BOSTON, BOOTHBAY & MORE

BOSTON, BOOTHBAY & MORE

  • East Coast
$1802 - $2445

Fully Escorted By Denny Otte.

Enjoy this relaxing tour of the historic East Coast, in Massachusetts and Maine, including a whale watch cruise, Maine lobstering cruise and more!

CALL 1-800-282-4287 EXT# 1402 FOR RESERVATIONS

Pricing / Info

Trip Departs September 12 - 19, 2020

Price per Person:

  • Single Occupancy: $2445.00.00
  • Double Occupancy: $2079.00
  • Triple Occupancy: $1,936.00
  • Quad Occupancy: $1,802.00

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To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny Otte 800-282-4287 EXT# 1402
or Local 419-874-4225 EXT# 1402

OR
Please email dotte@bluelakes.com to be put on a pre-reservation list.

Mailing Address:
Blue Lakes Charters & Tours
12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551

Your Itinerary

Saturday, September 12

Travel to VICTOR, NEW YORK (Rochester, NY area)
Arrive at your lodging for a one-night stay at the HAMPTON INN. Dinner is on your own this evening.

Sunday, September 13

BREAKFAST is included this morning. Continue east and travel from New York, into Massachusetts, the “Bay State”. Visit the NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM in the quaint New England town of STOCKBRIDGE. Learn about this beloved artist and his iconic paintings of small-town Americana. The Museum presents the world’s largest collection of original Norman Rockwell art, including beloved paintings from The Saturday Evening Post and the Four Freedoms. PICNIC IN A BAG is included while at the museum. Next, continue on to your next featured destination, the historic, Capitol City of BOSTON. Your Boston area LOCAL GUIDE will greet you upon arrival at your lodging for the next THREE NIGHTS on the outskirts, north of the city. Your guide will tell you about the adventures for the next two days! DINNER is included this evening.

Monday, September 14

BREAKFAST is included this morning. Meet your LOCAL GUIDE for a full day in Boston. The CITY OF BOSTON is the capital of, and largest city in Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States. As the largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial “Capital of New England” for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. Boston is the city where America’s roots were formed and driving through it is like reading the pages of an American history book. Your guide will point out sights along the Freedom Trail as well as the Boston Common and Public Gardens, the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the gold-domed State House. A visit inside OLD NORTH CHURCH is included. This is the site where sexton (a person who takes care of a church and rings the bells, etc.) Robert Newman climbed the steeple to hang the two lanterns which were the signal to Paul Revere. It was the warning that the British were marching upon Lexington and Concord to seize the colonialist’s military stores there. This led to the “shot hear around the world” in Concord and started the American Revolution on that fateful night of April 18, 1775. The Church was built in 1723 and is the oldest church in the Boston, is still in operation and has an active congregation. There will be free time for lunch on your own in the North End. Your group will have a personal “colonial character” guide you through the BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM. The museum features full-scale replicas, artifacts and interactive elements. Meet “Sam Adams” and participate in the re-enactment of the destruction of the tea. Board a tall ship and marvel at one of only two known surviving tea crates. DINNER is included this evening. (guide departs) Travel back to your hotel.

Tuesday, September 15

BREAKFAST is included this morning. Depart your hotel for another day in Boston. Meet your LOCAL GUIDE behind Quincy Market on Surface Artery. Visit the CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD run by the National Parks Service where you will see the USS CONSTITUTION OLD IRONSIDES. “Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, the USS Constitution was launched in Boston on October 21st, 1797 and is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. Today, she is manned by an active duty U.S. Navy Crew. You will have time to visit the CONSTITUTION VISITOR’S CENTER with memorabilia and gifts and the USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM, a private, non-profit museum which includes a theatre, over 3,000 historical artifacts, interactive exhibits and a gift shop. Self-guided tours are available of the USS CASSIN YOUNG a World War II Navy destroyer. NOTE: ALL PERSONS AGE 18 AND OLDER MUST PRESENT A VALID FEDERAL OR STATE-ISSUED PHOTO I.D. OR PASSPORT TO BOARD THE SHIP. NOTE: You may want to grab a snack at the Navy Yard before you arrive at the cruise ship. Travel to the Whale Watch. Check in at The Boston Harbor Cruises Whale Watch for an early afternoon cruise. Board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of WHALE WATCHING. You will travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment including birds that migrate here from all over the Atlantic, and fish which use these shallow waters to feed. Try to spot Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whales going about their daily business. An onboard naturalist will introduce you to everything you see and will answer any of your questions about the whales, birds, fish and lighthouses. Lunch is on your own either on the Whale Watch vessel or you can also grab a snack at the Navy Yard before you arrive at the cruise ship. 4:00 PM - Approximate time Whale Watch ends. DINNER is included this evening at another unique Boston restaurant. Guide departs and the group travels back to your hotel.

