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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.
Tour was very good. Bus driver was very knowledgeable . He recommended a great restaurant in Plymouth.
Very enjoyable way to spend the day, Plymouth is a very pretty town and I enjoyed our visit. I would recommend the lobster hut for lunch- it quick, affordable and tasty, tour guide did a wonderful job and through us in a look at the founding fathers monument before we headed back to Boston,
A great trip. The Plantation was fascinating. Plymouth and the Mayflower were great.
Our driver Brian had plenty of localknowledgeand made the trip interesting throughout
This card is worthwhile. I purchased a 3day card and I went to the following attractions bean trolley, aquarium, whalewatching, Plymouth plantation, sky walk observatory, fine art museum and Isabella Gardner museum. So if you do the maths you will see that these attractions individual cost more than the Go Card.
Doing what: Go Boston Card
Fabulous day! We loved having Brian as our guide. He was fun, knowledgeable and showed us all of Plymouth. The plantation was incredible! From the Native Americans to the Pilgrims who totally stay in character you can almost feel yourself being transported back in time. The Mayflower II really helps you in vision what the voyage and winter aboard must've been like for all aboard. Great history lesson! Great restaurant, The Cabby Shack, was featured on The Food Network for their clam chowder was well worth it.... amazingly good! This tour is a MUST do.
The visit to the Plimouth Plantation was a real eye opener for us. With the historically accurate village and the actors playing the roles of settlers, you left with a good sense of what these brave people went through.
Not all the actors will seek you out, so do make a point of approaching them. Ask them things like where they came from, why they came, the voyage from England... they stay in character and will do a nice job of it. After the plantation comes a visit to Plymouth. While the famous Plymouth rock isn't terribly impressive, it is good to see it , and there is a great scale replica of the Mayflower for you to visit. Once again, you will find actors who will tell you about the ship and the voyage from a first person point of view.
Our guide was Brian, and he does a fine job of teaching you about the area. He's a good guy.
The bus picked us up right in front of our hotel and the guide was very knowledgeable. It was fun interacting with the actors at the museum and learning about historic events from the perspectives of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans. We also had time to explore the stores and restaurants in the town of Plymouth after visiting the Mayflower 2. We were pleasantly surprised to have that opportunity because we did not read about it in the trip description, and we were not expecting it. Overall, we had a great time and would highly recommend this trip to others.
A very full and interesting day, made extra enjoyable by the local knowledge and friendliness of the driver. The Plantation exhibit and The Mayflower are very well preserved and the presence of actors role-playing 17th century characters is fascinating. The driver's recommendation for our lunch stop was also excellent. With so much walking in the open air, good weather is necessary to really enjoy all the exhibits, and we were very fortunate in this respect. Finally, the driver taking us to the little-known Forefathers' Monument above Plymouth was a real bonus. A great day out!
Excellent. Both the native Indian and English museums were well worth a visit giving us an informative, interactive insight into what life was probably like in the 1600's. Driver Frank was a real bonus being able to add stories along the way and showing us the National monument at Plymouth which as he rightly says should be in a much more prominent position in the town.
A great experience. The Plantation provides a real insight into the lives of the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. Having both perspectives was insightful. Plymouth Rock was a let down, but it is what it is. The town of Plymouth was fun for lunch.
A wonderful tour which allows you to see the best of Plimoth. The Plantation and the town of Plymouth were great to see. Our driver also added an extra stop to this incredible statute which I had never heard of, but was so glad we got to see it.
Our tour guide on the bus was fabulous. He took us to a large monument in Plymouth that honors our forefathers and I had never even heard of it before. It was made a couple of years before the Statue of Liberty and it was used as the inspiration for the Statue of Liberty.
Plymouth Plantation was a wonderfully done living museum. I enjoyed the reinactments and the actors there. Wonderful to see history come alive. Unfortunately the MAyflower II was in dry dock.
We found Plymouth to be a quaint and walkable town. We had plenty of time to explore.
pilgrim United Kingdom
Very good trip with an excellent driver. There were only 9 on the trip as it was the last week of the season but the driver still gave the full commentary and also included a very nice surprise visit to the Hope monument in Plymouth. The Plantation is excellent with the actors brilliantly portraying life in the late 17th century.
Claire H United Kingdom
The Go Boston Card is fantastic, and I would recommend it to anyone. We booked the three day card and did Salem, Plymouth Plantation and all of Boston - the Duck Tour, Harbour Tour, Trolley Tour etc. Even got the kids into museums! Do your research first as this ensure you get the most out of the card.
Doing what: Go Boston Card
A wet day dampened this trip a little, the time at the plantation was too short for me, too much time spent in Plymouth itself, where apart from the rock 3 minutes and a few shops and eateries and the harbour, there's not enough to do. I would have liked at least another hour or so even in the rain, i could have chatted to the actors for hours, so interesting, we have added this to our list of things to do again, but under our own time,
We had a great day, and this tour was just what we wanted. Mark, our driver and tour guide was excellent. His friendly commentary was very knowledgeable and he got us to the destinations without any problems. We had plenty of time to explore the living museum, take in some history and experience a glimpse of what it might have been like during that time. We then travelled the short journey on to Plymouth to see the replica of the Mayflower, Plymouth rock and memorials to the forefathers. Definitely worth the money. Thank you.
Really enjoyed this opportunity to see the recreation of the English Origins of the US alongside the Native Village. Really interesting to see both genuine Natives and actors playing the English pilgrims. The Mayflower II was also interesting to look around, to consider how the first pilgrims would have felt on that first voyage. We also got to see the Monument to the Forefathers, which is an interesting monument. I can highly recommend the Pillory Pub in Plymouth too!
Bob was a great driver very knowledgeable, and entertaining. He took us on a back road route back so we saw the Cranberry bogs and the countryside. He was an amazing driver however the Plimoth Plantation while good was a bit understaffed with characters and historians and can get very crowded on schooldays. I think the time at the Plantation should be 3 hours rather than 2 1/2. Mayflower was interesting but need very little time. Bob recommended a good restaurant for lunch Isaacs and we had time to see the Plymouth Museum before heading back to Boston
A good quick look at Plymouth. We went back another day on our own to see the Pilgrim Hall museum and the Mayflower Society house and library. There wasn't time for these on the tour. The plantation had too many steps for my wife's bad knees.
We were rather disappointed with the bus service as we had to wait outside for over 1/2 hours pass departure time. Also in Plymouth the bus driver left us for 2 hours and it was raining and cold before he turn up with the bus.
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