NECA will be offering a series of custom tours and excursions in and around Boston for guests during NECA 2016 Boston this October.
Historic sites such as the famed Fenway Park as well as unique experiences like “Call of the Whales” are among the options to take advantage of on Friday, Oct. 7-Sunday, Oct. 9.
Here’s a sampling of what to expect:
Fenway Park – Friday, Oct. 7
Guests will embark on a behind-the-scenes tour of “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark,” the famous Fenway Park. See the home of Red Sox legends, visit Pesky’s pole, sit atop the Green Monster, learn exclusive fun facts about the Red Sox, Fenway Park, and more. Within this exclusive experience, enjoy a private ballpark tour with field level access as well as plenty of fun surprises along the way.
City Tour – Friday, Oct. 7
Guests will travel through Copley Square and the Back Bay, home of the Boston Public Library and Trinity Church. They will also see Kings Chapel and the Old Granary Burying Grounds, the final resting place for several original Patriots. A walking portion includes a unique experience in Boston’s famous Haymarket Square with live vendors.
Call of the Whales – Saturday, Oct. 8
Guests can 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 can view a variety of whales including the humpback, finback and minke while the whales frolic in their natural habitat.
La Dolce Vita North End Market Tour – Saturday, Oct. 8
A docent-guided tour will provide guests with insight on the infamous “Little Italy” of Boston, the North End. One of the oldest neighborhoods in America, the North End is made up of quaint and narrow cobblestone streets. Stops are made at various shops which may include: a pastry shop, a confection store, a coffee/spice store, a greengrocer, a salumeria (deli) and a liquor store. A guide will divulge secrets on how to spot authentic ingredients, where to buy them and how to prepare them.
Bewitching Seaports – Sunday, Oct. 9
Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch featuring savory seafood favorites at Turner’s Seafood. After lunch, a Witch Hysteria tour guide will meet and walk guests through the commons, graveyard, and delve into the historical significance of the Salem Witch Trials, Witch Hysteria, and more.
Boston Brewery Tour – Sunday, Oct. 9
Guests will go to three local breweries for a tour and tasting at each location. Learn the brewing process; touch, see, and smell hops; sample some fine beers; and enjoy light bites at the end of the tour.
The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 16. The tours will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis for a limited number of guests.
Also Available: :Post-Meeting Fall Foliage Tour
Experience New England’s spectacular fall foliage. Tuesday morning we head to Portland, Maine, where we’ll have a “hands on” class on lobster fishing. Wednesday & Thursday find us in New Hampshire’s spectacular White Mountains. Friday morning we return home from Boston’s Logan Airport.