6-Day Boston to Portland, Plymouth, Newport, Acadia National Park and Maine Bar Harbor Tour (Free Airport Pickup)

Tour Code: GOL-BOS-239A
Duration: 6 Day(s) / 5 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
Quality: Budget
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6-Day Boston to Portland, Plymouth, Newport, Acadia National Park and Maine Bar Harbor Tour (Free Airport Pickup)
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Overview

Experience: UNESCO, Family

Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...

Tour Guide:Chinese, English


Available Days :

Wed (2019-06-26 To 2019-09-04) | Wed (2020-06-26 To 2020-09-04)

Highlights :

Explore Harvard University, Plimouth Plantation Museum, Mayflower II ship, Plimoth Grist Mill, Plymouth Rock, Breakers Mansion, Cape Cod, Express Ferry, Provincetown, Portland Head Light, Acadia National Park, Thunder Hole, Cadillac Mountain, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Trinity Church, Massachusetts State House, and Quincy Market on an exciting 6-day bus tour starting from Boston with special discounts and hotel accommodations.

Itinerary

The meeting point of our tour guide will be at the Boston’s Chinatown or Luggage Claim Region of Logan International Airport (BOS) around 16:30. After that, guests will checked-in at the hotel for some relaxation.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro Area or Similar.

In the morning, the group will travel south of Boston and arrive at the historic and coastal town, Plymouth. Here, enjoy discovering the history of the first settlement in the region and explore the top-notch attraction ranging from Plimouth Plantation Museum, 17th century Mayflower II ship, Plimoth Grist Mill, and witness the iconic Plymouth Rock. Continue the journey to Newport island for the renowned Breakers Mansion.

Hotel:  Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro Area or Similar.


Attractions

Boston Lobster Dinner, MA

Give your taste buds the delight of eating the best Lobster ever. Boston is known for serving more than hundred varieties of Lobsters, so don’t miss out on this treat.

Breakers Mansion, RI

Breakers Mansion is the crown jewel of the Newport mansions symbolizing wealth and opulence. It is a 70 room Italian Renaissance- style palazzo created by international craftsmen and artisans.

MayFlower, MA

A typical merchant ship of the early 17th history of European Colonization is known as MayFlower. This historical ship is located in Massachusetts.

New Port, RI

New Port is a seaside city in Rhode Island, the city was once recognized as a town in 1639 but then was later recognized as full-fledged city in 1784 and it has a population of 24,672.

Plimoth Grist Mill, MA

As it can be understood by the name, it is a working grist mill situated in the Plymouth which itself is located in Massachusetts. The Mill stands at the place where once stood the Plimoth Grist Mill.

Plimoth Plantation, MA

A historical museum in Plymouth Massachusetts founded in 1672 is known as Plimoth Plantation. In the 17th century, this park was established by the natives of the state.

Plymouth Rock, MA

The traditional site of disembarkation of Mayflower Pilgrims and William Bradford is known as Plymouth Rock. The American history considers it an important historical symbol.

Plymouth, MA

The Plymouth County’s town that is based on a very small portion of America’s population is known as Plymouth. The culture, folklore and history of America get higher prominence at this place.

Depart from Boston in the morning. And continue to Cape Cod where we will be relishing the Express Ferry cruise from Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown. Here, spend some time wandering around, visit a couple of places and later we will return to Boston.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro Area or Similar.


Attractions

Cape Cod, MA

Cape Cod, situated in Massachusetts, is popular for tourism. Its history, beautiful beaches and maritime character makes it a must visit in Summers.

Dune Tour

Experiencing the Dune Tour is the best way to discover the core charms of the widespread dunes. The extensive is dunes are the result of millions of years of erosion from rain and wind. Dune Tour highlights the top-notch attractions and landscape views of the region.

Pilgrim Hall Museum

Located at 75 Court Street in Plymouth in US State of Massachusetts, Pilgrim Hall Museum is the country’s oldest museum and one of the top-ten world’s oldest museum which was first opened in the year 1824 for the public. It portrays the history of Pilgrims which formed a community in 1820 and similar.

