Walking Tour

Plymouth: Historic Self-Guided Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Note: This 1 mile-long tour covers the essentials of Plymouth in 1 hour. This self-guided walking tour of Plymouth is flexible and customizable. Discover this quaint yet historical town at your own pace. Your journey back in time begins at the Plymouth Visitor Center, where you can get acquainted with the town you’re about to explore. From there, stroll along the waterfront and get a crash course in who the Pilgrims really were and how they built a society. The first major stop is a real treat: a replica of the Mayflower, on which the Pilgrims sailed from England to Massachusetts. Here, you’ll also get the scoop on the Mayflower passengers who weren’t Pilgrims ─ people who were called The Strangers. Afterward, come to Plymouth’s most famous attraction: Plymouth Rock. According to legend, this is the spot where the Pilgrims disembarked to establish the colony of Plymouth. Learn the interesting history behind this timeless historical artifact. Then, continue on to the statue of Chief Massasoit and learn the true story of the alliance between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe, as well the dramatic events which prompted the unusual friendship. Next, pass through the beautiful Brewster Gardens and see the Pilgrim Maiden statue, one of the few surviving sculptures depicting women from this era. As you make your way inland, learn the truth about the first Thanksgiving and what most people get wrong about it today. Later, pass the Burial Hill Cemetery, where many of the town’s earliest settlers have been laid to rest. Finally, you’ll arrive at the Plymouth Grist Mill, which is open to visitors and offers a glimpse back at how the Pilgrims went about their day-to-day lives. As an added perk throughout your tour, enjoy animated videos of most stops, allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots of different centuries or interior rooms.

Kancamagus Highway: Tour

Kancamagus Highway: Tour

Experience a picturesque journey down the Kancamagus Scenic Highway, starting from the quaint town of Lincoln in New Hampshire. As you set off, delve into the intriguing past of Lincoln and the iconic Old Man in the Mountain, once a symbol of the Granite State. Drive will be accompanied by tales from the Pennacook tribe, notably the celestial bear legend, illuminating how the hunt transformed seasons. Otter Lake emerges as a scenic respite, where insights about moose spotting and avian wonders await the keen observer. Travel the highway’s bends and turns that will lead you to the awe-inspiring vistas of Hancock Overlook. Here, nature’s grandeur is complemented with tales of the mountain's formation and Chief Osceola, the revered namesake of Osceola Mountain. Approach the towering silhouette of Mount Washington and be introduced to its deep significance for the Pennacook tribe. This mountain isn't just a geographical marvel, but a testament to the tribe’s beliefs and reverence. Your journey continues with panoramic overlooks that, during autumn, offer mesmerizing views of foliage ablaze in golds and reds. The highway beckons further to Sabbaday Falls, where the legacy of the Pennacook Confederacy and its visionary chief unravels. Visit the nearby Russell-Colbath House, a testament to time but also murmurs tales of eerie disappearances. Continue on and visit the tranquil waters of the Rocky Gorge Scenic Area that invite you to marvel at cascading waterfalls. Spanning these waters is a centuries-old wooden bridge, which stands as both a testament to craftsmanship and a photogenic gem. Concluding your odyssey, be entertained with tales of an unexpected feud between the Rockefellers and persistent beavers. Learn of the Pennacook tribe’s decline and the chilling legend of the Saco River Curse. This tour ensures you conclude at the Saco Ranger Station in Conway, your heart and mind enriched with history, legend, and the unparalleled beauty of the Kancamagus Highway.

