Boston Trip Activities

WAVE 1 - ZONE 11 & 14
June 6 - 11, 2022


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WAVE 2 - ZONE 12 & 13
June 20 - 25, 2022


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A Revolutionary Experience

Wave 1 - Zones 11 & 14
June 6 - 11, 2022


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Wave 2 - Zone 12 & 13
June 20 - 25, 2022


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JM&A Group has selected the best of Boston activities and during your trip, JM&A will be offering your choice of (1) complimentary Sponsored Activity.  You will be able to select your activity during trip registration.


*Activity not available on Wave 2, June 21st

JM&A Group has selected the best of Boston activities and during your trip, JM&A will be offering your choice of (1) complimentary Sponsored Activity.  You will be able to select your activity during trip registration.


*Activity not available on Wave 2, June 21st

A Chocoholic's Dream

Get ready for a sweet experience: On this tour, a guide will escort you through historic Back Bay, while sampling a variety of the neighborhood’s chocolate offerings. We will visit eight specialty chocolate shoppes, while tasting one to three samples at each location.

Behind the Brahmin Doors*

Ahh, the famed ​neighborhood of Beacon Hill…known for its red brick sidewalks, cobblestone streets, elegant gas street lamps, and charming federal style row houses. We’ll walk back through time to learn the history behind these famed streets. Ever since revolutionary times, Beacon Hill has been one of the most expensive and sought-after neighborhoods in Boston. Famous former residents include Nathanial Hawthorn and Henry David Thoreau. Note the word “Hill” in our destination: we will be walking steep terrain which includes uneven flooring and narrow hallways.

‣ A Chocoholic's Dream

Get ready for a sweet experience: On this tour, a guide will escort you through historic Back Bay, while sampling a variety of the neighborhood’s chocolate offerings. We will visit eight specialty chocolate shoppes, while tasting one to three samples at each location.


‣ Behind the Brahmin Doors*

Ahh, the famed ​neighborhood of Beacon Hill…known for its red brick sidewalks, cobblestone streets, elegant gas street lamps, and charming federal style row houses. We’ll walk back through time to learn the history behind these famed streets. Ever since revolutionary times, Beacon Hill has been one of the most expensive and sought-after neighborhoods in Boston. Famous former residents include Nathanial Hawthorn and Henry David Thoreau. Note the word “Hill” in our destination: we will be walking steep terrain which includes uneven flooring and narrow hallways.

‣ Bike & Brew*

After getting outfitted with a bicycle and helmet, our guides will lead us on an active Boston adventure, complete with historic sites and anecdotes about this city. This invigorating ride will include stops at Boston Common, the Zakim Bridge, and the scenic Esplanada. Afterward, we can treat ourselves to a cold brew at the Harpoon Brewery, where we will enjoy a private tour of the brewery, sample signature beers and enjoy a Harpoon pretzel.

‣ Day Trip to the Cape*

This one-of-a-kind experience will teach you all about Cape Cod’s famous seal population. We’ll travel to Chatham Harbor, famous for its seal colonies. Board your vessel and travel along the Cape Cod National Seashore to find seals swimming beside you! You might just see other aquatic life. We’ll enjoy a waterfront  lunch at a local favorite in Harwichport, where guests can reminisce the natural wonders they’ve just encountered.

‣ DUCK & Fenway Tour

Ever ridden on a duck? Now’s your chance! We’ll be picked up outside the hotel by our very own private DUCK boat. Developed by the U.S. military during WWII and the Korean war, DUCK boats transfer easily between land and sea. You’ll see all the key landmarks that make Boston the birthplace of freedom. Then your amphibious vehicle will splash right into the Charles River, escorting you to one of the most famous ballparks in the world, Fenway Park! You’ll enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour. Stroll through history and learn all about Red Sox Nation, then enjoy a beverage and ballpark fare at the famous Bleacher Bar.

‣ Freedom Trail Pub Crawl

History never tasted so good! On this tour, you’ll experience the best of Boston as you travel the city’s Historic Freedom Trail while popping into some of its most historic pubs and taverns. Nobody does beer like Boston, and you’ll discover all about the city’s special relationship with the beverage while sampling some of its most famed brews. Our stops include the Massachusetts State House, Granary Burying Ground, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the great Faneuil Hall, a large market building where patriots gathered the eve of the American Revolution.