Plymouth to Provincetown Express Ferry, MA

Taking the Express ferry route from Plymouth to Provincetown ensures you reach there in half the time and is enjoyable. There are many restaurants and shops in Ptown and on the way; it is followed by a comfortable, fast ride diagonally crossing Cape Cod Bay.

Provincetown, MA

Provincetown is located on the northern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This seaside town is on the Mayflower’s landing site in 1620, honored by the Pilgrim Monument and enveloping Provincetown Museum. Provincetown has many galleries, besides cabarets, nightclubs, restaurants and specialty shops.

Travel to Maine while leaving Boston in the morning. Make the first stop at Portland Head Light which is a historic lighthouse overlooking the Shipping Channel inside the Casco Bay. The group will continue to Acadia National Park situated on the Maine's Mount Desert Island with breathtaking rocky beaches, lakes, glacier-scoured sandstone peaks, and woodland. Here, guests will enjoy exploring the appealing sites of the park including Thunder Hole and Cadillac Mountain.

Hotel: Quality Inn Bangor or Similar.


Attractions

Acadia National Park, ME

Breathtaking beauty and awesome nature awaits visitors to Acadia National Park, a bewitching treasure on the coast of Maine and located on the magnificent Mount Desert Island.

Cadillac Mountain, ME

At an elevation of 1530 feet, The Cadillac Mountain is the highest point in Atlantic Seaboard and the best place to see the exquisite landscape and seascape.

Maine, ME

A U.S state that is famous for its Reserves, abundant parks, Maritime History and rocky coastline is known as Maine. The capital of the state is Augusta.

Portland Head LightHouse, ME

A historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth is none other than Portland Head Light. At the primary shipping channel’s entrance, the light station sits on a head of land.

Portland, ME

Portland is in the U.S. state of Maine. It is set on a peninsula extending into Casco Bay. It presents a mixture of outdoor and artistic adventures, besides features a stylish and sophisticated region that is even today unpretentious and genuine.

Thunder Hole, ME

When water piles up in the Thunder Hole, and it lets it off, the scenery is soul-sapping. The visitors can have a close view of the hole through the railing available.

Before we return to Boston City, our group will enjoy exploring the Bar Harbor; board on a magnificent sightseeing Bar Harbor cruise.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro Area or Similar.


Attractions

Bar Harbor Cruise, ME

Come aboard a cruise on the Bar Harbor and give yourself the rarest opportunity to view some amazing sea creatures like the Finback Whales, Humpback Whales, White-sided Dolphins. Surrounded by the Acadia National Park and the eastern side of the Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor features some extraordinary sceneries.

Bar Harbor, ME

Experience the thrill of adventure, romance and mystique in Bar Harbor with rock-bound coast and soaring granite cliffs. The main attractions are biking, hiking, lakes and mountaineering.

Salem Witch Museum, MA

The Witch History Museum is located in Salem, Massachusetts and features dioramas and first person narrations, including little-known information about nineteen "witches" that were put to death in 1692.

Salem, MA

The Salem city is well known for its maritime history. It is a pedestrian friendly, vibrant city getting annually over a million tourists to visit its historic architecture, museums, distinct attractions and eclectic mix of dining options and shops. The public transportation is well facilitated

In the morning, tour the Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) browsing the student culture and academics. We will enjoy beautiful view of the city from the Skywalk Observation Deck. Witness the notable sites of Boston the such as the Trinity Church and Massachusetts State House. At Quincy Market, guests can taste authentic cuisines amongst many eateries at this oldest marketplace. Appreciate the charming Boston Harbor Cruise before heading to the drop-off location at Logan International Airport (BOS). Guests are subjected to book the flights back to hometown after 18:00 from the BOS airport.


Attractions

(MIT) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a research based university, which is well-known for its intense and highly selective academics. There are 24 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Rhodes Scholars among the alumni of this institution.

Boston Common Park, MA

Beautifully nestled in downtown Boston, the Boston Common Park is a relaxing spot to relax and enjoy gorgeous surroundings. It is America’s oldest public park.

