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Plimoth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip from Boston

Location Boston
Departure Seasonal
From €63.77 per person
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  • Luxury air-conditioned motorcoach transport with narration by a professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Plantation admission ticket (if option selected)
  • Mayflower II admission (if option selected)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Journey back in time and see how life was for the Pilgrims and Wampanoag American Indians in the 1600s on this day tour to the Plimoth Plantation, a living museum south of Boston in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Interact with costumed actors who reenact the Pilgrims' daily tasks in the English colony and check out a Wampanoag home site that has been recreated alongside the colony. Board the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the pilgrims to the New World, to complete your trip into colonial America.

After morning pickup at your Boston hotel, travel by air-conditioned luxury coach 45 miles (72 km) south while listening to your professional guide explain the history of Plymouth and the arrival of the first pilgrims on the Mayflower. When you reach Plimouth Plantation, immerse yourself in this living museum where you meet convincing actors who speak old English as they tell you about their daily life in this historically accurate recreation of the small English colony. Watch how the blacksmithing, cooking and farming was done in the early 1600s and feel free to ask questions of the knowledgeable actors.

At the Wampanoag home site next to the colony, you'll meet American Indians from different nations who demonstrate how the Wampanoag's ancestors lived and talk about how they interacted with the pilgrims. They also tell you about how they live in present day and will answer questions.

Don't miss the Craft Center at Plimouth Plantation, where contemporary artisans show the 17th century techniques that American Indians and English colonists used to make tools, pots, headdresses, clothing and furniture. The center aims to preserve the knowledge of these ancient technologies.

You'll have free time in to check out the waterfront where you'll find Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that the English colonists sailed to Plymouth. Historical actors describe the journey and living conditions aboard the Mayflower during the Atlantic crossing, bringing history to life with vivid detail as you walk about the ship. Or choose to climb Cole's Hill, a National Historic Landmark, which contains the first cemetery used by the pilgrims in 1620.

After you have explored the living history at the Plimoth Plantation, your coach returns you to your Boston hotel.

This tour is seasonal and only operates from June to October

When the Mayflower II is in drydock, an alternative venue is scheduled.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by Dorothy L , November 2016

This was a must see. Very interesting, presented in a positive way. Loved the people portraying people from the past!

Reviewed by Isabelle G , October 2016

A good trip to go on very interesting and town is lovely. Loads of places to eat and food is good. Would recommend this trip.

Reviewed by carol , October 2016

Bob, our bus driver, kept us entertained with stories and historical information on the way to and from Plimoth. We greatly enjoyed the travel through time and interacting with the colonists. It was great to visit the Mayflower. Loved the tour.

Reviewed by Christopher G , October 2016

Pick-up was on time and at right spot, just across the road from our hotel. Transfer to the actual tour bus was very smooth and well organised. The tour itself went without a hitch apart from the awful weather - just like being at home! Our tour guide, Herb, gave us lots of information and anecdotes on the way to Plimoth but gave us plenty of quiet time to just enjoy the journey. The Plantation experience was wonderful, all the staff and enactors were great and really put the colony into its correct historical context. It's a pity the weather was so bad that a leisurely stroll through the village was out of the question but what we were able to see was superb.
The Mayflower 2 was another great experience with costumed enactors and staff really bringing the whole visit alive. Plymouth itself was a bit of a let down, again not helped by the teeming rain. The Rock which everyone has heard of is very underwhelming! Delevered back to the hotel in plenty of time to dry off before going for dinner.
A very worthwhile and enjoyable trip which we'd all recommend.

Reviewed by Rosemarie S , August 2016

Tour was very good. Bus driver was very knowledgeable . He recommended a great restaurant in Plymouth.

Reviewed by Jack A , August 2016

Great trip and worth the cost of the trip. Bus driver Mark was great and very personable. Would definitely recommend this trip.

Reviewed by Steven M , August 2016

Bob was a great driver and guide.

Reviewed by Benjamin R B , July 2016


Reviewed by Vicki K , July 2016

Fantastic! The Native American portion was so interesting I had a hard time getting my niece to leave it. Then we went to the plantation and it was like another world. Little homes, gardens, communal ovens, roosters crowing, and actors dressed in Pilgrim garb. They stay in character and talked to us as though they were living in the homes. I loved the whole day!

Reviewed by Tamara F , July 2016

Great trip
The guide and driver were the best,,,,,