Boston and Mayflower 400th Anniversary Tour

  • May 27th – May 31st, 2020

Join us for this short motor coach getaway to Boston for history and shopping from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

This tour has something for everyone! We start with a guided tour of the city of Boston, then an afternoon visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. The next day we travel back to 1620 when the Mayflower first landed in Plymouth, MA to found the modern United States. The Mayflower II is a full-scale reproduction of the ship that brought the English to the Wampanoag homeland 400 years ago and we will be able to board and tour this ship. That afternoon we will visit the Plimoth Plantation which is a living history museum that will help you experience what it was like back then as well as the impact on the Wampanoag people when the English arrived.  Finally, it is time for some shopping at Merrimack Premium Outlets before we return home.

If you’re looking for a short spring time getaway book this history-focused tour with Target Tours!

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Wednesday, May 27th

Maritimes to South Portland, ME

Meet your Driver and Tour Director and depart on your Boston & Mayflower 400th Anniversary Tour. We begin in Halifax this morning with pick ups in Dartmouth, Truro, Aulac, Salisbury, Lincoln, and Woodstock along the way. Transfers are available from Charlottetown, Borden-Carleton, and Saint John. We will stop for lunch (not included) at the Acorn Restaurant in Lake George, NB.

Arrive at our host hotel this evening, the Hampton Inn Portland-Airport in South Portland, ME. The complimentary hotel shuttle can provide transportation to nearby restaurants and the Maine Mall.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Portland-Airport
Thursday, May 28th

South Portland, ME to Boston, MA

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we will check out of the hotel and make our way to Boston. Upon arrival in downtown Boston we will be met by a local Step-on Guide for a city tour. Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, King’s Chapel, Old Granary Burial Ground, site of the Boston Massacre, and Beacon Hill are all highlighted as your guide relates the history, folklore and current events of Boston. A walk through the North End will introduce you to one of Boston’s oldest and most historic neighbourhoods with the Paul Revere House.

This afternoon you will have free time for lunch (not included) at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market. Later this afternoon we will visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. Tour the Museum which portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President.

This evening join your fellow travellers for an included dinner at Cheers Beacon Hill. Following dinner we will check in to the Hampton Inn Boston/Natick for a two night stay. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Boston/Natick
Friday, May 29th

Boston to Plymouth

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we will travel to Plymouth, MA. Our first stop today will be the Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the ship that brought the English colonists to the Wampanoag homeland of Patuxet – now known as Plymouth – in 1620.

Next, we will make our way to Plimoth Plantation. Plimoth Plantation is a living history museum which offers powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s. Enjoy an included lunch on site.

Following our visit we will return to our host hotel. The complimentary hotel shuttle can take you to nearby restaurants for dinner (not included) or the Natick Mall for shopping.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Boston/Natick
Saturday, May 30th

Boston, MA to South Portland, ME

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we will check out of the hotel and head to New Hampshire for a day of shopping. Our first stop will be in Nashua, NH for shopping at Kohl’s, Burlington, and Christmas Tree Shops. At 1:00 pm we leave Nashua to visit Merrimack Premium Outlets for more shopping.

This evening at 5:00 pm we will depart for South Portland, ME. Arrive at the Hampton Inn Portland-Airport and check in. The complimentary hotel shuttle can provide transportation to nearby restaurants and the Maine Mall.

Overnight: Hampton Inn Portland-Airport
Sunday, May 31st

Return Home

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we check out of the hotel and make our way back home. We will make a stop in Houlton for lunch (not included) and at Duty Free before crossing the border. No dinner stop has been arranged but you are welcome to grab a snack during one of the rest stops.

This evening we will arrive home in the Maritimes. Say goodbye to your Driver and Tour Director with many happy memories of your Boston & Mayflower 400th Anniversary Tour.

  • 2 nights of accommodation at the Hampton Inn Portland-Airport
  • 2 nights of accommodation at the Hampton Inn Boston/Natick
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner
  • Guided tour of Boston
  • Entrance to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Mayflower II, and Plimoth Plantation
  • Shopping at Kohl’s, Burlington, Christmas Tree Shops and Merrimack Premium Outlets
  • Free time in Boston
  • Luggage handling
  • Services of a professional Tour Director

This tour is available from the following locations:

Departures from PEI

You can meet this tour in:

  • Charlottetown (FREE transfers to Aulac provided*)
  • Borden-Carleton (FREE transfers to Aulac provided*)
Departures from Nova Scotia

You can meet this tour in:

  • Truro
  • Dartmouth
  • Halifax
Departures from New Brunswick

You can meet this tour in:

  • Aulac
  • Salisbury (near Moncton)
  • Saint John (FREE transfers to Lincoln provided*)
  • Lincoln (near Fredericton)
  • Woodstock

*Please note, the transfer vehicle size will depend on the number of passengers being picked up at each stop. Transfer vehicles can range in size from vans to full size motor coaches. 

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