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Plymouth Celebration...America's Hometown!

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Plymouth Celebration…America’s Hometown

Featuring…the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Voyage and the founding of the Plymouth Colony

June 7-12, 2020

Tour Number R45044

6 Days - 7 Nights - 7Meals

 Massachusetts is poised for a year of national and international significance: The Plymouth 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony. The 400th Anniversary will highlight the cultural contributions and American traditions that began with the interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples, a story that shaped the building of America.  Tour highlights will include a Lobster Tales Cruise and a Thanksgiving Dinner at Plimoth Plantation.  Don’t miss the bus for this historical and memorable and family friendly visit to Plymouth!

 Day 1:    We’re off bright and early to begin our historical journey to America’s Hometown.  Our overnight destination will be enroute in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

 Day 2:    Today we will be welcomed to Massachusetts, the “Bay State”.  In early November 1620, after two grueling months at sea, the Mayflower approached the tip of Cape Cod.  For two days they tried to sail south but the treacherous waters along the Cape’s outer coast forced them to return to the tip’s safe harbor.  After five weeks they traveled across the bay to America’s Hometown – PLYMOUTH, home of our Pilgrim Fathers.  We’ll check into the John Carver Inn for our three night stay.  Dinner is included together this evening.  BD

 Day 3:    After our included breakfast we will meet our local guide and depart for Duxbury, settled by the Pilgrims, Myles Standish and John Alden.  Here we will visit Alden House and view Myles Standish State Monument and Burial Ground.  The Wampanoags called this area Mattakeesett “place of many fish”. We’ll return to Plymouth for a picture stop at the Forefather’s Monument, the largest, solid granite monument in the United States.  She stands facing the harbor, welcoming those who come by water.  You will have free time for lunch on your own on the waterfront.  This afternoon admission is included to Plimoth Plantation, the first permanent European settlement in Southern New England.  It is the site of a living museum dedicated to recreating 17th century life ways in the New World with the Wampanoags.  Step back in time as costumed interpreters portray residents of the colony.  A tour highlight will be enjoyed together tonight, a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixins is included at the Plantation.  During dinner enjoy a “Dress a Pilgrim’ demonstration. BD

 Day 4:    After breakfast our guide will take us first to the Plimoth Grist Mill, a working mill which is a reconstruction of the original mill built by the Pilgrims that once stood on the same site in 1636.  Our tour today will include historical sites with a photo stop at Plymouth Rock, the traditional site of disembarkation of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower II, a reproduction of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World.  We will also take a Lobster Tales Cruise to learn about the many creatures that live in Plymouth Harbor.  This afternoon we will visit Pilgrim Hall Museum.  Built in 1824, this gallery museum is the nation’s oldest continuously operating public museum.  Pilgrim Hall houses an unmatched collection of Pilgrim possessions.  We’ll return to the Inn late afternoon.  The Inn is conveniently located for strolling through history.  You will have the remainder of your afternoon and evening to explore as you wish.  Your guide will supply you with a walking map which will include sites such as Burial Hill, 1749 Court House Museum, Town Brook, Richard Sparrow House, Town Square, King Phillips War Plaque, Leyden Street and First Parish Church.  Your guide will also offer dinner suggestions. B

 Day 5:    After our included breakfast we will depart Plymouth this morning with a renewed respect for our Pilgrim forefathers who established our first colony.  We will overnight in Pennsylvania this evening. B

 Day 6:    It’s homeward bound today, anxious to share stories with our family and friends.  We plan to arrive home early evening. B

 Tour Cost Includes:

Round-trip transportation via Croswell deluxe Motorcoach

Five (5) Nights Accommodations

Five (5) Breakfasts, Two (2) Dinners

All Admissions & Attractions as described above

All Taxes & Gratuities on included Meals & Lodging

All Luggage Handling

Tour Cost Per Person:

$1099.00 Double Occupancy

$999.00 Triple Occupancy

$1549.00 Single Occupancy


Children Under 12: $499.00 per person (with two paying adults at the double rate)

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