‣ Golf

Visitors from around the world keep Granite Links on their “must play” list when visiting Boston. Conveniently located just seven miles south of the city, this course (designed by John Sanford) features 27 challenging and gorgeous holes of links-style golf. Get inspired by some of the most breathtaking views of the Boston skyline to the North, the Harbor Islands to the East, and the forest backdrop of the Blue Hills Reservation to the West. After an early morning on the course, you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch and beverages in the Clubhouse before heading back to Downtown Boston.

‣ Italian Gastronomy in the North End

You’ll travel to Boston’s famed Little Italy (the “North End”) to experience a tasting tour with a famed epicurean. She will whisk you away to clandestine and conspicuous culinary landmarks; in no time you’ll become a connoisseur of Italian Fare! We’ll visit six destinations including pastries, coffee/spices, green grocery, deli and pizza. You’ll sample unique Italian fare and learn about flavors you can incorporate at home. Bueno!

‣ Kayak the Charles

Boston is a city surrounded by water – so what better vantage point to see the city than from the Charles River? The Charles is a scenic, flat urban river – and a perfect position to see and explore the Boston landscape! On this tour, we’ll enjoy a scenic walk from the hotel to the launch location, where we’ll receive a quick orientation before launching into single (or double) kayaks into Boston Harbor. Our professional guides will point out significant landmarks and architecture as we explore the city, including paddling our way through the Charles River Locks!

‣ Lobstah on the Hahbah

Some of Boston’s most famous residents live under the water. You guessed it: lobsters! Climb aboard an authentic New England lobster boat for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! You’ll travel by private motor coach for a three-hour Boston Harbor cruise as the captain and crew (dressed in oil skins!) bring history to life while demonstrating how to bait and prep a trap, haul in lobsters and retrieve them.

‣ Newport Day & America's Cup Sailing Regatta

Experience a day in Newport- America’s City By the Sea. First, we’ll head to the harbor where a classic sailing experience awaits. The Captain and crew will lead a challenge for some informal racing on the famous America’s Cup Sailboats in your very own private regatta. Guest participation is encouraged by the three regular crew members - no experience is necessary to trim, grind or steer as your team works together to get around the racecourse first. Following your regatta experience, you’ll enjoy lunch in downtown Newport with pristine harbor views and a post-lunch tour of Ocean Drive – where the world-renowned Newport Mansions are located.

‣ Oyster Farming (Wave 2 Only)

Love oysters but wonder how they get from the sea to your table? Now’s your chance to learn everything about these famous New England residents. With this tour, you’ll discover all about the oyster farming process from seed to harvest and of course, you’ll learn to shuck. Island Creek Oyster farm prides itself on harvesting the world’s finest oysters (“and we have a good time doing it.”) A Sprinter van will transport you to the farm, a one-hour drive to nearby Duxbury. Following your tour and tasting, you can relax with a gourmet lunch and wine.

‣ Private Tour of Eataly with Italian Cooking Class

Located inside the iconic Prudential Center is an Italian market that will completely transport you from the bustling Boston streets to a world of old traditions and great food. Eataly offers a wide range of homemade pasta, dried meats and fresh cheeses – and that’s only the marketplace! Inside you find small eateries smack-dab in the middle of the market offering old-school Italian meals. On your private tour of the market, you will find different elements that make up Italian cuisine with several different tastings. You will finish your day at Eataly with a private demonstration-style cooking class, bringing you back to the basics of good Italian cooking. Of course, we’ll leave a little room for shopping once your class concludes!

‣ Sailing Aboard a Tall Ship

Climb aboard Boston's only fleet of tall ships for a cruise around the Harbor! You will board the Liberty Star and see where the wind takes you – perhaps around a neighboring island, or to historic Charlestown and the North End. Built as a working replica of an 1890s coastal schooner, the Liberty Star’s sturdy mahogany planking, oak frames, traditional pine and fir decking, shining brass fittings, and exotic wood cabinetry recall the workmanship of days gone by. During the cruise, you can relax on the deck and soak in the sun or help your Captains with hoisting the sails and steering to a new adventure!