Wednesday, September 16

BREAKFAST is included this morning. Your LOCAL GUIDE will meet you (location tbd) for a day of touring SALEM. The name Salem is inextricably linked to the Witchcraft Hysteria of the 1690’s. The city also has glorious maritime history and splendid architecture. You will ride down Essex, Federal and Chestnut streets to view some of the finest examples of 18th century architecture built by ship captains who had amassed great wealth. Admission is included to visit the SALEM WITCH MUSEUM. Witness the testimony of the hysterical girls, the suffering of the blameless victims, and the decisions of the fanatical judges who sent innocent people to their deaths. When the witch hunt began no one was safe from being accused. This presentation is based on actual trial documents. With 13 stage sets, you’ll enter the web of lies and intrigue of the Salem Witch Hunt, one of the most enduring true stories in American History. During your time in Salem, enjoy lunch on your own. Later, continue on to the quaint coastline areas of ROCKPORT AND GLOUCESTER for some “North Shore” scenic views. In the late afternoon, continue on into the State of MAINE. Arrive at your lodging for the next two nights in the South Portland area. A Lobsterette will meet & greet with souvenir lobster hats. Depart for dinner in Portland DINNER is included this evening at a local favorite.

Thursday, September 17

BREAKFAST is included at your leisure. Meet your LOCAL GUIDE at hotel for a FULL DAY touring Portland to Boothbay Harbor. Portland, Maine’s largest “city by the sea” for the day. You’ll see views of Longfellow’s boyhood home, sea captain houses and the elegant Victoria Mansion as you drive through historic neighborhoods overlooking the islands of Casco Bay in Portland Harbor. Your tour includes a stop at PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT. This historic landmark is the most photographed lighthouse in America, set in Fort Williams Park with crashing surf, a beach, and an old fort. You’ll have time to explore the restored Old Port waterfront district with cobblestone streets lined with quaint shops and galleries Next, your local guide will acquaint you with highlights of the midcoast region as you travel to BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the boating capitol of Maine. Don your SOUVENIR LOBSTER HAT for a TRADITIONAL MAINE LOBSTER LUNCHEON today. (alternate selection is available). This afternoon, you’ll have a tour of BOOTHBAY HARBOR HIGHLIGHTS, including historical sites, charming seacoast neighborhoods, hear legends and history of Boothbay's connection with the sea. You'll see two unique churches and drive past the island homes along picturesque Ocean Point. Make your way south to FREEPORT, ME. Explore Freeport village, home of sporting goods king, L.L. Bean and numerous outlet shops and restaurants. Dinner is on your own this evening.

Friday, September 18

BREAKFAST is included this morning. Depart the hotel. Travel to Kennebunkport, Maine for a 50 minute morning MAINE LOBSTERING CRUISE on an 84-passenger lobster boat. Learn how the Maine lobstermen make their living as traps are hauled from the ocean along the rocky coast of Kennebunkport.. See the sights as you cruise on the ocean past Walkers Point, the Dark Shadows House and Bumpkin Island, home to a year round colony of sea birds and seals. After your cruise, begin your travels into Massachusetts with stops for lunch on own and rest stops continuing to New York State. Your overnight lodging is in the State of New York. Arrive and check into your lodging in AUBURN, NY at the HILTON GARDEN INN. Dinner is on your own this evening.

Saturday, September 19

BREAKFAST is included this morning. Travel home with fond memories of your vacation to Massachusetts & Maine!