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

1. 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.

Plymouth: Historic Self-Guided Walking Tour

2. 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. With an app that functions as your guide, audio tour, and map all in one, 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.

Plymouth: App-Based Murder Mystery Detective Game

3. Plymouth: App-Based Murder Mystery Detective Game

Hit your city’s streets while playing a fun murder mystery game on your phone. Download the app, choose your route, then head out as a solo detective, with a partner, or as a group to get started. Follow the prompts as you travel to different locations within the game map and immerse yourself in an audio tale full of intrigue. Release your inner gumshoe and take on the role of a recent graduate of the Detective Academy. A murder has been committed and you're tasked with solving the crime. Your job is to visit each of the 10 locations marked on the map, piece together the evidence, identify the killer, and issue an arrest warrant. Choose the driving route on the outskirts of the city, where you'll park at each location, listen to the audio drama and complete your tasks. Go for the walking map to get outside and enjoy the downtown area. Play the game at any time and move at your own pace, taking a break whenever you need to and resuming once you're ready.

US East Coast: Fall Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour w/ App

4. US East Coast: Fall Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour w/ App

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: In this bundle, is 350+ mile-long and each tour takes 2-3 hours to complete. Discover over 22 iconic East Coast fall foliage locations in the US at your own pace with a self-guided audio tour. Best of all, enjoy unlimited access to your audio tour for any future trips to the East Coast. Dive into the history and nature of this striking part of the US, from North Carolina's Blue Ridge Parkway to Maine's Acadia National Park. This East Coast bundle tour is a must-have, promising an all-encompassing journey through America's historical heartlands, vibrant cities, and awe-inspiring natural landscapes. Whether you prefer urban exploration, peaceful countryside, or the thrill of discovering hidden historical gems, this East Coast tour has you covered. In Massachusetts alone, traverse the historic Boston Freedom Trail, catch an idyllic view from Bunker Hill Monument, or explore Harvard Yard, the heart of the world-famous university. Venture further to the charming Cape Cod, Cape Ann, and Martha's Vineyard, or delve into the past with Salem's notorious witch trials and the historic towns of Lexington and Concord. Your journey through Virginia and Tennessee exposes you to the majesty of the Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains, connected by the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway. New Hampshire's Kancamagus Scenic Byway is a driver's paradise, offering unmatched fall foliage views. Experience the charming maritime appeal of Maine's Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Further south, take in the opulent history and coastal beauty of Rhode Island's Scenic Newport and Newport Cliffwalk. Explore New York City on foot with a stroll through Central Park, one of the most famous urban parks worldwide. Finally, immerse yourself in the nation's history in Washington D.C., walking through iconic landmarks and monumental buildings. Each destination is a marvel in its own right, offering unique cultural, historical, and natural attractions.

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My family and I really enjoyed this audio tour. We learned a great deal of information that we would not have done so without it. The fact that it not only has a GPS enhanced math, but also a list of stops was very helpful. highly recommend.