‣ Skyline Cruise of Boston

See the streets of Boston from a whole new perspective – on the water! From the decks of a historic Charles River boat, we’ll discover Boston’s architectural treasures from the past to present. From the vantage point of Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River, you’ll see the city in a completely new light as you learn about its growth from antiquity to today.

‣ Technology & Mixology: The Best of Cambridge*

You will visit two of the most prestigious universities found in the United States: Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. First, you will be taken on a fascinating tour of Harvard and its hometown of Cambridge. The grounds of Harvard have been the stage to many Hollywood films, but it is even more captivating in person! Harvard has been home to some of our country’s greatest (and most notorious) minds, and you will divulge in this rich history along the tour.

You will then be taken to MIT’s Cambridge campus – the innovation hub of the Northeast.  Throughout the tour, your guide will highlight discoveries and inventions, explain what research themes are emerging today, and share what famous companies have "spun out" of MIT's intensely innovative atmosphere. Following the tour, you will head over to Catalyst for a lesson in mixology where you will enjoy gastronomy & cocktails!

Bike & Brew*

After being outfitted with a bicycle and helmet, your guides will lead you on an active Boston adventure, complete with historic sites and anecdotes about this city. This invigorating ride will include stops at Boston Common, the Zakim Bridge, and the scenic Esplanada. Afterward, we can treat ourselves to a cold brew at the Harpoon Brewery, where we will enjoy a private tour of the brewery, sample signature beers and enjoy a Harpoon pretzel.

Day Trip to the Cape*

This one-of-a-kind experience will teach you all about Cape Cod’s famous seal population. We’ll travel to Chatham Harbor, famous for its seal colonies. Board your vessel and travel along the Cape Cod National Seashore to find seals swimming beside you! You might just see other aquatic life. We’ll enjoy a waterfront  lunch at a local favorite in Harwichport, where guests can reminisce the natural wonders they’ve just encountered.

DUCK & Fenway Tour

Ever ridden on a duck? Now’s your chance! We’ll be picked up outside the hotel by our very own private DUCK boat. Developed by the U.S. military during WWII and the Korean war, DUCK boats transfer easily between land and sea. You’ll see all the key landmarks that make Boston the birthplace of freedom. Then your amphibious vehicle will splash right into the Charles River, escorting you to one of the most famous ballparks in the world, Fenway Park! You’ll enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour. Stroll through history and learn all about Red Sox Nation, then enjoy a beverage and ballpark fare at the famous Bleacher Bar.

Freedom Trail Pub Crawl

History never tasted so good! On this tour, you’ll experience the best of Boston as you travel the city’s Historic Freedom Trail while popping into some of its most historic pubs and taverns. Nobody does beer like Boston, and you’ll discover all about the city’s special relationship with the beverage while sampling some of its most famed brews. Our stops include the Massachusetts State House, Granary Burying Ground, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the great Faneuil Hall, a large market building where patriots gathered the eve of the American Revolution.

Golf

Visitors from around the world keep Granite Links on their “must play” list when visiting Boston. Conveniently located just seven miles south of the city, this course (designed by John Sanford) features 27 challenging and gorgeous holes of links-style golf. Get inspired by some of the most breathtaking views of the Boston skyline to the North, the Harbor Islands to the East, and the forest backdrop of the Blue Hills Reservation to the West. After an early morning on the course, you’ll enjoy a gourmet lunch and beverages in the Clubhouse before heading back to Downtown Boston.

Italian Gastronomy in the North End

Today you’ll travel to Boston’s famed Little Italy (the “North End”) to experience a tasting tour with a famed epicurean. She will whisk you away to clandestine and conspicuous culinary landmarks; in no time you’ll become a connoisseur of Italian Fare! We’ll visit six destinations including pastries, coffee/spices, green grocery, deli and pizza. You’ll sample unique Italian fare and learn about flavors you can incorporate at home. Bueno!

