The AAIC 3013 Tour Program offers visitors the opportunity to experience of the sights and sounds of Boston and New England. Attendees can join a variety of regional and unique excursions that provide relaxation, education, networking and “bewitching” fun. From a traditional tour to an experiential adventure, there is something for everyone to enjoy while in Boston. View a full list of tours, schedule and pricing or sign up now.
Bewitching Salem; Seaport
“Witch” way to Salem? Salem and witches are two words synonymous with New England, where witchcraft hysteria defined this seaside mecca’s place in history and even today. Heading north to Salem reveals that much more went into the formation of this picturesque enclave. Guests will tour the House of Seven Gables — the inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s great classic — as well as a highlights tour of the Peabody Essex Museum.
Boston Brewery Tour
The city of Boston has a strong and interesting history of famous beers that are brewed right in the heart of the hub. The Boston Brewery tour takes guests by motor coach to a brewery as well as two local pubs with a tour and tasting at each location.
Boston Duck & Fenway
All aboard with your conductor as the day’s excursion takes off on a “bird’s eye view” of Boston on board a WWII amphibious landing craft. Participants will cruise past all of the sites that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the Fleet Center, Boston Common, Copley Square and much more. The second part of the tour is Fenway Park, home of the World Series Champions the Boston Red Sox. Participants will soak in the rich history of America’s Favorite Oldest Ballpark. The ballpark has remained much like it did opening day in April 20, 1912.
Following the Freedom Trail, guests will experience the sites, scenery and neighborhoods of Boston including the Back Bay and Copley Square, the North End and Charlestown’s Old Ironsides – the USS Constitution. Guests conclude their afternoon at Faneuil Hall, The Cradle of Liberty and brilliantly restored Quincy Market for wonderful marketplace shopping.
Call of the Whales
Relax and enjoy a 3-hour whale watch cruise on a high-speed catamaran. The cruise will visit the east coast’s most famous whale watching destination, Stellwagen Bank. Guests are able to view a variety of whales, including the humpback, finback and minke while the whales frolic in their natural habitat. The whale watch is narrated by a naturalist from the noted Whale Center of New England and includes a narration of the Boston Harbor Islands.
Historic Boston Cruise
Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of Boston's inner and outer harbors during this fun and informative cruise. From the hero tales of the Revolutionary War to the local legends of the sea, you'll be entertained and enthralled. See how the harbor was transformed to one of the cleanest harbors in the country. Other highlights you'll see include the nation's oldest continuously manned lighthouse, the Harbor Islands National Park Area, Boston's working port and examples of extravagant waterfront living.
Last Chance of Boston
Already been here for a few days and still haven’t seen the Birthplace of America? We offer both coach and walking portions of America's Walking City and the Freedom Trail. All in just 3 hours! Travel through the famous neighborhoods of Boston including Back Bay, Beacon Hill and the North End, and be entertained with a live colorful perspective of the areas.
North End Culinary Tour
Tour the Italian markets of Boston's historic North End and experience "Little Italy" like a native with a "native." Some culinary tips for every day cooking are shared and your guide will reveal the secrets of America's oldest Italian neighborhood and its cuisine. Participants will be visiting a variety shops with samples of culinary ingredients, which may include: a pastry shop, a confection store, a coffee/spice store, a greengrocer, a salumeria and a liquor store.
On Trail Through Cambridge
Take a ride to Cambridge and be escorted onto charming river boats for a fascinating 45 minute sightseeing tour. Your guide will point out various points of interest and historical markers along the riverside. Travel to Harvard Square, and through the historical back roads of Cambridge. Take a walk down Tory Row past George Washington's former home, the Old Blacksmith's Shop; and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow former home. Stroll to the Harvard University campus, one of the greatest academic and research facilities in the world. In addition to architectural and historical perspectives, you will also be treated to a series of long-lived campus stories, popular since the Institution's founding in 1636.
Retrace the footsteps along the Freedom Trail through Boston proper and into the towns of Belmont, Lexington and Concord, where the Freedom Rider rode his horse. Participants will learn the true story of the night and days after the 13-mile ride as well as famous moments on the Lexington Green and Concord Foot Bridge.