Boston Harbor Cruise, MA

The Boston Harbor cruise is lets you sit back relax and enjoy a wonderful ride through the glistering Boston waters as you catch a glimpse of the city’s gorgeous surroundings.

Boston, MA

Boston is one of the oldest cities of US, and the capital and the largest city of the state of Massachusetts. It is well known for being the center of education and culture due to it numerous International universities and colleges.

Cambridge, MA

Cambridge is a city located in Middlesex County in the state if Massachusetts in the United States. The city is located in the north of Boston and was named “Cambridge” in honor of the University of Cambridge.

Harvard University, MA

Built in 1639, in Cambridge, MA, Harvard University is the oldest university in the United States. It is one of the most famous and highly ranked institutions in the world.

Massachusetts State House, MA

Built in the year 1798, Massachusetts State House has been the place of Massachusetts government ever since.

New England Aquarium, MA

The New England Aquarium that is located in Boston, it was opened and made operational in 1969. It covers a total area of 75,000 square feet, the museum houses almost 600 species.

Quincy Market, MA

Located in the Faneuil Hall marketplace of downtown Boston, Quincy Market is a historic building that still presents itself as a souvenir marketplace and food court.

Skywalk Observatory, MA

It is the tallest Observation Deck in Boston City, highlighting the breathtaking bird-eye views of the city with a magnificent view of Boston Architecture, as well as the vibrant culture of the region. It also houses a photographic archive depicting the historical culture of this vibrant old city. It is also said to be the must-visit location in the US State of Massachusetts.

Trinity Church, MA

Trinity Church is situated in Boston's higher class area i.e. Back Bay neighborhood. It is a district of Episcopal Diocese; this church’s stylish and lavish building has become a famous landmark in downtown.


  The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.

  The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.

  Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.

  You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.

  Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.

  Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.

  These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.

  Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.

Pricing


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What's Included

  Most of the tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. A minivan can also be used depending on the number of people booking the tour.

  Tour is inclusive of hotel accommodation.

  Inclusive of all taxes.

  Tour is accompanied by the tour guide.

  Free Airport Pickup is available on this tour.


What's Excluded

  Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.

  Airport pickup service charges $4/person.

  Expenditure for personal purposes.

  Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets.Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.

  A minimum tip of $10 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide.

  Travel insurance.

  Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.

  Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.

Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.


Attraction Prices

Attractions Adult Child(3-11 yrs) Senior (65+ yrs)
Acadia National Park, ME $15.00 $12.00 $12.00
Bar Harbor Cruise, ME $35.00 $21.00 $35.00
Boston Harbor Cruise, MA $27.00 $23.00 $25.00
Boston Lobster Dinner, MA $35.00 $35.00 $35.00
Breakers Mansion, RI $26.00 $8.00 $26.00
Dune Tour $36.00 $24.00 $36.00
MayFlower, MA $12.00 $8.00 $11.00
New England Aquarium, MA $32.50 $23.50 $30.50
Pilgrim Hall Museum $10.00 $6.00 $8.00
Plimoth Grist Mill, MA $7.00 $5.00 $6.00
Plimoth Plantation, MA $30.00 $18.00 $28.00
Plymouth to Provincetown Express Ferry, MA $45.00 $34.00 $40.00
Portland Head LightHouse, ME $3.00 $3.00 $3.00
Skywalk Observatory, MA $20.00 $14.00 $16.00

  All the prices are listed in USD.

  Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.

  Prices may change without any notice.

  Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.

  Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.

  Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.

  Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.

  A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.

  There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.

  Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.

Departure Location

Departure Location

  • From 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Free Airport Pickup service is available from Lagon International Airport Boston, MA 02128. Meet the tour guide at the baggage claim area.
  • From 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM $50 fee will be charged for 1 or 2 persons and $10 per additional person.
  • Arrival between 10:31 PM to 8:59 AM, guests have to arrange their own hotel transfer.
  • 77 Harrison Ave, (In front of Top Bread) Boston, MA 02111 around 4:30 PM
  • 88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111 at 5:00 PM

Return Location

  • Kindly book your flights to depart from Boston (Logan Airport) after 6:00 PM as there will be travel activities on the last day.

