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Explore Boston

The Greater Boston Chapter is pleased to host several sightseeing options for Symposium attendees on Saturday and Sunday.

Join other Symposium attendees, speakers, guests and families and explore Boston with three exciting options! Register via the Greater Boston Chapter before August 1st.

Please meet in the Main Lobby - located on the 2nd Floor - to meet with the group prior to departure. Meeting times indicated below for each tour. Please dress for the weather.

Saturday, August 25

Newport Tour - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Meet in the Westin lobby at 8:15 a.m.

Guests will be picked up at the Fairmont Hotel (across the street from the Westin) and head to Newport, Rhode Island and its historical gilded age. Tour The Breakers, Cornelius Vanderbilt's seventy-room summer home on 11 acres of ocean front land. Then spend time in Newport restored waterfront for shopping and lunch on your own. In the afternoon, visit a second famous mansion, Marble House, built in 1892 with approximately 500,000 cubic feet of white marble. Then drive through ten-mile Ocean Drive and enjoy spectacular views of mansions and secluded coves before returning to Boston.

Minimum of 30 guests, maximum of 55.

Adults - $105
Children under 12 - $85

Sunday, August 26

Morning Duck Tour - 10:00-11:20 a.m.
Meet in the lobby at 9:15 a.m.

Afternoon Duck Tour - Noon - 1:20 p.m.
Meet in the lobby at 11:15 a.m.

Ride an authentic World War II era duck and see the Boston sites. The tour starts at the Prudential Center and will return to the same location.

Sights include:

  • Boston Common/Public Gardens
  • Beacon Hill
  • Bunker Hill
  • King's Chapel
  • Cheers
  • Trinity Church
  • Boston Public Library
Cost is $35 per person. Maximum group size per tour is 20.

Afternoon Freedom Trail Walking Tour - 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Meet in the lobby at 12:20 p.m.

This 90-minute walking tour explores 11 of the 16 sites on the Freedom Trail. Walk along the red brick trail with an 18th century costumed guide who tells the stories that led to the birth of a nation. Geared to appeal to both history aficionados and the newly-minted history buff, the tour can be adapted for all audiences.

Cost is $13 per person. There is no tour maximum.

See you in Boston!

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