Boston Pops Spectacular

A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes celebrates the everyday heroes among us through music, shout outs, and a fireworks display. The Fireworks Spectacular is one of this country's largest and oldest public Fourth of July events and one of the biggest annual outdoor concerts anywhere in the world. The program will feature chorus members and symphony orchestras. The tradition includes a major 20-minute firework show accompanied by the music of the Boston Pops and other popular music of the past and present.

8 Days /7 Nights

Group size
Min 35

Estimated Tour Pricing Inclusions: 5 nights’ accommodation; 5 breakfasts; 4 dinners (1 is a Dinner Cruise); Whale Watch Cruise, Boston Pops Concert Admission, admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity. Except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested.
  • Freedom Trail Guided Driving / Walking Tour
  • Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary Narrated Whale Watch Cruise
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
  • Boston Freedom Trail
  • USS Constitution
  • Whale Watching Cruise
  • Boston Pops Orchestra Concert and Fireworks Spectacular
  • Private Dinner Cruise to see the 4th of July Fireworks
  • Harvard University Guided Tour
  • Peabody Essex Museum
  • deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
  • Old Sturbridge Village

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - 
  • Arrive in Boston, MA, and meet your step-on Guide to begin your Driving/Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail where you’ll see sites such as:
    • The State House atop Beacon Hill.
    • Walk through the Boston Common, American’s oldest public park, where cows grazed, the militia was trained, witches and pirates were hanged, and nagging wives were dunked in the local pond!
    • Park Street Church where William Lloyd Garrison gave his 1st public anti-slavery speech and “America” was sung by school children.
    • Old South Meeting House - “No tax on tea!” The decision was made on December 16, 1773, when 5,000 angry colonists gathered at the Old South Meeting House to protest a tax and started a revolution with the Boston Tea Party. Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston and provided a stage for the drama of the American Revolution. Stand on the Boston Massacre site where men and women lost their lives in an act of defiance.
    • Old State House, the oldest surviving public building in Boston, it was built in 1713 to house the government offices of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
    • USS Constitution, an interactive museum near the 1797 wooden frigate made famous as "Old Ironsides" in the War of 1812.
  • Enjoy dinner on own while exploring with your Guide before checking-in to your hotel for the night.
  Day 2 - Mystic Seaport Museum, Freedom Trail, & USS Constitution 
  • Enjoy breakfast included at the hotel this morning.
  • Embark on a Whale Watch Cruise for an experience of a lifetime. Witness the majestic natural beauty of the region with narration from the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. View several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, finbacks, minkes, pilot whales, and the critically endangered right whales. And you’ll learn about them from New England Aquarium naturalists who are always on board to share knowledge, answer your questions and explain the mind-blowing behaviors of these truly magnificent mammals
  • Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Tour the museum which portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the Office of the President.
    • Enjoy lunch on own while visiting.
  • A delicious dinner included this evening at a local favorite precedes a visit to watch the Boston Pops Orchestra Rehearsal Concert followed by the full, extravagant show!
Day 3 - 
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit the Old North Church to witness a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence by a costumed reenactor.
  • Experience Harborfest at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. A celebration you have to see to believe.
    • Grab lunch on own while exploring.
  • Sail away on the Lexington, a custom 75’ authentic two-level paddlewheel boat for a private dinner charter cruise down the Charles River and into Boston Harbor. While onboard, you’ll enjoy a special buffet dinner, and afterwards, you’ll be able to watch the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular set to the Live Boston Pops Orchestra performance from your private charter. The ultimate experience for the holiday!
Day 4 - 
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning.
  • Explore Harvard University on a Guided Tour.
  • Visit the Salem Witch Museum and delve into the history of the 1692 witch trials.
    • Enjoy lunch on your own while exploring today.
  • Tour the House of Seven Gables, built in 1668 by John Turner, and now, one of America’s most beloved homes & the setting of world-renowned, American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel.
  • Visit the Peabody Essex Museum and step back in time before indulging in a scrumptious Lobster Bake dinner this evening.
  • Return to your hotel to rest for the evening.
Day 5 - 
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning.
  • Visit the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Established in 1950, it is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles west of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern, and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming.
    • Enjoy lunch on own while exploring and touring in Lexington and Lexington Battle Green.
  • Next, enjoy a guided tour of The Old Manse House. Famous for its history and literary associations, The Old Manse sits near the banks of the Concord River among rolling fields edged by centuries-old stone walls, and graced by an orchard. From upstairs, you can look out over the North Bridge, where the famous battle of April 19, 1775, took place. Visit Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
  • Feast with dinner included at a historical inn & conclude your day with a full belly.
Day 6 - Old Sturbridge Village
  • Prior to checking out, enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Board motor coach and depart.
  • Arrive to Old Sturbridge Village, New England’s largest outdoor living history museum. Put your hands on history and be inspired by costumed historians at work on the farm, in trade shops, and in charming homes.
  • Enjoy lunch on your own during your visit today.

Base rate does not include motor coach transportation, airfare, airport transfers, driver gratuity, guide gratuity, (student groups exempt) or any upgrades or add-ons unlisted from itinerary as stated. Pricing may vary based on day of arrival or other conditions. Personalized itineraries with custom pricing and/or additional transportation can be created and added based on client needs and upon client’s request. MARS will customize quotes or personalize itineraries for FREE.


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