Kayak the Charles

Boston is a city surrounded by water – so what better vantage point to see the city than from the Charles River? The Charles is a scenic, flat urban river – and a perfect position to see and explore the Boston landscape! On this tour, we’ll enjoy a scenic walk from the hotel to the launch location, where we’ll receive a quick orientation before launching into single (or double) kayaks into Boston Harbor. Our professional guides will point out significant landmarks and architecture as we explore the city, including paddling our way through the Charles River Locks!

Lobstah on the Hahbah

Some of Boston’s most famous residents live under the water. You guessed it: lobsters! Climb aboard an authentic New England lobster boat for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure! You’ll travel by private motor coach for a three-hour Boston Harbor cruise as the captain and crew (dressed in oil skins!) bring history to life while demonstrating how to bait and prep a trap, haul in lobsters and retrieve them.

Newport Day & America's Cup Sailing Regatta

Experience a day in Newport- America’s City By the Sea. First, we’ll head to the harbor where a classic sailing experience awaits. The Captain and crew will lead a challenge for some informal racing on the famous America’s Cup Sailboats in your very own private regatta. Guest participation is encouraged by the three regular crew members - no experience is necessary to trim, grind or steer as your team works together to get around the racecourse first. Following your regatta experience, you’ll enjoy lunch in downtown Newport with pristine harbor views and a post-lunch tour of Ocean Drive – where the world-renowned Newport Mansions are located.

Oyster Farming (Wave 2 Only)

Love oysters but wonder how they get from the sea to your table? Now’s your chance to learn everything about these famous New England residents. With this tour, you’ll discover all about the oyster farming process from seed to harvest and of course, you’ll learn to shuck. Island Creek Oyster farm prides itself on harvesting the world’s finest oysters (“and we have a good time doing it.”) A Sprinter van will transport you to the farm, a one-hour drive to nearby Duxbury. Following your tour and tasting, you can relax with a gourmet lunch and wine.

Private Tour of Eataly with Italian Cooking Class

Located inside the iconic Prudential Center is an Italian market that will completely transport you from the bustling Boston streets to a world of old traditions and great food. Eataly offers a wide range of homemade pasta, dried meats and fresh cheeses – and that’s only the marketplace! Inside you find small eateries smack-dab in the middle of the market offering old-school Italian meals. On your private tour of the market, you will find different elements that make up Italian cuisine with several different tastings. You will finish your day at Eataly with a private demonstration-style cooking class, bringing you back to the basics of good Italian cooking. Of course, we’ll leave a little room for shopping once your class concludes!

Sailing Aboard a Tall Ship

See the streets of Boston from a whole new perspective – on the water! From the decks of a historic Charles River boat, we’ll discover Boston’s architectural treasures from the past to present. From the vantage point of Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River, you’ll see the city in a completely new light as you learn about its growth from antiquity to today.

Skyline Cruise of Boston

Climb aboard Boston's only fleet of tall ships for a cruise around the Harbor! You will board the Liberty Star and see where the wind takes you – perhaps around a neighboring island, or to historic Charlestown and the North End. Built as a working replica of an 1890s coastal schooner, the Liberty Star’s sturdy mahogany planking, oak frames, traditional pine and fir decking, shining brass fittings, and exotic wood cabinetry recall the workmanship of days gone by. During the cruise, you can relax on the deck and soak in the sun or help your Captains with hoisting the sails and steering to a new adventure!

Technology & Mixology: The Best of Cambridge*

You will visit two of the most prestigious universities found in the United States: Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. First, you will be taken on a fascinating tour of Harvard and its hometown of Cambridge. The grounds of Harvard have been the stage to many Hollywood films, but it is even more captivating in person! Harvard has been home to some of our country’s greatest (and most notorious) minds, and you will divulge in this rich history along the tour.

You will then be taken to MIT’s Cambridge campus – the innovation hub of the Northeast.  Throughout the tour, your guide will highlight discoveries and inventions, explain what research themes are emerging today, and share what famous companies have "spun out" of MIT's intensely innovative atmosphere. Following the tour, you will head over to Catalyst for a lesson in mixology where you will enjoy gastronomy & cocktails!

Trip Information

Enrollment Period
Ends January 31, 2022
Contest Period
December 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022