Kennedy Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

115767


Categories

Religious Heritage, Local Experience, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. There are no limitations and there is no charge for children, however the tour is geared toward adults.

Friendly: Yes.
For anyone in a wheelchair: There will be some elevated areas that will require assistance.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

The Boston History of the Kennedys Walking Tour


This two hour tour will cover the Kennedys in Boston in the context of the experience of Irish immigrants. The grandfather's role in the family we be explained as well as the Joseph Kennedy's wealth and the essential way that Rose Kennedy assisted in political campaigns. We will be stopping outside the residence of JFK's beloved grandfather and Boston Mayor, John F. Fitzgerald. The wonderful 19th century hotel where JFK proposed to Jackie will be featured as we see the table where he proposed marriage. We will stop at Faneuil Hall where Ted Kennedy and John F. Kennedy gave key speeches. We will see the Rose Kennedy greenway and hear of how Senator Edward Kennedy secured the funding for Boston's Bid Dig project. The tour ends in Boston's North End at the birthplace of Rose Kennedy.

Itinerary

The tour begins at the State House at the statue of John F. Kennedy. As we stroll the old streets of Boston you will hear the immigrant story of the Kennedys. You will see where President Kennedy lived in Boston and where his Grandfather John F. Fitzgerald lived and mentored JFK for Congress and the Senate. We will stop at The Rose Kennedy Greenway and hear of how Ted Kennedy worked to get the Greenway funded. The final stop on the tour will be Boston's North End at the birthplace of Rose Kennedy.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The steps of the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Street or The Paul Revere House in Boston's North End, whatever is more convenient.
If the group is one, two or three, for an additional 175.00 the tour can include drop off or pick up from Any hotel or other meeting place in the Boston area. If a vehicle is required I can create a customized tour.

End location: The end location can be at the State House, where you can walk the Boston Common and see Beacon Hill or it can end in the North End where many Italian Cafes can be enjoyed.

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

a one mile walk with eight stops. If the group size is one, two or three, for an additional 175.00 the customers can be picked up and dropped of in the Boston area. The car is mid-size and air conditioned.

What’s Included

The tour guides services are included on the tour.

What’s Extra

There are many great Italian Cafes and coffee houses in the North end. The guide will be glad to direct you to where you can purchase these as well as other Italian treats.

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Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

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