Boston… is the Exciting 2018 Women’s Trip Destination
Boston is an extraordinary destination, where the richness of American history is complemented by the vibrancy of a modern, innovative city … a world class city with hometown heart. Come along and share in the excitement of the destination and the camaraderie of another wonderful Ladies Chamber trip! Join us for Business Connections and More!
Boston, Massachusetts August 23 – 27, 2018 trip details:
Thursday, August 23 … Depart Kansas on an early morning flight from Wichita (motorcoach transfer from McPherson to the airport included) enroute to Boston, arriving there in the afternoon. Welcome to Beantown! Embark on a private, customized sightseeing tour as we travel in to the city, eventually concluding at the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel along the waterfront. This evening enjoy dinner together, as our first day draws to an end.
Friday, August 24 … Step back in time this morning and experience more than 250 years of history as we walk along the Freedom Trail, a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond. This 90 minute walking tour, led by a knowledgeable guide, begins at Boston Common and concludes at Faneuil Hall. The reminder of the day is free for you to enjoy.
As always, we have combined a good mix of group activities as well as time for you to pursue your own interests … or sign up for an optional excursion. There’s so much to do and see!
- Take a stroll … along the waterfront, go further north on the Freedom Trail, or along the Rose Kennedy Greenway which connects 5 parks together in five different neighborhoods.
- Step inside a museum … the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabell Stewart Gardner Museum come highly recommended. View the beautiful architecture of historic buildings (for example, the Public Library).
- Explore a neighborhood … North End, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End.
- To market, to market … fairly new to Boston (since 2015) is the Boston Public Market, filled with foods and produce and eateries. Cooking classes are offered, as are free market tours. A foodie’s delight!
- Take the ferry, then the trolley … to Salem, Massachusetts. A short ferry ride from Long Wharf to Salem, then an easy walk from the dock to the main town square. Consider a trolley tour (an hour in length) for a nice overview of the town, and visit the Salem Witch Museum.
- Shopping along Newberry Street!
- Evening suggestions include the Improv Asylum (in North End), the Beehive (Boston’s favorite dinner with music venue), or Summer in the City (outdoor entertainment at Rowes Wharf)
Saturday, August 25 … Optional Food Tour with “Off the Eaten Path” in the Italian North End neighborhood. Veer off the beaten path of Boston’s colorful North End and meet the local purveyors, food artisans and small business owners during this culinary walkabout. Our guide is a young woman who turned her passion for food and her love of the North End neighborhood in to a business. The first tour is from 10:45 a.m. to 130 p.m., and the second tour from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. … a maximum of 12 people in each tour (first come first serve).
This evening we have tickets to a performance of Shear Madness, Boston’s long-running comedy and mystery performance set in a hair salon. Audience participation is part of the deal, with the outcome of this comedy-whodunit never the same!
Sunday, August 26 … Optional harbor cruise offered this afternoon … to the Boston Harbor Islands National Parks … more information to follow.
Monday, August 27 … at this time we are hoping to have a tour of the new headquarters for America’s Test Kitchen in the Seaport neighborhood. Nothing has been confirmed yet … this is something that is being developed by ATK … we will keep you posted. The 55,000 square foot building is home to over 200 employees and is part working commercial kitchen, part television studio and part office. Visit functional areas of the company, the cookbook library, a photo or video shoot, and meet with some of the staff. This afternoon return to the airport and our flights back to Kansas, with an evening arrival home.
Trip package includes:
• Round trip airport transfers (McPherson/Wichita Airport) by deluxe motorcoach
• Roundtrip airfare from Wichita to Boston
• Airport transfers in Boston
• Private city sightseeing tour
• Hotel accommodations for 4 nights at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel on the waterfront
• Evening dinner (restaurant tba) on August 23
• Freedom Trail sightseeing tour on August 24
• Ticket to performance of “Shear Madness” on August 25
• Tour of America’s Test Kitchen facility in Seaport (pending approval)
$1690 per person, double occupancy
$1440 per person, triple occupancy
$1320 per person, quad occupancy
- Non Chamber members add $50 to trip fees
- Price based on a minimum of 30 passengers
- Trip insurance available and must be paid at time of deposit … this is optional … inquire at McPherson Travel Center for further information
- $300 deposit reserves your space; due by February 12, 2018 Final balance due July 12, 2018
- All monies paid are nonrefundable
- Optional excursions for a walking food tour in North End (August 25) and for a cruise to the Harbor Islands (August 26) for those interested can be arranged … more information to follow.