Important Notes

  Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).

  Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations

  There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.

  You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.

  Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.

  If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.

  If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.

  On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.

Policies

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy

No matter the reason for the cancellation, we are forced to carry costly charges from out travel and hotel providers in the form of penalties and fees that re-incurred when there is a cancellation of confirmed or pending bookings. As such, there are cancellation penalties or fees incurred. Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirement or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you, the passenger with the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements inclusive of separate purchase of air tickets.

We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.


Cancellation Charges

⇒  14 days or more prior to departure - 35% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 55% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure - 80% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation

⇒  3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation


There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no show.

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection. If you reschedule tour and later decides to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.

In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained.

An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties.

Note: 

For any refund case, we do include the discount offered already. This is where GoldenBusTours is playing its role to make sure its customers get the best available deal at an affordable price.

No refund request or complaint will be entertained after 30 days of tour departure. You have to send a formal complaint through email.

Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: 

⇒  In the case of free passenger cancellation kindly update us 7 days before the departure. 

⇒  In the case of late cancellation request or free passenger does not show up on tour day then $128 will be charged.

Reservation, Booking & Redemption

Terms & Conditions

Any travel service purchases indicate your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions set out herein.

You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.


Tour Confirmation

You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.


E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)

Your e-ticket includes complete operator information such as local telephone numbers at your destination. You are required to print the e-tickets and bring them along with you on the trip. They will be needed as proof of purchase.


Changes in Booking

You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.


Changes in Tour Itinerary

We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.

Reschedule

⇒  14 or more days prior to departure - 35% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees

⇒  8-14 days prior to departure - 55% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees

⇒  4-7 days prior to departure - 80% of the tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees

⇒  3 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as reschedule fees

Cancellation or Reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.

Pricing

1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.

2. If you can carry your child up to 3 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.

3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.

4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.

5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.

6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.

7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.

8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.

9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.

10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.

Child Rate:

Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.

Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.

Responsibility

1.We highly recommend you to provide your flight details while booking tour with us or at least send us flight details via email 3 days before your tour departure. In case of non-compliance, you will be asked to join your hotel on the first day of tour at your own expense
 
2. Please check our return timings before booking your return flights at the end of the tour. During high season (National and Summer Holidays) book your flights at least 1 hour later than the suggested time.

3. Before booking any tour make sure to go through every detail like tour itinerary, tour price, cancellation policy,  reschedule and refund policies.

4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.

5.Make sure to provide a valid phone number so we can reach you in the case of any emergency.

6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.

    6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.

    6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.

    6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.

7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.

8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.

Reviews

Reviews

Tabashi
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I recently went on the Holiday journey of six days. According to my experience, with all due to amazing management I would like to consider it as my best vacation experience not just because we had to visit the Acadia, Provincetown, Cape Cod, although they are fascinating as one couldn’t have imagined, the buses, lodgings, food, tour guide, and schedule was perfect and appreciable! Thanks a lot

Tabor
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Taking the kids out for vacations had always been a great fatigue until I found out the bus touring agency. It is easy to just book the tour and then leave it all the tour operators and get ready to have a fun. Along the great tour destinations, we had best hotels reservation especially the Holiday Inn. Just loved the time in Boston!

Hansh
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Well, admitting the Mayflower attraction was remarkable although it was a replica of the historic model. The could have been a great curiosity for me if there were more sites like the Breakers mansion and Provincetown but it was enjoyable to the maximum extent. Portland Head Light wasn’t just enchanting probably since I have seen it quite many times while in the town. Dorothy, our host, was friendly and a nice person to all the passengers on board. Thumbs Up!

Ojas
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I don’t see that there a such a need of narrational guide by our travelling-agent on the ferry ride, for the reason the environment and nature was already enough to have a perfect sightseeing time. That one night at Quality Inn hotel was also not good as the other-days hotel. Harvard University exploration helped us learned so much about the campus itself. Exhausting but decent tour!!

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