Kancamagus Highway: Driving Tour Through Peaks

Kancamagus Highway: Driving Tour Through Peaks

Don’t miss anything as your favorite guide leads you through the Kancamagus with stories, tips, and directions. Travel the 34-mile long route through the White Mountain National Forest between Conway and Lincoln, New Hampshire, and offers plenty of scenic views and hiking opportunities. The “Kanc,” as it’s affectionately known to locals, winds its way up to an elevation of 2,855 feet offering visitors fantastic views of the White Mountains. On this tour you can witness major highlights such as: • Albany Covered Bridge • Lincoln Woods • Lower Falls • Pemigewasset Overlook • Rocky Gorge* • Sabbaday Falls* Venture beyond the paved roads and find plenty of scenic sights to explore including waterfalls, gorges, swimming holes, covered bridges, and more. Even short hikes will get you away from the masses on busy days. But serious hikers can easily fill a whole day on some of the longer trails. Discover an area that is rich in human history, recent and Native American, and share many stories to help you feel even more connected to this rather special area. Get the opportunity to visit some sites that harken back to the days when adventurous settlers gained a foothold in creating farmable land below the granite mountains, and that of course includes a classic covered bridge.

Explore the Islands & Harbor Guided Bike Tour 2-2.5 Hrs.

Explore the Islands & Harbor Guided Bike Tour 2-2.5 Hrs.

Arrive at the Historic John Paul Jones House 43 Middle Street Portsmouth for a meet and greet. Please use Google Maps for John Paul Jones House to find us. Please call direct if you need additional assistance 1-603-380-6524. (WhatsApp 603-969-1866) Pedal to the incandescent islands off of Portsmouth on a breathtakingly scenic bike tour offering abundant stunning photo opportunities and the ease and convenience of a comfortable bicycle. This idyllic tour takes you for a peaceful pedal along the Piscataqua River to the islands of New Castle, Four Tree, and Pierce Islands, with impressive stops at the Great Island Common, Fort Stark, Four Tree Island and Prescott Park along the way. You will pedal through charming islands, gardens, and lush parks, and over to New Castle Island to greet the vast Atlantic Ocean. Your friendly guide will share stories about the commercial and military history, fortifications, the transformations of a rundown waterfront to a vibrant park, a Victorian Hotel saved from demolition and more.   Highlights: Pedal along the Piscataqua River out to New Castle Island Visit New Castle Island Village's downtown Visit the Great Island Common to hear about the Isle of Shoals and lighthouses (great place for photos!) Visit Fort Stark to hear about the father to our state motto "Live Free or Die" Visit Four Tree and Pierce Islands to hear about the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (great place for photos!) Visit Prescott Park to hear about Prescott Sister's transformation from the combat zone to a waterfront park. (great place for photos!)  What To Expect: At your selected departure time, meet 30 minutes before your tour start time to get fitted for your bike. -Offered at 10 AM and 2 PM  (5PM Summer) -2-2.5 Hours -8-12 Miles -Easy - some small hills Tour Includes: Expert guide, high-end 21-speed city bike, and safety equipment (helmet & vest). Upgrade to an electric assist ebike for an additional cost of $50.00. Bookable on our site.

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Our trip was awesome. It was a SUPER EASY way to see so many historical sites all at once. David was sooo full of knowledge and did a great job on the tour/taking care of us. It was a full day of learning and site seeing. For the price, it’s well worth everything we got to see/do all in one day. I’d recommend the tour to anyone.

This was an AWESOME tour!! I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to learn about Lexington and Concord!! Our guide, Coach, was OUTSTANDING!!! My 13 year old grandson was with me and he said he learned so very much! He loved the tour! Don't miss this exceptional tour!! Thanks, Coach, for an AMAZING day!!!

Trip was fun & interesting. Guide was very knowledgeable and knows the are very well. I was looking for a bus/van with a “Greater Boston Tour” logo on it. Our vehicle didn’t have one I saw. It would’ve made it easier to identify.

I booked this tour for my husband for Father's Day, he's a history nerd, he loved it. I had a conference in Boston and he tagged along so I provided him with some historical entertainment & this tour was the best day for him.

My daughter and I loved this trip! Our driver shared his wealth of historical knowledge with us both on and off the bus...and did so in a very pleasant, entertaining manner!